tv President Trump Remarks at Turning Point US As Student Action Summit 2019 CSPAN December 23, 2019 5:28pm-7:02pm EST
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♪ rush: thank you all. thank you all very much. what a great event. i have to tell you, i just learned backstage there's an incredible number, like 1000 high school students here? oh, man. been dying to talk to high school students about so much of what has been happening. . don't have time tonight i just want to tell you, climate change is a hoax. please don't believe it. what ever you do. i beg of you. let me give you an example of how we know it is a hoax. the of you wonder why in
1995 budget bill, during that were beingepublicans accused of starving children because of cuts in the school lunch program. there weren't any cuts. there were reductions in the rate of growth. the democrats had 12-year-olds, junior high school students, righting letters to members of congress saying, please, i can't learn when i'm starving. i can't learn when i'm hungry. and the media is covering this as though it's legitimate. it was a hoax. oaks.bunk,
it is bunk. i am playing golf. a guy comes up to me. he says, you talk to the president? calls now and then. he has toou tell him stop tweeting. i said, why do you tell them? he says, he never calls me. i said, there you go. and then he says, it's getting so hard to defend the president. what? hard to defend the president? it's one of the easiest rings in the world to do. president trump does not need to be defeated. it's one of the easiest things in the world today. the people who need to be people --re not the are the people attacking him,
attacking us. they are trying to destroy you. they are trying to transform this country into something it was not founded to be. that's all you do it. i find it so incredible. people say, oh, my gosh, it's so in a-- folks, we are not standard political environment where the democrats win and then the republicans win and we share power, we trade power. we are in a war. kind ofn a war for the country america is going to be. there's always going to be an america, but the war being waged now is aimed at overturning, overthrowing the principles of our founding. that is what the left is attempting to do. and look at how. people say the president needs to be defended. the people who need to defend themselves are the ones who have run this absolutely bogus hoax of russian meddling.
they are the ones who have engaged in meddling. it was hillary clinton who engaged in meddling with the russians. the president does not need to be defended. the president needs to be supported. easy to do. make america great. why? stop and think a minute. who can oppose that? somebody comes along and says "i want to make america great again." why is that controversial. why in the world is that controversial? firstgot to make america again. do people oppose making america great again? i will tell you why. the people who think "make not goodreat again" is think it is a throwback to 200 america.
they think it is code for taking america back to the days when it was manifestly unfair, racist, sexist, homophobic. and getet's go back back to the founding. america being the solution to the world's problem. when america leads, when america triumphs, when america prospers, the world does greater than ever. have -- we really have one .hot at this and the shot we have at preserving this country as founded is donald trump. honor to know him. it is a privilege to be here tonight.
and to introduce him. make him know how much you love them. the president of the united 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 write to me -- right to me and i will proudly stand next to you and defend her still today cause there ain't no doubt i love this land god bless the usa minnesota tos of the hills of tennessee plains -- two sea to
shining sea from detroit down to houston and new york to l.a. 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'll proudly stand up next to you and defend her still today because 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 write to me up next toadly stand you and defend her still today cause there ain't no doubt i love this land usa ♪ess the [cheering] "usa! usa!"]ng thank you very much. thank you, everybody. what a group. what a group. i also want to thank a true american legend, and a beloved national hero, rush limbaugh.
thank you, rush. you know, i don't know if you know it or not -- he's got like 39 million people listening. he has been, from day one, he's been so incredible. good times, bad times, he doesn't waver because he's tough as hell. he makes like -- they tell me he makes like $50 million a year. and it may be -- that may be on the low side. so if anybody wants to be a nice conservative talk show host, is not a bad living. but i have to say, he's a very unique guy and he's a great man and he's been a great friend. so thank you to rush. thank you. and let me begin by wishing you a beautiful -- look, do you
remember this? do you remember they were trying to take "christmas" out of christmas? do you remember? they didn't want to let you say "merry christmas." you would go around, you'd see department stores that have everything -- everything red, snow, , beautiful ribbons, bows. everything was there, but they wouldn't say "merry christmas." they're all saying "merry christmas" again. you remember? i went through that, during the campaign: "they going to say merry christmas again." and they are. that's the least of it, too, because we got a lot of things that they're doing that they weren't doing. and we got to keep the country -- we got to keep doing what were doing. please sit down. we've got to keep -- we have plenty of time. it's a saturday night. see, if i were sleepy joe, i'd say, "it's a saturday night in ohio. we have plenty of time. and he wouldn't say it that way. they'd say, "no, no, we're in
florida. we're in florida." he's only done that about four times, where: "it's a saturday night. it's great to be in delaware." "no, we're iowa." "oh. oh." you know, if you're speaking and you do that, it's over. you can't make -- you could be winston churchill and the speech is no good. once you do that, it's over and he does it a lot. there's something going on up there. and there's something going on with the rest of them. i mean, they want to take away everything. they want to destry what we've built. but i'm thrilled to be here tonight with thousands of proud, patriotic young americans at turning point usa student action summit. incredible, the job that charlie's done. you're the fearless young leaders and warriors who stare down the hatred of the radical left and bravely fight for our liberty, our values, and our god-given freedom. each of you is a fighter on the
frontlines of defending our way of life. and i am profoundly grateful to all of you. the whole country is. and by the way, your crowds are getting bigger and bigger and bigger. i see on television, where charlie had a deal going on where they had 4000 or 5,000 people standing outside. i get a little angry because that's supposed to be only me. but they had thousands of people on one of the colleges where they couldn't get in, and you have that. you have that. we're sort of different. we don't do it quite the other -- quite the other, you know, we do the nice way. but the truth is, you're tougher. you're smarter. you're far more elite. don't you love it when they say "the elite"? they're referring to the others "the elite." no, no, you're the elite. the elite. but i want to congratulate my friend charlie clerk.
