Campaign 2018 President Trump Rally in Columbia Missouri CSPAN November 1, 2018 7:59pm-9:31pm EDT
♪ time, time, time is on my side ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the 45th president of the united states, donald j. trump. ♪ and i'm proud to be an american where at least i know i'm free. ♪ and i won't forget the men who died who gave that right to me. ♪ and i'd gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today. ♪ 'cuz there ain't no doubt i love this land -- ♪ god bless the usa. [cheers and applause] ♪ from the lakes of minnesota to
the hills of tennessee -- ♪ across the plains of texas, from sea to shining sea -- ♪ from detroit down to houston and new york to l.a -- ♪ well, there's pride in every american heart, and it's time we stand and say: ♪ that i'm proud to be an american where at least i know i'm free. ♪ and i won't forget the men who died who gave that right to me. ♪ and i'd gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today. ♪ 'cuz there ain't no doubt i love this land -- ♪ god bless the usa.
♪ and i'm proud to be an american where at least i know i'm free. ♪ and i won't forget the men who died who gave that right to me. ♪ and i'd gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today. ♪ 'cuz there ain't no doubt i love this land -- ♪ god bless the usa [cheers and applause] >> usa! usa! usa! usa! [cheers and applause]
whoa! [cheers and applause] >> usa! usa! usa! usa! usa! [cheers and applause] >> thank you very much, everybody. thank you. thank you very much. and i see these signs all over place, tigers for trump. i like that. [cheers and applause] i like that. [cheers and applause] hello, missouri. i'm thrilled to be back in the american heartland, right here.
[cheers and applause] with the incredible men and women that make this country run, you know it too. [cheers and applause] in just five days, the people of missouri are going to retire far-left democrat claire mccaskill -- [cheers and applause] who's been saying such nice things about me. but you know what? she'll never vote with me, that's problem. she's been saying nice things. i said, i didn't know she was a republican. [laughter] she'll never vote. she'll never vote. she never has, and she didn't even vote for justice kavanaugh. think of that. didn't vote. and you're going to send missouri patriot -- and that's what he is. he loves your state. he loves you as people, he loves this country -- josh hawley to
the united states senate. [cheers and applause] he's a good man. he'll be a star. josh shares your values, and he will fight for your values all the time. so i need everyone to show up and vote. you've got to vote for josh. [cheers and applause] and that's why i'm here, other than the fact i like you very much. [cheers and applause] and i'm actually coming back on monday. [cheers and applause] to you belief it -- do you leave it? coming back on monday. gotta make sure. he's a star in our country. he's going to be something special. he's going to represent you for a long time, and he's going to represent you well. [cheers and applause] this is one of the most important elections of our lifetime. this election will decide whether we build on an extraordinary prosperity that we have achieved, probably the greatest economy in the history of our nation.
think about it. [cheers and applause] or whether we let chuck schumer and nancy pelosi and claire mccaskill -- >> boo! >> and the radical democrats wipe it all away. and they can do that. we've got to win. under republican leadership, america is booming. america is thriving. and america is winning because we are finally putting america first. [cheers and applause] the unemployment rate just fell to the lowest level in over 50 years. [cheers and applause] more americans are working now than any time in history. think of that. more americans -- just think of that. so today, right now, we have more americans working than at
any time, any time in the history of our country. that's rate -- that's pretty good. that's pretty good. [cheers and applause] that'll be a very good sound bite in the debate when we face one of those democrats, whoever it may be. african-american and hispanic-american poverty are at an all-time low. [cheers and applause] our economy is at an all-time high. [cheers and applause] we've cut a record number of job-killing regulations, more than any administration in the history of our country. in less than two years, by the way, in less than two years. [cheers and applause] so we've done in less than two years what any other president or administration did in four years, in eight years or, in one case, in the more than eight years.
we've cut more. pretty good. and we have more to cut. republicans passed a massive tax cut for working families, and we will soon follow it up with another 10% tax cut for the middle class. [cheers and applause] and remember the democrats are going to substantially raise your taxes. just what you need. >> boo! >> we're putting our coal miners and steel workers back to work. [cheers and applause] we're taking care of our veterans and our military -- [cheers and applause] and we will soon have the most powerful military that we've ever had by far. [cheers and applause] the choice in this election could not be more clear. the republican agenda is the mainstream agenda of the
american people. it's how we all got here, the greatest movement in the history of politics in our country. [cheers and applause] about you, not about me. the democrat agenda is the agenda of the extreme far left. they've gone crazy, folks. they've gone totally loco. republicans are the party of all americans. we welcome citizens from all walks of life and embrace freedom of thought, freedom of speech and freedom of everything else. [cheers and applause] the democrats are the party of rigid are -- rigid ideology and total conformity. they demand absolute agreement, and they dismiss, demean and demonize anyone who questions their radical ideas. did you ever see anything like
what's going on? [inaudible conversations] you can't have dinner. you can't have dinner. do to you see what they're doing to our people? see what they're doing to people that represent our thought? and we're being so nice. we're being so nice. and let's stay being nice, right? we'll stay being nice. because we are tough as hell. we, we're going to stay nice. [cheers and applause] >> usa! usa! usa! usa! usa! usa! >> don't forget, we've got the police. law enforcement loves us. [cheers and applause] i don't know if they get anything out of -- i said to the police the other day, we're so high in the polls, we're trying
to figure out who is representing the other side? we don't even know. we want to figure it out. but we have the police, we have law enforcement. they're great people. we have bikers for trump. bikers for trump. [cheers and applause] is that 100% or, like, 95%? we have the military is for us. [cheers and applause] the vets are for us. the veterans are all for us. veterans choice. we got 'em, veterans choice. no, we want to be nice. we're how much tougher, we're much smarter, we're much more sane. we believe in the process. we don't run around like antifa with little arms and then go back home into mommy's basement. [cheers and applause]
and put on the black uniform and the black helmet. oh, it's so disappointing when those helmets fall off and you look at this weak little face, isn't it? and they hit people with clubs, you knowsome they hit 'em again and again. oh, they're so lucky we're nice, oh. [laughter] oh, they're so lucky! then they go back home. and they get yelled at my mom and dad. [laughter] -- at by mom and dad. [laughter] the democrats lie, and you know what? i'm gonna say because this effort is the angry far-left media, the great ed rollins just said, i just heard it, that never before has a president had to withstand the level of partisan assault from the media that president trump has had to -- >> boo! >> no, it's true. there's nobody.
