Road to the White House 2020 President Trump Holds Rally in Grand Rapids... CSPAN March 29, 2019 5:32am-7:00am EDT
meanwhile you have this chief justice declaring there is no such thing as an obama judge or a trump judge. he wants to project a bench that is not political when they all have their agendas. easterny night at 8:00 on c-span's "q&a." trumpt night president spoke to supporters in grand rapids michigan and talk about the mullah report, the economy, and his disagreements with democrats and journalists. this is an hour and a half. landi love this god bless the usa
to the hills of tennessee across the plains of texas from sea to shining sea from detroit down to houston in newde ievery american heart and is time to say i am pride -- i'm proud to be an american where at least i know i am 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 ain't no doubt i love this land god bless the usa
pres. trump: thank you, everybody. thank you very much, grand rapids. it is great to be back. here in america's heartland. you know that. with the hard-working patriots from the great state of michigan . [applause] pres. trump: we are bringing a lot of those car companies back. remember i told you, they are coming
back, they are pouring back in. they are coming back, they are coming back fast. this has been an incredible couple of weeks for america.
[applause] pres. trump: the economy is roaring. the isis caliphate is defeated 100%. [applause] and after three years of lies and smears and
slander, the russia hopes -- the russia hoax is finally dead. over.llusion delusion is [applause] counselump: the special completed its report and found no collusion and no obstruction. [applause] i could have told
you that two-and-a-half years ago very easily. total exoneration. complete vindication. it is interesting. was a god to the democrats, was a god to
them until he said there was no collusion. they'll like him so much right now. -- they don't like him so much right now. [applause] pres. trump: the crazy attempt by the democrat party and the fake news media right back there . [booing] pres. trump: and the deep state to overturn the results of the .016 election have failed
the greatest election we have had in a long time, maybe right from the beginning. [applause] pres. trump: this was nothing more than a sinister effort to undermine our historic election willry and to sabotage the of the american people. this is the one we want. we want ourselves. we want us, and that is what we got. [applause] we came from all over to vote. they are never taking it away from us. our movement took on the political establishment, the
corrupt media, and it has never been more corrupt than it is today. [booing] pres. trump: many special interests. that is why they tried to do everything possible to take us out. we are very tough to take out, aren't we? [applause] pres. trump: the russia witchhunt was a
plan by those who lost the election to try and illegally regain power by , manyg innocent americans of them. they suffered with an elaborate hoax. they wanted to destroy a movement like our country has never seen before. believe me, if these people true, theyt wasn't
would be right. they've never seen anything like it. no one has in this country's history and in most countries history, there has never been anything like what we did in 2016 on november 8. [applause] defeated a: we corrupt establishment and we kept our promise to the american people and it is driving them crazy. [applause] pres. trump: today our movement and our country are thriving. --y are fraud has been next andr fraud has been exposed the credibility of those who push the hoax are forever rogan
and they now have big problems. broken and they now have big problems. [applause] the harm done to our country, think of what they have done. think of the time wasted, and yet despite this terrible cloud, cloud,rrupt, disgusting we have done more together in the first two years than any administration in the history of our country. [applause] pres. trump: and this group of major losers did not just ruthlessly attack me, my family, and everyone who question their lies. they tried to divide our
country, to poison the national debate, and to terror up the fabric of our great democracy. the greatest anywhere in the world. all because they refused to accept the results of one of the greatest presidential one,ions, probably number in our history. many people were badly hurt by importantlyut more our country was hurt. our country was hurt. they are on artificial respirators right now. they are getting mouth-to-mouth
resuscitation. schiffpencil neck adam -- [applause] pres. trump: the smallest, thinnest neck i've ever seen. he is not a long ball hitter. i saw him today -- "we don't know, there could still have russia conspiracy." sick. these are sick people. there has to be accountability because it is all lies and they know it is lies. they know it. [applause] jerry nadler, i've
been fighting them for many years. he was the congressman from manhattan. i built great things in manhattan, i had to beat him many times, now i come here and i have to beat him again. in theevery record history of the trump organization. every single sheet of paper. "we will find something somewhere along the line. a mistake must of been made. " these people are sick. [applause] pres. trump: sick. every single deal, every single paper. politicians,mocrat the media bosses, bad people. [booing]
pres. trump: the crooked , the dishonest tv pundits -- by the way, they know it is not true. they just got great ratings. by the way their ratings drop through the floor last night. did you see that? [applause] pres. trump: and our friends laura,-- tucker, sean, through the roof last night. all of the current and former officials who paid for, promoted, and perpetuated the single greatest hoax in the history of politics in our country. they have to be -- they have to
fake news would not put it on. even they do not believe it. dollars,t millions of and the deal was they would get it published or printed. all of these horrible lies all now totally exposed as fake. they would get it printed just before the election and they cannot get any of the media to print it. thank you very much. i appreciate it. you never know. [applause] know.trump: you never you lose a few votes and that to be the difference but they were not printed. i will tell you, on that score, i give the media a lot of credit. it came out after the election and everybody had a big fat yawn. and i heard about russia. i'm hearing this is something about russia, i say russia? what does that have to do with
and then all of a sudden i hear were you involved with russia? i say russia? hell does russia have to do with my campaign? [applause] russia.ump: wisconsin, where she did not go. she was told decades since the republican one -- since a republican won. bill clinton said you better get up there, there are a lot of signs saying trump/pants -- ce, you better get up there. they said don't worry about wisconsin. pollsters say we are doing great. then a place called michigan. have you ever heard of michigan?
