tv President Trump Campaign Rally in Rochester MN CSPAN October 5, 2018 5:44am-6:59am EDT
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>> [crowd chanting] usa! president trump: so this is supposed to be a democrat state. i don't think so. i don't think so. i don't think so. they have a very big surprise coming, don't you think? [applause] president trump: hello, minnesota. a great state. thank you. i am thrilled to be back in the heartland, where thousands of hard-working and truly great americans, patriots. you know that. in less than two years of republican leadership, america
has achieved the biggest comeback in our history. true. jobs are booming. wages are rising, and the number of americans working right now today has reached an all-time high in our history. we are defending our great second amendment. taking care of our wonderful veterans, who we love and respect. and our military will soon be more powerful than ever before, by far. but the radical democrats want to take it all away.
[crowd boos] they want to destroy our prosperity. we have had great prosperity. you see what is happening. you don't want your 401(k)s being cut in half and if you vote democrat, that is what is going to happen. they want to erase our gains and plunge our country into a nightmare of gridlock, poverty, chaos, and frankly, crime because that is what comes with it. so we are just five weeks away from one of the most important congressional elections in our lifetime. you see what is happening in washington right now, so you know how important it is. you see what is going on. >> [crowd chanting] drain the swamp! drain the swamp! drain the swamp!
drain the swamp! drain the swamp! president trump: by the way, look back there. look at all that media. look at all that media. >> [crowd booing] president trump: if we could ever get them on our side, we would win for a thousand years. for a thousand years. president trump: if we could -- president trump: on tuesday,
november 6, i need your vote. i need your support to stop radical democrats and to elect proud minnesota republicans, and we have some great ones right now up for election. this week i announced another historic victory for our nation. we are replacing the job killing disaster known as nafta. with a brand-new u.s.-mexico-canada trade agreement. it is called the u.s. mca. that works, right? i didn't want to use nafta. that has been a disaster for our country. 50,000 plants and factories moving out, millions and millions of jobs lost, one of the worst trade deals ever. i know one that is worse but i won't tell you because we will be doing something with that, too. but nafta has been one of the great disasters of all time, and now we have a great and fair
deal. we have a fair deal and that is what we want. great for our workers, really great for our farmers. it is about time. we are opening it up. the barriers are coming down. this is tremendous for minnesota. this is tremendous for minnesota, and you have waited for a long time. by the way, you have plenty coming. you know what is going on with china. they want to make a deal. they want to make a deal. i say they are not ready yet. they want to make a deal. i told them, you want to make a deal but you are not ready yet so we will talk later. we have secured landmark protections for the medical innovations being produced right here in your great state. you have great medical in your state. and we have removed unfair trade
barriers for our proud minnesota farmers and our dairy producers like has never, ever been done before in our country. america is winning again, and america is being respected again all of the world, right now, and we are going to keep it that way forever. it is called america first. >> [crowd chanting] usa! usa! usa! president trump: you even have people sitting behind the flag.
that is ok. great people. by the way, you got thousands of people outside, and you have thousands of people who i just saw in a lovely room but i said next time, you have to get your a couple days earlier. the only reason to vote democrat is if you are tired of winning. that is really it. because you are winning. you are winning a lot. there has never been an administration that, in already less than two years, but can you believe we all did this together? we are coming up on two years. can you believe that? there has never been an administration that has done so much in so little time.
two years, no administration has come close. none has come close. and we have got a lot coming. if democrats take over congress, the stock market will plummet. it will plummet. you know, there is a reason for it. every day, we hit new highs, new highs. we had 103 new highs. think of it. that means jobs. to a lot of people, it means great 401(k)s. to a lot of people, it means jobs. it's jobs. your 401(k)s will be devastated if democrats take control. our political system will grind to a really messy halt, and you see what is going on in congress right now with one of the most respected people potentially, hopefully supreme court justice brett kavanaugh. [applause]
>> [crowd chanting] we want kavanaugh! president trump: what they are putting him through, and his family, democrats want to raise your taxes. they want to restore job killing regulations. there is no administration ever who has cut that many regulations. we have regulations. we want clean water, crystal-clear air. we want beautiful environment. but you don't have to have regulation that makes it impossible for our country to compete with other countries. that is what we are doing. the democrats want to cripple
law enforcement. they want to get rid of ice. how about ice? they are tough and they love our country but you need tough ones. they are tough. they love our country. they get rid of ms 13 and these gangs. you wouldn't believe it. they throw them the hell out or they bring them to jail. the democrats embrace socialism. we are not going to be venezuela. you see what is happening. and open up our borders to deadly drugs and violent gangs. i have said it, and i will say it as many times as you want to hear it, and it is because of their policy. the democrats are truly the party of crime, because that is what happens, open borders, that is what happens.
