Trump campaign rally in Cincinnati, Ohio, Aug 19 – #Transcripts2020

As part of our #Transcripts2020 project, we are pleased to release the transcript of night 2 of President Trump’s campaign rally in Cincinnati, Ohio, Aug 19. An editable version is available here. All transcripts of this series are available here.


0:00:00 Donald Trump: Thank you all, thank you very much, thank you to Vice President Mike Pence and Hello Cincinnati.

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0:00:18 DT: You know, I used to work in Cincinnati at a place called Swifton Village. You know what that is, Swifton?

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0:00:27 DT: It was good. And it worked out well. And it gives you confidence when things work out well at a young age. And look what happened to all of us, right? Look what happened. Look what happened. But I was watching the so-called debate last night, and I also watched the night before, that was long long television. And the Democrats spent more time attacking Barack Obama than they did attacking me practically. And this morning, that’s all the fake news was talking about. That wasn’t pretty. Now, we’re doing good, it’s great to be back in the state that I love, I love this state, very special. Very, very special on the banks of the beautiful Ohio River with the hard-working Patriots of the American heart land. Thank you Ohio. We love you Ohio.

0:01:51 DT: So we’ve got thousands of people standing outside and I asked the officials can we sneak some up along the aisles. Can they sit on the stairs? But I’ll tell you what, this is some crowd, some turn out. We’ve sold tens of thousands of tickets. If you know what the sale price is we keep it nice and low, we keep it nice and low. But there never has been a movement like this. This is a movement the likes of which they’ve never seen before, maybe anywhere, but certainly in this country. They’ve never seen anything like this before you came from the mountains and the valleys and the rivers and you came for… I mean, look from wherever you came from, there were a lot of you and they showed up on election day. I’ll never forget a wonderful congressman from Tennessee, they have early voting, in one of the earliest places great State Tennessee, and he said… He was in Pennsylvania with me, great state and he said, “You know sir, I’ve been doing this for a long time, but I’ve never seen people like this show up for early voting, people that haven’t voted in a long time, because they didn’t see anybody they wanted to vote for… ” said I’ve never seen it. They have Trump banners and Trump hats and Trump buttons. Said I’ve never seen.

0:03:24 DT: And this great Congressman said, “I don’t know sir, but I can tell you one thing, if the rest of the country is voting like Tennessee is voting, you’re gonna win by a lot.” and we won and we won by a lot. We won by a lot. Our nation is stronger today than ever before. We have the number one economy on earth. No economy is so strong. We’re rebuilding the awesome might of the United States military and soon it will be stronger, relatively speaking, than at any time in our history and when we took over, it was depleted, we took over a depleted military. It’s not depleted anymore, I can tell you that. Our spirit is strong, our stride is back and our stand is clear. We are finally putting America first, it’s about time.

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0:05:12 DT: We’ve created six million new jobs since election day, nobody would have thought that was possible. More than seven million Americans have been lifted off of food stamps. And they’re happy, they’re happy. 123,000 more Ohio workers are employed today than when I was elected, think of that number. And right now, Ohio is the most successful it’s ever been in the history of our country. Thank you, congratulations Ohio. Stand up, Mike. And you have a good governor, I wanna tell you that. Good job, Mike. Unemployment has reached the lowest rate in over half a century, and unemployment for African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans and Asian Americans have all reached the lowest rates ever recorded.

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0:06:35 DT: While Republicans are working every day to build up our country, the rage-filled Democrat Party is trying to tear America apart. The Democrat Party is now being led by four left wing extremists who reject everything that we hold dear. No one has paid a higher price for the far left’s destructive agenda than Americans living in our nation’s inner cities. They have paid a dear price. Do you see what’s happening? You see our inner cities, we spend billions and billions and billions for years and years and years, and it’s stolen money and it’s wasted money and it’s a shame. For decades, these communities have been run exclusively by Democrat politicians, and it’s been total one party control of the inner cities. For a hundred years, it’s been one party control and look at them. We can name one after another, but I won’t do that ’cause I don’t wanna be controversial. We want no controversy. No controversy. The Democrat record is one of neglect and corruption and decay, total decay. The Democrats have taxed and regulated jobs and opportunity out of these cities and out of existence.

0:08:32 DT: They’ve squeezed the blood out of them. Left wing mayors and city councils have opposed school choice, trapping children in failing in government schools left and right. So many of these mayors right now, you know where they are? They’re in jail, that’s where they are. Republicans believe that every parent has the right to send their children to the school of their choice, but the greatest betrayal committed by the Democrats is their support for open borders. And these open borders would overwhelm schools and hospitals, drain public services, and flood communities with poisonous drugs. It’s tough enough, and I want to thank, by the way, the country of Mexico. They’ve got 21,000 soldiers on the border right now.

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0:09:54 DT: I’m starting to like Mexico a lot. They do a lot more for us than the Democrats do, right? A lot more, a lot more. And the numbers are way down, you’ll see that, way, way down. Democrat lawmakers care more about illegal aliens than they care about their own constituents. They put foreign citizens before American citizens. We’re not gonna do that. 572 people were murdered in Chicago last year.

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0:12:11 DT: Democrat mayor, Democrat mayor. Democrat. You must have a Democrat mayor. Do you have a Democrat mayor? Come on, law enforcement, Democrat mayor.

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0:14:16 DT: Cincinnati, do you have a Democrat mayor? Well, that’s what happenes. You see, there are thousands of people outside. And I said, I agree. We set a new record tonight in this arena. But we could get…

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0:14:40 DT: But we could get a few more on the floors, a few more up here, we could get… And they’re outside where it’s a 100 degrees out and they weren’t able to let us do it. And I said, “Is that run by the Democrats?” The answer is yes. So you got a lot of hot people outside, but we broke the all-time record. So…

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0:15:15 DT: The homicide rate in Baltimore is significantly higher than El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala. I believe it’s higher than… Give me a place that you think is pretty bad, give me a place. The guy says, Afghanistan. I believe it’s higher than Afghanistan. In our country, think of that. I believe, we’ll check the numbers and if we’re wrong, they will tell us tomorrow. It’ll be headlined, “Trump exaggerated”. I do believe the rate is higher than Afghanistan, yet Democrats and they’ve run it for many years wanna spend hundreds of billions of dollars on illegal migrants instead of supporting their own struggling communities. No good, no good.

0:16:12 DT: The conditions in Nancy Pelosi’s once great city of San Francisco are deplorable, they’re deplorable. Do you remember the word deplorable?

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0:16:26 DT: You remember when Hillary used the word deplorable? She used two words: She used deplorable and irredeemable, right?

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0:16:39 DT: And only being a politician for a few years, I said, what a terrible mistake that she used the word irredeemable. But it turned out to be deplorable. Deplorable was not a good day for Hillary. Crooked Hillary, she is a crooked one, crooked.

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0:17:03 DT: She is crooked.

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0:17:24 DT: Nearly half of all the homeless people living in the streets in America happened to live in the state of California. What they are doing to our beautiful California is a disgrace to our country. It’s a shame. The world is looking at it. Look at Los Angeles with the tents and the horrible, horrible disgusting conditions. Look at San Francisco, look at some of your other cities and then you have a Governor, you have a Governor, that invites the whole world to come in to California. We’ll pay for your health care, we’ll pay for… And then you wonder why so many people are coming up, they’re coming up because we’re the hottest economic country in the world, but they’re also coming up because you have people like that Governor saying, “Come on up, we’ll give you a health care, come… ” Who wouldn’t come up? Who wouldn’t come up? How crazy is this? How crazy is this? Schools, healthcare. Today I have a simple proposal for Democrat leaders to support legislation to end illegal migration and we will use the vast savings to rebuild our inner cities. That’s the way we should be doing it.

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0:18:46 DT: That’s the way we should be doing it. And by the way, you know, they keep talking about, “Oh, the voters, the voters, the voters, they want all sorts of security.” What about a thing called voter ID, voter identification?

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0:19:22 DT: Rob Portman, please work on that. Rob Portman, you have a great Senator. Would you please start working on that? You see the response. Every place I go, Rob.

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0:19:32 DT: Please Rob, voter ID. They give you everything they can give you except like voter ID and the things that matter. Republicans believe that a nation must care for its own citizens first. Our pledge to America’s workers has secured commitment to train more than 12 million Americans for the jobs of tomorrow. You know who’s working very hard on that? You probably never heard of her, Ivanka Trump.

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0:20:15 DT: She’s working very hard, she gave up a lot. She had a very easy life, but she loves doing it. She’s got over, I think, now 12 million people. They’re teaching them the great companies of our country, they’re teaching people how to do it, and it’s an incredible thing to watch, to give former prisoners a second chance at life. We passed ground-breaking criminal justice reform that nobody could have passed except us.

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0:20:52 DT: President Obama tried, a lot of them tried, they couldn’t get it passed. I got it passed with a lot of help from Liberals and Conservatives, and a lot of help, and the biggest beneficiary is the African-American community, biggest beneficiary.

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0:21:36 DT: And something which a lot of people don’t talk about, but we doubled the child tax credit, doubled it. And our tax plan also created nearly 9000 opportunity zones, hottest thing going, providing massive new incentives for investment in job creation in distressed communities.

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0:22:00 DT: You okay? Take your time, take your time. Doctor? Doctor in the house please. Okay? Thank you very much. Thank you very much. Thank you, thank you. Thank you, Doctor. Thank you.

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0:22:38 DT: Don’t forget, it’s a 100 degrees in here. That person has been standing there for almost a day, if you think about it, a lot of you, so I appreciate it. And you know what, they’ll come back. They’ll get a little something and they’ll come right back because there’s never been anything like this. There’s never been anything, right?

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0:23:07 DT: Thank you, incredible. We established more than 300 opportunity zones in Ohio alone, and these are really working out incredibly well. Nationwide, nearly eight million African-Americans live in opportunity zones, but every Democrat voted against them. Every single Democrat because they vote as a block. It’s the only thing they do good, they stick together. Their policy is no good, they’re lousy politicians, but they stick together like glue. The only thing they have. That’s the only thing they have going. Democrats deliver poverty for their constituents and privilege for themselves. Republicans deliver job safety and opportunity for all Americans.

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0:24:06 DT: And we’re thrilled to be joined tonight by many terrific Republican leaders, and we’ll start off with a man who had a very, very tough race for governor. A lot of people choke, they choke like dogs, they can’t breathe, oh, they can’t breathe. This guy was running against a so called star.

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0:25:04 DT: So, that’s two protesters. And tomorrow night, the headline will be protesters, protesters. You know what happened to the second one? He looked at the guy in front of him and he said, “I’m out of here, bye.”

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0:25:26 DT: That’s the way it works. That’s the way it works, I guess, too bad. But a man who really has done a fantastic job, he campaigned so hard, and this was a star right from the fields of the great Pocahontas who’s now lying and cheating her way to the presidency if possible. She’s trying to win, remember? She defrauded people with her credentials. She said she was Indian, and I said that I have more Indian blood than she does, and I have none, I’m sorry.

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0:26:10 DT: And we drove her crazy. And we drove her crazy, that’s a good thing, not a bad thing. And she went out and she had a blood test done and it came out 1024th. He said somewhere back there hundreds of years ago, there may have been an Indian. Or it may have been a statistical error ’cause it was so small, which it was. Anyway, but the guy was like from her group. You wouldn’t be very happy right now. And we have a man that campaigned so hard, relentless. And I came in, we did a rally where we had people like this, it was packed the day before the election, and Mike DeWine won that election and he won it easily, Mike DeWine.

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0:27:14 DT: And we have a man who is running for governor of Kentucky again.

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0:27:27 DT: And he’s done an incredible job. And did you ever hear… Sometimes you can do such a good job that not everybody appreciates it. But they had a lot of problems with pensions and a lot of tremendous problems that a normal Governor would never had been able to correct. But when you correct it, you make yourself a little bit less popular. But he had no choice, and they had no choice. It’s a great, great state, and he has turned out to be a great, great governor, Matt Bevin.

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0:28:08 DT: And he’s running in November, and because I like him so much, Matt, get a nice big arena ready. We’re gonna do a rally for you, okay?

0:28:22 DT: And a man whose fantastic son is here tonight, who I just met, incredible. When I ran with him, he was down. I said, “You know Rob Portman is down.” And then about four weeks later, he was up by like 24 points, I said, “What the hell did you do?” And you know what he did, he does a great job, that’s what he did. Senator Rob Portman.

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0:29:01 DT: Great guy. And we have a few guys that… These are warriors. A couple of them you saw the other day, they were questioning Bob Mueller, that was a beauty. He was sharp, wasn’t he? He was sharp as a tack. And Steve Chabot and Brad Wenstrup and Warren Davidson and Andy Barr and a man named Greg Pence who happens to be a brother of somebody I know very well, they have been with us through thick and thin, and it has been mostly really good times because what we’ve done no other administration in the first two and a half years in history has done. Thank you, fellas, great job.

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0:30:06 DT: A couple of them gave a grilling, they gave a grilling, all they had to do is mention the facts, and it was over. And also the auditor of the great state of Ohio. A man who’s job I made much easier because you have money pouring in, you have companies pouring, Keith Faber. How was it Keith? The numbers are good Keith, numbers are good, right? Yeah, the numbers are good. Ohio Senate president, Larry Obhof. Larry, thank you, great job. Nice tie. I like Larry’s tie. And you have a couple of people that are very, very powerful. I hear that office and I shudder. Ohio Supreme Court Justices, Sharon Kennedy and Judy French, thank you.

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0:31:19 DT: And please don’t recuse yourself, because I gave you a nice welcome, should I ever be before you. I love judges when they see you for about two seconds and then you say “Oh, that judge should be fair.” And then they say, “I’d like to recuse myself because 29 years ago, I met Donald Trump.” I never have been in love. You know, we’ve been doing very well in the courts, by the way. Have you seen what’s… We’ve been winning a lot of cases. A lot of cases. We really have been. We really have been. We’ve now appointed 148, think of this, federal judges. 148, we’re gonna soon have within about two months, Mitch McConnell, the senate, Rob Portman has helped so much.

0:32:13 DT: We’ll soon be, listen to this, 179. Percentage-wise, it’s the second most. We will never beat number one. Sadly, we’ll never beat number one. So percentage-wise, nobody’s ever seen anything like it, and that’s ’cause President Obama basically was not able for about three years to get his people in, which is a shame. And I came in, I had a 148 openings. I said, you’re supposed to have none. I said, “How many do we have?” “148.” I said, “You gotta be kidding.” And we’ve all done a good job together up. It’s been amazing with Mitch and you and everybody, it’s been amazing. So we’re gonna be up to, within two months, 179 federal judges.

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0:33:15 DT: That’s in two and a half years. And what else? Two great Supreme Court judges.

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0:33:29 DT: Great ones and there’s only one person, I think most of you must know this, who percentage-wise has done better than me with judges, tell me. I’ll give you a hint. He appointed 100% of the federal judges and 100% of the United States Supreme Court. George Washington.

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0:34:11 DT: That’s one record we’re not gonna beat. But I appointed many more than him, so let’s take it that way, many more. I also wanna introduce a friend of mine who’s done an incredible job; she’s really something. She has been incredible as a leader of the GOP. She’s the chair and she’s my friend, Jane Timken.