[applause] pres. trump: bill clinton said i was in michigan, you better get to michigan, it is not looking good. they have so many of those signs. every place i look they have a sign on somebody's lawn. "no, michigan has not been last in decades by the dams -- by the dems." and if you remember, this was my last stop. [applause] pres. trump: this was it. i will never forget this was a spur of the moment because i heard crooked hillary and bill, barack obama and michelle -- [booing] pres. trump: they were all
headed here at the last moment. they had a tiny crowd. had -- i would like to say more but i cannot have more than and because every seat outside europe 20,000 people. [applause] pres. trump: i remember leaving and i said so she has 500 people and i had 32,000 people, including the people outside, i tell you we have more tonight because outside we have even more than we do. [applause] pres. trump: i started speaking 1:00 the morning. it is now election day. i said am i allowed to do this? it is 1:00 in the morning.
i've made six speeches and when i heard she was coming, i said what the hell? it was spur of the moment, last-second. we had 32,000 people, including the people outside. i said let me explain, let me ask. she is here at prime time, 7:30. i'm here at 1:00 in the morning. she has 500 or 600 people, i have 32,000. you explain why am i going to lose michigan? why? [applause] pres. trump: why am i going to lose the great state of michigan? i was asking my people. i got home at 4:00 the morning and i told our great first lady -- soon-to-be first lady -- i said i had this incredible cloud and i do not speaking in -- and i did not start speaking until
1:00 in the morning. i said how the hell can i lose michigan and guess what? we did not lose michigan. [applause] and you know what? either.t lose wisconsin and the fact is we won a lot of places that night. we won pennsylvania, we won south carolina, we won north carolina, we ran the east coast. we won iowa, you better believe iowa. we love iowa. we won a lot. 306-223. would you say that is good? [applause] pres. trump: remember they said there is no way they have the election.
it is all fake news. you know this. they put it in your head. to 270.there is no way i needed to 70 to win. there is no way. wayld trump -- there is no -- on cnn -- there is no way for donald trump -- remember the red board? they were dying. there oh -- "there is no way to 270 for donald trump. it will be a short evening for donald trump." and they were right. we do not get 270. we got 300 and six -- we got 306. [applause] more years.
four more years. pres. trump: but in this country we cannot criminalize political differences. political differences. we do not abuse the law-enforcement and intelligence power to target our political opponents when they spy on me. whoever heard of this? they spied on me and they spied on our campaign. who would think that is possible? the single greatest political hoax in the history of our country. guess what? we won. it is a beautiful thing. we love to win. they tried to take something great away from people that came from all over. i always say they came from the valleys, that came from the mountains, they came out of the rivers.
