As part of our #Transcripts2020 project, we are pleased to release the transcript of Donald Trump Presidential Campaign announcement speech. An editable version is available here. All transcripts of this series are available here.
00:00 Donald Trump: Wow, wow, that is some group of people, thousands, so nice, thank you very much, that’s really nice, thank you. It’s great to be at Trump Tower, it’s great to be in a wonderful city New York and it’s an honor to have everybody here, this is beyond anybody’s expectations. There’s been no crowd like this and I can tell you some of the candidates they went in, they didn’t know the air conditioner didn’t work, they sweated like dogs, they didn’t know the room was too big because they didn’t have anybody there, how are they gonna beat ISIS, I don’t think it’s gonna happen.
00:44 DT: Our country is in serious trouble, we don’t have victories anymore. We used to have victories but we don’t have them. When was the last time anybody saw us beating, let’s say, China in a trade deal? They kill us. I beat China all the time, all the time. When did we beat Japan at anything? They send their cars over by the millions and what do we do? When was the last time you saw a Chevrolet in Tokyo? It doesn’t exist, folks, they beat us all the time. When did we beat Mexico at the border? They’re laughing at us at our stupidity and now they’re beating us economically, they are not our friend, believe me, but they’re killing us economically. The US has become a dumping ground for everybody else’s problems.
01:58 DT: Thank you. It’s true, and these are the best and the finest. When Mexico sends its people they’re not sending their best, they’re not sending you, they’re not sending you, they’re sending people that have lots of problems and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists and some I assume are good people, but I speak to border guards and they tell us what we’re getting and it only makes common sense, it only makes common sense, they’re sending us not the right people, it’s coming from more than Mexico, it’s coming from all over South and Latin America and it’s coming probably, probably from the Middle East, but we don’t know ’cause we have no protection and we have no competence, we don’t know what’s happening and it’s got to stop, and it’s got to stop fast.
03:04 DT: Islamic terrorism is eating up large portions of the Middle East, they become rich, I’m in competition with them, they just built a hotel in Syria, can you believe this, they built a hotel. When I have to build a hotel I pay interest, they don’t have to pay interest because they took the oil that when we left Iraq I said we should have taken, so now ISIS has the oil and what they don’t have Iran has and in ’19, and I will tell you this and I said it very strongly. Years ago I said, and I love the military and I wanna have the strongest military that we’ve ever had and we need it more now than ever, but I said don’t hit Iraq because you’re going to totally destabilize the Middle East, Iran is going to take over the Middle East, Iran and somebody else will get the oil and it turned out that Iran is now taking over Iraq, think of it. Iran is taking over Iraq and they’re taking it over big league.
04:19 DT: We spent $2 trillion in Iraq, $2 trillion, we lost thousands of lives, thousands in Iraq, we have wounded soldiers who I love, I love, they’re great, all over the place, thousands and thousands of wounded soldiers and we have nothing, we can’t even go there, we have nothing and every time we give Iraq equipment, the first time a bullet goes off in the air, they leave it. Last week I read 2300 Humvees, these are big vehicles, were left behind for the enemy 2000, you would say maybe two, maybe four, 2300 sophisticated vehicles they ran and the enemy took them.
05:19 S?: We need Trump now.
05:21 DT: You’re right. Last quarter, it was just announced our Gross Domestic Product, a sign of strength, right? But not for us, it was below zero, who ever heard of this? It’s never below zero. Our labor participation rate was the worst since 1978, but think of it, GDP below zero, horrible labor participation rate and our real unemployment is anywhere from 18% to 20%, don’t believe the 5.6%, don’t believe it. That’s right, a lot of people up there can’t get jobs, they can’t get jobs, ’cause there are no jobs, because China has our jobs and Mexico has our jobs, they all have our jobs but the real number, the real number is anywhere from 18% to 19% and maybe even 21% and nobody talks about it because it’s a statistic that’s full of nonsense.
06:33 S?: We want jobs now.
