tv Campaign 2020 President Trump Rally in Lake Charles LA CSPAN October 12, 2019 3:24am-4:55am EDT
impact of the first woman on the u.s. supreme court, sandra day o'connor. >> with sandra, if you read between the lines, what she's saying, if you want to improve the status of women in the nursing profession, the best way to do it is to get men to want to do the job because they pay in eminently will go up. past onre our nation's american history tv every weekend on c-span3. atnow president trump speaks a campaign rally in lake charles, louisiana. this is an hour and a half. >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states, donald j. trump. and i'm proud to be an
american where at least i know i'm free and i won't forget the men who died who gave that right to me and i gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today doubt there ain't no i love this land ♪d bless the usa from the lakes of minnesota to the hills of tennessee the plains of kentucky from sea to shining sea from detroit down to houston and new york to l.a. where there's pride in every american heart
and it's time we stand and say that i'm proud to be an american where at least i know i'm free and i won't forget the men who died who gave that right to me and i gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today 'cause there ain't no doubt i love this land god bless the usa and i'm proud to be an american where at least i know i'm free and i won't forget the men who died who gave that right to me and i gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today
that's what we are. [cheering] you work hard, you pay your taxes, you raise your children, you follow our laws you respect , our police, you defend our values, and you stand strong for god, family, and country. [cheering] pres. trump: tomorrow, you will head to the polls and you will vote to replace a liberal democrat who has sold you out. john bel edwards. with a great new republican governor. [cheers and applause] this saturday, you also have, not a bad football game coming up, right? [cheers and applause] not a bad game. i guess they are both unbeaten. i was watching a little bit of a clip today. your quarterback does not look too bad, does he? [cheers and applause]
pres. trump: boom, boom, boom. it's a great game. lsu and florida. here's what you do. [cheers and applause] pres. trump: so important. i want you to enjoy the game. but i don't really want you to enjoy the game if you don't vote first. you know why? because you will be sitting there watching some incredible football, and you'll feel guilty. it will ruin your entire afternoon. go out and vote and then go and enjoy the game the way it should be enjoyed. [cheers and applause] pres. trump: as you've seen under republican leadership, america is stronger than ever before. this is what's happening. [cheers and applause] pres. trump: we've created 6 million new jobs and opened 10,000 new factories since my election. [cheers and applause] pres. trump: the united states
has the hottest economy on earth. you know these prime minister's and presidents and kings and to say it,, i hate sometimes dictators, but we take them as they come, right? we take them as they come. they always start off, sir, we take them as they come. they always start off, sir, congratulations on the great job you've done with the economy. [cheering] pres. trump: the hottest numbers, the hottest economy in the world. we've got the number one economy of anywhere in the world. [cheering] pres. trump: and if right now, had our opponents got elected, you would right now be the number two economy to china and we are now so far ahead. it will never happen if smart
people are standing here. [cheering] pres. trump: we've ended the war on american energy. with your help, right here in louisiana, the united states is now the number one producer of oil and natural gas anywhere on the planet. [cheering] pres. trump: and how about these democrats that want to get rid of oil? [booing] pres. trump: they want to get rid of natural gas. they want to get rid of wind. i just can't watch the show tonight, the wind stopped flowing. i can't watch lsu and florida. there was no wind today. i'm really angry at john bel edwards. he has not done the job. we are restoring our borders, taking care of our great veterans and restrung the might of our great u.s. military like never before. [cheering]
pres. trump: and by the way, and we're going to introduce some great senators here tonight, you have great congressman. we approved something called veterans choice. [cheering] pres. trump: the veterans can see a doctor outside of the v.a. if they had to wait two weeks or three days. they can go and they can see a doctor. we pay the bill. they can get better. people were waiting for six months. our veterans, we're taking care of our veterans. [cheering] pres. trump: you notice that, with the veterans? a lot of veterans are here. it used to be all the time, every time, where's the veteran? right there? how are you, sir? he looks like a veteran, too. not going to mess with him. great. thank you very much. but do you notice, we don't see
the bad stories about the veterans? the fake news will go out all over the united states. [booing] pres. trump: they'll look. nbc is one of the worst in the world. they'll look. they'll look for a veteran. they're going to find a veteran that is not 100% happy. they'll make them a star. do you notice? for a year and a half, we've been in great shape. they don't talk about the veterans. [cheering] [booing] pres. trump: get them out. wow.