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0:34:43 DT: And a man Bob Paduchik, you know Bob Paduchik? So Bob, I had to pick a campaign manager in Ohio. And I kept hearing from the media, “You must win the state of Ohio.” I heard this over and over for like a year and a half. “You must win Ohio. You must win.” So I had to pick a campaign manager and I picked a man named, Bob Paduchik. And no matter what happened, no matter how badly we were doing, he said “Sir, you’re gonna win Ohio easily.” I said, “But Bob, we just lost the head of the GOP in Ohio.” He left because you have a certain governor that asked him to leave; great support from the governor. A different governor than Mike by the way, slightly. So he had to get out. So I said, “We just lost… ” And Bob said, “Don’t worry about it, sir, you’re gonna win. In fact, I think you just went up.” Then we lost a couple of other people. I’d call him, I say, “Bob, I’m worried about Ohio, very worried.” He said, “Don’t worry about it, sir. I think you just went up.” He kept saying, “You just went up.” I said to somebody, “I don’t know much about this guy, but boy, he’s the most optimistic person I’ve ever met.” True.

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0:36:02 DT: And we ended up… He said, “Don’t worry.” And we ended up winning Ohio, by close to nine points, which is unheard of.

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0:36:14 DT: So he was right. Bob Paduchik.

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0:36:22 DT: Bob. And also here tonight, I don’t know, did he do a good job, my son Donald Junior and Kimberly?

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0:36:36 DT: I hope he did a good job. Good, I heard you did. I heard you did a great job. He’s been a great help. They both have, and thank you very much. Thank you, Kimberly. Thank you very much. Our shared Republican agenda is pro-worker, pro-jobs, pro-family, pro-growth and 100% pro-America.

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0:37:03 DT: We’ve eliminated a record number of job killing regulations giving the average American household $3,000 more to spend every single year. The previous administration tried to shut down American energy and close up, totally close it up, American clean, beautiful coal. That’s what they did. That didn’t work out too well. But you had to suffer. You know what? It didn’t work out well, but you had to suffer for a long time until I came along. You’re not suffering any longer.

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0:37:51 DT: The previous administration, they liked windmills, you know, windmills. If a windmill is within two miles of your house, your house is practically worthless. They make noise. They’re intermittent. They kill your birds. They break down all the time. You have to replace them every 10 years because they wear out, and they cost a fortune, and they need subsidy. Other than that, they’re quite good. You don’t want one of those windmills within vision. You hear them. They’re noisy. Got a lot of problems. No, we’re gonna stay with the great energy that’s powering our businesses, that’s creating so many jobs. And solar, you know what? We’ll live with solar, but solar is peanuts by comparison to what you need. But we’re gonna stay the way we have it. We’ve ended the war on American energy, and we’re putting our coal miners back to work and our steel workers back to work and our auto companies back to work.

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0:39:05 DT: And we’ve learned over the last three years the incredible gold that we’re sitting on top of in this country. We’re very lucky. We’re now the largest energy producer in the entire world, bigger than Soviet Union, formerly. Remember the Soviet Union? When it was all together, the Soviet Union, when it was all together, before they decided “we gotta call ourselves, Russia.” When it was all together, they wanted to be, that was always their dream to be the biggest in the world, then it became Russia. And you know what? They’ve done a good job with energy, and so has Saudi Arabia done a good job with energy. But we are now bigger than Russia. We are now bigger than Saudi Arabia, by far.

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0:40:05 DT: And I withdrew our country from the job-killing, very expensive Paris Climate Accord.

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0:40:24 DT: Last year, coal exports were up 92% compared to 2016. 92%. Do you believe that? You’re shipping it all over the world to Vietnam. I was in Vietnam and they said, “We get coal from Ohio. We get coal from West Virginia. It’s the finest coal in the world.” We’ve created more than 110,000 new mining jobs. And thanks to states like Ohio, the United States is now the number one producer of oil, the number one producer of natural gas, the number one. Everything having to do with energy, number one, anywhere in the world. We’re reversing decades of calamitous trade policies that led other countries to pillage our jobs, plunder our factories and devastate Ohio communities and communities in every state. The era of economic surrender is over.

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0:41:40 DT: When you look at what they’ve done to your jobs over a period of time, NAFTA was one of the worst deals ever made. And probably the worst deal. You still have empty buildings, empty factories, but now they’re getting filled up pretty fast, or being knocked down for brand new ones. We have hundreds of new companies pouring into the United States. My first week in office, I went through the United States from one of the last administration’s worst sell-outs. It would have destroyed our automobile industry, it would have destroyed manufacturing in this country. And maybe that’s what President Obama meant when he said, “You can’t produce manufacturing jobs anymore in the United States.” Because he would have signed Trans-Pacific Partnership and he would have been right. I killed it.

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0:42:37 DT: And by the way, TPP, Trans-Pacific Partnership would have destroyed the automobile industry in this country. Already, they ship down 30% of your jobs to Mexico, under the new USMCA, that’s Mexico and Canada, we gotta get them to vote on that ’cause that’s an incredible deal. But under the new it’s gonna be very hard for companies to leave you, to fire you, to go down, to make their product, whatever it may be, to send it back into the United States with no tax. All we end up with is unemployment, and taxes, and empty buildings. So they gotta vote on the USMCA. Before I took office foreign countries ripped us off, robbed us blind and pushed us around, but America is not being pushed around anymore. Do you realize that? Do you realize that?

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0:43:42 DT: I think I got that from working in Ohio for two summers, right? We’ve taken the toughest ever action to stand up to China’s trade abuse, and I just announced another 10% tariff on $300 billion worth of Chinese products that come into our country.

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0:44:11 DT: And that’s on top of the 25% that we take of $250 billion coming in from China. And don’t let them tell you, the fact is China devalues their currency, they pour money into their system, they pour it in. And because they do that, you’re not paying for those tariffs, China is paying for those tariffs.

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0:44:41 DT: For the last 20 years, China has taken hundreds and hundreds of billions of dollars out of our country and now we’re stopping the theft of American jobs. We’re stopping the theft of so many other things happening, including intellectual property.

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0:45:02 DT: They steal our intellectual property.

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0:45:08 DT: And you know, I think they wanna try and make a deal with us, but I’m not sure. Because the word is, I feel they wanna wait till they get, oh they’re praying, they’re praying. They would like to see a new President in a year and a half, so they could continue to rip off the United States like they’ve been doing for the last 25 years. They would love to see a guy like sleepy Joe Biden who has no clue what the hell he’s doing. They’d say to sleepy Joe, “Sir, just sign right there.” “Oh, okay. [laughter] I’ll sign.”

0:45:56 DT: We’ve been losing hundreds of billions of dollars a year to China, it has to stop, and they understand that. President Xi is a good man, he’s a friend of mine, he understands it. And until such time as there is a deal, we will be taxing the hell out of China. That’s all there is, okay?

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0:46:23 DT: If foreign countries don’t wanna pay a tariff, I have a simple solution, make your product in America. Come on back to the United States. Come on back to Ohio. There is no tariff, there’s no tariff.

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0:47:00 DT: Thanks to steel tariffs, hundreds of thousands of tons, think of this, were dumped on our shores. And steel is like something else. It’s not quality. They were dumping garbage. They call it sand steel. They call it dirt steel. It was mixed up, it was bad stuff. And we didn’t wanna use that for our jet fighters and for our beams that hold up building. But they were dumping tremendous quantities of steel and what was happening is United States Steel and all of our companies were going virtually out of business, and I stopped it. I put on a 25% tariff, billions of dollars is now pouring into our treasury, and our steel companies and our steel workers are coming back.

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0:47:57 DT: Right here in Ohio, Nucor, a great steel company, and a steel company that’s doing great again. Nucor has announced an $85 million upgrade in Marion.

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0:48:13 DT: Charter steel announced plans to build a new $150 million steel mill in Cuyahoga Heights. And Cleveland-Cliffs announced a new $700 million plant in a very good place that I like a lot, Toledo. Toledo, Ohio.

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0:48:42 DT: And this was unthinkable because, four years ago, steel plants were closing. They weren’t expanding it, they weren’t building. We’re building new plants in Florida, North Carolina, and South Carolina, all over, not just Ohio. On issue after issue, Democrats have forgotten who it is that they’re supposed to represent. They forgot. I wonder why they forgot. The job of elected officials is to represent American citizens, the radical Democrats even support deadly sanctuary cities which release dangerous criminals onto our streets, sanctuary cities.

0:49:31 DT: And many of the places that have sanctuary cities and many of the people that live there, they don’t want them. They don’t want them. They’re dangerous, they’re not good. Here are just a few examples: In San Francisco, an illegal alien was arrested no fewer than 10 times in the span of less than one year for numerous counts of burglary and theft, yet each time, San Francisco defied federal authorities and set him free. And bad things happened when they set him free. A sanctuary jurisdiction in California recently released a criminal alien from jail, the very next month the same individual was arrested for rape. And then beyond anything you would even believe, a horrible thing happened. But yet again, he was released back into your community.

0:50:29 DT: After a sanctuary city in New Jersey released an alien charged with domestic violence, he was arrested in Missouri for the murders of three people. In the bizarre world view of the third and hard left, they have no problem destroying the lives of innocent Americans for a single politically incorrect thought. But they want to virtually, and you know this, you know this, they want virtual immunity for illegal aliens who have committed horrible crimes and murder. Horrible crimes and murder. Republicans believe our cities should be a sanctuary for law-abiding Americans, not criminal aliens.

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0:51:31 DT: And yes, we just won a big lawsuit last week. In fact, one of my lawyers for winning that lawsuit is here tonight. I gave him a little reprieve. We need a lot of lawyers in the white house; we get sued so much so unfairly. But we’re winning those lawsuits left and right, but one of them is here. He said, “I’d love to go to a rally.” I said, “I’m going to a place called Cincinnati, Ohio. You deserve it. We just won the lawsuit on the wall.” Where’s Pat?

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0:52:17 DT: We just won the law suit on the wall. You hear that? And we’re building the wall faster and better than ever. It is time for Democrats to end sanctuary cities, and catch and release. You know what you do? You catch them and then you release them. And you say, “Would you please report back in four years from now?” But only 2% come back, you know why? ‘Cause they’re not the smartest, they are not the smartest. They’re the ones we don’t wanna have come back. Only 2% show up, catch and release, we could end it immediately if the Democrats cave.

0:53:00 DT: So what we’re doing is something else; we’re keeping them out altogether. We’re replacing random migration and we’re replacing the lottery system. How about the lottery system? How about lotteries? This was Chuck Schumer. You put the name in a basket, the country puts the name in the basket and you pick people out of the lottery. Well, let’s see, this one’s a murderer, this one robbed four banks, this one, I better not say. This one, another murderer, ladies and gentleman, another murderer.

0:53:38 DT: Think of this, do you think they’re gonna put their great citizens… They have great citizens, they have great people like we have great people. Do you think those people are going into a lottery? No. And then we get these people coming in and we hold it against the country. The country isn’t based on that, the country, you just take a look, look at the people they put into these lotteries. It’s a disgrace. And how we’ve done this for so many years, folks, how we’ve done this, it’s an immigration system that’s totally broken and we’re going to win the house, we’re gonna win the Senate, we’re gonna win the presidency and we’re gonna do a merit-based immigration system, merit-based.

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0:54:24 DT: Merit-based immigration and we need that. Because we have companies coming in from all over the world and we need good workers, we need good people. We’re down to 3.5% unemployment. We need people, but we want people to come in based on merit, not based on some lottery put in by a government.

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0:54:53 DT: Democrats have never been farther outside the mainstream, liberal politicians want to eliminate private healthcare and force everyone onto the government plan. Remember the lies from the previous administration? If you like your plan, you can keep your plan. If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. 28 times, one lie after another, 28 times it was said, and it turned out to be a total lie. My administration is defending your right to choose the plan and doctor that is best for you. We’re offering, right now, plans up to 60% cheaper than ObamaCare, and we will always protect patients with pre-existing conditions always, always.

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0:56:00 DT: Virtually every top Democrat also now supports late-term abortion, and then you’ll have like a governor of Virginia. It’s not only late term abortion, it’s killing the baby after the baby is born. How about that? Think of that, think of that. That’s why I’ve asked congress to prohibit extreme late-term abortion because Republicans believe that every child is a sacred gift from God.

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0:57:02 DT: Democrats are now the party of high-taxes, high crime, open borders, late term abortion, and they’re the party frankly of socialism. The Republican Party is the party of freedom. We’re the party of the American worker, the American Family. We’re the party of the American dream.

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0:57:35 DT: I’m fighting for you each and every day. I had a great life. I used to get great publicity. Nobody got better publicity. I had such a great life, it was so easy. My great wife, the First Lady, Melania, she said… She said, “You know, you’ve always been a hard worker, you love to work, but your life [chuckle] was a lot easier in the old days.” But I love it. And you know why I love it? Because we’re accomplishing so much. Nobody ever thought it would be possible to do the things we’re doing.

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0:58:21 DT: Even the thing like right to try, right to try, they’ve been trying to get that for years and years and years. That’s people that are really sick, terminally ill. They couldn’t get medicine. We have the greatest doctors, the greatest clinics, the greatest technicians in the world, they couldn’t get anything. They’ll travel to Asia if they had money. They travel to Europe, they travel all over the world, hoping for a cure. If they had no money, they’ll just go home, they died, they had no hope. For 44 years, they’ve been trying to get right to try. We are so advanced in medicine, we have a lot of things that probably work or possibly work, but we weren’t allowed legally to give that to these people that were so sick. You know why? Because they didn’t want this drug, if it did work, to hurt the people. But the people were terminally ill.

0:59:20 DT: So I got it approved, and it wasn’t easy, it was complicated. The insurance companies didn’t wanna do it. The government didn’t wanna do it, the doctors didn’t wanna do it, tremendous liability. When our country didn’t wanna do it, they say, “Well, if it does it work, we’re gonna get sued.” I say, “So they’ll sign an agreement, very strong one-page, taking all liability away from the United States, from the drug companies, from the doctors, all liability. They’re terminally ill. Let’s try it.” And you know what, it’s been a miracle. So many people have done so well.

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1:00:03 DT: We got it done. When I said about the agreement, they had these great lawyers and they said, “Gee, that’s a good idea.” They’ve been working at this for years. They said, “That’s a good idea.” I said, “Yeah, it’s a good idea. How about getting it to me like in about two hours.” Right to try, it’s a great thing, but we have so many things like that. I have lists that you wouldn’t even believe. I have lists that go on for pages of things we’ve done. We’ve launched a historic initiative to reduce the price of prescription drugs, including a plan to allow companies to import lower cost drugs from other countries.

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1:00:50 DT: It’s a very unfair system, our country pays the highest prices in the world. Last year was the first time in 51 years that drug pricing for prescription drugs actually came down. Now we’re gonna bring it down by a lot.

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1:01:14 DT: We’re gonna bring it down a lot and now, so other countries… Here’s an example: Canada pays half the price for a lot of drugs than we do. So we have a great governor in the state of Florida, Ron DeSantis, calls me up, doing a great job, Ron DeSantis. He was at three and he went to 70, that’s a pretty good increase. Ron DeSantis is a great governor, and he comes to me and he goes, “You know, if you buy the drugs, if we buy the drugs because this is so botched up, we have a middle man, it’s not a good situation.” He said, “If I could go and buy the drugs from Canada, I could save 50%.” I said, “Do it. Do it. And if you can buy them from Europe because their system… Like remember I used to scream when I was winning states and not getting the delegates that I was entitled to and I’d say the system is rigged? Well, the drug system is rigged, it’s rigged. So if we can buy the same drug made by the same pharmaceutical company from Europe or from Canada or from other places at a big deep discount, we’re doing it, and we’re giving them the right to do it.