if we do great things, they come out bad. no matter what we do, we could do the greatest in the world, should have gone faster. well, they're doing that a little bit with -- not a little bit, how about a lot? with north korea. i took over north korea. you know, president obama knows they were ready to go to war, and now we're getting along. no rockets, no nothing. they say, why can't he go faster? they've been doing this for 75 years, why can't he go -- four months. it's been a long time. [cheers and applause] and today i spoke to president xi, great guy, great man from china. and he is boss, he's the head of china. and we spoke, and i said, look, we have to make a fair trade deal. he wants to do it, they all want to do it. we're going to the make -- lots of great things are going to happen over the next short period of time. but we had a great talk with
president xi on north korea, we had a great -- and border is holding, and they've been honorable, and they're doing what they said they were going to do. and my relationship with kim jong un is very good, and we are getting to a point where they really want to do something. and we're not going to have to worry about millions of lives being lost and nuclear weapons going up all over the place. [cheers and applause] and flying over japan and everybody else. [cheers and applause] no, it's been amazing. but no matter what you do, they actually got to a point -- because, you know, with north korea it is, we got our hostages back, right? [cheers and applause] we're getting the remains -- i don't know if you saw how beautiful that was. mike pence went to hawaii. the remains of our great heroes from so many years ago are being sent back. [cheers and applause] that never happened. nobody expected that. that was so beautiful. and they're all coming, they're coming back. they're coming back rapidly.
no more missiles going up, no more nuclear tests for a long time. [cheers and applause] if you read the papers today, it came out to the surprise of a lot of people -- not a surprise to me -- that they don't mind having people come over, the experts, and check the sites. we're doing well. and we kept the sanctions on. the sanctions are what we have, sanctions -- we haven't taken sanctions off and, hopefully, we'll be able to the when we're down the road. we want to take the sanctions off. we want north korea to be very successful. but you know what? the new line, they met. we met. in other words, i actually met. and that's thing we gave up. i said, i met. how am i going to do it if i don't meet? [laughter] i met. so their new line is he met. and because he met, it's a terrible thing for our country. let me tell you, we would be in a nuclear war right now if the
right person didn't come along. so we're doing well. [cheers and applause] and again, with china we're doing really well too on trade. they want to make a deal. we've got to make the right deal. $500 billion a year for years have been coming out of this country and lots of other things. and i said we have to make right deal. we're going to make the right deal. it's going to work out good. we had a great conversation today. that you know about, nobody else knows about -- now that's going to be the news. sorry about that, josh. [laughter] he gets it. as a country, we've never done better. we are doing really well. [cheers and applause] and they're attacking me really because i'm fighting for you, and that's okay. that's a good reason because -- [cheers and applause] because we really have to bypass the media because it's so
one-sided and unfair in order to get straight to the american people. that's what we're doing. [cheers and applause] so that's what we're doing, and it seems to work out pretty well because here we are. [cheers and applause] here we are, folks. but someday we're going to get a good story from these people. someday. and it's not all of them. look, you have some of the fine people, some of really finest people i know. i know reporters, journalists, others, they're fine people. but some are not honest, and we have to, we have to just go around 'em. we just have to go around 'em, and we have gone around them like nobody in history has ever gone around them. [cheers and applause] republicans believe in lower taxes, less regulation and more american energy. we just became number one in the
world in energy production. thank you. [cheers and applause] it's a amazing what you can do with cutting regulations that are unnecessary. amazing. and some regulations, by way, are very necessary. i want the cleanest water on the planet. we want the cleanest air on the planet. and we've got it. but we want to keep it just that way. we've got it. [cheers and applause] better now than ever before. democrats want higher taxes, much higher taxes -- >> boo! >> they want many more regulations, and they want to shut down american energy. we're not shutting down american energy. it's an asset for us. republicans want strong borders, no crime, no chaos and no caravans. [cheers and applause]
[inaudible] >> thank you. thank you. and the wall is being built. we spent $1.6 billion -- [cheers and applause] we spent another $1.6 billion this last year. we're getting another one -- we want to build it all at one time. we need it. they are doing everything in their
power, the democrats, to delay it and to stop it, and you need the wall. and now the it's more obvious than ever. we'll get it. we'll get it. we'll get it. [cheers and applause] i don't like doing it in bits and pieces, but that's what they're forcing us to do.