and the democrats are willing to do anything to hurt anyone to get the power they so desperately crave. all they know is how to do, you know what the words are, they want to resist, they want to obstruct, they want to delay, demolish, they want to destroy. that is what happens. that is what happens. and just take a look at what is going on. democrats have been trying to destroy judge brett kavanaugh. since the very first second he was announced, and he was announced for one simple reason.
he is an incredible intellect, an incredible person, an incredible talent. he has been an incredible judge, because they know that judge kavanaugh will protect, uphold, and defend the constitution of the united states as written. but all you have to do is look at the polls over the last three or four days. it shows that their rage-fueled resistance is starting to back fire at a level that nobody has ever seen before. nobody has ever seen this. up 11, up 10, up 14, nobody has ever seen this before. do we love it? we love it. because people see what is happening and they don't like it. the people of minnesota, and the people of america, are going to
reject the democrat politics of anger and destruction, and they are going to vote to keep making america great again, greater than ever before. >> [applause] president trump: and in two years, they are going to vote to keep america great, right? keep america great. we are almost at that point already. i love make america great again of but i can't use it in two years. they will say, what have you been doing? what have you been doing? i tell you, it has been a while. we have had fun, right? and they don't even correct me when i say it, they don't even correct me.
fake news media. i mean, look at this. as an example, thousands of people in a room next door, thousands and thousands of people outside trying to get in, big stadium is packed, always. in all fairness to minnesota, and in las vegas and missouri, thank you. i love you too, but you are not my type. no, but -- hey, missouri -- they had 44,000 people outside of a big arena. 44,000 people. las vegas, we went to, west virginia was incredible. west virginia, tennessee, tennessee. you see how far tennessee went up over the last couple days. it is incredible.
missouri, wow, have we done great. josh, josh. we are thrilled to be joined by a number of your terrific republican leaders, and i just want to introduce somebody that has been such an incredible help to me in getting your tax cuts. i mean, not so bad. how about this? how about this? the dems want to raise your taxes. we want to lower your taxes. we don't want crime. they want open borders. how did we not win this in a landslide every time? they are for crime and high taxes. we are for low taxes and no crime. i don't know. somehow, i don't think i would have been a very good politician
on the other side of this equation. but a man who has been helping me a lot, he is a tremendous force in washington, he is respected by everybody, congressman tom emmer. [applause] president trump: minnesota house speaker kirk dowd. [applause] president trump: thanks, kirk. your state's next attorney general, doug wardlow. your next governor, i hear he is doing very well, jeff johnson.
we are also joined by the next united states senator from minnesota, karin housley. karin. karin is running against a far left democrat, tina smith, nobody knows who the hell she is. who is she? she was appointed, she took a wacky guy's place. that guy was wacky. boy, did he fold up like a wet rag, huh? man. man, he was gone so fast. he was gone so fast, i don't want to mention al franken's name so i won't.
he was gone so fast, it was like, he did something, oh, i resign, i quit. he was gone and he was replaced by somebody nobody ever heard of. her name is tina smith. honestly, i do this stuff for a living. i am not sure i have ever heard of her. the fact is, there is no reason for me to have heard of her because she would is never going to vote for us. she will always vote for schumer and pelosi. and of course, the legendary low iq maxine waters. low iq person. she will be with schumer, do whatever you want. what would you like me to do? should i vote for higher taxes? yes.
i want higher taxes. should i vote against a wall, which is happening. she wants to vote against the wall. she voted against the wall. >> [crowd chanting] build the wall! build the wall! president trump: we are building the wall. we started it. $1.6 billion, we got another $1.6 billion. i want to build it, but we are making a lot of progress on the wall. i would like to do it a lot faster. i am good at building. tina voted for deadly sanctuary cities. karin, do you promise you will not be voting for sanctuary cities? ok, good. she wants to keep crime out of minnesota.
