Nov 2, 2020
Donald Trump Rally Speech Transcript Grand Rapids, Michigan November 2
Donald Trump and Mike Pence held a campaign rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan on November 20. Read the transcript of his rally speech remarks here.
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Vice President Mike Pence: (00:00)
Well, hello, Michigan? Congressman Huizenga, Congressman Moolenaar, GOP Chair Laura Cox, to all of you have been with us every step of the way. It is great to be back in the Great Lakes State, just 80 minutes from election day when we reelect President Donald Trump for four more years.
Four more years. Four more years. Four more years. Four more years. Four more years. Four more years.
Vice President Mike Pence: (01:17)
Wow. It is really great to be with y’all and a special treat tonight to be with my much better half, she’s a military mom, she’s been committed to helping our military families, been my wife for 35 years. But she’s the best Second Lady the United States has ever had. Would you join me in thanking my wonderful wife, Karen Pence.
Vice President Mike Pence: (01:43)
But we’re here tonight for the same reason you are. For one reason and one reason only. And that is that Michigan and America need four more years of President Donald Trump in the White House. It’s on, and the road to victory goes straight through Michigan.
Vice President Mike Pence: (02:09)
You all are great to be out tonight. And you know, I got to tell you, I just spoke to the President. He just finished up in Wisconsin, but he can’t wait to get to Grand Rapids. It’s great to be back here tonight. We’ll never forget. We’ll never forget being in Grand Rapids four years ago tonight. The clock ticked past midnight. It was election day 2016. The President spoke until about 1:30 in the morning and he walked up to me after he walked off the stage, he looked out at the crowd just like this one and he slapped me on the shoulder and said, “Mike, I don’t know about you, but that doesn’t look like second place.” And it still doesn’t. Michigan did it before and I know Michigan’s going to do it again.
Vice President Mike Pence: (03:15)
We’re going to show America that Michigan is Trump country.
Vice President Mike Pence: (03:24)
Thank you all for coming out. What an incredible site. And I know there’s more people waiting to get in and I’m telling you what, it really is incredible to be with you. And it’s also great to be here with some great leaders who served alongside with us every step of the way. Would you join me in thanking two of the most principled conservative leaders in Congress? Two men have been with us every step of the way. Congressman John Moolenaar and Congressman Bill Huizenga.
Vice President Mike Pence: (03:56)
And how about the next Congressman from the third congressional district, Peter Meijer? and earlier tonight, the President and I were with a friend of mine, got to know him over the last couple of years. He’s a man of integrity, dedicated to his family. He’s a West Point graduate, a combat veteran, a businessman, and the next Senator from the great State of Michigan, John James. Four years ago, we inherited a military that had been hollowed out by devastating budget cuts, an economy that was struggling to break out of the slowest recovery since the Great Depression, terrorism was on the rise around the world, and we witnessed a steady assault on our most cherished values. But in three short years, we rebuilt our military, we revived our economy, we secured our border, supported law enforcement and stood for life, liberty and the Constitution of the United States. Incredible.
USA. USA. USA. USA. USA. USA. USA. USA. USA. USA.
Vice President Mike Pence: (05:23)
And on the economy, after Joe Biden’s spent eight years in the White House trying to tax and spend and bail us back to a growing economy, President of Donald Trump created the greatest economy in American history, and we are doing it again.
Vice President Mike Pence: (05:42)
How about those new GDP numbers last week? Isn’t that something? The American economy grew by more than 33%. Shattering any previous record. The American comeback is on. And with four more years of President Donald Trump, we’re going to bring this economy back bigger and better than ever.
Vice President Mike Pence: (06:13)
You know, that great American comeback is a testament to all of you, to the character and the resilience and the strength of the American people. But it’s also a tribute to a President and our allies in the Congress who worked with us to create the greatest economy the world has ever seen.
Vice President Mike Pence: (06:31)
That’s why it’s astonishing in the midst of a global pandemic, Joe Biden wants to raise taxes by $4 trillion. On Friday, his running mate, Kamala Harris said, quote, the first order of business is to get rid of the President’s tax cuts. They got a $2 trillion version of the Green New Deal, but under President Donald Trump, where they’re planning to raise your taxes, we cut taxes across the board.
Vice President Mike Pence: (07:15)
We rolled back more federal regulation than any administration in history. We fought for free and fair trade, unleashed American energy, and in three short years, businesses created 7 million good paying jobs, including 112,000 jobs right here in the Great Lakes State. Unemployment reached a 50 year low, and wages were rising across the board in those first three years.
Vice President Mike Pence: (07:46)
And they were rising most rapidly for hardworking, blue collar Americans. The forgotten men and women of America were forgotten no more. When Joe Biden was Vice President, America actually lost 200,000 manufacturing jobs. I come from just south of here in Indiana, just like Michigan, we do two things well out this way, don’t we? We make things and we grow things, right?
Vice President Mike Pence: (08:19)
The last President actually said, after losing 200,000 manufacturing jobs, he said, “They’re never coming back.” Remember he said, “What magic wand do you have?” Well, we didn’t need a magic wand. We just needed President Donald Trump in the White House.
Vice President Mike Pence: (08:39)
500,000 manufacturing jobs in just three years. So manufacturing came roaring back and when it comes to trade so important here in Michigan, what we make and what we grow, we sell to the world. Joe Biden’s been a cheerleader of communist China, all along the way while they took advantage of the United States, put barriers to their markets while we put none to ours.
Vice President Mike Pence: (09:12)
And closer to home, when it came to our trading relationship with Canada and Mexico, Joe Biden liked to complain a lot about NAFTA, but he never lifted a finger to fix what was wrong with it when we saw thousands of factories closed and jobs shipped south of the border. But under President Donald Trump, we put China on notice.
Vice President Mike Pence: (09:34)
We said the era of economic surrender is over. We stood strong, imposed tariffs, and NAFTA is now gone. And the USMCA is here to stay. And it’s something you ought to know about Joe Biden’s running mate as well. I had a little debate with Kamala Harris in Salt Lake city a couple of weeks ago. Thank you. Some people think we did all right. So… thank you. But you all deserve to know in this hard working State of Michigan, despite the fact that USMCA was a huge win for Michigan, right, Bill?
Vice President Mike Pence: (10:18)
I mean, Kamala Harris was one of only 10 senators to vote against the USMCA. Kamala Harris said the USMCA didn’t go far enough on climate change. I mean, she put her radical environmental agenda ahead of Michigan jobs and Michigan workers. No wonder she was listed as the most liberal member of the United States Senate last year. But when it comes to trade or anything else for that matter, I promise you, President Donald Trump will always put American jobs and American workers first. And on energy, Joe Biden wants to crush American energy under a $2 trillion Green New Deal that would raise the cost of electricity for every home in business in America. It’s true. The President had to remind him he was for it in that first Presidential debate, remember? But he is, right?
Vice President Mike Pence: (11:22)
And Kamala Harris, she was the original co-sponsor in the Senate of the Green New Deal. The truth is Joe Biden and Kamala Harris want to abolish fossil fuels, end fracking. It would destroy hundreds of thousands of good paying jobs. They said it over the last year, over and over again, but now, right, Joe Biden shows up in Pittsburgh. I wasn’t far from there today. And he’s trying to convince people that he’s not for banning fracking. He actually said that our President was lying about it. It came up in the Presidential debate. How good did President Trump do in that Presidential debate? Wasn’t that a great night? That ball is still going.
Vice President Mike Pence: (12:09)
Anyway, it came up in the Presidential debate. Remember Joe Biden, about 90 minutes into the debate, he said, “America needs to make a transition from the oil industry.” I love what the President said. He said, “That’s a big statement.” But by the next morning, Joe Biden was already denying, but [inaudible 00:12:32] even in the debate, remember? He said, “Show the tape.” So we’ve been showing the tape.
Vice President Mike Pence: (12:45)
I got to tell you, men and women of Michigan, look, no matter what Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are saying right now, you can take it to the bank. Joe Biden and the radical left are going to abolish fossil fuels, ban fracking, close down the oil industry if they ever get to the White House, but we’re not going to let it happen. We’re going to have more fracking, more American energy and energy independence for generations to come with four more years of President Donald Trump in the White House.
Four more years. Four more years. Four more years. Four more years. Four more years. Four more years.
Vice President Mike Pence: (13:34)
Folks, the choice we face in this election, I really believe it’s a choice between a Trump boom and a Biden depression. I mean, there was an independent review of his plans last week. Said that Joe Biden’s economic policies would cost this country 5 million jobs and cut the average income of the Americans by household by $6,500 a year. So anyway, every minute between now and when the polls close tomorrow here in Michigan, if you come across a family member or a coworker or a neighbor that is still undecided, I want you to say I was out at the airport, ran into Mike and he said if I ran into anybody who was undecided, I was just supposed to ask him one question. Seriously. Just look them in the eye and say everything I, just everything else. Just look them in the eye and say, “Who do you really think can bring this economy all the way back?”
Vice President Mike Pence: (14:42)
Am I right? A career politician who spent 47 years in Washington, DC raising taxes, growing government, waving a white flag on international trade or a proven job creator who’s overseeing the fastest economic recovery in us history? You ask them. If they’re honest, they’ll answer. So this election really is about prosperity. It’s about jobs, about our children’s future, but it’s also about national security. And I’ll tell you what, I couldn’t be more proud to serve alongside a President who cares so deeply about the men and women of our armed forces and their families. You might not know the Pences are actually a military family. My son’s a United States Marine. My daughter is married to a Navy pilot who’s currently deployed. And we couldn’t be more proud of them. In fact, my daughter is a military spouse, and while her husband is away, she’s out campaigning a little bit with mom and dad. Would you welcome my wonderful daughter, Charlotte Pence Bond? Incredible Navy spouse and a writer. And a leader. So proud of her.
Vice President Mike Pence: (16:12)
When Joe Biden was Vice President, we saw years of reckless budget cuts in our national defense, didn’t we? And over the last few days, you can go look it up, leading Democrats in Washington are talking about massive cuts in defense spending to pay for all their big government plans.
