Jan 9, 2020

Donald Trump Ohio Campaign Rally Transcript: Transcript of Toledo, Ohio Rally

Donald Trump Ohio Rally Toledo Ohio January 9 2020
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President Donald Trump held a 2020 campaign rally in Toledo, Ohio on January 9, 2020. Read the full transcript of the Trump campaign rally right here on Rev.com.

Crowd: (00:00)

Donald Trump: (01:11)
Well, thank you very much. Vice President Mike Pence, great job you’re doing. And hello Toledo! We love Toledo. You remember, I was here a lot. You remember 2016, what a year that was, right? And 2020 is going to be even better, no doubt. But I’m thrilled to hold the first rally of 2020 right here in the great state of Ohio. And as we begin the new year, our economy is booming, wages are soaring, workers are thriving, and America’s future has never, ever looked brighter, ever. We’re the envy of every country in the world. We’ve created seven million brand new jobs since our election. And we will soon be replacing the disaster known as NAFTA with the incredible brand new USMCA, the historic victory for Ohio farmers, workers, and manufacturers, but really a great victory for the United States. It’s an incredible agreement.

Donald Trump: (04:15)
You remember I came and I’d always talk about how bad our trade deals are. We did a brand new one with Korea. So now we have South Korea, we just finished a big one, $40 billion with Japan. On January 15, we’re signing a monster, a big beautiful monster, $40 to $50 billion to our farmers. Our farmers will be taking in, I keep saying go buy larger tractors. Go buy larger tractors. I said there’s no way, I don’t know if you know this story, my people wanted 20 billion to purchase, right? 20 billion, 20, that’s a lot money, that’s a lot of corn, $20 billion, and I said, “Make it 50. China’s very big.” And they said, “Okay.” They said, “Sir, the farmers can’t produce that much.” I said, “Let the farmers tell me that. Tell them to go out and, remember, and buy a bigger what? Tractor, buy a bigger tractor.” You’ll produce it.

Donald Trump: (04:47)
So $40 to $50 billion of agriculture product and the manufacturers and the car companies, and we brought a lot of car companies into Ohio, you know that. A lot of them are coming in. A lot of them have already been brought in. They’re coming in from Japan, they’re coming in from all over the world. This is where they want to be. They want to be in the United States. This is where the action is. They’re all coming back. I used to go around and talk about how everyone’s leaving. They were all leaving. A lot of you were victims of that leaving. These companies would leave, they’d go to Mexico, they’d go to Canada, they’d close up, they’d buy from China. Now they’re all coming back, new ones, old ones, they’re all coming back, and many are coming right here to Ohio. And just in case you didn’t know it, Ohio just had the best year economically in the history of your state. That’s not bad, that’s not bad. And this year’s going to be even better and maybe much better.

Donald Trump: (06:37)
But weeks ago, I signed the largest ever investment in the United States military, $ 738 billion, and we created the sixth branch of the United States Armed Forces, the Space Force, and everybody’s excited about that.

Crowd: (06:38)

Donald Trump: (07:09)
After years and years of devastating defense cuts, we have fully rebuilt the United States military. Some of it’s still coming in. We have everything. We’ve got new planes, we’ve got new rockets, new missiles, we’ve got new everything, and it’s either here or coming in, $2.5 trillion in new investments. So our military is now stronger and more powerful than ever before. And if you remember, three years ago when I took over, we were depleted. Our military was totally depleted.

Donald Trump: (07:48)
And by the way, speaking of our military, have we taken care of our vets with Choice, with Choice. That was a big thing. You know, I used to go around and the VA was a terrible situation. People would wait weeks. He’s right, he said, “Yes, it was.” You don’t hear too much about that anymore, have you noticed? Choice and accountability, you know what accountability is? For 44 years, they tried to get accountability. That’s somebody bad, works for the VA, you couldn’t fire them. You couldn’t fire them. They could be sadistic, they could be thieves, they could be whatever they were, you couldn’t get rid of them. We got accountability approved, and now we say, “You’re fired, get out.” We get somebody that’s good.

Donald Trump: (08:09)
44 years, and maybe most importantly of all is Choice, VA, Veterans Choice. So you now wait in line, and a lot of times you’d wait in line for four or five, six weeks you couldn’t see a doctor. Now you don’t have to wait. You go out to a private doctor, you get yourself taken care of, we pay the bill. What a difference it’s made. What a difference it’s made. You know, when I was a little bit newer to this game–

Crowd: (09:13)

Donald Trump: (09:13)
That’s okay, they got it, they got it. They go home to mommy. Go on home to mommy. Go on home to mommy. It’s a beautiful sight. Thank you, security. Do we love law enforcement, by the way?

Donald Trump: (09:13)
So with the VA, I used to go around saying, “Why don’t they do that? Why don’t these people, why don’t they go to a private doctor and work something out?” And I thought it was a brilliant plan. I said, “I’m telling you I am such a smart guy.” I said, “This is the most brilliant thing ever.” And I went back to my people and I said, “I have an idea. A veteran’s sick, they can’t get the kind of service they need, they need a certain kind of doctor, I have an idea, such a great idea. You get to go out, private, you’re going to pick out a doctor, you’re going to get yourself fixed up. We’re going to pay the bill, right?” And you know what happened? And I said, “How brilliant is that?” They said, “Sir, we’ve been working on that for 48 years, but we’ve never been able to get it approved.”

Donald Trump: (09:13)
So I was very, very disillusioned, but you know what I’m good at? Getting things approved. And we got it approved. So we signed that 11 months ago, and what a difference that’s made in terms of your lines and in terms of people’s health. People would wait online for weeks, and some people weren’t very sick and they’d end up being terminally ill. They couldn’t get to see the doctor. Now they go out, they get a doctor, we take care of them. We can take care of our vets.

Donald Trump: (09:19)
So we’re using this great power not to pursue conflict, but to really preserve, and I mean in the true sense of the word, preserve peace. We have this tremendous military, and you know what that is? That’s really a great fighting force, but I hope we never have to use it. I really do. You saw an example of that a couple of days ago. So we seek friends, not enemies, but if you dare to threaten our citizens, you do so at your own grave peril. We’ve never had a military, what we have now, we’ve never had anything like it. We were looking at planes that were old and tired, 50, 60-year-old planes. You’ve heard the story, the grandfather flew them, the son flew them, the current wonderful person flew them, the whole family flew them. Those are all gone now, folks. Those are all gone.

Donald Trump: (13:52)
In October of last year, US Special Operations Forces executed a daring nighttime raid that killed the bloodthirsty founder and leader of ISIS. The animal known as al- Baghdadi is dead. And the entire ISIS caliphate is destroyed, and his terrorist empire, and he was indeed a monster, has been totally demolished. We killed thousands and thousands of ISIS warriors, fighters, and we have thousands of them right now locked up where they should be. Nobody has ever done what we’ve done in three years. And I’ll say this, when we took it over, it was a mess. We did it in a short period of time, but when we took it over, it was not good. And last week, the United States once again took the bold and decisive action to save American lives and deliver American justice. And you know what I’m talking about.

Donald Trump: (15:21)
For years, the sadistic mass murderer, Qasam Soleimani, planned and executed attacks against American targets, killing and wounding thousands of US service members and many, many thousands, and even hundreds of thousands, of other people. As the leader of Iran’s terrorist Quds Force, Soleimani spread death, destruction, and mayhem across the Middle East and far beyond. He ordered the violent assault on the American embassy in Baghdad. And you saw this was the anti-Benghazi. We got there very quickly. We got there very quickly. This is the exact opposite, we did it exactly the opposite of Benghazi, where they got there so late, all they saw when they got there days later were burning embers from the days before. That’s all they saw.