06:40 DT: Our enemies are getting stronger and stronger by the day, and we as a country are getting weaker. Even our nuclear arsenal doesn’t work. It came out recently, they have equipment that’s 30 years old, they don’t even know if it works. And I thought it was horrible when it was broadcast on television, because boy, does that send signals to Putin and all of the other people that look at us and they say, “That is a group of people, and that is a nation, that true…
07:27 DT: We have a disaster called The Big Lie, Obamacare, Obamacare. Yesterday it came out that costs are going for people up 29%, 39%, 49% and even 55%, and deductibles are through the roof, you have to get hit by a tractor, literally a tractor to use it. Because the deductibles are so high it’s virtually useless, it is a disaster. And remember the $5 billion website, $5 billion, we spent on a website. And to this day it doesn’t work. A $5 billion website. I have so many websites, I have ’em all over the place, I hire people, they do a website. It costs me $3. $5 billion website.
08:30 S?: We want Trump.
08:41 DT: Well, you need somebody because politicians are all talk, no action, nothing’s gonna get done, they will not bring us, believe me, to the promised land. They will not. As an example, I’ve been on the circuit making speeches, and I hear my fellow Republicans, and they’re wonderful people, I like ’em. They all want me to support them, they don’t know how to bring it about. They come up to my office, I’m meeting with three of them in the next week. And they don’t know, “Are you running? Are you not running? Could we have your support? What do we do? How do we do it?”
09:21 DT: I like ’em. And I hear their speeches, and they don’t talk jobs, and they don’t talk China. When was the last time you heard, “China is killing us.” They’re devaluing their currency to a level that you wouldn’t believe, it makes it impossible for our companies to compete, impossible. They’re killing us. But you don’t hear that from anybody else, you don’t hear it from anybody else. And I watch the speeches… Thank you. I watch the speeches of these people. And they say, “The sun will rise, the moon will set, all sorts of wonderful things will happen over… ” And people are saying, “What’s going on? I just want a job, just get me a job. I don’t need the rhetoric, I want a job.” And that’s what’s happening, and it’s going to get worse. Because remember, Obamacare really kicks in in ’16, 2016. Obama is gonna be out playing golf. He might even be on one of my courses, I would invite him. I actually would say. I have the best courses in the world, so I’d say, “You know what, if you want… See, I have one right next to the White House, right on the Potomac.” If he’d like to play, that’s fine.
10:38 DT: In fact, I’d love him to leave early and play. That would be a very good thing. But Obamacare kicks in in 2016, really big league. It is going to be amazingly destructive. Doctors are quitting, I have a friend who’s a doctor, and he said to me the other day, “Donald, I never saw anything like it. I have more accountants than I have nurses, it’s a disaster. My patients are beside themselves. They had a plan that was good, they have no plan now.” We have to repeal Obamacare, and it can be replaced… And, and it can be replaced with something much better for everybody, let it be for everybody, but much better and much less expensive for people and for the government, and we can do it.
11:39 DT: So I’ve watched the politicians, I’ve dealt with them all my life. If you can’t make a good deal with a politician, then there’s something wrong with you, you’re certainly not very good. And that’s what we have representing us. They will never make America great again. They don’t even have a chance. They’re controlled fully, they are controlled fully by the lobbyists, by the donors, and by the special interests, fully. Yes, they control them. Hey, I have lobbyists, I have to tell you. I have lobbyists that can produce anything for me, they’re great. But you know what, it won’t happen, it won’t happen. Because we have to stop doing things for some people but for this country, it’s destroying our country, we have to stop, and it has to stop now.
12:39 DT: Now, our country needs, our country needs a truly great leader, and we need a truly great leader now. We need a leader that wrote The Art of the Deal. We need a leader that can bring back our jobs, can bring back our manufacturing, can bring back our military, can take care of our vets, our vets have been abandoned.
13:16 DT: And we also need a cheerleader. You know, when President Obama was elected I said, “Well, the one thing I think he’ll do well, I think he’ll be a great cheerleader for the country. I think he’d be a great spirit.” He was vibrant, he young, I really thought that he would be a great cheerleader.
13:42 S?: But not a leader.
13:43 DT: He’s not a leader, that’s true, you’re right about that, but he wasn’t a cheerleader, he’s actually a negative force, he’s been a negative force. He wasn’t a cheerleader, he was the opposite. We need somebody that can take the brand of the United States and make it great again, it’s not great again.