Vice President Mike Pence: (16:33)
President Donald Trump, we rebuild our military, we restore the arsenal democracy. President Trump signed the largest investment in our national defense since the days of Ronald Reagan. And with four more years, we’re going to keep giving our soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, and Coast Guard, the resources and the support they need to defend this nation.
Four more years. Four more years. Four more years. Four more years. Four more years. Four more years. Four more years.
Vice President Mike Pence: (17:09)
It’s not just about those that serve today. It’s about all of you who did serve in the uniform. When Joe Biden… Yeah, put your hand in the air if you’re a veteran of our armed forces, would you please? Let us thank you one more time. Thank you for your service. Thank you for your service. Thank you for our freedom.
Vice President Mike Pence: (17:33)
When Joe Biden was Vice President, America saw years of scandal at the VA that shocked the conscience of the nation. You remember. We had literally some of America’s veterans that were dying on waiting lists, waiting to get the care that they earned in the uniform of the United States.
Vice President Mike Pence: (17:55)
But under President Donald Trump, those days are over. President Trump signed the most sweeping reforms of the VA in 50 years. We fired 3,000 VA employees that weren’t giving our veterans the care they need and Veterans Choice is now available for every veteran in America.
Vice President Mike Pence: (18:20)
So for a strong national defense, for taking care of our veterans, let me just say, it’s one more reason why we need John James in the United States Senate. And when it comes to law and order, you all know President Donald Trump has stood every day with the men and women who serve on the thin blue line of law enforcement and we always will. The President and I know what you know. Men and women who serve in law enforcement are some of the best people in this country and they deserve the respect of every American every day.
Vice President Mike Pence: (19:09)
The truth is though, you remember the violence over this last summer and all Joe Biden never talked about was peaceful protestors. But rioting and looting is not peaceful protest. Burning businesses is not free speech.
Vice President Mike Pence: (19:25)
The truth is Joe Biden would double down on the policies that have led to violence in America’s cities. Joe Biden explains it all by saying he believes America is systemically racist. And he and Kamala Harris often say that they believe police officers have an implicit bias against minorities.
Vice President Mike Pence: (19:48)
When Joe Biden was asked whether he’d cut funding for law enforcement, he replied, “Yes, absolutely.” And Kamala Harris recently praised the Mayor of Los Angeles for cutting $150 million out of the LAPD’s budget. But under President Donald Trump, I’ll make you a very firm promise, we’re not going to defund the police. Not now, not ever.
Vice President Mike Pence: (20:15)
We’re going to back the blue and we’re going to back the blue for four more years. And we’re going to have law and order in every city in every state in this nation for every American of every race and creed and color.
Vice President Mike Pence: (20:40)
It’s been about standing with people that protect and serve. But this President is also stood strong for all the God-given liberties enshrined in our constitution and in the hearts of the American people, like the freedom of religion, the freedom of speech and the second amendment right to keep and bear arms.
Vice President Mike Pence: (21:07)
To that end, we’ve appointed more than 200 conservative judges to our federal courts at every level. And they’re all men and women all uphold the God-given liberties enshrined in our founding documents. That includes Justice Neil Gorsuch, Justice Brett Kavanaugh and that includes the Supreme Court’s newest, brilliant principled woman, Justice Amy Coney Barrett.
ACB. ACB. ACB. ACB.
Vice President Mike Pence: (21:35)
Isn’t she great? And not just because she’s from Indiana. How much did you love it when one of those Senators asked her, show me what you got written down on that paper. “Nothing.” She’s so impressive. I’ll tell you, and she’s going to stand strong for all the liberties we cherish.
Vice President Mike Pence: (22:07)
When Joe Biden was Vice President, we actually saw a steady assault on our first freedom, the freedom of religion. The last administration used the power of the federal government to erode the conscience rights of doctors and nurses in religious charities. They even hauled a group of nuns into federal court to force them to compromise their faith to live under the Obamacare. It’s true.
Vice President Mike Pence: (22:32)
And the same religious intolerance happened when Amy Coney Barrett was nominated to the court of appeals two years ago. You remember? She was in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the leading Democrat on that committee said she was concerned about Amy Coney Barrett’s Catholic faith, because she said, and I quote “The Dogma lives loudly within you.” And then Hollywood elite started attacking Amy Coney Barrett for her faith and they’ve never stopped. Well, I got news for the Democrats in Washington and their Hollywood friends. That Dogma lives loudly in me. That Dogma lives loudly in you. And the right to live and worship according to the dictates of our faith lives loudly in the Constitution of the United States of America.
Vice President Mike Pence: (23:38)
Under President Donald Trump, we restored the conscience rights of doctors and nurses. We stood strong for religious freedom. We ended the assault on the Little Sisters of the Poor, and we are going to stand for the religious freedom of every American of every faith for four more years. And finally, where Joe Biden and Kamala Harris support taxpayer funding of abortion all the way up to the moment of birth, I couldn’t be more proud to be Vice President to a President who stands without apology for the sanctity of human life.
Vice President Mike Pence: (24:29)
So in our first three years, we rebuilt our military, we revived our economy, we stood for law and order, liberties in life. And none of that would’ve been possible without the strong and consistent support of Michigan’s Republicans in Congress. So right after you reelect President Donald Trump, right after you send John James to the United States Senate, the President and I need Michigan to send Bill Huizenga, John Moolenaar, Peter Meijer, and Lisa McClain to a new Republican majority in Congress and retire Nancy Pelosi once and for all.
Vice President Mike Pence: (25:17)
Vice President Mike Pence: (25:19)
I’m telling you, I was there 10 years ago when we retired Nancy Pelosi the last time. And I intend to be here when we do it again. When you look at everything we were able to accomplish with Republican majorities in the House and Senate, I think there’s only one way you can describe it. In three short years, we Made America Great Again. Right?
Vice President Mike Pence: (25:48)
And then 2020 arrived. And the Coronavirus struck from China. The American people have seen this President’s leadership up close. I mean, before there was a single case of community spread anywhere in America, President Trump did what no American President had ever done. He suspended all travel from China, the second largest economy in the world. President Trump put the health of America first.
Vice President Mike Pence: (26:19)
Now Joe Biden said that was xenophobic. Essentially means that he thought it was racist. He actually wrote that closing down travel in a global pandemic would make things worse, but Joe Biden got it wrong. And President Trump got it right. By shutting down travel from China, President Trump’s saved untold American lives because it bought us invaluable time to stand up the greatest national mobilization since World War II.
Vice President Mike Pence: (26:53)
Vice President Mike Pence: (26:54)
We reinvented testing. We saw to the manufacturer of billions of supplies, new medicines and therapeutics. And we’re just a matter of weeks away from having the first Coronavirus vaccine with tens of millions of doses for the American people.
Vice President Mike Pence: (27:14)
And I want to promise the people of Michigan, you can be confident. We’re going to keep making sure those supplies and medicines are there. We’re going to keep driving toward a vaccine until we put this pandemic in the past. And we’re going to keep opening up America again. I know, I got to tell you, it’s amazing to think how this economy has come back. In just the last five months alone, after losing 22 million jobs at the height of this pandemic because of the foundation the President poured in those first three years, because of the unprecedented relief that these Congressmen made available to families and to businesses, we’ve actually seen 11 and a half million Americans already go back to work, including 600,000 people right here in the State of Michigan. We are opening up America again, and the Michigan economy is coming back.
Vice President Mike Pence: (28:19)
But you all deserve to know that Joe Biden is talking about shutting down our economy again. I mean, you’ve dealt with enough here at Michigan, right? I mean, the truth is, newspapers are already reporting there’s countries in Europe that are already starting to shut down. So you can bet that Joe Biden will lock down the American economy if he makes it to the White House. All your schools will be closed, all your churches and synagogues, places of worship. Main Street will be all shuttered once again right at the moment that the American economy is getting back on its feet, Joe Biden said, and I quote, he would shut it down.
Vice President Mike Pence: (29:07)
Joe Biden is going to shut down, going to shut down our economy. And he says, we’re in for a long dark winter, but under President Donald Trump, we’re going to defeat the virus. And the best is yet to come.
Vice President Mike Pence: (29:27)
The choice in this election has never been clearer. The stakes have never been higher. When you look at their agenda of higher taxes, open borders, socialized medicine, a Green New Deal, defunding the police, abortion on demand, it’s clear. Joe Biden would be nothing more than a Trojan horse for the radical left. It’s true.
Vice President Mike Pence: (29:53)
I mean, I saw where Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are already angling for cabinet posts. The truth is, you all know what’s at stake. Now, Joe Biden says that democracy is on the ballot. Well, I think our economic recovery is on the ballot. I think law and order are on the ballot. But I also think there’s things much more foundational to who we are that are on the ballot as well.
Vice President Mike Pence: (30:26)
You know, in this election. I think it’s not going to be so much whether America ends up more Republican or more Democrat, more liberal or more conservative, more red or more blue. I think the choice in this election is whether America remains America.
Vice President Mike Pence: (30:48)
It’s whether we’re going to chart a course and Michigan will play an outsize role in this decision, so hear me out. It’s whether we’re going to chart a course based on our American heritage of faith and family and patriotism and freedom, or whether we’re going to let Joe Biden and the Democratic party surrender our country to the radical left, shut down our economy, topple our heritage of freedom and values into an avalanche of socialism and decline.
Vice President Mike Pence: (31:24)
So let me say to all of you from my heart, for everything that has always made America unique and exceptional and great, for the freedom that generations of Americans have fought to defend, we’ve got to decide right here and right now that Joe Biden will never be President of the United States. We’re going to reelect President Donald Trump for four more years.
Four more years. Four more years. Four more years. Four more years. Four more years. Four more years. Four more years. Four more years.
Vice President Mike Pence: (32:10)
Men and women, I got to tell you when I got the phone call four years ago to join this ticket, I said yes in a heartbeat because I heard and saw in this President, both the vision and the leadership ability to make this country great again. We’ve served alongside each other every day for the last four years. And you know, some people think we’re a little bit different, but I got to tell you, we’ve gotten to be very close friends.
