President Trump at Susan B Anthony Gathering CSPAN May 27, 2018 10:05pm-10:44pm EDT
this is the president's party. as we get through the primaries, many of my colleagues will find a voice but right now it is difficult. the president attended an event this week. this was hosted by the nonprofit organization susan b. anthony list. ♪ [applause] pres. trump: wow. thank you very much. wonderfulfor that
thank you. thank you. thank you very much. i appreciate it. so nice. i'm thrilled to be her tonight -- to address this group of people. i have a lot of friends in the audience. they are great people. i would also like to thank the susan b. anthony list chairwoman hosting thisnd for beautiful gala. thank you both. thank you very much. thank you very much. beautiful job. we are very glad to be joined by many wonderful members of legends, including the from louisiana, a very brave guy, steve scalise.
where is he? hi, steve. i was going to ask all members of congress to stand. should i do this? we have to do this, right? they are fighting for you all the time. you have steve. steve, stand. you have no problem standing. this guy is in better shape than all of us. kevin brady. stand up. what a man he is. thank you. steve. hi, steve. thank you, steve. thank you. where's roger? roger! we are guaranteed to leave a few
out and they will never speak to me again. but that is ok. we will have you stand. a man to is been so incredible on television to me, andy biggs, congressman. where is the ending? thank you, andy. now i don't have to call you and thank you. thank you, andy. blackburn, thank you. will hopefully be our next senator from the great, great state of tennessee. i just saw some great numbers on you, by the way. where is steve? steve? steve steve, how are you, ? kevin cramer, who is leaving in -- leading in his senate race. where's kevin? you are leading. we have a lot of people leading
these races. a number just came down from reuters. a few months ago we were 16 down in the generic tall, whatever that is supposed to be. nobody knows. all i know is we're 16 down that they just came out and we were one up, such a difference. they say to win we have to be like, if we are six down we are ok but we are one up. that is for the senators, congressmen, and women. you are doing fantastic. sean duffy. where's sean? where's sean? thank you, sean. great job. ron estes. ron. thank you, wrong. jeff fortenberry. thank you, jeff.
good job. for a long mine time, virginia foxx. virginia! thank you, virginia. mrs. g andive and giannforte. great job. representative and mrs. andy and nicole -- stand up please. great. thank you. a man who is -- i hope user because he is so busy -- but, a man who is a true champion. many years.n for not sure if he is ever lost a
match. jim jordan. where is he? jim jordan. where's jim? thank you, jim. thanks. great champion. mike kelly, i watched him the other day. he was debating maxine waters. debate. not a close they should always so easy, right mike? congressman steve king. do you think steve is conservative enough? where is steve? hi, steve. is steve conservative enough? i don't know. you don't get much more conservative than steve. thanks, steve. lesko and debbie. thank you.
dan lipinski. thanks, dan. keith. good person. thank you, keith. great job. great job you are doing. oh, this man is central casting. i watch him all the time. i don't know him well but i will get to know him. john rutherford. where is he? central casting. great job, he is always defending me. actually, most of you are always defending me. and from my neck the woods, claudia tenney. thank you, claudia. thank you. and for those i've left out, i'm sorry. give me a total and complete list and i will call you tomorrow and apologize personally, all right? every day between now and
november we must work together to elect more lawmakers who cherish our values, heritage, .nd who probably stand for life -- and who probably stand -- proudly stand for life. that is a great group of people. we're also joined by a beloved ion.er of my administrat your 2018 distinguished leader, kellyanne conway. what a job. what a job she has done. [applause] president trump: she has some
fighter. do the shows nobody else goes near. i will say, do this one or that one. no problem, sir. she will do them. others take a pass. they say, sir, can i take a pass? take a pass, please. not her. finally, to the friends and supporters of the life movement who are here this morning. so many. this is a record crowd. your hard work helped us achieve this historic victory. one of the great victories of all times and politics. that beautiful, your full evening. november. remember that evening? could it have been more beautiful? 2016.ovember 8,
on the other side, you had some very unhappy campers i can tell you. they were not happy. they were going to have a big, beautiful party. did not turn out to be such a big one. now, for the first time since ae v. wade, america has pro-life president, a pro-life vice president, a pro-life house of representatives and 25 pro-life state republican capitals. that is pretty good. that is pretty good. well. that is pretty good. when i ran for office, i pledged to stand for life. as president, that is exactly what i have done. i have kept my promise. i think everybody here understands that. acts asy very first
president was to reinstate the mexico city policy to prevent taxpayer dollars from funding abortion centers overseas. it is a little reminiscent of ronald reagan's. a few months later, with marjorie and the oval office, she was sitting with us and she stood unsigned legislation to overturn the role that forced states to fund abortion providers with taxpayer dollars. marjorie was there with me. we have appointed a record number him of judges who will defend our constitution and .nterpret the law as written and, we are putting on to the bench a record number of judges and it in a short time we are
