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Thank you very much. Hello, Dallas. It's great to be with you tonight. Thank you. And I am thrilled to be here. Deep in the heart of Texas. Where we just opened a beautiful new Louis Vuitton plant.
When I'm with the freedom loving patriots of the Lone Star State, I love. There has never been a better time to be a proud Texan. And there's never been a better time to be a proud American that never. So I came from a small town, Alvarado, Texas, where we celebrated the incredible revival of American manufacturing. And we opened up some beautiful places, I'll tell you. This place is doing great and created in a very short period of time.
An extra 1000 jobs for Texas. Since my election, we've created seven hundred and seventy five thousand new jobs across your state, including seventy thousand Texas manufacturing jobs. They said those jobs had disappeared, didn't they? Our country is once again living by two simple rules by American and higher American. The economy is booming, people are prospering. Our country is thriving and our nation is stronger than ever before.
But the more America achieves, the more hateful and enrage these crazy Democrats become.
Crazy, crazy. They're crazy at stake in this fight is the survival of American democracy itself. Don't kid yourself. That's what they want. They are destroying this country. But we will never let it happen, not even close. For three straight years, radical Democrats have been trying to overthrow the results of a great, great election, maybe, maybe the greatest election in the history of our country. And they want to impose an extreme agenda. They cannot pass it and they cannot win it at the ballot box and not get a win.
And even you can. They won't come close in 2020. They know it. They know they're not going to win it. They say, let's see, what's another idea? What's another idea? How do we win this election? You know, I really don't believe anymore that they love our country. I don't believe. Crazy, Nancy. They get that crazy, Nancy. She is crazy. And shifty chef, how about this guy? How about this?
He makes up my conversation, which was perfect. He makes up my conversation. He sees what I said. It doesn't play well because it was perfect. So he made up a totally false conversation with the Ukrainian president. And we caught him cold. Everybody knew it anyway. See, we did one thing you always have to do the unexpected. They never thought I'd released the conversation with the Ukrainian president.
I want to get him before Congress. And I want to see what he has to say. You know, they say he has immunity. Why would you have immunity for outright fraud? Why do you have immunity? Why? He's a fraud. We're fighting a campaign against leftist socialists and globalists who want to return to reckless wars, open borders, rampant crime and totally disastrous. One way trade deals with change in that one around very quickly.
They believe America is the world's piggy bank and that your tax dollars should subsidize the economy, military and defense of every other nation in the world but our own. It's not happening any. Our political opposition made his fortune selling out our nation and its citizens, and, you know, that's what's been happening. And that's why 2016 was so important. And that's why. Twenty, twenty. I can never say it's more important, but, you know, it's like the roots of a tree.
You plant the baby tree, it's got a catch. Get that extra time. We'll have more tax cuts. We'll have even. I'll tell you what, we have rebuilt our military. What we've done has never been done before. The do nothing Democrats have betrayed our country and that great betrayal is over. We are finally again and we've been doing it now for almost three years.
Can you believe we've been doing this? I've been a politician for three years, I can't believe that. I never thought I'd be called the politician. I don't like it, but it is what it is. But we're finally again putting America first. The radical Democrats want to destroy America as we know it. They want to indoctrinate our children and teach them that America is a sinful, wicked nation.
You see that happening all the time. And I know it from personal experience what they want to teach your kids. Not good. They come home. Mommy, daddy.
This is what I learned. And you're going, oh, no, don't tell me. Let's get them into another school first. They want to disarm law abiding citizens. They want to take your guns away. And they want to win so far left judges to shred our Constitution. It's not happening. They want to tear down symbols of faith and drive Christians and religious believers from the public square. They want to silence your voices on social media and they want the government to censor, muzzle and shut down conservative voices.
You know that.
If they didn't hate our country, they wouldn't be doing this to our country. They wouldn't be doing it because they know better. They know better. As an example, we're building a great wall along the southern border. And it's going up rapidly going up. And you know, five years ago, almost every one of them wanted a wall until I came along and said, we're going to build a great walk as they could never get it done. And then they stopped the funding.
They made it almost impossible. Few people would have been able to do what we did. But we got it from here and we got it from there and we got it from all over the place. And we're building that sucker right now. And it's having a tremendous effect. Not easy. Highest level, everything we said it would be it's moving rapidly. Although the fake news back there, they don't want to talk about it. They don't want to talk about it.
Look at all those cameras, you believe it. Look at all those red lights. Don't worry, I won't say anything bad about your network because a lot of times I get ready to do a number of these phony networks and, you know, you see those red lights go off for 444. They don't want their views to see it. But that's OK. I'm not going to say it tonight. I'm going to say your legitimate media. I don't actually mean that.
But you look at that. But look at all those covers, you know, that's like the Academy Awards used to be because before it fell, you know why it failed? You know why it failed? Because they came after us. That's why it fell. It failed because they had stupid people saying horrible things about us. Stupid, stupid people, they are stupid people and their ratings have dropped like a rocket. I love seeing it. I'm telling Lovelle.
But no matter how hard they try, they will fail because the people of Texas and the people of America will never surrender our freedom to those people right there. We will stand strong for family, faith, God and for country. Last week, a very dumb Democrat candidate for president. That's the end of him in this state, pledged to revoke the tax exempt status of many churches and religious charities. And by the way, that was after a few weeks ago, he said, excuse me, we're going to take your guns away.
That doesn't work well. And I called him right. Remember the flailing arms, nobody noticed it. I noticed that the Flagler you remember he was flailing all over the place. I said, why is this guy hot? John Cornyn is going to win so easily, just like Ted Cruz won. Who's going to win no matter what happened? But John Cornyn is not talking about veto anymore because veto in a few short weeks got rid of guns and got rid of religion.
