CAT KILLER HEARING
USA: TEENAGER WHO ALLEGEDLY KILLED 2 PEOPLE FOUND DEAD
TAPE_NUMBER: EF99/1453 IN_TIME: 04:16:34 - 08:43:01 - 10:00:44 LENGTH: 01:39 SOURCES: ABC RESTRICTIONS: No Access N America / CBC /Internet FEED: VARIOUS (THE ABOVE TIME-CODE IS TIME-OF-DAY) SCRIPT: English/Nat A Miami teenager who allegedly shot dead two people on a deadly rampage last weekend has been found dead, after apparently turning his gun on himself. Police found Jonathan Carter's body inside a deserted house on Monday. A bomb was also discovered inside the nineteen-year-old's abandoned car. The teen gunman, allegedly responsible for two deaths in Miami last weekend, has been found dead. Police discovered Jonathan Carter's body in a disused house close to the sites of the shootings. Carter turned the gun on himself after allegedly shooting two others in a bloody 12-hour rampage over Christmas weekend. Members of Carter's family are refusing to talk, too stunned by the tragedy. Police believe the attacks could have been motivated by holiday depression. The mother of Gladys Dixon, one of the victims, said it would be a long time before she could come to terms with the gruesome events of the holiday weekend. SOUNDBITE: (English) "How could anyone shoot an innocent person? I ran over a cat twenty years ago and I am still having problems with that." SUPER CAPTION: Mrs Dixon, Mother of Gladys Dixon, Carter's second victim Police say it all started Sunday afternoon at the home of a Miami minister, Pastor Keith Blakely. The minister was standing in the front yard when Carter allegedly walked past him, knocked on the front door, entered the house and opened fire. The minister's daughter, Angela, escaped out a back door but Blakely himself was killed when he rushed into the house. The girl's 78-year-old grandparents, visiting from Texas, were wounded. Police say Angela who had not seen Carter for more than a year, had refused to date the gunman. SOUNDBITE: (English) "I think it is senseless, I think it is unnecessary and I think that even though people do things that are senseless, God knows." SUPER CAPTION: Diane Torres, friend of victim Reverend Keith Blakely After killing Blakely, it is alleged Carter then went to the home of a former friend, Gladys Dixon, and fatally shot her. Later that night, he allegedly opened fire at a county jail, wounding an officer, Kimberley Richardson in the hand and buttocks. But Carter's body was found the next day, in the bathtub of a house not far from the jail. He had shot himself in the head. SHOTLIST: Miami, Florida, USA, December 28, 1999 XFA 1. Still of Jonathan Carter, alleged killer 2. Medium view of onlookers 3. Slow view of police car backing away from crime scene 4. House of family members with Christmas decoration 5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gladys Dixon, mother of victim 6. Various of police cars at crime scene 7. Medium view of police men talking 8. SOUNDBITE: (English) Diane Torres, pastor's friend 9. Pull out of church window to wide view of church where victim preached 10. Policemen walking outside crime scene December 26, 1999 11. Medics transporting victim number 1, Pastor Blakely 12. Dade County Jail 13. Still of Kimberley Richardson, victim number 2 December 27, 1999 14. Police outside home where Carter took his life 15. Various of exterior of home where Carter shot himself 16. Police rolling out belongings of Carter?
ST. PETERSBURG PET MUTILATIONS (05/18/1995)
WHITE HOUSE BRIEFING WITH KAYLEIGH MCENANY - HEADON POOL STIX
1300 WH PRESS BRIEFING HEAD ON FS23 73 FOX POOL WHITE HOUSE BRIEFING WITH PRESS SECRETARY KAYLEIGH MCENANY 13:26:02 I have no announcements and I won't get ahead of the president but what I will say is the president has said that he will be willing to invoke the snap back options soon and I'll leave that to him. The president said this week the only way we lose this election is if the election is Rick. Begs the question does the president believe there's any circumstance under which you can lose the election fairly. The president believes he's done a great job for the American people and he believes that will show in November he believes- that voter fraud is real. On in line with what we see all across the country particularly with mail in ballots which are prone to fraud. Yes it is very firstly and given the president's tweet I'm good here lashing out at them and is to be still going to be using Goodyear tires I'm not going to comment on security matters. 132645 Q>> Okay, and then I want to follow up with a question I asked the president last week but he didn't answer. I asked him about Q-anon, so I wanted to know, have you ever heard the president talk about Q-anon and what does he think of the conspiracy theory? 132655 MCENANY>> No, I've never heard of that. There's a lot of media focus on that but, certainly never heard of that from the president. 13:27:02 Q>> It doesn't follow up on. With Michael. Said over the- with three. To the president saying make sure to get out and vote because the only way we're going to lose this election is that the election is rigged. Does the president. Is the president saying if he doesn't win the selection. That he will not. Accept the results. And let's see what's- as always sad whole see what happens- and make a determination aftermath it's the same thing he said. Last November he wants a free election a fair election anyone's confidence in the results of the election particularly. When you have states like Nevada doing mass mail out voting. I to their voting rolls and then they tried this in the primary was a massive failure ballots were piled up in trash cans ballots were pinned. To apartment dartboards. And with that being the system. Of the president wants to take a hard look at this and make sure that these are fair. Election results and not subject. To fraud. Yes White House reached out to policy of the Democrats to talk on the next couple of days. About simulants. Yeah I have no 13:28:06 updates on. The first conversations that we've been having but what I'll say is this is I know- the speaker on is interested in potentially a skinny build- with post office funding but what we want here at the White House is we're certainly open. To post office funding we did after all offer r that ten billion dollars that was. Turned down- so we're open to that but what we want to see in there. Is relief for the American people who are hurt. On through no fault of their own for unemployed Americans we want to see enhanced unemployment insurance. P. P. P. We want to see small businesses get taken care of that money goes directly to pay rolls so to pay workers and- thus keep jobs. On and we're interested in seeing stimulus checks go out to the American people as well. Share if you're- aware House open to the twenty billion. Of the- are proposing tend to. That cats no we don't have a cap or certainly open to looking at the twenty five billion but we one included in there. Relief for the American people that thus far speaker Pelosi has been entirely uninterested in as this president has taken unilateral 13:29:07 action. To protect American subject to objection to protect Americans were unemployed. To protect Americans I via a tax cut. Through payroll deferral so this presents taken action still were waiting on a reckless speaker Pelo see to get back and do her job. All of that and then I'm gonna question I'm- are there other. Things that the president could do in the reality TV executive action. To address this problem with the postal service to ensure that the calf suppression funding is there anything that you could do to do. To fill the gap. So the post office- does have sufficient funding through twenty. Twenty one and- they do you currently have cash on hand they've been given that ten. Billion dollar line of credit through the cares act so that's important to note. On and look we're looking at the post office funding- to do a speaker Pelosi but that must also include- money for hard working Americans as well in the president just underscore this mention yesterday. That he wants to protect postal workers 13:03:08 these are great hardworking Americans and he wants to make. The post office solvents on and to protect those post office jobs and he mentioned. On Amazon- needing to write raise the price of packages for Amazon as a way. To help the solvency with. The post office. With the re agree between. And the- Arab Emirates. There is great and on the part of the Iraqis to purchase. Thirty five. Of what the president does on. Those hi and aircraft to be Maradi at this and would that require progress changes to removes the qualitative military edge- that is guaranteed Israel this summer so we don't confirm or comment on proposed defense sales or transfers until they are formally notified Congress- circle back on your first point to about first office funding I did want to highlight. I'm at peace that was written by Ruth cold way who's a retired chairwoman and commissioner of the us postal regulatory commission I believe it was in The New York Times. On and she said quote that the post office 13:31:09 has access to about twenty five billion and Cash its own forecasts predict that it will have enough money to operate and to twenty twenty one so this notion that there's this emergency. Of for which Nancy Pelosi needs to rush back to Capitol Hill to solve is a farce it is false the real thing that's happening here is Nancy Pelosi is feeling pressure from remembers. From her constituents because she's not delivered relief for the American. People and president trump has. Thank you Kaylee today the president in. Americans to buy your tires suggest that they had a ban on my hands but it appears that their policy is just a ban on political speech is pretty common for most companies. Source the president retaliating. Against a private company for their dress code and potentially jeopardizing American jobs 133149 MCENANY>> So Good Year needs to come out and clarify their policy-- There was an image-- Q>> They released a statement. Have you seen that? MCENANY>> They failed to clarify -- Yes, I did see their statement which still failed to clarify their policy. What happened is there was an image that was put out that showed that certain speech was acceptable, black lives matter insignia for instance, but what was not allowed was blue lives matter. What was not allowed was MAGA hats. What was clearly targeted was a certain ideology. They have not denied that that image was presented at one of their facilities and they need to come out-- 133220 Q>> --racial equality, racial justice. That is okay, but not political speech. That's pretty standard across the board right now. That's not that unusual. Did the president even reach out to Good Year before he tweeted? MCENANY>> They came out and said equity issues. As far as I'm concerned blue lives matter is an equity issue. There have been police officers across this country that have been targeted because they wear the badge. Look no further than Dallas where five police officers died. So black lives matter, an organization whose -- and their DC branch said black lives matter means defund the police. 133247 One of their presidents in New York said "we will burn down the system." We all remember in 2015, the yelling of "pigs in a blanket fry them like bacon" at a black lives matter rally -- Q>> (inaud.) .. reach out -- 133258 MCENANY>> -- that speech is allowed. But blue lives matter is not allowed. And I will stand at this podium and say blue lives matter is an equity issue. And GoodYear needs come out and acknowledge that. 133308 Q>> (inuad., reporters talking) .. jobs at risk. 133310 MCENANY>>Well, to the -- let me just address that. The reason he called for the boycott was over MAGA. MAGA is pretty much si -- unanimous with blue lives matter these days, if you've seen the endorsements. [1:33:20 PM] life of the west. Rule in fact that was the operational changes Luisa join him husband at the postal service like those mails machine. He said he would the operation changes for forward but does he did of role in fact the one that are affect able. So depressed made his. Clear on this. And it is on making the per office solving via Amazon package rates being. On it's important to note this works so for letters magazines catalogs the post office can only. Raise prices by the rate of inflation wear ads with packages and commercial freight I like Amazon they can raise those competitive prices and other Postmaster General Luis to joy as proposed doing just that time because we don't believe that Amazon. To be able to push [1:34:12 PM] expensive packages to the post office on and burden them further when they've already had issues-ith funding- and the push it there but yet take advantage of the cheaper shipping it's a business model that works for Amazon but it's not one that works for the American people now clearly not one that works for the post office. Operational change he's the president made clear that Amazon he thinks that's the best way to go and I'll let him answer any further on that yes thanks Kaylee- the president last night congratulated Laura Loomer burger finally when Florida- he's also backed Marjorie Taylor. Green and Georgia both expressed anti Muslim sentiments the president endorsed their use of their views of Muslims and does he believe that those views belong Congress. The president routinely congratulates people who affect who officially- get the Republican nomination for Congress so he does that as a matter of course- he hasn't done a deep dive into. On the statements by these two particular women I don't know if he's even seen that but he supports the Muslim community- he supports a community of [1:35:12 PM] faith more broadly in this country. Yes the president said that it costs of been a consideration in selecting the White House and the location for his acceptance speech on- next week. And I'm wondering if. The cost terms of costs to three purposes it's a considering when he's selecting plans travel. To his homes in Florida New Jersey. On look the president on and make that he to look at costs with regard to that. He tries to but the Press is in. I time to leave the House done I like every pass. Have yes. The firm that us. Face phase one part for master of my high are still on track and if so give a big the past be a trade represent on deuce in the Thomas expressed desire. I China with per to covid and pandemic on I don't have a date for any of talk but it is safe to say should they continue would be between. The trade [1:36:15 PM] representative's. 133610 Q>> Kayleigh, back to Good Year for a second. Set the issue of the best aside. When the president says, "don't buy Goodyear tires, get better tires for far less," is he imploring that to his supporters? Or is that the official policy of the US federal government that the president is direct in saying, do not buy Goodyear tires going forward? 133631 MCENANY>> The president was talking to his supporters when he tweeted that in particular. And look, this president will never apologize for standing with law enforcement. He won't, he thinks it's unacceptable. If you can wear a black lives matter hat, guess what? You should be able to wear a blue lives matter one too, particularly when our police officers are targeted like they were in Dallas, particularly when David Dorn lost his life amid these riots. 133654 He will always stand against our police officers in blue lives matter for some reason not being an equity issue as Goodyear appears to maintain. Q>> So for all the police out there that have Goodyear tires on them that inevitably need to be replaced, that is fine, go ahead and purchase -- 133710 MCENANY>> I haven't spoken to him about that in particular. You can ask him later in the 5pm hour. Q>> Thank you, Kayleigh. As the White House continues to spearhead its vision and its victory for Middle East peace, what commitments does the White House hope to establish with the visit from the Prime Minister from Iraq tomorrow? 133728 MCENANY>> Yeah, so that visit we are very much looking forward to that tomorrow. The president looks forward to welcoming Prime Minister Kadhimi to the White House. The US/IRAQ strategic partnership is based upon a common goal for a stable, secure and prosperous Middle East, and Iraq is a key partner to the US on a range of regional security issues, including the enduring defeat of ISIS. 133749 So all of those matters will be discussed tomorrow. Yes, John? Q>> The president's been very bullish on the potential of convalescent plasma. And it appeared as though the FDA was poised to issue an emergency use authorization for convalescent plasma. But a number of the president's top advisors in the medical field, including Drs Collins and Fauci said "Let's put a hold on the EUA. It's too early, we don't yet know about the true efficacy of convalescent plasma. Does the president agree with putting off the emergency use authorization or is he of a different mind of it? [1:38:25 PM] MCENANY>> Yes I haven't spoke to the per about per Ian les on you can him that lay the staff but I did- follow up and with the fda on at a testing issue- and I wanted to look into- the average time for a point of care test has you all. On ask often about her point of care more rapid test on in the average te for point of care test from submission to the fda ought to decision for covid related rapid point of care test was twenty days. On and by comparison that for a bowl of flu and strep point of care test was over one Hundred Days I saw this fta under this president has managed to prove these rapid point of care tests that you all ask about. On at a [1:39:16 PM] rate five times faster than for a bowl out flu and strep which have taken more than a hundred days on average and just before I walked out here Attorney General Barr announced some very. Good new news on last week of course we learned that the- suspected killer of legend Talla pharaoh was charged which was very encouraging to see operation legend was of course named after legend tele ferro the four year old. Boy who was shot and killed and his dad on this is been going on for six weeks on there did I thousand federal agents from F. Dea. ATF and us marshals working side by side with state and local authorities operation legend is a very good example of cooperation and action which is a sharp contrast to those who merely expressed empty sentiments or worse hold blatant disregard for the unacceptable violence in our cities of which many children have fallen victim to. A the president cares the president wants law and order store he wants peace in our streets of this president took action and [1:40:17 PM] day- the Attorney General can announce under the leadership of this president. That federal. Agents have made over one I was arrest. As part of pop. Legen many of these arrest are for via state. In now. Homicides in as ag Barr notes that means ninety killers would still be on the streets today without the law and order actions of president trump. On and as the mother of legend tele ferro said. On DC ended she said quote- my one and only child who fought through open heart surgery. At four months is gone due to senseless gun violence children are supposed to be our future. And our fourth four year old son did not even make it to kindergarten I stand here today as a mother fighting against violence for my son. Legend Tallaght pharaoh my family and I support operation legen and we strongly want our communities and everyone else behind us. Today legend Telfair was once again honored. By the actions of operation legen and we can thank president trump and the work of Attorney General Barr for that great news thank you all very much.
WHITE HOUSE BRIEFING WITH KAYLEIGH MCENANY POOL CUTS
1300 WH PRESS BRIEFING CUTS FS24 74 FOX POOL WHITE HOUSE BRIEFING WITH PRESS SECRETARY KAYLEIGH MCENANY 13:26:02 I have no announcements and I won't get ahead of the president but what I will say is the president has said that he will be willing to invoke the snap back options soon and I'll leave that to him. The president said this week the only way we lose this election is if the election is Rick. Begs the question does the president believe there's any circumstance under which you can lose the election fairly. The president believes he's done a great job for the American people and he believes that will show in November he believes- that voter fraud is real. On in line with what we see all across the country particularly with mail in ballots which are prone to fraud. Yes it is very firstly and given the president's tweet I'm good here lashing out at them and is to be still going to be using Goodyear tires I'm not going to comment on security matters. 132645 Q>> Okay, and then I want to follow up with a question I asked the president last week but he didn't answer. I asked him about Q-anon, so I wanted to know, have you ever heard the president talk about Q-anon and what does he think of the conspiracy theory? 132655 MCENANY>> No, I've never heard of that. There's a lot of media focus on that but, certainly never heard of that from the president. 13:27:02 Q>> It doesn't follow up on. With Michael. Said over the- with three. To the president saying make sure to get out and vote because the only way we're going to lose this election is that the election is rigged. Does the president. Is the president saying if he doesn't win the selection. That he will not. Accept the results. And let's see what's- as always sad whole see what happens- and make a determination aftermath it's the same thing he said. Last November he wants a free election a fair election anyone's confidence in the results of the election particularly. When you have states like Nevada doing mass mail out voting. I to their voting rolls and then they tried this in the primary was a massive failure ballots were piled up in trash cans ballots were pinned. To apartment dartboards. And with that being the system. Of the president wants to take a hard look at this and make sure that these are fair. Election results and not subject. To fraud. Yes White House reached out to policy of the Democrats to talk on the next couple of days. About simulants. Yeah I have no 13:28:06 updates on. The first conversations that we've been having but what I'll say is this is I know- the speaker on is interested in potentially a skinny build- with post office funding but what we want here at the White House is we're certainly open. To post office funding we did after all offer r that ten billion dollars that was. Turned down- so we're open to that but what we want to see in there. Is relief for the American people who are hurt. On through no fault of their own for unemployed Americans we want to see enhanced unemployment insurance. P. P. P. We want to see small businesses get taken care of that money goes directly to pay rolls so to pay workers and- thus keep jobs. On and we're interested in seeing stimulus checks go out to the American people as well. Share if you're- aware House open to the twenty billion. Of the- are proposing tend to. That cats no we don't have a cap or certainly open to looking at the twenty five billion but we one included in there. Relief for the American people that thus far speaker Pelosi has been entirely uninterested in as this president has taken unilateral 13:29:07 action. To protect American subject to objection to protect Americans were unemployed. To protect Americans I via a tax cut. Through payroll deferral so this presents taken action still were waiting on a reckless speaker Pelo see to get back and do her job. All of that and then I'm gonna question I'm- are there other. Things that the president could do in the reality TV executive action. To address this problem with the postal service to ensure that the calf suppression funding is there anything that you could do to do. To fill the gap. So the post office- does have sufficient funding through twenty. Twenty one and- they do you currently have cash on hand they've been given that ten. Billion dollar line of credit through the cares act so that's important to note. On and look we're looking at the post office funding- to do a speaker Pelosi but that must also include- money for hard working Americans as well in the president just underscore this mention yesterday. That he wants to protect postal workers 13:03:08 these are great hardworking Americans and he wants to make. The post office solvents on and to protect those post office jobs and he mentioned. On Amazon- needing to write raise the price of packages for Amazon as a way. To help the solvency with. The post office. With the re agree between. And the- Arab Emirates. There is great and on the part of the Iraqis to purchase. Thirty five. Of what the president does on. Those hi and aircraft to be Maradi at this and would that require progress changes to removes the qualitative military edge- that is guaranteed Israel this summer so we don't confirm or comment on proposed defense sales or transfers until they are formally notified Congress- circle back on your first point to about first office funding I did want to highlight. I'm at peace that was written by Ruth cold way who's a retired chairwoman and commissioner of the us postal regulatory commission I believe it was in The New York Times. On and she said quote that the post office 13:31:09 has access to about twenty five billion and Cash its own forecasts predict that it will have enough money to operate and to twenty twenty one so this notion that there's this emergency. Of for which Nancy Pelosi needs to rush back to Capitol Hill to solve is a farce it is false the real thing that's happening here is Nancy Pelosi is feeling pressure from remembers. From her constituents because she's not delivered relief for the American. People and president trump has. Thank you Kaylee today the president in. Americans to buy your tires suggest that they had a ban on my hands but it appears that their policy is just a ban on political speech is pretty common for most companies. Source the president retaliating. Against a private company for their dress code and potentially jeopardizing American jobs 133149 MCENANY>> So Good Year needs to come out and clarify their policy-- There was an image-- Q>> They released a statement. Have you seen that? MCENANY>> They failed to clarify -- Yes, I did see their statement which still failed to clarify their policy. What happened is there was an image that was put out that showed that certain speech was acceptable, black lives matter insignia for instance, but what was not allowed was blue lives matter. What was not allowed was MAGA hats. What was clearly targeted was a certain ideology. They have not denied that that image was presented at one of their facilities and they need to come out-- 133220 Q>> --racial equality, racial justice. That is okay, but not political speech. That's pretty standard across the board right now. That's not that unusual. Did the president even reach out to Good Year before he tweeted? MCENANY>> They came out and said equity issues. As far as I'm concerned blue lives matter is an equity issue. There have been police officers across this country that have been targeted because they wear the badge. Look no further than Dallas where five police officers died. So black lives matter, an organization whose -- and their DC branch said black lives matter means defund the police. 133247 One of their presidents in New York said "we will burn down the system." We all remember in 2015, the yelling of "pigs in a blanket fry them like bacon" at a black lives matter rally -- Q>> (inaud.) .. reach out -- 133258 MCENANY>> -- that speech is allowed. But blue lives matter is not allowed. And I will stand at this podium and say blue lives matter is an equity issue. And GoodYear needs come out and acknowledge that. 133308 Q>> (inuad., reporters talking) .. jobs at risk. 133310 MCENANY>>Well, to the -- let me just address that. The reason he called for the boycott was over MAGA. MAGA is pretty much si -- unanimous with blue lives matter these days, if you've seen the endorsements. [1:33:20 PM] life of the west. Rule in fact that was the operational changes Luisa join him husband at the postal service like those mails machine. He said he would the operation changes for forward but does he did of role in fact the one that are affect able. So depressed made his. Clear on this. And it is on making the per office solving via Amazon package rates being. On it's important to note this works so for letters magazines catalogs the post office can only. Raise prices by the rate of inflation wear ads with packages and commercial freight I like Amazon they can raise those competitive prices and other Postmaster General Luis to joy as proposed doing just that time because we don't believe that Amazon. To be able to push [1:34:12 PM] expensive packages to the post office on and burden them further when they've already had issues-ith funding- and the push it there but yet take advantage of the cheaper shipping it's a business model that works for Amazon but it's not one that works for the American people now clearly not one that works for the post office. Operational change he's the president made clear that Amazon he thinks that's the best way to go and I'll let him answer any further on that yes thanks Kaylee- the president last night congratulated Laura Loomer burger finally when Florida- he's also backed Marjorie Taylor. Green and Georgia both expressed anti Muslim sentiments the president endorsed their use of their views of Muslims and does he believe that those views belong Congress. The president routinely congratulates people who affect who officially- get the Republican nomination for Congress so he does that as a matter of course- he hasn't done a deep dive into. On the statements by these two particular women I don't know if he's even seen that but he supports the Muslim community- he supports a community of [1:35:12 PM] faith more broadly in this country. Yes the president said that it costs of been a consideration in selecting the White House and the location for his acceptance speech on- next week. And I'm wondering if. The cost terms of costs to three purposes it's a considering when he's selecting plans travel. To his homes in Florida New Jersey. On look the president on and make that he to look at costs with regard to that. He tries to but the Press is in. I time to leave the House done I like every pass. Have yes. The firm that us. Face phase one part for master of my high are still on track and if so give a big the past be a trade represent on deuce in the Thomas expressed desire. I China with per to covid and pandemic on I don't have a date for any of talk but it is safe to say should they continue would be between. The trade [1:36:15 PM] representative's. 133610 Q>> Kayleigh, back to Good Year for a second. Set the issue of the best aside. When the president says, "don't buy Goodyear tires, get better tires for far less," is he imploring that to his supporters? Or is that the official policy of the US federal government that the president is direct in saying, do not buy Goodyear tires going forward? 133631 MCENANY>> The president was talking to his supporters when he tweeted that in particular. And look, this president will never apologize for standing with law enforcement. He won't, he thinks it's unacceptable. If you can wear a black lives matter hat, guess what? You should be able to wear a blue lives matter one too, particularly when our police officers are targeted like they were in Dallas, particularly when David Dorn lost his life amid these riots. 133654 He will always stand against our police officers in blue lives matter for some reason not being an equity issue as Goodyear appears to maintain. Q>> So for all the police out there that have Goodyear tires on them that inevitably need to be replaced, that is fine, go ahead and purchase -- 133710 MCENANY>> I haven't spoken to him about that in particular. You can ask him later in the 5pm hour. Q>> Thank you, Kayleigh. As the White House continues to spearhead its vision and its victory for Middle East peace, what commitments does the White House hope to establish with the visit from the Prime Minister from Iraq tomorrow? 133728 MCENANY>> Yeah, so that visit we are very much looking forward to that tomorrow. The president looks forward to welcoming Prime Minister Kadhimi to the White House. The US/IRAQ strategic partnership is based upon a common goal for a stable, secure and prosperous Middle East, and Iraq is a key partner to the US on a range of regional security issues, including the enduring defeat of ISIS. 133749 So all of those matters will be discussed tomorrow. Yes, John? Q>> The president's been very bullish on the potential of convalescent plasma. And it appeared as though the FDA was poised to issue an emergency use authorization for convalescent plasma. But a number of the president's top advisors in the medical field, including Drs Collins and Fauci said "Let's put a hold on the EUA. It's too early, we don't yet know about the true efficacy of convalescent plasma. Does the president agree with putting off the emergency use authorization or is he of a different mind of it? [1:38:25 PM] MCENANY>> Yes I haven't spoke to the per about per Ian les on you can him that lay the staff but I did- follow up and with the fda on at a testing issue- and I wanted to look into- the average time for a point of care test has you all. On ask often about her point of care more rapid test on in the average te for point of care test from submission to the fda ought to decision for covid related rapid point of care test was twenty days. On and by comparison that for a bowl of flu and strep point of care test was over one Hundred Days I saw this fta under this president has managed to prove these rapid point of care tests that you all ask about. On at a [1:39:16 PM] rate five times faster than for a bowl out flu and strep which have taken more than a hundred days on average and just before I walked out here Attorney General Barr announced some very. Good new news on last week of course we learned that the- suspected killer of legend Talla pharaoh was charged which was very encouraging to see operation legend was of course named after legend tele ferro the four year old. Boy who was shot and killed and his dad on this is been going on for six weeks on there did I thousand federal agents from F. Dea. ATF and us marshals working side by side with state and local authorities operation legend is a very good example of cooperation and action which is a sharp contrast to those who merely expressed empty sentiments or worse hold blatant disregard for the unacceptable violence in our cities of which many children have fallen victim to. A the president cares the president wants law and order store he wants peace in our streets of this president took action and [1:40:17 PM] day- the Attorney General can announce under the leadership of this president. That federal. Agents have made over one I was arrest. As part of pop. Legen many of these arrest are for via state. In now. Homicides in as ag Barr notes that means ninety killers would still be on the streets today without the law and order actions of president trump. On and as the mother of legend tele ferro said. On DC ended she said quote- my one and only child who fought through open heart surgery. At four months is gone due to senseless gun violence children are supposed to be our future. And our fourth four year old son did not even make it to kindergarten I stand here today as a mother fighting against violence for my son. Legend Tallaght pharaoh my family and I support operation legen and we strongly want our communities and everyone else behind us. Today legend Telfair was once again honored. By the actions of operation legen and we can thank president trump and the work of Attorney General Barr for that great news thank you all very much.
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WASH 5 PRESIDENT TRUMP JACKSONVILLE FL RALLY REMARKS POOL 092420 2020 President Trump delivered a routine and familiar rally speech Thursday night to another massive packed crowd of thousands of mostly mask-less supporters at an airport in Jacksonville, FL, targeting Joe Biden for not having public events earlier today and falsely claiming he wants to pack the Supreme Courtâ?"even suggesting Republicans could also pack the court. Trump made zero mention of mail in ballots, peaceful transfer of power, or accepting the election results during his just over an hour remarksâ?"was mostly material the president has said at recent rallies. The president started out his speech targeting Hispanic voters, touting a poll that he says shows him doing well with them. He wasnâ?Tt specific as to which poll, but the latest ABC News/Washington Post 2020 Battleground poll from Florida showed Biden with a 13-point lead among Hispanics. Trump even questioned why it took so long for the community to figure out that he loves them. â?oThey want to end the American dream for Hispanic-Americans. We love Hispanic-Americans. [Cheers and applause] Did you see they released a poll today? Theyâ?Tre saying Trumpâ?Ts doing really well with -- what is going on with the Hispanic? It took you so long to figure out that I love you. How long did it take? No more of that stuff. No, the Hispanic-Americans are great and you know, they did. They released a poll today and nobody has ever seen anything like it. The Republicans are beating the Democrats with Hispanic Americans. [Applause] Think of that.â?? 191720 Trump criticized Biden for having no public events on his schedule and his campaign calling a lid at 9:20 this morning, while the president ramps up his stops on the campaign trail. â?oHe is a sleepy guy. Did you see he did a lid this morning, again? Lid, lid. You know what a lid is? A lid is when you put out words, you are not going to be campaigning today. So, he does the lid all the time. I am working my ass off. I am in Texas, I'm in Ohio, Iâ?Tm in North Carolina, South Carolina, I am in Michigan. I am all over the place. Wisconsin.â?? 192150 â?oSo he did a lid today early in the morning that he wonâ?Tt be working today and I donâ?Tt know, I am working so hard. Maybe heâ?Ts right. Think of it. Supposing he never campaigns and he wins. You know how badly Iâ?Tm going to feel? Iâ?Tm working hard.â?? 192255 The president once again attacked Biden and his mental fitness claiming that someone will give him a "big shotâ?? and that heâ?Tll be â?oSupermanâ?? on the debate stage for 15 minutes next week. â?oAnd he is the lowest energy individual I have ever seen -- I've ever seen. So weâ?Tll see what happens, but heâ?Ts lidding up. Maybe he is going to be great at the debate. You know, he has been doing it for 47 years. Somebody said, oh, he wonâ?Tt do well at the debate. I said, youâ?Tre wrong. Heâ?Tll do fine. Heâ?Ts gonna do fine. They will give him a big shot or something and he will go out there. Heâ?Tll have energy. Heâ?Tll have energy, heâ?Tll be like Superman for about 15 minutes.â?? 192323 The president once again attacked MSNBCâ?Ts Ali Veshi and his coverage of the protests and compared him getting hit with a teargas canister to a bullet saying thatâ?Ts only going â?o52 miles per hour.â?? â?oAli Velshi. Remember, he was standing, and he was saying, â?othis is a friendly protest. Itâ?Ts wonderful to see the lovely people that are here.â?? You know, heâ?Ts ducking. And behind him, the entire city was burning down. Do you remember that? The entire city. Why are they doing that? Whatâ?Ts the purpose of it? I don't get it. I donâ?Tt get it. But no, he got in the knee with a canister of teargas. They say it hurts. It hurts. And thatâ?Ts only going 52 miles per hour. A bullet goes about 2000 miles an hour. But they say it hurts.â?? 192701 Though he was in Florida, Trump told his supporters that he was going to win Minnesota because of Rep. Illhan Omar, claiming she has a â?ototal disrespectâ?? for the U.S. and Minnesotans are â?onot too fondâ?? of her. â?oWeâ?Tre gonna win because of Omar. Thatâ?Ts a beauty, thatâ?Ts really -- Sheâ?Ts great. Sheâ?Ts great. She loves our country very much. She has total disrespect for our country. And I think she has hatred for our country. But I would say Omar is a big reason that weâ?Tre gonna win. Theyâ?Tre not too fond of her in Minnesota. Iâ?Tll always fight for the right of all citizens to live in security and peace, so we have law and order.â?? 192753 Trump did mention the shooting of two police officers in Louisville, Kentucky, last night and said he spoke to the governor as well. â?oI will say last night in Kentucky, I spoke to the governor. He pulled out his National Guard and I give him credit.â?? 192550 â?oTwo police officers were shot in Louisville, Kentucky. Every year, dozens of courageous police officers lay down their lives for people that they never met, people that they donâ?Tt know, people they never saw in most cases, right? They lay down their lives for people they have never met. Theyâ?Tre incredible.â?? 193035 Trump falsely claimed Biden wants to pack the court, which he has not said he supporters, while firing back at Democrats who have flouted packing the court if Republicans move forward with confirming a Justice on the Supreme Court, threatening that â?owe could do that too.â?? â?oI could see what that list would be. I can already tell you the people on that list. It would not be good. It would not be pretty. You would not be happy. That would be the end. If given power, Biden and his supporters would pack the court. You know, theyâ?Tre talking about packing the court because we have won races. We have won. Iâ?Tll tell you what. This will be my third and weâ?Tre in great shape. You see the -- do you see whatâ?Ts going on with the Republican party? How unified the Republican party is?â?? 193929 The president even had kind words for Sen. Mitt Romney, once a constant target and opponent of his, and said that he was on board with his SCOTUS decision and suggested that Republicans can pack the court too, not just Democrats. â?oWe are unified. Itâ?Ts a beautiful thing to say. Thank you, Mitt. Thank you, appreciate it. Even Mittâ?Ts on board. Even Mittâ?Ts on board. No, itâ?Ts a good thing to see, Having a unified party. Of course when they did the impeachment hoax, we had 197 to nothing in the house and 52 and a half to a half, that was Mitt, but thatâ?Ts ok. I am no longer angry at Mitt because he is being very nice on the supreme -- heâ?Ts doing -- heâ?Ts doing the right thing. I just want him to do the right thing. But they want to pack the court. We could do that too â?oPack the court.â?? â?oYou know what that means? They want to put on a lot of justices. These are things that are just horrible. I guess we could do that, too, right? We could do that too. But remember, it was Harry Reid that made this all possible. You know, theyâ?Tre angry at us. Listen, Chuck, Cryin Chuck, You know who cryingâ?T Chuck is? Chuck, Every time you complain, remember, it was Harry Reid, your person in charge. He had your job before. It was Harry Reid who made this all possible.â?? 194033 As heâ?Ts done in the past, Trump falsely claimed that Biden wants to give criminals the right to vote while theyâ?Tre still in prison. â?oThey want to give votes to prisoners, people in prison, they want to give votes.â?? 194249 Bidenâ?Ts criminal justice plan states that he â?owill incentivize states to automatically restore voting rights for individuals convicted of felonies once they have served their sentences.â?? Trump championed his coronavirus response yet still hasnâ?Tt mentioned the 200,000 dead milestone and continues to claim that there is a political hit job over a potential coronavirus vaccine. â?oOur early and aggressive action saved many millions of lives. Through Operation Warp Speed, we developed and distributed a vaccine. We will have a vaccine so soon, you wonâ?Tt even believe it. Although theyâ?Tre trying to do a little bit of the political hit. Let's delay it just a little bit. You notice that? Letâ?Ts delay the vaccine just a little bit.â?? 194743 Trump railed over â?ocritical race theory,â?? calling it a â?ocancerâ?? and boasted about firing staff who taught race sensitivity training in the federal government. He also pushed for teaching â?oour children the truth about Americaâ?? in schools, despite downplaying the countryâ?Ts actual legacy of slavery and racism in a recent speech. Weâ?Tll teach our children the truth about America, that we are the most exceptional nation on the face of the Earth and you havenâ?Tt seen anything yet. You see what weâ?Tre doing. I have also issued an executive order to prohibit the teaching of critical race theory in the federal government. That hateful marxist doctrine paints America as a wicked nation, seeks to divide everyone by race, rewrites American history and teaches people to be ashamed of themselves and be ashamed of their country. 195157 Thatâ?Ts not happening anymore. We fired so many of these wiseguys. We had one getting $350,000 a year teaching our military this stuff. And he said, what happened? We said, you are fired, get out. Done. No, many people. Itâ?Ts become -- itâ?Ts become a cancer. Itâ?Ts like a cancer, but many, many people gone. They are not gone and if theyâ?Tre not, let us know and weâ?Tll let them go. 195234 In one bizarre moment, as the president was shouting out members of congress and aides in attendance at the rally, he also claimed to have â?oundercover operativesâ?? at the event who he said he didnâ?Tt want to name because â?othey may lose some effectiveness â?oWe also have some others that are running for different offices in the Republican party. We love the Republican party. They have been incredible. We also have some of our unbelievable undercover operatives. If you don't mind, I will not introduce them. I want to so badly. I want to bring them up here. I want to hug them and kiss them chime not allowed to do. They may lose some effectiveness if I introduce them.â?? 195822 LOG BELOW FROM WASH 4 (HEAD ON): **ROUGH LOG. BOLDED BITES ARE CLEAN.** [7:15:02 PM] âTª âTªâTª [applause] [7:16:04 PM] >> U.S.A. Usa. Usa. TRUMP>> Hello, Jacksonville. We love Jacksonville. I am thrilled to be back in my home state of Florida with thousands of loyal, hard-working American patriots. This is some crowd. I just wish the cameras which show the crowd. They don't want to do this. They don't like to do that, you know? It is harder for us to win because we have a fake news back there. But somehow we just keep on doing it. Isn't it crazy? It is interesting. When Biden comes to Florida, they have like 12 or 13 people he has eight a -- has a hard [7:17:07 PM] time filling up the circles. He we have some he like 30,000 people. That is a lot of people. 40 days fr now we are going to win Florida. We are going to win four more years in the white house. [Cheers and applause] And this is the mt important election in the history of our country. I believe that. It is. Because we are dealing with people that are crazy. Going to raise your taxes. They are going to take away your second amendment. 191720 You know that. Your second amendment is not going anywhere with me, I can tell you that. The Democrat party is being completely taken over by socialists, marxists, and far left extremists. They embrace the policies of communist Cuba, socialist Venezuela. They want to end the American dream for Hispanic-Americans. We love hispanic-americans. [Cheers and applause] Did you see they released a poll today? 191753 Theyâ?Tre saying Trumpâ?Ts doing really well with -- what is going on with the hispanic? It took you so long to figure out that I love you. How long did it take? No more of that stuff. No, the Hispanic-Americans are great and you know, they did. They released a poll today and nobody has ever seen anything like it. The Republicans are beating the Democrats with hispanic Americans. [Applause] Think of that. 191823 No weâ?Tre doing great, we are doing great. And they never like to show those polls. Whenever you see they donâ?Tt show too many polls. Thatâ?Ts only because weâ?Tre winning. Weâ?Tre winning by a lot. We think weâ?Tre winning by like a lot. But the only poll that counts is on November 3rd, right? Thatâ?Ts the only poll that counts., right? So get out there. Don't let them bluff you. Whatever it is. Get out there and vote. The Republican party is the party of jobs, safety, and [7:19:09 PM] freedom and we will ensure America never becomes a socialist for communist country. I said, socialist country. A socialist or communist country. These people are crazy. Kamala is further left than Bernie. I did not know that. She is the furthest left in the U.S. Senate. She was up at 15% when she started. You know that, right? And then S went to 11. 6, 4, 2, 1. She left before Iowa, the great state of Iowa, where I made ethanol possible for them. I gave our farmers 28 billion dollars, thank you very much, China. They were targeting Iowa, [7:20:11 PM] Nebraska. A lot of our great state. Wisconsin. Gave our farmers a lot of money. We have a lot of farmers in Florida. Here is the choice facing every Florida voter. Biden will deliver a crippling shut down. We did that and we saved millions of lives. Your governor has done a great job. Florida is down. The China virus, the China virus. Some people call it coronavirus. That sounds like a beautiful place in Italy. It did not come from Italy, it came from China. This guys talking, he will shut it down. I'm not shutting anything down. We are doing so well. Wait until you see the third quarter. I should not say it -- wait until you see how good the third quarter is going to be. It comes out just before the [7:21:11 PM] election. You will not believe the numbers, you say. You will see numbers, nobody's gonna see those numbers. We are hearing from 25-35% gdp. Nobody has ever heard of that before. I ran -- Iran has a 25% gdp but it is negative. They just announced negative gdp. Be careful. I am delivering a safe vaccine and we are doing a record recovery. It is a record. Next year is going to be the best economic year in the history of our country. Unless a very sleepy guy got in and decided to quadruple everybody's taxes. 192150 He is a sleepy guy. Did you see he did a lid this morning, again? Lid, lid. You know what a lid is? A lid is when you put out words, you are not going to be campaigning today. So, he does the lid all the time. I am working my ass off. I am in Texas, I'm in Ohio, Iâ?Tm in North Carolina, South Carolina, I am in Michigan. I am all over the place. Wisconsin. [FOUR MORE YEARS CHANT] 192227 Thank you. Thank you. But he puts a lid on. So a lid, I didnâ?Tt know what the hell a lid was. I have only been doing this for 3.5 years, right? But a lid is, you know, you are not going to go out today. Youâ?Tre going to stay in your apartment or letâ?Ts put it this way, in his basement. So early in the morning he's put a lid on. That means nothing for the day. I guess they do that for the press. The fake news goes home and they say how great he is as a candidate. They go home and they say heâ?Ts a great candidate. 192255 But he put another lid on the many lids. So he did a lid today early in the morning that he wonâ?Tt be working today and I donâ?Tt know, I am working so hard. Maybe heâ?Ts right. Think of it. Supposing he never campaigns and he wins. You know how badly Iâ?Tm going to feel? Iâ?Tm working hard. And you got to work hard and you know what? I said it today, we cannot have a low energy individual as our president. We canâ?Tt. 192323 And he is the lowest energy individual I have ever seen -- iâ?Tee ever seen. So weâ?Tll see what happens, but heâ?Ts lidding up. Maybe he is going to be great at the debate. You know, he has been doing it for 47 years. Somebody said, oh, he wonâ?Tt do well at the debate. I said, youâ?Tre wrong. Heâ?Tll do fine. Heâ?Ts gonna do fine. They will give him a big shot or something and he will go out there. Heâ?Tll have energy. Heâ?Tll have energy, heâ?Tll be like Superman for about 15 minutes. Biden's plan will crush Florida. My plan will crush the virus and weâ?Tre doing it. Weâ?Tre rounding the turn. [7:24:15 PM] Under my leadership, prosperity will surge. I love normal life. We want to get back to normal life. We will resume the Florida tourism and hospitality industries will reach record highs. Next year, will be one of the greatest years. Mark it down. If I'm Wrong, you will say I am wrong. I will say, sorry about that. We are going to have a great year. Our country is doing great. Our military has never been stronger. We have taken out so many bad ones. Hopefully it is so strong we never are going to have to use it. You want to make it so strong we have never had weapons like this. No country in the world ever possessed the power, the weaponry, what we have is so incredible. Nobody has ever possessed it for. Not Russia, not China, not anybody. We are the envy of the world. [7:25:17 PM] Hope god we never have to use them. Th election is about jobs. It is all made in the usa, everything we have read this election is also about law and order. They said, do not say law and order. That is tough. They said law & order very lightly and safety and liberty. I said, it is about law & order. We have to have law and order. These Democrat run states are a disaster. They are a dister. You look at what is happening all over the country. Look at Portland commit how bad is that? I will say last night in Kentucky, I spoke to the governor. He pulled out his National Guard and I give him credit. Moly they don't want to do that. 192600 I say, let us send the national Guard. I did it in -- remember -- Minnesota. We are going to win Minnesota. So , I did it in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They were having a hard time. And took a little long -- and little longer than we wanted, but we got the okay to get in, we solved that problem in about 25 minutes I think it took. They formed a line, that was the hard part. The easy part was just walking straight ahead, they never flinched. They were not socially distanced, they were right next to each other. 192631 They had 250,000 dollar a piece uniforms, they had more stuff on their head -- Iâ?Tm trying to figure out what is it? They had computers, they had infrared goggles. They had everything. And they walked forward with their canisters of tear gas and pepper spray. And it was -- remember the CNN reporter? He went down. He got hit on the knee with a can of what? Yeah, that is right. He got hit. He said, Iâ?Tm down, Iâ?Tm down. He was down. Thatâ?Ts too bad. I feel badly for him though, he went down. 192701 Ali Velshi. Remember, he was standing, and he was saying, â?othis is a friendly protest. Itâ?Ts wonderful to see the lovely people that are here.â?? You know, heâ?Ts ducking. And behind him, the entire city was burning down. Do you remember that? The entire city. Why are they doing that? Whatâ?Ts the purpose of it? I don't get it. I donâ?Tt get it. But no, he got in the knee with a canister of teargas. They say it hurts. It hurts. 192733 And thatâ?Ts only going 52 miles per hour. A bullet goes about 2000 miles an hour. But they say it hurts. But they cleaned out that city, in a half an hour, they had no problem. Minneapolis. Thatâ?Ts one of the reasons Iâ?Tm going to win. Another would be Ilham Omar. Thatâ?Ts a reason. [BOOS] 192753 Omar. Weâ?Tre gonna win because of Omar. Thatâ?Ts a beauty, thatâ?Ts really -- Sheâ?Ts great. Sheâ?Ts great. She loves our country very much. She has total disrespect for our country. And I think she has hatred for our country. But I would say Omar is a big reason that weâ?Tre gonna win. Theyâ?Tre not too fond of her in Minnesota. Iâ?Tll always fight for the right of all citizens to live in security and peace, so we have law and order. 192821 Joe Biden is weak as hell. He surrendered his party to flag burners, rioters, and anti-police radicals. The Democrat partyâ?Ts war on police. You know, a lot of people say cops. I never liked the word -- You know my father -- Sit down, please. Come on. Weâ?Tll be here for a while. What the hell. We have nothing else to do. I have nothing else to do except run a country. 192851 And the hardest part about running the country is dealing with crazy democrats. You know, weâ?Tre working on stimulus for people. Because itâ?Ts not their fault, it was China's fault. 192901 And we can't get Nancy Pelosi to approve it. She wants to wait until after the election. I said people want their money now. Not gonna have any impact from that standpoint. People want their money now. The Democrat party's war on cops is putting the lives of innocent police officers in danger, but my father had great respect -- always had great respect for law enforcement, for the police. And one time I said dad, the cops are out there. Look at that. They look great. And he says, never use the word cops, itâ?Ts police. 192930 Thatâ?Ts the kind of respect he had. He thought -- I donâ?Tt want to, you know, right? Look, I have a couple of pretty rough looking guys. No, itâ?Ts true. But, I always find it a little hard. You know, I just left an impression. Police, he thought it was slang. And I don't think they -- how many? We got a lot of them here. Does anybody mind the term cops? Who is here thatâ?Ts a policeman or woman? Policemen. Do they mind? A lot of them. A lot of them. Do they mind that term, cops? 193004 No. They just want respect and they just want to be allowed to do their job properly because nobody can do it. Do you agree with that? That is what I say. Alright, then iâ?Tll start calling them cops. He said, we don't mind. Just respect us and let us do our jobs. Earlier this month two sheriff's deputies were ambushed at close range in Los Angeles, California. I called them both and they were okay, but they were hit. They were hit badly. Last night, as you know, two police officers were shot in Louisville, Kentucky. 193035 Every year, dozens of courageous police officers lay down their lives for people that they never met, people that they donâ?Tt know, people they never saw in most cases, right? They lay down their lives for people they have never met. Theyâ?Tre incredible. Law enforcement, let's give them a hand, please. [Applause] [7:31:31 PM] Pres. Trump: Thank you very much. I tell them all the time, we have endorsements from all of them. I tell them, you have idea how much you are loved. You do not get the true story. That is a lot of people back there. That is a lot of fakers back there. The problem with being on live, you make a little bit of a mistake and they say this was a horrible mistake. >> Four more years. Pres. Ump: All right, thank you. That is enough of that. It is very dishonest it is a shame. It does hurt our country. [7:32:34 PM] They do not show the protesters. Cities are burning down, storefronts are being exploded. They would have you believe there is nothing happening. It is the most incredible thing. No matter what your philosophy is, why would you want to -- wouldn't want to show the facts? And then we fix it. Republican cities don't have trouble. Republican states do not have trouble. You go to different states, some of these governors, friends of mine. I have friends on both sides. Republican governors, red states, they look like, how is a thing like this possible? Because they have law and order. That is what it is. For the entire summer, Joe Biden was silent as his far left supporters assaulted police officers. Harassed citizen Americans and set fire to buildings. There were rioters, looters. They were anarchists. He called them peaceful [7:33:37 PM] protests. He said, there peaceful protests. He may believe it. Honestly, he may S they are peaceful. I think he believes it. I actually do. It is the other ones you have to worry about because they call the shots, not him. He has called for the ridiculous cutting of police funding. Abolishing cash bail, if you can believe that and the closing of our prisons. That is a good idea. He even describes law enforcement as the enemy. Has taken it back, I assume. He has taken everything back. He has taken anti-fracking ck. But it is the first thing they say, they stick with. Biden Anti-police crusade must stop. I will always stand with the hero of law enforcement. [7:34:41 PM] I was honored to receive the endorsement of 48 sheriffs right here in Florida. Three weeks ago. And all over the country, law enforcement from Texas, Arizona, Ohio. Michigan, Wisconsin. Pennsylvania, New York's finest. They had never endorsed a presidential candidate. The national troopers coalition. Chicago, how about that? Chicago police, they endorsed me. All the major law enforcement organizations. >> Usa. [7:35:41 PM] Usa. [Indiscernible] Pres. Trump: They go back home to mommy, they say mommy, I am sorry. I am sorry. You know the incredible thing about that? I didn't hear anything except our crowd. They have no voice. They are screaming at the top of their lun, but their lungs are very small. I didn't hear -- all you hear -- like this here. If you wouldn't recognize the we wouldn't even know they exist. The headline -- we had one young protester. The headline will be, trumps rally broken up by protests. One very young girl, she is a [7:36:41 PM] girl. Am allowed to say a girl? She looks like she's about 16 years old. How the hell did that Happen 250 generals and military leaders. Hundreds and hundreds of military spouses have given their complete and total endorsement to our campaign. To uphold the law of our land. And to old our constitution as written. 193654 On Saturday, I will be announcing my nominee to the U.S. Supreme court. [Applause] Itâ?Ts true. Itâ?Ts gonna be a big deal. We are doing it on the -- Weâ?Tre doing it at the white house. The rose garden of the white house. Unless itâ?Ts raining in which case we will still do it there, thatâ?Ts okay. Itâ?Ts beautiful, the white house, so beautiful. We love the white house, right outside the oval office and you know, they don;t want us to do it. 193738 The Democrats say, you shouldn't do it. Why? We have a lot of time. Let me ask you the one simple question. If it was them instead of us, do you think theyâ?Td do it? No, this will be a very talented person. It will be a woman. I am sorry, men. It will be a woman. All right, ready? Who would rather see a man? Oh, thatâ?Ts trouble. Try it again. Who would rather see a man? That is not good. Who would rather see a woman? [Applause] I think it would be -- I think [7:38:45 PM] it would take tremendous coage. I don't care how great the man is. Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to tell you that Jim Fitzgerald -- you would see a lot of very unhappy faces, right? My opponent refuses to else his list of potential justices because they will be handpicked by extremists like representative Alexandria oh because you Corte-- Ocasio Cortez. Sometimes known as AOC. One of the three is Omar. They will pick the first. If bid does that, if he puts an extremist into that position, he loses everything that is like normal. If he does the other way, he loses the left. I would love to have him put up a list. 193929 I could see what that list would be. I can already tell you the people on that list. It would not be good. It would not be pretty. You would not be happy. That would be the end. If given power, Biden and his supporters would pack the court. You know, theyâ?Tre talking about packing the court because we have won races. We have won. Iâ?Tll tell you what. S, this will be my third and weâ?Tre in great shape. You see the -- do you see whatâ?Ts going on with the Republican party? How unified the Republican party is? 194000 Right? No, we are unified. Itâ?Ts a beautiful thing to say. Thank you, Mitt. Thank you, appreciate it. Even Mittâ?Ts on board. Even Mittâ?Ts on board. No, itâ?Ts a good thing to see, Having a unified party. Of course when they did the impeachment hoax, we had 197 to nothing in the house and 52 and a half to a half, that was Mitt, but thatâ?Ts ok. I am no longer angry a Mitt because he is being very nice on the supreme -- heâ?Ts doing -- heâ?Ts doing the right thing. I just want him to do the right thing. But they want to pack the court. 194033 You know what that means? They want to put on a lot of justices. These are things that are just horrible. I guess we could do that, too, right? We could do that too. But remember, it was Harry Reid that made this all possible. You know, theyâ?Tre angry at us. Listen, Chuck, Cryin Chuck, You know who cryingâ?T Chuck is? Chuck, Every time you complain, remember, it was Harry Reid, your person in charge. He had your job before. It was Harry Reid who made this all possible. 194103 Thank you very much, Harry. I hope you are enjoying your evening. No, they blame us. Harry Reid gave us the power, nuclear option. Thank you Harry, very much. He wants to pack the court -- supreme court with radicals who will terminate the second amendment, confiscate your firearms, eliminate the right to self defense, strike under god from the pledge of allegiance and all other places. [7:41:50 PM] Scared down crosses -- tear down crosses from public spaces and force taxpayers to fund extreme late-term abortions. 194147 These far-left justices would release violent criminals, shield foreign terrorists, impose sanctuary cities and declare the death penalty totally unconstitutional. Hey, It will be totally unconstitutional. They want to declare it unconstitutional for even the most depraved mass murderers. And itâ?Ts a tough thing, itâ?Ts a tough thing. They came to my office today on the death penalty -- for clemency. I said, what was the crime? The crime was so horrible, 194222 that I won't tell you what it was, but it has been going on for 21 years or so. The crime was so horrible that this person committed that I said, look, I just canâ?Tt talk about it. It was so -- it was so horrible. And thatâ?Ts usually the case -- usually the case. Like the Boston bomber. And by the way, they want to give votes to prisoners, people in prison, they want to give votes. 194249 So we immediately said, remember, Bernie? Crazy Bernie. Bernie is -- Iâ?Tll tell you one thing about him. He is the greatest loser I have ever seen. No, Itâ?Ts true. No, I mean that in a respectful way because what they did to him with Hillary was bad, but this time was even worse. Elizabeth pocahontas Warren would have left the campaign one day before super Tuesday. Bernie, with her ideology, basically because she is a radical left. And she was really fresh to him, but she was really fresh -- how bad was Elizabeth Warren to Joe Biden? There was only one person that was worse. Who was worse? Kamala. I said, heâ?Tll never -- [7:43:34 PM] this shows you my great instinct. He will never pick kamala because no human being who has been treated worse than kamala. She called him a racist? She called him xenophobic. She called him all sorts of things. Things that were so bad, I cannot say them. I said, she is out. He picks her. We always pick people going up, not going down. How good is Mike pence? Is he great? He is a solid guynd he is a great guy and a great vice president. He is in Michigan, he is everywhere. Where did you gooday, Mike? I went to Michigan, north Carolina, soh Carolina. I went to Wisconsin. [7:44:51 PM] He is an incredible guy. He les the people of this country. You cannot do better than Mike pence. If you want to save America, you must get out and vote. In just 3.5 years, we have secured our borders. We built awesome power of the U.S. Military. A blooded ISIS caliphate -- obliterated ISIS caliphate. Fixed and disastrous trade deals and they were a disaster. I said, who agreed to this? Stupid people. We brought jobs back to America. You Had the greatest year here have ever had last year. The greatest year you have ever had. Under 16 years of presidents, Obama and bush, household income [7:45:52 PM] rose only 2000 $900 -- $2900. In three years, and including energy, because look at the savings, how are you doing at the gas pump? Did you ever think that was going happen. In three years -- less than 3000 -- you went up $10,000 including energy. We lifted 6.6 million people out of poverty. The largest poverty reduction in the first three years of any president in the history of our country. We built the greatest economy in the history of the world. Not only here. Everywhere. For years, I heard that China, and 2019, was going to overtake us. Thatid not happen. And then they released the plague but it did not happen. I got hit hard themselves. [7:46:55 PM] I wonder if they understood they were going to get hit, too. They could have stopped it. They could have stopped it going all over the world, 188 countries including Europe and the United States. We have added record 10.6 million jobs. Including 3.3 million first panic Americans. Both numbers are a record. When the plague arrived from China, we launched the largest mobilization since World War II. We pioneered lifesaving therapies. Europe has almost a 50% greater mortality rate than the U.S.. You see they are being hit very hard. The fake news saying, I don't know if you are doing as well as Europe. Now Europe is exploding again. They do not want to talk about [7:47:56 PM] that. That is not good for their narrative. 194743 Our early and aggressive action saved many millions of lives. Through Operation Warp Speed, we developed and distributed a vaccine. We will have a vaccine so soon, you wonâ?Tt even believe it. Although theyâ?Tre trying to do a little bit of the political hit. Let's delay it just a little bit. You notice that? Letâ?Ts delay the vaccine just a little bit. 194804 But we have three great companies and then others also. Johnson and Johnson. Right? Pfizer. Moderna. Great companies, all of them great companies. And theyâ?Tre right there. Theyâ?Tre way advanced, way advanced. Theyâ?Tre in the final steps. I took historic action to get critical relief for American workers through our paycheck protection program. We saved 3.2 million Florida jobs. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] 194834 Weâ?Tre launching a historic effort to bring our medical supply chains back home where they belong. In 1996, Joe Biden voted to obliterate Puerto Rico's thriving pharmaceutical industry. I am reversing that and weâ?Tre going back so that Puerto Rico can get its pharmaceutical industry back and theyâ?Tre going to have it back soon. That was Joe Biden that did that. And then theyâ?Tll vote because automatically, I donâ?Tt know, they vote for a Democrat. Whatâ?Ts the purpose? Heâ?Ts the one that did it. [7:49:06 PM] Look how devastated -- what he did to our African-American community and people do not want to talk about it. What he did was devastating. He is not good for anyone, let's face it. Last week, I announced $13 billion that goes to disaster relief for Puerto Rico. They got hit hard. I pe they remember that. That Was given by Trump, not by the Democrats. Our hearts are also with the communities in the panhandle. [7:49:58 PM] I love the panhandle. [Applause] You are great -- your governor is doing a great job. He said they love you in the panhandle. I think I am out like 99.9%. We took care of -- we took care of the panhandle. He remembers -- do you remember hurricane Sally? We took care of it. Ron said, we need more money. I said, how much? I said, you got it. Don't come back. Sir, we need more money. That is I guess a good governor, that is what a good governor does, right? That is what a good governor does. Approved a major disaster declaration. We will be with you every step of the way. We are there so fast other presidents took a long time to approve them. [7:51:00 PM] We know what is going to happen. We took care of Florida. November 3, Florida will decide whether we return to record prosperity or whether allow Joe Biden to kill the recovery. Impose a four between dollar tax hike. Then -- ban American energy, destroy the suburbs. Give free health care to illegal aliens which means millions of people are going to pour into our country. And Dr. Rate children with anti-amerin lies. To combat the toxic left-wing propaganda, I announced something that was very popular. Are launching a new pro-american lesson plan called 1776. [Applause] [7:52:07 PM] >> Usa. Usa. 195157 TRUMP>> Weâ?Tll teach our children the truth about America, that we are the most exceptional nation on the face of the Earth and you havenâ?Tt seen anything yet. You see what weâ?Tre doing. I have also issued an executive order to prohibit the teaching of critical race theory in the federal government. That hateful marxist doctrine paints America as a wicked nation, seeks to divide everyone by race, rewrites American history and teaches people to be ashamed of themselves and be ashamed of their country. 195234 Thatâ?Ts not happening anymore. We fired so many of these wiseguys. We had one getting $350,000 a year teaching our military this stuff. And he said, what happened? We said, you are fired, get out. Done. No, many people. Itâ?Ts become -- itâ?Ts become a cancer. Itâ?Ts like a cancer, but many, many people gone. They are not gone and if theyâ?Tre not, let us know and weâ?Tll let them go. 195305 But we have to unite together as one proud American family, thatâ?Ts what we are. We are joined tonight by some incredible warriors, some incredible people. One of them that iâ?Tm most proud of is a man that came to this state and what a job he has done. Your great governor, Ron Desantis. 195338 He is doing a great job. Ron is doing a great job. Ron, how are we doing in the election? How are we doing on November 3rd, Ron? Okay, He says good. We better do good. Well, he won a great primary. [7:54:08 PM] And then he beat a man who had a great future. I do not think it is T good. He did not choke under pressure. Much more important is the first lady of Florida, Casey to Santos -- DeSantis. The mayor of Jacksonville. A really good guy, I got H -- he wanted to do it so bad. We wanted to have a Republican national convention rit here in Jacksonville. But the timing was a little B bad. We got hit with covid as they say. We got hit with the China virus. But he was absolutely fantastic. Your mayor, Lenny curry. -- curry. [7:55:10 PM] Are you ready? Some of the greatest, toughest warriors you ever will meet during the impeachment hoax, they said this is the biggest pile of crop you have ever seen. I am the only guy history who ever got impeached for perfect conversation. Everybody said, what is wrong with this? We sent it to the justice department, we said, please check this. Thankfully, there were people who were taking it down, exact notes, and it was perfect. We sent it to T justice department. Please examine this conversation. They called back and sd, what exactly are you looking for here? These guys are used to looking at killers and drug dealers. We said, explained to us, what are we looking for? This W the greatest hoax. [7:56:11 PM] Today, you see what happened they caught him? They got him cold. We will talk about it. They now find out trump was 100% truthful. It was hoax. They got them cold. It was just announced. Dan convened a - they got them cold. We will talk about in a second. These are warriors. When I needed warriors, I had them. Representative Matt Gaetz. [Applause] What a great guy. What a guy. Big future. Thank you, Matt. Thank you. He is very shy on television, right? He is great. Thank you, Matt. Ted Yoho. [7:57:11 PM] Ted? Great job. A man in charge of all spying, he was so good, Matt and Ron and Ted and a lot of people came to see me. Mike, another great one. Thank you, Mike. His John Rutherford here? [Applause] What a good job, John. Thank you for the help. Miael waltz has been so great. Candidate for congress, cat. [7:58:17 PM] Cat was in the oval office. I said, how are you doing? I am a 42. 42 points. That was a big trump district. That W a great when you had -- win you had. I really appreciate it. 195822 And we also have some others that are running for different offices in the Republican party and we love the Republican party. They have been incredible. They have been incredible. We also have some of our really unbelievable, undercover operatives. And if you don't mind, I wonâ?Tt introduce them, alright? I donâ?Tt think weâ?Tre gonna introduce them. I want to so badly. I want to have them stand up, bring them up here. I want to hug them and kiss them which iâ?Tm not allowed to do because of social distancing. 195856 But somehow They may lose some effectiveness if I introduce them. So theyâ?Tre in the crowd, saw two of them and I wonâ?Tt bother, but they are great, great champions of our country. Thank you. [Cheering and applause] [19:59:14] And also, here is a woman -- I mean, she was tough. She was in charge of a great state, Michigan, and she said, Republicans hadn't won Michigan in man decades. I was doing so much for the business and jobs and bringing people back, recommending and telling them, you're losing your business to Mexico, Canada, and told musical, they gave the man of the year in Michigan -- and 12 years ago, they gave me the man of the year in Michigan. All of a sudden, I am running for office. A woman, it was unbelievable, [8:00:20 PM] she said, come give a speech. She Said I'm in charge of Michigan. I said, I hear we don't ha a chance, we should win Michigan. She said, you will win here if you come here. She call again, and again, I couldn't take it. She wanted me to do one more. I know you are going to win, do one more. Just two weeks left. And I said this is it, I devoted a lot of time to Michigan and everyone says you can't win. By the way, just got a poll, we are the points up in Michigan. She used to call me Mr. Trump, I sn't president yet, she said, sir, please, this one time, three weeks out. I said, this is it. That's it. So I did it. The net before the election, she [8:01:21 PM] said, you are going to win Michigan, but you have to make one more stop. [Laughter] And I made it on election day. I arrived at 12:15 in the now morning, that was no election day -- now election day. I started speaking at 1:00 in the morning on election day. My wife said, are you crazy? We have 32,000 people. The reason I went, she wanted us there, but we found out that Croghan Hillary clinton, Barack hussein Obama, and Mrs. Obama and Bill Clinton were traveling to Michigan unexpectedly, because as Bill Clinton told them months ago, you are going to have trouble with trump in Michigan. They didn't nt to listen to him. He sd you're going to have trouble in Wisconsin, too and be careful of Minnesota. This was Clinton. They were laughing. They thought it was very funny. But they knew they were in trouble. I went there, I started speaking [8:02:22 PM] at one of clock -- at 1:00 in the morning with 2000 people that Grand Rapids. They had 500 people. In Grand Rapids. I said, we are not going to lose this day, as far as the eye can see. I said, we are not losing Florida, I can tell you that. You can feel it. You have an instinct. We are joined, as well, by a group of incredible supporters who have recently walked away from the Democrat party. They walked away from the Democrats. They just registered as a Republican. Thank you. Thank you. They are going to be voting for us. I thank you. [8:03:22 PM] You are all over the place. Thank you. Ank you. They are smart. They've common sense. We have spent the last four years reversing the terrible damage Joe Biden inflicted over the last 47 years. Together, we have taken on a corrupt and broken system that's been throwing everything at us from the very beginning. Remember this, I have done more in 47 months than Joe Biden has done in 47 years. [Cheering D applause] [Crowd chanting] 200401 But today, a trove of text messages was released from the FBI agents involved in the Russia witch hunt. Did you -- you had to see this? This is what I was talking about before. The headline from the federalist reads, "Trump was right, explosive new FBI text, detail internal (?) over handling of the crossfire hurricane investigation." That was the name. We caught them. We had them before this, but this is like -- remember the insurance policy? Darling, darling, oh I love you so much, darling. She is going to win, isn't she? Yes, 100 million to one. 200443 That is not good odds for me. They might not have been great but they were a lot better than that. 100 million to one, Lisa. I love you so much. But it was for some reason she doesnâ?Tt win, we have an insurance policy. Thatâ?Ts what weâ?Tve been living through. Their insurance police. You can't be any more obvious than that. These people are scum. They were trying to do a coup, who would think? [Applause] And we caught them before that, we caught them spying on our nation. 200518 And theyâ?Tve gotten caught. Letâ?Ts see what happens with them now, but this was a big day. This was a big day, never forget. They are coming after me because I am fighting for you. Thereâ?Ts a lot of truth to that [Cheering and applause] For decades, our politicians spent trillions of dollars rebuilding foreign nations, fighting foreign wars, and defending foreign borders. 200544 But now, we are finally protecting our nation, rebuilding our cities, and we are bringing our jobs, our factories, and our troops back home to the usa. [Cheering and applause] Joe Biden champions every globalist betrayal of America for 47 years. He was a cheerleader for nafta, the worst trade deal ever made, emptied out your factories. And he was a cheerleader for China's entry into the world trade organization. I took the toughest ever action to stand up to China's rampant theft of american jobs [20:06:27] And I proudly signed a historic executive order making it official government policy to buy American and hire American. [Cheering and applause] By the way, you have to see this guy, he is using my slogan. I saw it the other day, "Buy erican." I've been saying that for five years. I'm telling you. You have to come up with your N slogans, Joe. We invested $2.5 trillion in the U.S. Military to launch the first new branch of the U.S. Armed forces in nearly 75 years after the air force, the [8:07:33 PM] space force. We passed V.A. Choice and V.A. Accountability. We have a 91% O -- 91% approval rating in the V.A. The highest and history. -- The highest in history. 91% approval. We used to see things in the news about how badly vets were treated. Now we have a 91% approval rating. Today, I can announce the V.A. Is approving a new lease for a brand-new vet-- veterans' health care clinic. We kled the four and leader of ISIS, al-baghdadi. We took out the world's number one terrorist all over the world. Number one. [Cheering and applause] [8:08:35 PM] The mass murder of American troops and many others, qasem soleimani, is dead. He deserved to be taken out. I kept my promise, recognized the uth capital -- pro capital of Israel, and opened the American embassy in Jerusalem. -- The true capital of Israel, and opened the American embassy in jerusalem. [Cheering and applause] I also recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan heights, and instead of endless war, we are forging peace in the Middle East. He saw what was happening. [Cheering and applause] -- You saw what was happening. [Cheering and applause] I was nominated for two Nobel [8:09:35 PM] peace prizes last week. You know. [Cheering and applause] And I told our great first lady, I was nominated for the Nobel peace prize. I'm here to come home early. I have to watch it on NBC news, which one of the biggest scam jobs I've ever seen. Mbc. Probably worse than CNN, NBC. We will watch second blaze NBC. -- Place NBC. They are bed. -- They are bad. Ladies and gentlemen, they start off with something else, something else. Now the show was almost over, they are now mentioning the Nobel peace prize. This is very embarrassing, but [8:10:36 PM] th it was ok, because two days later, I got nominated again. That was for Israel. [Cheering and applause] I got nominated. And I remember when Obama got -- they said, Barack hussein Obama was disseminated for the Nobel peace prize. -- Was just nominated for the Nobel peace prize. What happened? In Serbia, they are not killing each other anymore. Totally different. The first was Israel. Bahrain, uae, this one was Kosovo. I said, first lady, let's give it another shot. When Barack ama got his Nobel prize, immediately after he got elected, they asked him why did he get it, he had no clue. Nobody knew. It was a big story. Breaking news -- they didn't [8:11:40 PM] have breaking news when I got it. We understand the press. We understand it very well. The lesson ministration made a pathetic one-sided deal with the Castro dictatorship that betrayed the Cuban people and enriched the commonest regime. My opponents stand wh socialism and communism, I stand with the proud people of Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua. You're going to win that very singular. The lesson ministration, also negotiating the terrible -- the last administration also negotiated the terrible deal with Colombian drug cartels. They surrendered the narco terrorists -- to the narco terrorists and caused illicit drug production to soar. We worked with our Colombian partners to launch a historic rebel operation against the drug traffickers. [8:12:40 PM] Since April, we have seen the have disrupted 227 metric tons of narcotics. Nobody has done anything like at. Nail-biter and has put forward the most injuries and extreme platform of any major par nominee in history. The bad news is, you doesn't know what it is. The Biden plan would destroy social security and destroy protections for pre-existing conditions. Will drain your medicare by giving free health care to illegal immigrants. Alimmigration enforcement will [8:13:45 PM] enforce totally open borders. He wld terminate our travel bans on jihadist regions. Remember I got that approved? They kept saying he lost. Have a travel ban -- we have a travel ban. And increase the floodgates to radical islamic terrorism. He wants to ban school choice and charter schools, which are absolutely imperative for our children. In the second term, I will provide school choice to every parent in America. A vote for Republican is a vote for safe communities, great jobs, and a limitless future for all Americans. In conclusion, we will make America the manufacturing superpower of the world, and we will end our reliance on China once and for all. [Cheering and applause] [8:14:48 PM] We will make our medical supplies right here in the U.S. We will hire more police. Increase penalties for wrongful law enforcement and then sanctuary cities. We will defend the dignity of work in the sanctity of life. We will uphold religious liberty, free speech, and the right to keep and bear arms. [Cheering and applause we will strike down terrorists who threaten our citizens, and we will keep out of America, of our great country, we will stay away from those ridiculous foreign wars. -- Endless foreign wars. They never end. Endless foreign wa. They are all coming home. We will maintain America's unrivaled military might. And we will ensure peace through strength, and nobody has strength like we have strength. Peace through strength. [8:15:51 PM] We will and surprise medical bills, require price transparency, and for the reduce health insurance premiums and the cost of prescription drugs. They will be coming down by 30% -70%. They are spending a lot of money right now, big pharma. We will strongly protect medicare and social security, and we will always protect patients with pre-existing conditions. [Cheering and pause] Americ will land the first woman on the moan, and the United States will be the first nation to land an astronaut on Mars. -- The moon, and the ted states will be the first nation to land an astronaut on Mars. [Crowd chanting] [8:17:02 PM] Thank you. That's really nice. I had such a nice life before doing this. But no administration has ever done, in the first three and a half years, not even close, what we have done. And that is very gratifying, I want to tell you. [Cheering and applause] And thank you very much. We'll restore patriotic education. We will teach our children to love our country, honor our history, and always respect our great American flag. [Cheering and pause] [Crowd chanting "U.S.A."] And we will live by the timeless [8:18:04 PM] words of our national motto -- "In god we trust." [Cheering and applause] For years, you had a president who apologized for America. Now you have a president who is standing up for Americans, standing up or the great people of Florida. -- For the great people of Florida. [Cheering and applause] Get your friends, get your family, get your neighbors, get your coworkers, and get out and vote. We have to win this election. The most important election we have ever had. Early voting has already begun. Don't wait. Vote. It is safe. Go out and vote. Here we are doing very well, that is what the word is, we'll see. From Tampa, to Tallahassee, from Orlando, to Miami, from Pensacola, to write here in Jacksonville -- [cheering and applause] [8:19:05 PM] We stand on the shoulders of Florida patriots who gave eir blood, sweat, and Test for this beloved nation. We inherit the legacy of American heroes across the oceans, blaze the trail, settle the continent, pave the wilderness, dug out the Panama canal, laid down the railroads, raise that the skyscrapers, went to world wars, defeated fascism and communism, and from here, in this beautiful, beautiful state, this son-drenched state of Florida, -- sun-drenched state of Frida, launched American astronauts to the moon. We made America into the single greatest nation in the history of the world, and the best is yet to come. [Cheering and applause] Proud citizens like your build this country. Together, we are returning the por to you, the American people. [Cheering and applause] [8:20:07 PM] With your help, your devotion, your drive, we are going to keep on working. We a going to keep on fighting. And we are going to keep on winning, winning, winning. [Cheering and applause] We are one movement, one people, one family, and one glorious nation under god. [Cheering and applause] And together, th the incredible people of Florida, we will make America wealthy ain. We will make America strong again. We will make America proud again. We will make America safe again. And we will make America great again. Thank you, Florida. Thank you, Florida. âTªâTª ##
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PEOPLE IN THE BAY AREA THOUGHT A SERIES OF GOAT ATTACKS MIGHT BE A CASE FOR THE X-FILES. TURNS OUT IT WAS A CREATURE RARELY SEEN IN THESE PARTS: A COUGAR.