you know what? your police work fast. they work fast. [cheering] pres. trump: they work fast. they don't mess around in louisiana, do they? they are out. that was beautiful. i love to see it. our police are great. law enforcement, great. [cheering] pres. trump: do an incredible job. but all of our nation's gains are put at risk by a rage filled democrat party that has gone completely insane. [cheering] pres. trump: for nearly three years, democrats have waged a nonstop battle to overturn your vote, overrule your voice, override your values, and overthrow the results of the most spectacular election in the history of our country. 2016. [cheering] pres. trump: but your senators and your congressmen, the real
senators and the real congressmen and women of this country, they're not standing for it. the good people of louisiana will never stand for it. it's a hoax. [cheering] pres. trump: the democrats are fighting to restore the rigid political class that through -- threw open our nation's borders, shipped away our jobs, sacrificed our wealth, surrendered our sovereignty, flooded our cities with drugs and crime, and bogged us down in one foreign war after another. the endless wars have to stop. [cheering] pres. trump: hae to -- have to stop. we've directly taken on the unholy alliance of corrupt democrat politicians, deep state bureaucrats, and the fake news media. there they are right there. [booing]
pres. trump: you know, it's really funny. i see all those red lights. that means you're live, right? as soon as i start talking about the fake news, i see those lights go off so fast. but then they come back on. and you know why they come back on? because last night, by far, all over cable, all over the place, the highest-rated show was what we did in minnesota, a state we -- a state that we're going to win. [cheering] pres. trump: that's why they come back on, because they have no choice. they hate trump but they want to get those ratings. hey, what's going to happen in 12, 16 years when i'm no longer president? the ratings are going to tank. i actually think they're going to endorse me.
[cheering] pres. trump: because if they don't, can you imagine having pocahontas as your president? [booing] pres. trump: now, the real pocahontas we wouldn't have minded. but the fake pocahontas, you can't have it. or how about sleepy joe? [booing] pres. trump: his son who knows nothing about energy, unlike the people in this room. [cheering] pres. trump: he flies into the ukraine, he flies into ukraine, he walks out with $168,000 a month, $3 million. he doesn't know what a gasoline tank looks like. [booing] pres. trump: and they're paying him hundreds of thousands of
-- a month. and then he flies into china and he takes out $1.5 billion. i've got to tell you, i just made a great china deal today for energy, for the farmers. [cheering] pres. trump: for the banks. for so many, technology is one of the greats. phase one, it's a big phase. in fact, the biggest problem, it will be $50 billion in bond $40 billion- purchases. i don't think our farmers can produce that much. i said, that's ok. should we make it 20? no, i said, make it 50. our farmers will buy more land and they'll buy bigger tractors. right? [cheering]pres. trump: no, theyy said i like my farmers. i want my farmers. i want them to come back.
we can't produce this, it's too much. we can't produce that much. i want to tell you, i got china to order a lot. [cheering] pres. trump: and it's true. it's true. no, it's true. so china, in their record year, they'll catch it. he gets a pinocchio. although shift got four pinocchio's for making up what i said on the phone call. shifty shift. but their biggest year was $60 billion in agricultural. that's a lot. $16 billion. that's a lot of corn. $16 billion was the biggest year. they're going to buy between $40-50 billion worth of agricultural products. [cheering]
pres. trump: and my people said to me, sir, they can't do it. they can't produce that much. i said, you know what ?i said, -- i said, you know what? wanted to stop it at $20 billion. i sent i'm not stopping at 20 billing dollars. i want them to come back and say, sir, we can't do it. i love my farmers. they will be out there. there will be more tractors sold. they will be bigger and better and more powerful. they will be made by american companies like john deere. [cheering] pres. trump: so, for your senators and your congressman that are here, that was one hell of a deal. this was phase one. phase one. you've got to see these. and they are happy to do it. they're happy to do it. we had a great relationship. let me get back to biden. right? remember? where's hunter? [booing]
pres. trump: last night i said, where's hunter? it's become the hottest thing in the whole country. by the way, where's hunter? [booing] pres. trump: he walked out of china. he walks out with $1.5 billion. i said, you know, those aren't the same guys i've been dealing with from china for the last year and a half. those guys don't give you $1.5 billion and you know nothing. that's not the same chinese people. i want to meet those people. instead of $50 billion, it would be $500 billion worth of corn. so, it's a crooked deal. and the fake news is always covering up for joe biden. [booing] pres. trump: right? the fake news. they go, well, the claim is totally unsubstantiated. with me, any claim is ok.