Those are not two good things in Texas to get rid of. And I will never allow the federal government to be used to punish Americans for their religious beliefs.
And I will never allow the IRS to be used as a political weapon, except in the case of myself, when they use it against me. The radical left tolerates no dissent. It permits no opposition. It accepts no compromise. These people are crazy and it has absolutely no respect for the will of the American people. First, it was the Russia hoax. Then it was this smeary which continues that disgraceful, disgusting smearing of a fine man, Justice Kavanagh.
And now they continue the outrageous impeachment witch hunt with nothing, with nothing. They come after me. But what they're really doing is they're coming after the Republican Party and what they're really, really doing is they're coming after and fighting you. And we never lose.
I'm fighting for everyone who believes in the values, traditions and principles that have made our nation the greatest in the history of the world. And I have to say this we are far greater now than ever before. You got back four years. You go back seven, six, eight, even you go back into another administration. You go back ten and twelve years. Where were you compared to where you are right now? So we must hold the Democrats accountable for their lies and their corruption, their corrupt people, and we must show and vote and we have to go out and we have to win this election coming up.
It's going to be a landslide and we have to make it. Today's do nothing, Democrats don't do anything. Where's the U.S. Embassy? Everybody wants it. The Democrats even want it. And crazy Nancy won't let anybody vote on it. She's nuts. Today's Democrats believe anyone who opposes them must be crushed. It's instead just like, let's win. You know, I have to say this. The Republicans said, I'm not sure I like this because my life has been this way.
But the Republicans play a much softer game. They really do. When all of our stars that we have great stars, when they went to our speaker of the House at the time and they asked for subpoenas. Oh, let's take it easy. Let's do it. OK. I mean, I get that to. She hands him out like it's cookies here. I heard a commentator who happens to be standing right there the other day doesn't like us at all.
But but said I've never seen anyone hand out so many subpoenas. I have people getting subpoenas I never heard of by said, what are those people? Never saw anything like it. It's a disgrace what they're doing to our country. We became because of what they do not the Republicans are not what we've done because what they've done and what they see when people come to my office, which is now the Oval Office, which is your office to.
Presidents, prime ministers, kings, queens. I hate to say it, sometimes dictators, they just don't like to go by that title. They say, sir, congratulations, sir, on what you've done. Congratulations on what you've done. It's incredible. Your economy is the greatest on Earth. And let me tell you it, my crooked opponent would have won the election right now. China would be by far the number one nation. From an economic standpoint in the world, we've gone up trillions of dollars.
They've gone down trillions of dollars. And we are so far no one so far that they'll never catch us if we are smart. Right. But the do nothing Democrats believe anyone who opposes them has to be crushed. Anyone beat them didn't want to just beat them. These are sick people. They want to crush these people. The anger, the hatred and that any lie or crime or corruption is justified. So Schiff gets up and makes up my statement.
He makes it up 100 percent. And then he said he didn't speak to the whistleblower. No, we didn't see the whistleblower. And what about the whistleblower? The whistleblower got it all wrong. Who's the whistleblower? Who's the whistleblower? Who is the whistleblower? We have to know, is the whistleblower a spy? And who is the I.G. That did this? All he had to do is look at the tape or look at the what they wrote down the transcribed version of the phone call.
Compare that to the whistleblowers account. And you see it had nothing to do with it. So why does the I.G. Allow a thing like this to happen to our country? Why? Why? Got a lot of bad people out there, but one by one, we're advancing one by one.
Just look at the karabo far and corruption of the Bidens. I hate to talk about him. You know why I don't think the guy's got a chance. Sleepy Joe I don't think he's got it. I don't see it either. And I've got these great, brilliant senators over here. I have all these congressmen over here, fellas, that don't think he has a chance. I'd like him to. I'd like him to. You know, I thought Pocahontas was gone, left in ember's.
You gotta give her credit. Those embers, they kept going, go and go. And now it looks like she's doing better. But I don't think Joe has a chance. But did you see the other night where CNN, in a totally unsubstantiated statement, the president said this about you? We're so sorry. He said that his son walked out with a billion and a half dollars from China. These were not the same Chinese people I just dealt with.
I will tell you that. But Joe Biden was in charge of Ukraine policy while his son with absolutely no energy experience just got thrown out of the Navy like a dog was paid massive sums of money by a Ukrainian energy company. You know, that's called it's called a pay off, folks. He didn't know energy at all. Do nothing about energy. They hired him, paying him massive amounts of money, much more than the fifty thousand a month.
You heard about. That's a lot. That's a lot, but much more. Joe Biden made them go out and fire the prosecutor on tape, but they don't want to show the tape. I had to put it up on a social media site. They don't want to show the tape where he was bragging. They're not going to get this money unless they get rich and boom, they got rid of the prosecutor. He was investigating the son and the son's company got rid of them.
Now, that's what you call quid pro quo. While these charges are totally unsubstantiated, these are the fake users out there. And then Biden flew. Think of it. He goes into a tough place. We just made such a great deal, which I think you just take of this. My guy said if we could get 20 billion in agricultural product, that would be good. The most China ever did was 16 billion for our farmers. OK, we're just talking about the farmers.
We did banking. We did everything. But we're talking about them. The most they ever do was 20 billion of product from our farmers are great farmers are patriot farmers, are farmers that never left us. Even though they were being targeted by China, they never left me. So they wanted 20 and China agreed. And I said, nope, no good. I want 50 billion, not 20 point 50. So my guys say, sir, we have a problem, sir.
Our farmers cannot produce that much. It's true. I said tell them to go out and get bigger tractors.
Right. John Deere case Caterpillar. All American. Only American tractors. We only buy American to go out and get bigger. So now China's agreed. They've already started buying. Hopefully the agreement gets signed sometime prior to a big summit that we have with President Xi and others in Chile. That said, about four weeks, but think of this. They said, sir, they can't produce 50 billion dollars. I said, I want the farmers to tell me.
