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♪ ♪ truths to beese self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed with their creator certain unalienable rights. among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. as out live, there can be no liberty. without liberty, there is no happiness. without equality, there is no opportunity. america has strived since its founding to promote equality under the law, to correct injustices, and to ensure opportunity for all. it is a work in progress, not always perfect.
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some look at american opportunity and see only problems. they want equal outcome, not equal opportunities. they criticize without solutions , demand wealth without work. historicalare failures evidenced by tyranny and poverty, a prevailing darkness in every country that it has been tried. inspired by dream, american opportunity, is the engine of entrepreneurship. with theration greatest intentions, the highest achievements, establishing a none,y of life second to finding jobs, creating futures, fulfilling dreams. deservesa, opportunity individual freedom. it leads to exceptionalism. it is a bright, shining light, an example for all to see.
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tonight, we explore together america. land of opportunity. ♪ >> from washington, d.c., welcome to the 2020 republican national committee and. tonight, celebrating america as the land of opportunity. >> i am going to invite you to join your faith with mine and let's pray in agreement.
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lord, we come before you to ask for your spirit of peace, to come over hurting communities in wisconsin tonight. we pray for healing and comfort to jacob blake and his family. we pray for your protection over those who put their lives in harm's way, to bring safety and security to our streets. we pray that the truth and justice will be at the heart of all decisions that are made by our leaders. people willas a seek reconciliation with you as we do the same with each other. thank you, lord, for your goodness over our lives, for your blessing over our nation, for your guiding hand over every person that calls the united states of america their home. lord, we thank you for all that have gone before us and have sacrificed for our freedom, for our prosperity, and for our
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peace. those that gave their lives so that we could live and achieve the american dream. declared in second corinthians, the spirit of the lord is where there is freedom. this country was founded by the liberty,r their god, freedom, equality. it is what we want in our country. lord, we invite you into our .omes, into our lives give us revelations that will overthrow enemies that stand against us so that we will be victorious in this next season. we need you. let your kingdom come. let your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. we surrender to your plans and purpose for our lives. we ask, bring heaven down to earth over every person here and all those watching today, as we move into this next chapter in
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our journey to greatness, we ask for your presence to be with us. lead us, lord. give us strategies from heaven. i decree the words of isaiah 11:2 over our president, vice president, and all government authorities from every state in our nation. may the spirit of the lord rest on him. the spirit of wisdom and understanding. the spirit of counsel and might. the spirit of knowledge in the fear of the lord. i release a blessing over every person and every home. lord, release health, healing, peace, strength, and courage. let us stand together in unity as we embrace another chapter on our journey to greatness. america,and declare the best has yet to come. and i ask all this in the name of jesus. amen. ♪
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i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america, and to the republic, for which is dan's, one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> i am the vice president of the navajo nation. i give this address from the majestic rock spires of shiprock, rock with rings. it is here as well that many of our ancestral leaders sought to govern and lead the nation within a nation. they sought to lead their people into the promises of a better way of life for their children's children. it is also where they have not been as successful as the rest of america. our first nations people, the host people of the land, we are still here. our creator placed us here and knew we would have an opportunity for an appeal to heaven. our people have never been
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invited into the american dream. battlest congressional with past congressman and senators that were part of a broken system that ignored us. that is until president trump took office. president trump delivered the largest financial funding package ever to indian country. the $8 billion in cares act funding to indian country was a great start in alleviating the devastating effects that the covid-19 pandemic has inflicted on our indian tribes. thenavajo nation once led nation in cases because of the health disparities that previous administrations failed to improve. whenever we meet with president trump, he has always made it a priority to repair the relationship with our federal family. recently, president trump signed the first ever presidential proclamation officially recognizing missing and murdered american indians and alaska natives. he established a task force to address the problem. the president provided $273 million to improve public safety
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and support victims of crime in the native american community. as a result, the cold case office was recently opened. the president has reactivated the white house council on native american affairs to promote economic development and prosperity in indian country. president trump also strengthened the supreme court by nominating strong conservative judges like neil gorsuch, who supports native american rights. thank you for the opportunity to be here tonight. i am excited to endorse president trump's reelection. mr. president, we look forward to hosting you very soon. come visit our land. thank you very much. >> i had always had this unshakable sense that i know that i know that life has to be more than what it was i have been living. very first felony at 16tion -- conviction years old and that kind of
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behavior led me to more and more arrests, getting into trouble. i was arrested for a string of bank robberies, and based off of my, history, there is a potential that a federal judge could sentence me up to 23 years in a maximum security and attention area. in that moment, i got to climb into the -- robes of that judge. i'm going to invest the rest of my life serving you. i stood before that federal judge. he took his glasses off and said i don't know why i'm going to do this, but he said i'm not going to give you what you deserve. and he gave me a lesser sentence. that, i heard god
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utter into my spirit, my son, i honored what you asked me to do. promisenever forget the that you made to me. ever since that day, i got up my life wentr, and in a 180 degree turn in the other direction. pres. trump: i shook my head. i said you are destined for bigger things than prison. i was in fbi special agent for 25.5 years. >> it was something about his demeanor. i had this feeling like everything is going to be ok. >> when he got out, he gave me a call and said let's have lunch. i met him at mcdonald's and he has got a bible with him. i have seen before where guys used a bible as a prop. it took me 30 seconds to understand he was a changed guy
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from the man i arrested several years before. >> when i saw the way he treated me fairly, you know, i saw the man behind the suit. i started thinking, man, if it were not for me, -- how can i multiply that and get more law enforcement officers involved so we can impact this on a larger scale? >> president trump, he had made a bunch of promises. let me be transparent. when he first started talking about the things he would do, i'm sitting here going, wait a minute. everything here is saying that he wanted to do was stuff that needs to be done. before he walked out of that meeting that day, i promised i would make it out there to come speak at one of your graduations. i heard they were phenomenal. when he stood there in that
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graduation, and he went out of his way to shake the hand of every one of those 29 graduates, it set them on a whole other vista of life because they had the office of the president of the united states, the promises that he made were promises that he kept. two years ago, i was honored to tell his story of transformation in the rose garden on the national day of prayer. today, i am thrilled to welcome him back to the white house. john's life is a beautiful testament to the power of redemption. john grew up without his father. as he tells it, my mother was strong, but she was not able to keep us out of the gangs and off of the streets, and they were violent streets. at the age of 38, he was arrested for bank robbery. while john was in prison, he began reading the bible and listening to christian radio.
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heard reverend billy graham on the radio proclaim jesus have to be lord of your life. on that day, john dedicated his life to christ. he spent the rest of his time in prison, studying the bible. when he was released, he heard a knock at his door. it was the officer who put him in jail. youard beasley said i want to know that i have been praying for you. richard and john are best friends and we are grateful richard is here with us today. the mosteated one of successful reentry programs, hope for prisoners in las vegas. hope for prisoners is a movement that began as a dream. it is making a difference in the lives of thousands, truly bringing hope that there is an opportunity and a community that is waiting and willing to offer
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them a second chance. devotion toor your show returning citizens they are not forgotten. each person is made by god for a purpose. i will continue to give all americans, including former inmate, the best chance to build a new life and achieve their own american dream, and a great american dream is. now, i would like to ask john and richard to say a few words. cannot tell you how grateful i am to have the opportunity to speak to you today. life wasng ago, my running from the police, fearing the police, and avoiding the police, not because of anything the police have done to me personally, but due to the animosity i had allowed to grow inside of me, making me believe that they were my enemy. but today, praise god, i am still with hope. a proud american citizen who has been given a second chance. my transformation began in a
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prison cell where i found myself a three-time convicted felon facing yet another sentence. i gave my life to jesus and made him a promise that i would spend the rest of my days helping others like me. my first help and support came from the unlikeliest of places, the fbi agent who arrested me, richard beasley. he is now a dear friend and has been a source of encouragement to me throughout my entire journey. i am grateful for the men and women of the las vegas metropolitan police department who volunteered their time to people who are returning to our local community's after incarceration. these are the real life heroes who put their lives on the line every day, armed with the promise they made to protect and to serve, have made a tremendous impact in the lives of men and women we are integrating back into our society. my hope for america is that formerly incarcerated people will be afforded the opportunity to take advantage of the fact
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that we live in a nation of second chances. my hope for america is that law enforcement and people in the communities across our country can come together and realize that as americans, we have more in common than we have differences. my hope for our great nation is to continue on this path we are on of being the most prosperous country in the world. >> i am so proud of john with his life turnaround and all the lives he has helped to change. it may be hard to believe that as a retired fbi agent, one of my best friends is a person i arrested for bank robbery. when i met him, he was angry, scared, frustrated, and anxious about his future. on the drive to prison, i stopped at a convenience store and bought him a coffee and doughnut. after he was sentenced, he sent me a necktie and a note, thanking me for treating him like a gentleman. five years later, when he got out of prison, he called me and wanted to meet for lunch. he was a different man. he talked about starting a reentry program for men and
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women coming out of prison. over time, he earned the trust and respect of the law enforcement community, many of whom volunteered in his hope for prisoners program. i am grateful for president trump's commitment to criminal justice reform. this year, he was the guest speaker of the graduation. he stayed much longer than scheduled to hand out diplomas to the 29 men and women who graduated that day. what a sight. the most important man in the free world shaking hands and pledging his administration's support to ex-offenders. the families were there, the community was there. what a great second chance. i also appreciate president trump's support from enforcement. i always felt like i had strong support as an fbi agent but there is nothing worse than knowing you are being second-guessed when you are doing your job. in certain parts of our country right now, law enforcement does not like they have support from their local leaders. they are being painted with a broad brush, unfairly, with calls for defunding. as president trump knows, the
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overblown percentage of law enforcement offices are good, smart people are doing their jobs very well and they can change the world working with people like john. thank you. pres. trump: now, i would like to invite john's wife, jamie, to join us as a grant john -- i'm not sure you know this -- a full pardon. i don't know if you know that, jamie. come on over here. this is just an honor. you have done incredible work. >> thank you, sir. pres. trump: all of las vegas, all of nevada, all of everyplace in this country is very proud of you, the job you have done bringing people back here. i stayed for one hour. it was so interesting. congratulations to you both. thank you very much for the job you do. >> thank you. >> ok.
