Jun 19, 2022
Former President Trump speaks in Nashville 6/17/22 Transcript
Former President Donald Trump addresses the audience at the Faith and Freedom Road to Majority Conference in Nashville. Read the transcript here.
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Speaker 1: (00:15)
Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the founder and chairman of the Faith and Freedom Coalition. Ralph Reed.
Ralph Reed: (00:25)
Well, are you ready? Are you excited? Our next speaker is no stranger to this event or this stage. When he walks out here in about 30 seconds, it’ll be his seventh appearance at Road to Majority, and if we have anything to say about it won’t be his last. He has been here as a private citizen, as a candidate, and as the leader of the free world, but more important than those titles is his testimony that he has been a friend, a champion, and a defender of the values that we hold dear. He has been a defender of the unborn. He kept his promise to us when he said he would appoint conservative and pro-life judges and justices. He is our friend and we are his friend, and therefore it is my great honor to welcome again, to this stage, Donald J. Trump, the 45th President of the United States. (singing)
Donald Trump: (04:33)
Thank you very much. Well, I want to thank you. What a beautiful turnout this was, and Ralph for your extraordinary leadership and unyielding commitment to our values. We have great values, and I want to thank Ralph. He does an incredible job and I’m thrilled to be back with so many proud, hardworking patriots who love our country, cherish our history and live by those timeless words of our national motto, in God We Trust. Together we’re going to fight for a future that is pro-family, pro-faith, pro-freedom, pro-life, pro-police, pro-Second Amendment, pro-science, pro-woman, and 100% pro-American. I want to thank Faith and Freedom Coalition Executive Director, Tim Head, does a great job. American First Policy Institute President, our friend, Brooke Rollins. Thank you, Brooke. Thank you, Brooke. A friend of mine, Dr. Alveda King. Dr. King, where is Dr. King?
Donald Trump: (05:40)
Scott Turner, really dynamic young guy, big future, and the many spiritual leaders here today, including Pastor Paula White, Apostle Blaine Harden, Bishop Garland Hunt Sr. I know your son. I just endorsed your son, and he won big, by the way. He’s great. What a great son. Pastor Ayelet Hebrew, Bishop Dean Nelson, Dr. Stella Immanuel. We have incredible people. Kevin [inaudible 00:06:18], Pastor Dell Walker, Pastor Cash Luna, Pastor Scott McLeod, Pastor Tommy Viejo, Pastor [inaudible 00:06:32] Morales, a friend of mine, a powerful guy, an incredible speaker and pastor and believer. He is just something very special. Pastor Jensen Franklin, where is he? Where is he? Incredible job he does, and countless other conservative leaders and distinguished guests. It’s really been an incredible group. Politically, in the audience, we have some wonderful people. Senator Tim Scott, Senator Marsha Blackburn, Representative Michael Waltz, Senator Lindsey Graham, Senator Rick Scott. That’s right. We have a Tim Scott, who’s phenomenal. What a job he did. We have a Rick Scott, Lieutenant Governor. Oh, this guy. This guy. Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson of North Carolina, and his wife, Mrs. Robinson. What a job you’re doing. He’s the hottest guy in politics. Great job. What a beautiful job you did, and thank you for all the help in North Carolina. We had a big, big victory there. Thank you very much. Senator Joni Ernst. Thank you, Joni. Senator Bill Hagerty. Bill is going to be seeing me in a little while. He is doing a fantastic job, very honored by bringing Bill out, and he’s the Senator, and he’s respected Senator, very much so. Ronna McDaniel. Where’s Ronna? Where’s Ronna? With all these lights, I don’t get to see so many of you, but she’s here someplace. Ronna, great job, and you just heard Jim Jordan, this guy was an incredible guy. Then we have Pastor Jeffress too, who’s been with me right from the beginning. He made a statement once, I’ll never forget.
Donald Trump: (08:38)
He said, “Who is this guy who’s on television?” He said, “You know, this guy, Trump, he may not know the Bible as well as some of us. In fact, he may not know it that well, but he’s a big believer, and he’s a great leader and we are going to very happy with him,” and I’ll never forget it. I wasn’t sure, should I be insulted or not, but I wasn’t. Robert Jeffress. Thank you, Robert. In addition, let me express my tremendous gratitude to each and every one of you. The Faith and Freedom Coalition is the front line of defense for Christians and people of faith in America today. What a job they do. I’ll tell you, it really is an incredible thing that you’ve done, and you look at this audience and the people outside trying to get in. They’re not going to make it.
Donald Trump: (09:26)
No organization worked harder in 2016 and 2018 and 2020, and no group is working harder now to deliver a landslide victory this November, I think we’re going to have numbers like perhaps they haven’t seen before. Over the next 145 days, you will knock on an astounding 8 million doors of Christian and pro-life households, in 27 states, reaching 15 million voters. In addition, you will make 10 million phone calls, send 25 million text messages, and distribute voter guides to an incredible 100,000 churches. That’s a lot of churches. With your help, we’re going to ensure the biggest Midtown. This is going to be the biggest turnout in midterm history, we think without question, and it’s going to have conservative Christians all over the place.
Donald Trump: (10:21)
Everyone in this room is gathered here today, because we’re all committed to the same key beliefs and the same core values. We believe that the Declaration of Independence and the American Constitution represent the principle of human civilization. Our founding documents are not a source of shame. They are a source of great pride. We believe the United States of America is the greatest and most virtuous republic in the history of the world. We’re going to keep it that way. We believe in law and order, and we know that the Constitution means what it says as written. We reject censorship, blacklisting and cancel culture, because we know that the lifeblood of a free society is free speech. We don’t have free speech very much in this country anymore. If you don’t have free speech, you don’t have a country. We know that religious freedom is the foundation of all freedom, because we know that our rights and liberties come straight from the hand of our creator.
Donald Trump: (11:35)
We believe … that’s right. We believe that America is a sovereign nation with a sovereign people, which means that we must have a strong, secure and sovereign border. We don’t have a border. We don’t have free and fair elections. We don’t have a country. We believe that the first duty of government is to protect and defend the interests of our own citizens. In other words, we have to put America first, and we believe that America’s destiny depends on upholding the Judeo-Christian values and principles of our nation’s founding, and above all else, we know this. In America, we don’t worship government. We worship God. I think this group likes God a lot. These are the values that sustain our movement, and these are the values that sustain our nation. But today, each of these principles is under tremendous threat, a threat like never before. Everything we hold dear, every last tenant of American tradition is under merciless assault from the radical left. These people are taking a sledgehammer to the very foundations of our free society, trying to destroy freedom of speech, trying to crush organized religion. You know that. Trying to shred our Constitution, trying to demolish the rule of law, and even attacking the rights of parents to raise their own children the way they want them raised. As I’ve said before, the greatest danger to America is not our enemies from the outside, as powerful as they may be, and they get more and more powerful, because we allowed that to happen.
Donald Trump: (13:59)
The greatest danger to America is the destruction of our nation from the people from within. You know the people I’m talking about. That is why, this November, we’re going to stand up to this left-wing fascism, and we’re going to take back our freedom. We’re going to take back our country in November. The radical left movement that is attacking our nation is driven by a spirit of anger and hatred that most of us can barely comprehend or understand. Did you ever see such hatred toward us? All we want to do is a good job. We want nice homes. We want great education for our children. We want strong military. We want strong police. We want not to defund the police, and you see what happens. We also want low taxes. We want few regulations. We want so many things, all of which we had just a year and a half ago. These extremists are consumed by resentment, envy, intolerance, bigotry, malice, and even rage against nature itself. This is not just a political problem. This is a spiritual problem. It’s true.
Donald Trump: (15:32)
For the radical left, politics has become their religion. It has warped their sense of right and wrong. They don’t have a sense of right and wrong. True and false, good and evil, you saw the Russia, Russia hoax that we all went through for two and a half years. I watched this Adam Schiff the other day. Shifty Schiff. The guy’s nothing. He’s nothing. We call him watermelon head. He’s a perfect shape of [inaudible 00:16:02] But I watched him. I watched him for two and a half years stand up at a podium, just like this, who are stand in front of the press. It is terrible what President Trump has done with his relationship with Russia? I’m saying, “Russia? What the hell do I have to do with Russia?” This went on for two and a half years, and it turned out to be a hoax. It’s been now revealed.