Remember the story about winning. We're going to win so much. We're going to the White House. We're going to tell the president, sir, we just can't stand winning the state of Texas. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz. They're going to come into my office, sir. We just just can't stand this winning in Texas anymore. It's too much. We can't handle it. Well, that's what I want from the farmers. I want the farmers to say I want the farmers to say, sir, we just can't produce that much product.
We can't do it, sir. And I'm going to say, yes, you can. And they're going to say, no, we can't. I'm going to say, yes, you can. And they're going to go out and they're going to take in 50 billion from China as opposed to 20. That's what's going to. That's what's going to happen. They were great. They stuck with us through thick and thin. Now it's really working out for a lot of different groups.
And in the meantime, we've taken in tens of billions of dollars of tariffs and China's the cost because they devalued the currency and they put money out tens of billions of dollars.
It's cost us nothing. Billions and billions and billions. And you know what I did for the farmer during the lean times? I gave them 16 billion last year and 12 billion the year before. Twenty eight billion dollars altogether came out of the tariffs that I had a lot of money left over and nobody complained. And you know, our farmers didn't want that money. Our farmers didn't want it. True story. Everybody comes from money. Countries come from.
Everybody wants money, right? They all want our money. The farmers said, sir, we don't want this, but is the subsidy. We don't want it. I said, no, it's not a subsidy being targeted unfairly. They said, no, sir, it's a subsidy. This is dry. Thirty five farmers in the Oval Office. Incredible people. They didn't want it.
They said, sir, just give us a level playing field. So now I gave them a field that's board that level. It's level like this. Nice, innit? Nice and easy. But the farmers, I call them the great patriots. The farmers. I never lost them. They always said, you know, yeah, I'm in trouble. I got a problem. But this should have been done many, many years ago by other presidents and other leaders.
And we lose for many years. Five hundred billion dollars a year with China and many other countries who lose billions. Well, as with everybody. But that's all changing now. But we lose five hundred billion, not million. Five hundred millions. A lot. Right. We lose five hundred billion. And you know what?
It's a disgrace that that was allowed to go on for twenty five years. It was a disgrace. Disgrace. But now we're taking in billions of dollars.
They've had the worst year they've had in 27 years, and we're having the best year we've ever had. So that's. So Biden flew with Hunter on Air Force Two. They flew to China. Hunter walked out of the plane at a quick meeting, walked away with one and a half billion dollars in these characters back there, so no, that's OK. There's no problem. Can you imagine if Don or Eric Trump or Evocca Trump was here someplace right here?
And by the way, our great first lady is home watching this, she said this is the most exciting thing I've seen in a long time. A great first lady doing a great job. She's doing a great job. We're doing a great job. The whole country now is doing a great job. So Biden takes a big in five and he goes on and he allows China to rip us off, remember he said a year ago? No, no, China's good.
They've done nothing wrong. They're wonderful people. They are wonderful people. I don't blame China, by the way. I blame our leaders for allowing this horrible You-Know-What and pillage. It's the R word, You-Know-What and pillage. You know what word I'm talking about. Right. I don't want to use it because they'll say it's a horrible word to Trump use. So the Bidens got rich while America got robbed. Tonight, we forcefully condemn the blatant corruption of the Democrat Party and nobody ever pays the price when the Democrats are so deep seated.
They never paid the price. They never pay. But maybe soon that will start. You know, we've had a lot of we've had a lot of Obama people and Clinton people and some to be honest with you. We've had some pretty bad Republicans down deep that didn't exactly love us. But slowly they're getting out. They have all sorts of protections, but it's just get rid of them. Yeah, we're trying to get rid of them. But their partner in the whole thing is the fake news media.
That's the problem. Because the Democrats and the fake news media, it's a partnership. Remember that? And you see it all the time. And I've never seen it to this extent. You know, when I won in the primaries and then I won the election, I was treated horribly by the media, horribly. And then when I won the election, we had the greatest night. One of the highest rated nights in the history of television all over the world.
And I won and I said the great thing I said to a Vanko, I said to the first lady, I said to anybody that would listen. I said, listen, this is so great. Finally, finally, we. All of us. We're gonna be respected by the media. And you know what happened? They got worse. They're worse now than they ever have been. They're crooked as hell. They're worse now than they've ever been. They're crooked.
The only message these radicals and they are radical lefties will understand is a crushing defeat on November 3rd, 2020. Save that. With your help, we will win back the house. We will keep the Senate. And we will keep the White House in numbers like they haven't seen in a long, long time. Joining us tonight are many terrific Republican leaders and they are terrific. And frankly, if they're not, I'm not going to introduce them.
But we have some great leaders and you have great leaders in Texas.
And they love Texas. So a friend of mine, a guy that a lot of people weren't so sure we had this unbelievable relationship. In fact, when Ted Cruz held a rally in Washington. He said, could you come to my rally? And everybody thought these people thought that was strange. They said to me, well, when is the fighting between these two? Because we really like each other. When is the fighting going to start? Right.
And they said, when is the fighting going to start? And I said, don't worry, it'll start. And when it does, it's going to be vicious. And it was vicious. And now we love each other again.
He's great. Ted Cruz. And he had a great victory against a man that spent almost a hundred million dollars, that's a lot of money spent almost a hundred million, but there was a great victory. Thank you to another man who's currently running against somebody. I kept thinking maybe BDO will jump in because he's at zero right now.
We hope he's going to jump in. Remember, no religion and no guns. I think that's not good. Oh, and I think he's like pretty light on oil production, too. But a man and John, I have no idea who you're running against, but nobody is going to be able to beat John Cornyn.