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TVU 19 PRESIDENT TRUMP JACKSONVILLE FL RALLY REMARKS WJXX 092420 2020 President Trump delivered a routine and familiar rally speech Thursday night to another massive packed crowd of thousands of mostly mask-less supporters at an airport in Jacksonville, FL, targeting Joe Biden for not having public events earlier today and falsely claiming he wants to pack the Supreme Courtâ?"even suggesting Republicans could also pack the court. Trump made zero mention of mail in ballots, peaceful transfer of power, or accepting the election results during his just over an hour remarksâ?"was mostly material the president has said at recent rallies. The president started out his speech targeting Hispanic voters, touting a poll that he says shows him doing well with them. He wasnâ?Tt specific as to which poll, but the latest ABC News/Washington Post 2020 Battleground poll from Florida showed Biden with a 13-point lead among Hispanics. Trump even questioned why it took so long for the community to figure out that he loves them. â?oThey want to end the American dream for Hispanic-Americans. We love Hispanic-Americans. [Cheers and applause] Did you see they released a poll today? Theyâ?Tre saying Trumpâ?Ts doing really well with -- what is going on with the Hispanic? It took you so long to figure out that I love you. How long did it take? No more of that stuff. No, the Hispanic-Americans are great and you know, they did. They released a poll today and nobody has ever seen anything like it. The Republicans are beating the Democrats with Hispanic Americans. [Applause] Think of that.â?? 191720 Trump criticized Biden for having no public events on his schedule and his campaign calling a lid at 9:20 this morning, while the president ramps up his stops on the campaign trail. â?oHe is a sleepy guy. Did you see he did a lid this morning, again? Lid, lid. You know what a lid is? A lid is when you put out words, you are not going to be campaigning today. So, he does the lid all the time. I am working my ass off. I am in Texas, I'm in Ohio, Iâ?Tm in North Carolina, South Carolina, I am in Michigan. I am all over the place. Wisconsin.â?? 192150 â?oSo he did a lid today early in the morning that he wonâ?Tt be working today and I donâ?Tt know, I am working so hard. Maybe heâ?Ts right. Think of it. Supposing he never campaigns and he wins. You know how badly Iâ?Tm going to feel? Iâ?Tm working hard.â?? 192255 The president once again attacked Biden and his mental fitness claiming that someone will give him a "big shotâ?? and that heâ?Tll be â?oSupermanâ?? on the debate stage for 15 minutes next week. â?oAnd he is the lowest energy individual I have ever seen -- I've ever seen. So weâ?Tll see what happens, but heâ?Ts lidding up. Maybe he is going to be great at the debate. You know, he has been doing it for 47 years. Somebody said, oh, he wonâ?Tt do well at the debate. I said, youâ?Tre wrong. Heâ?Tll do fine. Heâ?Ts gonna do fine. They will give him a big shot or something and he will go out there. Heâ?Tll have energy. Heâ?Tll have energy, heâ?Tll be like Superman for about 15 minutes.â?? 192323 The president once again attacked MSNBCâ?Ts Ali Veshi and his coverage of the protests and compared him getting hit with a teargas canister to a bullet saying thatâ?Ts only going â?o52 miles per hour.â?? â?oAli Velshi. Remember, he was standing, and he was saying, â?othis is a friendly protest. Itâ?Ts wonderful to see the lovely people that are here.â?? You know, heâ?Ts ducking. And behind him, the entire city was burning down. Do you remember that? The entire city. Why are they doing that? Whatâ?Ts the purpose of it? I don't get it. I donâ?Tt get it. But no, he got in the knee with a canister of teargas. They say it hurts. It hurts. And thatâ?Ts only going 52 miles per hour. A bullet goes about 2000 miles an hour. But they say it hurts.â?? 192701 Though he was in Florida, Trump told his supporters that he was going to win Minnesota because of Rep. Illhan Omar, claiming she has a â?ototal disrespectâ?? for the U.S. and Minnesotans are â?onot too fondâ?? of her. â?oWeâ?Tre gonna win because of Omar. Thatâ?Ts a beauty, thatâ?Ts really -- Sheâ?Ts great. Sheâ?Ts great. She loves our country very much. She has total disrespect for our country. And I think she has hatred for our country. But I would say Omar is a big reason that weâ?Tre gonna win. Theyâ?Tre not too fond of her in Minnesota. Iâ?Tll always fight for the right of all citizens to live in security and peace, so we have law and order.â?? 192753 Trump did mention the shooting of two police officers in Louisville, Kentucky, last night and said he spoke to the governor as well. â?oI will say last night in Kentucky, I spoke to the governor. He pulled out his National Guard and I give him credit.â?? 192550 â?oTwo police officers were shot in Louisville, Kentucky. Every year, dozens of courageous police officers lay down their lives for people that they never met, people that they donâ?Tt know, people they never saw in most cases, right? They lay down their lives for people they have never met. Theyâ?Tre incredible.â?? 193035 Trump falsely claimed Biden wants to pack the court, which he has not said he supporters, while firing back at Democrats who have flouted packing the court if Republicans move forward with confirming a Justice on the Supreme Court, threatening that â?owe could do that too.â?? â?oI could see what that list would be. I can already tell you the people on that list. It would not be good. It would not be pretty. You would not be happy. That would be the end. If given power, Biden and his supporters would pack the court. You know, theyâ?Tre talking about packing the court because we have won races. We have won. Iâ?Tll tell you what. This will be my third and weâ?Tre in great shape. You see the -- do you see whatâ?Ts going on with the Republican party? How unified the Republican party is?â?? 193929 The president even had kind words for Sen. Mitt Romney, once a constant target and opponent of his, and said that he was on board with his SCOTUS decision and suggested that Republicans can pack the court too, not just Democrats. â?oWe are unified. Itâ?Ts a beautiful thing to say. Thank you, Mitt. Thank you, appreciate it. Even Mittâ?Ts on board. Even Mittâ?Ts on board. No, itâ?Ts a good thing to see, Having a unified party. Of course when they did the impeachment hoax, we had 197 to nothing in the house and 52 and a half to a half, that was Mitt, but thatâ?Ts ok. I am no longer angry at Mitt because he is being very nice on the supreme -- heâ?Ts doing -- heâ?Ts doing the right thing. I just want him to do the right thing. But they want to pack the court. We could do that too â?oPack the court.â?? â?oYou know what that means? They want to put on a lot of justices. These are things that are just horrible. I guess we could do that, too, right? We could do that too. But remember, it was Harry Reid that made this all possible. You know, theyâ?Tre angry at us. Listen, Chuck, Cryin Chuck, You know who cryingâ?T Chuck is? Chuck, Every time you complain, remember, it was Harry Reid, your person in charge. He had your job before. It was Harry Reid who made this all possible.â?? 194033 As heâ?Ts done in the past, Trump falsely claimed that Biden wants to give criminals the right to vote while theyâ?Tre still in prison. â?oThey want to give votes to prisoners, people in prison, they want to give votes.â?? 194249 Bidenâ?Ts criminal justice plan states that he â?owill incentivize states to automatically restore voting rights for individuals convicted of felonies once they have served their sentences.â?? Trump championed his coronavirus response yet still hasnâ?Tt mentioned the 200,000 dead milestone and continues to claim that there is a political hit job over a potential coronavirus vaccine. â?oOur early and aggressive action saved many millions of lives. Through Operation Warp Speed, we developed and distributed a vaccine. We will have a vaccine so soon, you wonâ?Tt even believe it. Although theyâ?Tre trying to do a little bit of the political hit. Let's delay it just a little bit. You notice that? Letâ?Ts delay the vaccine just a little bit.â?? 194743 Trump railed over â?ocritical race theory,â?? calling it a â?ocancerâ?? and boasted about firing staff who taught race sensitivity training in the federal government. He also pushed for teaching â?oour children the truth about Americaâ?? in schools, despite downplaying the countryâ?Ts actual legacy of slavery and racism in a recent speech. Weâ?Tll teach our children the truth about America, that we are the most exceptional nation on the face of the Earth and you havenâ?Tt seen anything yet. You see what weâ?Tre doing. I have also issued an executive order to prohibit the teaching of critical race theory in the federal government. That hateful marxist doctrine paints America as a wicked nation, seeks to divide everyone by race, rewrites American history and teaches people to be ashamed of themselves and be ashamed of their country. 195157 Thatâ?Ts not happening anymore. We fired so many of these wiseguys. We had one getting $350,000 a year teaching our military this stuff. And he said, what happened? We said, you are fired, get out. Done. No, many people. Itâ?Ts become -- itâ?Ts become a cancer. Itâ?Ts like a cancer, but many, many people gone. They are not gone and if theyâ?Tre not, let us know and weâ?Tll let them go. 195234 In one bizarre moment, as the president was shouting out members of congress and aides in attendance at the rally, he also claimed to have â?oundercover operativesâ?? at the event who he said he didnâ?Tt want to name because â?othey may lose some effectiveness â?oWe also have some others that are running for different offices in the Republican party. We love the Republican party. They have been incredible. We also have some of our unbelievable undercover operatives. If you don't mind, I will not introduce them. I want to so badly. I want to bring them up here. I want to hug them and kiss them chime not allowed to do. They may lose some effectiveness if I introduce them.â?? 195822 LOG BELOW FROM WASH 4 (HEAD ON): **ROUGH LOG. BOLDED BITES ARE CLEAN.** [7:15:02 PM] âTª âTªâTª [applause] [7:16:04 PM] >> U.S.A. Usa. Usa. TRUMP>> Hello, Jacksonville. We love Jacksonville. I am thrilled to be back in my home state of Florida with thousands of loyal, hard-working American patriots. This is some crowd. I just wish the cameras which show the crowd. They don't want to do this. They don't like to do that, you know? It is harder for us to win because we have a fake news back there. But somehow we just keep on doing it. Isn't it crazy? It is interesting. When Biden comes to Florida, they have like 12 or 13 people he has eight a -- has a hard [7:17:07 PM] time filling up the circles. He we have some he like 30,000 people. That is a lot of people. 40 days fr now we are going to win Florida. We are going to win four more years in the white house. [Cheers and applause] And this is the mt important election in the history of our country. I believe that. It is. Because we are dealing with people that are crazy. Going to raise your taxes. They are going to take away your second amendment. 191720 You know that. Your second amendment is not going anywhere with me, I can tell you that. The Democrat party is being completely taken over by socialists, marxists, and far left extremists. They embrace the policies of communist Cuba, socialist Venezuela. They want to end the American dream for Hispanic-Americans. We love hispanic-americans. [Cheers and applause] Did you see they released a poll today? 191753 Theyâ?Tre saying Trumpâ?Ts doing really well with -- what is going on with the hispanic? It took you so long to figure out that I love you. How long did it take? No more of that stuff. No, the Hispanic-Americans are great and you know, they did. They released a poll today and nobody has ever seen anything like it. The Republicans are beating the Democrats with hispanic Americans. [Applause] Think of that. 191823 No weâ?Tre doing great, we are doing great. And they never like to show those polls. Whenever you see they donâ?Tt show too many polls. Thatâ?Ts only because weâ?Tre winning. Weâ?Tre winning by a lot. We think weâ?Tre winning by like a lot. But the only poll that counts is on November 3rd, right? Thatâ?Ts the only poll that counts., right? So get out there. Don't let them bluff you. Whatever it is. Get out there and vote. The Republican party is the party of jobs, safety, and [7:19:09 PM] freedom and we will ensure America never becomes a socialist for communist country. I said, socialist country. A socialist or communist country. These people are crazy. Kamala is further left than Bernie. I did not know that. She is the furthest left in the U.S. Senate. She was up at 15% when she started. You know that, right? And then S went to 11. 6, 4, 2, 1. She left before Iowa, the great state of Iowa, where I made ethanol possible for them. I gave our farmers 28 billion dollars, thank you very much, China. They were targeting Iowa, [7:20:11 PM] Nebraska. A lot of our great state. Wisconsin. Gave our farmers a lot of money. We have a lot of farmers in Florida. Here is the choice facing every Florida voter. Biden will deliver a crippling shut down. We did that and we saved millions of lives. Your governor has done a great job. Florida is down. The China virus, the China virus. Some people call it coronavirus. That sounds like a beautiful place in Italy. It did not come from Italy, it came from China. This guys talking, he will shut it down. I'm not shutting anything down. We are doing so well. Wait until you see the third quarter. I should not say it -- wait until you see how good the third quarter is going to be. It comes out just before the [7:21:11 PM] election. You will not believe the numbers, you say. You will see numbers, nobody's gonna see those numbers. We are hearing from 25-35% gdp. Nobody has ever heard of that before. I ran -- Iran has a 25% gdp but it is negative. They just announced negative gdp. Be careful. I am delivering a safe vaccine and we are doing a record recovery. It is a record. Next year is going to be the best economic year in the history of our country. Unless a very sleepy guy got in and decided to quadruple everybody's taxes. 192150 He is a sleepy guy. Did you see he did a lid this morning, again? Lid, lid. You know what a lid is? A lid is when you put out words, you are not going to be campaigning today. So, he does the lid all the time. I am working my ass off. I am in Texas, I'm in Ohio, Iâ?Tm in North Carolina, South Carolina, I am in Michigan. I am all over the place. Wisconsin. [FOUR MORE YEARS CHANT] 192227 Thank you. Thank you. But he puts a lid on. So a lid, I didnâ?Tt know what the hell a lid was. I have only been doing this for 3.5 years, right? But a lid is, you know, you are not going to go out today. Youâ?Tre going to stay in your apartment or letâ?Ts put it this way, in his basement. So early in the morning he's put a lid on. That means nothing for the day. I guess they do that for the press. The fake news goes home and they say how great he is as a candidate. They go home and they say heâ?Ts a great candidate. 192255 But he put another lid on the many lids. So he did a lid today early in the morning that he wonâ?Tt be working today and I donâ?Tt know, I am working so hard. Maybe heâ?Ts right. Think of it. Supposing he never campaigns and he wins. You know how badly Iâ?Tm going to feel? Iâ?Tm working hard. And you got to work hard and you know what? I said it today, we cannot have a low energy individual as our president. We canâ?Tt. 192323 And he is the lowest energy individual I have ever seen -- iâ?Tee ever seen. So weâ?Tll see what happens, but heâ?Ts lidding up. Maybe he is going to be great at the debate. You know, he has been doing it for 47 years. Somebody said, oh, he wonâ?Tt do well at the debate. I said, youâ?Tre wrong. Heâ?Tll do fine. Heâ?Ts gonna do fine. They will give him a big shot or something and he will go out there. Heâ?Tll have energy. Heâ?Tll have energy, heâ?Tll be like Superman for about 15 minutes. Biden's plan will crush Florida. My plan will crush the virus and weâ?Tre doing it. Weâ?Tre rounding the turn. [7:24:15 PM] Under my leadership, prosperity will surge. I love normal life. We want to get back to normal life. We will resume the Florida tourism and hospitality industries will reach record highs. Next year, will be one of the greatest years. Mark it down. If I'm Wrong, you will say I am wrong. I will say, sorry about that. We are going to have a great year. Our country is doing great. Our military has never been stronger. We have taken out so many bad ones. Hopefully it is so strong we never are going to have to use it. You want to make it so strong we have never had weapons like this. No country in the world ever possessed the power, the weaponry, what we have is so incredible. Nobody has ever possessed it for. Not Russia, not China, not anybody. We are the envy of the world. [7:25:17 PM] Hope god we never have to use them. Th election is about jobs. It is all made in the usa, everything we have read this election is also about law and order. They said, do not say law and order. That is tough. They said law & order very lightly and safety and liberty. I said, it is about law & order. We have to have law and order. These Democrat run states are a disaster. They are a dister. You look at what is happening all over the country. Look at Portland commit how bad is that? I will say last night in Kentucky, I spoke to the governor. He pulled out his National Guard and I give him credit. Moly they don't want to do that. 192600 I say, let us send the national Guard. I did it in -- remember -- Minnesota. We are going to win Minnesota. So , I did it in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They were having a hard time. And took a little long -- and little longer than we wanted, but we got the okay to get in, we solved that problem in about 25 minutes I think it took. They formed a line, that was the hard part. The easy part was just walking straight ahead, they never flinched. They were not socially distanced, they were right next to each other. 192631 They had 250,000 dollar a piece uniforms, they had more stuff on their head -- Iâ?Tm trying to figure out what is it? They had computers, they had infrared goggles. They had everything. And they walked forward with their canisters of tear gas and pepper spray. And it was -- remember the CNN reporter? He went down. He got hit on the knee with a can of what? Yeah, that is right. He got hit. He said, Iâ?Tm down, Iâ?Tm down. He was down. Thatâ?Ts too bad. I feel badly for him though, he went down. 192701 Ali Velshi. Remember, he was standing, and he was saying, â?othis is a friendly protest. Itâ?Ts wonderful to see the lovely people that are here.â?? You know, heâ?Ts ducking. And behind him, the entire city was burning down. Do you remember that? The entire city. Why are they doing that? Whatâ?Ts the purpose of it? I don't get it. I donâ?Tt get it. But no, he got in the knee with a canister of teargas. They say it hurts. It hurts. 192733 And thatâ?Ts only going 52 miles per hour. A bullet goes about 2000 miles an hour. But they say it hurts. But they cleaned out that city, in a half an hour, they had no problem. Minneapolis. Thatâ?Ts one of the reasons Iâ?Tm going to win. Another would be Ilham Omar. Thatâ?Ts a reason. [BOOS] 192753 Omar. Weâ?Tre gonna win because of Omar. Thatâ?Ts a beauty, thatâ?Ts really -- Sheâ?Ts great. Sheâ?Ts great. She loves our country very much. She has total disrespect for our country. And I think she has hatred for our country. But I would say Omar is a big reason that weâ?Tre gonna win. Theyâ?Tre not too fond of her in Minnesota. Iâ?Tll always fight for the right of all citizens to live in security and peace, so we have law and order. 192821 Joe Biden is weak as hell. He surrendered his party to flag burners, rioters, and anti-police radicals. The Democrat partyâ?Ts war on police. You know, a lot of people say cops. I never liked the word -- You know my father -- Sit down, please. Come on. Weâ?Tll be here for a while. What the hell. We have nothing else to do. I have nothing else to do except run a country. 192851 And the hardest part about running the country is dealing with crazy democrats. You know, weâ?Tre working on stimulus for people. Because itâ?Ts not their fault, it was China's fault. 192901 And we can't get Nancy Pelosi to approve it. She wants to wait until after the election. I said people want their money now. Not gonna have any impact from that standpoint. People want their money now. The Democrat party's war on cops is putting the lives of innocent police officers in danger, but my father had great respect -- always had great respect for law enforcement, for the police. And one time I said dad, the cops are out there. Look at that. They look great. And he says, never use the word cops, itâ?Ts police. 192930 Thatâ?Ts the kind of respect he had. He thought -- I donâ?Tt want to, you know, right? Look, I have a couple of pretty rough looking guys. No, itâ?Ts true. But, I always find it a little hard. You know, I just left an impression. Police, he thought it was slang. And I don't think they -- how many? We got a lot of them here. Does anybody mind the term cops? Who is here thatâ?Ts a policeman or woman? Policemen. Do they mind? A lot of them. A lot of them. Do they mind that term, cops? 193004 No. They just want respect and they just want to be allowed to do their job properly because nobody can do it. Do you agree with that? That is what I say. Alright, then iâ?Tll start calling them cops. He said, we don't mind. Just respect us and let us do our jobs. Earlier this month two sheriff's deputies were ambushed at close range in Los Angeles, California. I called them both and they were okay, but they were hit. They were hit badly. Last night, as you know, two police officers were shot in Louisville, Kentucky. 193035 Every year, dozens of courageous police officers lay down their lives for people that they never met, people that they donâ?Tt know, people they never saw in most cases, right? They lay down their lives for people they have never met. Theyâ?Tre incredible. Law enforcement, let's give them a hand, please. [Applause] [7:31:31 PM] Pres. Trump: Thank you very much. I tell them all the time, we have endorsements from all of them. I tell them, you have idea how much you are loved. You do not get the true story. That is a lot of people back there. That is a lot of fakers back there. The problem with being on live, you make a little bit of a mistake and they say this was a horrible mistake. >> Four more years. Pres. Ump: All right, thank you. That is enough of that. It is very dishonest it is a shame. It does hurt our country. [7:32:34 PM] They do not show the protesters. Cities are burning down, storefronts are being exploded. They would have you believe there is nothing happening. It is the most incredible thing. No matter what your philosophy is, why would you want to -- wouldn't want to show the facts? And then we fix it. Republican cities don't have trouble. Republican states do not have trouble. You go to different states, some of these governors, friends of mine. I have friends on both sides. Republican governors, red states, they look like, how is a thing like this possible? Because they have law and order. That is what it is. For the entire summer, Joe Biden was silent as his far left supporters assaulted police officers. Harassed citizen Americans and set fire to buildings. There were rioters, looters. They were anarchists. He called them peaceful [7:33:37 PM] protests. He said, there peaceful protests. He may believe it. Honestly, he may S they are peaceful. I think he believes it. I actually do. It is the other ones you have to worry about because they call the shots, not him. He has called for the ridiculous cutting of police funding. Abolishing cash bail, if you can believe that and the closing of our prisons. That is a good idea. He even describes law enforcement as the enemy. Has taken it back, I assume. He has taken everything back. He has taken anti-fracking ck. But it is the first thing they say, they stick with. Biden Anti-police crusade must stop. I will always stand with the hero of law enforcement. [7:34:41 PM] I was honored to receive the endorsement of 48 sheriffs right here in Florida. Three weeks ago. And all over the country, law enforcement from Texas, Arizona, Ohio. Michigan, Wisconsin. Pennsylvania, New York's finest. They had never endorsed a presidential candidate. The national troopers coalition. Chicago, how about that? Chicago police, they endorsed me. All the major law enforcement organizations. >> Usa. [7:35:41 PM] Usa. [Indiscernible] Pres. Trump: They go back home to mommy, they say mommy, I am sorry. I am sorry. You know the incredible thing about that? I didn't hear anything except our crowd. They have no voice. They are screaming at the top of their lun, but their lungs are very small. I didn't hear -- all you hear -- like this here. If you wouldn't recognize the we wouldn't even know they exist. The headline -- we had one young protester. The headline will be, trumps rally broken up by protests. One very young girl, she is a [7:36:41 PM] girl. Am allowed to say a girl? She looks like she's about 16 years old. How the hell did that Happen 250 generals and military leaders. Hundreds and hundreds of military spouses have given their complete and total endorsement to our campaign. To uphold the law of our land. And to old our constitution as written. 193654 On Saturday, I will be announcing my nominee to the U.S. Supreme court. [Applause] Itâ?Ts true. Itâ?Ts gonna be a big deal. We are doing it on the -- Weâ?Tre doing it at the white house. The rose garden of the white house. Unless itâ?Ts raining in which case we will still do it there, thatâ?Ts okay. Itâ?Ts beautiful, the white house, so beautiful. We love the white house, right outside the oval office and you know, they don;t want us to do it. 193738 The Democrats say, you shouldn't do it. Why? We have a lot of time. Let me ask you the one simple question. If it was them instead of us, do you think theyâ?Td do it? No, this will be a very talented person. It will be a woman. I am sorry, men. It will be a woman. All right, ready? Who would rather see a man? Oh, thatâ?Ts trouble. Try it again. Who would rather see a man? That is not good. Who would rather see a woman? [Applause] I think it would be -- I think [7:38:45 PM] it would take tremendous coage. I don't care how great the man is. Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to tell you that Jim Fitzgerald -- you would see a lot of very unhappy faces, right? My opponent refuses to else his list of potential justices because they will be handpicked by extremists like representative Alexandria oh because you Corte-- Ocasio Cortez. Sometimes known as AOC. One of the three is Omar. They will pick the first. If bid does that, if he puts an extremist into that position, he loses everything that is like normal. If he does the other way, he loses the left. I would love to have him put up a list. 193929 I could see what that list would be. I can already tell you the people on that list. It would not be good. It would not be pretty. You would not be happy. That would be the end. If given power, Biden and his supporters would pack the court. You know, theyâ?Tre talking about packing the court because we have won races. We have won. Iâ?Tll tell you what. S, this will be my third and weâ?Tre in great shape. You see the -- do you see whatâ?Ts going on with the Republican party? How unified the Republican party is? 194000 Right? No, we are unified. Itâ?Ts a beautiful thing to say. Thank you, Mitt. Thank you, appreciate it. Even Mittâ?Ts on board. Even Mittâ?Ts on board. No, itâ?Ts a good thing to see, Having a unified party. Of course when they did the impeachment hoax, we had 197 to nothing in the house and 52 and a half to a half, that was Mitt, but thatâ?Ts ok. I am no longer angry a Mitt because he is being very nice on the supreme -- heâ?Ts doing -- heâ?Ts doing the right thing. I just want him to do the right thing. But they want to pack the court. 194033 You know what that means? They want to put on a lot of justices. These are things that are just horrible. I guess we could do that, too, right? We could do that too. But remember, it was Harry Reid that made this all possible. You know, theyâ?Tre angry at us. Listen, Chuck, Cryin Chuck, You know who cryingâ?T Chuck is? Chuck, Every time you complain, remember, it was Harry Reid, your person in charge. He had your job before. It was Harry Reid who made this all possible. 194103 Thank you very much, Harry. I hope you are enjoying your evening. No, they blame us. Harry Reid gave us the power, nuclear option. Thank you Harry, very much. He wants to pack the court -- supreme court with radicals who will terminate the second amendment, confiscate your firearms, eliminate the right to self defense, strike under god from the pledge of allegiance and all other places. [7:41:50 PM] Scared down crosses -- tear down crosses from public spaces and force taxpayers to fund extreme late-term abortions. 194147 These far-left justices would release violent criminals, shield foreign terrorists, impose sanctuary cities and declare the death penalty totally unconstitutional. Hey, It will be totally unconstitutional. They want to declare it unconstitutional for even the most depraved mass murderers. And itâ?Ts a tough thing, itâ?Ts a tough thing. They came to my office today on the death penalty -- for clemency. I said, what was the crime? The crime was so horrible, 194222 that I won't tell you what it was, but it has been going on for 21 years or so. The crime was so horrible that this person committed that I said, look, I just canâ?Tt talk about it. It was so -- it was so horrible. And thatâ?Ts usually the case -- usually the case. Like the Boston bomber. And by the way, they want to give votes to prisoners, people in prison, they want to give votes. 194249 So we immediately said, remember, Bernie? Crazy Bernie. Bernie is -- Iâ?Tll tell you one thing about him. He is the greatest loser I have ever seen. No, Itâ?Ts true. No, I mean that in a respectful way because what they did to him with Hillary was bad, but this time was even worse. Elizabeth pocahontas Warren would have left the campaign one day before super Tuesday. Bernie, with her ideology, basically because she is a radical left. And she was really fresh to him, but she was really fresh -- how bad was Elizabeth Warren to Joe Biden? There was only one person that was worse. Who was worse? Kamala. I said, heâ?Tll never -- [7:43:34 PM] this shows you my great instinct. He will never pick kamala because no human being who has been treated worse than kamala. She called him a racist? She called him xenophobic. She called him all sorts of things. Things that were so bad, I cannot say them. I said, she is out. He picks her. We always pick people going up, not going down. How good is Mike pence? Is he great? He is a solid guynd he is a great guy and a great vice president. He is in Michigan, he is everywhere. Where did you gooday, Mike? I went to Michigan, north Carolina, soh Carolina. I went to Wisconsin. [7:44:51 PM] He is an incredible guy. He les the people of this country. You cannot do better than Mike pence. If you want to save America, you must get out and vote. In just 3.5 years, we have secured our borders. We built awesome power of the U.S. Military. A blooded ISIS caliphate -- obliterated ISIS caliphate. Fixed and disastrous trade deals and they were a disaster. I said, who agreed to this? Stupid people. We brought jobs back to America. You Had the greatest year here have ever had last year. The greatest year you have ever had. Under 16 years of presidents, Obama and bush, household income [7:45:52 PM] rose only 2000 $900 -- $2900. In three years, and including energy, because look at the savings, how are you doing at the gas pump? Did you ever think that was going happen. In three years -- less than 3000 -- you went up $10,000 including energy. We lifted 6.6 million people out of poverty. The largest poverty reduction in the first three years of any president in the history of our country. We built the greatest economy in the history of the world. Not only here. Everywhere. For years, I heard that China, and 2019, was going to overtake us. Thatid not happen. And then they released the plague but it did not happen. I got hit hard themselves. [7:46:55 PM] I wonder if they understood they were going to get hit, too. They could have stopped it. They could have stopped it going all over the world, 188 countries including Europe and the United States. We have added record 10.6 million jobs. Including 3.3 million first panic Americans. Both numbers are a record. When the plague arrived from China, we launched the largest mobilization since World War II. We pioneered lifesaving therapies. Europe has almost a 50% greater mortality rate than the U.S.. You see they are being hit very hard. The fake news saying, I don't know if you are doing as well as Europe. Now Europe is exploding again. They do not want to talk about [7:47:56 PM] that. That is not good for their narrative. 194743 Our early and aggressive action saved many millions of lives. Through Operation Warp Speed, we developed and distributed a vaccine. We will have a vaccine so soon, you wonâ?Tt even believe it. Although theyâ?Tre trying to do a little bit of the political hit. Let's delay it just a little bit. You notice that? Letâ?Ts delay the vaccine just a little bit. 194804 But we have three great companies and then others also. Johnson and Johnson. Right? Pfizer. Moderna. Great companies, all of them great companies. And theyâ?Tre right there. Theyâ?Tre way advanced, way advanced. Theyâ?Tre in the final steps. I took historic action to get critical relief for American workers through our paycheck protection program. We saved 3.2 million Florida jobs. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] 194834 Weâ?Tre launching a historic effort to bring our medical supply chains back home where they belong. In 1996, Joe Biden voted to obliterate Puerto Rico's thriving pharmaceutical industry. I am reversing that and weâ?Tre going back so that Puerto Rico can get its pharmaceutical industry back and theyâ?Tre going to have it back soon. That was Joe Biden that did that. And then theyâ?Tll vote because automatically, I donâ?Tt know, they vote for a Democrat. Whatâ?Ts the purpose? Heâ?Ts the one that did it. [7:49:06 PM] Look how devastated -- what he did to our African-American community and people do not want to talk about it. What he did was devastating. He is not good for anyone, let's face it. Last week, I announced $13 billion that goes to disaster relief for Puerto Rico. They got hit hard. I pe they remember that. That Was given by Trump, not by the Democrats. Our hearts are also with the communities in the panhandle. [7:49:58 PM] I love the panhandle. [Applause] You are great -- your governor is doing a great job. He said they love you in the panhandle. I think I am out like 99.9%. We took care of -- we took care of the panhandle. He remembers -- do you remember hurricane Sally? We took care of it. Ron said, we need more money. I said, how much? I said, you got it. Don't come back. Sir, we need more money. That is I guess a good governor, that is what a good governor does, right? That is what a good governor does. Approved a major disaster declaration. We will be with you every step of the way. We are there so fast other presidents took a long time to approve them. [7:51:00 PM] We know what is going to happen. We took care of Florida. November 3, Florida will decide whether we return to record prosperity or whether allow Joe Biden to kill the recovery. Impose a four between dollar tax hike. Then -- ban American energy, destroy the suburbs. Give free health care to illegal aliens which means millions of people are going to pour into our country. And Dr. Rate children with anti-amerin lies. To combat the toxic left-wing propaganda, I announced something that was very popular. Are launching a new pro-american lesson plan called 1776. [Applause] [7:52:07 PM] >> Usa. Usa. 195157 TRUMP>> Weâ?Tll teach our children the truth about America, that we are the most exceptional nation on the face of the Earth and you havenâ?Tt seen anything yet. You see what weâ?Tre doing. I have also issued an executive order to prohibit the teaching of critical race theory in the federal government. That hateful marxist doctrine paints America as a wicked nation, seeks to divide everyone by race, rewrites American history and teaches people to be ashamed of themselves and be ashamed of their country. 195234 Thatâ?Ts not happening anymore. We fired so many of these wiseguys. We had one getting $350,000 a year teaching our military this stuff. And he said, what happened? We said, you are fired, get out. Done. No, many people. Itâ?Ts become -- itâ?Ts become a cancer. Itâ?Ts like a cancer, but many, many people gone. They are not gone and if theyâ?Tre not, let us know and weâ?Tll let them go. 195305 But we have to unite together as one proud American family, thatâ?Ts what we are. We are joined tonight by some incredible warriors, some incredible people. One of them that iâ?Tm most proud of is a man that came to this state and what a job he has done. Your great governor, Ron Desantis. 195338 He is doing a great job. Ron is doing a great job. Ron, how are we doing in the election? How are we doing on November 3rd, Ron? Okay, He says good. We better do good. Well, he won a great primary. [7:54:08 PM] And then he beat a man who had a great future. I do not think it is T good. He did not choke under pressure. Much more important is the first lady of Florida, Casey to Santos -- DeSantis. The mayor of Jacksonville. A really good guy, I got H -- he wanted to do it so bad. We wanted to have a Republican national convention rit here in Jacksonville. But the timing was a little B bad. We got hit with covid as they say. We got hit with the China virus. But he was absolutely fantastic. Your mayor, Lenny curry. -- curry. [7:55:10 PM] Are you ready? Some of the greatest, toughest warriors you ever will meet during the impeachment hoax, they said this is the biggest pile of crop you have ever seen. I am the only guy history who ever got impeached for perfect conversation. Everybody said, what is wrong with this? We sent it to the justice department, we said, please check this. Thankfully, there were people who were taking it down, exact notes, and it was perfect. We sent it to T justice department. Please examine this conversation. They called back and sd, what exactly are you looking for here? These guys are used to looking at killers and drug dealers. We said, explained to us, what are we looking for? This W the greatest hoax. [7:56:11 PM] Today, you see what happened they caught him? They got him cold. We will talk about it. They now find out trump was 100% truthful. It was hoax. They got them cold. It was just announced. Dan convened a - they got them cold. We will talk about in a second. These are warriors. When I needed warriors, I had them. Representative Matt Gaetz. [Applause] What a great guy. What a guy. Big future. Thank you, Matt. Thank you. He is very shy on television, right? He is great. Thank you, Matt. Ted Yoho. [7:57:11 PM] Ted? Great job. A man in charge of all spying, he was so good, Matt and Ron and Ted and a lot of people came to see me. Mike, another great one. Thank you, Mike. His John Rutherford here? [Applause] What a good job, John. Thank you for the help. Miael waltz has been so great. Candidate for congress, cat. [7:58:17 PM] Cat was in the oval office. I said, how are you doing? I am a 42. 42 points. That was a big trump district. That W a great when you had -- win you had. I really appreciate it. 195822 And we also have some others that are running for different offices in the Republican party and we love the Republican party. They have been incredible. They have been incredible. We also have some of our really unbelievable, undercover operatives. And if you don't mind, I wonâ?Tt introduce them, alright? I donâ?Tt think weâ?Tre gonna introduce them. I want to so badly. I want to have them stand up, bring them up here. I want to hug them and kiss them which iâ?Tm not allowed to do because of social distancing. 195856 But somehow They may lose some effectiveness if I introduce them. So theyâ?Tre in the crowd, saw two of them and I wonâ?Tt bother, but they are great, great champions of our country. Thank you. [Cheering and applause] [19:59:14] And also, here is a woman -- I mean, she was tough. She was in charge of a great state, Michigan, and she said, Republicans hadn't won Michigan in man decades. I was doing so much for the business and jobs and bringing people back, recommending and telling them, you're losing your business to Mexico, Canada, and told musical, they gave the man of the year in Michigan -- and 12 years ago, they gave me the man of the year in Michigan. All of a sudden, I am running for office. A woman, it was unbelievable, [8:00:20 PM] she said, come give a speech. She Said I'm in charge of Michigan. I said, I hear we don't ha a chance, we should win Michigan. She said, you will win here if you come here. She call again, and again, I couldn't take it. She wanted me to do one more. I know you are going to win, do one more. Just two weeks left. And I said this is it, I devoted a lot of time to Michigan and everyone says you can't win. By the way, just got a poll, we are the points up in Michigan. She used to call me Mr. Trump, I sn't president yet, she said, sir, please, this one time, three weeks out. I said, this is it. That's it. So I did it. The net before the election, she [8:01:21 PM] said, you are going to win Michigan, but you have to make one more stop. [Laughter] And I made it on election day. I arrived at 12:15 in the now morning, that was no election day -- now election day. I started speaking at 1:00 in the morning on election day. My wife said, are you crazy? We have 32,000 people. The reason I went, she wanted us there, but we found out that Croghan Hillary clinton, Barack hussein Obama, and Mrs. Obama and Bill Clinton were traveling to Michigan unexpectedly, because as Bill Clinton told them months ago, you are going to have trouble with trump in Michigan. They didn't nt to listen to him. He sd you're going to have trouble in Wisconsin, too and be careful of Minnesota. This was Clinton. They were laughing. They thought it was very funny. But they knew they were in trouble. I went there, I started speaking [8:02:22 PM] at one of clock -- at 1:00 in the morning with 2000 people that Grand Rapids. They had 500 people. In Grand Rapids. I said, we are not going to lose this day, as far as the eye can see. I said, we are not losing Florida, I can tell you that. You can feel it. You have an instinct. We are joined, as well, by a group of incredible supporters who have recently walked away from the Democrat party. They walked away from the Democrats. They just registered as a Republican. Thank you. Thank you. They are going to be voting for us. I thank you. [8:03:22 PM] You are all over the place. Thank you. Ank you. They are smart. They've common sense. We have spent the last four years reversing the terrible damage Joe Biden inflicted over the last 47 years. Together, we have taken on a corrupt and broken system that's been throwing everything at us from the very beginning. Remember this, I have done more in 47 months than Joe Biden has done in 47 years. [Cheering D applause] [Crowd chanting] 200401 But today, a trove of text messages was released from the FBI agents involved in the Russia witch hunt. Did you -- you had to see this? This is what I was talking about before. The headline from the federalist reads, "Trump was right, explosive new FBI text, detail internal (?) over handling of the crossfire hurricane investigation." That was the name. We caught them. We had them before this, but this is like -- remember the insurance policy? Darling, darling, oh I love you so much, darling. She is going to win, isn't she? Yes, 100 million to one. 200443 That is not good odds for me. They might not have been great but they were a lot better than that. 100 million to one, Lisa. I love you so much. But it was for some reason she doesnâ?Tt win, we have an insurance policy. Thatâ?Ts what weâ?Tve been living through. Their insurance police. You can't be any more obvious than that. These people are scum. They were trying to do a coup, who would think? [Applause] And we caught them before that, we caught them spying on our nation. 200518 And theyâ?Tve gotten caught. Letâ?Ts see what happens with them now, but this was a big day. This was a big day, never forget. They are coming after me because I am fighting for you. Thereâ?Ts a lot of truth to that [Cheering and applause] For decades, our politicians spent trillions of dollars rebuilding foreign nations, fighting foreign wars, and defending foreign borders. 200544 But now, we are finally protecting our nation, rebuilding our cities, and we are bringing our jobs, our factories, and our troops back home to the usa. [Cheering and applause] Joe Biden champions every globalist betrayal of America for 47 years. He was a cheerleader for nafta, the worst trade deal ever made, emptied out your factories. And he was a cheerleader for China's entry into the world trade organization. I took the toughest ever action to stand up to China's rampant theft of american jobs [20:06:27] And I proudly signed a historic executive order making it official government policy to buy American and hire American. [Cheering and applause] By the way, you have to see this guy, he is using my slogan. I saw it the other day, "Buy erican." I've been saying that for five years. I'm telling you. You have to come up with your N slogans, Joe. We invested $2.5 trillion in the U.S. Military to launch the first new branch of the U.S. Armed forces in nearly 75 years after the air force, the [8:07:33 PM] space force. We passed V.A. Choice and V.A. Accountability. We have a 91% O -- 91% approval rating in the V.A. The highest and history. -- The highest in history. 91% approval. We used to see things in the news about how badly vets were treated. Now we have a 91% approval rating. Today, I can announce the V.A. Is approving a new lease for a brand-new vet-- veterans' health care clinic. We kled the four and leader of ISIS, al-baghdadi. We took out the world's number one terrorist all over the world. Number one. [Cheering and applause] [8:08:35 PM] The mass murder of American troops and many others, qasem soleimani, is dead. He deserved to be taken out. I kept my promise, recognized the uth capital -- pro capital of Israel, and opened the American embassy in Jerusalem. -- The true capital of Israel, and opened the American embassy in jerusalem. [Cheering and applause] I also recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan heights, and instead of endless war, we are forging peace in the Middle East. He saw what was happening. [Cheering and applause] -- You saw what was happening. [Cheering and applause] I was nominated for two Nobel [8:09:35 PM] peace prizes last week. You know. [Cheering and applause] And I told our great first lady, I was nominated for the Nobel peace prize. I'm here to come home early. I have to watch it on NBC news, which one of the biggest scam jobs I've ever seen. Mbc. Probably worse than CNN, NBC. We will watch second blaze NBC. -- Place NBC. They are bed. -- They are bad. Ladies and gentlemen, they start off with something else, something else. Now the show was almost over, they are now mentioning the Nobel peace prize. This is very embarrassing, but [8:10:36 PM] th it was ok, because two days later, I got nominated again. That was for Israel. [Cheering and applause] I got nominated. And I remember when Obama got -- they said, Barack hussein Obama was disseminated for the Nobel peace prize. -- Was just nominated for the Nobel peace prize. What happened? In Serbia, they are not killing each other anymore. Totally different. The first was Israel. Bahrain, uae, this one was Kosovo. I said, first lady, let's give it another shot. When Barack ama got his Nobel prize, immediately after he got elected, they asked him why did he get it, he had no clue. Nobody knew. It was a big story. Breaking news -- they didn't [8:11:40 PM] have breaking news when I got it. We understand the press. We understand it very well. The lesson ministration made a pathetic one-sided deal with the Castro dictatorship that betrayed the Cuban people and enriched the commonest regime. My opponents stand wh socialism and communism, I stand with the proud people of Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua. You're going to win that very singular. The lesson ministration, also negotiating the terrible -- the last administration also negotiated the terrible deal with Colombian drug cartels. They surrendered the narco terrorists -- to the narco terrorists and caused illicit drug production to soar. We worked with our Colombian partners to launch a historic rebel operation against the drug traffickers. [8:12:40 PM] Since April, we have seen the have disrupted 227 metric tons of narcotics. Nobody has done anything like at. Nail-biter and has put forward the most injuries and extreme platform of any major par nominee in history. The bad news is, you doesn't know what it is. The Biden plan would destroy social security and destroy protections for pre-existing conditions. Will drain your medicare by giving free health care to illegal immigrants. Alimmigration enforcement will [8:13:45 PM] enforce totally open borders. He wld terminate our travel bans on jihadist regions. Remember I got that approved? They kept saying he lost. Have a travel ban -- we have a travel ban. And increase the floodgates to radical islamic terrorism. He wants to ban school choice and charter schools, which are absolutely imperative for our children. In the second term, I will provide school choice to every parent in America. A vote for Republican is a vote for safe communities, great jobs, and a limitless future for all Americans. In conclusion, we will make America the manufacturing superpower of the world, and we will end our reliance on China once and for all. [Cheering and applause] [8:14:48 PM] We will make our medical supplies right here in the U.S. We will hire more police. Increase penalties for wrongful law enforcement and then sanctuary cities. We will defend the dignity of work in the sanctity of life. We will uphold religious liberty, free speech, and the right to keep and bear arms. [Cheering and applause we will strike down terrorists who threaten our citizens, and we will keep out of America, of our great country, we will stay away from those ridiculous foreign wars. -- Endless foreign wars. They never end. Endless foreign wa. They are all coming home. We will maintain America's unrivaled military might. And we will ensure peace through strength, and nobody has strength like we have strength. Peace through strength. [8:15:51 PM] We will and surprise medical bills, require price transparency, and for the reduce health insurance premiums and the cost of prescription drugs. They will be coming down by 30% -70%. They are spending a lot of money right now, big pharma. We will strongly protect medicare and social security, and we will always protect patients with pre-existing conditions. [Cheering and pause] Americ will land the first woman on the moan, and the United States will be the first nation to land an astronaut on Mars. -- The moon, and the ted states will be the first nation to land an astronaut on Mars. [Crowd chanting] [8:17:02 PM] Thank you. That's really nice. I had such a nice life before doing this. But no administration has ever done, in the first three and a half years, not even close, what we have done. And that is very gratifying, I want to tell you. [Cheering and applause] And thank you very much. We'll restore patriotic education. We will teach our children to love our country, honor our history, and always respect our great American flag. [Cheering and pause] [Crowd chanting "U.S.A."] And we will live by the timeless [8:18:04 PM] words of our national motto -- "In god we trust." [Cheering and applause] For years, you had a president who apologized for America. Now you have a president who is standing up for Americans, standing up or the great people of Florida. -- For the great people of Florida. [Cheering and applause] Get your friends, get your family, get your neighbors, get your coworkers, and get out and vote. We have to win this election. The most important election we have ever had. Early voting has already begun. Don't wait. Vote. It is safe. Go out and vote. Here we are doing very well, that is what the word is, we'll see. From Tampa, to Tallahassee, from Orlando, to Miami, from Pensacola, to write here in Jacksonville -- [cheering and applause] [8:19:05 PM] We stand on the shoulders of Florida patriots who gave eir blood, sweat, and Test for this beloved nation. We inherit the legacy of American heroes across the oceans, blaze the trail, settle the continent, pave the wilderness, dug out the Panama canal, laid down the railroads, raise that the skyscrapers, went to world wars, defeated fascism and communism, and from here, in this beautiful, beautiful state, this son-drenched state of Florida, -- sun-drenched state of Frida, launched American astronauts to the moon. We made America into the single greatest nation in the history of the world, and the best is yet to come. [Cheering and applause] Proud citizens like your build this country. Together, we are returning the por to you, the American people. [Cheering and applause] [8:20:07 PM] With your help, your devotion, your drive, we are going to keep on working. We a going to keep on fighting. And we are going to keep on winning, winning, winning. [Cheering and applause] We are one movement, one people, one family, and one glorious nation under god. [Cheering and applause] And together, th the incredible people of Florida, we will make America wealthy ain. We will make America strong again. We will make America proud again. We will make America safe again. And we will make America great again. Thank you, Florida. Thank you, Florida. âTªâTª ##
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TVU 19 PRESIDENT TRUMP JACKSONVILLE FL RALLY REMARKS WJXX 092420 2020 President Trump delivered a routine and familiar rally speech Thursday night to another massive packed crowd of thousands of mostly mask-less supporters at an airport in Jacksonville, FL, targeting Joe Biden for not having public events earlier today and falsely claiming he wants to pack the Supreme Courtâ?"even suggesting Republicans could also pack the court. Trump made zero mention of mail in ballots, peaceful transfer of power, or accepting the election results during his just over an hour remarksâ?"was mostly material the president has said at recent rallies. The president started out his speech targeting Hispanic voters, touting a poll that he says shows him doing well with them. He wasnâ?Tt specific as to which poll, but the latest ABC News/Washington Post 2020 Battleground poll from Florida showed Biden with a 13-point lead among Hispanics. Trump even questioned why it took so long for the community to figure out that he loves them. â?oThey want to end the American dream for Hispanic-Americans. We love Hispanic-Americans. [Cheers and applause] Did you see they released a poll today? Theyâ?Tre saying Trumpâ?Ts doing really well with -- what is going on with the Hispanic? It took you so long to figure out that I love you. How long did it take? No more of that stuff. No, the Hispanic-Americans are great and you know, they did. They released a poll today and nobody has ever seen anything like it. The Republicans are beating the Democrats with Hispanic Americans. [Applause] Think of that.â?? 191720 Trump criticized Biden for having no public events on his schedule and his campaign calling a lid at 9:20 this morning, while the president ramps up his stops on the campaign trail. â?oHe is a sleepy guy. Did you see he did a lid this morning, again? Lid, lid. You know what a lid is? A lid is when you put out words, you are not going to be campaigning today. So, he does the lid all the time. I am working my ass off. I am in Texas, I'm in Ohio, Iâ?Tm in North Carolina, South Carolina, I am in Michigan. I am all over the place. Wisconsin.â?? 192150 â?oSo he did a lid today early in the morning that he wonâ?Tt be working today and I donâ?Tt know, I am working so hard. Maybe heâ?Ts right. Think of it. Supposing he never campaigns and he wins. You know how badly Iâ?Tm going to feel? Iâ?Tm working hard.â?? 192255 The president once again attacked Biden and his mental fitness claiming that someone will give him a "big shotâ?? and that heâ?Tll be â?oSupermanâ?? on the debate stage for 15 minutes next week. â?oAnd he is the lowest energy individual I have ever seen -- I've ever seen. So weâ?Tll see what happens, but heâ?Ts lidding up. Maybe he is going to be great at the debate. You know, he has been doing it for 47 years. Somebody said, oh, he wonâ?Tt do well at the debate. I said, youâ?Tre wrong. Heâ?Tll do fine. Heâ?Ts gonna do fine. They will give him a big shot or something and he will go out there. Heâ?Tll have energy. Heâ?Tll have energy, heâ?Tll be like Superman for about 15 minutes.â?? 192323 The president once again attacked MSNBCâ?Ts Ali Veshi and his coverage of the protests and compared him getting hit with a teargas canister to a bullet saying thatâ?Ts only going â?o52 miles per hour.â?? â?oAli Velshi. Remember, he was standing, and he was saying, â?othis is a friendly protest. Itâ?Ts wonderful to see the lovely people that are here.â?? You know, heâ?Ts ducking. And behind him, the entire city was burning down. Do you remember that? The entire city. Why are they doing that? Whatâ?Ts the purpose of it? I don't get it. I donâ?Tt get it. But no, he got in the knee with a canister of teargas. They say it hurts. It hurts. And thatâ?Ts only going 52 miles per hour. A bullet goes about 2000 miles an hour. But they say it hurts.â?? 192701 Though he was in Florida, Trump told his supporters that he was going to win Minnesota because of Rep. Illhan Omar, claiming she has a â?ototal disrespectâ?? for the U.S. and Minnesotans are â?onot too fondâ?? of her. â?oWeâ?Tre gonna win because of Omar. Thatâ?Ts a beauty, thatâ?Ts really -- Sheâ?Ts great. Sheâ?Ts great. She loves our country very much. She has total disrespect for our country. And I think she has hatred for our country. But I would say Omar is a big reason that weâ?Tre gonna win. Theyâ?Tre not too fond of her in Minnesota. Iâ?Tll always fight for the right of all citizens to live in security and peace, so we have law and order.â?? 192753 Trump did mention the shooting of two police officers in Louisville, Kentucky, last night and said he spoke to the governor as well. â?oI will say last night in Kentucky, I spoke to the governor. He pulled out his National Guard and I give him credit.â?? 192550 â?oTwo police officers were shot in Louisville, Kentucky. Every year, dozens of courageous police officers lay down their lives for people that they never met, people that they donâ?Tt know, people they never saw in most cases, right? They lay down their lives for people they have never met. Theyâ?Tre incredible.â?? 193035 Trump falsely claimed Biden wants to pack the court, which he has not said he supporters, while firing back at Democrats who have flouted packing the court if Republicans move forward with confirming a Justice on the Supreme Court, threatening that â?owe could do that too.â?? â?oI could see what that list would be. I can already tell you the people on that list. It would not be good. It would not be pretty. You would not be happy. That would be the end. If given power, Biden and his supporters would pack the court. You know, theyâ?Tre talking about packing the court because we have won races. We have won. Iâ?Tll tell you what. This will be my third and weâ?Tre in great shape. You see the -- do you see whatâ?Ts going on with the Republican party? How unified the Republican party is?â?? 193929 The president even had kind words for Sen. Mitt Romney, once a constant target and opponent of his, and said that he was on board with his SCOTUS decision and suggested that Republicans can pack the court too, not just Democrats. â?oWe are unified. Itâ?Ts a beautiful thing to say. Thank you, Mitt. Thank you, appreciate it. Even Mittâ?Ts on board. Even Mittâ?Ts on board. No, itâ?Ts a good thing to see, Having a unified party. Of course when they did the impeachment hoax, we had 197 to nothing in the house and 52 and a half to a half, that was Mitt, but thatâ?Ts ok. I am no longer angry at Mitt because he is being very nice on the supreme -- heâ?Ts doing -- heâ?Ts doing the right thing. I just want him to do the right thing. But they want to pack the court. We could do that too â?oPack the court.â?? â?oYou know what that means? They want to put on a lot of justices. These are things that are just horrible. I guess we could do that, too, right? We could do that too. But remember, it was Harry Reid that made this all possible. You know, theyâ?Tre angry at us. Listen, Chuck, Cryin Chuck, You know who cryingâ?T Chuck is? Chuck, Every time you complain, remember, it was Harry Reid, your person in charge. He had your job before. It was Harry Reid who made this all possible.â?? 194033 As heâ?Ts done in the past, Trump falsely claimed that Biden wants to give criminals the right to vote while theyâ?Tre still in prison. â?oThey want to give votes to prisoners, people in prison, they want to give votes.â?? 194249 Bidenâ?Ts criminal justice plan states that he â?owill incentivize states to automatically restore voting rights for individuals convicted of felonies once they have served their sentences.â?? Trump championed his coronavirus response yet still hasnâ?Tt mentioned the 200,000 dead milestone and continues to claim that there is a political hit job over a potential coronavirus vaccine. â?oOur early and aggressive action saved many millions of lives. Through Operation Warp Speed, we developed and distributed a vaccine. We will have a vaccine so soon, you wonâ?Tt even believe it. Although theyâ?Tre trying to do a little bit of the political hit. Let's delay it just a little bit. You notice that? Letâ?Ts delay the vaccine just a little bit.â?? 194743 Trump railed over â?ocritical race theory,â?? calling it a â?ocancerâ?? and boasted about firing staff who taught race sensitivity training in the federal government. He also pushed for teaching â?oour children the truth about Americaâ?? in schools, despite downplaying the countryâ?Ts actual legacy of slavery and racism in a recent speech. Weâ?Tll teach our children the truth about America, that we are the most exceptional nation on the face of the Earth and you havenâ?Tt seen anything yet. You see what weâ?Tre doing. I have also issued an executive order to prohibit the teaching of critical race theory in the federal government. That hateful marxist doctrine paints America as a wicked nation, seeks to divide everyone by race, rewrites American history and teaches people to be ashamed of themselves and be ashamed of their country. 195157 Thatâ?Ts not happening anymore. We fired so many of these wiseguys. We had one getting $350,000 a year teaching our military this stuff. And he said, what happened? We said, you are fired, get out. Done. No, many people. Itâ?Ts become -- itâ?Ts become a cancer. Itâ?Ts like a cancer, but many, many people gone. They are not gone and if theyâ?Tre not, let us know and weâ?Tll let them go. 195234 In one bizarre moment, as the president was shouting out members of congress and aides in attendance at the rally, he also claimed to have â?oundercover operativesâ?? at the event who he said he didnâ?Tt want to name because â?othey may lose some effectiveness â?oWe also have some others that are running for different offices in the Republican party. We love the Republican party. They have been incredible. We also have some of our unbelievable undercover operatives. If you don't mind, I will not introduce them. I want to so badly. I want to bring them up here. I want to hug them and kiss them chime not allowed to do. They may lose some effectiveness if I introduce them.â?? 195822 LOG BELOW FROM WASH 4 (HEAD ON): **ROUGH LOG. BOLDED BITES ARE CLEAN.** [7:15:02 PM] âTª âTªâTª [applause] [7:16:04 PM] >> U.S.A. Usa. Usa. TRUMP>> Hello, Jacksonville. We love Jacksonville. I am thrilled to be back in my home state of Florida with thousands of loyal, hard-working American patriots. This is some crowd. I just wish the cameras which show the crowd. They don't want to do this. They don't like to do that, you know? It is harder for us to win because we have a fake news back there. But somehow we just keep on doing it. Isn't it crazy? It is interesting. When Biden comes to Florida, they have like 12 or 13 people he has eight a -- has a hard [7:17:07 PM] time filling up the circles. He we have some he like 30,000 people. That is a lot of people. 40 days fr now we are going to win Florida. We are going to win four more years in the white house. [Cheers and applause] And this is the mt important election in the history of our country. I believe that. It is. Because we are dealing with people that are crazy. Going to raise your taxes. They are going to take away your second amendment. 191720 You know that. Your second amendment is not going anywhere with me, I can tell you that. The Democrat party is being completely taken over by socialists, marxists, and far left extremists. They embrace the policies of communist Cuba, socialist Venezuela. They want to end the American dream for Hispanic-Americans. We love hispanic-americans. [Cheers and applause] Did you see they released a poll today? 191753 Theyâ?Tre saying Trumpâ?Ts doing really well with -- what is going on with the hispanic? It took you so long to figure out that I love you. How long did it take? No more of that stuff. No, the Hispanic-Americans are great and you know, they did. They released a poll today and nobody has ever seen anything like it. The Republicans are beating the Democrats with hispanic Americans. [Applause] Think of that. 191823 No weâ?Tre doing great, we are doing great. And they never like to show those polls. Whenever you see they donâ?Tt show too many polls. Thatâ?Ts only because weâ?Tre winning. Weâ?Tre winning by a lot. We think weâ?Tre winning by like a lot. But the only poll that counts is on November 3rd, right? Thatâ?Ts the only poll that counts., right? So get out there. Don't let them bluff you. Whatever it is. Get out there and vote. The Republican party is the party of jobs, safety, and [7:19:09 PM] freedom and we will ensure America never becomes a socialist for communist country. I said, socialist country. A socialist or communist country. These people are crazy. Kamala is further left than Bernie. I did not know that. She is the furthest left in the U.S. Senate. She was up at 15% when she started. You know that, right? And then S went to 11. 6, 4, 2, 1. She left before Iowa, the great state of Iowa, where I made ethanol possible for them. I gave our farmers 28 billion dollars, thank you very much, China. They were targeting Iowa, [7:20:11 PM] Nebraska. A lot of our great state. Wisconsin. Gave our farmers a lot of money. We have a lot of farmers in Florida. Here is the choice facing every Florida voter. Biden will deliver a crippling shut down. We did that and we saved millions of lives. Your governor has done a great job. Florida is down. The China virus, the China virus. Some people call it coronavirus. That sounds like a beautiful place in Italy. It did not come from Italy, it came from China. This guys talking, he will shut it down. I'm not shutting anything down. We are doing so well. Wait until you see the third quarter. I should not say it -- wait until you see how good the third quarter is going to be. It comes out just before the [7:21:11 PM] election. You will not believe the numbers, you say. You will see numbers, nobody's gonna see those numbers. We are hearing from 25-35% gdp. Nobody has ever heard of that before. I ran -- Iran has a 25% gdp but it is negative. They just announced negative gdp. Be careful. I am delivering a safe vaccine and we are doing a record recovery. It is a record. Next year is going to be the best economic year in the history of our country. Unless a very sleepy guy got in and decided to quadruple everybody's taxes. 192150 He is a sleepy guy. Did you see he did a lid this morning, again? Lid, lid. You know what a lid is? A lid is when you put out words, you are not going to be campaigning today. So, he does the lid all the time. I am working my ass off. I am in Texas, I'm in Ohio, Iâ?Tm in North Carolina, South Carolina, I am in Michigan. I am all over the place. Wisconsin. [FOUR MORE YEARS CHANT] 192227 Thank you. Thank you. But he puts a lid on. So a lid, I didnâ?Tt know what the hell a lid was. I have only been doing this for 3.5 years, right? But a lid is, you know, you are not going to go out today. Youâ?Tre going to stay in your apartment or letâ?Ts put it this way, in his basement. So early in the morning he's put a lid on. That means nothing for the day. I guess they do that for the press. The fake news goes home and they say how great he is as a candidate. They go home and they say heâ?Ts a great candidate. 192255 But he put another lid on the many lids. So he did a lid today early in the morning that he wonâ?Tt be working today and I donâ?Tt know, I am working so hard. Maybe heâ?Ts right. Think of it. Supposing he never campaigns and he wins. You know how badly Iâ?Tm going to feel? Iâ?Tm working hard. And you got to work hard and you know what? I said it today, we cannot have a low energy individual as our president. We canâ?Tt. 192323 And he is the lowest energy individual I have ever seen -- iâ?Tee ever seen. So weâ?Tll see what happens, but heâ?Ts lidding up. Maybe he is going to be great at the debate. You know, he has been doing it for 47 years. Somebody said, oh, he wonâ?Tt do well at the debate. I said, youâ?Tre wrong. Heâ?Tll do fine. Heâ?Ts gonna do fine. They will give him a big shot or something and he will go out there. Heâ?Tll have energy. Heâ?Tll have energy, heâ?Tll be like Superman for about 15 minutes. Biden's plan will crush Florida. My plan will crush the virus and weâ?Tre doing it. Weâ?Tre rounding the turn. [7:24:15 PM] Under my leadership, prosperity will surge. I love normal life. We want to get back to normal life. We will resume the Florida tourism and hospitality industries will reach record highs. Next year, will be one of the greatest years. Mark it down. If I'm Wrong, you will say I am wrong. I will say, sorry about that. We are going to have a great year. Our country is doing great. Our military has never been stronger. We have taken out so many bad ones. Hopefully it is so strong we never are going to have to use it. You want to make it so strong we have never had weapons like this. No country in the world ever possessed the power, the weaponry, what we have is so incredible. Nobody has ever possessed it for. Not Russia, not China, not anybody. We are the envy of the world. [7:25:17 PM] Hope god we never have to use them. Th election is about jobs. It is all made in the usa, everything we have read this election is also about law and order. They said, do not say law and order. That is tough. They said law & order very lightly and safety and liberty. I said, it is about law & order. We have to have law and order. These Democrat run states are a disaster. They are a dister. You look at what is happening all over the country. Look at Portland commit how bad is that? I will say last night in Kentucky, I spoke to the governor. He pulled out his National Guard and I give him credit. Moly they don't want to do that. 192600 I say, let us send the national Guard. I did it in -- remember -- Minnesota. We are going to win Minnesota. So , I did it in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They were having a hard time. And took a little long -- and little longer than we wanted, but we got the okay to get in, we solved that problem in about 25 minutes I think it took. They formed a line, that was the hard part. The easy part was just walking straight ahead, they never flinched. They were not socially distanced, they were right next to each other. 