Vice President Mike Pence: (32:44)
And I can tell you firsthand when the Klieg lights are off and the cameras are off, there’s never been a day gone by in the last four years that I haven’t seen this President against unprecedented resistance and-
Vice President Mike Pence: (33:03)
… against unprecedented resistance and opposition by the Democrats in Washington, against unrelenting and unfair attacks by their allies in the national media. There hasn’t been a day gone by that I haven’t seen our president get up and fight to keep the promises that he made to the people of Michigan. Now it’s our turn to fight for him. It’s on, Michigan. It’s time to bring it. It’s time to do what you did four years ago.
Vice President Mike Pence: (33:41)
Tell your neighbors and friends what four more years means. Four more years means more jobs, four more years means more judges, four more years means more support for our troops. And it’s going to take at least four more years to drain that swamp.
Drain that swamp. Drain that swamp. Drain that swamp. Drain that swamp. Drain that swamp. Drain that swamp.
Vice President Mike Pence: (34:10)
Oh, we’re draining it.
Vice President Mike Pence: (34:11)
It’s just like the president says a little deeper than we thought it was, we’re draining it though. We found the plug and we’re going to pull it tomorrow. So I got to ask you to do a couple of things. Air Force One is on its way in, and before you know it President Donald Trump will be in the house but on all of our behalf, I want to ask you to do a couple of things. First and foremost, about 47 minutes from now, it’ll be election day. Tomorrow morning, the polls open at 7:00 AM. Stay open till 8:00. So I’m going to ask you personally, I need you to vote Michigan, vote to reelect president Donald Trump to the White House. And remember, friends don’t let friends vote alone, bring a family member, bring a coworker, bring a neighbor and vote to reelect president Donald Trump for four more years.
Vice President Mike Pence: (35:38)
After you vote with a friend, number two, I want you to tell somebody why you came out late at night. Why are you here on this historic night in Grand Rapids. I want you to tell them all that we accomplished in those first three years with the president that kept his promises to Michigan. I want you to tell them about the choice that we face and how we’re going to set a course for this nation for generations to come.
Vice President Mike Pence: (36:12)
The President and I were on 60 Minutes the other night but he got a question during his interview and he gave an answer I’ll never forget. Because the reporter, I’m looking out at all of you, the reporter looks at the president and she said, “So how would you describe your supporters?” The president answered without missing a beat. She said, “How would you describe your supporters?” And he said, “They are people who love our country.” So go tell your neighbors and friends that you love our country and we need four more years of President Donald Trump in the White House.
Four more years. Four more years. Four more years. Four more years.
USA. USA. USA. USA. USA.
Vice President Mike Pence: (37:19)
Finally, this is just from me and from my family, as I’ve traveled around this country the last four years, I’ve become convinced this is a freedom loving nation, and this is a nation of faith. And so if you’re inclined like the Pences are to bow the head and bend the knee at your house from time to time, I’d encourage you to do that the next day. When you pray, pray with confidence in these challenging times where it seems like there’s more that divides us than any time in my lifetime, we ought to claim those ancient words that have seen Americans through much more challenging times than we could possibly imagine. The words of an ancient promise that say, if his people who are called by his name will humble themselves and pray and turn that he’ll do like he’s always done in the long and storied history of this great nation, he’ll hear from heaven and he’ll heal this land. This one nation under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all. So pray for America. Pray for all the American people. It’ll make a difference.
Vice President Mike Pence: (39:07)
So thank you for the warm welcome today. Thank you for giving my family such a warm welcome, I have to tell you, it’s the greatest honor of my life to be your vice president, but I want to be your vice-president for four more years. But I leave here today with renewed confidence, I’m telling you standing where I’m standing, you’d be confident too. Wow. I called him up after I got off the plane, I called him on the tarmac. I said, “You are not going to believe it.” I know he can’t wait to get here, but listen, I’m confident. If all of us do all we need to do between now and eight o’clock tomorrow here in Michigan, between now and when the polls close all across this country, we’re going to have a great victory all across Michigan, all across America.
Vice President Mike Pence: (40:07)
And with Bill Huizenga, John Moolenaar, Peter Meijer, Lisa McClain and a new Republican majority in the Congress with John James in the United States Senate with President Trump in the White House for four more years and with God’s help, we’re going to make Michigan and America more prosperous than you could possibly imagine. We’re going to make Michigan and America safer than ever before. We’re going to make Michigan and America more united than ever before, and together we will make America great again, again. Thank you very much, Michigan. God bless you. God bless America. Now let’s go get it done.
Trump. Trump. Trump. Trump. Trump. Trump. Trump. Trump. Trump. Trump. Trump. Trump. Trump. Trump. Trump. Trump. Trump. Trump.
Grand Rapids, Michigan. Please welcome the 45th president of the United States, Donald J. Trump.
USA. USA. USA. USA. USA. USA. USA. USA. USA. USA.
Donald Trump: (01:20:16)
Thank you very much Grand Rapids, you know, this is … This was our final night prior to a very, very big victory, that was it. Remember? We left at around 1:00 in the morning. I got home, my wife said, now First Lady, said, “You have to be kidding.” We came home late and then we watched the beautiful victory, and we’re going to have another beautiful victory tomorrow. And we’re going to win the state of … You know what we’re going to win, we’re going to win the state so easily. We’re going to win the state of Michigan so easily. We want to do it just like last time. But let’s give me a little bit more margin than that if you don’t mind.
Four more years. Four more years. Four more years. Four more years. Four more years. Four more years. Four more years.
Donald Trump: (01:21:18)
So we’re going to win the state of Michigan and we are going to win four more years in that very beautiful, beautiful, beautiful house. It’s called the White House. We made history together four years ago, and tomorrow we’re going to make history once again. So this has been really, this was amazing, Grand Rapids, I’ll never forget it though.
Donald Trump: (01:21:44)
We were called, late in the evening, Ronna, thank you very much, wherever you may be. She kept calling, say, “One more trip, one more trip to Michigan, I’m telling you, one more trip.” And then we heard crooked Hillary was coming back because they were hearing … Oh, you know, Michigan hadn’t been won for a long time, many, many years by a Republican. We heard that Barack Hussein Obama and Hillary, Bill, and Bill was the only one that got it right. Said, “You don’t want to run against Trump,” he said that very early. He was the only one, he’s the only one that understood what was going on actually.
Donald Trump: (01:22:23)
But they came and they came and they wanted to be in Michigan, which was unscheduled. So I got a call from Ronna, the whole group, and they said, “Could you go back?” We got here at 12:00 in the evening, I started speaking at 12:30, now election day, I’ll never forget it. We had 32,000 people, almost as many as we have tonight. And I said to my team, “We have to … This is it.” We’ve done five, but actually six, because we ended up last night around 2:00 in the morning in Miami, so we can say that includes this … So that would be six. We’ve done six of these big, and every one was just a lot of people. And you know what? There was a lot of love. There was a lot of love. We had a lot of love.
Donald Trump: (01:23:15)
We had 45,000 people in Florida last night. By the way, we’re doing very well in Florida. We’re doing very, very well in Wisconsin. We’re doing very well in Texas, I hear great things about Texas. You know they’re saying Texas may be even … Well, you know, then you think sleepy Joe Biden’s against guns. That’s not good for Texas, right? He’s against oil. Oil isn’t good. If you’re against oil, that’s not good politics, right Texas? And he’s against god. Right?
Donald Trump: (01:23:54)
When you have guns, oil, and god, and he’s doing well in Texas, I don’t think so. But I actually know for a fact we’re doing very well in Texas. I think we’re doing very well all over. I think you’re going to have, I don’t know if it’s as much of a … I don’t know what’s a surprise. We fulfilled everything we said we were going to fulfill, and that’s why people are [inaudible 01:24:17]
Donald Trump: (01:24:19)
And we did some things that we never even talked about, right? We never talked about Space Force. We got it. And I said you know what? I looked at Russia, I looked at China, and I said, “We need Space Force.” And we did it, first time in 74 years, not since the Air Force.
Donald Trump: (01:24:34)
But I want to thank you all. We have a great group of people here. I’d like to show our appreciation for our phenomenal vice president, Mike Pence, and his amazing wife Karen. Did he make a good speech? I saw him on the plane and I couldn’t sort of … Did he make a good speech? Huh? He’s great, I’ll tell you what. It was close, it was close. If I had my choice between Mike and Kamala, I think it’s a very close choice, but I think I’ll take Mike. I think we’ll stick with Mike and Karen. No.
Donald Trump: (01:25:14)
By the way, how badly did he beat her in that debate? Did you ever hear the expression, if that were a fight they would have stopped it.
He did great.
Donald Trump: (01:25:27)
But anyway. No, Mike’s been great from day one, and I appreciate it. I also want to thank Don, Jr., Eric, Ivanka, Tiffany. Words cannot express how proud you make me every single day. No matter what happens tomorrow, I’m very proud of you all.
We love you Don, Jr.
Donald Trump: (01:25:46)
But if we don’t win I’ll never speak to them again. They like him. They like them all. No no. I’m very proud. We’re very proud of you. Thank you. Look at these people. There’s a lot of spirit here. A lot of spirit.
Donald Trump: (01:26:08)
No, it’s funny though, I kept saying we have to finish off here. We have to do it. It’s just we could be a little bit superstitious, right? But you people, you’ve been great, you’ve been great. And I think we’re going to have a tremendous victory in Michigan.
Donald Trump: (01:26:22)
Don’t forget, four years ago I said, “Why are so many car companies leaving?” You know, you were losing everything to Mexico and to China and to frankly Canada, and you were losing everything. And we stopped it, and now you have many, many car plants that have already been built, are being built, renovations, 17 … You didn’t have a deal in like 42 years. It was always going out. Now they’re all coming in. I want to thank Prime Minister Abe of Japan. I said, “Shinzo, Shinzo, you got to do me a favor, Shinzo. You got to build some plants.” And he said, “No, no, no, we are the government, we don’t do that. That’s up to the private sector.” I said, “No, Shinzo, you got to do it. You got to do it. It’s not fair. You’re sending too many cars and they’re built in Japan. We wanted them built in Michigan, we wanted them built in Ohio, we want them built in South Carolina and North Carolina. We got to do it.”