with them, well, the claim is totally unsubstantiated. and i say well, it's not unsubstantiated. he took a fortune out of ukraine , knew nothing. he took a fortune out of china. how tough is china? i called one of the biggest people on wall street. friend of mine, really my big, -- really big, powerful guy. i said, let me ask you one question. what are the chances of doing that? he said zero. i said you're the biggest on wall street, steve. you're the biggest. what are the chances you can do that? he said even the big ones can't do that. for a guy to walk in off the street with no experience, a bad track record, just got thrown out of the navy. he walks away with $1.5 billion. these crooked people say this is totally unsubstantiated. [booing] pres. trump: can you imagine john kennedy? bill? can you imagine if don jr. or if
eric trump or our beautiful a -- she's anke -- beautiful people anke -- beautiful ivanka, she worked so hard. [cheering] pres. trump: can you imagine if they walked out with $1.5 billion? they wouldn't be saying totally unsubstantiated. they would be saying, where's the nearest cell? this is a horrible thing. so, it's a disgrace what's going on. it's a whole, big, fat disgrace. it's very unfair to republicans. but you know what? we're here and they're not. [cheering] pres. trump: the democrats and the media, they're partners. they're partners, ok? you ever see -- we're talking
about the southern border. they're talking about it's a manufactured crisis. they said it was not a crisis. you had caravans. we stopped it. the wall is being built like you've never seen before. [cheering] pres. trump: remember a few months ago? in a manufactured crisis, on abc. nbc. abc again, manufactured. cnn, crooked as hell. in a manufactured crisis. manufactured. then you go to cvs. "ladies and gentlemen, in a manufactured crisis." this is a word that was never used and yet every single network used it. because you know what? it's collusion. it's collusion. [cheering] pres. trump: that's the real collusion. with us, there was no collusion. that's the real collusion right there. they colluded and they conspired
to sabotage our incredible movement. and they want to deceive the american voter. and they want to hurt the american voter. and we had an election in the history of our country, there has never been a greater victory than the victory we had in 2016. and we're going to have a bigger one in 2020. [cheering] pres. trump: they've been trying to stop us for more than three years with a lot of crap. you know, the first time i heard about russia, they said sir, do you know anything about russia? no. have you colluded with russia? and i laughed. i thought they were kidding. some of this came up.
sir, do you know anything else about russia? no. i know where it is. i don't deal with it. i've sold a house to a guy 12 years ago. he was from russia. i don't know. they come up again. sir, russia keeps coming up. do you know anything about it? it's a witchhunt. this is the insurance policy. this was the insurance policy. remember? from the two lovers. if she doesn't win, we have an insurance policy. these people are corrupt. these people are disgusting. the two lovers. and they put it on the fbi server so their spouses wouldn't find out. because they didn't want to put it on their private. that didn't work out well for them, did it? [booing] pres. trump: lisa, i love you. i love you lisa. i love you so much i can't see straight. lisa, she's going to win 100
million to nothing. just in case, my darling, i love you. just in case she doesn't win, we've got an insurance policy. essentially saying we are going to take him out. these are corrupt people, folks. [booing] pres. trump: then she said peter, peter, i love you so much. you're so great. i don't think she loves him too much anymore, do you? i hear the word is not too good. the word is she's not in love with him anymore. we've been living through this so-called insurance policy because they know we're putting a stop to their pillaging and their plundering and their hoaxes. [cheering] pres. trump: the radical democrats' policies are crazy. the politicians are corrupt. their candidates are terrible. and they know they can't win an
election so they are pursuing an illegal, invalid, and unconstitutional bullshit impeachment. [cheering] [chanting] pres. trump: they're scammers and con artists, perpetrating hoaxes and witchhunts. a man like greg gerrit, great guy. he wrote a book and the book tells you the whole story. bestseller book. great guy. so many.
so many. he's not a lawyer but he's better than the lawyers. he's called streetsmart. but these are great, so many great people. john solomon should get the pulitzer prize. [cheering] pres. trump: how about these fraudulent writers at the new york times? they have to give their back -- give back there pulitzer prize. but that's effects also, isn't it? prizet won the pulitzer for talking about trump and russia." but they were all wrong. i know the people that were right, like sean hannity and rush limbaugh -- [applause] pres. trump: laura ingraham and tucker carlson. [applause] pres. trump: judge jeanine and waters.
