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  President Holds Rally in Michigan  CSPAN  April 28, 2018 7:21pm-8:44pm EDT

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every -- every american heart since it's time to say that i'm proud to be an american where at least i know i'm free and i won't forget the men who died who gave the right to me youi gladly stand up next and defend her still today there ate no doubt i love this land god bless the usa ♪ ♪ ♪ and i'm proud to be an american where at least i know every -- i'm free ♪ [applause] [applause]
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usa,: usa, usa, usa, usa, usa! donald: thank you very much. [laughter] -- [applause] pres. trump: you may have heard that i was invited to another event tonight, the white house correspondents dinner. [booing] pres. trump: i would much rather be in washington, michigan that in washington, d.c. right now. [applause] great people.
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thank you for that incredible support. you want to see a lot of people go outside? we could have built this place up five or six times. you see what is going on. thank you. [applause] this is a beautiful building. i said, couldn't you have gotten one larger? that would've been nice. you are inside the you made it. good job. tonight we are especially honored to be joined by a great friend of mine and a great attorney general, the next governor of michigan. where is bill? bill? [applause] pres. trump: where is bill? where? all right. wherever the hell he is. we also welcome members of
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congress, paul mitchell, john moolenaar. where i think -- are they? these are great people. i wanted to thank those who will soon as tonight. thank you. [applause] pres. trump: i wish you could have given us a larger arena but what are you going to do? thank you, fellas. finally we have to think a very special person in all of our lives because -- they shouted out melania. [laughter] [applause] pres. trump: that is true. chairwoman, the , thelican national republican national committee ronna mcdaniels. she has done some job. she ran in the state of michigan and won the state of michigan after decades. [applause]
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i remember that night. been a long time since the republicans won michigan. they said, donald trump has one the state of michigan. michigan. state of and we won a lot of other states also. that was some night. i want to thank her for the great job she is done. she has done it right from the beginning. in fact, when we needed someone at the rnc, i said get that woman that ran michigan. we need to elect more republicans so we can protect our cities, defend our borders, grow our economy, and continue to make america great again. [applause] that is what we are doing. we are doing some job. we're all doing it together.
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you see what is happening with regulations, with massive tax cuts, with the judges. we are appointing judges like never before. great conservative, republican judges. we're setting records. by the time we finish i think we will have the all-time record. you have no idea how important that is. of course we have justice gorsuch who has been fantastic. [applause] pres. trump: he has been fantastic. everyone here tonight is united by the same kind less -- timeless american values. we defend our constitution. we support the rule of law. we support the heroes of law enforcement. [applause] we have pride in our history. our great american
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flag. we defend our flag. we honor our flag. if one of -- others honored our flag, they would be a lot better off. we put our hands on our heart for the pledge of allegiance. we do that proudly. we stand for the national anthem. [applause] pres. trump: we believe that a strong nation must have strong quarters. [applause] -- borders. [applause]
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crowd: build a wall, built the wall, built the wall area -- wall. pres. trump: are you watching that mess with the caravan coming up? are you watching this? our laws are so weak, so pathetic, given to us by democrats, nancy pelosi, chuck schumer. [booing] you, we have gotten mexico to work with us on stopping a lot of what is pouring in. we have the worst laws anywhere in the world. we don't have borders. we are going to build the wall. we are getting it. we party started. i don't know if you have seen. san diego is being overrun.
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the are being overwhelmed by people. they are begging us for a wall. we have the money. it is all funded in san diego. those people really want it. i said, let's not do it there. let's let them put pressure on governor jerry brown. moonbeam. [crowd booing] crowd: we started -- pres. trump: we started the wall. it is being built in san diego. they are doing a great job. all the people in san diego are going to put a lot of pressure. i said, let's see about that. i can't pay the extras. i hate extras. we are building the wall. san diego wants the wall that is going up. honestly, they would have put a lot of pressure in california if you look at what is going on with think chewers cities now. all over california.
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the home of sanctuary cities. the home of century cities. you see what is going on. don't want sanctuary cities. they want to be safe. they don't want them. we had to fund our military. our military was depleted. we are ordering brand-new airplanes. brand-new everything. next year we have $716 billion for military. we had to do it.
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mad dog mattis could not be happier. cannot be happier. you think yesterday, we really needed this much? we needed it, sir. by doing that the democrats don't care about our military. they don't. they don't care about our borders or crime. if you look at it, and a 13, they pour through. they wanted. ms 13 intting rid of record numbers. record numbers. [applause] pres. trump: liberal politician's who support criminal aliens and support them over american citizens. nancy pelosi and her gain.