14:09 DT: We need somebody… We need somebody that literally will take this country and make it great again. We can do that and I will tell you, I love my life, I have a wonderful family, they’re saying, “Dad, you’re gonna do something that’s gonna be so tough.” You know, all of my life I’ve heard that a truly successful person, a really, really successful person, an even modestly successful cannot run for public office. It just can’t happen and yet, that’s the kind of mindset that you need to make this country great again. So, ladies and gentlemen, I am officially running for President of the United States, and we are going to make our country great again.
15:34 DT: It can happen, our country has tremendous potential, we have tremendous people, we have people that aren’t working, we have people that have no incentive to work, but they’re gonna have incentive to work. Because the greatest social program is a job and they’ll be proud and they’ll love it and they’ll make much more money than they would have ever made and they’ll be doing so well. And we’re gonna be thriving as a country, thriving, it can happen. I will be the greatest jobs President that God ever created, I tell you that.
16:22 DT: I’ll bring back our jobs from China, from Mexico, from Japan, from so many places. I’ll bring back our jobs and I’ll bring back our money. Right now, think of this, we owe China $1.3 trillion. We owe Japan more than that, so they come in, they take our jobs, they take our money, and then they loan us back the money and we pay them an interest and then the dollar goes up, so their deal is even better. How stupid are our leaders, how stupid are these politicians to allow this to happen, how stupid are they?
17:04 S?: We want Trump, we want Trump, we want Trump, we want Trump, we want Trump.
17:13 DT: I’m gonna tell you… Thank you. I’m gonna tell you a couple of stories about trade, because I’m totally against the trade bill for a number of reasons. Number one, the people negotiating it don’t have a clue. Our President doesn’t have a clue, he’s a bad negotiator. He’s the one that did Bergdahl, we get Bergdahl, they get five killer terrorists that everybody wanted over there, we get Bergdahl, we get a traitor, we get a no good traitor and they get the five people that they wanted for years and those people are now back on the battlefield trying to kill us, that’s the negotiator we have. Take a look at the deal he’s making with Iran, he makes that deal, Israel maybe won’t exist very long. It’s a disaster and we have to protect Israel.
18:02 S?: Yes, we do.
18:04 S?: Yes, we do.
18:10 DT: So we need people… I’m a free-trader, but the problem with free trade is you need really talented people to negotiate for you. If you don’t have talented people, if you don’t have great leadership, if you don’t have people that know business, not just a political hack that got the job because he made a contribution to a campaign, which is the way all jobs just about are gotten. Free trade is terrible, free trade can be wonderful if you have smart people, but we have people that are stupid. We have people that aren’t smart and we have people that are controlled by special interests and it’s just not gonna work.
18:52 DT: So here’s a couple of stories happened recently. A friend of mine is a great manufacturer and you know China comes over and they dump all their stuff and I buy it, I buy it, because frankly I have an obligation to buy it, because they devalue their currency so brilliantly, and they just did it recently and nobody thought they could do it again. But with all our problems with Russia, with all our problems with everything, everything, they got away with it again. And it’s impossible for our people here to compete, so I wanna tell you this story.
19:29 DT: A friend of mine is a great manufacturer, he calls me up a few weeks ago, he’s very upset. I said, “What’s your problem?” And he said, “I make great product,” and I said, “I know. I know that because I buy the product.” He said, “I can’t get it into China. They won’t accept it. I sent a boat over, and they actually sent it back. They talked about environmental. They talked about all sorts of crap that had nothing to do with it.” I said, “Oh, wait a minute, that’s terrible. Does anyone know this?” He said, “Yeah, they do it all the time with other people.” I said, “They send it back.” “Yeah. So I finally got it over there, and they charged me a big tariff.” They’re not supposed to be doing that, I told him.
20:06 DT: Now, they do charge a tariff on trucks when we send trucks and other things over there. Ask Boeing, they wanted Boeing secrets. They wanted their patents and all their secrets before they agreed to buy planes from Boeing. Hey, I’m not saying they’re stupid. I like China. I sell apartment for 10… I just sold an apartment for $15 million to somebody from China. Am I supposed to dislike them?