He's a good man, good man. Thank you, John. And we have a lot of Congress people here. We have a woman who's fantastic, who's been a fan of ours right from the beginning. Kay Granger.
Thank you, Kay. We have a man who's smart as hell and he is tough and he is mean and nasty, but he loves this state and he's only mean and nasty because he wants to defend you and me and all of the horrible things that we all go through.
Louis? He's a great guy. Been a great friend of mine. I'll tell you once, once we got him on board, we he wouldn't leave us no matter what. And he had Muller and everybody figured out long before anybody else had it figured out. Right.
Louis. A person who has been an incredible ally again loves your state. Randy WEBER, thank you, Randi. Great job. Thank you. One of the best lawyers you'll ever find. He's slick, he's smooth. But boy, he's loyal, he's talented and he's got a more buffaloed because they're not as good as him. John Rateliff.
A man I saw on television last night defending me. Brilliantly defending me, I actually don't like doing this usually, but I tweeted out, I said, thank you very much. Brian Babin, that was a great defense. I appreciate it.
Thank you, Brian. I was great last night. So I put a tweet out because it's easier than making a phone call and talking for a half hour. Thanks, Brian. I just said thanks. And you know what? He'd rather have that, too, actually. And Lance Gooden, special person, Lance. Good. Thank you, Lance. Thank you, Lance. And Lance was one of 60 people that stuck in there. He was unbelievable.
And Ron. Right. Thank you, Ron. Great job, great job. These are great people. These are great people, along with Republican Party chairs and all of these total winners. Here's one, Ronna McDaniel.
I'll tell you what. You know, Rana was the head of Michigan, Michigan hadn't been won by a Republican for decades and it was tough. They all said you couldn't win Michigan. I said, why we're getting these massive crowds. Why? And she was in charge of Michigan. And I said, I want you to do me a favor, find out who this woman is. She's driving me crazy. She calls me just one more trips, one more trip.
Who is she? Who is she? And it was Rana. And we won the state of Michigan.
We won. And when it came time, when it came time to pick in somebody to head the RNC Republican National Committee, I said, what about that woman that drove me crazy from Michigan? And it was wrong. And she's done a fantastic job. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. She's fantastic and a great governor from your state. He's a great, great man. And a friend of mine. And together with your lieutenant governor, Dan Patrick.
You had a hurricane two years ago now. They still keep calling me for money. Sir, could you give us another? When the governor called up, Dan was there. You know, thank you for being so generous to Texas, sir, the hurricane. It was a big one. It was a bad when a lot of water dumped. I think the biggest dump of what I remember kept going in and out, in and out. Our Coast Guard saved 16000 lives.
But it kept going in and out. Water, water. And finally, I get a call.
I paid billions and billions of dollars to the state. Like numbers, my people are driving me crazy. I get a call from the governor and Dan is there. Where's dad?
Is he here? Was dad, dad, dad, Patrick. And the two of them call me. And then I had Ted Cruz on my back and I had John Cornyn on my back. And I had the congressman call. I gather he was brutal.
It wasn't even fair. And they said, sir, thank you for being so generous on the hurricane. They made a fortune. You made a fortune in the hurricane. Thank you for being so generous, sir. Sir, we want one more small request. Just a small. It's not much. And we appreciate your listening to us. We want to build a dam in the ocean. So that if we ever have another hurricane, sir, the water won't be able to come in to Euston in all of the areas that it came in to.
Do you think we could do it as that? How much? It's only 10 billion dollars. 10 billion.
Right. Right. 10 billion. They wanted 10. And you know, the way they sell it and it's so good their sales with their incredible salesmen. They say it's only 10 billion. I'm supposed to be happy. Oh, let's see. Could we give Texas an extra 10 billion for some some crazy thing that may work and it may not. Right now, they're great people. They love your state. RNC co-chairman Tommy Hicks, a real friend of ours.
Thank you, Tommy. And our great campaign manager and most sophisticated man with a computer you've ever seen. Remember, they used to say with Hillary, her campaign is so sophisticated that after she lost, they said Trump's campaign was so sophisticated. And remember, she spent like six times more on this stuff than we did, you know, in the old days. My father taught me, if you can spend less, that's a good thing, not a bad thing.
My father said, if you can spend less. So we spend much less than Hillary. Crooked Hill crooked. Where are those e-mails, Hillary? They may find those 33000 emails they're looking. They may find those deleted e-mail. They may find them. Remember the emails that. Thirty three thousand e-mails covering her, Jim. And her daughter's wedding. Thirty three thousand. That's a lot of e-mails for a wedding and working out, but Brad Paşa skell did a great job.
Take your breath. Michael, thank you for. And secretary of commerce, one of the legends of Wall Street, he was really like amazing and he is doing incredible job. Wilbur Ross, thank you, Wilbur.
Smart guy and a friend of mine. He's another one. He was so tough. He was nasty. Boy, he hit me during that campaign, I said that guy's ruthless. And when it was sort of over, there was nobody more gracious. And I called him. I made him secretary of energy. He's done a phenomenal job.
And Rick Perry couldn't have done a better job through. And he's going to be leaving at the end of the year and probably coming back here whenever he does, it's going to be successful. But he spent three years with us. And I want to thank you, Rick. What a job you've done.
Thank you. What a job is done. It was also a great governor of Texas that, you know. In everything we do, we're fighting for the faithful citizens of this country.
This includes putting a stop to the catastrophic era of endless wars, endless wars.
They don't stop. They don't stop. They go on forever. We become policemen. We end up becoming police were policing these countries. That's not what it's about. We've spent eight trillion dollars in the Middle East. Thousands of American soldiers have lost their lives. Tens of thousands more have been severely wounded. And in all fairness, the other side has lost millions of people, millions, millions of people. Think of it, these wars brought mass chaos, instability, destruction and death.
