President Trump Remarks at Church in Pearland Texas CSPAN September 2, 2017 7:52pm-8:01pm EDT
it?is >> i did not get a picture. pres. trump: get it. keeps running into each other. [indiscernible] thank you.: thank you. how are you? yes? >> you are so beautiful. [indiscernible] >> ah! announcer: cbs news white house reporter mark noller tweeted that while there, the president reminded texans that tomorrow is a national day of prayer for storm victims, saying, "go to your church and pray." here is the president in a visit today to the first church of pearland, texas, near houston. >> ladies and gentlemen, if i can get your attention please.
[cheers] >> as governor of texas, i am proud to introduce you to the president of the united states of america. president trump. [applause] president trump: thank you very much, governor. i want to congratulate the governor. i want to congratulate everyone who has worked so hard. it has been an incredible five days, six days. it seems like much longer than that. it is going so well that it is going fast in a certain sense. but i want to tell so many of you are faith-based and i just want to tell you tomorrow we have national prayer day. and -- [applause] pres. trump: so we have a very special day. i do not think they have done that for a while in our country. now we have done it. tomorrow is a big day. go to your church and pray and
enjoy the day. congratulations. congratulations on that. i want to thank ted cruz for working so hard with us. [applause] and ted cruz does not know this, but he is just starting. we have to push stuff through, but we will. we have signed some very big authorizations. and waiting minute, come over here. what a job you have done. thank you. thank you. the water is disappearing and we have a long way to go. the water is disappearing and you look at the neighborhoods. even yesterday they had water and today it is all swept up and cleaned up. you have a lot of hard-working people i will tell you that. ,[applause] pres. trump: a lot of hard-working people. so, i want to thank everybody for being here. you know ben carson. the great ben carson. [applause] ees. trump: and you lane --
laine. and who likes schools? we have the finest person in the world. storyst did a front-page in the wall street journal, was actually a very good story. did you like it? thank you. david from the v.a., david shelton. and most importantly, the real boss of the family, right? , a appear. -- come on up here. meet the real boss. thank you. i just have to say and i was just telling ted, you have a great governor and a great first lady of texas, special people. [applause] pres. trump: they have worked so hard and the coordination between the federal and the state and the local has been terrific and we will keep it going that way. not know if itdo gets better, but we will try to make it better. i have to say it. you have a great, great governor.
he has done a fantastic job. on behalf of melania and myself, i want to thank you, governor, for everything you have done, and first lady, thank you so much. so nice, so good. thank you very much. i appreciate it. and it is really -- it's really, david, seeing something like what has happened here -- david has taken the veterans administration, the v.a. and he has done so many things for the veterans. we have really been here for eight months, if you think about it. [applause] pres. trump: they now have choice, which is such a big thing. you know you used to read about -- those of you who are not vets, we have others who are waiting in line for nine days, 15 days. ted cruz knows very well. now they have a program of choice. they do not have to do that. they can go to a doctor. we take care of it. it is faster. it's fast in texas.
probably in the end it will be less expensive when you think about it, and it will be fixed up perfectly in a matter of minutes. in some cases, bad, bad things happen to them because they could not get to see a doctor. now they get to see a doctor doctor of your choice. , they go out and they get great medical care quickly, governor. it is the way you would do it. i know that. [applause] for years as a civilian, i used to sit back and say, i wonder why they do not do this? it cannot be so complicated. i would read these horrible stories about our great people, a great veterans standing online and waiting for weeks to get to see a doctor and we have great doctors in the v.a., some real talented doctors. somebody said thank you. are you a doctor in the v.a.? but you see what we are doing. thank you. i appreciate that. we are doing it and we are really proud of it. and ben, you're doing a spectacular job, really spectacular job. [applause] pres. trump: ben has brought a lot of spirit, i can tell you
that. i know it very well. thank you very much. thank you, everybody. and governor, congratulations on doing a real job, and another congratulations. in about one week, another congratulations. and then it is a long-term. we are talking about -- they say, two years, three years? because this is texas, you will probably do it in six months. i have a feeling. [applause] [cheers] pres. trump: i think for a lot of places, maybe it never gets done. but i think in your case it will get done very quickly. thank you, everybody. national prayer day tomorrow. a real honor to be with you. thank you. thank you. thank you. [applause] [cheers] >> are we out of here? >> we are out of here. >> we love you, thank you.
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