President Trump at Conservative Political Action Conference CSPAN March 2, 2019 12:07pm-2:19pm EST
of you. >> call it out. was it over the line? will you call it out? >> matt, i ask the questions here. >> i will blame matt. here is something you did on lou dobbs. >> do you watch lou dobbs? this is good. >> ima pro-immigration republican. >> you do not sound like it. >> maybe you should meet my wife. >> can i talk? >> the larger issue is the fear mongering. the fear mongering. >> there is no fear mongering. is therefore thousand people coming to our country illegally or not? you are not open to anything you do not agree on. >> then why am i on your show? believe if we cannot talk to each other on these platforms, our democracy is doomed.
[applause] ♪ >> hello, everyone. guess what? is the biggest and best way of ever seen. [applause] [cheers] >> as you know, this is the largest hotel in our nations capital and we have packed to -- we are packed to capacity with standing room only. we are so full, even our overflow rooms have overflow
rooms. [laughter] >> and we even opened up the wall in the back. take a look behind it wave to everyone standing in the back of the room. not just the back of the room, for the first time ever we have added three satellite campuses, because we cannot get everyone in the largest hotel. [cheers and applause] >> we have one at liberty university in west virginia. [applause] >> at colorado christian university. [applause] in california, pepperdine university. [applause] >> and we told you about our new conservative unions in japan and now in australia. [applause] million watched us
last year across the country and across the world. folks, we are making a difference. [applause] >> and as we walk around these halls, what have we learned? a lot. [laughter] despite all the media coverage of republicans split and conservative crack ups, this movement has never been so unified. the activists,u, have never felt so vindicated. [applause] workedny of you, i have in republican circles for decades. but like most conservatives, i i -- so i wasat
one of those who rooted for the outsider. partisan trump that president trump has taken on the powerful, they established, the untouchable. and like ronald reagan, whne he wants to recharge -- when he wants to recharge he connects with his base, here at cpac. [applause] why do is support this president? well, here is one. he doesn't think or act like a politician. [cheers and applause] he thinks like an entrepreneur, focusing on the big picture, and what we have to do now to get america back. you know what else? he is putting it all on the line.
this president is working for free in an attempt to get the country on the right path. and you know what else? beats the left at their own game. [laughter] [applause] a national media believes the first amendment was created predominantly for them. believessident trump that the constitution is about all of us, americans. [applause] and he ran on a clear agenda, that he is hell-bent on implementing it, no matter who opposes him. it is true, i am traditional enough to judge a man by half patriots those he loves. which is especially true at this
year's cpac. even in the midst of nuclear diplomacy, mr. president, we are happy that when you walked away, you walked here to be with us. cheers] [applause] and, my wife loves working for you. and as for friends, well, we all watched him have the spine to stand by a good man, my friend justice brett kavanaugh. [applause] [loud cheers] please welcome to the cpac
then a third. ell,then i said, "what the h let's run for president." it is wonderful to be back with some of the great patriots, old friends and great, young conservatives. what a feature you have. -- g future you have. our movement and our future in our country is unlimited. what we have done together has never been done in the history, maybe even beyond our country, maybe in the history of our world. they came from the mountains and the valleys, and the cities, they came from all over and what we did in 2016, the election with a capital "e." it has never been done before and i think we will do it again in 2020 and of the numbers are going to be bigger.
[loud cheers] usa, usa, usa, usa, usa, usa, usa. [crowd chanting] pres. trump: we all had to endure, we had 17 republicans, plus me. [laughter] pres. trump: and i was probably more of a conservative, than a republican, people do not understand that. they didn't understand it. i think now with what we have done with the judiciary, i think they get it very well and it is driving the other side crazy. but we all had to endure, remember? how many times did you hear for months and months, there is no way to 270. there is no way to 270.
they couldn't get me there, we might as well have given up. but there was not any way to do 270. i went to maine and i got one, but we didn't need it. we won maine. remember? we won both in nebraska. we won in maine. we got the one, but we didn't need the one, because we didn't need the 270, we got more. [applause] a state called wisconsin. a stakeholder michigan, whereby the way, -- where, by the way, fiat chrysler just announced a $4.5 billion incredible expansion and new plants, doubling their workforce. many car companies have moved
back to michigan and are continuing to do so. big numbers, nobody ever thought they would see that happen. so i think we are going to do even better in 2020. i think we will do numbers people have not seen for a long time. [cheers and applause] pres. trump: the men and women here today are on the front lines of protecting america's interests, defending america's values, and reclaiming our nation's priceless heritage. it is true. [applause] wes. trump: with your help, are reversing decades of blunders and betrayals. these are serious, serious betrayals to our nation and to do everything we stand for. it has been done by the failed ruling class that enriched foreign countries at our expense.
it was not america first, in many cases it was america last. those days are over, long over. [cheers] [applause] >> trump, trump, trump. pres. trump: america is winning again. respected again. knows it.rld when i meet with prime minister's, with presidents, and i get along with them, because they know that was his taken place over many years, long before the obama administration, they cannot believe themselves that they got away with it.
they cannot believe it. an impossible thing. and they like me. and the reason they like me -- [applause] pres. trump: they tell me. they say, mr. president -- president xi of china, we have a great relationship, i say, "how is it possible that you got away with this for so long?" ause nobody, "bec ever asked us to change." it is true. when they charge 40% tariffs on our cars going into china, and we charge them nothing coming into our country. when they raise their tariff 40%.10% to 25%, then to and they said to me, we expected that somebody would call and say, you cannot do that. nobody called, so we left it.
and i do not blame them. we should have been doing the same thing to them. but we didn't. [applause] pres. trump: what? hard to believe. it's hard to believe. but now things are different. now we are negotiating with china. they wouldn't negotiate with previous administrations. but i found some very old laws from when our country was rich, really rich. the old tariff laws. we had to dust them off. you could hardly see them, it was so dusty. but they were not terminated. we started getting politically correct, even back then. i said, when we were doing the great things, what happened to those laws? and i checked.
82, i found 301, 3 one from 1938, where we could do what we have to do. but you know, they had a debate in -- and it was really a rough time in our country. because we had so much money we didn't know what the hell to do with it. it was called the great terror if debate -- tariff debate. mark will look this up. the problem is, if i make a little mistake, he will let us know on sunday night. i have to be very careful when i talk about this. [laughter] [applause] pres. trump: but it was the great tariff debate of 1888. and the debate was, we didn't know what to do with all the money we were making. we were so rich.
and mckinley, prior to being president, he was very strong on protecting our assets, protecting our country. and he made statements that others cannot come into our country and steal our wealth and steal our jobs and build their country and not defend our country, we cannot do that, we can't ever allow that to happen. [loud cheers] [chanting] [indiscernible]
pres. trump: you know, i don't know, maybe you know. i'm totally off script. thank you, darling. [laughter] [applause] pres. trump: you know, i am totally off script right now. and this is how i got elected, by being off script. [loud cheers] [chanting] pres. trump: if we do not go off script, our country is in big trouble, folks. we have to get it back. when i look at what is happening on the other side, i encourage it. i say, no, no, i think the new
greendale, or whatever the -- green deal, or whatever the hell they call it. deal, in new encourage it. i think it is really something that they should promote. [laughter] pres. trump: they should work hard on. it is something our country needs. desperately, they have to go out and get it, but i will take the other side of that argument, only because i am mandated to. but they should stay with that argument and never change. [laughter] [applause] pres. trump: no planes. no energy . when the window stops blowing, that is the end of your electric. let's hurry up. darling, is the wind blowing today? i would like to watch television, darling. [laughter] [applause]
pres. trump: it is true. the great terror of debate -- tariff debate of 1888. and then we had so much money, we could do whatever we wanted. we build forces that were incredible. and then they ended tariffs. they ended tariffs. somebody got stupid and they ended tariffs. they said it is ok for other nations to come in. i when i use a certain word, but everybody knows the word i want to use. should i use it? i won't do it. our great first lady always says, do not use certain words please. i said, but audience wanted me to do it.