Today, we choose a different path. We had tremendous success today.
I don't know. You've seen. Look, we've built in the last three years, we built the strongest military by far. When I told the story, I was embarrassed to tell it. But now to when I first got in, a general told me we could have had a conflict with someone, said, sir, we don't have ammunition. And I said, I never want to hear a president. I just never want to hear somebody have that statement made to them again as president of the United States.
We don't have ammunition. Think of how bad now we have so much ammunition. We don't know what to do with it.
And as you all know, I guess you've been watching today I sent. Vice President Pence and Secretary of State Pompeo to lead an American delegation to meet with President Ertegun of Turkey. They got there today and it did work. Without spilling a drop of American blood, not one drop of American blood. We've all agreed on a pause or a cease fire in the border region of Syria. And it was unconventional what I did. I said, I'm going to have to fight a little while.
Sometimes you have to let him fight a little while. Then people find out how tough the fighting is. These guys know right up here. These guys. Right. Sometimes you have to let them fight like two kids in a lot. You got to let him fight and then you pull them apart. But it was unconventional, but they fought for a few days and it was pretty vicious.
And the Kurds, who are our friends and Tookie's are friend, but they fought. Who is tougher? I mean, it was nasty. And you couldn't make a deal for fifteen. Think of it for 15 years, 20 years. It could make a deal. The Kurds didn't want to move. Turkey didn't want to budge. And Turkey was having a lot of bad things happen from this region, in all fairness to Turkey. They were having a lot of it, but they.
Now, all of a sudden they're fighting. And it's not fun having bullets going all over the place. And we went there and we said, we want to pause. And the Kurds have been terrific. They're going to move back a little bit. We're going to keep isis-held nice and locked up, OK?
We're going to find more of. And Turkey's all set. And President Erdogan was great and we're going to take the worst sanctions and tariffs and everything that I put on the country. We put the worst. I mean, I don't think they could have economically survived. But that doesn't matter. President Erdogan was a gentleman. He understood it, but without a little tough love. You know what tough love is, right? Without a little tough love, they would have never made this deal.
President Obama lost many people in the area. A million people. A million people. So now we're doing during a five day period, we're going to see if we can get it all finalized, and I think it will be I think it will be so.
Turkey's going to be happy. The Kurds are going to be happy. ISIS is going to be unhappy. We'll deal with whoever we have to deal with, but we'll get it done. And it's a great tribute to a lot of very talented people. And thank you to Vice President Pence and thank you to Mike Pompeo.
Good job. Good job. And they're traveling back to our country by night. They're travelling back and they'll be back soon and we'll have a big conference on it. But it was a terrific thing and we've taken care of a lot of religious persecution.
We ended that in a lot of things are in that agreement that nobody ever thought possible. So we have to fundamentally change our approach to homeland security.
As an example, in that example, nobody would have ever done that. You have to be a little bit different to do it that way.
I took a lot of heat even from some of our congressmen, even from some of our senators, but now they're all happy.
And I'm happy with them. I'm happy with them. I don't know one about the Democrats, the Democrats, Rozell. What a terrible. Anything we do, the Democrats were criticize. If I said, like on the China deal, we get Beijing for $1. They would say, what a terrible deal. It just doesn't work with them. You know, the wall, we spent so much time with them on the wall and I realized about two weeks ago all I had to do is say we will never build a wall.
And they would come through and they said, we demand that you build it. It would have been somebody whose right would have been so much easier. Dad would have been so much American. Combat troops should not be at the center of ancient sectarian conflicts all over the world. Bring our soldiers back home. Bring our soldiers back home. The same people pushing us to fight endless wars overseas want us to open our borders to mass migration from these war torn and terror afflicted regions.
Their policies would import terrorism right onto our shores with American issued visas. Oh, isn't that wonderful? And by the way, the Democrats want open borders. They want everybody to flow in. They want those caravans to flow in the caravan. And they wouldn't get rid of the loopholes. But you know what, Mexico's been great. Mexico today had twenty seven thousand soldiers on our border and we've stopped this horrible migration of people and many of them are bad people.
You know, when countries send them up, they are sending their finest. OK. Use your heads in that. Sending their finest. You got to see some of the people. But now we send them back. And by the way, ISIS, fantastic. They've taken out thousands and thousands of MS. 13 killers. They've taken thousands of killers and brought them back. And now we've made deals with Guatemala and Honduras and El Salvador and Mexico, but we've made deals now where we can bring back.
There are 45000 people waiting in Mexico. But it's going to be very tough for these people ever to get back. When did you ever hear that? Used to have no people waiting in Mexico. They just fled. Our borders are getting strong when the wall is complete.
They'll be as strong as any borders anywhere in the world. My administration believes in a simple principle the best way to keep foreign terrorists out of America is deny them just deny them admission in the first place.
It's really pretty simple. And that is why I've imposed and we had passed and we won at the United States Supreme Court, a travel ban on some of the world's most dangerous countries and place. But if Democrats seize power, they would throw the floodgates wide open, wide open, we would have people coming into our country. Look at what's going on in California and the people of California, they'll want it. They say, come into California. We'll give you free health care, free education.
Why wouldn't I may even move to California if they they keep going? Not, but all it does is it brings everybody in. What's wrong with these people? We're rebuilding our military stronger than ever before and we are not going to depleted again on stupid, senseless, endless wars. We've invested more than two and a half trillion dollars restoring our armed forces, and all of it was built in the USA. And that includes approving the construction of almost 200 F-35 fighters, stealth, stealth, and many of them are built right here.
Right here, you know that right in Fort Worth. As we restore our security, we're also restoring our prosperity. America is winning again. And America is respected again. And by the way, I have to say this, so outside they have close to thirty thousand people. And I wonder if I could, as the fire marshal, fill up this little area, let him in. Besides, you know, they have a certain Max. We broke the record tonight.
