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  President Trump Remarks at Derco Aerospace in Milwaukee  CSPAN  July 12, 2019 3:34pm-4:20pm EDT

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now i'm in ame go, their home is raised it in value. the cities are going into disarray. i look at the city i lived in growing up and it was beautiful. now it is totally garbage all over, houses are not taking care of. host: congressman, do you agree with spending taxpayer dollars on foreign aid to help those in other countries? guest: i do. we don't spend very much. we have better than a $4 trillion budget. billion less than $60 on the entire state and forward
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eight apparatus. >> we will leave this conversation and go live to milwaukee, wisconsin, where this afternoon employers are about to welcome president trump after an appearance at a fundraiser. the president expected to speak in just a moment. this is live coverage on c-span. >> distinguished guests here today. some elected officials that joined us as well. secretary ross. director navarro. we have senator johnson. we have congressman duffy. we have congressman grothman as well as many other distinguished leaders. so thank you all for joining us today for this moment us occasion here at our lockheed martin facility. you know, lockheed martin is an american company. we're over 100 years ago. we're proud for many, many years we worked with presidents and elected officials in helping to protect our citizens and our nation in advancing scientific discovery and driving economic growth. here at our derco facility, we
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have about 300 employees. they're working on some very critical work. we're working on parts and logistic services and repairs for a lot of products that support aircraft and helicopters, for the united states and around the world, so we can be ready to defend our nation and defend our allies. lockheed martin is very proud, also, to report we are growing, just like the american economy. when you think about us last year, we hired 14,000 people. this year we plan to hire 18,000 people. and the main reason for that, mr. president, is because of the pro-growth policies you put if place on tax reform and regulatory reform that are making a difference not only for lockheed martin but for american businesses. for us, it allows us to be more competitive. it allows us to create jobs. it allows us to grow our companies, and it allows us to
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invest not only in innovation but in our workforce with training and education for our workforce. so we thank you for the work that you are doing in helping us to be a stronger company and helping other companies across america. we also are looking forward to the passage of the united states-mexico-canada agreement, usmca. [applause] it's very important for us to work together, and we look forward to working with our north american partners as we strengthen our trade and modernize the trade agreement that we have that we can move forward with. with that, ladies and gentlemen, it is absolutely my highest honor and distinct honor to introduce to you the president of the united states, donald trump. cheers and applause]
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>> ♪ 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 here still today because there ain't no doubt i love this land d bless the u.s.a. ♪ cheers and applause] president trump: thank you very much. thank you very much. we had an exciting time. it's been incredible. as you know, we just hit the highest we ever hit on the dow. the stock market is the best it's ever been. jobs are the best they've ever been. couple other factors not so bad. we're doing great and we have a great military and i thank you for that and i want to thank marillyn. she's been a friend of mine for a long time and she's done an incredible job and she just did
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me a beautiful favor, keeping it a beautiful plant open in the great state of pennsylvania. some people will call commonwealth. i call it both. all i know is they are very happy in pennsylvania right now. we love pennsylvania. and i really appreciate what maryland did. your rilled to be back in great state. a state we won not so late in the evening. we won it early in the evening, which is even better. [cheers and applause] president trump: and we had a lot of support from your company. derco has been incredible. we have a lot of support here. one of the reasons i'm here is marillyn, one of the reasons is you because we had this tremendous, great spirit in this company. we're here today to celebrate the triumphant return of american manufacturing. you know what they said, it was going to be gone, but it's not
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gone. it's really thriving and it's starting to build up at a level that nobody thought was possible. everything we're doing to keep the assembly lines rolling full speed ahead that's being done and we're doing it right. we're proudly defending our most important national resource, the american worker. that's what it is, it's pretty amazing how the american worker has just really -- there's nobody like our american worker. we're glad to be joined today by secretary wilbur ross. where is wilbur? wilbur. wilbur, how are you? [applause] president trump: thank you, wilbur. great job. a friend of mine and somebody who's very, very tough and ron very smart, senator johnson. [cheers and applause] president trump: and to real fighters. they fight for us and they fight for you and they fight
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like nobody, representatives glenn grothman and sean duffy. thank you, fellows. thank you. i especially want to thank your general manager here at derco, peter winkler. peter. [applause] president trump: good job. they were showing me some of the work they do. it's beautiful. it's complex and it is real stuff. it's the real deal, right, peter? for 40 years, the people at derco aerospace built parts for jets and helicopters and you have done it with unmatched precision and unmatched skill. really an incredible company. recently, our entire nation was inspired by the master of your craftsmanship during our wonderful independence day celebration on the national mall.