she said, don't to do it. if i do do that, they were not put the little preamble that i went through and they would just use the word you to say, isn't that terrible? i have learned, because with the fake news -- [boos] pres. trump: if you tell a joke, if you are sarcastic, if you are having fun with the audience, if you on live television with millions of people and 25,000 people in an arena people in an arena, if you say something like russia, please, if you can get us hillary clinton's in- -- emails. [cheers] pres. trump: please, russia, please.
please get us the emails. [cheers] up"]ting "lock her pres. trump: everybody is having a good time. we are laughing.
askedhat fake cnn says he russia to get the emails. horrible. they are talking about one of the points. he asked russia for the emails. these people are sick. i am telling you, they know the game. they know the game. dirtiery it dirty, than it has ever been played. the thing we have done is very special because of tariffs. i know there are people in the
republican party and even conservatives, good conservatives don't like tariffs. i'm not liking or not liking. the greatest negotiating tool in the history of our country. do you think china would be sending their top representatives over? right now, china is paying 25% terror on $50 billion worth of technology goods. i was then going to charge them 25% on $200 billion. not $200 million. that is a lot. b.s is billion with a i was nice because we are having a very strong negotiation. i tell president xi, this is nothing to hide. i would never be talking like this because in theory it could hurt your negotiating position. i can because it is true.
i left it at 10% on $200 billion. we lost so much money with china, $500 billion a year, and disaster,o much a just one country. we are losing to everybody almost. china is
one country. $507 billion for many years. the beauty is this. putve $250 billion more to tariffs on. the numbers are staggering. billions of dollars are pouring into our treasury for those of you that have not done the research, if you look at the 25%, our country as it turned out, and i am in no rush because i am fine with this. i am fine with it. of the 25 points, we have paid
for four points. china has paid for 21 points. -- not tax on our really. what china will do sometimes is they will subsidize it. the tax really is incredible. i can negotiate. then you have senators and if you congressman, but not mark meadows. where is the great mark meadows? man. [cheers] and jimump: mark jordan. [cheers] pres. trump: i want to name every one of those couple of hundred of people. we have a lot. i want to name every dam one of them -- damn one of them. they have been fighting. i see mark in the audience, deb.
his wife is incredible. he would be nowhere without her. they fight so hard on this witchhunt, this phony deal they put together, this funny thing that looks like it is dying, so they don't have anything with russia. there is no collusion. let's inspect every deal he has ever done. we are going to go into his finances. we are going to check his deals. these people are sick. [laughter] pres. trump: i saw a little shifty shchiff yesterday. into a meeting. he said, we are going to look into his finance. where did that come from? he always talked about russia. the collusion delusion. we're waiting for a report,
and we will find out who we are dealing with. we are waiting for a report by people who were not elected. we have the greatest election, in all fairness, i used to hear andrew jackson. this was now greater than the election of andrew jackson. people say that. i am not saying it. this was the equivalent or greater. they used to go to ronald reagan. when i started, this is ronald reagan. then we started doing really well. they were coming from everywhere. white ones.ts, and the key is not the color. the key is what it says, make america great again. [cheers] pres. trump: we had the greatest of all time. now we had people that lost, and unfortunately you put the wrong people in a couple of positions, and they leave people for a long time that should not be there.
all of a sudden, they are trying to take you out with bullshit. [cheers] pres. trump: now, robert mueller never received a vote, and neither did the person that appointed him. as you know, the attorney general says i am going to recus e myself. i said, why the hell did he not tell me that before i put him in? how do you accuse yourself? the person who appointed robert mueller never received a vote. robert mueller put 13 of the angriest democrats in the history of our country on the
commission. how do you do that? these are angry, angry people. one of them was involved with the hillary clinton foundation, running it. another one has perhaps the worst reputation of any human being i have ever seen. all killers. it would have been actually better for them if they put half and half, and mueller can do whatever he wants anyway. we had conflicts. i had a nasty business transaction with robert mueller a number of years ago. i said, why wasn't that mentioned? he wanted the job as fbi director. i did not give it to him. why isn't that mentioned? lying james comey, is his best friend. james comey is his best friend. [boos] pres. trump: those are a few of
the conflicts. other than that, it is wonderful. [laughter] pres. trump: everybody is waiting. i thought of it this morning, mark, and i heard you made an incredible speech this morning, mark levine. i will see it later. i guarantee, i will be watching it later. i have one of the great inventions in history. it is called tivo. i think it is actually better than television because television is practically useless without tivo. i will be watching it later, mark. people that got no votes. i heard this morning, president trump is waiting for the mueller report. wait a minute. let me get this straight. recusesttorney general himself, and i don't fire him. no obstruction. that's the other thing. if you use your rights, if you
use your power, if you use article two, it is called obstruction. only for trump, nobody else. the attorney general is weak and ineffective, and he doesn't do what he should have done. somebody that never got a vote letter, powerful horrible about comey. yvery single democrat said come should be fired or worse if possible. everybody, inan, fact when i fired comey, i said, , i am doinglania something today because it really has to be done. he's bad. he's a bad, bad guy.
that's been proven now with all of the emails. something has to be done. the good news, it is going to be bipartisan. it is going to be so popular. every democrat hates him. every republican hates him. he did a horrible job at the fbi. speak to the real agents. speak to the real people. the people at the fbi are incredible people. not the sleaze on top. [applause] pres. trump: i said to the first lady, you know the good news, the good news is this is going to be so bipartisan. everybody is going to love it. we fired comey. schumer, who called for his sta,gnation many times, pode i believe that day, because he still has not gotten over getting has ass kicked, i
believe that they call for his resignation. aigns.eat genius of camp ye called for the come resignation. sayuld say, mark, would you virtually every democrat? i can't think of anybody who said he is doing a good job. the good newsnia, this will be a popular thing. i fire a bad cop. cop, and all of a sudden the democrats say, how dare he fire him. how dare he do this? that's where we are. ofare in the swamp washington, d.c. we are winning, and they are
not. we are winning, and they are not. [cheers and applause] just to finish, i will tell you, matt is loving this. he is saying, this is a lot more than we paid for. normally you read a few pages, and you say bye folks. i am in love. you are in love. we are in love together. we have done something nobody has ever done. [cheers and applause] it's easy.: you know, great friend of mine from new york, he is a stone cold killer. he is a brutal man. he is not even a good friend of mine because he would turn on me in two seconds, but he is a very
rich guy. he said, what are you going to speak about today? i said, i don't know. he said, i just heard that you have the biggest crowd in the history of cpac. not only in this giant room, they are in many hotel rooms all over the place. you are just better at real estate than they are. [cheers and applause] pres. trump: but this guy, you all know his name, very rich guy. he had a problem with the thing called public speaking. if he has to speak to more than five people, he chokes. [laughter] pres. trump: cannot breathe. he kills people for a living, meaning mentally and financially. if there is an audience of nine,
it is like. he said to me, how the hell do you do that? i said it is easy. there is so much love in this room. it is easy to talk. you can talk your heart out. there is love in this room. it is easy. [cheers and applause] it is easy. it is easy. that from the day i came down with your first lady on the escalator in trump tower. it has been easy. you know what, we never had an mdc. we went out and helped ted cruz. we helped so many people. i will tell you what, we did not do those 32 rallies. it was not easy. when you are doing rallies with 25,000, 30,000 people.
