President Trump Rally in El Paso Texas CSPAN February 12, 2019 12:09am-1:34am EST
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>> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the president of the united states, donald j. trump. >> ♪ and i'm proud to be an american where at least i know i'm free and i want forget the men who died who gave that life to me and i will gladly stand up next to you o todayend her t use there ain't no doubt i love this land from the lakessa
of minnesota to the hills of tennessee across the plains of texas from sea to shining sea from detroit down to houston and new york to l.a. where there's pride in every american heart and it's time we stand and 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 that right to me and i gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today 'cause there ain't no doubt i love this land love this land
[crowd chanting and cheering] pres. trump: thank you very much, el paso. thank you very much. i am very, very thrilled to be here in the great state of texas. right on the banks of the legendary rio grande. i don't know if you heard, today we started a big beautiful wall. right on the rio grande. [crowd cheering]
pres. trump: right back on rio grande. i love this state and i love the , people of this state. we have had a great romance together. you know that. it's been a great romance. and we are only getting stronger together. [crowd cheering] pres. trump: wow, look at all that. can you believe that? this is like the academy awards used to be. used to be. [applause] -- [laughter] pres. trump: they've gone down a long ways since they started hitting us a little bit. it was a long fall. but there they are. [laughter] pres. trump: last week, i was honored to stand in the house chambers to deliver the state of the union. [crowd cheering]
pres. trump: and i asked both parties to come together to choose greatness for america. since taking office two years ago, our economy is not the -- now the hottest economy anywhere on earth. our military, which desperately needed funding, we went and spent $716 billion and more powerful than ever before. [crowd cheering] pres. trump: that was not a good situation. it was tired and depleted. our great warriors were not taken care of. now, they are taken care of again the way they should be. [crowd cheering]
band america is -- and america is winning again. isn't that nice? [crowd cheering] pres. trump: we are fighting for all americans, from all backgrounds come of every age, race, religion we are fighting , for all americans. america first. remember, it's america first. [crowd cheering] [crowd chanting "usa"] pres. trump: our agenda is not a partisan agenda, although some people say it is. every once in a while, it does become that way, right?
it's a mainstream common sense agenda of the american people. it's where we want to be and where we want to go. [crowd cheering] pres. trump: and despite the fact that the media refuses to acknowledge what we've done and how well we are doing. [crowd booing] a new poll just came out as i was coming on. and it shows -- i don't know how you can do this. i don't think i've had a good story in years. i used to get great press until i decided to run for office. [crowd cheering] pres. trump: and we have done together an incredible thing. and a new poll just came out rasmusas mucin --
san, one of the most respected poll, one of the polls that up to election right. -- night. i have to remember that. you know what the number is? 52%. explain that. explain that. how do you get that when you don't get good press? i guess 93% of the stories are negative. no matter what we do, they figure out a way to make it that. [crowd booing] pres. trump: like i'll give you a quick example, when i came in, north korea, it looked like they were going to war. you know that. it was going to happen. bad thing. now, you have no missile launchers, no rocket testing, no nuclear testing. i have a good relationship, maybe even a great relationship. we have tremendous sanctions on north korea. but we have our hostages back. are comingains
back. remains! and our presidents have been dealing with north korea for many, many decades. many, many decades. and on the nuclear way, over the last 20 or 30 years, all i hear is, "can't you move faster?" you know what i left singapore , 15 months ago. they have been negotiating for 85 years or something. so now, their complaint is, what's taking him so long? i heard one of our great geniuses from a previous administration telling me how to negotiate with north korea when they got taken advantage of like nobody i've ever seen before. [crowd booing] pres. trump: so someday, with all of us, this is all of us, and those hats are beautiful, by the way -- [crowd cheering] pres. trump: sunday -- it's true
-- some day. it's true. some day they are going to , appreciate us all and i'm , ing to vietnam, to hanoi the near future, 27 and 28 of february, at sign 11 another summit, and hopefully, we do as well with the second summit as we did with the first. i hope so. [crowd cheering] pres. trump: now we are , delighted and i'm delighted to to be joined this evening by the texas leadership. you have great leaders, great people great help to me. ,[crowd cheering] pres. trump: that are at the forefront of this incredible american revolution. you know there's never been , anything like this in the history of our country. we have to understand that. there's never been. if you would say, as an example,
that tonight, 69000 people signed up to be here -- now, the you, holds 8000 -- thank fire department. they got in about 10,000 people. thank you, fire department. [crowd cheering] pres. trump: but if you want to really see something go outside. tens of thousands of people are watching screens outside. [crowd cheering] pres. trump: and we were all challenged by a young man who lost an election to ted cruz. [crowd booing] and then they said, you know what, hey, you're supposed to win in order to run. by the way, i'm one and one. one for one.