going to have probably the all-time record for the appointment of judges and i am very excited about that. administration has also taken bold action to protect religious liberty. today, we're making another .istoric announcement for decades, american taxpayers have been wrongfully forced to subsidize the abortion industry through federal funding. another promise. my administration has proposed a new rule to prohibit title x funding from going to any clinic that performs abortions. [cheers and applause]
the senate are doing everything within her power to block it, ourough some of them are on side. they are working overtime to block it. the story is, it 18 midterms. we need republicans. will happen. on this issue, like so many other issues, the democratic party is far outside the american mainstream. far outside. the united states is one of only seven countries in the world to allow elective abortions after 20 weeks, when unborn babies can truly feel the pain. , manyemocratic senators of them voted against the 20-week bill and in favor of
late-term abortion. got a get out and vote. away frome votes passing the 20-week abortion bill in the senate. we have to get them out there. the democratic senators are up for reelection in 10 states where i won by a lot. we are doing very well. we have a lot of those folks who are running right now and they are doing very, very well. there is a big beautiful surprise in six months. hard between now and november, every one of these states can be flipped to a senator who shares our values and votes our agenda. like to campaign as moderates at election time, but
when they go to washington they always vote for the radical policy agenda down the line -- the radical nancy pelosi agenda down the line. can you imagine having nancy pelosi as the speaker of the house? and you imagine? no, can you imagine? putting ay we are massive campaign in place for the midterm election. we need to elect more members of congress who will support life, secure the military, support our borders, and continue making america great again. [cheers and applause] trump: while democrats in washington are resisting progress, my administration is delivering progress for hard-working americans each and every day. since the election, we have
millionmore than 3.3 new jobs. [applause] pres. trump: and, if i would have said that prior to the election, those people back there -- you know who they are -- that is called the fake news. fake news! aey would've said, what ridiculous statement. he said he is going to project 3.3 million new jobs. how ridiculous is that? well, guess what? we did it. fake news! something i'm very proud of. african-american unemployment is at the lowest level in history. [applause]
pres. trump: hispanic unemployment is likewise at the lowest level in history. [applause] president trump: women unemployment is at the lowest level in 19 years. and, something you have not years, wages are ining at the fastest pace more the young, they said 21, 19, i have to be accurate, let's put it this way -- wages are rising at a very fast level. very fast.
got a be very careful. you know, when you say some thing -- i was off by 1.5 weeks and it's a headline tomorrow. we got him now! important, small business optimism is the highest that it has ever been. ever recorded. great house, ways, and means chairman, kevin brady, joins us tonight. he has done an incredible job. thank you, kevin. with his leadership, republicans passed the biggest tax cut and reform in american history. and, we doubled the job tax credit. [applause]
trump: and, we are going to be with kevin and the entire group. we're going to be submitting additional tax cuts sometime prior to november. it is going to be something very special. for thewhat it has done country. it is going to be something very, very special. by the way, nancy pelosi and the group, you heard her the other day. she wants to raise your taxes and wants to get rid up the tax cut bill and raise your taxes. do not think that plays well, but you never know, right west mark she wants to raise your taxes. presidentialmy agenda was the first in history to include a proposal for nationwide paid family leave. good, steve. good. we want to honor the invaluable
time parents spend with their newborn children. foreign affairs, you have been reading a lot of foreign affairs. we are getting very high marks. we are, as a country, who respected cap. -- respected again. it has been a long time. because we have restored american strength and confidence. our military, and we just had it approved -- $700 billion. historic funding for our great military. billion. horribleave left the iran deal.iserable
it is gone. one of the worst deals ever negotiated. we get nothing. we moved our embassy to jerusalem. [applause] pres. trump: thank you. and, we are renegotiating trade deals to bring jobs and wealth back home to america where they and it belongs. working hard on the trade deals. democrats get power they will try to reverse these historical gains. they will try to reverse many of them. so your vote in 2018 is every in as important as your vote 2016. of course, i'm not sure if i
really believe that, but you know -- i don't know who the hell wrote that line. i'm not sure. but it is still important, remember. that is why we will be campaigning for every last vote in every part of our great country. we will be campaigning for the votes of all americans, whether they are registered as democrats -- and we got a lot of democrats voting for us, as you know, in 2016. we got a lot of barack obama voters voting for us. we got a lot of bernie sanders voting for us. can you believe it? mostly people that didn't like getting ripped off on trade bernie sanders voters. he was right about that.