[applause] frankly, theand best show by far in the morning is fox and friends. [applause] pres. trump: also got the best ratings. and lou dobbs. how about lou dobbs? [applause] pres. trump: ann varney, he's great. you know he's great. and the arena fontan oma. and many others, many others, many others. they get it right. but what is in john solomon, why aren't these people getting the real pulitzer prize? because they were right. they called it right. the times, the washington post, the dishonest, horrible, i think very, very bad for our country publications. it's a phony deal. so their writers get pulitzer prizes for getting it wrong and the great writers, that really got it, and i don't know them. i never even met some of these
people. but the ones that got it really right, they go home empty-handed. it doesn't work that way. and the people see it, you know? the people see it. some of the names i mentioned, all of the names i mentioned, and plenty i didn't, i tell you thank god we had them on our side. [applause] way, trump: in its own thank god that we have a thing called social media because we get the word out. [applause] pres. trump: like nobody has ever gotten the word out before. but it's called a witchhunt, the story of the greatest mass delusion in american political history. that's what it is. this is one of the great con jobs ever. we must never let it happen to another president. this should never be allowed to happen again. [applause] when shit goes out
and speaks before congress, they never thought i was going to release the transcript of my call, aww. and this whistleblower, what's going on with the ig? how come the ig brings a whistleblower forward? and the whistleblower, who works now for biden, did you believe this? came out yesterday. but the whistleblower came's out with a totally phony report on my phone call, but they never thought i'd release it so they thought i would be ok. eight times, quid pro quo, except it was no time. and if you listen to what it said, it sounded horrible. that's why i released it. i said do you mind? mayday call. do you mind if i release it? they said what the hell is that all about? and by the way, the president of ukraine came out and said he did
nothing wrong. what are you talking about? i think they look at our country and think we're all crazy. they think we're crazy. but he said, really nice, new president, great guy. and he got elected on an anticorruption platform. because ukraine is known, unfortunately, is a very corrupt place. but they'll straighten it out. but he came out yesterday and the fake news hardly puts him on, hardly puts him on. and he said it before, set it at the united nations, and his foreign minister said it so strongly. he said there was nothing wrong with that call. there is nothing wrong. then -- they don't even know what the hell we're talking about. so, when i heard the viciousness -- but here's the worst of all, worse than the whistleblower. why are we protecting a person that tells you things that weren't true? but listen to this. so, shifty shift -- shifty
schiff, little adam schiff. adam, i've had you up to hear, had you up to hear, little adam schiff. he comes out and he made up my conversation. [booing] pres. trump: and i was watching because people sort of think, oh, that's what he said. i said i never said that. and then when pelosi -- [booing] nervous nancy. ah. nervous nancy. [applause] pres. trump: nervous nancy. [applause] pres. trump: i used to think she loved the country. she hates the country. because she wouldn't be doing this to the country if she did. she hates the country.
nancy pelosi hates the united states of america, because she wouldn't be doing this. and i'm telling you, foreign nations, foreign people looking at us, they honestly think we're nuts. and then you have president saying nothing was wrong, the president of the country, that's in question. but nancy pelosi said, well, that's what he said, isn't it? but she was angry as hell when she got to read the transcript because she said wait a minute, that's not what i was told. but she was stuck. but think of a guy who makes of a phone call, makes it my words, -- makes up a phone call, makes up my words, viciously said quid pro quo. there were none. there were none. they couldn't believe what i released that call, i would have loved to have seen their faces. [applause] pres. trump: and then he goes before the united states
congress, and before the american public, and he makes up the story of what i said, made it horrible and vicious, not even close. it's not like gee, he missed a couple of words. he missed every word. he made it up. it was fiction. it's unbelievable. and honestly, i don't know, congressman, but are you immune from something like that? that should be a crime. that should be a crime. [applause] pres. trump: anyway, that's why tomorrow i need you to send the radical democrat establishment a loud and clear message, you are going to fire your democrat governor, whose done a lousy job, and elect a great republican to the governor's mansion. [applause] when johnes. trump:
bel edwards ran for office, he made your state a sacred promise that he would not raise your taxes. then he got elected and broke that promise by ramming through the largest tax hike in your state's history, john bel edwards. [booing] know,trump: and you because the state obviously likes me, i think i won like, by, a lot. [applause] pres. trump: i don't even know why the hell you like a guy that was on fifth avenue, but i like you, too. [applause] pres. trump: but i used to go to construction sites. my father would be putting up houses or buildings, and i would work with the workers and that's when i realized these are the people i love. these are the real people. i know them all. i know the good ones. i know the bad ones.
i like those workers. but john bel edwards lied to the people of louisiana while every other state is making massive job gains, and you don't even know this, edwards'terrible policies are killing jobs across your state. edwards is now trying to destroy louisiana's energy sector. you know that, right? with threats and lawsuits inspired by the radical, left-wing washington activists and democrats. what he's doing, right? john bel edwards, not good. goes around saying i like trump very much. he's very good. but behind my back, he doesn't like me. friend of mine knows him well. he says behind your back, not so well. john bel edwards was a superdelegate for crooked hillary clinton. [booing] supported --and he by the way, looks like bernie lost his chance, huh?