we had won election we won. now, we are going to be 2-0, and everything is going to be perfect. [crowd cheering] man whoump: but a young has got very little going for himself, except he's got a great , he challenged us. so we had, let's say 35000 , people tonight and he has 200 people, 300 people. not too good. [crowd cheering] pres. trump: in fact, what i do -- what i would do is i would say, that may be the end of this presidential bid. [crowd cheering] pres. trump: so i want to introduce some great people. their governor, greg abbott. -- your governor, greg abbott.
where is he? where is greg? thank you, greg. and great governor and great friend of mine. lieutenant governor dan patrick. [crowd cheering] pres. trump: thanks, dan. thank you, dan. look at him in the corner. so shy. thank you, dan. great job, dan. attorney general cam paxton. [crowd cheering] pres. trump: thanks. and agriculture commissioner sid miller. [crowd cheering] pres. trump: thank you, sid. thank you, everybody. great job you do. and we are especially grateful to your wonderful senators, john cornyn and ted cruz. [crowd cheering]
great senators. "usa"]chanting pres. trump: and we have a lot of your congressmen and women, we have a lot of them. they've been with us all the way way. pete olson. thanks, pete. michael burgess. thanks, michael. john carter. [crowd cheering] babbitt.mp: brian and randy weather. -- webber. thank you very much. we are in the midst of an economic miracle. that's with happening. -- that is what has happened.
you look all over the world and you
study, and you see what's going on. you can look in china. we have a team in china. they want to make a deal very badly. those tariffs are costing them a lot of money and they are going into our treasury. remember that. we are filling up with billions of dollars. and did you see -- i have not been here very long -- the trade deficit really went down very big this last month. h!" people are saying "woa i told you so. that's what i do. that's what i do. [crowd cheering] pres. trump: and we don't want china to have a hard time, thank you. thank you. thank you. i can only tell you this. we are going to make great deals
on trade. we are going to make great deals on military. when we defend another nation that's rich, they have to help us out. do you agree? they
have to help us out. and they are doing it. they are doing it. you saw south korea. they were paying us a year. $500 millioni say you are about to do more. you have got to do more. anyway now, they are open to , $900 million. that was like in two phone calls. they do thisdn't before? they said nobody ever asked. nobody asked. you pick up $500 million. nobody has. .e're defending rich countries they have got to help us out, folks. they have got to help us out. sorry. and you know what? ,hey are going to like us more and maybe more importantly, they are going to respect us. since the election, we have
created 5.3 million new jobs including more than a half a , million new manufacturing jobs. remember? manufacturing was dead. they said manufacturing was dead. previous administration, you will never have it. you'd need a magic wand. we obviously found the magic wand. and by the way, those numbers are small compared to what is happening, compared to all the companies that are moving in. the unemployment -- [crowd booing]
[crowd chanting] ok, thank you. [crowd chanting "trump"] pres. trump: thank you. are you all right? everything ok? ok. thank you. thank you. 60%women have filled almost of the new jobs created last year, which were in record numbers. [cheering] pres. trump: we passed a tax cuts for working families and we canceled a record number of of job killing regulations, that is why your oil and gas is coming back. [cheering]
we eliminated the obamacare individual mandate. [cheering] and to give critically ill patients access to life-saving treatments, we did something they have not been able to do for a long time -- we passed right to try. right to try. [cheering] pres. trump: that is an incredible thing, right to try. you know, we have the greatest doctors and research in the world. and if somebody was terminally ill, they travel to asia, to europe, all over the world, if they had the money. if they did not have the money, they would just go home. i said, wait a minute, we have drugs in the pipeline that are showing tremendous progress. ,f somebody is terminally ill let's let them have access to our drugs. [cheering] pres. trump: let's let them have
access. and it is much tougher than you would think, but we got it. and people, you will not understand, nobody understands -- the life-saving effects -- it is incredible what is going on. they are getting better. people are getting better that were thinking they were going to die. it is right to try. i love it. i always wondered why we didn't do it before. [cheering] now, the people in texas won't care as much about this, but the united states is now the number one producer of oil and natural gas on earth. [cheering] pres. trump: i did not think you would care about that. [cheering] pres. trump: i did not think texas would care about that. and listen to this.