[applause]

1:02:33 DT: Just happened today, and we’re doing one other thing that believe it or not is even bigger, but you’ll be seeing that over the next two weeks. With the help of your great senator, Rob Portman, we’ve taken bold action to confront the opioid epidemic, and in Ohio drug overdoes deaths went down 22% last year, 22%. Think of that. Opioid, big problem, big problem. Deaths went down, opioid deaths, 22%, nobody writes that, nobody talks about that, they don’t wanna talk about that. Good job, Rob. Good job.

[applause]

1:03:26 DT: Good job, Mike. We passed VA Choice and VA Accountability on behalf of our great veterans.

[applause]

1:03:44 DT: They’d been trying to pass VA Choice for four decades. They couldn’t get it done, we got it done, we got it done.

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1:03:57 DT: This is where a veteran would stand on line for three, four, five, six days, for three weeks, for five weeks. Sometimes they’re okay, by the time they see a doctor, they’re terminally ill. And I said, “You know, I have a great idea.” ‘Cause I’d… After doing that this long, this has been, we’ve been working on this for… I’ve been thinking about it a lot. This was during the campaign, what a campaign that was, right? Was that a campaign or what?

[applause]

1:04:28 DT: And I came back to my people, I had experts. And I said, “I have a great idea. These lines for the veterans are too long. It takes them three, four weeks sometimes to see a doctor. I have a great idea. Let’s let them go outside, go to a private doctor. We’ll pay the bill, they’ll be fixed up all perfect and they can do it immediately. We’ll pay the bill.”

[applause]

1:05:00 DT: And I thought, I said, “Man, am I smart. I am the smartest guy to think of that.” So I went before this panel of experts that were with me working on things and I said, “How do you like that idea?” And they said, “Sir, we’ve known about it for about 40 years, but we’ve never been able… ” I said, “Really, you’ve known about it that long?” But here’s the thing, we got it done, nobody else could get it done. Nobody else.

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1:05:30 DT: And accountability. You couldn’t fire anybody. If they were treating our vets badly, you couldn’t fire them for anything. People could steal, they could be sadistic to our vets. By the way, they wouldn’t have done that in prime time to our vets, I can tell you that. They could be whatever they want; you couldn’t fire them. And it was because of unions and it was because of other things. Civil Service, very tough. You couldn’t fire anybody for almost anything. We had cases where people got… They got caught stealing a lot of money, and you couldn’t fire them. We got VA accountability. Now we say, “Jim, get the hell out of here. You’re fired.”

[applause]

1:06:21 DT: We’re rebuilding our military and after years of budget cuts and layoffs, the army tank plant in… Do you know Lima? You call it Lima, right? Say? Most people call it Lee-ma, but I know Lima, you know why? Because I came here and they said, “We’re closing this plant.” I said, “What kind of a plant?” They said, “Remember when I was here in Lima?” And I used to say, “You mean Lee-ma?” They said, “No, sir, it’s Lima, that’s why.” ‘Cause hey look, I’ll be honest with you, because they have it rolling on the teleprompter, okay? And I would have been in big trouble, but the good news is I don’t use the teleprompter too much.

[applause]

1:07:08 DT: If I did, you would have been out of here a long time ago ’cause it gets very boring when you do the teleprompter deal. But in Lima, and I said, “What kind of a plant?” and I said, “Let’s go see it.” During the campaign I went to see it and they make the incredible, the best army tank in the world and I couldn’t believe the complexity, the genius. I said, “Wait a minute, if you close this, you’ll never be able to open it again. You can’t open this, this isn’t like a normal situation that you can open four walls and a roof. This is complicated. This is genius and you’ll never replace these men and women that work here.” I said, and I didn’t know anything at the time, other than I said, “You’re not closing it.” They took it off the list, they kept it open, and now we’re making army tanks around the clock.

[applause]

1:08:03 DT: We’re investing in the future of human space flight. Americans won the race to the moon, and we will now win the race to Mars.

[applause]

1:08:23 DT: It’s gonna be amazing. And one thing I have to say also, and we’re also winning the race to great, great strategic defense and offense, not just Mars.

[applause]

1:08:37 DT: And Mike Pence is doing a great job on that. Great job. To protect America’s security, I withdrew the United States from the horrible Iran nuclear deal, a horrible stupid deal.

[applause]

1:08:53 DT: We gave Iran $150 billion. We gave Iran $1.8 billion in cash, plain loads of cash. I wonder what they saw when those planes landed. I wonder what happened to the cash. Can you believe it? $1.8 billion we gave them in cash.

1:09:18 DT: And remember what I said, Iran is a much different country than two-and-a-half years ago. When I took over, Iran was all over. They had 14 to 18 different sites of confliction. They were all over, and now they just wanna, oh, they wanna negotiate a deal so badly. Iran. Iran. I recognized Israel’s true capital, and opened the American Embassy in Jerusalem.

[applause]

1:09:55 DT: And just a few months ago, we recognized the Golan Heights. You know that. That’s another one, big one, for the security of Israel. We also recognized the legitimate government to Venezuela, and we condemn any of the socialist brutality taking place. Let’s see what happens there. Let’s see what happens. Tonight, we renew our results that America will never be a socialist country. Never ever, ever will it be a socialist country.

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1:10:53 DT: No matter what label they use, they vote for any Democrat in 2020 is a vote for the rise of radical socialism and the destruction of our great, our beautiful, our wonderful American dream. We’re not going to let our country ever go down the route of socialism.

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1:11:31 DT: You must never forget that the 2020 election is about one thing: It’s about you.

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1:11:46 DT: I say it again, I say it all the time, never happened before. There’s never been a movement like this. They’ve had movements, they never went. They won a state. They did well at a State. We won 32 states. There’s never been anything like it.

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1:12:05 DT: There’s never been anything like it. But this movement is about your family, and your future, and it’s about the life and the fate of your country. We begin our… Hey look, this is a good place. This is a great thing to do. We begin our campaign, and we’re gonna do great, Bob. Right, Bob? Bob, if we don’t do great, you are fired, Bob. You’re fired. But think of it, our Ohio campaign, with the best record, the best results, the best agenda, and the only positive vision for our nation’s future. And again, remember this, Ohio is doing better today than it’s ever, ever, ever done before. It’s the best it’s ever done.

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1:13:04 DT: So what’s gonna do? A guy like a sleepy Joe Biden is gonna come in and say, “But I can do better. I can do better.” He wants to go back to sleep. Together, we will continue on leasing the power of American enterprise, so every American can reach their fullest and highest potential, tremendous potential. Our country has such tremendous potential. We’ve had the last week, we’ve had the highest stock market in the history of our country. That means 401Ks. That means job.

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1:13:40 DT: But there’s tremendous potential to go up. We have tremendous potential to go up. With your help, we will elect a Republican Congress to create a safe, modern, fair, and lawful system of immigration. We will enact trade deals that ensure more products are proudly stamped, with those four beautiful words “Made in the USA” or “Made in America” or either one, you can use either one.

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1:14:16 DT: Made in the America, Made in the US. We will achieve new breakthroughs in science and medicine, and I see what they are doing. I see it. They show me. The things we’re doing in our country today, there’s never been anything like it. We will be ending the AIDS epidemic shortly in America and curing childhood cancer very shortly.

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1:14:52 DT: We will defend privacy, free speech, religious liberty, and the right to keep and bear arms.

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1:15:14 DT: And just remember, with the Democrats, there is no second amendment. You can forget about Keep and Bear Arms. You can forget it. Above all, we will never stop fighting for the values that bind us together as one America. We will never ever stop fighting. We support, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.

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1:15:51 DT: We stand with our incredible heroes of law enforcement.

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1:16:01 DT: We believe in the dignity of work, and we believe in the sanctity of life.

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1:16:11 DT: And we believe that faith and family, not government and bureaucracy, are the true American way.

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1:16:23 DT: We believe that children should be taught to love our country, honor our history, and always be proud, patriotic Americans.

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1:16:37 DT: And we will always live by the words of our national motto, “In God we trust.”

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1:17:00 DT: Two days ago, I spoke at the 400th anniversary of the first representative legislation assembly at Jamestown, Virginia. It was beautiful. It was incredible. I must tell you, I was reminded of so many great things in our country. We have been blessed with such a remarkable and priceless heritage. We are the greatest Republic on the face of the Earth, and we are going to keep it that way.

[applause]

1:17:36 DT: Every day of my presidency, we will never forget that we are Americans, and the future belongs to us. The future belongs to all of you. The future belongs to the greatest movement in the history of our country.

[applause]

1:18:00 DT: And with your help and your devotion and your drive, we are going to keep on working. We are going to keep on fighting, and we are going to keep on winning, winning, winning.

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1:18:17 DT: We are one people and one family, saluting one great American flag.

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1:18:27 DT: We all share the same home, we all share the same heart, and we all share the same love of Almighty God.

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1:18:44 DT: Together, with the great and proud people of Ohio, we are making America wealthy again.

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1:18:56 DT: We are making America strong again.

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1:19:01 DT: We are making America safe again.

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1:19:07 DT: We are making America great again. And with your vote in 2020, we will keep America great. Thank you, Ohio.

President Trump Rally in Greenville, North Carolina #Transcripts2020

As part of our #Transcripts2020 project, we are pleased to release the transcript of President Trump Rally in Greenville, North Carolina speech. An editable version is available here. All transcripts of this series are available here.


[applause]

0:00:01 Donald Trump: Thank you very much, thank you, thank you. Thank you to Greenville, North Carolina, I wanna thank you.

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0:00:12 DT: And to Mike Pence, you’ve done a great job, great Vice President. Thank you, Mike. And we have all night, we gonna have a lot of fun tonight, I have nothing to do, nothing, nothing.

[applause]

0:00:29 DT: We have nothing to do but make our country great again, and that’s happening fast. It’s wonderful to be back at this beautiful state, with thousands of hard working North Carolina patriots, and thank you for your support.

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0:00:48 DT: And thank you for that very big victory we had, three years ago. Time is flying, you’re getting ready, let’s do it again, right? Let’s do it. I just heard that the United States House of Representatives has overwhelmingly voted to kill the most ridiculous project I’ve ever been involved in. The resolution, how stupid is that, on impeachment.

[applause]

0:01:32 DT: I wanna thank those Democrats because many of them voted for us, the vote was a totally lopsided 332 to 95 to 1. 332 to 95. Think of it, we have the strongest economy in history, the lowest unemployment numbers ever, we’ve rebuilt the most powerful military, it was totally depleted when I took office and now it’s rebuilt.

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0:02:07 DT: We passed the largest tax cuts and regulation cuts of any president or any administration in history. We took care of our great vets including Veterans Choice and Veterans Accountability.

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0:02:35 DT: And they wanna try and impeach, it’s a disgrace, it’s a disgrace. So now we have that behind us, and I have to say this, and I’ll say it just once. What happened to me with this witch hunt, should never be allowed to happen to another president of the United States, never ever again.

[applause]

0:03:06 DT: And I wanna thank Republican leadership for what they’ve done for all of us, by stopping that hoax, the Russian hoax I call it. Because America is winning again, America is respected again, and because we are finally putting America first.

[applause]

0:03:36 DT: Our economic policy can be summed up in three very beautiful and simple words: Jobs, jobs, jobs.

[applause]

0:03:48 DT: We’ve created six million new jobs since election day. If I would have said that nobody would have believed it, if I would have said that the fake news would have said he’s exaggerating. And I wouldn’t have said it ’cause I wasn’t even sure we could do, so think of it, six million jobs since election day.

[applause]

0:04:16 DT: And by the way North Carolina has had its best economic year in the history of your state.

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0:04:29 DT: Our country’s added more than 180,000 people to the workforce. And think of that. Through what we’ve done on a federal basis, you picked up over 180,000 jobs, North Carolina.

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0:04:47 DT: Think of that.

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0:04:51 DT: And you have your lowest unemployment rate, you have a lot of good things, but let’s not talk too much about North Carolina. Let’s win this election nationwide.

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0:05:05 DT: Do you remember, North Carolina that was going to be the Clinton Firewall?

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0:05:11 DT: She spent a fortune here and I kept coming in and coming out. They called it earned media, I earned it. I kept coming in and coming out, and every time I left, I said, “I don’t think we’re losing North Carolina.” You know what? I was right. We won it, we won it easily. We won it easily.

[applause]

0:05:33 DT: So, I just wanna thank everybody, seriously this was a big… That was a big deal. November 8th, that was a big deal. Donald Trump has won the great state of North Carolina.

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0:05:48 DT: It’s a big deal.

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0:05:54 DT: That was when you started to see the folks at a certain another convention, beautiful looking place, yeah, one of the most beautiful venues I’ve ever seen. But I don’t want any part of it, it was unlucky. I don’t want any part but that’s when you saw the people say, “What the hell is going on, what the… What’s happening?” And then it was state after state. It was Florida, it was South Carolina, we love South Carolina, right? Unbelievable.

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0:06:28 DT: It was Pennsylvania.

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0:06:33 DT: Remember, they wouldn’t announce the numbers in Pennsylvania, so there was 1% of the vote remaining. If I lost every one of those votes, we still win by a lot, and they wouldn’t announce it. They wouldn’t announce. And then we won the great state of Wisconsin, first time in many, many decades that a Republican win. And then we had a surprise, but not a surprise to us because we’re bringing back the auto industry, brought so much back to the great state of Michigan. That was a shocker. You remember that?

[applause]

0:07:12 DT: You remember a certain hand on that beautiful board and they said, “You know, this board is getting awfully red,” that’s Republican, there is a lot of red up there. We had a lot of… That was one hell of a night, wasn’t it though?

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0:07:34 DT: I think it was maybe… You know there are those that say one of the most extraordinary and exciting evenings in the history of television and the history of anything. And you know you can go all over the world, in some cases it was morning. You go to Asia, you go to Europe, you go all over. It was just record setting. And here’s the point, we have to do it again, we have to do it again.

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0:08:05 S?: Four more years! Four more years! Four more years! Four more years! Four more years! Four more years! Four more years! Four more years!

0:08:17 DT: And the reason we have to, not only to do new things which we will, and you know, statutorily and we had all sorts of artificial witch hunts over our head. Can you imagine if we didn’t have to go through that hoax, I don’t know that we would have done any better to be honest with you. I think we’ve done more in two-and-a-half years than any President ever. First two-and-a-half years.

[applause]

0:08:45 DT: But could you imagine what it could have been if we didn’t have the witch hunt? You said it. I won’t say it ’cause it’s a terrible word. So I will not say that this guy said, “If we didn’t have the bullshit.” That’s right.

[laughter]

0:09:15 DT: No, no. Could you imagine if we didn’t have the time wasted, the time and everything, can you imagine? And you know, a friend of mine said, “Maybe you wouldn’t have done as well.” Is that possible that could happen? Maybe we would have had too much time on our hands, who knows, but I can say nobody in their first two-and-half-years has done anywhere close to what we, not me, what we’ve all done.