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[crowd booing] pres. trump: they have to be voted out of office. ,ou have a senator in michigan debbie 70. -- step in no -- against cates law. she voted against tax cuts. she votes against borders. she wants people to flow into the country. you people just keep putting her back against him again. -- again and again. it is your fault. people some great running. the primary is going to be over with soon. we have some great people. if you want the borders be secure, if you want to keep how have youes -- done with the tax cut, by the way? [applause] pres. trump: the jobs that have
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been created. unemployment, let me tell you. our country is doing great. not thek market, all-time indicator, the country is doing much better than the stock market. the stock market is up almost 35% since the election. the country is doing even better than that. you know what bothers the stock market? let other countries take advantage of us. [applause] pres. trump: i can't. we are doing trade deals. a lot of these folks in washington, please don't do that. we have a horrible deal on this one, that one. i won't even mention. man: we love you, trump! pres. trump: i love you too.
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[applause] pres. trump: -- crowd: usa, usa, usa, usa,! we have to: renegotiate these deals. last year, with china, look. he has been of great help. president xi, he is a friend of mine. he likes china and i like the usa. he has been a great help on the border with north korea. a lot of good things are happening there. to give you what is going to actually happen. we don't really know. i will sell you one thing. we are playing games. -- will tell you one thing.
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we are not playing games. [applause] pres. trump: that is very nice, thank you. nobel. i just want to get the job done. [applause] if we would have said where we are today from three or four months ago, they were saying he is going to get us into nuclear war. no. strength is going to keep us out of nuclear war. it is not going to get us in.
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[applause] pres. trump: we're doing very well. i spoke to the president this morning of south korea for a long time. they had a very good meeting. he gives us tremendous credit. he gives us all the credit. ,resident moon of south korea it started with the olympics. the olympics was not going to have a lot of people. , north koreaen called in and said, we would love to participate in the olympics. everyone said, excuse me? that was a good thing. it was a great thing. they went from having a real potential disaster, they worked on it for 15 years to make a great. they did a great job. south korea did a great job but they had no people. all of a sudden they had a tremendous olympics. we are doing things that are good. we will have a meeting over the next weeks.
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the denuclearization of the nuke! peninsula -- de we will see how it goes. whatever happens, happens. it may not work out. i'm not going to be a john kerry who makes that horrible iran deal. horrible. one of the worst deals. how do you make a deal like that? billion, $1.8 billion in cash. they got nothing. a verygoing to have successful negotiation over the next three or four weeks. we will be doing the world a big favor. let's see how it goes. i think we will do fine. i think we will do just fine. [applause]
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i had one of the fake newsgroups this morning -- [crowd booing] saying,ump: they were what you think president trump had to do with it? i will do you what. how about, everything -- i will tell you what. how about, everything? [applause] pres. trump: even president moon said that. he has been great. i will tell you what. it is going to be an interesting. of time. we had an interesting thing happened over the last few days. votednator of montana who in favor of sanctuary cities, who was weak on the border, he took a gentleman who was a truly
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high-quality human being and , whathey said about him they said about this great american doctor ronnie jackson. admiral in thed navy. he served three presidents. president bush said he was fantastic. i think he is fantastic. this is a high-quality individual. like they would love in montana. he just started throwing out things yet heard. i know things about him i can say, too. about the senator i can say, too. if i sent him, he would never be elected again. them,d to them, -- said he would never be elected again.
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it was sad. jackson, bothral the doctor in an admiral, high-quality. i suggested it. we are taking care of our pets. we have done a great job with our bets -- vets. we getting choice of cruise. oved.bruised -- appr we could have had it in the last budget but it was not good enough. we are getting choice which is a big deal. it is going to be a big deal. i have five great people that want to run the v.a. we have great people. what john did to this man is a disgrace. jackson started studying and he was working so hard. i suggested it to him. war hero, a leader.
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he is an admiral. a great guy. 50 years old. he started studying. he started getting hit with vicious rumors, vicious. me secret service told coming in, we checked out all of those things, they are not true. they are not true. they tried to destroy a man. they are doing it with us. they are trying your damnedest. i want to thank the house intelligence committee. [applause] pres. trump: they do it with us too. russian collusion. you know? i guarantee you. i am tougher on russia, nobody ever thought -- have you heard about the lawyer? lawyer, she said, i know nothing. now she supposedly -- you know why?