Donald Trump: (16:12)
We got there very early. We saw what was happening. I saw what was happening, and I said, “What’s that all about?” And that was going to be another Benghazi. Had they broken through the final panels of glass, they were breaking and breaking it, had they gotten through, we would have had either hundreds of dead people or hundreds of hostages. That wasn’t going to happen. And I called up our great generals, and I said, “Get them over there now.” And one of our leaders, one of our really admired people, said, “Sir, we’ll have them there tomorrow.” I said, “Nope, get in the planes right now, have them there immediately,” and they got there immediately, fortunately.

Donald Trump: (17:27)
But he directed the recent rocket strikes that wounded four American service members, badly wounded, and killed an American citizen. That was just before we happened to hit him. Soleimani was actively planning new attacks and he was looking very seriously at our embassies, and not just the embassy in Baghdad. But we stopped him, we stopped him quickly and we stopped him cold. So at my direction, the United States military eliminated Qasam Soleimani and ended his rampage through not only that part of the world, but much bigger parts of the world, he was all over. He was a bad guy, he was a bloodthirsty terror and he’s no longer a terror, he’s dead.

Donald Trump: (17:43)
And yet now I see the radical left Democrats have expressed outrage over the termination of this horrible terrorist. And you know, instead they should be outraged by Soleimani’s savage crimes and the fact that his countless victims were denied justice for so long. He was the king of the roadside bomb. You know of the roadside bomb, and then they got bigger, and he’d send them over to Afghanistan and Iraq. And when you see our friends and our great wounded warriors and our great warriors, when you see them without their legs and without arms and with so much damage, it’s most likely that he caused that damage, because that’s what he liked. He loved planting the roadside bomb. So now he’s gone, and that’s a good thing.

Donald Trump: (20:10)
Bernie Sanders, crazy Bernie, has condemned the US military strike on Soleimani, the world’s top terrorist, think of it, the world’s top terrorist, and we’re having people like Nancy Pelosi, that’s a real genius, do you believe that one? Nancy, nervous Nancy. But here’s a guy who slaughtered and butchered civilians all over and military, whoever was in his way, and we have Bernie and Nancy Pelosi, we have them all, they’re all trying to say, “How dare you take him out that way? You should get permission from Congress. You should come in and tell us what you want to do. You should come in and tell us so that we can call up the fake news that’s back there and we can leak it.” That’s a lot of corruption back there, folks.

Donald Trump: (21:05)
No, but think, seriously, so they want me… So these are split-second decisions. You have to make a decision. So they don’t want me to make that decision. They want me to call up, maybe go over there, let me go over to Congress, or come on over to the White House, let’s talk about it. When can you make it? Well, I won’t be able to make it today, sir, so how about say in a couple of days? Oh, good, come on over. No, we got a call, we heard where he was, we knew the way he was getting there, and we had to make a decision. We didn’t have time to call up Nancy, who is not operating with a full deck. No, they want us to call, can you imagine calling crooked Adam Schiff? He’s so crooked, he’s so crooked. Shifty Schiff and say, “Gee, Adam, how are you doing? Listen, we have the world’s number one terrorist, killed thousands and thousands of people. We’d like to set up a meeting so we can discuss his execution. Would you be willing to meet?” “Well, I won’t be able to make it this week.” “Well, you know, he’s traveling fast. We got him lined up, Adam, you little pencil-neck.” Nine inches. He buys the smallest shirt collar you can get, and it’s loose. Now come on, Adam, we got to meet faster on it. We got to take this guy out. We’re not going to have another shot at him maybe ever again. “But I can’t make it now because I’m trying to impeach Trump, I’m trying to impeach, even though he did nothing wrong.”

Donald Trump: (23:25)
By the way, did you see, I did nothing wrong. They don’t even know what in the hell is going on. In fact, it’s so weak, she doesn’t want to put in the articles, it’s so weak. They’re so pathetic. They’re so pathetic. So they want us to call them. Now, Schiff is a big leaker. He leaks to crazy CNN. See with the little red light on over there.

Crowd: (23:27)

Donald Trump: (23:27)
Not too many people are watching CNN. But he leaks. So he’ll say, “You know, off the record, I got to hurry up because everyone’s watching me in the hallway on my cell phone, off the record they’ve got the number one terrorist in the world, Soleimani, and they’re going to get him, they’re going to take him out in the next 10 minutes. Please, don’t tell anybody I told you.” So we have breaking news, President Trump within the next 20, 25 minutes, looks to be taking out terrorist General Soleimani. He’s going to do it. It should be happening in about the next 20 minutes, 19, 18, 17.” Then we get back to the battlefield, how’d you do, fellas? “I don’t know, sir, he disappeared. I don’t know what happened to him.” They want us to tell them so that they can leak it to their friends in the corrupt media.

Donald Trump: (23:27)
You got to say though, that’s a lot of media, right? That’s the way the Academy Awards used to look when it was successful. Then they started hitting us all the time and it became unsuccessful. I love it, I love it, actually. Oh, they have some bad ones here tonight. They have some really bad ones, some really sick ones. They have one good one, by the way, one good one. They have one good one, a bunch of bad ones. Very, very dishonest people and we have some great ones, too.

Donald Trump: (23:27)
We have some great journalists, great reporters. But you’ve got a tremendous amount of dishonest media people like I have never seen in my life before. They write things that they know are wrong. They write, if you watched for the last three years, think of it, and then they get Pulitzer Prizes, but it turned out to be all wrong. How do you do that? They get Pulitzer Prizes for being wrong. The Pulitzer Prize doesn’t mean a thing. It doesn’t mean a thing.

Donald Trump: (23:27)
I mean, I’m here to tell you about the Nobel Peace Prize. I’ll tell you about that. I made a deal. I saved a country. And I just heard that the head of that country is now getting the Noble Peace Prize for saving the country. I said, “Did I have something to do with it?” Yeah, but you know, that’s the way it is. As long as we know, that’s all that matters. I saved a big war. I saved a couple of them. But under my administration, we will never make excuses for America’s enemies, we will never hesitate in defending American lives, and we will never stop working to defeat radical Islamic terrorism, never. And nobody’s done it like we’ve done it. And it’s we, it’s we. It’s not me, it’s we. It’s a whole movement.

Donald Trump: (23:27)
There has, by the way, never been a movement like this. You know, outside, I don’t know what this place holds, it’s like 10, 11,000 people, right? Outside you have thousands and thousands of people that want to get in. There’s never been a movement like this. There’s never been a movement like this. And I’ll tell you, maybe I’m wrong, but this is bigger than it was in 2016, because in 2016 I said what we’re going to do, but now I’ve completed more promises than I’ve made. I mean, I’ve actually completed more, right?

Crowd: (23:27)
Four more years, four more years, four more years, four more years, four more years, four more years, four more years.

Donald Trump: (23:27)
Like, as an example, many of you were here, look at all those beautiful red hats, keep America great, that’s good. But I never talked about, did you ever hear me prior to the election talk about Space Force? I never talked about it. We did Space Force, but did we ever speak about it? No. There were many things that we’ve done that we never spoke about, right? Right to Try, you know about Right to Try, right? They’ve been trying to get it for 44 years, Right to Try. That’s people that are very sick, terminally ill, and they can’t get medicine that possibly works. And very well, we have the greatest labs and the greatest doctors in the world, the greatest scientists in the world, we have the greatest medicines in the world.