i do not know what you are doing in the river, but they came from the cities, they came and they did not even know these people existed. they are hard-working, they are successful, they are the smartest people, they are the toughest people, they are the most loyal people. [applause] are. trump: they remember this about yourself. i always hear the elite. said, -- i always said, they say the elite. i am not. i've a better education than them. i am smarter than them. i went to the best schools -- they did not. much more beautiful house. much more beautiful apartment. much more beautiful everything. and i'm president and they are
not. elite,n they say the they are not a leak. you are the elite. we are the elite. kick when i hear the elite, and then you see this guy, this little schlepper. that is a leak -- that is elite? your smarter, you are loyal, you are top or. -- you are tougher. we cannot have two standards of justice in our country. one where the left-wing radical establishment can get away with anything they want. but you know, i have to tell you, i said it last night. we have great friends in the media. sean andat rush and
laura and steve and ainsley and and janine.d tucker she is back. she will be back saturday night. even greg likes me now. he started slow but he likes me. we have a lot of great support. far more -- where we really have the support or the voters that pulled that handle or whatever the hell they are pulling, they are pulling it for us. hopes -- the russia ever thats more than we need to finish exactly what we came here to do. drain the swamp. [applause]
pres. trump: the democrats have to decide whether they will continue defrauding the public shit.ridiculous bull [cheers] pres. trump: partisan , or whether they will apologize to the american and join us to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure, bring down the cost of health care and prescription drugs, which we are doing incredibly, help us fix our broken trade deals, which are coming along well. we have our team in china, they just arrived. china. china.
,e've got up, we've gone down but we want them to be happy and healthy. china. we are building that wall. we are building that wall. [applause] pres. trump: we are building that wall. >> build that wall. build that wall. build that wall. we had to go down a different path. that is ok. national emergency it is. if you look at the hundreds of thousands of people who are invading or trying to invade our
country, you would know we need it and we are building and we ae building it a lot faster, and better. it is faster, and it is less expensive. and it is also much more beautiful. we are building it very rapidly. it is moving along and we have renovated vast amounts of wall. a lot of it was in bad shape. theenovated it for $.25 on dollar. that is ok, too, right? the fake news does not want to give us any credit for renovation. they say even if you rip it down and build a brand-new wall where the wall was, they call that a renovation. that is not a renovation to me. --y do anything they can they do whatever they can to sort of make it look not so
good. we are really doing well, but we have a problem. our country has never done better economically, and people are trying to get in. and they have to come in legally , and they have to come in based on merit, based on merit. despite all that we have been forced to endure every day, we are working and fighting and winning. remember that. because we are a make -- we are making america great again, and we are making it great for all americans. all americans. and it is getting to be that -- magavery important heard that the
other day? how about it, chicago? jeers]ce pres. trump: he said he was attacked by maga country. you ever heard that one? maybe the only time i ever agreed with the mayor of chicago. that is a terrible situation. that is an embarrassment not only to chicago, that is an embarrassment to our country, what took place there. remember that. but they are looking at us. so we are delighted to be joined this evening by some really incredible people, people that love you. members of congress. bill huizinga -- where is bill? -- where is he?
where the hell is he? you didn't get a very good location. location. get a good but we have some news. -- thank you, john. bergman. thank you, jack. so here is something good. you ready? in honor of those guys, and some of your other representatives that we all think are fantastic. we have some breaking news. you ready? can you handle
it? the great lakes. always have. they are beautiful, they are big. very deep. record deepness, right?
and i am going to get, in honor of my friends, full funding of $300 million for the great lakes restoration. which you have been trying to get for over 30 years. so we will get it for you. it is time. it is time. it is time. you have been trying to get it over 30 years. i would say it is time, right? as you know, we have pretty
much locked up -- i will say locked up -- because we are very close to getting started on the --that people have wanted to build for a very long time.
we are very close to finishing that one off. way, don't let your new democrat governor -- or don't let -- [audience jeers] don't let any of our people that fight us all the way take credit for it. you're too smart for that. we are also joined this evening speaker of the state, lee chatfield. a person who is doing fan -- coxg a fantastic job, laura . and a woman you know very well. she headed up michigan. they said she was wasting her
time. trump is never going to win michigan. i said but i am going to bring back your auto business, remember? and i did. and i did. and when we won, i said who is that woman? i want to see her. and we put her in charge of the rnc, republican national committee. ronna mcdaniel. ronna. mine -- he isf very shy, but he is very rich. he should not be shy. he is one of the biggest builders and real estate people in the world. one of the biggest owners of -- i should not introduce him because you guys will like him because he is a big owner of property. but you own property. he just owns more of it than you do. he is a great guy and has been with me from the beginning.
