tv President Trump Tells Congressional Republicans Now We Have To Deliver CSPAN January 26, 2017 4:40pm-5:09pm EST
c-span.org, or listen app. free c-span radio some tweets from the retreat, he got president trump to sign a card for the in the freedom museum, first district, and gutierrez on the wall that president trump will build at the mexico border, trump's great wall will actually be a great china, it will push mexico toward trade and commerce with them. one topic st president trump talked about at the republican retreat in philadelphia earlier today. [applause] >> please welcome to introduce our special guest, the majority of the senate mitch mcconnell. [applause]
mcconnell: not many americans know this, but the country the our residents were all part of the establishme establishment. for 40 years, from washington, to john quincy adams, then he ew johnson came along, was the voice of the people, and regular people sent this new tosident to the oval office, the white house, and he made two terms andving changing america. my first visit to our new president, the oval office the day, i looked behind his sculpture ere was a of andrew johnson, how appropriate. welcoming the next president, who is going to make history and turn america around, donald trump. [applause]
president trump: thank you, mitch, so nice, thank you. thank you very much. thank you. thank you. so nice. .ice to win dochlt do we agree? it's been a while, been a while this position. i want to thank you in the room, thank you very much. down, everybody. let's enjoy ourselves. it's great to be in philadelphia. in nt to school
philadelphia, very special place n our nation's history, it's the place where we launched our independence, the state of pennsylvania is very special reasons, lots of especially from a couple of months ago. remember? pennsylvania cannot be won. remember. pennsylvania cannot be won. congressman? there is no path to victory for pennsylvania, except we won. it has been a long time since did this, but it was just a great victory, it was a it was a great evening, i will tell you. it started in pennsylvania. they all said pennsylvania was the bride that got away, that it the state that everybody from the republican party that years pennsylvania for 38
thought they won, except they never won. too, but i was afraid to say it, mitch, it just working out.n't i said, i think we did great, let's see what happens. happened.s we love this state and we'll say it many times again. a new era, ofn of american independence, ededication to the idea that the people are in charge of their own test nee. want to thank majority leader cconnell, great guy, and speaker paul ryan, very, very writing his e is heart out, right? we're actually going to sign this stuff you're writing, you're not wasting your time. applause] president trump: he would write it, send it up and nothing happened. now it will happen. for their leadership and for inviting me here today, thank much.ry
mccarthy, leader enator cornyn, congressman and congresswoman rogers and ongressman messer, for your leadership, as well, it's been terrific. be thengress is going to busiest congress we've had in decades, maybe ever, maybe ever. think of that. think of everything we can who we mustremember achieve it for. tens of e now because millions of americans have in us to ir hopes transfer power from washington, .c. and give it back to the people. so important. [applause] trump: now we have to enough all talk, no
action, we have to deliver. achieve ur chance to great and lasting change for our beloved nation. since taking office, i have contractual steps to to ore the rule of law and return power to every day americans. [applause] even ent trump: and though it's only a few days, we've done it in record numbers. issued executive orders to build the keystone and dakota [applause] - president trump: issued new pipelines to be made with american steel and fabricated in the united states. and i was sitting at my desk and i'm getting ready to sign keystone and dakota.