peoples, we had 109,000 sign up. we used the houston rockets arena. we were sending notices, please don't come. that's a little different. usually people are begging, can somebody come? we never had an mdc. of course, the washington post wrote an article. [boos] pres. trump: listen to this. he wrote an article, got there for hours early, took a picture of an empty arena. he said not very good crowd size. i never thought because i don't follow the guy, but the thousands of the people in that arena that was packed with 25,000 people that could not get our hours got in f early because he doesn't fly private. [laughter]
pres. trump: maybe it is because of the carbon footprint. he got there hours early. the playset that started taking people. there was virtually nobody. whatever it was, 18,000, when you have nobody it is a little scary looking. you took pictures. you know who got even? our people. we had people sitting on the stairwells. i don't think we had an empty seat since we announced, and from the day we came down the escalator, i don't think we have had an empty seat at any a rena, any stadium. this is never, ever happened before. it in 2020 to verify with an even bigger victory. [cheers and applause]
[chanting "four more years"] by the way, just to finish that story. the great sarah huckabee and mercedes, who is incredible. cities, thank you. they always say -- mercedes, thank you. they always say -- they are good people. they say, don't bring it up. don't fight. they don't understand, if i don't explain it, how are they going to understand? remember the empty arena? the washington post in this particular writer, i thought he was going to get fired. if that was a conservative, he would have been fired on the spot. he would have been humiliated for what he did.
it was fake news. nobody was in the arena. there were thousands outside. they had not opened the gates yet. our did the same thing at big inauguration speech. you take a look at those crowds. i watched one of the evening shows that are ridiculous how horrible they are, how mean, how horrible. i watched it by mistake. [laughter] from trump: they showed the white house all the way down, they showed there were people -- nobody has ever seen it. the capital down to the washington monument, people. i saw pictures that there were no people. those pictures were taken hours before. they always mention crowd sizes. he talks about crowd sizes. i am constantly bugging mercedes
whenever we had a slow moment. show them the pictures. show them and compare them with what they put on television. those pictures were taken hours before. remember this also, not that obama would do this, but we had fencing all the way down to the washington monument. it was raining. it was wet. women and men, and i consider them totally people. for the men i know, it is probably easier for the women to make the walk. they had to walk all the way down. they had to walk in high heels in many cases. they had to walk down to the washington monument and back. i looked and made a speech, and i said before i got on to the people sitting next to me, i have never seen anything like this. look at that crowd. it was wide.
we had a crowd -- i have never seen a thing like it. i have to live -- i have to live with crowd size. it is all a phony deal. i saw pictures just the other night of practically no people. ouras taken hours before great day. that was a great day for us. people came from all over. people came from all over. said, sir, mercedes it doesn't matter. nobody cares. i said, but i care. [laughter] pres. trump: and people care. people care. i will give it to the great one, mark levine. i will give him the picture. i will show you where they showed an empty field. you will see the sun.
the sun is starting to rise. you can have some fun. you will get big ratings on your show. sunday night, everybody. sunday night. 10:00. sunday night at 10:00. thank you. i knew that, actually. thank you. let's get back into what i am here for. don't fall asleep. don't fall asleep, right? don't fall asleep. somebody said, the speech he made, sir, the state of the union speech was incredible. [cheers and applause] pres. trump: they said that was so great. i said, i did, i got great reviews, even from some of the really bad ones out there. , they following morning
had to change. the head people called. what are you doing? a lot of it is not the people on television. it is their bosses. sunday we are going to have to figure out why, meadows, why that is. if you are building a great country. you have the best employment numbers. more people are working today in the u.s. than ever before in the history of our country. [cheers and applause] pres. trump: you say, why are they upset by that? why? why are they upset by that? slashed 30,000 pages of job killing regulations from the federal register. .hat is an all time record package ofhe largest tax cuts and reforms in american history.
[cheers and applause] pres. trump: we got rid of the individual mandate, which was a big deal. which should lead to the ending of the disaster known as obamacare. it should. [applause] pres. trump: the great state of texas has a case, and it was literally based on the individual mandate. now that it is gone, i don't know how they rule against it. we will have to find out. the battle will soon be up in the supreme court of the united states. we will see what happens. then we are going to get together with the democrats and come up with really great health care, ok? really great health care. [applause] pres. trump: one of the other things we did in our tax package anwar, perhaps the largest field of oil and gas in the
world. i got it approved. i did don't want to get it approved for a certain reason. somebody treated me very badly. i don't get that vote very often. then i get a call from a friend of mine. he is in the oil business. he is a knowledgeable guy comes to oil and gas. he said to me, hey, and they all call me mr. president. years,friends for 35 donny, don, now they call me, mr. president, sir. [laughter] pres. trump: how are you? i have a friend in new york. he calls me. i have known this guy so long, from kindergarten. it's true. how you doing? i get a call the other day, mr. president, how are you sir? i said, richard, lighten up.
call me donald. you have known me, i don't want to say. i don't want my wife to hear the number. [laughter] pres. trump: actually that's true. that's actually true. saidrd came up, and he i've known your husband for 65 years. i said, don't say that. say 25, 30. don't say 65 years. richard, calld, me donald like you always do. call me don. ok, don. he gets his breath. two minutes later, mr. president. [laughter] pres. trump: maybe that's a good thing. that is called respect for the office. many, many of my friends. [applause] pres. trump: that was not in the
script either, mark. now,e renegotiating, right horrible trade deal that we are cracking down, and we are really doing a number, cracking down on countries that sheet and standing up -- cheat and standing up for the american worker for the first time in many decades. [applause] pres. trump: many decades. our workers have been treated horribly. a country announces they are closing their plant in michigan, or pennsylvania, or ohio. they are closing. they are going to move to mexico. they are going to move to china. they are going to move somewhere else. then they sell their cars, no tax. make them in mexico, sell them here. no tax, no nothing.
those days are all gone, folks. they are all gone. [cheers and applause] pres. trump: in the new deal with mexico and canada, the usmca, it is very hard, prohibitively hard for a company to fire its 4000 workers and moved to mexico or some other location. they can do it, i guess, if they want, but it is costly. it is painful. it used to be -- i have been talking about this for a long time. i used to say it is a most like we are giving them an incentive to leave our country. i am for america first. that was not for america first. [applause] have great: we companies that are now moving back to our country. they are coming back in. they're coming back in.