kirk for mobilizing , students on more than 1,500 high school and college campuses all across the country. amazing. and i see my son don is standing with charlie. they like each other. and kimberly, did don speak? , did you speak, don? because i heard -- did you speak? oh, tomorrow? oh, i i'm going to come. oh, i want to put pressure on him. you got to see how they handle it. i'll sit there and i'll say, "come on, let's go, let's go." no, people love him. they love him. they love him. he's a good -- she's a good young guy. i'm a little prejudiced. you know, he's my son. but he's a good guy, and he loves this country a lot. and he loves you. so thank you very much. thank you, kimberly. great job, kimberly. the radical left doesn't stand a
chance against young conservatives who put america we're putting america first. we're putting america first. first. you know we weren't -- america was not considered -- these people, what they were doing to our country was just unbelievable. we're putting america first. and you know what? other leaders should put their country first. why not? what are you going to do, put it second? put it ninth? they should -- i tell them -- because it sounds very insulting when you say, "we put america first." i say, "do you know what? you should put your country first, too." but if we put america first, and they put their country first, we win every single time. and we're joined by a man that i've gotten to know and respect. and he's highly, highly -- this is a very capable person who has really developed a voice that you rarely develop as such a young person, and so new to this whole crazy political game. but
i'm new too, dan crenshaw. i'm new, too. where is dan crenshaw? where is he? where is dan? you are great. thank you, dan. thank you, dan. what a voice he's developed. what a voice. thank you, dan. he did it quickly. some guys are in congress there -- they have 40 years, they don't have your voice. thank you. and i don't mean the voice, speaking. i mean people listening to what you say. think you very much. and, by the way, i have to say, while dan is here: what kind of great support did we have from those incredible congressmen and women this week. they got up and they spoke and they were fantastic. and i guess the vote was like 196, or something, to nothing. we had three democrats coming to our side. so we have to say it was a bipartisan vote. you call that bipartisan? hey, no republican went to their side. we had like 195, dan, to nothing, right? something like that. 195 to nothing.
you don't see that. you don't see that. what a great group of people. come here, dan. what you have? [audience chanting "usa! usa!"] man: we love you, trump! [cheering] i said, this better be good, dan. that took a long time. i said, what the hell is it? you said, it's a no vote on impeachment day. that was a no vote.
i'll save that, dan. i'll save that, dan. well, we had a lot of no votes. in the senate now is -- how about that deal, where they had nothing? there's no crime. there's no nothing. how do you impeach? you had no crime. even their people said there was no crime. in fact, there's no impeachment. their own lawyers said there's there's no -- no impeachment. what are we doing your? -- what are we doing here? the world is watching. crazy nancy. she's crazy. so now she says she has no case. she has no case. so let's not submit it. that's good, right? that's good. but you know what? so unfair. it's so unfair. she has no case. did they look bad? they got up -- the same thing,
they are violating the the constitution. they are violating the constitution totally. totally. they're violating the constitution. in the meantime, our polls have gone through the roof. and the senate, like the house -- like the house we've done , great work together. you know, today, with the judges. last week we did 13 judges. 13 extra. we're going to talk about it in a second. but we're doing like no other party has done in the first, think of it, less than three years, and what we've done. last night was so exciting, with the national defense bill. the greatest military ever. ever. new jets, new ships, new rockets, new missiles. all made in the usa, folks. made in the usa. but as we near the end of another extraordinary year, we celebrate america's incredible comeback, and that's what it is.
our country was down. we were depressed. we were depleted. our military was so, so down and so out. i mean, i could tell you stories, and i won't tell you because it's embarrassing to tell you, but we've rebuilt it. 2.5 trillion dollars. somebody said, "well, that's bad for the budget." let me tell you about budgets: i'm a big budget person, but when it comes to the military, there is no budget. there is no budget. there's no budget when it comes to the military. somebody says, "well, we're doing really badly in the war. we don't have enough ammunition. but we're losing te war. but you know, we had a god budget last year." no, it's -- no, it's you have people that , you know, it doesn't work that think that way. way. we're so powerful, militarily, now, especially at the end of another six months. this stuff is all pouring in: brand-new jets, the most incredible stealth jets, the f-35 fighters, the f-18, the f-16s, the --
nobody has ever seen what we're doing. ships, submarines. i won't even tell you about the the most powerful ships in the submarine. the most powerful ships in the world. the most powerful boats. -- the most powerful ships in the world. the most powerful boats. the most powerful weapon in the world is our submarines, and they're under construction. and we just hope to god that we never have to use them. we hope that we never have to use them, and we do. and the way we won't have to use them is if the power is so great that nobody is ever going to say, "gee." you know, we learned that a long we learned that in high school. time ago. we learned it in grade school, but we will have and we have now overwhelming power, and just
hope we don't have to use it. our economy is booming. which is a rising. crime is falling. poverty is plummeting. and our nation is stronger and more powerful right now than it has ever been before. and we've achieved more in this month alone than almost any president has achieved in eight years in office, if you think about it if you think what we've , done. we reached an agreement to replace one of the worst trade deals in the history of the world. nafta. remember when all the companies were leaving our country, charlie, and they were going to mexico and a couple of other places, frankly? but they were leaving, leaving us with no jobs, no income, empty factories all over the country. you go to ohio, you go to new england, you saw that. it was like an empty -- everything was gone. nafta. remember a certain man said it "sucking" feeling? do your what that -- member who said that?