20:32 DT: I own a big chunk of the Bank of America building at 1290 Avenue of the Americas that I got from China in a war. Very valuable. I love China. The biggest bank in the world is from China. You know where their United States headquarters is located? In this building, in Trump Tower. I love China. People say, “You don’t like China.” No, I love them. But their leaders are much smarter than our leaders and we can’t sustain ourself with that. There’s too much. It’s like… It’s like take the New England Patriots and Tom Brady, and have them play your high school football team. That’s the difference between China’s leaders and our leaders. They are ripping us. We are rebuilding China. We’re rebuilding many countries. China, you go there now, roads, bridges, schools, you never saw anything like it. They have bridges that make the George Washington Bridge look like small potatoes, and they’re all over the place. We have all the cards, but we don’t know how to use them.
21:43 DT: We don’t even know that we have the cards because our leaders don’t understand the game. We could turn off that spigot by charging them tax until they behave properly. Now, they’re going militarily. They’re building a military island in the middle of the South China Sea, a military island. Now, our country could never do that because we’d have to get environmental clearance, and the environmentalists wouldn’t let our… We would never build in an ocean. They built it in about one year, this massive military port. They’re building up their military, to a point that is very scary. You have a problem with ISIS. You have a bigger problem with China. And in my opinion, the new China, believe it or not, in terms of trade, is Mexico. So this man tells me about the manufacturing. I say, “That’s a terrible story. I hate to hear it.”
22:40 DT: But I have another one, Ford. So Mexico takes a company, a car company that was going to build in Tennessee, rips it out. Everybody thought the deal was dead, reported in the Wall Street Journal recently. Everybody thought it was a done deal. It’s going in, and that’s gonna be going into Tennessee. Great state, great people. All of a sudden, at the last moment, this big car manufacturer, foreign, announces they’re not going to Tennessee. They’re gonna spend their billion dollars in Mexico instead. Not good. Now, Ford announces a few weeks ago, that Ford is going to build a $2.5 billion car and truck and parts manufacturing plant in Mexico. $2.5 billion, it’s gonna be one of the largest in the world. Ford, good company. So I announced that I’m running for President.
23:46 DT: I would… One of the early things, I would do, probably before I even got in. And I wouldn’t even use… I have… I know the smartest negotiators in the world. I know the good ones. I know the bad ones. I know the over-rated once. You got a lot that are overrated. They’re not good. They think they are. They get good stories, ’cause the newspapers get buffaloed, but they’re not good. But I know the best negotiators in the world, and I’d put them one for each country. Believe me, folks, we will do very, very well… Very, very well.
24:18 DT: But I wouldn’t even waste my time with this one. I would call up the head of Ford, who I know, if I was president, I’d say,”Congratulations. I understand that you’re building a nice $2.5 billion car factory in Mexico, and that you’re gonna take your cars and sell them to the United States zero tax, just flow them across the border.” And you say to yourself, “How does that help us? How does that help us? Where is that good?” It’s not. So I’d say, “Congratulations. That’s the good news. Let me give you the bad news. Every car, and every2 truck, and every part manufactured in this plant that comes across the border, we’re gonna charge you a 35% tax.
25:08 S?: Yes. Yes.
25:10 DT: “And that tax is going to be paid simultaneously with the transaction, and that’s set.” Now, here’s what’s gonna happen. If it’s not me in the position, it’s one of these politicians that we’re running against, the 400 people that were all running. And here’s what’s gonna happen. They’re not so stupid. They know it’s not a good thing, and they may even be upset by it, but then they’re gonna get a call from their donors who are probably from the lobbyists for Ford, and say, “You can’t do that to Ford because Ford takes care of me, and I take care of you, and you can’t do that to Ford.” And guess what, no problem. They’re going to build in Mexico. They’re gonna take away thousands of jobs. It’s very bad for us. So, under President Trump, here’s what would happen.
26:06 DT: The head of Ford will call me back, I would say within an hour after I told them the bad news, but it could be he’d want to be cool and he’ll wait till the next day. They wanna be a little cool, and he’ll say, “Please, please, please.” He’ll beg for a little while. And I’ll say, “No interest.” Then he’ll call all sorts of political people. And I’ll say, “Sorry, fellows, no interest” because I don’t need anybody’s money, it’s nice. I don’t need anybody’s money. I’m using my own money. I’m not using the lobbyists. I’m not using donors, I don’t care. I’m really rich. I’ll show you that next time. And, by the way, I’m not even saying that and to brag it out… That’s the kind of mindset, that’s the kind of thinking you need for this country. So, ’cause we gotta make the country rich. It sounds crass. Somebody said, “Oh, that’s crass.” It’s not crass. We got $18 trillion in debt. We got nothing but problems. We got a military that needs equipment all over the place. We got nuclear weapons that are obsolete. We’ve got nothing. We got social security that’s gonna be destroyed if somebody like me doesn’t bring money into the country.