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putin and the group said, trump is killing us. why don't you say you are involved with government so that we can go and make their life in united states even more chaotic? look at what has happened. look at how these politicians have fallen for this job. russian collusion. if me a break. [crowd booing] -- give me a break. [crowd booing] pres. trump: the only collusion is the democrats colluding with the russians, the democrats colluding with lots of other people. take a look at the intelligence agency. comey?at about coming -- did you watch him in the interview? how about that? comey?how about this guy [crowd booing]
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pres. trump: he said the other night, the faint, dirty dossier. the other night on fox, he said very strongly -- i didn't know that it was paid for by the democrats and hillary clinton. [crowd booing] pres. trump: they start something based on a document that was paid for by the dnc and hillary clinton. [crowd booing] pres. trump: honestly, let me tell you. it is a disgrace. we have to get back down to business. it is a disgrace what is going on in our country. to admiralat jackson. they are doing it for a lot of people. in the old days when the newspapers used to write, they would names down. today they say, sources have said that president trump -- sources. they never say who the source is. they don't have sources.
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the sources don't exist in many cases. cases don'tin many exist. these are very dishonest people, many of them. [crowd booing] pres. trump: they are very dishonest people. [crowd booing] pres. trump: fake news. [crowd booing] pres. trump: very dishonest. [crowd booing] you watch call me -- comey and the ways he lies. i wonder when he wrote the memos. he puts them up. watch the way he lies. it is the most incredible thing. you remember john lovett? a liar. 's worth. he is a liar and a leaker. you know? favor when ireat fire this guy. i'll tell you. i did you great favor. [applause]
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pres. trump: when you look at what was going on at the top of the fbi, it is a disgrace. everybody in this room understands it. the two lovers. lisa. lisa and peter, the two lovers. what they said what was going on , look at how many of those top officials were fired or removed. they should be out of here. what about the guys who took $700,000 for his wife's campaign , nobody even talks about. nobody even talks about it. pres. trump: -- [crowd booing] pres. trump: i will tell you why. i've been talking about it for a long time. if our justice department was doing the right thing, they would be a lot more tougher on those people. there is tremendous crime and corruption on the other side. we need to drain the swamp.
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we need to vote against guys like jon tester who can destroy a man with innuendo. we have to be very careful with the press. they do the same dam thing. we love our country. we believe our citizens deserve a government that is loyal to them in return. for too long the loyalty of michigan workers was repaid with pure and simple betrayal. you were betrayed. for decades, you were dealt one devastating blow after another. disastrous trade deals, which i'm straightening out, -- there may be a little pain for little while. ultimately, i love my farmers. they are great.
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[laughter] , the trump: don't forget farmers have been doing lousy for 15 years. let's face it. if you look at a graph it is been like this. when i say im negotiating nafta and if they don't make a fair deal i am terminating at, they're going to do much better. when we take on china or the european union, which has tremendous blocks. it is very hard for us to sell stuff into the european union. it was put there to take advantage of the united states. ok? not me more. you are right. not anymore. we told them that yesterday, actually. i think the same words. those days are over. we have to open up these markets. it is not there. xi, china and president when he was at mar-a-lago six months ago, i sent him, would you do me a favor?
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would you take our cattle? in 2000 they would not take our cattle for whatever reason. after a short discussion, he said, i will. the cattle is not going to china. [applause] pres. trump: and plenty of other things. last week in a speech he said, he's going to start opening up china. it is not enough. it is not enough. when we lose $500 billion in year in a trade deficit. hundreds of billions of dollars in intellectual property that, not only china but others, we can't allow this to happen. it is short-term, you may have to take some problems. long-term, you are going to be so happy. we are going to get it opens up or we are not doing business with these other countries.
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right? [applause] pres. trump: with the european union, last year, it sounds so nice. european union. you know why? like i said, they formed to take advantage of the united states. i don't blame them. i don't blame president xi. i don't blame prime minister obvious japan. i don't blame the heads of these countries for taking advantage of us. i blame past presidents and past leaders of our country. [applause] pres. trump: i was making a speech in china talking about
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how bad it is. in front of thousands of people from china. i could see the mood was getting dark. i have president xi over here. i was going point after point out that it is present how good it is for them. they became a major power since the world trade organization, which is a horror show for us. president and he is the boss. he is the guy. i said, it is not your fault. it is not your fault. it is the fault of the representatives of the united states will allow you to get away with it. i don't blame you. right? [applause] i don't blame you. it went out and that is the way i feel about it. i told an instructor can, they send us millions of cars -- the
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prime minister of japan, they send as millions of cars. we send them cattle. 50% when we send them cattle. 35% on farm products. they don't take many. their farmers don't want it so they don't take your products. when they send their cars over, we charge them almost nothing. let me give you an example. car into thends a united states, they send many including parts. you people know something about the car industry. i'm bringing it back to the state of michigan. [applause] i am bringing it back. chrysler is moving back to michigan from mexico. you saw that. some of you are beneficiaries of that one. thousands of jobs. we have many car companies.