that sounds like a good platform, right? tina smith -- right? tina smith would rather protect a violent criminal aliens than loyal american citizens, which is why tina smith that nobody ever heard of needs to be voted out of office. she got appointed, i guess. and tina smith is voting against judge kavanaugh. can you believe that one? so he was number one at yale, number one at yale law school. i think she is looking for a better student. finally, i want to introduce two incredible, by the way, karin, come up, please. [applause]
ms. housley: you really do go off script, don't you? thank you so much for telling everybody, he said tina smith way too many times. we need to say karin housley a lot more. thank you. president trump: go get 'em -- vote for her. vote for karin. now for the people that we are here for. congress is very important, and i am here to support congressman jason lewis, who you know. he is a friend of mine who has worked so hard for us, and so hard on your second amendment, which is under siege, and so hard on cutting your taxes and regulations.
come on up, jason. the next representative from minnesota's first district, jim hagedorn. come on up, fellas. [applause] rep. lewis: welcome to minnesota, mr. president. now, everybody in this room knows minnesota loves president trump. but i will tell you, in 2020, when he comes back here and takes this state, the whole world will know minnesota loves president trump. and you know what else minnesota
loves, mr. president? they love tax cuts to let you keep more of your money. now, in the final announcement, -- analysis that is really it, , isn't it? growth is great, more job openings than jobseekers, after-tax income up 6% in one year. but in the final analysis, whose money is it? it is yours. you ought to have it. minnesota loves manufacturing, mining and energy production in the second district. minnesota loves our farmers now, thanks to the president, who have free-trade and fair trade. right here in rochester, minnesota is very proud and loves health care, the kind of plans that you choose, not the plan that government bureaucrats choose for you.
and that is why we repealed the obamacare mandate. one more thing, mr. president. minnesota loves your judicial appointments. minnesota loves your appointments to the lower courts. they love your appointments to the appellate courts, and minnesota loves your appointments to the supreme court, including judge brett kavanaugh. [applause] rep. lewis: my friends, that is what is at stake in the election. due process, the rule of law, private property. in other words, the constitution of the united states. and if nancy pelosi becomes speaker of the house, you can throw that all aside. but you know what?
the radical resisters have to come through. minnesota first. this is where it stops. i am not going to let it happen. jim hagedorn isn't going to let it happen and president trump isn't going to let that happen. thank you all. on to november, and let's win there. mr. hagedorn: does rochester, minnesota love this president? absolutely. think back where we were just two years ago. our nation's future was on the line. had we not won the election, we would have lost the country the way the forefathers put it together. by the grace of god, we are grateful and proud, mr. president, that you are here. thank you for what you are doing for our country. [applause]
mr. hagedorn: a quick update on the democrat party in minnesota. they moved far to the left like democrats across the country. we actually have a guy running for governor who wants to make minnesota a sanctuary state. we have two people running for senate on the democrat party. they love late-term abortions and they believe in gun control. and we have all these congressional candidates, including the guy i am running against, who thinks we should have socialized medicine, single-payer. does that make sense for the mayo clinic and rochester? no. they want to replace and take us back to obama and then some. will we let that happen? heck no. mr. president, we will work tirelessly, and because of your support and endorsement, i want to go to washington and serve as a conservative reinforcement to
partner with you to keep moving america in the right direction. thank you, mr. president. [applause] president trump: wow. wow. good talent. jason and jim are running against extreme democrats. jim's opponent supports a total government takeover of health care, which drives your costs through the roof and the health care is lousy, by the way. and he wants to make minnesota into, true, a sanctuary for the criminal aliens and for gang members.
they will come flooding up here as soon as you do it. it happens every time. jason's opponent, angie cragg, who the hell is angie cragg? she wants to take away your health care and she refuses to support the pipeline, you know all about that. that would bring more than 8000 jobs to minnesota, and you know, we have really opened up minnesota. you see what is going on with the mines and the miners. worst of all, a vote for dan and angie is a vote for nancy pelosi, as speaker of the house. can you imagine nancy pelosi as speaker of the house? don't do that to me. i didn't buy into that. neither did you.