stanley. stanley. those big, full buildings in manhattan. you know those big beautiful buildings? he owns them. stanley, how much did you make this month? guy, been a great with us all. he has -- he loves you, and he has been with us through the beginning. we have had a lot of support. in the past two years, we have on barked -- we have embarked on an unprecedented economic revival. unprecedented. america is now the hottest economy anywhere on the planet earth. there is nobody close. since our election win, the stock market is up almost 50%. you are looking like geniuses s, right? 401(k)
your wife or your husband is saying, darling, you're such a great investor. how are you doing? we are up 67%. darling, you are so brilliant. all your life you have been criticized by her or him, but all of a sudden you are a great investor. thank you, darling. seehe way, if you want to those 401k's and all of your stocks -- you want to see them deflate? put a good socialist in this position. go get yourself a good socialist. you will see some deflation. years! more 5.5.
trump: we have created million new jobs.
nobody would have believed that was possible. brand-new --,000 remember, this couldn't happen -- you would
need a magic wand. brand-new manufacturing jobs. how did that happen? we were not going to have any. it was going down. going to be it is increasing by a lot because you have a lot of countries -- companies pouring into michigan and your other great states. a lot. more manufacturing jobs, in fact, were created in 2018 than any year in more than 21 years. that is not bad. even one of our better statistics. that is at the bottom of the pack. you believe it? wagesyears of stagnation, are rising fast. do you remember i used to say
that people made more money 21 years ago, all the time, and they had one job? just 2, 3 years ago, than they did working two or three jobs now. but now wages are rising. you have your choice of jobs. you have choice for the veterans. we also have choice for people wanting jobs. so wages are rising substantially for those people. you're doing great, but they are also rising most quickly for the lowest income americans. first time in decades. and here is a statistic that i love, because blue-collar jobs recently grew at the fastest pace in more than 30 years.
who ever thought, right? 30 years. unemployment has reached the lowest rate in 51 years, and soon it will be in the history of our country. 51 years. and to me, very important -- remember, i used to say, what do you have to lose? what do you have to you -- what do you have to lose, right? african-american unemployment, hispanic american unemployment, asian american unemployment, and unemployment among disabled americans have all reached the lowest rate ever recorded in the history of our country. and you remember the last
election? they said donald trump will not do well with women. i said, really? i said, really? no. saidf the fake news, they he will not do well with women. and maybe they did not want to say they like to me, to be honest. that i can understand. and then the election came and they say, whatever happened to the fact that he was not going to do well with women? because we did really well with women, right? right? remember when they were sitting back, a couple of them were crying, remember? she was crying not from happiness, but we did great with women. we did great with women.
and i think we are going to do better with women now. because women filled more than 60% of all new jobs created last year. 60%. figure that. 60%. that means the men better get moving, folks. you are falling behind. they are beating you pretty good, men. get going. the women got 60% of all the new jobs. that is an incredible number. we have got the greatest number inregulations, in two years, the history of our country. that is one of the things helping us with the jobs. and the united states -- people do not even believe this -- it all happened very recently -- is now the number one oil and gas
producer in the world. number one. by the way, russia is not happy about that. but they are fine. they are doing just fine, but they are not happy about that. if hillary got in, you would not have that stat. windmills.e doing blow, you can forget about television that night. darling, i want to watch television. i'm sorry, the wind isn't blowing. i know a lot about wind. i know a lot about wind. cuts, themassive tax biggest in the history of our country.
and, very importantly, for those people with farms and businesses, we got rid of the death tax, or the estate tax. so now when you leave your farm you like youress, children -- some people don't. some people say i would not leave it to them under any circumstances. i cannot stand my kids. tax tonot have an estate pay, they do not. so they can take over your farm, they can take over your business. they do not have to mortgage it to the hilt. and then the bank comes, and five years later takes it away from your kids. no tax.
we eliminate the obamacare -- we eliminated the obamacare individual mandated penalty. most unpopular part. and we are going to hopefully in the courts -- you heard this, in texas we won the case and it has to be appealed. and then it will go to the united states supreme court. it, butt killed unfortunately someone surprised us, with thumbs down. we will do it a different way. we got rid of the individual mandate, where you were forced to pay a lot of money for the privilege of not having to buy bad health care. not too good. we are going to get rid of obamacare. i said it the other day. the republican party will become the party of great health care. it is good. it is important.