man: ross perot! pres. trump: right. he's a student. it was ross perot. he said it's "sucking" feeling. all of our jobs, all of our companies were being sucked out of our country. we're replacing nafta and the nafta disaster with the brand-new usmca, which is an incredible deal. except to globalists. you know, you have some globalists that don't like it. you know why? because they think it's okay when a company closes its doors and opens up in mexico or another country. they think it's okay, as long as there's a company someplace. i say, "no, no, i want the companies to build our products here." ok? we don't need those deals. i mean, these are people that thatmean, these are people -- they're called globalists. anybody a globalist or? i don't know, you know -- we tried that. not too many globalists, i don't think, in this room. i think,
frankly, once they understand what's happening, there aren't too many globalists, period. but the only one that would be opposed -- and i think nafta passed by a number that was incredible. there were only, what? forty-one votes against it? and people, for a trade deal, that's almost impossible. we got labor support. we got support, and the farmers are going to do so well. and what it does -- and i asked for one thing, i said, "look, i want to make it very prohibitively expensive for a company to leave our country, go to another country." levy be nice -- let me be nice. you know, 32 percent of our car industry has gone to mexico over the last 20 years. can you imagine? 32 percent. and it was heading there. they going to have all of it. and that's about the end, folks. that's about the end. so we're saving the american auto industry, keep creating and, very importantly, creating , countless number of american jobs, and opening vast new opportunities for america's farmers, growers, and manufacturers. for years, politicians came and went, promising to replace
nafta. remember that? all the time. it's probably why i'm here. probably. i was honored about 10 years ago -- long before i thought of coming down that beautiful escalator with our great future first lady. but nafta is probably -- i used to go -- i used to say -- i was honored in michigan. i just left michigan. we just had -- they had me man of the year in michigan. and i made a speech and a lot of people were shaken up. they said, "why are you allowing this to happen? mexico is taking all of your car companies canada." canada sells us tremendous numbers of cars that they didn't used to sell. "why are you letting this happen?" and it was a rough speech. but the truth is, that was the way i felt, and i've never changed. i've never changed. and the new
usmca stops that. but the politicians, they talked about it, but they never did anything about it. absolutely nothing. and they just kept selling america out. but where other -- others ministry's, we delivered. oh, there's laura ingraham. how good is laura? come here, laura. how good is laura? you know, now all of the cnn cameras -- all the cameras just turned off. that's ok. i don't want to promote laura. she's got -- what a job she does. still the way -- it is always about the ratings. her ratings are through the roof. congratulations. she is great. a great person, too.
we also took the toughest-ever action against china. and as a result -- we just achieved a breakthrough on the trade deal and we'll be signing it very shortly. they're already buying billions and billions of dollars of products, agricultural products. i spoke to president xi yesterday. and you know, he's also coming down -- clamping down laura, on , fentanyl. i said, you got to do that. fentanyl coming out of china. they're clamping down, and they're clamping down strongly. that's a big thing. it came out of china and it hasn't been -- hasn't been good. is been terrible. i said, you've got to do that. and they've been doing it. a thing going very strongly against it. we had a big -- it's had a big
impact. yesterday i signed into law the largest-ever investment in our military it's $738 billion. and , i also officially created the sixth branch of the u.s. armed forces, the space force. audience: usa! usa! usa! pres. trump: and i will tell you -- you know, i'd go, and a lot of times lot of times, i'll say , something, and you're like a poll. you're like a free poll for me, ok? it's true. i'd ask questions like, "what do you like better for this campaign? maga? make america great again -- which we always like. we never -- or keep america great?" and it's very surprising. so normally, most candidates like, you know, the people that
don't know too much. they'd hire a pollster. the pollster goes to 92 people. then they wonder why the polls are wrong. how come the polls were wrong? in my case, they do a poll and then they add 10 or 12 percent now to it. they've learned that. took them a little while to figure that one out. but you know what? i do it. and i say look, i have these room full of incredible people. i say, what do you like better? now, i'm a little superstitious. i'll never give up "make america great again." i can't do that, dan, right? i can't do it, dan. so i'm never going to do that. so we'll have it. but i was thinking, we have the highest stock market in the history of our country, by far. times, since i'm president, which is less than three years. substantially -- well, you know, that's a long way away, meaning is jr not too long. but think 20th. of it. 135 times. we broke a record. we had a stock market record.
and that to me is not a stock market record. it's a record for 401(k)s. it's a record of people owning stock. it's a record of jobs, jobs, jobs. so we have this great country. our military is rebuilt. we've never done better than we're doing right now and our country is respected again. and i said, "well, wait a minute. if i say 'make america great again,' that's like we're continuing." we just set the record in the history of our country. hey, excuse me, african american -- terence -- african american -- they all know him. african american unemployment is lowest level ever. by the way, women, women, women -- [cheering and applause] pres. trump: i failed you, lowest level in 71 years, i am sorry. but remember this, very soon you're going to have historic, lowest in 71 years, african-american, hispanic
american, asian american. and poverty levels are the best they have ever been for african-american or hispanic american. [cheering and applause] pres. trump: for young african-americans, our numbers for employment of the best they have ever been, so we are doing great. so make america great again, we have already made it, we've had such an impact, so in a way, it has competed with the real message of what were trying to do. so i said -- and i did not pay millions of dollars for this, remember hillary came up with the phrase that was a disaster and she had to change it one day into the campaign. i said see, it is all about her. they changed it, they paid a guy leads of dollars and he walked away and retired. i like to make it up myself. keep america great, right? keep america. let's have a poll. first, maga. keep america -- kag, i did not like it at first, but it is becoming cool.
we will have a poll. look at that beautiful hat, stand up sir. it has that high front, big letters. keep america great, make america great again ready? who wants to keep make america great again? [cheering and applause] pres. trump: who wants to have keep america great? [cheering and applause] pres. trump: an amazing thing. one more shot at it. who wants make america great again? [cheering and applause] pres. trump: who wants keep america great? [cheering and applause] pres. trump: ok. so i have done that like 10 times with audiences and smart
audiences, this is my poll, thank you, you just save me a million dollars. i have done that like 10 times with big audiences, right, and every single time, it is keep america great. at the same time, none of us want to lose maga, so kimberly, don, all of you people, let's do both. if you are superstitious -- look, let's face it, when we came in and we started the campaign like for years, more than four years ago, make america great again, that was probably the greatest phrase in the history of politics, really. so i am a loyalist, i don't take things and throw it to the side. the truth is our country is doing better than ever before, we are so respected again, leaders come in from other countries, prime ministers, presidents, kings, queens, dictators in some cases, they just don't know they are dictators.