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many companies are opening up in michigan. cars are coming back to michigan. the plants are coming back. they're being expanded. six years ago, i wasn't even running. the republican of the year award. maybe they knew what was going to happen. i wasn't running. i made a speech in michigan thanking them for the award. saying how horrible, how did you let this happen? they build cars in mexico and sell them across the border. we lose the jobs and taxes. how did anybody let this happen? ? it is not happening anymore, folks. they are moving back. [applause] pres. trump: now they are moving back. china, great people. great people, great country, great leader. when they sell a car into the united states, they pay 2.5%
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tax. when we sell a car into china, they don't want it. they have barriers. if they took it, it is a 25% tax. think of it. think of it. they have a tax that is 10 times higher. what they say is, we don't want your cars. we have a barrier. if we take the mrs. 25%. --? then it is 25%. say, we want you to build your factories in china and build the cars there. why are they wrong [crowd booing] now we are -- wrong? now we're doing that. now we're doing that. build your factories here if you want to have cars in the united states. let them build them in michigan. and ohio and pennsylvania. you see what is happening.
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there really coming back. i have only been here for 15 months. we have a lot of things happening. [applause] pres. trump: i don't say this in a record of his way. i say it as fact. the people back their agree with this one, although they tried with -- like hell. nobody in the first year of office have done what we have done. it is not me, it is weak. [applause] -- it is we. [applause] pres. trump: regulations, tax cuts, judges. nobody has done what we have done. locks know what the suit -- they are going to hell, you know that. we are going to get them fixed up. [applause] pres. trump: for the farmers, ok.
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it is going to get good. we are going to let your guestworkers come in. we are going to have strong quarters. we have to have your workers come in. the unemployment picture is so good, so strong. we have to let people come in. they are going to be guestworkers. they're going to work on your farms. we are going to have a lot of things happening. then they have to go out. to let them and because you need them. you need them. in wisconsin, i was very instrumental in getting foxconn to come. a good friend of mine and a great guy. they make a lot of that apple iphones. incredible, and incredible company. they are building a fantastic plant, it is under construction now. they are recruiting a getting people, they are doing it professionally.
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we need people to be able to come in to our country, do your jobs, help you on the farms, and then they go up. they can lead. guestworkers. don't be a great? -- don't we agree? we have to happen. after years of rebuilding other countries, we are finally going countries, we are finally going to rebuild our country. ok? it is about time. [applause] usad: usa, usa, you aside, -- usa! pres. trump: the number goes up and up and up. remember this. trillion dollars in the middle east. you know we have for it? nothing. nothing. we have wiped out isis. there is no military like we have. [applause]
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now i have asked some of the richest countries in the world, sorry folks, you have to pay for this. we're tired. we don't want to pay. we will work with them and stop the trip to the mediterranean for the arteries. -- enemies. people have to pay. they have so much money they don't know what to do with it. they are rolling in money. ihave been asking them -- told a story the other day but nobody reports it. we are going to move the empathy to jerusalem. embassy to jerusalem. [applause] pres. trump: a month ago they come into my office with an order. sir, i have an order. sir, we're going to build the embassy. i think, where? in jerusalem, sir. good. how much?
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$1 billion. i said, well. -- wow. i put a big ask over the donald. donald.r the we are going to send a billion dollars building a one-story building. i called my guys. the ambassador to israel, david friedman. [applause] pres. trump: you know him? he was one of the biggest in new york, represented me over the years. he is incredible lawyer. he loves israel. of israel, very important to him. i said, let's see if you can make peace. part of it is, let's see about this.
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spendinghim, i am not a billion dollars on an embassy. he said, i think i can do it for a hundred $50,000. $150,000. he said, yeah. we have a great site that we are going to buy. the best site. it has a building on it. i can take a corner of the building and i can spend that money and i can build a beautiful embassy. we can have an open in three months. [applause] pres. trump: big difference, right? big difference. we went from a billion dollars to $150,000. i took the liberty of saying, you can spend a little bit more than that and that is ok. of it. it is temporary.
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at $1 billion, most of us would not be around to see it. here we get it open immediately. it is opening it is opening in a month. the u.k.,u know, in in london, we has the best site in all of london. the best site. some genius said -- we are going to sell the site and then, we are going to take the money and build a new embassy. that sounds good, right? a you have to have money left over. so they sold the site for like -- i think, but i will check the numbers. these numbers are close enough. they sold the site for like $250 million. they think they are geniuses. a horrible and buy
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location and they build a new embassy. that is the good news. the bad news is that the embassy calls -- costs over a billion dollars. what do we have? embassy in a lousy location. i was supposed to cut the ribbon. i did not do the deal. it was started by bush and obama . it was a bush-obama special. but it could have been stopped by obama. would've been stopped by me. i asked what kind of a deal it was -- you sold the best site in london. literally. they were so happy that they got $250 million, or whatever but they spent all of that money plus a lot more to build a new embassy in a lousy location. i don't know, folks. we need a whole new thinking care. we need a whole new thinking. we need a whole new thinking.