Good place. Last month, unemployment reached its lowest level in fifty one year. Seven million Americans have been lifted off food stamps since the election, what a great. One point three million children have been lifted out of poverty. Think of that. And African American, Hispanic, American and Asian American unemployment rates have reached the lowest levels in history. Our great Hispanic-American population has reached a poverty level, which is a all time low in U.S. history. And after years of stagnation, wages for Hispanic Americans are rising fast.
Up nearly eight percent since my election and everybody in the fake news would have said that's absolutely impossible. Medium income. Think of this median income for Hispanic Americans has surpassed fifty thousand dollars a year for the first time ever.
With Republicans in Congress, we passed the largest package of tax cuts and reform by far in American history. By the way, the Democrats want to raise your taxes. You know, I don't mean a little I don't mean a little bit. I mean, like double them up, triple em up. And it still won't pay for the nonsense that we eliminated a record number of regulations and we ended the war on a thing called American Energy, which is very good for Texas.
Since my election, natural gas production in Texas has increased 35 percent and oil production has increased by 60 percent. 6. And the United States is now the number one producer of oil and natural gas anywhere in the world. Yet every major Democrat running for president wants to abolish all production of oil and natural gas. I think they want to go to windmills. Windmills, you know, darling. I want to watch Trump speak tonight. We can't. Darling.
The wind is blowing. They won't win. In other words, they want to annihilate your Texas economy. Can you imagine no more oil or natural? So here we have a few people, right? No guns, no religion, no oil, no natural gas. Abraham Lincoln could not win Texas under those circumstances. Couldn't go, couldn't do a. Do it. Louis, Abraham Lincoln, honest, they couldn't do it, Louis, Right. Remember, I used to say I can be more presidential.
Look. Always said I couldn't be more presidential than any president in history except for honest Abe Lincoln when he's wearing the hat.
That's that's tough. That's a tough one to beat. No, it's much easier. Being presidential is easy. All you have to do is act like a stiff look. Ladies and gentlemen, you have Texas. It is a great honor to be with you this evening. And the media would love it and everybody would be out of here so fast, you wouldn't have come in in the first place when you get right down to it. But Democrats will never get that chance because Texas will never give it to them.
Texas is. Remember the last election they said these phonies in the back. They said Texas is in play. They said Utah is in play, too. And I came here. We had rallies like this. Thousands of people outside, they couldn't get in. And I said, why is Texas in play? They say take because it's voting. It's suppression. They try and get your hopes down there, suppress it. This is just like fake news.
But. They said taxes. They said Texas is in play. Ladies and gentlemen, Texas is in play. This is CNN. Texas is in play. President Trump and I had guys down from Texas and they're wearing cowboy hats, said a lot of guy to go. I don't know about you, but I know something about Texas. And Donald Trump is not going to lose Texas. I can tell you that. And Texas has gotten. Now, we had a lot of guys said.
Hey, tough guys there on television, I don't know what you're talking about. Texas is not in play. And then that great November rain, we had that great, great night. And the polls close at 7 o'clock. And usually they have to take hours. And, you know, sometimes at least even if it's big, they take a half an hour.
The Texas polls have closed. And, you know, usually if it's close, it takes hours. And if it's not even just like so close, it takes a long time. So they go. Ladies and gentlemen, the polls have closed in the state of Texas. Donald Trump has won the state.
The polls have closed in Utah, we were the guy with a shaved head. He was going to be my competition. Even Hillary beat him. Now he's on these talk shows, knocking the hell out of me all the time. Now, even Hillary beat this guy in Utah. Right. Hillary came in second. I came in first by a lot, but that was another one too close to call except ladies and gentlemen. Utah. The polls have closed.
Donald Trump has won the state of Utah.
Just the same. And we won. We won by a lot. And we won Florida. And we won South Carolina. And we won Georgia. And we won North Carolina. And we won Pennsylvania. We won a lot. Remember these phony people? There is no way to get to 270. You had to get to this. So I kept going to Maine. I love Maine, but Maine, too. You get one cut in half. Maine two.
You get one. I went there four or five times because I get they got me up the phonies. They got me up to 260. That couldn't get to 270. So I went there. I won.
By the way, I won Maine, too. I got one, but I went there and I went there a lot. That's the beautiful thing about the Electoral College. You go everywhere. You don't just spend it three. And, you know, winning the popular vote would be much easier. I'd rather have that. I'd go to four states and relax. I went to 21 states. I used to be a believer in the other, but I would, I think, winning.
It's like your track star. You work it out for the hundred yard dash or the mile.
It's a different form of training. It's a different form.
But we did great. They said he cannot get to 270. And they were right. We got to three hundred and six.
After decades of economics, her and I have taken historic action to confront China's rampant trading abuses, and we've made great progress and our relationship with China is fantastic and great things are happening. You watch, they get it now. They get it at a lot of good things are happening. We're replacing Nafisa with disastrous. I mean, it's been to me probably. I used to call it the worst trade deal in history. I think the world trade has been WTO when a real beauty.
World Trade Organization.
That's a real beauty. They consider China a developing nation. And because you're a developing nation, Ted. Right. They consider China to be a developing nation. And because in developing, they get tremendous. And we wrote him letters. We don't consider them to be a developing nation. We don't consider India to be a developed because they're ripping us off. And we didn't win any cases at the WTO. And now we just won seven and a half billion dollars of countries that would take.
And we've won a lot of cases lately, we didn't win anything for years practically. Now we've won a lot of cases. You know why? Because they know I'll leave if they don't treat us fairly. They know it. And then the piggy bank is gone where they all rob from. We're replacing the NAF to disaster. And we have to get this crazy Nancy Pelosi to put this thing up for a vote. We have to get it. And the US DMCA is a giant victory for Texas farmers, ranchers, manufacturers, workers and oil.