Donald Trump: (23:27)
If they have something that they’re pretty sure is going to work but is going to take another six years, I brought those times way back, by the way, way down, but they would travel to Asia, they would travel to Europe, they would travel all over the world to try and get a cure because we wouldn’t sell them the medicine because we didn’t want to take a chance on making the people sick. I said, “Wait a minute, they’re going to die. They’re going to die.” “Well, sir, we can’t take the liability.” I said, “Then we’ll draw up a statement assessing all liability, taking all liability away from the country, away from the insurance companies, away from the healthcare companies, away from the doctors.”

Donald Trump: (23:27)
And with the great help of a lot of incredible Republicans, and we had some Democrats help us, we passed Right to Try, and you have to see how this works. Some people are being, many people are being saved. And you know, the drug companies didn’t like it because they didn’t want to take people that sick, because they didn’t want it on their charts. I said, “I understand that. We won’t include that. We’ll have a separate list over here.” They said, “Oh, would you do that?” I said, “Yeah, I’ll do that, I’ll do that.”

Donald Trump: (23:29)
But I didn’t talk about Right to Try. I never said I was going to get that done, we got it done. That was a tough one to get done. It sounds simple, but it was tough. There’s nothing easy in this country. You know, they said to me, a friend of mine the other day, “Who’s the toughest country to deal with, President?” He used to call me Donald. I’ve known this guy for a long time. I’d like to say 20 years, but it’s much more than that. I just don’t want to tell you how long, it’s too long. And I said, “Call me Donald. You’ve always called me Donald.” “I can’t.” He calls me Mr. President. I’ve known this guy forever. He used to call me, “Hey, Donald, let’s go out to dinner.” You know before, he’d go, “Hey, let’s go out to dinner.” Now he goes, “Mr. President, sir, how are you?” Right? How are you? But what we’ve done, and he said, he told me, “What you’ve done, we’ve never seen anything like it.”

Donald Trump: (23:37)
So many people are saying that. We are all together doing something, not only in terms of the election, not only in terms of what we’re doing right now. Don’t forget, it’s a long way to the election. You know, we have what, 10 months? That’s a long way. This is my first stop of the year, first major stop of the year. This is it. And we start.

Donald Trump: (30:42)
By the way, let’s do one of those polls right now, do you mind? Is there anything more fun than a Trump rally? Here we are.

Donald Trump: (31:00)
Anything more fun than a Trump rally? Here we are. We have the greatest phrase of all time, Make America Great Again, and all due respect, I’ll never end … I’m a little superstitious. I’ll never end it, Make America Great Again, but I see all those hats. I see all those hats, changing it a little bit, but Make America Great Again.

Donald Trump: (31:17)
I said, you know, today, we just hit the highest stock price in the history of our country. Your 401ks are at records, your stocks are great, but what it really means to me is jobs, more importantly, than anything else. We have the best jobs, the best everything, right? We just hit … I can’t really say, Make America Great Again.

Donald Trump: (31:45)
Our military is rebuilt, $2.5 trillion. Our military is rebuilt. We’re doing great numbers. Economically, our country is the strongest it’s ever been. You have factories moving back into Ohio. You never saw anything like it, right? You had your best year. When I say Make America Great Again, what that sort of means is we didn’t get there, but we did get there.

Donald Trump: (31:46)
Now, I have a new theme. It’s called Keep America Great. Keep America Great. Now, I’m a very loyal person, and I am concerned about changing the theme because Make America Great Again I think was the greatest political campaign in history. I mean, crooked Hillary spent three or four times more money than I have spent.

Donald Trump: (32:59)
Crooked Hillary, wait, crooked … We should lock her up, I’ll tell you. Crooked Hillary spent three or four times more. I wanted to be a little bit … I have to say, that was a great campaign, and I don’t want to change it. I don’t want to have this incredible 2016, then go with something, and if something ever happened, this country will go to hell, I just …

Donald Trump: (33:12)
You know the stocks I’m talking about, the records. You don’t have records this way. You have records. Get used to it, because if that happened, you will see things happen that aren’t good. But, I have to now say, do I want to change the greatest theme in political history, Make America Great Again, with Keep America Great, right?

Donald Trump: (33:23)
Let’s take a little applause, right? We’ll go Make America Great Again, you’d clap if you want that. Then we would go, Keep America Great, you’d clap if you like that. Okay, are you ready? First, Make America Great Again. Ready? Keep America Great.

Audience: (33:23)

Donald Trump: (33:23)
You know, that, I call that a free poll. That’s better than a poll. Do you ever see these crazy polls that come out? We’re doing great in the polls, by the way. Remember, I used to come out and talk about the polls? We’ll start doing that very soon. We’re doing great in the polls, but this is like a free poll.

Donald Trump: (33:23)
Somebody else would go out, they have all this money that they raised, and they give somebody $1 million, and they’ll ask 200 people that question. Then, they’ll say, “Well, Make America Great Again is better,” but I will tell you, I haven’t heard one thing where that was true. With all of these … I would have said, instinctively, Make America Great Again could not be beaten. I’ve probably done this 10 times. I have never had it win. It’s Keep America Great, and that’s what we’re doing, but we’re going to use both. We’re going to use both.

Donald Trump: (35:24)
We’re going to use both, because there’s no way that I’m going to jettison Make America Great, right? There’s no way. We’re going to use both, but this hat is a hot seller. We’re selling that hat like nobody’s ever sold a hat before, [inaudible 00:35:37] … Good. Keep America Great. We’re going to use both, but Keep America Great. That’s probably going to be the dominant theme.

Donald Trump: (35:43)
For eight years, the Obama administration enabled and emboldened-

Audience: (35:43)

Donald Trump: (36:06)
… the Iranian regime. They gave Iran $150 billion, including $1.7 billion-

Audience: (36:26)

Donald Trump: (36:30)
… in hard, cold cash. Can you imagine? No, no, can you imagine? $1.7 billion, $1.8 billion in cash?

Audience: (36:37)

Donald Trump: (36:37)
The foolish Iran nuclear deal financed Iranian aggression while allowing a quick path to nuclear breakout, that’s what it did. By the way, it expires so soon. They can have nuclear weapons. They’re not, as I said before, they will not have nuclear weapons.

Donald Trump: (36:46)
By subsidizing Iran’s malign conduct, the last administration was leading the world down the path of war. We are restoring our world to the path of peace, peace through strength, peace through strength. Our country’s doing great, and I think something is going to happen that’s got to be good. You know, we’ve sanctioned the hell out of Iran, and we just put more on [inaudible 00:37:03] …

Donald Trump: (36:49)
They hit us with 16 missiles, and I said, “How many?” We were ready to go. We were ready to go. I said, “How many? How many died? How many were wounded?” “Sir, none.” None? Pretty good warning system, none. How many were hurt? How many were … None, sir. So, we didn’t do anything. We were ready. We were ready. Not that I wanted to, but we were ready. You have no idea. A lot of people got very lucky.

Donald Trump: (38:12)
We’re thrilled to be joined tonight by many great Republican leaders, a man who has helped me right from the beginning, a very special guy, Representative Bill Johnson, Bill. Where is Bill? Thank you, Bill. Thank you, Bill. Great job, great job, and his fellow friends, Jim Jordan, [inaudible 00:38:12] …

Donald Trump: (38:12)
We have a lot of your Congressmen right now in Congress. They said, “Sir, should we come with you?” I said, “No, stay back and vote.” They’re voting on some pretty important stuff, right? But, we were able to get Bill. We thank you, Bill, very much, great job, great warrior. Thank you, Bill.