27:16 DT: All these other people wanna cut the hell out of it, I’m not gonna cut it at all. I’m gonna bring money in, and we’re gonna save it. But here’s what’s gonna happen. After I’m called by 30 friends of mine, who contributed to different campaigns, after I’m called by all of the special interests and by the donors and by the lobbyists, and they have zero chance at convincing me, zero, I’ll get a call the next day from the head of Ford. He’ll say, “Please reconsider.” I’ll say, “No.” He’ll say, “Mr. President. We’ve decided to move the plant back to the United States. We’re not gonna build it in Mexico.” That’s it. They have no choice. They have no choice. There are hundreds of things like that.
28:03 DT: I’ll give you another example. Saudi Arabia, they make a billion dollars a day. A billion dollars a day. I love the Saudis. Many are in this building. They make a billion dollars a day. Whenever they have problems, we send over the ships. We send… We’re gonna protect… What are we doing? They got nothing but money. If the right person asks them, they pay a fortune. They wouldn’t be there except for us. And, believe me, you look at the border with Yemen. You remember Obama a year ago. Yemen was a great victory. Two weeks later, the place was blown up. Everybody got… And they kept our equipment. They always keep our equipment. We ought to send used equipment, right? They always keep our equipment. We ought to send some real junk, ’cause frankly, it would be… We ought to send our surplus. We’re always losing this gorgeous brand new stuff.
29:02 DT: But look at that border with Saudi Arabia. Do you really think that these people are interested in Yemen? Saudi Arabia without us is gone. They’re gone. And I’m the one that made all of the right predictions about Iraq. All of these politicians that I’m running against now, it’s so nice to say, “I’m running,” as opposed to, “If I run, if I run.” I’m running. But all of these politicians that I’m running against now, they’re trying to disassociate… You looked at Bush. It took him five days to answer the question on Iraq. He couldn’t answer the question. He didn’t know. I said, “Is he intelligent?”
29:43 DT: Then I looked at Rubio. He was unable to answer the question. Is Iraq a good thing or a bad thing? He didn’t know. He couldn’t answer the question. How are these people gonna lead us? How are we gonna go back and make it great again? We can’t. They don’t have a clue. They can’t lead us. They can’t. They can’t even answer simple questions. It was terrible. But Saudi Arabia is in big, big trouble. Now, thanks to fracking and other things, the oil is all over the place, and I used to say it. There are ships at sea, and this was during the worst crisis, that were loaded up with oil, and the cartel kept the price up because, again, they were smarter than our leaders. They were smarter than our leaders. There is so much wealth out there that can make our country so rich again and therefore make it great again, ’cause we need money. We’re dying. We’re dying. We need money. We have to do it. We need the right people.
30:48 DT: So Ford will come back. They’ll all come back. And I will say this. This is going to be an election, in my opinion, that’s based on competence.
31:02 S?: Yeah.
31:03 DT: Somebody said… Thank you, darling. Somebody said to me the other day, a reporter, a very nice reporter, “But Mr. Trump, you’re not a nice person.”
31:14 S?: We don’t need nice.
31:15 DT: That’s true, but actually, I am. I think I am a nice person. People that know me like me. Does my family liked me? I think so, right? Look at my family, I’m proud of my family. By the way, speaking of my family, Melania, Barron, Kai, Donnie, Don, Vanessa, Tiffany, Ivanka did a great job. Did she do a great job? Great. Jared, Laura, and Eric. I’m very proud of my family. They’re a great family. So the reporter said to me the other day, “But Mr. Trump, you’re not a nice person. How can you get people to vote for you?” I said, “I don’t know.” I said, “I think that, number one, I am a nice person, I give a lot of money away to charities and other things. I think I’m actually a very nice person.” But I said, “This is going to be an election that’s based on competence, because people are tired of these nice people, and they’re tired of being ripped off by everybody in the world, and they’re tired of spending more money on education than any nation in the world, per capita, than any nation in the world, and we’re 26th in the world. 25 countries are better than us at education, and some of them are like third world countries.”