if democrats take charge, maxine waters will also, now, listen to this one. she will take over financial services in congress. can you believe it? maxine waters. that is one of the most powerful committees in congress. if you want to stop pelosi from becoming speaker, if you want to stop chuck schumer from becoming majority leader, and if you want to stop the radical democrats from running congress, then you need to vote republican. you have to get out there on november 6 and vote republican. you have to vote for these people. these are great people. a democrat-controlled congress would also pose a grave threat to medicare. you know what they are doing with medicare? they will destroy it.
the majority of house democrats have cosponsored a socialist takeover of health care that would obliterate medicare. their plan is called medicare for all, except they have no money. but it is really medicare for none. their plan would rob american seniors of the benefits they have paid, and they have paid these benefits and they have paid so much money for their entire lives. you take it away. thank you, darling. love these people. these people are so great. republicans want to protect medicare for our great seniors, who have earned it, and they have paid for it. and we will always protect americans with pre-existing conditions. we are going to take care of them.
some of the democrats have been talking about ending pre-existing conditions, and some people have, you know what i say? we will get a little more money from china. it will be just fine. it will be good. it will be just fine. we will take care of pre-existing conditions, remember that. the lead sponsor of the democrats, think of this. the health care takeover, who is the lead sponsor? i have been reading so much about him. he did predict i was going to win, by the way. that is the only thing he has gotten right in a long time. keith ellison. do you know him? that's right, he was on the show a day after i announced, on june 16, i came down the stairs with melania, who is right now in africa, the first lady. doing a great job for the people of africa. amazing. but ellison was on a show the
day after i announced and he looked at two people, the hosts, and he said, you know he is going to win, don't you? and they smiled, one laughed. they thought i was doing this for fun. you think this is fun? it is a lot more work than anybody knew. and that is the last time he has been right. but i am glad he was right about that. ellison is the number two official in the entire democrat party, and he recently marched in a parade wearing a shirt that read, "i do believe in borders." oh, that is wonderful. by the way, you don't have borders, you don't have a country, folks. you don't have a country. keith ellison's democratic party embraces radical socialism and open borders. the new platform of the democrat party is to abolish ice.
they want to unleash violent predators and ruthless killers, and you know it. somebody would say, oh gee, why is he saying that? it is true. like ms 13, near our schools, near our families, and into our communities. no good. republicans believe america should be a sanctuary for law-abiding americans, not criminal aliens. and republicans proudly stand with the brave men and women of ice, border patrol, and law enforcement and police. great people. they do an incredible job. my administration has also reformed our refugee program to protect american communities like you have in minnesota,
where you are being treated very unfairly. to protect your families and your taxpayer dollars. if you want security, if you want a border, then what you have to do is immediately go out, think about it, that your friends and neighbors and your workers. you have to go november 6, vote republican. that will do it. we need the votes. i keep hearing we have a majority. if somebody has a cold, we don't have a majority. if somebody is not feeling great, we don't have a majority. it is like the saying, that is why we are getting the wall by hook, by crook, we are getting the wall but it is so difficult. these guys want to stop it. they want to say, it is interesting. we have $700 billion for the military, $716 billion for the military.
we are rebuilding the military. to get money for the wall, their whole life is trying to obstruct the wall because they know we wanted it. but you know what? it is not working. i would like to do it a lot faster but it is not working. we are getting the money. you think it is easy? not easy. we are getting it built and it is already going up in san diego and lots of other places along the border. this election is about safety, and it is about prosperity. since the election, we have created over 4 million new jobs. the media will tell you there was no way we could have said that during the campaign. nobody would have believed it. and we have lifted 4 million americans off of food stamps. think of that. you know, when you do that, you save a lot of money and you also make a lot of people really
happy. when you think about it, right? we have added nearly half a million new many fracturing jobs. remember, you need a magic wand, you will never do that. we don't build anything anymore, and we have companies pouring into our country and they are coming to minnesota and a lot of states. but we have companies, they are all coming back. they want to be were the action is. they are all coming back. they are all coming back. the auto companies. i was with prime minister abe two days ago. he said many auto companies are coming back. i said that is not good enough. all of them have to come back. and he is going to do that. they are all coming back. they have already started. you look at what is going on in michigan where they are coming back so fast, but they are coming back, to ohio, pennsylvania, south carolina, north carolina.