Donald Trump: (38:12)
Ohio Lieutenant Governor, Jon Husted. Thank you, Jon. Thank you, Jon. Thank you, Jon. Great job. State Treasurer, Robert Sprague. Thank you, Robert, and you have a lot more money in the bank right now, Robert, as Treasurer, right, than you ever did?

Donald Trump: (38:12)
Ohio Supreme Court Justice, Judy French. Thank you, Judy. Great job. State Senate President, a man highly respected, Larry Obhof. Thank you, Larry.

Donald Trump: (38:12)
And, a woman who really has become a great friend of mine. She took over this party. We fought like hell. We had some other people that had their mind on taking over the party, but they’d never had a chance against Jane Timken, Jane.

Donald Trump: (38:12)
And, the man who is in charge of my campaign in Ohio, I had a choice of five people. I said, “I like this guy’s name.” I don’t know why. His name is Bob Paduchik. Why do I like his name? I said “Bob, how are we doing?” He said, “You’re going to win big, sir.”

Donald Trump: (38:12)
Because, you know, you keep hearing, you cannot win unless you win the great state of Ohio. That’s these guys. Once, I was leading Ohio by a lot in the poll. They never say that anymore. It’s terrible. They were saying it when they thought I wasn’t going to win, but we were ahead right from the beginning.

Donald Trump: (40:24)
But Bob was, incredibly, did a fantastic job. Bob, I’d call him up. I’d say, “Bob, we don’t have the Governor, we don’t have the head of the Republican Party.” You know, it’s a minor problem, when you’re running as a Republican, and he punked out on us, right, this guy? We don’t have any. He said, “Sir, you have the people.” I said, well, what happens [inaudible 00:40:26] …

Donald Trump: (40:26)
I said, “Bob, let me ask you, just out of curiosity, I don’t have these people. The leaders are not with us. Is that good or bad?” He said, “Sir, it’s great. You just went up three points, would you believe this, by not having it?” He said, “Don’t worry, sir, you’re going to win,” and we won by a lot. Now, I understand we’re up by a lot more than we ever thought possible. Bob was fantastic. Thank you, Bob.

Donald Trump: (40:55)
Thanks to Republican leadership work, but can you believe this? I have a 95% approval rating. Can you believe that? You know who second is? We do, we do, we do. Do you know who second is? Ronald Reagan at 87%, Ronald Reagan. Ronald [inaudible 00:40:55] …

Donald Trump: (40:55)
Then, one of these characters back there, they put me in a contest with the late great Abraham Lincoln, right? Who do you like better, Trump or Abraham Lincoln? I said Abraham Lincoln-

Audience: (42:02)
Trump [inaudible 00:42:02] …

Donald Trump: (42:02)
I said, who do you like better? They say they did a poll on this. I think I remember the numbers. All I know is, we won against Abraham, Honest Abe. We won, 53 to 47. Can you believe that, Abraham Lincoln? I went back to the First Lady, I said, “First Lady, I just beat Abraham Lincoln in a poll.” I don’t know if they had polls back then, but Abraham Lincoln. I always say I can be more Presidential than any candidate that ever ran, than any President, other than maybe Abraham Lincoln when he’s wearing his hat.

Donald Trump: (42:02)
I like Abe Lincoln, but when we’re doing well, we have a lot of support. Do you know why? Because our country is doing so well. Our country is doing so well. When we went out, we started, and we went right to the top of the polls. It wasn’t like these folks today. They are 2%, 3%, but they’re climbing.

Donald Trump: (42:02)
We went right to the top from day one. We never missed center stage in the debates. Remember those great debates? We actually got high ratings. They don’t get very good ratings anymore. They’re like, it’s like death, watching. I should watch. You know, I’m supposed to watch. It’s like my job. Try and watch, watch the competition, but it’s like watching death.

Donald Trump: (42:52)
Those debates are boring. They’re boring. You got to sit through those things for two or three hours. You got to really be committed to the country to do that. I mean, you have some real [inaudible 00:43:47] … Did you see where Pocahontas is slipping, badly? Bernie, Bernie has gone up.

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Donald Trump: (43:56)
He’s surging, Bernie’s, crazy Bernie, he’s surging, and Biden doesn’t know the difference between Iran and Iraq. He’s gotten it wrong four times.

Donald Trump: (43:57)
He goes, “When we took our shot at Iraq …” No, no, no. They’re all saying, “No, no,” they’re screaming, “It’s Iran, Iran.” What? His son, right? Where’s Hunter, where is Hunter?

Audience: (43:57)

Donald Trump: (44:57)
No, I went to one of them. I said, “We have to have where is Hunter as a witness.” They said, “What do you mean, where is Hunter?” I said, “That’s his first name. I have now made his first name Where’s. Where’s Hunter?” Here’s a guy, made no money, got thrown out of the military forces, I think the Navy, got thrown out, had no job, had no nothing, so, he went from that to making millions of dollars a year as soon as Sleepy Joe became Vice President.

Audience: (45:01)

Donald Trump: (45:01)
He made millions of dollars a year. Would anybody in this room do that for millions of … I would. He made millions and millions of dollars a year. Ukraine took care of him.

Donald Trump: (45:17)
How about China? He walked out with $1.5 billion to manage, and he never did it before. He didn’t know anything about oil and gas. He was making a fortune. So, where is Hunter? Where the hell are you, Hunter? I’ll tell you, I sort of hope it’s Joe, because he will hear where’s Hunter every single debate, nine times a debate. Where is Hunter?

Donald Trump: (45:39)
Then, you have Buttigieg, Buttigieg, Buttigieg. Nobody, nobody can pronounce … Nobody has any idea how the hell to say his name. What they do is they call him Mayor Pete, you know, like, Mayor Pete. Here comes Mayor Pete. Doesn’t do a very good job. Alfred E. Neuman, [inaudible 00:46:20] … Howdy Doody. The problem is, a lot of people don’t remember Alfred E. Neuman. Don’t say that. You look much younger than that, I must say.

Donald Trump: (46:27)
You have Mayor Pete. I mean, give me a break. Can you believe Mayor Pete? This is going to be the President of the United States?

Audience: (46:28)

Donald Trump: (46:28)
How would he be against negotiating against President Xi of China? We just made one hell of a deal. You’re going to see the numbers very soon, you know? One hell of a deal. They didn’t like those tariffs.

Donald Trump: (46:28)
Thanks to Republican leadership, America is winning again, and America, most importantly, is respected again, respected like never before. You know, for years, NATO has taken advantage of the United States. We protect Europe from Russia, and the numbers have been going down for many, many years, 15 years, 18 years. The numbers is like a roller coaster down.

Donald Trump: (46:41)
I went over, and I said “Folks, you got to pay your bills. You’re delinquent. You’re delinquent.” Then, they don’t like me. They say, “We like Obama better.” They should like Obama better. Obama would go in and say, “Thank you very much for coming. We appreciate it. Bye-bye, I’m going back to Washington. I’m going back. I’ll be violating the carbon footprint. I’m going to Hawaii to play golf.”

Donald Trump: (47:46)
I drive to play a round of golf at the course I own, it doesn’t even cost them anything. He flies to Hawaii, nobody cares. If I drive 20 minutes, it’s like, “Donald Trump is playing golf today. He violates the carbon footprint,” but just think of it. Think of where we’ve come. Think of where we’ve come.