[applause]

0:09:51 DT: So the unemployment rate among African Americans is the lowest is the history of our country.

[applause]

0:10:03 DT: Unemployment among Hispanic Americans, where we’re doing really well. You know why? Because they want a strong border, they want it because they understand the border better than anybody, they want that strong border, they want that wall that’s being built right now.

[applause]

0:10:23 DT: They want that wall. And they really do, they understand the border better than anybody. And they don’t want criminals coming in, they don’t want crime coming in, they don’t wanna lose their jobs. They like the fact that their salaries are going up, their wages are going up. They understand it better. So, Hispanic American, the best unemployment numbers in our history. Asian Americans, the best unemployment numbers in our history.

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0:11:03 DT: And likewise women, 74 years. I’m sorry, women, I let you down, it’s not in our history, but we’re gonna be there very soon. We’re gonna be there very soon. Women are doing incredibly and women, the men are gonna get angry.

[applause]

0:11:19 DT: Sorry, men. Whoa. Look at all those signs. Women, “Women for Trump”.

[applause]

0:11:27 DT: Thank you. It’s a lot of signs. Do you remember last election? Donald Trump will never, ever get the women. Then we got this tremendous number of women.

[applause]

0:11:46 DT: We got this tremendous number of women. And during the election night they said, “What’s going on?” You know what’s called suppression polls, suppression. Polls are just as fake as the news itself, but women filled 60%… And I’m sorry to tell you this men. They’re gonna sue me for discrimination now.

[laughter]

0:12:07 DT: Women filled 60% of all of the new jobs created last year, women took 60%. What’s wrong with you men?

[applause]

0:12:20 DT: But the radical Democrats are trying to destroy all of our country’s tremendous achievement and our country’s tremendous success, unprecedented. We’ve had unprecedented success. Leaders come in from other countries, Prime Ministers, Presidents, kings, queens, dictators sometimes, I hate to say it, dictators. And they all start off by saying, “Mr. President, I’d like to congratulate you on the incredible economy that you’ve created, the greatest anywhere in the world, by far.”

[applause]

0:13:03 DT: And sadly, China, who I have a very good relationship with, President Xi, I really like him. But China has had, yesterday it was announced the worst year in 27 years.

[applause]

0:13:17 DT: And we’ve had the best. And if our opponent ever got into office, instead of being up 62%, instead of those 401ks of yours, being up 60%, 70%, 80%, 90%…

[applause]

0:13:32 DT: Crash, big crash. You would have had a crash the likes of which we have never seen before, if they got in office, because we freed up our country, we freed up our economy with especially with regulation cuts, but also with those big beautiful tax cuts. We freed it up.

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0:13:55 DT: The leading voices of the Democrat party are left wing extremists who reject everything our nation stands for. But again, I have to tell you, this vote was so big. I have to thank many of the Democrats, I mean that was amazing. No, no, I really do, I respect it, I really do. That was a slaughter. But many of those people that voted for us this afternoon, in somewhat of a sneak attack, a real sneak attack. Many of those people that voted for us were Democrats, and I wanna thank them. Because they did the right thing for our country.

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0:14:38 DT: Republicans know that America is the greatest force for peace and justice in the history of our world. But these left-wing ideologues see our nation as a force of evil, the way they speak so badly of our country. They want to demolish our constitution, weaken our military, eliminate the values that built this magnificent country. You have to look at some of their recent comments which are never talked about. When you see the four Congresswomen, oh isn’t that lovely?

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0:15:22 DT: I’ll give you just a couple. I have pages and pages but we don’t wanna bore you, we don’t wanna go too long. But we have to give a couple ’cause that’s a great thing about live television. They can’t cut it.

[applause]

0:15:45 DT: Representative Ilhan Omar.

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0:15:54 DT: Of a really great state. I almost won for the first time in decades and decades Minnesota, great state.

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0:16:39 S?: USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA!

0:16:52 DT: By the way, I keep hearing how much enthusiasm is in the radical left. I don’t think they have enthusiasm. They’re just fighting with each other. We have all of the enthusiasm.

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0:17:16 DT: He goes home, now to mommy and he gets reprimanded and that’s the end. Sorry, mommy. Sorry, mom. Didn’t mean to embarrass you, mom. But it’s true, we have the enthusiasm folks, look at this, look at this. And by the way, thousands and thousands of people outside and people that couldn’t get in, thousands.

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0:17:45 DT: We’ve got all the enthusiasm. They’re fighting each other, they’ve gone so far left, nobody wants to even think about it. So, Representative Omar blamed the United States…

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0:18:00 DT: For the terrorist attacks on our country. Saying that terrorism is a reaction to our involvement in other people’s affairs. She smeared US service members involved in Black Hawk Down. In other words, she slandered the brave Americans who were trying to keep peace in Somalia.

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0:18:27 DT: Omar minimized the September 11th attacks, on our homeland saying, “Some people did something.” I don’t think so.

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0:18:39 DT: Some people did something. Yeah, some people did something. All right. She pleaded for compassion for ISIS recruits attempting to join the terrorist organization, she was looking for compassion. Omar laughed that Americans speak of Al-Qaeda in a menacing tone and remarked that, “You don’t say America with this intensity, you say Al-Qaeda, it makes you proud. Al-Qaeda makes you proud, you don’t speak that way about America.”

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0:19:19 DT: And at a press conference just this week, when asked whether she supported Al-Qaeda, that’s our enemy. That’s our enemy. They are a very serious problem that we take care of, but they always seem to come along somewhere. She refused to answer, she didn’t wanna give an answer to that question. Omar blamed the United States for the crisis in Venezuela, well think of that one. And she looks down with contempt on the hard-working Americans saying that ignorance is pervasive in many parts of this country.

0:20:00 S?: Send her back! Send her back! .

0:20:06 DT: And obviously, and importantly, Omar has a history of launching vicious antisemitic screech.

0:20:16 S?: Send her back! Send her back! Send her back! Send her back! Send her back! Send her back! Send her back! Send her back! Send her back!

0:20:29 DT: And she talked about the evil Israel and it’s all about the Benjamins, not a good thing to say. So that’s Omar. That’s Omar. And by the way many other things. All you have to do is press the right button on your beautiful screen and you’ll see. You didn’t hear this over the last two days. Did you hear anybody talk about that? Her colleague, Representative Rashida Tlaib…

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0:21:05 DT: Agreed with Omar’s characterization of 9/11 and said that members of Congress who support Israel forgot what country they represent. And Tlaib also used the F-word to describe the presidency and your President. That’s not nice. Even for me. She was describing the President of the United States and the presidency with the big fat vicious, the way she said it, vicious F-word. That’s not somebody that loves our country.

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0:21:47 DT: Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

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0:22:03 DT: Check out her scores by the way, with her new Green New Deal, the Green New Deal, where did that come from? She’s conducted outrageous attacks against men and women of law enforcement. She compared American border agents managing a humanitarian crisis that I always said was a humanitarian crisis, and they said it was manufactured. They don’t say it was manufactured and we’re stopping it and I want to thank Mexico. They’ve got 21,000 soldiers now stopping people.

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0:22:39 DT: From coming into our country.

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0:22:45 DT: But Cortez, somebody said that’s not her name, it’s… They said, “That’s not her name sir.” I said, “No, no, I don’t have time to go with three different names.” We’ll call her Cortez. Too much time, it takes too much time. So, Cortez also, she said, “Essentially, Nazis are running concentration camps.”

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0:23:14 DT: And when Mike Pence went down just a few days ago with members of Congress and the media, and you looked at those so-called horrible concentration camps, they said, “Wow. These places are clean. Wow, they have air conditioning, they have water.” And to be honest, it’s not like they came and we wanna take care of people, we gotta straighten out our immigration laws, you know. In a very short period of time, if the Democrats would give us a few votes, we could solve the immigration problem and it would be so good. It would be so good.

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0:23:58 DT: But these kids, and these people come from rough places. And I’ll tell you what? Some of them said, “We’ve never lived like this before.” They have water. They have air conditioning. They have things that they’ve never seen. And we listen to her talking about drinking water from toilets, which was a lie, which was a lie.

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0:24:25 DT: Cortez said that illegal immigrants are more American than any person who seeks to keep them out ever will be. Can you believe that? That’s what she’s saying.

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0:24:37 DT: She described contemporary America. That’s you, that’s me, that’s all of us, as garbage. Garbage. We’re garbage. You remember deplorables, right? That sounds worse, I think that’s worse, but we’ll save it for whoever is going to be the nominee. And right now, sleepy Joe is not looking too good. Pocahontas. Pocahontas is gaining a little bit because we probably used the Pocahontas a little bit too early, but that’s okay. We’ll bring it out of retirement very soon.

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0:25:23 DT: They have a new one who knocked the hell out of Biden during a debate. He said, “I wasn’t prepared for that question.” That’s not a good answer. Can you imagine? And according to the polls, I won every single debate, Republican and against Hillary.

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0:25:38 DT: Can you imagine? Those in the polls, they won’t admit that, many, many polls. But can you imagine if I said, “Oh, oh, I’m sorry, I wasn’t prepared for that question.” I’m gone. That’s the end of Trump. He’s not prepared, he’s not mentally prepared, that’s his problem. But everybody that knows him knows that. But no, Harris hit him with a pretty easy question on busing. What? I would say that’s pretty easy. And he choked. He choked. And then he said, “Oh, I’m sorry I ran out of time.”

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0:26:17 DT: I ran out of time.

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0:26:22 DT: He ran out of time. And then you have a young guy Buttigieg. Buttigieg. They’re saying how to say to his name. Boot-Edge-Edge.

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0:26:35 DT: He’s a beauty. He runs a failed city. His city is doing so badly. Mike Pence was the Governor of that state. I said, “How was he is as the mayor?” Mike is one of the nicest human beings you’ll ever meet. He said…

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0:26:55 DT: And Mike said, “He never did a good job. I’m so shocked to see him running.” Okay? And then, he goes back home. And African-Americans literally were so angry at him for the lousy job, and he’s supposed to be like a hot young star. If that’s a hot young star, I guess I just don’t know stardom anymore. That is not a star. That’s not a star. Boot-Edge-Edge, you say “Boot”, and then add “Edge-Edge”, Buttigieg.

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0:27:30 DT: I don’t see him dealing with President Xi of China.

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0:27:34 DT: I don’t see him meeting successfully with Kim Jong-Un.

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0:27:40 DT: I don’t see him dealing, and nobody has been tougher with Russia than Donald Trump. I don’t see him dealing with Vladimir Putin.

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0:27:52 DT: And we have good relationships with them and many others. Except now we’re no longer the suckers. Like with NATO, we protect Europe, we spend hundreds of billions of dollars and they’re not paying their fair share. So last year, I went, I said, “Folks, sorry you gotta pay your fair share.” Sixteen years, it was going like this, the contribution. And now it’s like a rocket ship, a $100 billion.

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0:28:28 DT: And I said to them, great people, 28 nations including the US, I said to them, “Listen, we’re taking care of you. You screw us on trade, and you don’t pay your military bills. This is not a good deal for the United States.” So we’re taking care of trade, we wanna do it nice and slow and easy. We got a world balance, but the European Union is terrible to us on trade, terrible. Frankly, they’re as tough or tougher than China. Just smaller numbers, that’s the only difference. With China, $507 billion you look over the years, for many, many years, they’ve been taking. And guys like Biden say, “Oh well, we’d stop that… ” He was there eight years, “We’d stopped that.” No Trump is stopping it. Trump is stopping it.

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0:29:26 DT: So, Representative Ayanna Pressley.

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0:29:34 DT: Is she related in any way to Elvis? [laughter] I don’t know? Who knows? You never know. She thinks that people with the same skin color all need to think the same. She said, “We don’t need any more Brown faces that don’t wanna be Brown voices. We don’t need Black faces that don’t wanna be a Black voice.” And she…

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0:30:15 DT: Here we are.

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0:30:22 DT: But since we’ve…

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0:30:39 DT: Be disrespectful to people that have taken a lot of shots to the face. But they wouldn’t attack some of these people in this room. They’re not attacking bikers for Trump, they’re not…

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0:30:57 DT: Or military.

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0:31:02 DT: They’re attacking a single man standing there with a camera who never got hit and never hit back before in his life. They don’t attack the people… They attacked… Picture. That wouldn’t look too good for… People. These are sick bad people. Remember them. These are bad people.

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0:31:39 DT: They don’t get the bad press. The press doesn’t wanna talk to them, they are very evil. They’re hitting people over the head with sticks. And I mean sticks. I mean bats even. They’re whacking people with bats. They’re very brave, they always show up with a mask and they’re covered. ‘Cause then they go home to mom and dad, they don’t want mom and dad to know where they were. But they always attack people that really can’t defend…

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0:32:20 DT: Bats. They’re very brave. They always show up with a mask and they’re covered. ‘Cause then they go home to mom and dad, they don’t want mom and dad to know where they were. But they always attack people that really can’t defend themselves very well, right? They’re not attacking this group, they’re not attacking North Carolina.

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0:32:47 DT: So these Congresswomen, their comments are helping to fuel the rise of a dangerous militant hard left. But that’s okay… They are very evil, they’re hitting people over the head with sticks and I mean sticks, I mean bats, even. They’re whacking people with bats, they’re very brave. They always show up with a mask and they’re covered ’cause then they go home to mom and dad. They don’t want mom and dad to know where they were. But they always attack people that really can’t defend themselves very well, right? They’re not attacking this group, they’re not attacking North Carolina.

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0:33:31 DT: So these Congresswomen, their comments are helping to fuel the rise of a dangerous militant hard left. But that’s okay ’cause we’re gonna win this election like nobody’s ever seen before.

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0:33:47 DT: And tonight I have a suggestion for the hate-filled extremists who are constantly trying to tear our country down, they never have anything good to say. That’s why I say, “Hey, if they don’t like it, let them leave, let them leave.” Let them leave, let them leave.

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0:34:08 DT: They’re always telling us how to run it. How to do this, how to the… You know what? If they don’t love it, tell them to leave it.

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0:34:22 DT: I don’t know. And now watch. I’ll go back to that, “Oh sir, that was so controversial, sir.” No, I’m just saying it’s their choice, they can come back when they want but you know, they don’t love our country. I think in some cases they hate our country. And they’re so angry. Even yesterday, they went on the stage. I said, “Let me watch this.” And the anger. They were trying to be nice but it’s hard. It’s hard for them to do that. The choice for every American has never been more clear. That’s true. The Democrat agenda is anti-worker, anti-jobs, anti-citizen, anti-family and anti-common sense.

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0:35:10 DT: With the exception of all of those Democrats that voted for us today, we’ll give them up… They’re fine. They’re fine.

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0:35:21 DT: They are fine and they, you know, you lose to them, it’s different. It’s okay. It’s called normal political back and forth. But I wanna tell you something, the Democrats are being so violent, so vicious, moving so far left, it’s out of control. It’s out of control. The Republican agenda is pro-worker, pro-jobs, pro-family, pro-growth, and 100% pro-American.

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0:36:01 S?: USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA!

0:36:07 DT: So we’re thrilled tonight to be joined by several North Carolina Republican leaders, really great people, they’ve been so helpful to me and they’re doing an incredible job. Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest, Lieutenant Governor.