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going to finally put america first. ok? since the election, we have created more than 3 million jobs including 300,000 new jobs in manufacturing. we love manufacturing. >> [cheering] pres. trump: by the way, they wanted me to cut the ribbon on the new embassy and i was all set and then in the end, i said i was not going. i don't want to go. i am not cutting that ribbon. i said -- i am not going. all right. hopefully, we will have many years of success with that embassy. in our country, jobs are booming and confidence is soaring. we are at the top of the charts.
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and they are talking about is all over the world. they are talking about this incredible sick -- success. believe me, if i did not get elected, if the opposition party, the obstructionist party is what i call them. that is all they are good at. if they got election, they would not have cut regulations or taxes and you would have been down to a ddp that would've been negative. beenp that would have negative. wait until you see the coming quarters and how good it will be. and our companies are ready to soar. they are ready to soar. wages, for the first time, are rising at the fastest pace in many, many years. 18, 19, 20 years. i tell you. i would always go around and say to you is strongly -- people have jobs. they made more money 21 years ago than they do today and in two orses, they have
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three jobs. terrible. african-american unemployment has reached the lowest level in history. in history. hispanic unemployment -- any room?ic's in ths in the not so many. that is ok. in all fairness, kanye west gets it. he gets it. and he saw that. when he sees that african-american unemployment is the lowest in history, you know, people are watching. that is a very important thing he has done for his legacy. a very important thing. unemployment, lowest level in history. women, female unemployment, lowest level in 18 years.
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and wages are going up for the first time in many, many years. it is great. as the result of our massive tax cuts, which by the way debbie o voted against. and if they get in, if the democrats get in, they are going andake that tax cuts away raise your taxes to a much higher level than you ever thought possible. that is what they want to do, so they can give the money away. americans are receiving large bonuses and bigger paychecks than they have ever received because they have so much money that they did not even know they were making. you see what has happened as of february 1. right after the cuts, the corporations gave massive
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bonuses and they continue. here in michigan, chrysler toded out $2000 bonuses 60,000 workers and announced plans for a $1 billion creating ain warren minimum of 2500 jobs. >> [cheering] they are now leaving other countries and coming back to michigan. remember i told you that five or six years ago. now coming and they will come back a lot faster than you have seen. you know what is even more important? they are not leaving. because we do not give them an incentive to leave anymore. we are giving them incentive to stay and to pay our people. >> cheering] protect our but to
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families, we must secure our border. the good thing about the caravan, people are watching. people are watching. they are coming in from honduras. they are coming in from other places. they are taking this long trek up mexico. we want mexico to help us and we have to demand it. that sicko is going to help us. but, there are still hundreds of 2000. out of maybe our laws are so corrupt and so theid -- i call them dumbest immigration laws anywhere on earth. if a person puts their foot over the line, we have to take them into our country, register them. we then have to ask them a couple of questions. lawyers are telling them what to say. how unsafe they are. once they say that, we have let them go and come back to court in a year. the only problem is they don't
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come back. that is the end. welcome to the united states. this is the law. and we have at the border, the greatest people. the border patrol. the ice ages. these are great people. and the laws are so corrupt, they are so corrupt -- one of the reasons they do it is because the democrats actually feel, and they are probably right, that all of these people pouring across are going to vote for democrats. not for republicans. so, there is a theory that they do it for that. they do it for a lot of reasons. a lot of times, a do not even know why they are doing it. but, we have to have borders and we have to have them fast and we need security. we need the wall. we are going to have it all. that wall has started. we have $1.6 billion. we come up again on september 20 eight. if we do not get border security, we will have no choice.