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it's called -- [applause] president trump: it's called "salute to america." that was something. they weren't sure -- the fake news, they weren't sure if people were going to show up. [laughter] president trump: did they ever show up, right? did they ever show up. it was packed and it was raining. people said, do you have a tent? it was a rainy day. when those planes and helicopters flew overhead it was something we haven't seen too much lately, tremendous love and spirit for our country. that day the united states marines soared overhead in a magnificent aircraft like the ones you support from here in milwaukee, the mv-22 osprey. our country also witnessed the awesome might of the u.s. navy flying another plane that you will soon support, the unstoppable stealth f-35
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lightning 2. cheers and applause] president trump: i get to meet a lot of pilots. i once said to one of the pilots, he looked like central casting. he looked like tom cruise but maybe better. a little taller and a little stronger. i said, so tell me how good is the f-35 compared to other planes, enemy craft? he said, well, they have a problem. they can't see it. i said, that sounds good to me not knowing too much about it. that sounds good. he said there's nothing like it. i remember it was a long time ago toward the beginning. in addition, workers at this facility helped us maintain the c-130 hercules transport plane and the blalk helicopters and our f--- blackhawk helicopters and our f-16 fighting falcons.
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cheers and applause] president trump: pretty busy. what do you do in your spare time, by the way? a lot of work. with the help of 280-pound americans at derco and you know what i mean, the u.s.a. truly has the best aircraft flown, the best pilots and we have the greatest pilots in the world. they fly the -- they are pilots like no other. made the -- made and maintained the best workers and best workers anywhere in the world and i'm excited to hear that thanks to your new responsibilities for the f-35, your company will be expanding its workforce by 15%. is that right, marillyn? wow. [applause] president trump: since the election, we've created more than six million new jobs. nobody would have believed that
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during the campaign if i would have said six million jobs, they would have said, he's exaggerating. i did say like four million. but we got six million. i was underexaggerating. including more than half a million manufacturing jobs. we added 224,000 jobs last month alone, which is a tremendous number. far greater than projection. last year, u.s. manufacturers reported the highest optimism ever recorded. so folks like marillyn would say we're the most optimistic we've ever been. would you say that? you better say yes, marillyn. [laughter] president trump: i know marillyn very well and i know she feels that way. we're now the economic envy of the entire world. when i meet prime ministers and presidents and kings and queens, they all start off by congratulating me on the great economy. wages are rising fast and rising fast for our blue-collar workers. that's exciting. you hear so much about the
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upper end. well, they don't realize the blue-collar -- proportionately blue-collar workers, the manufacturing companies, these are the companies that are doing so well. unemployment has reached the lowest rate in over half a century, and we expect to soon be beating that. [applause] president trump: african-american, asian american, and hispanic american unemployment have reached their lowest levels ever in the history of our country. [applause] president trump: and right here in wisconsin, the unemployment rate is just 2.8%, among the very lowest in the country. it's a great state. it's a fantastic state. [applause] president trump: phenomenal work. we've powered our economic turn-around by following two
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fundamental rules. if it hurts american workers, we don't do it. it's very simple. and if it helps american workers, we definitely do it and we do it quickly. it's very simple. [applause] president trump: our agenda is pro-worker, pro-family, pro-growth, 100% pro-american. it's america first. it's make america great again. and you know what, it's now keep america great, because we're doing awfully well. we're doing awfully well. to stop the off-shoring -- you know what off-shoring is? of american jobs. i signed the largest package of tax cuts and reforms in the history of our country. since then, $876 billion -- that's a lot even for you, marillyn. that's a big number. [laughter] president trump: has poured back into the united states from abroad. we want companies to invest, hire, build and grow right here
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in america, and right here in wisconsin. cheers and applause] president trump: we cut a record number of job-killing regulations, which will give the average household an extra $3,000 each year. so each year the average household -- and you all see it. you all feel it. will get an average of $3,000. that's a lot. that's the biggest tax cut we've ever had in this country. by the way, i see the democrat platform. they want to raise your taxes. i don't know. i haven't been a politician too long. somehow that doesn't play well, right? they want to raise your taxes. ok. we'll figure that one out. [laughter] president trump: we launched an marn energy revolution. the united states is now the number one producer of oil and natural gas anywhere in the world, and it's not even --
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[applause] president trump: and with a couple of environmental approvals for certain pipelines, we can get that and really do something with that number. it will go up very substantially, very quickly, especially in the state of texas. we're reversing decades of economic surrender and restoring america's industrial might. we surrendered economically,. what we did was so crazy. we helped other countries. we never thought about our own country. we lost the magic. we've gotten it back, and we've gotten it back. i think you'll soon see greater than ever before. [applause] president trump: and your executives know companies are pouring back into our nation. automobile companies from japan and other nations are pouring back in. many, many of the great auto companies are coming back into michigan.