and we have created new options to help americans purchase affordable health plans all across state lines. you now have options you would have never had. the democrats are pushing socialist, government run health care that bans private health insurance for 180 million americans. think of it. , lot of you have private plans but they are great. and you want that. they want to take them away. that is not going to work. that is not going to work too
well. republicans want you to have an affordable plan that is just right for you. by the way, you can use your doctor. remember that? that was a lie. 28 times, 28 times he said it. that was a lie. you get cheaper premiums and much lower deductibles. the deductibles in obamacare are so high, on average $7,000, you
do not get to use it unless a really great tragedy hits. and then you do not really want it because you don't give a damn about your deductible, right? who cares? let's see if i can live. we believe no one in america should be bankrupted by health-care costs, and that is what is happening with obamacare. and remember this because
it is very important. and i am speaking now for the republican party. we will always protect patients with pre-existing conditions. always. always. my administration has also begun a bold initiative to reduce the price of prescription drugs. drug prices saw their first decline in 46 years. first time.
first-ever. they will be coming down a lot. but this is the first time in 46 years that prescription drugs came down. even stanley likes that because he needs plenty of them. choicen we passed via a choice andassed v.a. v.a. accountability. our amazing veterans. they have been trying to get v.a. choice for over 40 years. they could not do it. i got it.
we signed it six months ago. now instead of waiting online for one day, one week, two months, people who were ok but not feeling well wait so long that they become terminally ill. there was no reason for it. now they go outside, they see a private doctor. bill, -- weep the
bill, they get better quickly. -- we pay the bill, they get better quickly. for 46 years, v.a. accountability. you could not fire anybody in the v.a. they took advantage in so many ways of our great veterans. they would not have hit them in prime time, by the way. in prime time, they would say, touch you. want to not going to play. they took advantage of our great people. you could not fire them. they stole, they robbed. it did not matter what they did, you could not fire them. it is called accountability. we passed, seven months ago accountability. you stole from us, you hurt our vets?
guess what, you're fired. get out. and to give former prisoners a second chance, i probably signed groundbreaking criminal justice reform into law. they have been trying to do that for so many years. so many years. very unfair. by the way, some of the people that most supported it are the most conservative people have ever seen. both sides, very bipartisan, believe it or not. while we are pushing and pursuing all of these common thee policies to advance common good, for our citizens, democrats are pushing a cynical and destructive agenda of radicalism, resistance, and revenge.
think of their signs? "resist." what the hell? let's get something done, right? "resist." isn't that weird? they have a phrase called "resist." you say, what the hell does that mean? do no, we want to legislation. there are so many things we can be doing. together, the democrats are advancing an extreme $100 trillion government takeover called the green new deal. but i would rather not talk about it tonight because i do it.to talk them out of i love campaigning against the green new deal. i want them to make that a big part of their platform.
cows.e airplanes, no more one car per family. you are going to love that in michigan. how do you like that? one car per family? i don't think so. don't think one car per family in michigan plays so well, do you agree? not too well. there has got to be of course, an electric car. it only goes, what, 160 miles. what do you do with 160 miles? where do i get a charge, darling? want to have a lot of cars per family. we want people to lead a great life and we want people to make those cars, and we want all of those companies to keep coming to michigan and all of the other great states.
and we had a problem because when they did not want the airplanes, they were saying, well, how do you get to europe? nobody knew. how do you get to australia? nobody knew. but they are working on it. and then they were interviewing this woman from hawaii, the senator, the one who was so vicious about justice gorsuch and justice cavanaugh. remember? by the way, do we love justice gorsuch, and do we love justice cavanaugh? she was so vicious. and these are great people. she was vicious, and they hit her. they did not know about the great new deal. she is from hawaii. what do you think of the green new deal just put up by the democrats?