and, you know, we called up the military because we're not going to let people come into our country. when you look at that, illegally. not gonna happen. [cheers and applause] our great military. and i don't know if you saw the one is coming up, that's a big caravan. the only time i've seen them, they underestimate the crowd. they want to underestimate that crowd, which is easy for them, actually, to do. but that's a lot of people. now if you see what's going on in el salvador, if you see what's going on in honduras, and if you see what's going on in lots of places, they're starting little mini caravans. not gonna happen, folks. and the second -- i call it caravan number two. that one came out, did you see these? did to you see how tough these young men, mostly young men,
strong, tough, what they did to the police, the mexican police in breaking through the border? what they did the, what they did to the mexican military in breaking through the border? these are tough people. these are not angels. these are not little angels. these are tough people, and we're not letting them into our country. they're not coming in illegally. [cheers and applause] right? and you take a look at scene with thousands and thousands of people marching, and then you hear that democrats want to have open borders, ask
they want to invite -- and they want to invite caravan after caravan into our country. overwhelming your schools, your hospitals and your communities. and by the way, those caravans, you know, you rook at what's happening -- you look at what's happening, does anybody think
by accident that they're forming? does anybody think -- [inaudible conversations] does anybody think? you know i think what happened? i really believe somebody was involved not on our side of the ledger. somebody was involved and then somebody else told them, you made a big mistake. look at what happened. you have made a big mistake because people have really galvanized over this. we want people to come into our country, but they have to come into our country legally and through merit, and through merit. [cheers and applause] we need people. with a 3.7 unemployment, we have many, many companies moving back into our country. i was with prime minister abe of japan. he gave me company after company -- automobile company -- moving to michigan. moving to ohio. moving to pennsylvania. you don't really need 'em over
here, you're doing so well. but you want one? i'll get you one too. [cheers and applause] no, but they're moving. and i'm not just talking about automobile companies. you look at, look at how well your economy's doing now. your economy was horrible a number of years ago. look at your economy. look what's happened. but we need people to come in to help run north carolina, south carolina, florida. we need people to help run these massive car companies and other companies. look what we got, foxconn, one of the great companies of the world, what they did in wisconsin for governor walker. i mean, what he's done, what he did -- and i was very much involved with that one, and i want to give him full credit because, i'll tell you what, i gave him that one, he took it and got it done. it's one of the great companies of the world, and you have to see what they build. you have to see what they built in wisconsin. scott walker. you have to see what they built. it's incredible, actually, it's as good as anything i've ever seen.
but we need people. but we need people that can do job. we need people, it has to be based on merit. no more lotteryies. all i see, lottery, lottery, who are these people? you know, when countries do lotteries and they put people in a lottery, to you really believe they're giving us their finest? >> no! >> and then we have problems, and we say we don't understand it. republicans want judges who will interpret our constitution as written. [cheers and applause] they don't want to make 'em up. democrats want judges who will rewrite the constitution to impose their own radical views, and you see that happening at the border, and you see it happening all over. but we've appointed a lot of judges. we'll soon have a record in the number of federal district judges and judges that we've appointed. [cheers and applause] and, of course, two supreme
court judges. [cheers and applause] two supreme court, two great justices of the supreme court. a few weeks ago we achieved that historic victory for our constitution and for the rule of law. we defeated the democrat mob and proudly swore in the newest member of the united states supreme court who was treated very, very unfairly, by the way. justice brett kavanaugh. [cheers and applause] justice kavanaugh was treated as unfairly as any human being i've ever seen. i've never seen anything like it. but in the end, they all got smart, and we got him on. he was supposed to be a supreme court judge, like, ten years ago, twelve years ago. long before i did this.
i used to hear about a man named brett kavanaugh who someday will be on the supreme court becausee of the intellect. and then he gets treated the way he getted treated. how unfair was that? but we got him in, and this will be the election of kavanaugh, the caravans, law and order, tax cuts and common sense. common sense. [cheers and applause] a republican congress means more jobs and less crime. a democrat congress means more crime and less jobs. and that sort of works. that's pretty good, isn't it? wow. i'd almost like to repeat that. that's pretty good. [laughter] this election is a choice between republican results and radical resistance.
it's a choice between greatness and gridlock. it's a choice between jobs and mobs, and it's a choice between an economy that is going strong and the democrats who are going crazy. [cheers and applause] so true. so this november 6th vote against the democrats and vote for common sense republicans. [cheers and applause] your going to -- if you're going to drain the swamp, you're going to replace the democrats. it's happening. it's happening so fast. [cheers and applause] it's happening faster than anybody can believe. you know, it's all happening much faster than anybody could believe. even one of them recently said that president trump made promises, but he's kept many more promises. i mean, far more than i made. think of it. it's true. [cheers and applause] it's true.