192631 They had 250,000 dollar a piece uniforms, they had more stuff on their head -- Iâ?Tm trying to figure out what is it? They had computers, they had infrared goggles. They had everything. And they walked forward with their canisters of tear gas and pepper spray. And it was -- remember the CNN reporter? He went down. He got hit on the knee with a can of what? Yeah, that is right. He got hit. He said, Iâ?Tm down, Iâ?Tm down. He was down. Thatâ?Ts too bad. I feel badly for him though, he went down. 192701 Ali Velshi. Remember, he was standing, and he was saying, â?othis is a friendly protest. Itâ?Ts wonderful to see the lovely people that are here.â?? You know, heâ?Ts ducking. And behind him, the entire city was burning down. Do you remember that? The entire city. Why are they doing that? Whatâ?Ts the purpose of it? I don't get it. I donâ?Tt get it. But no, he got in the knee with a canister of teargas. They say it hurts. It hurts. 192733 And thatâ?Ts only going 52 miles per hour. A bullet goes about 2000 miles an hour. But they say it hurts. But they cleaned out that city, in a half an hour, they had no problem. Minneapolis. Thatâ?Ts one of the reasons Iâ?Tm going to win. Another would be Ilham Omar. Thatâ?Ts a reason. [BOOS] 192753 Omar. Weâ?Tre gonna win because of Omar. Thatâ?Ts a beauty, thatâ?Ts really -- Sheâ?Ts great. Sheâ?Ts great. She loves our country very much. She has total disrespect for our country. And I think she has hatred for our country. But I would say Omar is a big reason that weâ?Tre gonna win. Theyâ?Tre not too fond of her in Minnesota. Iâ?Tll always fight for the right of all citizens to live in security and peace, so we have law and order. 192821 Joe Biden is weak as hell. He surrendered his party to flag burners, rioters, and anti-police radicals. The Democrat partyâ?Ts war on police. You know, a lot of people say cops. I never liked the word -- You know my father -- Sit down, please. Come on. Weâ?Tll be here for a while. What the hell. We have nothing else to do. I have nothing else to do except run a country. 192851 And the hardest part about running the country is dealing with crazy democrats. You know, weâ?Tre working on stimulus for people. Because itâ?Ts not their fault, it was China's fault. 192901 And we can't get Nancy Pelosi to approve it. She wants to wait until after the election. I said people want their money now. Not gonna have any impact from that standpoint. People want their money now. The Democrat party's war on cops is putting the lives of innocent police officers in danger, but my father had great respect -- always had great respect for law enforcement, for the police. And one time I said dad, the cops are out there. Look at that. They look great. And he says, never use the word cops, itâ?Ts police. 192930 Thatâ?Ts the kind of respect he had. He thought -- I donâ?Tt want to, you know, right? Look, I have a couple of pretty rough looking guys. No, itâ?Ts true. But, I always find it a little hard. You know, I just left an impression. Police, he thought it was slang. And I don't think they -- how many? We got a lot of them here. Does anybody mind the term cops? Who is here thatâ?Ts a policeman or woman? Policemen. Do they mind? A lot of them. A lot of them. Do they mind that term, cops? 193004 No. They just want respect and they just want to be allowed to do their job properly because nobody can do it. Do you agree with that? That is what I say. Alright, then iâ?Tll start calling them cops. He said, we don't mind. Just respect us and let us do our jobs. Earlier this month two sheriff's deputies were ambushed at close range in Los Angeles, California. I called them both and they were okay, but they were hit. They were hit badly. Last night, as you know, two police officers were shot in Louisville, Kentucky. 193035 Every year, dozens of courageous police officers lay down their lives for people that they never met, people that they donâ?Tt know, people they never saw in most cases, right? They lay down their lives for people they have never met. Theyâ?Tre incredible. Law enforcement, let's give them a hand, please. [Applause] [7:31:31 PM] Pres. Trump: Thank you very much. I tell them all the time, we have endorsements from all of them. I tell them, you have idea how much you are loved. You do not get the true story. That is a lot of people back there. That is a lot of fakers back there. The problem with being on live, you make a little bit of a mistake and they say this was a horrible mistake. >> Four more years. Pres. Ump: All right, thank you. That is enough of that. It is very dishonest it is a shame. It does hurt our country. [7:32:34 PM] They do not show the protesters. Cities are burning down, storefronts are being exploded. They would have you believe there is nothing happening. It is the most incredible thing. No matter what your philosophy is, why would you want to -- wouldn't want to show the facts? And then we fix it. Republican cities don't have trouble. Republican states do not have trouble. You go to different states, some of these governors, friends of mine. I have friends on both sides. Republican governors, red states, they look like, how is a thing like this possible? Because they have law and order. That is what it is. For the entire summer, Joe Biden was silent as his far left supporters assaulted police officers. Harassed citizen Americans and set fire to buildings. There were rioters, looters. They were anarchists. He called them peaceful [7:33:37 PM] protests. He said, there peaceful protests. He may believe it. Honestly, he may S they are peaceful. I think he believes it. I actually do. It is the other ones you have to worry about because they call the shots, not him. He has called for the ridiculous cutting of police funding. Abolishing cash bail, if you can believe that and the closing of our prisons. That is a good idea. He even describes law enforcement as the enemy. Has taken it back, I assume. He has taken everything back. He has taken anti-fracking ck. But it is the first thing they say, they stick with. Biden Anti-police crusade must stop. I will always stand with the hero of law enforcement. [7:34:41 PM] I was honored to receive the endorsement of 48 sheriffs right here in Florida. Three weeks ago. And all over the country, law enforcement from Texas, Arizona, Ohio. Michigan, Wisconsin. Pennsylvania, New York's finest. They had never endorsed a presidential candidate. The national troopers coalition. Chicago, how about that? Chicago police, they endorsed me. All the major law enforcement organizations. >> Usa. [7:35:41 PM] Usa. [Indiscernible] Pres. Trump: They go back home to mommy, they say mommy, I am sorry. I am sorry. You know the incredible thing about that? I didn't hear anything except our crowd. They have no voice. They are screaming at the top of their lun, but their lungs are very small. I didn't hear -- all you hear -- like this here. If you wouldn't recognize the we wouldn't even know they exist. The headline -- we had one young protester. The headline will be, trumps rally broken up by protests. One very young girl, she is a [7:36:41 PM] girl. Am allowed to say a girl? She looks like she's about 16 years old. How the hell did that Happen 250 generals and military leaders. Hundreds and hundreds of military spouses have given their complete and total endorsement to our campaign. To uphold the law of our land. And to old our constitution as written. 193654 On Saturday, I will be announcing my nominee to the U.S. Supreme court. [Applause] Itâ?Ts true. Itâ?Ts gonna be a big deal. We are doing it on the -- Weâ?Tre doing it at the white house. The rose garden of the white house. Unless itâ?Ts raining in which case we will still do it there, thatâ?Ts okay. Itâ?Ts beautiful, the white house, so beautiful. We love the white house, right outside the oval office and you know, they don;t want us to do it. 193738 The Democrats say, you shouldn't do it. Why? We have a lot of time. Let me ask you the one simple question. If it was them instead of us, do you think theyâ?Td do it? No, this will be a very talented person. It will be a woman. I am sorry, men. It will be a woman. All right, ready? Who would rather see a man? Oh, thatâ?Ts trouble. Try it again. Who would rather see a man? That is not good. Who would rather see a woman? [Applause] I think it would be -- I think [7:38:45 PM] it would take tremendous coage. I don't care how great the man is. Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to tell you that Jim Fitzgerald -- you would see a lot of very unhappy faces, right? My opponent refuses to else his list of potential justices because they will be handpicked by extremists like representative Alexandria oh because you Corte-- Ocasio Cortez. Sometimes known as AOC. One of the three is Omar. They will pick the first. If bid does that, if he puts an extremist into that position, he loses everything that is like normal. If he does the other way, he loses the left. I would love to have him put up a list. 193929 I could see what that list would be. I can already tell you the people on that list. It would not be good. It would not be pretty. You would not be happy. That would be the end. If given power, Biden and his supporters would pack the court. You know, theyâ?Tre talking about packing the court because we have won races. We have won. Iâ?Tll tell you what. S, this will be my third and weâ?Tre in great shape. You see the -- do you see whatâ?Ts going on with the Republican party? How unified the Republican party is? 194000 Right? No, we are unified. Itâ?Ts a beautiful thing to say. Thank you, Mitt. Thank you, appreciate it. Even Mittâ?Ts on board. Even Mittâ?Ts on board. No, itâ?Ts a good thing to see, Having a unified party. Of course when they did the impeachment hoax, we had 197 to nothing in the house and 52 and a half to a half, that was Mitt, but thatâ?Ts ok. I am no longer angry a Mitt because he is being very nice on the supreme -- heâ?Ts doing -- heâ?Ts doing the right thing. I just want him to do the right thing. But they want to pack the court. 194033 You know what that means? They want to put on a lot of justices. These are things that are just horrible. I guess we could do that, too, right? We could do that too. But remember, it was Harry Reid that made this all possible. You know, theyâ?Tre angry at us. Listen, Chuck, Cryin Chuck, You know who cryingâ?T Chuck is? Chuck, Every time you complain, remember, it was Harry Reid, your person in charge. He had your job before. It was Harry Reid who made this all possible. 194103 Thank you very much, Harry. I hope you are enjoying your evening. No, they blame us. Harry Reid gave us the power, nuclear option. Thank you Harry, very much. He wants to pack the court -- supreme court with radicals who will terminate the second amendment, confiscate your firearms, eliminate the right to self defense, strike under god from the pledge of allegiance and all other places. [7:41:50 PM] Scared down crosses -- tear down crosses from public spaces and force taxpayers to fund extreme late-term abortions. 194147 These far-left justices would release violent criminals, shield foreign terrorists, impose sanctuary cities and declare the death penalty totally unconstitutional. Hey, It will be totally unconstitutional. They want to declare it unconstitutional for even the most depraved mass murderers. And itâ?Ts a tough thing, itâ?Ts a tough thing. They came to my office today on the death penalty -- for clemency. I said, what was the crime? The crime was so horrible, 194222 that I won't tell you what it was, but it has been going on for 21 years or so. The crime was so horrible that this person committed that I said, look, I just canâ?Tt talk about it. It was so -- it was so horrible. And thatâ?Ts usually the case -- usually the case. Like the Boston bomber. And by the way, they want to give votes to prisoners, people in prison, they want to give votes. 194249 So we immediately said, remember, Bernie? Crazy Bernie. Bernie is -- Iâ?Tll tell you one thing about him. He is the greatest loser I have ever seen. No, Itâ?Ts true. No, I mean that in a respectful way because what they did to him with Hillary was bad, but this time was even worse. Elizabeth pocahontas Warren would have left the campaign one day before super Tuesday. Bernie, with her ideology, basically because she is a radical left. And she was really fresh to him, but she was really fresh -- how bad was Elizabeth Warren to Joe Biden? There was only one person that was worse. Who was worse? Kamala. I said, heâ?Tll never -- [7:43:34 PM] this shows you my great instinct. He will never pick kamala because no human being who has been treated worse than kamala. She called him a racist? She called him xenophobic. She called him all sorts of things. Things that were so bad, I cannot say them. I said, she is out. He picks her. We always pick people going up, not going down. How good is Mike pence? Is he great? He is a solid guynd he is a great guy and a great vice president. He is in Michigan, he is everywhere. Where did you gooday, Mike? I went to Michigan, north Carolina, soh Carolina. I went to Wisconsin. [7:44:51 PM] He is an incredible guy. He les the people of this country. You cannot do better than Mike pence. If you want to save America, you must get out and vote. In just 3.5 years, we have secured our borders. We built awesome power of the U.S. Military. A blooded ISIS caliphate -- obliterated ISIS caliphate. Fixed and disastrous trade deals and they were a disaster. I said, who agreed to this? Stupid people. We brought jobs back to America. You Had the greatest year here have ever had last year. The greatest year you have ever had. Under 16 years of presidents, Obama and bush, household income [7:45:52 PM] rose only 2000 $900 -- $2900. In three years, and including energy, because look at the savings, how are you doing at the gas pump? Did you ever think that was going happen. In three years -- less than 3000 -- you went up $10,000 including energy. We lifted 6.6 million people out of poverty. The largest poverty reduction in the first three years of any president in the history of our country. We built the greatest economy in the history of the world. Not only here. Everywhere. For years, I heard that China, and 2019, was going to overtake us. Thatid not happen. And then they released the plague but it did not happen. I got hit hard themselves. [7:46:55 PM] I wonder if they understood they were going to get hit, too. They could have stopped it. They could have stopped it going all over the world, 188 countries including Europe and the United States. We have added record 10.6 million jobs. Including 3.3 million first panic Americans. Both numbers are a record. When the plague arrived from China, we launched the largest mobilization since World War II. We pioneered lifesaving therapies. Europe has almost a 50% greater mortality rate than the U.S.. You see they are being hit very hard. The fake news saying, I don't know if you are doing as well as Europe. Now Europe is exploding again. They do not want to talk about [7:47:56 PM] that. That is not good for their narrative. 194743 Our early and aggressive action saved many millions of lives. Through Operation Warp Speed, we developed and distributed a vaccine. We will have a vaccine so soon, you wonâ?Tt even believe it. Although theyâ?Tre trying to do a little bit of the political hit. Let's delay it just a little bit. You notice that? Letâ?Ts delay the vaccine just a little bit. 194804 But we have three great companies and then others also. Johnson and Johnson. Right? Pfizer. Moderna. Great companies, all of them great companies. And theyâ?Tre right there. Theyâ?Tre way advanced, way advanced. Theyâ?Tre in the final steps. I took historic action to get critical relief for American workers through our paycheck protection program. We saved 3.2 million Florida jobs. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] 194834 Weâ?Tre launching a historic effort to bring our medical supply chains back home where they belong. In 1996, Joe Biden voted to obliterate Puerto Rico's thriving pharmaceutical industry. I am reversing that and weâ?Tre going back so that Puerto Rico can get its pharmaceutical industry back and theyâ?Tre going to have it back soon. That was Joe Biden that did that. And then theyâ?Tll vote because automatically, I donâ?Tt know, they vote for a Democrat. Whatâ?Ts the purpose? Heâ?Ts the one that did it. [7:49:06 PM] Look how devastated -- what he did to our African-American community and people do not want to talk about it. What he did was devastating. He is not good for anyone, let's face it. Last week, I announced $13 billion that goes to disaster relief for Puerto Rico. They got hit hard. I pe they remember that. That Was given by Trump, not by the Democrats. Our hearts are also with the communities in the panhandle. [7:49:58 PM] I love the panhandle. [Applause] You are great -- your governor is doing a great job. He said they love you in the panhandle. I think I am out like 99.9%. We took care of -- we took care of the panhandle. He remembers -- do you remember hurricane Sally? We took care of it. Ron said, we need more money. I said, how much? I said, you got it. Don't come back. Sir, we need more money. That is I guess a good governor, that is what a good governor does, right? That is what a good governor does. Approved a major disaster declaration. We will be with you every step of the way. We are there so fast other presidents took a long time to approve them. [7:51:00 PM] We know what is going to happen. We took care of Florida. November 3, Florida will decide whether we return to record prosperity or whether allow Joe Biden to kill the recovery. Impose a four between dollar tax hike. Then -- ban American energy, destroy the suburbs. Give free health care to illegal aliens which means millions of people are going to pour into our country. And Dr. Rate children with anti-amerin lies. To combat the toxic left-wing propaganda, I announced something that was very popular. Are launching a new pro-american lesson plan called 1776. [Applause] [7:52:07 PM] >> Usa. Usa. 195157 TRUMP>> Weâ?Tll teach our children the truth about America, that we are the most exceptional nation on the face of the Earth and you havenâ?Tt seen anything yet. You see what weâ?Tre doing. I have also issued an executive order to prohibit the teaching of critical race theory in the federal government. That hateful marxist doctrine paints America as a wicked nation, seeks to divide everyone by race, rewrites American history and teaches people to be ashamed of themselves and be ashamed of their country. 195234 Thatâ?Ts not happening anymore. We fired so many of these wiseguys. We had one getting $350,000 a year teaching our military this stuff. And he said, what happened? We said, you are fired, get out. Done. No, many people. Itâ?Ts become -- itâ?Ts become a cancer. Itâ?Ts like a cancer, but many, many people gone. They are not gone and if theyâ?Tre not, let us know and weâ?Tll let them go. 195305 But we have to unite together as one proud American family, thatâ?Ts what we are. We are joined tonight by some incredible warriors, some incredible people. One of them that iâ?Tm most proud of is a man that came to this state and what a job he has done. Your great governor, Ron Desantis. 195338 He is doing a great job. Ron is doing a great job. Ron, how are we doing in the election? How are we doing on November 3rd, Ron? Okay, He says good. We better do good. Well, he won a great primary. [7:54:08 PM] And then he beat a man who had a great future. I do not think it is T good. He did not choke under pressure. Much more important is the first lady of Florida, Casey to Santos -- DeSantis. The mayor of Jacksonville. A really good guy, I got H -- he wanted to do it so bad. We wanted to have a Republican national convention rit here in Jacksonville. But the timing was a little B bad. We got hit with covid as they say. We got hit with the China virus. But he was absolutely fantastic. Your mayor, Lenny curry. -- curry. [7:55:10 PM] Are you ready? Some of the greatest, toughest warriors you ever will meet during the impeachment hoax, they said this is the biggest pile of crop you have ever seen. I am the only guy history who ever got impeached for perfect conversation. Everybody said, what is wrong with this? We sent it to the justice department, we said, please check this. Thankfully, there were people who were taking it down, exact notes, and it was perfect. We sent it to T justice department. Please examine this conversation. They called back and sd, what exactly are you looking for here? These guys are used to looking at killers and drug dealers. We said, explained to us, what are we looking for? This W the greatest hoax. [7:56:11 PM] Today, you see what happened they caught him? They got him cold. We will talk about it. They now find out trump was 100% truthful. It was hoax. They got them cold. It was just announced. Dan convened a - they got them cold. We will talk about in a second. These are warriors. When I needed warriors, I had them. Representative Matt Gaetz. [Applause] What a great guy. What a guy. Big future. Thank you, Matt. Thank you. He is very shy on television, right? He is great. Thank you, Matt. Ted Yoho. [7:57:11 PM] Ted? Great job. A man in charge of all spying, he was so good, Matt and Ron and Ted and a lot of people came to see me. Mike, another great one. Thank you, Mike. His John Rutherford here? [Applause] What a good job, John. Thank you for the help. Miael waltz has been so great. Candidate for congress, cat. [7:58:17 PM] Cat was in the oval office. I said, how are you doing? I am a 42. 42 points. That was a big trump district. That W a great when you had -- win you had. I really appreciate it. 195822 And we also have some others that are running for different offices in the Republican party and we love the Republican party. They have been incredible. They have been incredible. We also have some of our really unbelievable, undercover operatives. And if you don't mind, I wonâ?Tt introduce them, alright? I donâ?Tt think weâ?Tre gonna introduce them. I want to so badly. I want to have them stand up, bring them up here. I want to hug them and kiss them which iâ?Tm not allowed to do because of social distancing. 195856 But somehow They may lose some effectiveness if I introduce them. So theyâ?Tre in the crowd, saw two of them and I wonâ?Tt bother, but they are great, great champions of our country. Thank you. [Cheering and applause] [19:59:14] And also, here is a woman -- I mean, she was tough. She was in charge of a great state, Michigan, and she said, Republicans hadn't won Michigan in man decades. I was doing so much for the business and jobs and bringing people back, recommending and telling them, you're losing your business to Mexico, Canada, and told musical, they gave the man of the year in Michigan -- and 12 years ago, they gave me the man of the year in Michigan. All of a sudden, I am running for office. A woman, it was unbelievable, [8:00:20 PM] she said, come give a speech. She Said I'm in charge of Michigan. I said, I hear we don't ha a chance, we should win Michigan. She said, you will win here if you come here. She call again, and again, I couldn't take it. She wanted me to do one more. I know you are going to win, do one more. Just two weeks left. And I said this is it, I devoted a lot of time to Michigan and everyone says you can't win. By the way, just got a poll, we are the points up in Michigan. She used to call me Mr. Trump, I sn't president yet, she said, sir, please, this one time, three weeks out. I said, this is it. That's it. So I did it. The net before the election, she [8:01:21 PM] said, you are going to win Michigan, but you have to make one more stop. [Laughter] And I made it on election day. I arrived at 12:15 in the now morning, that was no election day -- now election day. I started speaking at 1:00 in the morning on election day. My wife said, are you crazy? We have 32,000 people. The reason I went, she wanted us there, but we found out that Croghan Hillary clinton, Barack hussein Obama, and Mrs. Obama and Bill Clinton were traveling to Michigan unexpectedly, because as Bill Clinton told them months ago, you are going to have trouble with trump in Michigan. They didn't nt to listen to him. He sd you're going to have trouble in Wisconsin, too and be careful of Minnesota. This was Clinton. They were laughing. They thought it was very funny. But they knew they were in trouble. I went there, I started speaking [8:02:22 PM] at one of clock -- at 1:00 in the morning with 2000 people that Grand Rapids. They had 500 people. In Grand Rapids. I said, we are not going to lose this day, as far as the eye can see. I said, we are not losing Florida, I can tell you that. You can feel it. You have an instinct. We are joined, as well, by a group of incredible supporters who have recently walked away from the Democrat party. They walked away from the Democrats. They just registered as a Republican. Thank you. Thank you. They are going to be voting for us. I thank you. [8:03:22 PM] You are all over the place. Thank you. Ank you. They are smart. They've common sense. We have spent the last four years reversing the terrible damage Joe Biden inflicted over the last 47 years. Together, we have taken on a corrupt and broken system that's been throwing everything at us from the very beginning. Remember this, I have done more in 47 months than Joe Biden has done in 47 years. [Cheering D applause] [Crowd chanting] 200401 But today, a trove of text messages was released from the FBI agents involved in the Russia witch hunt. Did you -- you had to see this? This is what I was talking about before. The headline from the federalist reads, "Trump was right, explosive new FBI text, detail internal (?) over handling of the crossfire hurricane investigation." That was the name. We caught them. We had them before this, but this is like -- remember the insurance policy? Darling, darling, oh I love you so much, darling. She is going to win, isn't she? Yes, 100 million to one. 200443 That is not good odds for me. They might not have been great but they were a lot better than that. 100 million to one, Lisa. I love you so much. But it was for some reason she doesnâ?Tt win, we have an insurance policy. Thatâ?Ts what weâ?Tve been living through. Their insurance police. You can't be any more obvious than that. These people are scum. They were trying to do a coup, who would think? [Applause] And we caught them before that, we caught them spying on our nation. 200518 And theyâ?Tve gotten caught. Letâ?Ts see what happens with them now, but this was a big day. This was a big day, never forget. They are coming after me because I am fighting for you. Thereâ?Ts a lot of truth to that [Cheering and applause] For decades, our politicians spent trillions of dollars rebuilding foreign nations, fighting foreign wars, and defending foreign borders. 200544 But now, we are finally protecting our nation, rebuilding our cities, and we are bringing our jobs, our factories, and our troops back home to the usa. [Cheering and applause] Joe Biden champions every globalist betrayal of America for 47 years. He was a cheerleader for nafta, the worst trade deal ever made, emptied out your factories. And he was a cheerleader for China's entry into the world trade organization. I took the toughest ever action to stand up to China's rampant theft of american jobs [20:06:27] And I proudly signed a historic executive order making it official government policy to buy American and hire American. [Cheering and applause] By the way, you have to see this guy, he is using my slogan. I saw it the other day, "Buy erican." I've been saying that for five years. I'm telling you. You have to come up with your N slogans, Joe. We invested $2.5 trillion in the U.S. Military to launch the first new branch of the U.S. Armed forces in nearly 75 years after the air force, the [8:07:33 PM] space force. We passed V.A. Choice and V.A. Accountability. We have a 91% O -- 91% approval rating in the V.A. The highest and history. -- The highest in history. 91% approval. We used to see things in the news about how badly vets were treated. Now we have a 91% approval rating. Today, I can announce the V.A. Is approving a new lease for a brand-new vet-- veterans' health care clinic. We kled the four and leader of ISIS, al-baghdadi. We took out the world's number one terrorist all over the world. Number one. [Cheering and applause] [8:08:35 PM] The mass murder of American troops and many others, qasem soleimani, is dead. He deserved to be taken out. I kept my promise, recognized the uth capital -- pro capital of Israel, and opened the American embassy in Jerusalem. -- The true capital of Israel, and opened the American embassy in jerusalem. [Cheering and applause] I also recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan heights, and instead of endless war, we are forging peace in the Middle East. He saw what was happening. [Cheering and applause] -- You saw what was happening. [Cheering and applause] I was nominated for two Nobel [8:09:35 PM] peace prizes last week. You know. [Cheering and applause] And I told our great first lady, I was nominated for the Nobel peace prize. I'm here to come home early. I have to watch it on NBC news, which one of the biggest scam jobs I've ever seen. Mbc. Probably worse than CNN, NBC. We will watch second blaze NBC. -- Place NBC. They are bed. -- They are bad. Ladies and gentlemen, they start off with something else, something else. Now the show was almost over, they are now mentioning the Nobel peace prize. This is very embarrassing, but [8:10:36 PM] th it was ok, because two days later, I got nominated again. That was for Israel. [Cheering and applause] I got nominated. And I remember when Obama got -- they said, Barack hussein Obama was disseminated for the Nobel peace prize. -- Was just nominated for the Nobel peace prize. What happened? In Serbia, they are not killing each other anymore. Totally different. The first was Israel. Bahrain, uae, this one was Kosovo. I said, first lady, let's give it another shot. When Barack ama got his Nobel prize, immediately after he got elected, they asked him why did he get it, he had no clue. Nobody knew. It was a big story. Breaking news -- they didn't [8:11:40 PM] have breaking news when I got it. We understand the press. We understand it very well. The lesson ministration made a pathetic one-sided deal with the Castro dictatorship that betrayed the Cuban people and enriched the commonest regime. My opponents stand wh socialism and communism, I stand with the proud people of Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua. You're going to win that very singular. The lesson ministration, also negotiating the terrible -- the last administration also negotiated the terrible deal with Colombian drug cartels. They surrendered the narco terrorists -- to the narco terrorists and caused illicit drug production to soar. We worked with our Colombian partners to launch a historic rebel operation against the drug traffickers. [8:12:40 PM] Since April, we have seen the have disrupted 227 metric tons of narcotics. Nobody has done anything like at. Nail-biter and has put forward the most injuries and extreme platform of any major par nominee in history. The bad news is, you doesn't know what it is. The Biden plan would destroy social security and destroy protections for pre-existing conditions. Will drain your medicare by giving free health care to illegal immigrants. Alimmigration enforcement will [8:13:45 PM] enforce totally open borders. He wld terminate our travel bans on jihadist regions. Remember I got that approved? They kept saying he lost. Have a travel ban -- we have a travel ban. And increase the floodgates to radical islamic terrorism. He wants to ban school choice and charter schools, which are absolutely imperative for our children. In the second term, I will provide school choice to every parent in America. A vote for Republican is a vote for safe communities, great jobs, and a limitless future for all Americans. In conclusion, we will make America the manufacturing superpower of the world, and we will end our reliance on China once and for all. [Cheering and applause] [8:14:48 PM] We will make our medical supplies right here in the U.S. We will hire more police. Increase penalties for wrongful law enforcement and then sanctuary cities. We will defend the dignity of work in the sanctity of life. We will uphold religious liberty, free speech, and the right to keep and bear arms. [Cheering and applause we will strike down terrorists who threaten our citizens, and we will keep out of America, of our great country, we will stay away from those ridiculous foreign wars. -- Endless foreign wars. They never end. Endless foreign wa. They are all coming home. We will maintain America's unrivaled military might. And we will ensure peace through strength, and nobody has strength like we have strength. Peace through strength. [8:15:51 PM] We will and surprise medical bills, require price transparency, and for the reduce health insurance premiums and the cost of prescription drugs. They will be coming down by 30% -70%. They are spending a lot of money right now, big pharma. We will strongly protect medicare and social security, and we will always protect patients with pre-existing conditions. [Cheering and pause] Americ will land the first woman on the moan, and the United States will be the first nation to land an astronaut on Mars. -- The moon, and the ted states will be the first nation to land an astronaut on Mars. [Crowd chanting] [8:17:02 PM] Thank you. That's really nice. I had such a nice life before doing this. But no administration has ever done, in the first three and a half years, not even close, what we have done. And that is very gratifying, I want to tell you. [Cheering and applause] And thank you very much. We'll restore patriotic education. We will teach our children to love our country, honor our history, and always respect our great American flag. [Cheering and pause] [Crowd chanting "U.S.A."] And we will live by the timeless [8:18:04 PM] words of our national motto -- "In god we trust." [Cheering and applause] For years, you had a president who apologized for America. Now you have a president who is standing up for Americans, standing up or the great people of Florida. -- For the great people of Florida. [Cheering and applause] Get your friends, get your family, get your neighbors, get your coworkers, and get out and vote. We have to win this election. The most important election we have ever had. Early voting has already begun. Don't wait. Vote. It is safe. Go out and vote. Here we are doing very well, that is what the word is, we'll see. From Tampa, to Tallahassee, from Orlando, to Miami, from Pensacola, to write here in Jacksonville -- [cheering and applause] [8:19:05 PM] We stand on the shoulders of Florida patriots who gave eir blood, sweat, and Test for this beloved nation. We inherit the legacy of American heroes across the oceans, blaze the trail, settle the continent, pave the wilderness, dug out the Panama canal, laid down the railroads, raise that the skyscrapers, went to world wars, defeated fascism and communism, and from here, in this beautiful, beautiful state, this son-drenched state of Florida, -- sun-drenched state of Frida, launched American astronauts to the moon. We made America into the single greatest nation in the history of the world, and the best is yet to come. [Cheering and applause] Proud citizens like your build this country. Together, we are returning the por to you, the American people. [Cheering and applause] [8:20:07 PM] With your help, your devotion, your drive, we are going to keep on working. We a going to keep on fighting. And we are going to keep on winning, winning, winning. [Cheering and applause] We are one movement, one people, one family, and one glorious nation under god. [Cheering and applause] And together, th the incredible people of Florida, we will make America wealthy ain. We will make America strong again. We will make America proud again. We will make America safe again. And we will make America great again. Thank you, Florida. Thank you, Florida. âTªâTª ##
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WASH 6 PRESIDENT TRUMP JACKSONVILLE FL RALLY TRAVEL POOL POOL 092420 2020 *DEPATURE/TRAVEL ~202530 President Trump delivered a routine and familiar rally speech Thursday night to another massive packed crowd of thousands of mostly mask-less supporters at an airport in Jacksonville, FL, targeting Joe Biden for not having public events earlier today and falsely claiming he wants to pack the Supreme Courtâ?"even suggesting Republicans could also pack the court. Trump made zero mention of mail in ballots, peaceful transfer of power, or accepting the election results during his just over an hour remarksâ?"was mostly material the president has said at recent rallies. The president started out his speech targeting Hispanic voters, touting a poll that he says shows him doing well with them. He wasnâ?Tt specific as to which poll, but the latest ABC News/Washington Post 2020 Battleground poll from Florida showed Biden with a 13-point lead among Hispanics. Trump even questioned why it took so long for the community to figure out that he loves them. â?oThey want to end the American dream for Hispanic-Americans. We love Hispanic-Americans. [Cheers and applause] Did you see they released a poll today? Theyâ?Tre saying Trumpâ?Ts doing really well with -- what is going on with the Hispanic? It took you so long to figure out that I love you. How long did it take? No more of that stuff. No, the Hispanic-Americans are great and you know, they did. They released a poll today and nobody has ever seen anything like it. The Republicans are beating the Democrats with Hispanic Americans. [Applause] Think of that.â?? 191720 Trump criticized Biden for having no public events on his schedule and his campaign calling a lid at 9:20 this morning, while the president ramps up his stops on the campaign trail. â?oHe is a sleepy guy. Did you see he did a lid this morning, again? Lid, lid. You know what a lid is? A lid is when you put out words, you are not going to be campaigning today. So, he does the lid all the time. I am working my ass off. I am in Texas, I'm in Ohio, Iâ?Tm in North Carolina, South Carolina, I am in Michigan. I am all over the place. Wisconsin.â?? 192150 â?oSo he did a lid today early in the morning that he wonâ?Tt be working today and I donâ?Tt know, I am working so hard. Maybe heâ?Ts right. Think of it. Supposing he never campaigns and he wins. You know how badly Iâ?Tm going to feel? Iâ?Tm working hard.â?? 192255 The president once again attacked Biden and his mental fitness claiming that someone will give him a "big shotâ?? and that heâ?Tll be â?oSupermanâ?? on the debate stage for 15 minutes next week. â?oAnd he is the lowest energy individual I have ever seen -- I've ever seen. So weâ?Tll see what happens, but heâ?Ts lidding up. Maybe he is going to be great at the debate. You know, he has been doing it for 47 years. Somebody said, oh, he wonâ?Tt do well at the debate. I said, youâ?Tre wrong. Heâ?Tll do fine. Heâ?Ts gonna do fine. They will give him a big shot or something and he will go out there. Heâ?Tll have energy. Heâ?Tll have energy, heâ?Tll be like Superman for about 15 minutes.â?? 192323 The president once again attacked MSNBCâ?Ts Ali Veshi and his coverage of the protests and compared him getting hit with a teargas canister to a bullet saying thatâ?Ts only going â?o52 miles per hour.â?? â?oAli Velshi. Remember, he was standing, and he was saying, â?othis is a friendly protest. Itâ?Ts wonderful to see the lovely people that are here.â?? You know, heâ?Ts ducking. And behind him, the entire city was burning down. Do you remember that? The entire city. Why are they doing that? Whatâ?Ts the purpose of it? I don't get it. I donâ?Tt get it. But no, he got in the knee with a canister of teargas. They say it hurts. It hurts. And thatâ?Ts only going 52 miles per hour. A bullet goes about 2000 miles an hour. But they say it hurts.â?? 192701 Though he was in Florida, Trump told his supporters that he was going to win Minnesota because of Rep. Illhan Omar, claiming she has a â?ototal disrespectâ?? for the U.S. and Minnesotans are â?onot too fondâ?? of her. â?oWeâ?Tre gonna win because of Omar. Thatâ?Ts a beauty, thatâ?Ts really -- Sheâ?Ts great. Sheâ?Ts great. She loves our country very much. She has total disrespect for our country. And I think she has hatred for our country. But I would say Omar is a big reason that weâ?Tre gonna win. Theyâ?Tre not too fond of her in Minnesota. Iâ?Tll always fight for the right of all citizens to live in security and peace, so we have law and order.â?? 192753 Trump did mention the shooting of two police officers in Louisville, Kentucky, last night and said he spoke to the governor as well. â?oI will say last night in Kentucky, I spoke to the governor. He pulled out his National Guard and I give him credit.â?? 192550 â?oTwo police officers were shot in Louisville, Kentucky. Every year, dozens of courageous police officers lay down their lives for people that they never met, people that they donâ?Tt know, people they never saw in most cases, right? They lay down their lives for people they have never met. Theyâ?Tre incredible.â?? 193035 Trump falsely claimed Biden wants to pack the court, which he has not said he supporters, while firing back at Democrats who have flouted packing the court if Republicans move forward with confirming a Justice on the Supreme Court, threatening that â?owe could do that too.â?? â?oI could see what that list would be. I can already tell you the people on that list. It would not be good. It would not be pretty. You would not be happy. That would be the end. If given power, Biden and his supporters would pack the court. You know, theyâ?Tre talking about packing the court because we have won races. We have won. Iâ?Tll tell you what. This will be my third and weâ?Tre in great shape. You see the -- do you see whatâ?Ts going on with the Republican party? How unified the Republican party is?â?? 193929 The president even had kind words for Sen. Mitt Romney, once a constant target and opponent of his, and said that he was on board with his SCOTUS decision and suggested that Republicans can pack the court too, not just Democrats. â?oWe are unified. Itâ?Ts a beautiful thing to say. Thank you, Mitt. Thank you, appreciate it. Even Mittâ?Ts on board. Even Mittâ?Ts on board. No, itâ?Ts a good thing to see, Having a unified party. Of course when they did the impeachment hoax, we had 197 to nothing in the house and 52 and a half to a half, that was Mitt, but thatâ?Ts ok. I am no longer angry at Mitt because he is being very nice on the supreme -- heâ?Ts doing -- heâ?Ts doing the right thing. I just want him to do the right thing. But they want to pack the court. We could do that too â?oPack the court.â?? â?oYou know what that means? They want to put on a lot of justices. These are things that are just horrible. I guess we could do that, too, right? We could do that too. But remember, it was Harry Reid that made this all possible. You know, theyâ?Tre angry at us. Listen, Chuck, Cryin Chuck, You know who cryingâ?T Chuck is? Chuck, Every time you complain, remember, it was Harry Reid, your person in charge. He had your job before. It was Harry Reid who made this all possible.â?? 194033 As heâ?Ts done in the past, Trump falsely claimed that Biden wants to give criminals the right to vote while theyâ?Tre still in prison. â?oThey want to give votes to prisoners, people in prison, they want to give votes.â?? 194249 Bidenâ?Ts criminal justice plan states that he â?owill incentivize states to automatically restore voting rights for individuals convicted of felonies once they have served their sentences.â?? Trump championed his coronavirus response yet still hasnâ?Tt mentioned the 200,000 dead milestone and continues to claim that there is a political hit job over a potential coronavirus vaccine. â?oOur early and aggressive action saved many millions of lives. Through Operation Warp Speed, we developed and distributed a vaccine. We will have a vaccine so soon, you wonâ?Tt even believe it. Although theyâ?Tre trying to do a little bit of the political hit. Let's delay it just a little bit. You notice that? Letâ?Ts delay the vaccine just a little bit.â?? 194743 Trump railed over â?ocritical race theory,â?? calling it a â?ocancerâ?? and boasted about firing staff who taught race sensitivity training in the federal government. He also pushed for teaching â?oour children the truth about Americaâ?? in schools, despite downplaying the countryâ?Ts actual legacy of slavery and racism in a recent speech. Weâ?Tll teach our children the truth about America, that we are the most exceptional nation on the face of the Earth and you havenâ?Tt seen anything yet. You see what weâ?Tre doing. I have also issued an executive order to prohibit the teaching of critical race theory in the federal government. That hateful marxist doctrine paints America as a wicked nation, seeks to divide everyone by race, rewrites American history and teaches people to be ashamed of themselves and be ashamed of their country. 195157 Thatâ?Ts not happening anymore. We fired so many of these wiseguys. We had one getting $350,000 a year teaching our military this stuff. And he said, what happened? We said, you are fired, get out. Done. No, many people. Itâ?Ts become -- itâ?Ts become a cancer. Itâ?Ts like a cancer, but many, many people gone. They are not gone and if theyâ?Tre not, let us know and weâ?Tll let them go. 195234 In one bizarre moment, as the president was shouting out members of congress and aides in attendance at the rally, he also claimed to have â?oundercover operativesâ?? at the event who he said he didnâ?Tt want to name because â?othey may lose some effectiveness â?oWe also have some others that are running for different offices in the Republican party. We love the Republican party. They have been incredible. We also have some of our unbelievable undercover operatives. If you don't mind, I will not introduce them. I want to so badly. I want to bring them up here. I want to hug them and kiss them chime not allowed to do. They may lose some effectiveness if I introduce them.â?? 195822 LOG BELOW FROM WASH 4 (HEAD ON): **ROUGH LOG. BOLDED BITES ARE CLEAN.** [7:15:02 PM] âTª âTªâTª [applause] [7:16:04 PM] >> U.S.A. Usa. Usa. TRUMP>> Hello, Jacksonville. We love Jacksonville. I am thrilled to be back in my home state of Florida with thousands of loyal, hard-working American patriots. This is some crowd. I just wish the cameras which show the crowd. They don't want to do this. They don't like to do that, you know? It is harder for us to win because we have a fake news back there. But somehow we just keep on doing it. Isn't it crazy? It is interesting. When Biden comes to Florida, they have like 12 or 13 people he has eight a -- has a hard [7:17:07 PM] time filling up the circles. He we have some he like 30,000 people. That is a lot of people. 40 days fr now we are going to win Florida. We are going to win four more years in the white house. [Cheers and applause] And this is the mt important election in the history of our country. I believe that. It is. Because we are dealing with people that are crazy. Going to raise your taxes. They are going to take away your second amendment. 191720 You know that. Your second amendment is not going anywhere with me, I can tell you that. The Democrat party is being completely taken over by socialists, marxists, and far left extremists. They embrace the policies of communist Cuba, socialist Venezuela. They want to end the American dream for Hispanic-Americans. We love hispanic-americans. [Cheers and applause] Did you see they released a poll today? 191753 Theyâ?Tre saying Trumpâ?Ts doing really well with -- what is going on with the hispanic? It took you so long to figure out that I love you. How long did it take? No more of that stuff. No, the Hispanic-Americans are great and you know, they did. They released a poll today and nobody has ever seen anything like it. The Republicans are beating the Democrats with hispanic Americans. [Applause] Think of that. 191823 No weâ?Tre doing great, we are doing great. And they never like to show those polls. Whenever you see they donâ?Tt show too many polls. Thatâ?Ts only because weâ?Tre winning. Weâ?Tre winning by a lot. We think weâ?Tre winning by like a lot. But the only poll that counts is on November 3rd, right? Thatâ?Ts the only poll that counts., right? So get out there. Don't let them bluff you. Whatever it is. Get out there and vote. The Republican party is the party of jobs, safety, and [7:19:09 PM] freedom and we will ensure America never becomes a socialist for communist country. I said, socialist country. A socialist or communist country. These people are crazy. Kamala is further left than Bernie. I did not know that. She is the furthest left in the U.S. Senate. She was up at 15% when she started. You know that, right? And then S went to 11. 6, 4, 2, 1. She left before Iowa, the great state of Iowa, where I made ethanol possible for them. I gave our farmers 28 billion dollars, thank you very much, China. They were targeting Iowa, [7:20:11 PM] Nebraska. A lot of our great state. Wisconsin. Gave our farmers a lot of money. We have a lot of farmers in Florida. Here is the choice facing every Florida voter. Biden will deliver a crippling shut down. We did that and we saved millions of lives. Your governor has done a great job. Florida is down. The China virus, the China virus. Some people call it coronavirus. That sounds like a beautiful place in Italy. It did not come from Italy, it came from China. This guys talking, he will shut it down. I'm not shutting anything down. We are doing so well. Wait until you see the third quarter. I should not say it -- wait until you see how good the third quarter is going to be. It comes out just before the [7:21:11 PM] election. You will not believe the numbers, you say. You will see numbers, nobody's gonna see those numbers. We are hearing from 25-35% gdp. Nobody has ever heard of that before. I ran -- Iran has a 25% gdp but it is negative. They just announced negative gdp. Be careful. I am delivering a safe vaccine and we are doing a record recovery. It is a record. Next year is going to be the best economic year in the history of our country. Unless a very sleepy guy got in and decided to quadruple everybody's taxes. 192150 He is a sleepy guy. Did you see he did a lid this morning, again? Lid, lid. You know what a lid is? A lid is when you put out words, you are not going to be campaigning today. So, he does the lid all the time. I am working my ass off. I am in Texas, I'm in Ohio, Iâ?Tm in North Carolina, South Carolina, I am in Michigan. I am all over the place. Wisconsin. [FOUR MORE YEARS CHANT] 192227 Thank you. Thank you. But he puts a lid on. So a lid, I didnâ?Tt know what the hell a lid was. I have only been doing this for 3.5 years, right? But a lid is, you know, you are not going to go out today. Youâ?Tre going to stay in your apartment or letâ?Ts put it this way, in his basement. So early in the morning he's put a lid on. That means nothing for the day. I guess they do that for the press. The fake news goes home and they say how great he is as a candidate. They go home and they say heâ?Ts a great candidate. 192255 But he put another lid on the many lids. So he did a lid today early in the morning that he wonâ?Tt be working today and I donâ?Tt know, I am working so hard. Maybe heâ?Ts right. Think of it. Supposing he never campaigns and he wins. You know how badly Iâ?Tm going to feel? Iâ?Tm working hard. And you got to work hard and you know what? I said it today, we cannot have a low energy individual as our president. We canâ?Tt. 192323 And he is the lowest energy individual I have ever seen -- iâ?Tee ever seen. So weâ?Tll see what happens, but heâ?Ts lidding up. Maybe he is going to be great at the debate. You know, he has been doing it for 47 years. Somebody said, oh, he wonâ?Tt do well at the debate. I said, youâ?Tre wrong. Heâ?Tll do fine. Heâ?Ts gonna do fine. They will give him a big shot or something and he will go out there. Heâ?Tll have energy. Heâ?Tll have energy, heâ?Tll be like Superman for about 15 minutes. Biden's plan will crush Florida. My plan will crush the virus and weâ?Tre doing it. Weâ?Tre rounding the turn. [7:24:15 PM] Under my leadership, prosperity will surge. I love normal life. We want to get back to normal life. We will resume the Florida tourism and hospitality industries will reach record highs. Next year, will be one of the greatest years. Mark it down. If I'm Wrong, you will say I am wrong. I will say, sorry about that. We are going to have a great year. Our country is doing great. Our military has never been stronger. We have taken out so many bad ones. Hopefully it is so strong we never are going to have to use it. You want to make it so strong we have never had weapons like this. No country in the world ever possessed the power, the weaponry, what we have is so incredible. Nobody has ever possessed it for. Not Russia, not China, not anybody. We are the envy of the world. [7:25:17 PM] Hope god we never have to use them. Th election is about jobs. It is all made in the usa, everything we have read this election is also about law and order. They said, do not say law and order. That is tough. They said law & order very lightly and safety and liberty. I said, it is about law & order. We have to have law and order. These Democrat run states are a disaster. They are a dister. You look at what is happening all over the country. Look at Portland commit how bad is that? I will say last night in Kentucky, I spoke to the governor. He pulled out his National Guard and I give him credit. Moly they don't want to do that. 192600 I say, let us send the national Guard. I did it in -- remember -- Minnesota. We are going to win Minnesota. So , I did it in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They were having a hard time. And took a little long -- and little longer than we wanted, but we got the okay to get in, we solved that problem in about 25 minutes I think it took. They formed a line, that was the hard part. The easy part was just walking straight ahead, they never flinched. They were not socially distanced, they were right next to each other. 192631 They had 250,000 dollar a piece uniforms, they had more stuff on their head -- Iâ?Tm trying to figure out what is it? They had computers, they had infrared goggles. They had everything. And they walked forward with their canisters of tear gas and pepper spray. And it was -- remember the CNN reporter? He went down. He got hit on the knee with a can of what? Yeah, that is right. He got hit. He said, Iâ?Tm down, Iâ?Tm down. He was down. Thatâ?Ts too bad. I feel badly for him though, he went down. 192701 Ali Velshi. Remember, he was standing, and he was saying, â?othis is a friendly protest. Itâ?Ts wonderful to see the lovely people that are here.â?? You know, heâ?Ts ducking. And behind him, the entire city was burning down. Do you remember that? The entire city. Why are they doing that? Whatâ?Ts the purpose of it? I don't get it. I donâ?Tt get it. But no, he got in the knee with a canister of teargas. They say it hurts. It hurts. 192733 And thatâ?Ts only going 52 miles per hour. A bullet goes about 2000 miles an hour. But they say it hurts. But they cleaned out that city, in a half an hour, they had no problem. Minneapolis. Thatâ?Ts one of the reasons Iâ?Tm going to win. Another would be Ilham Omar. Thatâ?Ts a reason. [BOOS] 192753 Omar. Weâ?Tre gonna win because of Omar. Thatâ?Ts a beauty, thatâ?Ts really -- Sheâ?Ts great. Sheâ?Ts great. She loves our country very much. She has total disrespect for our country. And I think she has hatred for our country. But I would say Omar is a big reason that weâ?Tre gonna win. Theyâ?Tre not too fond of her in Minnesota. Iâ?Tll always fight for the right of all citizens to live in security and peace, so we have law and order. 192821 Joe Biden is weak as hell. He surrendered his party to flag burners, rioters, and anti-police radicals. The Democrat partyâ?Ts war on police. You know, a lot of people say cops. I never liked the word -- You know my father -- Sit down, please. Come on. Weâ?Tll be here for a while. What the hell. We have nothing else to do. I have nothing else to do except run a country. 192851 And the hardest part about running the country is dealing with crazy democrats. You know, weâ?Tre working on stimulus for people. Because itâ?Ts not their fault, it was China's fault. 192901 And we can't get Nancy Pelosi to approve it. She wants to wait until after the election. I said people want their money now. Not gonna have any impact from that standpoint. People want their money now. The Democrat party's war on cops is putting the lives of innocent police officers in danger, but my father had great respect -- always had great respect for law enforcement, for the police. And one time I said dad, the cops are out there. Look at that. They look great. And he says, never use the word cops, itâ?Ts police. 192930 Thatâ?Ts the kind of respect he had. He thought -- I donâ?Tt want to, you know, right? Look, I have a couple of pretty rough looking guys. No, itâ?Ts true. But, I always find it a little hard. You know, I just left an impression. Police, he thought it was slang. And I don't think they -- how many? We got a lot of them here. Does anybody mind the term cops? Who is here thatâ?Ts a policeman or woman? Policemen. Do they mind? A lot of them. A lot of them. Do they mind that term, cops? 193004 No. They just want respect and they just want to be allowed to do their job properly because nobody can do it. Do you agree with that? That is what I say. Alright, then iâ?Tll start calling them cops. He said, we don't mind. Just respect us and let us do our jobs. Earlier this month two sheriff's deputies were ambushed at close range in Los Angeles, California. I called them both and they were okay, but they were hit. They were hit badly. Last night, as you know, two police officers were shot in Louisville, Kentucky. 193035 Every year, dozens of courageous police officers lay down their lives for people that they never met, people that they donâ?Tt know, people they never saw in most cases, right? They lay down their lives for people they have never met. Theyâ?Tre incredible. Law enforcement, let's give them a hand, please. [Applause] [7:31:31 PM] Pres. Trump: Thank you very much. I tell them all the time, we have endorsements from all of them. I tell them, you have idea how much you are loved. You do not get the true story. That is a lot of people back there. That is a lot of fakers back there. The problem with being on live, you make a little bit of a mistake and they say this was a horrible mistake. >> Four more years. Pres. Ump: All right, thank you. That is enough of that. It is very dishonest it is a shame. It does hurt our country. [7:32:34 PM] They do not show the protesters. Cities are burning down, storefronts are being exploded. They would have you believe there is nothing happening. It is the most incredible thing. No matter what your philosophy is, why would you want to -- wouldn't want to show the facts? And then we fix it. Republican cities don't have trouble. Republican states do not have trouble. You go to different states, some of these governors, friends of mine. I have friends on both sides. Republican governors, red states, they look like, how is a thing like this possible? Because they have law and order. That is what it is. For the entire summer, Joe Biden was silent as his far left supporters assaulted police officers. Harassed citizen Americans and set fire to buildings. There were rioters, looters. They were anarchists. He called them peaceful [7:33:37 PM] protests. He said, there peaceful protests. He may believe it. Honestly, he may S they are peaceful. I think he believes it. I actually do. It is the other ones you have to worry about because they call the shots, not him. He has called for the ridiculous cutting of police funding. Abolishing cash bail, if you can believe that and the closing of our prisons. That is a good idea. He even describes law enforcement as the enemy. Has taken it back, I assume. He has taken everything back. He has taken anti-fracking ck. But it is the first thing they say, they stick with. Biden Anti-police crusade must stop. I will always stand with the hero of law enforcement. [7:34:41 PM] I was honored to receive the endorsement of 48 sheriffs right here in Florida. Three weeks ago. And all over the country, law enforcement from Texas, Arizona, Ohio. Michigan, Wisconsin. Pennsylvania, New York's finest. They had never endorsed a presidential candidate. The national troopers coalition. Chicago, how about that? Chicago police, they endorsed me. All the major law enforcement organizations. >> Usa. [7:35:41 PM] Usa. [Indiscernible] Pres. Trump: They go back home to mommy, they say mommy, I am sorry. I am sorry. You know the incredible thing about that? I didn't hear anything except our crowd. They have no voice. They are screaming at the top of their lun, but their lungs are very small. I didn't hear -- all you hear -- like this here. If you wouldn't recognize the we wouldn't even know they exist. The headline -- we had one young protester. The headline will be, trumps rally broken up by protests. One very young girl, she is a [7:36:41 PM] girl. Am allowed to say a girl? She looks like she's about 16 years old. How the hell did that Happen 250 generals and military leaders. Hundreds and hundreds of military spouses have given their complete and total endorsement to our campaign. To uphold the law of our land. And to old our constitution as written. 193654 On Saturday, I will be announcing my nominee to the U.S. Supreme court. [Applause] Itâ?Ts true. Itâ?Ts gonna be a big deal. We are doing it on the -- Weâ?Tre doing it at the white house. The rose garden of the white house. Unless itâ?Ts raining in which case we will still do it there, thatâ?Ts okay. Itâ?Ts beautiful, the white house, so beautiful. We love the white house, right outside the oval office and you know, they don;t want us to do it. 193738 The Democrats say, you shouldn't do it. Why? We have a lot of time. Let me ask you the one simple question. If it was them instead of us, do you think theyâ?Td do it? No, this will be a very talented person. It will be a woman. I am sorry, men. It will be a woman. All right, ready? Who would rather see a man? Oh, thatâ?Ts trouble. Try it again. Who would rather see a man? That is not good. Who would rather see a woman? [Applause] I think it would be -- I think [7:38:45 PM] it would take tremendous coage. I don't care how great the man is. Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to tell you that Jim Fitzgerald -- you would see a lot of very unhappy faces, right? My opponent refuses to else his list of potential justices because they will be handpicked by extremists like representative Alexandria oh because you Corte-- Ocasio Cortez. Sometimes known as AOC. One of the three is Omar. They will pick the first. If bid does that, if he puts an extremist into that position, he loses everything that is like normal. If he does the other way, he loses the left. I would love to have him put up a list. 193929 I could see what that list would be. I can already tell you the people on that list. It would not be good. It would not be pretty. You would not be happy. That would be the end. If given power, Biden and his supporters would pack the court. You know, theyâ?Tre talking about packing the court because we have won races. We have won. Iâ?Tll tell you what. S, this will be my third and weâ?Tre in great shape. You see the -- do you see whatâ?Ts going on with the Republican party? How unified the Republican party is? 194000 Right? No, we are unified. Itâ?Ts a beautiful thing to say. Thank you, Mitt. Thank you, appreciate it. Even Mittâ?Ts on board. Even Mittâ?Ts on board. No, itâ?Ts a good thing to see, Having a unified party. Of course when they did the impeachment hoax, we had 197 to nothing in the house and 52 and a half to a half, that was Mitt, but thatâ?Ts ok. I am no longer angry a Mitt because he is being very nice on the supreme -- heâ?Ts doing -- heâ?Ts doing the right thing. I just want him to do the right thing. But they want to pack the court. 194033 You know what that means? They want to put on a lot of justices. These are things that are just horrible. I guess we could do that, too, right? We could do that too. But remember, it was Harry Reid that made this all possible. You know, theyâ?Tre angry at us. Listen, Chuck, Cryin Chuck, You know who cryingâ?T Chuck is? Chuck, Every time you complain, remember, it was Harry Reid, your person in charge. He had your job before. It was Harry Reid who made this all possible. 194103 Thank you very much, Harry. I hope you are enjoying your evening. No, they blame us. Harry Reid gave us the power, nuclear option. Thank you Harry, very much. He wants to pack the court -- supreme court with radicals who will terminate the second amendment, confiscate your firearms, eliminate the right to self defense, strike under god from the pledge of allegiance and all other places. [7:41:50 PM] Scared down crosses -- tear down crosses from public spaces and force taxpayers to fund extreme late-term abortions. 194147 These far-left justices would release violent criminals, shield foreign terrorists, impose sanctuary cities and declare the death penalty totally unconstitutional. Hey, It will be totally unconstitutional. They want to declare it unconstitutional for even the most depraved mass murderers. And itâ?Ts a tough thing, itâ?Ts a tough thing. They came to my office today on the death penalty -- for clemency. I said, what was the crime? The crime was so horrible, 194222 that I won't tell you what it was, but it has been going on for 21 years or so. The crime was so horrible that this person committed that I said, look, I just canâ?Tt talk about it. It was so -- it was so horrible. And thatâ?Ts usually the case -- usually the case. Like the Boston bomber. And by the way, they want to give votes to prisoners, people in prison, they want to give votes. 194249 So we immediately said, remember, Bernie? Crazy Bernie. Bernie is -- Iâ?Tll tell you one thing about him. He is the greatest loser I have ever seen. No, Itâ?Ts true. No, I mean that in a respectful way because what they did to him with Hillary was bad, but this time was even worse. Elizabeth pocahontas Warren would have left the campaign one day before super Tuesday. Bernie, with her ideology, basically because she is a radical left. And she was really fresh to him, but she was really fresh -- how bad was Elizabeth Warren to Joe Biden? There was only one person that was worse. Who was worse? Kamala. I said, heâ?Tll never -- [7:43:34 PM] this shows you my great instinct. He will never pick kamala because no human being who has been treated worse than kamala. She called him a racist? She called him xenophobic. She called him all sorts of things. Things that were so bad, I cannot say them. I said, she is out. He picks her. We always pick people going up, not going down. How good is Mike pence? Is he great? He is a solid guynd he is a great guy and a great vice president. He is in Michigan, he is everywhere. Where did you gooday, Mike? I went to Michigan, north Carolina, soh Carolina. I went to Wisconsin. [7:44:51 PM] He is an incredible guy. He les the people of this country. You cannot do better than Mike pence. If you want to save America, you must get out and vote. In just 3.5 years, we have secured our borders. We built awesome power of the U.S. Military. A blooded ISIS caliphate -- obliterated ISIS caliphate. Fixed and disastrous trade deals and they were a disaster. I said, who agreed to this? Stupid people. We brought jobs back to America. You Had the greatest year here have ever had last year. The greatest year you have ever had. Under 16 years of presidents, Obama and bush, household income [7:45:52 PM] rose only 2000 $900 -- $2900. In three years, and including energy, because look at the savings, how are you doing at the gas pump? Did you ever think that was going happen. In three years -- less than 3000 -- you went up $10,000 including energy. We lifted 6.6 million people out of poverty. The largest poverty reduction in the first three years of any president in the history of our country. We built the greatest economy in the history of the world. Not only here. Everywhere. For years, I heard that China, and 2019, was going to overtake us. Thatid not happen. And then they released the plague but it did not happen. I got hit hard themselves. [7:46:55 PM] I wonder if they understood they were going to get hit, too. They could have stopped it. They could have stopped it going all over the world, 188 countries including Europe and the United States. We have added record 10.6 million jobs. Including 3.3 million first panic Americans. Both numbers are a record. When the plague arrived from China, we launched the largest mobilization since World War II. We pioneered lifesaving therapies. Europe has almost a 50% greater mortality rate than the U.S.. You see they are being hit very hard. The fake news saying, I don't know if you are doing as well as Europe. Now Europe is exploding again. They do not want to talk about [7:47:56 PM] that. That is not good for their narrative. 194743 Our early and aggressive action saved many millions of lives. Through Operation Warp Speed, we developed and distributed a vaccine. We will have a vaccine so soon, you wonâ?Tt even believe it. Although theyâ?Tre trying to do a little bit of the political hit. Let's delay it just a little bit. You notice that? Letâ?Ts delay the vaccine just a little bit. 194804 But we have three great companies and then others also. Johnson and Johnson. Right? Pfizer. Moderna. Great companies, all of them great companies. And theyâ?Tre right there. Theyâ?Tre way advanced, way advanced. Theyâ?Tre in the final steps. I took historic action to get critical relief for American workers through our paycheck protection program. We saved 3.2 million Florida jobs. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] 194834 Weâ?Tre launching a historic effort to bring our medical supply chains back home where they belong. In 1996, Joe Biden voted to obliterate Puerto Rico's thriving pharmaceutical industry. I am reversing that and weâ?Tre going back so that Puerto Rico can get its pharmaceutical industry back and theyâ?Tre going to have it back soon. That was Joe Biden that did that. And then theyâ?Tll vote because automatically, I donâ?Tt know, they vote for a Democrat. Whatâ?Ts the purpose? Heâ?Ts the one that did it. [7:49:06 PM] Look how devastated -- what he did to our African-American community and people do not want to talk about it. What he did was devastating. He is not good for anyone, let's face it. Last week, I announced $13 billion that goes to disaster relief for Puerto Rico. They got hit hard. I pe they remember that. That Was given by Trump, not by the Democrats. Our hearts are also with the communities in the panhandle. [7:49:58 PM] I love the panhandle. [Applause] You are great -- your governor is doing a great job. He said they love you in the panhandle. I think I am out like 99.9%. We took care of -- we took care of the panhandle. He remembers -- do you remember hurricane Sally? We took care of it. Ron said, we need more money. I said, how much? I said, you got it. Don't come back. Sir, we need more money. That is I guess a good governor, that is what a good governor does, right? That is what a good governor does. Approved a major disaster declaration. We will be with you every step of the way. We are there so fast other presidents took a long time to approve them. [7:51:00 PM] We know what is going to happen. We took care of Florida. November 3, Florida will decide whether we return to record prosperity or whether allow Joe Biden to kill the recovery. Impose a four between dollar tax hike. Then -- ban American energy, destroy the suburbs. Give free health care to illegal aliens which means millions of people are going to pour into our country. And Dr. Rate children with anti-amerin lies. To combat the toxic left-wing propaganda, I announced something that was very popular. Are launching a new pro-american lesson plan called 1776. [Applause] [7:52:07 PM] >> Usa. Usa. 195157 TRUMP>> Weâ?Tll teach our children the truth about America, that we are the most exceptional nation on the face of the Earth and you havenâ?Tt seen anything yet. You see what weâ?Tre doing. I have also issued an executive order to prohibit the teaching of critical race theory in the federal government. That hateful marxist doctrine paints America as a wicked nation, seeks to divide everyone by race, rewrites American history and teaches people to be ashamed of themselves and be ashamed of their country. 