32:44 DT: But we’re becoming a third world country because of our infrastructure, our airports, our roads, everything. So, one of the things I did, and I said, “You know what I’ll do, I’ll do it,” because a lot of people say, “He’ll never run. Number one, he won’t wanna give up his lifestyle.” They’re right about that, but I’m doing it. Number two, I’m a private company, so nobody knows what I’m worth. And the one thing is that when you run, you have to announce and certify to all sorts of governmental authorities your net worth. So I said, “That’s okay. I’m proud of my net worth. I’ve done an amazing job. I started off… I started off in a small office with my father in Brooklyn and Queens.
33:31 DT: And my father said… And I love my father. I learned so much. He was a great negotiator. I learned so much just sitting at his feet playing with blocks, listening to him negotiate with subcontractors, but I learned a lot. But he used to say, “Donald, don’t go into Manhattan. That’s the big leagues. We don’t know anything about that. Don’t do it. I said, “Dad, I gotta go into Manhattan. I gotta build those big buildings. I gotta do it, Dad. I’ve gotta do it.” And after four or five years in Brooklyn, I ventured into Manhattan and did a lot of great deals. The Grand Hyatt hotel, I was responsible for the Convention Center on the West Side. I did a lot of great deals, and I did them early and young.
34:11 DT: And now I’m building all over the world, and I love what I’m doing. But they all said, a lot of the pundits on television. “Well, Donald will never run, and one of the main reasons is, he’s private and he’s probably not as successful as everybody thinks.” So I said to myself, “Nobody’s ever gonna know unless I run,” ’cause I’m really proud of my success. I really am. I’ve employed… I’ve employed tens of thousands of people over my lifetime. That means medical, that means education, that means everything. So a large accounting firm and my accountants have been working for months because it’s big and complex, and they put together a statement, a financial statement. It’s a summary, but everything will be filed eventually with the government, and we don’t need extensions or anything. We’ll be filing it right on time. We don’t need anything. And it was even reported incorrectly yesterday because they said, “He had assets of nine billion.” So I said, “No, it’s the wrong number. That’s the wrong number, not assets.”
35:34 DT: So they put together this, and before I say it, I have to say this. I made it the old-fashioned way. It’s real estate. It’s real estate. It’s labor and it’s unions good, and some bad, and lots of people that aren’t in unions, and it’s all over the place, and building all over the world, and I have assets, big accounting firm, one of the most highly respected. $9,240,000,000 and I have liabilities of about $500. That’s long-term debt, very low interest rates. In fact, one of the big banks came to me said, “Donald, you don’t have enough borrowings. Could we loan you $4 billion?” I said, “I don’t need it. I don’t want it, and I’ve been there. I don’t want it.” But in two seconds they’d give me whatever I wanted. So I have a total net worth, and now with the increase, it’ll be well over $10 billion, but here, a total net worth of $8 billion… Net worth, not assets, not liability, a net worth, after all debt, after all expenses, the greatest assets, the Trump Tower, 1290 Avenue of the Americas, Bank of America building in San Francisco, 40 Wall Street, sometimes referred to as the Trump building, right opposite the New York, many other places, all over the world. So, the total is $8,737,540,000.
37:17 DT: Now, I’m not doing that… I’m not doing that to brag, ’cause you know what, I don’t have to brag. I don’t have to, believe it or not. I’m doing that to say that that’s the kind of thinking our country needs. We need that thinking. We have the opposite thinking. We have losers. We have losers. We have people that don’t have it. We have people that are morally corrupt. We have people that are selling this country down the drain. So I put together the statement, and the only reason I’m telling you about it today is because we really do have to get going, because if we have another three or four years, we’re at $18 trillion now. We’re soon gonna be at $20 trillion. According to the economists, who I’m not big believers in, but nevertheless, this is what they’re saying, that $24 trillion… We’re very close. That’s the point of no return, $24 trillion. We will be there soon. That’s when we become Greece. That’s when we become a country that’s unsalvageable. And we’re gonna be there very soon. We’re gonna be there very soon.