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they're coming back into pennsylvania, ohio, florida, north carolina. you have not so many jobs left. we have to get some more workers over here, marillyn. we have to do something. but we have automobile companies and other companies pouring back in, and you have the greatest year you ever had in the history of this state. this is a great state, but you had your best economic year that you ever had so that's great. our nation was made of vibrant and strong and it's got to be the most powerful, the best. it really was made with american manufacturing, and you know that a previous administration said manufacturing is gone. you have to take a magic wand to bring it back. well, that was wrong. the previous administration, they allowed foreign nations to plunder our wealth and to pillage our factories. they solid out our workters and -- they sold out our workers and hallowed out our heartland. i will tell you it was not just the previous administration.
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it's been all administrations, in all fairness to president obama. it's been many administrations. they allowed it to happen. they allowed our factories to close. our workers really to go to not have jobs. we created jobs for other places, for other nations, and we sacrificed so many. 60,000 plants, millions and millions of jobs were lost during -- i call them the stupid years, but now we're back into the real smart years. we had the smart years. now we're the really smart years. they were the stupid years. what they were doing was nafta, one of the worst trade deals ever. i know a couple others we've been involved in too. world trade organization. that's a beauty. you don't know much about that. nafta was a disaster with this country. we are going to be replacing that very soon, hopefully with the yums, and that's going to be -- usmca, and that's going
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to be really special. one of the things i started off, i don't want people leaving this country. meaning, companies. i don't want to incentivize companies to leave, fire their people, build product, sell the product over in our country, no tax whatsoever. so we end up with no jobs, no factories, no taxes, no, nothing. it's not going to happen anymore and it can't happen under our new agreement. [applause] president trump: and i've been talking about this subject for 20 years. it's possibly one of the reasons why i ran. i used to look at michigan where they'd lose their car companies one after another. you lost so many companies in wisconsin. everybody lost, ron. everybody lost companies. they were losing companies left and right. we're not going to have that anymore. we have an incentive now to stay in this country. we have an incentive to build and manufacture in this country, and that's the way we
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want it. that's the way it will be. it's going to be america first. [applause] president trump: after years of rebuilding foreign nations, we are finally rebuilding our nation. it's as simple as that. we built other nations. we focused on other people's borders. we would fight for other borders but we don't fight for our own border. we have open borders and they had our military men protecting their borders. figure that one out. but it's all changing and it's changing very rapidly and we're doing really well right now. mexico has 21,000 troops on the border guarding our border. our laws are so bad our military can't do a damn thing. we have the greatest military in the world, but between catch and release, we catch them and we release them. think of it. we catch them, take a little number, come back in three, four years. [laughter]
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president trump: these are the democrats, and they should change them, sean. they should change them so easily, but they don't want to do it. it's politics. they want open borders. i really think they want open borders. even four, five years ago they wanted strong borders and they wanted walls and everything else. that was when they were sane but they're no longer sane. for years, politicians let china take the crown jewels out of our country. my administration has taken the toughest ever stance to stop these incredible abuses. as a candidate for president, i also promised to replace the disaster known as nafta. since nafta's adoption, the united states was losing jobs and losing plants like nobody's ever lost before. almost one in five auto jobs were lost during nafta. i think that's a wrong number. i think it's worse than that. but now we're demanding that you get as people working here and as companies and as great, great strength, i want you to
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have strength but i want you to have a level playing field because when you have a level playing field, nobody can beat you. you didn't have a level playing field. you had a playing field that was like this and you had to go uphill. that's why we're replacing nafta with the brand new u.s.-mexico-canada agreement. the usmca will be the most modern, cutting edge trade agreement in history with the strongest protections for the american worker ever put in any trade agreement. and that was the single most important thing to me. the usmca will close the biggest loopholes that caused the mass exodus of manufacturing. you had an exodus of manufacturing under nafta. by ratifying the usmca, mexico has now committed to be the toughest and have the toughest labor provisions, the highest environmental standards and the most comprehensive enforcement provisions ever implemented in a trade agreement, ever. for years, labor unions and
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lawmakers urged past administrations to secure these types of trade provisions. they did absolutely nothing. no administration did anything except lose jobs. we were laughed at by the rest of the world. we were patsies. and i didn't blame china. i didn't blame all of these countries. mexico. mexico, they took 30% of our automobile business. i don't know if you know that or not. they have plants the likes of which you've never seen before. they took 30%, probably more than of our automobile -- i don't blame them. i don't blame anybody. i blame our past leaders. i blame the people in administrations that allowed this to happen. it's not china's fault that we were stupid. it's not china's fault that we allowed it to happen. we lose $500 billion a year. it's now turning. we're taking in billions and billions of dollars in tariffs. i'm giving billions of dollars back to the farmers because