bernie was hitting a baseball today to show how strong he was. [laughter] pres. trump: just wasn't a lot of bat head spee. -- speed. bernie, get better fast. it's the only time i've ever said anything good about him. but boy, did they take advantage of him four years ago? but he let them do it. you can't let them do that. you can't let people take advantage of you. it looks like when bernie gets out, which seems inevitable, when bernie gets out, it looks like those will go to your radical leftist elizabeth warren. that will be the end of sleepy joe. he is who i would like to run against. i don't care. just put them out there. let's get this thing going.
our friend brian kemp did a number on stacey abrams. she had oprah. oprah did a test used to be a really big friend of mine. she used to go to mar-a-lago. she likes the key lime pie. she went to georgia and she campaigned for stacey abrams. the obamas went. [booing] all brian kemp had was donald trump. we had a rally at the airport.
55,000 people there. he won by 2.5 points. that was amazing. every star went down there for stacey abrams. louisiana cannot take four more years of a liberal democrat governor raising your taxes, killing your jobs, attacking your industry, and taking money from open borders. how about these people who want open borders? let everyone come in. [booing] tomorrow you have to vote john bel edwards out. [cheering] and the way you do that is before the game, you got to get going. just leave an hour early. maybe an hour early.
it is a runoff. if he does not get 50%, then one of our two great candidates will win. it will be john bel edwards against one of our two great candidates. they are both great people. they are both pro-jobs, pro-workers, profamily, pro-life. and pro-louisiana energy. if that is ok. [cheering] i was here a couple of months ago and they opened the biggest lng plant i have ever seen in my life.
they have been trying to get this thing approved for years. i got those permits so fast for them. these big energy executives were sitting back and they could not get it approved. nothing they could do. your governor was lousy. no one could help. that thing was so dead. i came along and got it approved. consultants called up these big energy executives. we were able to get it approved. i never saw these people. i know it was a good thing. they probably got millions in consulting fees. i would rather give it to you people. or charity. but it came along. nobody knows consultants better than me. they make the environmental rules tough. you have to pay them a lot of money to skirt your way through.
it takes years and years and millions and millions. i got that plant approved and i came down two months ago. i had never seen anything so big. now they going to double it up. they will protect your second amendment. our two guys. edwards won't. when it gets close and they start calling from washington and schumer and pelosi call, we want to to get rid of the second amendment, he is 100% going to
drop the second amendment. you will not have the rights that you have. john bel edwards will not protect your second amendment. [booing] our guys support your police. they defend the great workers and families of the state. if you want to governor who will fight for your values, get out tomorrow and cast your ballot. it is very important. [cheering] come up here. here is the problem. we are on live television all over the place. they don't like this. they say put trump back on. you are not allowed to hit your republican opponent. you are only allowed to hit john bel edwards because he deserves it.
go ahead. >> is this incredible? we need someone to do for louisiana what president trump has done for the usa. [cheering] we need a conservative. a businessman. special interests. someone who will fight for louisiana. that is why i am in this race. let's go get it. let's fire john bel edwards. let's thank our president for
coming down here to help us. [cheering] >> i just want to thank the president for coming to louisiana and making louisiana great again. mr. president, we thank you so much for taking care of our veterans. for rebuilding our military. and for protecting our southern border. [cheering] i dropped a resolution to expel nancy pelosi from the house of representatives. go america go. [cheering] pres. trump: thank you very much. you have to do it tomorrow. get a runoff. vote tomorrow for the entire republican ticket. we are also delighted to be joined by two really good
friends of mine. these are warriors. different types of people but equally they fight for you and they love the state and they love this country. one has a strange name. he called me up. they said there is a man named john kennedy on the phone. he is running for the senate in a state that likes you a lot. i said where? louisiana. [cheering] i said let me check it out. it is true. very successful guy. brilliant guy. i am a big student. i like academics. my uncle was a professor for 35 years at m.i.t. he went to oxford.
that is as good as it gets. he was a great student at oxford. he puts on that country stuff all the time. we know the country is smarter than the other guy anyway. john kennedy says, i would love to have your support. i said, to me you are the real john kennedy, you are the real deal. it was a friday night and there was this massive airplane hangar someplace. it was somewhere in your great state. we had thousands of thousands of people show up. i looked at him and i liked him and i looked at that crowd and said, i think you are going to win tomorrow. the election was on a saturday. john kennedy won by a lot. it was a great thing for our country. where is john kennedy? come here.
