tv President Trump Campaigns for Alabama Senator Luther Strange CSPAN September 22, 2017 8:00pm-9:35pm EDT
book tv exclusive. we have trouble to u.s. cities for six years bringing different cities tour viewers. you can watch more at her website. ite.t our webs huntsville, alabama, where president trump is campaigning for luther strange. the republican runoff election is tuesday. after the rally, mr. president meetenator strange will with sarah palin. >> i have the great pleasure of introducing the man of the hour.
and isserved our nation doing a great job in the senate. -- let us keep them in that seat. senatorive a welcome to luther strange. ♪ huntsville for being here. [applause] ready? are you ready to support our president? this is an exciting night. maybe the biggest political rally in our city's history. you're making this possible. thank you so much. [applause] i am so honored that my friend,
president trump, is taking the time to come to the great city of huntsville to campaign for me. [applause] washington,time in we have worked together to fight the establishment and take on the issues he promised to solve to make america great again. build the wall c hant. fantastic. the president is going to talk about what he is doing to fix the economy and create jobs, to bring act jobs to this country. -- to bring back jobs to this country. we are in the defense capital of the world. let us give our military a big hand. [applause]
my opponent says the president is out of touch with his base. it doesn't look like that to me. is he out of touch? us show him what we think about him. our president loves the state of alabama. he loves alabama. [applause] wait toto me, i can't come back and thank the people of your great straight -- state and campaign for you. i said, they love you in mobile and birmingham. but they really love you in huntsville. [applause] we love our president, too. don't we? [applause] be a historic
election in this country's history. it will depend on you getting out to vote and determine whether or not the president has the boat he neededs -- votes he senate to stand up to people standing in the way of his agenda. that is why he is here, to support me. he knows i have his back and i am working every day to make sure his agenda to make america great again passes and the senate. senate.s in the your vote on tuesday i would greatly appreciate. your vote will send a message to the world. it will send a message to the united states and the establishment in washington that alabama stands behind its president. on us send that message
tuesday. [applause] thank you for this wonderful us -- perception and for being so gracious -- thank you for this wonderful reception and being so gracious to me and my family. it is my honor and privilege to introduce the president of united states and the friend of mine. , thes and gentlemen president of the united states. [applause] ]sweet home alabama ♪
[applause] thank you everybody. i love alabama. thank you very much. [chanthin -- chants: "usa!"] witham thrilled to be here luther strange. and the hard-working, patriotic citizens of this great state. you're going to win at football tomorrow. state -- i love this state and the people. we are really producing.
[applause] on tuesday, we are going to send a real good guy from alabama to the united states senate on a permanent basis. we have another great person in our audience tonight. richard shelby. where is he? thank you, richard. stand up so they can see you. fantastic. thank you. a respected man. theected and loved in senate. he has been there for 34 years or something. he loves the people of alabama. strange knows the source
of america's strength is god, family, and country. [applause] be takinggoing to -- a mana manual love you all love. jeff sessions. he is doing a good job. he is doing a good job. busy, watchingy the borders. luther is taking over for jeff, hopefully. you were going to be so impressed with what we're going to do in washington. thoughts andd our prayers to the people of louisiana, texas, florida, georgia, puerto rico, the virgin
islands, and all the other communities that have been ravaged by storms. i spoke to your governor. she said, we have about 17 million people that just entered alabama. took such great care of those people. you really did. governor, you're the fastest state anywhere in the world this week. you did a great job. your governor is doing a great job. when one part of america hurts, we all do. we grieve over all that has been lost, that we are inspired by the incredible strength and spirit and the resilience of our people. we will recover and rebuild, and return bigger and better and
stronger than ever before. it will happen quickly. [applause] we also send prayers to the people of mexico. they got hit hard by a devastating earthquake. taking a lot of lives. i have spoken with the president of mexico. we pledged our support. we have cruise in their -- crews in their -- crews in there. we have bigger equipment. but that is tough to look at and see. it was bad. i have come from a productive week at the united nations general assembly. [applause]
[crowd chants: "usa!"] we have been working with our friends and allies to pursue prosperity and peace. we have really good people that i know and have tremendous relationships with. we have bad people. we are to take care of the bad people. it is about time. [applause] the greatest honors of my life to represent the american people on the world stage. respectd is starting to the united states. again.