and they are coming into a place called minnesota. we love minnesota? [applause] president trump: 1972. you know what that is, right? that was the last time, and boy, we came this close, one more speech up here and i would have won that state. i came, do you remember? i said, i think i am going to win minnesota. everybody said it hasn't been won since 1972. congress would have said that, right? 1972. it hasn't been won. i said look at the crowds. they love it. we are going to take care of minnesota. we are going to stop what is happening that is so unfair in minnesota.
then, on election night, i said, let's go to minnesota but they already scheduled a great state, michigan. that is another one that hasn't been won in many years. i went to michigan, we had 32,000 people in michigan at 1:00 a.m. and it was already election day. i had to skip minnesota. i felt so badly because one more speech, i could have showed up at 3:00 a.m. maybe, i don't know. but we are going to be in. we are going to win minnesota. and you see that just by this crowd. this place is unbelievable. so something i am very proud of, african-american unemployment has reached its lowest rate ever recorded. african-american poverty has reached its lowest rate ever recorded. think of that.
the lowest unemployment, the lowest rate of poverty. think of this. how does your african-american, how do you vote for somebody else? i have done more for them in two years. african-americans are coming up and they are saying, mr. president, thank you. thank you. and their median income is the highest. but not only for african-americans, for asian, for hispanic. hispanic unemployment is the lowest it has ever been. think of it. asian unemployment, the lowest it has ever been. people with no high school diploma, that is a very important group of people to me, is by far the lowest it has ever been. women i am failing with.
i am failing with women. it is only the lowest in 65 years. sorry, sorry. i thought it would be history by now, because i have been saying african-american, i have been saying hispanic, i have been saying asian, and women, it is only the lowest in 65 years. but i thought by now, it would be ok. thank you very much. thank you. got a lot of energy, this one over here. she has got a lot of energy. thank you, darling. thank you. 65 years, not bad. but soon it is going to be in history, i predict. my administration has taken the toughest ever action cracking down on china's trading abuses.
we have to stop it. we have a very good relationship with president xi. i have a good relationship. but we can't allow what has happened over so many years to continue happening. they have been taking $500 billion, with a "b," out of our country and rebuilding china. i said, we can't do that anymore. i'm sorry. i'm sorry. i'm sorry. i'm sorry. for years, china has been draining us, taking our factories and building up their country with our money, and at the expense of our workers and our companies. and we are not going to have that. no more. and not only china, many countries. we defend countries that are very rich. they don't pay us. or they pay us a small percentage. look, we get along great with these countries, but take saudi
arabia. would you say they have some money? we defend them, and they pay us a small percentage. i said, excuse me. king salman, he is my friend. do you mind paying for the military? [applause] do you mind? hey. they are paying for 30%. i said, do you mind paying? but nobody has asked me. i said, but i am asking you can looking. -- ii am asking you com said, i am asking you, king. he is great. i said, i am serious. trust me. he said nobody has ever asked me. they will do it. you are talking about billions and billions of dollars. japan, president obama would never have asked. that is not his thing. why would somebody asked to be paid back billions of dollars? japan, very rich, very great country. i tell you, prime minister abe,
great man. just won a great election. big results. i said to him, listen. we are defending you. we are doing a great job and sending missiles over japan to north korea. for me, there are no more missiles. there is no more testing. no more nuclear. we got our hostages back. we got the remains of our great heroes back, right? the remains, the remains are coming back. that was the most beautiful ceremony. did anybody see that ceremony a month ago? so beautiful. the remains are coming back. what do i get? i get the fake news saying, why isn't he moving faster? i just left, what, three months ago? i had a meeting in singapore.