and we're not even that close to the second year, you know? we're not that close, right? we still have a couple of months to go. and we've done a lot. we are honored tonight to be joined by a man that i've gotten to know very well, one of your republican great people and a great leader, governor mike par softens. mike? -- parsons. mike? where's mike? [cheers and applause] thanks, mike. you're doing a great job. but i want to take full credit for what's happened in missouri, mike, is that okay? >> [cheers and applause] great job, mike. thank you. a friend of mine who's so outstanding, he's with us all the time. works hard, loves the people of this state and loves this state, senator roy blunt. [cheers and applause]
thanks, roy. great guy. and representatives, congressmen, women, great people that really work, and they always, they always are with us. they never let us down. blaine lute kin meyer, vicki hartsler -- [cheers and applause] a man who did the an auction recently -- [laughter] that was the coolest thing i've seen in a long time, you know? you get used to watching those hearings, and you're just falling asleep. and then you hear this sound, you say, what the hell is that? [laughter] it was billy long are. how good was he? is he a great guy? [cheers and applause] congressman billy long. great guy. great friend of mine.
and, of course, a man who, again, loves this state and loves the people and gets it done, never lets us down, jason smith. jason? [cheers and applause] thank you, jason. great group. thank you also to former united states attorney general john ashcroft and his son, secretary of state ash -- jay ashcroft for being here. thank you both. [cheers and applause] thank you, fellas. we're especially proud to be a star. this is somebody that's going to win, he's going to go on to great, great things in our country, and he's been a winner from day one. we're very proud of him. he's doing well. he's up in the polls, but do yourself -- just pretend he's one point down, please, okay?
because he is outstanding. we cannot take a chance on something going awry on tuesday. that's why i'm coming again on monday. [cheers and applause] we can't take that chance. you people in missouri, you're going to say, i can't believe it, the presidents here again! [cheers and applause] but i'm here because i believe many josh hawley -- in josh hawley, and come on up, josh. come on. [cheers and applause] >> isn't it an incredible honor to have president donald trump in? it's amazing. [cheers and applause] it's amazing. you know, you know, president trump won in the state of missouri in 2016 by 20 points. [cheers and applause] 20 points! [cheers and applause]
but claire mccaskill voted no! >> boo! >> you know, i guess the only thing i can think of that can explain it is claire mccaskill did say that she thinks the reason president trump got elected was because of the russians. yeah, i'm serious. what she doesn't realize is he's president of the united states because of missourians! [cheers and applause] when i look at senator mccaskill's record, i have to say, mr. president, it really reminds me of another career politician that you recently defeated -- [cheers and applause] it reminds me of the person that claire thinks should be president, hillary clinton. i mean, get this, get this -- >> lock her up! lock her up! lock her up!
>> here we go. >> lock her up! lock her up! >> you know, claire mccaskill, claire mccaskill has spent her lifetime in politics, just like hillary. claire mccaskill has made a boatload of money on federal taxpayers, just like hillary. claire mccaskill even has a phony foundation that rakes in millions of dollars a year, pays no taxes just like hillary. you know, claire mccaskill, claire mccaskill wanted us to call hillary clinton madam president. well, well, on november the 6th, because of the leadership of donald trump, on november the 6th we're going to call claire mccaskill fired. let's go get it done! [cheers and applause]
>> usa! usa! usa! usa! usa! usa! usa! >> so josh i hawley will be one of the greatest champions for missouri that you've ever had, and you've had some good ones, by the way. you've had some good ones, haven't you? josh is running against far-left democrat and card-carrying member of the washington, d.c. group that we all know so much about, claire mccaskill. who, by the way, i've seen commercials, i've seen her statements. she now all of a sudden loves border security. where did that come from? today! i was watching her interview, and every time -- every third sentence, like, we love trump. we love border security. the president's right about
border security. i said, what happened to her? look, the fact is she wants to get electedded, and then she's always going to vote against us, folks. okay? a vote for claire is a vote to make chuck schumer majority leader and to enact extreme agenda of nancy pelosi and, of course, the legendary maxine waters. claire mccaskill promised to represent the people of missouri, but she broke that promise and joined radical democrats in washington. she's not representing missouri. and josh said it, i won by 20 points. i know the people. i know the people. your senator, senator blunt, knows me very well. he will tell me. i know the area well. we campaigned, we worked together s and we know the people. that's not what you want. you don't want claire mccaskill. she voted against massive tax
cuts that you got. and by the way, she will end up trying -- with them, they've got a long way to go -- try to increase your taxes very substantially. she voted against neil gorsuch, and she joined the democrat mob and voted against our great justice brett kavanaugh. >> boo! >> she's got one of the most open borders, until today, voting records many congress. ed today she changed. i must take that back. did she change? maybe. josh, did she change? >> no! >> she's totally for open borders, but today she thinks i'm right! i don't know. but you know what? on november 7th she'll say i was wrong. claire mccaskill voted no on kate's law. she voted no on enhanced vetting for refugees. just let 'em come in, folks, let
'em come in. >> no! >> did you see the guyed today, they interviewed him? i put it on social media. because i'm being nice. and they said, well, what do you want? well, i want a pardon, i want a pardon. a woman, she's like this reporter, i guess. innocent, nice. oh, you want a pardon? what did you to? what did you do? what did you do? murder. murder! homicide, something. what did you do? murder. and she -- this is one of the people in the caravan, by way. what did you do? murder. you want murder? youen want a pardon? this is -- can you believe what's going on in this country? but we're getting a change. this big ship is turning a lot faster than anyone thought possible. [cheers and applause] and remember that claire mccaskill voted in favor of deadly sanctuary cities. we don't want sang sanctuary ci.