and texas oil production is now at the highest level it has ever been. [cheering] they are getting approved at record levels in record time. that means more money, more security, and more independence for our country. it is very simple. another one they said could never get passed, they have been trying to do it 40 years, we passed v.a. choice. veterans choice. [cheering] now, rather so that than waiting online for five
they go back home to mommy. they get punished when they get home. [crowd chanting] pres. trump: now, you really mean finish that wall, because we've built a lot of it. [cheering] pres. trump: but before we get to the wall -- v.a. accountability and v.a. choice. accountability, we could not fire anybody from the veterans administration. we could not fire anybody. they can treat our veterans badly, we had to take it.
now, you get rid of them. the a choice, they would wait on line, days and weeks, they could not see a doctor. now, they have a choice, they get a private doctor, they have things taken care of, and we pay their bills. [cheering] pres. trump: they have been trying to get those two things fixed for many, many decades, many years, and we got it fixed. we also passed the farm bill for our wonderful farmers, ranchers, and growers. [cheering]
pres. trump: you know, they all the, mr. president, we love tone of the state of -- of your state of the union speech. [cheering] pres. trump: some people said it was a great speech. some people said really a great speech. i said, but if i ever did that in el paso, texas, it would not work your too well. do you agree? nice and calm. that is not what you are looking for. this is more fun. [cheering] pres. trump: this is fun.
and we just signed a groundbreaking criminal justice reform into law. nobody thought that was going to be happening. in my address last week, i asked lawmakers in both parties to cross the aisle and join together for the common good for all americans. democrats have to stop being so angry. they are angry. [cheering] and they've got to start being partners to keep -- is thislly, look an incredible miracle that is going on? we want to keep it going. keep it going. it will keep going. it will keep going. there is so much to celebrate in our country. the economy, the military, so many things we have done scientifically.
the world is trying to copy what we have done. they are not going to be able to do it. not anymore. they were catching up, now they are going in the wrong direction. [ cheering] pres. trump: wrong direction. unfortunately, many of the democrats in congress responded to my call for bipartisan cooperation by instead choosing really -- look, you want to see anything -- radical resistance. it is the radical left. maybe it will change. [booing] pres. trump: maybe it will change. it all has to do with 2020 and the election. but i really don't like their policy of taking away your car, of taking away your airplane flights, of let's hop a train to california, of you are not allowed to own cows anymore -- you know, a lot of problems. way, with -- by the
us, we handle it. no president should ever have to go through what we have gone through in the first two years. it is a hoax, it is a disgrace, and it should never be allowed to happen again. [cheering] pres. trump: a hoax. just recently as an example, senator richard burr, from the great state of north carolina, he is chairman of the senate intelligence committee, and they have been investigating this russia hoax for two years. [booing] pres. trump: think of it. they have interviewed over 200 people. they have studied hundreds of thousands of documents and pages. thatichard just announced they found no collusion between donald trump and russia.
[cheering] [crowd chanting "usa"] pres. trump: the fact is that the real collusion was between hillary and the democrats and the other side with russia. [cheering] pres. trump: that is where the collusion. that is where the collusion is. [crowd chanting "lock her up"] pres. trump: that is starting to make a lot more sense. but that is where the collusion is. with the democrats and with russia and with others and by the way, there is also collusion between the democrats and the fake news right here. [cheering and booing] and they know it
better than anybody. [cheering] pres. trump: too many democrats are focused on tearing down their opposition, instead of building up our country. someare trying to impose of the most extreme measures and policies ever put forward by our congress. and, by the way, i don't think anybody in this room wants to 70%, 80%, 90%, 95% taxes. [booing] pres. trump: you know, you look at what we have done with jobs, what we have done with the economy, how low your taxes are, the lowest they have been almost from the beginning -- who the hell wants to change what we are doing now? we are a hot, hot country. last week, they introduced a
massive government takeover that would destroy our incredible economic aims. they introduced the so-called green new deal. [booing] pres. trump: it sounds like a high school term paper that got a low mark. [laughter] pres. trump: it would shut down american energy, which i don't think the people in texas are going to be happy with that. [booing] pres. trump: it would shutdown a little thing called air travel. [ booing] pres. trump: how do you take a train to europe? [laughter] pres. trump: this crazy senator from hawaii, they said, do you like it, do you like it very much? how are we getting to hawaii on a train? [laughter] pres. trump: she did not think about that one. she is thinking about it. she will figure it out. they want to take away your car,
reduce the value of your home, and put millions of americans out of work, spend $100 trillion, which by the way there is no such thing as $100 trillion -- you have to spend $100 trillion -- and remember this, no other country except us is going to do it. that is a little problem, too. while the world's real polluters -- like china -- would get many of our companies and factories. they would just move into china, moving to other parts of the world. that is the way the system works. not going to happen, folks. don't worry. it is not going to happen. not going to happen. [cheering] pres. trump: $100 trillion. let's spend $100 trillion. let's rip down every building in new york city and rebuild it environmentally slightly better to pave the way for socialism.