195234 Thatâ?Ts not happening anymore. We fired so many of these wiseguys. We had one getting $350,000 a year teaching our military this stuff. And he said, what happened? We said, you are fired, get out. Done. No, many people. Itâ?Ts become -- itâ?Ts become a cancer. Itâ?Ts like a cancer, but many, many people gone. They are not gone and if theyâ?Tre not, let us know and weâ?Tll let them go. 195305 But we have to unite together as one proud American family, thatâ?Ts what we are. We are joined tonight by some incredible warriors, some incredible people. One of them that iâ?Tm most proud of is a man that came to this state and what a job he has done. Your great governor, Ron Desantis. 195338 He is doing a great job. Ron is doing a great job. Ron, how are we doing in the election? How are we doing on November 3rd, Ron? Okay, He says good. We better do good. Well, he won a great primary. [7:54:08 PM] And then he beat a man who had a great future. I do not think it is T good. He did not choke under pressure. Much more important is the first lady of Florida, Casey to Santos -- DeSantis. The mayor of Jacksonville. A really good guy, I got H -- he wanted to do it so bad. We wanted to have a Republican national convention rit here in Jacksonville. But the timing was a little B bad. We got hit with covid as they say. We got hit with the China virus. But he was absolutely fantastic. Your mayor, Lenny curry. -- curry. [7:55:10 PM] Are you ready? Some of the greatest, toughest warriors you ever will meet during the impeachment hoax, they said this is the biggest pile of crop you have ever seen. I am the only guy history who ever got impeached for perfect conversation. Everybody said, what is wrong with this? We sent it to the justice department, we said, please check this. Thankfully, there were people who were taking it down, exact notes, and it was perfect. We sent it to T justice department. Please examine this conversation. They called back and sd, what exactly are you looking for here? These guys are used to looking at killers and drug dealers. We said, explained to us, what are we looking for? This W the greatest hoax. [7:56:11 PM] Today, you see what happened they caught him? They got him cold. We will talk about it. They now find out trump was 100% truthful. It was hoax. They got them cold. It was just announced. Dan convened a - they got them cold. We will talk about in a second. These are warriors. When I needed warriors, I had them. Representative Matt Gaetz. [Applause] What a great guy. What a guy. Big future. Thank you, Matt. Thank you. He is very shy on television, right? He is great. Thank you, Matt. Ted Yoho. [7:57:11 PM] Ted? Great job. A man in charge of all spying, he was so good, Matt and Ron and Ted and a lot of people came to see me. Mike, another great one. Thank you, Mike. His John Rutherford here? [Applause] What a good job, John. Thank you for the help. Miael waltz has been so great. Candidate for congress, cat. [7:58:17 PM] Cat was in the oval office. I said, how are you doing? I am a 42. 42 points. That was a big trump district. That W a great when you had -- win you had. I really appreciate it. 195822 And we also have some others that are running for different offices in the Republican party and we love the Republican party. They have been incredible. They have been incredible. We also have some of our really unbelievable, undercover operatives. And if you don't mind, I wonâ?Tt introduce them, alright? I donâ?Tt think weâ?Tre gonna introduce them. I want to so badly. I want to have them stand up, bring them up here. I want to hug them and kiss them which iâ?Tm not allowed to do because of social distancing. 195856 But somehow They may lose some effectiveness if I introduce them. So theyâ?Tre in the crowd, saw two of them and I wonâ?Tt bother, but they are great, great champions of our country. Thank you. [Cheering and applause] [19:59:14] And also, here is a woman -- I mean, she was tough. She was in charge of a great state, Michigan, and she said, Republicans hadn't won Michigan in man decades. I was doing so much for the business and jobs and bringing people back, recommending and telling them, you're losing your business to Mexico, Canada, and told musical, they gave the man of the year in Michigan -- and 12 years ago, they gave me the man of the year in Michigan. All of a sudden, I am running for office. A woman, it was unbelievable, [8:00:20 PM] she said, come give a speech. She Said I'm in charge of Michigan. I said, I hear we don't ha a chance, we should win Michigan. She said, you will win here if you come here. She call again, and again, I couldn't take it. She wanted me to do one more. I know you are going to win, do one more. Just two weeks left. And I said this is it, I devoted a lot of time to Michigan and everyone says you can't win. By the way, just got a poll, we are the points up in Michigan. She used to call me Mr. Trump, I sn't president yet, she said, sir, please, this one time, three weeks out. I said, this is it. That's it. So I did it. The net before the election, she [8:01:21 PM] said, you are going to win Michigan, but you have to make one more stop. [Laughter] And I made it on election day. I arrived at 12:15 in the now morning, that was no election day -- now election day. I started speaking at 1:00 in the morning on election day. My wife said, are you crazy? We have 32,000 people. The reason I went, she wanted us there, but we found out that Croghan Hillary clinton, Barack hussein Obama, and Mrs. Obama and Bill Clinton were traveling to Michigan unexpectedly, because as Bill Clinton told them months ago, you are going to have trouble with trump in Michigan. They didn't nt to listen to him. He sd you're going to have trouble in Wisconsin, too and be careful of Minnesota. This was Clinton. They were laughing. They thought it was very funny. But they knew they were in trouble. I went there, I started speaking [8:02:22 PM] at one of clock -- at 1:00 in the morning with 2000 people that Grand Rapids. They had 500 people. In Grand Rapids. I said, we are not going to lose this day, as far as the eye can see. I said, we are not losing Florida, I can tell you that. You can feel it. You have an instinct. We are joined, as well, by a group of incredible supporters who have recently walked away from the Democrat party. They walked away from the Democrats. They just registered as a Republican. Thank you. Thank you. They are going to be voting for us. I thank you. [8:03:22 PM] You are all over the place. Thank you. Ank you. They are smart. They've common sense. We have spent the last four years reversing the terrible damage Joe Biden inflicted over the last 47 years. Together, we have taken on a corrupt and broken system that's been throwing everything at us from the very beginning. Remember this, I have done more in 47 months than Joe Biden has done in 47 years. [Cheering D applause] [Crowd chanting] 200401 But today, a trove of text messages was released from the FBI agents involved in the Russia witch hunt. Did you -- you had to see this? This is what I was talking about before. The headline from the federalist reads, "Trump was right, explosive new FBI text, detail internal (?) over handling of the crossfire hurricane investigation." That was the name. We caught them. We had them before this, but this is like -- remember the insurance policy? Darling, darling, oh I love you so much, darling. She is going to win, isn't she? Yes, 100 million to one. 200443 That is not good odds for me. They might not have been great but they were a lot better than that. 100 million to one, Lisa. I love you so much. But it was for some reason she doesnâ?Tt win, we have an insurance policy. Thatâ?Ts what weâ?Tve been living through. Their insurance police. You can't be any more obvious than that. These people are scum. They were trying to do a coup, who would think? [Applause] And we caught them before that, we caught them spying on our nation. 200518 And theyâ?Tve gotten caught. Letâ?Ts see what happens with them now, but this was a big day. This was a big day, never forget. They are coming after me because I am fighting for you. Thereâ?Ts a lot of truth to that [Cheering and applause] For decades, our politicians spent trillions of dollars rebuilding foreign nations, fighting foreign wars, and defending foreign borders. 200544 But now, we are finally protecting our nation, rebuilding our cities, and we are bringing our jobs, our factories, and our troops back home to the usa. [Cheering and applause] Joe Biden champions every globalist betrayal of America for 47 years. He was a cheerleader for nafta, the worst trade deal ever made, emptied out your factories. And he was a cheerleader for China's entry into the world trade organization. I took the toughest ever action to stand up to China's rampant theft of american jobs [20:06:27] And I proudly signed a historic executive order making it official government policy to buy American and hire American. [Cheering and applause] By the way, you have to see this guy, he is using my slogan. I saw it the other day, "Buy erican." I've been saying that for five years. I'm telling you. You have to come up with your N slogans, Joe. We invested $2.5 trillion in the U.S. Military to launch the first new branch of the U.S. Armed forces in nearly 75 years after the air force, the [8:07:33 PM] space force. We passed V.A. Choice and V.A. Accountability. We have a 91% O -- 91% approval rating in the V.A. The highest and history. -- The highest in history. 91% approval. We used to see things in the news about how badly vets were treated. Now we have a 91% approval rating. Today, I can announce the V.A. Is approving a new lease for a brand-new vet-- veterans' health care clinic. We kled the four and leader of ISIS, al-baghdadi. We took out the world's number one terrorist all over the world. Number one. [Cheering and applause] [8:08:35 PM] The mass murder of American troops and many others, qasem soleimani, is dead. He deserved to be taken out. I kept my promise, recognized the uth capital -- pro capital of Israel, and opened the American embassy in Jerusalem. -- The true capital of Israel, and opened the American embassy in jerusalem. [Cheering and applause] I also recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan heights, and instead of endless war, we are forging peace in the Middle East. He saw what was happening. [Cheering and applause] -- You saw what was happening. [Cheering and applause] I was nominated for two Nobel [8:09:35 PM] peace prizes last week. You know. [Cheering and applause] And I told our great first lady, I was nominated for the Nobel peace prize. I'm here to come home early. I have to watch it on NBC news, which one of the biggest scam jobs I've ever seen. Mbc. Probably worse than CNN, NBC. We will watch second blaze NBC. -- Place NBC. They are bed. -- They are bad. Ladies and gentlemen, they start off with something else, something else. Now the show was almost over, they are now mentioning the Nobel peace prize. This is very embarrassing, but [8:10:36 PM] th it was ok, because two days later, I got nominated again. That was for Israel. [Cheering and applause] I got nominated. And I remember when Obama got -- they said, Barack hussein Obama was disseminated for the Nobel peace prize. -- Was just nominated for the Nobel peace prize. What happened? In Serbia, they are not killing each other anymore. Totally different. The first was Israel. Bahrain, uae, this one was Kosovo. I said, first lady, let's give it another shot. When Barack ama got his Nobel prize, immediately after he got elected, they asked him why did he get it, he had no clue. Nobody knew. It was a big story. Breaking news -- they didn't [8:11:40 PM] have breaking news when I got it. We understand the press. We understand it very well. The lesson ministration made a pathetic one-sided deal with the Castro dictatorship that betrayed the Cuban people and enriched the commonest regime. My opponents stand wh socialism and communism, I stand with the proud people of Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua. You're going to win that very singular. The lesson ministration, also negotiating the terrible -- the last administration also negotiated the terrible deal with Colombian drug cartels. They surrendered the narco terrorists -- to the narco terrorists and caused illicit drug production to soar. We worked with our Colombian partners to launch a historic rebel operation against the drug traffickers. [8:12:40 PM] Since April, we have seen the have disrupted 227 metric tons of narcotics. Nobody has done anything like at. Nail-biter and has put forward the most injuries and extreme platform of any major par nominee in history. The bad news is, you doesn't know what it is. The Biden plan would destroy social security and destroy protections for pre-existing conditions. Will drain your medicare by giving free health care to illegal immigrants. Alimmigration enforcement will [8:13:45 PM] enforce totally open borders. He wld terminate our travel bans on jihadist regions. Remember I got that approved? They kept saying he lost. Have a travel ban -- we have a travel ban. And increase the floodgates to radical islamic terrorism. He wants to ban school choice and charter schools, which are absolutely imperative for our children. In the second term, I will provide school choice to every parent in America. A vote for Republican is a vote for safe communities, great jobs, and a limitless future for all Americans. In conclusion, we will make America the manufacturing superpower of the world, and we will end our reliance on China once and for all. [Cheering and applause] [8:14:48 PM] We will make our medical supplies right here in the U.S. We will hire more police. Increase penalties for wrongful law enforcement and then sanctuary cities. We will defend the dignity of work in the sanctity of life. We will uphold religious liberty, free speech, and the right to keep and bear arms. [Cheering and applause we will strike down terrorists who threaten our citizens, and we will keep out of America, of our great country, we will stay away from those ridiculous foreign wars. -- Endless foreign wars. They never end. Endless foreign wa. They are all coming home. We will maintain America's unrivaled military might. And we will ensure peace through strength, and nobody has strength like we have strength. Peace through strength. [8:15:51 PM] We will and surprise medical bills, require price transparency, and for the reduce health insurance premiums and the cost of prescription drugs. They will be coming down by 30% -70%. They are spending a lot of money right now, big pharma. We will strongly protect medicare and social security, and we will always protect patients with pre-existing conditions. [Cheering and pause] Americ will land the first woman on the moan, and the United States will be the first nation to land an astronaut on Mars. -- The moon, and the ted states will be the first nation to land an astronaut on Mars. [Crowd chanting] [8:17:02 PM] Thank you. That's really nice. I had such a nice life before doing this. But no administration has ever done, in the first three and a half years, not even close, what we have done. And that is very gratifying, I want to tell you. [Cheering and applause] And thank you very much. We'll restore patriotic education. We will teach our children to love our country, honor our history, and always respect our great American flag. [Cheering and pause] [Crowd chanting "U.S.A."] And we will live by the timeless [8:18:04 PM] words of our national motto -- "In god we trust." [Cheering and applause] For years, you had a president who apologized for America. Now you have a president who is standing up for Americans, standing up or the great people of Florida. -- For the great people of Florida. [Cheering and applause] Get your friends, get your family, get your neighbors, get your coworkers, and get out and vote. We have to win this election. The most important election we have ever had. Early voting has already begun. Don't wait. Vote. It is safe. Go out and vote. Here we are doing very well, that is what the word is, we'll see. From Tampa, to Tallahassee, from Orlando, to Miami, from Pensacola, to write here in Jacksonville -- [cheering and applause] [8:19:05 PM] We stand on the shoulders of Florida patriots who gave eir blood, sweat, and Test for this beloved nation. We inherit the legacy of American heroes across the oceans, blaze the trail, settle the continent, pave the wilderness, dug out the Panama canal, laid down the railroads, raise that the skyscrapers, went to world wars, defeated fascism and communism, and from here, in this beautiful, beautiful state, this son-drenched state of Florida, -- sun-drenched state of Frida, launched American astronauts to the moon. We made America into the single greatest nation in the history of the world, and the best is yet to come. [Cheering and applause] Proud citizens like your build this country. Together, we are returning the por to you, the American people. [Cheering and applause] [8:20:07 PM] With your help, your devotion, your drive, we are going to keep on working. We a going to keep on fighting. And we are going to keep on winning, winning, winning. [Cheering and applause] We are one movement, one people, one family, and one glorious nation under god. [Cheering and applause] And together, th the incredible people of Florida, we will make America wealthy ain. We will make America strong again. We will make America proud again. We will make America safe again. And we will make America great again. Thank you, Florida. Thank you, Florida. âTªâTª ##
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WASH 4 PRESIDENT TRUMP JACKSONVILLE FL RALLY REMARKS HEAD ON POOL 092420 2020 President Trump delivered a routine and familiar rally speech Thursday night to another massive packed crowd of thousands of mostly mask-less supporters at an airport in Jacksonville, FL, targeting Joe Biden for not having public events earlier today and falsely claiming he wants to pack the Supreme Courtâ?"even suggesting Republicans could also pack the court. Trump made zero mention of mail in ballots, peaceful transfer of power, or accepting the election results during his just over an hour remarksâ?"was mostly material the president has said at recent rallies. The president started out his speech targeting Hispanic voters, touting a poll that he says shows him doing well with them. He wasnâ?Tt specific as to which poll, but the latest ABC News/Washington Post 2020 Battleground poll from Florida showed Biden with a 13-point lead among Hispanics. Trump even questioned why it took so long for the community to figure out that he loves them. â?oThey want to end the American dream for Hispanic-Americans. We love Hispanic-Americans. [Cheers and applause] Did you see they released a poll today? Theyâ?Tre saying Trumpâ?Ts doing really well with -- what is going on with the Hispanic? It took you so long to figure out that I love you. How long did it take? No more of that stuff. No, the Hispanic-Americans are great and you know, they did. They released a poll today and nobody has ever seen anything like it. The Republicans are beating the Democrats with Hispanic Americans. [Applause] Think of that.â?? 191720 Trump criticized Biden for having no public events on his schedule and his campaign calling a lid at 9:20 this morning, while the president ramps up his stops on the campaign trail. â?oHe is a sleepy guy. Did you see he did a lid this morning, again? Lid, lid. You know what a lid is? A lid is when you put out words, you are not going to be campaigning today. So, he does the lid all the time. I am working my ass off. I am in Texas, I'm in Ohio, Iâ?Tm in North Carolina, South Carolina, I am in Michigan. I am all over the place. Wisconsin.â?? 192150 â?oSo he did a lid today early in the morning that he wonâ?Tt be working today and I donâ?Tt know, I am working so hard. Maybe heâ?Ts right. Think of it. Supposing he never campaigns and he wins. You know how badly Iâ?Tm going to feel? Iâ?Tm working hard.â?? 192255 The president once again attacked Biden and his mental fitness claiming that someone will give him a "big shotâ?? and that heâ?Tll be â?oSupermanâ?? on the debate stage for 15 minutes next week. â?oAnd he is the lowest energy individual I have ever seen -- I've ever seen. So weâ?Tll see what happens, but heâ?Ts lidding up. Maybe he is going to be great at the debate. You know, he has been doing it for 47 years. Somebody said, oh, he wonâ?Tt do well at the debate. I said, youâ?Tre wrong. Heâ?Tll do fine. Heâ?Ts gonna do fine. They will give him a big shot or something and he will go out there. Heâ?Tll have energy. Heâ?Tll have energy, heâ?Tll be like Superman for about 15 minutes.â?? 192323 The president once again attacked MSNBCâ?Ts Ali Veshi and his coverage of the protests and compared him getting hit with a teargas canister to a bullet saying thatâ?Ts only going â?o52 miles per hour.â?? â?oAli Velshi. Remember, he was standing, and he was saying, â?othis is a friendly protest. Itâ?Ts wonderful to see the lovely people that are here.â?? You know, heâ?Ts ducking. And behind him, the entire city was burning down. Do you remember that? The entire city. Why are they doing that? Whatâ?Ts the purpose of it? I don't get it. I donâ?Tt get it. But no, he got in the knee with a canister of teargas. They say it hurts. It hurts. And thatâ?Ts only going 52 miles per hour. A bullet goes about 2000 miles an hour. But they say it hurts.â?? 192701 Though he was in Florida, Trump told his supporters that he was going to win Minnesota because of Rep. Illhan Omar, claiming she has a â?ototal disrespectâ?? for the U.S. and Minnesotans are â?onot too fondâ?? of her. â?oWeâ?Tre gonna win because of Omar. Thatâ?Ts a beauty, thatâ?Ts really -- Sheâ?Ts great. Sheâ?Ts great. She loves our country very much. She has total disrespect for our country. And I think she has hatred for our country. But I would say Omar is a big reason that weâ?Tre gonna win. Theyâ?Tre not too fond of her in Minnesota. Iâ?Tll always fight for the right of all citizens to live in security and peace, so we have law and order.â?? 192753 Trump did mention the shooting of two police officers in Louisville, Kentucky, last night and said he spoke to the governor as well. â?oI will say last night in Kentucky, I spoke to the governor. He pulled out his National Guard and I give him credit.â?? 192550 â?oTwo police officers were shot in Louisville, Kentucky. Every year, dozens of courageous police officers lay down their lives for people that they never met, people that they donâ?Tt know, people they never saw in most cases, right? They lay down their lives for people they have never met. Theyâ?Tre incredible.â?? 193035 Trump falsely claimed Biden wants to pack the court, which he has not said he supporters, while firing back at Democrats who have flouted packing the court if Republicans move forward with confirming a Justice on the Supreme Court, threatening that â?owe could do that too.â?? â?oI could see what that list would be. I can already tell you the people on that list. It would not be good. It would not be pretty. You would not be happy. That would be the end. If given power, Biden and his supporters would pack the court. You know, theyâ?Tre talking about packing the court because we have won races. We have won. Iâ?Tll tell you what. This will be my third and weâ?Tre in great shape. You see the -- do you see whatâ?Ts going on with the Republican party? How unified the Republican party is?â?? 193929 The president even had kind words for Sen. Mitt Romney, once a constant target and opponent of his, and said that he was on board with his SCOTUS decision and suggested that Republicans can pack the court too, not just Democrats. â?oWe are unified. Itâ?Ts a beautiful thing to say. Thank you, Mitt. Thank you, appreciate it. Even Mittâ?Ts on board. Even Mittâ?Ts on board. No, itâ?Ts a good thing to see, Having a unified party. Of course when they did the impeachment hoax, we had 197 to nothing in the house and 52 and a half to a half, that was Mitt, but thatâ?Ts ok. I am no longer angry at Mitt because he is being very nice on the supreme -- heâ?Ts doing -- heâ?Ts doing the right thing. I just want him to do the right thing. But they want to pack the court. We could do that too â?oPack the court.â?? â?oYou know what that means? They want to put on a lot of justices. These are things that are just horrible. I guess we could do that, too, right? We could do that too. But remember, it was Harry Reid that made this all possible. You know, theyâ?Tre angry at us. Listen, Chuck, Cryin Chuck, You know who cryingâ?T Chuck is? Chuck, Every time you complain, remember, it was Harry Reid, your person in charge. He had your job before. It was Harry Reid who made this all possible.â?? 194033 As heâ?Ts done in the past, Trump falsely claimed that Biden wants to give criminals the right to vote while theyâ?Tre still in prison. â?oThey want to give votes to prisoners, people in prison, they want to give votes.â?? 194249 Bidenâ?Ts criminal justice plan states that he â?owill incentivize states to automatically restore voting rights for individuals convicted of felonies once they have served their sentences.â?? Trump championed his coronavirus response yet still hasnâ?Tt mentioned the 200,000 dead milestone and continues to claim that there is a political hit job over a potential coronavirus vaccine. â?oOur early and aggressive action saved many millions of lives. Through Operation Warp Speed, we developed and distributed a vaccine. We will have a vaccine so soon, you wonâ?Tt even believe it. Although theyâ?Tre trying to do a little bit of the political hit. Let's delay it just a little bit. You notice that? Letâ?Ts delay the vaccine just a little bit.â?? 194743 Trump railed over â?ocritical race theory,â?? calling it a â?ocancerâ?? and boasted about firing staff who taught race sensitivity training in the federal government. He also pushed for teaching â?oour children the truth about Americaâ?? in schools, despite downplaying the countryâ?Ts actual legacy of slavery and racism in a recent speech. Weâ?Tll teach our children the truth about America, that we are the most exceptional nation on the face of the Earth and you havenâ?Tt seen anything yet. You see what weâ?Tre doing. I have also issued an executive order to prohibit the teaching of critical race theory in the federal government. That hateful marxist doctrine paints America as a wicked nation, seeks to divide everyone by race, rewrites American history and teaches people to be ashamed of themselves and be ashamed of their country. 195157 Thatâ?Ts not happening anymore. We fired so many of these wiseguys. We had one getting $350,000 a year teaching our military this stuff. And he said, what happened? We said, you are fired, get out. Done. No, many people. Itâ?Ts become -- itâ?Ts become a cancer. Itâ?Ts like a cancer, but many, many people gone. They are not gone and if theyâ?Tre not, let us know and weâ?Tll let them go. 195234 In one bizarre moment, as the president was shouting out members of congress and aides in attendance at the rally, he also claimed to have â?oundercover operativesâ?? at the event who he said he didnâ?Tt want to name because â?othey may lose some effectiveness â?oWe also have some others that are running for different offices in the Republican party. We love the Republican party. They have been incredible. We also have some of our unbelievable undercover operatives. If you don't mind, I will not introduce them. I want to so badly. I want to bring them up here. I want to hug them and kiss them chime not allowed to do. They may lose some effectiveness if I introduce them.â?? 195822 LOG BELOW FROM WASH 4 (HEAD ON): **ROUGH LOG. BOLDED BITES ARE CLEAN.** [7:15:02 PM] âTª âTªâTª [applause] [7:16:04 PM] >> U.S.A. Usa. Usa. TRUMP>> Hello, Jacksonville. We love Jacksonville. I am thrilled to be back in my home state of Florida with thousands of loyal, hard-working American patriots. This is some crowd. I just wish the cameras which show the crowd. They don't want to do this. They don't like to do that, you know? It is harder for us to win because we have a fake news back there. But somehow we just keep on doing it. Isn't it crazy? It is interesting. When Biden comes to Florida, they have like 12 or 13 people he has eight a -- has a hard [7:17:07 PM] time filling up the circles. He we have some he like 30,000 people. That is a lot of people. 40 days fr now we are going to win Florida. We are going to win four more years in the white house. [Cheers and applause] And this is the mt important election in the history of our country. I believe that. It is. Because we are dealing with people that are crazy. Going to raise your taxes. They are going to take away your second amendment. 191720 You know that. Your second amendment is not going anywhere with me, I can tell you that. The Democrat party is being completely taken over by socialists, marxists, and far left extremists. They embrace the policies of communist Cuba, socialist Venezuela. They want to end the American dream for Hispanic-Americans. We love hispanic-americans. [Cheers and applause] Did you see they released a poll today? 191753 Theyâ?Tre saying Trumpâ?Ts doing really well with -- what is going on with the hispanic? It took you so long to figure out that I love you. How long did it take? No more of that stuff. No, the Hispanic-Americans are great and you know, they did. They released a poll today and nobody has ever seen anything like it. The Republicans are beating the Democrats with hispanic Americans. [Applause] Think of that. 191823 No weâ?Tre doing great, we are doing great. And they never like to show those polls. Whenever you see they donâ?Tt show too many polls. Thatâ?Ts only because weâ?Tre winning. Weâ?Tre winning by a lot. We think weâ?Tre winning by like a lot. But the only poll that counts is on November 3rd, right? Thatâ?Ts the only poll that counts., right? So get out there. Don't let them bluff you. Whatever it is. Get out there and vote. The Republican party is the party of jobs, safety, and [7:19:09 PM] freedom and we will ensure America never becomes a socialist for communist country. I said, socialist country. A socialist or communist country. These people are crazy. Kamala is further left than Bernie. I did not know that. She is the furthest left in the U.S. Senate. She was up at 15% when she started. You know that, right? And then S went to 11. 6, 4, 2, 1. She left before Iowa, the great state of Iowa, where I made ethanol possible for them. I gave our farmers 28 billion dollars, thank you very much, China. They were targeting Iowa, [7:20:11 PM] Nebraska. A lot of our great state. Wisconsin. Gave our farmers a lot of money. We have a lot of farmers in Florida. Here is the choice facing every Florida voter. Biden will deliver a crippling shut down. We did that and we saved millions of lives. Your governor has done a great job. Florida is down. The China virus, the China virus. Some people call it coronavirus. That sounds like a beautiful place in Italy. It did not come from Italy, it came from China. This guys talking, he will shut it down. I'm not shutting anything down. We are doing so well. Wait until you see the third quarter. I should not say it -- wait until you see how good the third quarter is going to be. It comes out just before the [7:21:11 PM] election. You will not believe the numbers, you say. You will see numbers, nobody's gonna see those numbers. We are hearing from 25-35% gdp. Nobody has ever heard of that before. I ran -- Iran has a 25% gdp but it is negative. They just announced negative gdp. Be careful. I am delivering a safe vaccine and we are doing a record recovery. It is a record. Next year is going to be the best economic year in the history of our country. Unless a very sleepy guy got in and decided to quadruple everybody's taxes. 192150 He is a sleepy guy. Did you see he did a lid this morning, again? Lid, lid. You know what a lid is? A lid is when you put out words, you are not going to be campaigning today. So, he does the lid all the time. I am working my ass off. I am in Texas, I'm in Ohio, Iâ?Tm in North Carolina, South Carolina, I am in Michigan. I am all over the place. Wisconsin. [FOUR MORE YEARS CHANT] 192227 Thank you. Thank you. But he puts a lid on. So a lid, I didnâ?Tt know what the hell a lid was. I have only been doing this for 3.5 years, right? But a lid is, you know, you are not going to go out today. Youâ?Tre going to stay in your apartment or letâ?Ts put it this way, in his basement. So early in the morning he's put a lid on. That means nothing for the day. I guess they do that for the press. The fake news goes home and they say how great he is as a candidate. They go home and they say heâ?Ts a great candidate. 192255 But he put another lid on the many lids. So he did a lid today early in the morning that he wonâ?Tt be working today and I donâ?Tt know, I am working so hard. Maybe heâ?Ts right. Think of it. Supposing he never campaigns and he wins. You know how badly Iâ?Tm going to feel? Iâ?Tm working hard. And you got to work hard and you know what? I said it today, we cannot have a low energy individual as our president. We canâ?Tt. 192323 And he is the lowest energy individual I have ever seen -- iâ?Tee ever seen. So weâ?Tll see what happens, but heâ?Ts lidding up. Maybe he is going to be great at the debate. You know, he has been doing it for 47 years. Somebody said, oh, he wonâ?Tt do well at the debate. I said, youâ?Tre wrong. Heâ?Tll do fine. Heâ?Ts gonna do fine. They will give him a big shot or something and he will go out there. Heâ?Tll have energy. Heâ?Tll have energy, heâ?Tll be like Superman for about 15 minutes. Biden's plan will crush Florida. My plan will crush the virus and weâ?Tre doing it. Weâ?Tre rounding the turn. [7:24:15 PM] Under my leadership, prosperity will surge. I love normal life. We want to get back to normal life. We will resume the Florida tourism and hospitality industries will reach record highs. Next year, will be one of the greatest years. Mark it down. If I'm Wrong, you will say I am wrong. I will say, sorry about that. We are going to have a great year. Our country is doing great. Our military has never been stronger. We have taken out so many bad ones. Hopefully it is so strong we never are going to have to use it. You want to make it so strong we have never had weapons like this. No country in the world ever possessed the power, the weaponry, what we have is so incredible. Nobody has ever possessed it for. Not Russia, not China, not anybody. We are the envy of the world. [7:25:17 PM] Hope god we never have to use them. Th election is about jobs. It is all made in the usa, everything we have read this election is also about law and order. They said, do not say law and order. That is tough. They said law & order very lightly and safety and liberty. I said, it is about law & order. We have to have law and order. These Democrat run states are a disaster. They are a dister. You look at what is happening all over the country. Look at Portland commit how bad is that? I will say last night in Kentucky, I spoke to the governor. He pulled out his National Guard and I give him credit. Moly they don't want to do that. 192600 I say, let us send the national Guard. I did it in -- remember -- Minnesota. We are going to win Minnesota. So , I did it in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They were having a hard time. And took a little long -- and little longer than we wanted, but we got the okay to get in, we solved that problem in about 25 minutes I think it took. They formed a line, that was the hard part. The easy part was just walking straight ahead, they never flinched. They were not socially distanced, they were right next to each other. 192631 They had 250,000 dollar a piece uniforms, they had more stuff on their head -- Iâ?Tm trying to figure out what is it? They had computers, they had infrared goggles. They had everything. And they walked forward with their canisters of tear gas and pepper spray. And it was -- remember the CNN reporter? He went down. He got hit on the knee with a can of what? Yeah, that is right. He got hit. He said, Iâ?Tm down, Iâ?Tm down. He was down. Thatâ?Ts too bad. I feel badly for him though, he went down. 192701 Ali Velshi. Remember, he was standing, and he was saying, â?othis is a friendly protest. Itâ?Ts wonderful to see the lovely people that are here.â?? You know, heâ?Ts ducking. And behind him, the entire city was burning down. Do you remember that? The entire city. Why are they doing that? Whatâ?Ts the purpose of it? I don't get it. I donâ?Tt get it. But no, he got in the knee with a canister of teargas. They say it hurts. It hurts. 192733 And thatâ?Ts only going 52 miles per hour. A bullet goes about 2000 miles an hour. But they say it hurts. But they cleaned out that city, in a half an hour, they had no problem. Minneapolis. Thatâ?Ts one of the reasons Iâ?Tm going to win. Another would be Ilham Omar. Thatâ?Ts a reason. [BOOS] 192753 Omar. Weâ?Tre gonna win because of Omar. Thatâ?Ts a beauty, thatâ?Ts really -- Sheâ?Ts great. Sheâ?Ts great. She loves our country very much. She has total disrespect for our country. And I think she has hatred for our country. But I would say Omar is a big reason that weâ?Tre gonna win. Theyâ?Tre not too fond of her in Minnesota. Iâ?Tll always fight for the right of all citizens to live in security and peace, so we have law and order. 192821 Joe Biden is weak as hell. He surrendered his party to flag burners, rioters, and anti-police radicals. The Democrat partyâ?Ts war on police. You know, a lot of people say cops. I never liked the word -- You know my father -- Sit down, please. Come on. Weâ?Tll be here for a while. What the hell. We have nothing else to do. I have nothing else to do except run a country. 192851 And the hardest part about running the country is dealing with crazy democrats. You know, weâ?Tre working on stimulus for people. Because itâ?Ts not their fault, it was China's fault. 192901 And we can't get Nancy Pelosi to approve it. She wants to wait until after the election. I said people want their money now. Not gonna have any impact from that standpoint. People want their money now. The Democrat party's war on cops is putting the lives of innocent police officers in danger, but my father had great respect -- always had great respect for law enforcement, for the police. And one time I said dad, the cops are out there. Look at that. They look great. And he says, never use the word cops, itâ?Ts police. 192930 Thatâ?Ts the kind of respect he had. He thought -- I donâ?Tt want to, you know, right? Look, I have a couple of pretty rough looking guys. No, itâ?Ts true. But, I always find it a little hard. You know, I just left an impression. Police, he thought it was slang. And I don't think they -- how many? We got a lot of them here. Does anybody mind the term cops? Who is here thatâ?Ts a policeman or woman? Policemen. Do they mind? A lot of them. A lot of them. Do they mind that term, cops? 193004 No. They just want respect and they just want to be allowed to do their job properly because nobody can do it. Do you agree with that? That is what I say. Alright, then iâ?Tll start calling them cops. He said, we don't mind. Just respect us and let us do our jobs. Earlier this month two sheriff's deputies were ambushed at close range in Los Angeles, California. I called them both and they were okay, but they were hit. They were hit badly. Last night, as you know, two police officers were shot in Louisville, Kentucky. 193035 Every year, dozens of courageous police officers lay down their lives for people that they never met, people that they donâ?Tt know, people they never saw in most cases, right? They lay down their lives for people they have never met. Theyâ?Tre incredible. Law enforcement, let's give them a hand, please. [Applause] [7:31:31 PM] Pres. Trump: Thank you very much. I tell them all the time, we have endorsements from all of them. I tell them, you have idea how much you are loved. You do not get the true story. That is a lot of people back there. That is a lot of fakers back there. The problem with being on live, you make a little bit of a mistake and they say this was a horrible mistake. >> Four more years. Pres. Ump: All right, thank you. That is enough of that. It is very dishonest it is a shame. It does hurt our country. [7:32:34 PM] They do not show the protesters. Cities are burning down, storefronts are being exploded. They would have you believe there is nothing happening. It is the most incredible thing. No matter what your philosophy is, why would you want to -- wouldn't want to show the facts? And then we fix it. Republican cities don't have trouble. Republican states do not have trouble. You go to different states, some of these governors, friends of mine. I have friends on both sides. Republican governors, red states, they look like, how is a thing like this possible? Because they have law and order. That is what it is. For the entire summer, Joe Biden was silent as his far left supporters assaulted police officers. Harassed citizen Americans and set fire to buildings. There were rioters, looters. They were anarchists. He called them peaceful [7:33:37 PM] protests. He said, there peaceful protests. He may believe it. Honestly, he may S they are peaceful. I think he believes it. I actually do. It is the other ones you have to worry about because they call the shots, not him. He has called for the ridiculous cutting of police funding. Abolishing cash bail, if you can believe that and the closing of our prisons. That is a good idea. He even describes law enforcement as the enemy. Has taken it back, I assume. He has taken everything back. He has taken anti-fracking ck. But it is the first thing they say, they stick with. Biden Anti-police crusade must stop. I will always stand with the hero of law enforcement. [7:34:41 PM] I was honored to receive the endorsement of 48 sheriffs right here in Florida. Three weeks ago. And all over the country, law enforcement from Texas, Arizona, Ohio. Michigan, Wisconsin. Pennsylvania, New York's finest. They had never endorsed a presidential candidate. The national troopers coalition. Chicago, how about that? Chicago police, they endorsed me. All the major law enforcement organizations. >> Usa. [7:35:41 PM] Usa. [Indiscernible] Pres. Trump: They go back home to mommy, they say mommy, I am sorry. I am sorry. You know the incredible thing about that? I didn't hear anything except our crowd. They have no voice. They are screaming at the top of their lun, but their lungs are very small. I didn't hear -- all you hear -- like this here. If you wouldn't recognize the we wouldn't even know they exist. The headline -- we had one young protester. The headline will be, trumps rally broken up by protests. One very young girl, she is a [7:36:41 PM] girl. Am allowed to say a girl? She looks like she's about 16 years old. How the hell did that Happen 250 generals and military leaders. Hundreds and hundreds of military spouses have given their complete and total endorsement to our campaign. To uphold the law of our land. And to old our constitution as written. 193654 On Saturday, I will be announcing my nominee to the U.S. Supreme court. [Applause] Itâ?Ts true. Itâ?Ts gonna be a big deal. We are doing it on the -- Weâ?Tre doing it at the white house. The rose garden of the white house. Unless itâ?Ts raining in which case we will still do it there, thatâ?Ts okay. Itâ?Ts beautiful, the white house, so beautiful. We love the white house, right outside the oval office and you know, they don;t want us to do it. 193738 The Democrats say, you shouldn't do it. Why? We have a lot of time. Let me ask you the one simple question. If it was them instead of us, do you think theyâ?Td do it? No, this will be a very talented person. It will be a woman. I am sorry, men. It will be a woman. All right, ready? Who would rather see a man? Oh, thatâ?Ts trouble. Try it again. Who would rather see a man? That is not good. Who would rather see a woman? [Applause] I think it would be -- I think [7:38:45 PM] it would take tremendous coage. I don't care how great the man is. Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to tell you that Jim Fitzgerald -- you would see a lot of very unhappy faces, right? My opponent refuses to else his list of potential justices because they will be handpicked by extremists like representative Alexandria oh because you Corte-- Ocasio Cortez. Sometimes known as AOC. One of the three is Omar. They will pick the first. If bid does that, if he puts an extremist into that position, he loses everything that is like normal. If he does the other way, he loses the left. I would love to have him put up a list. 193929 I could see what that list would be. I can already tell you the people on that list. It would not be good. It would not be pretty. You would not be happy. That would be the end. If given power, Biden and his supporters would pack the court. You know, theyâ?Tre talking about packing the court because we have won races. We have won. Iâ?Tll tell you what. S, this will be my third and weâ?Tre in great shape. You see the -- do you see whatâ?Ts going on with the Republican party? How unified the Republican party is? 194000 Right? No, we are unified. Itâ?Ts a beautiful thing to say. Thank you, Mitt. Thank you, appreciate it. Even Mittâ?Ts on board. Even Mittâ?Ts on board. No, itâ?Ts a good thing to see, Having a unified party. Of course when they did the impeachment hoax, we had 197 to nothing in the house and 52 and a half to a half, that was Mitt, but thatâ?Ts ok. I am no longer angry a Mitt because he is being very nice on the supreme -- heâ?Ts doing -- heâ?Ts doing the right thing. I just want him to do the right thing. But they want to pack the court. 194033 You know what that means? They want to put on a lot of justices. These are things that are just horrible. I guess we could do that, too, right? We could do that too. But remember, it was Harry Reid that made this all possible. You know, theyâ?Tre angry at us. Listen, Chuck, Cryin Chuck, You know who cryingâ?T Chuck is? Chuck, Every time you complain, remember, it was Harry Reid, your person in charge. He had your job before. It was Harry Reid who made this all possible. 194103 Thank you very much, Harry. I hope you are enjoying your evening. No, they blame us. Harry Reid gave us the power, nuclear option. Thank you Harry, very much. He wants to pack the court -- supreme court with radicals who will terminate the second amendment, confiscate your firearms, eliminate the right to self defense, strike under god from the pledge of allegiance and all other places. [7:41:50 PM] Scared down crosses -- tear down crosses from public spaces and force taxpayers to fund extreme late-term abortions. 194147 These far-left justices would release violent criminals, shield foreign terrorists, impose sanctuary cities and declare the death penalty totally unconstitutional. Hey, It will be totally unconstitutional. They want to declare it unconstitutional for even the most depraved mass murderers. And itâ?Ts a tough thing, itâ?Ts a tough thing. They came to my office today on the death penalty -- for clemency. I said, what was the crime? The crime was so horrible, 194222 that I won't tell you what it was, but it has been going on for 21 years or so. The crime was so horrible that this person committed that I said, look, I just canâ?Tt talk about it. It was so -- it was so horrible. And thatâ?Ts usually the case -- usually the case. Like the Boston bomber. And by the way, they want to give votes to prisoners, people in prison, they want to give votes. 194249 So we immediately said, remember, Bernie? Crazy Bernie. Bernie is -- Iâ?Tll tell you one thing about him. He is the greatest loser I have ever seen. No, Itâ?Ts true. No, I mean that in a respectful way because what they did to him with Hillary was bad, but this time was even worse. Elizabeth pocahontas Warren would have left the campaign one day before super Tuesday. Bernie, with her ideology, basically because she is a radical left. And she was really fresh to him, but she was really fresh -- how bad was Elizabeth Warren to Joe Biden? There was only one person that was worse. Who was worse? Kamala. I said, heâ?Tll never -- [7:43:34 PM] this shows you my great instinct. He will never pick kamala because no human being who has been treated worse than kamala. She called him a racist? She called him xenophobic. She called him all sorts of things. Things that were so bad, I cannot say them. I said, she is out. He picks her. We always pick people going up, not going down. How good is Mike pence? Is he great? He is a solid guynd he is a great guy and a great vice president. He is in Michigan, he is everywhere. Where did you gooday, Mike? I went to Michigan, north Carolina, soh Carolina. I went to Wisconsin. [7:44:51 PM] He is an incredible guy. He les the people of this country. You cannot do better than Mike pence. If you want to save America, you must get out and vote. In just 3.5 years, we have secured our borders. We built awesome power of the U.S. Military. A blooded ISIS caliphate -- obliterated ISIS caliphate. Fixed and disastrous trade deals and they were a disaster. I said, who agreed to this? Stupid people. We brought jobs back to America. You Had the greatest year here have ever had last year. The greatest year you have ever had. Under 16 years of presidents, Obama and bush, household income [7:45:52 PM] rose only 2000 $900 -- $2900. In three years, and including energy, because look at the savings, how are you doing at the gas pump? Did you ever think that was going happen. In three years -- less than 3000 -- you went up $10,000 including energy. We lifted 6.6 million people out of poverty. The largest poverty reduction in the first three years of any president in the history of our country. We built the greatest economy in the history of the world. Not only here. Everywhere. For years, I heard that China, and 2019, was going to overtake us. Thatid not happen. And then they released the plague but it did not happen. I got hit hard themselves. [7:46:55 PM] I wonder if they understood they were going to get hit, too. They could have stopped it. They could have stopped it going all over the world, 188 countries including Europe and the United States. We have added record 10.6 million jobs. Including 3.3 million first panic Americans. Both numbers are a record. When the plague arrived from China, we launched the largest mobilization since World War II. We pioneered lifesaving therapies. Europe has almost a 50% greater mortality rate than the U.S.. You see they are being hit very hard. The fake news saying, I don't know if you are doing as well as Europe. Now Europe is exploding again. They do not want to talk about [7:47:56 PM] that. That is not good for their narrative. 194743 Our early and aggressive action saved many millions of lives. Through Operation Warp Speed, we developed and distributed a vaccine. We will have a vaccine so soon, you wonâ?Tt even believe it. Although theyâ?Tre trying to do a little bit of the political hit. Let's delay it just a little bit. You notice that? Letâ?Ts delay the vaccine just a little bit. 194804 But we have three great companies and then others also. Johnson and Johnson. Right? Pfizer. Moderna. Great companies, all of them great companies. And theyâ?Tre right there. Theyâ?Tre way advanced, way advanced. Theyâ?Tre in the final steps. I took historic action to get critical relief for American workers through our paycheck protection program. We saved 3.2 million Florida jobs. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] 194834 Weâ?Tre launching a historic effort to bring our medical supply chains back home where they belong. In 1996, Joe Biden voted to obliterate Puerto Rico's thriving pharmaceutical industry. I am reversing that and weâ?Tre going back so that Puerto Rico can get its pharmaceutical industry back and theyâ?Tre going to have it back soon. That was Joe Biden that did that. And then theyâ?Tll vote because automatically, I donâ?Tt know, they vote for a Democrat. Whatâ?Ts the purpose? Heâ?Ts the one that did it. [7:49:06 PM] Look how devastated -- what he did to our African-American community and people do not want to talk about it. What he did was devastating. He is not good for anyone, let's face it. Last week, I announced $13 billion that goes to disaster relief for Puerto Rico. They got hit hard. I pe they remember that. That Was given by Trump, not by the Democrats. Our hearts are also with the communities in the panhandle. [7:49:58 PM] I love the panhandle. [Applause] You are great -- your governor is doing a great job. He said they love you in the panhandle. I think I am out like 99.9%. We took care of -- we took care of the panhandle. He remembers -- do you remember hurricane Sally? We took care of it. Ron said, we need more money. I said, how much? I said, you got it. Don't come back. Sir, we need more money. That is I guess a good governor, that is what a good governor does, right? That is what a good governor does. Approved a major disaster declaration. We will be with you every step of the way. We are there so fast other presidents took a long time to approve them. [7:51:00 PM] We know what is going to happen. We took care of Florida. November 3, Florida will decide whether we return to record prosperity or whether allow Joe Biden to kill the recovery. Impose a four between dollar tax hike. Then -- ban American energy, destroy the suburbs. Give free health care to illegal aliens which means millions of people are going to pour into our country. And Dr. Rate children with anti-amerin lies. To combat the toxic left-wing propaganda, I announced something that was very popular. Are launching a new pro-american lesson plan called 1776. [Applause] [7:52:07 PM] >> Usa. Usa. 195157 TRUMP>> Weâ?Tll teach our children the truth about America, that we are the most exceptional nation on the face of the Earth and you havenâ?Tt seen anything yet. You see what weâ?Tre doing. I have also issued an executive order to prohibit the teaching of critical race theory in the federal government. That hateful marxist doctrine paints America as a wicked nation, seeks to divide everyone by race, rewrites American history and teaches people to be ashamed of themselves and be ashamed of their country. 195234 Thatâ?Ts not happening anymore. We fired so many of these wiseguys. We had one getting $350,000 a year teaching our military this stuff. And he said, what happened? We said, you are fired, get out. Done. No, many people. Itâ?Ts become -- itâ?Ts become a cancer. Itâ?Ts like a cancer, but many, many people gone. They are not gone and if theyâ?Tre not, let us know and weâ?Tll let them go. 195305 But we have to unite together as one proud American family, thatâ?Ts what we are. We are joined tonight by some incredible warriors, some incredible people. One of them that iâ?Tm most proud of is a man that came to this state and what a job he has done. Your great governor, Ron Desantis. 195338 He is doing a great job. Ron is doing a great job. Ron, how are we doing in the election? How are we doing on November 3rd, Ron? Okay, He says good. We better do good. Well, he won a great primary. [7:54:08 PM] And then he beat a man who had a great future. I do not think it is T good. He did not choke under pressure. Much more important is the first lady of Florida, Casey to Santos -- DeSantis. The mayor of Jacksonville. A really good guy, I got H -- he wanted to do it so bad. We wanted to have a Republican national convention rit here in Jacksonville. But the timing was a little B bad. We got hit with covid as they say. We got hit with the China virus. But he was absolutely fantastic. Your mayor, Lenny curry. -- curry. [7:55:10 PM] Are you ready? Some of the greatest, toughest warriors you ever will meet during the impeachment hoax, they said this is the biggest pile of crop you have ever seen. I am the only guy history who ever got impeached for perfect conversation. Everybody said, what is wrong with this? We sent it to the justice department, we said, please check this. Thankfully, there were people who were taking it down, exact notes, and it was perfect. We sent it to T justice department. Please examine this conversation. They called back and sd, what exactly are you looking for here? These guys are used to looking at killers and drug dealers. We said, explained to us, what are we looking for? This W the greatest hoax. [7:56:11 PM] Today, you see what happened they caught him? They got him cold. We will talk about it. They now find out trump was 100% truthful. It was hoax. They got them cold. It was just announced. Dan convened a - they got them cold. We will talk about in a second. These are warriors. When I needed warriors, I had them. Representative Matt Gaetz. [Applause] What a great guy. What a guy. Big future. Thank you, Matt. Thank you. He is very shy on television, right? He is great. Thank you, Matt. Ted Yoho. [7:57:11 PM] Ted? Great job. A man in charge of all spying, he was so good, Matt and Ron and Ted and a lot of people came to see me. Mike, another great one. Thank you, Mike. His John Rutherford here? [Applause] What a good job, John. Thank you for the help. Miael waltz has been so great. Candidate for congress, cat. [7:58:17 PM] Cat was in the oval office. I said, how are you doing? I am a 42. 42 points. That was a big trump district. That W a great when you had -- win you had. I really appreciate it. 195822 And we also have some others that are running for different offices in the Republican party and we love the Republican party. They have been incredible. They have been incredible. We also have some of our really unbelievable, undercover operatives. And if you don't mind, I wonâ?Tt introduce them, alright? I donâ?Tt think weâ?Tre gonna introduce them. I want to so badly. I want to have them stand up, bring them up here. I want to hug them and kiss them which iâ?Tm not allowed to do because of social distancing. 195856 But somehow They may lose some effectiveness if I introduce them. So theyâ?Tre in the crowd, saw two of them and I wonâ?Tt bother, but they are great, great champions of our country. Thank you. [Cheering and applause] [19:59:14] And also, here is a woman -- I mean, she was tough. She was in charge of a great state, Michigan, and she said, Republicans hadn't won Michigan in man decades. I was doing so much for the business and jobs and bringing people back, recommending and telling them, you're losing your business to Mexico, Canada, and told musical, they gave the man of the year in Michigan -- and 12 years ago, they gave me the man of the year in Michigan. All of a sudden, I am running for office. A woman, it was unbelievable, [8:00:20 PM] she said, come give a speech. She Said I'm in charge of Michigan. I said, I hear we don't ha a chance, we should win Michigan. She said, you will win here if you come here. She call again, and again, I couldn't take it. She wanted me to do one more. I know you are going to win, do one more. Just two weeks left. And I said this is it, I devoted a lot of time to Michigan and everyone says you can't win. By the way, just got a poll, we are the points up in Michigan. She used to call me Mr. Trump, I sn't president yet, she said, sir, please, this one time, three weeks out. I said, this is it. That's it. So I did it. The net before the election, she [8:01:21 PM] said, you are going to win Michigan, but you have to make one more stop. [Laughter] And I made it on election day. I arrived at 12:15 in the now morning, that was no election day -- now election day. I started speaking at 1:00 in the morning on election day. My wife said, are you crazy? We have 32,000 people. The reason I went, she wanted us there, but we found out that Croghan Hillary clinton, Barack hussein Obama, and Mrs. Obama and Bill Clinton were traveling to Michigan unexpectedly, because as Bill Clinton told them months ago, you are going to have trouble with trump in Michigan. They didn't nt to listen to him. He sd you're going to have trouble in Wisconsin, too and be careful of Minnesota. This was Clinton. They were laughing. They thought it was very funny. But they knew they were in trouble. I went there, I started speaking [8:02:22 PM] at one of clock -- at 1:00 in the morning with 2000 people that Grand Rapids. They had 500 people. In Grand Rapids. I said, we are not going to lose this day, as far as the eye can see. I said, we are not losing Florida, I can tell you that. You can feel it. You have an instinct. We are joined, as well, by a group of incredible supporters who have recently walked away from the Democrat party. They walked away from the Democrats. They just registered as a Republican. Thank you. Thank you. They are going to be voting for us. I thank you. [8:03:22 PM] You are all over the place. Thank you. Ank you. They are smart. They've common sense. We have spent the last four years reversing the terrible damage Joe Biden inflicted over the last 47 years. Together, we have taken on a corrupt and broken system that's been throwing everything at us from the very beginning. Remember this, I have done more in 47 months than Joe Biden has done in 47 years. [Cheering D applause] [Crowd chanting] 200401 But today, a trove of text messages was released from the FBI agents involved in the Russia witch hunt. Did you -- you had to see this? This is what I was talking about before. The headline from the federalist reads, "Trump was right, explosive new FBI text, detail internal (?) over handling of the crossfire hurricane investigation." That was the name. We caught them. We had them before this, but this is like -- remember the insurance policy? Darling, darling, oh I love you so much, darling. She is going to win, isn't she? Yes, 100 million to one. 200443 That is not good odds for me. They might not have been great but they were a lot better than that. 100 million to one, Lisa. I love you so much. But it was for some reason she doesnâ?Tt win, we have an insurance policy. Thatâ?Ts what weâ?Tve been living through. Their insurance police. You can't be any more obvious than that. These people are scum. They were trying to do a coup, who would think? [Applause] And we caught them before that, we caught them spying on our nation. 200518 And theyâ?Tve gotten caught. Letâ?Ts see what happens with them now, but this was a big day. This was a big day, never forget. They are coming after me because I am fighting for you. Thereâ?Ts a lot of truth to that [Cheering and applause] For decades, our politicians spent trillions of dollars rebuilding foreign nations, fighting foreign wars, and defending foreign borders. 200544 But now, we are finally protecting our nation, rebuilding our cities, and we are bringing our jobs, our factories, and our troops back home to the usa. [Cheering and applause] Joe Biden champions every globalist betrayal of America for 47 years. He was a cheerleader for nafta, the worst trade deal ever made, emptied out your factories. And he was a cheerleader for China's entry into the world trade organization. I took the toughest ever action to stand up to China's rampant theft of american jobs [20:06:27] And I proudly signed a historic executive order making it official government policy to buy American and hire American. [Cheering and applause] By the way, you have to see this guy, he is using my slogan. I saw it the other day, "Buy erican." I've been saying that for five years. I'm telling you. You have to come up with your N slogans, Joe. We invested $2.5 trillion in the U.S. Military to launch the first new branch of the U.S. Armed forces in nearly 75 years after the air force, the [8:07:33 PM] space force. We passed V.A. Choice and V.A. Accountability. We have a 91% O -- 91% approval rating in the V.A. The highest and history. -- The highest in history. 91% approval. We used to see things in the news about how badly vets were treated. Now we have a 91% approval rating. Today, I can announce the V.A. Is approving a new lease for a brand-new vet-- veterans' health care clinic. We kled the four and leader of ISIS, al-baghdadi. We took out the world's number one terrorist all over the world. Number one. [Cheering and applause] [8:08:35 PM] The mass murder of American troops and many others, qasem soleimani, is dead. He deserved to be taken out. I kept my promise, recognized the uth capital -- pro capital of Israel, and opened the American embassy in Jerusalem. -- The true capital of Israel, and opened the American embassy in jerusalem. [Cheering and applause] I also recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan heights, and instead of endless war, we are forging peace in the Middle East. He saw what was happening. [Cheering and applause] -- You saw what was happening. [Cheering and applause] I was nominated for two Nobel [8:09:35 PM] peace prizes last week. You know. [Cheering and applause] And I told our great first lady, I was nominated for the Nobel peace prize. I'm here to come home early. I have to watch it on NBC news, which one of the biggest scam jobs I've ever seen. Mbc. Probably worse than CNN, NBC. We will watch second blaze NBC. -- Place NBC. They are bed. -- They are bad. Ladies and gentlemen, they start off with something else, something else. Now the show was almost over, they are now mentioning the Nobel peace prize. This is very embarrassing, but [8:10:36 PM] th it was ok, because two days later, I got nominated again. That was for Israel. [Cheering and applause] I got nominated. And I remember when Obama got -- they said, Barack hussein Obama was disseminated for the Nobel peace prize. -- Was just nominated for the Nobel peace prize. What happened? In Serbia, they are not killing each other anymore. Totally different. The first was Israel. Bahrain, uae, this one was Kosovo. I said, first lady, let's give it another shot. When Barack ama got his Nobel prize, immediately after he got elected, they asked him why did he get it, he had no clue. Nobody knew. It was a big story. Breaking news -- they didn't [8:11:40 PM] have breaking news when I got it. We understand the press. We understand it very well. The lesson ministration made a pathetic one-sided deal with the Castro dictatorship that betrayed the Cuban people and enriched the commonest regime. My opponents stand wh socialism and communism, I stand with the proud people of Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua. You're going to win that very singular. The lesson ministration, also negotiating the terrible -- the last administration also negotiated the terrible deal with Colombian drug cartels. They surrendered the narco terrorists -- to the narco terrorists and caused illicit drug production to soar. We worked with our Colombian partners to launch a historic rebel operation against the drug traffickers. [8:12:40 PM] Since April, we have seen the have disrupted 227 metric tons of narcotics. Nobody has done anything like at. Nail-biter and has put forward the most injuries and extreme platform of any major par nominee in history. The bad news is, you doesn't know what it is. The Biden plan would destroy social security and destroy protections for pre-existing conditions. Will drain your medicare by giving free health care to illegal immigrants. Alimmigration enforcement will [8:13:45 PM] enforce totally open borders. He wld terminate our travel bans on jihadist regions. Remember I got that approved? They kept saying he lost. Have a travel ban -- we have a travel ban. And increase the floodgates to radical islamic terrorism. He wants to ban school choice and charter schools, which are absolutely imperative for our children. In the second term, I will provide school choice to every parent in America. A vote for Republican is a vote for safe communities, great jobs, and a limitless future for all Americans. In conclusion, we will make America the manufacturing superpower of the world, and we will end our reliance on China once and for all. [Cheering and applause] [8:14:48 PM] We will make our medical supplies right here in the U.S. We will hire more police. Increase penalties for wrongful law enforcement and then sanctuary cities. We will defend the dignity of work in the sanctity of life. We will uphold religious liberty, free speech, and the right to keep and bear arms. [Cheering and applause we will strike down terrorists who threaten our citizens, and we will keep out of America, of our great country, we will stay away from those ridiculous foreign wars. -- Endless foreign wars. They never end. Endless foreign wa. They are all coming home. We will maintain America's unrivaled military might. And we will ensure peace through strength, and nobody has strength like we have strength. Peace through strength. [8:15:51 PM] We will and surprise medical bills, require price transparency, and for the reduce health insurance premiums and the cost of prescription drugs. They will be coming down by 30% -70%. They are spending a lot of money right now, big pharma. We will strongly protect medicare and social security, and we will always protect patients with pre-existing conditions. [Cheering and pause] Americ will land the first woman on the moan, and the United States will be the first nation to land an astronaut on Mars. -- The moon, and the ted states will be the first nation to land an astronaut on Mars. [Crowd chanting] [8:17:02 PM] Thank you. That's really nice. I had such a nice life before doing this. But no administration has ever done, in the first three and a half years, not even close, what we have done. And that is very gratifying, I want to tell you. [Cheering and applause] And thank you very much. We'll restore patriotic education. We will teach our children to love our country, honor our history, and always respect our great American flag. [Cheering and pause] [Crowd chanting "U.S.A."] And we will live by the timeless [8:18:04 PM] words of our national motto -- "In god we trust." [Cheering and applause] For years, you had a president who apologized for America. Now you have a president who is standing up for Americans, standing up or the great people of Florida. -- For the great people of Florida. [Cheering and applause] Get your friends, get your family, get your neighbors, get your coworkers, and get out and vote. We have to win this election. The most important election we have ever had. Early voting has already begun. Don't wait. Vote. It is safe. Go out and vote. Here we are doing very well, that is what the word is, we'll see. From Tampa, to Tallahassee, from Orlando, to Miami, from Pensacola, to write here in Jacksonville -- [cheering and applause] [8:19:05 PM] We stand on the shoulders of Florida patriots who gave eir blood, sweat, and Test for this beloved nation. We inherit the legacy of American heroes across the oceans, blaze the trail, settle the continent, pave the wilderness, dug out the Panama canal, laid down the railroads, raise that the skyscrapers, went to world wars, defeated fascism and communism, and from here, in this beautiful, beautiful state, this son-drenched state of Florida, -- sun-drenched state of Frida, launched American astronauts to the moon. We made America into the single greatest nation in the history of the world, and the best is yet to come. [Cheering and applause] Proud citizens like your build this country. Together, we are returning the por to you, the American people. [Cheering and applause] [8:20:07 PM] With your help, your devotion, your drive, we are going to keep on working. We a going to keep on fighting. And we are going to keep on winning, winning, winning. [Cheering and applause] We are one movement, one people, one family, and one glorious nation under god. [Cheering and applause] And together, th the incredible people of Florida, we will make America wealthy ain. We will make America strong again. We will make America proud again. We will make America safe again. And we will make America great again. Thank you, Florida. Thank you, Florida. âTªâTª ##
School - Violence (04/29/1999)
Florida Department of Law Enforcement hosts a conference to talk about school violence, and the threat of COPY-CAT killers on campuses across the state.