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we will close down the country because we need border security. [cheering] pres. trump: we do not have a beingut a big portion is built. a lot of it is being fixed. we have wall that was not wall. we have wall -- a wall with big holes in it that are being fixed. we are putting up brand-new, gorgeous stuff. in san diego and stuff we are building -- in san diego and other places we are building no. we have to have border security. the one good thing, watch the caravan. watch how sad and terrible it is including for those people because they come up and the crime that they inflict on themselves and that others inflict on them -- it is a horrible, dangerous journey for them. for them. but they, because they know that
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once they get here, they can walk right into the country. we have the greatest people on earth and they cannot do anything because the laws are corrupt. fought to secure our border but democrats in congress, nancy pelosi, schumer, they have opposed us at every step and every step. they have opposed every effort to close the loopholes, to keep the violent criminals like ms 13 the hell out of our country and to stop the flow of illegal immigrants and drugs which are pouring into our country. and we have done a great job and the numbers are great but part of the problem is, people are smart. and they see how ridiculous these laws are. they know if they can get anywhere near -- once a touch
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our ground it is called -- "welcome to the united states." how crazy is it? how crazy are we to allow this? the republicans are working hard. and debbie stefano is one of the leaders of weak orders letting lettingn -- borders people in. a vote for a democrat in november is a vote for open borders and crime. it is very simple. it is also a vote for much higher taxes. and a vote for -- be careful of your second amendment. ok, be careful. be careful of your second amendment if they get him. the "are policies of the democratic party are not just wrong, they are dangerous and they are in fact deadly. they make no sense. they are deadly. policies let gangs, some
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of the most vicious gangs in the world, pour into our country. a poor into our country. do you know that on long island, you have gang members that are so tough that we send in these incredible ice agents. you know what? the ice agents are much tougher and they are grabbing them. and i will to you what. a doctor, please? a doctor, please? take your time. take your time, erling. -- darling.
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pres. trump: take your time. take your time. [cheering and applause]
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>> [applause] those are the people we love. those are great people. right there. doctors, thank you, doctor. great job. amazing. what people we have. what people we have. so, we have to keep going the way we are going. did,now what -- what we they are calling a miracle. i do not think it was a miracle. do you remember on election day, it was really the day before but it was 12:00 in the evening. when i started speaking in grand rapids. ran rapids he says, grand
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rapids. he says, grand rapids. it was an unexpected stop but i heard the opponent was going out with the president. and they were going out also unexpected and they had a very small crowd. left whered that, we we were and we decided to go to michigan. grand rapids. and i got there at 12:00 in the evening. remember that? and i said -- how is the crowd? arena.d not get near the there were 32,000 people. i finished speaking at 1:00 in the morning on election day. 32,000 people. michigan had not been won in many years. -- i said -- wait a minute we had 32,000 people. i got home at 3:00 in the morning. and i said -- tell me why are we
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going to lose michigan? we had 32,000 people. 1:00 in the morning. and even beyond. nobody left. everybody -- we had a great time, right? and, i said -- so, why are we going to lose michigan? and they said because republicans lose michigan. and i said -- wait a minute -- wait a minute, i am bringing the wints that and we will michigan and quite easily. remember that? made thataid -- i speech, my last speech. i made that speech on election day because by the time we finished it was 1:00 and election day.
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this november, every american, will face a choice. now, they say if the house does not make it -- it is very important. you have great congressman. en. these are great people and thank you but we have to keep the house. if you listen to maxine waters -- booing] pres. trump: she goes around saying -- we will impeach him. but the people say -- he has not done anything wrong. oh, that does not matter, we will impeach the president. so, i do not think we are going to have a lot of people if that happens. i think it will be a little bit tough. but she goes around and some others -- we are going to impeach him. it does matter if you do anything right or wrong. we have got to win the house. and you know what?
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we are going to win anyway. we have to win the house. we are going to win the house. now, historically, when you win the presidency, the person that wins, the party that wins, does poorly in what they call the midterms. and the reason is i guess you take it easy a little bit. right? something happens. 93% of the time. do you know what it is? you get complacent. we cannot be complacent. right? we have got to go out. we have got to go out and fight like hell and we have to win the house and the senate and i think we are going to do great in the senate and i think we are going to do great in the house. because, the economy is so good. the economy is so good. and because if you look at us, all around the world, we are
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respected again. we are not pushovers anymore. we are not pushovers. you saw the president of france come in. great guy. chancellor merkel came in yesterday from germany. it will all be fine. look, again, do not blame them. blame the people that used to stand here with much smaller crowds, but that is ok. presidentsamerican and your american representatives. not happening anymore. we are respected again as a nation. we are not the patsies anymore. we are not the pushovers anymore. [cheering] pres. trump: by the way, speaking of not being a patsy or a pushover, have you ever and david bossi?
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[cheering] pres. trump: he also had very little experience. he only ran one campaign and he n so he is one for one. say a few words. p> this is dr trum country. thank you for supporting donald j. trump for your next president. pres. trump: thank you. i saw them back there. they work hard. these are great people. ok, ready? we need more republicans.