i mean, this has been going on for 75 years. 25 years with the missiles and the nuclear. but no president has done anything. it is like, three months, and they will say, the all-time great, what is taking so long? i said, it has been three months and you don't have rockets. you don't have missiles. you don't have nuclear testing. i mean, it is crazy. here is what they say. one of them actually said, a friend of mine, why is the president giving so much to north korea? i said, i have been given anything. what have i given? i didn't pay 1.8 million for the hostages like president obama did. further hostages in -- for iran. he gave them $1.8 billion in cash. i haven't given, but i have a good relationship with chairman kim. because of that relationship come i think we
best because of that relationship i think we will work something out. let's see. so far, when did i leave? three months ago? they are saying, he agreed to meet. you know what? i agreed to meet. i agreed to meet. is that a big deal? i agreed to meet. i asked the democrats before, we were close to a war with north korea. i tell you what. my rhetoric was very tough at the beginning. really, really tough. they all said i would cause a war with north korea. then, with putin of russia, that was a great meeting. they said, he was too nice. we had a very successful -- they want me to get into a boxing match with him. i think i would do very well. but with russia, the fake news, fake news, they said with russia, he was too nice. with north korea, they said he was too tough. let me tell you, if i was really
rough with russia, they would say he was too tough. these people are loco, i am telling you. loco. people are crazy. fake news, the fake news, everybody. they are fake. after years of rebuilding our foreign nations, we are finally rebuilding our nation, right? right? to give our workers and businesses a level playing field, republicans passed the biggest package of tax cuts and tax reforms in the history of our country. they want to take them away. we have taken historic action to make health care more
affordable, and we have gotten rid of the premiums. you know, the premiums on obamacare, nobody realizes this, they were going up 116%, 138%, 200%. through great management and great people, we have kept them down. we have mostly obliterated obamacare, although we had it won at 2:00 a.m., i am not going to do it. 2:00 in the morning. no, i'm not going to do it. but think of it, differently. we didn't get one democrat vote, so we are stuck with it but it is obliterated. and the big thing is, we get rid -- we got rid of the most unpopular part of obamacare, the individual mandate, where you have the privilege of paying a fortune so you don't have to pay a fortune for affordable health care, right?
so the premiums in minnesota this year are coming down by double digits. think of that. . and i don't even like it, but while we have the remnants of obamacare, we are working to make it more affordable. and reducing drug prices. the fda approved a record number of affordable generic medicines. and that's not all. drug prices are coming down. you might have seen last month, where i called up some of the drug companies. i said, folks, you raised the drug prices. you can't do that. and they all reduced them. do you believe it? that is when i said, i've got a power! our -- ou pfizer, you saw that. they raised their drug prices and i am bringing them down.
i said, what are you doing raising them? i'm sorry, mr. president, we will reduce them. i said, man, this is a powerful position. the first time in the history of drug companies that they did it. they literally announced it, i called on the next and i said, i was extremely unhappy. do you think hillary clinton could have done that? i don't think so. trump] g by the way, she or whoever it might have been, crazy bernie, they wouldn't have done any of the things, we did the greatest trade deal. look at the money. we did 4.2% gdp. they were going down. %.ey would've had a -4 they would've had a minus four point, they said 4.2% is impossible. it will go higher, much higher. we have such potential, between military and trade deals. we have hundreds of billions of
dollars worth of fat and potential. and what i love, what i love, hopefully you don't need it for a long time or never, to help critically ill patients get life-saving treatment, we passed the right to try. i love it. [raucous applause] i hope you don't need it. i hope i don't need it. i hope you don't need it, but we have the greatest, frankly, the greatest drug companies in the world. and we would have drugs that would take four or five years, we brought it down from 14 years to get approved, down to four. i think it will be at three or but you still have to wait a two. long time. a person was dying, a person was terminally ill and they have a great possible cure. so a person wants to see if they could possibly, you couldn't, there was no way of getting it.
no way in a million years. i worked with congress, including these guys. and greg. right? and jim and mark and the whole group. we worked with congress, and we got it done. i love the name, "right to try." now, they can go sign a paper, you have no idea. they have been trying to get this for 40 years. who would think? they have been trying for 40 years. and it is, you have problems with insurance companies, trials, so many different things. you have problem's with everything, everything is there and you have problems with liability. i said, sign a document so there is no liability. they don't want to give something, the person dies and the family sues the company. you sign away your right. and you know what happened? everybody said, that is a good idea, can you believe this?