Donald Trump: (16:29)
Some of the papers have already, some of the media’s already admitted. It there’ll be a lot of litigation. There’s going to be tremendous litigation. Two and a half years, actually causing this danger, aside from everything else, but causing this great danger. I’ll never forget when this guy, he knew it was a fake story. I’ll never forget when he stood up at the microphone and said, “Donald Trump Jr. will go for to prison.” Think of this. Donald Trump Jr. will go to prison for what he has done to our country, and for his relationship with Russia. I said, “What the hell is going on?” It’s true. Now think of how bad a person do you have to be. You know it’s a fake story. It was made up by him and Hillary Clinton and all these people. Crooked Hillary.
Donald Trump: (17:20)
It was made up by these people, and you want somebody’s son to go to prison for a story that you know is false. How bad a human being do you have to be? Think of it. Now they’re doing the same thing with January 6th. They know, and it’s the same people. It’s Adam Schiff. The same words. If you just insert January 6th, instead of Russia, Russia, Russia. The media buys it, but not maybe as much as they used to, because CNN yesterday, did you see what happened? They came out with a strong statement that they are prohibited, totally prohibited from using the term, The Big Lie. They are not allowed to use it anymore. You know why? Because they know that the big lie is actually the big lie in reverse, and they have great liability, and they don’t want to use it, but they came down with an edict. They came down with a statement.
Donald Trump: (18:17)
It was announced yesterday that we’re prohibited, CNN is prohibited from ever using the term The Big Lie again. I wonder why. I wonder why. We’re getting closer. We’re getting closer, but we have to fight some very sick and very evil people before they try to change our nation, the left-wing fascists need to change themselves. There’s no clearer example of the menacing spirit that has devoured the American left then the disgraceful performance being staged by the Un-select committee. I love that name, un-select. They never, they actually … You know they hate it, right? But they act like there’s nothing wrong, because they just don’t want it. They’re very good at what they do. They’re con people. They’re con artists. I say the unselected are supposed to be the Select Committee on January. Like these people are legitimate. Every one of them is a radical left hater. Hates all of you ,hates me even more than you, but I’m just trying to help you out. What the hell did I do? The Un-selects. So, I call them the Un-select, and they act like, oh, they never mention it. I think it’s one of the great … They’d never mention it. Someday, they’ll give me credit for that term. I had a lot of good terms. We had a lot of good nicknames, didn’t we? Didn’t we have great nicknames.? I think it’s one of the best. I don’t know. It’s not catching on because they won’t let it catch on. The Un-selects have shredded every standard of decency, fairness, precedent, tradition, separation of powers, executive privilege and due process. Nobody’s ever done this before. They’re knowingly spinning a fake and phony narrative in a chilling attempt to weaponize the justice system against their political opponents. Many of you are in the room, and you see people on the left that burned down cities, Democrat-run cities, killed people. Nothing happens to them. The right, if you even were seen anywhere near the Capitol, in many cases, they put you in prison.
Donald Trump: (20:40)
The Un-select’s entire sham presentation is based on video that has been deceptively edited, misleadingly cut, and even doctored. They doctored Jim Jordan who just left. He just told me they were, they found something that he said they doctored it up. I think it was actually Schiff that did it. They took the entire meaning out of it. I said, “Good. You don’t mind if I mention that Jim, do you?” They’re taking six, eight and nine-hour depositions and they’re putting up five second clips making everybody look bad. They’ll take nine hours worth of depositions, destroying people, trying to destroy them, and out of the nine hours, they’ll put up a five-second clip where they got a little tired. They ripped completely out of context, these statements in many cases, to create an impression that’s the exact opposite of the truth, so that what you’re seeing is a complete and total lie.
Donald Trump: (21:39)
It’s a complete and total fraud. Then it’s what they don’t say, and the people they don’t interview with. We send people down. What about this one? Interview this one. These are experts on election integrity. They don’t want to have them anywhere near, and when somebody goes off of the fact that the election was rigged and stolen, “All right, that’s enough. We’re not talking about that.” Well, that’s the reason people went down to the Capitol. That’s the reason that people went down to listen to various speeches, including one I gave. Remember the calm words I used. They try and make them sound like that was … That might have been the commonest speech I think I’ve ever made, if you want to know. I’ve had a couple of senators say, “I never knew you could be so nice,” but it didn’t make any difference, because they have their narrative.
Donald Trump: (22:28)
They know that we’re leading in every single poll, both Republicans and Democrats and they don’t like that, so they’ll do it any way they can. These are very vicious people, just like Crazy Liz Chaney removed the part of my quote, where I urge people to peacefully and patriotically make their voices heard. Think of that. Compare that to Maxine Waters. You ever watch her? Ever watch her ranting and raving and go get them and fight him, and you know what? Many others. Look at Pelosi, her statements, they’re horrible statements. Look at Schumer in front of the United States Supreme Court. He sounded like a mob boss. They say… Look, peacefully and patriotically. But look at Schumer. Go back and look at that tape. Frankly, Bill Barr, had courage, would’ve done something about it. I suggested it. I suggested it, but he was so afraid of being impeached, he didn’t want to do anything.
Donald Trump: (23:26)
How do you not get impeached? Don’t do anything. Don’t do anything. The committee is taking the testimony of witnesses who defended me for eight hours, chopping it up, and truncating sound bites to make it sound like what they said was absolutely terrible. But it’s, remember, it’s also the people that weren’t allowed to even testify that wanted to. A lot of people wanted to go and testify about what they saw and how crooked it was. Meanwhile, the committee refuses to play any of the tape of people saying the good things, the things that we want to hear. It’s a one-way street. It’s a rigged deal. It’s a disgrace, and it’s never happened in the history of our country where we didn’t have any, we have no representation. They say, “Oh, they have Republicans. Who are they? Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger, the crier. He cries every time he speaks.
Donald Trump: (24:23)
This guy’s got a mental disorder. He cries. Every time this guy gets up to speak, he starts crying. I said, “There’s something wrong with that guy.” These are our representatives. That’s why they refused to release the full video or the transcripts, because we had so many beautiful statements. They have, they want nothing to do with them. They want nothing to do with them. Somebody got up and started talking about the election fraud that took place, with proof. I mean, they could call it science. They can call it whatever. They have a thing called disinformation. You can say something, doesn’t matter. Like 2000 murals. Did anybody see that? It can’t be disputed. These are government tapes where they’re stuffing ballot boxes, to put it crudely. They’re stuffing ballot boxes on government tapes.
Donald Trump: (25:14)
What did they say? They go, “Oh, that was debunked.” They never, that was debunked. Oh, okay. Most people say, “Oh it was? Oh I didn’t know that.” No, these are tapes. One, two, guys looking up at the camera. Let’s see. Where’s the camera? Oh, there it is. No, no. These are tapes, and their government tapes, and we should be thankful for truth to vote, and Dinesh D’Souza and all the people, the [inaudible 00:25:48] Big hit. It’s a big hit, but these are not, these are not something that’s made up in the studio. These were tapes that were taken and Catherine Engelbrecht, who’s a great woman and a great patriot, spent thousands of hours with her-
Donald Trump: (26:03)
A woman, and a great patriot, spent thousands of hours with her group of patriots, studying all of these government tapes that nobody ever studies because who’s going to spend thousands of hours, but they did. And they took out hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of people, thousands of people, that were rigging the election and they’d go, one man went to 28 different boxes putting six or seven in each box. You can’t put a thousand in, doesn’t work that way. Going to different places. And they got them. They got them. They have them called. And what is the radical left of say, “Oh yeah, I know that. Yeah, that was debunked.” It’s disinformation. It’s not debunked. Can’t be debunked. It is what it is. We didn’t make up, they’re not movie actors. If it was a movie actor, I’d say, “You got me”, but these are not movie actors. The classic is when they get out of the car and they’re looking all over the place and normally you get out and you vote. These guys get out and vote. Ding, ding, ding. “Oh, that was fully debunked.” Nah, this is a shame what happened. This is a shame. And because of that, look what happened to our country. The sham committee even had to postpone a scheduled hearing at the last minute so they could doctor some additional video and probably hire another movie producer, like the guy from ABC, who was the president of ABC and ABC, fake news, you know that. And he was the president. And I guess he used to do tapes and documentaries and they put him in charge of making a documentary. The good news is very few people watched it. One guy got up and said that he heard me calling Mike Pens a wimp. Now in honesty, I’m the president of the United States. You know, I’m sitting, I think they said at my desk, “He’s a wimp.” How many people listen to me?
Donald Trump: (27:57)
I don’t even know who these people are, but I never called Mike Pence a wimp. I never called him a wimp. Mike Pence had a chance to be great. He had a chance to be, frankly, historic, but just like Bill Barr and the rest of these weak people, Mike, and I say it sadly, because I like them, but Mike did not have the courage to act.