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pres. trump: i think i will give it to jamie. what do you think? [laughter] [applause] ♪ good evening. i am senator rand paul from kentucky. donald trump and i met many years ago before he was running for anything. when i first met him, i recall being struck by how down-to-earth he was. he seemed like a normal guy. his ownnormal guy with plane and helicopter. i was planning a trip to guatemala to perform charity eye surgeries. we needed money to fund the trip. donald trump offered to help and immediately came through for us. not only did he support my medical mission to guatemala but he also contributed to another mission trip to haiti a year later. we performed hundreds of
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cataract surgeries in both countries. nothing is more amazing than removing the bandages from a person's eyes and watching them as they see their loved ones again. donald trump helped me make that happen. a few years later, we were opponents both running for president and we all know how that turned out. i am proud of the job donald trump has done as president. i don't always agree with him. there are occasional policy issues that are far outweighed by significant agreements. more important is accomplishment. president trump gets things done. some in congress wanting a so-called revenue neutral tax plan. donald trump and i worked together to make sure that it was a true tax cut. forought president an idea better, less expensive health insurance, called association health plans. donald trump overturned years of red tape and bureaucrats, and he
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made it happen. while others talked about criminal justice reform, signednt trump actually the first step back. the first real reform in a generation. and one that sought to undo the harm that others, like joe biden, have done. for those of us who lament the biden crime bill that locked up a generation of young black men, remember, biden bragged about a bill that still wreaks havoc among people of color. trumpupporting president because he believes, as i do, that a strong america cannot fight endless wars. we must not continue to leave our blood and treasure in middle east quagmires. i flew with him to dover air force base to honor two soldiers whose remains are coming home from afghanistan. i will never forget that evening. i can tell you the president not only felt the pain of these families but that a president is
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committed to ending this war. president trump is the first president in a generation to seek to end the war rather than start one. he intends to end the war in afghanistan. he's bringing our men and women home. wrote, no nation can preserve its freedom in the midst of continuous warfare. i am proud to finally see a president who agrees with that. compare president trump with the disastrous record of joe biden, who has consistently called for more war. joe biden voted for the iraq war , which president trump has long called the worst geopolitical mistake of our generation. i fear biden will choose war again. he supported the war in serbia, syria, libya. joe biden will continue to spill our blood and treasure. president trump will bring our heroes home. more like i hate war, if you want us to quit
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sending $50 billion every year to afghanistan to build their roads and bridges instead of building them here at home, you need to support president trump for another term. to our soldiers and their families, join me in supporting president trump. to those of you who want lower taxes and better, less expensive health care, join me in supporting president trump. to those of you who want to stand up and fight the socialists poisoning our schools and burning our cities, join me in supporting president trump. let's rebuild america together. ♪ ♪ >> what i would call your
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everyday man. , theorgotten man or woman people who wake up every morning, go to work, do their job, come home to their kids and families, and are faithful and consistent. the people that have built america. >> there are people in our country that have been forgotten, that are hard workers. we do not hold signs. we are not on street corners. we are waking up at the crack of dawn, working and earning our living. day men andy single women across this country are affecting people in positive ways. >> real people that work hard every day, and they just want to earn a good living and enjoy life. and he really knows them, understands them. it is clear he has been on the job site, interacting with
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people from all backgrounds. >> i have never had someone care so much about making sure people have job security. job is tosident's protect us, keep us safe, and helped make our life better in the opportunity to pursue the american dream. that is what donald trump is doing. >> as a cattle rancher and farmer, i do feel that we are not forgotten with this administration. we have hope for preserving our industry. >> my hope is that we lift the regulations that have stripped away the working class americans ability to do what they innately know how to do best. >> i feel like trump is definitely pushing more towards the steel mills, the fishermen, us picking our own products and bringing everything in. sees pushing so hard and i it truly coming alive.
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>> i do feel that president trump has the interests of all those americans together. i really do. ♪ good evening. my name is jason joyce and i am an eighth generation lobster fishermen from maine. i make my living from lobster fishing, oyster farming, and providing tours in the waters near arcadia national park, where i have over 200 years of family history. i have to confess, i did not support trump in 26, skeptical that he shared my conservative views. i expected him to flip-flop on his campaign promises, but he has followed through in his promises, including last week, when he brokered a deal to and european union tariffs on my lobsters and 20% on mobster products, which is great news for me. i live on an island with 370 residents and lobstering is how
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we provide for our families. we are to environmentalists. we practice conservation everyday. if we did not, we would be putting ourselves out of business. four years ago, the obama-biden administration used the antiquities act to order thousands of square miles of ocean off-limits. they did it to cater to environmental activists. obama's executive order offended us greatly. it circumvented the fisheries council's input. president trump reversed that decision, reinstating the rules that allow stakeholder input. he supports a process that seeks and respects fishermen's use. as long as trump's president, fishing families like mine have a voice. biden wins,n--- he will impose radical changes that hurt our coastal communities. i strongly support president trump's reelection. when he sees something is not
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right, he is fearless in fixing it. he listens to working people. he nominates judges to respect the constitution and the right to life. he keeps his word like eliminating the european tariffs and moving the u.s. embassy from tel aviv to jerusalem. i hope you will join me this time in voting for president trump. stand up for your country. thank you. ♪ >> good evening. my name is chris peterson. my husband, gary, our family, dairymilk 1000 farms on a farm in wisconsin, a small middle american town. truth be told, until i married my cute farmer from grants berg a long time ago, i was a city slicker from minneapolis, which is 70 miles south of us.
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donald trump became president in the middle of the great depression for dairy farmers in wisconsin. were horribles and longtime generational farms across the nation were going out of business. in 2017, our 120-year-old barn, which served as our milking center, caught fire and burned to the ground. our cows were spared but because they needed to be milked three times a day, farmers, friends, and strangers from all over northern wisconsin helped haul them to other farms, where they stayed until we could rebuild. had a end of 2018, we new, state-of-the-art robotic milking facility that allows our cows to milk themselves three times a day. at about the same time, president trump economic boon began helping dairy farmers across the nation. as a businessman, president trump understands that farming is a complicated, capital-intensive, and risky business.
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more than any president in my lifetime, he has acknowledged the importance of farmers and agriculture. at support and focus on negotiating new trade deals -- that support and focus gave us the confidence to rebuild our dairy operations. business was booming again and business boomed right until the covid-19 shutdown in march. many people probably do not realize that our country is one of the you in the world that produces nearly all of its own food. closestill understand how our food production and distribution system came to collapsing this past spring. but president trump understood and again took steps to provide the supports we needed. president trump took the necessary action, knowing that agriculture is our back on and strength. critical to our national security. our entire economy and dairy farming are once again rolling back.- roaring one person deserves the credit
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and our vote, president donald j. trump. ♪ prior to president trump, you had businesses that were overregulated. it was not a friendly environment at all to start a company. >> my family stopped ranting about seven years ago. the regulations became so overbearing that the ranch was slowly sold off. >> i lost businesses because of these regulations. >> the factories in our towns closed. the businesses in our towns have shut. it got to the point finally that middle america needed help. president trump came in and was able to shed light on an area that had been so alone and left behind. >> the jobs act was huge, especially for a community like ours that has allowed small businesses -- manufacturing, deregulation, fair trade. real-life policy changes that
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affected real americans. >> an amazing opportunity to get ahead, to have our businesses, to have our children educated. school choice. >> that is something that is huge for parents, especially black moms. >> before covid hit, the unemployment rate was the lowest ever. of employees go up and they are earning more for their family than what they had previously. >> what this administration has done, simplifying the government, really cut the handcuffs off of america again and allowed us to grow and move forward in a way that i have never seen in my lifetime. >> you will now small companies to go out and be able to play in the game. that is the american dream. >> people feel they can support and have a family and they can build and make us stronger as americans. what could be taken away if he does not win again. >> joe biden said the first thing he will do is increase taxes on everyone. >> over regulating.
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that is taking away the american dream. >> with the upcoming election, people need to think about what is better for them and their family. the ceo of our country. he is doing his job. >> he has improved jobs. he has improved health. he has improved wages. he has cut taxes. gone for 1.5 hours. -- go on for 1.5 hours. >> my kids are going to look up to me and say you are the best mom for working, raising us. it is tremendous. >> this is somebody who loves his country. hello, folks. you know me from tv and radio. i am larry kudlow area years ago, i work for ronald reagan.