or our people don't know, either. they come in and say congratulations, what you have done is amazing, they are talking about all of us, but we will keep both and we will probably focus more on keep america great, but we will keep -- this week we confirmed 13 more highly qualified brilliant federal judges. [cheering and applause] pres. trump: bringing the total to 187 federal judges right now, 187. including two great supreme court justices, neil gorsuch and brett kavanaugh. [cheering and applause] pres. trump: i was going around yesterday, i heard about this, we just got 13 more, i think it might be 15 yesterday, they always say judges are the most important thing a president can do and i disagree, i think defense -- we have to have a country, right?
so i think defense, but judges are right up there, maybe number two. people say it's the single most important thing you can do, judges, and obviously supreme court justices. so we have a number that can never be surpassed. we could have more than 50% of the judges in the united states, and one of the things that helped us so much is that president obama left us 142 federal judges, think of that. who would think that is possible? 142 federal judges. we want to thank you very much, president obama. normally when you leave office, you leave none, you leave none. that position is so important for the future of the country. i said to a gentle man, i came in, by the way, first day, how many judges do i have to appoint? sir, 142.
i said, you have to be kidding. you understand that, dan, can you believe he gave us 142? i think it will be 182 by the end of the year, i was expected to be at 182. yesterday we hit 187, can you believe that? it is pretty amazing. and when the left-wing arsonists came for judge kavanaugh, we refused to back down and he refused to back down. that is what they are. this week, i also signed legislation delivering record funding for our nations amazing historically black colleges and universities. [cheering and applause] pres. trump: we secured full funding for our campaign to end the aids epidemic in america. who would have thought that could have been done? and to top it off this week, the
dow jones broke all of those records. the fact is, america is winning again, america is respected again, we are respected like never before, i can tell you that. [cheering and applause] pres. trump: i went to nato and they weren't carrying their weight, they weren't putting up their money in the press did not want to talk about it. the fake news. [booing] pres. trump: there's always a lot of press. with these guys, you can speak for weeks. if you make one little statement, they go after you because, you know why, they have fake news. [cheering and applause] pres. trump: but we are together, all of us, and you are such an important part of it, and a number of you will probably be here someday
standing in the same position. we are a great group of people. we are saving the republic. but there is still much to be done, we have to win this election. that was the most important election, and look -- how exciting was that night? how exciting was that? you remember that great evening in november of 2016, that night, and everybody was saying, we don't think he's going to make it. they were so happy. we don't think he's going to make it, it's going to be a short evening for donald trump -- they did not call me president trump. it will be a short evening, because the exit polls were not good, and do you know why they were not good? people would walk out, they would walk out of the voting booth, who are you voting for? it is not of your business.
and they had like 35% of the people said that, so they did not count that, they did not know that 100% of the people that said that voted for us, right? but we are in a battle of survival for this nation, we really are. when you look at these people, with their green new deal -- i don't want to knock it, if you don't mind. i don't want to knock it, i knocked the hell out of pocahontas, i got her down. it is too early, they can change, i don't want to say -- the green new deal, i think it is a wonderful thing, i do want to think about it, i want to study it closely. [laughter] pres. trump: i want to see whether or not we should ever use airplanes again. how about the senator from hawaii? nasty, horrible what she says is so mean and angry. she is not the smartest person on the planet.
[laughter] pres. trump: she wants the green new deal and then they informed her that does not include airplanes. and she is the senator from hawaii. so they said, what are you going to do? and then they talked about building a train to hawaii, can you believe it? [laughter] pres. trump: she wants it even though you will never get to hawaii again. say goodbye to hawaii. it is crazy, isn't it, though? but i don't want to knock it . it is too soon, let it go. let it seed like our great agenda has to seed like a tree. let the green new deal seed. and about two months before the campaign ends, i will rip that sucker like -- [cheering and applause]
pres. trump: the green new deal. we will have an economy based on wind -- i never understood wind, i know windmills very much, i have studied it better than anybody and it is very expensive. they are made in china and germany mostly, very few made here, almost none, but they are manufactured, tremendous fumes and gases are spewing into the atmosphere. you know we have a world, right? the world is tiny compared to the universe. tremendous, tremendous amount of fumes and everything. you talk about the carbon footprint, fumes are spewing into the air, spewing, whether it is china or germany, is going into the air. so they make these things and
then they put them up and if you own a house within vision of some of these monsters, your house is worth 50% of the price. they are noisy, they killed the birds -- you want to see a bird graveyard, go take a look, a bird graveyard, go under a windmill someday. you will see more birds than you have seen ever in your life. you know what, and california, they were killing the bald eagle. if you shoot a bald eagle, they want to put you in jail for 10 years. a windmill will kill many bald eagles. it is true. after a certain number, they make you turn the windmill off, that is true. and yet, if you killed one, they put you in jail, that is ok. why is it ok for windmills to destroy the bird population and that is what they are doing? [laughter] pres. trump: this is a conservative group, dan.