Donald Trump: (28:26)
Bill Barr was afraid of certain things, and you know what they were? ” Please don’t impeach me. Don’t impeach me, Bill Barr. Please.” I said, “What’s wrong with being impeached? I got to impeached twice and my poll numbers went up.”
Donald Trump: (28:41)
“I don’t want to be impeached, sir. I don’t want to be impeached. The election was perfect, sir. It was perfect. It was so good.” The election was perfect and the Democrats were sitting back saying, “No way, we’re going to impeach this guy.” Nah, it’s terrible. But Mike was afraid of whatever he was afraid of. But as you heard year and a half ago, Mike Pence had absolutely no choice, but to be a human conveyor belt. He was a human conveyor belt. Even if the votes were fraudulent, they said, “He had to send the votes.” Couldn’t do anything. I said, “Well, what happens when you have more votes than you had voters? Doesn’t matter.” It doesn’t matter. Nothing matters. Detroit, see what happened there? Philadelphia, U.S. Attorney in Philadelphia came out and said, Bill Barr would not let him get involved in election fraud and he wanted to. McSwain, a good man who I think was destroyed by this.
Donald Trump: (29:45)
He was not allowed to look at election fraud because the Republicans were afraid. They were afraid of the consequences. But came out and everybody said, “Send the electoral votes immediately to the old broken down crow named Mitch McConnell.” You had to send them. He’s the old broken down crow. Bad guy, bad politician. He wanted my endorsement, he was getting his ass kicked. The people of Kentucky liked Donald Trump, and I liked them, and I was leading by a lot and he came to see me. He was losing by two, to somebody named Amy McGrath. A good politician, she had $93 million ready to go. He’s down by two, and he is going to go down all the way, and he comes over to see me. And he practically begs me for an endorsement, and would I do a television commercial for him? I didn’t like him that much, but I helped him out and I got him elected by more votes than he ever got before.
Donald Trump: (30:42)
And I totally got him elected. He would’ve lost. In retrospect, I wish I ran somebody in the primary against him, but I still would rather have him probably than a Democrat, barely. But so what happened is they were emphatic. Emphatic about Mike Pence. In other words… Ready? He had no choice, no matter what. He had to send those votes, he had no… There is absolutely nothing that he could do. I said, “Well, what is he, a robot?” I actually came up with the word, “Conveyor belt”, I thought it was a better word. In other words, put him… He’s a human conveyor belt. He had no choice. Okay, that’s good. Had no choice. I’m saying, “Well…” Then I see a small group of rhinos plus Democrats, are right now, and have been for a long period of time, working feverishly for legislation to make sure that the vice president, whoever it may be, can never do what they kept saying that Pence and a vice president can’t do.
Donald Trump: (31:39)
So they said he couldn’t do it. Had no choice. It was a hundred percent. Even happened with his guy, Luttig, whoever the hell Luttig is. It’s a former judge. And he was saying, “Pence had no choice”, then why do they want legislation so that a vice president can’t do? And all I wanted them to do was send it to the legislatures. They also said that I told him that I wanted him to, “Decide the election. I want you to decide.” I didn’t say that. They made up the story, it’s not true. I wanted him to send it up to the legislatures. So it goes back to Pennsylvania, state legislatures, and if they see the same kind of fraud and if they see the same kind of irregularities that I saw… I mean, he had one irregularity that everybody knows about that nobody wanted to do anything.
Donald Trump: (32:35)
And that said, many of these changes were not made by state legislatures, they were made by local politicians. They just changed everything. They extended hours. They did many, many things. That’s against the law. And that happened in many instances, but we don’t even get into that. We should, but it was illegal what they did. They extended hours, they cut hours, they let people do whatever the hell they wanted to do. In some cases, they went to the legislatures, they were unable to get approvals and then they did it anyway. See you’re not allowed to do that. Do you know that even if a judge rules against you, you can’t… Even a judge can’t change it. A judge can’t, a politician can’t, the senators can’t, nobody… The only thing that can change it, are the state legislatures and many, many cases that we’re talking about, determinative, meaning election changing. Because we did much better in the second election than we did in the first got millions and millions of more votes, much better.
Donald Trump: (33:36)
Somebody said, “How’d you do with the second one compared to the first?” I Said, “We did much better.” I was told that if we got the same number of votes, 63 million, that we had it made. I was told that by the best pollsters, we got millions and millions more. More than any sitting president has ever gotten, not even close. And they say, “We lost”, Don’t believe it. So they say that… So remember this. So they said, “Mike Pence can’t do anything.” Then right after this whole event, they started working so that they could make what they said true. Because the truth is he could have sent it back to the state legislatures and they’re having a hard time for whatever reason, getting it approved. After this speech will probably get it approved. The rhinos and the Democrats.
Donald Trump: (34:24)
Thomas Jefferson, did anybody ever hear of Thomas Jefferson? So he was a vice president also, among other things, many things, but Thomas Jefferson had the same exact problem in the early 1800s with Georgia, which was unable to properly count its votes. Hear ye, hear ye the great state of Georgia is unable to properly count our votes. Thomas Jefferson said, “Oh, we’re going to take your votes. We’re not sending them back. We’re taking them.” And he took the votes and they got elected, he and his wonderful president. So I said to Mike, “If you do this, you can be Thomas Jefferson.” And then after it all went down, I looked at him one day and I said, “Mike, hate to say this, but you no Thomas Jefferson.”
Donald Trump: (35:28)
And look at our country now, look at our country now. And I’m not sure maybe the state legislatures wouldn’t have acted? But I think they would have because they were looking at a lot of things. And right now we have the nastiest inflation that we’ve ever seen. We have a war Ukraine, with perhaps millions and millions of people dying in the end. I think it’s going to be a lot more people than people… When you look at these cities that are being ruthlessly and horribly bombed to hell, you’re talking about tens of thousands of people dying. They’ll say, “Yes, two people died. One was hurt.” And yet you’ll have buildings pouring down all over, and bombs being dropped.
Donald Trump: (36:12)
No, no thousands and thousands of people are dying. And perhaps it’s going to lead to world war 3, because the way we’re handling it, we just gave $40 billion on top of another 16 billion, so we’re for $56 billion. And you know, we want to help those people, we have to also save our country by the way. But we want to help those people. And it’s horrible. It’s horrible, horrible what happened. But when you look at Europe and Germany and France and all these other countries, they’re giving a tiny fraction, a tiny, tiny fraction of what we’re giving. We’re giving 56 billion and they’re giving a few billion dollars and they’re the ones that are affected much more so. But it should have never happened. If I were president that would never have happened, a 100%, would’ve never happened.
Donald Trump: (37:08)
And I got to know Putin very well. And we talked about it. And I know that he liked it. He liked it, but he knew the consequences were going to be tremendous. Tremendous. He understood that. And he would’ve never ever done it. If the election weren’t rigged and stolen, you wouldn’t have had any problems with Ukraine being attacked, viciously. This is a vicious thing when you bomb out cities like that, who would’ve think that, that’s possible? Things like that happened in world war II, you better be careful because the way we are dealing, you’ll end up in the next world war. It’s so, so bad, but who would’ve ever thought it’s even possible? As sure as you’re sitting there, it never would’ve happened. And China going into Taiwan was a dead story, it was never going to happen. Now they fly bombers over Taiwan. The other day, 28 bombers flew right over the middle of Taiwan. He’s got something going.
Donald Trump: (38:01)
I mean, the only thing is, when he looks at Russia and he looks at what’s happening, it’s a lot tougher, but now it looks like Russia… Unfortunately, it’s been so vicious and so violent and so horrible, they’re starting to win a lot of battles, a lot of area. They’re taking a lot of area. And we’re responsible for giving billions and billions and billions, and it’s just not going the right way. What they ought to be doing is working out some kind of a deal where they stop, where they stop. And they stop now instead of doing what they’re doing. They’re handling it so badly, and you’ll see. I mean, ultimately I heard the fire power is 34 times greater than Ukraine, 34 times. That’s not a situation… I was listening to actually a very good general, some of our generals are terrible as you probably have heard, but we have very good ones too.
Donald Trump: (38:57)
Like, you know don’t forget, I wiped out the caliphate, Syria. We wiped out the entire Isis caliphate in Syria. We knocked it out 100%. Remember when I said, “All right, that’s enough. Let the other countries finish it up. Let’s bring them with… We’re at 99%.” And the fake news media said, “He didn’t do a 100%.” I said, “All right, we’ll do it, boom.” General Raisin Cain, you remember General Raisin Cain? Great general. I heard it was going to take three years. I said, “General Cain, how long is it going to take? I can do it in two weeks, sir.” And he did. We got some great generals, we just don’t see him on television, that’s the problem.