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more recently, i helped the team craft donald trump's economic plan during the campaign. it was a success. inheriting a stagnant economy on the front end of recession, the program of tax cuts, historical rollback of onerous regulations that crippled small businesses, unleashing energy to become the world's number one producer, and free, fair, and reciprocal trade manufacturing,r agriculture, technology, and other sectors. the economy was rebuilt in three years. unemployment fell to the lowest rate of 3.5%. luke ellis, african-americans, hispanics, women, all groups benefited enormously. everybody was better off. a rising tide lifted all boats. then came a once in 100 year pandemic. it was awful. health and economic impacts were tragic. hardship and heartbreak were everywhere. but presidential leadership came
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swiftly and effectively with an extraordinary rescue for health and safety to successfully fight the covid virus. alsoreat bipartisan rescue saved the economy. right now, our economic health is coming back with emergency spending and tax cuts. americans are going back to work. there is a housing boom, auto boom, manufacturing boom, consumer spending boom. stocks are at record territory. a v-shaped recovery is pointing towards better than 20% growth in the second half of this year. tax cuts and, more regulatory rollback will be in store. payroll tax cuts for higher wages, income tax cuts for the middle class, capital gains tax cuts for investment. productivity and jobs. much more regulatory relief for small businesses. in economic terms, folks, this is no time for a $4 trillion tax
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hike. coming out of the pandemic, who in their right mind would pick the pockets of taxpayers and drain money from their wallets and purses? isk, our economic choice very clear. do you want economic health, prosperity, opportunity, and optimism? or do you want to turn back to the dark days of stagnation, recession, and pessimism? betterve there cannot be economic policies than we have had in recent years. say stay with him. thank you. ♪ >> i am john peterson, owner of a second generation metal fabrication business. stamping our products and services, made in the usa, since
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1957. my brother and i purchased the business from my uncle almost 38 years ago. what was a 12 person shop has grown into a company employing 165 people today. companies, that are successful over the long run, we had to reinvent ourselves as the market changed. six years ago, we invested heavily in our business, just as the recession appeared. barack obama and joe biden, two career politicians who knew nothing about business, could not get the government out of our way, and it put our business in a tailspin. forced to make decisions, which include cutting staff, a torturous experience when our employees are like family. the obama-biden era banking regulations after us no choice. it tide our lenders hands and drained us of capital.
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we scratched and we clawed for two years and then everything changed. donald trump was elected president, he knew what it was like to build a company and create jobs. one of the first things he did was to cut red tape" and end to draconian type banking regulations. he also cut taxes on small businesses, allowing us to be more competitive domestically and internationally. in fact, we increase revenues by 25% for two years in a row. by getting rid of the job killing nafta and negotiating the u.s.-mexican-canada trade agreement, president trump insured a more competitive playing field for american companies. even with all the challenges presented by the coronavirus, ,resident trump is rebuilding and our economy is roaring back again. so when i hear that joe biden is ready to raise taxes, crush us
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with regulations, and we can our international trade position, i shudder. we simply cannot endure a biden-induced recession. some will struggle. some will not survive. and working men and women of america will get crushed yet again. time to hand our government over to a washed up career politician who will be nothing but a puppet of the radical left democrats. as a lifelong resident of wisconsin, i am a fan of the badger football team. many may not realize that the wisconsin badgers and the president share three common qualities. they are smart, they are tough, and they are dependable. as a businessman, i can tell you that those qualities that we need in our country's leader -- that is why we need to reelect donald j. trump.
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thank you, and god bless america. ♪ >> good evening. i am honored to speak to you tonight about something that is so important to all of us. our faith. as americans, we know the first line of the first amendment protects our freedom of religion , but what we often forget, the actual words are "free exercise of religion." that means living out our faith in our daily lives and our schools and our jobs, and yes, even in the public square. our founders did not envision a quiet, hidden faith.
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they fought to ensure that the voice of the face were always welcomed, not silence, not bullied. bidenuring the obama- administration, these freedoms were under attack. democrats tried to make faith organizations pay for abortion inducing drugs, forcing adoption agencies to violate their deeply held beliefs. democrats pushing schools to girlsboys to compete in sports and use girls locker rooms. those are the facts. we, the people, elected donald trump. people of faith certainly had a fierce advocate in the white house. he appointed judges who respect the first amendment. he supported religious beliefs in court. he ensured religious ministries would not be forced to violate their beliefs. placeddrew the policies
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our little girls at risk. and on the world stage, president trump came the first president to talk about the importance of religious freedom at the united nations, giving hope to people of faith around the world. have not yete experienced physical persecution. even though the left has tried to silence us. even during the pandemic, we saw how quickly life can change. some democratic leaders tried to ban church services while abortion clinics were declared essential peer you know what truly is essential? our right to worship freely and live our faith in every aspect of life. vision forarris america leaves no room for people of faith. whether you are a baker or football coach, they will force the choice between being obedient to god or to caesar because the radical left god's
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government power. in the words of my grandfather, billy graham, let us stand for political freedom, moral freedom, religious freedom, and the rights of all americans, and that never given to those who would attempt to take it from us. tonight, i'm proudly standing in that public square, and i hope and pray you would join me in voting to reelect president trump. >> i am the mayor of everly, a small town in minnesota. my father and grandfather earned their livings mining the raw materials that made the steel that built america. the election is a make or break for workers who were carrying on the legacy of men like them. since the iron range economy is vulnerable to economic trends and foreign trade, we have always needed a strong voice in washington. we look to democrats to fill that void for many years because
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we actually thought they cared about our welfare. not anymore. the radical environmental movement has dragged the democratic party so far to the claimthey can no longer to be advocates of the working man. this is hard for me to say because i am a lifelong democrat. for far too long, members of both parties allowed our country to be ripped off by our trading partners, especially china, who dumped steel into our markets and slapped tariffs on our products. what did so-called leaders like joe biden do? nothing. the human cost has been devastating. we lost thousands of jobs. we lost a generation of young people who had to leave the iron range to find livelihood. worst of all, we lost hope. something unexpected happened. the straight talking new yorker burst onto the scene, promising to stand up to china and the rest of the world on behalf of the american worker. four years later, the iron range
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is roaring back to life and we have one man to thank, president donald trump. he made good on promises by cutting taxes, delivering trade deals that put america's interests first. the fight is not over. joe biden has allowed radicals like aoc to craft his environmental policy. her so-called green new deal is a job killing disgrace dreamt up by people who do not live in the real world. biden is too weak, scared, and sleepy to stand up to the radical left. he has been doing nothing in washington for 47 years. why would year 48 be any different? president trump will not back down to anybody. he delivered the best economy and our history and he will do it again for all of us. the iron range partial economic future and survival is at stake and so is americans. we know we can count on
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president to fight for us and win. let's make sure he wins on november 3. god bless america. >> my name is abby johnson. i spent eight years working for planned parenthood, but today, i am a pro-life activist. when i was in college, planned parenthood approached me at a volunteer fair. they talked about helping women in crisis and their commitment to keep abortion safe, legal, and rare. i was convinced to volunteer, and later offered a full-time job as a medical assistant before my promotion to director of the clinic. i truly believed i was helping women, but things drastically changed in 2009. in april, i was awarded planned parenthood's employee of the year award and invited to their annual gala, where they present the market sanger award, named for their founder.
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margaret sanger was a racist who believed in eugenics. her role in founding planned parenthood was to eradicate the minority population. of plannedst 80% parenthood abortion facilities are strategically located in minority neighborhoods. and every year, planned parenthood celebrates its racist roots by presenting the margaret sanger award. nader in august, my supervisor assigned me a new quota to meet, an abortion quota. i was expected to sell double the abortions performed the previous year. back, underscoring planned parenthood's public facing goal of decreasing abortions, i was reprimanded and told abortion is how we make our money. but the tipping point came a month later when a physician asked me to assist with an
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ultrasound-guided abortion. nothing prepared me for what i saw on the screen. an unborn baby fighting back, desperate to move away from the suction. and i will never forget what the doctor said next. beam me up, scotty. the last thing i saw was a spine twirling around in the mother's womb before succumbing to the force of the suction. clinic,er 6, i left the looking back only to remember why i now advocate so passionately for life. i founded and currently run, and then they were none, a nonprofit organization that has helped 600 abortion workers transition out of the industry. for most people who consider themselves pro-life, abortion is abstract. they cannot even conceive of the barbarity.
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they don't know about the products of conception in abortion clinics where infant corpses are pieced back together to ensure nothing remains in the mother's womb or that we do not, and called it the pieces of children room. real., abortion is i know what it sounds like. i know what abortion smells like. did you know abortion even had a smell? i have been the perpetrator to these babies, to these women, and i now support president trump because he has done more for the unborn than any other president. ining his first month office, he banned federal funds for global health groups that promote abortion. that same year, he overturned an allowedden rule that government subsidy of abortion. he appointed a record number of pro-life judges including two supreme court justices, and
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importantly, he announced a new rule protecting the rights of health care workers objecting to abortion, many of whom i worked with every day. are is a tenant of who we as americans in this election is a choice between two radical anti-life activists and the most pro-life president we have ever had. that is something that should compel you to action, go door-to-door, make calls, talk to your neighbors and friends, and vote on november 3. take action that reelects our president and do it with our very most vulnerable americans in mind. the ones who have not been born yet. ♪ >> it began as a class trip to join thousands for the annual march for life.