but he wasn't able to do anything about it. these are people that want a government that protects faith, family, and life. [applause] to support republican candidates, i have helped raised a record-breaking $175 million for the republican national committee. nobody has ever been close. and as part of our unprecedented effort, our great vice president, a true leader in the pro-life movement mike has been a true leader has been working to elect more and more republicans. we will be appealing to voters all across america who previously sent a democrat to
washington, only to discover they elected a proxy vote for chuck schumer and nancy pelosi. these are people that don't believe in borders, don't believe in fighting crime, don't believe in making a strong military. they don't believe in what the people in this room believe -- that i can tell you. [applause] so we have to do a great job. if democrats ever gained power, they would try to put up the taxes -- so many things -- open those borders. they don't want walls. they don't want people stopping. and the other day -- just the other day -- nancy pelosi came out in favor of ms-13. that's the first time i've heard that. she wants them to be treated
with respect, as do other democrats. that's not going to be happening. we're not going to release violent criminals into our country. we're going to shut down everything we have to shut down, and we're going to open up the great american energy. we are going to open up our energy. and in all fairness, that's already happened. we are now a net exporter of energy for the first time. [applause] and we all know what a democratic majority would mean, especially for the people in this room, on the supreme court. these are the stakes on election day, and this is why you need to fight for victory in november. we can't be complacent.
what happens, historically, a tremendous percentage of the time: you win the presidential election, you become complacent, you're happy. "oh, we won. isn't it wonderful?" then you have-- another election comes up, pretty quick -- two years. all of these congressmen can tell you. you see the senators. they like their term a little bit better. [laughter] how about changing some of them to two years, too? i don't think it's going to be. [applause] that would be a tough vote in the senate, wouldn't it? but all of a sudden, you come up again, and they get complacent. they say, oh, we just won, so we sit back. the other side has energy, and they win. it's a tremendous percentage of the time. i honestly don't believe that's going to happen this time, and it's starting to show up in the polls. [applause] really don't believe it. every values voter must be energized, mobilized, and engaged. you have to get out there. this organization bears the name of one of the greatest champions
of freedom in american history: susan b. anthony. [applause] she fought for decades to end slavery, to secure women's right to vote, and to respect the dignity of every single person. a great person, a great woman, was she. [applause] now we have a chance to honor her legacy and restore the first right in the declaration of independence. it's called the right to life. [applause] here with us this evening are lisa and bruce alexander, and their family, from gaithersburg, maryland. good place. in january of 2012, the
alexanders attended the march for life, and god put it in their hearts to adopt a beautiful child. two years later, in january of 2014, the alexanders got a call that a baby had been born, who was opioid-dependent. she desperately needed a loving home. she was in serious, serious trouble. and the alexanders welcomed her into their home with wide-open arms. [applause] after the baby was treated for opioid withdrawal, they brought home their new and very beautiful daughter, catherine. hi, catherine. hi. [applause]
come on up here, catherine. come on. catherine is four years old, and she is full of incredible energy, spirit, and talent. at the age of two -- come on up, catherine -- she memorized "america the beautiful." she recites poetry. and recently she announced to her dad that when she grows up she wants to be a famous police officer. and then, when she gets tired of that, she wants to become president. that's okay with her. [applause]
she'll be president someday. every time catherine's older siblings come home from school, catherine runs into their arms and gives them a great, big, beautiful hug. they're amazed by how much she loves them and how much they love her. so tonight, we celebrate you, catherine. we celebrate your life. thank you, darling. [applause] and we celebrate all lives. we celebrate the loving choice of adoption. catherine reminds us that every life is sacred and that every
child is a precious gift from god. so true. [applause] as the lord says in jeremiah, "before i formed you in the womb, i knew you. before you were born, i set you apart." when a mother and a father hold a new baby in their arms, they are changed forever. when a child says "mommy" or "daddy" for the first time, there is nothing like it anywhere in the world. no matter what you do, there is nothing like it. and when parents watch their children thrive and grow, they're filled with joy beyond words, and a love beyond measure. you know that -- everybody in this room. [applause] when we look into the eyes of a
newborn child, there is no doubt we see the beauty of the human soul and the mystery of god's great creation. we know that every life has meaning and that every life is totally worth protecting. [applause] thank you. thank you very much. when we stand for life, we stand for the true source of america's
greatness. it's our people. our people are great. it's the people who grace our lives, who sustain our communities, and who make america a nation, a home, and this magnificent land that we all love so much. as long as we have faith in our citizens, confidence in our values, and trust in our god, then we will never, ever fail. [applause] our nation will thrive. our people will prosper. and america will be greater than ever before. and that's what's happening. [applause] so this november, vote for
family. vote for love. vote for faith and values. vote for country. and vote for life. [applause] i want to just end by thanking the susan b. anthony list. you are very, very special people. it's a great honor for me to be here tonight. thank you to everyone. thank you to life and liberty. god bless you, and god bless america. thank you very much. thank you. [applause]
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