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they pinpointed the farmers. they said, we're not going to buy here. we're not going to buy there because then trump will stop doing to us what he's doing. except the farmers said we don't care because he's right. 15 years it's been like this. it's a one-way street and it was a street downward. but it's been incredible. and i'll never forget, i had a meeting, marillyn, with farmers a year ago. and i told them what is going to happen and i said, you're going to be the single biggest beneficiaries ultimately. and i said we're going to give you subsidies. farmers looked at me like all at one time. there were probably 30. the big beautiful room. the cabinet. i wanted the farmers in the cabinet room because i like the farmers. we don't want subsidies. i said, what do you mean? we don't want subsidies. we want a level playing field. i said, how can you tell me that? everybody is coming in here looking for whatever they can get.
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we don't want a subsidy. to this day, it's never happened before. they didn't want that. they just wanted a level playing field. they said, give us a level playing field and nobody can beat us at what we do. i thought it was one of the most beautiful things. but in the meantime, they were targeted by china. i went to sonny perdue and said, sonny, how much has china spent, let's say in just about the biggest year? he said, $16 billion, sir. i said, here's what i'm doing. i'm giving our farmers $16 billion out of the tariffs which frankly are much more than that. i shouldn't say that because they'll ask for more. [laughter] president trump: but they are. the tariffs are far more than that, and a lot of companies are leaving china now because they want to go to a nontariffed country and some of those companies are coming here. it's been incredible. we're taking in billions and billions of dollars and i'm giving our farmers a chunk because they were targeted. these are great american patriots. i'll tell you, i didn't see anybody -- you know, they go and they do these focus groups
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on television. even on the real fakers on television, where you think would be the farmers are -- no, it's not like things are perfect. but now things are pretty good because we're doing $16 billion. that was the most china ever purchased. some of the farmers are really doing well. i think they're really -- we're over the hump. we're doing really well. in the meantime our government has billions of dollars pouring in and that money is paid for by china through reducing, if you take a look what they're doing is they're playing around with their monetary policy to a level like nobody's ever seen before. we're not paying. they're also pumping out cash into their system. and china's paying. our people are not paying. now, other countries, it's a little bit different. china is china. but they're doing things in order to make sure that they keep those jobs in china, but they're losing a lot of companies and some of those companies are coming here
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because we get it done. we know how to get it done. i know how to win. we win. marillyn knows how to win. this company knows how to win. the job you've done is incredible at this company and hat's why i'm glad i'm the usmca is vital to the automobile industry. under nafta foreign companies could manufacture thousands of their parts overseas, ship them to mexico and canada for assembly, and send their foreign-made cars right into the united states tax-free. you knew about that, mr. manager, right? tax-free. that doesn't work too well. right? wouldn't you say they should have ended that about 20 years ago? with the usmca we have declared no more of that nonsense. we're not letting it happen. 75% of every automobile under deal must be made in north america. and we're requiring a large portion to be made by high-wage labor, which means american labor. because you were competing against people that frankly were slightly -- they were
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getting slightly less money than you do. am i trying to be nice when i say that? does anybody object to hearing it? they were getting slightly less. like about 20%, 20% of what you get. the us-mca, but it was unfair to our country, it was unfair to our people, it was unfair to our workers. he usmca is expected to create 76,000 brand new american auto jobs. that means more cars, more trucks, auto parts will be stamped with those beautiful words, made in the u.s.a. remember we used to see that all the time? made in the u.s.a. cheers and applause] maybe we could start stamping here, we'll start right here. made in the u.s.a. people love it. people love it. i remember i used to see it all over. made in the u.s.a. or made in america. but maybe we should, you know, with your geniuses here they
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could have that stamped on parts in about two seconds, right? he's looking and say, what is this going to cost news is not much. it's all part of the whole deal. but made in the u.s.a. the usmca is also a tremendous, a tremendous victory for, in particular, farmers, because we have had such support, to help dairy farmers right here in wisconsin, the usmca stops unfair trade barriers from canada. people love canada. i love canada. but there were few countries that took advantage of us more than canada. they were charging us tariffs of 297%. they wanted to keep it under 300% because it sounded better. 297%. nobody knew that. the farmers knew that. they knew it very well because essentially what they're doing is they're saying, you can't sell your product in canada. because the tariff swoose high. you couldn't say -- was so high. you couldn't sell it in canada.