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP DELIVERS REMARKS AT MAGA RALLY - STIX
1900 WH TRUMP FL RALLY REMARKS STIX FS24 74 INCLUDES ARRIVAL ON AIR FORCE ONE. [7:15:02 PM] ? ?? [applause] [7:16:04 PM] >> U.S.A. Usa. Usa. TRUMP>> Hello, Jacksonville. We love Jacksonville. I am thrilled to be back in my home state of Florida with thousands of loyal, hard-working American patriots. This is some crowd. I just wish the cameras which show the crowd. They don't want to do this. They don't like to do that, you know? It is harder for us to win because we have a fake news back there. But somehow we just keep on doing it. Isn't it crazy? It is interesting. When Biden comes to Florida, they have like 12 or 13 people he has eight a -- has a hard [7:17:07 PM] time filling up the circles. He we have some he like 30,000 people. That is a lot of people. 40 days fr now we are going to win Florida. We are going to win four more years in the white house. [Cheers and applause] And this is the mt important election in the history of our country. I believe that. It is. Because we are dealing with people that are crazy. Going to raise your taxes. They are going to take away your second amendment. 191720 You know that. Your second amendment is not going anywhere with me, I can tell you that. The Democrat party is being completely taken over by socialists, marxists, and far left extremists. They embrace the policies of communist Cuba, socialist Venezuela. They want to end the American dream for Hispanic-Americans. We love hispanic-americans. [Cheers and applause] Did you see they released a poll today? 191753 They're saying Trump's doing really well with -- what is going on with the hispanic? It took you so long to figure out that I love you. How long did it take? No more of that stuff. No, the Hispanic-Americans are great and you know, they did. They released a poll today and nobody has ever seen anything like it. The Republicans are beating the Democrats with hispanic Americans. [Applause] Think of that. 191823 No we're doing great, we are doing great. And they never like to show those polls. Whenever you see they don't show too many polls. That's only because we're winning. We're winning by a lot. We think we're winning by like a lot. But the only poll that counts is on November 3rd, right? That's the only poll that counts., right? So get out there. Don't let them bluff you. Whatever it is. Get out there and vote. The Republican party is the party of jobs, safety, and [7:19:09 PM] freedom and we will ensure America never becomes a socialist for communist country. I said, socialist country. A socialist or communist country. These people are crazy. Kamala is further left than Bernie. I did not know that. She is the furthest left in the U.S. Senate. She was up at 15% when she started. You know that, right? And then S went to 11. 6, 4, 2, 1. She left before Iowa, the great state of Iowa, where I made ethanol possible for them. I gave our farmers 28 billion dollars, thank you very much, China. They were targeting Iowa, [7:20:11 PM] Nebraska. A lot of our great state. Wisconsin. Gave our farmers a lot of money. We have a lot of farmers in Florida. Here is the choice facing every Florida voter. Biden will deliver a crippling shut down. We did that and we saved millions of lives. Your governor has done a great job. Florida is down. The China virus, the China virus. Some people call it coronavirus. That sounds like a beautiful place in Italy. It did not come from Italy, it came from China. This guys talking, he will shut it down. I'm not shutting anything down. We are doing so well. Wait until you see the third quarter. I should not say it -- wait until you see how good the third quarter is going to be. It comes out just before the [7:21:11 PM] election. You will not believe the numbers, you say. You will see numbers, nobody's gonna see those numbers. We are hearing from 25-35% gdp. Nobody has ever heard of that before. I ran -- Iran has a 25% gdp but it is negative. They just announced negative gdp. Be careful. I am delivering a safe vaccine and we are doing a record recovery. It is a record. Next year is going to be the best economic year in the history of our country. Unless a very sleepy guy got in and decided to quadruple everybody's taxes. 192150 He is a sleepy guy. Did you see he did a lid this morning, again? Lid, lid. You know what a lid is? A lid is when you put out words, you are not going to be campaigning today. So, he does the lid all the time. I am working my ass off. I am in Texas, I'm in Ohio, I'm in North Carolina, South Carolina, I am in Michigan. I am all over the place. Wisconsin. [FOUR MORE YEARS CHANT] 192227 Thank you. Thank you. But he puts a lid on. So a lid, I didn't know what the hell a lid was. I have only been doing this for 3.5 years, right? But a lid is, you know, you are not going to go out today. You're going to stay in your apartment or let's put it this way, in his basement. So early in the morning he's put a lid on. That means nothing for the day. I guess they do that for the press. The fake news goes home and they say how great he is as a candidate. They go home and they say he's a great candidate. 192255 But he put another lid on the many lids. So he did a lid today early in the morning that he won't be working today and I don't know, I am working so hard. Maybe he's right. Think of it. Supposing he never campaigns and he wins. You know how badly I'm going to feel? I'm working hard. And you got to work hard and you know what? I said it today, we cannot have a low energy individual as our president. We can't. 192323 And he is the lowest energy individual I have ever seen -- i'ee ever seen. So we'll see what happens, but he's lidding up. Maybe he is going to be great at the debate. You know, he has been doing it for 47 years. Somebody said, oh, he won't do well at the debate. I said, you're wrong. He'll do fine. He's gonna do fine. They will give him a big shot or something and he will go out there. He'll have energy. He'll have energy, he'll be like Superman for about 15 minutes. Biden's plan will crush Florida. My plan will crush the virus and we're doing it. We're rounding the turn. [7:24:15 PM] Under my leadership, prosperity will surge. I love normal life. We want to get back to normal life. We will resume the Florida tourism and hospitality industries will reach record highs. Next year, will be one of the greatest years. Mark it down. If I'm Wrong, you will say I am wrong. I will say, sorry about that. We are going to have a great year. Our country is doing great. Our military has never been stronger. We have taken out so many bad ones. Hopefully it is so strong we never are going to have to use it. You want to make it so strong we have never had weapons like this. No country in the world ever possessed the power, the weaponry, what we have is so incredible. Nobody has ever possessed it for. Not Russia, not China, not anybody. We are the envy of the world. [7:25:17 PM] Hope god we never have to use them. Th election is about jobs. It is all made in the usa, everything we have read this election is also about law and order. They said, do not say law and order. That is tough. They said law & order very lightly and safety and liberty. I said, it is about law & order. We have to have law and order. These Democrat run states are a disaster. They are a dister. You look at what is happening all over the country. Look at Portland commit how bad is that? I will say last night in Kentucky, I spoke to the governor. He pulled out his National Guard and I give him credit. Moly they don't want to do that. 192600 I say, let us send the national Guard. I did it in -- remember -- Minnesota. We are going to win Minnesota. So , I did it in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They were having a hard time. And took a little long -- and little longer than we wanted, but we got the okay to get in, we solved that problem in about 25 minutes I think it took. They formed a line, that was the hard part. The easy part was just walking straight ahead, they never flinched. They were not socially distanced, they were right next to each other. 192631 They had 250,000 dollar a piece uniforms, they had more stuff on their head -- I'm trying to figure out what is it? They had computers, they had infrared goggles. They had everything. And they walked forward with their canisters of tear gas and pepper spray. And it was -- remember the CNN reporter? He went down. He got hit on the knee with a can of what? Yeah, that is right. He got hit. He said, I'm down, I'm down. He was down. That's too bad. I feel badly for him though, he went down. 192701 Ali Velshi. Remember, he was standing, and he was saying, "this is a friendly protest. It's wonderful to see the lovely people that are here." You know, he's ducking. And behind him, the entire city was burning down. Do you remember that? The entire city. Why are they doing that? What's the purpose of it? I don't get it. I don't get it. But no, he got in the knee with a canister of teargas. They say it hurts. It hurts. 192733 And that's only going 52 miles per hour. A bullet goes about 2000 miles an hour. But they say it hurts. But they cleaned out that city, in a half an hour, they had no problem. Minneapolis. That's one of the reasons I'm going to win. Another would be Ilham Omar. That's a reason. [BOOS] 192753 Omar. We're gonna win because of Omar. That's a beauty, that's really -- She's great. She's great. She loves our country very much. She has total disrespect for our country. And I think she has hatred for our country. But I would say Omar is a big reason that we're gonna win. They're not too fond of her in Minnesota. I'll always fight for the right of all citizens to live in security and peace, so we have law and order. 192821 Joe Biden is weak as hell. He surrendered his party to flag burners, rioters, and anti-police radicals. The Democrat party's war on police. You know, a lot of people say cops. I never liked the word -- You know my father -- Sit down, please. Come on. We'll be here for a while. What the hell. We have nothing else to do. I have nothing else to do except run a country. 192851 And the hardest part about running the country is dealing with crazy democrats. You know, we're working on stimulus for people. Because it's not their fault, it was China's fault. 192901 And we can't get Nancy Pelosi to approve it. She wants to wait until after the election. I said people want their money now. Not gonna have any impact from that standpoint. People want their money now. The Democrat party's war on cops is putting the lives of innocent police officers in danger, but my father had great respect -- always had great respect for law enforcement, for the police. And one time I said dad, the cops are out there. Look at that. They look great. And he says, never use the word cops, it's police. 192930 That's the kind of respect he had. He thought -- I don't want to, you know, right? Look, I have a couple of pretty rough looking guys. No, it's true. But, I always find it a little hard. You know, I just left an impression. Police, he thought it was slang. And I don't think they -- how many? We got a lot of them here. Does anybody mind the term cops? Who is here that's a policeman or woman? Policemen. Do they mind? A lot of them. A lot of them. Do they mind that term, cops? 193004 No. They just want respect and they just want to be allowed to do their job properly because nobody can do it. Do you agree with that? That is what I say. Alright, then i'll start calling them cops. He said, we don't mind. Just respect us and let us do our jobs. Earlier this month two sheriff's deputies were ambushed at close range in Los Angeles, California. I called them both and they were okay, but they were hit. They were hit badly. Last night, as you know, two police officers were shot in Louisville, Kentucky. 193035 Every year, dozens of courageous police officers lay down their lives for people that they never met, people that they don't know, people they never saw in most cases, right? They lay down their lives for people they have never met. They're incredible. Law enforcement, let's give them a hand, please. [Applause] [7:31:31 PM] Pres. Trump: Thank you very much. I tell them all the time, we have endorsements from all of them. I tell them, you have idea how much you are loved. You do not get the true story. That is a lot of people back there. That is a lot of fakers back there. The problem with being on live, you make a little bit of a mistake and they say this was a horrible mistake. >> Four more years. Pres. Ump: All right, thank you. That is enough of that. It is very dishonest it is a shame. It does hurt our country. [7:32:34 PM] They do not show the protesters. Cities are burning down, storefronts are being exploded. They would have you believe there is nothing happening. It is the most incredible thing. No matter what your philosophy is, why would you want to -- wouldn't want to show the facts? And then we fix it. Republican cities don't have trouble. Republican states do not have trouble. You go to different states, some of these governors, friends of mine. I have friends on both sides. Republican governors, red states, they look like, how is a thing like this possible? Because they have law and order. That is what it is. For the entire summer, Joe Biden was silent as his far left supporters assaulted police officers. Harassed citizen Americans and set fire to buildings. There were rioters, looters. They were anarchists. He called them peaceful [7:33:37 PM] protests. He said, there peaceful protests. He may believe it. Honestly, he may S they are peaceful. I think he believes it. I actually do. It is the other ones you have to worry about because they call the shots, not him. He has called for the ridiculous cutting of police funding. Abolishing cash bail, if you can believe that and the closing of our prisons. That is a good idea. He even describes law enforcement as the enemy. Has taken it back, I assume. He has taken everything back. He has taken anti-fracking ck. But it is the first thing they say, they stick with. Biden Anti-police crusade must stop. I will always stand with the hero of law enforcement. [7:34:41 PM] I was honored to receive the endorsement of 48 sheriffs right here in Florida. Three weeks ago. And all over the country, law enforcement from Texas, Arizona, Ohio. Michigan, Wisconsin. Pennsylvania, New York's finest. They had never endorsed a presidential candidate. The national troopers coalition. Chicago, how about that? Chicago police, they endorsed me. All the major law enforcement organizations. >> Usa. [7:35:41 PM] Usa. [Indiscernible] Pres. Trump: They go back home to mommy, they say mommy, I am sorry. I am sorry. You know the incredible thing about that? I didn't hear anything except our crowd. They have no voice. They are screaming at the top of their lun, but their lungs are very small. I didn't hear -- all you hear -- like this here. If you wouldn't recognize the we wouldn't even know they exist. The headline -- we had one young protester. The headline will be, trumps rally broken up by protests. One very young girl, she is a [7:36:41 PM] girl. Am allowed to say a girl? She looks like she's about 16 years old. How the hell did that Happen 250 generals and military leaders. Hundreds and hundreds of military spouses have given their complete and total endorsement to our campaign. To uphold the law of our land. And to old our constitution as written. 193654 On Saturday, I will be announcing my nominee to the U.S. Supreme court. [Applause] It's true. It's gonna be a big deal. We are doing it on the -- We're doing it at the white house. The rose garden of the white house. Unless it's raining in which case we will still do it there, that's okay. It's beautiful, the white house, so beautiful. We love the white house, right outside the oval office and you know, they don;t want us to do it. 193738 The Democrats say, you shouldn't do it. Why? We have a lot of time. Let me ask you the one simple question. If it was them instead of us, do you think they'd do it? No, this will be a very talented person. It will be a woman. I am sorry, men. It will be a woman. All right, ready? Who would rather see a man? Oh, that's trouble. Try it again. Who would rather see a man? That is not good. Who would rather see a woman? [Applause] I think it would be -- I think [7:38:45 PM] it would take tremendous coage. I don't care how great the man is. Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to tell you that Jim Fitzgerald -- you would see a lot of very unhappy faces, right? My opponent refuses to else his list of potential justices because they will be handpicked by extremists like representative Alexandria oh because you Corte-- Ocasio Cortez. Sometimes known as AOC. One of the three is Omar. They will pick the first. If bid does that, if he puts an extremist into that position, he loses everything that is like normal. If he does the other way, he loses the left. I would love to have him put up a list. 193929 I could see what that list would be. I can already tell you the people on that list. It would not be good. It would not be pretty. You would not be happy. That would be the end. If given power, Biden and his supporters would pack the court. You know, they're talking about packing the court because we have won races. We have won. I'll tell you what. S, this will be my third and we're in great shape. You see the -- do you see what's going on with the Republican party? How unified the Republican party is? 194000 Right? No, we are unified. It's a beautiful thing to say. Thank you, Mitt. Thank you, appreciate it. Even Mitt's on board. Even Mitt's on board. No, it's a good thing to see, Having a unified party. Of course when they did the impeachment hoax, we had 197 to nothing in the house and 52 and a half to a half, that was Mitt, but that's ok. I am no longer angry a Mitt because he is being very nice on the supreme -- he's doing -- he's doing the right thing. I just want him to do the right thing. But they want to pack the court. 194033 You know what that means? They want to put on a lot of justices. These are things that are just horrible. I guess we could do that, too, right? We could do that too. But remember, it was Harry Reid that made this all possible. You know, they're angry at us. Listen, Chuck, Cryin Chuck, You know who crying' Chuck is? Chuck, Every time you complain, remember, it was Harry Reid, your person in charge. He had your job before. It was Harry Reid who made this all possible. 194103 Thank you very much, Harry. I hope you are enjoying your evening. No, they blame us. Harry Reid gave us the power, nuclear option. Thank you Harry, very much. He wants to pack the court -- supreme court with radicals who will terminate the second amendment, confiscate your firearms, eliminate the right to self defense, strike under god from the pledge of allegiance and all other places. [7:41:50 PM] Scared down crosses -- tear down crosses from public spaces and force taxpayers to fund extreme late-term abortions. 194147 These far-left justices would release violent criminals, shield foreign terrorists, impose sanctuary cities and declare the death penalty totally unconstitutional. Hey, It will be totally unconstitutional. They want to declare it unconstitutional for even the most depraved mass murderers. And it's a tough thing, it's a tough thing. They came to my office today on the death penalty -- for clemency. I said, what was the crime? The crime was so horrible, 194222 that I won't tell you what it was, but it has been going on for 21 years or so. The crime was so horrible that this person committed that I said, look, I just can't talk about it. It was so -- it was so horrible. And that's usually the case -- usually the case. Like the Boston bomber. And by the way, they want to give votes to prisoners, people in prison, they want to give votes. 194249 So we immediately said, remember, Bernie? Crazy Bernie. Bernie is -- I'll tell you one thing about him. He is the greatest loser I have ever seen. No, It's true. No, I mean that in a respectful way because what they did to him with Hillary was bad, but this time was even worse. Elizabeth pocahontas Warren would have left the campaign one day before super Tuesday. Bernie, with her ideology, basically because she is a radical left. And she was really fresh to him, but she was really fresh -- how bad was Elizabeth Warren to Joe Biden? There was only one person that was worse. Who was worse? Kamala. I said, he'll never -- [7:43:34 PM] this shows you my great instinct. He will never pick kamala because no human being who has been treated worse than kamala. She called him a racist? She called him xenophobic. She called him all sorts of things. Things that were so bad, I cannot say them. I said, she is out. He picks her. We always pick people going up, not going down. How good is Mike pence? Is he great? He is a solid guynd he is a great guy and a great vice president. He is in Michigan, he is everywhere. Where did you gooday, Mike? I went to Michigan, north Carolina, soh Carolina. I went to Wisconsin. [7:44:51 PM] He is an incredible guy. He les the people of this country. You cannot do better than Mike pence. If you want to save America, you must get out and vote. In just 3.5 years, we have secured our borders. We built awesome power of the U.S. Military. A blooded ISIS caliphate -- obliterated ISIS caliphate. Fixed and disastrous trade deals and they were a disaster. I said, who agreed to this? Stupid people. We brought jobs back to America. You Had the greatest year here have ever had last year. The greatest year you have ever had. Under 16 years of presidents, Obama and bush, household income [7:45:52 PM] rose only 2000 $900 -- $2900. In three years, and including energy, because look at the savings, how are you doing at the gas pump? Did you ever think that was going happen. In three years -- less than 3000 -- you went up $10,000 including energy. We lifted 6.6 million people out of poverty. The largest poverty reduction in the first three years of any president in the history of our country. We built the greatest economy in the history of the world. Not only here. Everywhere. For years, I heard that China, and 2019, was going to overtake us. Thatid not happen. And then they released the plague but it did not happen. I got hit hard themselves. [7:46:55 PM] I wonder if they understood they were going to get hit, too. They could have stopped it. They could have stopped it going all over the world, 188 countries including Europe and the United States. We have added record 10.6 million jobs. Including 3.3 million first panic Americans. Both numbers are a record. When the plague arrived from China, we launched the largest mobilization since World War II. We pioneered lifesaving therapies. Europe has almost a 50% greater mortality rate than the U.S.. You see they are being hit very hard. The fake news saying, I don't know if you are doing as well as Europe. Now Europe is exploding again. They do not want to talk about [7:47:56 PM] that. That is not good for their narrative. 194743 Our early and aggressive action saved many millions of lives. Through Operation Warp Speed, we developed and distributed a vaccine. We will have a vaccine so soon, you won't even believe it. Although they're trying to do a little bit of the political hit. Let's delay it just a little bit. You notice that? Let's delay the vaccine just a little bit. 194804 But we have three great companies and then others also. Johnson and Johnson. Right? Pfizer. Moderna. Great companies, all of them great companies. And they're right there. They're way advanced, way advanced. They're in the final steps. I took historic action to get critical relief for American workers through our paycheck protection program. We saved 3.2 million Florida jobs. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] 194834 We're launching a historic effort to bring our medical supply chains back home where they belong. In 1996, Joe Biden voted to obliterate Puerto Rico's thriving pharmaceutical industry. I am reversing that and we're going back so that Puerto Rico can get its pharmaceutical industry back and they're going to have it back soon. That was Joe Biden that did that. And then they'll vote because automatically, I don't know, they vote for a Democrat. What's the purpose? He's the one that did it. [7:49:06 PM] Look how devastated -- what he did to our African-American community and people do not want to talk about it. What he did was devastating. He is not good for anyone, let's face it. Last week, I announced $13 billion that goes to disaster relief for Puerto Rico. They got hit hard. I pe they remember that. That Was given by Trump, not by the Democrats. Our hearts are also with the communities in the panhandle. [7:49:58 PM] I love the panhandle. [Applause] You are great -- your governor is doing a great job. He said they love you in the panhandle. I think I am out like 99.9%. We took care of -- we took care of the panhandle. He remembers -- do you remember hurricane Sally? We took care of it. Ron said, we need more money. I said, how much? I said, you got it. Don't come back. Sir, we need more money. That is I guess a good governor, that is what a good governor does, right? That is what a good governor does. Approved a major disaster declaration. We will be with you every step of the way. We are there so fast other presidents took a long time to approve them. [7:51:00 PM] We know what is going to happen. We took care of Florida. November 3, Florida will decide whether we return to record prosperity or whether allow Joe Biden to kill the recovery. Impose a four between dollar tax hike. Then -- ban American energy, destroy the suburbs. Give free health care to illegal aliens which means millions of people are going to pour into our country. And Dr. Rate children with anti-amerin lies. To combat the toxic left-wing propaganda, I announced something that was very popular. Are launching a new pro-american lesson plan called 1776. [Applause] [7:52:07 PM] >> Usa. Usa. 195157 TRUMP>> We'll teach our children the truth about America, that we are the most exceptional nation on the face of the Earth and you haven't seen anything yet. You see what we're doing. I have also issued an executive order to prohibit the teaching of critical race theory in the federal government. That hateful marxist doctrine paints America as a wicked nation, seeks to divide everyone by race, rewrites American history and teaches people to be ashamed of themselves and be ashamed of their country. 195234 That's not happening anymore. We fired so many of these wiseguys. We had one getting $350,000 a year teaching our military this stuff. And he said, what happened? We said, you are fired, get out. Done. No, many people. It's become -- it's become a cancer. It's like a cancer, but many, many people gone. They are not gone and if they're not, let us know and we'll let them go. 195305 But we have to unite together as one proud American family, that's what we are. We are joined tonight by some incredible warriors, some incredible people. One of them that i'm most proud of is a man that came to this state and what a job he has done. Your great governor, Ron Desantis. 195338 He is doing a great job. Ron is doing a great job. Ron, how are we doing in the election? How are we doing on November 3rd, Ron? Okay, He says good. We better do good. Well, he won a great primary. [7:54:08 PM] And then he beat a man who had a great future. I do not think it is T good. He did not choke under pressure. Much more important is the first lady of Florida, Casey to Santos -- DeSantis. The mayor of Jacksonville. A really good guy, I got H -- he wanted to do it so bad. We wanted to have a Republican national convention rit here in Jacksonville. But the timing was a little B bad. We got hit with covid as they say. We got hit with the China virus. But he was absolutely fantastic. Your mayor, Lenny curry. -- curry. [7:55:10 PM] Are you ready? Some of the greatest, toughest warriors you ever will meet during the impeachment hoax, they said this is the biggest pile of crop you have ever seen. I am the only guy history who ever got impeached for perfect conversation. Everybody said, what is wrong with this? We sent it to the justice department, we said, please check this. Thankfully, there were people who were taking it down, exact notes, and it was perfect. We sent it to T justice department. Please examine this conversation. They called back and sd, what exactly are you looking for here? These guys are used to looking at killers and drug dealers. We said, explained to us, what are we looking for? This W the greatest hoax. [7:56:11 PM] Today, you see what happened they caught him? They got him cold. We will talk about it. They now find out trump was 100% truthful. It was hoax. They got them cold. It was just announced. Dan convened a - they got them cold. We will talk about in a second. These are warriors. When I needed warriors, I had them. Representative Matt Gaetz. [Applause] What a great guy. What a guy. Big future. Thank you, Matt. Thank you. He is very shy on television, right? He is great. Thank you, Matt. Ted Yoho. [7:57:11 PM] Ted? Great job. A man in charge of all spying, he was so good, Matt and Ron and Ted and a lot of people came to see me. Mike, another great one. Thank you, Mike. His John Rutherford here? [Applause] What a good job, John. Thank you for the help. Miael waltz has been so great. Candidate for congress, cat. [7:58:17 PM] Cat was in the oval office. I said, how are you doing? I am a 42. 42 points. That was a big trump district. That W a great when you had -- win you had. I really appreciate it. 195822 And we also have some others that are running for different offices in the Republican party and we love the Republican party. They have been incredible. They have been incredible. We also have some of our really unbelievable, undercover operatives. And if you don't mind, I won't introduce them, alright? I don't think we're gonna introduce them. I want to so badly. I want to have them stand up, bring them up here. I want to hug them and kiss them which i'm not allowed to do because of social distancing. 195856 But somehow They may lose some effectiveness if I introduce them. So they're in the crowd, saw two of them and I won't bother, but they are great, great champions of our country. Thank you. [Cheering and applause] [19:59:14] And also, here is a woman -- I mean, she was tough. She was in charge of a great state, Michigan, and she said, Republicans hadn't won Michigan in man decades. I was doing so much for the business and jobs and bringing people back, recommending and telling them, you're losing your business to Mexico, Canada, and told musical, they gave the man of the year in Michigan -- and 12 years ago, they gave me the man of the year in Michigan. All of a sudden, I am running for office. A woman, it was unbelievable, [8:00:20 PM] she said, come give a speech. She Said I'm in charge of Michigan. I said, I hear we don't ha a chance, we should win Michigan. She said, you will win here if you come here. She call again, and again, I couldn't take it. She wanted me to do one more. I know you are going to win, do one more. Just two weeks left. And I said this is it, I devoted a lot of time to Michigan and everyone says you can't win. By the way, just got a poll, we are the points up in Michigan. She used to call me Mr. Trump, I sn't president yet, she said, sir, please, this one time, three weeks out. I said, this is it. That's it. So I did it. The net before the election, she [8:01:21 PM] said, you are going to win Michigan, but you have to make one more stop. [Laughter] And I made it on election day. I arrived at 12:15 in the now morning, that was no election day -- now election day. I started speaking at 1:00 in the morning on election day. My wife said, are you crazy? We have 32,000 people. The reason I went, she wanted us there, but we found out that Croghan Hillary clinton, Barack hussein Obama, and Mrs. Obama and Bill Clinton were traveling to Michigan unexpectedly, because as Bill Clinton told them months ago, you are going to have trouble with trump in Michigan. They didn't nt to listen to him. He sd you're going to have trouble in Wisconsin, too and be careful of Minnesota. This was Clinton. They were laughing. They thought it was very funny. But they knew they were in trouble. I went there, I started speaking [8:02:22 PM] at one of clock -- at 1:00 in the morning with 2000 people that Grand Rapids. They had 500 people. In Grand Rapids. I said, we are not going to lose this day, as far as the eye can see. I said, we are not losing Florida, I can tell you that. You can feel it. You have an instinct. We are joined, as well, by a group of incredible supporters who have recently walked away from the Democrat party. They walked away from the Democrats. They just registered as a Republican. Thank you. Thank you. They are going to be voting for us. I thank you. [8:03:22 PM] You are all over the place. Thank you. Ank you. They are smart. They've common sense. We have spent the last four years reversing the terrible damage Joe Biden inflicted over the last 47 years. Together, we have taken on a corrupt and broken system that's been throwing everything at us from the very beginning. Remember this, I have done more in 47 months than Joe Biden has done in 47 years. [Cheering D applause] [Crowd chanting] 200401 But today, a trove of text messages was released from the FBI agents involved in the Russia witch hunt. Did you -- you had to see this? This is what I was talking about before. The headline from the federalist reads, "Trump was right, explosive new FBI text, detail internal (?) over handling of the crossfire hurricane investigation." That was the name. We caught them. We had them before this, but this is like -- remember the insurance policy? Darling, darling, oh I love you so much, darling. She is going to win, isn't she? Yes, 100 million to one. 200443 That is not good odds for me. They might not have been great but they were a lot better than that. 100 million to one, Lisa. I love you so much. But it was for some reason she doesn't win, we have an insurance policy. That's what we've been living through. Their insurance police. You can't be any more obvious than that. These people are scum. They were trying to do a coup, who would think? [Applause] And we caught them before that, we caught them spying on our nation. 200518 And they've gotten caught. Let's see what happens with them now, but this was a big day. This was a big day, never forget. They are coming after me because I am fighting for you. There's a lot of truth to that [Cheering and applause] For decades, our politicians spent trillions of dollars rebuilding foreign nations, fighting foreign wars, and defending foreign borders. 200544 But now, we are finally protecting our nation, rebuilding our cities, and we are bringing our jobs, our factories, and our troops back home to the usa. [Cheering and applause] Joe Biden champions every globalist betrayal of America for 47 years. He was a cheerleader for nafta, the worst trade deal ever made, emptied out your factories. And he was a cheerleader for China's entry into the world trade organization. I took the toughest ever action to stand up to China's rampant theft of american jobs [20:06:27] And I proudly signed a historic executive order making it official government policy to buy American and hire American. [Cheering and applause] By the way, you have to see this guy, he is using my slogan. I saw it the other day, "Buy erican." I've been saying that for five years. I'm telling you. You have to come up with your N slogans, Joe. We invested $2.5 trillion in the U.S. Military to launch the first new branch of the U.S. Armed forces in nearly 75 years after the air force, the [8:07:33 PM] space force. We passed V.A. Choice and V.A. Accountability. We have a 91% O -- 91% approval rating in the V.A. The highest and history. -- The highest in history. 91% approval. We used to see things in the news about how badly vets were treated. Now we have a 91% approval rating. Today, I can announce the V.A. Is approving a new lease for a brand-new vet-- veterans' health care clinic. We kled the four and leader of ISIS, al-baghdadi. We took out the world's number one terrorist all over the world. Number one. [Cheering and applause] [8:08:35 PM] The mass murder of American troops and many others, qasem soleimani, is dead. He deserved to be taken out. I kept my promise, recognized the uth capital -- pro capital of Israel, and opened the American embassy in Jerusalem. -- The true capital of Israel, and opened the American embassy in jerusalem. [Cheering and applause] I also recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan heights, and instead of endless war, we are forging peace in the Middle East. He saw what was happening. [Cheering and applause] -- You saw what was happening. [Cheering and applause] I was nominated for two Nobel [8:09:35 PM] peace prizes last week. You know. [Cheering and applause] And I told our great first lady, I was nominated for the Nobel peace prize. I'm here to come home early. I have to watch it on NBC news, which one of the biggest scam jobs I've ever seen. Mbc. Probably worse than CNN, NBC. We will watch second blaze NBC. -- Place NBC. They are bed. -- They are bad. Ladies and gentlemen, they start off with something else, something else. Now the show was almost over, they are now mentioning the Nobel peace prize. This is very embarrassing, but [8:10:36 PM] th it was ok, because two days later, I got nominated again. That was for Israel. [Cheering and applause] I got nominated. And I remember when Obama got -- they said, Barack hussein Obama was disseminated for the Nobel peace prize. -- Was just nominated for the Nobel peace prize. What happened? In Serbia, they are not killing each other anymore. Totally different. The first was Israel. Bahrain, uae, this one was Kosovo. I said, first lady, let's give it another shot. When Barack ama got his Nobel prize, immediately after he got elected, they asked him why did he get it, he had no clue. Nobody knew. It was a big story. Breaking news -- they didn't [8:11:40 PM] have breaking news when I got it. We understand the press. We understand it very well. The lesson ministration made a pathetic one-sided deal with the Castro dictatorship that betrayed the Cuban people and enriched the commonest regime. My opponents stand wh socialism and communism, I stand with the proud people of Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua. You're going to win that very singular. The lesson ministration, also negotiating the terrible -- the last administration also negotiated the terrible deal with Colombian drug cartels. They surrendered the narco terrorists -- to the narco terrorists and caused illicit drug production to soar. We worked with our Colombian partners to launch a historic rebel operation against the drug traffickers. [8:12:40 PM] Since April, we have seen the have disrupted 227 metric tons of narcotics. Nobody has done anything like at. Nail-biter and has put forward the most injuries and extreme platform of any major par nominee in history. The bad news is, you doesn't know what it is. The Biden plan would destroy social security and destroy protections for pre-existing conditions. Will drain your medicare by giving free health care to illegal immigrants. Alimmigration enforcement will [8:13:45 PM] enforce totally open borders. He wld terminate our travel bans on jihadist regions. Remember I got that approved? They kept saying he lost. Have a travel ban -- we have a travel ban. And increase the floodgates to radical islamic terrorism. He wants to ban school choice and charter schools, which are absolutely imperative for our children. In the second term, I will provide school choice to every parent in America. A vote for Republican is a vote for safe communities, great jobs, and a limitless future for all Americans. In conclusion, we will make America the manufacturing superpower of the world, and we will end our reliance on China once and for all. [Cheering and applause] [8:14:48 PM] We will make our medical supplies right here in the U.S. We will hire more police. Increase penalties for wrongful law enforcement and then sanctuary cities. We will defend the dignity of work in the sanctity of life. We will uphold religious liberty, free speech, and the right to keep and bear arms. [Cheering and applause we will strike down terrorists who threaten our citizens, and we will keep out of America, of our great country, we will stay away from those ridiculous foreign wars. -- Endless foreign wars. They never end. Endless foreign wa. They are all coming home. We will maintain America's unrivaled military might. And we will ensure peace through strength, and nobody has strength like we have strength. Peace through strength. [8:15:51 PM] We will and surprise medical bills, require price transparency, and for the reduce health insurance premiums and the cost of prescription drugs. They will be coming down by 30% -70%. They are spending a lot of money right now, big pharma. We will strongly protect medicare and social security, and we will always protect patients with pre-existing conditions. [Cheering and pause] Americ will land the first woman on the moan, and the United States will be the first nation to land an astronaut on Mars. -- The moon, and the ted states will be the first nation to land an astronaut on Mars. [Crowd chanting] [8:17:02 PM] Thank you. That's really nice. I had such a nice life before doing this. But no administration has ever done, in the first three and a half years, not even close, what we have done. And that is very gratifying, I want to tell you. [Cheering and applause] And thank you very much. We'll restore patriotic education. We will teach our children to love our country, honor our history, and always respect our great American flag. [Cheering and pause] [Crowd chanting "U.S.A."] And we will live by the timeless [8:18:04 PM] words of our national motto -- "In god we trust." [Cheering and applause] For years, you had a president who apologized for America. Now you have a president who is standing up for Americans, standing up or the great people of Florida. -- For the great people of Florida. [Cheering and applause] Get your friends, get your family, get your neighbors, get your coworkers, and get out and vote. We have to win this election. The most important election we have ever had. Early voting has already begun. Don't wait. Vote. It is safe. Go out and vote. Here we are doing very well, that is what the word is, we'll see. From Tampa, to Tallahassee, from Orlando, to Miami, from Pensacola, to write here in Jacksonville -- [cheering and applause] [8:19:05 PM] We stand on the shoulders of Florida patriots who gave eir blood, sweat, and Test for this beloved nation. We inherit the legacy of American heroes across the oceans, blaze the trail, settle the continent, pave the wilderness, dug out the Panama canal, laid down the railroads, raise that the skyscrapers, went to world wars, defeated fascism and communism, and from here, in this beautiful, beautiful state, this son-drenched state of Florida, -- sun-drenched state of Frida, launched American astronauts to the moon. We made America into the single greatest nation in the history of the world, and the best is yet to come. [Cheering and applause] Proud citizens like your build this country. Together, we are returning the por to you, the American people. [Cheering and applause] [8:20:07 PM] With your help, your devotion, your drive, we are going to keep on working. We a going to keep on fighting. And we are going to keep on winning, winning, winning. [Cheering and applause] We are one movement, one people, one family, and one glorious nation under god. [Cheering and applause] And together, th the incredible people of Florida, we will make America wealthy ain. We will make America strong again. We will make America proud again. We will make America safe again. And we will make America great again. Thank you, Florida. Thank you, Florida. ?? ##
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP DELIVERS REMARKS AT MAGA RALLY - CUTS 1900
1900 WH TRUMP FL RALLY REMARKS CUTS FS22 72 [7:15:02 PM] ? ?? [applause] [7:16:04 PM] >> U.S.A. Usa. Usa. TRUMP>> Hello, Jacksonville. We love Jacksonville. I am thrilled to be back in my home state of Florida with thousands of loyal, hard-working American patriots. This is some crowd. I just wish the cameras which show the crowd. They don't want to do this. They don't like to do that, you know? It is harder for us to win because we have a fake news back there. But somehow we just keep on doing it. Isn't it crazy? It is interesting. When Biden comes to Florida, they have like 12 or 13 people he has eight a -- has a hard [7:17:07 PM] time filling up the circles. He we have some he like 30,000 people. That is a lot of people. 40 days fr now we are going to win Florida. We are going to win four more years in the white house. [Cheers and applause] And this is the mt important election in the history of our country. I believe that. It is. Because we are dealing with people that are crazy. Going to raise your taxes. They are going to take away your second amendment. 191720 You know that. Your second amendment is not going anywhere with me, I can tell you that. The Democrat party is being completely taken over by socialists, marxists, and far left extremists. They embrace the policies of communist Cuba, socialist Venezuela. They want to end the American dream for Hispanic-Americans. We love hispanic-americans. [Cheers and applause] Did you see they released a poll today? 191753 They're saying Trump's doing really well with -- what is going on with the hispanic? It took you so long to figure out that I love you. How long did it take? No more of that stuff. No, the Hispanic-Americans are great and you know, they did. They released a poll today and nobody has ever seen anything like it. The Republicans are beating the Democrats with hispanic Americans. [Applause] Think of that. 191823 No we're doing great, we are doing great. And they never like to show those polls. Whenever you see they don't show too many polls. That's only because we're winning. We're winning by a lot. We think we're winning by like a lot. But the only poll that counts is on November 3rd, right? That's the only poll that counts., right? So get out there. Don't let them bluff you. Whatever it is. Get out there and vote. The Republican party is the party of jobs, safety, and [7:19:09 PM] freedom and we will ensure America never becomes a socialist for communist country. I said, socialist country. A socialist or communist country. These people are crazy. Kamala is further left than Bernie. I did not know that. She is the furthest left in the U.S. Senate. She was up at 15% when she started. You know that, right? And then S went to 11. 6, 4, 2, 1. She left before Iowa, the great state of Iowa, where I made ethanol possible for them. I gave our farmers 28 billion dollars, thank you very much, China. They were targeting Iowa, [7:20:11 PM] Nebraska. A lot of our great state. Wisconsin. Gave our farmers a lot of money. We have a lot of farmers in Florida. Here is the choice facing every Florida voter. Biden will deliver a crippling shut down. We did that and we saved millions of lives. Your governor has done a great job. Florida is down. The China virus, the China virus. Some people call it coronavirus. That sounds like a beautiful place in Italy. It did not come from Italy, it came from China. This guys talking, he will shut it down. I'm not shutting anything down. We are doing so well. Wait until you see the third quarter. I should not say it -- wait until you see how good the third quarter is going to be. It comes out just before the [7:21:11 PM] election. You will not believe the numbers, you say. You will see numbers, nobody's gonna see those numbers. We are hearing from 25-35% gdp. Nobody has ever heard of that before. I ran -- Iran has a 25% gdp but it is negative. They just announced negative gdp. Be careful. I am delivering a safe vaccine and we are doing a record recovery. It is a record. Next year is going to be the best economic year in the history of our country. Unless a very sleepy guy got in and decided to quadruple everybody's taxes. 192150 He is a sleepy guy. Did you see he did a lid this morning, again? Lid, lid. You know what a lid is? A lid is when you put out words, you are not going to be campaigning today. So, he does the lid all the time. I am working my ass off. I am in Texas, I'm in Ohio, I'm in North Carolina, South Carolina, I am in Michigan. I am all over the place. Wisconsin. [FOUR MORE YEARS CHANT] 192227 Thank you. Thank you. But he puts a lid on. So a lid, I didn't know what the hell a lid was. I have only been doing this for 3.5 years, right? But a lid is, you know, you are not going to go out today. You're going to stay in your apartment or let's put it this way, in his basement. So early in the morning he's put a lid on. That means nothing for the day. I guess they do that for the press. The fake news goes home and they say how great he is as a candidate. They go home and they say he's a great candidate. 192255 But he put another lid on the many lids. So he did a lid today early in the morning that he won't be working today and I don't know, I am working so hard. Maybe he's right. Think of it. Supposing he never campaigns and he wins. You know how badly I'm going to feel? I'm working hard. And you got to work hard and you know what? I said it today, we cannot have a low energy individual as our president. We can't. 192323 And he is the lowest energy individual I have ever seen -- i'ee ever seen. So we'll see what happens, but he's lidding up. Maybe he is going to be great at the debate. You know, he has been doing it for 47 years. Somebody said, oh, he won't do well at the debate. I said, you're wrong. He'll do fine. He's gonna do fine. They will give him a big shot or something and he will go out there. He'll have energy. He'll have energy, he'll be like Superman for about 15 minutes. Biden's plan will crush Florida. My plan will crush the virus and we're doing it. We're rounding the turn. [7:24:15 PM] Under my leadership, prosperity will surge. I love normal life. We want to get back to normal life. We will resume the Florida tourism and hospitality industries will reach record highs. Next year, will be one of the greatest years. Mark it down. If I'm Wrong, you will say I am wrong. I will say, sorry about that. We are going to have a great year. Our country is doing great. Our military has never been stronger. We have taken out so many bad ones. Hopefully it is so strong we never are going to have to use it. You want to make it so strong we have never had weapons like this. No country in the world ever possessed the power, the weaponry, what we have is so incredible. Nobody has ever possessed it for. Not Russia, not China, not anybody. We are the envy of the world. [7:25:17 PM] Hope god we never have to use them. Th election is about jobs. It is all made in the usa, everything we have read this election is also about law and order. They said, do not say law and order. That is tough. They said law & order very lightly and safety and liberty. I said, it is about law & order. We have to have law and order. These Democrat run states are a disaster. They are a dister. You look at what is happening all over the country. Look at Portland commit how bad is that? I will say last night in Kentucky, I spoke to the governor. He pulled out his National Guard and I give him credit. Moly they don't want to do that. 192600 I say, let us send the national Guard. I did it in -- remember -- Minnesota. We are going to win Minnesota. So , I did it in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They were having a hard time. And took a little long -- and little longer than we wanted, but we got the okay to get in, we solved that problem in about 25 minutes I think it took. They formed a line, that was the hard part. The easy part was just walking straight ahead, they never flinched. They were not socially distanced, they were right next to each other. 192631 They had 250,000 dollar a piece uniforms, they had more stuff on their head -- I'm trying to figure out what is it? They had computers, they had infrared goggles. They had everything. And they walked forward with their canisters of tear gas and pepper spray. And it was -- remember the CNN reporter? He went down. He got hit on the knee with a can of what? Yeah, that is right. He got hit. He said, I'm down, I'm down. He was down. That's too bad. I feel badly for him though, he went down. 192701 Ali Velshi. Remember, he was standing, and he was saying, "this is a friendly protest. It's wonderful to see the lovely people that are here." You know, he's ducking. And behind him, the entire city was burning down. Do you remember that? The entire city. Why are they doing that? What's the purpose of it? I don't get it. I don't get it. But no, he got in the knee with a canister of teargas. They say it hurts. It hurts. 192733 And that's only going 52 miles per hour. A bullet goes about 2000 miles an hour. But they say it hurts. But they cleaned out that city, in a half an hour, they had no problem. Minneapolis. That's one of the reasons I'm going to win. Another would be Ilham Omar. That's a reason. [BOOS] 192753 Omar. We're gonna win because of Omar. That's a beauty, that's really -- She's great. She's great. She loves our country very much. She has total disrespect for our country. And I think she has hatred for our country. But I would say Omar is a big reason that we're gonna win. They're not too fond of her in Minnesota. I'll always fight for the right of all citizens to live in security and peace, so we have law and order. 192821 Joe Biden is weak as hell. He surrendered his party to flag burners, rioters, and anti-police radicals. The Democrat party's war on police. You know, a lot of people say cops. I never liked the word -- You know my father -- Sit down, please. Come on. We'll be here for a while. What the hell. We have nothing else to do. I have nothing else to do except run a country. 192851 And the hardest part about running the country is dealing with crazy democrats. You know, we're working on stimulus for people. Because it's not their fault, it was China's fault. 192901 And we can't get Nancy Pelosi to approve it. She wants to wait until after the election. I said people want their money now. Not gonna have any impact from that standpoint. People want their money now. The Democrat party's war on cops is putting the lives of innocent police officers in danger, but my father had great respect -- always had great respect for law enforcement, for the police. And one time I said dad, the cops are out there. Look at that. They look great. And he says, never use the word cops, it's police. 192930 That's the kind of respect he had. He thought -- I don't want to, you know, right? Look, I have a couple of pretty rough looking guys. No, it's true. But, I always find it a little hard. You know, I just left an impression. Police, he thought it was slang. And I don't think they -- how many? We got a lot of them here. Does anybody mind the term cops? Who is here that's a policeman or woman? Policemen. Do they mind? A lot of them. A lot of them. Do they mind that term, cops? 193004 No. They just want respect and they just want to be allowed to do their job properly because nobody can do it. Do you agree with that? That is what I say. Alright, then i'll start calling them cops. He said, we don't mind. Just respect us and let us do our jobs. Earlier this month two sheriff's deputies were ambushed at close range in Los Angeles, California. I called them both and they were okay, but they were hit. They were hit badly. Last night, as you know, two police officers were shot in Louisville, Kentucky. 193035 Every year, dozens of courageous police officers lay down their lives for people that they never met, people that they don't know, people they never saw in most cases, right? They lay down their lives for people they have never met. They're incredible. Law enforcement, let's give them a hand, please. [Applause] [7:31:31 PM] Pres. Trump: Thank you very much. I tell them all the time, we have endorsements from all of them. I tell them, you have idea how much you are loved. You do not get the true story. That is a lot of people back there. That is a lot of fakers back there. The problem with being on live, you make a little bit of a mistake and they say this was a horrible mistake. >> Four more years. Pres. Ump: All right, thank you. That is enough of that. It is very dishonest it is a shame. It does hurt our country. [7:32:34 PM] They do not show the protesters. Cities are burning down, storefronts are being exploded. They would have you believe there is nothing happening. It is the most incredible thing. No matter what your philosophy is, why would you want to -- wouldn't want to show the facts? And then we fix it. Republican cities don't have trouble. Republican states do not have trouble. You go to different states, some of these governors, friends of mine. I have friends on both sides. Republican governors, red states, they look like, how is a thing like this possible? Because they have law and order. That is what it is. For the entire summer, Joe Biden was silent as his far left supporters assaulted police officers. Harassed citizen Americans and set fire to buildings. There were rioters, looters. They were anarchists. He called them peaceful [7:33:37 PM] protests. He said, there peaceful protests. He may believe it. Honestly, he may S they are peaceful. I think he believes it. I actually do. It is the other ones you have to worry about because they call the shots, not him. He has called for the ridiculous cutting of police funding. Abolishing cash bail, if you can believe that and the closing of our prisons. That is a good idea. He even describes law enforcement as the enemy. Has taken it back, I assume. He has taken everything back. He has taken anti-fracking ck. But it is the first thing they say, they stick with. Biden Anti-police crusade must stop. I will always stand with the hero of law enforcement. [7:34:41 PM] I was honored to receive the endorsement of 48 sheriffs right here in Florida. Three weeks ago. And all over the country, law enforcement from Texas, Arizona, Ohio. Michigan, Wisconsin. Pennsylvania, New York's finest. They had never endorsed a presidential candidate. The national troopers coalition. Chicago, how about that? Chicago police, they endorsed me. All the major law enforcement organizations. >> Usa. [7:35:41 PM] Usa. [Indiscernible] Pres. Trump: They go back home to mommy, they say mommy, I am sorry. I am sorry. You know the incredible thing about that? I didn't hear anything except our crowd. They have no voice. They are screaming at the top of their lun, but their lungs are very small. I didn't hear -- all you hear -- like this here. If you wouldn't recognize the we wouldn't even know they exist. The headline -- we had one young protester. The headline will be, trumps rally broken up by protests. One very young girl, she is a [7:36:41 PM] girl. Am allowed to say a girl? She looks like she's about 16 years old. How the hell did that Happen 250 generals and military leaders. Hundreds and hundreds of military spouses have given their complete and total endorsement to our campaign. To uphold the law of our land. And to old our constitution as written. 193654 On Saturday, I will be announcing my nominee to the U.S. Supreme court. [Applause] It's true. It's gonna be a big deal. We are doing it on the -- We're doing it at the white house. The rose garden of the white house. Unless it's raining in which case we will still do it there, that's okay. It's beautiful, the white house, so beautiful. We love the white house, right outside the oval office and you know, they don;t want us to do it. 193738 The Democrats say, you shouldn't do it. Why? We have a lot of time. Let me ask you the one simple question. If it was them instead of us, do you think they'd do it? No, this will be a very talented person. It will be a woman. I am sorry, men. It will be a woman. All right, ready? Who would rather see a man? Oh, that's trouble. Try it again. Who would rather see a man? That is not good. Who would rather see a woman? [Applause] I think it would be -- I think [7:38:45 PM] it would take tremendous coage. I don't care how great the man is. Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to tell you that Jim Fitzgerald -- you would see a lot of very unhappy faces, right? My opponent refuses to else his list of potential justices because they will be handpicked by extremists like representative Alexandria oh because you Corte-- Ocasio Cortez. Sometimes known as AOC. One of the three is Omar. They will pick the first. If bid does that, if he puts an extremist into that position, he loses everything that is like normal. If he does the other way, he loses the left. I would love to have him put up a list. 193929 I could see what that list would be. I can already tell you the people on that list. It would not be good. It would not be pretty. You would not be happy. That would be the end. If given power, Biden and his supporters would pack the court. You know, they're talking about packing the court because we have won races. We have won. I'll tell you what. S, this will be my third and we're in great shape. You see the -- do you see what's going on with the Republican party? How unified the Republican party is? 194000 Right? No, we are unified. It's a beautiful thing to say. Thank you, Mitt. Thank you, appreciate it. Even Mitt's on board. Even Mitt's on board. No, it's a good thing to see, Having a unified party. Of course when they did the impeachment hoax, we had 197 to nothing in the house and 52 and a half to a half, that was Mitt, but that's ok. I am no longer angry a Mitt because he is being very nice on the supreme -- he's doing -- he's doing the right thing. I just want him to do the right thing. But they want to pack the court. 194033 You know what that means? They want to put on a lot of justices. These are things that are just horrible. I guess we could do that, too, right? We could do that too. But remember, it was Harry Reid that made this all possible. You know, they're angry at us. Listen, Chuck, Cryin Chuck, You know who crying' Chuck is? Chuck, Every time you complain, remember, it was Harry Reid, your person in charge. He had your job before. It was Harry Reid who made this all possible. 194103 Thank you very much, Harry. I hope you are enjoying your evening. No, they blame us. Harry Reid gave us the power, nuclear option. Thank you Harry, very much. He wants to pack the court -- supreme court with radicals who will terminate the second amendment, confiscate your firearms, eliminate the right to self defense, strike under god from the pledge of allegiance and all other places. [7:41:50 PM] Scared down crosses -- tear down crosses from public spaces and force taxpayers to fund extreme late-term abortions. 194147 These far-left justices would release violent criminals, shield foreign terrorists, impose sanctuary cities and declare the death penalty totally unconstitutional. Hey, It will be totally unconstitutional. They want to declare it unconstitutional for even the most depraved mass murderers. And it's a tough thing, it's a tough thing. They came to my office today on the death penalty -- for clemency. I said, what was the crime? The crime was so horrible, 194222 that I won't tell you what it was, but it has been going on for 21 years or so. The crime was so horrible that this person committed that I said, look, I just can't talk about it. It was so -- it was so horrible. And that's usually the case -- usually the case. Like the Boston bomber. And by the way, they want to give votes to prisoners, people in prison, they want to give votes. 194249 So we immediately said, remember, Bernie? Crazy Bernie. Bernie is -- I'll tell you one thing about him. He is the greatest loser I have ever seen. No, It's true. No, I mean that in a respectful way because what they did to him with Hillary was bad, but this time was even worse. Elizabeth pocahontas Warren would have left the campaign one day before super Tuesday. Bernie, with her ideology, basically because she is a radical left. And she was really fresh to him, but she was really fresh -- how bad was Elizabeth Warren to Joe Biden? There was only one person that was worse. Who was worse? Kamala. I said, he'll never -- [7:43:34 PM] this shows you my great instinct. He will never pick kamala because no human being who has been treated worse than kamala. She called him a racist? She called him xenophobic. She called him all sorts of things. Things that were so bad, I cannot say them. I said, she is out. He picks her. We always pick people going up, not going down. How good is Mike pence? Is he great? He is a solid guynd he is a great guy and a great vice president. He is in Michigan, he is everywhere. Where did you gooday, Mike? I went to Michigan, north Carolina, soh Carolina. I went to Wisconsin. [7:44:51 PM] He is an incredible guy. He les the people of this country. You cannot do better than Mike pence. If you want to save America, you must get out and vote. In just 3.5 years, we have secured our borders. We built awesome power of the U.S. Military. A blooded ISIS caliphate -- obliterated ISIS caliphate. Fixed and disastrous trade deals and they were a disaster. I said, who agreed to this? Stupid people. We brought jobs back to America. You Had the greatest year here have ever had last year. The greatest year you have ever had. Under 16 years of presidents, Obama and bush, household income [7:45:52 PM] rose only 2000 $900 -- $2900. In three years, and including energy, because look at the savings, how are you doing at the gas pump? Did you ever think that was going happen. In three years -- less than 3000 -- you went up $10,000 including energy. We lifted 6.6 million people out of poverty. The largest poverty reduction in the first three years of any president in the history of our country. We built the greatest economy in the history of the world. Not only here. Everywhere. For years, I heard that China, and 2019, was going to overtake us. Thatid not happen. And then they released the plague but it did not happen. I got hit hard themselves. [7:46:55 PM] I wonder if they understood they were going to get hit, too. They could have stopped it. They could have stopped it going all over the world, 188 countries including Europe and the United States. We have added record 10.6 million jobs. Including 3.3 million first panic Americans. Both numbers are a record. When the plague arrived from China, we launched the largest mobilization since World War II. We pioneered lifesaving therapies. Europe has almost a 50% greater mortality rate than the U.S.. You see they are being hit very hard. The fake news saying, I don't know if you are doing as well as Europe. Now Europe is exploding again. They do not want to talk about [7:47:56 PM] that. That is not good for their narrative. 194743 Our early and aggressive action saved many millions of lives. Through Operation Warp Speed, we developed and distributed a vaccine. We will have a vaccine so soon, you won't even believe it. Although they're trying to do a little bit of the political hit. Let's delay it just a little bit. You notice that? Let's delay the vaccine just a little bit. 194804 But we have three great companies and then others also. Johnson and Johnson. Right? Pfizer. Moderna. Great companies, all of them great companies. And they're right there. They're way advanced, way advanced. They're in the final steps. I took historic action to get critical relief for American workers through our paycheck protection program. We saved 3.2 million Florida jobs. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] 194834 We're launching a historic effort to bring our medical supply chains back home where they belong. In 1996, Joe Biden voted to obliterate Puerto Rico's thriving pharmaceutical industry. I am reversing that and we're going back so that Puerto Rico can get its pharmaceutical industry back and they're going to have it back soon. That was Joe Biden that did that. And then they'll vote because automatically, I don't know, they vote for a Democrat. What's the purpose? He's the one that did it. [7:49:06 PM] Look how devastated -- what he did to our African-American community and people do not want to talk about it. What he did was devastating. He is not good for anyone, let's face it. Last week, I announced $13 billion that goes to disaster relief for Puerto Rico. They got hit hard. I pe they remember that. That Was given by Trump, not by the Democrats. Our hearts are also with the communities in the panhandle. [7:49:58 PM] I love the panhandle. [Applause] You are great -- your governor is doing a great job. He said they love you in the panhandle. I think I am out like 99.9%. We took care of -- we took care of the panhandle. He remembers -- do you remember hurricane Sally? We took care of it. Ron said, we need more money. I said, how much? I said, you got it. Don't come back. Sir, we need more money. That is I guess a good governor, that is what a good governor does, right? That is what a good governor does. Approved a major disaster declaration. We will be with you every step of the way. We are there so fast other presidents took a long time to approve them. [7:51:00 PM] We know what is going to happen. We took care of Florida. November 3, Florida will decide whether we return to record prosperity or whether allow Joe Biden to kill the recovery. Impose a four between dollar tax hike. Then -- ban American energy, destroy the suburbs. Give free health care to illegal aliens which means millions of people are going to pour into our country. And Dr. Rate children with anti-amerin lies. To combat the toxic left-wing propaganda, I announced something that was very popular. Are launching a new pro-american lesson plan called 1776. [Applause] [7:52:07 PM] >> Usa. Usa. 195157 TRUMP>> We'll teach our children the truth about America, that we are the most exceptional nation on the face of the Earth and you haven't seen anything yet. You see what we're doing. I have also issued an executive order to prohibit the teaching of critical race theory in the federal government. That hateful marxist doctrine paints America as a wicked nation, seeks to divide everyone by race, rewrites American history and teaches people to be ashamed of themselves and be ashamed of their country. 195234 That's not happening anymore. We fired so many of these wiseguys. We had one getting $350,000 a year teaching our military this stuff. And he said, what happened? We said, you are fired, get out. Done. No, many people. It's become -- it's become a cancer. It's like a cancer, but many, many people gone. They are not gone and if they're not, let us know and we'll let them go. 195305 But we have to unite together as one proud American family, that's what we are. We are joined tonight by some incredible warriors, some incredible people. One of them that i'm most proud of is a man that came to this state and what a job he has done. Your great governor, Ron Desantis. 195338 He is doing a great job. Ron is doing a great job. Ron, how are we doing in the election? How are we doing on November 3rd, Ron? Okay, He says good. We better do good. Well, he won a great primary. [7:54:08 PM] And then he beat a man who had a great future. I do not think it is T good. He did not choke under pressure. Much more important is the first lady of Florida, Casey to Santos -- DeSantis. The mayor of Jacksonville. A really good guy, I got H -- he wanted to do it so bad. We wanted to have a Republican national convention rit here in Jacksonville. But the timing was a little B bad. We got hit with covid as they say. We got hit with the China virus. But he was absolutely fantastic. Your mayor, Lenny curry. -- curry. [7:55:10 PM] Are you ready? Some of the greatest, toughest warriors you ever will meet during the impeachment hoax, they said this is the biggest pile of crop you have ever seen. I am the only guy history who ever got impeached for perfect conversation. Everybody said, what is wrong with this? We sent it to the justice department, we said, please check this. Thankfully, there were people who were taking it down, exact notes, and it was perfect. We sent it to T justice department. Please examine this conversation. They called back and sd, what exactly are you looking for here? These guys are used to looking at killers and drug dealers. We said, explained to us, what are we looking for? This W the greatest hoax. [7:56:11 PM] Today, you see what happened they caught him? They got him cold. We will talk about it. They now find out trump was 100% truthful. It was hoax. They got them cold. It was just announced. Dan convened a - they got them cold. We will talk about in a second. These are warriors. When I needed warriors, I had them. Representative Matt Gaetz. [Applause] What a great guy. What a guy. Big future. Thank you, Matt. Thank you. He is very shy on television, right? He is great. Thank you, Matt. Ted Yoho. [7:57:11 PM] Ted? Great job. A man in charge of all spying, he was so good, Matt and Ron and Ted and a lot of people came to see me. Mike, another great one. Thank you, Mike. His John Rutherford here? [Applause] What a good job, John. Thank you for the help. Miael waltz has been so great. Candidate for congress, cat. [7:58:17 PM] Cat was in the oval office. I said, how are you doing? I am a 42. 42 points. That was a big trump district. That W a great when you had -- win you had. I really appreciate it. 195822 And we also have some others that are running for different offices in the Republican party and we love the Republican party. They have been incredible. They have been incredible. We also have some of our really unbelievable, undercover operatives. And if you don't mind, I won't introduce them, alright? I don't think we're gonna introduce them. I want to so badly. I want to have them stand up, bring them up here. I want to hug them and kiss them which i'm not allowed to do because of social distancing. 195856 But somehow They may lose some effectiveness if I introduce them. So they're in the crowd, saw two of them and I won't bother, but they are great, great champions of our country. Thank you. [Cheering and applause] [19:59:14] And also, here is a woman -- I mean, she was tough. She was in charge of a great state, Michigan, and she said, Republicans hadn't won Michigan in man decades. I was doing so much for the business and jobs and bringing people back, recommending and telling them, you're losing your business to Mexico, Canada, and told musical, they gave the man of the year in Michigan -- and 12 years ago, they gave me the man of the year in Michigan. All of a sudden, I am running for office. A woman, it was unbelievable, [8:00:20 PM] she said, come give a speech. She Said I'm in charge of Michigan. I said, I hear we don't ha a chance, we should win Michigan. She said, you will win here if you come here. She call again, and again, I couldn't take it. She wanted me to do one more. I know you are going to win, do one more. Just two weeks left. And I said this is it, I devoted a lot of time to Michigan and everyone says you can't win. By the way, just got a poll, we are the points up in Michigan. She used to call me Mr. Trump, I sn't president yet, she said, sir, please, this one time, three weeks out. I said, this is it. That's it. So I did it. The net before the election, she [8:01:21 PM] said, you are going to win Michigan, but you have to make one more stop. [Laughter] And I made it on election day. I arrived at 12:15 in the now morning, that was no election day -- now election day. I started speaking at 1:00 in the morning on election day. My wife said, are you crazy? We have 32,000 people. The reason I went, she wanted us there, but we found out that Croghan Hillary clinton, Barack hussein Obama, and Mrs. Obama and Bill Clinton were traveling to Michigan unexpectedly, because as Bill Clinton told them months ago, you are going to have trouble with trump in Michigan. They didn't nt to listen to him. He sd you're going to have trouble in Wisconsin, too and be careful of Minnesota. This was Clinton. They were laughing. They thought it was very funny. But they knew they were in trouble. I went there, I started speaking [8:02:22 PM] at one of clock -- at 1:00 in the morning with 2000 people that Grand Rapids. They had 500 people. In Grand Rapids. I said, we are not going to lose this day, as far as the eye can see. I said, we are not losing Florida, I can tell you that. You can feel it. You have an instinct. We are joined, as well, by a group of incredible supporters who have recently walked away from the Democrat party. They walked away from the Democrats. They just registered as a Republican. Thank you. Thank you. They are going to be voting for us. I thank you. [8:03:22 PM] You are all over the place. Thank you. Ank you. They are smart. They've common sense. We have spent the last four years reversing the terrible damage Joe Biden inflicted over the last 47 years. Together, we have taken on a corrupt and broken system that's been throwing everything at us from the very beginning. Remember this, I have done more in 47 months than Joe Biden has done in 47 years. [Cheering D applause] [Crowd chanting] 200401 But today, a trove of text messages was released from the FBI agents involved in the Russia witch hunt. Did you -- you had to see this? This is what I was talking about before. The headline from the federalist reads, "Trump was right, explosive new FBI text, detail internal (?) over handling of the crossfire hurricane investigation." That was the name. We caught them. We had them before this, but this is like -- remember the insurance policy? Darling, darling, oh I love you so much, darling. She is going to win, isn't she? Yes, 100 million to one. 200443 That is not good odds for me. They might not have been great but they were a lot better than that. 100 million to one, Lisa. I love you so much. But it was for some reason she doesn't win, we have an insurance policy. That's what we've been living through. Their insurance police. You can't be any more obvious than that. These people are scum. They were trying to do a coup, who would think? [Applause] And we caught them before that, we caught them spying on our nation. 200518 And they've gotten caught. Let's see what happens with them now, but this was a big day. This was a big day, never forget. They are coming after me because I am fighting for you. There's a lot of truth to that [Cheering and applause] For decades, our politicians spent trillions of dollars rebuilding foreign nations, fighting foreign wars, and defending foreign borders. 200544 But now, we are finally protecting our nation, rebuilding our cities, and we are bringing our jobs, our factories, and our troops back home to the usa. [Cheering and applause] Joe Biden champions every globalist betrayal of America for 47 years. He was a cheerleader for nafta, the worst trade deal ever made, emptied out your factories. And he was a cheerleader for China's entry into the world trade organization. I took the toughest ever action to stand up to China's rampant theft of american jobs [20:06:27] And I proudly signed a historic executive order making it official government policy to buy American and hire American. [Cheering and applause] By the way, you have to see this guy, he is using my slogan. I saw it the other day, "Buy erican." I've been saying that for five years. I'm telling you. You have to come up with your N slogans, Joe. We invested $2.5 trillion in the U.S. Military to launch the first new branch of the U.S. Armed forces in nearly 75 years after the air force, the [8:07:33 PM] space force. We passed V.A. Choice and V.A. Accountability. We have a 91% O -- 91% approval rating in the V.A. The highest and history. -- The highest in history. 91% approval. We used to see things in the news about how badly vets were treated. Now we have a 91% approval rating. Today, I can announce the V.A. Is approving a new lease for a brand-new vet-- veterans' health care clinic. We kled the four and leader of ISIS, al-baghdadi. We took out the world's number one terrorist all over the world. Number one. [Cheering and applause] [8:08:35 PM] The mass murder of American troops and many others, qasem soleimani, is dead. He deserved to be taken out. I kept my promise, recognized the uth capital -- pro capital of Israel, and opened the American embassy in Jerusalem. -- The true capital of Israel, and opened the American embassy in jerusalem. [Cheering and applause] I also recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan heights, and instead of endless war, we are forging peace in the Middle East. He saw what was happening. [Cheering and applause] -- You saw what was happening. [Cheering and applause] I was nominated for two Nobel [8:09:35 PM] peace prizes last week. You know. [Cheering and applause] And I told our great first lady, I was nominated for the Nobel peace prize. I'm here to come home early. I have to watch it on NBC news, which one of the biggest scam jobs I've ever seen. Mbc. Probably worse than CNN, NBC. We will watch second blaze NBC. -- Place NBC. They are bed. -- They are bad. Ladies and gentlemen, they start off with something else, something else. Now the show was almost over, they are now mentioning the Nobel peace prize. This is very embarrassing, but [8:10:36 PM] th it was ok, because two days later, I got nominated again. That was for Israel. [Cheering and applause] I got nominated. And I remember when Obama got -- they said, Barack hussein Obama was disseminated for the Nobel peace prize. -- Was just nominated for the Nobel peace prize. What happened? In Serbia, they are not killing each other anymore. Totally different. The first was Israel. Bahrain, uae, this one was Kosovo. I said, first lady, let's give it another shot. When Barack ama got his Nobel prize, immediately after he got elected, they asked him why did he get it, he had no clue. Nobody knew. It was a big story. Breaking news -- they didn't [8:11:40 PM] have breaking news when I got it. We understand the press. We understand it very well. The lesson ministration made a pathetic one-sided deal with the Castro dictatorship that betrayed the Cuban people and enriched the commonest regime. My opponents stand wh socialism and communism, I stand with the proud people of Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua. You're going to win that very singular. The lesson ministration, also negotiating the terrible -- the last administration also negotiated the terrible deal with Colombian drug cartels. They surrendered the narco terrorists -- to the narco terrorists and caused illicit drug production to soar. We worked with our Colombian partners to launch a historic rebel operation against the drug traffickers. [8:12:40 PM] Since April, we have seen the have disrupted 227 metric tons of narcotics. Nobody has done anything like at. Nail-biter and has put forward the most injuries and extreme platform of any major par nominee in history. The bad news is, you doesn't know what it is. The Biden plan would destroy social security and destroy protections for pre-existing conditions. Will drain your medicare by giving free health care to illegal immigrants. Alimmigration enforcement will [8:13:45 PM] enforce totally open borders. He wld terminate our travel bans on jihadist regions. Remember I got that approved? They kept saying he lost. Have a travel ban -- we have a travel ban. And increase the floodgates to radical islamic terrorism. He wants to ban school choice and charter schools, which are absolutely imperative for our children. In the second term, I will provide school choice to every parent in America. A vote for Republican is a vote for safe communities, great jobs, and a limitless future for all Americans. In conclusion, we will make America the manufacturing superpower of the world, and we will end our reliance on China once and for all. [Cheering and applause] [8:14:48 PM] We will make our medical supplies right here in the U.S. We will hire more police. Increase penalties for wrongful law enforcement and then sanctuary cities. We will defend the dignity of work in the sanctity of life. We will uphold religious liberty, free speech, and the right to keep and bear arms. [Cheering and applause we will strike down terrorists who threaten our citizens, and we will keep out of America, of our great country, we will stay away from those ridiculous foreign wars. -- Endless foreign wars. They never end. Endless foreign wa. They are all coming home. We will maintain America's unrivaled military might. And we will ensure peace through strength, and nobody has strength like we have strength. Peace through strength. [8:15:51 PM] We will and surprise medical bills, require price transparency, and for the reduce health insurance premiums and the cost of prescription drugs. They will be coming down by 30% -70%. They are spending a lot of money right now, big pharma. We will strongly protect medicare and social security, and we will always protect patients with pre-existing conditions. [Cheering and pause] Americ will land the first woman on the moan, and the United States will be the first nation to land an astronaut on Mars. -- The moon, and the ted states will be the first nation to land an astronaut on Mars. [Crowd chanting] [8:17:02 PM] Thank you. That's really nice. I had such a nice life before doing this. But no administration has ever done, in the first three and a half years, not even close, what we have done. And that is very gratifying, I want to tell you. [Cheering and applause] And thank you very much. We'll restore patriotic education. We will teach our children to love our country, honor our history, and always respect our great American flag. [Cheering and pause] [Crowd chanting "U.S.A."] And we will live by the timeless [8:18:04 PM] words of our national motto -- "In god we trust." [Cheering and applause] For years, you had a president who apologized for America. Now you have a president who is standing up for Americans, standing up or the great people of Florida. -- For the great people of Florida. [Cheering and applause] Get your friends, get your family, get your neighbors, get your coworkers, and get out and vote. We have to win this election. The most important election we have ever had. Early voting has already begun. Don't wait. Vote. It is safe. Go out and vote. Here we are doing very well, that is what the word is, we'll see. From Tampa, to Tallahassee, from Orlando, to Miami, from Pensacola, to write here in Jacksonville -- [cheering and applause] [8:19:05 PM] We stand on the shoulders of Florida patriots who gave eir blood, sweat, and Test for this beloved nation. We inherit the legacy of American heroes across the oceans, blaze the trail, settle the continent, pave the wilderness, dug out the Panama canal, laid down the railroads, raise that the skyscrapers, went to world wars, defeated fascism and communism, and from here, in this beautiful, beautiful state, this son-drenched state of Florida, -- sun-drenched state of Frida, launched American astronauts to the moon. We made America into the single greatest nation in the history of the world, and the best is yet to come. [Cheering and applause] Proud citizens like your build this country. Together, we are returning the por to you, the American people. [Cheering and applause] [8:20:07 PM] With your help, your devotion, your drive, we are going to keep on working. We a going to keep on fighting. And we are going to keep on winning, winning, winning. [Cheering and applause] We are one movement, one people, one family, and one glorious nation under god. [Cheering and applause] And together, th the incredible people of Florida, we will make America wealthy ain. We will make America strong again. We will make America proud again. We will make America safe again. And we will make America great again. Thank you, Florida. Thank you, Florida. ?? #
BARACK OBAMA REMARKS ON THE ACA / AFFORADABLE CARE ACT REFEED STIX