we have another guy. anytime i talk about health care, anytime i want to know anything about medical, taking care of people, i call a man named bill cassidy. he is incredible. what a heart. come on up here, john. oxford! sen. kennedy: is this incredible or what? is this louisiana? i told you, donald j. trump
pres. trump: two great men. two great americans. another man who is very brave. he was in bad condition. i was at the hospital the night he was expected to die. he was not looking too good that night. i went there and the doctor said, it is almost impossible to save him. i think he is better looking now than he was two years ago. the greatest thing, he was playing baseball. he was shot while they were practicing. steve scalise. [cheering] he is recovering. i don't want to go into it. he had a lot of damage.
he went out and he played in the baseball game six months later. the first batter hits a groundball right at him. i said this is going to be terrible. he got down and he got that ball and he caught it. and he threw to first. he could barely throw. he threw it to first on the batter was out. that was a miracle. the first pitch of the game. [cheering] how tough is that? i don't think anybody else would have been able to stop that sucker. he is a great friend of mine and he is another one. he loves you so much. he is really a brave guy. steve scalise. [cheering]
an insurance commissioner. thank you. and solicitor general. thank you. nice hat. we are going to do something that a lot of presidents and people have said you needed. all the work is done. it is getting ready for final approvals. that is the hard part in many cases. it is all done. we are going to rebuild the i-10 river bridge. [cheering] we are going to build it.
finally i would like to welcome the winners of the 2019 little league world series championship. louisiana's own. it drives me crazy how good-looking they are. look at them. stay there for a second. i am in the white house today and we had the little league girls championship. they are incredible. they come from north carolina. they were undefeated. they were incredible. they had a tremendous team. north carolina. the guys came in and i said, where you from?
they said, louisiana. [cheering] one guy throws the ball 75 miles per hour. i think he is being recruited by the entire major leagues already. he is 12 years old. i say, where you from. they said louisiana. i said i'm going on a beautiful plane called air force one. the world's most beautiful plane. i am going to a place called louisiana.
do you want to come? they looked at their parents. they didn't want to take their parents. they won the whole deal all over the world. they are the number one team. somebody told me they started off with thousands of teams all over the world. i got so used to watching japan win. it was always a little controversial. he is 12 but he seems to be 18.
>> thank you all for the support. [cheering] pres. trump: where is this big picture? come up here. i want to represent this guy. somebody is going to make a lot of money representing him. are you ready for the major leagues someday? what are you throwing? did you do pretty well? you kept them pretty well set out. they could not see the ball. 8-0. you did not pitch a bad game.
go get 'em, kids. thanks, fellas. i don't think they want to leave. champions. there is no choke. they don't choke and we don't choke. we don't like chokers. with the help of everyone here tonight, america is booming again. we are winning. we are putting america first. you have not heard that in a long time. 7 million americans have been lifted off of food stamps since our great election. unemployment just reached its lowest rate in over 50 years. unemployment for
african-americans, hispanic americans, and asian americans have hit the all-time lowest rates in the history of our country. wages are rising fast. fewer children live in poverty today when i was selected. i have cut a record number of job killing regulations. over $1 trillion has been brought back in and is being spent building in the united states instead of building overseas.
the democrats running for president have pledged to abolish all american production of oil and natural gas. that is wonderful. democrats are promising to annihilate louisiana's economy. [booing] we are never going to let them do that. one of your senators just said it. i came here to get you to go out to vote. one of your senators told me, you never have to go back to louisiana. go to those states that are close. michigan, pennsylvania.
we absolutely won those states by so much nobody ever saw it coming. i did something like this the night before the election. it was the same kind of an arena. it was packed. that was north carolina. we won pennsylvania last time. the first time in many years. we won michigan. we won south carolina. florida. and wisconsin. we have to get nancy to approve the usmca.
we call them the do-nothing democrats. we will do it after we take over the house. the last administration betrayed our nation energy workers. now we are proudly promoting american energy independence. we are independent. i approved the keystone xl pipeline and the dakota access pipeline. 48,000 jobs. my first week in office. i signed executive orders to speed up the construction of critical energy infrastructure. and i opened up anwar, the largest drilling site anywhere. it is in alaska. they could not get it done. even ronald reagan could not get it done. we got it done.
we ended decades of ruinous trade policies that ransacked the communities of the state. louisiana lost one in four manufacturing jobs after the twin disasters of nafta and china's entrance into the world trade organization. probably the worst trade deal ever made. we are replacing nafta with the brand-new u.s.-mexico canada agreement. it will be a massive victory for farmers and ranchers and growers and workers. they may say we cannot do anymore. we don't want anymore. they will be calling me from nebraska. from iowa. we are winning so much. please, mr. president.