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under our trade agreement whether he see significant increases in exports of wisconsin agriculture, supporting jobs throughout the state. it's going to have a tremendous impact on your agriculture and on your manufacturing. once fully implemented, the usmca will bring up to 600,000 jobs to our shores, and it's probably going to be well over 1.2 million jobs. [applause] and here you'll be able to expand your commerce with canadian customers and suppliers and they'll be buying your product. now they have an incentive to buy your product. before this deal they had no incentive whatsoever to buy product in the united states. i want to personally thank marlin and lockheed martin for supporting this groundbreaking agreement. what you've done is really great. you've been -- she has been -- you've been calling everybody, i hope, right? i've heard you have.
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the wake was left. they're calling, can you get her off our back? [laughter] that's good. that's what i want. that's what i told marylin. see if you can do it, we need help from the deming to get it done because it's political season and i say it's a bipartisan -- let it be a bipartisan bill. i don't want credit for it. let it be a bipartisan bill, the usmca. for years members of congress have demanded a replacement for nafta. now they finally have the best replacement that they can ever even imagine, the farmers can't believe it, the manufacturers can't believe it. even the unions can't believe it. it's good for everybody. so on behalf of our nation's loyal, hardworking citizens, i'm calling on congress to pass usmca and send it to my desk immediately for signature. we shouldn't be playing around. and every day that goes by, it gets more and more political because we get closer and closer to the election. and maybe it's harder. it shouldn't be -- i mean, the day before, you used to sign
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this dayth day before the election -- the day before the election. but view it as a bipartisan bill and it shows that congress is doing something other than wasting time on the witch hunt, the nonsense that they work so hard at. they work so hard. if they worked 1/100th as hard on immigration, it would be solved in about 15 minutes. just a waste of time. cheers and applause] amazing. thank you. to ensure that all citizens can thrive, the modern economy, as we know it, and it's really gotten modern, we also launched the pledge to america's workers. i'm thrilled that lockheed martin has committed to providing apprenticeships and work force development opportunities for 8,000 of our great citizens. thank you. [applause]
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my administration lives by a very crucial motto. a motto that you would agree with 100%. buy american and hire american. those other days are gone. [applause] so as we restore our economy, we're really restoring our standing in the world. we're respected again. america is respected again. like it hasn't been respected in many, many years. we were laughed at, we were scoffed at. we were liked, why shouldn't we be liked? we were a patsy. but we're respected again, folks. as you know, better than anyone , economic security is national security. and here at derco, one in every five employees is a veteran. that's a great number. [applause]
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great number. [applause] by the way, sean, stands up for a second, sean. reciprocal trade, right? i put him in charge, i said, do me a favor, when a country charges us 100%, we charge them 100%. when a country charges us 25% we charge them 25%. when one charges us in some cases 340%, we charge them 340%. so something's going to happen. maybe they'll go down to zero or maybe we'll take in a lot of money. but sean's in charge. the reciprocal trade act of probably will say 2019 or 2020, call it whatever you want. it has to get done. when that gets done, nobody's going to be taking advantage of this country any longer. so i appreciate you doing that. reciprocal trade act. my favorite word.
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reciprocal. [applause] my favorite word. reciprocal. among those with us today is resa spratertren who began her career in the u.s. air force and the wisconsin air national guard. where is she? where is she? come on up here. come up. come on. [applause] in the military she supported legendary aircraft such as the u-2 and the is sr-71 black bird. for the past 21 years, from right here in derco, they like you by the way, teresa, they really like you. you like them too, i'll bet, right? >> i do. [laughter] president trump: teresa's continued to keep our nation's aircraft flying. i want to just thank you. you're a very special person. i saiders i want a couple of special people. we don't have too much time.