"well, i like it very much." but she never saw it. she said, "but how would i get ?" after they said, "you cannot fly anymore." on asaid we are working train system. it is the craziest thing i have ever seen. they want to rip down all the buildings in manhattan and rebuild them. let's do that. i don't think stanley likes that idea. it is the craziest thing. you know what? like i attack so violently, pocahontas. and i knocked her out of the race, i guess. i said, what did i do that for? i have to start again nine
months from now. >> we have plenty more to knock out! pres. trump: we have plenty more to knockout, you are right. office, the united states automobile industry was decimated. you people knew it better than anybody else. we lost one in four on your inufacturing -- we lost one four auto manufacturing jobs. think of it. one in four. i think the numbers were worse than that. so do you. from the moment i enter the white house, my first meeting was a meeting with car executives. i said, what do i have to do to get your business going? standards where they were just choking the engines. we had a great meeting. we worked on it and worked on it. dramaticistoric and action to save the american auto
industry, and to defend american auto workers right here in michigan. right. and just in the last very short added of time, we have another 6000 vehicle manufacturing at auto parts jobs in michigan alone, and prevented thousands more from being shipped overseas and for going to mexico. they cannot do that anymore. cannot do that. sorry, mexico. we want them to give us a little bit more help on the border, by the way. toughests the immigration laws in the world. we have the worst because the democrats put up things that are so bad, so bad. catch and release. you catch them, and then you have got to release them.
think of it. you are in a lottery system from these countries. you pick up a name,
isn't that nice? guess what. do you think they are giving us their best people? they are not. they are giving us their worst people. and so would you, and so would i. bad cominghing but out of those laws, but you know, the good thing about what is happening, the rush to the border. another two caravans are now pouring out. mexico could stop them so easy. and if they do not, it will cost them a hell of a lot of money, honestly. because they could do it so easily. they don't, and i am telling you right now, we will border.e damned
[cheers and applause] audienc build thae: build that ! know if you i don't know it or not, michigan, but mexico took about 30% of your car business. not when i was here. when i am here, they are not. going the other way. 30%. and if we close the border, that means we are not taking our -- those cars into our country. what does that mean? that means you are going to make more cars right here in the good old usa. that's what that means. right? very simple. so very simple. people try to make it too complicated. it is very simple.
one of the greatest threats to the survival of the u.s. auto industry was the job killing sovereignty-wrecking -- my very -- one of my very first acts in office was to withdraw our country from that horrible, potentially disastrous trade deal and stop the offshoring of michigan jobs. saved a lot of jobs. that was a disaster. that would have been almost as bad as nafta, one of the worst trade deals in the history of the world. nafta. that was a beauty. your empty factories are still all over the place. they still have not recovered from nafta. nafta is going to be a thing of the past. soon. we will just go to pre-nafta. that was ok, too. we had a huge surplus with
nafta. -- we had a huge surplus. lost $100nafta, we billion. before nafta, we made $40 billion to $50 billion. it is a hard thing for the democrats to give us a victory, but let's see if they raise their hands. pre-nafta, that was ok with me. a short time later, i traveled to detroit. burdensome regulations that unfairly harm the motor city, which was getting decimated. we renegotiated the u.s.-korean trade agreement to double the american auto exports to korea. they were not happy about it. and to stop the cheap foreign pickup trucks from flooding our
markets. you know why? 25%,se we have a terrace, and that it -- we have a terrace -- we have a tariff, 25%. they were not thrilled, but that is ok. under my administration, we lived by two simple rules. hire american.nd and we are already seeing the results. since the election, we have created more than 55,000 brand-new motor vehicles, auto parts jobs in our country. 55,000. fiat chrysler just announced a $4.5 billion investment in michigan, including the first new auto plant in detroit in
over a generation. and they are going to be 13.5 --g in our country $13.5 billion over a very short period of time. for announced an investment just outside chicago, as well as an million right0 here in michigan. i have been a little bit disappointed with them because everyone else is coming in, but then -- but general motors did just announced a $300 million investment at the oregon assembly plant here in michigan. right now. but i am also fighting with toeral motors and the uaw take swift action on the gm
in warren, michigan, and lordstown, ohio. get the damn plants open. everyone else is coming in. get them opened now. right? so with companies like chrysler and ford and toyota and volkswagen all investing heavily in america, and heavily in the state of michigan, we think general motors will soon be doing the same. i really do believe it. went toy time, they china. they spent a lot of money building. they went to mexico. they spend a lot of money building stuff. that is not helping us much. we think they will come around. as we protect our jobs, we are also protecting america borders. we are taking on -- we are also protecting america's borders.