The Democrats should pass it overwhelmingly. They will. But Nancy has to put it up for a vote. Do nothing. Democrats do nothing. Nowhere is the Democrat betrayal of our nation more dramatic than on immigration? In recent. Debates. Did you see these debates? You believe what I'm competing with? I don't know when I had to compete with Ted Cruz, that was brutal. You know, he's he was the national debate champion. Sorry, I've never told.
I never did that before. Right. I ran for office. All of a sudden. I'm supposed to be debating tomorrow night. I said, who are these people? The hell, I don't know all of them. I know a lot of them. I contributed to a lot of them. They used to treat me very nice when I contributed to them. Not so nice when I was their opponent to change the law. But I said, let me see.
I want to see who are these people? I'm going to a debate I never debated. My whole life has been a debate, but I never debated like with a podium and this or that. So I said, oh, are they? And we had 17 people plus me with a kid who was actually not 17, who was 18.
Remember Gilmore? Nobody remembers him. But we had 18 people. I said, who are these people, are they any good at debating? And I hired a debate coach and he lasted for about 10 minutes, I said, this guy knows less than I do. He didn't know it. He didn't know anything is true. He said never, ever interrupt while they're speaking. I said, OK, coach, put me in coach. And after a couple of those favorites, I mean, I mean, you can't be Ted Cruz if you don't interrupt him some past.
But my first. So I see. Let me see the cards. Let me see the whole thing. I want to see it. I need help. I'm going to be debating it for the millions of people. And everyone saying you think Trump's going to be able to debate professionally. I said let me see these guards and all of them, you know, he was president of his class. One guy one guy was a good debater in college. He was this he was OK.
But they give me the first card, Tetris. And it says national debate champion from Princeton. Is that right? And then national debate champion from Harvard, I said to my wife, first lady potentially. I said, my potential first lady, I got a problem. I said, some of these guys are OK. They were only president of the class. Almost all of them ran for president. At least I never did. I like playing baseball better.
But I said I said Malatya. And I called Evocca. I called my kids, I said I got a problem. Ted Cruz was the national debate. He was the number one guy in college. He was the number one guy in law school. How the hell do I beat a guy that's that good at debating? But we came out OK. And Ted. Ted was tough, smart as hell and tough, tough. Good man. But it is the first car I looked at says it was Ted Cruz and he was he was literally I mean, national debate.
He was the best in all of college and in law school. And he's a talented guy. In recent debates, you see these people up there. They're not Ted Cruz. Believe me.
Hey, Ted, you should turn Democrat, you would win in that, Grover. Now he says. I don't think every single Democrat candidate for president raised their hand in favor of giving free health care to all illegal aliens.
They want to give more to illegal aliens than they give to American citizens. You see that? As president, I will never allow the Democrats to take away your health care dollars and give them to people that are in our country illegally. In fact, I just signed an executive action to protect American health care benefits for all American citizens.
Among those hardest hit by illegal immigration are millions of legal immigrants right here in Texas, including millions of patriotic, hardworking Mexican-Americans who play by the rules, pay their taxes, follow our laws and strengthen our community. Whether you are a first generation or tenth generation. And every American citizen. And you do. You've been treated so badly, but you're not being treated badly anymore. You know, we got rid of the individual mandate from crazy Obamacare.
Every American citizen deserves a government that defends your jobs, your safety, your family, your borders and is always loyal to you for a change or a loyalty, you.
My administration has reduced illegal border crossings by over 60 percent since May, and that's with no help from the Democrats. They won't close up the loopholes. They won't close the loopholes. And we could do it in 15 minutes. And we're building the wall and we're doing all of these things. But the Democrats won't close up the loopholes. You know what? The loopholes. All right. How about catch and release? You catch him. You say, hello, darling, how are you?
Could you please give us your name and phone number that I have a phone. Could you give us your address? They don't want to have an address. That's in Honduras. Could you please give us your address and your name? They can't. He said that's OK, we catch and we release and they go into our country and then we are getting them out of the country. And you know what? Some are very good people. Some are unbelievably dangerous and bad people.
And we're focusing on the bad and they're getting the hell out of our country. OK. While we're fighting for shared priorities, the American people, the Democrat Party has never been farther outside of the mainstream. They've gone nuts. Every Democrat running for president is pushing a health care agenda that would utterly eviscerate Medicare. My administration will always protect Medicare for our beloved seniors and we will always protect patients with pre existing conditions. Our ambitious campaign to reduce the price of prescription drugs has produced the largest decline in drug prices in over 51 years.
People don't talk about it. The press will not talk about it. We have news conferences. We tell them this. They will not put it in the press. You have no idea how dishonest the media is. You have no idea. Virtually every top Democrat also now supports late term abortion, ripping babies straight from the mother's womb right up until the moment. And that crackpot governor from Virginia executes the baby after birth. You saw that after. You remember that one from last year.
That's why I've asked Congress to prohibit extreme late term abortion, because Republicans believe that every child is a sacred gift from God. Democrats are now the party of crazy politicians high taxes, high crime, open borders, late term abortion, socialism and blatant corruption that corrupt like Schiff is corrupt. He's corrupt. The Republican Party is the party of the American worker, the American family, and it's the party of the American dream. It's also the party of honest Abe Lincoln.
We forget that we got to use that more often, don't you understand? I like that as they. We've confirmed this on a. Thank you. Explain that to them. You're right. We've confirmed one hundred and fifty two federal judges to apply the law as written, including two Supreme Court justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Capital. You know, when I got into office, they say the most important thing a president could do, I actually think it's defense.