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these catholic young men traveled from kentucky to stand up for what they believed in, but what happened was something very different. crackers will make america great. young klansman. look at the make america great again hat. >> social media, the news, and even celebrities launched a campaign of persecution that was completely false, against a boy in a make america great again hat. >> the mag a hat carries -- maga hat conditions a reaction. >> i want to punch that kid. ande received death threats his school was forced to close. tonight, he tells his story. good evening, everyone. i am the teenager who was defamed by the media after an encounter with a group of
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protesters on the steps of the lincoln memorial last year. before i begin, i would like to thank president trump for the opportunity to share some of my story and why it matters so much to this november election. in 2019, i attended the march for life in washington, d.c., where i demonstrated in defense of the unborn. later that way, i bought a make america great again hat because our president, donald trump, has distinguished himself as one of the most pro-life presidents in the history of our country. i wanted to express my support for him, too. looking back now, how could i have possibly imagined that the simple act of putting on that fromat would unleash hate the left and make myself the target of network and cable news networks nationwide? being from kentucky, the birthplace of abraham lincoln, my classmates and i visited the lincoln memorial. face-to-face with
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nathan phillips and other professional protesters looking to turn me into the latest poster child showing why trump is bad. the media portrayed me as an aggressor with a relentless smirk on my face. in reality, the video conference i was standing with my hands behind my back with an awkward smile on my face. i had two thoughts. one, do not do anything that might further agitate the man banging the drum in my face, and two, i was trying to follow a family friends advice never to do anything to embarrass your family, your school, or your community. before i knew what was happening, it was over. phillips agitators yelled out, we got him. it is all right here on video, grandpa.n, what i thought was a strange encounter developed into a major new story complete with video footage. in my life changed forever in
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that one moment. the full war machine of the mainstream media revved up into attack mode. they did so without researching the full video of the incident without ever investigating mr. phillips motives. or without ever asking me for my side of the story. and do you know why? because the truth was not important. advancing their anti-christian, anti-conservative, anti-donald trump narrative was all that mattered, and if advancing their narrative ruined the reputation and future of a teenager from covington, kentucky, well, so be it. that would teach him not to wear a maga hat. what was happening to me had a name. it was called being canceled, as in an old, as -- annuled, revoked, made void. it is happening to people around this country who refuse to be silenced by the far left. many are being fired, humiliated, or even threatened,
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and often, the media is a willing participant. but i would not be canceled. i fought back hard to expose the media for what they did to me, and i won a personal victory. while much more must be done, i look forward to the day the media returns to providing balanced, responsible, and accountable news coverage. i know president trump hopes for that, too. i know you will agree with me when we say that no one in this country has been a victim of unfair media coverage more than president donald trump. thisvember, i believed country must unite around a president who calls the media out and refuses to allow them to create a narrative instead of reporting the facts. i believe we must join a president who will challenge the media to return to objective journalism. and together, i believe we must all embrace our first amendment rights and not hide in fear of
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the media or from the tech companies or from the outrage mob either. this is worth fighting for. this is worth voting for. this is what donald trump stands for. thank you all for listening to me tonight. and one more thing. let's make america great again. >> i am pam bondi. our party's theme tonight is america, the land of opportunity. listening to the stories of discovery and deliverance, you cannot help but be proud to call this country home. is in the land of opportunism, not opportunity.
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[indiscernible] i know what it looks like, it is done by people suits orinstripe orange jumpsuits. suits or orange jumpsuits. at the democrat convention, we were told to look at joe biden as a model of integrity.
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>> throughout his career, trump has touted family first as a core value. withsanders, stephanie grishame first single mother to serve as presssecretary, secretaries for he chose sarah kayleigh mcenany, who transitioned into the job while transitioning into the job of mom. kayleigh mcenany, who transitioned into the job while transitioning into the job of mom. >> i have four children. kellyanne conway has four children. between the senior staff women,
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we might have 75 kids. i am not sure. we have lost count. the importance of the work is never lost on any of us, and lost on any of us, and truly, it is those children we are fighting for, and for their future. president trump has proven that when the stakes are president trump has proven that when the stakes are highest, he is proud to entrust many of our nation's most crucial jobs to women. >> the number of dedicated, the number of dedicated, amazing, brilliant, relentless women that are dedicated to the president and the president andthe american to preserving the american dream is one of the greatest if not the greatest things that will -- i will ever be part of. >> only the president would say
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let's take that stay-at-home mom and have her on the party. what a smart guy. >> good evening. i am tiffany trump. since speaking at the republican good evening.r years i am tiffany trump. since speaking at the republican convention four years ago, so much has changed for the world, for our country, and for my family. like so many students across the world, i graduatedworld, i gradw school during the pandemic. our generation is unified in the life once again. if you believe in expanding quality and affordable health
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care, or me in president life oe again. trump, signed the right to try into law the favorite nation's's clouds and other actions to lower drug prices and keep americans from getting ripped off. trump, signed the right to try into law thepeople must recognize that or thoughts, ourthoughts, our opinn the choice of who we are voting for may and are being manipulated and visibly coerced by the media and tech giants. manipulated and visibly coerced by the media and tech giants. if you tune into the media, you get one biased opinion or another.
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>> it destroyed homes, it wrecked lives, and left devastation in its wake. it was the worst storm in our state's history. islands did what you expect islands to do.
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they helped each other, took care of each other, and they still are. ourone else had our back, president. when the winds had finished raging in the cleanup had only begun, he showed up. you might not know that because the national media did not report it, but the trump administration was here in full force. the day after the storm, the president called to assure me that we had the full backing of the federal government. later that week, vice president pence came to iowa to again assure us that the president and his administration were behind us. with the help of the trump administration, we quickly received a major disaster declaration that will help iowans get back on their feet. the president cut through the bureaucracy to do what needed to be done and to do it quickly. that's not the first time president trump showed iowans that we can rely on him. floods, when 100 year
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breached nearly every levy and devastated communities along the missouri river, i am a, nebraska, and missouri, the president approved our request for aid in record time, ingest two days. this year, he did it in less than 24 hours. whether it is providing needed relief to farmers who were the target of china's unfair trade practices, hammering out free and fair trade deals for fighting for workers and small businesses who were hit hard by covid-19, we have a president and vice president who get things done and because of president trump and his leadership, our country is able to balance back from setbacks and see opportunity grow and thrive. an administration of action and outcomes. they are delivering every day on their promise to make america great again, and that is exactly
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why we need to reelect president donald j. trump in november. thank you, and may god bless the united states of america. america, the land of opportunity. a country where your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other. braham abraham lincoln's words of 165 years ago still resonate because of who we are and what we are. a country where a boy born into poverty in a log cabin, raised here on the frontier of indiana could educate himself, become a lawyer, become a president of the united states who would preserve the union, abolish slavery, and save the nation. as a fellow hoosier, visiting lincoln's boyhood home has always been a treasured
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experience for me and my family. it's a place that made lincoln. it shaped lincoln. and defined the man that lincoln would become. america is the land of opportunity. as president donald trump declared at mount rushmore, in america you can do anything. you can be anything. and together we can achieve anything. every day, president donald trump is fighting to protect the promise of american liberty. every day our president has been fighting to expand the reach of the american dream. president ngle day donald trump has been fighting for you. tonight i'd like to introduce you to a few remarkable americans who represent that solemn pledge. who embody our president's unbreakable devotion to ensuring that america is a land of unlimited opportunity for all.
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jack is an 8-year-old from wisconsin. who was struggling academically and socially in school. jack's mom sara, who works three jobs to support her son, applied for wisconsin's school choice voucher program. >> we're glad we were able to get the school choice voucher to go to that school. with jack, he would have slipped through the cracks in public schools. and having the option to go to a school that fits him, has been a real game changer for us and i know that because of that opportunity that he's going to succeed and he's going to achieve that goal of being an apparatus engineer if that's what he chooses to stick with. >> laura mclin is the mother of fatal boy, who has a muscle weakening disorder. jordan was at my side when i
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signed a lou allowing terminally ill patients access to drugs not approved by the f.d.a. in 2018, president trump signed the land mark federal right to try bill into law. thanks to the president's leadership, critically ill patients have the right to access life-saving experimental treatments. >> we started fighting for right to try which basically says if you have a terminal illness and there's a drug that exist and you don't qualify for the clinical trial, there's no other way to receive it, this is a unique pathway that allows you to have access. you made a promise back in indiana that you'd do waver it took to help jordan. we're so grateful you joined us on this journey and stuck it out until it became law so other people could access treatments. >> if president trump was standing right there what would you say to him about right to try? >> thank you for being a hero to everybody in the country. >> judge sheryl allen made
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history in 2007 when she became the first african-american woman to be elected to serve on the pennsylvania superior court. it's because of leaders like judge allen that our nation has overcome our greatest challenges. ,n this time of racial division do you see faith and values and -- >> absolutely. >> and the strong stand president trump has taken for equality of opportunity as a pathway toward bringing the country together? >> as a senior citizen, i'll leave it at that, i know what racism feels like. but i also know that but for my being in this country i would have never been able to achieve the things i have been able to achieve. there are injustices. but the way to deal with those injustices is for people to sit down across the table and talk and come up with solutions.