so after 40 years, we now have it. people are trying it and you know what? we have had some incredible results. and it is also telling you whether or not this stuff works. there is something good about that, too. [applause] we have had some incredible results, right? i love it. people would fly to other continents, other countries if they were poor. they would just go away, they would have no hope. they would go to their house and or their apartment command they would have no hope. apartment, and they would have no hope. now, they have hope. it is beautiful. it is so great. we also passed veterans choice, giving our veterans the right to see a private doctor. see a private doctor instead of waiting in line. we had people waiting for three weeks, two weeks, 12 days, nine weeks. we had people that were not very
sick and it took them so long to see the private doctor, to see a doctor, andterans' they are good doctors, we have great doctors. but it is a long process. so they are not very sick. by the time they would see the doctor 22 days later, they would be terminally ill. think of this. they would die. they would die in line waiting. now, they have the right to go to a private doctor and we pay the bill. [cheers and applause] 44 years, they have been trying .o get it i thought it was my idea. i came back, i got the greatest idea. i said to my medical people, i got the greatest idea. it has taken too long. we could never solve this, too many people, too few doctors. they are great doctors, but you can't get to them. i got the greatest idea. we are going to have the people go to a private doctor and we will pay for it. they said, sir, we have been
working on this for 44 years. but i got it approved because i am good at getting things approved, right? it is all done. all done. and these people helped me, right there. they helped me with it. right there. and we also passed landmark v.a. accountability law to ensure anyone who mistreats our veterans will be held accountable. we say, jim, you are fired. get out. get out! we had no right to do it. between the unions and the civil servants, they could do anything. they could be sadists, and they were. these are sick people. they could be sadists, they could be stealing, robbing you blind, they could be doing anything. you couldn't fire them. they were totally protected. now, you just fire them. get them out. we have secured a record $716 billion to rebuild our military, and give our brave warriors their largest pay raise in a decade. [applause]
>> at my direction, the pentagon is now working to create the sixth branch of the american armed forces called the space force. we have the air force, now we have the space force. i withdrew the u.s. from the horrible come a iran nuclear disaster deal. and we have opened the american embassy in jerusalem. [applause] presidents have been promising that for many, many decades and i finally know what.
why -- iinally know finally know why. because i was hit so hard when they heard i would do it. i got called from every country saying do not do it. i said, look, i do not want to take calls for many leaders of countries. tell them, i will call them back. we will find it on monday, epic ceremony. i will call them back next week. saying,e calling me, mr. president, please do not do this. please! obama and bush and everybody , don't do it. there was a lot of pressure put on them. i said, i will call them back next week. [laughter] [applause] on monday signed it in on tuesday, wednesday, and thursday i called everybody back. hi,, how are you doing, what is up? welcome, we didn't want you to late.i said, oh, it's too what can i do? what can i do? [applause] what can i do?
for years, you watched as your leaders apologized for america. now you have a president who is standing up for america. more than ever before. [applause] [chanting usa] president trump: we are standing up for your values, standing up for minnesota and standing proudly for our national anthem. [applause] [cheering]
[chanting "usa"] president trump: i will give you a quick story you have never heard. i thought they knew everything about me. in making the deal with mexico and canada, -- canada was very tough that they worked out fine. the nfl, i am not happy about it with nfl. is it ok with you? i'm not happy. people should stand proudly for our national anthem. [applause] and for our flag. so, i'm not happy. i am not happy. but that seems to be working out, do you notice? it seems to be working out very good. we are making the deal with canada -- cars, farming, agriculture, factories, big , big dollars. tremendous.
they say it is the largest trade deal ever made, $1.3 trillion. i heard the nfl had a problem with canada on their advertising, the commercials. a big, big problem. i will not get into what it was, a very bad problem. they went on for years, and it was really hurting the nfl. i don't care. i like some of the people, i don't like some of them -- it doesn't matter. it is an american company. so, during the negotiation, i said, you have to fix the nfl problem. 2 minutes, and now the nfl is so happy, it is all worked out. we have to fix them. and now, our country will be taking tens of millions of dollars more money. playerst will go to the , and it will still hate me, can you believe it? it took me two minutes to fix the problem. it is not because i love them or don't like them, i do like them.