Donald Trump: (01:27:17)
He says, “But I do not do that, Donald.” And the next day they announced five companies are coming to Michigan. But he’s a great guy. And he retired. He had some difficulty with his health, but he was a great prime minister of Japan, and he did a great favor to Michigan and to us, all of us, he’s a … We have a lot of activity in Michigan. It would be nice if your governor would open up the state, however. Would open up the state. Open up your schools, open up the state, go back. Get back to business.
Lock her up. Lock her up. Lock her up. Lock her up. Lock her up. Lock her up. Lock her up.
Donald Trump: (01:28:02)
The only one that’s allowed to roam free is her husband. What’s her husband like? Remember? That wasn’t so long ago. He’s allowed to do whatever he wants. But everybody else, you’re not allowed to leave your house or your apartment. No, she’s got to open it up. Well they will. On November 4th, she’ll announce, “Okay, now we’re going to open.” You know, they’re doing that for political … They think it hurts us in the election. Actually it helps us, okay? Who has voted so far? Has anyone voted? Okay, good. Because you’re saving it, right? You’re saving it for Tuesday? Right? No, we’re cool. We’re going to have a red wave, they call it the great red wave like nobody’s ever seen before. Like nobody’s ever seen. So based on just early results though, Florida looks like it’s phenomenal. Just phenomenal. North Carolina’s looking great. I think they’re all looking great. Ohio is looking fantastic.
Donald Trump: (01:29:05)
You know, we won Ohio last time by eight points, and I said, “Well why are …” These fake polls that they put out, they’re called suppression polls. If they make them bad enough, they hope you don’t want to waste your time and vote, right? We love our president, but if he’s losing by 250 points, let’s stay home and have dinner, darling.
Donald Trump: (01:29:27)
It doesn’t work, because you people don’t, you don’t go for the bait do you?
Donald Trump: (01:29:31)
It’s really amazing. And I think we’re winning. I think we’re going to win everything. I think tomorrow’s going to be-
Donald Trump: (01:29:41)
… one of the greatest wins in the history of politics.
Donald Trump: (01:29:49)
I want to give the very special thank you also to Jared Kushner, who is in the process of negotiating a little thing called peace in the Middle East. Great guy. Great guy. They like that. They like the sound. Peace in the Middle East without blood all over the sand, no blood in the sand, and no cost, just peace. Already three countries, UAE, a great leader, Mohammed, great leader. And three countries have already signed. Bahrain. It’s already signed. Sudan. And we have many, many countries, how many do we have lined up? It’ll be more than 10.
Donald Trump: (01:30:41)
Now what would happen if sleepy Joe Biden had to take over the deal? You know what happens? That’s the end of that deal. You can forget that deal. The sleepy one.
Donald Trump: (01:30:51)
Lara Trump, thank you Lara, what a job you do. What a job you do. You know, Lara’s a specialist on a place called North Carolina, I will tell you. She lived there and she grew up there and they love her there, and Pennsylvania, that extends to Pennsylvania next door, and you said that we’re doing phenomenally there, right? So I think that’s right. She said win. I think they’re both wins, big wins. We got to be careful though, because the Pennsylvania deal with that decision, oh, you can count the ballots later on, and count them whenever you’d like. No. No. We have to be very, very careful with that, that causes a lot of problems.
Donald Trump: (01:31:32)
I want to thank Kimberly Guilfoyle. Kimberly is fantastic, from day one. I’d watch her on The Five, and she always liked me, right from the beginning, so I always liked her. If they don’t like me, I never like them. It’s funny the way that works. But she was their big star, and she did great, and thank you very much Kimberly, I appreciate it very much.
Donald Trump: (01:31:59)
And Tiffany, thank you for the job you do. She goes around from place to place. She just graduated from law school. She just graduated from Georgetown. She did a great job. Thank you, honey, thank you very much. And Michael, thank you very much. Thank you very much.
Donald Trump: (01:32:17)
To all of our supporters here tonight, I really want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We’ve worked very hard in four years. We’ve been hit by fake, fake investigations, fake scandals, fake impeachments.
Donald Trump: (01:32:30)
We’ve had so many things that, the witch hunt, I call it the witch hunt. And it turned out to be a phony witch hunt, and they should have known it the first day. They did know it the first day. But it’s the deep state, it’s whatever you want to call it, but it should have never happened. Think of it. They spied on our campaign. They got caught. They tried to take down a duly elected president of the United States. They got caught. And you know who knew all about it? Barack Hussein Obama and sleepy Joe Biden. They knew all about it. They knew all about it.
Lock him up. Lock him up. Lock him up.
Donald Trump: (01:33:12)
And then I watch the fake news back there, look at all of them. Look at all of the fake news, isn’t that nice. It’s a lot of fake news. Then I watch the fake news saying, “You know, his attitude is a very tough attitude. He’s not very nice, he’s a very nasty person.” No no. We’re defending ourselves, and we’re defending all of these people that voted for us. With these fake …
Donald Trump: (01:33:38)
And then what happens? It turns out to be that it was them that were guilty of all of these horrible crimes. Including the crime of treason, because when you try and take down a duly elected president, you know, it’s called treason, it’s called big stuff. It’s big stuff. So we’re going to see how that all works out. We’re going to see how that. But that’s another reason we want to go for a long time, frankly. Because you know what? We started something incredible. We built the greatest economy in the history of the world. We then had to close it down for a period of time. We saved millions of lives. Remember the original estimate was 2.2 million people would die from the China plague, and they could have kept it in China. They didn’t get infected in the rest of China after Wuhan Province. But it came out to the world, it came out to Europe and the United States and 188 countries all over the world. And we can never forget that.
Donald Trump: (01:34:43)
We signed a great trade deal with China, but it doesn’t mean so … The ink wasn’t dry, and all of a sudden this happened.
Donald Trump: (01:34:52)
But the job we’ve done, when you see the numbers, and you’re going to hear the numbers because they’re coming out very soon, the job we’ve done has been an incredible job. We had to close it up. We saved millions of lives. We now opened it up. You saw what happened. 33.1%. The fastest in the history of our country. The fastest growth, the biggest growth in the history of our country.
Donald Trump: (01:35:18)
But you’ve been there right from the beginning, we’ve all been together, and I’ll tell you what, we very much appreciate it. And think of how it could have been different, except I think in a way we would have been less popular. Somebody said, because they would have said just another presidency. This time, you know we had to fight for you. We had to fight. You understood it. You understood the hoax better than anybody. It was a hoax. The Russian hoax. And after spending $48 million, 18 angry Democrats, and smart people, vicious, they were vicious, they were smart. If they could find any little morsel.
Donald Trump: (01:35:54)
And they went over taxes. And they went over everything you can go over. They spent $48 million, two and a half years. The Mueller investigation scam. And they come up, no collusion, there’s no collusion after all of that. Which makes me perhaps the most innocent man anywhere in the history of the United States.
Donald Trump: (01:36:22)
Now a friend of mine called me up, very smart guy. He said, “I can’t imagine anybody could go through two and a half years, $48 million, 18 killers, some of whom worked for Hillary Clinton, right? Crooked Hillary. And it turned out they’re the ones dealing with Russia. What a disgrace.”
Donald Trump: (01:36:41)
So let’s see what happens. It’s too bad it’s going so slowly. There’s plenty of info there, and I try and stay uninvolved. Someday I’m going to have to get involved, maybe. I try and stay uninvolved. Going too slowly. “No sir, we’d rather not do anything before the election.” Well they did it to me before, they did during, before, and after. These are bad people, Comey, the worst director in the history of the FBI. A crooked person.
Donald Trump: (01:37:12)
Did you leak? Remember? “Chuck Grassley. Did you leak the information to the newspapers?” He choked when he heard Chuck Grassley from Iowa, great gentleman, great gentleman. He looked at that guy, he said, “Did you leak?” And he said, “Yes.” He choked. You know the guy choked like a dog, Comey. He leaked, he lied, he did a lot of things. You saw the report by Inspector General Horowitz, who by the way did a great report. That was a great report, Inspector General Horowitz, and I appreciate it. But you saw that on Comey. Comey should hang his head in disgrace.
Donald Trump: (01:37:48)
But we had to go through all this stuff. Think if we didn’t have any of it.
Donald Trump: (01:37:53)
We probably wouldn’t have done as well. It’s true. We might not have done as well. And we might not have these massive crowds, because you saw what was happening. You got it. We might not have had … So I just want to tell you, we appreciate you so much. We really do. We appreciate you so much.
Donald Trump: (01:38:13)
And now we have to build on what we’ve done. Nobody has done what we’ve done. No administration has done, thank you.
We love you. We love you. We love you. We love you.
Donald Trump: (01:38:22)
Wow, I love you too.
We love you. We love you.
Donald Trump: (01:38:24)
I love you too.
We love you. We love you. We love you.
Donald Trump: (01:38:24)
Thank you very much.
We love you. We love you.
Donald Trump: (01:38:24)
We love you. We love you.
Donald Trump: (01:38:33)
That’s really nice. You know, in the history of politics, nobody’s ever heard that expression before, it’s true. Look, Ronald Reagan, we liked Ronald Reagan, right, but nobody ever said, “We love you, We love you.” Nobody’s ever heard it before. Nobody’s ever heard it before. It’s an expression, true, you know they were covering it the other night, they looking back, oh, they want to find it so badly. They want to find somebody so badly. But it’s never been said before to the best of anyone’s knowledge.