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i do believe that president trump is committed to that. in 2016, i have to confess that i really did not know candidate trump at the time but i have to say that he really won me over. >> gino is a truck driver from ohio who heard politicians for years make empty promises about defending american jobs only to see those promises broken again and again. in 2019 when general motors closed its plant in lordstown, ohio, president trump refused to stand by and watch it happen. as gino observed, this president reached out to yen motors to find a way to bring jobs back to lournedstown. and plans were soon set into motion to create lournedstown -- >> president trump said this is how we fix it. i thought that's a simple solution. there's no other president, no one has even tried to do it. president trump is a doer.
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he appreciates every one of us. i know he does. i've seen it. he said make america great again that was hi task. that wasn't his slogan. that was his task. every hat you see that says maga on it, that's what your president is doing for you. thank you, mr. president, for keeping the promises you made. >> then there's pastor aaron johnson. today he's the executive director of the tulsa dream center, a nonprofit that provides education an medical services an food to those in need. you've got a great personal story. when you see the way this president, this administration, have been leaning in to create opportunities, investments in communities around the country, to create jobs, expanding educational choice, what does that mean to the families you serve every day? >> it means so much to our families. i did grow up in a single family home. we serve 600 boys and girls on a daily basis even during covid. for us to give these moms to
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have an opportunity to take more money on their paycheck back to them, to have their children be able to go to a cool they may not have the opportunity to otherwise, it means so much to us. there's been so much greater opportunity for individuals to come together in any walk of life. people have been able to see such a positive change and been filled with hope. especially throughout this time. >> lydia left hearth and home, friends and family in honduras, to pursue a better life here in america. while raising their four daughter, lydia and her husband run a small business that create security systems. months after our -- after their business was up and running, our nation was struck by a global pandemic. that's when president trump stepped in and enacted the largest relief program in american history. her small business stayed in business. and her dream kept going strong. what did the paycheck protection program mean to your company as the coronavirus struck? >> it was a huge, tremendous
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help and a big blessing. so we applied, we were accepted quickly, we're so grateful. can't believe how much relief we had. we want to continue serving our client we want to continue growing our economy. we want to continue to move forward. o we were able to make it. because of the support of family and friends, the government. i tell my children, you know, they are born here in the u.s. i tell them you are so blessed to live in america. >> here at abraham lincoln's boyhood home, a young man would grow up to be the first republican president of the united states and today, another republican president is fighting to preserve that same noble legacy of freedom. and president donald trump will make certain that the torch of
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american opportunity illuminates every city, every town and every community in this blessed land. >> hi, i'm ryan, i'm a police officer from new mexico. in 2017, i had an encounter that change midlife forever. i had just started my shift and responded to a call for service at a gas station. when i arrived, i saw a man and a woman sitting on a grassy slope. i recognized the telltale signs, a needle, a spoon. i knew immediately that they were preparing to inject themselves with heroin. sadly this is a common sight for me. i encounter the ravages of addiction every day. but nothing could prepare me for what i discovered as i approached them. the woman was very pregnant. in my shock, i asked her if she knew she was harming her baby by doing drugs. she crumbled and burst into tears. two worlds collided as i knelt
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down beside her. a police officer and a homeless drug addict. brought together by forces outside of our control. s we talked, our humanity, distinct from our stations in life, was made abundantly clear. her name was crystal, and in the midst of her suffering, she confided that she loved her unborn baby. she wanted the best for her child. in that moment, i saw her the way that all of you who know and love an addict see them. as fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, children, cousins and friends. as human beings. full of value and dignity but robbed of their open trble -- potential by this disease. when crystal said she was looking for a family to adopt her baby, god showed me exactly what i had to do. without hesitation i tole her my family would welcome her baby through adoption.
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today, our beautiful daughter hope is a thriving 2-year-old. crystal is fast approaching 3 years of recovery. she's a dear friend and constant inspiration to me and others. i hold a special place in my heart for those facing opioid addiction and that's why i am enormously grateful to the president for his leadership in fighting this deadly enemy. through his efforts, we're turning the tide on the crisis of addiction. president trump declared the opioid crisis to be a public health emergency and then secured $6 billion in new federal funding to help americans fight opioid abuse. he invested an additional $100 million to stop the opioid crisis in rural america. and in a move that strikes at the root of the problem, he implemented a safer prescribing plan aimed at reducing opioid prescription disover a third within three years. this is an effort that stops
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addiction before it ever ganches a hold in someone's life. and it's having an impact. drug overdose deaths decreased in 2018 for the first time in 30 years. many of the state's hard -- many of the states hardest hit by the opioid crisis are seeing the largest drop in deaths. we're seeing that doctors are writing fewer prescriptions for opioid pain drugs. these are significant improvements that have a meaningful paming -- impact. i think we are fortunate, america, to have a president who cares deeply for the downtrodden and works tirelessly to find solutions. a president who doesn't just talk about problems but stops and helps. president trump is the leader we've needed the last four years and he is the leader we need for the next four. you see, donald trump is the right president at the right time. let's make sure>> my name is je.
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i'm proud to serve as lieutenant governor of the great state of florida. tonight, i am honored to share my story of faith, family, and american freedom. as the daughter of cuban immigrants, my story began in 1959, before i was born. when my parents' dreams of a prosperous life became a nightmare. chaos spread quickly when fidel castro took control of cuba. the government confiscated private property, stealing people's homes, farms, and businesses. for my parents, the difficult decision to flee communist cuba came when the castro regime abolished religious freedom. oflow americans, the fabric our nation is in peril. left, the radical systematically chisels away at the freedoms we cherish.
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they pedal dangerous ideologies, cow or to global progressives, and normalize socialism to dismantle our constitution. socialismure you, doesn't offer opportunity. socialism deprives. feigns falsehood that promises for its masses and consistently yields only misery. warnednt ronald reagan if we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. truer words have never been spoken. americans have a choice. we can go down a dark road of chaos and government control, or we can choose the path of freedom and opportunity that was paved by those who sacrificed everything to preserve the american dream for future generations. i have faith that americans will choose the right path.
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earned, our country year for a leader who would work tirelessly to jumpstart our economy and fight the hard-working americans. since day one, president donald trump has put america first. his progrowth, pro-jobs agenda has ushered in historically low unemployment, record job creation, higher wages, and rising homeownership. fighting tot is rescue american jobs and industries for places like ohio, pennsylvania, and puerto rico. jobs that were needlessly shipped overseas. he's defended our religious freedom field with democratic allies by columbia, and shown unwavering resolve while confronting tyrants in countries like venezuela, cuba, china, and nicaragua. let us join our president in his vow that america will never be a socialist country.
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supporting our president requires action. join me tonight and text vote to 88022. we must continue to support our commander in chief, who has a bold agenda that safeguards the rights and freedoms protected under our constitution. that meansthan ever, supporting our men and women in law enforcement and heroes in uniform. fighting to provide the best quality education by empowering parents and preserving school choice. and it means rejecting the socialist takeover of our nation that will destroy the innovation, economic vitality, and freedoms we hold so dear. as a daughter of immigrants, a wife, a mother of three, and the first latina lieutenant governor in the history of the state of
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florida, it is my distinct privilege to share my story, which is really your story, and the story of a nation that has opened its doors, lifted its people, and yielded success in a way only the u.s. can. together, let's ensure four more years for president donald j. trump so that he can continue protecting our republic, and so one day, our children can probably tell the story of what our generation did to defend the values of faith, family, and freedom. thank you, may god bless each one of you, and may god bless the united states of america. ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the
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president of the united states. ♪ >> acting secretary wolf, i present you five candidates for naturalization representing five countries. >> on behalf of everyone here today, i would like to express my gratitude for hosting this nationalization ceremony at the white house. to our candidates, it's my honor to administer those of allegiance and welcome you as our fellow citizens. . candidates for naturalization, raise your right hand and repeat after me. oath that ilare an renouncey and entirely
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and abjure all allegiance and --eliti -- of whom or which i then, as aor subject or citizen. defendwill support and the constitution and laws of the united states of america. enemies foreign and domestic. that i will bear true faith and allegiance to the same. that i will bear arms on behalf of the united states when required by law. that i will perform
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noncompetitive service -- noncombat of service in the armed forces of the u.s. when required by law. work ofill perform national importance under civilian direction when required by law. obligationtake this truly, without any mental reservations or purpose of evasion so help me god. congratulations, you are now citizens of the u.s. [applause] on behalf of the department of homeland security, it's my honor to call you my fellow americans. mr. president, i want to commend
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you for your dedication to the rule of law and restoring integrity to our immigration system. thank you for hosting such a patriotic celebration here at the white house today. congratulations, that's fantastic. thank you. and i want to thank acting secretary wolf, doing a phenomenal job in so many ways. america rejoices as we welcome five absolutely incredible new members into our great american family. you are now fellow citizens of the greatest nation on the face of god's earth. congratulations. great going. you follow the rules, you obey the laws, you learned your value,es, embraced our encourage yourselves to be men and women of highest integrity. it's not so easy, you went through a lot, and we appreciate you being here with us today. you've earned the most prized
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treasure cherished and priceless possession anywhere in the world, it's called american citizenship. there is no higher honor and no greater privilege, and it's an honor for me to be your president. thank you very much. at this time, i'd like to recognize the five new citizens who joined us today. ramirez is from bolivia, and has been a lawful permanent resident of the u.s. since 2013. wife are raising three beautiful children. in 2017, robert achieved the dream of starting his own business, a construction company that now employs five workers. robert loves this country, wants to respect the law, america has helped him so much in life.