democrats are calling for massive tax hikes and the complete elimination of private health care. many of us have private health care. that means you can stand on line for five days as
you wait for a doctor that is not nearly as talented as your doctor. remember? you can keep your doctor. remember that? 28 times. [booing] pres. trump: that did not happen. turned out to be a lie. where are the fact checkers? some of the most dishonest people in media are the so-called fact checkers. [cheering and booing] pres. trump: 28 times. you can keep your doctor. that did not turn out to be what he said. they are coming for your money. and they are coming for your freedom. and it will never happen and it won't even come close, folks. [cheering] democrats are also pushing extreme late-term abortion. [loud booing]
pres. trump: allowing children to be ripped from their mother's womb right up until the moment of birth. what is that all about? [booing] pres. trump: so, in virginia, the governor, he's gotten a little publicity lately -- [laughter] pres. trump: i like him. keeps us out of the papers. i like him. [laughter] pres. trump: like to find a few more guys like this one. the almost moonwalk. his wife stopped him. it would be inappropriate darling. i would like to see some of the imitate michael jackson in the moonwalk. this would not have been a good scene. his wife saved him. darling, this would be an appropriate. i think she was right. [laughter] pres. trump: the governor stated that he would even allow a newbo rne baby to come out into the
world and wrap the baby and make the baby comfortable and then talk to the mother and talk to the father and then execute the baby. execute the baby. [booing] incredible. millions of innocent babies are counting on us to protect them and we will. that is why, last week, i called on congress with your great congressmen over there. thank you, fellas. [cheering] pres. trump: to immediately pass legislation prohibiting extreme late-term abortion. [cheering] and that certainly is extreme. -- did you ever hear
of anything like this? address thest also double standard on full display in virginia. by the way, that state is going to go republican pretty soon. i'm pretty sure of it. [cheering] because the democrat party has never been more outside of the mainstream. they are becoming the party of socialism, late-term abortion, open borders, and crime. [booing] this weekend, some democrats even proposed a measure that would force the release of thousands of criminal illegal aliens, including dangerous felons convicted of , sex trafficking, violent assault, and even murder into
our country. can you believe this? their proposal would put a hard cap on the number of illegal aliens that our brave i's officers -- ice officers. [cheering] detain and thus remove, forcing thousands of intonals to be set free united states communities. i don't think so. ok? i don't think so. i want to thank our ice officers. what they put up with his incredible. and that includes border patrol. and that includes law enforcement. [cheering] pres. trump: law enforcement. we love them. they keep us safe. in the last two years alone, ice officers have made -- listen to these numbers -- 266,000 arrests of criminal aliens, including
those charged or convicted of approximately 100,000 assaults, 30,000 sexenies, crimes, 25,000 burglaries, 12,000 vehicle thefts, 11,000 robberies, 4000 kidnappings, and 4000 murders! murders, murders, murders. killings, murders. [crowd booing and chanting] [crowd chanting "build the wall"] pres. trump: if we cut detention space, we are cutting loose dangerous criminals into our country. ice detention is the first step of many for the far left. i call them the radical left.
we will never abolish ice. they want to abolish ice. [booing] pres. trump: we will never abolish ice. [applause] pres. trump: let me say very clearly to those pushing this ridiculous and radical agenda, i will never sign a bill that forces the mass release of violent criminals into our country. i will never abolish or in any way mystery our great -- missed istreat our great heroes from border patrol, ice, and law enforcement. [cheering] pres. trump: we will always stand with those brave men and women. we will always be with them. we will take care of them just like they take care of us. remember that. [cheering] pres. trump: i have to tell you.