so don't listen to what claire says, just look at how she votes. all you have to do is take a look. she votes with the crazy democrats, and they have gone crazy. a vote for claire is a vote for more taxes, more crime and more illegal immigration. very simple. and just to finish up, you vote for josh, you're going to reduce your taxes, you're going to substantially reduce crime. we're doing great anyway considering we have the worst immigration laws in the history of the world, the dumbest laws, laws that this that make no sense on illegal immigration. but we're doing well anyway. we're taking thousands and thousands of ms-13 gang members, and we're throwing 'em hell out of the country back where they came from. [cheers and applause] and you know who's doing that? law enforcement and i.c.e. they want to get rid of i.c.e.
and nobody in this room -- i see a couple of guys that wouldn't mind, a couple of people. i see one woman there that wouldn't mind too. but nobody here wants to do that. and they do it. it's like a day at office. they're tough and they're smart. and that's what you have to be the, you have to be tough. these people, they call them nests. you go into a nest. they are bad. everyone needs to show up and vote for josh hawley. please do it. [cheers and
applause] please do it. [cheers and applause] a majority of the democrats on the ballot for congress have already signed up to support a total socialist takeover of health care that would totally destroy medicare. so true. the democrat plan would eliminate medicare advantage for more than 400,000 missouri seniors who fend -- who depend on it. republicans want to protect medicare for our great seniors who have earned it. and guess what?
they've paid for it. they've been paying for it
for a long time. and republicans will always protect patients with pre-existing conditions. [cheers and applause] the democrat plan also raids medicare to fund benefits for illegal aliens. that's great. democrats are party of open borders, socialism and crime whether you like it or not. as we speak, the democrat party is openly encouraging millions of illegal aliens to break our laws, violate our borders and bankrupt our country, and they want to sign them up for free health care, free welfare, free education and, of course, right to vote. great. and the democrats want to continue giving automatic birthright citizenship to every child born to an illegal alien.
even be they've been -- even if they've been on our soil for a mere matter of seconds. hundreds of thousands of children born to illegal immigrants are made automatic citizens of the united states every year because of this crazy, lunatic policy that we can end, aha we can end. [cheers and applause] we need support but we can end. [cheers and applause] and they're all made instantly eligible for every privileging and benefit of -- privilege and benefit of american citizenship. all of you? you get nothing more than they do. they're
full citizens. and it's costing us many, many billions of or dollars a year. you don't realize what a big industry -- it's an industry. and many come from china. you'll be surprised. china now is number one. we're not talking just south
america, latin america. we're talking about china, parts of asia. it's crazy. think of
it. you're an enemy of our country, you're a general with war on your mind, you're a dictator who we hate and who's against us, and that dictator has his wife have a baby on american soil. congratulations. your son or daughter is now an american citizen. does anybody think this makes sense? does anybody think it makes sense? >> no! >> congratulations, general, you have a united states citizen as your daughter. it's crazy. it's crazy. but we're getting it all worked out. this policy has even created ap entire industry -- an entire industry. it's called, you know, birth tourism where pregnant mothers from all over world travel to america to make their children
most beautiful park along the river. and he decides to hang a right and run over many people. eight people died. they never mention all the people that have been so horrifically injured where they lose arms and legs and everything else. they say eight people died. what they don't tell you is many arms lost, many legs lost. so they got him, this maniac. he'll be in court for the next 20 years, you know, fighting, claiming something with some good lawyer. but we'll get him eventually. and what happens? he is a man that through chain migration brought in his mother, his father, his uncles, his brothers, his sisters. they think it's probably 22 people came on and into this country because of this guy who killed eight people and so gravely wounded and injured
so many more. it's a disgrace, and we've got
to change our laws, and the democrats refuse to do it. and it's not because they don't know right from wrong. they think it's good politically for them to make us all go through hell to get those laws changed. we're going to get 'em changed, okay? [cheers and applause] democrats want to spend your money and give away your resources to the benefit of everyone but the american citizens. we're changing that rapidly, if you've noticed. if you want a government that cares about you, vote republican. if you want your children to have a country, vote republican. you won't have a country. [cheers and applause] if you don't want america to be overrun by masses of illegal aliens and giant caravans, you'd better vote republican. [cheers and applause] if you want to keep drugs, gangs, crimes, if you want to keep human traffickers, think of
that. in the the history of -- human traffickers, they steal, they kidnap women. many, many, many women. but they kidnap people, and it's a big business because of the internet. it's worse today worldwide, worse today than ever before. think of it. the human traffickers. who would even think this goes on? these are horrible, horrible people. and we are working on that so hard. it's because of internet. the internet gives them this tremendous advantage. they use the internet for horrible, horrible means. including isis, which as you know we've done a very serious number with -- [cheers and applause] but we're going to keep these people out of our country. vote republican. [cheers and applause] and i told you we're finishing the wall, we're working on the wall, we're taking down america
s -- ms-13, we're supporting the heroes of i.c.e. and border patrol and law enforcement. you are going to get josh hawley. we're going to finish it up. we're so far ahead of schedule, it's incredible. this election is about safety, and it's also about your prosperity. we're going to keep it going. [cheers and applause] in less than two years' time, we have created over -- think of this -- we've created, in less than -- nobody would believe it. the wonderful media back there -- i'm trying to be nice -- [laughter] the wonderful media, if i would have said during the campaign that we're going to create 4.2 million new jobs since the election and lifted over 4 million americans off of food stamps, they'd say how can he dare say a thing like that? well, that's what we did. far, far, far greater than anyone -- [cheers and applause] we've created almost 600,000 new
[cheers and applause] we're respected again. you didn't think you'd hear that, right? you never thought you'd hear that, right? they respect us. china respects us and everybody, russia respects us. they all respect the united states. they all respect what we've done. you know, i meet a lot of leaders. they're great, you know, some of them. some i like, some i don't like. what the hell. [laughter] but every one of them, they come in, they say, mr. president, congratulations on what you've done for this country. what you've done with the economy is incredible. we have the hottest economy in the world. think of it. and they all come in, congratulations, congratulations. [cheers and applause] african-american unemployment has reached its lowest rate ever in recorded history. [cheers and applause] african-american youth unemployment is at an all-time historic low. [applause] the democrats have undermined jobs and wages in the
african-american community for years, for decades, for a century. republicans are fighting and delivering every day for the african-american community, and they know it. they see it. [cheers and applause] their support is incredible. hispanic-american and asian-american unemployment rates have also reached all-time historic lows. thanks to our pledge to america's workers, in just three months we have secured commitments from over 160 of the biggest companies in our country to train and recruit more than 6 million workers, 5% of our force. [cheers and applause] women's unemployment just fell to 3.6% which is, as you know you've heard it -- i'm trying to get that historic number. it's only 65 years, women.