am i right? [cheering and applause] pres. trump: and look, i like all forms of energy, and really they are ok in industrial areas like you have an industrial plant might you put up a windmill, etc. i have seen the most beautiful fields and these ugly things go up. and sometimes they are made by different companies, and i am a perfectionist, and you see a few windmills by one company, general electric, and then you see a few made by siemens, and then some made by a guy who doesn't have $.10. they are different shades of color, they are sort of white, but one is like an orange white -- my favorite color, orange. [cheering and applause]
pres. trump: and you see these magnificent fields, and they are ruined, and you know what they don't tell you about windmills? after 10 years, they start to get tired, you have to replace them, a lot of times people don't replace them, they need a massive subsidy on the government to make it and it is a terrible thing. what they want to do is get rid of all petroleum products, that means you basically won't have any factories in the united states. how are you going to win texas when you say we are going to get rid of all petroleum, right? how about this guy, beto, he was a beauty. he came out, he is from texas, he came out against religion, he came out against guns, and he came out against energy, oil, right? so he is against oil, guns, and the bible. abraham lincoln cannot win with that platform in texas, i can
tell you. we are doing it right, we are doing it right, and our numbers environmentally are better than they have ever been. i'm an environmentalist, i am. i want the cleanest water on the planet, i want the cleanest air anywhere. crystal clean water. i want perfectly clean air and we have the best numbers right now that we've ever had, meaning in the last 40 years. [cheers and applause] pres. trump: i assume the numbers a couple of hundred years ago were better because we didn't have anything. the coming months we'll decide whether our company will be governed by a corrupt failed and far left ruling class or whether we will govern our country, will it be governed of and by the american people. that's what we're talking about.
on every front, the extreme leftists, and they are leftists. [chanting] pres. trump: thank you. you want to drive them crazy, go "16 more years." [cheering] pres. trump: 16 more years. you heard me say that. there's this whack job on television and he's sitting down interviewing a guest and he's a crazed lunatic. these people, we have driven them crazy. at first i didn't really like the term "trump derangement syndrome." people actually go to see psychiatrists and all we're trying to do is make the country better. we want a strong military, low taxes, homes, mortgage rates, yet they have trump derangement syndrome.
it's so crazy but it's all going to work out. this guy's sitting down, he's interviewing a guest and he's saying you know he's going to win, don't you. the guest says, no, we're going to fight very hard, we have a good chance. no, no, he's going to win and in four years he's not leaving. he's never leaving, i'm telling you. and i thought he was kidding. he's a comedian, i guess. i don't know, he's nothing. the guy is a zero but he's going, he's going, no, no, he's never leaving and i started thinking, and the guy really believes that, ok. so from now on, start yelling "16 more years." you're going to drive them -- on every front. the extreme leftists who control so much of the media which i can't say totally corrupt but
i'll say almost totally corrupt and you see it now more than you've ever seen it and i see it better than you because i'm involved. in other words, we call up and say, that story is wrong, would you please make a correction. and they say no. we say, but the story is wrong. they say we don't care. they don't care. these people are really corrupt and dishonest and it's a shame. we have some great journalist, some great people but the level of the media corruptness and you know it would be so great for our country if they, in fact, were straight and honest but they're really not and nobody can -- i can't tell you how bad it is. [applause] pres. trump: the washington swamp -- we used the word swamp. we thought it was ok. these people are crazy. they're vicious, they're totally out of control but we're knocking them down pretty good right now. they're waging war on the values
and principles that have always defined america. they're trying to silence, censor and punish anyone who dissents from their oppressive ideology. you know that. you see what they do. the reporter who was beat up and so many others. but they only go after people that aren't fighters. they only go after the nonfighters. i could tell you some stories. they don't go after -- they don't go after the tough ones. we have the toughest people but our toughest people don't need to do that and hopefully they never will. hopefully they never will. but we have incredible people but they always go after people that are nonfighters, people that are not going to do anything bad other than they'll write or put down their feelings and they just decimate them and they have to be careful because you can't do that. you can't do that. they want to -- where is hunter,
by the way? where is he? [applause] pres. trump: where's hunter? he's a guy, made no money. then all of a sudden he's making a fortune. as biden is being interviewed, the claim is totally unsubstantiated. no, it's not. when biden got up and named it quid pro quo, the likes i've never seen before -- right? and i'm going to get $1 billion. $1 billion, unless they get rid of the prosecutor. you see that? if you say it, they say shut up what he said. they practical apologized, i'm sorry, sir, for having asked you -- because while it's totally unsubstantiated. and then they talked about his son. here's a guy made no money, had no energy experience, no nothing, and he's making millions. forget about ukraine. how about when he went to china and walked away with $1.5
billion to manage and i went to the biggest guys on wall street, smartest, biggest. i said, let me ask you a question, is that possible? no, we can't do it. and these are the smartest guys, most respected, with trillions of funds they manage. no, it's not possible, not with china, they don't do that. he gets $1.5 million. that's not all, other countries are coming out and it only took place when this guy became the vice president. i hope he wins because he will never, ever be able to answer these questions, ever. the fake news can do whatever they want to do. he will never, ever be able to answer why a guy who was making absolutely no money is making millions and millions of dollars a year from companies that there are those that say they were corrupt.
but they want to blame all of us and i'll tell you what, what we've done is we've kept our country solid and grounded. that's what we're doing. [applause] pres. trump: we're doing a very important service. we're performing a very, very important service for the future of our country, i can tell you. charlie kirk and the whole group, very important. because the radical left, socialists, or, in many cases, i hate to say this, beyond socialists. you know what the next word is, right? beyond -- i won't say it. i'll retweet it. i won't say it, there's too many cameras. i said to charlie last time i spoke, i said let's not have any press but there's always press. there's always press.
there's even people here with a cell phone. you're not doing us any favor. there's always press. i won't say that comment. i can imagine what most of you are thinking but anyway. come on, please. they want to ban believers from the public square, they want to indoctrinate children with far left ideology from the schools. kids come home and they tell their parents, what the hell is happening here? it's a problem that has to be taken care of. the democrat party is trying to shred our constitution, tear down our history, erase the nation's borders. they don't want to have any borders. didn't you love the fact that i got funding for the wall? we're building it anyway, as you know. [cheering] building it anyway. [chanting "four more years"]
pres. trump: the only thing more popular, the space force. i'd say space force, everybody went crazy all the time. first time i mentioned it a year and a half ago, we're going to have a space force. the place went crazy. probably "star wars" people, who knows. i'm not doing this for political reasons, we need that. that's the next frontier but the only thing more popular always is the wall and it's being built but now we have funding. you know, it's funny, i got that one through as part of the defense bill because you know what, the democrats don't like the issue anymore because they know we're right. when you see what's happening over there, they know we're right. they sort of let that one sail through. they got tired of that wall fight. so we built almost 100 miles already.