as i was walking up to the progressey said that is being made with this committee. just so you know. we are building the wall anyway. they say progress has been made. [cheering] pres. trump: just now. just now. i said, wait a minute. i've got to take care of my people from texas. i got to go. i don't even want to hear about it. [cheering] pres. trump: i don't want to hear about it. so i don't know what they mean, progress is being made, significant. what did happen is the democrats were being hit really hard on the concept of releasing criminals into our society -- that has not been playing well. maybe progress is being made, maybe not. i had a choice. i could have stayed out there and listened or i could have come out to the people of el
those who welcome come lawfully and support our values in the united states and that want to strengthen our society and help us with all of the companies moving into the united states, moving back. they left us. now they are moving back, many of them. in some cases, maybe all of them. they all want to come back because the united states is where the action is. very simple. [cheers] [crowd chanting "usa"] pres. trump: where the action is. and it is -- we are most proud of the fact, you look at the car companies, they are moving back. they are going into michigan,
they are going into pennsylvania. they are going back to ohio. so many companies are coming back. is why -- iay, that want people to come into our country, but they have to come in legally, and they have to come in through merit, through merit, so they can help us build our country. make america great again. pretty soon, we are going to be saying, keep america great. keep america great. [cheering] pretty soon, congressman. keep america great. we will have to switch over. tell me, tell me. the campaign is sort of starting because you have these people that you've never heard of that are running for office. who is that? that person was a mayor of a city that was defeated. how about beto? beto was defeated, too. [booing] pres. trump: but he suffered a great defeat. watch what the news does
tomorrow. they won't mention the disparity. they won't mention the disparity tomorrow. o'rourke,say, beto that is his last name, right? beto o'rourke had a wonderful .ally of about 15 people and maybeget honest they will, because we have done they have never done before. we suffered a totally dishonest media and we won. [cheering] pres. trump: driving them crazy. [cheering] driving them crazy, but they still come. i've never seen anything.
but illegal immigration hurts all americans. including millions of legal immigrants. by driving their wages, draining public resources, and claiming countless innocent lives. you see what is going on, folks. you know what is going on. they give you all of these phony stats. it is the same, it is the same. it is not the same. it is a bad situation going on. we have stopped it. we are taking out thousands and thousands of people from ms-13. we are bringing them the hell out of our country. thousands. [cheering] pres. trump: but if we had proper border security, including a very powerful wall, we would not have to work so hard. and it would be a lot safer and a lot better. is committedtion to ending illegal immigration, while modernizing our legal immigration system, which has been in terrible shape for many decades. to prioritize the admission of
those who can support themselves financially and contribute to our economy. people that come in on merit, merit, merit. [cheering] pres. trump: instead of random lotteries and chain migration. chain migration. that is another beauty. we want a merit-based system for entry. this will improve living conditions for all americans. living here today, both immigrants and u.s. born. everybody is going to be happy. and we need the people to take care of these companies that are moving. our unemployment rate, real unemployment, 3.6%, 3.7%. [cheering] pres. trump: and going down. blip because of a
thing called the shutdown. but remember this, went up to 4%. you know how low 4% is? you know any other president who would have said please give me 4%? [laughter] pres. trump: we had a little blip just quickly. you know what? if we did not do that shutdown, we would not have been able to show this country, these politicians, the world what the hell is happening with the border. that was a very important thing. [cheering] pres. trump: the fact is, illegal immigration is a heartbreaking human tragedy. one in three women is sexually assaulted on the very long and dangerous journey north through our country. sex traffickers, these are the worst human beings on earth.
exploiting our border to sell young girls and women into modern-day slavery. you wouldn't even know that. do you think they come in through the ports of entry? they say everything comes through the ports. they don't do that. they drive where there is no barrier. are in theions, you united states. that's all. you have three women tied up in the backseat of the car. you are not going through a port .f entry drugs pouring through the border kills tens of thousands of innocent americans a year, including heroin, meth, cocaine, fentanyl. we have a drug problem over the last 6, 7, 10 years. like we have never had before. we can have such a big cut in
the numbers, the percentages, if we get the wall built. if we have a strong wall. other things. but we need the wall, and it has to be built. immigrantsof illegal drawn to our borders is so large we have nowhere to hold them. they want buildings. they want jails. how about the word caravan? i think that was one of mine. [booing] pres. trump: you have thousands of people coming from guatemala, from honduras and el salvador, and they marched through mexico. by the way, if we did not have walls in those areas, in many cases where we reinforced -- in many cases where our great military helped us with barbed
wire, you would have people pouring in. they don't pour in. our laws are so bad there is no way we can quickly remove them. other countries say get out of here. we have to take it through the court system. they touch our land, we sign them up, we explained to them, come back in six years for court. and only the dumbest people show backup. nobody ever shows. nobody comes back. like, 2%. they come into our country. the good news is we have great law enforcement and many of these people, we know where they are. we are going to get them the hell out, but we have to change our laws. now, we have a backlog. other countries don't do this.