President Barack Obama delivers remarks about the Affordable Care Act, Miami, Florida REFEED Participants: President Barack Obama Time: 1:55 pm EDT, Date: Thursday, October 20th, 2016 OBAMA: Hello, Miami (APPLAUSE) Thank you so much. Well, everybody have a seat, have a seat. It is good to see all of you. It's good to be back at Miami Dade. (APPLAUSE) One of my favorite institutions. (APPLAUSE) Love this school. I want to thank your long-time president and great friend, Eduardo J. Padron. (APPLAUSE) And to all the faculty and staff and, of course, most importantly, the students, for hosting me. I want to say how grateful I am. I want to thank the wonderful elected officials who are here today. I'm going to just point out two outstanding members of Congress: Debbie Wasserman Schultz. (APPLAUSE) And Ted Deutch. (APPLAUSE) So, this is one of my last visits here as president. Now, once I'm not president -- no, no. The good news is, once I'm no longer president, I can come more often. (APPLAUSE) Right now, usually I can only come to Florida when I'm working, but when I'm out of office, I can come here for fun. But the first thing I want to say is thank you for your support and thank you for the opportunity and the privilege you've given me to serve these past eight years. You know, I remember standing just a few blocks north of here, in the closing days of the 2008 campaign. And at that point, we were already realizing that we were in the midst of the worst economic crisis of our lifetimes. We didn't know where the bottom would be. We were still in the middle of two wars, over 150,000 of our troops were overseas. But thanks to the hard work and the determination of the American people, when I come here today, the story is different. Working together, we've cut the unemployment rate in Florida by more than half. Across the country, we turned years of job losses into the longest streak of job creation on record. We slashed our dependence on foreign oil, doubled our production of renewable energy. Incomes are rising again. They rose more last year than any time ever recorded. Poverty is falling -- fell more last year than any time since 1968. Our graduation rates from high school are at record highs. College enrollment is significantly higher than it was when we came into office. Marriage equality is reality in all 50 states. (APPLAUSE) So we've been busy. This is why I've got gray hair. (LAUGHTER) But we did one other thing. We fought to make sure that in America, health care is not just a privilege, but a right for every single American. And that's what I want to talk about today. (APPLAUSE) That's what I want to talk about here today. You know, you've heard a lot about Obamacare as its come to be known. You've heard a lot about it in the six-and-a-half years since I signed it into law. And some of the things that you've heard might even be true.OBAMA: But one thing I want to start with is just reminding people why it is that we fought for health reform in the first place. Because it was one of the key motivators in my campaign. And it wasn't just because rising health costs were eating into workers' paychecks and straining budgets for businesses and for governments. It wasn't just because before the law was passed, insurance companies could just drop your coverage because you got sick right at the time where you needed insurance most. It was because of you. It was because of the stories I was hearing all around the country, and right here in Florida. Hearing from people who had been forced to fight a broken health care system at the same time as they were fighting to get well. It was about children like Xo Lin (ph) who needed heart surgery when she was just 15 hours old, just a baby, just an infant. And she was already halfway to hitting her lifetime insurance cap before she was old enough to walk. Her parents had no idea how they could possibly make sure that she continued to make progress. And today because of the Affordable Care Act, Xo (ph) is in first grade and she's loving marshal arts. And she's got a bright future ahead of her. (APPLAUSE) We fought so hard for health reform because of women like Amanda Heidel (ph) who lives here in South Florida. As a girl, she was diagnosed with diabetes. That's a disease with costs that can add up quickly if you don't have insurance. It can eat away at your dreams. But thanks to the Affordable Care Act, Amanda (ph) got to stay on her parents' plan after college. When she turned 26, Amanda went online, she shopped for an affordable health insurance plan that covered her medications. Today she is pursuing a doctorate in psychology. And Amanda (ph) said "that the Affordable Care Act has given me the security and freedom to choose how I live my life" -- "the freedom and security to choose how I live my life." That's what this was all about. Xo (ph) and Amanda (ph) -- the people who I get letters from every single day describing what it meant not to fear that if they got sick, or a member of their family got sick; if they, heaven forbid, were in an accident, that somehow they could lose everything. So because of this law, because of Obamacare, another 20 million Americans now know the financial security of health insurance, so do another 3 million children, thanks in large part to the Affordable Care Act and the improvements, the enhancements that we made to the children's health insurance program. And the net result is that never in American history has the uninsured rate been lower than it is today. Never. (APPLAUSE) And that's true across the board. It's dropped among women. It's dropped among Latinos and African Americans, every other demographic group. It's worked.OBAMA: Now, that doesn't mean that it's perfect. No law is. And it's true that a lot of the noise around the health care debate ever since we tried to pass this law, has been nothing more than politics. But we've also always known, and I have always said, that for all the good that the Affordable Care Act is doing right now, for as big a step forward as it was, it's still just a first step. It's like building a starter home or buying a starter home. It's a lot better than not having a home, but you hope that over time you make some improvements. And in fact, since we first signed the law, we've already taken a number of steps to improve it, and we can do even more. But only if we put aside all the political rhetoric, all the partisanship and just be honest about what's working, what needs fixing and how we fix it. So that's what I want to do today. This isn't kind of a rah-rah speech. I might get into the details. I hope you don't mind. So let's start with a basic fact. The majority of Americans do not, let me repeat, do not get health care through the Affordable Care Act. Eighty percent or so of Americans get health care on the job through their employer. Or they get health care through Medicaid or they get health care through Medicare. And so for most Americans, the Affordable Care Act, Obama has not affected your coverage except to make it stronger. Because of the law, you now have free preventive care. Insurance companies have to offer that in whatever policy they sell. Because of the law, you now have free checkups for women. Because of the law, you get free mammograms. (APPLAUSE) Because of the law, it is harder for insurance companies to discriminate against you because you're a woman when you get health insurance. (APPLAUSE) Because of the law, doctors are finding better ways to perform heart surgeries and delivering healthier babies and treating chronic disease and reducing the number of people that once they're in the hospital, end up having to return to the hospital. So you're getting better quality even though you don't know that Obamacare is doing it. (LAUGHTER) AUDIENCE: Thanks, Obama. OBAMA: Thanks, Obama. (APPLAUSE) Because of the law, your annual out of pocket spending is capped. Seniors get discounts on their prescription drugs because of the law. Young people can stay on their parents' plan, just like Amanda (ph) did, because of the law.(APPLAUSE) OBAMA: And Amanda (ph) was able to stay on her parents' plan and then get insurance after she aged out, even though she has what used to be called a preexisting condition. Because we made it illegal to discriminate against people with preexisting conditions. (APPLAUSE) By the way, before this law -- before Obamacare, health insurance rates for everybody, whether you got your insurance on the job or you were buying it on your own, health insurance rates generally were going up really fast. The law has actually slowed down the pace of health care inflation. So every year, premiums have gone up, but they've gone up the slowest in 50 years since Obamacare was passed. In fact, if your family gets insurance through your job, your family is paying on average about $3,600 less per year than you would be if the cost trends that had existed before the law were passed had continued. Think about that. That's money in your pocket. Now, some people may say, "Well, I've seen my copays go up" or "my networks have changed." But these are decisions that are made by your employers. It's not because of Obamacare. They're not determined by the Affordable Care Act. So if the Affordable Care Act -- if Obamacare hasn't changed the coverage of the 80 percent of Americans who already had insurance, except to make it a better value, except to make it more reliable, how has the law impacted the other 15 or 20 percent of Americans who didn't have health insurance through their job or didn't qualify for Medicaid or didn't qualify for Medicare? Well, before the Affordable Care Act, frankly, you were probably out of luck. Either you had to buy health insurance on your own because you weren't getting it through the job, and it was wildly expensive. And your premiums were going up all the time. And if you happened to get sick and use the insurance, the insurer next year could drop you. And if you had had an illness like cancer or diabetes or some other chronic disease, you couldn't buy new insurance because the insurance company's attitude was, "You know what? This is just going to cost us money; we don't want to insure you." So if you were trying to buy health insurance on your own, it was either hugely expensive or didn't provide very effective coverage. You might buy a policy thinking that it was going to cover you, and it was sort of like when I was -- when I was young and I bought my first car, I had to buy -- I had to buy car insurance. And I won't name the insurance company, but I bought the insurance because it was the law. And I got the cheapest one I could get because I didn't have any money, and it was a really beat up car. And I remember, somebody rear-ends me and I call up the insurance company thinking maybe I can get some help, and they laughed at me. They're all like, "What? Are you kidding?" (LAUGHTER) It didn't provide any coverage other than essentially allowing me to drive.(LAUGHTER) OBAMA: Well, that's what it was like for a lot of people who didn't have health insurance on the job. So that meant that a lot people just didn't bother getting health insurance at all. And when they got sick, they'd have to go to the emergency room. (CROSSTALK) Well, that is true, too. And so you are relying on the emergency room, but the emergency room is the most expensive place to get care. And because you weren't insured, the hospital would have to give you the care for free, and they would have to then make up for those costs by charging everybody else more money. So it wasn't good for anybody. So what the Affordable Care Act is designed to do is to help those people who were previously either uninsured or under-insured. It worked to help those people in two ways. First, we gave states funding to expand Medicaid to cover more people. In D.C. and the 31 states that took us up on that, more than 4 million people have coverage who didn't have it before. They now have health insurance. Second, for people who made too much to qualify for Medicaid, even after we expanded it, we set up what we call marketplaces on healthcare.gov. So you could shop for a plan that fits your needs and then we would give you tax credits to help you buy them. And most people today can find a plan for less than $75 a month at the healthcare.gov marketplace when you include the tax credits the government is giving you. That means its less than your cell phone bill, because I know you guys are tweeting a lot, and texting, and selfies -- (LAUGHTER) The good news is that most people who ended up buying their coverage through the marketplaces using these tax credits are satisfied with their plans. So not only did Obamacare do a lot of good for the 80-plus percent of Americans who already had healthcare, but now it gave a new affordable option to a lot of folks who never had options before. All told, about another 10 percent of the country now have coverage. The Affordable Care Act has done what it was designed to do. It gave us affordable healthcare. So what's the problem? Why is there still such a fuss? Well, a part of the problem is the fact that a democratic president named Barrack Obama passed the law. (APPLAUSE) And that is just the truth. I mean, I worked really, really hard to engage Republicans, took Republican ideas that originally they had praised, said "lets work together to get this done." And when they just refused to do anything, we said, "All right, we are going to have to do it with Democrats," and that's what we did. And early on, Republicans just decided to oppose it and then they tried to scare people with all kinds of predictions: that it would be a job killer; that it would force everyone into government-run insurance; that it would lead to rationing; that it would lead death panels; that it would bankrupt the federal government.OBAMA: You remember all of this. And despite the fact that all the bad things they predicted had not actually happened, despite the fact that we've created more jobs since the bill passed than in consecutive months than anytime on record. (APPLAUSE) Despite the fact that the uninsured rate has gone down to its low -- lowest levels ever, despite the fact that its actually cost less than anybody anticipated and has shown to be much less disruptive on existing plans that people get through their employers. Despite the fact that it saved Medicare over $150 billion, which makes that program more secure. Despite all this, it's been hard, if not impossible for any Republican to admit it. They just can't admit that a lot of good things have happened and the bad things they predicted didn't happen. So they just keep on repeating, we're going to repeal it, we're going to repeal it and we're going to replace it with something better, even though six-and-a-half years later, they haven't -- they still haven't showed us what it is that they would do that would be better. But -- and this is actually the main reason I'm here -- just because a lot of the Republican criticism has proven to be false and politically motivated, doesn't mean that there aren't some legitimate concerns about how the law is working now. And the main issue has to do with the folks who still aren't getting enough help. Remember I said 80 percent of people -- even before law passed -- already had health insurance. And then we expanded Medicaid and we set up the marketplaces, and another 10 percent of people got health insurance. Well, but that still leaves that last 10 percent. And the fact that that last 10 percent still has difficulties, is something that we've got to do something about. Now part of the reason for this is -- as I already mentioned to you -- not every state expanded Medicaid to its citizens. Which means that some of the most vulnerable working families, that the law was designed to help, still haven't gotten insurance. As you may have heard, Florida is one of those states. (LAUGHTER) If your governor could put politics aside -- don't boo, vote. If... (APPLAUSE) If your governor would just put politics aside and do what's right, then more than 700,000 Floridians would suddenly have access to coverage. And by the way, that would hold down cost for the rest of you, because there'd be less uncompensated care in hospitals. And it means that people who did sign up for the marketplace, who oftentimes may be sicker, qualify for Medicaid, and so there not raising costs in the marketplace.OBAMA: In fact, if the 19 states who so far have not expanded Medicaid, would just do so, another four million people would have coverage right now all across the country. So that's step number one. And that's, by the way, just completely in the control of these governors, they could be doing it right now. They could do it tomorrow. Now, the second issue has to do with the marketplaces. Although the marketplaces are working well in most of the states, there are some states where there's still not enough competition between insurers. So if you only have one insurer, they may decide we're going to jack up rates because we can because nobody else is offering a better price. In those states where the governor or legislature is hostile to the ACA, it makes it harder to enroll people because the state is not actively participating in outreach. And so as a consequence in those states, enrollment in the plan, especially enrollment of young people, has lagged. And what that means is that the insurance pool is smaller and it gets a higher percentage of older and sicker people who are signing up because if you're sick or you're old, you're more likely to say, "Well, I'm going to sign up no matter what because I know I'm going to need it." If you're young and healthy like you guys, you say "Eh, I'm fine. Life's good." So, you have more older and sicker people signing up, fewer younger and healthier people signing up, and that drives rates up, right? Because the people who use healthcare most end up being in the insurance pool. People who use it least are not. And then in some cases insurers just set their prices too low at the outset because they didn't know what the insurance pool was going to look like and then they started losing money. And so now they've decided to significantly increase premiums in some states. Now, it's these premium increases in some of the states in the marketplace that sometimes attracts negative headlines. Remember, these premium increases won't impact most of the people who are buying insurance through the marketplace because even when premiums go up, the tax credits go up to offset the increases. So, people who qualify for tax credits, they may not even notice their premiums went up because the tax credits cover it. And keep in mind that these premium increases that some of you may have read about have no effect at all if you're getting health insurance on the job or through Medicaid or Medicare. So for the 80-plus people who already had health insurance, if your premium's going up it's not because of Obamacare. It's because of your employer or your insurer, even though sometimes they try to blame Obamacare for why the rates go up. It's not because of any policy of the Affordable Care Act that the rates are going up. But if you are one of the people who doesn't get healthcare on the job, doesn't qualify for Medicaid, doesn't qualify for Medicare, doesn't qualify for a tax credit to help you buy insurance because maybe you make just a little bit too much money under the law -- these premium increases do make insurance less affordable. And in some states the premium increases are manageable. Some are two percent or eight percent; some 20 percent. But we know there are some states that may see premiums go up by 50 percent or more, and an extreme example is Arizona where we expect benchmark premiums will more than double.OBAMA: Part of this is because Arizona is one of those states that had really low average premiums, among the lowest in the country, so now insurance companies basically are trying to catch up and they also don't have a lot of competition there. And meanwhile in states like Florida, the failure to expand Medicaid contributes to higher marketplace premiums. And then there are some other states that just because of the nature of their healthcare systems, or the fact that they're rural and people are dispersed so it's harder to provide healthcare, more expensive, they have a tougher time controlling costs generally. Again, the tax credits in the ACA will protect most consumers from the brunt of these premium increases. And with the ability to shop around on healthcare.gov, which works really well now, most people can find plans for prices even lower than this year's prices. But there are going to be people who are hurt by premium increases or a lack of competition in choice. And I don't want to see anybody left out without health insurance. I don't want to see any family having to choose between health insurance now or saving for retirement or saving for their kids' college education, or just paying their own bills. So the question we should be asking is: What do we do about these growing pains in the Affordable Care Act? And how do we get the last nine percent of Americans covered? How do we reach those last nine percent? And how do we make sure the premiums are more stable going forward and the marketplace insurance pools are more stable going forward? Well, I can tell you what will not work. Repealing the Affordable Care Act will not work. That's a bad idea. That will not... (APPLAUSE) ... that will not solve the problem. Because right off the bat, repeal would take away healthcare from 20 million people. We'd go back to where 80 percent of people had health insurance, instead of 90 percent. Right off the bat. And all the reforms that everybody benefits from that I talked about, like young Americans being able to stay on their parents' plans or the rules that prevent insurance companies from discriminating against people because of a preexisting condition, like diabetes or cancer, or the rule now that you can't charge somebody more just because they're a woman. All those reforms would go away for everybody, because that's part of Obamacare. All the progress that we've made in controlling costs and improving how healthcare is delivered -- progress that's helped hold growth in the price of healthcare to the slowest rate in 50 years -- all that goes away. That's what repeal means. It would be bad for everybody. And the majority of Americans even if they don't know that they're benefiting from Obamacare, don't want to see these benefits and protections taken away from their families now that they have them. I guarantee you, there are people who right now think they hate Obamacare and if somebody told them, "All right, we're repealing it, but now your kid, who is on your plan, is no longer on your plan; or now you've got a preexisting condition, you can't buy health insurance," they'd be shocked. They'd be, "What do you mean?" So repeal is not the answer. Here is what we can do instead to actually make the Affordable Care Act work even better than it's working right now. And I've already mentioned one. Florida and every state should expand Medicaid.(APPLAUSE) OBAMA: Cover more people. It's easy to do and it could be done right now. You'd cover 4 million more Americans, help drive down premiums for folks who buy insurance through the marketplace. And by the way, because the federal government pays for almost all of this expansion, you can't use as an excuse that, well, the state can't afford it. Because the federal government is paying it. States like Louisiana that just expanded Medicaid. You had a Republican governor replaced by a Democratic governor, he said, I want that money. Expanded Medicaid and found not only does it insure more people, but its actually saved the state big money and makes people less dependent on expensive emergency room care. So that's step number one. Step number two. Since overall healthcare costs have turned out to be significantly lower than everyone expected since we passed Obamacare, since that's saved the federal government billions of dollars, we should use some of that money, some of those savings, to now provide more tax credits for more middle income families, for more young adults to help them buy insurance. It will make their premiums more affordable, and that's not just good for them, it's good for everybody because when more people are in the marketplace, everybody will benefit from lower premiums. Healthier people, younger people start joining the pool, premiums generally go down. That would be number two. The third thing we should, is add what's called a public plan fallback to give... (APPLAUSE) To give folks more options in those places where there are just not enough insurers to compete, and that's especially important in some rural communities and rural states and counties. And -- you know, if you live in L.A. right now, then it's working fine -- there a lot of insurers because it's a big market, there are a lot of providers. But if you are in some remote areas or in some small towns, it may be that the economics of it just do not work unless the government is providing an option to make it affordable. And by the way, this is not complicated. Basically you would just wait and see if -- if the private insurers are competing for business, then you don't have to trigger a public option, but if no private insurers are providing affordable insurance in an area then the government would step in with a quality plan that people can afford. And by the way, this is not a radical idea. This idea is modeled on something the Republicans championed under George Bush for the Medicare Part D Drug Benefit Program. It was fine when it was their idea. The fact that they are now opposed to it as some socialist scheme is not being consistent, it's being partisan. And finally, we should continue to encourage innovation by the states. You have -- what the Affordable Care Act says is, here's how we propose you insure your populations. But if you, the state, can figure out a different way to accomplish the same goal, providing affordable comprehensive coverage for the same number of residents at the same costs, then go right ahead. There maybe more than one way to skin a cat. Maybe you've got an idea we haven't thought of, just show us. Don't talk about is, show us what the plan looks like. Republicans who claim to care about your health insurance choices and your premiums, but then offer nothing and block common sense solutions like the ones that I propose to improve them, that's not right.OBAMA: And my message to them has been and will continue to be work with us, make the system better, help the people you serve. We're open to good ideas, but they've got to be real ideas, not just slogans, not just votes to repeal. And they've got to pass basic muster. You can't say, "Well, if we just do -- if we just plant some magic beans, then everybody will have health insurance." No, we've got to have healthcare economists and experts look at it and see if the thing would actually work. So that's where we are. Number one, Obamacare is helping millions of people right now, and the uninsured rate has never been lower. It's helping everybody who already has health insurance, because it makes their polices better. Number two, there are still too many hard-working people who are not being reached by the law. Number three, if we tweak the program to reach those people who are not currently benefiting from the law, it will be good for them, and it will be good for the country. Number four, if we repeal this law wholesale, that will hurt the people who don't have coverage right now. It will hurt the 20 million who are already getting help though the law and it will help -- it will hurt the country as a whole. So, this should be an easy choice. All it does -- all it requires is putting aside ideology, and in good faith trying to implement the law of the land. And what we've learned, by the way, is that when governors and state legislators expand Medicaid for their citizens, and they hold insurance companies accountable, and are honest with uninsured people about their options, and they're working with us on outreach, then the marketplace works the way it's supposed too. And when they don't, the marketplaces tend to have more problems, and that shouldn't be surprising. If state leaders purposely try to make something not work, then it's not going to run as smoothly as if they were trying to make it work. Common sense. You don't even have to go to Miami Dade to figure that out. (LAUGHTER) The point is, now's not the time to move backwards on healthcare reform. Now is the time to move forward. The problems that may have arisen from the Affordable Care Act is not because government is too involved in the process. The problem is that we have not reached everybody and pulled them in. And think about it. When -- when one of these companies comes out with a new smartphone, and it has a few bugs. What do they do? They fix it. They upgrade it, unless it catches fire then they just... (LAUGHTER) ... then they pull it off the market. But you don't go back to using a rotary phone. (LAUGHTER) You don't say, "Well, we're repealing smartphones." (LAUGHTER) We're just going to do the dial-up thing. (LAUGHTER) That's not what you do. Well, the same basic principle applies here. We're not going to go back to discriminating against Americans with preexisting conditions. We're not going to go back to a time when people's coverage was dropped when they got sick.OBAMA: We're not going to go back to a situation where we're reinstating lifetime limits in the fine print so that you think you have insurance and then you get really sick -- or your kid gets really sick and you hit the limit that the insurance company set, and next thing you know, they are not covering you anymore. Then you've got to figure out how you come up with another $100,00 or $200,000 to make sure that your child lives. We're not going to go back to that. I hear Republicans and Congress object. And they'll say, no, no, no, we'll keep those parts of Obamacare that are popular. We'll just repeal everything else. Well, it turns out that the sum of those parts that are popular in Obamacare is Obamacare. (LAUGHTER) It's just people don't always know it and repealing it would make the majority of Americans worse off when it comes to healthcare. And as I said, part of this is just, you know, healthcare is complicated. Think about this speech, it's been pretty long and you're just -- you're thinking, wow, I just want to take a picture with the president or something. (LAUGHTER) So, it's hard to get people focused on the facts. And even reporters that cover this stuff -- and they do a good job, they're trying to follow all the debate, but a lot of times they just report premium increases. And everybody thinks, wow my insurance rates are going up, it must be Obama's fault. Even though, you don't get insurance through Obamacare, you get it through your job. And even though your increases have gone up a lot slower, you know, or suddenly you're paying a bigger co-pay and, thanks Obama. (LAUGHTER) Well, no, I had nothing to do with that. So, part of it this is complicated, the way it gets reported, you know, there's a lot of, you know, hysteria around anything that happens. And what we need to do is just focus on this very specific problem, how do we make sure that more people are getting coverage, and folks right now who are not getting tax credits, aren't getting Medicaid, how do we help them, how do we reach them, and we can do it. Instead of repealing the law, I believe the next president and the next Congress should take what we've learned over the past six years, and in a serious way, analyze it, figure out what it is that needs to get done, and make the Affordable Care Act better and cover even more people. But understand that no president can do it alone. We will need Republicans in Congress and in state governments to act responsibly and put politics aside. Cause I want to remind you, a lot of Affordable Care Act is built on Republican ideas. In fact, Bernie Sanders is still mad at me because we didn't get single payer passed. Now, we couldn't get single payer passed, and I wanted to make sure that we helped as many people as possible given the political constraints. And so we adopted a system that Republicans should like. It's based on a competitive marketplace system, in which people have a responsibility for themselves to buy insurance. And maybe now that I'm leaving office, maybe Republicans can stop with the 60 something repeal votes that they've taken, and stop pretending that they have a serious alternative, and stop pretending that all the terrible things they said would happen have actually happened when they have not, and just work with the next president to smooth out the kinks.OBAMA: Because it turns out, no major social innovation in America has ever worked perfectly at the start. Social Security didn't, it's benefits were stingy at first. It left out a whole lot of Americans. The same was true for Medicare, the same was true for Medicaid. The same was true for the prescription drug law. But what happened was each year people of good will from both parties tried to make it better and that's what we need to do right now. And I promise if Republicans have good ideas to provide more coverage for folks like Amanda (ph), I will be all for it. I don't care whose idea it is, I just want it to work. They can even change the name of the law to Reagancare. Or they can call it Paul Ryancare. I don't care -- about credit... (LAUGHTER) (APPLAUSE) ...I just want it to work because I care about the American people and making sure they've got health insurance. But that brings me to my final point and that is change does not typically come from the top down. It always comes from the bottom up. The Affordable Care Act was passed because the American people mobilized, not just to get me elected, but to keep the pressure on me to actually do something about healthcare and to put pressure on members of congress to do something about it. And that's how change happens in America. It doesn't happen on its own, it doesn't happen from on high, it happens from the bottom up and breaking gridlock will come only when the American people demand it. So, that's why I'm here. Only you can break the stalemate by educating the public on the benefits of the Affordable Care Act and then pressing your elected officials to do the right thing and supporting elected officials who are doing the right thing. And this is one of the reasons why I'm so proud of what Miami-Dade College is doing. Because it's making sure that students and faculty and people throughout this community know about the law, know about how to sign up for healthcare, and then actually helps people sign up. And I'm incredibly proud of the leadership of Joe Pena and the entire team in encouraging people to sign up. Thanks to them, Miami-Dade has been hosting enrollment office hours and workshops even on nights and weekends right here on the Wolfson campus and on all the Miami-Dade campuses. You can go for a free one-on-one session where a trained expert can walk you through the process and answer any questions you have and then help you sign up for healthcare right there and then. Joe says he doesn't have a conversation without making sure people know how to get covered. The more young and healthy people like you who do the smart thing and sign up then the better it's going to work for everybody. And the good news is in a few days you can do just that because open enrollment, the time when you can start signing up, begins on November 1st and you just need to go to healthcare.gov which works really well now. (LAUGHTER) (APPLAUSE) And campuses will be competing to come up with the most creative ways to reach people and get them signed up and I'm pretty sure that Miami-Dade can set the standard for the rest of the country because that's how you do.(APPLAUSE) OBAMA: That's how you do. So much has changed since I campaigned here in Miami eight Octobers ago. But one thing has not. This is more than just about healthcare. It's about the character of our country. It's about whether we look out for one another. It's about whether the wealthiest nation on earth is going to make sure that nobody suffers, nobody loses everything they've saved, everything they've worked for, because they're sick. You stood up for the idea that no American should have to go without the healthcare they need, and it's still true today. And we've proven together that people who love this country can change it. 20 million people out there will testify. I get letters every day just saying thank you because it's made a difference in their lives. And what was true then is true now, we still need you. Our work to expand opportunity to all and to make our union more perfect is never finished, but the more we work and organize and advocate and fight, the closer we get. So I hope you're going to be busy this November signing folks up. But more importantly I hope for all the young people here, you never stop working for a better America. And even though I won't be president, I'll keep working right alongside you. Thank you, everybody. (APPLAUSE) God bless you. God bless America. Thank you. Thank you. (APPLAUSE)
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA REMARKS ON AFFORDABLE CARE ACT AT MIAMI DADE COLLEGE - BACKUP
MOS INTERVIEWS WITH ATTENDEES AFTER REMARKS President Barack Obama delivers remarks about the Affordable Care Act, Miami, Florida Participants: President Barack Obama Time: 1:55 pm EDT, Date: Thursday, October 20th, 2016 OBAMA: Hello, Miami (APPLAUSE) Thank you so much. Well, everybody have a seat, have a seat. It is good to see all of you. It's good to be back at Miami Dade. (APPLAUSE) One of my favorite institutions. (APPLAUSE) Love this school. I want to thank your long-time president and great friend, Eduardo J. Padron. (APPLAUSE) And to all the faculty and staff and, of course, most importantly, the students, for hosting me. I want to say how grateful I am. I want to thank the wonderful elected officials who are here today. I'm going to just point out two outstanding members of Congress: Debbie Wasserman Schultz. (APPLAUSE) And Ted Deutch. (APPLAUSE) So, this is one of my last visits here as president. Now, once I'm not president -- no, no. The good news is, once I'm no longer president, I can come more often. (APPLAUSE) Right now, usually I can only come to Florida when I'm working, but when I'm out of office, I can come here for fun. But the first thing I want to say is thank you for your support and thank you for the opportunity and the privilege you've given me to serve these past eight years. You know, I remember standing just a few blocks north of here, in the closing days of the 2008 campaign. And at that point, we were already realizing that we were in the midst of the worst economic crisis of our lifetimes. We didn't know where the bottom would be. We were still in the middle of two wars, over 150,000 of our troops were overseas. But thanks to the hard work and the determination of the American people, when I come here today, the story is different. Working together, we've cut the unemployment rate in Florida by more than half. Across the country, we turned years of job losses into the longest streak of job creation on record. We slashed our dependence on foreign oil, doubled our production of renewable energy. Incomes are rising again. They rose more last year than any time ever recorded. Poverty is falling -- fell more last year than any time since 1968. Our graduation rates from high school are at record highs. College enrollment is significantly higher than it was when we came into office. Marriage equality is reality in all 50 states. (APPLAUSE) So we've been busy. This is why I've got gray hair. (LAUGHTER) But we did one other thing. We fought to make sure that in America, health care is not just a privilege, but a right for every single American. And that's what I want to talk about today. (APPLAUSE) That's what I want to talk about here today. You know, you've heard a lot about Obamacare as its come to be known. You've heard a lot about it in the six-and-a-half years since I signed it into law. And some of the things that you've heard might even be true.OBAMA: But one thing I want to start with is just reminding people why it is that we fought for health reform in the first place. Because it was one of the key motivators in my campaign. And it wasn't just because rising health costs were eating into workers' paychecks and straining budgets for businesses and for governments. It wasn't just because before the law was passed, insurance companies could just drop your coverage because you got sick right at the time where you needed insurance most. It was because of you. It was because of the stories I was hearing all around the country, and right here in Florida. Hearing from people who had been forced to fight a broken health care system at the same time as they were fighting to get well. It was about children like Xo Lin (ph) who needed heart surgery when she was just 15 hours old, just a baby, just an infant. And she was already halfway to hitting her lifetime insurance cap before she was old enough to walk. Her parents had no idea how they could possibly make sure that she continued to make progress. And today because of the Affordable Care Act, Xo (ph) is in first grade and she's loving marshal arts. And she's got a bright future ahead of her. (APPLAUSE) We fought so hard for health reform because of women like Amanda Heidel (ph) who lives here in South Florida. As a girl, she was diagnosed with diabetes. That's a disease with costs that can add up quickly if you don't have insurance. It can eat away at your dreams. But thanks to the Affordable Care Act, Amanda (ph) got to stay on her parents' plan after college. When she turned 26, Amanda went online, she shopped for an affordable health insurance plan that covered her medications. Today she is pursuing a doctorate in psychology. And Amanda (ph) said "that the Affordable Care Act has given me the security and freedom to choose how I live my life" -- "the freedom and security to choose how I live my life." That's what this was all about. Xo (ph) and Amanda (ph) -- the people who I get letters from every single day describing what it meant not to fear that if they got sick, or a member of their family got sick; if they, heaven forbid, were in an accident, that somehow they could lose everything. So because of this law, because of Obamacare, another 20 million Americans now know the financial security of health insurance, so do another 3 million children, thanks in large part to the Affordable Care Act and the improvements, the enhancements that we made to the children's health insurance program. And the net result is that never in American history has the uninsured rate been lower than it is today. Never. (APPLAUSE) And that's true across the board. It's dropped among women. It's dropped among Latinos and African Americans, every other demographic group. It's worked.OBAMA: Now, that doesn't mean that it's perfect. No law is. And it's true that a lot of the noise around the health care debate ever since we tried to pass this law, has been nothing more than politics. But we've also always known, and I have always said, that for all the good that the Affordable Care Act is doing right now, for as big a step forward as it was, it's still just a first step. It's like building a starter home or buying a starter home. It's a lot better than not having a home, but you hope that over time you make some improvements. And in fact, since we first signed the law, we've already taken a number of steps to improve it, and we can do even more. But only if we put aside all the political rhetoric, all the partisanship and just be honest about what's working, what needs fixing and how we fix it. So that's what I want to do today. This isn't kind of a rah-rah speech. I might get into the details. I hope you don't mind. So let's start with a basic fact. The majority of Americans do not, let me repeat, do not get health care through the Affordable Care Act. Eighty percent or so of Americans get health care on the job through their employer. Or they get health care through Medicaid or they get health care through Medicare. And so for most Americans, the Affordable Care Act, Obama has not affected your coverage except to make it stronger. Because of the law, you now have free preventive care. Insurance companies have to offer that in whatever policy they sell. Because of the law, you now have free checkups for women. Because of the law, you get free mammograms. (APPLAUSE) Because of the law, it is harder for insurance companies to discriminate against you because you're a woman when you get health insurance. (APPLAUSE) Because of the law, doctors are finding better ways to perform heart surgeries and delivering healthier babies and treating chronic disease and reducing the number of people that once they're in the hospital, end up having to return to the hospital. So you're getting better quality even though you don't know that Obamacare is doing it. (LAUGHTER) AUDIENCE: Thanks, Obama. OBAMA: Thanks, Obama. (APPLAUSE) Because of the law, your annual out of pocket spending is capped. Seniors get discounts on their prescription drugs because of the law. Young people can stay on their parents' plan, just like Amanda (ph) did, because of the law.(APPLAUSE) OBAMA: And Amanda (ph) was able to stay on her parents' plan and then get insurance after she aged out, even though she has what used to be called a preexisting condition. Because we made it illegal to discriminate against people with preexisting conditions. (APPLAUSE) By the way, before this law -- before Obamacare, health insurance rates for everybody, whether you got your insurance on the job or you were buying it on your own, health insurance rates generally were going up really fast. The law has actually slowed down the pace of health care inflation. So every year, premiums have gone up, but they've gone up the slowest in 50 years since Obamacare was passed. In fact, if your family gets insurance through your job, your family is paying on average about $3,600 less per year than you would be if the cost trends that had existed before the law were passed had continued. Think about that. That's money in your pocket. Now, some people may say, "Well, I've seen my copays go up" or "my networks have changed." But these are decisions that are made by your employers. It's not because of Obamacare. They're not determined by the Affordable Care Act. So if the Affordable Care Act -- if Obamacare hasn't changed the coverage of the 80 percent of Americans who already had insurance, except to make it a better value, except to make it more reliable, how has the law impacted the other 15 or 20 percent of Americans who didn't have health insurance through their job or didn't qualify for Medicaid or didn't qualify for Medicare? Well, before the Affordable Care Act, frankly, you were probably out of luck. Either you had to buy health insurance on your own because you weren't getting it through the job, and it was wildly expensive. And your premiums were going up all the time. And if you happened to get sick and use the insurance, the insurer next year could drop you. And if you had had an illness like cancer or diabetes or some other chronic disease, you couldn't buy new insurance because the insurance company's attitude was, "You know what? This is just going to cost us money; we don't want to insure you." So if you were trying to buy health insurance on your own, it was either hugely expensive or didn't provide very effective coverage. You might buy a policy thinking that it was going to cover you, and it was sort of like when I was -- when I was young and I bought my first car, I had to buy -- I had to buy car insurance. And I won't name the insurance company, but I bought the insurance because it was the law. And I got the cheapest one I could get because I didn't have any money, and it was a really beat up car. And I remember, somebody rear-ends me and I call up the insurance company thinking maybe I can get some help, and they laughed at me. They're all like, "What? Are you kidding?" (LAUGHTER) It didn't provide any coverage other than essentially allowing me to drive.(LAUGHTER) OBAMA: Well, that's what it was like for a lot of people who didn't have health insurance on the job. So that meant that a lot people just didn't bother getting health insurance at all. And when they got sick, they'd have to go to the emergency room. (CROSSTALK) Well, that is true, too. And so you are relying on the emergency room, but the emergency room is the most expensive place to get care. And because you weren't insured, the hospital would have to give you the care for free, and they would have to then make up for those costs by charging everybody else more money. So it wasn't good for anybody. So what the Affordable Care Act is designed to do is to help those people who were previously either uninsured or under-insured. It worked to help those people in two ways. First, we gave states funding to expand Medicaid to cover more people. In D.C. and the 31 states that took us up on that, more than 4 million people have coverage who didn't have it before. They now have health insurance. Second, for people who made too much to qualify for Medicaid, even after we expanded it, we set up what we call marketplaces on healthcare.gov. So you could shop for a plan that fits your needs and then we would give you tax credits to help you buy them. And most people today can find a plan for less than $75 a month at the healthcare.gov marketplace when you include the tax credits the government is giving you. That means its less than your cell phone bill, because I know you guys are tweeting a lot, and texting, and selfies -- (LAUGHTER) The good news is that most people who ended up buying their coverage through the marketplaces using these tax credits are satisfied with their plans. So not only did Obamacare do a lot of good for the 80-plus percent of Americans who already had healthcare, but now it gave a new affordable option to a lot of folks who never had options before. All told, about another 10 percent of the country now have coverage. The Affordable Care Act has done what it was designed to do. It gave us affordable healthcare. So what's the problem? Why is there still such a fuss? Well, a part of the problem is the fact that a democratic president named Barrack Obama passed the law. (APPLAUSE) And that is just the truth. I mean, I worked really, really hard to engage Republicans, took Republican ideas that originally they had praised, said "lets work together to get this done." And when they just refused to do anything, we said, "All right, we are going to have to do it with Democrats," and that's what we did. And early on, Republicans just decided to oppose it and then they tried to scare people with all kinds of predictions: that it would be a job killer; that it would force everyone into government-run insurance; that it would lead to rationing; that it would lead death panels; that it would bankrupt the federal government.OBAMA: You remember all of this. And despite the fact that all the bad things they predicted had not actually happened, despite the fact that we've created more jobs since the bill passed than in consecutive months than anytime on record. (APPLAUSE) Despite the fact that the uninsured rate has gone down to its low -- lowest levels ever, despite the fact that its actually cost less than anybody anticipated and has shown to be much less disruptive on existing plans that people get through their employers. Despite the fact that it saved Medicare over $150 billion, which makes that program more secure. Despite all this, it's been hard, if not impossible for any Republican to admit it. They just can't admit that a lot of good things have happened and the bad things they predicted didn't happen. So they just keep on repeating, we're going to repeal it, we're going to repeal it and we're going to replace it with something better, even though six-and-a-half years later, they haven't -- they still haven't showed us what it is that they would do that would be better. But -- and this is actually the main reason I'm here -- just because a lot of the Republican criticism has proven to be false and politically motivated, doesn't mean that there aren't some legitimate concerns about how the law is working now. And the main issue has to do with the folks who still aren't getting enough help. Remember I said 80 percent of people -- even before law passed -- already had health insurance. And then we expanded Medicaid and we set up the marketplaces, and another 10 percent of people got health insurance. Well, but that still leaves that last 10 percent. And the fact that that last 10 percent still has difficulties, is something that we've got to do something about. Now part of the reason for this is -- as I already mentioned to you -- not every state expanded Medicaid to its citizens. Which means that some of the most vulnerable working families, that the law was designed to help, still haven't gotten insurance. As you may have heard, Florida is one of those states. (LAUGHTER) If your governor could put politics aside -- don't boo, vote. If... (APPLAUSE) If your governor would just put politics aside and do what's right, then more than 700,000 Floridians would suddenly have access to coverage. And by the way, that would hold down cost for the rest of you, because there'd be less uncompensated care in hospitals. And it means that people who did sign up for the marketplace, who oftentimes may be sicker, qualify for Medicaid, and so there not raising costs in the marketplace.OBAMA: In fact, if the 19 states who so far have not expanded Medicaid, would just do so, another four million people would have coverage right now all across the country. So that's step number one. And that's, by the way, just completely in the control of these governors, they could be doing it right now. They could do it tomorrow. Now, the second issue has to do with the marketplaces. Although the marketplaces are working well in most of the states, there are some states where there's still not enough competition between insurers. So if you only have one insurer, they may decide we're going to jack up rates because we can because nobody else is offering a better price. In those states where the governor or legislature is hostile to the ACA, it makes it harder to enroll people because the state is not actively participating in outreach. And so as a consequence in those states, enrollment in the plan, especially enrollment of young people, has lagged. And what that means is that the insurance pool is smaller and it gets a higher percentage of older and sicker people who are signing up because if you're sick or you're old, you're more likely to say, "Well, I'm going to sign up no matter what because I know I'm going to need it." If you're young and healthy like you guys, you say "Eh, I'm fine. Life's good." So, you have more older and sicker people signing up, fewer younger and healthier people signing up, and that drives rates up, right? Because the people who use healthcare most end up being in the insurance pool. People who use it least are not. And then in some cases insurers just set their prices too low at the outset because they didn't know what the insurance pool was going to look like and then they started losing money. And so now they've decided to significantly increase premiums in some states. Now, it's these premium increases in some of the states in the marketplace that sometimes attracts negative headlines. Remember, these premium increases won't impact most of the people who are buying insurance through the marketplace because even when premiums go up, the tax credits go up to offset the increases. So, people who qualify for tax credits, they may not even notice their premiums went up because the tax credits cover it. And keep in mind that these premium increases that some of you may have read about have no effect at all if you're getting health insurance on the job or through Medicaid or Medicare. So for the 80-plus people who already had health insurance, if your premium's going up it's not because of Obamacare. It's because of your employer or your insurer, even though sometimes they try to blame Obamacare for why the rates go up. It's not because of any policy of the Affordable Care Act that the rates are going up. But if you are one of the people who doesn't get healthcare on the job, doesn't qualify for Medicaid, doesn't qualify for Medicare, doesn't qualify for a tax credit to help you buy insurance because maybe you make just a little bit too much money under the law -- these premium increases do make insurance less affordable. And in some states the premium increases are manageable. Some are two percent or eight percent; some 20 percent. But we know there are some states that may see premiums go up by 50 percent or more, and an extreme example is Arizona where we expect benchmark premiums will more than double.OBAMA: Part of this is because Arizona is one of those states that had really low average premiums, among the lowest in the country, so now insurance companies basically are trying to catch up and they also don't have a lot of competition there. And meanwhile in states like Florida, the failure to expand Medicaid contributes to higher marketplace premiums. And then there are some other states that just because of the nature of their healthcare systems, or the fact that they're rural and people are dispersed so it's harder to provide healthcare, more expensive, they have a tougher time controlling costs generally. Again, the tax credits in the ACA will protect most consumers from the brunt of these premium increases. And with the ability to shop around on healthcare.gov, which works really well now, most people can find plans for prices even lower than this year's prices. But there are going to be people who are hurt by premium increases or a lack of competition in choice. And I don't want to see anybody left out without health insurance. I don't want to see any family having to choose between health insurance now or saving for retirement or saving for their kids' college education, or just paying their own bills. So the question we should be asking is: What do we do about these growing pains in the Affordable Care Act? And how do we get the last nine percent of Americans covered? How do we reach those last nine percent? And how do we make sure the premiums are more stable going forward and the marketplace insurance pools are more stable going forward? Well, I can tell you what will not work. Repealing the Affordable Care Act will not work. That's a bad idea. That will not... (APPLAUSE) ... that will not solve the problem. Because right off the bat, repeal would take away healthcare from 20 million people. We'd go back to where 80 percent of people had health insurance, instead of 90 percent. Right off the bat. And all the reforms that everybody benefits from that I talked about, like young Americans being able to stay on their parents' plans or the rules that prevent insurance companies from discriminating against people because of a preexisting condition, like diabetes or cancer, or the rule now that you can't charge somebody more just because they're a woman. All those reforms would go away for everybody, because that's part of Obamacare. All the progress that we've made in controlling costs and improving how healthcare is delivered -- progress that's helped hold growth in the price of healthcare to the slowest rate in 50 years -- all that goes away. That's what repeal means. It would be bad for everybody. And the majority of Americans even if they don't know that they're benefiting from Obamacare, don't want to see these benefits and protections taken away from their families now that they have them. I guarantee you, there are people who right now think they hate Obamacare and if somebody told them, "All right, we're repealing it, but now your kid, who is on your plan, is no longer on your plan; or now you've got a preexisting condition, you can't buy health insurance," they'd be shocked. They'd be, "What do you mean?" So repeal is not the answer. Here is what we can do instead to actually make the Affordable Care Act work even better than it's working right now. And I've already mentioned one. Florida and every state should expand Medicaid.(APPLAUSE) OBAMA: Cover more people. It's easy to do and it could be done right now. You'd cover 4 million more Americans, help drive down premiums for folks who buy insurance through the marketplace. And by the way, because the federal government pays for almost all of this expansion, you can't use as an excuse that, well, the state can't afford it. Because the federal government is paying it. States like Louisiana that just expanded Medicaid. You had a Republican governor replaced by a Democratic governor, he said, I want that money. Expanded Medicaid and found not only does it insure more people, but its actually saved the state big money and makes people less dependent on expensive emergency room care. So that's step number one. Step number two. Since overall healthcare costs have turned out to be significantly lower than everyone expected since we passed Obamacare, since that's saved the federal government billions of dollars, we should use some of that money, some of those savings, to now provide more tax credits for more middle income families, for more young adults to help them buy insurance. It will make their premiums more affordable, and that's not just good for them, it's good for everybody because when more people are in the marketplace, everybody will benefit from lower premiums. Healthier people, younger people start joining the pool, premiums generally go down. That would be number two. The third thing we should, is add what's called a public plan fallback to give... (APPLAUSE) To give folks more options in those places where there are just not enough insurers to compete, and that's especially important in some rural communities and rural states and counties. And -- you know, if you live in L.A. right now, then it's working fine -- there a lot of insurers because it's a big market, there are a lot of providers. But if you are in some remote areas or in some small towns, it may be that the economics of it just do not work unless the government is providing an option to make it affordable. And by the way, this is not complicated. Basically you would just wait and see if -- if the private insurers are competing for business, then you don't have to trigger a public option, but if no private insurers are providing affordable insurance in an area then the government would step in with a quality plan that people can afford. And by the way, this is not a radical idea. This idea is modeled on something the Republicans championed under George Bush for the Medicare Part D Drug Benefit Program. It was fine when it was their idea. The fact that they are now opposed to it as some socialist scheme is not being consistent, it's being partisan. And finally, we should continue to encourage innovation by the states. You have -- what the Affordable Care Act says is, here's how we propose you insure your populations. But if you, the state, can figure out a different way to accomplish the same goal, providing affordable comprehensive coverage for the same number of residents at the same costs, then go right ahead. There maybe more than one way to skin a cat. Maybe you've got an idea we haven't thought of, just show us. Don't talk about is, show us what the plan looks like. Republicans who claim to care about your health insurance choices and your premiums, but then offer nothing and block common sense solutions like the ones that I propose to improve them, that's not right.OBAMA: And my message to them has been and will continue to be work with us, make the system better, help the people you serve. We're open to good ideas, but they've got to be real ideas, not just slogans, not just votes to repeal. And they've got to pass basic muster. You can't say, "Well, if we just do -- if we just plant some magic beans, then everybody will have health insurance." No, we've got to have healthcare economists and experts look at it and see if the thing would actually work. So that's where we are. Number one, Obamacare is helping millions of people right now, and the uninsured rate has never been lower. It's helping everybody who already has health insurance, because it makes their polices better. Number two, there are still too many hard-working people who are not being reached by the law. Number three, if we tweak the program to reach those people who are not currently benefiting from the law, it will be good for them, and it will be good for the country. Number four, if we repeal this law wholesale, that will hurt the people who don't have coverage right now. It will hurt the 20 million who are already getting help though the law and it will help -- it will hurt the country as a whole. So, this should be an easy choice. All it does -- all it requires is putting aside ideology, and in good faith trying to implement the law of the land. And what we've learned, by the way, is that when governors and state legislators expand Medicaid for their citizens, and they hold insurance companies accountable, and are honest with uninsured people about their options, and they're working with us on outreach, then the marketplace works the way it's supposed too. And when they don't, the marketplaces tend to have more problems, and that shouldn't be surprising. If state leaders purposely try to make something not work, then it's not going to run as smoothly as if they were trying to make it work. Common sense. You don't even have to go to Miami Dade to figure that out. (LAUGHTER) The point is, now's not the time to move backwards on healthcare reform. Now is the time to move forward. The problems that may have arisen from the Affordable Care Act is not because government is too involved in the process. The problem is that we have not reached everybody and pulled them in. And think about it. When -- when one of these companies comes out with a new smartphone, and it has a few bugs. What do they do? They fix it. They upgrade it, unless it catches fire then they just... (LAUGHTER) ... then they pull it off the market. But you don't go back to using a rotary phone. (LAUGHTER) You don't say, "Well, we're repealing smartphones." (LAUGHTER) We're just going to do the dial-up thing. (LAUGHTER) That's not what you do. Well, the same basic principle applies here. We're not going to go back to discriminating against Americans with preexisting conditions. We're not going to go back to a time when people's coverage was dropped when they got sick.OBAMA: We're not going to go back to a situation where we're reinstating lifetime limits in the fine print so that you think you have insurance and then you get really sick -- or your kid gets really sick and you hit the limit that the insurance company set, and next thing you know, they are not covering you anymore. Then you've got to figure out how you come up with another $100,00 or $200,000 to make sure that your child lives. We're not going to go back to that. I hear Republicans and Congress object. And they'll say, no, no, no, we'll keep those parts of Obamacare that are popular. We'll just repeal everything else. Well, it turns out that the sum of those parts that are popular in Obamacare is Obamacare. (LAUGHTER) It's just people don't always know it and repealing it would make the majority of Americans worse off when it comes to healthcare. And as I said, part of this is just, you know, healthcare is complicated. Think about this speech, it's been pretty long and you're just -- you're thinking, wow, I just want to take a picture with the president or something. (LAUGHTER) So, it's hard to get people focused on the facts. And even reporters that cover this stuff -- and they do a good job, they're trying to follow all the debate, but a lot of times they just report premium increases. And everybody thinks, wow my insurance rates are going up, it must be Obama's fault. Even though, you don't get insurance through Obamacare, you get it through your job. And even though your increases have gone up a lot slower, you know, or suddenly you're paying a bigger co-pay and, thanks Obama. (LAUGHTER) Well, no, I had nothing to do with that. So, part of it this is complicated, the way it gets reported, you know, there's a lot of, you know, hysteria around anything that happens. And what we need to do is just focus on this very specific problem, how do we make sure that more people are getting coverage, and folks right now who are not getting tax credits, aren't getting Medicaid, how do we help them, how do we reach them, and we can do it. Instead of repealing the law, I believe the next president and the next Congress should take what we've learned over the past six years, and in a serious way, analyze it, figure out what it is that needs to get done, and make the Affordable Care Act better and cover even more people. But understand that no president can do it alone. We will need Republicans in Congress and in state governments to act responsibly and put politics aside. Cause I want to remind you, a lot of Affordable Care Act is built on Republican ideas. In fact, Bernie Sanders is still mad at me because we didn't get single payer passed. Now, we couldn't get single payer passed, and I wanted to make sure that we helped as many people as possible given the political constraints. And so we adopted a system that Republicans should like. It's based on a competitive marketplace system, in which people have a responsibility for themselves to buy insurance. And maybe now that I'm leaving office, maybe Republicans can stop with the 60 something repeal votes that they've taken, and stop pretending that they have a serious alternative, and stop pretending that all the terrible things they said would happen have actually happened when they have not, and just work with the next president to smooth out the kinks.OBAMA: Because it turns out, no major social innovation in America has ever worked perfectly at the start. Social Security didn't, it's benefits were stingy at first. It left out a whole lot of Americans. The same was true for Medicare, the same was true for Medicaid. The same was true for the prescription drug law. But what happened was each year people of good will from both parties tried to make it better and that's what we need to do right now. And I promise if Republicans have good ideas to provide more coverage for folks like Amanda (ph), I will be all for it. I don't care whose idea it is, I just want it to work. They can even change the name of the law to Reagancare. Or they can call it Paul Ryancare. I don't care -- about credit... (LAUGHTER) (APPLAUSE) ...I just want it to work because I care about the American people and making sure they've got health insurance. But that brings me to my final point and that is change does not typically come from the top down. It always comes from the bottom up. The Affordable Care Act was passed because the American people mobilized, not just to get me elected, but to keep the pressure on me to actually do something about healthcare and to put pressure on members of congress to do something about it. And that's how change happens in America. It doesn't happen on its own, it doesn't happen from on high, it happens from the bottom up and breaking gridlock will come only when the American people demand it. So, that's why I'm here. Only you can break the stalemate by educating the public on the benefits of the Affordable Care Act and then pressing your elected officials to do the right thing and supporting elected officials who are doing the right thing. And this is one of the reasons why I'm so proud of what Miami-Dade College is doing. Because it's making sure that students and faculty and people throughout this community know about the law, know about how to sign up for healthcare, and then actually helps people sign up. And I'm incredibly proud of the leadership of Joe Pena and the entire team in encouraging people to sign up. Thanks to them, Miami-Dade has been hosting enrollment office hours and workshops even on nights and weekends right here on the Wolfson campus and on all the Miami-Dade campuses. You can go for a free one-on-one session where a trained expert can walk you through the process and answer any questions you have and then help you sign up for healthcare right there and then. Joe says he doesn't have a conversation without making sure people know how to get covered. The more young and healthy people like you who do the smart thing and sign up then the better it's going to work for everybody. And the good news is in a few days you can do just that because open enrollment, the time when you can start signing up, begins on November 1st and you just need to go to healthcare.gov which works really well now. (LAUGHTER) (APPLAUSE) And campuses will be competing to come up with the most creative ways to reach people and get them signed up and I'm pretty sure that Miami-Dade can set the standard for the rest of the country because that's how you do.(APPLAUSE) OBAMA: That's how you do. So much has changed since I campaigned here in Miami eight Octobers ago. But one thing has not. This is more than just about healthcare. It's about the character of our country. It's about whether we look out for one another. It's about whether the wealthiest nation on earth is going to make sure that nobody suffers, nobody loses everything they've saved, everything they've worked for, because they're sick. You stood up for the idea that no American should have to go without the healthcare they need, and it's still true today. And we've proven together that people who love this country can change it. 20 million people out there will testify. I get letters every day just saying thank you because it's made a difference in their lives. And what was true then is true now, we still need you. Our work to expand opportunity to all and to make our union more perfect is never finished, but the more we work and organize and advocate and fight, the closer we get. So I hope you're going to be busy this November signing folks up. But more importantly I hope for all the young people here, you never stop working for a better America. And even though I won't be president, I'll keep working right alongside you. Thank you, everybody. (APPLAUSE) God bless you. God bless America. Thank you. Thank you. (APPLAUSE)
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA REMARKS ON AFFORDABLE CARE ACT AT MIAMI DADE COLLEGE - STIX
President Barack Obama delivers remarks about the Affordable Care Act, Miami, Florida Participants: President Barack Obama Time: 1:55 pm EDT, Date: Thursday, October 20th, 2016 OBAMA: Hello, Miami (APPLAUSE) Thank you so much. Well, everybody have a seat, have a seat. It is good to see all of you. It's good to be back at Miami Dade. (APPLAUSE) One of my favorite institutions. (APPLAUSE) Love this school. I want to thank your long-time president and great friend, Eduardo J. Padron. (APPLAUSE) And to all the faculty and staff and, of course, most importantly, the students, for hosting me. I want to say how grateful I am. I want to thank the wonderful elected officials who are here today. I'm going to just point out two outstanding members of Congress: Debbie Wasserman Schultz. (APPLAUSE) And Ted Deutch. (APPLAUSE) So, this is one of my last visits here as president. Now, once I'm not president -- no, no. The good news is, once I'm no longer president, I can come more often. (APPLAUSE) Right now, usually I can only come to Florida when I'm working, but when I'm out of office, I can come here for fun. But the first thing I want to say is thank you for your support and thank you for the opportunity and the privilege you've given me to serve these past eight years. You know, I remember standing just a few blocks north of here, in the closing days of the 2008 campaign. And at that point, we were already realizing that we were in the midst of the worst economic crisis of our lifetimes. We didn't know where the bottom would be. We were still in the middle of two wars, over 150,000 of our troops were overseas. But thanks to the hard work and the determination of the American people, when I come here today, the story is different. Working together, we've cut the unemployment rate in Florida by more than half. Across the country, we turned years of job losses into the longest streak of job creation on record. We slashed our dependence on foreign oil, doubled our production of renewable energy. Incomes are rising again. They rose more last year than any time ever recorded. Poverty is falling -- fell more last year than any time since 1968. Our graduation rates from high school are at record highs. College enrollment is significantly higher than it was when we came into office. Marriage equality is reality in all 50 states. (APPLAUSE) So we've been busy. This is why I've got gray hair. (LAUGHTER) But we did one other thing. We fought to make sure that in America, health care is not just a privilege, but a right for every single American. And that's what I want to talk about today. (APPLAUSE) That's what I want to talk about here today. You know, you've heard a lot about Obamacare as its come to be known. You've heard a lot about it in the six-and-a-half years since I signed it into law. And some of the things that you've heard might even be true.OBAMA: But one thing I want to start with is just reminding people why it is that we fought for health reform in the first place. Because it was one of the key motivators in my campaign. And it wasn't just because rising health costs were eating into workers' paychecks and straining budgets for businesses and for governments. It wasn't just because before the law was passed, insurance companies could just drop your coverage because you got sick right at the time where you needed insurance most. It was because of you. It was because of the stories I was hearing all around the country, and right here in Florida. Hearing from people who had been forced to fight a broken health care system at the same time as they were fighting to get well. It was about children like Xo Lin (ph) who needed heart surgery when she was just 15 hours old, just a baby, just an infant. And she was already halfway to hitting her lifetime insurance cap before she was old enough to walk. Her parents had no idea how they could possibly make sure that she continued to make progress. And today because of the Affordable Care Act, Xo (ph) is in first grade and she's loving marshal arts. And she's got a bright future ahead of her. (APPLAUSE) We fought so hard for health reform because of women like Amanda Heidel (ph) who lives here in South Florida. As a girl, she was diagnosed with diabetes. That's a disease with costs that can add up quickly if you don't have insurance. It can eat away at your dreams. But thanks to the Affordable Care Act, Amanda (ph) got to stay on her parents' plan after college. When she turned 26, Amanda went online, she shopped for an affordable health insurance plan that covered her medications. Today she is pursuing a doctorate in psychology. And Amanda (ph) said "that the Affordable Care Act has given me the security and freedom to choose how I live my life" -- "the freedom and security to choose how I live my life." That's what this was all about. Xo (ph) and Amanda (ph) -- the people who I get letters from every single day describing what it meant not to fear that if they got sick, or a member of their family got sick; if they, heaven forbid, were in an accident, that somehow they could lose everything. So because of this law, because of Obamacare, another 20 million Americans now know the financial security of health insurance, so do another 3 million children, thanks in large part to the Affordable Care Act and the improvements, the enhancements that we made to the children's health insurance program. And the net result is that never in American history has the uninsured rate been lower than it is today. Never. (APPLAUSE) And that's true across the board. It's dropped among women. It's dropped among Latinos and African Americans, every other demographic group. It's worked.OBAMA: Now, that doesn't mean that it's perfect. No law is. And it's true that a lot of the noise around the health care debate ever since we tried to pass this law, has been nothing more than politics. But we've also always known, and I have always said, that for all the good that the Affordable Care Act is doing right now, for as big a step forward as it was, it's still just a first step. It's like building a starter home or buying a starter home. It's a lot better than not having a home, but you hope that over time you make some improvements. And in fact, since we first signed the law, we've already taken a number of steps to improve it, and we can do even more. But only if we put aside all the political rhetoric, all the partisanship and just be honest about what's working, what needs fixing and how we fix it. So that's what I want to do today. This isn't kind of a rah-rah speech. I might get into the details. I hope you don't mind. So let's start with a basic fact. The majority of Americans do not, let me repeat, do not get health care through the Affordable Care Act. Eighty percent or so of Americans get health care on the job through their employer. Or they get health care through Medicaid or they get health care through Medicare. And so for most Americans, the Affordable Care Act, Obama has not affected your coverage except to make it stronger. Because of the law, you now have free preventive care. Insurance companies have to offer that in whatever policy they sell. Because of the law, you now have free checkups for women. Because of the law, you get free mammograms. (APPLAUSE) Because of the law, it is harder for insurance companies to discriminate against you because you're a woman when you get health insurance. (APPLAUSE) Because of the law, doctors are finding better ways to perform heart surgeries and delivering healthier babies and treating chronic disease and reducing the number of people that once they're in the hospital, end up having to return to the hospital. So you're getting better quality even though you don't know that Obamacare is doing it. (LAUGHTER) AUDIENCE: Thanks, Obama. OBAMA: Thanks, Obama. (APPLAUSE) Because of the law, your annual out of pocket spending is capped. Seniors get discounts on their prescription drugs because of the law. Young people can stay on their parents' plan, just like Amanda (ph) did, because of the law.(APPLAUSE) OBAMA: And Amanda (ph) was able to stay on her parents' plan and then get insurance after she aged out, even though she has what used to be called a preexisting condition. Because we made it illegal to discriminate against people with preexisting conditions. (APPLAUSE) By the way, before this law -- before Obamacare, health insurance rates for everybody, whether you got your insurance on the job or you were buying it on your own, health insurance rates generally were going up really fast. The law has actually slowed down the pace of health care inflation. So every year, premiums have gone up, but they've gone up the slowest in 50 years since Obamacare was passed. In fact, if your family gets insurance through your job, your family is paying on average about $3,600 less per year than you would be if the cost trends that had existed before the law were passed had continued. Think about that. That's money in your pocket. Now, some people may say, "Well, I've seen my copays go up" or "my networks have changed." But these are decisions that are made by your employers. It's not because of Obamacare. They're not determined by the Affordable Care Act. So if the Affordable Care Act -- if Obamacare hasn't changed the coverage of the 80 percent of Americans who already had insurance, except to make it a better value, except to make it more reliable, how has the law impacted the other 15 or 20 percent of Americans who didn't have health insurance through their job or didn't qualify for Medicaid or didn't qualify for Medicare? Well, before the Affordable Care Act, frankly, you were probably out of luck. Either you had to buy health insurance on your own because you weren't getting it through the job, and it was wildly expensive. And your premiums were going up all the time. And if you happened to get sick and use the insurance, the insurer next year could drop you. And if you had had an illness like cancer or diabetes or some other chronic disease, you couldn't buy new insurance because the insurance company's attitude was, "You know what? This is just going to cost us money; we don't want to insure you." So if you were trying to buy health insurance on your own, it was either hugely expensive or didn't provide very effective coverage. You might buy a policy thinking that it was going to cover you, and it was sort of like when I was -- when I was young and I bought my first car, I had to buy -- I had to buy car insurance. And I won't name the insurance company, but I bought the insurance because it was the law. And I got the cheapest one I could get because I didn't have any money, and it was a really beat up car. And I remember, somebody rear-ends me and I call up the insurance company thinking maybe I can get some help, and they laughed at me. They're all like, "What? Are you kidding?" (LAUGHTER) It didn't provide any coverage other than essentially allowing me to drive.(LAUGHTER) OBAMA: Well, that's what it was like for a lot of people who didn't have health insurance on the job. So that meant that a lot people just didn't bother getting health insurance at all. And when they got sick, they'd have to go to the emergency room. (CROSSTALK) Well, that is true, too. And so you are relying on the emergency room, but the emergency room is the most expensive place to get care. And because you weren't insured, the hospital would have to give you the care for free, and they would have to then make up for those costs by charging everybody else more money. So it wasn't good for anybody. So what the Affordable Care Act is designed to do is to help those people who were previously either uninsured or under-insured. It worked to help those people in two ways. First, we gave states funding to expand Medicaid to cover more people. In D.C. and the 31 states that took us up on that, more than 4 million people have coverage who didn't have it before. They now have health insurance. Second, for people who made too much to qualify for Medicaid, even after we expanded it, we set up what we call marketplaces on healthcare.gov. So you could shop for a plan that fits your needs and then we would give you tax credits to help you buy them. And most people today can find a plan for less than $75 a month at the healthcare.gov marketplace when you include the tax credits the government is giving you. That means its less than your cell phone bill, because I know you guys are tweeting a lot, and texting, and selfies -- (LAUGHTER) The good news is that most people who ended up buying their coverage through the marketplaces using these tax credits are satisfied with their plans. So not only did Obamacare do a lot of good for the 80-plus percent of Americans who already had healthcare, but now it gave a new affordable option to a lot of folks who never had options before. All told, about another 10 percent of the country now have coverage. The Affordable Care Act has done what it was designed to do. It gave us affordable healthcare. So what's the problem? Why is there still such a fuss? Well, a part of the problem is the fact that a democratic president named Barrack Obama passed the law. (APPLAUSE) And that is just the truth. I mean, I worked really, really hard to engage Republicans, took Republican ideas that originally they had praised, said "lets work together to get this done." And when they just refused to do anything, we said, "All right, we are going to have to do it with Democrats," and that's what we did. And early on, Republicans just decided to oppose it and then they tried to scare people with all kinds of predictions: that it would be a job killer; that it would force everyone into government-run insurance; that it would lead to rationing; that it would lead death panels; that it would bankrupt the federal government.OBAMA: You remember all of this. And despite the fact that all the bad things they predicted had not actually happened, despite the fact that we've created more jobs since the bill passed than in consecutive months than anytime on record. (APPLAUSE) Despite the fact that the uninsured rate has gone down to its low -- lowest levels ever, despite the fact that its actually cost less than anybody anticipated and has shown to be much less disruptive on existing plans that people get through their employers. Despite the fact that it saved Medicare over $150 billion, which makes that program more secure. Despite all this, it's been hard, if not impossible for any Republican to admit it. They just can't admit that a lot of good things have happened and the bad things they predicted didn't happen. So they just keep on repeating, we're going to repeal it, we're going to repeal it and we're going to replace it with something better, even though six-and-a-half years later, they haven't -- they still haven't showed us what it is that they would do that would be better. But -- and this is actually the main reason I'm here -- just because a lot of the Republican criticism has proven to be false and politically motivated, doesn't mean that there aren't some legitimate concerns about how the law is working now. And the main issue has to do with the folks who still aren't getting enough help. Remember I said 80 percent of people -- even before law passed -- already had health insurance. And then we expanded Medicaid and we set up the marketplaces, and another 10 percent of people got health insurance. Well, but that still leaves that last 10 percent. And the fact that that last 10 percent still has difficulties, is something that we've got to do something about. Now part of the reason for this is -- as I already mentioned to you -- not every state expanded Medicaid to its citizens. Which means that some of the most vulnerable working families, that the law was designed to help, still haven't gotten insurance. As you may have heard, Florida is one of those states. (LAUGHTER) If your governor could put politics aside -- don't boo, vote. If... (APPLAUSE) If your governor would just put politics aside and do what's right, then more than 700,000 Floridians would suddenly have access to coverage. And by the way, that would hold down cost for the rest of you, because there'd be less uncompensated care in hospitals. And it means that people who did sign up for the marketplace, who oftentimes may be sicker, qualify for Medicaid, and so there not raising costs in the marketplace.OBAMA: In fact, if the 19 states who so far have not expanded Medicaid, would just do so, another four million people would have coverage right now all across the country. So that's step number one. And that's, by the way, just completely in the control of these governors, they could be doing it right now. They could do it tomorrow. Now, the second issue has to do with the marketplaces. Although the marketplaces are working well in most of the states, there are some states where there's still not enough competition between insurers. So if you only have one insurer, they may decide we're going to jack up rates because we can because nobody else is offering a better price. In those states where the governor or legislature is hostile to the ACA, it makes it harder to enroll people because the state is not actively participating in outreach. And so as a consequence in those states, enrollment in the plan, especially enrollment of young people, has lagged. And what that means is that the insurance pool is smaller and it gets a higher percentage of older and sicker people who are signing up because if you're sick or you're old, you're more likely to say, "Well, I'm going to sign up no matter what because I know I'm going to need it." If you're young and healthy like you guys, you say "Eh, I'm fine. Life's good." So, you have more older and sicker people signing up, fewer younger and healthier people signing up, and that drives rates up, right? Because the people who use healthcare most end up being in the insurance pool. People who use it least are not. And then in some cases insurers just set their prices too low at the outset because they didn't know what the insurance pool was going to look like and then they started losing money. And so now they've decided to significantly increase premiums in some states. Now, it's these premium increases in some of the states in the marketplace that sometimes attracts negative headlines. Remember, these premium increases won't impact most of the people who are buying insurance through the marketplace because even when premiums go up, the tax credits go up to offset the increases. So, people who qualify for tax credits, they may not even notice their premiums went up because the tax credits cover it. And keep in mind that these premium increases that some of you may have read about have no effect at all if you're getting health insurance on the job or through Medicaid or Medicare. So for the 80-plus people who already had health insurance, if your premium's going up it's not because of Obamacare. It's because of your employer or your insurer, even though sometimes they try to blame Obamacare for why the rates go up. It's not because of any policy of the Affordable Care Act that the rates are going up. But if you are one of the people who doesn't get healthcare on the job, doesn't qualify for Medicaid, doesn't qualify for Medicare, doesn't qualify for a tax credit to help you buy insurance because maybe you make just a little bit too much money under the law -- these premium increases do make insurance less affordable. And in some states the premium increases are manageable. Some are two percent or eight percent; some 20 percent. But we know there are some states that may see premiums go up by 50 percent or more, and an extreme example is Arizona where we expect benchmark premiums will more than double.OBAMA: Part of this is because Arizona is one of those states that had really low average premiums, among the lowest in the country, so now insurance companies basically are trying to catch up and they also don't have a lot of competition there. And meanwhile in states like Florida, the failure to expand Medicaid contributes to higher marketplace premiums. And then there are some other states that just because of the nature of their healthcare systems, or the fact that they're rural and people are dispersed so it's harder to provide healthcare, more expensive, they have a tougher time controlling costs generally. Again, the tax credits in the ACA will protect most consumers from the brunt of these premium increases. And with the ability to shop around on healthcare.gov, which works really well now, most people can find plans for prices even lower than this year's prices. But there are going to be people who are hurt by premium increases or a lack of competition in choice. And I don't want to see anybody left out without health insurance. I don't want to see any family having to choose between health insurance now or saving for retirement or saving for their kids' college education, or just paying their own bills. So the question we should be asking is: What do we do about these growing pains in the Affordable Care Act? And how do we get the last nine percent of Americans covered? How do we reach those last nine percent? And how do we make sure the premiums are more stable going forward and the marketplace insurance pools are more stable going forward? Well, I can tell you what will not work. Repealing the Affordable Care Act will not work. That's a bad idea. That will not... (APPLAUSE) ... that will not solve the problem. Because right off the bat, repeal would take away healthcare from 20 million people. We'd go back to where 80 percent of people had health insurance, instead of 90 percent. Right off the bat. And all the reforms that everybody benefits from that I talked about, like young Americans being able to stay on their parents' plans or the rules that prevent insurance companies from discriminating against people because of a preexisting condition, like diabetes or cancer, or the rule now that you can't charge somebody more just because they're a woman. All those reforms would go away for everybody, because that's part of Obamacare. All the progress that we've made in controlling costs and improving how healthcare is delivered -- progress that's helped hold growth in the price of healthcare to the slowest rate in 50 years -- all that goes away. That's what repeal means. It would be bad for everybody. And the majority of Americans even if they don't know that they're benefiting from Obamacare, don't want to see these benefits and protections taken away from their families now that they have them. I guarantee you, there are people who right now think they hate Obamacare and if somebody told them, "All right, we're repealing it, but now your kid, who is on your plan, is no longer on your plan; or now you've got a preexisting condition, you can't buy health insurance," they'd be shocked. They'd be, "What do you mean?" So repeal is not the answer. Here is what we can do instead to actually make the Affordable Care Act work even better than it's working right now. And I've already mentioned one. Florida and every state should expand Medicaid.(APPLAUSE) OBAMA: Cover more people. It's easy to do and it could be done right now. You'd cover 4 million more Americans, help drive down premiums for folks who buy insurance through the marketplace. And by the way, because the federal government pays for almost all of this expansion, you can't use as an excuse that, well, the state can't afford it. Because the federal government is paying it. States like Louisiana that just expanded Medicaid. You had a Republican governor replaced by a Democratic governor, he said, I want that money. Expanded Medicaid and found not only does it insure more people, but its actually saved the state big money and makes people less dependent on expensive emergency room care. So that's step number one. Step number two. Since overall healthcare costs have turned out to be significantly lower than everyone expected since we passed Obamacare, since that's saved the federal government billions of dollars, we should use some of that money, some of those savings, to now provide more tax credits for more middle income families, for more young adults to help them buy insurance. It will make their premiums more affordable, and that's not just good for them, it's good for everybody because when more people are in the marketplace, everybody will benefit from lower premiums. Healthier people, younger people start joining the pool, premiums generally go down. That would be number two. The third thing we should, is add what's called a public plan fallback to give... (APPLAUSE) To give folks more options in those places where there are just not enough insurers to compete, and that's especially important in some rural communities and rural states and counties. And -- you know, if you live in L.A. right now, then it's working fine -- there a lot of insurers because it's a big market, there are a lot of providers. But if you are in some remote areas or in some small towns, it may be that the economics of it just do not work unless the government is providing an option to make it affordable. And by the way, this is not complicated. Basically you would just wait and see if -- if the private insurers are competing for business, then you don't have to trigger a public option, but if no private insurers are providing affordable insurance in an area then the government would step in with a quality plan that people can afford. And by the way, this is not a radical idea. This idea is modeled on something the Republicans championed under George Bush for the Medicare Part D Drug Benefit Program. It was fine when it was their idea. The fact that they are now opposed to it as some socialist scheme is not being consistent, it's being partisan. And finally, we should continue to encourage innovation by the states. You have -- what the Affordable Care Act says is, here's how we propose you insure your populations. But if you, the state, can figure out a different way to accomplish the same goal, providing affordable comprehensive coverage for the same number of residents at the same costs, then go right ahead. There maybe more than one way to skin a cat. Maybe you've got an idea we haven't thought of, just show us. Don't talk about is, show us what the plan looks like. Republicans who claim to care about your health insurance choices and your premiums, but then offer nothing and block common sense solutions like the ones that I propose to improve them, that's not right.OBAMA: And my message to them has been and will continue to be work with us, make the system better, help the people you serve. We're open to good ideas, but they've got to be real ideas, not just slogans, not just votes to repeal. And they've got to pass basic muster. You can't say, "Well, if we just do -- if we just plant some magic beans, then everybody will have health insurance." No, we've got to have healthcare economists and experts look at it and see if the thing would actually work. So that's where we are. Number one, Obamacare is helping millions of people right now, and the uninsured rate has never been lower. It's helping everybody who already has health insurance, because it makes their polices better. Number two, there are still too many hard-working people who are not being reached by the law. Number three, if we tweak the program to reach those people who are not currently benefiting from the law, it will be good for them, and it will be good for the country. Number four, if we repeal this law wholesale, that will hurt the people who don't have coverage right now. It will hurt the 20 million who are already getting help though the law and it will help -- it will hurt the country as a whole. So, this should be an easy choice. All it does -- all it requires is putting aside ideology, and in good faith trying to implement the law of the land. And what we've learned, by the way, is that when governors and state legislators expand Medicaid for their citizens, and they hold insurance companies accountable, and are honest with uninsured people about their options, and they're working with us on outreach, then the marketplace works the way it's supposed too. And when they don't, the marketplaces tend to have more problems, and that shouldn't be surprising. If state leaders purposely try to make something not work, then it's not going to run as smoothly as if they were trying to make it work. Common sense. You don't even have to go to Miami Dade to figure that out. (LAUGHTER) The point is, now's not the time to move backwards on healthcare reform. Now is the time to move forward. The problems that may have arisen from the Affordable Care Act is not because government is too involved in the process. The problem is that we have not reached everybody and pulled them in. And think about it. When -- when one of these companies comes out with a new smartphone, and it has a few bugs. What do they do? They fix it. They upgrade it, unless it catches fire then they just... (LAUGHTER) ... then they pull it off the market. But you don't go back to using a rotary phone. (LAUGHTER) You don't say, "Well, we're repealing smartphones." (LAUGHTER) We're just going to do the dial-up thing. (LAUGHTER) That's not what you do. Well, the same basic principle applies here. We're not going to go back to discriminating against Americans with preexisting conditions. We're not going to go back to a time when people's coverage was dropped when they got sick.OBAMA: We're not going to go back to a situation where we're reinstating lifetime limits in the fine print so that you think you have insurance and then you get really sick -- or your kid gets really sick and you hit the limit that the insurance company set, and next thing you know, they are not covering you anymore. Then you've got to figure out how you come up with another $100,00 or $200,000 to make sure that your child lives. We're not going to go back to that. I hear Republicans and Congress object. And they'll say, no, no, no, we'll keep those parts of Obamacare that are popular. We'll just repeal everything else. Well, it turns out that the sum of those parts that are popular in Obamacare is Obamacare. (LAUGHTER) It's just people don't always know it and repealing it would make the majority of Americans worse off when it comes to healthcare. And as I said, part of this is just, you know, healthcare is complicated. Think about this speech, it's been pretty long and you're just -- you're thinking, wow, I just want to take a picture with the president or something. (LAUGHTER) So, it's hard to get people focused on the facts. And even reporters that cover this stuff -- and they do a good job, they're trying to follow all the debate, but a lot of times they just report premium increases. And everybody thinks, wow my insurance rates are going up, it must be Obama's fault. Even though, you don't get insurance through Obamacare, you get it through your job. And even though your increases have gone up a lot slower, you know, or suddenly you're paying a bigger co-pay and, thanks Obama. (LAUGHTER) Well, no, I had nothing to do with that. So, part of it this is complicated, the way it gets reported, you know, there's a lot of, you know, hysteria around anything that happens. And what we need to do is just focus on this very specific problem, how do we make sure that more people are getting coverage, and folks right now who are not getting tax credits, aren't getting Medicaid, how do we help them, how do we reach them, and we can do it. Instead of repealing the law, I believe the next president and the next Congress should take what we've learned over the past six years, and in a serious way, analyze it, figure out what it is that needs to get done, and make the Affordable Care Act better and cover even more people. But understand that no president can do it alone. We will need Republicans in Congress and in state governments to act responsibly and put politics aside. Cause I want to remind you, a lot of Affordable Care Act is built on Republican ideas. In fact, Bernie Sanders is still mad at me because we didn't get single payer passed. Now, we couldn't get single payer passed, and I wanted to make sure that we helped as many people as possible given the political constraints. And so we adopted a system that Republicans should like. It's based on a competitive marketplace system, in which people have a responsibility for themselves to buy insurance. And maybe now that I'm leaving office, maybe Republicans can stop with the 60 something repeal votes that they've taken, and stop pretending that they have a serious alternative, and stop pretending that all the terrible things they said would happen have actually happened when they have not, and just work with the next president to smooth out the kinks.OBAMA: Because it turns out, no major social innovation in America has ever worked perfectly at the start. Social Security didn't, it's benefits were stingy at first. It left out a whole lot of Americans. The same was true for Medicare, the same was true for Medicaid. The same was true for the prescription drug law. But what happened was each year people of good will from both parties tried to make it better and that's what we need to do right now. And I promise if Republicans have good ideas to provide more coverage for folks like Amanda (ph), I will be all for it. I don't care whose idea it is, I just want it to work. They can even change the name of the law to Reagancare. Or they can call it Paul Ryancare. I don't care -- about credit... (LAUGHTER) (APPLAUSE) ...I just want it to work because I care about the American people and making sure they've got health insurance. But that brings me to my final point and that is change does not typically come from the top down. It always comes from the bottom up. The Affordable Care Act was passed because the American people mobilized, not just to get me elected, but to keep the pressure on me to actually do something about healthcare and to put pressure on members of congress to do something about it. And that's how change happens in America. It doesn't happen on its own, it doesn't happen from on high, it happens from the bottom up and breaking gridlock will come only when the American people demand it. So, that's why I'm here. Only you can break the stalemate by educating the public on the benefits of the Affordable Care Act and then pressing your elected officials to do the right thing and supporting elected officials who are doing the right thing. And this is one of the reasons why I'm so proud of what Miami-Dade College is doing. Because it's making sure that students and faculty and people throughout this community know about the law, know about how to sign up for healthcare, and then actually helps people sign up. And I'm incredibly proud of the leadership of Joe Pena and the entire team in encouraging people to sign up. Thanks to them, Miami-Dade has been hosting enrollment office hours and workshops even on nights and weekends right here on the Wolfson campus and on all the Miami-Dade campuses. You can go for a free one-on-one session where a trained expert can walk you through the process and answer any questions you have and then help you sign up for healthcare right there and then. Joe says he doesn't have a conversation without making sure people know how to get covered. The more young and healthy people like you who do the smart thing and sign up then the better it's going to work for everybody. And the good news is in a few days you can do just that because open enrollment, the time when you can start signing up, begins on November 1st and you just need to go to healthcare.gov which works really well now. (LAUGHTER) (APPLAUSE) And campuses will be competing to come up with the most creative ways to reach people and get them signed up and I'm pretty sure that Miami-Dade can set the standard for the rest of the country because that's how you do.(APPLAUSE) OBAMA: That's how you do. So much has changed since I campaigned here in Miami eight Octobers ago. But one thing has not. This is more than just about healthcare. It's about the character of our country. It's about whether we look out for one another. It's about whether the wealthiest nation on earth is going to make sure that nobody suffers, nobody loses everything they've saved, everything they've worked for, because they're sick. You stood up for the idea that no American should have to go without the healthcare they need, and it's still true today. And we've proven together that people who love this country can change it. 20 million people out there will testify. I get letters every day just saying thank you because it's made a difference in their lives. And what was true then is true now, we still need you. Our work to expand opportunity to all and to make our union more perfect is never finished, but the more we work and organize and advocate and fight, the closer we get. So I hope you're going to be busy this November signing folks up. But more importantly I hope for all the young people here, you never stop working for a better America. And even though I won't be president, I'll keep working right alongside you. Thank you, everybody. (APPLAUSE) God bless you. God bless America. Thank you. Thank you. (APPLAUSE)