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0:36:28 DT: North Carolina Treasurer, Dale Folwell.

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0:36:40 DT: Greenville Mayor, PJ Connelly. I hear he does a good job. PJ.

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0:36:51 DT: And North Carolina GOP Chair, Michael Whatley.

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0:37:01 DT: I wanna also… Three months… When we needed him most. Senator Thom Tillis.

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0:37:12 DT: Thank you, Thom. You really have… You’ve been really… Now we gotta get out and work and make sure he gets re-elected. And also Representatives, Mark Walker and…

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0:37:34 DT: And two friends of mine that decide… Hoax of impeachment where they could bask in the glory of victory. I said, “Stay back… ” Is here right now…

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0:38:05 DT: Incredible. NCAA wrestling champion, great guy. He wanted to stay back. I said, “You sure you don’t wanna come?” “I do wanna come but I really want you to win today, if you don’t mind.” I said, “Okay, let’s… You better stay back. If I see you here, I’m gonna be very angry.” And they did their job, didn’t they? This man is from the great state of Ohio, Congressman Jim Jordan.

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0:38:34 DT: And we’re gonna do this quickly. But it’s just important that you get out and vote. They are two great people. I wanna introduce the next member of Congress, from North Carolina’s third congressional district, just won a great race, Dr. Greg Murphy. Greg is a winner.

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0:39:16 Greg Murphy: Thank you President Trump for coming back to Eastern North Carolina. This is Trump country. And I promise, if elected your Congressman, I will be a Congressman that has our President’s back.

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0:39:35 GM: The third district… The third district is not going to elect another Pelosi Congressman. It is not gonna do that. So, we thank him for coming to Eastern North Carolina and we are here to support him. Thank you all.

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0:39:54 DT: So, you know Greg will be great on jobs. All the things you want. Tough on crime, strong on borders, pushing the wall. He’ll be pushing it, like nobody but we’re building the wall. But we’re pushing it. It’s like pulling teeth. We’ve got six lawsuits on the wall, we’ve won two of them, we’re gonna win others. But you think it’s easy, don’t you folks? Do you think this is easy?

0:40:15 S?: No.

0:40:16 DT: But we’re building a lot of wall and we hope if we can win that final one, so important, it’s going before the Supreme Court. We’ll have over 400 miles of wall built by the end of next year.

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0:40:32 DT: So go out, get Greg elected, great victory by the way. That was a great primary and a great victory. That same day, there’s another crucial election in North Carolina, 9th cong… You know what… Right? You know what we’re talking about? 9th, I know it’s not here but it’s very close, right? 9th congressional district. The Democrat in the race is an ultra-liberal named Dan McCready, wants to take away your guns…

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0:41:05 DT: He wants to raise your taxes, he does not care about borders, he likes open borders and he really admires socialism. I don’t think that works too well in North Carolina. Doesn’t work too well in our country. We’re joined tonight by the Republican candidate who is really a special man, a great man, he’s gonna be a great, great Congressman. Dan Bishop. Dan.

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0:41:49 Dan Bishop: So as President Trump said, there are two Dans in this race. Dan McCready said that Donald Trump is the greatest threat to democracy ever, and backed crooked Hillary.

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0:42:08 DB: Dan McCready took money from Ilhan Omar.

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0:42:18 DB: And Mr. President, Dan McCready wants to repeal your tax cuts.

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0:42:28 DB: Now, he would be the wrong Dan. As for me, I’m going to go to Washington and I’m going to stand with President Donald J. Trump.

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0:42:54 DB: And that makes me the right Dan.

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0:43:03 DB: And with the help of President Trump, we’re going to win the 9th district. So go to votedanbishop.com, sign up and help. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen.

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0:43:17 DT: Thank you, Dan. Thank you, Dan. And he will indeed defend your values, your family and he will always defend our Second Amendment unlike their opponents, they’re really into destroying our Second Amendment.

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0:43:39 DT: Who’ve been violently operating for more than 10 years, we got them all, we think they are no good with conducting brutal medieval style killings, you know what medieval style is? Okay, little pieces, little pieces, little pieces, medieval style. Including the dismemberment of their victims, and they enjoyed every minute of it. These are sick people. When I called them animals, Nancy Pelosi said, “How dare he use that name? These are human beings.” I don’t think they’re human beings.

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0:44:21 DT: Most of those indicted were in our country illegally, 19 to be exact, 19 of 22. Think, of that. They want to protect. These are savage beasts, these are savage killers. And they should have been brought out a long time ago by the Obama administration. We’re bringing MS-13 out by the thousands, getting them the hell out of our country.

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0:44:55 DT: And when you read about deportation and Sunday… We got a lot of people on Sunday but we have a lot of people and we’re always shooting for the bad ones first. Which makes sense, right? But when you hear about that we always wanna get… And by the way, do you know how dangerous it is for these ICE agents, these ICE and Border Patrol, but ICE they go in to a nest, they call it a nest… A nest of these killers. They’re tough, they’re smart. And you know what, they’re great patriots, they love our country, the danger that they have is incredible.

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0:45:35 DT: And I just wanna salute, and I have to tell you I wanna salute ICE and Border Patrol, and I wanna support and salute law enforcement in the United States, these are great people.

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0:45:57 DT: These are great people, and they don’t get the credit they deserve but you know what, I tell them all the time, “You have no idea how much the American people, the American public, you have no idea how much they love you and respect you.” Law enforcement.

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0:46:17 DT: In the recent Democrat debate, every single candidate, everyone, Biden was a little bit slower with the hand, it didn’t work so well. They raised their hand in favor of giving free government healthcare, they raised their hand in giving a lot of other things that I don’t think you’re gonna be happy with. Illegal aliens will be very nicely covered. How about California, they just approved a $100 million. They just approved a $100 million to take care of the needs of illegal immigrants. And then you look on the sidewalks of Los Angeles, the sidewalks of San Francisco, Nancy Pelosi’s district, nobody’s ever seen anything like it in the history of our country, what’s happening there. So if you don’t want Democrats to raid your healthcare, to steal away your money, to bankrupt your country, then you have a choice, you must vote Republican.

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0:47:26 DT: All American citizens including millions and millions of legal immigrants who work hard to come into our country, who study, who wait on line sometimes for 10 years and who respect our laws and follow the rules, they deserve a government that is loyal to them. They work hard. You can’t say you love our country if you wanna destroy it through open borders, open borders are a disaster. Human trafficking. The first time I heard, as a politician, human trafficking, nobody talks about it, it sounded almost like an ancient crime. Many, many years ago hundreds of years, thousands of years ago, human trafficking is the worst now throughout the world because of the internet. It’s the worst it’s ever been, and the worst treated of all, children, but it’s women, women. The Democrats wanna do nothing about it.

0:48:25 DT: Human trafficking is worse than it ever has been in the history of the world. Not just this, this is not a United States problem, this is all over the world. Human trafficking, it’s a terrible, terrible thing. And we got to solve it, most of it comes through, in this country, our southern border where we don’t have the wall. They’re not going through our points, they’re not going through areas where we have security, where we have guards, where we have gates, where we have all sorts of equipment. No, they ride through the desert and they make a left where you don’t have the wall, it’s so simple, everybody knows it. The Democrats all know it, because five years ago, before I was here, they all wanted it. Now they don’t want it, you know why they don’t want it? For political reasons, and you know what, it’s gonna cost them a lot of points in the election, I think, probably cost them the elections.

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0:49:27 DT: And just lastly, Democrats also support deadly sanctuary cities which release violent criminal aliens onto our streets.

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0:49:40 DT: Where we just picked up these 22 thugs, these 22 monsters, we just picked them up in where? Los Angeles, sanctuary city, wonderful sanctuary city. Thom Tillis Senator, recently introduced a bill to give American victims the right to sue sanctuary cities and hold them accountable for the thousands of lives they have shattered, they’ve shattered these lives.

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0:50:16 DT: Thank you very much, Thom. Every nation has the right to establish and enforce immigration rules in it’s national interest. It’s very simple, isn’t it? It’s common sense, it’s so simple, and the voters understand it. We expect that those who seek to join our society will obey our laws, revere our constitution, cherish our history, support themselves financially and embrace our American values and love our American flag.

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0:50:54 DT: We believe in an immigration system based on merit. Merit, where they come in, we have so many companies coming in, automobile companies, companies of all types, and we need workers, we actually need workers, we have the lowest unemployment rate that we’ve had in 51 years, soon it’ll be the lowest ever. We need workers, but they have to come in where they can help our country, they have to come in based on merit. And we’re putting in bills and let’s see what happens, otherwise we’ll just wait till we win back the House, win the Senate, win the presidency and we’ll vote.

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0:51:35 DT: Democrats have never been further outside of the mainstream. They’re going crazy folks, they’re going crazy. More than 130 Democrats in Congress have signed up for Bernie Sanders’ total government takeover of healthcare, isn’t that nice?

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0:51:57 DT: This is one of the great catas… It won’t happen, he knows that. The guy never passed a bill, he did nothing. He’s actually not even a Democrat, isn’t he an Independent? I don’t know, he’s running but he missed his time. Hey Bernie, let me save you a lot of time and effort, Bernie. You missed your time. It got taken from you four years ago, Bernie.

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0:52:19 DT: Not doing too well. He’s not doing too well, but that’s okay. You gotta hand it to him, he is up there ranting and raving and going like a lunatic. I said to our first lady the other day, I was watching Bernie and he’s screaming, his hair’s all crazy and…

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0:52:34 DT: And he’s, “Huh, I’m gonna do this, I’m gonna do that. No more college loans, no more cost for anything, nothing, not, you’re not gonna pay for anything.” I mean he’s desperate now, he’s desperate. You don’t have to pay for anything.” You know, I joked, I said, “And everybody will get a free Rolls Royce. Every family gets a free Rolls Royce. Every family.” And the media said, “Donald Trump is exaggerating. He knows that they’re not getting a Rolls Royce.” Oh. I’m sorry. I’m sorry. I’m sorry. Don’t put it, don’t put it, don’t put it, don’t put that I said free Rolls Royce. No, but Bernie’s desperate now, I watch him up there. It’s a sad situation. But I think they’re all sad when you get right down to it.

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0:53:28 DT: For instance… Okay. We’re in this incredible state, North Carolina. Now you have your best economy that you’ve ever had? Forget the country for a second. You have the best economy you’ve have ever had, you have your best unemployment numbers. You have the most people working than at any time in the history of your state, you have your best Black unemployment numbers, best Hispanic unemployment numbers, best women unemployment numbers, best Asian unemployment numbers. Okay, okay. Alright.

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0:54:07 DT: So, what’s my, whoever the opponent is, what they’re gonna just say, “North Carolina, I’m gonna do a great job.” You have the best numbers in the history of our country in your state. So, I don’t know. And we won by a lot.

0:54:23 S?: Four more years! Four more years! Four more years! Four more years! Four more years! Four more years! Four more years! Four more years! Four more years! Four more years!

0:54:37 DT: And we won by a lot. I was telling Mike, I was telling my son Eric Trump and Lara’s here, by the way, who was born in North Carolina.

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0:55:02 DT: Oh, they do a good job. Lara, do you love this state?

0:55:06 S?: Love you, Lara!

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0:55:10 DT: So… And her brother’s here, I have to tell you, he went to this college.

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0:55:27 DT: And Brad Parscale is here, the world’s tallest campaign manager in the history of the world.

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0:55:34 DT: He’s the tallest in the history of… But most importantly, he’s the best.

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0:55:43 DT: World’s tallest manager, but he’s the best manager. Thank you Brad, great job. And he just told me, our poll numbers are through the roof. He just told me that, so I’ll take that. We are a year-and-a-half away but we’re doing well, you see it. You’d know, you’d be the first to know. Number one, you wouldn’t be here, okay? You wouldn’t be here. We haven’t had an empty seat in any event, I don’t believe that we’ve ever been to, I don’t think we’ve ever had… We always have people, we haven’t had an empty seat. You look, I mean anywhere, North Carolina, Ohio, no matter where we go, we pack it and we have thousands and thousands of people and we put screens outside and all, tonight’s not so good, we got a 100 degrees out, but you still have thousands of people out there. We could have sold this arena out. You know that. We could have sold this arena out tonight, 10 times. Can you believe that? 10 times.

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0:56:45 DT: Which I think that’s like a poll, right? That’s like a poll ’cause when Biden goes out, I see sleepy Joe, he says they had 115 people show up, 115 people! That’s our first row. That’s our first row! Right? Right?

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0:57:06 DT: The Democrat record on healthcare is one of deception and destruction. The last administration said a lie, “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan, if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor,” 28 times, a total lie. My administration is defending your sacred right to choose the doctor and the plan that you want, and we are offering plans up to 60% cheaper than Obamacare and a lot of people are starting to figure that out.

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0:57:38 DT: Better health care and we’ll also always protect… And you have to remember this, are you ready? Because they give us a bum rap. Patients with pre-existing conditions are protected by Republicans much more so than protected by Democrats who will never be able to pull it off.

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0:58:11 DT: Pre existing conditions. And you know the job we’ve done on healthcare, it’s not talked about, but we’re also doing something, it’s been phenomenal. We have 180 million people right now really happy on private plans and you know what? They’re gonna be taken away. Under the Democrats’ plan all of those people that are thrilled, where they went out and negotiated, cross-state lines, all of the things they did, they went out, negotiated great private plans, they were… It’s all gonna be taken away from you under this plan. Now, I only hope they don’t change because you know, we’re talking too soon. We got a year-and-a-half left. It’s like when I called Pocahontas, Pocahontas. I should have waited six months.

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0:58:52 DT: Because she then went out and got that test; 1024th. And I’ve always said I have more Indian blood in me, than she has in her and I have none, I have none but it’s more than she has; 1024th.

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0:59:12 DT: But I brought it up too soon. So I don’t talk about it any anymore but if she should be the candidate which I tend to doubt. But if she should be, we’ll bring it up again, and I think it’ll be very successful; 1024th. How about this? I was driving her crazy, so she went out and hired a guy to check the blood. I’m sure he had a lot of fun doing that. He checked her blood and found out that many, many, many, many, many, many years ago, there could have been somebody and he could have been Indian. And then the Indians got together and they said we don’t want her. We don’t want her. Yeah.

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1:00:05 DT: We want Trump, we want Trump. They want Trump. We’ve taken historic action…

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1:00:11 S?: We want Trump! We want Trump! We want Trump! We want Trump! We want Trump! We want Trump! We want Trump! We want Trump! We want Trump! We want Trump!

1:00:30 DT: So we’ve taken historic action to fight the opioid epidemic. What a problem. And just today, it was just announced before I came in that drug overdose stats, we’re working so hard on this, including our Vice President, including our first lady, including everybody in the Trump Administration. It’s dropped for the first time in more than 30 years, it’s gone down. First time you know, a big problem.

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1:01:00 DT: And in North Carolina, we’re far from finished. It’s a big problem. It declined 8% last year. That’s a lot, ’cause it was just going up like a rocket. Virtually every top Democrat also now supports late-term abortion, ripping babies straight from the mother’s womb. Right up until the moment of birth. Well, then you have the gentleman from, our Governor from Virginia.