we need. a legalbody else has case. listen to this. almost 900,000 cases. how many judges? we are going to have to hire tens of thousands. 900,000 cases? how stupid is this? this was the system put in place by really dumb people or people that did not have the best interests of our country at heart. [cheers and applause] pres. trump: there is no place better to talk about border security, whether they like it or not, because i have been hearing a lot of things, the wall has not made a difference. you know where it made a
difference the alco right here in el paso. -- a difference?
right here in el paso. i have been watching where they have been trying to say, the wall did not make that much -- take a look at what they did with their past crimes and how they made them from very serious -- you take a look at what the real system is. i spoke to people to have been here a long time. they say when that wall went up, it's a different ballgame. is that a correct statement? [cheers and applause] pres. trump: a whole different ballgame. i don't care whether a mayor is a republican or democrat. when theyull of crap say it has not made a big difference. i heard the same thing from the fake news. they said crime actually stayed the same. it did not stay the same. it went way down. look what they did to their past crime and look at how they
reported those past crimes. way down. you would think they would want to get to the bottom of a problem and solve a problem, not try and pull the wool over everybody's eyes. for those few people out there on television saying it did not make a difference
-- people from el paso, am i right? [cheers and applause] pres. trump: it is fake news. and you know what? you would not even have to know. it is obvious. it is common sense. feet as an000 example from where we stand now on the others of the border, it's one of the most dangerous cities in the world. juarez mexico. agree.ple in warez z agree.
borders are rich liberals and wealthy donors. who opposeypocrites security for you while living their entire lives -- i do, too. to be honest with you. i'm guilty. i'm guilty. i also live behind walls. they live behind walls and gates and they have guards all over the place. me too, because i want to be safe and i want to make america safe. [cheers and applause] [chanting usa] pres. trump: security should not be -- should not belong only to the rich and powerful. safety is the birthright of every american, which is why we
must finish the wall. [cheers and applause] pres. trump: walls are not immoral. human trafficking is immoral. drug peddling is immoral. immoral.ggling is that get cities americans killed, they are immoral. open borders are dangerous and immoral. my administration has put forward a compromise that really is a compromise. i hate to even compromise on things like this, but it is common sense. it is compassionate. it is going to solve our problems. and the cost is a fraction -- when you look at the drugs itring across from mexico, will stop a large percentage. it would pay for itself in a
matter of weeks. that's the kind of numbers. a matter of weeks. [cheers and applause] and by the way, i hate to say this, because we have a good relationship, but mexico has the highest number of killings they have ever had. almost 40,000 people were murdered in mexico. , ando is not too far away we need to take care of our people. we are going to do that and it is happening, and it is happening faster than anybody thought. and i love that sign. thank you. [cheers and applause] pres. trump: what we are proposing includes he military and assistance, drug detection at our ports and everywhere else , closing legal loopholes, which is a big problem, and plans for a smart strategic, see-through steel barrier or wall.
this wall will be built in the areas identified by border agents as needing the greatest need -- as having the greatest need while directing people to our many lawful ports of entry, which we are beefing up in every way. structurally we are beefing up the ports of inner -- of entry, and we have technology that can spot drugs. it is incredible. by the way, there is nothing better than a good old-fashioned german shepherd. [cheers and applause] pres. trump: it's true. i was with the people and they are showing me this incredible computer. i said, -- because secret service took me out to the place and they were showing me these german shepherds. they are unbelievable. they will run past all these empty boxes. one of the boxes has drugs in it deep down in a box. it comes to a screeching halt
barking at that every time. i asked the people that sell the machinery -- a lot of money -- i said, this stuff is incredible. how does it compare to a german shepherd? the guy goes, honestly, it's not as good. can you believe it? certain types of dogs. you do love your dogs, don't you? [cheers and applause] pres. trump: i would not mind having one, but i don't have any time. dogwould i look walking a on the white house lawn? [cheers and applause] pres. trump: i don't know. it feels a little phony to me. a lot of people say, you should get a dog. why? it's good politically. that's not the relationship i have with my people.