[applause] said it during my address to the united nations, i will always defend america's interest above all else. i am not here for global interests. am here for you. -- i am here for you. if yousay america first, are in another country, you want your country to be first. i am the one that really means america first. everyone else said it. be thatit is going to way. we're going to renegotiate these trade deals and bring companies back. you see it in alabama. worry so much to
about other countries. i want to treat them with respect. we are going to be like your football teams. we're going to win all the time. we are going to win. [applause] i believe the best path to a more peaceful world are proud, independent, and sovereign nations that respect their own people. when you look at what is going on in the world, so many do not. we want nations that cooperate together to create better for all people. we're all about all people.
we can't have mad men out there shooting rockets all over the place. [applause] rocket man should have been handled a long time ago. [applause] should have been handled a long time ago by clinton. i won't mention the republicans. by obama. this is a different time. this should have been handled four and eight years ago. and 15 and 20 and 25 years ago. i am going to handle it.
because we have to handle it. [applause] little rocket man. we are going to do it because we have no choice. massivelking about a weapon, exploding over the pacific ocean. which causes tremendous calamity. goes tremendous problems. i want to tell you something. i am sure he is listening. he watches every word. he has neverg us watched anyone before. that, i can tell you. [applause] maybe something gets worked out. maybe it doesn't. i am not sure it will.
other people like to say, we want peace. going.n he keeps maybe something gets worked out. and maybe it doesn't. but you are protected. ourdy is going to mess with people. nobody is going to play games. nobody is going to put our people in that kind of danger. nobody. japan and south korea are right up there with us. many other countries, too. they are right up there with us. i made a friend in china. china took thef banking industry away from north korea.
never been done before never been done. the relationship is very good. he may be smart, strategic. and totally crazy. but no matter what he is, we're going to handle it. we're going to handle it. [applause] [applause] the foundation for progress begins at home with a government that protects and defends our citizens. that is what we have to do. i am here tonight to ask the good people of alabama to send luther strange to the united state senate so he can defend your interests and fight for your values and put america first.
go out and get out the vote. [applause] why do i like luther? asked, do you mind if i go for the other candidate? they may not have a job on monday, but these are my friends. i have already gotten rid of a few of them. they are good people. the first go around on health care, i said, for seven years, we have been hearing repeal and replace. for seven years. repeal and replace. say, president trump sat in the oval office. phone, screaming at people for weeks.
they gave me a list of 10 people that were absolute no's. 10 republican senators. -- johnmccain was not on the list. totally unexpected. repeal and replace. campaignin, his last was all about repeal and replace. he decided to do something different. that is fine. we still have a good chance. we're going to do it eventually. with luther, we will. we're here tonight for luther strange. i am here for him. it is a friday night. i love the people of alabama. [applause]
i don't want to speak negatively. election, i lose this maybe i will end up moving to alabama. or kentucky. people love you and where you love them. it is special. here is what happened. we never want to lose. we don't want to lose. --have a great again just great agenda and we are getting a lot of things done. gorsuch -- judge neil gorsuch. how about the second amendment? crookeded hillary -- if hillary got elected, you would not have a second amendment. you would be handing in your rifles. you would be turning them over.
[crowd jeers] you have to speak to jeff sessions about that. here is what happened. i get this list of 10 names of people that are total no's. good people. in all fairness, rand paul was on that list. he voted twice, yes. very good. i haven't given up on him. he may come around. wouldn't it be ironic if he took john mccain's place?
and they do not like each other. that would be very ironic for those of you who know the inner workings of the senate. one of the names is luther strange. he is a senator from alabama. i said, that is the tallest human being i've ever seen. he should be on the new york knicks. luther.im big everyone is now calling him back. people say, if you have dinner with my wife, kids, cousins, uncles, i would like to talk to you. they come over. okay. i will get a vote, or i won't. brutal. you know what that is? brutality.
senator, we need your vote. i know you are opposed. i think i can get there, you have to do me a favor. you have to see my brother. they want to have breakfast and lunch with you. and after you are finished with them, you will go out for a picnic on the white house lawn. and then maybe we will start talking about it. it was brutal. you have no idea. now, i called luther strange. he is a no. i say, senator, i need your help. -- i said, i have to get your vote on health care. he says, you have it. [applause] said, what do you mean?