i ame way, you know building the wall. we are finishing the wall. we got a lot of money. [cheers and applause] pres. trump: it's in the thing. "buuildh -- chanting ild the wall"] some people in the room don't like this. we are down to 3.7% unemployment. think of this, i get all of these companies moving in. they need workers. we have to bring people into this country. this is not necessarily what i was saying during the campaign because i never knew we would be as successful as we have been. companies are roaring
back into our country. now we need people to come in. we need workers to come in. they need to come in legally. they have got to come in through merit, merit, merit. [applause] [chanting usa] pres. trump: they have to come in through marriage, they have to be people who can help us and love our country, not hate our country. we have people in congress right now, we have people in congress that hate our country. [applause] pres. trump: you know that, we can name everyone of them. they hate our country. yelling]
pres. trump: sad. very sad. when i see some of the things being made, the statements being made, it's very sad. how did they do -- give me a country, ask, how did they do? were they succeeding? ask that question. someone would say that's terrible, but i don't mind, i will bring it up. how did they do in their country? not so good. not so good. we havewe need workers, to bring in workers. one other thing, because we have a lot of people who are important people in terms of votes. senators. congress men. us that hetor tells is a free trader, so i mine. i am a fair trader. i am a free trader. but when a senator said we cannot do tariffs, or at a
minimum, we are able to use this tremendous power that i have. nobody knew it existed. i'm able to use it at a minimum to negotiate fair trade. they would not even be talking to us, because it is so one-sided. last year we lost 800. almost 800 million dollars on trade. it's not sustainable. you can't do that. now we are making great trade deals. but when some of the senators, good people. i think they are good people, i just don't understand their thinking. so i say, india is a high tariff nation. when we send a motorcycle to india they charge 100%. when india sends a motorcycle to us, we charge them nothing. i want to reciprocal tax. or at least i want to charge a tax. it is a reciprocal tax.
[applause] here's what i don't understand. i have had a lot of people, lindsey graham, i said, it's not his thing necessarily. it's not the thing he is most adept at it, he is smart. i said, lindsay, if they charge us 100, we charge them. it makes sense to me. ,nd he gets onto judiciary things he likes interesting -- he is a smart guy. he said, i will never forget, it took me a minute, which is a long time. they charge 100, we charge nothing. now we have reciprocal. but what happens now, for those that really think about tariffs and do not like them for whatever reason. that's ok. what's going to happen is in many cases, instead of 100 100, you will have 0-0, that's going to happen. that is going to happen.
but you have to start working say theysenators that cannot approve this deal. i want to charge india, i'm using it as an example but it's a high tariff nation. nobody knows it because nobody knows what they are doing. india is a high tariff. they charge a tremendous amount. they charge 100, so i say i will not charge 100 but i will charge 25%. and i hear this turmoil in the senate. because we are charging. i call a couple guys up and i say listen, they are charging us 100, for the exact same product, i want to charge them 25. and i feel foolish charging 25. it should be 100. and i'm doing 25 because of you. i want to get your support. sir, that's not free-trade. where did these people come from? where did they come from?
where? where did they come from? i need your help. i need your help. where did they come from? it can only be 1, 2, three things. -- iw their first one, even like some of them. but they are smart. we take that out of the equation. and i know they do not have evil intentions. and it could be, i guess, may, these companies are all owned by people. and these people are generous. campaign contributions are generous. could that be possible? i don't think so. i hope not. we are talking about our country. we cannot allow a country to charges 100%, and we get nothing for the same exact product. for one thing, they don't
respect us. .hey think we are stupido they don't respect us. but let me tell you something. the world respects our country. they respect us. [applause] pres. trump: and america is now booming. like never before. other countries are doing poorly. other countries are doing very poorly. that makes it even harder for us to be successful. and we have a gentleman that likes raising interest rates in the fed. gentleman that loves quantitative tightening in the fed. we have a gentleman that likes a strong dollar in the fed. things, let'sose
be reasonable, you understand. with all of that. we are doing great. can you imagine if we left interest rates where they were, no if inflation, essentially. can you imagine if we left interest rates where they were. if we didn't do taunted -- quantitative tightening. taking money out of the market. if we didn't do quantitative tightening, this could lead to a lower daughter -- a lower dollar. a little bit. i want a dollar that will be great for our country, not a dollar that is so strong that it's prohibitive for us to be dealing with other nations and taking their business. [applause] since the election we have created a number that i would have said during the campaign, the news would have said this is
crazy. 5.3 million new jobs, including 600,000 beautiful, brand-new, manufacturing jobs that were never going to come back to our country. [applause] pres. trump: these are jobs that were never coming back. remember, not to talk badly about the other administration. but if that theory when forward with crooked hillary winning the election, instead of being up almost 50% with the stock market you would have been down 50%. it was heading down. it was
going to be a disaster. we have nearly 5 million americans that have been lifted off of food stamps. nobody thought that was possible. [applause]
the unemployment ine has reached the lowest over 51 years, and african-americans, and you've heard me say this many times, hispanic americans, asian american unemployment rates are at their hall time historic lows. lowsere all time historic -- their all time historic lows. [applause] african-american income has reached an all-time high. when i'm on the debate stage with one of these maniacs. i mean. trains to hawaii. how do you get to europe? we have not figured that one out yet, we don't use airplanes.
you see what i'm doing in california, the fast train? it goes from san francisco to los angeles. by hundreds ofet millions of dollars. but i have a great idea for the new governor, he's a nice guy. when he speaks about me he's not so nice, but face-to-face he loves me. he said you're a great president and you are doing a great job. he will probably deny it, but check the phone records at the white house. everyone else does. check them. check them. [yelling] [cheering] honestly, the management of the forest is very bad, that's one of the problems they have. you have to get those for us, we cannot keep sending billions of dollars and losing the -- and losing hundreds of lives.
you have to clean it up. it's called management. when a tree falls, you cannot let the environmentalists say you cannot take that tree out. it becomes a matchstick. it hits a flame, it goes up, the leaves, every once in a while, you have to remove the leaves. i guy smoking a cigarette, he throws it away, he doesn't mean it, if it catches on fire we lose acres and people are killed. you have to have management. but he called me up the other day, recently, let's say four weeks ago, and said i just want to tell you you are a great president and you are one of the smartest people i've ever met. that's what he said. will he admitted? no, i doubt it. but that's what he said. and you are doing a great job, and he started talking about additional money for the fire. which is ok. we have great talks. i like him. gavin newsom, i like him. nice guy.
politicians, they say things to your space and you see they are -- your face, and on a news conference you are like where did he come from? where did he come from? but everyone in this country, right now, because of our new economy is doing well, except for the never trumpers. but they are on mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. [applause] mouth-to-mouth. [applause] mouth-to-mouth. they are hanging in, a couple of them. these guys have got me -- not , basicallytrumpers dishonest people. let's face it, whether you like me or not, if my name was smith instead of trump, and if you
told them i put in over 100 federal judges, it will soon be 145 federal judges and two supreme court nominees, and 17 appellate division judges, that we have the best economy, the best employment numbers, and unemployment numbers, more regulations cut in two years than any president that has ever done. we've taken care of our military $1.7 billion. [applause] think of what we did. our --f what we did with ink of the numbers that we have for our military. we have numbers nobody has ever heard of. , because i'mroblem a cost cutter, you are all cost
cutters. but we have to take care of our military. we have to. , that wason we spend the first year. billion.d year $760 i have no choice. i would like to spend less, obama was spending much less, but the military was being depleted. he was fighting in endless wars. they never end. and as a probably today or tomorrow we will actually have 100% of the caliphate in syria. [applause] 100% [applause] and there will be a small group of guys and gals, but we want to bring our people back home. it's time. we will be in syria for four
months, -- we wanted to be in syria for four months, and it's been five years. we want to fix our country, our bridges, or highways, all roads, our schools, our country. a general who by i had to fire, i said general how long before we get 100% of the caliphate? he said sir, two years. i said i cannot take two years. and i flew to iraq, the first time i left the white house. because i stayed at the white house for months because i wanted the democrats to get back from their vacations from hawaii . i figured it would look good if i stayed in the white house so you people vote for me. i figured it would look good. so i stayed in the white house. and i'll tell you what.