i said, where is the pipe coming from? tell you where, but you wouldn't be happy, why do we build pipelines and using pipe that's made in our country? i say, let's put that little it is a like one-sentence clause, that clause will attract a lot of people. we'll make that pipe right here in america. okay. [applause] president trump: if people want our land, pelines on we want the pipe to be manufactured -- not only that, here, but you will see a level of quality that you're not going to see when bring pipe from far distances, have to bring it in and then fabricate it on the land. give me a break, we can do much than that and we're fwing to do it much better and it will money. costing less believe me. we've reinstated the mexico city a long-standing poli
policy -- applause] isn't that ump: nice? y the way, on friday, a lot of people will be showing up to washington, right, mike? of people. the press never gives them the credit that they deserve. 300, 400, 500, people, you won't even read about it. when other people show up, you big time about it, right? but nothing re, fair about the media, nothing. temperature a long-standing policy to ensure taxpayer dollars do not fund
abortion services overseas. [applause] president trump: we've issued remove e order to wasteful regulations that slow down commerce and delay infrastructure, which we desperately need. the very beginning of a massive crushing reduce the regulations on our economy and e are going to reduce regulations big time. [applause] trump: we've also withdrawn from the transpacific the way for paving new one-on-one trade deals that rotect and defend the american worker. believe me, we'll have a lot of rade deals, mitch, don't worry about it, really going to, there a l be one-on-one, won't be whole big mash pot, one-on-one deals and if that particular country doesn't treat us fairly, 30-day them a
termination, notice of termination and they will come and say, please tonight do that, will negotiate a better deal during the 30-day period. he other way, you can't get out, like quick sand. we'll have very strong controls and monetary manipulation devaluation, which they didn't have in tpp. better and so much we're already on it. i would like to have my commerce approved because i fantastically well, but they are not quick with the pen on signing these people. e would like to have him approved just as soon as possible. i know, mitch mcconnell says it be. be done and it will they could move faster on the other side, i will say that. move faster. [applause] resident trump: i mean, i'm meeting with the prime minister tomorrow, as you know, great britain. i'm meeting with her tomorrow. i don't have my commerce secretary, they want to talk trade. i'll have to handle it myself.
[laughter] trump: which is okay. first steps ce the in our immigration plan, ordering immediate construction putting an r wall, nd to catch and release, expediting removal of criminal -- this is so important day one, i've said it and i mean the immediate aliens, theyiminal are going to be gone fast. finally, at long last, sanctuary wn on cities. [applause] trump: it's time to rights of civil americans to protect their jobs, their hopes and their dreams for much better future. congress passed these laws to citizens and it's
about time those laws were not rly enforced, they're in force. for the of justice american worker has arrived. serious, urity is a serious national issue and problem. of security poses a substantial threat to the safety of the united states of america and its citizens. most illegal immigration is coming from our southern border. said many times that the will not pay for the wall and i've made that lear to the government of mexico. deal, as been a terrible a total disaster for the united inception, its osting $60 billion per year
with mexico alone, in trade deficits. who negotiates these deals? millions of jobs and thousands and thousands of factories and plants closing our country. on top of that, are the trillions of dollars the u.s. taxpayers have spent to pay the illegal immigration, much of it is then been sent goes back to other countries and oftentimes because us, the ight respect other countries will not accept we send back that to them that are illegally in our country. promise you, they will start accepting them again quickly. anye not going to have them longer. i will not allow the taxpayers the united ens of states to pay the cost of this nafta, oneransaction that should have been
renegotiated many years ago, politicians were too preoccupied to do so. these people are not in that category, you understand this is a different group. think. all right. o that end, the president of mexico and myself have agreed to cancel our planned meeting for next week. unless mexico is fwing to treat fairly with ates respect, such a meeting would be fruitless and i want to go a different route. we have no choice. paul ryan and other leaders in congress and i, and mike pence, by the way, how good a president mike pence? yeah. loves him. [applause] in fact, any p:
time i got myself into a jam early, you know i haven't been when this stuff too long, i got myself into a jam, oftentimes they would say on look, he , yeah, but picked mike pence, so he's got going, right? ing mike really helped me a lot. well, we're working on tax bill that will reduce our trade deficits, increase exports and generate mexico that will pay for the wall if we decide to go that route. that the american people had a president fighting as ard for its citizens other countries to for theirs and that is exactly what i'm for you.do believe me. thank you. [applause] thank you.rump:
it's time that somebody fought and didn't let anyone take advantage of us anymore. the world has taken advantage of many years, not going to happen anymore. e will have an ambitious legislative agenda, as well, our egislative work starts with repealing and replacing and saving families from the catastrophic rise in and debilitating loss of choice and just about else.hing remember this, for this room in particular, obamacare is a disaster. democrats are saying, they're putting up signs like it's wonderful. a disaster. i actually talked with paul and he group about just doing nothing for two years and the do would come begging to something because 17 is going to price increases,