Donald Trump: (39:44)
But we are now disrespected all over the world. We have Iran that was ready to fold and do anything I wanted. We had sanctions on them the likes of which nobody’s ever seen. They would’ve done anything, and instead they’re on their way to becoming a tremendous nuclear power. And we better act very quickly because there’s no negotiating with them. These are religious zealots. These are not people that you can negotiate with. I got along very well with Kim Jong-un, as you probably heard. When I first came in president Obama, Barack Hussein Obama, has anyone ever heard of him? He told me that the biggest problem we had was North Korea. I said, “Have you ever called him? No.” Well actually he tried 14 different times and they were unable to do it because Kim Jong-un didn’t want to talk to him, but he talked to me and I knew him very well. And this was going to be a nuclear war, and it turned out to be a nothing. It was nothing. We got along just fine. He even participated in the Olympics. He participated in the Olympics. And we got along very well.
Donald Trump: (40:48)
And now he’s acting up again, he’s sending ballistic missiles all over the place. Here we go. But we got along very well. It was a little nasty at the beginning, if you remember. Remember? He said, ” I’ve got a red button on my desk and I can use it.” I said, “But I have a much bigger red button and my button works and I can use it better than you.” So we need the right people. We’re just not respected anywhere in the world anymore. Where they go to these summits and the other leaders are saying, “What the hell is going on?” You got to understand, I know them all. Macron… I know every one of them. Angela… Angela really took advantage of our country and now she’s been replaced by a guy that is smart also. She was very smart, and we paid a big price. They were ripping us off, just like China… Everybody ripped us off. We made so many trade deals. So many deals. So many military deals, saving billions and billions. I put tariffs on China. Hundreds of billions of dollars was paid to us over a short period of time.
Donald Trump: (41:58)
I gave $28 billion of it to China because… 28 billion of the China money to the farmers because the farmers were being hurt so badly in trade by what China was doing. They were taking advantage of our country, and I said to our Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, good guy, I said, “Sonny, what’s the most… What do you think the number is that we’ve been hurt by the farmers that have been hurt by what China’s done with their horrible policies toward us?” And it was really terrible what they were doing. “28 billion.” I said, “That’s okay.” And I gave the farmers 28 billion out of the massive hundreds of billions of dollars that we got from the tariffs and taxes that I put on China. And I will tell you, in our history there’s been no president that ever took in even 25 cents from China. I took in hundreds of billions of dollars saved our steel industry, saved other industries, and now if you read the papers, Biden wants to end the tariffs on China.
Donald Trump: (43:09)
You do that, that’s the end of your steel industry, that’s the end of so many different businesses. It’s a shame. Getting hundreds of billions of dollars and it was going a lot higher. But then we had an event that took place on November 3rd, that was very unfortunate. Let’s be clear, this is not a congressional investigation, this horrible situation that’s wasting everyone’s time. This is a theatrical production of partisan political fiction that’s getting these terrible, terrible ratings and they’re going crazy. They’re going crazy. The unselects tried to use these tactics, and if they did in a real court of law, everyone involved would be sanctioned and would be disbarred. If they were lawyers, they’d be disbarred for what they’re doing. It’s a one sided witch hunt. They would be totally disbarred. We have nobody to even speak. We can’t even speak. In fact, what I’d is I put it on Truth social, anybody in Truth or…? The hottest…
Donald Trump: (44:11)
It’s the hottest thing. I’m not a fan of Twitter, I think Twitter is bots and fake accounts, I don’t like Twitter. Truth Social is the hottest thing. And we put it on Truth Social and you see what’s going on, but it’s no coincidence that all of the same people who staged the Russia, Russia, Russia hoax are now pushing this insurrection hoax. And they’re pushing it, the same people, grotesque and ludicrous narratives that just happened on… And as to what happened on January 6, it was a simple protest, it got out of hand, and I will say one thing they don’t talk about, they never show the size of the crowd. I believe it was the largest number of people I’ve ever spoken to. I’m not talking about the very small percentage of people that went down to the Capitol, many of whom did nothing wrong, and they’re paying a big price because of this horrible situation that’s taking place.
Donald Trump: (45:11)
I’m talking about the crowd that I spoke before. And some people went down long before I spoke. But the crowd that I spoke before was, I believe the largest crowd, and I’ve spoken in front of big crowds. This is a big crowd. I’ve spoken in front of very big crowds. That was the largest crowd of people that I’ve ever spoken before. And I will tell you, and they totally did this too last week, I said, “That was a crowd where there was unbelievable love and patriotism in the air. People were holding hands. They were listening, they were crying. They were there over a rigged election.” And they took what I said, and they said that, “He was saying… I was referring to the people that walked into the Capitol.” And no I wasn’t, I was referring to the speech. The speech was the largest… I’ve never seen…
Donald Trump: (45:59)
I think that was the largest number of people that I’ve ever spoken before, and yet you never hear that. They never show pictures of it. We have a few pictures, but I believe it was the largest number. And nobody likes to talk about it. People were there for a right reason because we have a country, and if you don’t have fair and free elections you don’t have a country and they love our country. You need borders, you need elections. And they were there, and nobody ever mentions that. They never show it. I have never seen it on television where they have a helicopter shot of Washington with numbers of… I won’t say it, because if I say it I’ll get wiped out. You know it’s very interesting on July 4th I gave a speech, two years ago at the mall, and it was the same mall that, Alveda’s great… The great Martin Luther king Jr. gave, and the structure is identical.
Donald Trump: (47:01)
You have the Washington monument, you have the wall, you have the Lincoln monument, the structure, the pools, everything, and Dr. King gave his speech and it was great. The, “I had a dream”, speech. It was great. How good was that? But they showed the picture and it was massive, tremendous numbers of people. They said it was a million people. 1 million people. And then I gave my speech and they showed the same thing. It’s hard to believe, many, many decades later but it’s identical architecture, identical pools. You look at it, the Lincoln… Everything was identical, but it was many years later. I gave my speech. So his, they said, 1 million people. Now, my pictures were exactly the same, but the people were slightly closer together, they were more compact, but exactly the same. But there were more people, they were tighter together if you look at it. “Donald Trump has 25,000 people today.”
Donald Trump: (48:07)
So Dr. Martin Luther King had a million and that’s fine. Donald Trump with more people had 25,000 and I have it up in my office and it says, “1025000”. But that’s what we have to put up with. And Alveda understands that. She understands that.
Donald Trump: (48:31)
And his speech was great. Am I allowed to say, “My speech was better?” I don’t think so. I better not play with that one. I better not play with that one. I made a nice speech, but I liked his speech better. If it were an insurrection that took place at the Capitol, you would’ve known it very soon.
Donald Trump: (48:50)
They would’ve… These were strong people. These were great patriots, they were policemen, they were firemen, they were soldiers, they were sailors. There were no guns. I heard they didn’t have one gun. Nobody was killed except for a wonderful young woman named Ashli Babbitt who was viciously shot. And in my opinion, for absolutely no reason, by a police officer.
Donald Trump: (49:21)
They wanted to keep this officer shielded. They didn’t want anyone to know his name. Now when it happens on the other side, oh, they plaster pictures up. I’ve never seen anything. But they wanted to shield him. And then all of a sudden he’s doing an interview on like NBC fake news or one of the networks. Oh, he’s doing an interview. He didn’t want to be shielded, he was so proud of what he did. I watched him. I said, “This guy is actually proud of what he did.” He shot her, point blank. Just shot her. And she’s the only one that died. We didn’t have any guns, we didn’t have any… There were no guns there. And it’s a shame what’s happening. I’ll say as bluntly and plainly as possible that this malicious partisan narrative is a big monstrous lie. And I believe that’s why CNN is not using the term anymore because they’re looking at the results of what happened in the election and not using that term.
Donald Trump: (50:26)
There is not one shred of evidence to support the deranged conspiracy theory. The unselects are pushing. They know it just like the fully debunked, Russia, Russia, Russia, hoax. Now it’s fully debunked. The unselects really cared about the truth, and if they did they would immediately release all the video of the capital surveillance cameras that Pelosi has been hiding for nearly two years. They would investigate why the Biden administration has supposedly not been able to identify the attempted bomber. Remember the pipe bomber? They have his picture. They have everything. They know what he looks like. And they never found him.