florida, iife go to stayed for thanksgiving. i was in the white house for a long time, months, months. i had cabin fever in the white house. if you have to have cabin fever, that's the place to do it. [applause] i was there for a number of months, through christmas, i spent my new year's all by myself. don't cry. was me and about 500 men and women outside with machine guns. i never saw so many beautiful looking machine guns. i looked at that equipment and i said man, they sit in the trees, on the lawn, i told people i am in this mess, people don't know how big the white house -- it's one of the most beautiful laces
in the world. i made a lot of money with luxury. this building is in 1799, this is when the president comes. to him it was like a brand-new house. comes, 1799ident xi is like a brand-new house. in china they go back a thousand years. but i sat at the white house for took a except except i day off. i flew to a lovely place called , and i got there at night. and i said to myself this is interesting because they say sir, all of the lights in the plane are going off. i said why? toause were getting ready land, we are in our out. but what about the shades? we turn the lights on, we put the shades down.
we are landing and i go up and i look, i like to sit with pilots. i respect people who know what they are doing. and these are the best in the world. [applause] and the pilot says sir, we are landing in approximately 1.5 minutes. and i say but there is no runway. no sir, the runway is right up there. i don't see it, i have good vision. at least for my age. for my age i have great vision. like aon't have vision 35 euros captain. he said it's right up there. i said sorry captain, should we lift off and try to get -- captain there is no runway. he says it's right up there. we land. there's is practically no lights. these are pin spots. spent $7 trillion in the
middle east and we can land the 20ne with the lights on years later. how bad is it? about is it? out about is it? $7 trillion and we have to fly in with no lights. incredibleome people. i met some incredible people. generals. , thef them came from syria operation in syria and i was upset with my generals because they were not getting it finished. i want the job done and i want to bring people back home. [applause] not fair. this is why i flew. so i met generals i didn't know. general one, general two, ,eneral three, these generals there's no person in hollywood that could play the role. these guys are perfect people.
i said what is your name? sir, my name is raisin. what the hell kind of a name, like the fruit? yes sir, raisin. what is your last name? kane. raisin cane. you have to be kidding. i just made him a big star. matus when did with i said -- mattis, when i gave him a new nickname. we changed his name, called him mad dog. it wasn't working too well. so what happened was i flew to iraq, i wanted to meet people on site because i learned more from soldiers from generals. i tell that to the generals all the time. but i didn't have to go. i didn't have to go. airport, thehis most incredible thing. we must have spent $3 billion building it.
it's one of the reasons i don't want to leave iraq. how do we leave this? so i have raisin cane, three other generals, kernels, kernelss -- sergeants, -- col why is it going to take two years to knock off 4%, which is what we had left. it won't sir. why won't it? it won't sir. we attacked them in a different manner. we can do it faster. ok general raisin cane, how fast -- sir, we can have it totally finished in one week. one week. i was told two years. one week. that's right sir. we are only hitting them from a temporary base in syria. but if you gave us permission we could hit them from the back,
the side, allover, from the base you're on now. they won't know what hit them. [applause] they won't know what the hell hit them. why didn't my other generals tell me that? why didn't they tell me that? i said did you tell them that. not our place to say it sir. they come in from washington, we have to take orders. you are the first to ask us our opinion. [applause] true. true. true. true. i said i'mack and going to get back to you soon raisin, i think you are great. i like you raisin cane. say, we are in iraq. . i was here at a short time.
i flew right in. but incredible. what you learn from being on site. my father was a builder. to say, nobody ever got rich by sitting behind a desk. true. true. say, you have to be with the contractors, you have to see it there. you have to cut back every nail dropped. every piece of wood can be sold. you have to be on the site. you have to see what they are building, while they are under construction, is it straighter kirk at and you have to fix it before they build it not after they build it when you rip everything down. true. you don't get rich by sitting behind a desk. so i didn't want to do that. and i'm in the white house and i was lonely. i said let's go to iraq.
heck -- a helluva meeting in iraq. and those generals, not just raisin cane. general kane. those generals were great. they were gung ho. and it's true. if you talk central casting, these guys. it's incredible. him tod a sergeant, take hollywood, make a military movie and he's the star of the movie. that happened once before. they brought a man in, a drill sergeant to teach some actor how to be a drill sergeant. the drill sergeant was so incredible that he ended up starring in the movie and he should've gotten the academy award but he didn't. because hollywood discriminates against people. you know the movie i'm talking about, what was that movie? you know the movie. but while we are making great strides. and our country is doing as well
and may be in many ways better than it has ever done. democratic lawmakers are now embracing socialism. they want to replace individual rights with total government -- just this week. more than 100 democrats in congress signed up for a socialist takeover of american health care. their radical government run would lead to colossal tax increases. increases like you've never seen. and take away private coverage from over 180 million americans. we have some great private coverage. and we have initiated some plans, like the new cooperative plan, where you get better insurance than the amount -- than the affordable care act for the fraction of the cost.
but nothing is more extreme than the plan to completely take over american energy. and completely destroy america's economy through their new green deal -- green new deal. [boos] it was described as a high school term paper written by a poor student. so who would believe it? it is so bad. but i will be honest, i said saturday morning, could we spend time. either way, is everyone ok? [applause] thing, if one person get so quickly. but i haven't seen anyone leaving. nobody has left.
i locked those doors. times, one time the press said, people left. do you know where they went, to the bathroom, they came back. seats andtwo empty they showed empty seats. the people left in front of me. and i said maybe this isn't good. and then they came back. they went to the bathroom. a fake news showed a picture on the front page of these seats. we never have empty seats. the green new deal would completely abolish the american -- americanal gas oil, natural gas, and coal industries. we are the biggest in the world because of moves i have made. it's happened over the last two years. we are trying to speed up pipelines in texas, we are very
close to getting them approved. when that happens we will go for another 30 to 40%. we need pipeline approval. we will have it quickly, it would've taken -- it was going to be a 14 to 15 year process. we should have it done -- we will pick up 30% to 40%. their plan would remove every gas powered car. that's not so bad. have one car to instead of two. and it should be electric. tell people know more cars. i think the auto industry will not do well under these plans. i don't think so. it's not looking good. somenk maybe you could see bad stock prices if that passes. it would end air travel. if you get on a train don't worry about it.