obama had a dog, you are right. both parties should come together to finally create a safe and lawful system of immigration. the american people have waited long enough. we must secure the border, pass , and catch and release, shut down sanctuary cities -- we need in votes. -- weund democrat votes need democrat votes. and the democrats also need to confirm the more than 300 highly qualified nominees who are sitting in the senate waiting for confirmation. people that have given up their lives to work in the trump
administration, and the democrats are not approving them. it is a record. it is total obstruction. it is a record in the history of our country. some people left their job i year and a half ago to become an ambassador or work in one of our many great agencies and we cannot get schumer and his friends to approve them. it is total obstruction. there has never been anything like it. [booing] pres. trump: very unfair to these people. in many cases they have left jobs and they are waiting. they are slow walking. as we fight to protect our borders, we must also protect our newfound prosperity. my administration has taken the toughest ever action to crack down on years of china's abuse. trade practices have been very unfair. i have a lot of respect for
dent xi.t she -- presi but he is representing china and i am representing the united states. [cheers and applause] pres. trump: we are also replacing one of the worst deals ever made, probably the worst trade deal ever done, although i happen to think the wto is not so good either. we are replacing nafta with a brand-new u.s.-mexico candida agreement that everybody is canada agreement that everybody is loving. you have got to get congress to approve it. obstruction in congress, they won't even do things that are good for our country. they would rather have a loss then get something that is so good for our country. our farmers are happy. everybody is happy. you know what it does? it stops companies from moving out. makes it very hard for companies to say we are firing everybody
and moving to mexico. you know, that has been a bone of contention with me for many years. of ourseen 25% and more automobile business move to mexico. it's not going to happen anymore. not going to happen. pay nice,y want to big tariffs sending their cars back into this country. and by the way, tariffs have had an incredible effect. just ask the folks in china. when you ask, how are we doing in our negotiations? the fact is, and i say it openly, either they treat us fairly or they have to pay for the privilege of coming in and taking our wealth and taking our jobs. it's very simple. if you look back at our country when we were very rich, when we had no debt, when we had no
problems economically, if you take back -- if you take a look, 1888, the great tariff debate. our country had so much money they had to debate what to do with all the money, because tariffs were bringing in a fortune. , countries are negotiating with us very seriously because of the fact that they don't want to have to pay to come and take advantage of our country. that is at minimum. check it out. 1888. check it out. saidwill say donald trump 1888. we have achieved the largest decline in drug prices in 46 years. prescription drugs. i'm asking congress to work with
me to make prescription drugs affordable for every american family. we just got the largest decrease -- think of that. it's not easy. it's not easy. because we have middlemen. they take care of a lot of people for a lot of years. the drug companies, but even worse, the middlemen. they are not going to like me very much. they have made a lot of money. but think of that. for the first time in 46 years, we are going to phase three. statutorily, two statutorily, now phase three, getting drug prices down. to defeat aides. who knew that? we have medicines now that work wonders on aids. -freee looking to be aids and maybe help also the world.
[cheers and applause] we want to defeat aides. we want to defeat childhood cancer. we have made tremendous strides. tremendous strides. in the middle east, our brave warriors have liberated in iraqy 100% of isis and syria. you don't hear that. [cheers and applause] back trump: we have taken -- it will be announced soon, we will have 100%. when i took over this country, it was a mess. if i would not have been elected, and i have 70 people, and every time it happens, sir, thank you. this guy is like a monster. no, it's true. these people. this guy is like a monster. he is like this monster big strong guy. he says to me, thank you very
much. i don't know what to say, but that's ok. and he's crying. up,he said -- i'm walking and it happens all the time. thank you very much, mr. president. i said, for what? he said, you have saved our country. our country was going the wrong direction. you have saved our country. i have had so many people say that. [cheers and applause] so many people. is, i didthe truth not say our country -- save our country. it is very tough because we have so many things we are fighting, including these people. so many people that are either foolish or ill intentioned. but i did not save our country. you saved our country. you saved our country. [cheers and applause]
trump: nothing like this has ever happened before. in the world is watching. and when prime ministers and presidents and kings and queens talk to me, they say congratulations on what has happened with your economy. it is incredible. they are emulating what we are doing. [cheers and applause] pres. trump: so we continue to decimate the remnants -- because there are always going to be remnants -- we can take the area, the land, we will soon have 100%, but there are always remnants. they wrap themselves in bombs. they are lunatics. you are always going to have that, but we want to get 100%. it was so bad when i took over. it was going the opposite direction. syria, we want to bring our troops back home. it's time. [cheers and applause] pres. trump: it's time.