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1:01:36 DT: So we’re talking about late term. He’s talking about the baby is born before the mother makes the decision. That was the first… That’s the first I’ve heard of it. That’s the first, most of you have heard of it. And then they pass legislation in various states saying that’s okay. This is a baby that’s born. This isn’t late-term. This is a baby that’s born. Nobody’s ever heard anything like that, nobody’s ever seen anything like it. Nobody’s ever seen anything like it. And that, actually, when he had the scandal that became… Can you believe it, the second biggest story?

1:02:17 DT: Can you believe that how important it is? And yet that was the second biggest story. And what a shame when that’s the second biggest story. What happened to our values? Republicans believe that every life is a sacred gift of God.

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1:02:39 DT: That’s why I’ve asked Congress to prohibit extreme late-term abortion of babies. Democrats are now the party of high-taxes, high crime, open borders, late-term abortion, intolerance and division. The Republican Party is the party for all Americans and American values.

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1:03:08 DT: We are the party of the American worker, the American family and we are the party of the American dream. About the dream.

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1:03:19 DT: This is the proud banner the Republican party will carry into the Republican National Convention next summer in the great city of Charlotte, North Carolina.

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1:03:37 DT: Don’t disappoint me. That should be good for at least 10 points, right? These are some of the greatest ladies. I see them in Ohio and Florida. We love you too, thank you, really. How many have you been to just out of curiosity? What’s the number?

1:03:53 S?: All of them but two…

1:03:55 DT: All but two. I’ve done hundreds of them. And then they say women don’t like Trump, I think they do.

1:04:02 S?: We love you.

1:04:02 DT: You know… Now I see them, they’re great. Great ladies, you’re great. It’s interesting with women. So women wanna have strong military protection, they wanna have strong borders, they wanna have strong law enforcement, they wanna have great education, they wanna have low taxes for their family, not high taxes. They wanna have all the things that we talk about. Why wouldn’t they want Trump more than anybody else? The other side is gonna go the opposite way.

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1:04:40 DT: And they did in the last election, and we’re doing a lot better. You know the difference is, the last election, I was a successful businessman running for president. I said I was gonna do things. And by the way, really successful. I’m gonna show you something some day soon, better show you something. They say, “He was really successful or he wasn’t successful.” “He’s really smart or he’s really stupid, but he’s trying to take over the world.”

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1:05:05 DT: They have so many messages. “He’s really stupid.” Then next week, “Donald Trump has a sinister plot to take over the world. He can’t be too stupid.” Because they actually think it’s working, right. I saw one of these so-called comedians the other day, he’s a pretty respected comedian. He said, “He’s not leaving. I’m telling you he’s not leaving. He’ll never leave. He’ll win this election. And in ’24, I’m telling you, he’s not leaving. He’s gonna stay.” So we did through our friend, Dan Scavino, we did a Time Magazine cover. I was on so many times, I don’t even read this thing.

[chuckle]

1:05:41 DT: And it says, “Trump 2014-2018” But it says ’20… Here’s where we go. We start at ’16, we go to ’20, we go to ’24. Did you see it? Then it says ’28, ’32, ’36, ’40, ’44.

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1:06:07 DT: Now, we don’t need any more time. We don’t need any more time. We need one more. A Senator came to my office, “Sir, I’m 6’7″. I’m great. I’m 6’7″, sir. I can give you great advice.” I said, “Senator, I’m one for one, but it happened to be the president. And now, I wanna be two for two, two for two.” Two for two. So we have ’16, we have ’20, we have ’24. It’s very interesting though. There are really people out there, think I’m not leaving. Can you believe it?

[chuckle]

1:06:42 DT: Hey, maybe that is a good idea. Let’s think about it. What? You wanna drive them crazy. They’re gonna go crazy. All I have to do is say, “Let’s think about it.” They’re gonna go crazy.

[chuckle]

1:06:56 DT: Now, I promise, I promise, 2024, I leave. By that time, just so you know, by that time, our country will be so well-seated, it will be so strong like never, ever in our history.

[applause]

1:07:23 DT: But everything that we built, low taxes, strong military, taking care of our vets, all of the things we’ve done can be decimated very quickly if the wrong person gets in, especially now. I’ve always said, 2016 was the most important election maybe in the history of our country. A lot of people felt that. So I don’t know. I can’t say this is more important. What we did was a miracle. Not to us, it wasn’t. But a lot of people said, “It was the greatest election we’ve ever had. There’s never been anything like that. Never been such excitement.”

[applause]

1:08:00 DT: Never been such excitement. But you know what? If we don’t win in 2020, everything that we’ve done, seriously though, everything that we’ve done, your 401s, they’re gonna crash. The whole thing it’s gonna come down like a stack of cards. So, in a certain way, let’s say, this is of equal importance. By that time, we’ll have values instilled. We’ll have free enterprise instilled. People are working now. We have the lowest food stamps that we’ve had in many years. Lowest food stamp because people are working.

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1:08:37 DT: So I really think it’s at least equal, it’s equal, maybe it’s a little less. Who the hell knows? I just know this. It can disappear very, very quickly. We have to get out, we have to vote. That’s why I’m starting early. Can you believe it? We have less… I see all these clowns on television. I say, “Guess, we have to counteract them a little bit.” But this is not what you want running. None of them. This is not what you want running this incredible country of ours. Every day we make good on the motto, “Promises made, promises kept.” I’ve had people back there… I’ve had people back there that don’t like me. And somebody said, very nicely, that, “He’s actually made certain promises, and he’s actually kept more promises than he’s made.” It’s true. I’ve done things… I’ve done things that I never… I never said, “We were going to get,” as an example, “with our vets.” That we’re gonna get Choice, that we were gonna have the ability to fire people that don’t treat our vets properly.

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1:09:47 DT: Okay. We can fire them now. They’ve been trying to get that for 44 years. Choice, they’ve been trying to get practically from the beginning, Choice so simple. And yet, they never got it. Nobody got it through. We’re good at getting things through. We’ve done more than we said we would. And a man I know who I don’t like, a businessman, very, very, very successful business… One of the most successful men. I don’t like him, never liked him. He never liked me either by the way. In fact, I would go a step further. He cannot stand me. And I saw him about two months ago. And he came up to me. I said, “How you doing?” Very warm. “Hey, how you doing? Let’s get out of here.” And he said, “I’m doing good. You’re doing good?” I said, “Yeah.” I said, “You don’t like me, and I don’t like you. I never have liked you, and you never have liked me. But you’re gonna support me ’cause you’re a rich guy. And if you don’t support me, you’re gonna be so goddamn poor, you’re not gonna believe it.” It’s true. It’s true. It’s true.

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1:11:00 DT: And he said to me, “Mr. President… ” He calls me Mr. President. Everybody calls me Mr. President. It’s true. It’s a funny thing. He said, “Mr. President, you’re right, I’m supporting you. I think you’re doing a great job.” And maybe we didn’t get along, but it’s not like he has a choice. He has no choice. And on top of that, it’s a good choice ’cause we’ve done the right thing. And it is funny, with the name, Mr. President. So I have friends, really good friends, and they’ve always called me Don, Donald, DJ, they call me anything, right? And you lose all your friends when you’re President, because they’re all afraid to talk to you. Does that make sense? No, it’s true. Except for these six, seven ladies up here. They always talk. They’re not intimidated… No, it’s true. I have guys, I have wonderful friends. New York developers, tough guys, smart guys. They’re rich, they’re this, that…

1:11:50 S?: We love you.

1:11:50 DT: I have middle of the road, I have poor, I have everybody. I have poor guys, middle of the road and rich guys. Doesn’t matter. Rich guys call up, “Mr. President, how are you sir? It’s Richard.” “Oh good Rich. Hey, Richard, loosen up.” This is a guy who used to, “Hey, Don, how you doing? Let’s go to dinner.” Now you’re, “Sir is everything… You’re doing good, sir.”

[laughter]

1:12:10 DT: I said, “Richard, call me Donald like you always did. Call me Donald. Always call me Donald.” “Okay, thank you Donald. Thank you very much.” And then two minutes later, “Mr. President, it’s been so great to… “

[laughter]

1:12:23 DT: I lost all my friends. They’ve tightened up. They’ve choked. You know what that is? They’ve choked. They can’t breathe because people have such respect for the office of the presidency. They have respect for the office of the president. They have respect for our country again. Our country is respected again.

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1:12:53 DT: We’ve confirmed more than 125 federal judges to apply the law as written, including two Supreme Court Justices, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.

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1:13:13 DT: We’ve launched a historic initiative to reduce the price of prescription drugs. And last year… This is… I’m so proud of this ’cause we have no help from the Democrats. Last year for the first time in over 50 years, drug prices went down.

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1:13:35 DT: And that was for a reason. To give former prisoners a second chance at life, we passed groundbreaking criminal justice reform.

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1:13:49 DT: It’s a big thing. Prisoners, they’ve got out of jail and they never had an economy like this, and we did a lot of things because they get out of jail, they don’t have a chance. They always go back, most of the time. Now, they’re coming out and we have programs. But most importantly we have this great economy where people are hiring prisoners. And you have to see the reviews they’re getting. They’re getting phenomenal reviews. It’s a beautiful thing. It’s a beautiful thing what’s happening with prisoners, they get out and they can actually get a job and that’s what’s happening, we’re very proud of it.

[applause]

1:14:26 DT: We’re expanding Opportunity Zones so that no American is left behind. It’s one of the great successes, the Opportunity Zones. Nobody talks about, it’s one of the great successes. And thanks to our pledge to America’s workers, private sector partners will provide apprenticeships and job training to nine million Americans. Isn’t that nice?

[applause]

1:14:53 DT: And whenever I hear that word “apprentice”, I say I love that word, that was a good show. They figured, “You know what we’ll do? We’ll get Arnold Schwarzenegger to take my place.” That didn’t work out too well.

1:15:09 S?: You’re the best, Trump.

1:15:09 DT: That didn’t work out too well. We had 14 seasons. Think of that. The Apprentice. I proudly signed four by-partisan human trafficking laws, securing $400 million to support victims of human trafficking.

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1:15:30 DT: And we have secured, soon to be three years, record funding for our military. We wanna cut budgets, but this is beyond budget.

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1:15:44 DT: I withdrew the United States from the horrible, one-sided, disgusting Iran Nuclear Deal and Iran is a different country today than it was. My administration proudly recognised the true capital of Israel and opened the American Embassy in Jerusalem.

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1:16:11 DT: That was someday. They all said, “Many, many Presidents have said, ‘We’re going to do it,’ then they never did it.” I know why, because the pressure on them was enormous not to do it. And then on top of it, a couple of months ago I just approved the Golan Heights for Israel. The Golan Heights, another thing. Fifty-two years they tried to do that, they didn’t get it done. So we’re doing good. We also recognize the legitimate government of Venezuela and we condemn those that want to stop freedom in that country and other countries. Tonight we renew our resolve that America will never be a socialist country, will never, ever, be a socialist country. It just won’t happen.

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1:17:04 DT: A vote for any Democrat in 2020 is a vote for the rise of radical socialism and the destruction of the American dream. Frankly, the destruction of our country. That’s what’s going to happen. Take a look around. Their party is afflicted with an ideological sickness that protects foreign borders but refuses to protect our own borders. Think of it. They fight all over the world. A lot of those people are coming back home folks, they’re coming back home a lot. We defeated ISIS, the caliphate in Syria. We’re bringing our soldiers back home.

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1:17:43 DT: ISIS does not like me too much, but I came here and it was a mess, it was a mess. And I met with generals. General, believe it or not, one general, his name is Raisin, I said, “What’s your name?” “Sir,” This guy’s like out of a movie, “Sir,” watch he’s gonna be famous after this, but who cares? “What’s your name?” He goes, “Sir, my name is Raisin.” I said, “Raisin? Like you mean a little raisin?” “Yes sir, that’s my name, that’s what they call me.” “What’s your last name?” “Cane.” I said, “You mean your name is Raisin Cane? You gotta be… “

[applause]

1:18:22 DT: I said, “Raisin Cane, you’re my kinda general, let me talk to you Raisin Cane, get over here.” And my previous generals said, “It’s gonna be a long time before we take out the caliphate.” I said to Raisin Cane and a couple of other generals that were there, these guys are central casting like from a movie, except better. They’re stronger, bigger, tougher, meaner, and actually better looking in a certain way. But they’re like from a movie, there’s nobody in Hollywood plays a role like this. I said, “Generals, I’ve been told it’s gonna take a year, two years to get 100%.” Remember, I want to pull them out, we’re down to 1%. Everyone went crazy. Explain that one. But they said it was gonna take a long time. I said to Raisin Cane and the other generals, “General, how long can it take?” They said, “Sir, one month.” I said, “What?” “We’re gonna hit them from the front, we’re gonna hit them from the back, we’re gonna hit them from the side sir, we’re gonna hit them like they never got hit before, we were never allowed to do this, sir.”

[applause]

1:19:28 DT: “And we’re not just gonna hit them from our temporary base in Syria sir, we’re gonna hit them from Iraq, we’re gonna hit them from places that they never knew existed sir. They’ll be hit so goddamn hard sir, they will be… ” Thank you very much, very shortly, very, very shortly. It was over, we had 100% of the caliphate, and these people were screwing around for years.

[applause]

1:19:49 DT: Obama, President Obama. My generals did a great job. I flew there, I flew to Iraq, remember? I’m in Air Force One, and they notify me, “Sir, we’re 45 minutes out, sir. We have to close all windows, we have to turn off all lights on the plane sir. All windows, all the lights have to be off sir. We’re turning off the lights outside and the runway light sir, they’re gonna be at a very dim… ” Frankly if you’re not a 30-year-old pilot, you can’t see them. ‘Cause I went there, I said, “I don’t see any light pilot.” As we’re landing, I said, “I said I don’t see… ” And then I thought to myself, “Think of it, we’ve spent almost $8 trillion in the Middle East and we gotta turn off the lights of an airplane to land, how bad is that?” They didn’t do their job, we did our job, and the military did their job, but we fight to sort of just keep going, we don’t fight to win. I fight to win, I fight to win.

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1:20:55 DT: I fight to win. So, we’re landing this big beautiful Air Force One, and I’m saying, “Major, I don’t see a runway.” “Yes sir, it’s right up ahead.” You know, guy’s 30 years old or something. Now they’ll get me on that, they’ll say, “Majors aren’t 30,” so maybe he’s 35 whatever he is. They’re saying, “Yes sir, it’s right there.” “I don’t see it, Major. How about lifting up? Let’s go around.” That’s the last thing we wanna do in that part of the world. He said, “Sir, it’s right there, sir.” And we’re landing and I still haven’t seen a light. But these guys, we have the greatest pilots in the world, we have the greatest military in the world, we have the greatest equipment in the world, in the world.

[applause]

1:21:45 DT: So you must never forget the 2020 election is all about one thing, you, it’s about you. It’s about your family, it’s about your future, and the fate of your beautiful, loving country, and that’s what it is. We begin our North Carolina campaign with the best record, the best results, the best agenda, and the only positive vision for our nation’s future. We love our nation, our nation is great today, it’s going to be much greater, every year it’s getting better and better. We have turned this big, beautiful mighty ship, we have turned it around. It’s getting better, better, better.