38:36 S?: Make America strong.
38:39 DT: So, just to sum up. I would do various things very quickly. I would repeal and replace the big lie Obamacare. I would build a great wall and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me. And I’ll build ’em very inexpensively. I will build a great, great wall on our southern border and I will have Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words. Nobody would be tougher on ISIS than Donald Trump. Nobody.
39:19 DT: I will find within our military, I will find the General Patton or I will find General MacArthur, I will find the right guy. I will find the guy that’s going to take that military and make it really work. Nobody, nobody will be pushing us around. I will stop Iran from getting nuclear weapons, and we won’t be using a man like Secretary Kerry, that has absolutely no concept of negotiation, who’s making a horrible and laughable deal, who’s just being tapped along as they make weapons right now. And then goes into a bicycle race at 72 years old and falls and breaks his leg. I won’t be doing that. And I promise I will never be in a bicycle race, that I can tell you. I will immediately terminate President Obama’s illegal executive order on immigration. Immediately. Fully support and back up the Second Amendment.
40:33 DT: Now, it’s very interesting. Today I heard it. Through stupidity in a very, very hard-core prison, interestingly named Clinton, two vicious murderers, two vicious people escaped and nobody knows where they are. And a woman was on television this morning. And she said, “You know, Mr. Trump,” and she was telling other people and I actually called her, but she said, “You know, Mr. Trump, I always was against guns, I didn’t want guns. And now, since this happened,” it’s up in the prison area, “My husband and I are finally in agreement, ’cause he wanted the guns. We now have a gun on every table, we’re ready to start shooting.” I said, “Very interesting.” So protect the Second Amendment.
41:29 DT: End Common Core, Common Core should… It is a disaster. Bush is totally in favor of Common Core. I don’t see how he can possibly get the nomination. He’s weak on immigration, he’s in favor of Common Core. How the hell can you vote for this guy? You just can’t do it. We have to end. Education has to be local. Rebuild the country’s infrastructure. Nobody can do that like me, believe me. It will be done on time, on budget, way below cost, way below what anyone ever thought. I look at these roads being built all over the country, and I say I can build those things for one-third. What they do is unbelievable. How bad.
42:20 DT: You know, we’re building on Pennsylvania Avenue, the old post office, we’re converting it into one of the world’s great hotels. It’s gonna be the best hotel in Washington DC. We got it from the General Services Administration in Washington. The Obama administration, we got it, it was the most highly sought-after or one of them, but I think the most highly sought-after project in the history of General Services. We got it, people were shocked. Trump got it. Well, I got it for two reasons: Number one, we’re really good. Number two, we had a really good plan. And I’ll add in a third, we had a great financial statement. ‘Cause the General Services, who are terrific people by the way, and talented people, they wanted to do a great job and they wanted to make sure it got built.
43:08 DT: So we have to rebuild our infrastructure, our bridges, our roadways, our airports. You come into LaGuardia Airport, it’s like we’re in a third world country. You look at the patches and the 40-year-old floor, they throw down asphalt and they throw… You look at these airports. We are like a third world country, and I come in from China and I come in from Qatar and I come in from different places. And they have the most incredible airports in the world. You come back to this country and you have LAX, disaster, you have all of these disastrous airports. We have to rebuild our infrastructure.
43:49 DT: Save Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security without cuts. Have to do it, get rid of the fraud, get rid of the waste and abuse, but save it. People have been paying in for years, and now many of these candidates wanna cut it. You save it by making the United States, by making us rich again, by taking back all of the money that’s being lost. Re-negotiate our foreign trade deals. Reduce our $18 trillion in debt. Because believe me, we’re in a bubble. We have artificially low interest rates, we have a stock market that frankly, it’s been good to me, but I still hate to see what’s happening. We have a stock market that is so bloated. Be careful of a bubble, ’cause what you’ve seen in the past might be small potatoes compared to what happens. So be very, very careful. And strengthen our military and take care of our vets. So, so important.
45:03 DT: Sadly, the American dream is dead.
45:10 S?: Bring it back.
45:14 DT: But if I get elected President, I will bring it back. Bigger and better and stronger than ever before and we will make America great, again. Thank you, thank you very much.