Donald Trump: (51:06)
Something which the committee and the media, mysteriously they don’t mention the pipe bomber anymore. This guy had a pipe bomb, but he wasn’t from that group that was listening to that speech. He was from a different group and they don’t want to talk about him. If the committee cared about the truth, they would reveal everything the U.S. government knows about the individuals who have not been arrested despite being caught on video, urging the crowd to press forward. Including people like Ray Epps, right. Ray Epps, “Go in everybody. Go in everybody.” They don’t touch him. They go and arrest people that didn’t even know. That didn’t even go in. But Ray Epps and others that were doing the same thing, they leave them alone. They would tell us why Nancy Pelosi rejected 10,000 national guard troops that I recommended be there because I heard it was going to be a big crowd. I didn’t set it up.
Donald Trump: (52:03)
And to be there because I heard it was going to be a big crowd, I didn’t set it up, but I heard it was going to be a big crowd. So many people said, “Oh, we’re going to be there. We’re going to be there.” And I said to the secretary of defense and others in the room, it’s been verified now. They said 10 to 20,000. I thought I said 10, but they said, “No, you said from 10 to 20,000.” If you had 200 national guardsmen or military, January 6th would not have been January 6th as we know it. But as you know, Nancy Pelosi is in charge of security of the capital, along with the mayor of Washington DC. And they turned it down. They didn’t want it. I believe the mayor turned it down in writing. There’s a letter out there somewhere. She turned it down in writing. Now, how can we be guilty if we wanted to have as much as 10,000 or maybe 20,000, but as much as 10,000 troops in the capital. You mean we’re causing an insurrection, but by the way, let’s get 10,000 troops. Now it doesn’t work that way. No, this is a fake story no different than Russia, Russia, Russia, Ukraine, Ukraine, Ukraine. How about I got impeach for a perfect phone call to Ukraine. Congratulations on your victory. Let’s impeach him. It’s a disgrace. This has never happened, ever happened. Nothing like this has ever happened. I get a lot of credit. People say, “How the hell do you take it?” I say, “Do I have a choice? Do I have a choice?” And most importantly, they would expose the blatant rigging and stealing of the 2020 election because they know what happened. They know what happened. The Democrats know what happened better than the Republicans though. Guys like Mitch McConnell, who are weak and political hacks instead of fighting, they just want to get onto the next. He’s actually happy with Biden, they say, because he can do his little thing.
Donald Trump: (53:56)
He can be the leader or the semi leader, because he’s not a leader. When Republicans, we take control of Congress, they should turn the table in the Democrat show trial and immediately launch a full investigation into the egregious abuse of power that has taken place in the name of January 6th. It’s in the name of the very first people to receive subpoenas should be crazy, Nancy Pelosi, war monger, Liz Cheney, who by the way they say she’s down by 35 points in the great state of Wyoming. We love Wyoming, Wyoming, she’s horrible. And she’s never in Wyoming. She’s always in Virginia. She represents Wyoming, but she lives in Virginia. How do you figure that one? Adam shifty Schiff is another one. And the rhino Adam Kinzinger or the crier. Remember in the end, they are not after me, they’re you. That’s true. They’re after you, they’re after everything we stand for.
Donald Trump: (55:03)
It’s your freedom, it’s your rights, your values, your prosperity and your country, they’re trying to take it all away. These people are crazy. The reason they are attacking me so relentlessly and making up lies like the story about Mike Pence, send it to the legislatures, send it to Michigan, send it to Pennsylvania, send it to Arizona. Look at the report the attorney general in Arizona came up with, look at the report that the audit committee came up, with massive fraud. And then the papers don’t want to write about it. Because they’re complicit, they’re every bid as guilty as the radical left Democrats. Every bid as guilty. But maybe it’s turning. I hear that CNN is turning. Nobody watching them. They’re saying, “We have no choice. We have to turn.” Nobody’s watching CNN. MSNBC is dying, MSDNC, sorry. With this unhinged insurrection hoax that we’re all going through now, now this is nothing compared to the Russia, Russia, that was like front page every day. This is peanuts if I compared, but who needs it? Let’s make America great again. What are we doing? We’re wasting all of our time. But with this insurrection hoax that they’re doing just like Russia, just like all of the other ones, remember the Mueller report, oh, the Mueller report. I was totally exonerated by, listen to this, 18 Democrat prosecutors every one of which hates my guts. 18 [inaudible 00:56:52] with 13 radical left prosecutors, then Mueller added five more. Yet 18, all of whom hated my guts, no collusion. Do you remember the look of their face when they heard no collusion? They couldn’t… They were going like, “Oh, I can’t believe it.” And I think I got three days of rest and then they started another one, right? But the insurrection hoax, the radical Democrats are putting our country into a two-tiered system of justice in a stark in brutal way. So bad for our country.
Donald Trump: (57:27)
The same Democrat politicians who voted to object to the certification of Republican presidents, including me, by the way they voted in Alabama, I won it by like 45 points. And I think it was Maxine Waters again, right? Maxine Waters said, “We don’t believe it. Let’s do it again. Let’s vote.” I said, “That’s okay. You can count the…” I think we won by three more votes after that. But we won by something in Alabama, we love Alabama. I won by like 45 points and they were questioning Alabama, at least question something that’s like close. But the same people that would go after Republican presidents are now claiming it’s a crime for Republicans to do the exact same thing. It’s a crime to question the election and yet they were doing it all the time.
Donald Trump: (58:17)
This crazy Stacey Abrams still says, she lost. Still says that she won. The other day she was saying, “Well, I don’t want to talk about that. It’s politically incorrect.” The one thing I’ll tell you, we won, we won. You won’t hear that from me here, we won. But Stacey Abrams, can you believe I got Kemp in? Can you believe I got him in? It was my endorsement and my rallies, I got this guy in. How did that work out? That wasn’t so good. Likewise, but remember this Stacey Abrams has been complaining for years that she won the election. Nobody says there’s an insurrection taking place. This is a terrible thing for our country. It’s called freedom of speech. You should have some knowledge. Oh, I have knowledge. I have knowledge that would go up to that ceiling, if they wanted to see it.
Donald Trump: (59:13)
We have books and studies and brilliant people saying absolutely we have political scientists, we have so much knowledge. All you have to do is take a look at some of the Attorney General’s reports and some of the other reports that have been done. Take a look at Wisconsin, take a look at the nursing homes where in Wisconsin, vast numbers, a tremendous man, justice Gableman. He was in charge. Justice Gableman, a fantastic guy. And they said that in Wisconsin, the State of Wisconsin, great place lost by a whisker. But over the years, very few people in nursing homes vote. And yet this time, because Biden is so inspiring, they had almost a hundred percent of the people in nursing homes vote. And you know who turned them in? The sons and daughters of people that were in many cases, comatose, they were lying in a coma and the daughter would say, “My mother did not vote.” She doesn’t know who Trump is. And she never heard a Biden, that I can tell you.
Donald Trump: (01:00:27)
And they found thousands and thousands and thousands of us, but I lost by a whisker. And that was just one aspect of it. Now, there were many ways, they cheated in many ways, we can’t let it happen. We’re not going to have a country any longer. Likewise, the Biden administration is persecuting people who walked through the Capitol building while at the same time, they’re letting off arsonists and left wing riders who assaulted police officers through Molotov cocktails, right in their faces and said fire to federal buildings and courthouses. That’s federal courthouses, that’s big stuff, right? Giving them a slap on the wrist or even less than that. There were nothing, nothing practically happened to them. One of the most urgent tasks facing the next Republican president, I wonder who that will be. Thank you very much. That’s very nice. I appreciate it. Am I allowed to cry like Adam Kinzinger? I still haven’t figured out if his crying is real. It’s hard to believe it’s real. Would anybody like me to run for president?
Donald Trump: (01:01:58)
That’s very nice. Thank you very much. Wow. Wow. That’s really nice. I appreciate it. I’ve done a lot for religion. I’ll tell you. They don’t want religion in our country, all right. I used to say that. I used to say, “He’s not for religion. He’s not for God.” Remember they said, it’s going to be very close in Texas. And I said, “Wait a minute. He’s against oil, guns, and God.” And I won in a landslide, but they do that, they do that. They said expectations. That way people don’t go out and vote. It’s called voter suppression. They’re very good at it. These are very… I happen to think that they’re not a 50/50 party. How can you be a 50/50 party? You’re against energy, oil, independence, you’re against energy dominance. We were going to have energy dominance. We were already dominant. We had in a short period of time, what I did with that industry was incredible.
Donald Trump: (01:03:29)
We were going to be totally dominant within a very short period of time, but we were already independent. But think of it, you have oil, you have God, because I had great, great spirit from people of faith like yourselves and you have guns, your 2nd Amendment and their obviously you see what’s going on with the 2nd Amendment. And then you hear in Texas, the race is going to be close. So I don’t see when they have open borders and they have bad economies and they want to raise your taxes and they want to put on regulations of make it impossible for businesses to, or people to do anything. And they want sanctuary cities where we protect very evil people in many cases. And they want everybody coming through the border where they empty out their prisons from other countries, many other countries. Last week we had 129 other countries represented people from 129.