[applause]

1:22:41 DT: Together, we will continue unleashing the power of American enterprise, so every American can know the dignity of work, and the pride of a paycheck. With your help, we will elect a Republican Congress, those great gentleman that just left the stage, to create a safe, modern, fair, and lawful system of immigration. We will enact trade deals, and they are going like you won’t even believe. That doesn’t mean the other countries are thrilled with me. There was a recent poll, Germany likes Obama better than Trump, a lot better. I said, “Of course, because… “

1:23:29 DT: Positive vision for our nation’s future. We love our nation, our nation is great today, it’s going to be much greater, every year it’s getting better and better. We have turned this big, beautiful mighty ship, we have turned it around. It’s getting better, better, better.

[applause]

1:23:57 DT: Together we will continue unleashing the power of American enterprise, so every American can know the dignity of work and the pride of a paycheck. With your help, we will elect a Republican Congress, those great gentleman that just left the stage, to create a safe, modern, fair and lawful system of immigration. We will enact trade deals and they are going like you won’t even believe. That doesn’t mean the other countries are thrilled with me. There was a recent poll, Germany likes Obama better than Trump, a lot better. I said, “Of course because I’m making them pay their bills.”

[applause]

1:24:43 DT: I’m saying you gotta pay. I say, “Angela, Angela you gotta pay, Angela.” Obama would go in, make a speech, leave. I go in and make a speech, I say, “Let me speak to Angela. Angela you gotta pay your bills, you’re way behind.” So I would think that they should, they should all like… When you hear they like me better, I’m not doing my job, true. I’m not doing my job. They did a poll on one of these network and they would say, “Donald Trump is not liked in Europe nearly as much as President Obama.” I said… “Or President Bush,” or anybody, or anybody. In fact, I’m disliked but actually they respect us, that’s more important. Look at that beautiful baby, look at that beautiful baby, wow, what a baby, what a baby, that is a beautiful baby, that’s like from an advertisement, perfect. Look how happy that baby is, so beautiful, thank you darling, that’s really nice. It’s a great thing, is that your husband? That’s a great thing, thank you. Congratulations, husband.

[applause]

1:26:00 DT: Man! What a picture. But we’re gonna have the country all set for your child, okay? Awesome. ‘Cause that’s what it’s about.

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1:26:18 DT: Now, the media will say that’s a prop. They’ll say no baby is so beautiful, that had to be a set up. I never saw that guy in my life, which is true. Thank you, good luck, thank you very much.

[applause]

1:26:33 DT: We will enact trade deals that ensure more products are proudly stamped with those four beautiful words, “Made in America”, “Made in the USA”, either one is okay with me, keep America great, that’s right. We will give school choice to millions of underserved children who are trapped in failing government schools. We will defend privacy, free speech, religious liberty and the right to keep and bear arms. They’re going to take your guns away.

[applause]

1:27:15 DT: And above all, we will never stop fighting for the values that bind us together as one great nation, as one America, as one America.

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1:27:30 DT: We believe in the American constitution and we believe in the rule of law, we believe in the dignity of work and in the sanctity of life. We believe that faith and family, not government and bureaucracy, are the true American way. We believe that children, like your child, should be taught to love our country, honor our history and always respect our great American flag.

[applause]

1:28:04 DT: And we live by the words of our national motto, “In God We Trust”.

[applause]

1:28:15 DT: We are fighting for every American mom and dad who wants to protect this land of liberty for their precious children. We have been blessed with the greatest republic on the face of the earth but it was going in the wrong direction and now we are turning it around, it is going better than ever before and we’re going to keep it that way, we’re going to keep it that way.

[applause]

1:28:45 DT: With your help, with your devotion, with your drive, we are going to keep on working, we are going to keep on fighting, and we are going to keep on winning.

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1:29:03 DT: We are one movement, one movement, think of that. We are one big beautiful movement. There has never been a movement like this, you don’t hear it that often, they know it but you don’t hear it. In the history of our country, there has never been a movement like this. And this movement is stronger now than it was three years ago. This is the strongest movement in the history of our country.

[applause]

1:29:34 DT: But we are, we’re one movement, we’re one people, one family and one glorious nation under God.

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1:29:47 DT: We’re doing things that nobody thought was possible. No other nation thought it was possible what we’re doing. We are so respected, you have no idea how our nation has gone so far up in the eyes and the minds of the rest of the world, so respected.

[applause]

1:30:17 DT: Because together, we will make America wealthy again.

[applause]

1:30:26 DT: Of course, we did just hit the highest price in the history of the market. So pretty soon, I hate to say, I don’t wanna ruin the rhetorical scale but that is sort of like getting a little obsolete, we will make our nation wealthy again. The fact is we have the strongest stock market in our history. So I think I’ll have to change it, you’ve all heard it many times, right? We will make America wealthy again. We’re gonna have to say, “We have made America wealthy again.” right.

[applause]

1:31:06 DT: So here’s one, we will make America strong again, no, no, we’re gonna have to change this, “We have made America strong again.”

[applause]

1:31:20 DT: And just so you know, we have made America great again. Give up MAGA. How do you give up MAGA? Make America great again, but we’ve done that. Can you imagine if keep America great didn’t work? I have the greatest phrase probably in the history of politics in this country. Look at her beautiful hat, it looks very good on you but look at this, look at those beautiful hats, but make America great again but we’ve done that. Our new phrase for the 2020 campaign is, “Keep America Great.” Thank you.

Donald Trump Presidential Campaign Announcement Transcript #Transcripts2020

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.


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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18:04 S?: Yes, we do.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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[applause]

Trump: Thank you. Thank you.

Trump: Thank you. Thank you very much. Friends, delegates and fellow Americans, I humbly and gratefully accept your nomination for the Presidency of the United States.

[applause]

Trump: USA. USA. USA. USA.

Trump: Who would have believed that when we started this journey on June 16th, last year, we and I say “We”, because we are a team would have received almost 14 million votes, the most in the history of the Republican Party. And that the Republican Party would get 60% more votes than it received eight years ago. Who would have believed this? Who would have believed this?

Trump: The democrats on the other hand received 20% fewer votes than they got four years ago. Not so good. Not so good.

Trump: Together we will lead our party back to the White House and we will lead our country back to safety, prosperity and peace.

[applause]

Trump: We will be a country of generosity and warmth, but we will also be a country of law and order.

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Trump: Our convention occurs at a moment of crisis for our nation. The attacks on our police and the terrorism of our cities threaten our very way of life. Any politician who does not grasp this danger is not fit to lead our country.

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Trump: Americans watching this address tonight have seen the recent images of violence in our streets and the chaos in our communities. Many have witnessed this violence personally. Some have even been its victims. I have a message for all of you, the crime and violence that today afflicts our nation will soon and I mean very soon, come to an end.

[applause]

Trump: Beginning on January 20th of 2017, safety will be restored.

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Trump: The most basic duty of government is to defend the lives of its own citizens. Any government that fails to do so is a government unworthy to lead. It is finally time for a straightforward assessment of the state of our nation.

Trump: I will present the facts plainly and honestly.

Crowd: Way to go!

Trump: We cannot afford to be so politically correct anymore.

[applause]

Trump: So if you wanna hear the corporate spin, the carefully crafted lies and the media miss. The democrats are holding their convention next week, go there.

[applause]

Trump: But here at our convention there will be no lies, we will honor the American people, with the truth and nothing else.

[applause]

Crowd: USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA.

Trump: These are the facts: Decades of progress made in bringing down crime are now being reversed by this administrations roll back of criminal enforcement. Homicides last year increased by 17% in America’s 50 largest cities, that’s the largest increase in 25 years!

Trump: In our nations capitals killings have risen by 50%.

Trump: They’re up nearly 60% in nearby Baltimore, in the Presidents home town of Chicago more than 2000 people have been the victim of shootings this year alone and almost 4000 have been killed in the Chicago area since he took office.

Trump: The number of police officers killed in the line of duty has risen by almost 50% compared to this point last year. Nearly 180,000 illegal immigrants with criminal records ordered deported from our country, are tonight roaming free to threaten peaceful citizens.

Trump: The number of new illegal immigrant families who have crossed the border so far this year already exceeds the entire total from 2015, they are being released by the tens of thousands into our communities with no regard for the impact on public safety or resources.

Trump: One such border crosser was released and made his way to Nebraska, there he ended the life of an innocent young girl named Sarah Root, she was 21-years-old and was killed the day after graduating from college with a 4.0 grade point average, number one in her class. Her killer was then released a second time and he is now a fugitive from the law, I’ve met Sarah’s beautiful family, but to this administration their amazing daughter was just one more American life that wasn’t worth protecting. No more.

Trump: One more child to sacrifice on the order and on the alter of open borders. What about our economy? Again I will tell you the plain facts that have been edited out of your nightly news, and your morning newspaper. Nearly four in 10 African-American children are living in poverty, while 58% of African-American youth are now not employed, two million more Latinos are in poverty today than when President Obama took his oath of office less than eight years ago.

Trump: Another 14 million people have left the workforce entirely, household incomes are down more than $4,000 since the year 2000, that’s 16 years ago. Our trade deficit in goods reach nearly, I think of this, think of this, our trade deficit is $800 billion, think of that, $800 billion last year alone. We’re gonna fix that.

[applause]

Trump: The budget is no better. President Obama has almost doubled our national debt to more than $19 trillion and growing, and yet what do we have to show for it? Our roads and bridges are falling apart, our airports are third world condition, and 43 million Americans are on food stamps. Now, let us consider the state of affairs abroad. Not only have our citizens endured domestic disaster, but they’ve lived through one international humiliation after another, one after another. We all remember the images of our sailors being forced to their knees by their Iranian captures at gun point. This was just prior to the signing of the Iran deal, which gave back to Iran $150 billion and gave us absolutely nothing. It will go down in history as one of the worst deals ever negotiated.

[applause]

Trump: Another humiliation came when President Obama drew a red line in Syria, and the whole world knew it meant absolutely nothing. In Libya, our consulate the symbol of American prestige around the globe was brought down in flames. America is far less safe, and the world is far less stable than when Obama made the decision to put Hillary Clinton in charge of America’s foreign policy.

Trump: Let’s defeat her in November.

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Trump: I am certain that it was a decision that President Obama truly regrets. Her bad instincts and her bad judgement, something pointed out by Bernie Sanders, are what caused so many of the disasters unfolding today. Let’s review the record.

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Trump: In 2009, pre Hillary, ISIS was not even on the map, Libya was stable, Egypt was peaceful, Iraq was seeing and really a big, big reduction in violence, Iran was being chocked by sanctions, Syria was somewhat under control. After four years of Hillary Clinton, what do we have? ISIS has spread across the region and the entire world, Libya is in ruins, and our ambassador and his staff were left helpless to die at the hands of savage killers. Egypt was turned over to the radical Muslim brotherhood forcing the military to retake control. Iraq is in chaos, Iran is on the path to nuclear weapons. Syria is engulfed in the civil war, and the refugee crisis now threatens the west. After 15 years of wars in the middle east, after trillions of dollars spent, and thousands of lives lost, the situation is worst than it has ever been before. This is the legacy of Hillary Clinton. Death, destruction, terrorism and weakness.

[applause]

Trump: But Hillary Clinton’s legacy does not have to be America’s legacy. The problems we face now, poverty and violence at home, war and destruction abroad, will last only as long as we continue relying on the same politicians who created them in the first place.

[applause]

Trump: A change in leadership is required to produce a change in outcomes.

[applause]

Trump: Tonight, I will share with you my plan for action for America. The most important difference between our plan and that of our opponent, is that our plan will put America first.

[applause]

Crowd: USA. USA. USA. USA. USA.

[applause]

Trump: Americanism, not globalism, will be our credo. As long as we are led by politicians who will not put America first, then we can be assured that other nations will not treat America with respect. The respect that we deserve.

[applause]

Trump: The American people will come first once again.

Trump: My plan will begin with safety at home. Which means, safe neighborhoods, secure borders and protection from terrorism. There can be no prosperity without law and order!

[applause]

Crowd: TRUMP! TRUMP! TRUMP! TRUMP! TRUMP!

Trump: On the economy I will outline reforms to add millions of new jobs and trillions in new wealth. That can be used to rebuild America. A number of these reforms that I will outline tonight, will be opposed by some of our nation’s most powerful special interests. That’s because these interests have rigged our political and economic system for their exclusive benefit. Believe me it’s for their benefit.

[applause]

Trump: Big business, elite media and major donors, are lining up behind the campaign of my opponent because they know, she will keep our rigged system in place.

Trump: They’re throwing money at her, because they have total control over every single thing she does. She’s their puppet and they pull the strings.

[applause]

Trump: That is why Hillary Clinton’s message is “that things will never change.” Never ever.

[laughter]

Trump: My message is that things have to change. And they have to change right now!

[applause]

Trump: Every day, I wake up determined to deliver a better life for the people all across this nation, that have been ignored, neglected and abandoned.

Trump: I have visited the laid off factory workers, and the communities crushed by our horrible and unfair trade deals.

Trump: These are the forgotten men and women of our country. And they are forgotten but they’re not gonna be forgotten long.

[applause]

Trump: These are people who work hard but no longer have a voice. I am your voice!

[applause]

Trump: I have embraced crying mothers who have lost their children because our politicians put their personal agendas, before the national good. I have no patience for injustice.

Crowd: USA. USA. USA. USA. USA. USA. USA.

Crowd: We want Trump! We want Trump! We want Trump! We want Trump!

Trump: How great are our police and how great is Cleveland?

[applause]

Trump: Thank you. I have no patience for injustice, no tolerance for government incompetence of which there is so much, no sympathy for leaders who fail their citizens. When innocent people suffer because our political system lacks the will or the courage, or the basic decency to enforce our laws or still worse, has sold out to some corporate lobbyist for cash, I am not able to look the other way and I won’t look the other way.

[applause]

Trump: And when a secretary of state illegally stores her emails on a private server, deletes 33,000 of them, so the authorities can’t see her crime, puts our country at risk, lies about it in every different form and faces no consequence, I know that corruption has reached a level like never ever before in our country.

[applause]

Trump: When the FBI Director says that the secretary of state was extremely careless and negligent in handling our classified secrets. I also know that these terms are minor compared to what she actually did. They were just used to save her from facing justice for her terrible, terrible crimes.

[applause]

Trump: In fact, her single greatest accomplishment may be committing such egregious crime and getting away with it especially when others who have done far less have paid so dearly.

[applause]

Trump: When that same secretary of state rakes in millions and millions of dollars trading access and favors to special interests and foreign powers, I know the time for action has come.

[applause]

Trump: I have joined the political arena so that the powerful can no longer beat up on people who cannot defend themselves.

[applause]

Trump: Nobody knows the system better than me.

[laughter]

Trump: Which is why I alone can fix it.

[applause]

Trump: I have seen firsthand how the system is rigged against our citizens just like it was rigged against Bernie Sanders, he never had a chance, never had a chance. But his supporters will join our movement because we will fix his biggest single issue, trade deals that strip our country of its jobs and strip us of our wealth as a country.

[applause]

Trump: Millions of democrats will join our movement because we are going to fix the system, so it works fairly and justly for each and every American.

[applause]

Trump: In this cause, I am proud to have at my side, the next Vice President of the United States, Governor Mike Pence of Indiana.

[applause]

Trump: And a great guy… We will bring the same economic success to America that Mike brought to Indiana, which is amazing.