thanks to the extraordinary service of our military in we are inn, 19 years afghanistan, we may now be able to seek a political resolution that frankly they have wanted to talk about for a long time. we had them very hard. it has been 19 years. military ine on afghanistan, $50 billion a year, than most countries spend on their entire country. health care, education, everything. we spend more than they do. it's time to start thinking smart for our country. we want to build our country. we want to spend money in our country. we want to build our roads and highways and bridges and dams. last month the united states
recognized the legitimate government of venezuela and condemned the socialist brutality of the madura regime. ro regime. everywhere socialism has been implemented, it has produced poverty, misery, repression, and despair. yet there are those trying to implement socialism right here in the united states. [booing] pres. trump: so i again say to you, and i say it for the world to hear, america will never be a socialist country. [cheers and applause] [chanting usa]
pres. trump: we are born free, we will live free, and we will dive free. we will always be free. each of us here tonight is united by the same timeless values. we believe in the american constitution and our great rule of law. we believe in the dignity of work and the sanctity of life. we believe that faith and family, not government and bureaucracy, are the center of the american way. [cheers and applause] pres. trump: we believe in religious liberty, the right to free speech, and the right to keep and bear arms. [cheers and applause] we believe that children should
be taught to love our country, honor our incredible history, and always respect our great american flag. [cheers and applause] pres. trump: we believe the first duty of government is to be loyal to its citizens and we live by the words of our national motto that we are going to keep. in god we trust. [cheers and applause] pres. trump: these are the beliefs, traditions, and principles that bind us together as citizens, as neighbors, as great patriots. these are the values that unite people all across the great state of texas.
from houston to austin, from dallas to el paso. [cheers and applause] pres. trump: from the red rivers of the rio grande, the lone star state embodies the spirit of no othernce like maybe place anywhere in the world. and you have always embraced the cause of american freedom like no one else. this is a state where william travis, james bowie, and davy crockett made their last stand at the alamo. this is the state where a small band of patriots at the battle
of gonzales armed with a single a powerfuld down army and declared, come and take it. [cheers and applause] pres. trump: come on, take it. state where generations of farmers, ranchers , oil workers, and pioneers helped build the most extraordinary nation in all of human history. that's what we are. we were losing track. we did not lose track anymore. generations of texas patriots who came before, you are going to make your stand. that is what we have done. we have made our stand together. this is a big group of millions
and millions of people that have come together like never before in our history. this has never happened before. [cheers and applause] safety, for for sovereignty, and for the sacred rights given to us by the hand of almighty god. [cheers and applause] pres. trump: we are one united movement, one united people, and one united states of america. together with the proud and incredible and great people of the state of texas, we will make america wealthy again. [cheers and applause] pres. trump: we will make america strong again.
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senate negotiators announced they had reached an agreement in principle to fund the federal government and resolve disputes over immigration. theard shelby announced deal, saying he hoped the white house would support the agreement. in theng to the story washington post, the framework for the deal would provide more than 1.3 billion dollars for barriers along the border, including 55 miles of new fencing with certain restrictions on the location. cut back down from the demand on limits. immigration than customs enforcement could use them to detain undocumented immigrants. the white house had not said whether or not the president will agree with a plan. without a deal, federal funding expires at midnight on friday. >> c-span's washington journal, live every day with news and policy issues that impact you. coming up tuesday morning, connecticut democratic congressman jim himes joins us
to talk about the war powers act and fridays government funding deadline. we will discuss immigration and border security with the center for immigration studies' mark. with thecussion veterans affairs correspondent. be sure to watch c-span's 7:00ngton journal, live at eastern, tuesday morning. join the discussion. on the c-spany networks at 11:00 a.m. eastern, we are live from dearborn, michigan, for the funeral of john dingell, the longest-serving member of the u.s. house, who died last thursday at 92 years of age. at 3:35 p.m., his casket arrives at the u.s. capitol. on c-span2, the senate continues work on legislation regarding public lands and natural resources management. a final passage wrote him a bill expected in the afternoon. the chamber also vote on whether barr'snce william
nomination as attorney general. on c-span3 at 9:30 a.m., the senate armed services committee looks at operations in the u.s. indo pacific command and u.s. forces korea. former texas representative beto o'rourke, a potential 2020 presidential candidate, held a rally in el paso, texas. the rally challenged president trump's statements that a wall in el paso impacted crime rates. mr. on the telling the story of thelma white, he graduated -- douglas high from school in el paso in 1954. rep. o'rourke: denied entry because of the color of her skin. she did not allow that injustice to deter her or to dampen her