it is a great american company. i said, you have to fix the nfl problem. it is unfair what you do to them during the super bowl. very unfair. and i got a call from roger goodell. no? , oh.nice -- oh, oh, oh i figured he was calling about the flag. to say, could you leave us alone please? [laughter] he wasn't. he said, i would like to thank you for what you did. you solved a problem that was going on for years. the obama administration couldn't do it. nobody could do it. nobody could get it done. i did it in two minutes. it was like, you got to do it. we got to do it. it was a tiny part of the deal. it was two sentences. but it was very nice. roger goodell called me. ownerbob kraft who is the -- it is great to have belichick
and tom brady. [applause] i would say, bob, you are a great owner and one of the luckiest man on earth. you have tom brady, and you have the greatest coach in football. that is a good thing. economy to thank me. very nice. -- he called me to thank me. we are all friends. i want what is good for the country. [applause] people said to me -- [applause] one of my killers called up -- the a-team of the world, he said, we could have the nfl -- everybody heard about it, what they were doing. i said, i think we could fix it. let's fix it. he said you want to do that? i said you are a great american company. they are going to pay the money to people who work and live in our country to fix the deal. they fixed it. they were surprised.
was a nice thing. ok, enough of that. that is enough of that. [applause] the nfl. great people. we are lifting millions of our citizens -- you know this -- from welfare to work, from dependence to independence, and from poverty to prosperity. that is what is happening. [applause] a lot of people are coming out of prisons and they are able to get jobs now. isn't that great? they are getting a second chance, and even a third chance. people that are hiring many of these prisoners, our thing, unbelievable how good they are. it is so beautiful to see. before, they did not have a chance. people didn't want to hire them. they are hiring people coming out of prison. these people are stepping up. i have a friend who hired many , quite a few. ,e said, i can't save everyone
but these people are unbelievable. they are so hard-working. we have given them a second chance. it is a beautiful thing. [applause] but to continue our incredible momentum, you have to get your friends and get your family and get your neighbors and coworkers and get out november 6. you have to go out and vote republican. send jason lewis and jim into the house. [applause] send karin housley into
the senate. we need her. she is going to be fantastic. forget about tina. we are going to get u.n.. a vote for republicans is a boat -- a vote for lower taxes, less regulation , and more products made right here in usa. it is a boat to respect our borders, respect our constitution, and to love and respect the heroes of law enforcement. [applause] they are great. great people. [applause] no easy job. a vote for republicans is a boat vote to reject the democrat politics of anger, division, and destruction and to unite together as citizens, patriots, and as americans. to everyone in this beautiful, big, rich room, to every citizen watching across our land, this is your time to choose. it is a time to choose whether we turn backward to the failure and frustrations of the past, or
whether we continue forward into a future of american greatness. [applause] it is not up to the media or the pundits to decide your fate. it is up to you. this was the greatest movement, 2016 -- all of those hats, make america great again. [applause] look at them. amazing. the greatest movement in the history of our country. there has never been a movement like this. there has never been a movement like this. as an example, the presidential election is not for two and a half years, but look at this room. look at this room. this is not a normal situation. this is the greatest movement
in the history of our country and they know it. they do not even challenge me when i say it. because if it was wrong, there would be headlines. " -- it is up to the proud people of our country and the very proud people of minnesota, a great state. [applause] you have the power with you. to defend america's honor and reclaim america's future. loyal citizens like you helped build this country and together, we are taking back our country, returning power to the american people. [applause] [cheering] this was settled by pioneer men and women. ough by a near men and
strong pioneer women who braved the wilderness to build a life and the home. 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. [cheers and applause] these courageous patriots did not shed their blood, sweat, and tears to sit at home while others try to tear down their legacy and destroy our proud american heritage. for the sake of our freedom, and for the sake of our children, we are going to work, we are going to fight, and we are going to win, win, win. [applause] we will not bend. [applause] will not break.
[applause] we will never given. give in. we will never give up. we will never back down. we will never surrender. we will always fight on to victory. [applause] because we are americans. our hearts bleed red, white, and blue. we are one people, one family, and one glorious nation under god. [applause] together we will make america wealthy again. [applause] make america stronger again. we will make america safe again. and we will make america great again. thank you, minnesota. thank you, thank you.
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