democrats want open borders and crime, because that is what happens. open borders and crime. last month alone, more than illegal immigrants arrived at our borders to be apprehended. seriously, think of that. , many of which are rough people. i am being nice, because they will criticize me if i am not. they will say, how dare he say that. we have people with criminal records, and a lot of problems. we apprehend them. we capture them. do you know how tough that job is? border patrol? that guy would like it. some people would like it. they love it. they are great american patriots. and i see a great american patriot. ad we are on track for million illegal aliens trying to
rush our borders. it is an invasion. you know that. i don't know what these people are thinking. it is your country, too. what are you thinking? frommericans a week die mexican-trafficked heroin. tens of thousands of americans are killed every year i heroin -- every year, heroin. fentanyl. 78,000 people die, and that is the number? that is much, much smaller than the real number. last month i declared a national emergency on our southern border.
the radical democrats retaliated by passing a reckless resolution to terminate vital voter security operations. can you believe this? two weeks ago, i probably issued my first veto. i proudly issued my first veto. and two days ago, our great republicans in the house of representatives -- i will not get fancy with you, i will just say they essentially gave us the rights to build the wall and lots of money to do it. so we are building the wall. we will be finishing the wall. it is moving along rapidly. we are giving out many additional contracts. we are going to be building it in many locations simultaneously with different contractors. sometime over the next two weeks, i will be going to a
certain place, which i will not tell you now because they will be waiting for me. i will be going to a certain showing youll be vast sections of brand-new beautiful wall. because we are going to put the jobs, the safety, and the security of american citizens first. campaigne,ow, when i it is going to be so much easier the second time. remember this, i never did this before. and i am wondering why. 1-1.e 1-1. it was tough. you know why? because i get up on a stage. and i have never debated before. but i never left centerstage. meaning we were winning the whole time. i never debated, and i said,
where are these people coming from? i never did it, and i never said to anybody i am going to produce jobs, i am going to bring back your auto business, i am going to do great for the vets, i am going to do great for tax cuts, i am going to cut regulations more than anybody in the history of our country in two years. it.d say i was going to do but who the hell was going to believe me? now i have done more than i ever promised i was going to do. democrats want to pretend there is no border crisis. audience: four more years! four more years! years! pres. trump: thank you. i will give you a question. i told you before, the lowest
unemployment rates in the history of our country for african-american great citizens. now i say that, and it is like i say that and i just say, your turn. -- what the hell are they going to do to beat that? and we have things for every single citizen. everybody is benefiting. everybody is benefiting. -- so before my first election -- what the hell? i never did it before. i did a good job for it, though, don't you agree? i didn't do it. we did it together. but think about it. now instead of saying i am going to do this, i am going to ioduce 5.5 million new jobs,
am going to bring back manufacturing, 600,000 new jobs, now i have done it. it should be easy, don't you agree? democrats want to pretend there is no border crisis. for one simple reason. because they have caused the border crisis. and you know why else? honestly, because they want votes and they do not want to give us a win. they do not want to give us a win. they put that ahead of what is good for our country. the mass illegal immigration across our border is a direct consequence of democrat-supported loopholes. democrat promises of amnesty, amnesty. up --ve people coming they are all met by the lawyers, and they come out. they are all met by the lawyers, and they say, "say the following
phrase -- i am very afraid for my life. i am afraid for my life." and i look at the guy, he looks like he just got out of the ring, they heavyweight champion of the world. it is a big fat con job, folks. a big fat con job. and democrat sanctuary cities, and their refusal to protect american borders -- it is not the money. when i fought for them recently, they gave me so much money for everything else, but nothing for the wall. think of it. walls work, folks. we need the wall. ity said, would you call flat? i said i will call it flat. build it, would you with steel barriers? i said i will build whatever you want. then they got cold feet, and i got the money anyway.
policy isopen border truly a betrayal to the american people. this is dangerous, what is coming into our country, it is dangerous. to defend the united states of america, i deployed the united states military. i got thousands of troops. right now we have about 4000 troops on our southern border, and they are fantastic. and think of it. for years we defended the borders of our -- of foreign countries, but we do not want to defend our own borders. think of how crazy this is. when defending borders of countries 6000 miles away, that many of you have never even heard the name of these countries, but our southern border -- our border along mexico, where we have a lot of problems and drugs and human traffickers, and child
traffickers, and all of this coming in -- we do not want to defend our border. think about how crazy that is. so now we are defending our and thefor our country people of our country. in the last two years alone, ice offices. i love ice. arrestse made 266,000 of criminal aliens. who the hell wants to do that? you don't want to do it, right? you like making cars, right? i like making cars better, too. but that is what they are doing. they are great at it. including those convicted, 100,000 assaults, 36,000 sex
crimes, 4000 kidnappings, and 4000 murders. they got them. how about if you don't get them? how about if you leave them? you know what that means for our country? the democrats want to apologize. they want to get rid of these very great patriots, these very tough people that love our country as much as anybody i have ever seen. they want to set violent offenders free, and they will be coming into your communities. we are not having it. we want our country to be a sanctuary for law-abiding americans, not for criminal aliens. right? the republican party will always stand with the heroes of ice and the heroes of border patrol. these are great people.