Donald Trump: (01:04:31)
A lot of people don’t even know there were that many countries. There are, there’re actually a lot more than that. Believe it or not. 129 and they empty out prisons. Prisons are being emptied in very violent countries and being sent up to our border and congratulations, Lieutenant governor. We now have them in North Carolina and other places and we’re just not going to stand for it, right? Not going to stand for it. Mark understands it very well. And then they’re supposed to have a 50/50 vote, I really don’t believe it. I believe they cheat like hell on elections. That’s what I believe. And I believe it. Some people would say, “That’s not politically correct.” I don’t give a damn, that’s what I think happens.
Donald Trump: (01:05:14)
One of the most urgent tasks facing the next Republican president will be to restore that equal justice under the law. We have to restore it. America cannot survive if we have a system that treats Republicans political speech as violence and Democrats political violence as speech. That’s what it is. It’s reversed. Their speech is violence. Just last week, a left wing extremist tried to assassinate a conservative Supreme Court, justice, Justice Kavanaugh. And we’ve heard barely a word about it. New York Times almost didn’t write even a story about it. Could you imagine it was the other way around? This sick individual showed up at Justice Kavanaugh’s home with a knife, a gun, crowbar, zip ties and yet Joe Biden is not condemned it. Hasn’t spoken about it at all. The media has hardly covered it. And 27 Democrats in Congress just voted no on a bill to provide the justices with more security.
Donald Trump: (01:06:15)
Think about if we were a liberal justice. It’s a federal crime for these left wing agitators to show up at Justices’ homes and try to intimidate them. Of course, they’re making decisions, could you imagine if that were done the other way. Where you have hundreds and some cases, thousands of people screaming at your home and you’re supposed to be making a very delicate legal decision. It’s called playing the ref. Isn’t it playing the ref? It’s no different than a baseball or a basketball or a football game. You play the ref. You scream at the rep. You scream, scream, and you may as the great Bobby Knight, he was great. He was a great supporter of mine. I hope he’s well. When Bobby Knight came out for me in Indiana, you know who Bobby Knight is, one of the greatest of all time, greatest basketball coaches. He wasn’t exactly politically correct either.
Donald Trump: (01:07:07)
But I asked him once I said, “What are you doing? You’re screaming like so.” He said, “No, I’ll never get this one overturned, but you know what? For the next one, they’re going to be thinking about it.” Great. That was Bobby Knight. Great coach, great guy. Yet, even after the shocking attempt on Justice Kavanaugh’s life, the Biden administration is continuing to allow leftist mobs to freely form in front of the justices home and the homes of others. Even while January 6th defendants are having their lives totally destroyed and being treated worse than terrorists and murderers despite most being charged with parading through the capital, most people should not be treated the way they’re being treated. And if I become president someday, if I decide to do it, I will be looking at them very, very seriously for pardons, very, very seriously.
Donald Trump: (01:08:03)
They have been treated very unfairly. Should I decide to do that, if we’re going to be one people in one nation, America must have one set of laws and one system of justice, we don’t have that. We have two systems. The radical left is not above the law and conservatives are not beneath the law. The targeting and repression that is now being directed against Republicans and conservatives is totally unprecedented. In American history, this has never happened before. The Republicans under Bill Barr and Jeff Sessions stayed away very powerfully from doing this to Democrats and some people understand that and some people respect that, frankly. In the Barr case, I think it’s because, I don’t think I know it’s because of something I said before, didn’t want to be impeached, didn’t want to be held in contempt, they would say, “We going to hold him in contempt.” I’d say, “For what?” They didn’t even know.
Donald Trump: (01:09:05)
He did nothing wrong. Could have been a lot tougher, but he did nothing wrong. But I don’t think he would’ve done it anyway. I don’t think he would’ve done it because they, and he believed that it shouldn’t be done. They weaponize, they weaponize their system and they weaponized the justice department. So we couldn’t do it against crooked Hillary. So I’m actually suing Hillary Clinton civilly. I said, she’s got to pay for it. What she did. She got to pay for it. And I know I speak for everyone here today when I say that the attacks and abuse will never deter us from saving our nation, indeed saving our religion. They will only make us more determined to prevail. Don’t forget Biden used to tell you about religion, religion, religion, he’s done everything he can to get away with your religion and all of your incredible pastors and ministers and rabbis.
Donald Trump: (01:10:09)
We have great people in this audience. People, I read the names, people of incredible faith and respect, people that I want to hear. They’re great people, but what they’ve done is shut them down. And I hope you remember that. I hope the Catholic church remembers how badly they’ve been treated. The Catholic church has been treated horribly, horribly. When they needed money for their school systems, and they do a good job with the schools, I got them billions of dollars that some people didn’t want to do. But I said, “We got to help them. You’re talking about hundreds of thousands of students and really good education.” We had to help them during the China virus crisis, which is what it is.
Donald Trump: (01:10:59)
You had the Spanish flu, nobody complains about that, right? I haven’t heard too many of my Hispanic friends, so we have to change. And then no, it’s a China virus. It came out of Wuhan. I said it from the beginning, came out of the lab. That’s unbelievable. Remember when they tried to blame Italy, it was Italy’s fault. Italy said, “What?” And Italy had a hard time. Then they blamed France and they blame the United States, then they finally shut up because it was too obvious. Now it is the China virus. It came, many of these horrible things are really… Take a look at Connecticut, they have a beauty, right? Lyme disease, Lyme, Connecticut. You think they’re thrilled? Somebody was looking at a house. I said, “Where is it?” Lyme, Connecticut? I said, “Yeah, don’t forget it.”
Donald Trump: (01:11:50)
No, it’s the China virus. Together we’re fighting, [inaudible 01:11:54] China’s very smart, by the way, they were vicious in not calling at that. They went to these politicians and they threaten them with everything in the book. And under the Biden administration, you can’t even think about using that term, but I use it because it’s much more accurate. I like accuracy. Together, we’re fighting proudly for the values and principles shared by the overwhelming majority of Americans. And this November, our movement is going to ensure that we win an overwhelming majority of the United States Congress Remember it’s much harder for them to cheat when we have landslides, it’s much harder. They’ll try and figure it out. In Pennsylvania, I was leading by hundreds of thousands of votes and all of a sudden, what was it? 3 or 2 in the morning or something we’ve closed the tabulation booth. They say, what was that? But so they try and figure it out. They’re very good at it. But you know, the best defense from our stand win by a landslide. It’s much tougher for them to figure it out. And they’re more likely to get caught. Working in close and cherished partnership with faith and freedom coalition over this coalition of great religious leaders has been incredible. Over the past few years, we have already achieved more than anyone thought possible. We appointed nearly 300 federal judges to faithfully interpret the constitution. We confirmed three great Supreme Court justices who by the way, are coming out with a very important decision soon. Let’s see what happens.
Donald Trump: (01:13:37)
And some other very big decisions. We built almost all of the border wall, hundreds and hundreds of miles, including substantial additions that we edit. And those additions could have been finished in three weeks time, but they didn’t want to do that. And we had the safest wall. We had the safest border and the history of our country that included drugs were way, way down. From my first day in office, I took historic action to protect the unborn. I reinstated and expanded the Mexico City policy. Everyone said, “There’s no way he’s going to do that.” Ronald Reagan did it, but in a lesser form. At the United Nations, I made clear that global bureaucrats have no business attacking the sovereignty of nations that protect innocent life. I called in Congress to ban late term abortions, unlike Democrats who allow babies to be executed after birth, after birth. Executed after birth.
Donald Trump: (01:14:36)
The baby is born, they decide they don’t want the baby after birth. Look at the former governor of Virginia, right, after birth. Remember that one. In the Republican party, we believe that every life is a sacred gift from God. In addition, my administration protected religious Liberty and the conscience rights of faith based groups like the Little Sisters of the Poor, wonderful people. I met them. They are so nice. I didn’t know that people could be that nice. I don’t meet too many nice people. I meet vicious, horrible, horrendous losers. With your help, we prevented the Johnson Amendment from interfering with pastor’s First Amendment rights.