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thank you very much for your devotion. good luck with the company. soon you will have hundreds of employees. it could happen. it will. remy gideon is from lebanon. the proud mother of three children. and speaks english, arabic, french, and earned a degree in psychology. in other words, she can figure me out. she now works as a daycare teacher in virginia. she feels blessed to be a loyal citizen of the greatest country in the world. a country that has given her the opportunity of a lifetime to realize her potential and her dreams. congratulations. that's really great. thank you very much. dari is a phenomenal success.
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born in india, came to the u.s. 13 years ago. a talented software developer, she and her husband are raising two beautiful, wonderful children. the apples of your life, right? thank you very much and congratulations. fantastic job. naymet is from sudan. that's a beautiful name. a lawful permanent resident since 2012. she is their married mother of three beautiful children. earned a masters degree and phd in animal nutrition from the university of wyoming. great place, great state. she is a trained veterinarian. she also works as a substitute teacher alexandria public school since 2004. that's fantastic. thank you very much. congratulations. it's my honor to be with you.
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thank you very much. samat has been looking forward to this day since he arrived to the u.s. from ghana in 2015. saly speaks five languages and works the medical field. sali says american citizenship means everything to him in his life. it cannot be measured or quantified. he has the chance to work hard and succeed at life. you know he is in the safe country like america. that is something, because he knows they have his back. congratulations. fantastic. congratulations to everybody. with the rights and freedoms each of you enjoy as citizens, there is no dream beyond your wildest reach, because americans can do anything. today, you have also accepted the profound duties and
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responsibilities that come with american citizenship. it is wearing the old allegiance. each of you has entered a sacred and unbreakable covenant with our nation. your pledge, your undying loyalty to the american people, the american constitution, and the american way of life. the history and heritage of the u.s. are now yours to preserve and pass down to the next generation. our culture, traditions, and values are now yours to uphold and live by. the rights so dear to every american granted by us and enshrined ind, and our glorious bill of rights are now yours to support, protect, and defend. as citizens, you are now stewards of this magnificat nation. a family comprised of every race, color, religion, and creed, united by the bonds of love, we are one people sharing
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one home saluting one great american flag. congratulations again to all of you. blessd bless you and god our great country, america. [applause] ♪ >> good evening, america. when i stood on this convention stage four years ago, no one fully understood the historic changes about to take place. we can all feel it. something was happening. a movement was forming just below the surface. the forgotten man and woman voiceless in washington, d.c., were preparing to rise up. our movement followed the pattern of so many that came before us. first, we were ignored, then we were laughed at, then they fought us, and then together, we won.
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from that moment forward, america came first. america started winning again. america became respected again. with every movement, there is a counter movement. if you are the radical democrats, america is a source of the world's problems. they believe the only path forward is to erase history and forget the past. they want to destroy the monuments of our forefathers. they want to disrespect our flag. the stars & stripes that represent patriotism and the american dream. they want to disrespect our national anthem by taking a knee while our armed forces lay down their lives every day to protect our freedom. they do not want the pledge of allegiance in our schools. many don't want one nation under god. the democrats want to defund and disrespect our law enforcement. the democrats want an america where your thoughts and opinions are censored when they do not align with their own. president reagan said freedom is never more than one generation away from extension.
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it must be fought for and protected. this is a fight we are in right now. it is a fight that only my father can win. my father ran not because he needed the job, but because he knew hard working people across this great country were being left behind. the media mocked these patriots in the flyover states in which they lived. they ignored the trump flags, the millions of maga banners and barns painted red, white, and blue. the silent majority had no one fighting for them in either party. the so-called leaders were bound to china, bribing iran, and to spending more time on how they would be received by the elites in paris then how americans would provide for their families in pittsburgh. our family lost friends, but it pushed us to fight harder. my father's pledge to every american in every city, state, and town that he was going to make america great again.
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so began the great american comeback. almost immediately, taxes were slashed, regulations cut, and the economy soared to new heights never seen before. wages went through the roof, unemployment reached a historic low, especially for black americans, hispanic american, women. trade deals were ripped up and renegotiated. inhts were turned back on abandoned factories across our country. trillions of dollars were repatriated back to the u.s., which had been sitting in foreign lands for far too long. once again, america became the envy of the world. with that renewed strength came leverage. the president demanded our allies paid fair share for the defense of a western world. the military,ilt adding new jets, aircraft carriers, he raised wages for american men and women in uniform. he expanded our military defense budget to $721 billion per year.
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america was no longer weak in the eye of the enemy. the moment president trump ordered special forces killed one of the deadliest on the planet, the days of my dol was dropped on insurgent camps, the day america took a stance to never be defeated by the enemy. al-baghdadi, soleimani, dead. over and over, issue after issue, the economy, the wall, the military, trade deals, tax cuts, supreme court justices, v.a. hospitals, prescription drugs, school choice, right to try, moving the embassy to jerusalem, peace in the middle east, never ending wars were finally ended. promises made and promises for the first time were kept. most politicians spend their entire careers in washington, d.c. and get absolutely nothing accomplished. for example, joe biden. joe biden is a politician who has been in government for 47 years.
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he's a career politician who never signed the front of a check and doesn't know the slightest thing about the american worker or the american business. the engine which fuels the greatest economy the world has ever known. the same politician who has been a total pushover for communist china, and someone who would be a giant relief for terrorists, now spent years running, hiding, and being taken out by the most talented military known to man. joe biden has pledged to raise your taxes by $4 trillion. 82% of americans will see taxes go up significant. biden has pledged a stop border wall construction and give amnesty and health care to all illegal immigrants. biden has pledged to defund the police and take away your cherished second amendment. my father, on the other hand, delivered the largest tax cuts in american history. knows if you do not have a border, you do not have a country, and we will always
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support law enforcement and you're right to keep and bear arms. fights formy father the american people. the forgotten man and woman of this country. the ones who embody the american spirit, which is unlike anything else in the world. it built the new york city skyline, the hoover dam, and soon, under my father's leadership, it will send americans to mars. it can be felt in the majesty of the grand canyon, the shadows of mount rushmore, and the stillness of the air at gettysburg. it can be seen in the wide-eyed wonder of every american child as they take the first breath in the greatest country the world has ever known. fascism, it defeated communism, and in 68 days, it will defeat the empty, oppressive, and radical views of the extreme left. quote ends with
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this simple warning, "one day, we can spend our sunset years telling our children what it was once like in the u.s. where men and women were free." under president trump, freedom will never be a thing of the past. that's what a vote for donald trump represents. it's a vote for the american spirit, the american dream, and for the american flag. to the law enforcement officer who is being attacked, betrayed, and whose job they are trying to make extinct, my father will fight for you. to all houses of worship, and all people of faith stripped of all religious freedoms and religious liberties, my father will fight for you. to the voiceless, shamed, censored, and canceled, my father will fight for you. two are farmers who work dawn to dusk to keep our plates full, my father will fight for you.
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to every single mother and father, to our veterans, coal miners, and to the american worker, my father will fight for you. and to every proud american who blue, myd, white, and father will continue to fight for you. in closing, i would like to speak directly to my father. i miss working alongside you every single day, but i am damn proud to be on the frontlines of this fight. i'm proud of what you are doing for this country. i'm proud to show my children what their grandfather is fighting for. i'm proud to watch you give them hell. never stop. continue to be unapologetic. keep fighting for what is right. you are making america strong again. you are making america safe again. you are making america proud again. and yes, together with the forgotten man and woman who are finally forgotten no more, you are making america great again.
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robertt's make uncle very proud this week. let's go get another four years. i love you very much. god bless you, and god bless the united states of america. >> we are going to build a future of safety and opportunity for americans of every race, color, religion, and creed. >> our president has created such a surplus that when the pandemic hit, he was able to refund americans without indenting them. pres. trump: we are all better off when former inmates can receive and reenter society as law-abiding, productive citizens, and now have a chance at more opportunities than they have ever had before. for 15.5incarcerated
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years, i get emotional. can'ta feeling i describe. >> when people say we are oppressed here in the u.s., how? >> right now, this country for me as allowed opportunity. pledge to the american workers definitely means a lot to me, because i would not be where i'm at today. >> i truly believe my kids will look up to me one day and is tremendous what i could do. >> the forgotten men and women will never be forgotten again. america, there aren't opportunities. here, you have an administration that actually looks at how government and private enterprise can work together. pres. trump: as we fight to deliver a better future for our
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women and for all americans, we remember the wonderful victory one century ago. >> in the coming november, the ladies appeared at the polls on election day by the hundreds of thousands. they had won their right to vote. pres. trump: before the china virus set in, struck our nation, women had gained 4.3 million jobs, a record. the women's unemployment rate had plummeted to the lowest level in more than 65 years. last year, over 70% of new jobs went to women. i would say we are coming back stronger. >> we have the most opportunity. wethe american story, that have hope. even though we are in dark days ahead hold greater possibilities because of the opportunity we have been given in our country. and we will make america great again.