you just have to cross 95% of the world. and it would force the destruction or renovation of every existing structure in the united states. new york city would have to rip down buildings. i don't think so. this is the craziest thing. but i see senators there for 20 years, white hair. see i don't have white hair. [laughter] i don't have white hair. so i see these white hairs, longtime senators, standing behind this young woman, and she's ranting and raving like a .unatic and these senators yes, i agree with this. yes i agree. the crazy female senator from the state of ohio, the state of , she's like a crazed person. what she said about men is so bad.
sot she said about men is bad. but she is standing in the hallway, she didn't know much about the plan because she can't understand that plan. which probably makes are smart, actually. this is the senator from hawaii, and they are saying to her, what do you think? people don't know how get to hawaii. but i'm in favor of the plan. i don't get it. i don't get it. i don't get it. she's in favor of the plan. but you won't be able to get to -- what would you think -- go back to vote. this is the new democrat platform. i don't want to talk them out of it. i don't. this is a killer. i have to get off this subject. i want them to embrace the plan. i want them to go sell this plan. i just want to be the republican that runs against them. [applause]
i'm going to regret this speech. this speech should have been delivered a year from now, not now damn it. they are going to graph together and say this guys really playing for us. i should have saved the pocahontas thing for another year. i have destroyed her political career and now i won't get a chance to run against her and i would have loved that. want to knock out all of the good stuff end up with somebody who actually has talent. [applause] [laughter] new deal.ke the green
i respect greatly. it should be part of the dialogue of the next election. [applause] i think it has tremendous promise and potential for the future of our country. [laughter] socialism is not about the environment. it's not about justice. it's not about virtue. socialism is about only one thing. power for the ruling class. that's what it is. look at what's happening in venezuela and so many other places. all of us are here today because we know that the future does not
belong to those who believe in socialism. [applause] and i heard yesterday a great speech from our vice president, talkingds -- mike pence about this subject. [applause] the future belongs to those who believe in freedom. i have said it before and i will say it again. america will never be a socialist in the -- a socialist country. [applause] [usa]
pres. trump: i love young americans. speaking of young americans. candace, stand up. candace is getting married. you have been incredible. thanks. your whole group has been great. you are getting married. he seems like a nice guy. congratulations. thank you. and charlie, what a job you are doing. where is charlie? where is charlie? where's charlie? he has done an incredible job. thank you. young americans like you are leading the revival of american liberty, sovereignty, and
self-determination in the face of left-wing intolerance. the anger, the unbelievable anger, i see it every day. fortunately for you, it's mostly pointed at me. when you have the courage to speak the truth. to do what is right. and to fight for what you believe. and keep doing it. [applause] we reject oppressive speech codes, censorship, political correctness, and every other attempt by the hard left to stop people from challenging ridiculous and dangerous ideas. these ideas are dangerous. instead we believe in free speech. and on-campus.e there's a young gentleman with [applause]
there is a young gentleman, i turned on my television the other day. somebody that was violently punched in the face. violently punched. and i said that's disgusting. i'd like to do a lot of things, but of course we would never do them, because if i ever said violence they would say donald trump attack. sure he's a lovely young man who had a temper tantrum. i have been there before. i want to do it again. so, his name is hayden williams. [applause] hayden?
where is he? where is he? come up here. come up here. [applause] >> thank you. thank you. the leadership institute we are committed to making campuses grade again and i am grateful you brought me up. it's great i'm being recognized but there are so many conservative students who are facing discrimination and harassment and worse if they speak up on campus. i am glad we could bring this to if theseront,
socialist progressives had their way, they would put our constitution through the paper shredder and a heart beat. everas important as now as to work for campus reform, exposing these liberal abuses to the public. [applause] it's as important now as ever. these students do it because they have a love of our nation and freedom, and frankly our love for you. if you keep defending us we will defend you. thank you. pres. trump: thank you. thing.e's the one i was going to call him, but i don't have to now. .ut here's the one thing first he can take a punch. muhammad ali could take a punch. he could take a punch. but you are not going to go down. that was a hard punch. he was a strong guy.
but you know what, you have yourself a great lawyer. i know your lawyer. she's a great lawyer. favor, sue do me a him, he probably has nothing but sue him forever. sue the college, the university. and may the state. -- maybe the state. took aand gentlemen, he hard punch in the face. for all of us. he took a punch for all of us. and we could never allow that to happen. here is, in closing with hayden, here's the good news. he's going to be a wealthy young man. [laughter] [applause] go get them.
to announce that i will be soon deciding -- signing an executive order requiring colleges and universities to support free speech. [applause] [usa] if they want our dollars, and we give it to them by the billions. they have to allow people like hayden and many other great young people and old people to speak. free speech.
if they don't it will be costly. that will be signed soon. day we are restoring common sense and the timeless values that unite us all. we believe in the constitution and the rule of law. we believe in the first , and religious liberty. [applause] thewe believe strongly in second amendment and the right to keep and bear arms. [applause]
which is undersea. siege, be careful. but i will protect you. i will protect you. it has to come through my office. and hopefully we will be here for six more years. we believe in the american dream, not in the socialist nightmare. of we believe in the words our national motto. in god we trust. [applause] every day, we will defend american families. we will defend america's workers, our cherished workers.
that now we are taking care of. they are not losing their jobs. we are creating jobs. letting companies destroy their lives anymore. we will defend the american way of life. we will always defend america's borders. without borders, as i've said many times, we don't have a country. [applause] the lawless chaos on our southern border provides a lucrative cash flow to some of the most dangerous criminal organizations on the planet. constantly,ls daily, hourly violate borders to flood cities with drugs and kill thousands of our citizens,
violently. what are these people talking about when they talk about the border, keep it open. keep wide open? have you been there? i have been there many times. i see what is happening. i don't like it. but i have to tell you our border patrol, ice agents, law enforcement, the job they do, and they don't have the backup of the wall. the job they do is incredible. these ruthless cartels terrorize innocent communities on both sides of the border. and spread instability throughout our hemisphere. ago,i was there two weeks 26 people were killed close to where i was on the rio grande. it sounds nice. the rio grande. it's rough stuff. 26 people were killed. they were buried right there
where i was standing. the paper doesn't write about it. the news doesn't write about it. in the last two years i saw officers make 266,000 arrests. think about that. think about that. i'm not talking about people coming in. i'm talking they went out and people who have criminal records and in some cases for murder. who wants to do that? thank god they are doing it because i don't want to do it. it's dangerous and hard. they are tough people. but they love our country. convicted ofse approximately 100,000 assaults, 30,000 sex crimes, 25,000 births , 4000 kidnappings and 4000 violent murders.