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TVU 20 BETO OROURKE CHARLESTON SC TOWN HALL ABC UNI 082619 2020 193603 Charleston! How are we doing? Thank you all so much for welcoming us, we literally just flew in, just got to the airport. El Paso flight to DFW, DFW to Charleston. Get in the Dodge Grand Caravan, never thought as a young man I'd be in a minivan os muc. But as the father of 3 with Amy raising our kiddos, we spent our fair share in minivans, now doing it as a candidate. 193633 And so grateful to be here with you, and have a chance to see you all again this is our fifth visit to South Carolina and let's make it the best, Okay? Let's have a great conversation tonight. Representative Stavenakis (?) thank you for the introduction. Thank you for your leadership at the state level to ensure that we ban offshore drilling in South Carolina. 193701 That this state, with your leadership, takes the lead, nationally, to confront climate change before it is too late. Use the 10 years that we have left to us not only to protect our waterways, but listening to the mayor of Charleston who told me Now, every single time that it rains, it floods in this community. Telling the stories of how it affects our lives on a day to day basis, not waiting for some far off point down the road, but recognizing that it's right now, right here. 193736 We have but 10 years left to us to act or we lose it forever, not just for Charleston, not just for South Carolina, not just for the United States for for human civilization as we know it, for every generation that follows ours so for your leadership on this, we cannot be more grateful. Thank you so much. 193757 Standing next to him isRepresentative Marvin Pendarbus, Marvin thank you for joining us, One of the very first to welcome us to South Carolina, this stranger from far west Texas told me what he was excited about in the State, the challenges that he was working on, how they might apply to challenges that we face as a nation on affordable housing and making sure that everyone is included in the economic success of this country. 193829 Though he has not served very long yet he's already established himself as a leader on these and other issues, Marvin, I want to thank you for being here as well. Thank you. And to President Shew, to Amanda, to the College of Charleston, to everyone who's taking some time out of their lives to be here tonight. I want to thank you as well. It makes me feel so good to see you. And to be with you, and to see the University of Texas Longhorns cap right there. Thank you. 193857 We're trading caps right now. Thank you all. I just spent the weekend in El Paso, with my kids with my wife, Amy, in the city where I was raised. In the city that we are raising them. It was Ulysses who's in the seventh grade, 12 years old. His first cross country meet this Saturday morning at 8am. And here we are 4000 feet base elevation up against the Franklin mountains, which are part of the rocky mountain chain in the Mountain West. 193929 We're the only city in the mountain time zone in the state of Texas, to give you an idea of how far west we are from you right now. Afterwards went to his first basketball game. Then his second basketball game, then his third basketball game. It was the Ulysses' sport weekend. The next morning, his little brother Henry who's eight years old, had his first basketball game of the season, least the first one that I've been able to go to. And was fun to watch it. If you've watched eight year olds play basketball, it is cats chasing a ball of yarn across the basketball court. 194003 Got to spend some time with our daughter Molly, who is 11 years old and has nine or 10 pets in the house. Last night we fed the snake, this ball python that she has these frozen mice that we warm up for her, so more than you're wanting to know but just wanted to tell you where I'm coming from. El Paso for those of you who have not been here and understand we have a member of the Leverton (?) family who's here tonight who understands El Paso. His brother Reed is there as a judge. 194030 It is an extraordinarily beautiful community in the Chihuahua desert, so not as green as what we have here in Charleston but beautiful in its own way. On the banks of the Rio Grande River, which connects us, does not separate us fromCiudad Juarez, and that city and El Paso, and Las Cruces, New Mexico. This is the point where three states Chihuahua and Texas, and New Mexico, all meet. 194057 3 million people from two countries, three states, forming something far greater and more powerful than the sum of their parts or the number of people involved. You'll never meet a friendlier group of people in the world, even if you do not speak the same language as they do. We have found our common bond, understand that our differences, do not define us. Do not disqualify us. Do not make us dangerous, we embrace them as foundational to our success to our strength, and to our security and our safety. 194132 El Paso Texas is one of, if not the safest cities in the United States of America. And it is safe not despite but because it's a city of immigrants, because it's connected, conjoined to Ciudad Juarez in Mexico, the rest of the world. A quarter of those with whom we live, with whom we're raising Ulysses and Molly and Henry were born in another country and the way that I look at it, they chose us. 194158 They left their family, their hometown, their culture very often, their customs, their country to start a new as strangers in a strange land. To do better for themselves and for their kids that's for sure just like you're trying to do better for yourself and your kids, but uniquely they were also called to do better for us. They were inspired by America, and the idea of America and they have wanted to contribute to our success and by their very presence, they have. That's the story of El Paso. That is by and large, the story of the United States of America at our best. 194234 And I tell you all that in large part because I am proud of who we are in El Paso because I'm cognizant of the fact that when we fail to tell our own stories, other people will tell them for us. Donald Trump for example has called El Paso with the most dangerous cities in the United States of America, not once, not twice -- repeatedly as a basic tool of propaganda. 194308 Most often seen in fascist dictatorships and authoritarian strong men ruled countries, not in this great Republic not in our democracy, not in the United States of America, repeat that often enough. And though it is a lie, people will begin to believe it and it will change our behaviors, because it has changed our perception. And that's precisely what has happened to us in El Paso, Texas, it did not begin with Donald Trump. 194331 For a very long time, this country has projected it's paranoia, it's anxieties, it's hatred. And part of its racism on the community where I live, 85% Mexican American does not look like the majority of this country. Doesn't look like the majority of those who are here tonight, and that scares people just on its face, by the faces of those who live in El Paso, Texas. We are somewhat complicit and culpable in not telling our story -- sharing that we're one of the safest places in the country, sharing our contributions to the richness of this cultures to deepening the understanding of what it means to be American. 194410 What it means to be America. So, this is something that I've always taken pride in, telling our story to others, telling our story to our kids, but something that we learned on August 3 in El Paso Texas is, no matter how exceptional you are in this country, no matter how special your community, no matter the distance between you and the other centers of population and power, and we are closer to like four or five other state capitals than we are to Austin Texas our state capital. Faster for me to get to to Chihuaua city in Chihuahua, or Santa Fe, New Mexico, or the capitals of Arizona, or Colorado before I even get to Austin, Texas. 194453 We are an afterthought if we were ever thought of at all by Washington DC. And in that distance and isolation and our co evolution with Ciudad Juarez, something magical was created. And yet we are still part of this country. Martin Luther King Jr reminded us. We are each caught in an inescapable network of mutuality. We're all connected together you cannot exempt or accept yourself from the rest of us we are tied in a single garment of destiny. 194523 And this is a very violent country. And this is a country where racism and hatred and intolerance and white supremacy are flourishing right now, though they have been part of our fabric that garment from the very beginning, as we mark 400 years of the slave trade and slavery that began right here in August of 1619. Right here in the southeast of the United States of America. And so sooner or later, that will find every single one of us. 194557 And though we have, on average, 18 murders in a year in El Paso, Texas. On one day, August 3 we had 22 in under an hour. Someone drove 600 miles from North Texas, a city called Allen, and came to El Paso intent upon killing, as he told the police afterwards Mexicans. Published a manifesto online before he went out and killed people, and talked about his fear of an invasion -- invasion and being replaced and a Hispanic takeover of the state of Texas that would manifest itself in every way, including at the ballot box. 194639 I should not have to tell you I think you know this already. These are some of the same words that the President of the United States is using. Repeatedly warning of invasions of Mexican immigrants, who he described in his maiden speech for the highest office in the land as rapists and drug dealers and criminals, though they commit crimes at a far lower rate than those born here in the United States. 194703 He talked about an infestation, which is how Amy and I might talk about cockroaches in our house, something less than human that you would want to kill or keep out, but not a human being, not those children that we put in cages after we dehumanize them so you can treat them as something less than human, not the kids, seven whose lives we lost in our care in custody. 194727 The wealthiest, the most powerful country on the face of the planet, one comprised of immigrants and asylum seekers and refugees, the world over. This is how we treated the most vulnerable, the most defenseless among us. This is how we will be judged for as long as it persists. He called them animals, predators, and killers, and he repeated the lie, over and over and over again 10s of thousands of times on Facebook, dozens of times on Twitter from his own feed, he talked about it at rallies. 194804 And in May of this year, he's in Florida, not too far from where we stand right now. And he's talking about this invasion, and he's talking about these immigrants who are coming to get us. And he says, How do we stop them. And Someone in the crowd yells out, shoot them. And everyone else in the crowd roars they're assent. And the President smiles and laughs his consent, with what has just been said, giving permission for exactly what took place in El Paso on August, 3. 194833 And lest you think this is an isolated string of his hatred, this is the same man who called clansmen and neo nazis and white supremacist very fine people days after they were marching in the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, chanting Jews, you will not replace us. This is the same man who proposed banning all people of one religion from the shores of this country that is comprised of people from the world over every walk of life, every tradition of faith. 194905 It is hard to find another example outside of the Third Reich, of a modern Western democracy proposing that all people are inherently defective or dangerous, based on their religion or their ethnicity. But that is what our president of the United States of America has said and on the day after he proposed his Muslim ban, actually signed the executive order attempting to stop Muslim travel to the United States of America, the mosque in Victoria Texas was burned to the ground. 194933 The killer at the mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, used Donald Trump as inspiration for his attacks of terror there. Calling African nations shithole countries, saying that he wants more immigrants who look like the people of Sweden and Norway, perhaps the whitest places on planet earth today. There can be no doubt, for any of us about who he is and what he intends and how he is trying to remake this country right now. 195004 We have to draw the connections and then draw the conclusion and then stand up and act decisively. If we fail to, in a government of by and for the people, it is on every single one of us. We can take no comfort, afford ourselves no superiority by blaming it on one person or his enablers in one party. This is America. It is all of us at this moment but there's this -- 195031 There's this thing that we struggle with in this country and I will admit, I have struggled with it as well. It seems that the bigger the lie, the more obscene the injustices, the more bizarre his pattern of behavior, the harder it is for us to see it clearly, to speak about it honestly, and then to take action decisively. 195057 Here's how I propose to change that. Number one, listen to the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigations nominated by President Trump himself who says the majority of domestic terror crimes and investigations that they're pursuing right now are of white supremacists. Let's make that our number one, domestic law enforcement priority and stop domestic terrorism, led by whiote surpremicists in this country. 195126 Two: When the killer in El Paso received his order of the AK 47, a weapon designed for war to kill people as effectively, and as efficiently in as great a number on a battlefield. She called the police in Allen Texas, and said What in the hell does my son need with this, I need some help. What do I do, and they said, Ma'am, I'm sorry this is completely legal no way that we can help you right now. 195156 Let's take the following steps, let's not only be ban AK47s and ar15s and other weapons of war from being sol in our communities in this country, let us also -- and this is a politically difficult thing to say -- let us also buy those ar15s and AK47s and weapon war from the Americans who own them right now. And I understand this is a big step, not everyone has to clap for this one, but I owe you my candor, and my honesty and I cannot escape the conclusion that with millions of them on the streets, they will still remain tools of terror that frightened our kids as they do mine before the first day of school. 195241 Hispanics in El Paso Texas maybe right here in Charleston, South Carolina, who now feel like they have target on their back, and those who pursue them and hunt them in the halls of their high schools, in their seats in an elementary school, through the aisles of a Walmart are better armed than the police were sworn to protect and to serve them, if we add to that, universal background checks, follow representative Kleiber's lead on closing the Charleston loophole. 195310 Then we will make this country safer, and we will no longer functionally accept and be complicit in the deaths of nearly 40,000 of our fellow Americans no other country like us comes anywhere close to this level of carnage. We do not have to accept it, either. 195331 And then let's let's do this. Let's also acknowledge that it's not just the President's rhetoric and the consequences. Something that some have referred to as stochastic terror, where a leader puts it out there, repeatedly, and does not instruct people exactly how to act but knows full well what the consequences of his words will be. I was in Mississippi last week, and we were there in the communities that have witnessed the largest single state ice raid inUnited States history. 195404 Nearly 700 of our fellow human beings, rounded up while at work, one of the toughest jobs that I can imagine: a chicken processing plant. Where some of them have worked for years, in some cases, decades, for the crime of trying to provide for themselves provide for their families get ahead in this country, contribute to our success and our greatness. 195426 600 agents flown in for the operation. Helicopters overhead, one US citizen tazed at his workplace, another person punched in the face. Folks tied by the wrists some by their ankles, some their wrists and ankles tied together like you would a hog, and hundreds locked up and detained and taken it away from their kids. We met one man who was seeking shelter in a Catholic church with his four month old child. A child who was still breastfeeding, but her mother was now in ice jail and detained. 195502 The child inconsolable, the mother absolutely miserable, depressed, beyond words. Her breasts swollen and painful, because she could no longer feed her child - the most basic human instinct and act that I can think of. And we all, through this presidents are doing this to these people right now and it continues, a pace 10 times the increase in ice raids at workplace from this administration from the last one. 195531 This is a concerted effort to terrorize people in this country. I don't know if you saw this proposal that was floated this last week, President Trump is thinking about setting the cap on the number of refugees that we take into America at zero. How do you explain that one to your kids? Imagine the look on their face when they're reading this in the history book decades down the road. Who were those pendejosof 2019, in 2020 who allowed this to happen. 195601 We cannot be that country. So what if we met this challenge, not just defending those undocumented immigrants, working the toughest jobs in America right now, sometimes making a minimum wage, sometimes making something far less. Their immigration status used as leverage against them to be able to assault them with impunity in the workplace, to pay them nothing because, who are you going to tell, and what are they going to do for you especially in this administration. 195629 What if we said not only will we stop those practices, but together, the people of Charleston and El Paso and the rest of the country, we rewrite our country's immigration laws in our own image. Legalize the people who are here, including more than a million dreamers make them US citizens in this, their true country. Never again cage another child, reunite those families that have been separated. 195658 Work with the people of Honduras and Guatemala and El Salvador, reduce violence in their home communities, violence, which we are somewhat to blame for -- the civil wars we've been involved in, the drug trade that we facilitated, the war on drugs that has militarized and hollowed out their civic institutions in their home countries. And Guatemala, suffering, one of the greatest droughts in their recorded history, caused not by God nor by Mother Nature, but by you and me, and all of us in our emissions and our excesses, in our inaction, in the face of the facts and the science and the truth. 195736 We have the opportunity and really the responsibility to do the right thing and under our administration, we will we will be proud of this country again. We will have the president, who will heal instead of inflame. Who will be confident and courageous about our role in the world, taking the lead on reducing the wildfires in the Amazon instead of turning a blind eye or turning his back. 195806 And then making sure, I started with this and I'll begin to close with this. I talked about El Paso's failure to tell our own story and then having our story told for us, and having our fellow Americans fear us, and I don't blame those who've been told repeatedly by this president, and by people in the past that we are people to be feared, we now just have to give them the alternative but I was thinking about the history here in South Carolina. 195832 When I was on the statehouse grounds in Columbia, not too long ago, I heard that there is a statue commemorating, celebrating that we look up to a guy named Benjamin Tillman. Now this guy was not only a US Senator for South Carolina, he was a proud member of a white supremacist terrorist organization who proudly shared that he killed African Americans in this state, to try to force the other African Americans who survived that wave of terror, to stay in their quote, unquote, place. 195907 And then, when this state with some of the present company included tried to erect a statue to Robert Smalls, an African American, a slave who commandeered a confederate vessel with his family and others, broke through the lines convinced, Abraham Lincoln to allow African Americans into the Union Army, and then was elected to the United States Congress, and I believe, distinguished South Carolina by passing legislation that he introduced that created the first compulsory free public education in the United States of America. 195942 When that bill was introduced in your state house, it was allowed by the majority, not president company to languish, and to die. So what are we telling the people of this state? The people of this country? Let's recognize the existential threat that Donald Trump poses right now but let's also understand the current that has flown underneath for people like me, a white guy or right in your face. If you do not look like me in this country. For 400 years a story that we have never fully told. 200000 And so the consequences and the legacy of slavery and segregation and Jim Crow and suppression and white supremacist terror continue in this country. Manifest in every part of American life. 10 times the wealth in white America than there is in black America. 200035 Health outcomes that are disparate, we have a maternal mortality crisis in America, it is three times as deadly for women of color. And at least in Texas, in a kindergarten classroom, where school just started in some school districts, last week. Four or five years old, if you're a child of color you're five times as likely to be disciplined, or suspended or expelled. The schoolhouse to jailhouse pipeline that has produced the largest prison population on the face of the planet. 200106 I did not know this until recently begins, not in high school begins in kindergarten. When that kid does not have a chance against this system. So, until we expose this system, and tell our full story as a country -- to tell Everyone's story. We are not going to make it better and we will not make progress on the priorities that we have in our day to day lives. Those things that contribute to our dignity, and our well being, making sure that healthcare is not a function of fate, or luck, but is a universal human right upon which you can depend. 200138 It's primary care, it's mental health care, and it's every woman making he rown decisions about her own bpdy, and having the access to the care to make that happen. It's making sure that we follow your lead and free ourselves from a dependence on fossil fuels. 200202 Embrace renewable wind and solar and the high paying, high skill, high wage jobs that come with that. And then, following the lead of Roberts smalls who lead on public education in this state, and for the country. Let's make sure that the teachers of South Carolina and throughout this country are paid a true living wage. 200229 We do that, then we are doing right by our fellow Americans. We're living up to our potential, and to our promise, and we will no longer create the fertile ground for demagogues, who will exploit our frustration at the dysfunction of our government and our inability to deliver. To direct our anger at immigrants and people who are vulnerable and have no defense against the most powerful. That is our opportunity right now. 200259 That is why I'm here to listen to you. And that is why I'm running to serve you as the next President of the United States. Thank you all. 200321 We are now going to, I think, Allegra is going to facilitate some questions from the audience recipients going to. All right, Cindy is right here if you can get her attention, she'll bring your microphone and we just need to get this second mic turned on. Q>> Welcome to Charleston, South Carolina. You mentioned solar, Really important but it's not about that. I saw in March. On Twitter videos, you were at a town hall meeting just like this in Cleveland, and someone asked you specifically about third trimester abortions and you said that the decision was left up to the mothers so my question is this, I was born September 8 1989 and I want to know if you pick on September 7 1989 my life had no value. 200423 OROURKE>> Of course I don't think that, and of course I'm glad that you're here, but you referenced my answer in Ohio and it remains the same. This is a decision that neither you nor I, nor the United States government should be making. That's a decision for the woman to make. We want her to have the best possible access to care and a medical provider and I'll tell you the consequence of this attack on women's right to choose. 200500 And -- and Someone in Crowd>> What about my right? OROURKE>> I listened to you and I heard your question I'm answering it, and the attack on on Roe vs. Wade which we thought was this settled law of the land, and unless we had any illusion that the achievements that we made are protected forever or that progress is inevitable that has been shattered right now. I don't want to tell you some of the consequences of this. In my home state of Texas thanks to these trap laws that make it harder for providers to offer the full spectrum of reproductive care, more than a quarter of our family planning clinics have closed. 200533 And it is made us one of the epicenters of this maternal mortality crisis because not only can you not get safe legal access to an abortion. You cannot get access to a cervical cancer screening or a family planning provider, or the state to refuse to expand Medicaid, any provider at all and we are losing the lives of women in our state as aresult. I don't question the decisions that a woman makes outside of the home -- only she knows what she knows.I want t ottrust her with that. I appreciat ethe question.Thank you. 200605 Q>> My question is as President, what would you want to do in your first 100 days in office in order to begin repairing what has been done to our country by the current president? OROURKE>> I'm tempted to ask for 100 days to give you the answer, given what has happened during this administration,. We talked about those kids who are kept in cages. Many of you have heard about the Border Patrol station outside of El Paso in Clinton Texas, where the administration inexplicably argued that those kids again who just survived a 2000 mile journey by foot much of it, some of it, a top of the train, known as the beast or LA Vesta. 200653 The administration argue that they did not deserve a change of clothes. The toddlers should not have diapers, kids didn't deserve toothbrushes and toothpaste. They were living and sleeping in their own squalor, not to be too graphic, but for those parents who've had a little kid, without a diaper they are shitting on the floor, and that cold concrete for in their own shit is where they are sleeping. Without their folks, being cared for by other kids who they have never met before. It's really important that we try to envision it. To imagine that level of suffering so that we are compelled finally to act and it can help explain how we lost the lives of seven children in our care to things like the flu. 200736 So, freeing those kids rejoining them with their families, promising to never criminalize another asylum seeker, again, allowing them to dignity to live in a community. With family. With our help, with our care. Is a great place to start. We mentioned the rise in hatred and intolerance, the fact that it doesn't just offend our sensibilities but that we've seen a rise in hate crimes Three of the last three years. 200805 What about overturning the transgender troop ban, so that we recognize the service of every American. Nominating those to the Supreme Court who understand a woman's right to choose, understand that corporations are not people. Understand the full civil rights of every single American and then being in every single courtroom in this country, wherever that is litigated. 200830 And then working with our friends and allies in Congress to back this up legislatively. I think that's an important place for us to work. And in this -- I served on the Veterans Affairs Committee for six years, live in a community that has been distinguished by service to country --El Paso, Texas, home to Fort Bliss. I've seen those service members go off to war. I've seen them come back and transition into civilian life, unable to get into the VA to see a psychologist or psychiatrist who can save their life from the PTSD that they carry with them. 200903 We lose more than 20 veterans, a day every day by their own hands. So first let's make sure that we have the resources in the VA to take care of all those come back from having borne the battle, and then two, let us end the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, an syria nad Lybia, and Yemen and Solamia and bring those service members back home to this country. 200930 Sign the Paris Climate Agreement. Tak the lead globally on climate change. Make sur ethat we lead the fight on $15 an hour as a base wage in this country. Elevat unions. Make sure that they can represent working Americans. Create more apprenticeships to train working Americans. I'm just -- that's just the first 15 minutes of my first day in office. 200957 But you get an idea that there is so much and you said this there's so much that we have to roll back, but then there's so much that we have to lead on. We have to start right from the beginning. Those are some areas that we can work on Thank you for asking. 201030 Q>> I'm Nelson Trey Middleton, the CEO and coordinator, as well for the democrats as well as the vice president for the woman's democrats and, but our main concern is our education. What are you going to do to help with the school to the prison pipeline that has targeted our children from their youthful days to be failures to be cast out, and to not even have an opportunity and successful life. 201102 OROURKE>> Some have made the case, and you're making it right now, that in some parts of the country, segregation in public education is worse today in 2019 than it was in 1954 on the eve of Brown v the Board of Education. You have an annual funding shortfall for majority minority majority school districts have $23 billion a year, a year, that we are under funding their education, their teacher pay, their facilities, their services, their technology, and there is a consequence to that. 201137 We propose in the first year of our administration, a permanent Education Fund of $500 billion. The proceeds from which are spent to reduce that funding gap. In fact, to level it completely. That begins to address equality, but it does not get at equity. To do that, we propose $500 million a year for world class teacher academies at historically black colleges and universities and minority serving institutions. 201206 Creating a teacher pipeline to combat that school to prison pipeline to ensure that that teacher in front of the classroom looks like the students that she's instructing and having that connection at a very basic human level is so fundamental to that child's success and then we will make sure that Betsy de Voss is replaced by a Secretary of Education who has experince in the classroom. That's the way that we make this better. Thank you, 201242 Q>>My name is Elena Moultrie. What would you do for Labor Union as far as for the employers to stop threatening the employees because it's their right. If the union is so bad, why are the employees fighting so hard to keep them out. So, what are you going to do about that. 201333 OROURKE>>Thank you for the question. And thank you for your commitment to pub;ic service. We know this in the ORourke family, you know this because you do it every single day. It's very often the driver of that bus who was the first to see signs of hope, or signs of distress or despair, in a child, and by getting in touch with the school administrator the teacher, or the parent. The first their first line of defense to be there for that child when they need it the most. 201400 So I want to thank you for your public service and for making the case for being able to organize and I think one of the challenges that you and I have, and others who believe in what you're saying is, we've got to speak to those who are not yet members of unions and maybe even more importantly, to those who do not believe in the power of unions maybe don't understand it, maybe take for granted the gains that unions have won. 201426 Here's one way that I would start in South Carolina. We now know that 25% of public school educators, leave the profession within the first year in the state. Within five years, 50%, of those that all of us through our tax dollars have paid to train and educate who through their own sacrifice in the student loans that they still carry on their backs paid to train and educate themselves are leaving the profession, creating a teacher shortage an educator shortage and a support administrative staff shortage in this state. 201459 Now that's not only bad for the public school educator and support staff it's not only bad for the kids in the classroom. It is bad for the taxpayer, for the economy, for the competitiveness of South Carolina. So, let's make joining a union and the right to organize, something that is fundamental to the success of everyone in South Carolina. Everyone in this country, when we show that the gains are shared across the economy as a whole, union member and non union member alike. I think we have a better chance of bringing in more support and elevating the place and prominence of unions in South Carolina and in Texas, and in the places that you are least likely to find them today. So you have my commitment to do that with the rest of America. Thank you for asking the question. 201550 Q>> And it's specific as possible. How do you plan, not only to stabilize, but also to increase the country's financial economy, and in what timeframe, do you think your plans will actually, you'll be able to start acting any of that. 201618 OROURKE>> Yeah, thanks for asking the question, folks, Democrats, Republicans independents alike. This is the moment where the Democratic Party reclaims the mantle of fiscal responsibility and stewardship in this country. This president, that Republican controlled Senate, As you probably know, are running deficits now that amount to a trillion dollars a year. Adding to $22 trillion in debt, following a tax cut of $2 trillion that flows disproportionately to the wealthiest and to corporations at a time of record profit making in those corporations, record income inequality and record wage stagnation for working Americans. 201702 So, how do we meet this challenge, one, we roll back the worst of the Trump tax code so that corporate rate that went from 35% to 21%, the specific you as for, take it to 28% which generates hundreds of billions of dollars. Tax capital gains at the same rate that you tax wages and salaries and ordinary income, you generate hundreds of billions of dollars. 201728 End the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria Somalia Yemen and Libya, which have added trillions of dollars to the debt. Focus resources on those veterans and former service members who bore the battle, put their life on the line. Make investments in teachers and schools, healthcare wage growth. Any minimum wage, and you will grow your way out of this deficit spending at the same time that you're cutting costs by rolling back from the worst of the tax cuts and the military spending and you begin to get this fiscal house in order. 201802 Now, this was a long time coming, starting with the first george w bush unpaid for tax cut. It will take us a while to get out of it but those are some of the preliminary steps that we can take to be on the right path. Thanks for asking the question. Q>> I am a first generation of high school graduate. On your first day of the presidency, you said you would use executive order to reunite families, and I wanted to ask you. Can you be more specific with that. 201842 OROURKE>>Absolutely. So, as you probably know, we still have children in our custody. In some cases, whose parents have been deported back to their countries of origin. So think of our own moms risking their lives, traveling 2000 miles to bring us here, and instead of finding shelter or safety or refuge, it is literally your worst nightmare. 201904 Your, your child taken from your breast by force if necessary, which we have done. You were remanded into custody of the Department of Justice, then over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement and then sent back to Honduras, or Guatemala, or El Salvador, very often without being able to track your whereabouts or your ability to track your child's whereabouts. This country should move every mountain, bear any burden to reunite those families. 201928 It's the most fundamental responsibility I think that we have and we should be able to pursue it. We should ensure that those families who are detained right now are released and reunited with family members, and then we should end a policy implemented by the Trump administration. They are sharing the fingerprints of these kids who are in Border Patrol custody right now with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is sharing the fingerprints of family members who are in the United States, so that if somebody comes forward to claim a child said that's my nephew, who's in custody right now, they can come to my house and be with me, if they're in the ice database, they are arrested, detained and deported. 202009 It is such a chilling effect throughout the country, and families are not coming forward. We will roll back that policy remove that policy, so that we make family reunification paramount. And the number one priority of our of the short term or immigration policy and then never again, break up a another family. Never again treat them as criminals. 202029 I mentioned rewriting our immigration code, so that we prioritize, not just family reunification But folks who want to work a job or come to school here, a legal safe quick path to do that. So we don't incentivize going around the law right now. So I will make sure that we make it a priority, and we put the resources in place to reunite those families, thanks for asking. 202056 Q>> Hi, my name is Taylor and I'm hoping to go into the genocide prevention, I'm sure you're aware there is a genocide in Myanmar, that has been ongoing for the past two years, the Western world has done a little to nothing to assist in this genocide or to help the ranking of victims who are being persecuted, the United States is included in this group of countries who was just little to nothing. As president what concrete steps would you take to not only help her in the minority in Myanmar, but also to end human rights crisis is everywhere. 202130 OROURKE>> Yeah, thank you, what a great question. Grateful for your choice of career. So, let's use the full diplomatic force of the United States to protect the (rohinga?)Muslim minority in Burma slash Myanmar. To either relocate there or if we cannot assure their safety to find some other suitable place for them to be. But the priority should be returning to their homes to their communities to make sure that we do not reward or turn a blind eye to ethnic cleansing in Myanmar or anywhere in this world. 202157 And then use meetings like the one that President Trump is at or was just at with the g7 in France to bring the other Western democracies together on issues in Myanmar, or Saudi Arabia, which is bombing Yemen into the last century, and into the next greatest humanitarian crisis we've seen. 7 million people who are on the brink of starvation or dehydration in one of the most water scarce countries on the face of the planet. 202226 We have similar challenges in other parts of the country, but right now instead of embracing democracy and standing up for the rights of minorities in these countries, you have a president who's enabling strong men and dictators and thugs, he literally said who's falling in love with Kim Jong-Un of North Korea. Embraces Vladimir Putin, Mohammed bin Solman of Saudi Arabia who's doing this, who killed an American based journalist with complete impunity, President Trump literally said this and I mentioned that the more obscene the injustice, the harder it is for us to take in. He said that they buy a lot of weapons from the United States of America so we don't have to worry about that right now. 202303 What do we stand for any more? And I love what you stand for and I want to make sure that we follow that lead and that we take a role, nationally, to bring the eyes of the world to these challenges, make sure that we stop them and guarantee the freedom of people all over the world so thank you for asking. Appreciate it. 202343 Thank you all very much for having us out. We will see you next time we are here in Charleston. (speaks in spanish) #######
SENATOR HARRY REID FUNERAL 01082022 131500
[13:56:08] >> Good morning and welcome, Ladies and gentlemen, service of this invite you to turn them off, mobile devices, and keep them off the entire service. Thank you. Leo now please rise for the read family, and remain standing for the processional on. [14:04:19] FOUST>> Welcome friends, family, brothers and sisters all. We gathered today to honor and celebrate the life and legacy of hearing. My name is Marcus Foust and I am honored to have been asked to conduct this service for my friend. On behalf of the reed family, expressed deep and heartfelt appreciation to all of you for attending today, including those who are observing the service remotely via the internet. Special thanks to all who have assisted with this funeral service especially the Smith Center for hosting us today. [14:05:06] Emily is honored by the attendance of President Joseph Biden. First Lady Joe Biden. Vice President Kamala Harris second gentlemen Mr. Joe veal off and former President Barack Obama. We acknowledge the presence of hundreds of other government leaders including Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelois, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak. Nevada congressional delegation, and other esteemed members and former members of Congress. [14:05:49] We also recognize religious leaders of many faiths, and from Senator Reid's own faith President Russell Ballard of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. We are here today to give gratitude for the man from search Latin America. shaped by a humble upbringing, Harry Reid rose to the become the ultimate champion of the little guy, lifetime of public service, reflects his deep belief and serving others, like the apostle Paul. lifetime of public service reflects his deep belief in serving others like the apostle Paul, [14:06:27] Harry Reid can now say I've fought the good fight, I finished my course. I have the opening prayer for this service will now be offered by Harry and landed his granddaughter. Joy read. the opening prayer for this service will now be offered by Harry and his granddaughter. Joy read. Our first speaker will be president M Russell Ballard, acting president with the Quorum of the 12 apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. For many of President Ballard's 93 years. He was Harry's close spiritual advisor. [14:07:11] Following President Ballard's remarks, We will hear personal reflections from each of Harry and Landon's five children. First, Manoj read varinder Then he read, followed by Joshua Tree. Following Josh random flowers will perform the sill song with deep significance to the Green family. We will then hear from leaf read and brewery rate. After Rory concludes we will be honored to hear tributes and memories from the leaders of Congress, where Senator Reid served for 34 years. [14:07:54] First from Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and then from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. Now the invocation right Hello, Joy Reid. JOY REID>> Dear Heavenly Father, we thank you for the opportunity to be here on our coffee and celebrate his life. We think the for allowing us to have known and loved. we are grateful that Poppy is at rest and he is no longer in pain. We think these are watching over him until we see him again. [14:08:41] Please bless Poppy to know how much we love him. Please bless that we can carry his desire to learn and kind heart with us. Please help us to look after poppies wonderful children, take care of his favorite person are sweet Grammy. We say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen. [14:09:41] >> You got to put the pulpit on that side and then hold on man nine years old when that sidewalk President Dr. Biden Vice President Harris. Mr Mr. Former President Obama. Speaker Pelosi, leader Schumer and other distinguished friends. I greet you warmly.As we gather to honor and remember our friend, colleague, Harry Reid [14:10:12] Alandra Lana, Rory, Lee's Josh and T. It's an honor for me to be invited to speak as we pay tribute to your beloved husband, father, grandfather. And our dear friend. I know Harry less each and every one of you deeply. I bring the love of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the 12 apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints are in Landrieu join our church sent him out to their marriage at age 19. [14:10:57] And they've been faithful disciples of Jesus Christ with a firm belief that we are all brothers and sisters, children of a loving father and my calling and son apostle of Jesus Christ. I had many personal visits with my friend Harry. We would counsel together, share personal experiences and faith. [14:11:27] In more recent years, we shared a similar client we each lost sight in one eye and about the same time he and his right eye And me and my left. We used to remind each other that we could walk down the street, ARM and ARM. He can help me see things on the left and I could help him see things on the right at times Senator Reid, he really was all business. [14:12:06] When anyone recall. the conversation was usually quick and to the point. And when our conversation was over. I don't ever remember him saying goodbye. The phone and click the line was dead. was very, very smart. and as I was with his family I was finally able to say to my dear friend. Goodbye. [14:12:39] There was another side of Harry from his humble beginnings and Searchlight, Nevada to his eventual prominence as a world leader, Harry Red was a man of faith and word and indeed, and the no Testament, Jesus Christ Todd and as much as he have done it unto one of the least of these, my brother um, you haven't done unto me. [14:13:18] Harry cared for the least of these. those who are less fortunate, hungry, sick or those who had any number of challenges. Lorraine was also a great teacher of this principle. On one occasion when speaking to students at the Brigham Young University. [14:13:45] He taught about his conviction for service. He said, many have chosen to pursue and educational direction pointed toward lucrative feel. There's nothing wrong he said. he was seeking a career that will bring you financial success. But never forget that clarion call of the Book of Mormon prophet, King Benjamin, when you are in the service of your fellow beings, you are only in the service of your God. [14:14:30] my dear friend Harry lived what he tied. in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints We strive to visit and care for the individual needs of others. Finally, Minister This way, we are representing Jesus Christ And that in as his agents to watch over live and strengthen those around us. [14:15:07] Of Harry Reid's religious leaders, many have commented that he was the best minister in their congregation. Even during his years as one of the nation's most powerful political leaders. He always made time to minister to the least of these and they did it one by one because of his faith in Jesus Christ, never forgot to reach out to the to new Landra and to your family. [14:15:48] We have the assurance that Harry has returned to the God who gave us live and away it says joyful reunion with you after this life, and through the perfect and eternal Atonement of Jesus Christ, you and your family can be reunited. I share my love for you. And my with us as an apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ that this is true. And I do so In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen. [14:17:07] LANA REID>> Hello when my family was planning today's Memorial, My major request was there be one on the program, but it's possible that may backfire. I didn't think that would be me. but I'm actually very glad to talk about my father, and show you how much we love our dad earlier this week when I was thinking about what I might say, my cousin sent me a eulogy. Earlier this week when I was thinking about what I might say. My cousin sent me a eulogy. [14:17:34] My dad gave it his mom for his mom, my grandma Lolo. at her funeral. He said and I quote, it was not one thing that reminded me of my mother, but many little things. And remembering my father here today, I will follow his lead by remembering him in many ways. There are so many little things I'd like you to know about him. For one, he was just really entertaining to be around because of this particular sense of humor. [14:18:13] He made us laugh all the time. No matter where we were or what we were doing. he made life more fun and joyful. Sometimes during church when we got restless, He would jot down a little poem. usually a roses are red type home, but it wasn't the kind of ending to roses or read poems that you would expect, it was really off the wall, and it makes us enjoy church just that much more. [14:18:43] There are some. sorry, as kids, there were endless games. of hide and seek with him and he never tired of tossing us on the bed when he got home from work. He would take us to Baskin Robbins or love its frozen custard almost every night In the summer and he allowed us to get whatever we wanted. He was the same way when he took us out to eat, partly because he liked our leftovers. [14:19:23] He always let us pick and and that gave us some autonomy to feel like our choices were good choices. Also, he was always generous so that was a part of him, allowing us to pick what we want. When I was a kid, my dad used to run marathons. A lot of times he would go on a training run and tell us to come find him. We get in the car with my mom to look for Him and follow Him until He was ready to stop. [14:20:04] Where sometimes we let him out of the car at railroad pass and that he would run to search light once when I was a very little kid. I got to follow my bike all the way on the Las Vegas Strip. When my mom find found out where we Ben, that was the last time I was able to follow him down the Las Vegas Strip. [14:20:24] My dad was a great friend and he had a eclectic group that he stayed close to his all his whole life. There were many times I got to hear him call Many of you that are sitting in this room are probably most of you sitting in this room. He enjoyed it. When we brought our friend's home. As we grew up, our house was a gathering place. We'd love to be at home with our parents and they welcomed our friends. [14:20:56] My dad loved this and spent a lot of time getting to know our friends and they became his friends. Later when Steve and I had our own kids we tried to follow the example my parents had set. my parents spent a lot of time our house to get to know our children spreads and we hadn't any Sunday dinners with Grammy and poppy at our house. Something we have missed. Since I moved back to Las Vegas. Our children have so many stories about things their Papa said to their friends. [14:21:30] Some of them shocking but always good natured about 20 years ago, my parents downsized. There was about a six month gap between the sale of their house and when they were ready to move into their condo. So they moved into our basement during that time. The bulk of the basement was the kids play room with a small guest room off to the side. [14:21:58] We loved having my parents live with us. But it wasn't exactly a five star accommodations. My parents shared the trundle bed that all my brothers at one point had slept in. And every morning my dad was forced to maneuver around toys before his security detail, picked him up to take him to the Capitol. How that time I bet he was the only senator who had to navigate Legos play mobiel and the beautiful puppet stage that was made like a castle that my husband Steve and my mom hated. [14:22:36] I look back at that time so fondly because he was pulled in so many different directions. But when when he was home, He was Poppy. He didn't want to talk about work. You wanted to talk about us. He made things fun and joyful for my kids in the same way he had made them financial for me. And just like He made us a priority growing up He made all his grandchildren his priority. [14:23:09] My dad always going out of his way to do things to make me feel special. My all time favorite surprise was on my 11th birthday when my parents took me to see the Osmonds before the concert. I got to go backstage. And all of them. Especially Donnie, which made my 11 year old heart skip a beat and I could barely breathe and I have the pictures to prove it [14:23:42] for himself said to me this week, Thank you for sharing your dad with the country. And at first I was confused because while it is a very sweet sentiment, It's not totally true. The truth is, I didn't feel like I had to share my dad with anyone who was always there for our family and he made time for anything that was important to us. So boy, I'm grateful that he was so beloved by all of you and that the country shares and our families morning He never made a share his time and attention [14:24:22] And I will be forever grateful for that this is the most important thing in my talk. Nobody loves me. The way my dad loved me was a wonderful father who loved me unconditionally. and he always made my mom, me and my brothers his priority. I will miss him greatly. I will love you forever. And I'm grateful that families are forever. [14:25:37] KEY REID>> My father wrote me letters, when on the screen is etched with my tears of admiration for when I read it. He wrote in part words when spoken can often be repetitious, fleeting, or forgotten, written words are more permanent. here of 18 is tough. I know because I was 18 And I can remember how difficult it was persistent. be strong. Do what you know to be right. As the trials of life ebb and flow always remember, not only do you have a father standing by also a good friend, you see, have not only been a good son to me, but also a good friend. [14:26:23] Never hesitate to call upon. Thanks for making it so easy to love and appreciate of dad. He taught me through letters, conversations, and most importantly, his example before the first day of school he taught me how to deal with the bully. He taught me how to throw a punch But caution me never to throw the first punch. but to make sure you take care of the bully He also asked me to look for children in the lunch room that didn't have friends and to try and befriend them. [14:27:07] Periodically I'd show them the lunch room at school with the sandwich Cheese paper on both sides still attached. In the bottom of the bag, whole raw onion He taught me humor and showed me his love this way. He played basketball one on one regularly. I mean honest Honesty. I beating me badly for years. [14:27:50] He never took it easy on me and could trash talk with the best of me. When I finally be in his defense resemble the Detroit Pistons teams of the 1980s whenever I got close he found me really hard.My father is loyal and never forgot where he came from. He told me that when he was a child, read books from his school while in search light and it helped him to dream about the world that he wanted to see. [14:28:28] He always shared his love of reading and poetry. My mom. He taught me the importance of thought and reflection. Many nights after my mom had gone to sleep. He'd be in a small closet Whoa on his knees praying in solitude, or sitting on a stool, reading scripture or a book Late into the night for inspiration. [14:29:10] My father taught me to treat everybody equally And not based on race or social status. About once a year we'd get a knock on the door from a stranger. It was offering to trim our trees. Usually the trees didn't need to be trimmed. But he let them trim the trees anyway, and even then pick his pride pick their price. He taught that everybody deserves the dignity of a job. [14:29:47] My father taught me to love nature. This last month, we walked together in the morning we enjoyed the desert sky. bout the smell of the rain and the beautiful trees and cactus the day before my father passed, I walked in to see him. I said hello [14:30:23] It's key. He opened his beautiful blue eyes told him I loved him. For me, he knew. And instead of ending up, ending the call, like usual. And instead of ending up ending the call like usual similar to those of us that you've all described. I knew something was up. within me and gave me a long warm [14:31:08] by my phone, my father was my best friend He knew when to write, When the call When to reach out. His example was one of love. [14:31:40] Love of his parents love my siblings and our partners And this is brand children. Love of his friends love of those without a voice. Well for his colleagues and staff. They love for his country. And most all a love for my mother. [14:32:08] A little later than May My brother Rory asked my father if he was scared hadn't been speaking for quite some time, but said aloud powerful. no Then worry asked if he was worried about my mom said, almost a whisper. Yes. First Corinthians 13 four through eight reads of his patient and kind. Love does not envy or boast. [14:32:47] It is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way. It is not irritable or resentful. It does not rejoice. at wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. [14:33:18] My father's nickname is a kitten search light and it basic high school was Pinky. Please allow me to insert the word Pinky, for love. In this Scripture. He is patient and kind. Think he does not envy or boast He is not arrogant or rude. [14:33:50] He doesn't insist on its own way. Think he is not irritable or resentful. Okey does not rejoice in wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. He does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. He bears all things believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. In the name of Jesus Christ, amen. [14:34:54] JOSH REID>> I always enjoyed spending time with my dad. When I was eight years old, I was really jealous. My older brother Leif go into work with my dad and his law office and be a runner in his office during the summer. I was told I couldn't go because I wasn't old enough to run around downtown Las Vegas by myself. Not satisfied with that answer wasn't gonna scan for that type of injustice. But one morning I decided to hide in the back of our family station wagon that my dad took to work. [14:35:32] This was not a well thought out plan. First problem with my plan is I got into the station wagon. I was wearing pajamas. I can problem. As it turns out, my dad wasn't going to his office that morning he was going to the courthouse. So as my dad was driving to the office, He said that he felt the sense that somebody was in the car with him. And this was a time when my dad was chairman at a gaming commission and there were some people about in Las Vegas. And so then he saw some hair sticking up over the backseat of the station wagon, and according to him, he thought about what kind of evasive action he needed to take was worried until we recognize that hair. And I know it's hard for you to imagine right now. When I was when I was eight years old, had a nice rally main have blonde hair. [14:36:43] Once I heard my dad yelled Josh knew the jig was up. And since my dad had to get to the hearing, my punishment was to say outside the courthouse in my pajamas with one of the court bailiffs and wait for my sister to pick me up. I'd have that failed stowaway attempts when I was a one certainty that I've had throughout my entire life that my dad loved me unconditionally. I know this because he told me like my other siblings. [14:37:18] Tell me through phone calls. You write me letters and notes that I keep in my law office today that I read and reflect on when when times get tough or stressful. I'm very appreciative that the love that my dad showed me throughout my life. I realized that might be a little bit out of the ordinary to read from the Congressional Record at a funeral that I want to read some of the words that my dad said on the Senate floor on March 30 2004. [14:37:47] He said I wish the people I worked with in the Senate knew my father. Father was named Harry Reid, Same name I have always looked up to my dad, my dad. That was uneducated didn't graduate from a trade base very small example, he was a minor and could go underground with a compass, and create a map. [14:38:25] People in college cannot do that. he was a carpenter. he was a blacksmith. He was much bigger man and I am always admired his physical strength. Reason I mentioned Harry Reid my father's last night my 15th grandchild was born a little boy mentioned my father because my son Josh told me this morning that name that they've named my grandson after me. So I have a little grandson named Harry. we hope as the years go by that little boy will look at his grandfather. the same way I looked at my dad I'm proud of the name Harry Reid, even sign my age like my dad did. [14:39:06] Hope I can set an example that my grandson will respect and admire. I hope my grandson will have an example set by me that is one who will believe in family and keeping families together and being a young man he conducts himself in a proper manner, that hopefully some of the things I have done and will do will be something he will look at look to as a role model that maybe he will adhere to. So I want the record reflect how much I appreciate this great honor to have someone who are all generations of time with the third Harry Reid. [14:39:45] I want to read the statement statement to you because I believe it sums up how my dad saw his role as a father and a grandfather. I'm eternally grateful for the example that he set for me and for my children. [14:40:21] My dad always been telling me how much he loved me and he would often tell me when I had my own kids that you never tell your family that you love them too much. I appreciate that. But he taught me. I'm appreciated the hospital example an impact that he's had in the lives of my children. And was so proud of my son Liam and followed Him in His footsteps I taught attending Utah State where he referee soccer games right across at high school right across the street from where my mom and dad lived in Logan, Utah. My dad used to love calling Liam and hearing his tales of bravery as a soccer referee dealing with unruly soccer parents. And my son Harry, who dad spoke about on the Senate floor 18 years ago is now a senior in high school theater students at Las Vegas Academy of the Arts just down the street from my [14:41:03] After my son Harry told my dad they want to pursue acting again wrote to him and told him that it's better to take risks and trying to pursue what you want in life. and to settle for a life without me. ust like he did with me. My dad always made sure that Liam and Harry knew that he loved them, that he was proud of them. That couldn't be proven anymore by my dad's less words to my son Harry on the day before he passed away. That's my brother mentioned my dad wasn't speaking a lot this day. my son hearing it than sitting at his grandfather's side and when he was leaving, went and held his hand and told his grandfather that he loved my dad immediately responded, I love you even more. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen. [14:41:50] ["Be Still" IS PERFORMED] [14:48:28] LEIF REID>> That was amazing. The day before my dad passed all of us work together collectively trying to ease his pain. Music was the only thing that helped because phone out. You were shuffling through his songs, asking what he wanted to hear. I'm doing a response. Bruce, I think And we said Brandon, You want to hear the killers. And he smiled and he gave us a huge. thumbs up. [14:49:10] So want everyone to know that was the last musical request he. There's a little bit already. I could probably start my thoughts. This morning I calling for a raise of hands. My dad ever hang up the phone on you. Sound saying goodbye. [14:49:45] So many of us here. So many of us here, Shimmer, the speaker presidents share their stories all of us have a story about my dad ending phone call, roughly, sometimes even left you're talking for a few minutes before you realize that he hung up. He once said in an interview. When the conversation is over. I hang up. I've offended people. I don't mean to but when there's no need to talk anymore. The call is over. That's part of the narrative of his life. [14:50:28] Saamy was the hang up guy In our family. ending a call early and sometimes it's a contest for us. It's a verb we call Harry reading. But this morning, I want to help everyone see this kind of humorous trait that he had a different light And I think maybe from what you've heard already you know, that as as busy as he was on the Senate Speaking with a head of state, whatever it was. [14:51:17] My dad always took our class never felt ever made us feel dizzy and have the time to moment us. So when he hung up on you. Maybe so quickly. It isn't as much about him being brusque. As it is, was about him being devoted to my mom. You've seen from my brothers also took the time to write us letters or notes riving over here this morning. [14:52:07] We're going through our phones. He was funny, text us back. One of my sons texted him when he found out about his diagnosis of cancer He was worried. We're praying for you. On the ghost of collagen Hawaii. My dad's response was you're far from the volcano. You're safe, are a lot of responses like that. [14:52:52] I've kept those notes and messages that he wrote. He took the time during the most challenging times of my life. to write me almost weekly. I've kept those notes like, like my brothers and my sister. go back to and to look at and to read. Scripture reminisce about the old times that they came from. It is advice. Again, here are some of the words to me that he preserved. These notes and letters. Here are some of the words to me that he preserved in these notes and letters. After the birth of my first son he wrote I thoughts are with you often seems only yesterday you are such a tiny little boy. [14:53:38] Now you are a fine young man and a father yourself. Whatever life has in store for you have a backup your father. Remember this always be happy. Have much to give. Realize how much we've been blessed with. This is not because we've earned in instead, because God has given us a duty to care. I must do this daily. Once he wrote me from the Senate floor from his desk During a speech by a senator I won't name I don't see here that he said was a little boring. [14:54:22] He wrote it good care of yourself. take your rest when it's available. Exercise concentrate on your work. Never return and be sorry for not doing well. Success is not determined in the moment. By the fruits of your labor and the seeds you've planted. Why am I telling you this? things you already know. [14:55:02] Just before Christmas in 1988 When I was in South America, serving the first few months of a two year mission He wrote for this Christmas season you may be assured that my thoughts and prayers are with you worry about you. Awesome. Far away Ecuador. But I also think of life, and its brevity. Formation of you as a person In the spirit of Christmas is obtainable more easily with the work of serving others. I know of your lovely times but be strong. For the time will swiftly pass, when we are reunited. Until then, do well it's your assignment. [14:55:37] Years later he wrote hard to comprehend the swift passage of time. Make the most of it, as you started the days that make fatherhood. I owe you so much, as you have been a great son. Knowing him and seeing the life that he lived. It's humbling to think about how devoted he was to us. He was, and he is our hero. What did we do to deserve our hero? Our father [14:56:22] People know his story. He lived the American dream you could say from searchlight to Washington. From my time as a young boy, it even then seemed fictional. The reality was that he was a man simply chose to do best every day. To do his duty. Take care of his stewardship part of that work was to be our father. Part of that work was to be my mother's soulmate. [14:57:00] Part of that work is to be your senator colleague His devotion, steadfastness and everything he did. Probably the best definition. Shortly after I left for college, you wrote me to say Make the most of your time. As it is said in the Book of Mormon, This life is the time for men prepared to meet God. Yea, [14:57:37] Behold, the day of this life is the day for men to prepare his labors as we heard in the song that Brandon just sung to us. Dad never broke care rose up like the sun, every day, and labored, until last week. I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ. [14:58:40] RORY REID>> You seen the read kids traveled as a pack. My dad was always looking to provide us an adventure. One summer he borrowed a friend's boat. It was on an outing. We were on a lake. I don't remember if it was meat or Mojave. All of a sudden engine stone. my dad tried over and over to restart it began to drift or the rocky outcropping. [14:59:10] Arm he put it pointed towards the back of the boat and he said Rory are the anchor overboard Is that currently tried to locate an anchor? I Dad his volume increasing? repeated himself. Throw it Rory throw the anchor. [14:59:32] I found it I did as he told me to do. Just as I threw it. I realized it wasn't tied to anything I have no idea how we got back to shore London. But as you've heard from my my siblings, My father had a keen sense of what we needed As children and I had a desire to have no adventure. [15:00:15] I wanted to just stay home, book, movie. I shouldn't have been surprised one day when he came home and said hey Rory. I signed you up for Pop Warner Football. Look at me I'm not built for football, He was at every game the casinos had a beer and I still don't know why I played football. [15:00:54] I really don't have a reason to be concussed regularly other than As I thought about it, The reason I played football was because it gave me time with my father. He loved it more than I did. And it became central to our relationship because I was a teenager, he came to every high school football game. And I remember after one big game. My teammates wanted to go out and celebrate. I went home. One reason I wanted to talk to my dad about one of my friends called and said hey, where are you? [15:01:37] Throughout, you know, somewhere doing this or that and I'm out to my dad. Please tell me I can't go out. Need to. I stayed home with him. Later I adventures with my father became more political 1986 I told my dad I wanted to volunteer on his Senate campaign in Seattle, please. When I was told I was the campaign's official, rural Nevada representative. It's like football I feigned excitement. [15:02:19] I put a box of pamphlets in my Cutlass Supreme And I hit the road. My first is my first assignment was in Ely. nobody on the campaign had the courtesy to let me know that White Pine County is not readWhen I arrived there I checked into the copper Queen motel didn't have an event till later that evening and not want to do anything. [15:02:54] I decided to go knock doors at the first door a young girl answer asked her if your parents were home and she said to follower. Walk through her house into the backyard or her father a burly fellow with a garden hose and hand crouched working. When you look looked up at me. I said, very proud of me. My name is Rory Reid. My father is Congressman Harry Reid, where I could say another word. where I could say another word. The gentlemen used some expletives raised the whole above his head and literally chased me from the yard. [15:03:33] So I went back to the copper queen and watched a movie.When my dad called to check in later that evening, I told him about my day. I just remember him laughing. last and last. And then he said wait until you get to Elko County they really love you. I've also been thinking a lot about a moment I had with my dad when I was very young I was a boy. [15:04:15] I was in the hills a searchlight with him. One of his brother brothers was there. I think it was done. my brother Leif was there if I remember right, I Dad carried a flashlight. You walked a few steps ahead of me.I Dad carried a flashlight. He walked a few steps ahead of me know where we were going. After a few minutes, we approached a dark opening of a horizontal mineshaft that disappeared deep into the hillside as I lean lean to one side, he turned on his flashlight. [15:04:48] And I peered around him And when he shined his light into the blackness, I could see the reflection of two bright red eyes that quickly approached and then our rat screen passes. My dad must have known I was anxious. Three grabbed two of my small fingers in his belt loop, said stay close. [15:04:16] I followed him into the shaft is in the light he provided but any day any discussion of our family or my dad to begin and end in one place, Flandre. She was the center of his universe. [15:05:46] They met as teenagers. They unlocked when they were 19 still teenagers in over 62 years. They provided us a loving example. our real partnership work. At the end of his life My dad asked for his glasses He was real sick and couldn't reach for them. himself, or put them on his face. For the longest time, you just stared at my mom. [15:06:25] There was no need for words. this morning our family was guided here by a police escort an apostle of our faith and offered his blessing to us. You saw in the military procession present the casket of my father in this grand hall. The leaders of the United States Congress are here in his honor. Presidents Obama races with their words and next week I dead will lie in state in the United States Capitol Rotunda in the same spot, Abraham Lincoln rested. [15:07:04] what I cherish most is what I saw. moments that I was privileged to share both Nevada giant May the God of heaven and earth Continue to ensure that his soul rest in peace. My dad did we meet again. [15:08:03] SCHUMER>> First, Josh and leads and beautiful, beautiful, amazing words, nothing anyone could ever say better than to show what a great man. Thank you. Now it's truly an honor for me about my dear friend and my mentor. I reread of search like Nevada, as he would probably refer to himself. [15:08:35] First let me say to lantra love of Harry's life for 62 years. He called his rock. only time I ever saw Harry cry. And he told me Landrieu had had an awful car accident, broken so many bones. He said over and over again. tears stream down his tree, cheeks, or little lantern, or little land dry no nothing, nothing, and replace the hole in your heart right now. [15:09:08] But just know that every single person in this room and literally 1000s More across the nation, or holding you in their hearts, you endure this pain, loss with your family. I lost my dad a month ago but he's still with me. Just as I know Harry is with all of us. Always be five years ago with the unveiling of Harry's official portrait I said it'll be quite some time till we see another like Harry masonry. Five years later, that statement remains as true as ever. He was one of a kind. [15:09:52] Presence of so many distinguished guests this memorial. President Vice President Obama's Speaker Pelosi, elder Ballard, the church, Jesus Christ of Latter Day, Latter Day Saints and so many others. so many of my colleagues who came here both present previously served in all of us being here is proof of the wide and deep impact Harry had is. Now that being said, no doubt, Harry would be extremely annoyed and embarrassed that so many of us made a trip to out to Las Vegas for him. [15:10:33] I know nothing he'd want less than to sit through a bunch of speeches talking about how great he was. but I knew very well and even though he wouldn't want it I know a part of him would enjoy it. It sort of be like seeds Sid Caesar after he had some applause No please, no more applause. I got to know Harry when I came to the Senate 1999. [15:11:02] Here was this man, soft spoken Mormon from search white town that was miles away from nowhere, at least in my mind. awry was rash Jewish kid out of Brooklyn. A borough that's nearly as populous as the state of Nevada. We were a match made in heaven. I quickly learned that just the nice Harry's soft spoken nature was a truly honest and original character. there are so many stories. Let me tell you one. Back in 2012 during the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, Harry called me all excitedly and suddenly to his hotel room late at night and knocked on the door. and Harry, let me in. [15:11:47] I'm not sure if Landrieu remembers She was there. But we were going to discuss some important issue about the next day's convention. But before I could gather my thoughts, Harry pulled me aside into the small little bathroom. We were virtually on top of each other and he lowered his voice. Chuck want you to take care of something important, he said before pulling out a wad of cash out of his wallet and peeling off for $100 bills. [15:12:19] You know he said you've been working hard do doing a lot of the right things to be democratic leader but you need to dress better. Please buy some better shoes. Now at first I thought Harry pulled me into this little bathroom because he didn't want Landrieu to see him wasting $400 on the Senate's worst dressed member. [15:12:47] But when I asked Harry about it later, he said to me he didn't want to embarrass me in front of land. that was Harry to a tee was no secret that Harry didn't care for the decorum of public office but he didn't know how to dress this part. But his hair regularly shined his shoes. He wore nice suits with yours like Hickey Freeman. And I couldn't afford. But a few years later, I got the better of Harry when I showed up to the Senate wearing a Hickey Freeman suit of my own. [15:13:20] Harry was surprised. He said shock. I thought you said you could never afford a hickey Freeman suit. I told him I can so I visited the warehouse in Rochester and bought one at a wholesale price every stop slipping the meaning for clothes after that. Now to be clear, I don't go around the state looking for good deals on clothing. For example, as many of you know, every year I attended speak it dozens of college graduates Sarah terminal needs around New York every May and June. [15:13:56] Harry of course knew about this tradition. We thought it was hilarious. fact he liked it so much that one day he gathered all 100 staffers into his office, me to deliver the interconnection All of them. After I became Democratic leader, he started to worry about my habit every graduation season. He'd call off my Wi Fi Reese's here today and plead with her to stop him from going to every graduation and every event he's got to garner his strength and his health. That's just too hairy was if you were lucky enough lucky enough that he cared about Well do his friend cared about you with every fiber. [15:14:45] Sometimes you could even say cared a little too much, you know Landrieu wasn't the only woman I've seen Harry cat kiss passionately on the lips. It was back in 2006. Harry and I were watching the election. returns together. They announced our friend Claire McCaskill was the winner of the Senate race in Missouri and we would take back the Senate and I kid you not everyone up to the TV screen and smacked Claire on his lips on hers. his lips remained attached to the TV screen for a full 10 seconds. [15:15:18] He keeps his teachers as image so passionately. I had to get up and white, the copious spill off the TV screen. That's how much we all love Terry. So Harry, in short, is one of the most incredible individuals I've ever met. sort of person you've come across only a handful of times of his nails to his core, and also one of the most compassionate individuals you could ever imagine. Never forgot where he came from. [15:16:00] He stuck up for the underdog. Leaves are a dual event commission from the town is more more than a search. Engine admin, both converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The book of amendment in his office. I'd like to read a verse chapter nine gives me great [15:16:34] for us, dear dear. Oh how great the plan of our God we're on the other hand, the paradise of God was deliver up spirits of the righteous reign deliver up the body of the righteous spirit and the body is restored self again all men become incorruptible and immortal. living souls, Your living souls lose someone special And never truly, always stay with you. 151720 For those of us in the Senate - Senate Democratic Caucus I think that was especially true this past week, as we observed the anniversary of the violent insurrection against our US Capitol, one of the darkest moments for our democracy in living memory. The day saw so many acts of selflessness and heroism, by our - by our US Capitol Police, who once counted among their esteemed ranks one Harry Mason Reid, who served as an officer while studying at Washington School of Law. In so many ways, so many ways, Harry was a guardian and steward of the Senate, literally and figuratively 151802 He took great care of the Senate as an institution. He also knew that the Senate had to adapt to changing times. As we confront the challenges of the coming weeks and months ahead, I take comfort knowing that Harry is with us in spirit, walking alongside us, he's right there, as we continue the work he dedicated himself to for so many, so many years. May God rest his immortal soul, and may his memory be a blessing to all of us. [15:19:14] PELOSI>> Good afternoon everyone, is indeed a great honor to join this triggered with the towering titan of public service, Senator Harry Reid. was an it deeply moving for all of us to hear. Rory Arif and joshing key, speak so lovingly have an heir father. To his children, along with his many precious grandchildren, his darling great grandchild are his greatest pride. But hearing you speak about him shows us a source of strength to force the love and happiness he shared with his adoring and beautiful wife, Condra [15:19:58] was a source of joy to all of us who know them. All of us here today are here personally to celebrate the life of our dear friend Harry Some of us including two presidents of the United States Vice President, members of both the Senate and House are also here officially just salute, a legendary statesman. I have the privilege as Speaker of the House to bring the simplicity of the House of Representatives where Harry one serve, Chuck will say not as long as he served in the Senate, but that's what I wasn't in Congress then. [15:20:39] But he was in the house and he was running for the United States Senate. My team. Francisco my husband policies here, priority for us. And we're And we're pleased to join our distinguished John, our members. I didn't see where support and Suzie Li Ren greetings of all of our colleagues, some we are all viewed as a great person. [15:21:18] I have a great deal I want to say about Harry but you know Harry he was a man of few words and he wanted everybody else to be a person, a few words. And again, we'll go to the phone calls because I immodestly say that I probably got hung up on the most by Harry Reid two or three times a day for 12 years. that is official working days, sometimes Saturday and Sunday. [15:21:50] But anyway, even if we had really succinct conversation, hairy subject that's problem, this timing, this, that succinct. So sometimes even called a bag said Harry, I was singing your praises. I was thanking you for the great job you did in the legislation and the rest I don't want to hear it click. I even said to him as when he was announcing his retirement. I want to have a big dinner, invite all the friends that you've served with in the past and the house, in the Senate and the rest. I don't want to do it. [15:22:35] When I want to sing for them to sing your praises. I don't want to do it. Save the money. Did the poor Arie is modesty made him unique, you might say in politics, but his humility was rooted in his strong values from a humble childhood. Rising search light to the spotlight to seven leaders at two hours more than four decades of public service and even at the highest. Work out and to fight for Nevada. [15:23:19] Indeed, Harry loved his home state you know that he did everything he could to ensure Nevadans voices are heard other protecting the state's natural environment or its political environment especially its coveted role in the presidential selection process. To observe Harry lead and legislate was to see a master hairless TJ knowledgeable and brilliant. know he was a pioneer. Like the Pioneer Aries ascendant leader few could rival Harry's understanding of his senators, their states their needs their ambitions and then all of our conversation. [15:24:08] I never heard Harry say an unkind word about any of his Senate Democratic Republic.12 years we served together as leaders in our respective houses. I had the privilege of seeing his metric firsthand, rescuing American families with the American Recovery and Reinvestment protecting hardworking consumers with the Dodd Frank and championing the passage of the carrot, just to name a few under the leadership of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. [15:24:48] When he retired, we would no longer be speaking constantly on the phone. He came to my office. This was when he announced his retirement. He said, Nancy, I have something for you to remember me behind. I thought it might be a handwritten note or special so instead, he unveiled a massive bald eagle stuff. but the wing says you're capable of fluttering in the breeze. Shocked I said Harry Did you go hunting and killing endangered species. He said no. He died flying into a power line. And I call them Sparky. [15:25:28] His his environmentalism or his dry sense of you and I've ever received offices. Today this majestic bird has flown from the Senate leaders office over to the Speaker's office appropriately and with His permission, now called Harry. [15:26:10] For his great legislative achievements, his most enduring public legacy will be that he was beloved. The word not often used to describe political leaders. He was beloved by his colleagues, by staff by maintenance workers, and by the Capitol Police and as a leader mentioned, with whom he served as a young man fully beloved by all because he treated everyone with dignity and respect. 