it's going up rapidly and it's the real deal. [applause] pres. trump: so do you remember why they always used to call themselves the democratic party. sounded better, right? the democratic -- you, me, everybody. the democrat party. no, no, it's not. it's the democratic party. doesn't sound as good, that's why i use it. the democratic party sounds better but we're not here to make them look great and you know, humor. brian schuck, this guy gets angry at people when they say the democrat party because it doesn't go. they should change the name, i will give them a free idea. i don't like calling it the democrat party because in the speech it's not as beautiful.
they say, we did not like trump's speech. they never talk about my speaking ability and yet i've never had an empty seat. i'm trying to figure it out. no, it's true. i don't know how you figure that out. we've never had, from the time we came down -- but think of it. so we call it the democrat party. it doesn't flow the same way but that's ok but their radical judges invent laws that congress never passed. what we've gone through with immigration is terrible. these judges come up and they want to set immigration from a certain area, let's say -- how about the ninth circuit. do you know that as of next week, do you know we're going to be even on the ninth circuit? this was a disaster.
we put a lot of judges on the ninth circuit, a lot of those judges that we mentioned are on the ninth circuit but they have these radical judges and radical prosecutors. they ignore the laws that they don't like and they're unbelievably crazy partisan seek to nullify elections they didn't win. remember, we won an election and i'll tell you what, it's never been so much in the -- not only did we win the election, we had an electoral college landslide, ok. ok, it was a landslide. when all else fails, they pursue an unconstitutional and hyper-partisan impeachment. they go with the impeachment thing. some of these extremists may call themselves democrats but they really don't believe in democracy. they can't. they can't believe in democracy. generations of patriots before us didn't work -- look, we had people that want to work. we have people now that maybe it just doesn't work for them but generations of patriots before us did not work, fight and sacrifice so that we could surrender our country to a raging left wing mob and that's what's happening.
together we'll stand up to socialists, we will defend our nation, the greatest and most glorious republic in the history of this world and the best is yet to come. you know that, right? each of you is coming of age at a critical age in our country's history and your spirit is so unbelievable. your spirit through thick and thin has been unbelievable. the level of excitement in the republican party today is greater in my opinion than it's ever been in the history of the republican party. i really believe that.
never been this good. in fact, they have polls, enthusiasm polls, they call them, that have us at a level we've never been at before. the democrats always had the edge on that. we are higher on them. we have more enthusiasm. they are cutting themselves up. they don't know if they're down the middle, if they're far left. they're fighting with each other and that's ok with us. but you know what, after we win the election, let's see if we can put everybody together because it would really be a great thing. let's see if we can put everybody together. but we have to win the election and i think we have to win the election big and you know what does bring together, two things, bad things, really bad things happen and people come together and really good things and let's do it the good way. we're doing so well as a country. people are doing so well that i think it's going to bring people together. it's starting to bring people
together, believe it or not. we're facing an opposition willing to use totalitarian methods to get their way and you see it. think of what the democrats and their deep state allies have been caught doing. they spied on my campaign so we have a reason to be angry, folks. we have a reason to be angry. they spied on my campaign and i said it two years ago, i said it 2 1/2, three years ago, but now it's come out. they spied on my campaign. if this were reversed, you would have had people in jail for years already. years. they defrauded the pfizer court. the pfizer court is highly respected. they totally defrauded the pfizer court. they concealed exculpatory evidence. they knew a few days into the russian witch hunt that it was nothing. it didn't exist.
did you see the other day, crooked hillary came out, she said that jill stein from the greedy party, she said jill stein was a russian agent. now, i don't know jill stein. but i know she's not a russian agent. then she said tulsi gabbard is a weapon of russia. and they lost all credibility because you know that tulsi gabbard -- and i give her respect. she didn't vote the other day. i give her a lot of respect. she knew it was wrong. but i don't know, but i know one thing. she is not an agent of russia. what they said about me three years ago, took me 2 1/2 years of phony, horrible hits where they hurt a lot of people.
they hurt a lot of innocent people. 2 1/2 years, but then when they said jill stein -- they mean it, too. they even said it about louie gohmert, the congressman of texas. the difference is he's such a tough guy, he started screaming. he made a statement. it was like a perfect statement. he made a statement and they started screaming he's an agent of russia. these people have gone crazy, ok. they've gone crazy. they perpetrated the russia hoax, the biggest lie ever told to the american public. and they encouraged an unelected group of bureaucrats to thwart the will of the american voters. our opponents have spent every waking minute of the last three
years trying to overthrow the election of 2016 and, at a minimum, to sabotage the election of 2020. that's not going to happen. we're not going to let it happen. pres. trump: and if it did happen, and if they were successful, they will destroy this country. remember that. they will destroy this country. and that's why it's more important than ever to drain the swamp and we're doing hat. [cheers and applause] despite everything, the failed ruling class has thrown at us, and don't forget when i came here, i didn't have great experience. i mean, i learned quickly. i have been a very good spokesman. have i done well as a spokesman? [cheers and applause] but we went
through eight years of clinton, eight years of bush, eight years of obama. so we are -- clinton and obama -- that's 24 years. that's a lot of people they put in, they put in, they put it in. thousands and thousands of people. and they fight you and we have republicans, frankly, that are worse. these never-trumpers. you have never-trumper republicans. in some cases they're worse than the obama and clinton people. never-trumpers, these are the dumbest human being on the earth. they're the dumbest human beings. we give them the judges. we give them the great military. we give them low taxes. we had the greatest tax cut in the history of our country. we give them all of these things, right. and they just hate me. if it was jim smith, president of the united states, they'll say he's the greatest president that ever lived but with me, they can't get over it. but there's unfortunately not many of them left but they're sick people but despite crooked leadership at the top of the f.b.i., crooked, dirty cops at the top. f.b.i., great people, but at the top of the f.b.i., you had irty cops.