these are people that ice is getting, and putting in jail, or bringing them back to other countries and putting them in jail because we don't want them we don't want to have to pay for them for 50 years. you want them to pay a price but we don't want to have to pay for them for 50 years and all the nonsense you hear about the people coming in legally -- illegally are better than the people we have, it's not true. it's false. it's false propaganda. one recent study from fair, f, a, i, r, found that illegal aliens are incarcerated at three times the rate of elite -- of legal residents. that's the number. if you look at federal for -- prison populations. the federal prisons, the number is staggering. the number of illegals far
greater then any proportion of our population. but you don't hear that. you hear that these are the greatest people in the world. just ask the angel moms, how good are they. those great angel moms, who were treated so badly. incredible people. but the simple reality is that every crime committed by an illegal immigrant is a crime that should never have happened in the first place. [applause] crisis is a heartbreaking humanitarian tragedy. uponman traffickers prey innocent women and children. is sexually women assaulted on the dangerous journey north. i ran for president, my
first speech, i mentioned the word rape. the press went after me. i couldn't believe it. i said, would it be like this always? the answer was yes. it got worse. from day one, i mentioned the word rape. if you look at that speech, it was so innocent compared to what's really happening. speech. a very innocent compared to the real facts. illegal immigration is not compassionate. , unjust, and cruel. [applause] the media fights me on this but i say it, mothers, who love their daughters. when their daughters are getting ready to make that 2000 mile track through mexico, and
frankly i wish mexico would stop them at their northern border. i wish mexico would stop them. they have a border. they call it their southern border. 2000 miles down from our southern border. i wish mexico would stop them. but they have their own difficulties. i understand that. we are working with them. they are doing a lot of things and other with asylum elements of what we are doing. but mothers who love their daughters, give them massive amounts of birth control pills, because they know their daughters are going to be raped on the way up to our southern border. think of that. true story. told to me by the border patrol. so true. so sad. think of how bad it is. those caravans.
if you look at those caravans. and some of them are phenomenal people. but in those, you have stone cold killers. you had the interview done by an innocent person who i think is actually back there now. what is it you want asylum for? why are you coming to america? murder. what? murder. on is incredible. and when those caravans are formed, do you think those countries that we used to give a lot of money too. i cut it way back. i cut it way back. guatemala. honduras. el salvador. us think they are giving their best and their finest? let us send our best people to america. let's have our best people go in caravans so we can give america our greatest people. no, no, no, no.
they give us some bad people. people with long crime records. people with tremendous violence. murderers. killers. drug dealers. human traffickers. they want to keep their good people because they are smart. it is so sad to see how stupid we have been. border patrol recently reported apprehending 7000 unlawful migrants in a single week. of the texasart border. a couple of weeks ago. our immigration system is stretched beyond breaking point. to confront this national security crisis, last month, i declared a national emergency. a national emergency. [applause]
and when i see these people, and they are good people, some senators. the house has been fantastic. the backing we have had from the house has been -- i'm talking in the last short period of time, there's a lot of spirit in the house. and the senate but we will see because we have a vote coming up. and a lot of people talk about precedent. precedent. the democrats will use national emergencies which is something we don't want. they are going to do that anyway. the best way to stop that is to make sure i win the election. they are going to do it anyway. will do it anyway. i watch good people, friends of mine, who are very concerned with setting precedent. ,hat's precedent, not president
we are very concerned about setting precedent. havingy concerned with murderers and drug traffickers and drugs and drug cartels pouring into our country. that's what i'm concerned about. and the democrats, they are going to do whatever they do if they get into power and it won't have a dam thing to do with --aher or not -- a dman damn thing to do with whether or not we have a national emergency. but we are being invaded by drugs, by people, by criminals, and we have to stop it. if we want people to come in, they have to come in legally and with merit. [applause] previous presidents have used national emergency powers to promote democratic elections.
in belarus, to ensure political theility and to defend sovereignty of lebanon. use it, good, fine. but we needed in our country. we have to use it for our country. many emergency declarations have been used to protect people in faraway nations and distant lands. , finally, protecting our people. and we are proudly standing with the heroes of ice, and border patrol, and law enforcement. [applause] immigration is also deeply unfair to american
workers and taxpayers. including millions and millions of hard-working legal immigrants. if you care about helping immigrants. and care about their success. if you care about reducing poverty and raising living standards, then you must support a safe, strong, and a very secure border. we need an immigration policy that helps all americans thrive. flourish. prosper. we need an immigration policy that's going to be great for our corporations and companies. we need an immigration policy where people coming into our andtry can love our country love our fellow citizens. [applause]
and this includes shutting down sanctuary cities. [applause] and we want to end catch and release. them, we realize they are criminal, and we have to release them. theycome onto our land, put one foot on our land, we now have to take them to a massive court trial. who does this? other countries as they get the hell out of here. we have to take them through court. so we catch them. we talk to them. if they are criminals, or if they are not, we release them. we say come back for a hearing in front of a judge. do you know how many judges you need to do this? we have 900 thousand people
backlogged. that's the good news. the bad news is no one shows up. 3% of the people come back for a trial. it's insane. it's not my fault i inherited this, but we are fixing it. to end chain migration. and we have to cancel the visa lottery. whereamerican, no matter they are born, will benefit from the creation of a lawful immigration system. an emergency,out american immigration system is so broken. it's so broken. it is so sad to see. it's incompetent. it is left out all over the world. we have people pouring in from not just the southern border in mexico through china. they have a baby on our land, the baby is a citizen. welcome to the united states for 90 years. then the parents come in with the baby.
this is crazy. they used to call it anchor babies but they don't use that term anymore because it's not ni. our laws are so crazy. but one by one, we are finding ways. they call them loopholes. a lot of our laws, loopholes. i'm finding loopholes to get around the loopholes. because our congress can't act. they just can't act. they can't act. the democrats in congress don't want to touch any of it. visa lottery, that's where they put in the names, they put them in a lottery. here is a wonderful person. wonderful. he kills four people. see they get in, and we say , that person just came into our country. he just robbed a store and killed someone. how is that possible? because they send us the people they don't want.
the biggest form of subsidy we give to other nations. the immigration system that prioritizes the admission of those who can support themselves financially. and contribute, we want people that can help themselves and support themselves. we have people coming in, we support them from when they come into the day they die. we cannot do that as a country, we cannot afford to do that as a country. so many immigration and other issues. democratic lawmakers have totally abandoned the american mainstream. but that will be good for us in 2020. they are embracing open borders. socialism. and late-term abortion. boos] lawmakers in new york cheered as they passed legislation to allow babies to be ripped from the womb of their mothers.
right up to the very moment of death. act and a statement the likes of which i don't think i've ever heard, in virginia, the governor, a democrat, stated that he would allow babies to be born. outside, he would wrap them, he would take care of them and then he will talk to the mother and the father as to what to be done. and if they did not want the child who was now outside of the womb, long outside of the womb, they will execute the baby. [yelling] they will execute the baby after birth. that's one many people had never thought about or heard of. this is a radical agenda by democrats.
when you put something up, as was just put up before the senate, everybody on the democrat side votes for it. i have to say one thing. they are lousy politicians with lousy policies. they have policy i could never sell if i wanted to. they always stick together. the republicans don't member that. [applause] pres. trump: the member that. they always stick together. they look in blocks. we had a tremendous victory. we were given no credit. go and campaign for all the people in the house. there are too many. one guy wins by so many points he doesn't need help. by 30 points. it's a funny thing.