you know, they keep saying i'm not doing well with women. they said that before the last election. [cheers and applause] they said it -- [laughter] they said it before the last election. and then when election was over, they said, you know, it's an amazing thing. he did great with women. what the snell. [cheers and applause] what the hell? we're doing great. you know why? women are smart. women are smart -- they're smarter than the men, but don't say i said it -- [cheers and applause] >> women are smart, and they want security. they have to have security. they want borders. they don't want people pouring into the country that you don't know where they come from, who they are, what their record is. there's nothing -- women want security. they want jobs and they want homes and they want -- but they have to have security. and women want security. and that's why we're doing great with women, and we always have done well with women.
[cheers and applause] last month i announced that we are replacing the horrible nafta deal, one of the worst trade deals ever made, probably worst, with an incredible brand new u.s.-mexico-canada agreement, the usmca, right? remember they said, oh, he's never going to be able to get it done. and not only did we get it done, everybody's happy. we're happy. we're happy with it. the usmca is a massive victory for missouri farmers, manufacturers and dare thely producers -- and dairy producers. we opened up qanta do. it was closed. -- we opened up canada. it was closed. they're gladly taking our stuff. thanks to our tariffs, steel mills all across the nation are roaring back to the life. i taxed all of the dumped garbage steel, they were dumping garbage on our shores. i taxed them 25%.
what you never hear is that billions of dollars will be flowing into our coffers. billions. they're paying billions of dollars. [cheers and applause] and our steel industry, as you know very well, is one of the hottest industries right now in the country. it's incredible what's happened in, literally, six months since i started really going to town on it. [cheers and applause] and aluminum. and aluminum. and by the way, we need a steel industry. we were going to have no steel industry within a couple of years. u.s. steel is now building seven plants. they're renovating plants. [cheers and applause] new corp. is building these massive new plants. they're going to town. and wait million you see what's going -- wait until you see what's going to happen ultimately, we're getting the iron ore from minnesota, the finest quality stuff, we're getting it from all over. our mines are opening up. our miners are working again not just with coal. it's an incredible thing to see. but we need a steel industry. you know, some industries we can
do without. i won't mention because probably some of you are in those industries. but we need steel! for defense. what happens if we don't have steel? we were not going to have steel in a couple of years. it was a dead business. what happens if we don't have steel and we need it for military conflict? and hope that will never happen. we gonna call up china and say, listen are, we need some steel. help, help, we need steel! we don't want to ask anybody for help. [cheers and applause] so our steel industry is now thriving and getting better every single day, and it's jobs, and it's that money pouring into our coffers. it's beautiful. we've also taken the tough thest-ever -- toughest-ever action to crack down on china's abusive trade practices. they understand it, and i think we're going to work a deal, you know, very good. i think it's going to be very good. and if it's not, i'll let you
know. [laughter] it's got to be unbelievably good, because if it's not, they're going to say it's a terrible deal. and be it's unbelievably good, they'll say it's okay. [laughter] if you read that deal is okay, you know i really struck gold for this country. [cheers and applause] it's okay. he got the deal done, it's okay, you know? we'll make billions and billions, and they'll say, okay, it's all right. not bad. it's going to have to be really good for that. after years of rebuilding other countries, we are finally rebuilding, folks, our country. [cheers and applause] every day is promises made, promises kept. [cheers and applause] we've taken bold action to reduce the price of prescription drugs. we're reducing the price. drug companies aren't liking me too much now, but that's okay. that's okay. i've had people say that's more important than almost anything.