day of my presidency, i am drug members and criminal aliens, and we are either throwing them behind bars or throwing them the hell out of our country. and we are throwing out gangs like ms 13. these are some of the sickest, most demented, most vicious people in the world. we are throwing them out of our country by the thousands. in recent months, the democrat party has also been aggressively late-termtreme abortion, allowing children to be ripped from their mothers'
wombs right up until the moment of birth. and now we go a step further. in virginia, the governor stated that he would even allow a wrap the baby- up, make the baby comfortable -- to be executed. why, in my state of the union address, i called congress to immediately pass legislation prohibiting the extreme late-term abortion of babies. the democrat party has never been further outside of the mainstream. they are being brought so far left. you would not like it, folks. happy.ld not be
radical democrats are the party of high taxes, open borders, late-term abortion, crime, hoaxes, and delusions. the republican party is the party for all americans. it is what we want to be. it is the way we want to live. we are the party of the american worker, the american family, and we are the party of the american dream. day, we make good on the motto, "promises made, promises kept." order -- i signed in freed an order to defend speech on college campuses.
and to keep america safe, we are rebuilding america's military might, making it more powerful than ever before by far. i withdrew the united states costly, horrible, one-cited iran nuclear deal, and look what has happened -- one-sided iran nuclear deal come and look what has happened. iran is a different country than two years ago. i recognized israel's capital and opened the american embassy in jerusalem. announcedays ago, i that the united states will recognize israel sovereignty over the goal on heights -- over heights.
very important. we also recognized the legitimate government of venezuela and condemned the socialist brutality of the maduro regime. cuba and nicaragua and their righteous struggle to finally be free. we stand with them. doing a lot of work. socialism is not a good thing, you are right. each of us here tonight is united by the same timeless values. we believe in the american constitution and the american rule of law. we believe in the dignity of life.nd the sanctity of we believe that faith and family, not government and
bureaucracy, are the true american way. liberty,e in religious the right to free speech, and the right to keep and bear arms. trump: we believe that children should be taught to love our country, to honor our history, to be proud, to be happy, to love, and always to respect our great american flag. audience: usa! usa! usa!
usa! ins. trump: and we believe will.rds -- and always we are not changing it. they want us to change a lot of things. it is not happening. "in godational motto, we trust." these are traditions, customs, and principles that bind us together as citizens, as neighbors, as patriots. these are the values that unite people all across the magnificent land of michigan. values thate brought the incredible people of this incredible state to grand rapids for the very last rally campaign, probably
the most exciting, and hopefully the most fruitful campaign in the history of our country. on that historic day, you rejected the failed political establishment that shipped away your jobs, sold out your sovereignty, and tied us down in endless foreign wars, which we are now winning and getting out. corruptd up to the special interests, and you stood up to the rigged washington power structure. you stood with me, you watched this rigged power structure. you were with me. i will not forget it, and you will be very proud, looking back, that you did it. thank you.
pres. trump: you took back your country. trump!e: trump! trump! pres. trump: you recaptured your destiny. , andefended your dignity you probably reclaimed your freedom. maybe for a second time. loyal toalways been your nation, and now you have a president who is loyal to you 100%. the democrats took the people of michigan for granted.
but with us, you will never, ever be forgotten again. you will never be taken for granted ever, ever, ever. you and your for jobs and your life and your community with everything that i have, and i will never, ever stop, and we are winning so big. nobody ever thought it could happen. we will always fight on to victory. together, we are going to make our beautiful stand. we are going to stand for justice, for safety, for sovereignty, and for the sacred rights given to us by the hand of almighty god.
we are one united people, and one united states of america. because together, with the very truly incredible and inspiring people of michigan, we will make america wealthy again. and we are doing it. we will make america strong again. america safe again. we will make america great again. thank you. thank you very much.
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