Donald Trump: (47:46)
A great congressman from Tennessee, they have … It’s a great state. They have early voting, very early voting, probably the earliest. He said, “I don’t know. I just left Tennessee.” This was in November. This was the election, 2016. He said, “I just left this incredible state of mine, and I love that state. Sir, we’ve seen lines of people that didn’t vote before, because they never were inspired to vote,” and these are people that never voted.

Donald Trump: (48:13)
They had hats on, Trump. They have pins, on Trump, Trump, Trump, and Trump. They have the bands on, you know, like a Miss Universe, prom. It says, Trump Pence, and they’ve got buttons all over it. They’ve got shirts saying Trump and Trump Pence. I never saw anything like it. “If every state is like Tennessee, sir, I hate to tell you, you’re going to have one hell of a victory,” and that’s what happened, right? That’s happened.

Donald Trump: (48:13)
You did it. You did it, and I think we’re going to have bigger numbers, even bigger numbers, because I’ll tell you what, we’re a long way from the election. I think the crowds today are bigger than they were the day before the election last time. I really do.

Donald Trump: (48:13)
You know, Elizabeth Warren-

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Donald Trump: (48:19)
… sadly referred to, she of great Indian heritage. Remember, I used to say, “I have more Indian blood in me than she has, and I have none.” I turned out to be right. You look at what she’s doing, you look at what she’s saying, the lies, the deceit, the fraud, you see it all.

Donald Trump: (48:29)
We are going to do so great. It’s got to be something that’s going to be special. It’s going to be for the record books. The Evangelicals called some of the greatest pastors, ministers, preachers, and they just called today, five of the most respected people. They said things that were incredible. They said, “There’s never been anything like this in the church that they can …” Some of them have been doing it for 30, 40 years. They said, “We have never seen enthusiasm like we see for this President and for this Presidency, all of us, like we have right now.”

Donald Trump: (51:25)
The great Franklin Graham, Billy Graham’s son, Franklin Graham, a fantastic man. He said, “Two weeks ago, my father, Billy Graham voted for Donald Trump.” Nobody ever [inaudible 00:51:25] … He never said that before. Billy Graham wasn’t somebody that would vote and say he voted. Franklin Graham said Billy Graham, maybe the greatest of all, maybe the greatest of all time, he said “My father, Billy Graham,” who was very old at the time and in trouble, he was in trouble, he was not well, “he voted for Donald Trump.” What a great tribute that was to me. What a great tribute. Great family.

Donald Trump: (51:44)
Unemployment has reached the lowest level in over 51 years. African-American, Hispanic-American, and Asian-American unemployment have all reached the lowest rates ever, ever, ever recorded. Wages are rising fast. They’re going up very fast, and the biggest percentage increase, makes me happy, are for blue-collar workers. 40 million. Think of this, 40 million American families are now benefiting from the Republican child tax credit, each receiving an average of over $2,200 a year.

Donald Trump: (52:25)
Now, America lost … This is hard to believe, because you think, “How could it possibly be true?” but this is what happened. Probably, it’s the number one reason I’m running. America lost 60,000 factories under the previous administration, 60,000.

Audience: (52:37)

Donald Trump: (52:46)
You wouldn’t believe that it’s possible, but I know it’s true, because I’ve said it 50 times, and the fakers back there, they’ve never corrected me. No, it’s true. No, it’s true. If I were slightly off, if it were, if I was off by two factories, there’d be a headline, Donald Trump Told a Fib. Donald Trump gets to be a Pinocchio again.

Donald Trump: (53:12)
No. Think of it, 60,000 factories, plants and factories, closed, closed. They went to Mexico. They went to China. 60,000. It’s not even … Take a look at a map and put 60,000 little dots. I mean, you wouldn’t believe it could be that many, but it is, it’s 60,000 closed, gone. They’re all coming back. They’re all coming back.

Donald Trump: (53:58)
Right now, just in a very short period of time, we’ve added 12,000 brand new factories, and many more are coming in. One of the reasons they’re coming in is we’ve eliminated a record number of job- killing regulations, saving the average American household $3,000 a year. Total income gains for median households will reach over, ready? $10,000 a family. $10,000.

Donald Trump: (54:16)
Now, under the Bush administration, the $10,000, that includes what we’ve done in terms of median income. I’m adding in there the tax cuts, which are tremendous, $2,400. I’m adding the regulation cuts, I’m adding the whole package over $10,000. Now, under President Bush, it was $450. Under Barack Hussein Obama, it was $975. Under President Donald J. Trump, it’s $10,000 in three years, three.

Donald Trump: (54:34)
In three years. Don’t forget, President Bush, eight years, $450. President Obama, eight years, $975. President Trump, three years, not even, not even, not even, but three years, $10,000. We’re going up. We’re going up.

Donald Trump: (55:37)
We ended the last administration’s war on American energy and we ended the war on clean, beautiful coal. It’s being shipped to Vietnam, it’s being shipped all over the world. While every Democrat running for President wants to shut down our coal mines, we are putting our miners back to work. Indeed, we must [inaudible 00:55:56] …

Donald Trump: (55:55)
Clean coal. What they do with coal today is incredible, clean coal. With the help of energy workers right here in Ohio, the United States is now the number one producer of oil and natural gas anywhere in the world by far, number one. We were number one.

Donald Trump: (55:56)
Every top Democrat candidate has pledged to eliminate American production of oil and natural gas. How does that work [inaudible 00:55:56] …

Audience: (55:56)

Donald Trump: (55:56)
You know, there’s a state known as Texas, and I won Texas by a lot, just like I won Ohio by a lot. How would you like to go into Texas and say, “By the way, we don’t want your oil or natural gas anymore?”

Donald Trump: (55:56)
How about that Beto? Remember he said, “I was born to be President.” Anybody that says that, I said, “That’s the end of his career.” Remember, he had the cover of the magazine? I won’t mention the magazine, sleazebag magazine. He was born to be President, and right after that, he came tumbling down, but he’s from Texas, so he was against religion, he was against oil, and he was against guns.

Audience: (55:56)

Donald Trump: (55:56)
Abraham Lincoln could not win in Texas with that platform. That’s not a good platform. It’s not a good platform, but you have people that want to shut down the oil industry. If you do that, you’re going to shut down half your businesses. It’s really more than that, and the rest of them are not going to be able to pay because the cost of this energy would be so expensive. We have all forms of energy. We have every form of energy, and we are doing great, but they want to cripple your state’s economy. The voters of Ohio will never let that happen, never going to let it happen.

Donald Trump: (55:56)
Our air and our water right now is cleaner than it’s been in 40 years. Sadly, I can’t say historic because, you know, a couple of hundred years ago, there was nobody here, right? I assume that 2, 300 years ago was cleaner, probably. You never know, but our water and our air is as clean as it’s ever been, and I took us out of that horrible Paris accord.

Donald Trump: (58:16)
I always say, “How are you doing with the Paris accord?” Don’t ask. Saved trillions and trillions of dollars that was put in there to hurt us, in my opinion. It was put in there to hurt us. We were paying money to India. We were paying money to China. China’s didn’t kick in until 2030, we kicked in immediately. We had to pay money.