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♪ evening. my name is daniel cameron. the firstars old, and african-american attorney general in kentucky history. it is an honor to be with you as a proud republican and supporter of donald j. trump. fews raised in kentucky, a miles from abraham lincoln's birthplace. our first republican president believed in compassion, self-reliance, freedom, equality, and justice. sadly, there are some who don't believe in this wisdom or in the better angels of our shared american history as they tear down the statues of people like ulysses s grant, frederick douglass, and even mr. lincoln himself. lincoln said any nation that doesn't honor its heroes will not long endure. and for republicans, our heroes
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are those who propelled an imperfect nation ever forward. always striving to make life better for everyone. mindlesslyrchists tear up american cities while attacking police and innocent bystanders. we republicans do recognize those who work in good faith towards peace, justice, and equality. was general dwight eisenhower, a future republican president who said, democracy is a system that recognizes the quality of humans before the law. whether you are the family of breonna taylor or david dorn, these are the ideals that will heal our nation's wounds. republicans will never turn a blind eye to unjust acts. neither will we accept an all-out assault on western civilization.
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my values were shaped by my faith and by my parents. i worked at their small coffee shop, meeting people from all walks of life. i realized something. no matter who we are, everyone needs a cup of coffee. that lesson stuck with me, because despite our differences, we all want the same things. for our children to have more opportunities than we did, to feel the dignity of work, and believe if you play by the rules, you can make a good life for yourself and your family. , will weestion is choose the path that gives this the best chance to meet those universal desires, or will we go backward, to a time when people were treated like political commodities who can't be trusted to think for themselves? i think often about my ancestors who struggled for freedom. as i think of those giants and their broad shoulders, i also
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think about joe biden, who says if you aren't voting for me, you ain't black. who argued republicans would put us back in chains. who said there is no diversity of thought in the black community. mr. vice president, look at me, i am black. we are not all the same, sir. i am not in chains. my mind is my own. and you can't tell me how to vote because of the color of my skin. joe biden is a backwards thinker in a world that is craving forward-looking leadership. there is no wisdom in his record or plan, just a trail of discredited ideas and offensive statements. joe biden would destroy jobs, raise our taxes, and throw away the lies of countless unborn children. and he has captured to the radical left a movement to cancel culture and discretion -- destruction of public discourse.
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they believe your skin color must dictate your politics. and if you fail to conform while exercising your god-given right to speak and think freely, they will cut you down. the politics of identity, cancellation, and mob rule are not acceptable to me. republicans enter pursue your american dream -- and to pursue your american dream however you see fit. of lincoln said the dogmas the quiet past are inadequate adequate to the stormy present. we must rise to the occasion. i believe donald trump can meet lincoln's mandate even as joe biden remains trapped by his own failed record and by the radicals who dominate his party. let's be honest. no one is excited about joe biden. i ask you to judge the record. on criminal justice reform, joe
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biden couldn't do it, but president trump did. on the economy, joe biden couldn't do it but president trump did build an economy that works for everyone, especially minorities. and he will do it again. and on immigration, joe biden promises more to illegal it -- immigrants than he does to you. president trump believes his highest duty is to the american worker. choice is clear appeared let me close with something my mom told me. we comprise a family, not separate parts to be divided against each other. we care for one another, we grieve together, we share burdens and struggles and celebrate our successes. although we fuss and fight, we are not enemies. enemies, united by a faith in our constitution and
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laws and the fundamental fairness they represent. we are defenders of life and individual liberty and we carry the mantle of eisenhower and of reagan to be a force for good in this world and one that must always be reckoned with. that is my republican party. the party of lincoln that believes america is an indispensable nation, an evergreen tree standing tall in a turbulent world. and that's why i am voting for donald trump for president. thank you and god bless. >> hi, i am mike pompeo. i am speaking to you from beautiful jerusalem looking out over the big city. i have a big job as susan's husband and makes dad. and nick -- it may not
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have made hemp port -- important in every capital. . but it worked president trump understands what my great captain eisenhower said, for all we terrace and desire for ourselves or children, the securing of peace is the first requisite. indeed, the primary constitutional government is ensuring your family and mine are safe and enjoy the freedom to live, to work, to learn, and worship as they choose, delivering on this duty to keep us safe and our freedoms intact. this president has led bold initiatives in nearly every corner of the world. in china, he has pulled back the curtain of a predatory aggression on the chinese party -- communist party. for thethem accountable chinese virus and allowing them to spread death and economic destruction around the world and he will not rest until justice is done.
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he has ensured the chinese communist party spies posing as blue mats in america are jailed or sent back to china -- diplomats in america are jailed or sent back to china. those jobs are coming back home. in north korea, the president lowered the temperature, and against all odds got the north korean leadership to the table. no nuclear tests, no long-range missile tests, and americans held captive in north korea came home to their families as did the precious remains of scores fought.s who in korea today because of president trump, nato is stronger and ukraine has defensive weapons systems and america left a treaty so to deter weapons in the middle east. when anaren this is the man most responsible
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for the murder and maiming of thousands of christians across east, and you will recall when the president took office, radical islamic terrorists had to be headed americans and isis control the size of great britain. today because of the president's determination, the isis caliphate is wiped out, it is gone. and people leader is dead our brave soldiers are on their way home. the u.s.dent exited from the disastrous nuclear deal and squeezed the ayatollah, has hezbollahnd hamas -- and hamas. capitalred the rightful of jerusalem to the jewish homeland. and the president broke at her it historic peace deal between israel and the united arab emirates. this is a deal the grandchildren
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will read about in history books. and american hostage imprisoned in turkey for two years, set upon his release at that he survived on his or these words "be faithful, endure, and finish well." if we stay the course, we will. and our greatyou nation, the united states of america. [applause]
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>> it is my great honor to present first lady melania trump. trumpst lady melania first lady. . melania trump officially kicking f the be best initiative. >> this is her showcasing what she brings to the position of first lady. >> she is smart, independent, and and are estimated. >> the first lady is amazing. gracious, empathetic, and showed true compassion. >> first lady melania trump stepping out onto the world stage. >> her be best campaign is now going international. >> she speaks several languages. she can be a diplomat for her country. continuing to work on
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her be best campaign shining a spotlight on special programs to teach children tools and skills. >> she brings elegance and grace. >> women have made lasting impact on society and these women represent the strength of the female strength. a first lady of the -- as first lady of the united states, i am proud of what this country continues to do. we as women must continue to use our empowerment and voices. > it was a very important moment for melania trump. rosee iconic white house garden has been renovated for the first time in 60 years. >> when the history books are written, there should be a special chapter reserved for the first lady. >> she is an incredible first lady. >> an amazing mother and incredible woman, first lady,
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melania trump. >> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the first lady of the united states, misses melania trump. mrs. melania trump. ♪
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[cheers and applause] >> good evening. it seems like just yesterday that we were at our first convention where my husband accepted the republican nomination and then became our 45th president of the united states. enthusiasm for who should lead this nation, it is clear today as it was four years ago. i know i speak for my husband and the entire family when i say we have not forgotten the incredible people who were willing to take a chance on the
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businessman who had never worked in politics. electedit was you who him to be commander-in-chief and we know it is you who will carry us through again. by the humbled incredible support then and we are still grateful today. factt to acknowledge the that since march, our lives have changed drastically. ,he invisible enemy, covid-19 swept across our beautiful country and impacted all of us. my deepest sympathies goes out to all of you who have lost a loved one and my prayers are with those who are ill or .uffering i know many people are anxious and some feel helpless. i want you to know you are not
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alone. my husband's administration will not stop fighting until there is an effective treatment for vaccine available to everyone. donald will not rest until he to take carehe can of everyone impacted by this terrible pandemic. i want to extend my gratitude to all of the health care professionals, front-line workers, and teachers, who stepped up in these difficult times. despite the risks to yourself and your own families, you put our country first and my husband and i are grateful. americans have come together in such an unfamiliar and often frightening situation. this that wes like
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will look back and tell our grandchildren that your kindness and compassion, strength and determination, we were able to store the promise of our future. businesses stepped up and volunteers stepped in. people were eager to share ideas, resources, and support of all kinds with neighbors and strangers alike. it has been inspiring to see what the people of our great nation will do for one another, especially when we are at our most fragile. speaking of strength and determination, we recently celebrated the 100 year anniversary of the passage of .he 19th amendment yesterday on the north lawn of built an house, we exhibit dedicated to women's suffrage.
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the exhibit called on children from across the country to send art honoring the meaning of this important time in women's history. when i was judging the entries, i reflected on the impact of women's voices in our nation's story and how proud i would be to cast my vote again for donald this november. we must make sure that women are heard and that american dream continues to drive. growing up as a young child in slovenia, we were under communist rule at the time. i always heard about an amazing place called america, a land that stood for freedom and opportunity. as i grew older, it became my goal to move to the united states and follow my dream of working in the fashion industry.
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toparents worked very hard ensure our family could not only live and prosper in america, but also contribute to a nation that allows for people to arrive with a dream and make it reality. i want to take the moment to thank my mother and father for all they have done for our family. it is because of you that i am standing here today. [applause] >> i arrived in the united states when i was 26 years old, living and working in the land of opportunity with a land come true but i wanted more. i wanted to be a citizen. after 10 years of work, i studied for the test in 2000 six and became an american citizen. [applause]
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>> it is still one of the proudest moments in my life, because with hard work and determination, i was able to achieve my own american dream. as an immigrant and a very independent woman, i understand what a privilege it is to live here and to enjoy the freedoms and opportunities that we have. have beenady, i fortunate to see the american dream come true over and over again. i have met many inspiring women, children, parents, and families who have overcome life-changing issues that include addiction, members who, family are ill or passed away, abuse of all kinds, and many other challenges that will make most people give up.