Donald Trump: (01:39:03)
… so badly, but it’s never been said before to the best of anyone’s knowledge, and we appreciate it. I’ll tell you what, when you hear that, I had a nice life. I had the greatest life. But you know what? I’m so happy. This was the greatest decision I ever made, because we have done so much good together. We’ve done it together. We couldn’t have done it without you, and we’ve done so much, from the biggest tax cuts in history, to regulation cuts, the biggest ever. We have cut regulations at a level that nobody believed. It would take 18 to 20 years to get a highway approved. We have it down to two. It’ll soon be down to one, and it may not get approved. It may be an environmental problem. It may be a safety problem, but it shouldn’t take 20 years, it shouldn’t take 19 years, 21 years. And by the time you get it approved, first of all, you start off as a young man on a highway project, and you end up in retirement, and then you get a rejection. ” We rejected three to two,” some board somewhere.
Donald Trump: (01:40:03)
No, we’ve done a great job, and we’ve rebuilt our military. We just got a 91% approval from our veterans. The veterans just gave us a 91% approval, highest we’ve ever gotten. With your vote, we will continue to cut your taxes, cut regulations, support our police, support our great military, protect your Second Amendment, which has gone if sleepy Joe Biden gets … Defend religious liberty, and ensure more products are proudly made with that beautiful, beautiful phrase, right? “Made in the USA.”
Donald Trump: (01:40:44)
Next year we will be, and I mean this, I think we have such a foundation-
Speaker 1: (01:40:50)
USA! USA! USA! USA! USA!
Donald Trump: (01:40:50)
This group over here. They’re an activist group. Thank you very much. Thank you, fellas.
Speaker 1: (01:41:08)
USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA!
Donald Trump: (01:41:08)
It’s a great group. Thank you. Thank you very much. We appreciate it. Next year will be the greatest economic year in the history of our country. So you had last year was the best year you ever had. Before that was the best year. You had three of them with me, and then we got hit with the plague, and then we went back to work. Under my leadership, our economy is now growing at the fastest rate ever recorded. 33.1% last week. And if you look at the auto business, auto business, I don’t know what’s going on. It’s at a level that it’s never been at. What is that all about? What is that all about? You wouldn’t think, and this is during a pandemic.
Donald Trump: (01:41:50)
We’re rounding the turn, by the way. They hate it when I say it, but we’re rounding the turn. They used to say, “Look at the way Europe’s doing.” Well, take a look at Europe. Take a look. And what we’ve done in terms of the economy, we went down less than any major country in the world, or any country. And now we’ve gone up far faster and far higher than any country in the world. It’s not even close. And it should be tougher because of the size, because we’re a big country.
Donald Trump: (01:42:20)
We created a record 11.4 million jobs in the last five months alone, which is another record. That’s another big record. We’ve never hired that many people that fast. While foreign nations are in a free fall, we’re creating an economic powerhouse unrivaled anywhere in the world. A recent Gallup Poll found that 56% of Americans say they are better off today than they were four years ago under Obama and Biden. And if Biden and Kamala … You don’t have to say it “Kamala.” “Kamala.” If Biden and Kamala Harris, who’s further left by far than crazy Bernie Sanders, right, he’s considered a strict conservative compared to her. How the hell did he ever pick her, Mike? Where’s Mike. How did that ever happen? That turned out … I don’t think that’s going to be a good pick. You’re going to find out tomorrow.
Donald Trump: (01:43:23)
By the way, she happens to be slightly against fracking. She’s still against fracking. Isn’t that amazing? Isn’t that amazing? Biden goes like, “I’m against …” For a year and a half, he’s running, running. Nobody gave him a chance because he never got more than 1% in prime time, right? 25 years ago, the guy never got 1%. And he never had what it took. He was a glad hander. Not a smart guy. Not a nice guy, either. By the way, not a nice guy. But he was, I used to call him 1% Joe, because he ran for president all the time and he never got more than 1%. Now he’s got half the intelligence he had 20 years ago and he wins. Politics is a strange business. A strange, very strange business. But if Biden and Harris and the radical left gain power, they will collapse our economy and send our nation into a very steep depression. That’s what’s going to happen.
Donald Trump: (01:44:23)
This is the only man that I’ve ever seen run for office on the fact that he wants to give you the largest tax increase in the history of our country. No, that’s his space. The good news is, he has no idea what the hell he’s saying, so it doesn’t … He goes up. Here’s his line. “Ladies and gentlemen, we are going to give you the biggest tax increase in the history of our country. It will be $4 trillion.” They’re going to increase your taxes by $4 trillion. $4 trillion tax increase. That’s his campaign, and they’re going to put the money in the Green New Deal, which is conceived and designated by AOC plus three, right? AOC plus … This was their deal. I think they ever took an environmental course. Did they go to college, by the way? I don’t think they ever took a course on the environment.
Donald Trump: (01:45:18)
But Biden wants to raise your taxes $4 trillion, massively increase regulations. You know, the regulations may have been more important than even the big tax cuts that you got. The biggest ever. You got the biggest tax cuts ever, and you know it. You know it. You felt that in a very, very good place. You know where it is? Your wallet. You felt it in your wallet. They want to close down your factories, send your jobs overseas, destroy the suburbs. Women of the suburbs, please, okay? Please.
Donald Trump: (01:45:55)
I wiped out a regulation that would have destroyed your home, to put it mildly. Would have destroyed your American dream. And Ben Carson is a great guy. I said, “Sir, why don’t we just do this? Why don’t we just sort of ease it up?” It’s a horrible regulation. What it does is a horrible thing, and everybody knows it. It would have destroyed the suburbs. I said, “Ben, let’s just cut it out. Let’s terminate it because there’s no negotiating here. Let’s just terminate it.” And I terminated it. And you know one thing I know about? The women of the suburbs, they want two things. They want their home. They want their family night, but they want safety, and they want security. And that’s what we provide.
Donald Trump: (01:46:38)
And I think this will be like four years ago. Remember? “Donald Trump will do very poorly with women.” At the end of the evening when they’re all crying, and I remember they were crying. Remember? Martha Raddatz. Oh, she was very impartial. She was another one of my debate anchors. I had some real beauties, didn’t I? She was crying, and they all said we’re going to do badly with women. I’m going to do terribly with women. I said, “Why? What’s so bad? Tell me what’s so bad.” And at the end of the evening, “He’s done very well with women. What happened?” No. But this time we’re going to do even better, because we are providing safety and security. And for the suburban women, I mean, we’re saving the suburbs. This regulation was so horrible, what it does to the suburbs. It would have destroyed the suburbs as we knew them.
Donald Trump: (01:47:30)
And I got to say this, 31% of the people living and moving to the suburbs are minority groups, African American, Asian American, Hispanic American. And they have a great American dream also, and then they want to live in the suburbs and they want to be proud, and they don’t want to live next to a project that somebody puts in because they play games with your zoning and other things. And all I can say is, for the women … I don’t even talk about the men in the suburbs. I don’t care about the men in the suburbs. I only care because they’re all saying … He’s going, “Oh, what about us?” I don’t worry about you.
Donald Trump: (01:48:13)
But the women of the suburbs are going to vote for President Trump, because we love you, and we’re saving you a horrible, a horrible thing was going to happen, frankly, and it’s been happening for years, and it’s been a very bad situation. So we solved it. We terminated it. It is gone. Now, if they get in, if they should get in, you can take that regulation and quadruple it, just like they want to quadruple your taxes. You can quadruple it. So I think that’ll be good. I think we’re going to have a great … Women, that’s a pretty hard pitch, but that’s the way it is, right?
Donald Trump: (01:48:48)
They want to dissolve your borders. We complete the wall in a very short period of time. We’re over 400 miles. Over 400 miles, and that’s right, Mexico is paying for the wall. You know, they like to say Mexico is, but we will have the wall completed very shortly. We’re over 400 miles right now. 400 miles, and we’re building 10 miles a week, and we now have the strongest numbers and the strongest border, Southern border that we’ve ever had. And you know what? We want people to come into our country, but they have to come in legally, and they have to come in through merit. We want people that can help us. We want people that can help us.
Donald Trump: (01:49:34)
They want to terminate religious liberty, outlaw private healthcare. 400 … Think of this. Think of this. Private healthcare. You work so hard. You have 180 million people that have a great healthcare plan, that love it. Private plans, and they want to end it and put you on socialized medicine. I don’t think so. I don’t think you’re going to be too happy. I don’t think … “We have a cold, let’s go to the hospital and let’s wait for nine days to see a doctor.” They want to confiscate your guns, Second Amendment, and indoctrinate your children with hateful anti-American lies. So you’ll be happy that I just signed on the plane, that’s beautiful Air Force One, and it is a beauty, I have to admit an executive order to teach our nation students pro-American values. That will be taught. Sleepy joe Biden has vowed to abolish and eradicate the American oil and natural gas industries, and he’s pledged to ban fracking. And you saw that. For a year, more than that, he’d get on stage with all these crazy people, radical left people, and they were screaming who could ban it faster. He would say, “Yes, I’d been fracking. I am totally against fracking.” For a year, “I am against fracking.” I could play 100 clips. See the board? Where is the board. I spent a lot of money for that today. He’s going, for a year, “I am against fracking.” Then he lucks out because Elizabeth Pocahontas Warren doesn’t get out, so she takes votes away from crazy Bernie, right? On Super Tuesday. And he loses by a little bit on each state, and Bernie loses again. This poor guy. Crazy Bernie. But he’s running again in four years. Don’t worry about it.
Donald Trump: (01:51:31)
No, he’s the best loser I’ve ever seen. He could lose … He lost with Hillary and they didn’t treat him too well. And then he lost, but Elizabeth Warren lost. If she would have gotten out, he would have had the votes. He would have won easily. So instead of a Crazy Bernie, I’m running against a sleepy guy, right? I’m running against a very sleepy guy. We can’t let the sleepy guy fool us, though, because he happens to be a corrupt politician, and they don’t want to write it. Biden’s energy plan will send every state into a crushing poverty situation, from Michigan to Minnesota. We’re going to win Minnesota because of Omar, and because we did a great job in stopping the riots in Minneapolis. The National Guard went in. They should have called them a lot sooner, like a week and a half. You wouldn’t have had half of your city burnt down. But Arizona, Pennsylvania. We’re doing great in Pennsylvania, by the way. I just got the word. I just got the word. We’re doing great in Pennsylvania. It’s looking good. I think you’re going to have a very exciting … You’re going to have a very exciting evening or day tomorrow, but evening in particular tomorrow.
