tv Former Pres. Trump at Faith Freedom in Nashville CSPAN June 17, 2022 2:29pm-2:53pm EDT
>> i interpret the statement is false. i will let you figure out who send it out. >> when mark short contacted you, he was upset. is that what you said? >> he clearly was not pleased. >> tell us what he said. >> what's the process for putting out a statement for a meeting when only two people were in the room? >> did he ask you to retract a statement? >> no. he just -- i think it went right to what is the process for putting out a statement announcer: right now we take it to remarks from former president donald trump. live coverage, here on c-span.
>> in about 30 seconds, it will be his seventh appearance at road to majority. if we have anything to say about it, it won't be his last. he has been here as a private citizen. as a candidate. and as the leader of the free world. but more important than those titles is his testimony, that he has been a friend, a champion, and a defender of the values that we hold dear. he has been a defender of the unborn. he kept his promise to us, when he said he would appoint conservative and pro-life judges and justices.
thank you for your leadership and on wielding commitment to our values. we have great values. i want to thank ralph. he doesn't incredible job. i'm thrilled to be back with so many hard-working patriots who love our country, cherish our history. i live by those timeless words of our national motto -- in god we trust. [applause] together, we are going to fight for a future that is profamily, pro-faith, pro-freedom, pro-life, pro-police, pro-second amendment, pro-science, pro-woman, and 100% pro-american. [applause] i want to thank faith and freedom coalition's executive. our friend, brooke rollins. thank you, brooke. a friend of mine, dr. king.
where is dr. king? [applause] scott turner. really dynamic, young guy. big future. and the many spiritual leaders here today, including pastor white. i just endorsed your son, and he won big, by the way. pastors, bishop nelson, dr. stoler emmanuel, we have incredible people, kevin, pastor walker, pastor luna, pastor mcleod, pastor tommy, morale us, -- morales, a friend of
mine, a powerful guy and incredible speaker and pastor and believer -- he is just something very special. pastor franklin. [applause] where is he? incredible job he does. and countless other conservative leaders that this -- leaders and distinguished guests. in the audience we have some wonderful people politically. senator tim scott, senator marsha blackburn, representative michael waltz, senator lindsey graham, senator rick scott, he is phenomenal, what a job he did -- we have rick scott. lieutenant governor -- oh, this guy. [applause] this guy. lieutenant governor robinson.
[applause] and his wife, mrs. robinson. what a job you are doing. he's the hottest guy in politics. [laughter] great job. what a beautiful job you did. thank you for all the help in north carolina. thank you very much. [applause] senator joni ernst. thank you, joni. senator bill hagerty. bill is going to be seeing me in a little while. he's doing a fantastic job. very honored by bringing bill out. and his respected senator. ronna mcdaniel. where is ronna? i don't get to see so many of you with all these lights. but she's here somewhere. great job. you just heard jim jordan. this guy is an incredible guy. [applause] we have pastor jeffers, too, who
has been with me right from the beginning. i will never forget a statement he said, who is this guy on television, trump, he may not know the bible as well as some of us, in fact, he may not know what that well -- [laughter] but he's a big believer and a great leader, and we are going to be very happy with him. i wasn't sure if i should be insulted or not, but i wasn't. [laughter] thank you, robert. in addition, let me express my tremendous gratitude to each and every one of you. the faith and freedom coalition is the front line of defense for christians and people of faith in america today. what a job they do. it really is an incredible thing to get done. you look at the audience and the people outside trying to get in -- they are not going to make it. no organization work harder in 2016 and 2018 and 2020. and no group is working harder
now to deliver a landslide victory this november. i think we will have numbers like perhaps they haven't seen before. over the next 145 days, you will not go on an astounding eight -- knock on an astounding 8 million doors of questions and pro-life households, reaching 50 million voters. in addition, you will make 10 million phone calls, and 25 million tax messages, -- text messages, distribute voter guides to an incredible 100,000 churches. that's a lot of churches. [applause] with your help, we are going to ensure the biggest midtown turnout -- the biggest turnout and midterm history. -- in midterm history. with conservative questions all over the place. everyone in this room is gathered here today because we are all committed to the same key believes, the same core values -- beliefs, the same core values, that the declaration and
independence and american constitution represent the principle of human civilization. our founding documents are not a source of shame. they are a source of great pride. we believe the u.s. of -- the united states of america is the greatest and most virtuous republic in the world. we are going to keep it that way. [applause] we believe in law and order. and we know that the constitution means what it says, as written. we reject censorship, blacklisting, and cancel culture, because we know that the lifeblood of a free society is free speech. we don't have free speech very much in this country anymore. if you don't have free speech, you don't have a country. we know that religious freedom is the foundation of all freedom, because we know that our rights and liberties come straight from the hand of our creator.
[applause] we believe -- we believe that america's a sovereign nation with a sovereign people, which means that we must have a strong, secure, and sovereign border. [applause] we don't have a border -- we don't have free and fair elections. we don't have a country. we believe that the first duty of government is to protect and defend the interests of our own citizens. in other words, we have to put america first. [applause] we believe that america's destiny depends on upholding the judeo-christian values and principles of our nation's founding. and above all else, we know this, in america, we don't worship government, we worship god. [applause]
i think this group likes god a lot. these are the values that sustain our movement, and these are the values that sustain our nation. but today, these principles are under tremendous threat. a threat like never before. everything we hold dear. every last tenet of american tradition is under assault from the radical left. these people are taking a sledgehammer to the very foundations of our free society. trying to destroy freedom of speech. trying to crush organized religion.
you know that. trying to shred our constitution. trying to demolish the rule of law. and even attacking the rights of parents to raise their own children the way that they want them raised. as i have said before, the greatest danger to america is not our enemies from the outside, as powerful as they may be, and they get more and more powerful, because we allowed that to happen. the greatest danger to america is the destruction of our nation from the people from within. and you know the people i'm talking about. that is why this november, we are going to stand up to this left-wing fascism, and we are going to take back our freedom. we are going to take back our country in november. [applause] the radical left movement that is attacking our nation is
driven by a spirit of anger and hatred that most of us can barely comprehend or understand. did you ever see such hatred toward us? and all we want to do is a good job. we want nice homes. we want great education for our children. we want strong military. we want strong police. we want not to defund the police. [applause] you see what happens. we also want low taxes. we want few regulations. we want so many things, all of which we had just a year and a half ago. these extremists are consumed by resentment, envy, intolerance, bigotry, malice, and even rage. against nature itself. this is not just a political problem. this is a spiritual problem. [applause] but the radical left --
politics has become the religion. it has worked their sense of right and wrong. they don't have a sense of right and wrong. true and false. good and evil. you saw the russia hoax that we all went through for two a half years. i watched adam schiff to the other day -- shifty schiff -- we call him medlin had -- watermelon heah. [laughter] i watched them for 2.5 years stand in front of a podium or stand in front of a press just like this -- "it is terrible what president trump has done, with his relationship with russia" -- i'm saying, russia, what did i have to do with russia? this went on for 2.5 years. and it turned out to be a hoax. it's been no revealed. some of the papers -- some of the media has already a
-- already admitted it. i will never forget when this guy, he knew it was a fig story -- fake story, i will never forget when he stood up at the microphone and said, "donald trump, jr. will go to prison -- go to prison for what he has done to our country, and for his relationship with russia." and i said, what the hell is going on? [laughter] it's true. think of how about a person you have to be. you know it is a fig story. it was made up by him and hillary clinton and all these -- [no audio]
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