--ttrumpers, there are so many. they would buy so much they don't even have an election. they are shy about embracing what we are all about. they get clobbered. they get clobbered. take a look. the good news is they are all starting to find that out. just this week, senate democrats opposed legislation to prevent the killing of newborn infant children who survive abortions. virtually every democrat voted against protecting these precious babies. they vote in groups. we did have a great victory. to that we did not like got out.
they said they retired. they did not retire. they were retired. [applause] these two senators have decided to retire. note they retired because they had very little support. 5% and 8%. had 53. they were going to win the senate, remember? i worked hard. 32 rallies. [applause] those rallies brought us to a tremendous senate victory so we could continue onward with our judges. [applause] the fake news back there, they love to say donald trump suffered a big defeat. we won the senate.
the senate is far more important. i worked on it. senate and had a tremendous victory. we get no credit at all. wait until you see what happens. they say donald trump suffered a humiliating defeat. i said i was not running. [laughter] said hehe commentators did not run. not all of our candidates were exactly great. you can only do so much. wait until you see what happens when i do run. ohio, a the governor of great guy. he was down by six but one by seven. down by 61-day into the election. i went out, i campaigned and
worked hard and made a. jim jordan was there. everyone was there. it was a fantastic crowd. all of the people in the other ballrooms who are waiting for us. he was down by six but one by seven. one day. then, we have the governor of georgia, a great guy. he was losing in the primary by 10 points. call.a i checked him. trumper before i was. i said i love this guy. he won by 40 points. then, he had a tough race against the neustar of the democrat party.
not democratic party. democrat party. to say it because it does not sound good but that is all the more reason i use it. [laughter] they should change it because it uses -- sounds much better. then, he had an election. their star who followed me after the state of the union address. i did not think she was great. [laughter] she is their star. who showed up? oprah winfrey. michelle obama. president obama. they campaigned for her and they and all our man had was trump. [laughter] their asked --ass.
we had a rally at the airport. 55,000 people showed up to the airport. it was one hanger and three other hangers were full. they gave the press too good of a location because the people behind them could not see properly. i was so angry. we had 55,000 people show up. and itit fairly easily now david perdue is going to win for senator in 2020. then, we had florida. and many others. [applause] we have a candidate, ron desantis, a friend [applause] us in this many of
room. nobody knew he was running. he was running against someone who was easily going to win. he was scheduled to be the next governor of florida. to me on thegreat witchhunt. he has been a defender of me against these phony charges of russia russia russia russia. my wife said you never spoke to anybody from russia, darling. i said that's right. when people defend me, i defend them. [applause] that is why i like mark. not sure a lot of people like him, he is tough as hell. i love him. have florida. ron desantis is an three. he said can i have your endorsement? i said you are at three. your opponent is agriculture
commissioner, $22 million in the bank. his poll numbers are very good. he is at 20 points or 30 points. i said it don't make me do this. i can win. i said ok. here we go. i know if he loses, which almost never happens when i endorse someone, almost never. time because it was done in the middle of the day of the election. nobody knew i did it. i didn'te they said know trump endorsed him. we rarely lose. i said ok i will do it. he went from 3.260 points. points. points to 60 [applause] a guy who had unbelievable support. he had every celebrity going to florida. he had money all over the place. ron and i were in their pitching. we now have a great governor in
the state of florida. [applause] i could mention many others and other governors and other states but i am not going to bore you with it. i think it is incredible what we did. governor of florida, governor of ohio. you cannot win unless you win the state of ohio. we have the governor of ohio. we love him and he is great. as we defend the values at helm, we are also defending american security abroad. secured all sorts of funding, all sorts of record everything. ourill never forget military. we will never forget our veterans. we are taking care of our veterans alike they have never been taken care of before. we just got them choice so they can go see a doctor.
[applause] now they can go see a doctor instead of waiting on line weeks and weeks and weeks. we got them accountability. you could not fire anybody. in the v.a.. sadists and people who took advantage of our veterans. they hit them. they were sadists and sick people. you had leaves who were openly stealing. you cannot fire them. i got a bill passed. v.a. accountability. you say get the hell out of here you are fired. get out. [applause] itody thought we could get for 40 years. they tried to get it. for 40 years, they try to get it and they could not get it. thought for, they
many years they were trying to get be a choice. a choice. people were dying. sicke who were not very were dying by the time they saw a doctor six weeks later. it now, these veterans, if there is a big way, they go outside to a local doctor. we pay the bills. they get better and everybody is happy and we save a lot of money if you can believe it. i got that approved after 44 get itf being unable to approved for our veterans. we love our veterans. [applause] up, as you know i just returned from vietnam. i had a very productive meetings with kim jong-un. we get along. [applause]
we developed a good relationship. very good. we made great historic progress. i get a kick out of everyone in previous administrations, donald trump should not under any circumstances be doing this or that. you're going to tell me how to negotiate. one administration gave billions of dollars to him and got nothing. have not given him anything yet. i look forward to may be doing something at some point. i am going to get other countries to give. maybe not us, but i'm going to get other countries to give. [applause] if it all works out. i had to walk because every once in a while, you have to walk. the deal was not a deal. to me.not acceptable i don't like these deals that politicians make. they make a deal for the sake of doing it. i don't want to do that. i want to make a deal that works are let's not make it. the one thing we have done, [applause]
is we have no testing, no missiles or rockets going up. no nuclear testing. we got our great people back. includes our beautiful auto warm beer whose parents i got to know. i am in a horrible position because in one way i have to igotiate, but in another way love him and his parents. it is a very delicate balance. young man andal to see what happened was so bad. any success that we have had, we are given no credit. they don't remember that in the obamaays of the
administration, rockets were flying all over the place and nuclear testing was going on and mountains were being shoved over. three or four inches. people thought it was massive earthquakes and they found out it was the best nuclear testing. we got the remains back of our soldiers from many years ago. [applause] in hawaii it was a beautiful ceremony. we will continue to make progress. what we are doing there is very important. a veryto walk but we had good meeting. when i came home, they put out a statement that they were willing to do much less on the ascension front. not what happened. an -- area has
brilliant future if they make a deal. they don't have any economic future. we will see how it all goes. the relationship seems to be strong and that is an important thing. especially if we are dealing with this kind of situation. we would like to apologize -- i am not apologizing. who isu have a president a standing up for america. after decades of building up foreign nations. we are finally building of our nation and we are doing it with american hands, american grit, and with beautiful, beautiful american steel. [applause]
we are fighting to ensure that every young american inherits the same blessings and same boundless opportunity that our ancestors fought to secure with all of their heart, might, and soul. more than ever, we need the proud men and women of cpac and i want to thank everybody here because it is incredible, your organization is incredible. mercedes, incredible. you can energize, you will mobilize, you are engaged. we need your voice, we need your commitment. we need your incredible spirit on the fourth of july. we are having, in washington, d.c., a great tribute to america. i hope you can all come. the fourth of july, keep it open.
we want to bring millions of people into the city and we want people to come who love our country. those are the people we want. [applause] the fourth of july. to america. now is the time to embrace the promise. it's now is the time to defend our american legacy. now is the time to seize our glorious destiny. way, i am watching those doors. it not one person has left and i have been up here a long time. [laughter] i said is that ok? he said don't leave. if you are here tomorrow when they leave -- when they read, people left. there is not one person who has left. when you read it, you say fake news. this will always be the nation
of people who cherish life, who love liberty, and to defend the sacred rights given to us by almighty god. [applause] together, we are one people. one family, one nation. forever united behind one great american flag. [applause] you to everyone in this room and to all of the [indiscernible] over the country. we are hooked in all over the country. thank you very much. i want to thank cpac, what a job they have done. what a job matt and his family have done in a short time in bringing this to a level like it has never been before. it got bless you, god bless the united states of america. ♪