Donald Trump: (01:52:44)
You know, when people see it, I walk in, we do polls, and they do a poll. “We interviewed 73 people, and President Trump is down 57 points.” This is a poll. See, this is a poll. When you draw crowds like this. This is not the crowd of somebody that’s going to lose the state of Michigan. This is not. This is not. And look at this crowd. You can’t even see the end of it. You can’t. This is not the crowd of a second place finisher. Do you agree with that? No. No. This is our crowd, all together. We’re in this together and we’re doing it together. As long as I’m President, we will remain the number one producer of oil and natural gas anywhere on this planet. And for the first time, we are energy independent. You never heard that term before. We’re energy independent, and you know, we have very good relationships in different parts of the world. In some we help. We don’t have to, though. Now we don’t have to do … We do what we want, but we have some very good allies and partners that we’ll help them, but we don’t need their oil anymore. We have so much oil. We have more oil than anybody, okay? And it’s an incredible thing that it’s happened over the last few years. A lot of great things. And you’re paying, what, $2 a gallon for your gasoline? That’s okay.
Donald Trump: (01:54:16)
You know what that’s like? That’s like a tax cut. That’s bigger than a tax cut. If Biden got in, you’d be paying $7, $8, $9. Then they’d say, “Get rid of your car. We’re going to build some more windmills. Kill all the birds.” Joe Biden is a globalist who spent 47 years outsourcing your jobs, opening your borders, and sacrificing American blood and treasure in endless foreign wars in countries that most of you have never even heard of, okay? A vote for Biden is a vote to eradicate your auto industry. Somehow I don’t think you want to do that in your particular state. He was a cheerleader for NAFTA, one of the worst trade deals ever made, and now we have USMCA, which is a great deal. What a difference. No, you were sending all your jobs.
Donald Trump: (01:55:08)
You know, 12 years ago, I was honored, believe it or not, the Man of the Year, and I was never thinking about doing this, the Man of the Year in Michigan. I’m still trying to figure out how that happened, and I got up and I said, “You know, you’re losing all your car business to Mexico, and Canada, too, by the way, and what are you doing? Why are you doing it?” And it was a whole big thing, became quite controversial as usual. But I was right, and it was probably the biggest reason that I ultimately ran for the presidency, because I saw how we were being ripped off. Not only the auto business, how we were being ripped off by every country of the world, friend and foe, on trade. And it just was something that was terrible.
Donald Trump: (01:55:50)
Now with the USMCA, they said there’s no way I would ever pull it off. “There’s no way you get rid of NAFTA.” You know why? Because Mexico and Canada loved it. I said, “Well, if they love it, that means it can’t be any good, right?” They said, “Sh, we never thought of that one.” So I wouldn’t say they’re exactly thrilled with USMCA, but we’re fine with it. We like it. But he was sending your auto jobs, so many of them, to Mexico, and it was terrible.
Donald Trump: (01:56:16)
Joe Biden supported China’s entry into the World Trade Organization, which was the beginning of a disaster. It was good for China, but it was sure as hell bad for us. But you know, we won seven and a half billion dollars a little while ago, because we wouldn’t win anything. They had no respect for this country whatsoever, and now they know that if they don’t treat us right, we’ll pull out of that deal so fast. Now all of a sudden we’re winning all these cases, but we just won seven and a half billion dollars, which would have been impossible with a different president. You are so lucky I’ve agreed to be your president. Go out and vote for Trump.
Donald Trump: (01:56:56)
The seven and a half billion dollars we won, that was nice. Michigan lost half of all of its auto manufacturing jobs, because that was like a Biden and his friends, that was a betrayal to you and to many other states. He supported the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would have eliminated your auto industry totally. I came in and immediately canceled it. I canceled it. I was so happy to cancel the TPP. I ended the NAFTA disaster. Canceled that one too. I’ve been an activist. Despite the fact that every week I’m being hit on all different sides, ” Let’s impeach him for having a perfect conversation with the President of Ukraine.” They were the ones that had the bad conversations, including his son making $183,000 a month to sit on the board of a company. His son. Where’s Hunter? Where’s Hunter? His first name is, “Where.” Where’s Hunter? Remember that? I brought that up. A t-shirt was made overnight. It was the hottest selling t-shirt of the year. “Where’s Hunter?”
Donald Trump: (01:57:59)
You know where Hunter is? He’s buying vacuum cleaners, because he follows his father and he vacuums in money from every country that his father sees. No, seriously, Ukraine. His father was a judge of Russia, Ukraine, and China. President Obama entrusted him with those three countries. Those are the three beauties, right? Russia, Ukraine. So Russia, Moscow, the mayor of Moscow, his wife gives him three and a half million dollars, Hunter. Now he got dismissed from the military, was unemployed. His father becomes Vice President, and now all of a sudden he’s raking in money like you never saw. Now you tell me, is that honest? And then they say the big guy gets 10%. The big guy in some cases gets 50%.
Donald Trump: (01:58:48)
And then the last one is he asked China for $10 million here. This is Biden. They asked for $10 million, yeah, $10 million for introductory purposes. That’s what … Introductory purposes. So he’s going to introduce people to who? To his father, for which he gets $10 million a year. I never saw anything like this. And the fake news refuses to report it, because they don’t want it in there, because it’s not good for them. How about the Moscow? Three and a half million dollars from the wife of the mayor of Moscow. Three and a half million dollars to, “Where’s Hunter?” You know, ” Where’s Hunter?” He’s at the bank depositing his money.
Donald Trump: (01:59:36)
Now think of it. So he gets a billion and a half from China. He goes with his father on Air Force Two, a plane that the great Vice President Mike Pence uses too. Mike, do your kids follow you to the various countries, raking in money? No. He’s got the greatest people, the greatest children, the greatest family. I don’t think they have, right, where they’re flying airplanes for our military. No they don’t. They do it a little differently. They do it the old fashioned way. No. Mike Pence, it’s a holder. I always compare … I say, “Can you imagine with Mike Pence?” How good we have it with Mike Pence compared to that. No, it’s great.
Donald Trump: (02:00:22)
How about the China, though? So the kid has no investment experience whatsoever. His father and him, they go into Air Force Two. In 10 minutes, like a 10-minute meeting, he walks out with a billion and a half dollars from China. They don’t do this for the biggest investment firms. I spoke to a friend of mine who’s one of the biggest guys on Wall Street. He said, “No, this is never done. They invest their own money. They don’t need people that are much dumber than them to invest their money. They invest their own money. They don’t do that.” Then he said, “Wow. That’s amazing. How long did it take him to get the money?” “About 10 minutes.” Walks out with a billion and a half dollars to invest, which is millions of dollars a year.
Donald Trump: (02:01:01)
And the fake news and big tech, big tech is getting very dangerous, very dangerous, but it’s one of the reasons we have to win. They have me trending every day on Twitter, Twitter Trending. They make up these stories, phony stores. They put up stories or they’ll take an old story, make it as bad. “Number one trend,” like some really boring story. Trending is like, you got to be cool, right? To trend. I’m trending number one, number two, number three. Everyone, “Negative, negative, negative.” How the hell did I ever win this thing? It’s such a fix with these people. I’m always trending with these stories that are like, either they didn’t happen, or they make them different. And I don’t want to act like a complainer, but it’s a totally rigged deal. And everyone said four years ago, they said, “Sir, you can’t win.” “Why?” “Because big tech is against you.” I said, “What’s big tech?” I didn’t even know what the hell it was, right?
Donald Trump: (02:01:52)
I learned fast, because I think we’re number one in the world now on social, so we learned very well. We got a lot of people. You know what? If I didn’t have … They say, “Don’t tweet.” Forget the tweet. It’s called social media. If we didn’t have social media, I’d have no voice. We wouldn’t be here. I have no choice. They say, “Gee, we wish she wouldn’t do so much tweeting.” I don’t do tweeting. What I do is social media. And without it, I don’t think we’d be here, because we’d have no voice. There’s no voice with these people. They’re dishonest people, mostly. Not in all cases, but Joe Biden is a corrupt politician who, what he’s done is he’s bled America dry.
Donald Trump: (02:02:34)
In 2016, Michigan voted to fire this corrupt political establishment, and you elected an outsider as president who is finally putting America first. And if I don’t sound like a typical Washington politician, it’s because, thank you, I’m not a politician. Thank you very much. If I don’t always play by the rules of Washington and the Washington establishment, it’s because it was elected to fight for you, and I fight for you harder than anyone has ever fought for you before. Joe Biden is bought and paid for by big tech, big media, and powerful special interests. That’s why he takes in $300 million. They taken millions and millions of dollars for his crazy campaign, and he’s not going to win.
Donald Trump: (02:03:28)
I really don’t believe he’s going to win, because of this. Take a look. This is going on all over the country. They have tractors, thousands of tractors. You ever see this? Thousands in Iowa. We’re winning an Iowa very big, by the way, just in case. Thousands of tractors in Iowa on big farms, thousands and thousands. They have thousands of boats, 6,000 boats out in the lake, out in the ocean. They have things nobody’s ever seen anything like it. So I think we’re going to have a very big day, but they say you can’t win without big tech. Well, we’re going to find out tomorrow. Wouldn’t that be wonderful? But they said the same thing, they said the same thing four years ago. The head of CNN said, “You can’t win without CNN.” I said, “Really?” And we won, so now we have to do it again. They’re totally crooked. They’re fake news. CNN is fake. CNN and the others are fake news. They own Biden. They control him, and they know that he will always do their bidding.