Donald Trump: (58:40)
Russia kicked in, in 20 … Let’s see, they kicked in before. They were 1990, wait, they were 1996. That was a very dirty period of air, so, they didn’t have … We kick in now, and that, it’s just unacceptable. We would have spent trillions and trillions of dollars. We would have had to close up, I think, at least 25% to 30% of our businesses. Who the hell would make a deal like that, right? Who would make a deal like that?

Donald Trump: (59:22)
No, how unfair. You look at Russia. You look at China. You look at India. They all got these massive breaks. We got no breaks, and we’re paying money. I say sometimes to France, “How are the yellow vests working out?” Because they don’t like raising their taxes and sending the money to faraway places that they’d never heard of. So, we are in good shape.

Donald Trump: (59:33)
It took a certain amount of courage to do that. I said I’m going to get killed on this one, and you know what? I did it, and I was applauded, because the people get it. The people know what we’re doing, and they’re tired of being ripped off by the rest of the world. They’re tired of being ripped off by the rest of the world.

Donald Trump: (59:33)
For decades, career politicians promised to defend the workers of Ohio, and then they went to Washington and voted for the same globalist policies that devastated your communities and chipped away your jobs. You know that. Better than anybody, Ohio knows that. The betrayal of Ohio workers and U.S. workers ended the day I took the oath of office, and you see that [inaudible 01:00:22] …

Donald Trump: (01:00:21)
I immediately canceled the Obama administration’s job-killing catastrophe, which would have dealt a death blow to the United States auto industry, the Transpacific Partnership. It was a disaster. That was going to be worse than NAFTA. NAFTA, I always say, the world’s worst deal. I think that would have been worse. It would have taken the car industry. It would have taken many of your industries. That was a setup for the United States to get fleeced.

Donald Trump: (01:00:56)
The USMCA will save the American auto industry, and create over 100,000 new auto jobs, and our factories will not be closing and moving to other faraway lands. We’ll keep them right here [inaudible 01:01:10] … That’s going to include, because we take care of our great auto workers of Toledo, the home of Jeep. How good is Jeep?

Donald Trump: (01:01:48)
I’ve taken the toughest-ever action against China’s chronic trade abuses, including tariffs on $370 billion worth of Chinese made goods, bringing billions and billions of dollars into our treasury. I gave some of that money, because they were targeted, to our farmers, and our farmers did just fine. Now, the deal is done, and the other deals are done, and the farmers are doing very well. We love our farmers, and they never complain. They never complain.

Donald Trump: (01:02:03)
You know, when they’d go, the fake news back there, they’d go and they’d talk-

Donald Trump: (01:02:16)
And when they come, the fake news back, they go and talk to the farmers. “What do you think of President Trump? China is deciding not to buy anymore of this.” You know what the farmers would say, “We’re going to have to suffer for a while because there’s China and there’s other nations have been ripping us off for years. The President is right and we’re with the President.” How great? How great?

Donald Trump: (01:02:17)
But our strong action paid off and we’ll sign that terrific and fully enforceable Phase One trade deal with China. And again, we’re keeping the tariffs on because we use that for other money. We are taking billions. Remember what I said? We’re not paying for it. Because China devalued their currency and then they put a lot of money into the pot. We’re not paying for it. And now they’re starting to say, “I guess he was right.” And our trade deficit, as a result, has come, has really come substantially down. It was just in the papers today. The trade deficit has come down. As a result of our actions, steel mills all across Ohio, you know this better than I do, are roaring back to life! JSW Steel is investing five hundred million dollars in Acero Junction. Republic Steel is reopening the Loraine Mill that they idled in 2016. Charter Steel is building a 150 million dollar mill in Cuyahoga Heights and Nucor is investing 85 million dollars at a facility in Marion, Ohio. Think of that. I think you do.

Donald Trump: (01:03:37)
The steel industry was dead and now it’s vibrant. All told, American steel companies are currently making 13 billion dollars worth of new investments all across our nation. Think of that. They weren’t investing 10 cents. The industry was dead. Now it’s vibrant. After years of rebuilding other nations, we are finally rebuilding our nation. We are finally putting America first!

Donald Trump: (01:04:07)
But while we are creating jobs and killing terrorists, the Washington Democrats are wasting America’s time with demented hoaxes and crazy witch hunts. Think of it. The day they came down that escalator it started. Who the hell else could they take in this stuff? Right? Can I get some credit for that? Most guys would have been in a corner with their thumb in their mouth saying, “Mommy, Mommy, take me home.” These are bad people. The Democrat politicians we’re fighting today are the same ones who took a sledgehammer to Ohio jobs in factories. They destroyed your factories. They destroyed your jobs. But they’re losing and we’re winning and America’s comeback continues full speed ahead.

Donald Trump: (01:05:36)
On no issue have Democrat politicians more clearly betrayed the American people than the issue of illegal immigration. Far left radical politicians support deadly sanctuary cities and demonstrated their contempt, scorn, and disdain for everyday Americans and the American family. These jurisdictions release dangerous violent criminal aliens out of their jails and directly onto your streets where they are free to rob, attack, and kill American citizens but stop it. They want open borders. Can you believe it? And because of Democrats’ open border policies, they want open borders. They want more people flowing. Come on in. Come on in. Innocent Americans are being brutalized and murdered by illegal alien criminals. As just one example right here in Ohio, you all know about it, an illegal alien went on a deadly crime spree, attempting to rape a 14-year-old girl. Then raping an murdering a 60-year old woman. Then shooting at a woman who took a shortcut through the park and was walking with her children. And finally the police came. We love our police. And they were able to apprehend this terrible criminal.

Donald Trump: (01:06:44)
Thanks to Democrat policies, MS-13 gang members… they’re the worst… were allowed to infiltrate the country. You know I called them animals and Nancy Pelosi said, “They’re not animals. They’re human beings.” Take a look at what’s happened to her district. Her district is one of the most disgusting dirty… it used to be one of the best in the country. Now it’s a disgrace what’s happened. Drug dealings all over the place. The homeless they’re not taking care of. Tents down major thoroughfares. What happened in San Francisco, in particular her district, and she lives in this beautiful house. But they turn all these arsonists out, including killing their victims with machetes, MS-13. They kill them with machetes. You know why? Because it’s more painful than using a gun.

Donald Trump: (01:07:11)
Federal authorities recently discovered and rounded up more than 25 MS-13 gang members in Central Ohio. And they will be sent to jail or frankly, I they hold them… I don’t know that they can hold them. They’re going to be sent the hell back home.

Donald Trump: (01:07:20)
Last year alone, ICE officers, who by the way are heroes. These are brave people. I don’t want to do it. You don’t want to do it. Let’s see, you can do it. You can do it. You can do it. Most of you wouldn’t. I mean, I’ve seen it. They have these people that are like killers. And now the guys are here. And they want to call them a safe place. And they run in and they’re swinging and punching. What the hell kind of a job is that? That’s what they do. They’re tough people. They’re great patriots. Who the hell wants to do it? They’re incredible, ICE. And they get scorned and we take out thousands and thousands of MS-13 members every single year. They throw them in the back of the van and we get them the hell out of our country.

Donald Trump: (01:08:55)
But ICE offices worked through Ohio police to remove one thousand two hundred dangerous criminal aliens from your streets. And on all your street, do you see the difference now between what it is now? We have a problem over there? Go ahead. Take your time. Take your time. Good, thank you. Great job. Thank you. Okay these people here, unlike you up there, these people have been waiting for three days so that they could be here. I don’t know. You know what? If I had to wait three days, I think I’d like your seat better. I like your seat.