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just give me one. they gave me you. he that's pretty good. say a few words -- they gave me you. that's pretty good. say a few words. cheers and applause] >> thank you, mr. president, for this opportunity. when i joined the air force after high school, i never imagined where this journey would take me. it has been amazing. one of the many things that i enjoy about being a part of derco and lockheed martin is that i get to work alongside the most talented people in the aviation industry. such as yourself. [applause] as a veteran, i'm incredibly proud to work for lockheed martin because i continue to support our men and women in uniform every day. [applause]
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thank you, mr. president, for your steadfast support of our military. [applause] i would also like to thank ms. houston and my lockheed martin and derco family. most importantly i would like to thank my husband for taking this journey with me and for his service to our country as a military retiree. [applause] president trump: great job. thank you, teresa. thank you very much. good family. nice, beautiful. thank you. to ensure our service members have the tools they need, we're
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rebuilding the u.s. armed forces with 7 -- $700 billion last year, and this year, $716 billion. that's the highest ever. and i must say, the projected budget is probably in the neighborhood of, you'll be happy about this, $730 billion, maybe $733 billion. but you know, our armed forces were depleted. they were just depleted. they were tired, they were exhausted. the planes were old, the equipment was old. even the uniforms were old. and there's no other more important job than thank a president has. they say the united states supreme court judges, that's very important. but i think even before that it's our military, it's defense. so, while i like to cut budgets and all of the folks up here who would like to cut budgets, we also have to have a strong military, otherwise budgets don't mean too much when you get right down to it. [applause]
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so our commitment to our defense industrial base is creating jobs for wisconsin workers in milwaukee, oshkosh and all across this wonderful state. from wisconsin to arizona, pennsylvania to california, workers such as you are forging new tanks and ships and submarines and beautiful american aircraft to make our military the most powerful anywhere on the face of the earth. our military now is new, we have new planes, we have new ships, we have many ships being built, many submarines being built. submarines like nobody's ever seen before. and other things. men and women like you make this country run. you make this country proud. you make this country great. you keep our lanes of commerce flowing, our communities thriving and our great american flag flying high. the magnificent red, white and blue flies high. [applause]
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every day you're building our nation's unlimited future and you are doing it with american hands, american hearts and about american steel. our steel companies are coming back so strongly. the dumping is slowing down and when they do dump, they pay a very, very heavy price. it's called 25% right into the treasury of the united states. and our steel companies are coming back and they're coming back strong. no one can beat the american worker and no one can match the might of loyal, dedicated, patriotic american citizens. incredible people. today and every day we will fight for workers, we will fight for your families. we will fight for wisconsin and we will fight with all of our soul for the glorious nation that we all love. together we are making america stronger and greater than ever before.
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and to marilyn and everyone at derco, i want to thank you, sir, i want to thank you very much, what a job you do, what a great company this is. and what incredible people i've met today. and it's been my honor to be here. god bless you, god bless everyone. thank you. cheers and applause] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit] [captions copyright national able satellite corp. 2019]
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>> democratic presidential candidates are campaigning throughout new hampshire this weekend. c-span has live coverage saturday at 5:00 p.m. eastern from exodder, new hampshire, with new jersey senator khouri booker -- cory booker. and sunday live at 1:15 eastern, cam la harris speaks in -- kamala harris speaks live n gilford. watch any time at and listen with the free c-span radio app. in anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the apollo 11 moon landing on july 20rks astronaut buzz aldrin recalls his life and career and the lessons he's learn aid long way in his book. author james donovan took viewer phone calls about the space race and the 1969 apollo
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11 mission from the 2019 los angeles times festival of books. his book is shoot for the moon. historian douglas brinkley recounting president kennedy's commitment to space exploration and the 1969 moon landing in his book. and charles finishman rawls the efforts of over 400,000 men and women responsible for sending astronauts to the moon in his book. then sunday at 9:00 eastern on after words, msnbc argues that president trump is damaging american democracy. in her new book. she's interviewed by author and journalist sonya nelson. >> i'm actually surprised that people elected on the sheer scream of the majority reign in this president, yes, health care was a big factor, but what about health care? rein in this president so he
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won't take my health care. that was the message of the 2018 election. rein in this president so he won't take my rights away as a woman. rein in this president so he'll stop the horrors at the border. so the democrats come in. the people say, rein him in. and they say, we'll go to court for his taxes eventually. we'll wait 200 days, eventually we'll get to that. >> then at 10:00 eastern, former defense secretary, ash carter, reflects on his career. his book is, inside the five-sided box. >> we have to stick up for ourselves. china is a communist dictatorship. i'm not out to change them. but when they come to the business scene, they bring a combination of political military and economic tools that societies like ours don't possess. >> book tv is on c-span2 every weekend. >> the house of representatives today approved legislation extending the 9/11 victim co