[applause]

Trump: He’s a man of character and accomplishment. He’s the man for the job. The first task for our new administration will be to liberate our citizens from the crime and terrorism and lawlessness that threatens our communities. America was shocked to its core when our police officers in Dallas were so brutally executed. Immediately after Dallas, we’ve seen continued threats and violence against our law enforcement officials. Law officers have been shot or killed in recent days in Georgia, Missouri, Wisconsin, Kansas, Michigan, and Tennessee.

Trump: On Sunday, more police were gunned down in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Three were killed and three were very, very badly injured. An attack on law enforcement is an attack on all Americans.

[applause]

Trump: I have a message to every last person threatening the peace on our streets and the safety of our police. When I take the oath of office next year, I will restore law and order to our country. Believe me, believe me. I will work with and appoint the best and brightest prosecutors and law enforcement officials to get the job properly done.

[applause]

Trump: In this race for the White House, I am the ‘law and order’ candidate.

[applause]

Trump: The irresponsible rhetoric of our President, who has used the pulpit of the Presidency to divide us by race and color has made America a more dangerous environment than frankly I have ever seen and anybody in this room has ever watched or seen. This administration has failed America’s inner cities. Remember, it has failed America’s inner cities. It’s failed them on education. It’s failed them on jobs. It’s failed them in crime. It’s failed them in every way and on every single level. When I am President, I will work to ensure that all of our kids are treated equally and protected equally.

[applause]

Trump: Every action I take, I will ask myself: “Does this make better for young Americans in Baltimore, in Chicago, in Detroit, in Ferguson, who have really, in every way, folks, the same right to live out their dreams as any other child in America?” Any other child. To make life safe for all of our citizens, we must also address the growing threats we face from outside the country. We are going to defeat the barbarians of ISIS and we’re going to defeat them fast.

[applause]

Trump: Once again, France is the victim of brutal Islamic terrorism. Men, women, and children viciously mowed down. Lives ruined. Families ripped apart. A nation in mourning. The damage and devastation that can be inflicted by Islamic radicals has been proven over and over; at the World Trade Center. At an office party in San Bernardino. At the Boston Marathon. At a military recruiting center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and many, many other locations. Only weeks ago in Orlando, Florida 49 wonderful Americans were savagely murdered by an Islamic terrorist, this time the terrorist target LGBTQ community. No good, and we’re gonna stop it.

[applause]

Trump: As your president I will do everything in my power to protect our LGBTQ citizens from the violence and the oppression of the hateful foreign ideology, believe me.

[applause]

Trump: And I have to say as a republican, it is so nice to hear you cheering for what I just said, thank you.

[applause]

Trump: To protect us from terrorism, we need to focus on three things, we must have the best, absolutely the best gathering of intelligence anywhere in the world. The best.

[applause]

Trump: We must abandon the failed policy of nation building and regime change that Hillary Clinton pushed in Iraq, in Libya, in Egypt and in Syria, instead, we must work with all of our allies who share our goal of destroying ISIS and stamping out Islamic terrorism and doing it now, doing it quickly, we’re going to win, we’re going to win fast.

[applause]

Trump: This includes working with our greatest ally in the region, the state of Israel.

[applause]

Trump: Recently I have said that NATO was obsolete because it did not properly cover terror, and also that many of the member countries were not paying their fair share. As usual the United States has been picking up the costs, shortly thereafter it was announced that NATO will be setting up a new program in order to combat terrorism, a true step in the right direction.

[applause]

Trump: Lastly and very importantly, we must immediately suspend immigration from any nation that has been compromised by terrorism until such time as proven vetting mechanisms have been put in place, we don’t want them in our country.

[applause]

Trump: My opponent has called for a radical 550% increase in Syrian… Think of this, think of this, this is not believable but this is what’s happening, a 550% increase in Syrian refugees on top of the existing massive refugee flows coming into our country already under the leadership of President Obama. She proposes this despite the fact that there is no way to screen these refugees in order to find out who they are or where they come from. I only want to admit individuals into our country who will support our values and love our people.

[applause]

Trump: Anyone who endorses violence, hatred, or oppression is not welcome in our country and never ever will be!

[applause]

Trump: Decades of record immigration have produced lower wages and higher unemployment for our citizens especially for African-American and Latino workers. We are going to have an immigration system that works but one that works for the American people.

[applause]

Trump: On Monday, we heard from three parents whose children were killed by illegal immigrants, Mary Ann Mendoza, Sabine Durden, and my friend, Jamiel Shaw. They’re just three brave representatives of many thousands who have suffered so gravely. Of all my travels in this country, nothing has affected me more, nothing even close I have to tell you than the time I have spent with the mothers and fathers who have lost their children to violence spilling across our borders which we can solve. We have to solve it.

[applause]

Trump: These families have no special interest to represent them. There are no demonstrators to protect them and certainly none to protest on their behalf. My opponent will never meet with them or share in their pain, believe me. Instead, my opponent wants sanctuary cities. But where was the sanctuary for Kate Steinle?

[applause]

Trump: Where was the sanctuary for the children of Mary Ann and Sabine and Jamiel? Where was the sanctuary for all of the other… Oh, it’s so sad to even be talking about it ’cause we could solve these problems so quickly. Where was the sanctuary for all of the other Americans who have been so brutally murdered and who have suffered so, so horribly? These wounded American families have been alone, but they are not alone any longer.

[applause]

Trump: Tonight, this candidate and the whole nation stand in their corner to support that, to send them our love and to pledge in their honor that we will save countless more families from suffering and the same awful fate.

[applause]

Trump: We are going to build a great border wall to stop illegal immigration, to stop the gangs and the violence, and to stop the drugs from pouring into our communities.

[applause]

Trump: I have been honored to receive the endorsement of America’s border patrol agents.

[applause]

Trump: And we’ll work directly with them to protect the integrity of our lawful, lawful, lawful immigration system. Lawful.

[applause]

Trump: By ending catch and release on the border, we will end the cycle of human smuggling and violence. Illegal border crossings will go down. We will stop it. It won’t be happening very much anymore. Believe me.

[applause]

Trump: Peace will be restored by enforcing the rules for millions who overstay their visas. Our laws will finally receive the respect that they deserve.

[applause]

Trump: Tonight I want every American whose demands for immigration security have been denied, and every politician who has denied them, to listen very, very closely to the words I am about to say. On January 20th of 2017, the day I take the oath of office.

[applause]

Trump: Americans will finally wake up in a country where the laws of the United States are enforced.

[applause]

Trump: We are going to be considerate and compassionate to everyone. But my greatest compassion will be for our own struggling citizens.

[applause]

Trump: USA! USA! USA!

Crowd: USA! USA! USA!

Trump: My plan is the exact opposite of the radical and dangerous immigration policy of Hillary Clinton. Americans want relief from uncontrolled immigration, which is what we have now. Communities want relief, yet Hilary Clinton is proposing mass amnesty, mass immigration, and mass lawlessness. Her plan will overwhelm your schools and hospice, further reduce your jobs and wages and make it harder for recent immigrants to escape the tremendous cycle of poverty that they’re going through right now and make it almost impossible for them to join the middle class. I have a different vision for our workers. It begins with a new fair trade policy that protects our jobs and stands up to countries that cheat of which there are many.

[applause]

Trump: It’s been a signature message of my campaign from day one. And it will be a signature feature of my presidency from the moment I take the oath of office.

[applause]

Trump: I have made billions of dollars in business making deals. Now, I’m going to make our country rich again.

[applause]

Trump: Using the greatest business people in the world which our country has. I am going to turn our bad trade agreements into great trade agreements.

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Trump: America has lost nearly one third of it’s manufacturing jobs since 1997. Following the enactment of disastrous trade deals supported by Bill and Hillary Clinton. Remember, it was Bill Clinton who signed NAFTA, one of the worst economic deals ever made by our country, or frankly, any other country. Never ever again.

[applause]

Trump: I am going to bring back our jobs to Ohio and Pennsylvania, and New York, and Michigan, and all of America. And I am not going to let companies move to other countries firing their employees along the way without consequence, not gonna happen anymore.

[applause]

Trump: My opponent on the other hand has supported virtually every trade agreement that has been destroying our middle class. She supported NAFTA and she supported China’s entrance into the World Trade Organization. Another one of her husband’s colossal mistakes and disasters. She supported the job killing trade deal with South Korea, She supported the Transpacific partnership, which will not only destroy our manufacturing, but it will make America subject to the rulings of foreign governments and it’s not going to happen.

[applause]

Trump: I pledge to never sign any trade agreement that hurts our workers, or that diminishes our freedom and our independence. We will never ever sign bad trade deals. America first again. America first.

[applause]

Trump: Instead, I will make individual deals with individual countries. No longer will we enter into these massive transactions with many countries that are thousands of pages long, and which no one from our country even reads or understands. We are going to enforce all trade violations against any country that cheats.

[applause]

Trump: This includes stopping China’s outrageous theft of intellectual property, along with their illegal product dumping and their devastating currency manipulation, they are the greatest that ever came about. They are the greatest currency manipulators ever.

[applause]

Trump: Our horrible trade agreements with China and many others will be totally renegotiated. That includes renegotiating NAFTA to get a much better deal for America and we’ll walk away if we don’t get that kind of a deal.

[applause]

Trump: Our country is going to start building and making things again.

[applause]

Trump: Next comes the reform of our tax laws, regulations and energy rules. While Hillary Clinton plans a massive, and I mean massive tax increase, I have proposed the largest tax reduction of any candidate who has run for president this year, democrat or republican.

[applause]

Trump: Middle-income Americans and businesses will experience profound relief and taxes will be greatly simplified for everyone. I mean everyone.

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Trump: America’s one of the highest tax nations in the world. Reducing taxes will cause new companies and new jobs to come roaring back into our country. Believe me, it’ll happen and it’ll happen fast.

[applause]

Trump: Then we’re going to deal with the issue of regulation, one of the greatest job killers of them all. Excessive regulation is costing our country as much as $2 trillion a year, and we will end it very, very quickly.

[applause]

Trump: We are going to lift the restrictions on the production of American energy.

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Trump: This will produce more than $20 trillion in job creating economic activity over the next four decades. My opponent, on the other hand, wants to put the great miners and the great steel workers of our country out of work and out of business. That will never happen with Donald J Trump as President. Our steel workers and our miners are going back to work again.

[applause]

Trump: With these new economic policy, trillions and trillions of dollars will start flowing into our country. This new wealth will improve the quality of life for all Americans. We will build the roads, highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, and the railways of tomorrow. This in turn will create millions of more jobs.

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Trump: We will rescue kids from failing schools by helping their parents send them to a safe school of their choice.

Trump: My opponent would rather protect bureaucrats than serve American children, and that’s what she’s doing and that’s what she’s done. We will repeal and replace disastrous ObamaCare.

[applause]

Trump: You will be able to choose your own doctor again.

Trump: And we will fix TSA at the airports which is a total disaster.

[applause]

Trump: Thank you. Thank you. We’re going to work with all of our students who are drowning in debt to take the pressure off these young people just starting out in their adult lives. Tremendous problem. We will completely rebuild our depleted military.

[applause]

Trump: And the countries that we are protecting, at a massive cost to us, will be asked to pay their fair share. We will take care of our great veterans like they have never been taken care of before.

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Trump: My just released 10-point plan has received tremendous veteran support. We will guarantee those who serve this country will be able to visit the doctor or hospital of their choice, without waiting five days on a line and dying. My opponent dismissed the VA scandal, one more sign of how out of touch she really is. We are going to ask every department head in government to provide a list of wasteful spending on projects that we can eliminate, in my first 100 days.

[applause]

Trump: The politicians have talked about this for years, but I’m going to do it.

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Crowd: Yes you will! Yes you will! Yes you will! Yes you will! Yes you will! Yes you will!

Trump: We are going to appoint justices of the United States Supreme Court who will uphold our laws and our constitution.

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Trump: The replacement of our beloved Justice Golia will be a person of similar views, principles and judicial philosophies, very important. This will be one of the most important issues decided by this election. My opponent wants to essentially abolish the second amendment.

Trump: I, on the other hand received the early and strong endorsement of the National Rifle Association. And will protect the right of all Americans to keep their families safe. At this moment, I would like to thank the Evangelical and religious community. Because I’ll tell you what, the support that they’ve given me, and I’m not sure I totally deserve it, has been so amazing, and has had such a big reason for me being here tonight. True. So true.

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Trump: They have much to contribute to our politics, yet our laws prevent you from speaking your minds, from your own pulpits. An amendment pushed by Lyndon Johnson many years ago threatens religious institutions with the loss of their tax exempt status, if they openly advocate their political views, their voice has been taken away. I am going to work very hard to repeal that language, and to protect free speech for all Americans.

[applause]

Trump: We can accomplish these great things, and so much more. All we need to do is start believing in ourselves and in our country again, start believing. It is time to show the whole world that America is back, bigger and better and stronger than ever before.

[applause]

Trump: In this journey I’m so lucky to have at my side my wife Melania, and my wonderful children: Don, Ivanka, Eric, Tiffany, and Barron. You will always be my greatest source of pride and joy. And by the way, Melania and Ivanka, did they do a job?

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Trump: My dad, Fred Trump, was the smartest and hardest-working man I ever knew. I wonder sometimes what he’d say, if he were here to see this, and to see me tonight.

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Trump: It’s because of him that I learned from my youngest age to respect the dignity of work, and the dignity of working people. He was a guy most comfortable in the company of bricklayers, and carpenters, and electricians. And I have a lot of that in me, also. I love those people.

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Trump: Then there is my mother Mary. She was strong, but also warm and fair-minded. She was a truly great mother. She was also one of the most honest and charitable people I have ever known and a great, great judge of character, she could pick ’em out from anywhere. To my sisters, Maryanne and Elizabeth, my brother, Robert, and my late brother, Fred, I will always give you my love. You are most special to me.

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Trump: I have had a truly great life in business. But now my sole and exclusive mission is to go to work for our country, to go to work for you. It’s time to deliver a victory for the American people. We don’t win anymore, but we are going to start winning again!

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Trump: But to do that, we must break free from the petty politics of the past, America is a nation of believers, dreamers and strivers that is being led by a group of censors, critics and cynics. Remember, all of the people telling you, “You can’t have the country you want,” are the same people that wouldn’t stand… I mean they said. “Trump doesn’t have a chance of being here tonight. Not a chance.” The same people. Oh, we love defeating those people, don’t we? Don’t we love defeating those people. Love it, love it, love it.

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Trump: No longer can we rely on those same people. In the media and politics, who will say anything to keep our rigged system in place. Instead, we must choose to believe in America. History is watching us now. We don’t have much time, but history is watching. It’s waiting to see if we will rise to the occasion and if we will show the whole world that America is still free and independent and strong.

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Trump: I am asking for your support tonight, so that I can be your champion in the White House. And I will be your champion.

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Trump: My opponent asks her supporters to recite a three word loyalty pledge. It reads, “I’m with her.” I choose to recite a different pledge. My pledge reads, “I’m with you, the American people.”

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Trump: I am your voice. So to every parent who dreams for their child, and every child who dreams for their future, I say these words to you tonight: I am with you. I will fight for you. And I will win for you.

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Trump: To all Americans tonight, in all of our cities and in all of our towns, I make this promise: We will make America strong again. We will make America proud again. We will make America safe again. And we will make America great again. God bless you, and good night. I love you.

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