Donald Trump: (01:10:07)
But Democrats stand for crime, corruption, and chaos. Republicans stand for law, order, and justice. That’s really the way it is. We side with law enforcement, with law abiding Americans, not law breaking criminal aliens. We are removing these illegal criminals and gang members from our country by the thousands. We are sending them home. And we will no let them back in. And I have to tell you, a lot of things are happening. You’re going to hear about that in two seconds. Thanks to our tireless efforts to secure the border, illegal crossing are down 75% since May. We have ended catch and release. Catch and release, you know what catch and release is? We catch them. We take down their name and we release them. What kind of crap is that? These are the policies that we inherited. You catch somebody, take their name. Say “Please come back in three years.” Right? And we’re releasing them back to the community. And if you don’t do that everybody gets sued. Can you believe this? We have ended catch and release.

Donald Trump: (01:12:11)
The other one, beauty, how about that lottery? It’s called VISA lottery. How about this? They put their hand… these people are going to America. Bomb. I will not use names because I’ll be accused of something later. But from Honduras, what about it? El Salvador, we have… He’s good. Only in Ohio can that happen. Who’s the man that did that? Who is that? So anyway, but, in Honduras, Guatemala they have like this lottery. Now the people, I’ve gotten to know the government officials. They’re good. They’ve made some good things. They said, “Hey we need to take our people back.” They’re getting their people back. Before, they wouldn’t take them back. They’d send them here to go into our county. We’d bring them back under past administrations and then after that, they’d say, “We’re not taking them back. We’re not taking them back. Take them the hell our of here. We’re not letting you land your plane.” So we have the government flying the plane all over trying to get a couple prisoners, bad people back.

Donald Trump: (01:12:25)
Now they take them back. You know why? Because we said, “Look, if you don’t take them back, we’re going to put tariffs on every single thing you sell.” Now they say, “We’d love to take them back. We’d love to take them back. We’ll take them back gladly, sir.” No, they couldn’t get them back. We’d take off with these absolutely gang members an we’d bring them back and they wouldn’t accept them. We couldn’t land the plane. We couldn’t get anything through the border. It comes through the border this way, not that way. But now they take them back. They’ve been good actually. They’ve been very good. Now we paid them a lot of money. We paid them 500 million dollars a year. Can you believe we paid them 500 million through El Salvador? And I said, “Oh, there’s not going to be any money anymore because you’re not treating us right.” And they’ve been good. They’ve been great. They take them back. “How many would you like us to take? We’ll take as many as you want.”

Donald Trump: (01:12:25)
And here’s the big thing. Ready? You ready? Today in the newspapers in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals we won’t the big big beautiful lawsuit when they were all suing us. The wall is being built. We built it. We built already a tremendous amount. But we’re releasing four million dollars of military construction funds to build the biggest section of the wall. It’s literally being signed now and will be under construction very shortly in couple of weeks. And we’ve already built over a 100 miles of wall. How about that? 100 miles. And by the end of next year, we’re going to have a lo more built. And it’s already having a big impact. How about that, Democrats? “Walls don’t work. We want technology.” I said, “What do you want to do?” They want drones. Oh, good. When people are rushing, the caravans, when they’re rushing, having a drone flying around is not going to help you do it. Okay?

Donald Trump: (01:12:31)
Nothing like… you know five years ago, the Democrats all wanted a wall. They just could never get I built. They didn’t know how the hell to build it. I do. So we built 100 miles. I think probably more than that now. We have a lot under contract. But we won our big case just… I woke up. They said, “Sir, we have good news. They overturned a horrible decision from the lower court. You can now fund the rest of the wall.” I said, “Thank you very much.” Thank you, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Donald Trump: (01:15:10)
But they want to have open borders. They want to have sanctuary cities. The radical Democrats have never been more extreme than they are right now. They are stone cold crazy. You know the [inaudible 01:15:10] have changed some. They want crime. They want gangs. I’m saying all this stuff and then I say, “Gee, now I sort of understand why they hate me.” Right? But it’s true. It’s true. Their policies are a disaster. They’re bad politicians and they’re horrible policies but what they do is they stick together and then they’re vicious. They’re vicious, horrible people. I didn’t say that. They’re horrible people. What they do to people is as disgrace but they stick together.

Donald Trump: (01:15:59)
Now the Republicans, thank you very much, the Republicans, my man, the Republicans, we were 196 to nothing in the House and I have feelings that it’s going to be great also. 196 to nothing and we took in three Democrats. And Congressmen, [inaudible 01:15:59] left their party and joined our party. But we’ve done things nobody’s ever done before. But the Democrats are taking their cues from socialist Bernie Sanders and that group. Omar, AOC, Talib. This is a jihadist woman, Talib. Talib. Boy, what a group but they’re the leaders of the party. They’re really my opinion dealers. That’s what happened. That’s how they got into this impeachment on this. The leaders of the party are… there’s AOC, Talib, and Omar. And Pelosi beats them but she shakes and quivers and she’s very soft. But you know who the leader of your party is? All of you. You. You’re the leader of your party.

Donald Trump: (01:15:59)
But the Democrats are pushing the socialist takeover of healthcare that would strip 180 million Americans of their private insurance plans and massively raise taxes on the middle class. A lot of you have private plans you love. They’re going to take them away from you. But see, I don’t like doing this too soon. I did it with Obama. I came up with this great plan. I came up with a lot of different stuff. I said [inaudible 01:17:26]. Everybody believed me. Then she went down. Then she started coming up and then he went down. It doesn’t help me to do it a year-and-a-half before the election. That’s why, like with the Green New Deal, okay? I want to say great things about it. Okay? I don’t want to knock it and then say, “Oh, we’re not going to use that.” I like it when they say, “You no longer can fly airplanes. No longer can you have any cows in meadows. Right? No longer can you do anything.” We can’t do anything anymore. The Green Deal, I love it. I think it’s great. It should be debated. It should be debated.

Donald Trump: (01:18:03)
So what we’re going to do very seriously, we’re not going to talk badly about that. We’re going to say the Green… they asked me about it the other day. A gentlemen just asked me about it back stage. I said, “You know, it’s something that has to be considered. In about two weeks before the election I’ll let you know the facts.” It just doesn’t matter. We’re too far ahead of the election. The Green New Deal, that’s a beauty. You know it’s amazing. There’s this congressman that’s been here. He has white hair, beautiful white hair. No, it’s not you. And he’s with AOC. And he’s saying, “Yes, we have to go with the Green New Deal.” I’m saying, “Is this guy for real?” I don’t know if he believes it. He’s been around for 20 years in Congress. I’ve seen him. I know him a little bit. And he’s acting like he actually believes it. But we’re going to just take our time and we’re going to relax. About three or four, usually the [inaudible 01:19:03] rally it’s a month before. You’ll get to hear the real facts. But I’m tired of talking about this 10 months before the election.

Donald Trump: (01:19:14)
Bernie Sanders healthcare plan would cost over 32 trillion dollars. It’s more money than they’ll make in five years. That’s more money than you’ll ever make. He’s, is he crazy? No, no, oh let me take that back. No, it’s a great plan. We have to consider it. We have to consider his plan strongly. Now see, I’ll tell you what fake news will do. They’ll take my last words, “It’s a great plan. We have to consider it strongly.” They’ll cut everything out in front and they’ll say, “Donald Trump is in favor of Bernie Sanders’ [renew camp 01:19:40]. They can do more with the tape than they can do with a newspaper. No, they’ll do it. You’ll see it. Somewhere you’ll see it, “Trump supports his plan.” They are sick.