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the past three and a half years have been unforgettable. there are no words to describe how honored, humbled, and fortunate i am to serve our nation as your first lady. after many of the experience s i have had, i don't know if i can fully explain how many people i take home with me in my heart each day, from brave soldiers who give up so much so we can be free, to children of all circumstances who weigh have met around the world, thank you for inspiring me. it is my greatest honor to serve you. members of the military, despite sacrificing time with your families, experiencing the fear of war or suffering loss, they have no regrets about serving our country.
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theirme goes for families, and the families of watchresponders who often their loved ones walk out the door, not sure if or when they will come home. when i speak to families who have lost someone, the pain mixed with pride i hear in their voices is something i think about often. thank you to all who serve our country in the military and as first responders. and thank you for the families who wait for them. you are our heroes in your own right. moved by theeen many children and families that spent time with hospitals, schools, and other locations around the world. children who are dealing with pain or illness that would break even the strongest adult. parents who are grateful to wake
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up every day and see that their child is still alive. these families are a testament to what faith and medicine, strength in science can do. international trip as first lady, my husband and i visited places of great significance to the three major religions, islam, christianity, and judaism. one special memory of the trip is of a young boy i had privilege of visiting in rome, italy. while there, i read the little boy a story and learned that he and his family had been waiting for a heart for a very long time. grim prognosis. the situation brought my staff and me to tears. as weke of a little elf
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got ready for the next part of our trip. upon landing a few hours later, we learned a heart had been donated and would be going to the little what. often, along him with so many young faces across our own country. and sadlyund unavoidable examples of our country's strength and character have appeared in the communities that have been impacted by natural disasters. hurricanes, tornadoes, and flooding shows the ugly side of mother nature, but they can show us a beautiful side of humanity. my husband and i have visited many places that have been affected by natural disaster and we are deeply moved by the strength of the people who have lost everything. and the kindness of neighbors
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and communities. the common thread in all of isse challenging situations the resolve to help one another. i recognize the stories i just told about people who survive extraordinary circumstances, but donald and i are also inspired by the millions of americans who wake up each day with a simple yet courageous goal of providing for their families and keeping them safe. you are the backbone of this country. you're the people who continue to make the united states of america what it is. and who has the incredible responsibility of preparing makee generations to everything better than when they found it. just as you are fighting for your family, my husband, our
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families, and the people in this administration are here fighting for you. amount of negative or false media headlines or attacks from the other side, donald trump has not and will you.ose focus on the he loves this country and he knows how to get things done. we have learned over the past five years he is not a traditional politician. he doesn't just speak words. he demands action and he gets results. the future of our country has always been very important to him. alwaysis something i've admired. in fact, it is to help ensure age -- better future for the next generation. be best has one simple goal,
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teaching youth about importance of their well-being both mentally and physically. this also includes understanding online safety and the danger of opioid and drug abuse. i haveest, my office and been able to highlight people, programs, and organizations doing extraordinary things in our country and around the world. i continue to believe that by shining a light on this positive examples, others across the country and globe will become to do their part for our next generation. helping children is not a political goal, it is our moral imperative. when i think back to a defining moment of be best, my mind goes to a trip i took to africa.
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on that vast and beautiful continent, i was able to visit the countries of ghana, malawi, kenya, and egypt. one of those visits in particular had a profound impact on me. africa the coast of west was the first stop in my trip and i experienced firsthand its warm people and their traditions. while there, i visited the cape castle and learned more about cruel anding of a often deadly journey in the era of the slave trade. i was horrified when i listened to the guides tell me so many inhumane stories and i gained new perspectives. history, wen our must never forget so that we can ensure that it never happens again. you, i have
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reflected on the racial unrest in our country it is a harsh reality that we are not proud of parts of our history. i encourage people to focus on our future while still learning from our past. today weremember that are all one community, comprised of many races, religions, and ethnicities. and storied history is what makes our country strong , and yes, we still have so much to learn from one another. likethat in mind, i would to call on the citizens of this country to take a moment, pause, and look at things from all perspectives. i urge people to come together in a civil manner so we can work and live up to our standard
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american ideals. have also asked people to stop the violence and looting being done in the name of justice. and never make assumptions based on the color of a person's skin. of tearing things down, let's reflect on our mistakes. evolution andr look to our way forward. every day, let us remember that we are one nation under god and we need to cherish one another. my husband's administration has worked to try and affect change when it comes to issues around race and religion in this country. he is the first president to -- to call upon
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countries upon the world to end religious prosecution and honor the right of every person to worship as they choose. he has made substantial investments in our historically black colleges and universities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . this president also continues. . . . . . . . . to fight for school choice -- this president also continues to fight for school choice to giving parents the option to have their school flourished. my husband knows how to make a real change. from the dad met him, he has only wanted to make this country the best it can be. for many years, i watched him grow concerned and frustrated and i am so proud to see the many things he has done in such a short time. sorica is in his heart, while at times we only see the worst of people in politics on the evening news, let's remember
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how we come together in the most difficult times. debates rage on about issues of race, let's focus on the strides we have made and work together for a better tomorrow for everyone. our administration has also devoted historical sources and produced lifesaving results by raising awareness around opioid addiction and drug abuse, especially for children. when so often the headlines are filled with gossip, i want to take this moment to encourage the media to focus even more on the nation's drug crisis. this disease is one that affects everybody. it pays no attention to race, age, or socioeconomic status. addiction has touched every part of our society in some way. now more than ever, we have
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programs and medicine to combat it. we just need to talk about it openly, and you, the media, have the platform to make that happen. industry and as a country, i ask we all commit to helping in the fight against drug addiction by talking about it even more, especially as we battle the covid pandemic, we need to remember that suicides are on the rise as people who are struggling with loneliness and addiction feel they have nowhere to turn. parents, please talk to your children. teachers and caregivers, pay attention to signs of addiction. lawmakers, passed legislation that allows those who ask for help to do so safely and without for and provide resources organizations that help people
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impacted by addiction. when the stigma is removed, people will no longer be ashamed to ask for help and lives will be saved. if you are struggling with addiction, there is no shame in your illness. please seek help. you are worth it. years as firstr lady, i will continue to build upon be best and work with individual states to pass legislation to take care of our most vulnerable. i plan to continue the work i have started with children in foster care as well as the minority communities and tribal nations. i want to ensure children are being protected and communities have sources needed to combat drug addiction and child neglect or abuse. husband and the
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administration, i will continue to encourage education and the support of child individual needs. it is vital that children are given the building blocks to succeed. i also look forward to continue my work to restore the people's house, which is a lasting symbol of pride for our nation. i believe this iconic home needs tobe cared for and preserved be enjoyed by the people of this country and visitors from around the world for years to come. passionate about this beautiful house, the grounds, and all they represent. messagei have a special for the mothers of this country. this modern world is moving so fast and our children face challenges that seem to change every few months. . just like me, i know many of you
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know how manipulative social media can be. and just like me, i'm sure many of you are looking for answers how to talk to your children about the downsides of technology and their relationships with their peers. like every parent in their country, i feel there are so many lessons to teach our sons and responsibilities as his mother, there are just not enough hours in the day to do it all. i remind myself that i am more fortunate than most and still have days i look forward to with strength to do the very best i can for him. two mothers and parents everywhere, you are warriors. in my husband, you have a president who will not stop fighting for you and your families. i see how hard he works each day night, and despite the
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unprecedented attacks in the media and opposition, he will not give up. in fact, if you tell him he cannot be done, he just works harder. donald -- [applause] donald is a husband who supports me in all that i do. he has built an administration with an unprecedented number of women in leadership roles and has fostered an environment with -- where the american people are always the priority. he welcomes differing points of view and encourages thinking outside of the box. speak for my husband and the family when i say we are so grateful you have trusted him to be your president and we will be honored to serve this incredible country for four more years. [applause]
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as you have heard this evening, i don't want to use this precious time attacking the , because as we saw last week, that kind of talk only serves to divide the country further. i'm here because we need my husband to be our president and commander in chief for four more years. for ourat is best country. we all know donald trump makes no secret about how he feels about things. whether you like it or not, you always know what he's thinking. is ahat is because he person who loves this country and its people and wants to continue to make it better. donald wants to keep your family safe, he wants to help your
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.amily succeed he wants nothing more than for the country to prosper and he doesn't waste time playing politics. almost four years ago, we went into election day completely estimating -- estimated. despite what is being said this year, i know americans will go to the polls and work on behalf of families, our economy and our national security and our children's future. to vote for those ideals is not a partisan vote. vote a common sense because those are goals and hopes we all believe in. i believe we need my husband's leadership now more than ever in order to bring us back once again to the greatest economy and the strongest country ever known.
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god bless you all, your families, and god bless the united states of america. [applause] [applause]
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attacks from the other side, melania trump says that donald trump has not and will not lose focus on you. we want to get your reaction to her speech and some of the issues we -- they talked about tonight on the second night of the republican convention. dial. how you can
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you can text into this number as well. here is just a little bit of melania trump's speech from the rose garden. >> just as you are fighting for your families, my husband, our families, and the people of these administration are father -- fighting for you. no matter the false media headlines or attacks from the other side, donald trump has not and will not lose focus on you. he knows this country and he knows how to get things