Donald Trump: (01:15:27)
We defended the vital institution of faith based adoption. I stood proudly with our friend and ally, the State of Israel, what I did for Israel, I kept my promise and recognized Israel’s eternal capital and opened the American Embassy in Jerusalem. And not only did I announce it, I actually got it built. I said to David Friedman, the ambassador great guy. Great, very successful lawyer. Loves Israel so much. I said, “David, I just did it now. How do we get something built?” They came to me, sir, would you please sign this Executive Order? What is it? It’s for $2 billion. Why? It’s for the embassy in Israel? I said, “We just approved it like yesterday.” How does this happen? And how can you build… How can you spend $2 billion on a one story building? The guy looked at me, he said, “We’ll find a way. Okay.” That’s government.
Donald Trump: (01:16:24)
I said, “That’s ridiculous.” I called up David Friedman. I said, “David…” And this would’ve taken 25 years. They would’ve never gotten it built. I said, “David, do we have any buildings around in Jerusalem? So we can build the embassy.” Let me check, calls me back two days later, he said, “Sir, we have a beauty. It’s right now a storage area, but it used to be a nice building. It’s perfect. It’s a better location. Then we’re going to spend hundreds of millions of dollars buying a really lousy location.” In Jerusalem, not a good location. In Jerusalem you have good locations and bad locations too. I said, I’ll prefer the good location. And America was sort of there first, right? Like the post office, I just sold the old post office. They say, if you want a good location, always buy a post office because the post office was there first. So what happens?
Donald Trump: (01:17:11)
I said to David, I said, “So how good is it?” He said, “Let me check. I’m going to check.” He checked. He called me back. He said, “I think we can do something great, sir. I think we can renovate the building and make it our embassy. And it’ll be beautiful for $400,000.: And I said, “David…” This is the only time in my life I said that. I said, “David, it sounds too low. I think we’ll lose credibility. Make it 500,000.” And a friend of mine has an office building, an office in New York. And he’s so proud of Jerusalem stone. He’s got Jerusalem stone in the elevator lobby. And every time I go in, oh, look at this stone, you know how expensive it was, always bragging about. Guy’s worth billions. And he’s talking about his stone from Jerusalem. He said, look at this, this is…
Donald Trump: (01:18:03)
Talking about this stone from Jerusalem. He said, “Look at this, this is Jerusalem stone.” I said, “You’ve told me that now nine times, every time I come in.” He’s so proud of it. So we’re in Jerusalem now, right? Not New York. So we’re in Jerusalem. So I said to David and the people, I said, “See if you can use Jerusalem stone. Is it possible?” Guy looks at me, he says, “Are you kidding me? We got so much of that stuff. We built the whole thing in Jerusalem stone.” Of course, there’s nothing. And we got it done for less than $500,000. So instead of $2 billion, we got it done for 500,000. That was a saving. And we got it open.
Donald Trump: (01:18:38)
It was open four months later. So not only did we pick it, but we got it opened. It was a great thing. We have another quick story. Air Force One. You read it in Air Force One? It was $5.8 billion. It’s actually two planes. Two beautiful 747-800s. I walk in and they wanted me to sign this contract for $5. 8 billion. I said, “Who made the deal?” They said, “Obama”. I said, “I’m not signing it.” “Why?” “Because it’s too much.” They said, “You don’t know anything about it.” I said, “I know, but it’s too much.”
Donald Trump: (01:19:12)
I told Boeing, “Dennis,” I said, “Dennis, we’re not going to buy those planes.” “What do you mean, you’re not going to buy them?” I said, “Do we have a cancellation clause that general told me?” “Yes, sir.” I said, “Good. Let’s cancel.” I said, “By the way, do we have to pay anything for canceling?” “Yes, sir. I’m very proud of it, sir.” “How much do we have to pay” “$200 million?” I said, “We have to pay 200 million to cancel? You mean we get nothing or we pay 200 million?”
Donald Trump: (01:19:38)
I said, “No, don’t cancel. Just let it sit for a while. Let me negotiate.” So Boeing went back and forth, back and forth. I said, “Nope, I’m not signing it.” So it was about 5.8. And I said, “It’s got to have a three on the front of it.” He said, “What do you mean three? “It’s got to be in the 3 billion.” It sounds ridiculous too. But it is hell of a plane. I mean, what can I tell you?
Donald Trump: (01:19:59)
Friends of mine buy golf streams for 80 million bucks. They think they’re good. This is serious stuff. I say, “It’s got to have a three on the front.” “No way. There’s no way we’re going to do it,” the Boeing guy says, head of Boeing, president, chairman. He goes, “No way.” And I said, “All right, then we’re not going to buy it.”
Donald Trump: (01:20:14)
Calls me back two weeks later, “Sir, we’ll take off $500 million.” “Nope, got to have a three on the front of it.” He goes, “We’re not doing it, sir, I’m telling you.” Next day he calls back, “Look, we’ll take off another five.” Do you know how much money these guys says like… Can you believe it? They keep… So I said, “Nope. No, you don’t understand. It’s got to have a three on the front of it or we’re not buying it.” And that was the end. I figured I’d never hear from him again.
Donald Trump: (01:20:39)
And what happens is two months later, I get a call from Boeing. Deal making is money because when once you’re off a deal, it’s like, you forget about it. You don’t care. You’re onto the next victim, right? So I get a call. I get a call from the head of Boeing. I said, “I wonder what the hell he wants?” And I take it. He said, “Sir, we’ll do the deal.” I said, “What’s the price?” 3,999,999,999.99.” And I said, “you have a deal.”
Donald Trump: (01:21:13)
So that was two years ago. That was two and a half years ago. And now Boeing… It’s a big story. Has anyone read this story? Boeing is now complaining that the deal that Trump made is too good and they’re going to lose $600 million and they want to renegotiate the deal. I tell the Biden administration, “Don’t do it.” They made the deal. Don’t do it, but they will. They will. And then I painted it red, white, and blue. So gorgeous.
Donald Trump: (01:21:41)
And if there was any necessary, additional, because the colors are slightly darker, they have to pick up the tab. Boeing has to pick up the tab. So Boeing said, “We can’t do it because it’s going to be too hot in the plane.” Well, they have to pick up the tab. So what happened is the Biden administration said, “We’ll change the colors back to baby blue. Now baby blue is okay. But our plane should be red, white and blue like the American flag.
Donald Trump: (01:22:09)
And I also recognized Israeli sovereignty over the go Golan Heights. Nobody expected that. They’ve been negotiating that for 56 years. I got it done in about 12 minutes. I did a lot for Israel. I did more for Israel than anybody just about. And most importantly, in my opinion, I asked a friend of mine who loves Israel. “What’s the most important? Is it Golan Heights? Is it moving the embassy to Jerusalem? Jerusalem becomes the capital. What’s the most important?” She said, “Those things aren’t even close. The most important thing you did was ending the Iran nuclear deal, which would’ve destroyed Israel.”
Donald Trump: (01:22:50)
And now, they’re negotiating to put it back in place. It will be the end of far more than Israel if they do that. They were ready to make a deal with me. They were so ready and then they become rich again. China wasn’t buying from them. I said, “You can’t buy. If you buy from them, you can’t buy because if you do that, we’re not going to do any business with China. We’re going to cut off. We’re going cold turkey, which would’ve been such a bad thing anyway.”
Donald Trump: (01:23:16)
And China wasn’t buying. Nobody was buying. They were ready to make a deal and now they become rich again. These people are fools that are running our government. Together we put America first that we put American families first. Compare how great America was just two years ago with how it is today. There was no inflation. The war with Russia going into Ukraine would never have happened. We had $1.87 cent per gallon gasoline.
Donald Trump: (01:23:49)
We were energy independent, soon to be energy dominant. We were leaving Afghanistan with dignity and strength, not surrender and death. We had a completely rebuilt military with the addition of space force. And by the way, in Afghanistan, we left, I think it was the lowest day in the history of our country. Think of it. We left. We took our soldiers out first. The child would know, you don’t do that. I didn’t lose one soldier. I spoke to them, the Taliban. They said, “Why are you speaking to the Taliban?” He shouldn’t, the press. I said, “Because they’re the people that make that decision.” Like Jesse James, they say, “Why is it that you always rob banks?” He said, “Because that’s where the money is.” Right? The great Jesse James who by the way was investigated far less than me.
Donald Trump: (01:24:41)
I always said Billy, the Kid, Jesse James and the legendary Alphonse Capone. Did you ever hear of Al Capone? If you add them all up together and multiply by five, I was investigated more than them. A friend of mine said you have to be the cleanest human being on earth. This has been going on for six years now. We had the biggest tax cuts and regulation cuts ever. Historic job numbers. 164 million people working far more than we have working today. I keep hearing about employment numbers.