But they say is the appointment of federal judges. So what I got it always when you get in, there are none. How many do you have? I have none. None. So I got to ask, how many federal judges do I have, sir? You have one hundred and forty two federal judges as though you don't understand the question. That's impossible. That would mean that President Obama didn't appoint one hundred and forty two judges. You get nine or you're doing a bad job as president because you're representing a different philosophy, very different.
So I came, I said, no, no, no, check it again. Then they said 1:38, then they came back. Actually, sir, the number is 142. We were right the first one hundred and forty two judges. Within two months, we will have John and Ted and all of these great congressmen, we will have passed one hundred and eighty two federal judges. And then they say Obama was such a wonderful president. How are you, a wonderful president?
How are you a wonderful president? When the most important thing you can do, you hand it over to the Republicans.
One hundred and forty two. How is that? I mean, how is that good? If I were a Democrat, I wouldn't be too happy about that number. And we'll have a record number of judges by the time our term is over in 16 years, maybe 20. I'm only. I'm only kidding because every time I do that, they say, see, he's assuming control. We have this crazy guy on television and he goes, you know, he's talking to a guest.
He goes, you know, he's going to win, don't you? You know he's going to win. I mean, we've done a good job. He should be happy. But he said our military, our schools, are this everything he says, you know, he's going to win.
And I guess because we all know what we're going to fight. We're gonna fight. No, no. He's going to win. And you know, he's never leaving. You know that, don't you? He's know. He's never late. He's never going to leave. And I thought this wacko was kidding. You know, as a comedian. I thought he was kidding. He's serious. He really believes it. We passed for the veterans. V.A. choice and V.A.
accountability on behalf of those grateful. They've been trying to pass it from us 50 years, they couldn't get it done. But those guys right there and me, we got it done. And to protect America's security, I would do the United States from the horrible, one sided Iran nuclear deal. I recognize Israel's true capital and opened the American embassy in Jerusalem. And we also recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. For years you watched as your politicians apologized for America.
You've seen it many times, oh, I'm so sorry. Now you have a president who is standing up for America and standing up for your great state of Texas. You must never forget the 2020 election is about one thing and it's coming up fast. It's about you. It's about you. One thing about you. I'm doing this for you. You know, we had on 2016. I really believe who is maybe the greatest selection, I guess George Washington was good, but that was easy.
And by the way, he did even better percentage wise in judges than I did. He had 100 percent, but we could have 50 percent. That's not bad. And I had many more than he had.
So I guess you got to give George Washington. What do you think? Dad, you've got to give him something. I'd say Honest Abe. That was a pretty good election. Right. Andrew Jackson, they say I stopped Andrew Jackson, but Andrew Jackson was a good election. But we had among the greatest elections of all time. But we have to now submit that election, get us cemented. And once we do, it's going to be very hard to take this beautiful experiment apart.
But it very. Because it's all about your family. It's all about your future. And it's all about the future fate of our great country. So. With your help, we will lift millions of more citizens from welfare to work, dependence to independence and poverty to prosperity. Together, we will elect a Republican Congress to create a safe, modern, fair and lawful system of immigration. And by the way, thank you, Robert Jeffress, for being here, wherever you may be in this mess.
Wherever you are, Robert, where's he got up? He started say he may not be the greatest person. I said this is like four years ago. I see this guy won a mouthpiece. He's got. And he's a man of God. And he said he may not be the greatest. He may not be the most perfect Christian. He may not know the Bible as well as some of us, but he's a leader and I love Donald Trump.
I said, who is that guy? I love that guy. Robert Jeffress. He's a great guy.
Got a big, big group of people on Sunday mornings to I can tell you we will enact trade deals that result in more products proudly stamped with those beautiful words, that beautiful phrase, I love it made in the USA.
We will achieve no breakthroughs in science and medicine, finding new cures for childhood cancer and ending the AIDS epidemic in America. In less than 10 years, we're doing that. Who would have believed we could do that? We're doing that. And the previous administration spent no money on that. And we're spending less. But think of that. Who would have thought that we're going to end within 10 years? The AIDS epidemic in our country, who would have thought we've advanced?
We will defend privacy, free speech, free assembly, religious liberty and the right to keep and bear arms.
Above all, we will never stop fighting for the values that unite people all across our land and throughout the great state of Texas. This is a great start. We support, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. We stand with the incredible heroes of law enforcement. Thank you.
We believe in the dignity of work and the sanctity of life. We believe that faith and family, not government and bureaucracy, are the true bedrocks of our society. We believe in the creeds of self-reliance, personal responsibility and American independence.
We believe that children should be taught to love our country, honor our history and always respect our great American flag. Loyal citizens like you helped build this country, and together we are taking back this country, our country, we love our country. We're returning power to you. The American people. That's what we've done. From Dallas to El Paso, from Houston to Austin, from the Red River to the Rio Grande. This state was settled by some of the toughest men and strongest women ever to walk on the face of the earth.
Texas. This is the state where William Travers, James Bowie and Davy Crockett made their last stand at the Alamo. This is the state where a small band of patriots at the Battle of Gonzalo's, armed with a single cannon, stared down a foreign army and declared. Come and take it. And Texas is the state where generations of farmers, ranchers, pioneers and oil workers built a life and a home with their own two beautiful hands.
They didn't have a lot of money. They didn't have a lot of luxury. But they all had one thing in common. They loved their families. They love their country. And they loved their God. These courageous Texas patriots did not shed their blood, sweat and tears so that we could sit at home while others tried to erase their legacy, demolish our liberty and destroy our proud American heritage. We will never, ever allow that to happen. 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 move, one people, one family and one glorious nation under God.
And together, we will make America wealthy again. We will make America proud again. We will make America strong again. We will make America safe again. And we will make America great again. Thank you. Taxes. Thank you. This pride in every American heart. Then it's time we stand and see.