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we have to get more republicans. they say we have a majority. we need more to get it done. we will get it done one way or another but we need more. with your help, we will elect more republicans and we will deliver even more. again, other than health care which frankly we got rid of the individual mandate, the worst part of obamacare. association health care theory soon. it is coming out over the next couple of weeks which will be incredible where you can buy great health care, highly competitive. i used to talk during the debates -- get rid of the state lines. you will be able to go out and buy great health care at a very low and competitive price. and a essentially, we are getting rid of obamacare. some people would say that we have essentially gotten rid of it. but, you no longer have the
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individual mandate. you remember what that is. that is when you had the privilege of going out and spending a lot of money so that you had the second privilege of not having to buy health care. so, you paid for the privilege of not eyeing health care. we got rid of it in the tax cut plan. big things. big things. that was so unconstitutional. part of the worst obamacare. we got rid of that and you see what is going on and we are really producing. and except for one vote, remember the one vote? thumbs the morning, down. what a vote that was. what a vote that was. that was some vote. but, despite that, it is going to come out great. of a lot ofen rid obamacare. we will get rid of the rest. we got you the tax cuts. we want every american to know
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the dignity of work, the pride of a paycheck, and the satisfaction of a job well done. there is nothing like it. together, we can lift millions toamericans from welfare work, from dependence to independence, and from poverty to prosperity. supporting job training and we are supporting vocational schools, right? vocations. i said to the guys -- i said -- these community colleges are wonderful but no one really knows what a community college was. when i was growing up, we had things called vocational schools and i would go to a school and i would be sitting next to a guy -- i never looked at his papers because he did not do well. and on the other side, i would
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have someone, not too good. but you know what? they could take an engine apart blindfolded and fix it. they could build a brick wall better than all of the guys in the class together. they could do things that nobody else could do. nobody knows what a community college is. we are going to start using -- and we had this -- vocational schools where you learn trades and you will do it, and you will love it, and you will make it more money than anything else you can do. right? those are the people we need in our country right now. we need skilled people and when people come across the border, we want to take them in but we want to take them in based on merit and not based on a lottery. lottery.
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lottery. we want them to come in based on skill and merit so they can love our country, they can help our country, they can do things for our country. not come in based on some random lottery system. and that will happen. it is all happening. we are going to build new bridges, airports, and highways and waterways all across this magnificent land. and you know what we are doing with your locks? we will do that as soon as i get back. i told your congressman -- write that name down for me. the army corps of engineers. we will be calling them. it could be tonight. it might be tomorrow even though it is a sunday. can i call them on a sunday? is not working too well. it has not been fixed in 50 years, in all fairness. it.ould be nice to fix
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after spending all of that money in the middle east and we cannot fix a lot. we will get it fixed. we will put new steel into the spine of our country and breathed new life and hope into our beautiful communities. in everything we do in every decision that we make, we will stand up and be proud. we will be proud of america again. we are going to stand up for america. are not going to apologize anymore for america. you know, i told you before that we have done a lot, more than anyone in a year. and honestly, it just feels like we have been here a long time together because the fight has been a long fight. but, did you ever think we would have accomplished what we have accomplished in the short. road time?e -- period of
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part of the problem the country has and why we are doing so well in wages are going up is because we had regulations which were staggering. it would take 20 years to get a highway or a roadway of approved environmentally. it would take years and years to get the simplest permits. i got rid of those rules and regulations. crystalay, we will have clean water. we will have beautiful, clean air. we will be great. we will reject people if they do not have the right project. but projects are not going to take 18 years to get approved. and then in many cases, it is working 18 after years. no, we are going to get it done. we are going to stand up for places like detroit that need help. we are going to stand up. and we're going to stand up for great states like michigan and we have done that.
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this is the state where henry ford invented the assembly line. this is it. this is the state that gave us motown, the mustang, and the might of the american midwest. it is a great state. generations of proud workers at general motors and chrysler and catalogs transfer -- and kellogs transformed our nation and changed the entire world. we were the leader and we are the leader again and everyone is being it. and we have increased the values over the last 16 months tremendously. size oflmost twice the the next largest economy. remember that. don't forget that. don't forget that. and we are going to be growing berry fast.
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-- very fast. past time to look fast -- the old divisions, the tired thinking, the stale debates of the past and come together as one nation under god. one nation under god. >> cheering] pres. trump: we are one people with one home and one great american destiny. remember what i said. they are looking at us all over the world. when chancellor merkel came in to see me, she said -- congratulations, mr. president. what you have done is incredible with your economy. when the president of france came in to see me, president macron, wonderful guy. we like to shake each other's hand. he is a great guy. and she is terrific. but, you know what? she is from germany.