Donald Trump: (01:19:56)
Republicans will defend middle class taxpayers and the right to keep the doctor of your choice. We will protect patients with pre-existing conditions. And we will protect your pre-existing physician. You’ll have your physician. Virtually every top Democrat also now supports late term abortion, ripping babies straight from the mother’s womb, right up until the moment of birth. That is why I have asked Congress to prohibit late-term abortion because Republicans believe that every child is a sacred gift from God.

Donald Trump: (01:20:20)
Radical Democrats now have a party of high taxes, high crime, open borders, late-term abortion, socialism, and blatant corruption. The Republican Party is the party of the American worker, the American family, and the party of the American dream. We still have the American dream.

Donald Trump: (01:21:25)
As of today, we’ve appointed 187 fellow judges to interpret the Constitution as written. Think about it. And two great Supreme Court Justices. Think of that, 187 federal and court of appeals judges. Think of that. Thank you, President Obama. He gave us 142 judges. Thank you. Thank you very much, President Obama. We have a record. It’s a record and we will appoint many more. But we, first day, 142 judges, 142 is how many we had. “Sir, you have 142.” I said, “You’ve got to be kidding.” I thought they’d say maybe none, maybe one, but certainly no more than one. They’re like gold. They said, “No, sir, you have 142.” I said, “You’ve got to be kidding. How did this happen?” President Obama, President Obama did not get that done. And by the way Mitch helped a lot [inaudible 01:22:54]. Mitch helped a lot. He helped a lot. It wasn’t so easy. Mitch McConnell.

Donald Trump: (01:22:54)
We’re aggressively combating the opioid epidemic and it’s bad. In 2018, drug overdose deaths in Ohio fell by… listen to this… 22%. That’s not good enough but credit to opioid.

Donald Trump: (01:22:54)
And as we continue rebuilding our military, we have the star legendary Army tank factory in Lima. And we’ve authorized 441 new striker fighting combat vehicles and 453 new Abrams tanks to be built in the Buckeye State. That’s a lot of tanks.

Donald Trump: (01:23:45)
So wait, just a quick story. Okay? I’m proud of this. So they had this Army tank plant, right, in Lima. And I said “What’s going on?” “They’re closing it.” “Oh.” “They’re closing. They’re closing everything.” When I came they wanted to close everything. So I was president-elect I think right around at that time. And I went to Lima and went through the factory where they make these trucks, the plant. And they make the tanks. They make all of these Army vehicle. And I said, “These people are amazing. You could never close this. You could never re-open it again.” They’d been doing this for many many decades and this factory was incredible. And I looked at the tanks they made. They’re the best in the world by Abrams. They’re the best in the world. I said, “Wait a minute. If you close this, we’re not going to be… where are you going to build tanks? This is the primary factory in the whole country. I think it might be the only factory in the whole country.”

Donald Trump: (01:24:18)
So they didn’t close. They said, “What are we going to do? Stay open for [inaudible 01:24:18]?” “Please send us 200 tanks.” “We don’t want to send you any tanks because we’re going to kick your ass.” We’re going to make our own tanks. Right? We’ve got to make our own tanks. So I did something, based on my instinct because instinct sometimes works better than anything else. Based on my instinct, I said, ” You can’t close this plant.” I went through that plant. I spent two, three hours talking to people who worked there. I looked at some of the hydraulic and I’m, I love all in the world, tractors, all of that stuff. I know a lot about it. And I looked at the carvings. I looked at the metal. I looked at how perfect everything was that turns around. How perfect it fit. They put it on and it would fit like within 1/100th of an inch. And I said, “You’re not going to be able to do this anyplace else.” I said, “And we’re going to be expanding our military. We’re going to be rebuilding. Who the hell’s going to make our tanks if you close?” I said, “Keep it open.”

Donald Trump: (01:25:15)
I actually, it was all closed. Is there anybody from Lima? Is that a true story? Right? It was closed. They announced it was closed. It was all set to close. I said, “You can’t close this plant.” And now look, the numbers I just gave you. We’re making almost 500 new tanks. You could’ve never reopened a place like that. It’s incredible. And you could’ve never gotten those workers. They’re really skilled people and if you did it would cost you billions and billions of dollars to do it. It wouldn’t have been as good as we have. So that was something I did that I’m very proud of because I really over-rode a lot of talented people that wanted it to close.

Donald Trump: (01:25:59)
I recognized Israel’s true capitol and opened the American Embassy in Jerusalem. And we further recognized Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, 52 years.

Donald Trump: (01:25:59)
For years you watched as your politicians apologized for America. Now you have a President who is standing up for America and we are standing up for the great people of Ohio. And saying our present battle is the survival of the American nation. If you want your children to inherit the blessings that generations of Americans have fought and died for, and fought so hard to secure, then we must devote everything we have toward victory in 2020. We have to win. You know, we have to win. Because all of these things that we’ve done can be undone. And you can have a country that goes to hell very very fast, very very fast.

Donald Trump: (01:27:14)
Only in this way can we save the America we love and drain the Washington swamp once and for all. And I have seen that dirty rotten swamp better than anybody else in America. A lot of crooked people, disgusting crooked people. With your help, we will lift millions more of our citizens from welfare to work, dependence to independence, and poverty to prosperity. Together we will elect a Republican Congress to create a fair, safe, sane, and lawful system of immigration. We will enact trade deals that result in more products proudly stamped with that beautiful phrase Made in the U.S.A. We will achieve new breakthroughs in science and medicine, finding new cures for childhood cancer and ending the AIDS epidemic in America. Nobody knew that. It could’ve been done long before I got here. They had the technology. But we’re ending the AIDS epidemic in America within 10 years. Isn’t that amazing? Whoever thought that was possible? Who would have thought that’s possible?

Donald Trump: (01:27:42)
We will defend privacy, free speech, religious liberty, and the right to keep and bear arms. And above all, we will never stop fighting for the sacred values that bind us together as one big beautiful America. We support, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States. We stand with the incredible heroes of law enforcement. We believe in the dignity of work and the sanctity of life. We believe that faith and family, not government and bureaucracy are the true American way. We believe that children should be taught to love our country, honor our history, and to always respect our great American flag. And we will always live by the words of our national motto, “In God We Trust.”

Donald Trump: (01:27:50)
We stand on the shoulders of generations of Ohio patriots who gave their blood, sweat, and tears for this beloved nation. From Cleveland to Cincinnati, from Dublin to Dayton, and from Columbus to Toledo, this state is the home of proud families and farmers, and miners, and manufacturers, and aviators, and astronauts. Ohio is where the Wright Brothers invented the airplane and where Annie Oakley got her gun. Ohio is the state that gave us American legends and American heroes like Thomas Edison, Neil Armstrong, and the great John Glenn. Ohio is the place where strong American workers mined coal, worked the railroads, and forged the steel that made America into the greatest most powerful nation in the history of the world. And we are making it greater than ever before.

Donald Trump: (01:30:57)
Proud citizens like you helped build this country and together we are taking back our country. We are returning power to you, the American people. With your help, your devotion, and your drive, we are going to keep on working. We are going to keep on fighting, and we are going to keep on winning, winning, winning. We are one movement, one people, one family, and one glorious nation under God. America is thriving like never before. And ladies and gentlemen of Ohio, the best is yet to come. Because together, we will make American wealthy again. We will make America strong again. We will make America proud again. We will make America safe again. And we will make America great again. Thank you, Toledo. Thank you.

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