Donald Trump: (02:04:28)
Every corrupt force in American life that betrayed you and hurt you is supporting Joe Biden. The failed establishment that started the disastrous foreign wars that hurt our country so badly and hurt our young people so badly, they support Sleepy Joe Biden. The career politicians that offshored your industries and decimated your factories and sent your jobs away, they support Biden. The open border lobbyists that killed our fellow citizens with illegal drugs and gangs and crime, they support Biden. The far left Democrats that ruined our public schools, depleted our inner cities, defunded our police, and demeaned your sacred faith and values, they support Biden. The anti-American radicals defaming our noble history, heritage, and heroes, they support Sleepy Joe Biden. Antifa, and the rioters, looters, Marxists, and left wing extremists, they all support Biden.
Donald Trump: (02:05:35)
This election comes down to a very simple choice. Do you want to be ruled by the corrupt and selfless political maniacs that you’re dealing with? Or do you want to be ruled by the American people? You’re supposed to be ruled by the American people. Do you want to be represented by a career politician who hates you, by an outsider? I mean, just take a look. These people, what they do and what they get away with, and I guess that’s the other reason. I mean, I was in politics and I see what’s been happening to our country. Our country was going to hell, and we’ve turned it. And we got waylaid by this plague that came in, but we’ve done a job like nobody else has ever done a job, and you understand it. And that’s why there’s so many of you here tonight, and that’s why all over the country, this is happening. All over the country. And even they’re just springing up by themselves. I’m not there. I don’t do this. I mean, if you look, they had something today I read where 100 miles of cars all with the flag, the American flag, the Trump, a whole Trump thing.
Donald Trump: (02:06:49)
But do you want to be represented by a career politician who actually doesn’t like you, or by an outsider who will defend you like you have never been defended before? That’s what I’m doing. And it’s not easy, but there’s nothing I’ve ever enjoyed more in my life, because we are making so much progress. We have to now finish the progress. A vote for Biden is a vote to hand the keys of government over to people who don’t like you, don’t respect you, and who want to rob your children of their American dream. We have a great American dream. We’re not going to let it happen. We’re not going to let that happen. We’re going to keep our great American dream. A vote for Biden is a vote to give control of government over to the globalists, and communists, and socialists, and wealthy, liberal hypocrites, and all of those that want to silence, censor, cancel, and punish you.
Donald Trump: (02:07:48)
If you want your children to be safe, if you want your values to be honored, if you want your life to be treated with dignity and respect, then I am asking you to go to the poll tomorrow and vote, vote, vote. Remember what I said four years ago. I am your voice, and we will make America great again, and that’s what we’re doing. For the last four years, the depraved swamp has tried everything to stop me and to stop you, because they know I don’t answer to them. I answer to you. That’s why we’re here. That’s why we’re here. Together we will defeat the corrupt establishment. We will dethrone the failed political class, and we will drain the Washington swamp. And we will save that American dream. That beautiful, beautiful American dream.
Donald Trump: (02:08:47)
This election is a choice between a deadly Biden lockdown, open up your state, governor, or a safe vaccine that ends up the pandemic and leads to the greatest economy in the history of the world. That’s where we’re going. We were there, and we’re going to get it back very quickly. And that’s going to bring our whole country together, because success brings it together, and it was happening. Before that plague came in, it was happening. People were calling me that you would least suspect, and it was all happening. And then we had to close it down and now build it up, and it’s building … It’s not a V. It’s a super V. It’s a super V.
Donald Trump: (02:09:28)
We will mass distribute the vaccine in just a few short weeks. It will quickly eradicate the virus and wipe out the China plague once and for all. And whether we have the vaccine, great companies, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Pfizer, but with or without it, we are rounding the turn. Just remember that. You know, they don’t like it. They hate it when I say that we’re rounding the turn. And they always use Europe. “Oh, look at Europe. Look at Europe.” Well, take a look at Europe. Look at how they’re doing. And their economy is in tatters, and they have a lot of problems, and we don’t want that. We don’t want that. And that should have never happened. Should have never happened. That should have never been allowed to happen.
Donald Trump: (02:10:07)
Joe Biden is promising to delay the vaccine and turn America into a prison state. He’s looking you in the face and he’s locking you in your home while letting rioters, Antifa, the radical left, run down your streets, riot in your streets, burn down your stores, beat you over the head, and they’re allowed to do that. But you can’t go to your church. You can’t have dinner with your family, but you’re allowed to protest and riot. That’s why I call all of these protests, because we’re allowed to protest. You’re not allowed to meet and you’re not allowed to pray together, but you’re allowed to protest, so I call everything that we do a protest. The Biden lockdown will mean no school, no graduations, no weddings, no Thanksgivings, no Easters, no Christmas, no 4th of July, no future for the youth. Other than that, it’s actually quite good.
Donald Trump: (02:11:11)
A vote for Sleepy Joe Biden is a vote for lockdowns, lay offs, and misery. If you want a vaccine to kill the virus, by the way, he would have been so far behind on a vaccine. He would have been so far behind. He did the swine flu. It was the joke of … They didn’t know what the hell they were doing. Now he’s saying, ” He should have acted faster.” Except when I did the ban on China, he said I shouldn’t do it for two and a half months. Then he admitted he wrong too, and then he runs, and now he’s saying I should have acted. I was so early in doing that ban, and we saved … And our biggest critic admits that we saved thousands and thousands of lives by doing it. Thousands of lives. And the ventilators that were made, and all of the things that we’ve done, and all of the medicines that are coming out. And here I am-
Donald Trump: (02:12:03)
… all of the medicines that are coming out and here I am, right? Here I am. And I’m sure it had nothing to do with the medicine. I used to sort of give the medicine a little bit of credit, now I give it none, because I’m a perfect physical specimen, and I’m a very young person. I’m a very young person. I said that, of course, a little bit sarcastically. I said it a couple of weeks ago. I said, “No, no, I’m better than perfect. I mean, it was very quick, very easy because I’m in perfect physical shape and I’m a very young man,” and CNN went crazy, “He is not in great shape, and he is not a young…” But they went totally crazy. They are definitely, seriously losers.
Donald Trump: (02:12:46)
Could you imagine if they had a cover of sleepy Joe for four years, their ratings would tank. That’s why football is not doing well. First of all, they’re not going to do well, basketball was down 71%, their finals. You know why? Because our people want to see people that respect our country, respect our anthem and respect our flag.
Donald Trump: (02:13:12)
And football is way down. But you know, they’re down for that reason, but they’re also down because people would rather watch this stuff than watch football, because this is much tougher. They consider this to be much tougher actually. But can you imagine if they covered sleepy Joe, the ratings are phenomenal for all of these things. And then they cover sleepy Joe, their ratings would tank. They would come to see me, “Sir, I think it’s really important that you run again because we are losing our networks, our ratings are down the tubes.” The failing New York Times will definitely be out of business very quickly. They used to write nothing about me, now I average probably about four or five stories a day on the front page. Someday they’re going to give me a good one, watch. It might be tomorrow. We got to have a big win. We want a big win, not just a wave, we want a big win. Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates said about Biden that he was wrong on nearly every single major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades. He’s been wrong on everything. He’s been wrong on everything. But don’t believe me, because you’re Michigan, I spent all of this money on these beautiful, very large television sets. I call them beautiful, large screens. They’re large television sets. Let’s see it for yourself, okay. Go ahead.
Speaker 2: (02:14:41)
Joe Biden. Joe Biden. Joe Biden.
Speaker 3: (02:14:53)
Have you taken a cognitive test?
Vice President Mike Pence: (02:14:55)
No, I haven’t taken a test. Why the hell would I take a test? Come on man. That’s like saying you, before you got on this program, you take a test where you’re taking cocaine or not? What do you think, huh? Are you a [inaudible 02:15:08].
Vice President Mike Pence: (02:15:08)
By the way, that’s my little sister Valerie and I’m Jill’s husband. Oh no, you switched on me. That’s my wife, that’s my sister. They switched on me.
Vice President Mike Pence: (02:15:20)
[inaudible 02:15:20] And if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.
Vice President Mike Pence: (02:15:25)
There is not a single solitary reason in the world why. Why, as I said, we shouldn’t be in a position that everybody, and that’s my wife, Jill, Hey Jilly, I’m Jill’s husband actually.
Vice President Mike Pence: (02:15:39)
And Corn Pop was a bad dude. And he ran a bunch of bad boys. And I did, Jake. And back in those days you show how things have changed.
Vice President Mike Pence: (02:15:49)
Play the radio, make sure the television, excuse me, make sure you have the record player on at night. Make sure the kids hear words.
Vice President Mike Pence: (02:15:58)
We hold these truths to be self-evident. All men and women created by… you know the thing.
Vice President Mike Pence: (02:16:05)
Because if you could take care [inaudible 02:16:08] quartermaster, you can sure as hell take care of running a department store thing, the second floor of the ladies department, you know what I mean?
Vice President Mike Pence: (02:16:18)
Well, I’m sick and tired of smart guys.
Vice President Mike Pence: (02:16:25)
You know, the rapidly rising in with, I don’t know… You been to caucus. No you haven’t. You’re a lying dog-faced pony soldier.
Vice President Mike Pence: (02:16:42)
[inaudible 02:16:42] Why, why, why, why, why, why, why you’re getting nervous, man.
Vice President Mike Pence: (02:16:45)
What kind of country we’re going to be? Four more years of George [inaudible 02:16:49] going to find ourselves in a position where, if Trump gets elected, we’re going to be in a different world.
Vice President Mike Pence: (02:16:58)
Lie, after lie, after lie, after lie.
Vice President Mike Pence: (02:17:03)
You know, we have to come together. That’s why I’m running. I’m running as a proud Democrat for the Senate.
Vice President Mike Pence: (02:17:09)
And by the way, you know I sit on the stand and they get hot. I got hairy legs that turn blonde in the sun. And the kids used to come up and reach in the pool and rub my leg down so it was straight and then watch the hair come back up again, they’d look at it. So I learned about roaches. I learned about kids jumping on my lap and I’d love kids jumping on my lap.
Vice President Mike Pence: (02:17:38)
Barack and I think it’s a right for people to have [inaudible 02:17:42] care.