i have people that say -- because we've done great on health care, but i've had people say that reducing the cost of prescription drugs is maybe in a certain way more important than health care. and you watch what's going to happen, just watch prescription drug prices. you know, i called up pfizer and some of great drug companies. they're great companies. novartis, a couple of others about a month ago. because they raised the price of their drugs. and i called, i said, what are you doing? you can't to -- you can't do that! i'm cutting prices. st all profit. so much profit. they make so much profit. but they just raised it. you know, why not? they got away with it with the politicians that didn't know what the hell they were doing. [laughter] so they were raising the price of drugs, and they were going to raise them substantially, and they announced the raise. one after another i called my people, secretary alex azar, fantastic. i said, i've got to call these
people. i called head of pfizer, i called some of the others. and that's when i realized this is a very powerful office. they had raised them, they had announced the raise of price, and they said, sir, we will immediately drop the price down to where it was. could you believe that? could you believe -- [cheers and applause] it didn't get much news, folks, but you know it. you know it. at least i can tell you. might as well talk about yourself, because nobody else is going to. [laughter] [cheers and applause] nobody else is going to! [cheers and applause] nobody else. so these drug companies -- and i do appreciate pfizer and novartis and so many others, they really did, they dropped it down. now they're going to drop it down because we're getting rid of a lot of the middleman, it's call. i never heard middleman and middle woman, we'll call them
the middleman and the middlewoman. but this tremendous gap of wasted money. and we're knocking it down, and we are -- you're going to see some great results very soon. to help critically ill patients get life-saving treatment, we passed something that they've been trying to pass for 46 years. it's called right to try. you all know what it is. [cheers and applause] hopefully, nobody has to use it. i don't want you to use it. i hope you tonight have to use it -- you don't have to use it, but we have the finest doctors and research and medicines in the world. and it's in the pipeline, and it takes a while although we've cut the time way, way down do. it was almost 15 years to get something approved. we're cutting it down can, we're trying to get it down to three or four years. we have to be careful. but if we had something that really looked promising and somebody was terribleally ill -- terminally ill, they could not use that drug.
if they had money. if they didn't, they would go home and there was nothing they could do. they were looking for hope. they go all over world looking for a secret cure. and we have best chance right here. so now you go in, you sign a piece of paper or which is just fine, and you get taken care of, and we have had some incredible results already. st amazing. it's really amazing. [cheers and applause] ..
we have had people that were not very sick, and by the time they saw the doctor, they were literally terminally ill. now you go out and see a private doctor, and we pay the bill. senator blunt helped a lot on that. we are going to let them see a local doctor, maybe a block away. we've been working on this for 44 years, but i got it done.
at least i got it approved and we passed the law to ensure anyone who mistreats our veterans will be held accountable and we will look at them and say get out of here, you're fired. we secured $700 billion a the second year 716 billion to fully rebuild the united states
military. and i know it doesn't mean anything to the four warriors with us tonight, but they gave their largest pay raise in more than ten years. they don't care about that. in my direction the pentagon is
working to create the american armed forces called the space force. [cheering] we are keeping america safe from radical islamic terrorism. we are keeping up in the open te detention facility at guantánamo bay. from the horrible one-sided air on nuclear deal, what a difference that made. they were looking to take over syria and yemen. right now they wer are looking o the mediterranean. right now they have to survive.
not the same country. we have recognized the capital of israel and opened up jerusalem. together we made extraordinary progress and we are just getting started. but if nancy pelosi, chuck schumer, claire mccaskill and the crazy democrats and one thing i will say even claire mccaskill today said they are crazy democrats if they get back into power, they will try everything they can to raise the hell out of your taxes and restore the regulations that have meant so much to impose socialism and destroy and eliminate the borders. if you vote republican this november, we will continue to
cut your taxes. we are working on bills right now with more money going into the system believe it or not cut your regulations and raise your incomes. we will protect medicare. and remember during the debate, i was the only one who said we will protect your social security. they will support and defend the constitution of the united states. we will fully secure the border and pass the law and stop sanctuary cities. we will do all of i that and fos i tell you what, we have a tremendous opportunity to do something so great for the country. these are the midterms. nobody thought of it as being that big of a deal for years.
this year we are breaking every single record in attendance getting lower in the presidential elections. [applause] we've gotten tremendous numbers of republicans going out to vote. we did have some stop the momentum that was incredible because for seven days nobody talked about the election to stop the momentum. more importantly, we have to take care of our people, and we don't care about momentum when it comes to a disgrace that happened to the country, but it did nevertheless stop a certain momentum and now that it's picking up picked up based on
common sense and borders and based on taxes and everything you can think of that makes sense, just add it in. we have billions of citizens from welfare to work the defendants and poverty to prosperity. [cheering] you watch as your leaders apologize and now you have a president who is standing up for america proudly. we are standing up for your values and for missouri and we are proudly standing up for our national and anthem. [cheering]
for every voter across the land would think you are registered as a democrat or republican or independent, we are asking for your support so that we can protect your family, prosperity and your great country. to continue our incredible woman some you must reject the politics of anger and hatred and division and fear. you must stay no to open borders and socialism and hire job killing tax is. [applause]
together we are taking back our country and returning power to you the american people. the great explorers lewis and clark began their epic journey across the american west led generations of frontier men and strong brilliant pioneer women to defy the dangers and brave the wilderness to build a life and a home. they didn' didn't have a lot ofy or a lot of luxury, but they had one thing in common. they love their families, their country and they love their god.