we don't want to win so much. we are not used to it. they will be calling me from nebraska. from iowa. if there was honest voting, i do think i would've one that as well. but there is not. whatever they tell you, there is not. they will be saying we don't need anymore. it is not a nice feeling? democrats in congress should get back to work and pass the usmca. we have taken the toughest action ever to confront china's decades of abuse and now we are
getting along with china. this was a great day i was almost late for you because i was with china. i said i am not going to be late for louisiana even if it means standing up china. [cheering] it was between louisiana and china. i had to pick louisiana. [cheering] today i was with the vice premier of china. one of the most powerful men in the world. we made that significant progress. they want it badly. it will end the mistreatment of american workers and companies it will be great for china too. we will not rest until we achieve economic fairness and justice for the american worker and american people. democrats have put the needs of foreign citizens ahead of our
own. we protect borders of other countries. we don't protect our own borders. you see the numbers. they have plummeted. 27,000. think of it. just because the democrats would not approve simple changes . mexico has helped us more on our border than the democrats. all they want to do is this foolishness. people see their game.
the democratic vision for america is to rob american taxpayers to fund socialism for the entire world. if you don't want democrats to raid your health care, steal your money, overcrowd your schools, and overwhelm your communities, then you have only one choice. you have to go out tomorrow and vote republican. get john bel edwards the hell out of office. i never forget that i am not president of the world. i am president of the united states. [cheering]
we reject globalism. we embrace patriotism. we believe that every american citizen deserves a government that is loyal to them. the democrat party and the extreme radical left are trying to abolish the distinction between citizens and noncitizens. in many cases, people who come into our country were treated better than our vets. we have a number of great vets. people who were coming in illegally were treated better than them. not anymore. just recently, new york city, i love new york city, we have some real bad leadership over there. the mayor ran for president.
he got zero. how do you get zero? it is impossible. there has to be one strange person out there. he got zero. new york wanted him to do so well. they did not want him back as mayor. they would have said let him be president, just keep them the hell away from new york. he issued a rule that the use of the term illegal alien can now be punishable by a fine of up to $250,000. can you imagine? you are a hard worker and you're saving your money. you just built up that money after years of construction work. you are rich. you feel better than trump ever did.
you happen to, and one of those bad moments, use the word illegal alien. they say thank you very much, give me that money you worked your ass off for. their attack on free speech goes hand-in-hand with their attack on america's borders. the radical democrats are soft on american freedom and american citizenship. democrats also continue to encourage foreign intervention in our elections by refusing to support a simple and beautiful thing called voter id. [cheering] maybe i can ask our senators and congressmen. it is so popular. if you want to go out and buy groceries, you need identification. almost anything.
the only thing you don't need identification for is to vote. they cheat like hell. that is why. maybe they could put out a voter id. you guys believe in that, don't you? they could put it out. that is why i love this state. now i know why i won the state. people cannot cheat. i love this state. it is so great. don't change. put it out for every other state.
most states don't have it. we believe americans should vote in elections. you go out to california and you see what is happening out there, it is a disgrace. democrats accept sanctuary cities. they release violent criminal aliens onto your streets. republicans believe our cities should be sanctuaries for law-abiding citizens. last night they had trump loves cops. and cops love trump.
the democrat party has never been so far out of the mainstream. they have gone crazy. they are crazed lunatics. every democrat running for president has pushed a health care agenda that would end medicare as we know it. we will always protect medicare for our beloved seniors. and we will always protect patients with pre-existing conditions. we will protect your private insurance. who has private insurance? how would you like it if they took it away? we have taken swift action to
lower the price of health care for working families. we got rid of the individual mandate. the most unpopular, unfair thing. that is when you pay a fortune for the privilege of not having to pay a fortune. you are paying to not have to pay. it is terrible. i got rid of it. it is a big deal. that was not easy. our ambitious campaign to reduce the price of prescription drugs has produced the largest decline in drug prices in more than 50 years. we are bringing them down much lower. we are going to give our states, the drug industry has been pretty well wired.
drugs are very expensive. in other countries, you can buy the exact dr 70% less. same drug, same factory, same company. i just gave the governor of florida and i'm giving other governors the right to go to canada and other countries to buy the drugs. they pay much less. we are giving states the rights to go to other countries and make a deal on drugs. it is easier than going through this horrible system where the democrats refused to allow you to do anything to cut the price of drugs.