Vice President Mike Pence: (02:17:42)
We have to do at least several things. One, we have to depend on what the president’s going to do right now. And first of all, he has to tell, wait until the cases before anything happens with… Look exacerbating need for environmental justice… Sorry, there’s a bug.
Vice President Mike Pence: (02:18:02)
Folks, we got a lot of work to do. I don’t even need you to get me elected.
Vice President Mike Pence: (02:18:06)
It’s a case where we cannot let this… We’ve never allowed any crisis from the civil war straight through to the pandemic of 17, all the way round 16, we have never, never let our democracy second fiddle. We can both have a democracy and elections, and at the same time, correct the public health.
Vice President Mike Pence: (02:18:27)
Everywhere. I’ve been hearing all around the country. You’re trying your breast but it never feels like enough.
Vice President Mike Pence: (02:18:35)
And here comes the train that he tried to make sure didn’t continue to run. That’s the community. But folks, look.
Vice President Mike Pence: (02:18:49)
Anyway, I am very willing to let the American public judge my physical, as well as my mental fitness.
Vice President Mike Pence: (02:18:59)
I’ll lead an effective strategy to mobilize [inaudible 00:02:19:04].
Donald Trump: (02:19:19)
Thank you very much. Look, you can’t let this happen to our country. Okay? We know what’s going on. You can’t let this. This was a total fluke. This was a total fluke. In prime time he didn’t work and now it’s really not working. What a disaster. I can’t believe this is even happening.
Donald Trump: (02:20:05)
It puts much more pressure on me running against a guy like this. You lost to somebody that was good, can you imagine the concept of losing to this guy? You better get out there and vote tomorrow. I will be so angry I will never come back to Michigan, I’ll never come back. I’ll tell Japan to bring all those plants they held back.
Donald Trump: (02:20:31)
Joining us tonight are some great warriors, great people. Congressman Bill Huizenga. Bill, where is Bill? Thank you very much. Everything good? You’re doing great. Thank you, Bill.
Donald Trump: (02:20:49)
Congressional candidate, Peter Meijer. Peter, where’s Peter? Where’s Peter? Peter, you don’t have a good location. What happened to Peter? Peter’s here someplace and I hear he’s doing great.
Donald Trump: (02:21:03)
House Speaker, Lee Chatfield. Lee? Thank you, Lee, great job you’re doing.
Donald Trump: (02:21:12)
RNC Chair, I’ll tell you what a job she did. What a job she did. Ronna McDaniel. Where are you Ronna?. What a job she’s done. We won this great state with her leadership. Thank you, Ronna, very much, great job.
Donald Trump: (02:21:34)
State GOP Chair, Laura Cox. Laura? Good job. Are we going to win? Otherwise, we will fire you so fast.
Donald Trump: (02:21:53)
No, I think we’re going to have a tremendous victory in Michigan. I think we’re going to have a tremendous victory in all of these States they’re talking about, I see all of them. We’re going to have a tremendous evening, I hope so. For the good of our country, I hope so. You see the alternative, I’m sorry. But this is not just an alternative. We’re doing a great job, but we want to keep it going. Okay. We got to keep it going and we’re going to.
Donald Trump: (02:22:18)
A very special person. Medal of Honor recipient, Jim McCloughan. Jim, where are you? Great job. He’s a very brave one. Thank you very much, Jim. Congratulations, that’s a great honor. Our highest honor.
Donald Trump: (02:22:36)
Ted Nugent, and he is great. Where is Ted? Great job, Ted. He’s been from day one, right, Ted? Great job. Thank you very much for everything. I appreciate it. I love your sound. I love your music. And speaking of sound, music and other things, one of the big superstars of the world, Little Pimp. There he is. How’s it going? Do you want to come up and say something? Come on. Lil Pump, come on up here, come on up here. Does everyone know who he is? You know how big he is? Come on up here. It’s a nice hat. Come on, say something.
Lil Pump: (02:23:32)
Hello everybody, how are you guys feeling? I’ve come here to say, Mr. President, I appreciate everything you’ve done for our country. You brought the troops home and you’re doing the right thing. MAGA 20, 20, 20, don’t forget that. Don’t forget that. And do not vote for sleepy Joe, at all.
Donald Trump: (02:23:58)
Thank you/ That’s great, thank you very much, I appreciate it. That’s very nice. Big star, big star. That’s very impressive.
Donald Trump: (02:24:29)
For 47 years, Joe Biden viciously attacked black Americans. He called young black men, super predators. To every black American, I am asking you to get out tomorrow and vote. This is your one and only chance. Thank you. Thank you, man. Thank you very much. To show Joe Biden what you think of his decision to attack you, to jail you, to betray you and I’m fighting for you and you know what we’ve done? What we’ve done is really something that nobody thought could have happened. Other administrations, in particular, the last administration didn’t make even a move to try and get it done. We got criminal justice reform done. We got prison reform done. We got opportunities zones all done and complete. Tim Scott. We had funding for historically black colleges and universities completed and done, and it’s an honor to have done it. And I say it all the time, with the exception of Abraham Lincoln, no president has done as much for the black community as President Trump. And I’m very proud of that, very proud of that.
Donald Trump: (02:25:54)
Thank you. It’s been an honor. It’s been an honor. Biden has vowed to increase refugee admissions from terrorist nations by over 700%, including from Syria, Somalia and Yemen. The Biden plan would overwhelm your communities and turn Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and the entire Midwest into a virtual refugee camp. I am keeping radical Islamic terrorists, if you don’t mind, the hell out of our country.
Donald Trump: (02:26:25)
And if you take a look at France over the last week, they’re having a devastating problem. Another problem happened today, a very big problem in Europe and we don’t want it. We don’t want that problem. We don’t need it. We don’t want it. We invested $2.5 trillion in the United States military, biggest investment we’ve ever made. We are the envy of every country, militarily, Russia, China, North Korea. Everybody looks at what we have, nobody. Tanks, F35s, super fighter jets, tankers, submarines, missiles, rockets, hypersonic missiles, they go seven times faster than our fastest missile, fastest in the world. All of the things we’ve done in our nuclear plants and our nuclear capability is now at the highest level and it’s all in tippy top shape. And you just have to pray to God that we’d never used it. That’s all we say. Pray to God that we never use it.
Donald Trump: (02:27:34)
We have the best in the world, all by the way, made in the USA and made a lot of it made right here in Michigan. A lot of it made right here in Michigan. We also passed VA veterans choice and veterans accountability, VA accountability. 91%. We killed the leader of ISIS, al-Baghdadi. We eliminated the world’s top terrorist, Soleimani is dead. I recognized the capital of Israel and opened the American embassy in Jerusalem. I also recognized Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, had been working on that for 52 years.
Donald Trump: (02:28:24)
And instead of endless wars, we are now forging peace in the Middle East, and we’re getting it done. It’s going to happen very quickly, you watch. A vote for me and The Republican Party is a vote for the American dream. And remember, Abraham Lincoln was a proud member of The Republican Party, Abraham Lincoln.
Donald Trump: (02:28:47)
In conclusion, over the next four years, we will make America into the manufacturing superpower of the world and we will end our reliance on China once and for all, which is already taking place. We will hire more police, increase penalties for assaults on law enforcement and we will ban deadly sanctuary cities. With God’s help, we will defend the right to life, religious liberty, free speech and the right to keep and bear arms, your second amendment. Which is under siege, but it’s 100% secure with us in this position, Mike, right? We will never touch it.
Donald Trump: (02:29:32)
We will maintain America’s unrivaled military might, and we will ensure peace through strength. We will end surprise medical billing, require price transparency, which goes into effect on January 1st, bigger than healthcare. Lower drug prices even more. We have signed and done something that’s never been done on prescription drug prices, favored nations. It will bring drug prices down 50, 60, 70%, like you’ve never seen before. And the drug companies, big pharma, does not exactly like your favorite president, I will tell you, but that’s okay. We broke a log jam. Favored nations, nobody thought we’d ever do that, we did. And we will always protect patients with pre-existing conditions. America will land the first woman on the moon and the United States will be the first nation to land an astronaut on Mars. That’s starting very soon.
Donald Trump: (02:30:37)
We will stop the radical indoctrination of our students and restore patriotic education to our schools. We will teach our children to love our country, honor our history and always respect our great American flag. And we will live by the timeless words of our national motto, in God we trust. For years you had a president who apologized for America. Now you have a president who is standing up for America and standing up for the great people of Michigan.
Donald Trump: (02:31:20)
Tomorrow, you have the power, with the power of your vote, but you have a power to save America, for this country will never be a socialist nation. We will never allow that to happen. Together we can finish the job and drain the Washington swamp once and for all. Nobody knew it was so deep and so vicious, but we have done some job. So get your friends, get your family, get your neighbors, get your coworkers and get out and vote. Most important election perhaps in the history of our country. I never thought I’d say that. After what we went through four years ago, I said, “There’ll never be anything like that. Never be anything like what we went through.” And this is the most important election, maybe in the history of our country, from Midland to Mackinac, from Pontiac to Battle Creek and from Detroit to right here in Grand Rapids, I love Grand Rapids.
Donald Trump: (02:32:27)
We inherit the legacy of American patriots who gave their blood, sweat, and tears to defend our country, our families, and our freedom. We stand on the shoulders of American heroes who crossed the ocean, settled the continent, tamed the wilderness, laid down the railroads, raised up the great skyscrapers, won two world wars, defeated fascism and communism, and made America into the single greatest nation in the history of the world. And the best is yet to come. The best is yet to come.
Donald Trump: (02:33:04)
Proud citizens like you, who helped build this country, together we will take back our country. We’re taking it back at a level that nobody has believed. We are taking it back and we are winning and we’re going to win tomorrow. 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 and together with the incredible people of Michigan, we have made America powerful again. Our military, it’s never been like this. We have made America wealthy again. We have made America strong again. We have made America proud again. We have made America safe again and we will make America great again. Thank you, Michigan. Go out and vote. Thank you very much. Thank you.