152636 Next week, Leader Schumer and I will have the solemn privilege of welcoming Harry back to the Capitol to lie in state, a proper tribute for a historic, patriotic American. May it be a comfort to Landra, and their beautiful family, all who love him, that so many Americans mourn with you at this sad time. Paul and I who love Landra who loves Landra and love Harry send you our personal sympathy and love. God truly blessed America with the life and legacy of Harry Reid, may he rest in peace. [15:27:38] >> Thank you all. You're grateful for the entertaining loving and tender memories have been shared. We will now be honored to hear from another of Senator Reid's very talented friends, Carole King. At the request of land will perform in the name of former President Barack Obama will then deliver the eulogy. Following President Obama's remarks, we will hear from the President of the United States Joseph Arbeit. At the conclusion of the President's remarks closing prayer and benediction will be given by a granddaughter, Savannah, jeans, read these remain in your seats. After the closing prayer for a special sendoff. [15:28:32] [CAROLE KING PERFORMS "IN THE NAME OF LOVE"] [15:32:56] OBAMA>> Mr. President and First Lady Biden. Vice President Harris, second gentlemen, Emhoff, Schumer, Speaker Pelosi Allard, about raise beloved children, grandchildren, friends and former staff. Great honored to be with you today to pay tribute to friend Harry Reid. [15:33:32] Be clear and as Chuck mentioned his remarks, I suspect Harry themselves would not have wanted to sit through this thing. Harry did not like being center of attention. It made him a little awkward. He was uncomfortable, but people said too many nice things about him [15:34:06] as he looks down on us today Harry is going to have to suck it up, because few people have done more for this state This country driven Brilliant. Sometimes irascible deeply good man, search light about I first met Harry in 2005 After I'd been elected to the Senate and Harry had been elevated to become Democratic leader [15:34:50] And I was the sole African American in the Senate at the time. Mix kid. Funny name. And given how different our backgrounds where I did not know how well Harry and I would hit it off. He was older of course. his kids were grown and know what kind of music he liked. and I figured he didn't listen to Jay Z. [15:35:29] On the issues he had a reputation for being a little more conservative than I was collecting politics is western state. So he invited me to his office for a chat shortly after I'd been sworn it was not a lot of small talk. But there was not a lot of talk at all. He asked me what committee assignments I wanted. I told him he said see what he could do. [15:36:00] At the time, his voice was so soft I could barely hear what he was saying. Afterwards, my fear, colleague from Illinois to Durbin, asked me how it went. And I don't know The whole conversation lasted maybe 10 minutes he did not seem particularly pleased with my picking up this time. I'm worried except if he didn't like you. It would have only lasted five minutes was Harry. [15:36:46] Harry was not a schmoozer or a backslash. He did not regale you with long drawn out stories. and he did not appreciate long drawn out story. Despite the years he spent in Congress, despite power he wielded his reputation as being the consummate Washington insider. [15:37:17] What I came to realize was that every always remains something of an outsider in Washington, which makes sense, given the remarkable path to the Senate. Have you taken a path that was at least as unlikely, if not more than likely the month. Others have mentioned areas of extraordinary journey out of search like I need desert town and our re from just about everywhere. [15:37:53] Harry had to hit more than 40 miles each way to Henderson Stay with relatives just to go to high school. I put himself through college and law school moonlighting as a uniform Capitol police officer to help cover tuition and support young family. Fairness say it was not easy. [15:38:15] Or must have been times where he found out about achieving his dreams. Like the time when his car broke down and he walked into the dean's office to say that he wasn't sure if he could afford to finish school. Very remembered it the beam looked him up and down and said Mr. Reid, why don't you just quit that beam did not know Harry Reid's character, [15:38:46] like others who would later underestimate the man. it's a success in the boxing ring, despite being significantly undersized, you'd like to talk about his box No, Brock wasn't a great athlete. [15:39:17] wasn't big and strong like some of the guys I went up against two things going for me. take a punch ever gave up? about right. And same dog and determination Monetary rates political career. losses per Senate race by just 600 votes. [15:39:46] Six months later, he ran, mayor of this town and lost in a landslide. Harry did not give up, got himself a seat in the house and the Senate finally became Senate Majority Leader. got himself a seat in the house. and the Senate finally became Senate Majority Leader. And let's face it, he enjoyed every minute of proving doubters wrong again and again and again. Sometimes the people who motivate us the most very would later say are the ones who believe in us. Least. [15:40:27] So yes, being tough being a fighter was one of Harry's singular characteristics. apparently. Once a snapper handed them and some draft remarks, in which he was supposed to refer to themselves as a former boxer and Eric crossed out the word former It was 70 years old at the time. [15:41:00] But there were other aspects to Aries character that helped explain his extraordinary achievements. qualities that at this particular moment in our history, seem special element.First and foremost, it was a pragmatism spectrum. Apply strict purity tests for politicians. [15:41:40] And they toe the line on just about every issue At a time when so often compromises portrayed as weakness. Or you had a different view. He didn't believe in highfalutin theories are rigid ideologies. He thought most people make decisions based on their life experience based on the immediate needs of their families, based on their own self interests, no matter what they may tell themselves. And as a result, every met people where they work, where you wanted them to be. 154223 And he was willing to cut deals even with folks he didn't agree with or particularly like. I heard Nancy Pelosi say she never heard Harry say anything bad about any of his colleagues. I don't know about that, Nancy. But he would work with them. [15:42:50] I love Nancy, but I, you would work with them. if that's what it took to move things forward. They battle between perfection, and progress. or he always chose adaptable when he first got to Washington area, his voting record wasn't so different from those who'd represented his state in the past. Holding traditional positions on issues like gun rights, immigration, reproductive health, [15:43:37] As Nevada and the country as Harry met more and more people from different walks of life and realize their struggles, weren't that different from his family's been in search light are his views on some of these issues, changed as well. He didn't consider that a weakness. He understood that he wasn't always going to be right about everything. Know how to listen, learn, was humble enough to admit when he had to change his mind and grow. [15:44:15] And by the way, speaking from personal experience. It helps when you're married to somebody, wiser and brighter than you I know something about that. After Harry introduced a bill repealing birthright citizenship in the 1990s for example, Andrew Bandra pointed out that her own father had been a Russian immigrant later here we would say, I came to the realization. I was way off base. So glad [15:45:00] Now there are plenty of politicians making decisions just because they want to get reelected. They've got their fingers out to the wind. They're interested in claim to power for its own sake, for Harry. The whole point of holding us The whole point of wielding power was to actually get things done on behalf. Those represent bring his time as leader that is exactly what he got things done about Harry we would not have passed the Recovery Act [15:45:41] helping to prevent another Great Depression. But Harry we wouldn't have saved people's jobs, help people stay in their homes. Ideally, we would not have passed Wall Street perform reining in some of the worst abuses of the financial industry. Without Harry there would be no Affordable Care Act. People forget that there were many times during the debate over health care reform when it looked like nothing was going to get passed. [15:46:14] Harry working with Nancy Pelosi in the house working with and vice president. Now, by now President, my partner. And despite Joe Biden. Every refused to give up. Maneuvering applying pressure light only he could deals Harry, made to get that law done didn't always look pretty. I got votes. [15:46:53] Whenever I would object to a change you want to make. whether because some policy concerns or worries about the optics area would tell me with some exasperation in his voice. Mr President, you know a lot more than I do about health care policy, okay. I know the Senate write the novel. better than just anyone else. [15:47:25] The work we're doing Growing up Harry's family didn't have health care told me he didn't even know what it was. His brother broke his leg. He stayed in bed and waited for it to heal. Father needed a tooth removed yanked it out himself, Harry, remember those times. He knew what that was like. [15:47:56] When Harry put everything he had in the passing ACA. he didn't do it to burnish his own legacy. He did it for the people back home and families, why kids needed someone looking out for when nobody else was there we got things done. Here's another thing that certain area part. He was always unfailingly himself. [15:48:33] I may not sound exceptional, but in Washington. It is an exceedingly rare quality. He was the first to admit he wasn't the most charismatic or politically correct speaker. After a press conference, we'd sometimes go up to a staffer and say Okay, tell me everything I did wrong. But Harry knew who he was. [15:49:02] They had the distinct advantage of not really caring what other people thought of them. in a town obsessed with appearance, Harry had a real vanity deficit. He didn't like phonies. He didn't like grandstanding. Is your try to get out in under 10 minutes. And apparently the only white house congressional picnic area ever attended. Work was for his son keys benefit. [15:49:43] Kiki wanted to impress the girl. He was dating at the time, mile myelin ended up getting married. So Harry grudgingly admitted it was worth the sacrifice. All of her his toughness. All this hard nosed views about politics, very loved his family. Loved staff. Very was a true and loyal friends Harry was a true and loyal friend. [15:50:32] For my time in the Senate, he was more generous to me than I had any right to expect. as one of the first people they encouraged me to run for president Leaving that despite my youth, despite my inexperience, despite that I was African American. badly when the time made one of us. [15:51:09] You wanted Harry in the foxhole with you. his willingness to fight by my side to stick with me, even when things weren't going our way. My poll numbers, it's gone down some Democrats thought it might be proven to maintain a healthy distance from me. His willingness to be there. Last wrote my presence A debt that to him that I could never fully repay. [15:51:48] Remember, toward the end of my time in the White House, Shell and I invited Harry and Land Rover to better alone with Joe and Jill and Nancy and Paul, Chuck and Iris. During the meal Harry was as usual or marginally south. Occasionally he'd offer an opinion on this or that. Mutter about food was pretty good.But he was keeping his own counsel. [15:52:19] At the end of the night. Those who were there, I suspect will remember this. everybody here knows that I don't show a lot of emotion. okay. It's just how I grew up. [15:52:45] I just want to say I'm really proud of what I've done with this president. And I love this guy. And then, without any warning He leaned over and kissed me on the cheek. I think it's fair to say that we were all surprised. [15:53:15] And I laughed so Thanks, Harry. I love you too man. I put my arm around him, which I think was too much fun. Cuz he said Well, okay, then It's past my bedtime And with that, he Alondra headed for the door Pragmatism adaptability premium on getting things done. [15:53:57] Lack of pretension abiding more world what Harry Reid represents, a man of our qualities that are in short supply these days Yeah, it seems to me they are precisely the qualities our democracy requires. very understood We don't have to see eye to eye on everything. [15:54:38] Order live together. Be decent toward each other. that we can learn to bridge differences at ground and race and region, know that our system of government isn't based on demanding that everybody think exactly the same way. In fact, it presumes that in a country as big and diverse as ours, People rarely will. We can still work together. [15:55:15] We may have been a proud democratic partisan. He didn't shy away from Bare Knuckle politics but his true is I've never heard Harry speak of politics, as if it was some unbending battle between good and evil. Does he know what was true for itself was true for everybody that all a bundle of contradictions all have our floats. However, a blind spots. [15:55:54] Despite all that was possible for us to affirm our collective humanity. That's what made America great. Once we both left office and see much of Harry We call each other on the phone from time to time. [15:56:26] Tell me about Landrieu It's speak with great pride about his kids, his grandkids all they were doing. Tell me about his illness and treatments. he was going through. At some point during those calls. He'd usually mentioned somebody had run into with thanked him for getting them health care, or save their job. [15:57:02] And particularly in recent months maybe knowing that he didn't have much time left. Wow himself Talk about how together we made a darn good team. We've done pretty well for the American people is I would start to reply. As he would cut me off. All conversation with last about five minutes. [15:57:41] But in those five minutes, he communicate more some folks, they want a couple hours. Some folks. they want a couple hours A true Harry was a man who knew what was important And didn't believe in dwelling on one was. one former colleague explained it by saying to Harry. Goodbye, was an unnecessary would [15:58:17] might not have been necessary for Harry but it is for us.Thank you for everything. betta has never had a greater champion. And the country benefited from your extraordinary leadership. I could not have asked for a better referring to did love you back. [15:59:23] BIDEN>> Mr President. I could tell you, every time I hear a dial tone I think y'all think I'm kidding, I'm not. I'm not. Jill and I are here for Harry but he would he would want us to really be here for just him. Everybody is reference. Under we're here for you. Eulogy is for a living. [16:00:03] Oh it's a true love story. We are still talking about your first date. 60 years later. Erin ever tired of telling the time your two kids had to push start his car, making your way down the road. Wide smiles on your face. Wide smiles on your face. I recollection as he called it when he told me the story. One of those quote moments of eternal life stay with you until the last breath [16:00:37] Mahindra. What a life, you turn together. Tools last breath. Leave Josh key. All the grandchildren, great grandchildren. Seeing, hearing you talk about him today. It's clear. My dad used to have an expression say or blood of His blood, bone in his bone. [16:01:08] You are products of Harriet and to read What a gift. gift God gave you a gift Was it is other valid President Obama, Vice President Harris second gentlemen. Governor slot passport into the state.And Iris and Chuck Schumer all and Nancy Pelosi, members of in Nevada congressional delegation. [16:01:45] Senator Cortes Masto, and Rosen representatives hard shoes me Horsford Me and Titus, members of Congress Democrat Republican past and present things guest What a gift. I read was to the state to this nation. The so many of us individually. I know he's smiling right now. Only Harry Reid at his send off, wood, Sammy the speaker between former president knighted states cow king in the killers. [15:02:28] Carrie always had a great sense of humor. Always Edwin, we always did. Got me again. But he always got me the first time I met her I got a call asking whether as I just been elected 29 years old resign in the State Senate. I hadn't even turned 32 yet he was newly, I was a newly elected Saturday asked Me campaign for selection or Nevada Senate seat being vacated by a man, I'd only just begun to know Alan Bible. first thing when he met I met him in Nevada. We were talking about where he's from, he said Well, I used to have to go out and shoot mad dogs. [16:03:16] I thought what in the hell am I doing here. swear to God, I used to go out and shoot Mad Dogs. I'm thinking, let's be father for I have sinned. what's going on? Are you lost that general election by less than 600 votes while axon and he never let me forget thinking that I probably cost him 600 votes. Only kidding about that. I probably did. When asked me to come back and campaign for him when he ran for the House in 1982. He won that time. [16:03:52] And he wanted 86 Go on to serve in Congress together for more than 30 years. worked together with Iraq during the eight years we were in office. Anyone Harry was done in the Senate. He was never really done, as all of you from Nevada now, it asked me to campaign for North Florida, Nevada Democrats it asked me to campaign for an awful lot of Nevada Democrats. And even here today. I can never say no although you probably said oh god he invited Biden into my district. [16:04:30] I talk to him often during this past election, taking his voice and logic until you have come into his home and more than one occasion to visit and get his advice and where I should be going. In order to win. After you want. One of the things Harry did which was sort of incongruence with Eric heard today. He sent me a text. I saved it. you're my brother. We won. Well, made a big deal to me was a big deal to me that he felt that way. Now Harry never wrote what you didn't believe, [16:05:14] made me feel good. made me feel good. He gave me a sense of confidence, felt like he was my brother counted on. felt like he was my brother counted on. And though so many of you felt that same way about Harry's well throughout his career in your relationship, or five decades we became genuine friends. The Irish Catholic kid from 10 Pennsylvania in the Latter Day Saint Francis life. you think I'm kidding. Airs like the guys I grew up with, back in Scranton in Claymont. Delaware. [16:05:51] Harry would always have your back. Like the guys I grew up. I had mine. He knew I had his although I sometimes wonder. I was trying to make an important point to Harry about whether he really did have my back as He hung up. But to tell the truth every time. every time I knew it was real, the real Harry Tim. it all he needed. We didn't want any more. need more. [16:06:30] We did share some similarities. Brock said we're loving families wives are smarter and better looking than we were. Her and I both like to talk a lot. I guess testing whether you're asleep yet. Whether you're served with Harry for decades, Or you renewed American just a few days ago. One herring in your corner and that's not hyperbole. is toughness was distinctly Nevada, [16:07:09] His story was unmistakably American. his remarkable journey has been told so many by so many because it has been traveled by so few. call home? miles a hitchhike to school boxing ring Rio he's got up. family tragedies endured the cancer he and longer fought halls of power he walked the state he transformed the country he shaped. [16:07:40] It was proof. There's nothing ordinary about America, ordinary Americans can do anything, given half a chance. ordinary Americans can do anything given half a chance. We the People Pretty damn extraordinary. America is an idea, an idea. an idea. Anybody give it a shot. Recent potential Harry was extraordinary though. And I grew up in different sides of the country. We came from the same place certain values ran deep. [16:08:21] First loyalty, Fake resolve, service, your word. pounded into my head from the time I was a child. Joe you're a man even word without your word. you're not a man. The Met the marker, what I always believed was the most important thing which you can measure person by their actions and keeping their word. I said he was gonna do something. He did it. He didn't do it. the modern day rationalities when I told you how to do that I didn't realize that this would happen. [16:08:57] No matter what happened at his word, Japanese bank on it. So we got so much done for the good of the country for so many decades.That's how we literally saved we forget it Social Security. During the Bush years. GOP Yucca Mountain from becoming a nuclear waste site secured devotion to the Affordable Care Act. [16:09:25] It's how he helped us rein in Wall Street. the excess isn't repealed. Don't Ask Don't Tell. Tao created the visor first national park, and conserve like Tao.We always champion Native Americans and tribal communities. So much more And it was easy to get particularly popular when he was doing it. The thing about Harry, he never gave up. He never gave up. He never gave up on anybody. [16:10:04] I gave a great leader. He led Democratic caucus just not by speaking but by listening or hearing all points of view finding a common ground. Eric cared so much about his fellow Americans. And so little about what anybody thought of him as all search like no spotlight. Always appreciate by the comfort, though it is Jill with me tonight. He offered me and Jill and difficult moments in our lives.No, we're not the only ones. [16:10:48] Just passing all heard those wonderful tributes, gracious way we console grieving, grieving and encourage someone living with a disability. I saw that picture of our buddy Max Baucus, X losing grievous limbs he's already standing in front of the wheelchair holding his cheeks. No, Max Max knew or cared about generous way to empower new colleagues or insist the new moms and dads on staff who put their family first before their job and do it always [16:11:32] get in friendship He made the Capitol police have been recognized three times because he was one of the he wore the uniform. he more than a friend in need. Are his voice was soft and gentle. praising himself was stone cold, silent. Pursuit of fairness and prosperity voice would echo when will I go for generations in this state? 161200 Look, let there be no doubt, Harry Reid will be considered one of the greatest Senate Majority Leaders in history. [16:12:11] I've served longer than all but out 12 United States Senate, there for over 36 years, I've had the honor of serving the few of those names to be on that short list for Harry wasn't about powers about the sake. about the power to be able to use power to write by people. [16:12:34] That's why you wanted Harry in your corner. That's what we should remember. the nation today already knew better than most out difficult democracy is the idea of America. itself is under attack. dark and deep and the forces that were in a battle for the soul of America. 161258 Landra I remember sitting in a room with Harry when he was supporting me for President. My explaining to him, the reason I decided to run when I had decided I was never going to do that again was watching all those Neo Nazis come out of the fields down in Virginia chanting anti semitic bile, carrying Nazi flags. And he asked me, what? I said, we have to restore the soul of America. 161330 No one knew it better than Harry. Protecting democracy requires vigil -- vigilant stewardship. Harry's life shows that for all, from our darkest days, we can find light and find hope. Just look at his life. In just about every respect, Harry Reid came into this world with the odds against him. He believed life, and he lived it and he left it, believing anything was possible. [16:14:11] Demonstrate that anything's possible Look at this incredible family in a small way, minds, me and my dad. My dad used to say, Joey, never explain and never complain. Remember one day we're having an event. I was running for my this was fifth term. Route my house. I feel sorry for myself talking about a family. Awesome. daughter. [16:14:52] My dad said I'll be back in a minute left the house waiting for people to show up. Look to the local Hallmark store. In back Ricard, two news all brass plaque with two sections to two clips and the cartoon character Hagar the horrible One Hagar the Viking ship. moving along here the rocks lightning comes out of the sky chars is the horns of his helmet breaks the master of his ship. And he's looking up a god he's going, God, why me? [16:15:41] the next frame.The next frame is a picture of a garden the ship and voice coming down having the same Why not? What makes you so special these things wouldn't happen to you. Why not stand up. Get up, never bow never been never yield. never bow never been never yield. That was Harry never complained. So as your mind so much of Harry's desk as we all know, he sent it off some giant portrait of Mark Twain [16:16:21] They both Harry and Mark Twain love Nevada. They both, both knew how to say things, know to be true about ourselves and about our country for hiringknow to be true about ourselves and about our country for hiring. was this. as he said himself, he said quote I grew up around people strong values. Even if they rarely talked about not to say they love their country, Worship God ever shunned hard work, never asked for special favors. [16:17:00] That's Harry, that's America or someone. Mark Twain himself would have written about the defining character in American story had he known, Harry, who staff, known as Team Read last incredibly genuine role model. [16:17:35] We see a carrying on HMR his legacy People in Nevada you lost a beloved son. The spirits always gonna burn as bright as the desert sun. the nation we lost a giant American plainspoken honorable decent Bray on yielding man. This be his legacy. On each of us, be our best. Speak truth in the heart. Take up the remaining rounds of Harry Reid's good fight. [16:18:17] In America we all put a gift. In this from the bottom my heart what a gift. What a life of a nation. He turned until his last breath. Under God bless you. God bless the entire family of us, my friend Eric. Great American. God protect our troops. [16:19:25] >> Dear Heavenly Father we are grateful to be gathered together today. from world leaders to family members to celebrate the life of Harry. We're grateful for the beautiful words and music that have been shared today and for all the preparation and thought that went into this service. Most importantly though, we're grateful for the years that we had Harry on this earth. You're grateful for his good works and the community is gripped his tenacity especially grateful for the loyalty the love and the dedication that you showed his family and friends. [16:20:03] That's for a blessing of comfort and peace to view this especially to Leanna worrying to leave to Josh and to key and especially to grant that she can lift it up and comforted by the love of those around her, that she can keep poppies memory with her always pray that his memory can be a blessing to us. and then as we serve you we can remember his good example of service and that the best of him can be carried on in the lives of his children, his grandchildren His great grandchild and all those and he touched say these things in Jesus name, Amen. [16:21:02] FOUST>> Thank you Mr President, and all. Much has been said about Senator Reid's telephone etiquette in the service my own experience I have concluded, paraphrase, aligned from a popular 1970 movie that for Harry. Paraphrase a line from a popular 1970 movie that for Harry love means never having to say goodbye because of the love of the Savior of Jesus Christ, Neither do we. [16:21:35] Instead, we say Terry, I'd be with you. again Senator Reid's casket will be flown to Washington or he will lie in state at the capitol rotunda with an additional ceremony, honoring his life to be held on January 12. Senator Reid will make her final journey home To search light or he will be interred near other members of his family. [16:22:14] As the read family now the parts. We ask the congregation to stand and join Brandon Flowers, who will lead us in singing the Nevada State song. Home Means Nevada. The words appear on the program. And for those of you who are not from here. It's Nevada, not Nevada. [16:22:48] Brandon Flowers sing this song often at Senator Reid's events. and as we all know, Harry Reid, is first and foremost a devoted son of Nevada. Please remain standing until the family and special guests have departed due to COVID protocols, the family will not be able to receive guests after the service, and thank you all for being here today. [16:23:28] FLOWERS>> I first met Senator Reid in 2009. And we were lucky enough to get the tour of the Capitol. And it was it was just an inspiration for me because here was the Senate Majority Leader and he came from the basically the same dirt that I came from. And we you know, we share the same faith and it wasn't five minutes into the meeting and when he he waved for Chuck Schumer to come over and he had me sing, Nevada state song, and the office. [16:24:02] And I think he was showing me off a little bit but I also, as we've all heard today I think he just, he loved where he was from. And it makes it a lot easier for me to stand here and tell you how much I love Nevada. And so, as we said we all have these, feel free to sing along with me. [FLOWERS SINGS "HOME MEANS NEVADA"] [EXIT PROCESSION] [end]
SENATOR HARRY REID FUNERAL 01082022 131500
[13:56:08] >> Good morning and welcome, Ladies and gentlemen, service of this invite you to turn them off, mobile devices, and keep them off the entire service. Thank you. Leo now please rise for the read family, and remain standing for the processional on. [14:04:19] FOUST>> Welcome friends, family, brothers and sisters all. We gathered today to honor and celebrate the life and legacy of hearing. My name is Marcus Foust and I am honored to have been asked to conduct this service for my friend. On behalf of the reed family, expressed deep and heartfelt appreciation to all of you for attending today, including those who are observing the service remotely via the internet. Special thanks to all who have assisted with this funeral service especially the Smith Center for hosting us today. [14:05:06] Emily is honored by the attendance of President Joseph Biden. First Lady Joe Biden. Vice President Kamala Harris second gentlemen Mr. Joe veal off and former President Barack Obama. We acknowledge the presence of hundreds of other government leaders including Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelois, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak. Nevada congressional delegation, and other esteemed members and former members of Congress. [14:05:49] We also recognize religious leaders of many faiths, and from Senator Reid's own faith President Russell Ballard of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. We are here today to give gratitude for the man from search Latin America. shaped by a humble upbringing, Harry Reid rose to the become the ultimate champion of the little guy, lifetime of public service, reflects his deep belief and serving others, like the apostle Paul. lifetime of public service reflects his deep belief in serving others like the apostle Paul, [14:06:27] Harry Reid can now say I've fought the good fight, I finished my course. I have the opening prayer for this service will now be offered by Harry and landed his granddaughter. Joy read. the opening prayer for this service will now be offered by Harry and his granddaughter. Joy read. Our first speaker will be president M Russell Ballard, acting president with the Quorum of the 12 apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. For many of President Ballard's 93 years. He was Harry's close spiritual advisor. [14:07:11] Following President Ballard's remarks, We will hear personal reflections from each of Harry and Landon's five children. First, Manoj read varinder Then he read, followed by Joshua Tree. Following Josh random flowers will perform the sill song with deep significance to the Green family. We will then hear from leaf read and brewery rate. After Rory concludes we will be honored to hear tributes and memories from the leaders of Congress, where Senator Reid served for 34 years. [14:07:54] First from Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and then from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. Now the invocation right Hello, Joy Reid. JOY REID>> Dear Heavenly Father, we thank you for the opportunity to be here on our coffee and celebrate his life. We think the for allowing us to have known and loved. we are grateful that Poppy is at rest and he is no longer in pain. We think these are watching over him until we see him again. [14:08:41] Please bless Poppy to know how much we love him. Please bless that we can carry his desire to learn and kind heart with us. Please help us to look after poppies wonderful children, take care of his favorite person are sweet Grammy. We say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen. [14:09:41] >> You got to put the pulpit on that side and then hold on man nine years old when that sidewalk President Dr. Biden Vice President Harris. Mr Mr. Former President Obama. Speaker Pelosi, leader Schumer and other distinguished friends. I greet you warmly.As we gather to honor and remember our friend, colleague, Harry Reid [14:10:12] Alandra Lana, Rory, Lee's Josh and T. It's an honor for me to be invited to speak as we pay tribute to your beloved husband, father, grandfather. And our dear friend. I know Harry less each and every one of you deeply. I bring the love of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the 12 apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints are in Landrieu join our church sent him out to their marriage at age 19. [14:10:57] And they've been faithful disciples of Jesus Christ with a firm belief that we are all brothers and sisters, children of a loving father and my calling and son apostle of Jesus Christ. I had many personal visits with my friend Harry. We would counsel together, share personal experiences and faith. [14:11:27] In more recent years, we shared a similar client we each lost sight in one eye and about the same time he and his right eye And me and my left. We used to remind each other that we could walk down the street, ARM and ARM. He can help me see things on the left and I could help him see things on the right at times Senator Reid, he really was all business. [14:12:06] When anyone recall. the conversation was usually quick and to the point. And when our conversation was over. I don't ever remember him saying goodbye. The phone and click the line was dead. was very, very smart. and as I was with his family I was finally able to say to my dear friend. Goodbye. [14:12:39] There was another side of Harry from his humble beginnings and Searchlight, Nevada to his eventual prominence as a world leader, Harry Red was a man of faith and word and indeed, and the no Testament, Jesus Christ Todd and as much as he have done it unto one of the least of these, my brother um, you haven't done unto me. [14:13:18] Harry cared for the least of these. those who are less fortunate, hungry, sick or those who had any number of challenges. Lorraine was also a great teacher of this principle. On one occasion when speaking to students at the Brigham Young University. [14:13:45] He taught about his conviction for service. He said, many have chosen to pursue and educational direction pointed toward lucrative feel. There's nothing wrong he said. he was seeking a career that will bring you financial success. But never forget that clarion call of the Book of Mormon prophet, King Benjamin, when you are in the service of your fellow beings, you are only in the service of your God. [14:14:30] my dear friend Harry lived what he tied. in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints We strive to visit and care for the individual needs of others. Finally, Minister This way, we are representing Jesus Christ And that in as his agents to watch over live and strengthen those around us. [14:15:07] Of Harry Reid's religious leaders, many have commented that he was the best minister in their congregation. Even during his years as one of the nation's most powerful political leaders. He always made time to minister to the least of these and they did it one by one because of his faith in Jesus Christ, never forgot to reach out to the to new Landra and to your family. [14:15:48] We have the assurance that Harry has returned to the God who gave us live and away it says joyful reunion with you after this life, and through the perfect and eternal Atonement of Jesus Christ, you and your family can be reunited. I share my love for you. And my with us as an apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ that this is true. And I do so In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen. [14:17:07] LANA REID>> Hello when my family was planning today's Memorial, My major request was there be one on the program, but it's possible that may backfire. I didn't think that would be me. but I'm actually very glad to talk about my father, and show you how much we love our dad earlier this week when I was thinking about what I might say, my cousin sent me a eulogy. Earlier this week when I was thinking about what I might say. My cousin sent me a eulogy. [14:17:34] My dad gave it his mom for his mom, my grandma Lolo. at her funeral. He said and I quote, it was not one thing that reminded me of my mother, but many little things. And remembering my father here today, I will follow his lead by remembering him in many ways. There are so many little things I'd like you to know about him. For one, he was just really entertaining to be around because of this particular sense of humor. [14:18:13] He made us laugh all the time. No matter where we were or what we were doing. he made life more fun and joyful. Sometimes during church when we got restless, He would jot down a little poem. usually a roses are red type home, but it wasn't the kind of ending to roses or read poems that you would expect, it was really off the wall, and it makes us enjoy church just that much more. [14:18:43] There are some. sorry, as kids, there were endless games. of hide and seek with him and he never tired of tossing us on the bed when he got home from work. He would take us to Baskin Robbins or love its frozen custard almost every night In the summer and he allowed us to get whatever we wanted. He was the same way when he took us out to eat, partly because he liked our leftovers. [14:19:23] He always let us pick and and that gave us some autonomy to feel like our choices were good choices. Also, he was always generous so that was a part of him, allowing us to pick what we want. When I was a kid, my dad used to run marathons. A lot of times he would go on a training run and tell us to come find him. We get in the car with my mom to look for Him and follow Him until He was ready to stop. [14:20:04] Where sometimes we let him out of the car at railroad pass and that he would run to search light once when I was a very little kid. I got to follow my bike all the way on the Las Vegas Strip. When my mom find found out where we Ben, that was the last time I was able to follow him down the Las Vegas Strip. [14:20:24] My dad was a great friend and he had a eclectic group that he stayed close to his all his whole life. There were many times I got to hear him call Many of you that are sitting in this room are probably most of you sitting in this room. He enjoyed it. When we brought our friend's home. As we grew up, our house was a gathering place. We'd love to be at home with our parents and they welcomed our friends. [14:20:56] My dad loved this and spent a lot of time getting to know our friends and they became his friends. Later when Steve and I had our own kids we tried to follow the example my parents had set. my parents spent a lot of time our house to get to know our children spreads and we hadn't any Sunday dinners with Grammy and poppy at our house. Something we have missed. Since I moved back to Las Vegas. Our children have so many stories about things their Papa said to their friends. [14:21:30] Some of them shocking but always good natured about 20 years ago, my parents downsized. There was about a six month gap between the sale of their house and when they were ready to move into their condo. So they moved into our basement during that time. The bulk of the basement was the kids play room with a small guest room off to the side. [14:21:58] We loved having my parents live with us. But it wasn't exactly a five star accommodations. My parents shared the trundle bed that all my brothers at one point had slept in. And every morning my dad was forced to maneuver around toys before his security detail, picked him up to take him to the Capitol. How that time I bet he was the only senator who had to navigate Legos play mobiel and the beautiful puppet stage that was made like a castle that my husband Steve and my mom hated. [14:22:36] I look back at that time so fondly because he was pulled in so many different directions. But when when he was home, He was Poppy. He didn't want to talk about work. You wanted to talk about us. He made things fun and joyful for my kids in the same way he had made them financial for me. And just like He made us a priority growing up He made all his grandchildren his priority. [14:23:09] My dad always going out of his way to do things to make me feel special. My all time favorite surprise was on my 11th birthday when my parents took me to see the Osmonds before the concert. I got to go backstage. And all of them. Especially Donnie, which made my 11 year old heart skip a beat and I could barely breathe and I have the pictures to prove it [14:23:42] for himself said to me this week, Thank you for sharing your dad with the country. And at first I was confused because while it is a very sweet sentiment, It's not totally true. The truth is, I didn't feel like I had to share my dad with anyone who was always there for our family and he made time for anything that was important to us. So boy, I'm grateful that he was so beloved by all of you and that the country shares and our families morning He never made a share his time and attention [14:24:22] And I will be forever grateful for that this is the most important thing in my talk. Nobody loves me. The way my dad loved me was a wonderful father who loved me unconditionally. and he always made my mom, me and my brothers his priority. I will miss him greatly. I will love you forever. And I'm grateful that families are forever. [14:25:37] KEY REID>> My father wrote me letters, when on the screen is etched with my tears of admiration for when I read it. He wrote in part words when spoken can often be repetitious, fleeting, or forgotten, written words are more permanent. here of 18 is tough. I know because I was 18 And I can remember how difficult it was persistent. be strong. Do what you know to be right. As the trials of life ebb and flow always remember, not only do you have a father standing by also a good friend, you see, have not only been a good son to me, but also a good friend. [14:26:23] Never hesitate to call upon. Thanks for making it so easy to love and appreciate of dad. He taught me through letters, conversations, and most importantly, his example before the first day of school he taught me how to deal with the bully. He taught me how to throw a punch But caution me never to throw the first punch. but to make sure you take care of the bully He also asked me to look for children in the lunch room that didn't have friends and to try and befriend them. [14:27:07] Periodically I'd show them the lunch room at school with the sandwich Cheese paper on both sides still attached. In the bottom of the bag, whole raw onion He taught me humor and showed me his love this way. He played basketball one on one regularly. I mean honest Honesty. I beating me badly for years. [14:27:50] He never took it easy on me and could trash talk with the best of me. When I finally be in his defense resemble the Detroit Pistons teams of the 1980s whenever I got close he found me really hard.My father is loyal and never forgot where he came from. He told me that when he was a child, read books from his school while in search light and it helped him to dream about the world that he wanted to see. [14:28:28] He always shared his love of reading and poetry. My mom. He taught me the importance of thought and reflection. Many nights after my mom had gone to sleep. He'd be in a small closet Whoa on his knees praying in solitude, or sitting on a stool, reading scripture or a book Late into the night for inspiration. [14:29:10] My father taught me to treat everybody equally And not based on race or social status. About once a year we'd get a knock on the door from a stranger. It was offering to trim our trees. Usually the trees didn't need to be trimmed. But he let them trim the trees anyway, and even then pick his pride pick their price. He taught that everybody deserves the dignity of a job. [14:29:47] My father taught me to love nature. This last month, we walked together in the morning we enjoyed the desert sky. bout the smell of the rain and the beautiful trees and cactus the day before my father passed, I walked in to see him. I said hello [14:30:23] It's key. He opened his beautiful blue eyes told him I loved him. For me, he knew. And instead of ending up, ending the call, like usual. And instead of ending up ending the call like usual similar to those of us that you've all described. I knew something was up. within me and gave me a long warm [14:31:08] by my phone, my father was my best friend He knew when to write, When the call When to reach out. His example was one of love. [14:31:40] Love of his parents love my siblings and our partners And this is brand children. Love of his friends love of those without a voice. Well for his colleagues and staff. They love for his country. And most all a love for my mother. [14:32:08] A little later than May My brother Rory asked my father if he was scared hadn't been speaking for quite some time, but said aloud powerful. no Then worry asked if he was worried about my mom said, almost a whisper. Yes. First Corinthians 13 four through eight reads of his patient and kind. Love does not envy or boast. [14:32:47] It is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way. It is not irritable or resentful. It does not rejoice. at wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. [14:33:18] My father's nickname is a kitten search light and it basic high school was Pinky. Please allow me to insert the word Pinky, for love. In this Scripture. He is patient and kind. Think he does not envy or boast He is not arrogant or rude. [14:33:50] He doesn't insist on its own way. Think he is not irritable or resentful. Okey does not rejoice in wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. He does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. He bears all things believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. In the name of Jesus Christ, amen. [14:34:54] JOSH REID>> I always enjoyed spending time with my dad. When I was eight years old, I was really jealous. My older brother Leif go into work with my dad and his law office and be a runner in his office during the summer. I was told I couldn't go because I wasn't old enough to run around downtown Las Vegas by myself. Not satisfied with that answer wasn't gonna scan for that type of injustice. But one morning I decided to hide in the back of our family station wagon that my dad took to work. [14:35:32] This was not a well thought out plan. First problem with my plan is I got into the station wagon. I was wearing pajamas. I can problem. As it turns out, my dad wasn't going to his office that morning he was going to the courthouse. So as my dad was driving to the office, He said that he felt the sense that somebody was in the car with him. And this was a time when my dad was chairman at a gaming commission and there were some people about in Las Vegas. And so then he saw some hair sticking up over the backseat of the station wagon, and according to him, he thought about what kind of evasive action he needed to take was worried until we recognize that hair. And I know it's hard for you to imagine right now. When I was when I was eight years old, had a nice rally main have blonde hair. [14:36:43] Once I heard my dad yelled Josh knew the jig was up. And since my dad had to get to the hearing, my punishment was to say outside the courthouse in my pajamas with one of the court bailiffs and wait for my sister to pick me up. I'd have that failed stowaway attempts when I was a one certainty that I've had throughout my entire life that my dad loved me unconditionally. I know this because he told me like my other siblings. [14:37:18] Tell me through phone calls. You write me letters and notes that I keep in my law office today that I read and reflect on when when times get tough or stressful. I'm very appreciative that the love that my dad showed me throughout my life. I realized that might be a little bit out of the ordinary to read from the Congressional Record at a funeral that I want to read some of the words that my dad said on the Senate floor on March 30 2004. [14:37:47] He said I wish the people I worked with in the Senate knew my father. Father was named Harry Reid, Same name I have always looked up to my dad, my dad. That was uneducated didn't graduate from a trade base very small example, he was a minor and could go underground with a compass, and create a map. [14:38:25] People in college cannot do that. he was a carpenter. he was a blacksmith. He was much bigger man and I am always admired his physical strength. Reason I mentioned Harry Reid my father's last night my 15th grandchild was born a little boy mentioned my father because my son Josh told me this morning that name that they've named my grandson after me. So I have a little grandson named Harry. we hope as the years go by that little boy will look at his grandfather. the same way I looked at my dad I'm proud of the name Harry Reid, even sign my age like my dad did. [14:39:06] Hope I can set an example that my grandson will respect and admire. I hope my grandson will have an example set by me that is one who will believe in family and keeping families together and being a young man he conducts himself in a proper manner, that hopefully some of the things I have done and will do will be something he will look at look to as a role model that maybe he will adhere to. So I want the record reflect how much I appreciate this great honor to have someone who are all generations of time with the third Harry Reid. [14:39:45] I want to read the statement statement to you because I believe it sums up how my dad saw his role as a father and a grandfather. I'm eternally grateful for the example that he set for me and for my children. [14:40:21] My dad always been telling me how much he loved me and he would often tell me when I had my own kids that you never tell your family that you love them too much. I appreciate that. But he taught me. I'm appreciated the hospital example an impact that he's had in the lives of my children. And was so proud of my son Liam and followed Him in His footsteps I taught attending Utah State where he referee soccer games right across at high school right across the street from where my mom and dad lived in Logan, Utah. My dad used to love calling Liam and hearing his tales of bravery as a soccer referee dealing with unruly soccer parents. And my son Harry, who dad spoke about on the Senate floor 18 years ago is now a senior in high school theater students at Las Vegas Academy of the Arts just down the street from my [14:41:03] After my son Harry told my dad they want to pursue acting again wrote to him and told him that it's better to take risks and trying to pursue what you want in life. and to settle for a life without me. ust like he did with me. My dad always made sure that Liam and Harry knew that he loved them, that he was proud of them. That couldn't be proven anymore by my dad's less words to my son Harry on the day before he passed away. That's my brother mentioned my dad wasn't speaking a lot this day. my son hearing it than sitting at his grandfather's side and when he was leaving, went and held his hand and told his grandfather that he loved my dad immediately responded, I love you even more. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen. [14:41:50] ["Be Still" IS PERFORMED] [14:48:28] LEIF REID>> That was amazing. The day before my dad passed all of us work together collectively trying to ease his pain. Music was the only thing that helped because phone out. You were shuffling through his songs, asking what he wanted to hear. I'm doing a response. Bruce, I think And we said Brandon, You want to hear the killers. And he smiled and he gave us a huge. thumbs up. [14:49:10] So want everyone to know that was the last musical request he. There's a little bit already. I could probably start my thoughts. This morning I calling for a raise of hands. My dad ever hang up the phone on you. Sound saying goodbye. [14:49:45] So many of us here. So many of us here, Shimmer, the speaker presidents share their stories all of us have a story about my dad ending phone call, roughly, sometimes even left you're talking for a few minutes before you realize that he hung up. He once said in an interview. When the conversation is over. I hang up. I've offended people. I don't mean to but when there's no need to talk anymore. The call is over. That's part of the narrative of his life. [14:50:28] Saamy was the hang up guy In our family. ending a call early and sometimes it's a contest for us. It's a verb we call Harry reading. But this morning, I want to help everyone see this kind of humorous trait that he had a different light And I think maybe from what you've heard already you know, that as as busy as he was on the Senate Speaking with a head of state, whatever it was. [14:51:17] My dad always took our class never felt ever made us feel dizzy and have the time to moment us. So when he hung up on you. Maybe so quickly. It isn't as much about him being brusque. As it is, was about him being devoted to my mom. You've seen from my brothers also took the time to write us letters or notes riving over here this morning. [14:52:07] We're going through our phones. He was funny, text us back. One of my sons texted him when he found out about his diagnosis of cancer He was worried. We're praying for you. On the ghost of collagen Hawaii. My dad's response was you're far from the volcano. You're safe, are a lot of responses like that. [14:52:52] I've kept those notes and messages that he wrote. He took the time during the most challenging times of my life. to write me almost weekly. I've kept those notes like, like my brothers and my sister. go back to and to look at and to read. Scripture reminisce about the old times that they came from. It is advice. Again, here are some of the words to me that he preserved. These notes and letters. Here are some of the words to me that he preserved in these notes and letters. After the birth of my first son he wrote I thoughts are with you often seems only yesterday you are such a tiny little boy. [14:53:38] Now you are a fine young man and a father yourself. Whatever life has in store for you have a backup your father. Remember this always be happy. Have much to give. Realize how much we've been blessed with. This is not because we've earned in instead, because God has given us a duty to care. I must do this daily. Once he wrote me from the Senate floor from his desk During a speech by a senator I won't name I don't see here that he said was a little boring. [14:54:22] He wrote it good care of yourself. take your rest when it's available. Exercise concentrate on your work. Never return and be sorry for not doing well. Success is not determined in the moment. By the fruits of your labor and the seeds you've planted. Why am I telling you this? things you already know. [14:55:02] Just before Christmas in 1988 When I was in South America, serving the first few months of a two year mission He wrote for this Christmas season you may be assured that my thoughts and prayers are with you worry about you. Awesome. Far away Ecuador. But I also think of life, and its brevity. Formation of you as a person In the spirit of Christmas is obtainable more easily with the work of serving others. I know of your lovely times but be strong. For the time will swiftly pass, when we are reunited. Until then, do well it's your assignment. [14:55:37] Years later he wrote hard to comprehend the swift passage of time. Make the most of it, as you started the days that make fatherhood. I owe you so much, as you have been a great son. Knowing him and seeing the life that he lived. It's humbling to think about how devoted he was to us. He was, and he is our hero. What did we do to deserve our hero? Our father [14:56:22] People know his story. He lived the American dream you could say from searchlight to Washington. From my time as a young boy, it even then seemed fictional. The reality was that he was a man simply chose to do best every day. To do his duty. Take care of his stewardship part of that work was to be our father. Part of that work was to be my mother's soulmate. [14:57:00] Part of that work is to be your senator colleague His devotion, steadfastness and everything he did. Probably the best definition. Shortly after I left for college, you wrote me to say Make the most of your time. As it is said in the Book of Mormon, This life is the time for men prepared to meet God. Yea, [14:57:37] Behold, the day of this life is the day for men to prepare his labors as we heard in the song that Brandon just sung to us. Dad never broke care rose up like the sun, every day, and labored, until last week. I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ. [14:58:40] RORY REID>> You seen the read kids traveled as a pack. My dad was always looking to provide us an adventure. One summer he borrowed a friend's boat. It was on an outing. We were on a lake. I don't remember if it was meat or Mojave. All of a sudden engine stone. my dad tried over and over to restart it began to drift or the rocky outcropping. [14:59:10] Arm he put it pointed towards the back of the boat and he said Rory are the anchor overboard Is that currently tried to locate an anchor? I Dad his volume increasing? repeated himself. Throw it Rory throw the anchor. [14:59:32] I found it I did as he told me to do. Just as I threw it. I realized it wasn't tied to anything I have no idea how we got back to shore London. But as you've heard from my my siblings, My father had a keen sense of what we needed As children and I had a desire to have no adventure. [15:00:15] I wanted to just stay home, book, movie. I shouldn't have been surprised one day when he came home and said hey Rory. I signed you up for Pop Warner Football. Look at me I'm not built for football, He was at every game the casinos had a beer and I still don't know why I played football. [15:00:54] I really don't have a reason to be concussed regularly other than As I thought about it, The reason I played football was because it gave me time with my father. He loved it more than I did. And it became central to our relationship because I was a teenager, he came to every high school football game. And I remember after one big game. My teammates wanted to go out and celebrate. I went home. One reason I wanted to talk to my dad about one of my friends called and said hey, where are you? [15:01:37] Throughout, you know, somewhere doing this or that and I'm out to my dad. Please tell me I can't go out. Need to. I stayed home with him. Later I adventures with my father became more political 1986 I told my dad I wanted to volunteer on his Senate campaign in Seattle, please. When I was told I was the campaign's official, rural Nevada representative. It's like football I feigned excitement. [15:02:19] I put a box of pamphlets in my Cutlass Supreme And I hit the road. My first is my first assignment was in Ely. nobody on the campaign had the courtesy to let me know that White Pine County is not readWhen I arrived there I checked into the copper Queen motel didn't have an event till later that evening and not want to do anything. [15:02:54] I decided to go knock doors at the first door a young girl answer asked her if your parents were home and she said to follower. Walk through her house into the backyard or her father a burly fellow with a garden hose and hand crouched working. When you look looked up at me. I said, very proud of me. My name is Rory Reid. My father is Congressman Harry Reid, where I could say another word. where I could say another word. The gentlemen used some expletives raised the whole above his head and literally chased me from the yard. [15:03:33] So I went back to the copper queen and watched a movie.When my dad called to check in later that evening, I told him about my day. I just remember him laughing. last and last. And then he said wait until you get to Elko County they really love you. I've also been thinking a lot about a moment I had with my dad when I was very young I was a boy. [15:04:15] I was in the hills a searchlight with him. One of his brother brothers was there. I think it was done. my brother Leif was there if I remember right, I Dad carried a flashlight. You walked a few steps ahead of me.I Dad carried a flashlight. He walked a few steps ahead of me know where we were going. After a few minutes, we approached a dark opening of a horizontal mineshaft that disappeared deep into the hillside as I lean lean to one side, he turned on his flashlight. [15:04:48] And I peered around him And when he shined his light into the blackness, I could see the reflection of two bright red eyes that quickly approached and then our rat screen passes. My dad must have known I was anxious. Three grabbed two of my small fingers in his belt loop, said stay close. [15:04:16] I followed him into the shaft is in the light he provided but any day any discussion of our family or my dad to begin and end in one place, Flandre. She was the center of his universe. [15:05:46] They met as teenagers. They unlocked when they were 19 still teenagers in over 62 years. They provided us a loving example. our real partnership work. At the end of his life My dad asked for his glasses He was real sick and couldn't reach for them. himself, or put them on his face. For the longest time, you just stared at my mom. [15:06:25] There was no need for words. this morning our family was guided here by a police escort an apostle of our faith and offered his blessing to us. You saw in the military procession present the casket of my father in this grand hall. The leaders of the United States Congress are here in his honor. Presidents Obama races with their words and next week I dead will lie in state in the United States Capitol Rotunda in the same spot, Abraham Lincoln rested. [15:07:04] what I cherish most is what I saw. moments that I was privileged to share both Nevada giant May the God of heaven and earth Continue to ensure that his soul rest in peace. My dad did we meet again. [15:08:03] SCHUMER>> First, Josh and leads and beautiful, beautiful, amazing words, nothing anyone could ever say better than to show what a great man. Thank you. Now it's truly an honor for me about my dear friend and my mentor. I reread of search like Nevada, as he would probably refer to himself. [15:08:35] First let me say to lantra love of Harry's life for 62 years. He called his rock. only time I ever saw Harry cry. And he told me Landrieu had had an awful car accident, broken so many bones. He said over and over again. tears stream down his tree, cheeks, or little lantern, or little land dry no nothing, nothing, and replace the hole in your heart right now. [15:09:08] But just know that every single person in this room and literally 1000s More across the nation, or holding you in their hearts, you endure this pain, loss with your family. I lost my dad a month ago but he's still with me. Just as I know Harry is with all of us. Always be five years ago with the unveiling of Harry's official portrait I said it'll be quite some time till we see another like Harry masonry. Five years later, that statement remains as true as ever. He was one of a kind. [15:09:52] Presence of so many distinguished guests this memorial. President Vice President Obama's Speaker Pelosi, elder Ballard, the church, Jesus Christ of Latter Day, Latter Day Saints and so many others. so many of my colleagues who came here both present previously served in all of us being here is proof of the wide and deep impact Harry had is. Now that being said, no doubt, Harry would be extremely annoyed and embarrassed that so many of us made a trip to out to Las Vegas for him. [15:10:33] I know nothing he'd want less than to sit through a bunch of speeches talking about how great he was. but I knew very well and even though he wouldn't want it I know a part of him would enjoy it. It sort of be like seeds Sid Caesar after he had some applause No please, no more applause. I got to know Harry when I came to the Senate 1999. [15:11:02] Here was this man, soft spoken Mormon from search white town that was miles away from nowhere, at least in my mind. awry was rash Jewish kid out of Brooklyn. A borough that's nearly as populous as the state of Nevada. We were a match made in heaven. I quickly learned that just the nice Harry's soft spoken nature was a truly honest and original character. there are so many stories. Let me tell you one. Back in 2012 during the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, Harry called me all excitedly and suddenly to his hotel room late at night and knocked on the door. and Harry, let me in. [15:11:47] I'm not sure if Landrieu remembers She was there. But we were going to discuss some important issue about the next day's convention. But before I could gather my thoughts, Harry pulled me aside into the small little bathroom. We were virtually on top of each other and he lowered his voice. Chuck want you to take care of something important, he said before pulling out a wad of cash out of his wallet and peeling off for $100 bills. [15:12:19] You know he said you've been working hard do doing a lot of the right things to be democratic leader but you need to dress better. Please buy some better shoes. Now at first I thought Harry pulled me into this little bathroom because he didn't want Landrieu to see him wasting $400 on the Senate's worst dressed member. [15:12:47] But when I asked Harry about it later, he said to me he didn't want to embarrass me in front of land. that was Harry to a tee was no secret that Harry didn't care for the decorum of public office but he didn't know how to dress this part. But his hair regularly shined his shoes. He wore nice suits with yours like Hickey Freeman. And I couldn't afford. But a few years later, I got the better of Harry when I showed up to the Senate wearing a Hickey Freeman suit of my own. [15:13:20] Harry was surprised. He said shock. I thought you said you could never afford a hickey Freeman suit. I told him I can so I visited the warehouse in Rochester and bought one at a wholesale price every stop slipping the meaning for clothes after that. Now to be clear, I don't go around the state looking for good deals on clothing. For example, as many of you know, every year I attended speak it dozens of college graduates Sarah terminal needs around New York every May and June. [15:13:56] Harry of course knew about this tradition. We thought it was hilarious. fact he liked it so much that one day he gathered all 100 staffers into his office, me to deliver the interconnection All of them. After I became Democratic leader, he started to worry about my habit every graduation season. He'd call off my Wi Fi Reese's here today and plead with her to stop him from going to every graduation and every event he's got to garner his strength and his health. That's just too hairy was if you were lucky enough lucky enough that he cared about Well do his friend cared about you with every fiber. [15:14:45] Sometimes you could even say cared a little too much, you know Landrieu wasn't the only woman I've seen Harry cat kiss passionately on the lips. It was back in 2006. Harry and I were watching the election. returns together. They announced our friend Claire McCaskill was the winner of the Senate race in Missouri and we would take back the Senate and I kid you not everyone up to the TV screen and smacked Claire on his lips on hers. his lips remained attached to the TV screen for a full 10 seconds. [15:15:18] He keeps his teachers as image so passionately. I had to get up and white, the copious spill off the TV screen. That's how much we all love Terry. So Harry, in short, is one of the most incredible individuals I've ever met. sort of person you've come across only a handful of times of his nails to his core, and also one of the most compassionate individuals you could ever imagine. Never forgot where he came from. [15:16:00] He stuck up for the underdog. Leaves are a dual event commission from the town is more more than a search. Engine admin, both converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The book of amendment in his office. I'd like to read a verse chapter nine gives me great [15:16:34] for us, dear dear. Oh how great the plan of our God we're on the other hand, the paradise of God was deliver up spirits of the righteous reign deliver up the body of the righteous spirit and the body is restored self again all men become incorruptible and immortal. living souls, Your living souls lose someone special And never truly, always stay with you. 151720 For those of us in the Senate - Senate Democratic Caucus I think that was especially true this past week, as we observed the anniversary of the violent insurrection against our US Capitol, one of the darkest moments for our democracy in living memory. The day saw so many acts of selflessness and heroism, by our - by our US Capitol Police, who once counted among their esteemed ranks one Harry Mason Reid, who served as an officer while studying at Washington School of Law. In so many ways, so many ways, Harry was a guardian and steward of the Senate, literally and figuratively 151802 He took great care of the Senate as an institution. He also knew that the Senate had to adapt to changing times. As we confront the challenges of the coming weeks and months ahead, I take comfort knowing that Harry is with us in spirit, walking alongside us, he's right there, as we continue the work he dedicated himself to for so many, so many years. May God rest his immortal soul, and may his memory be a blessing to all of us. [15:19:14] PELOSI>> Good afternoon everyone, is indeed a great honor to join this triggered with the towering titan of public service, Senator Harry Reid. was an it deeply moving for all of us to hear. Rory Arif and joshing key, speak so lovingly have an heir father. To his children, along with his many precious grandchildren, his darling great grandchild are his greatest pride. But hearing you speak about him shows us a source of strength to force the love and happiness he shared with his adoring and beautiful wife, Condra [15:19:58] was a source of joy to all of us who know them. All of us here today are here personally to celebrate the life of our dear friend Harry Some of us including two presidents of the United States Vice President, members of both the Senate and House are also here officially just salute, a legendary statesman. I have the privilege as Speaker of the House to bring the simplicity of the House of Representatives where Harry one serve, Chuck will say not as long as he served in the Senate, but that's what I wasn't in Congress then. [15:20:39] But he was in the house and he was running for the United States Senate. My team. Francisco my husband policies here, priority for us. And we're And we're pleased to join our distinguished John, our members. I didn't see where support and Suzie Li Ren greetings of all of our colleagues, some we are all viewed as a great person. [15:21:18] I have a great deal I want to say about Harry but you know Harry he was a man of few words and he wanted everybody else to be a person, a few words. And again, we'll go to the phone calls because I immodestly say that I probably got hung up on the most by Harry Reid two or three times a day for 12 years. that is official working days, sometimes Saturday and Sunday. [15:21:50] But anyway, even if we had really succinct conversation, hairy subject that's problem, this timing, this, that succinct. So sometimes even called a bag said Harry, I was singing your praises. I was thanking you for the great job you did in the legislation and the rest I don't want to hear it click. I even said to him as when he was announcing his retirement. I want to have a big dinner, invite all the friends that you've served with in the past and the house, in the Senate and the rest. I don't want to do it. [15:22:35] When I want to sing for them to sing your praises. I don't want to do it. Save the money. Did the poor Arie is modesty made him unique, you might say in politics, but his humility was rooted in his strong values from a humble childhood. Rising search light to the spotlight to seven leaders at two hours more than four decades of public service and even at the highest. Work out and to fight for Nevada. [15:23:19] Indeed, Harry loved his home state you know that he did everything he could to ensure Nevadans voices are heard other protecting the state's natural environment or its political environment especially its coveted role in the presidential selection process. To observe Harry lead and legislate was to see a master hairless TJ knowledgeable and brilliant. know he was a pioneer. Like the Pioneer Aries ascendant leader few could rival Harry's understanding of his senators, their states their needs their ambitions and then all of our conversation. [15:24:08] I never heard Harry say an unkind word about any of his Senate Democratic Republic.12 years we served together as leaders in our respective houses. I had the privilege of seeing his metric firsthand, rescuing American families with the American Recovery and Reinvestment protecting hardworking consumers with the Dodd Frank and championing the passage of the carrot, just to name a few under the leadership of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. [15:24:48] When he retired, we would no longer be speaking constantly on the phone. He came to my office. This was when he announced his retirement. He said, Nancy, I have something for you to remember me behind. I thought it might be a handwritten note or special so instead, he unveiled a massive bald eagle stuff. but the wing says you're capable of fluttering in the breeze. Shocked I said Harry Did you go hunting and killing endangered species. He said no. He died flying into a power line. And I call them Sparky. [15:25:28] His his environmentalism or his dry sense of you and I've ever received offices. Today this majestic bird has flown from the Senate leaders office over to the Speaker's office appropriately and with His permission, now called Harry. [15:26:10] For his great legislative achievements, his most enduring public legacy will be that he was beloved. The word not often used to describe political leaders. He was beloved by his colleagues, by staff by maintenance workers, and by the Capitol Police and as a leader mentioned, with whom he served as a young man fully beloved by all because he treated everyone with dignity and respect. 152636 Next week, Leader Schumer and I will have the solemn privilege of welcoming Harry back to the Capitol to lie in state, a proper tribute for a historic, patriotic American. May it be a comfort to Landra, and their beautiful family, all who love him, that so many Americans mourn with you at this sad time. Paul and I who love Landra who loves Landra and love Harry send you our personal sympathy and love. God truly blessed America with the life and legacy of Harry Reid, may he rest in peace. [15:27:38] >> Thank you all. You're grateful for the entertaining loving and tender memories have been shared. We will now be honored to hear from another of Senator Reid's very talented friends, Carole King. At the request of land will perform in the name of former President Barack Obama will then deliver the eulogy. Following President Obama's remarks, we will hear from the President of the United States Joseph Arbeit. At the conclusion of the President's remarks closing prayer and benediction will be given by a granddaughter, Savannah, jeans, read these remain in your seats. After the closing prayer for a special sendoff. [15:28:32] [CAROLE KING PERFORMS "IN THE NAME OF LOVE"] [15:32:56] OBAMA>> Mr. President and First Lady Biden. Vice President Harris, second gentlemen, Emhoff, Schumer, Speaker Pelosi Allard, about raise beloved children, grandchildren, friends and former staff. Great honored to be with you today to pay tribute to friend Harry Reid. [15:33:32] Be clear and as Chuck mentioned his remarks, I suspect Harry themselves would not have wanted to sit through this thing. Harry did not like being center of attention. It made him a little awkward. He was uncomfortable, but people said too many nice things about him [15:34:06] as he looks down on us today Harry is going to have to suck it up, because few people have done more for this state This country driven Brilliant. Sometimes irascible deeply good man, search light about I first met Harry in 2005 After I'd been elected to the Senate and Harry had been elevated to become Democratic leader [15:34:50] And I was the sole African American in the Senate at the time. Mix kid. Funny name. And given how different our backgrounds where I did not know how well Harry and I would hit it off. He was older of course. his kids were grown and know what kind of music he liked. and I figured he didn't listen to Jay Z. [15:35:29] On the issues he had a reputation for being a little more conservative than I was collecting politics is western state. So he invited me to his office for a chat shortly after I'd been sworn it was not a lot of small talk. But there was not a lot of talk at all. He asked me what committee assignments I wanted. I told him he said see what he could do. [15:36:00] At the time, his voice was so soft I could barely hear what he was saying. Afterwards, my fear, colleague from Illinois to Durbin, asked me how it went. And I don't know The whole conversation lasted maybe 10 minutes he did not seem particularly pleased with my picking up this time. I'm worried except if he didn't like you. It would have only lasted five minutes was Harry. [15:36:46] Harry was not a schmoozer or a backslash. He did not regale you with long drawn out stories. and he did not appreciate long drawn out story. Despite the years he spent in Congress, despite power he wielded his reputation as being the consummate Washington insider. [15:37:17] What I came to realize was that every always remains something of an outsider in Washington, which makes sense, given the remarkable path to the Senate. Have you taken a path that was at least as unlikely, if not more than likely the month. Others have mentioned areas of extraordinary journey out of search like I need desert town and our re from just about everywhere. [15:37:53] Harry had to hit more than 40 miles each way to Henderson Stay with relatives just to go to high school. I put himself through college and law school moonlighting as a uniform Capitol police officer to help cover tuition and support young family. Fairness say it was not easy. [15:38:15] Or must have been times where he found out about achieving his dreams. Like the time when his car broke down and he walked into the dean's office to say that he wasn't sure if he could afford to finish school. Very remembered it the beam looked him up and down and said Mr. Reid, why don't you just quit that beam did not know Harry Reid's character, [15:38:46] like others who would later underestimate the man. it's a success in the boxing ring, despite being significantly undersized, you'd like to talk about his box No, Brock wasn't a great athlete. [15:39:17] wasn't big and strong like some of the guys I went up against two things going for me. take a punch ever gave up? about right. And same dog and determination Monetary rates political career. losses per Senate race by just 600 votes. [15:39:46] Six months later, he ran, mayor of this town and lost in a landslide. Harry did not give up, got himself a seat in the house and the Senate finally became Senate Majority Leader. got himself a seat in the house. and the Senate finally became Senate Majority Leader. And let's face it, he enjoyed every minute of proving doubters wrong again and again and again. Sometimes the people who motivate us the most very would later say are the ones who believe in us. Least. [15:40:27] So yes, being tough being a fighter was one of Harry's singular characteristics. apparently. Once a snapper handed them and some draft remarks, in which he was supposed to refer to themselves as a former boxer and Eric crossed out the word former It was 70 years old at the time. [15:41:00] But there were other aspects to Aries character that helped explain his extraordinary achievements. qualities that at this particular moment in our history, seem special element.First and foremost, it was a pragmatism spectrum. Apply strict purity tests for politicians. [15:41:40] And they toe the line on just about every issue At a time when so often compromises portrayed as weakness. Or you had a different view. He didn't believe in highfalutin theories are rigid ideologies. He thought most people make decisions based on their life experience based on the immediate needs of their families, based on their own self interests, no matter what they may tell themselves. And as a result, every met people where they work, where you wanted them to be. 154223 And he was willing to cut deals even with folks he didn't agree with or particularly like. I heard Nancy Pelosi say she never heard Harry say anything bad about any of his colleagues. I don't know about that, Nancy. But he would work with them. [15:42:50] I love Nancy, but I, you would work with them. if that's what it took to move things forward. They battle between perfection, and progress. or he always chose adaptable when he first got to Washington area, his voting record wasn't so different from those who'd represented his state in the past. Holding traditional positions on issues like gun rights, immigration, reproductive health, [15:43:37] As Nevada and the country as Harry met more and more people from different walks of life and realize their struggles, weren't that different from his family's been in search light are his views on some of these issues, changed as well. He didn't consider that a weakness. He understood that he wasn't always going to be right about everything. Know how to listen, learn, was humble enough to admit when he had to change his mind and grow. [15:44:15] And by the way, speaking from personal experience. It helps when you're married to somebody, wiser and brighter than you I know something about that. After Harry introduced a bill repealing birthright citizenship in the 1990s for example, Andrew Bandra pointed out that her own father had been a Russian immigrant later here we would say, I came to the realization. I was way off base. So glad [15:45:00] Now there are plenty of politicians making decisions just because they want to get reelected. They've got their fingers out to the wind. They're interested in claim to power for its own sake, for Harry. The whole point of holding us The whole point of wielding power was to actually get things done on behalf. Those represent bring his time as leader that is exactly what he got things done about Harry we would not have passed the Recovery Act [15:45:41] helping to prevent another Great Depression. But Harry we wouldn't have saved people's jobs, help people stay in their homes. Ideally, we would not have passed Wall Street perform reining in some of the worst abuses of the financial industry. Without Harry there would be no Affordable Care Act. People forget that there were many times during the debate over health care reform when it looked like nothing was going to get passed. [15:46:14] Harry working with Nancy Pelosi in the house working with and vice president. Now, by now President, my partner. And despite Joe Biden. Every refused to give up. Maneuvering applying pressure light only he could deals Harry, made to get that law done didn't always look pretty. I got votes. [15:46:53] Whenever I would object to a change you want to make. whether because some policy concerns or worries about the optics area would tell me with some exasperation in his voice. Mr President, you know a lot more than I do about health care policy, okay. I know the Senate write the novel. better than just anyone else. [15:47:25] The work we're doing Growing up Harry's family didn't have health care told me he didn't even know what it was. His brother broke his leg. He stayed in bed and waited for it to heal. Father needed a tooth removed yanked it out himself, Harry, remember those times. He knew what that was like. [15:47:56] When Harry put everything he had in the passing ACA. he didn't do it to burnish his own legacy. He did it for the people back home and families, why kids needed someone looking out for when nobody else was there we got things done. Here's another thing that certain area part. He was always unfailingly himself. [15:48:33] I may not sound exceptional, but in Washington. It is an exceedingly rare quality. He was the first to admit he wasn't the most charismatic or politically correct speaker. After a press conference, we'd sometimes go up to a staffer and say Okay, tell me everything I did wrong. But Harry knew who he was. [15:49:02] They had the distinct advantage of not really caring what other people thought of them. in a town obsessed with appearance, Harry had a real vanity deficit. He didn't like phonies. He didn't like grandstanding. Is your try to get out in under 10 minutes. And apparently the only white house congressional picnic area ever attended. Work was for his son keys benefit. [15:49:43] Kiki wanted to impress the girl. He was dating at the time, mile myelin ended up getting married. So Harry grudgingly admitted it was worth the sacrifice. All of her his toughness. All this hard nosed views about politics, very loved his family. Loved staff. Very was a true and loyal friends Harry was a true and loyal friend. [15:50:32] For my time in the Senate, he was more generous to me than I had any right to expect. as one of the first people they encouraged me to run for president Leaving that despite my youth, despite my inexperience, despite that I was African American. badly when the time made one of us. [15:51:09] You wanted Harry in the foxhole with you. his willingness to fight by my side to stick with me, even when things weren't going our way. My poll numbers, it's gone down some Democrats thought it might be proven to maintain a healthy distance from me. His willingness to be there. Last wrote my presence A debt that to him that I could never fully repay. [15:51:48] Remember, toward the end of my time in the White House, Shell and I invited Harry and Land Rover to better alone with Joe and Jill and Nancy and Paul, Chuck and Iris. During the meal Harry was as usual or marginally south. Occasionally he'd offer an opinion on this or that. Mutter about food was pretty good.But he was keeping his own counsel. [15:52:19] At the end of the night. Those who were there, I suspect will remember this. everybody here knows that I don't show a lot of emotion. okay. It's just how I grew up. [15:52:45] I just want to say I'm really proud of what I've done with this president. And I love this guy. And then, without any warning He leaned over and kissed me on the cheek. I think it's fair to say that we were all surprised. [15:53:15] And I laughed so Thanks, Harry. I love you too man. I put my arm around him, which I think was too much fun. Cuz he said Well, okay, then It's past my bedtime And with that, he Alondra headed for the door Pragmatism adaptability premium on getting things done. [15:53:57] Lack of pretension abiding more world what Harry Reid represents, a man of our qualities that are in short supply these days Yeah, it seems to me they are precisely the qualities our democracy requires. very understood We don't have to see eye to eye on everything. [15:54:38] Order live together. Be decent toward each other. that we can learn to bridge differences at ground and race and region, know that our system of government isn't based on demanding that everybody think exactly the same way. In fact, it presumes that in a country as big and diverse as ours, People rarely will. We can still work together. [15:55:15] We may have been a proud democratic partisan. He didn't shy away from Bare Knuckle politics but his true is I've never heard Harry speak of politics, as if it was some unbending battle between good and evil. Does he know what was true for itself was true for everybody that all a bundle of contradictions all have our floats. However, a blind spots. [15:55:54] Despite all that was possible for us to affirm our collective humanity. That's what made America great. Once we both left office and see much of Harry We call each other on the phone from time to time. [15:56:26] Tell me about Landrieu It's speak with great pride about his kids, his grandkids all they were doing. Tell me about his illness and treatments. he was going through. At some point during those calls. He'd usually mentioned somebody had run into with thanked him for getting them health care, or save their job. [15:57:02] And particularly in recent months maybe knowing that he didn't have much time left. Wow himself Talk about how together we made a darn good team. We've done pretty well for the American people is I would start to reply. As he would cut me off. All conversation with last about five minutes. [15:57:41] But in those five minutes, he communicate more some folks, they want a couple hours. Some folks. they want a couple hours A true Harry was a man who knew what was important And didn't believe in dwelling on one was. one former colleague explained it by saying to Harry. Goodbye, was an unnecessary would [15:58:17] might not have been necessary for Harry but it is for us.Thank you for everything. betta has never had a greater champion. And the country benefited from your extraordinary leadership. I could not have asked for a better referring to did love you back. [15:59:23] BIDEN>> Mr President. I could tell you, every time I hear a dial tone I think y'all think I'm kidding, I'm not. I'm not. Jill and I are here for Harry but he would he would want us to really be here for just him. Everybody is reference. Under we're here for you. Eulogy is for a living. [16:00:03] Oh it's a true love story. We are still talking about your first date. 60 years later. Erin ever tired of telling the time your two kids had to push start his car, making your way down the road. Wide smiles on your face. Wide smiles on your face. I recollection as he called it when he told me the story. One of those quote moments of eternal life stay with you until the last breath [16:00:37] Mahindra. What a life, you turn together. Tools last breath. Leave Josh key. All the grandchildren, great grandchildren. Seeing, hearing you talk about him today. It's clear. My dad used to have an expression say or blood of His blood, bone in his bone. [16:01:08] You are products of Harriet and to read What a gift. gift God gave you a gift Was it is other valid President Obama, Vice President Harris second gentlemen. Governor slot passport into the state.And Iris and Chuck Schumer all and Nancy Pelosi, members of in Nevada congressional delegation. [16:01:45] Senator Cortes Masto, and Rosen representatives hard shoes me Horsford Me and Titus, members of Congress Democrat Republican past and present things guest What a gift. I read was to the state to this nation. The so many of us individually. I know he's smiling right now. Only Harry Reid at his send off, wood, Sammy the speaker between former president knighted states cow king in the killers. [15:02:28] Carrie always had a great sense of humor. Always Edwin, we always did. Got me again. But he always got me the first time I met her I got a call asking whether as I just been elected 29 years old resign in the State Senate. I hadn't even turned 32 yet he was newly, I was a newly elected Saturday asked Me campaign for selection or Nevada Senate seat being vacated by a man, I'd only just begun to know Alan Bible. first thing when he met I met him in Nevada. We were talking about where he's from, he said Well, I used to have to go out and shoot mad dogs. [16:03:16] I thought what in the hell am I doing here. swear to God, I used to go out and shoot Mad Dogs. I'm thinking, let's be father for I have sinned. what's going on? Are you lost that general election by less than 600 votes while axon and he never let me forget thinking that I probably cost him 600 votes. Only kidding about that. I probably did. When asked me to come back and campaign for him when he ran for the House in 1982. He won that time. [16:03:52] And he wanted 86 Go on to serve in Congress together for more than 30 years. worked together with Iraq during the eight years we were in office. Anyone Harry was done in the Senate. He was never really done, as all of you from Nevada now, it asked me to campaign for North Florida, Nevada Democrats it asked me to campaign for an awful lot of Nevada Democrats. And even here today. I can never say no although you probably said oh god he invited Biden into my district. [16:04:30] I talk to him often during this past election, taking his voice and logic until you have come into his home and more than one occasion to visit and get his advice and where I should be going. In order to win. After you want. One of the things Harry did which was sort of incongruence with Eric heard today. He sent me a text. I saved it. you're my brother. We won. Well, made a big deal to me was a big deal to me that he felt that way. Now Harry never wrote what you didn't believe, [16:05:14] made me feel good. made me feel good. He gave me a sense of confidence, felt like he was my brother counted on. felt like he was my brother counted on. And though so many of you felt that same way about Harry's well throughout his career in your relationship, or five decades we became genuine friends. The Irish Catholic kid from 10 Pennsylvania in the Latter Day Saint Francis life. you think I'm kidding. Airs like the guys I grew up with, back in Scranton in Claymont. Delaware. [16:05:51] Harry would always have your back. Like the guys I grew up. I had mine. He knew I had his although I sometimes wonder. I was trying to make an important point to Harry about whether he really did have my back as He hung up. But to tell the truth every time. every time I knew it was real, the real Harry Tim. it all he needed. We didn't want any more. need more. [16:06:30] We did share some similarities. Brock said we're loving families wives are smarter and better looking than we were. Her and I both like to talk a lot. I guess testing whether you're asleep yet. Whether you're served with Harry for decades, Or you renewed American just a few days ago. One herring in your corner and that's not hyperbole. is toughness was distinctly Nevada, [16:07:09] His story was unmistakably American. his remarkable journey has been told so many by so many because it has been traveled by so few. call home? miles a hitchhike to school boxing ring Rio he's got up. family tragedies endured the cancer he and longer fought halls of power he walked the state he transformed the country he shaped. [16:07:40] It was proof. There's nothing ordinary about America, ordinary Americans can do anything, given half a chance. ordinary Americans can do anything given half a chance. We the People Pretty damn extraordinary. America is an idea, an idea. an idea. Anybody give it a shot. Recent potential Harry was extraordinary though. And I grew up in different sides of the country. We came from the same place certain values ran deep. [16:08:21] First loyalty, Fake resolve, service, your word. pounded into my head from the time I was a child. Joe you're a man even word without your word. you're not a man. The Met the marker, what I always believed was the most important thing which you can measure person by their actions and keeping their word. I said he was gonna do something. He did it. He didn't do it. the modern day rationalities when I told you how to do that I didn't realize that this would happen. [16:08:57] No matter what happened at his word, Japanese bank on it. So we got so much done for the good of the country for so many decades.That's how we literally saved we forget it Social Security. During the Bush years. GOP Yucca Mountain from becoming a nuclear waste site secured devotion to the Affordable Care Act. [16:09:25] It's how he helped us rein in Wall Street. the excess isn't repealed. Don't Ask Don't Tell. Tao created the visor first national park, and conserve like Tao.We always champion Native Americans and tribal communities. So much more And it was easy to get particularly popular when he was doing it. The thing about Harry, he never gave up. He never gave up. He never gave up on anybody. [16:10:04] I gave a great leader. He led Democratic caucus just not by speaking but by listening or hearing all points of view finding a common ground. Eric cared so much about his fellow Americans. And so little about what anybody thought of him as all search like no spotlight. Always appreciate by the comfort, though it is Jill with me tonight. He offered me and Jill and difficult moments in our lives.No, we're not the only ones. [16:10:48] Just passing all heard those wonderful tributes, gracious way we console grieving, grieving and encourage someone living with a disability. I saw that picture of our buddy Max Baucus, X losing grievous limbs he's already standing in front of the wheelchair holding his cheeks. No, Max Max knew or cared about generous way to empower new colleagues or insist the new moms and dads on staff who put their family first before their job and do it always [16:11:32] get in friendship He made the Capitol police have been recognized three times because he was one of the he wore the uniform. he more than a friend in need. Are his voice was soft and gentle. praising himself was stone cold, silent. Pursuit of fairness and prosperity voice would echo when will I go for generations in this state? 161200 Look, let there be no doubt, Harry Reid will be considered one of the greatest Senate Majority Leaders in history. [16:12:11] I've served longer than all but out 12 United States Senate, there for over 36 years, I've had the honor of serving the few of those names to be on that short list for Harry wasn't about powers about the sake. about the power to be able to use power to write by people. [16:12:34] That's why you wanted Harry in your corner. That's what we should remember. the nation today already knew better than most out difficult democracy is the idea of America. itself is under attack. dark and deep and the forces that were in a battle for the soul of America. 161258 Landra I remember sitting in a room with Harry when he was supporting me for President. My explaining to him, the reason I decided to run when I had decided I was never going to do that again was watching all those Neo Nazis come out of the fields down in Virginia chanting anti semitic bile, carrying Nazi flags. And he asked me, what? I said, we have to restore the soul of America. 161330 No one knew it better than Harry. Protecting democracy requires vigil -- vigilant stewardship. Harry's life shows that for all, from our darkest days, we can find light and find hope. Just look at his life. In just about every respect, Harry Reid came into this world with the odds against him. He believed life, and he lived it and he left it, believing anything was possible. [16:14:11] Demonstrate that anything's possible Look at this incredible family in a small way, minds, me and my dad. My dad used to say, Joey, never explain and never complain. Remember one day we're having an event. I was running for my this was fifth term. Route my house. I feel sorry for myself talking about a family. Awesome. daughter. [16:14:52] My dad said I'll be back in a minute left the house waiting for people to show up. Look to the local Hallmark store. In back Ricard, two news all brass plaque with two sections to two clips and the cartoon character Hagar the horrible One Hagar the Viking ship. moving along here the rocks lightning comes out of the sky chars is the horns of his helmet breaks the master of his ship. And he's looking up a god he's going, God, why me? [16:15:41] the next frame.The next frame is a picture of a garden the ship and voice coming down having the same Why not? What makes you so special these things wouldn't happen to you. Why not stand up. Get up, never bow never been never yield. never bow never been never yield. That was Harry never complained. So as your mind so much of Harry's desk as we all know, he sent it off some giant portrait of Mark Twain [16:16:21] They both Harry and Mark Twain love Nevada. They both, both knew how to say things, know to be true about ourselves and about our country for hiringknow to be true about ourselves and about our country for hiring. was this. as he said himself, he said quote I grew up around people strong values. Even if they rarely talked about not to say they love their country, Worship God ever shunned hard work, never asked for special favors. [16:17:00] That's Harry, that's America or someone. Mark Twain himself would have written about the defining character in American story had he known, Harry, who staff, known as Team Read last incredibly genuine role model. [16:17:35] We see a carrying on HMR his legacy People in Nevada you lost a beloved son. The spirits always gonna burn as bright as the desert sun. the nation we lost a giant American plainspoken honorable decent Bray on yielding man. This be his legacy. On each of us, be our best. Speak truth in the heart. Take up the remaining rounds of Harry Reid's good fight. [16:18:17] In America we all put a gift. In this from the bottom my heart what a gift. What a life of a nation. He turned until his last breath. Under God bless you. God bless the entire family of us, my friend Eric. Great American. God protect our troops. [16:19:25] >> Dear Heavenly Father we are grateful to be gathered together today. from world leaders to family members to celebrate the life of Harry. We're grateful for the beautiful words and music that have been shared today and for all the preparation and thought that went into this service. Most importantly though, we're grateful for the years that we had Harry on this earth. You're grateful for his good works and the community is gripped his tenacity especially grateful for the loyalty the love and the dedication that you showed his family and friends. [16:20:03] That's for a blessing of comfort and peace to view this especially to Leanna worrying to leave to Josh and to key and especially to grant that she can lift it up and comforted by the love of those around her, that she can keep poppies memory with her always pray that his memory can be a blessing to us. and then as we serve you we can remember his good example of service and that the best of him can be carried on in the lives of his children, his grandchildren His great grandchild and all those and he touched say these things in Jesus name, Amen. [16:21:02] FOUST>> Thank you Mr President, and all. Much has been said about Senator Reid's telephone etiquette in the service my own experience I have concluded, paraphrase, aligned from a popular 1970 movie that for Harry. Paraphrase a line from a popular 1970 movie that for Harry love means never having to say goodbye because of the love of the Savior of Jesus Christ, Neither do we. [16:21:35] Instead, we say Terry, I'd be with you. again Senator Reid's casket will be flown to Washington or he will lie in state at the capitol rotunda with an additional ceremony, honoring his life to be held on January 12. Senator Reid will make her final journey home To search light or he will be interred near other members of his family. [16:22:14] As the read family now the parts. We ask the congregation to stand and join Brandon Flowers, who will lead us in singing the Nevada State song. Home Means Nevada. The words appear on the program. And for those of you who are not from here. It's Nevada, not Nevada. [16:22:48] Brandon Flowers sing this song often at Senator Reid's events. and as we all know, Harry Reid, is first and foremost a devoted son of Nevada. Please remain standing until the family and special guests have departed due to COVID protocols, the family will not be able to receive guests after the service, and thank you all for being here today. [16:23:28] FLOWERS>> I first met Senator Reid in 2009. And we were lucky enough to get the tour of the Capitol. And it was it was just an inspiration for me because here was the Senate Majority Leader and he came from the basically the same dirt that I came from. And we you know, we share the same faith and it wasn't five minutes into the meeting and when he he waved for Chuck Schumer to come over and he had me sing, Nevada state song, and the office. [16:24:02] And I think he was showing me off a little bit but I also, as we've all heard today I think he just, he loved where he was from. And it makes it a lot easier for me to stand here and tell you how much I love Nevada. And so, as we said we all have these, feel free to sing along with me. [FLOWERS SINGS "HOME MEANS NEVADA"] [EXIT PROCESSION] [end]