[applause] [cheering] these americans didn't shed their blood sweat and tears so we could sit at home while others try to tear down our history and destroy our proud american heritage. we did and do that. for the sake of our freedom and of our children we are going to win. [cheering] we will always go on and fight only to victory. [cheering]
we are one people in on family d one glorious american destiny. we all salute the same flag and we are all made by the same almighty god. [applause] [cheering] and to the people of missouri, we will make america well be a den and make america strong again. we will make america safe again and we will make america great again. thank you. ♪
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resources. watch for us in your community. >> at the brookings institution panelists discussed the turnout in the midterm elections they look at the factors that increase and discourage the minority vote and make predictions about turnout in tuesday's election. this is one hour. >> we want to welcome everybody here that is that the institution with us this afternoon as well as those of you watching on c-span kindly covering this event this afternoon. i have the pleasure of for those who know me not sitting on the panel but being someone interested in the topic i'm a
felloi makethe wilderness and ty innovatiofor technology innovatt sits in the studies department here at brookings but i have an honor tbeen honored to introduce moderator for today's event which is going to address the role in the midterms that cannot be more of a timely topic today. he's also most importantly the dean of social science at columbia university. he serves as the director of the center of african americans politics and society and i would like to say he's one of the most preeminent scholars that we have on politics including books entitled to something within which is awarded the book award by the seven political science association's the best book award by the study of religion
and of the best book award for international congress of political sciences. he's also the co-author of countervailing forces and african-american civic activism 1973 to 1994 which received the book award from the national conference and black political scientists and the american political science association. his most prominent book barack obama and the rise and decline of politics and beyond discrimination in the post race here to in 2012 and 2013 have received numerous awards the price of the ticket for nonfiction. he's also a regular contributor to publications that include the dissent, "the new york times" society sold in the "washington
post." i also know doctor harris from a previous life and we both go to grad school together, so she is much older than i. [laughter] so with that i couldn't be more humbled and pleased to have doctor harris with us to kick off this wonderful event he will come up and introduce his panelists please follow us with comments so we can continue the conversation welcome, everyone.
this is a very crucial moment in american political life facing the midterm one that we haven't seen for at least more than a generation. midterm elections are a referendum on the policies of president and the trump presidency has engendered a great sense of dividing the country said today we are going to explore what extent he could hear minority voices in the polls when it comes to the elections next tuesday. we have a preeminent panel of specialists with us. jessica reeves who is the chief officer scheduled to be with us today and unfortunately, her
schedule would not allow her to appear. to my left is the chief washington reporter and columnist for the herald where she focuses on the coverage on the white house, congress and the supreme court. she is a reoccurring guest per c-span morning call and show washington journal where she interviews lawmakers, public policy experts and journalists about the issues on capitol hill. kimberly is also a regular panelist on one of my shows on friday evenings pbs news washington week and before launching her journalism career she was a litigation attorney and i would be remiss if i didn't admit that she's also a graduate of columbia school of journalism. next to kimberly is the founding executive director of asian and
pacific american vote involved in asian american voters and the organization efforts strengthened grassroots programs by reaching out and mobilizing asian american and pacific voters to the polls. christine has more than two decades of experience in organizing and advocating on issues such as immigration, hate crimes, the census, racial profiling, voting rights and election reform. given her decades long commitment to these issues they are still in the forefront today that we are looking forward to hearing what you have to say that the minority voters and specifically the participation. the associate professor of political science and chair and
director of the political science at howard university where he teaches courses on african-american politics, interest groups, the presidency and political party. he serves on the commission of civil rights where he conducted research on such issues as voting rights and fair housing and he is the author of republicans and the black vote which analyzes the historical relationship between african-americans and the gop. i want to start with this general question after two years of the trump presidency, many are predicting a blue wave, but we are not in normal times. the country is divided and many people see that this at stake in this upcoming election. so the question i want to start with others the question whether
at the same time, you have a recent state in the last decade or so of the wall being passed and th policies being implementd that correc people of color whoe poor, people in more rural areas but have they proportionate effect so you have these competing things happening in the midterm elections at all fewer voters so you also have that issue and you have a whole lot of very important house and senate races and gubernatorial races that are particular to the regions they are and so there's other factors that are weighing
end as a whole we don't know the answer to the question yet and that's one of the things i'm going to be looking at is exactly what role the minority voters play. a lot of people were surprised donald trump won the clear majority of the white women voters for example. looking at what the groups on the ground were saying about the voter suppression which i will talk a little bit more about later, that is what we are all looking for. >> i believe the campaigns and political parties can no longer afford to ignore people of color and face the voters including asian-americans just for the simple fact of looking at the
growth of the population suddenly we are hearing about the voters but it's also because in the last decade there's been tremendous growth. we conducted this once every two years and it's done for asian american voters and i emphasize in language because there are differences that take it in english versus another language. also i think democrats right now going into this should be
catering to th the asian-americn voters because according to the polling they also have an advantage when it comes to the issues of the senate races they have 50% that were surveyed and looking at the voting for the democrats and then around at the same amounts for the races as well. but there are still even undecided voters going to this, so it goes back again to what are the campaigns and the party is doing to gauge these voters as they critique them as and as we work with local nonprofits in the 27 states, they've been doing voter registration, phone bank in, door knocking. we sent out over half a million mailers and language and we