deep state sabotage. 18 angry democrat prosecutors. these were all put in there to destroy us. think of what we did. you heard russia -- think of what we did, think of where e've come. how vicious it was. they had 13 angry democrats. they were smart, vicious, evil. and it built up to 18. they had 49 f.b.i. agents. thousands of subpoenas. undreds of people and they found nothing. there's nobody in this room
that could have gone through that and found nothing. i really mean that, too. it's incredible. they found nothing. how clean am i? no, think of that. but endless congressional investigations -- but think of it. hundreds of people interviewing everybody and they found nothing. the mueller report came out, it was a total dud. after 2 1/2 years. they have a baseless impeachment. millions of pages of fake news propaganda because the news was totally on their side. it's part of the democrat party. the media is a winning of the democrat party. and all of the washington powers, they were all arrayed against us. they're losing, we're winning and we're succeeding in our mission to make america great again. there has never been a better time to be young and to be merican. your future and the future of our nation is unlimited. we've created more than seven million jobs since the election including 266,000 new jobs last month alone. for everyone graduating into the work force this year, there
are now more job openings than job seekers for the first time in the history of our country. [cheers and applause] young people like you have seen their wages rise by more than 10% since the election, a number that has not been surpassed. median household incomes are the highest in the history of our country. real household take-home pay gains will reach up to $10,000 a year. never happened. under president obama, it was 975 for eight years. median income. under president bush it was 450. eight years, eight years. 450, $975.
three years, really less, 2 1/2 years when the numbers came out, under president trump, per family, more than $10,000. that's why the economy is so good. unemployment among younger americans has reached a 63-year low. and i just want to tell you, look, i am so proud of what we've done with the employment numbers. i am so proud of what we've done with african american and hispanic american numbers. when you look at the unemployment rate for youth and you look at the fact -- for youth, so important. three, four years ago, there was no work. now it's the lowest they've ver had. so while our opponents have abandoned african americans. they have, they've abandoned. you know what they do, they come up, before the election, they start courting the african americans, then they leave them.
we've done the opposite. hat we've done for hispanic, for african american, for minorities, what we've done is unprecedented. it's unprecedented. and remember my phrase, you remember the phrase, right? what do you have to lose? remember that? i was reading stats and the stats were terrible. highest crime rate, highest this, worst income, worst his. i was reading the stats. there were 10 of them. and i looked at the audience who was largely african american and i said vote for me, what the hell do you have to lose? remember? some of my people didn't like it but i said i have to say it because it's true and they did vote for me and we won the race and now we're setting records and i'm so proud of those records that we're setting. ith african american, at every category, and with hispanic american and asian american.
every day we're welcoming more and more people to our movement from every background. traditional democrats, independent, union members. you see the way we're growing and we're growing untraditionally. we're taking in workers now. we're taking in people that had great jobs and didn't have them any longer because the fools that ran our country were letting these companies leave and they were leaving and everybody was out of work but we're not doing that anymore so we've changed the system and the republican party is growing like nobody's ever seen before and you're going to see that and remember, we did well in the 18 election. i wasn't able to go out other than andy barr and a couple of other people, i wasn't able to go out and work for the house members, because i had to win the senate and we picked up two seats. we got up to 53. and nobody ever talks about that. it's the senate that has to
confirm the judges. but a lot of the voters said trump isn't on the ballot, we're not going to vote. i wish they would. but they didn't. but i'm on the ballot this time and i think we're going to have numbers that are going to be record setting numbers. we're going to have record setting -- we passed massive ax cuts to bring back jobs and factories, home from other countries. we've cut a record number of job killing regulation, we ended the war on american energy and the united states is now the number one producer of oil and natural gas anywhere in he world by far. cheers and applause] while the socialist left is trying to take away the doctors in the healthcare plan, americans -- they're trying to take away your plan. medicare for all. you know how bad that is?
i'm fighting to let you keep your doctor, keep your plan at lower cost. you look at what's happening, how we're doing it. we want all americans to have great healthcare at a price that they can afford and for the first time in half a century we've lowered the price of prescription drugs. first time, 50 years. through our pledge to american workers, private sector partners, a pledge to provide training and career opportunity for 14 million americans where private companies teach these people that did not have work, they couldn't get a job, they're being taught what to do, how to do it, how to use computers. government can't do that. 14 million people are in those programs and they're working today. after years of rebuilding foreign countries, we are finally rebuilding our country. that's what it's all about. and thanks to our tireless
efforts to secure our southern border, illegal crossings are down 75% since may and we have nded tax and relief. we have cracked down on illegal welfare abuse. we have massively reduced asylum fraud. we have achieved record prosecutions of chronic immigration violators and the southern border wall is going up at a much faster rate than nybody thought possible. [cheers and applause] one of the gravest dangers we face is the menace of a thing call sanctuary cities. the far left's embrace of sanctuary cities demonstrates their scorn and disdain for veryday americans. sanctuary cities deliberately release dangerous, criminal aliens out of their jails on to ur city streets.
i want to thank florida and its terrific new governor for banning sanctuary cities. nd our very tough and very patriotic -- we are sending s-13 out of our country by the thousands. we're getting rid of criminal aliens from florida communities. we're sending them back home nd we will not let them back in. they're not coming back in. we're taking them far away. we believe our country should be a sanctuary for law-abiding americans, not for criminal aliens. the open borders agenda of the radical left causes profound harm to poor working class americans.