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he is from france. i am from the usa. [chanting, "usa"] but when emmanuel came in and when angela came in they said -- amazing. congratulations. what we have done in a short period of time is incredible. regulations. we have cut more regulations in these 15-16 months than any other president has cut in four years, eight years, or as you know, fdr, in one case 16 years and it is not even close. we inherit the legacy of the great americans who constructed the railroads, tamed the
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frontiers, else the highways, anded out the panama canal, put a man on the face of the moon. me, dothe way, excuse you see how our space program is going? a little different. and we are letting those rich guys that like rockets -- go ahead, pay us some wrench. you can use cape canaveral. just pay us rent and spend that money. pretty amazing, right? how about when the engines come down, they come down and they land so they can use them again. that looks like a futuristic, beautiful stuff. we have reinvigorated our space program to a level that nobody thought possible in this short
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period of time. nasa is back. nasa is back. and mars is waiting for us. you know that. great. you know what it is? it is great. it is science. it is important. very important militarily. we have the best military. we have the best military in the world. we are going to have a military likes of which no one has ever had. the best we have ever had by far and these are the times when you want to have a very powerful military. you do not want to have to use it but you have to have it. we stand on the shoulders of patriots who poured out their sweat and blood and tears for our country, for our flag, and for our god.
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as long as we are proud of who we are, and what we are fighting for, there is nothing beyond our reach. there is nothing. look at what happened to us. here we are. look at what happened to us. you know, a poll came out the other day. ross music. i was at 51%. and then they said -- you don't read about that. you don't hear them talking. the fake cnn. --e you ever noticed cnn well, you know, he is not very popular. they were saying that before the neck -- the last election victory and now we are higher. said 51%. and then some genius analyst said -- but he has at least 10% of the people that don't want to say they are voting for him. do you know what i say to that? we will take them anyway.
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whatever it takes. i do not know if it is an insult or not but you know -- we love those people because those people came out in the last election. and they said -- don't talk to us. we want to know -- how are you voting? don't talk to as. remember the exit polls? the exit polls. they come out and say --who did for?ote none of your business. when hundred percent, they were for trump. we love those people. -- 100%, they were for trump. we love those people. you know, there was a mayor of a -- ain city by the way. by the way. is this better than that phony washington white house correspondent dinner? is this more fun?
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tonightbe up there theyng like i love when are hitting you shot after shot. they hate your guts. and i am supposed to -- and you know, you have got to smile and if you don't smile, they will say you are terrible and if you do smile, they will wonder what you are smiling at. there is no win. we are proud to be american. and the future belongs to us. the future belongs -- remember that -- the future belongs to us. the future belongs to all of you. this is our moment. we have never had a moment like this. the economy is raging. our military is strong and getting stronger every single day. we are ordering the greatest equipment in the world. we make the greatest military equipment in the world.
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look at what happened in syria. boom. boom. bang. ing. >> [cheering] pres. trump: after the attack, we had to do that. people cannot use gas. frankly, they should not use anything but they cannot drop the gas and it was gas. but you know, when we did it, it they had 23 of our missiles. and then it came out -- 43 missiles. we shot about 110. do you know how many they hit? none. zero. none. do you know how many of our missiles hit their targets? 100%. 100%. and the british and the french were great. great team. a great team. but, this is our chance.
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we have never had a chance like this. we are taking our country back. you just have no idea. so many people come up to me and say -- thank you, sir. and i say -- for what? and they say you are taking our country back. so many people say -- thank you, sir. and i always say -- for what? sir, you are-- taking our country back. and it is true. we are all taking our country back. you know, the great state of tennessee, a wonderful congressman -- he came up to me. they have very early voting. he came up to me and the voting had just started. and i was in pennsylvania making a speech. he is the friend of a pennsylvania congressman and they were together in pennsylvania. and he comes up to me and goes -- i was not president. i was just campaigning.
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with the early voting he says to me -- you know, mr. trump he called me -- i don't know what is happening in the rest of the country. voting.nessee, early i have been doing this stuff for 25 years and i have never seen anything like it. people that are great americans but they never voted before because they never had anyone but they won it to vote or. they work hard. they pay taxes. they are coming out of the hills and the valley. they have the red caps on. they have the "make america great" on. i don't know what is happening. but if every place is like tennessee, you are going to win this election, mr. trump. it is true. so true. he said -- i have never seen anything like it. you know what? we are higher now than we were
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on election day. we are higher now. because now, people are seeing the results. it is actually easier because people are seeing the results. before, i said -- i am going to do this. i am going to do this. we will have a tax cut and get rid of the individual mandate. judges. regulations. now, i have done it. [cheering] pres. trump: someone from the news. of the only is one people ever that actually accomplished more than he promised. and it is true. i accomplished. i am a politician, i guess. but i a accomplished more than i promised and i am doing it for you. our great journey together is just beginning. so, with love in our hearts and a hope in our sole i say these words again -- you have heard
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them before. you have liked them before. we cannot say them too much. he does together, we will make america strong again. together, we will make america wealthy again. america, we will make proud again. we will make america safe again. america greatake again. thank you, everybody. >
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>> be in you will white house correspondents dinner association dinner gets underway this weekend. previous presidents have attended by president trump has opted not to attend for the second year in a row. the