Donald Trump: (01:25:14)
We had far more people working. We handed the new administration, the strongest border in US history and Biden quickly created the greatest border disaster. I believe in the history of the world. I don’t believe there’s ever been a border like this. You could go to third world countries. They’re not letting people come in like they come into our country. They wouldn’t let it happen. They wouldn’t be able to sustain it.
Donald Trump: (01:25:35)
When Republicans retake control of congress, one of the first bills they must pass is funding to hire thousands more of ICE and border patrol agents. These are great people. Biden’s border crisis is also fueling the violent crime crisis. Instead of targeting parents, conservatives, and Christians, the Biden administration should be going in and dismantling the Crips, the Bloods, MS-13. These are the roughest gangs in the world. And other savage street gangs. We did it. We sent them out of this country by the thousands and turning our communities into war zones. They are turning our communities into war zones.
Donald Trump: (01:26:19)
All Democrat run as we lived just as though we lived in a third world nation. Instead of trying to disarm law abiding Americans, we should try disarming the gangs, the cartels and the violent criminals for change. It’s time to stop going soft and gentle on the hardened criminal element in this country when we find these vicious, repeat offenders. We need to put them behind bars immediately and we need to keep them behind bars.
Donald Trump: (01:26:51)
When there are murderers or cop killers, they need to receive the death penalty. You kill a policeman, you get the death penalty. The entire Republican Party needs to get tough and take the radical lefts crusade against our culture head on. These people are at war with Western civilization. They’re at war with science. They’re at war with truth, reason, and common sense and in a very, very real way, they are at war with morality itself.
Donald Trump: (01:27:29)
Not moral. What they’re doing is just destroying everything, every fiber of our country. It’s no longer enough for conservatives just to point out the extremism of the left. We have to do something about it. We talk. We have to do something about it. I was doing something about it. We were really doing something about it after the election and then we had that result. As president, I was proud to issue the world’s first ever ban on critical race theory in September of 2020. I also created the 1776 commission so that our nation’s children would learn to love America as much as we do. Biden repeal those executive orders that aggressively pushed, woke, left wing racism into every part of government from the department of education to the US military where I had just ended it. It was ended. Under Republican Congress, we will ban critical race theory once and for all. Under the next Republican president, any institution that seeks to implement these racist theories should be charged with a violation of federal civil rights law.
Donald Trump: (01:28:46)
Despite the parental backlash, Democrats are right now racing to pass a federal bill to push CRT in schools nationwide. It’s terrible. Known as the Civics Secures Democracy Act. This bill would spend billions and billions of dollars imposing federal curriculum standards, so called civics education. They call it civics education, which is nothing more than a fake name for radical left indoctrination. We have enough of it.
Donald Trump: (01:29:22)
It’s common core 2.0 the idea of creating a national civics curriculum controlled by these communists and socialists is madness for the United States of America. Democrats have lured Cornyn of Texas. Cassidy who’s a terrible Senator of Louisiana, and incredibly Inhofe who’s a good man, just retiring. We have to talk to him of Oklahoma. 77. I won 77 out of 77 counties. So I’m going to talk to Jim Inhofe. He’s a good man. He’s a good man. He must not know.
Donald Trump: (01:29:59)
But we can’t let it happen. We can’t be fooled. Enough is enough. Every conservative in the house and Senate needs to unite to kill this bill and to kill it immediately. But we can’t stop there. It’s time to finally and completely smash the radical left’s corrupt education cartel. We are beyond the point of incremental reform. Our children are captives to unhinge Marxist educators who are pushing inappropriate, sexual, racial, and political material on our children from the youngest possible age.
Donald Trump: (01:30:34)
They’re not old enough to think. The current education system is so upside down that school prayer is banned, but drag shows are absolutely allowed. You can do whatever you want. You can’t teach the Bible, but you can’t teach children that men get pregnant and that kindergartners are allowed to pick their own gender. You can’t talk about the Bible. You would not trust these people to babysit your children for 30 minutes and we should not let them educate millions of American students.
Donald Trump: (01:31:08)
Six hours a day, year after year. Sadly, the public school system has become an arm of the radical Democrat Party. They are trying to begin their recruitment process by the age of five and younger. And the sooner Republicans wake up to this, the better. We need smart people in education, and we need tough people, and we need people that aren’t afraid. That’s a big part of it. There’s so many people that are afraid. It’s totally out of control and there’s only one solution. At long last every parent in America must be empowered to opt out of this indoctrination and send their child to the public private charter, religious or homeschool of their children.
Donald Trump: (01:32:14)
The Republican party must become the party of parents’ rights. You’re not going to have a problem. There is clearly an effort in these schools to push gender confusion and impressionable young children without parents knowledge or consent. That’s what’s happening. In a fair world the schools that are forcing sexual propaganda on kindergartners would be investigated.
Donald Trump: (01:32:42)
Their administrators would be terminated. Their teachers would be removed from the classroom and the school would be placed under receivership until it was once again a safe place for our children to learn.
Donald Trump: (01:32:59)
Pushing woke gender ideology. Woke gender ideology. Think of it. On young people is nothing less than child abuse. No teacher should ever be allowed to teach transgender to our children without the parents’ consent. And I don’t think too many people are going to be giving that consent, Mark. Not too many. And when Republicans retake Congress, they also need to crack down hard on big pharma for giving puberty blockers and other dangerous drugs to mutilate our children and our youth. Likewise, every federal bureaucrat who was complicit in this travesty needs to be told you’re fired. Did you ever see that? “You’re fired. Get out, get out.” Thank you. I mean, there’s a group of women over there from North Carolina. I think that this is like their 92nd time, right? What is the number? How many times?
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Donald Trump: (01:34:55)
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Donald Trump: (01:34:55)
92. This is their 92nd time that they’ve watched me speak. And I say to them, I appreciate it. And they don’t get bored. We never get bored, do we?
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Donald Trump: (01:35:09)
It’s very funny. We get these massive crowds. This isn’t a rally. This is something that we’re doing with a great group of Christians and we put it on together, but this is so great. But we give these rallies… As you know, many of you have been to the rallies and we’ll have 60, 70,000 in Texas. We had one 87,000 people recently. 63,000 people in Alabama. And I say, it must be my looks because I’ve never had one reporter say, “Trump is a great speaker.” How do you figure that? I said, “Do I speak well?” I mean, I get these rallies. How many people will be there? “Sir, you’ll have 72,000 people today.”
Donald Trump: (01:35:46)
Remember Biden, he couldn’t fill in the eight circles. I go to Arizona, we had 45,000 people. Biden showed up two days later, he had eight circles. They had to put reporters there because there was no people. And then they say he won. I don’t think so. The facts don’t bear it out. But I appreciate it. It’s just so great. It’s so great. Look at how beautiful, incredible women. I hope their husbands are happy with this? Are your husbands happy? Their husbands put up with it. No, they travel. They’re all over the place.
Donald Trump: (01:36:21)
I go to Iowa, they’re in Iowa. But we love you. Thank you very much. Great Americans. Great, great Americans. But these are the issues conservatives must run on and these are the issues conservatives will win on. And if we’re going to save our country, this is what we have to do. Through our time, and down through history, American freedom has always been defended and preserved by citizens like you, Americans of courage. We need courage. We need courageous people. You’re not going to win. You can be smart, but if you don’t have courage, you’re not going to win.
Donald Trump: (01:36:56)
We’ve seen that recently. People have no courage. It seems to be a lot of Republicans with no courage. They’re smart. They’re tough. They have good policy, but they don’t have courage in many cases. We need consistency and we need faith from the first pilgrims to the earliest pioneers from the Patriots who won our independence to the heroes who vanquish fascism and communism and from the civil rights movement to the decades, long struggle to protect innocent life.
Donald Trump: (01:37:27)
It has always been American believers who have advanced progress, worked for justice, safeguarded liberty and uplifted the conscience of our nation. The spirit of America has never been found in the vast halls and marble buildings of Washington DC. It has always lived in the places of worship, the pews, the parishes, the town halls, the firehouses, and most of all, it has always lived in the hearts and souls of the American people.
Donald Trump: (01:37:58)
It was Americans of faith who founded this country. It was Americans of faith who built this country. It was Americans of faith who are going to save this country. With the prayers, passion, and commitment of everyone here today, we are going to fight for the values we cherish. We are going to fight for this nation that we love so much. In 2022, we are going to win a historic majority of the house of representatives. We are going to reclaim the United States Senate. We are going to take back governor’s mansions, state legislatures and offices up and down the ballot left and right. And then in 2024, we are going to take back our magnificent White House. And together we will make America stronger, prouder, freer, and greater than ever before. Thank you. God bless you. And God bless America. God bless you.
Donald Trump: (01:39:24)