they don't want to let you do it. to help patients with life-threatening conditions, we passed rights to try. if you are terminally ill, very sick, we have the best doctors and labs and technicians in the world. they have so many different things. you could not get it. you are terminally ill. you're going to be around for four weeks. we can't give you this drug. it may hurt you. for 50 years they have been trying to get it. i did it pretty quickly. i said we will do these disclosures that say you are not going to sue the government or the drug company. but people say, it is a miracle. so many people have been saved. it is incredible. they don't have to wait six years. they will be gone. every top democrat also now supports late-term abortion, ripping babies straight from the mother's womb right up to the
moment of birth. that is why i have asked congress to prohibit extreme late-term abortion. republicans believe every child is a sacred gift from god. [cheering] democrats are now the party of high taxes, high crime, open borders, late-term abortion, socialism, and blatant corruption. the republican party is the party of the american worker, family, dream. that is what they want. republicans want the american dream. [cheering] we have confirmed 100 -- people don't even believe this, record stuff, obama gave me 142 federal judges. i figured it was none.
i said, you have to be kidding. within two months we will have about 100. [cheering] our historic investment and rebuilding the military has included $25 million for a place called barksdale air force base. ever hear of it? right here in louisiana. $40 million to naval air station joint reserve base new orleans. our warriors have more ammunition, missiles, rockets, tanks, fighter jets, everything
our troops need to defend our country than we have ever had before. it is all made in the usa. [cheering] at the same time, we are putting a stop to the endless wars. we have to bring our folks back home. wars going on for 19 years. we are police agents. we are not fighting wars. we can't do it. not fair. other countries should help us. they don't treat us right but they are starting to. one of the middle east -- going into the middle east is one of the worst decisions ever made. it is like quicksand. we spent a trillion dollars in the middle east. but then we want to fix up a bridge and they say, sir, that is a lot of money. we are slowly and carefully bringing our great soldiers and
warriors back home. [cheering] after decades of rebuilding foreign countries, we are finally rebuilding our own country. [cheering] for years, you watched as your politicians apologized for america. not so long ago. now you have a president who is standing up for america and we are standing up for the great people of louisiana. [cheering] the path to victory begins with a giant win tomorrow here in the great state of louisiana. [cheering] with your support, we will show the corrupt democrats in
washington that the american people are not backing down. we will never, ever forget. we will send a terrific new republican governor to baton rouge. [cheering] tomorrow, before the game, get your friends, family, neighbors, get out and vote republican. these are two great people. get out and vote republican. with your help, we will lift millions more of our great citizens from welfare to work. from dependence to independence. from poverty to prosperity. together, we will elect more republicans to congress to create an immigration system that protects american jobs, wages, families.
we will be able to tell mexico and their great 27,000 soldiers who are doing this as a favor to your president, we are not paying for it, we will tell them thank you very much. your services are no longer needed. we will enact trade deals that result in more products proudly stamped with the four beautiful words, made in america. we will achieve new breakthroughs in science and medicine. finding new cures for childhood cancers. and ending the aids epidemic in america. you did not know that this will be done. it will be ended in 10 years. we have the medicines to do it. can you believe that? it could have been started a long time ago and they did not do it but i am doing it. 10 years, the aids epidemic will be ended.
who would've thought we could do that? we will defend privacy, free speech, free assembly, religious liberty, and the right to keep and bear arms. [cheering] and above all, we will never stop fighting for the sacred values that bind us together as one america. we support, protect and defend the constitution of the united states. we stand with the heroes of law enforcement. they are great. i hope they know how much we cherish them, and i think they do. we saw it last night in minnesota. we believe in the dignity of
work, the sanctity of life. we believe that faith and family, not government, bureaucracy, are the true american way. we believe children should be taught to love our country, honor our history, and to always respect our great american flag. [applause] and here in louisiana and all across this land, we live by the words of our national motto, and in god we trust. that will never be taken away. we stand on the shoulders of american patriots who crossed the oceans, settled a continent, tamed the wilderness, revolutionized industry, pioneered science, won two world wars, defeated fascism and communism, and we are going to defeat socialism and put a man
on the face of the moon. proud citizens like you helped build this country, and together we are taking back our country. we are returning power to you, the american people. with your help, devotion and drive, we are going to keep on working, we are going to keep on fighting, and we are going to keep on winning, winning, winning. we are one movement, one people, one family and one glorious nation under god. america is thriving like never before, and ladies and gentlemeo come. [applause] get out and vote tomorrow.
our lives. " live coverage continues sunday at 1:00 p.m. eastern. "learningm. eastern, from the germans," samantha power talks about her book "the education of an idealist," and "religion of fear." watch our life we can coverage of the southern festival of books. book tv on c-span2. >> this week the supreme court heard oral argument for two consolidated cases concerning whether federal civil rights law protects against sectoral -- sexual orientation employment discrimination. this is about one hour. >>