their extreme policies overcrowd schools and hospitals. they drain vital public resources, deplete healthcare dollars and place enormous burdens on taxpayers of every background. it also brings them to our country. if they didn't get it, we wouldn't have millions of people trying to get in. by one estimate, illegal immigration costs americans more than $200 billion every single year. when it comes to setting immigration policy, we always remember the sacred truth, our first duty and our one true allegiance is to you, the american citizen. [cheers and applause] throughout the western hemisphere, we are facing down the evil forces of communism and socialism. i've taken historic actions to confront the brutal regimes in cuba, venezuela, and nicaragua
and we stand with the people of those nations in their righteous struggle for freedom. for those who would try to impose the harms of socialism on our country, i say to you again tonight, america will never be a socialist country. [cheers and applause] all right? never. we will always defend our beloved constitution, in the face of the belligerent left trying to crush organized religion, we are standing strong for religious liberty. we are protecting the conscience -- you know this -- and the rights of doctors, teachers, nurses and groups like the little sisters of the poor and we are fighting for
the lives of the unborn. we are also firmly protecting the second amendment and your right to keep and bear arms and it is under siege. pres. trump: it is unders siege but we are protecting. don't worry. in addition, we're safe guarding your first amendment right to free speech including online and on campus and charlie kirk knows that very well. i've issued an historic executive order stating that any college that refuses to let you, meaning you, but anybody, speak, stands to lose billions and billions of taxpayer dollars. we give them all of this money and then they don't let you
speak. well, we just ended that. i also took -- we call it bold action but let's just call it action. this month, to confront anti-semitism on the college campus. our message to these universities is simple, if you want to accept federal funding, you must reject anti-semitic hate and hate of all kinds. few americans know more about ppressive tactics of the radical left than conservatives on college campuses with what you've been through, especially the intrepid young men and women of turning point u.s.a. with us today is laura schock, a student at north carolina state university, who was iolently attacked by thugs while promoting a turning point event on campus. here is she?
is she somewhere? is that you? oh, hi. good, you ok? you good? she's good. she's tough. despite these vicious tactics, laura's event was so popular that they had to turn away almost 1,000 people. so laura, come up here, laura. please tell us what happened. cheers and applause] laura: thank you, president trump. what an honor it is to be up here. i go to n.c. state where our
friend, laura trump, went. members and other socialist groups violently attacked jack bishop, carson bishop's son, as ell as pulled people's hair, my hair, and mocked people for their medical conditions. but at the end of the day, we have a responsibility. us turning point u.s.a. members have a duty to stand up for what is right and continue to fight for freedom. cheers and applause] pres. trump: thank you, laura. great job. so earlier this year at binghamton university, a few conservative students were promoting an event featuring
the renowned economist art laffer. where is art? we gave him the presidential medal of freedom. everybody loves art laffer. they were surrounded by hundreds of radicals screaming at them in vile terms. on the day the event occurred, a mob flooded the place wearing masks and red arm bands and acted tough. take the masks off, take the jackets off, you'll see the arms about this big. they swing clubs, they swing bats. they swing everything. one brave freshman student who faced them down is with us tonight. lacey kecheter. acey, come up.
come up, lacey. pres. trump: what president gives you this kind of ime? i said to charlie, could i give you the b or the c or the d or maybe even the f job? the f job, i stay up here for about a minute and say hi everybody and i'm gone he said could you give us the a job? we're giving you the a job. we're giving you a lot of time. lacey. >> thank you so much. thank you so much, mr. president. so, what a lot of these protestors, these leftists, tyrants, ultimately. what they do know about me is i o jiu-jitsu. [cheers and applause] so even though they're protesting me, they don't really know that i'm just standing there completely calm while they're going off unhinged ultimately.
what we need to do is bring back freedom of speech on our ampuses. [applause] we cannot let these radical leftists continue to suppress our speech. given that we're at a turning point event, we all have the god-given right to express our point of view and to be able to have our inalienable ights. cheers and applause] we cannot let our individual freedoms in terms of liberty be unhinged by these leftist liberals who are going to try to shut us down. we need to fight back together. we need to come together. we are america, we're conservative. we need to join as one and fight back against this nation of liberals trying to suppress people like me and you. thank you so much, mr. trump.
cheers and applause] pres. trump: thank you, lacey. great job. every young person in this room has a vital role to play in the never ending mission of defending the america we love. the future of our nation depends on the courage and devotion of its young people. it depends on all of you. conservatives and patriots cannot and must not surrender our cherished institutions and culture to the radical america hating left. we must have the heart, which we have, and the tenacity, which we have, to preserve them, protect them, and reclaim them. our nation badly needs more young people like those here tonight to study up, work hard and then go into government, go
into journalism, go into media, go into teaching and yes, go into academia, and retake these institutions, rebuild our culture and take back our country. [cheers and applause] in everything you do, wherever life takes you, each of you must be a proud voice of our reat nation. [cheers and applause] you must be a powerful fighter for liberty. you must be a confident champion of justice. and you must never lose faith in our values, our nation, our destiny and in our grace and the glory of almighty god. [cheers and applause] with your help, we are making our nation safer and stronger and wealthier and prouder and greater than ever
before and as i look around at this big, beautiful, very full room of brilliant young people -- a couple of older ones that i know but we won't even talk about them. they're good people. but you had your chance. but i have to tell you, you have great people in this room. you have our great future leaders in this room and you are going to have an incredible life but you're going to do very, very important things. there can be nothing more important than protecting our great country. thank you very much. it's been an honor. thank you. thank you. [cheers and applause] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2019]
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then, constitutional litigator talks about occupational licensing requirements at the federalist society. watch this holiday week on c-span. bergen. the author of the book "trump and his generals: the cost of chaos". good monday morning. thank you for being with us. guest: thank you for having me on. from northhreat korea and u.s. officials on high alert. how concerned should we be? guest: i think we should be concerned. we are back to where we were in early 2017 where north korea was testing missiles that theoretically could reach the united states. koreansats that north are making, this should be taken seriously, when taking about sending a christmas present to donald trump.