deductibles are through the roof, you can't use it, you they would , and come to us, except we have one problem. we have to take care of the people immediately. so we can't wait. [applause] trump: but every time they tell you about obamacare, e're taking them out of a big jam, big jam. we're putting ourselves at risk certain extent, because we're taking it off their platter, but i think no ressmen, i think we have choice. i think we have no choice, we have to fwet it going, i'm we waited two years, it will explode like have you an explosion. nobody will be able to afford it. it's a disaster. what we s politically should do, but we don't want to do that, we want to get get it done e and right. by the way, tom price will to a phenomenal job. here, he's if he's going to do a phenomenal job. my first day in office, i signed
an executive order to roll back obamacare and pave the way for real reform accounts th savings that empower individuals to choose to customize plan that is for them.t and have so many choices. tom price will soon be leading human services, he is a true advocate for patients, going to do a phenomenal job, we have no doubt about that. all-star roster including many of your mick mulva ryan, ney, these guy his a tough time congress, too. in the senate. they came out well. pompeo, is mike pompeo here and sessions, jeff is a fine person. my earlier of endorsers and never endorsed a residential candidate and one of my earlier endorsers,
respected by everybody and did unbelievably in front of committee, unbelievable. in addition to fixing our we're going to pursue new trade that create higher wages and more for american workers ringing back those magnificent words, made in the usa. we used to have that, we tonight it anymore. [applause] president trump: it's going to be america first again. millions of new jobs by removing economic burdens that cripple our ability to compete. t the center of that agenda is bold tax reform that massively lowers taxes for middle class all american businesses. [applause] we will also p: pursue financial reform, that striving americans
we will also pursue financial reform that will help striving americans get the credit they need to realize their dreams. republicans have always been the party of american industry and the american worker. we must embrace that heritage. started, believe me. monthse last couple of in terms of getting industry in terms of coming back to our country. we have a lot of positive things happening. it is really going to start bursting out. you will start seeing it soon. we want to get our people off of welfare and back to work. that is so important. it is out of control. [applause] pres. trump: we believe that the world's best country ought to
have the world's best infrastructure. it is what our people deserve and what they ensure we get. we will build new roads, highways, tunnels, and airports across the nation. we will fix our existing product before we build anything brand-new. we have to fix what we have. we will fix it first. the thing i do best in life is built. we will fix it first because we have a lot of things that are in bad shape. we will rebuild our military and take care of our great veterans. [applause] pres. trump: thank you. working hard with the veterans. we are going to do something very special with the veterans.
at the same time, we will unleash the full power of american energy unleashing oil, shale, and beautiful coal and put the miners back to work. [applause] pres. trump: thank you. and we will protect our farmers, ranchers, anglers, and all who enjoy the outdoors. but to be a rich country, we must also be a safe country. many families do not feel secure. look at the largest 30 cities. the murder rate has increased. in philadelphia, the murder rate has been increasing.
then you look at chicago, what is going on in chicago? i said the other day, what the hell is going on? >> democrats. [laughter] pres. trump: that is why we will continue to stand with the incredible men and women of law enforcement. [applause] pres. trump: yesterday i had the honor of swearing in general john kelly as our secretary of homeland security. he is going to be amazing. tomorrow, i will swear in general james mattis as our new secretary of defense. [applause] pres. trump: these men have
devoted their lives to defending america and now i look forward to working with them. new head ofur great the csa. we have so many different people that we are putting in office. like a group of all-stars nobody has seen before. right? where is mike pompeo? did he ever come here? >> he is working. working?mp: oh he is he is going to be another one of the big stars. i have to mention that. [applause] pres. trump: with you in congress to keep our country safe from the many threats we today,day -- we face including protecting americans from radical islamic terrorism. [applause] we also need to
keep the ballot box safe from illegal voting. you take a look at what is registering folks. trump,ke to say trump, trump. take a look at who is registering. all of us here today for the same reason, to serve the citizens of our country. we are not here for ourselves, we are here for them. we are here for the people. we are blessed by divinity and honored by history with the task of preserving this great republic and expanding its blessings to every single american. [applause] thank you.: [applause] pres. trump: all of us our jones
in this effort. all of us our balance by duty and bound by god to give our full devotion to this country and its people. that obligation forms the moral foundation of our agenda. -- agenda includes a lean, efficient government. it includes appointing supreme court justices who will uphold and defend our constitution. fair trade that creates a level playing field as opposed to what we have right now. fostering respect for our country and its flag. we are only at the beginning of this incredible journey together. be your partner in this amazing quest. i am privileged to stand with you, shoulder to shoulder, as we work every single day to make