i have been hammered by all of these people. he said, i was for you from the beginning. i knew you were going to win the whole thing. i have always been for you and so has my family. mr. president, if you want my vote, you have it. i said, do i have to meet you someplace or have dinner with your family? his wife is fantastic. but i said, i have to have dinner with you? he said, you don't have to have anything. don't waste any more time talking to me. mr. president, you have my total support. i told my wife, that is the coolest thing that is happened to me in six months. it is true. [applause] and then, time goes by. he voted. and john mccain went thumbs down
at 3:00 in the morning. i could tell you so much. it was sad. at least we knew where we stood. that was a horrible thing. a horrible thing that happened to the republican party. time goes by. 's in a race. people are saying he is friendly. whether you like mitch mcconnell or not doesn't matter. he doesn't even know mitch mcconnell. been there for a few months and they put that mantle around his neck. he doesn't know mitch mcconnell at all. luther is a tough cookie. kowtown't kowtown to --
to anyone. i see he is down in the race by a lot. i say, that is really unfair. they were giving him a bum rap because he happened to be in the senate. dinners, you don't remember any of it. you remember one sentence. sir, don't even waste your time talking to me. you have my vote. i said, that is the coolest thing. i called him. and he was down because he was being settled with stuff -- saddled with stuff. i said, i am going to endorse you. he said, you would? i said, i would. the last thing i want to do is be involved in a primary. i could be sitting home right
now getting to watch some of the games and getting ready. -- last thing i wanted to do i will never forget the way he did that. it was really cool. how -- ithem and said, called him and said, how are you? down., i am i said, you will come back and do great. [applause] got saddled with things he should not. fourth.n third or he went to second. and now, it is pretty even. ago, andhim up a week i said, i think you are down by a few points. i am going to come to alabama
and make a speech for you on friday. [applause] as soon as we announce, you look at the serena -- -- you look at this arena, the media, the fake news -- they won't show this. they will say, it was a small crowd. very unenthusiastic crowd. it was a terrible evening. these are the most -- among the most dishonest people -- i really mean it. these are among the most dishonest. [applause] pres. trump: look at the crowd. i love to have them show the crowd but they do not show the crowd. they show me. the whole night i go home and say, milania --
by the way, she has become very popular, hasn't she? [applause] i mean, she respects the white house. i love the white house. they actually said about me that i called the white house a dump. i think it is one of the most beautiful buildings i have ever seen rate they said that they wouldn't retract it -- i have ever seen. they said that and they wouldn't retract it. my wife respects the white house greatly. we're e leaves the plan, plane, she is just appropriately for the white house. she is wearing high heels, like many of you would do. they went after her but she didn't know. when she got out of the plane in texas, she was wearing sneakers, which she had with her.
and they know it was dishonest, but that is the way it is. heels -- she wore high she would go into the floods with high heels. she has become very popular. i remember luther. we have to the loyal in life. [applause] i will be honest, i might have made a mistake. . the story -- here is the story. if loser doesn't win, they will not say we could do 25 points in they will say donald trump, the president of the united states, was unable to hold his candidate. it is a terrible, terrible moments for trump. this is total embarrassment. i mean, these are bad people. by the way, both good men.
and his opponent wins, i will be here campaigning like hell for him. [applause] but i have to say this. and you understand this and just look at the polls. win.r will definitely you know what i'm saying. roy has a very good chance of not winning in the general election. forget, we do not stop here. you have an election coming up. this is over to the man was a ins.ing the new race beg luther will win easily, and roy will have a hard time winning. but i will be backing him if he wins.
[applause] huntsville,at billions and billions of dollars to the army missile defense. [applause] way, howy, by the important are those words when you your missile defense? thank you very much, huntsville. thank you very much. [applause] missile-defense. words,u hear those two we just approved the $700 much higher than originally anticipated. if the other candidates had one against me -- had won against me, that would have gone way down. you do not know what we're doing. we are rebuilding the military, at a level to which has never
been before. we are rebuilding the military. [cheers and applause] but that would have gone way, way down. then you look at the new fbi facility being built. great. great. you look at nasa. how about nasa? billions of dollars. richard shelby has been a big help with this, i have to tell you. a big help. [applause] he has been a big help. i will say this. we are a tremendous amount of money in alabama. you're doing great. as long as i am president, you were going to have so much money spent here. you know what, a lot of other states also. we are bringing back jobs, companies. companies are not building and other areas. in some cases, they have already started to plant and they are not. there are coming back. i read negotiating nafta, one of
-- i am renegotiating nafta, one of the worst trade deals ever made. [applause] deals.ped other trade we are doing a job -- i tell you what. -- we have jobs pouring back into the country like we have never seen. the most number of jobs. the most number of jobs in the history of our country. with all of that being said, we have a lot of people that want to work. we have a lot of people that have given up on finding jobs. those people will be taken care of. that is one of the reasons we as a group -- that is why we won. one of the reasons. because of the military, the vets, the evangelicals. take a look at that. applause]d
i had to tell that story about luther. i thought it was really cool. i said i will be there and then i said something i didn't like. i said luther, you have got what it takes. you have really got it and let us go. that was two months ago. you've got yourself and even race. if you get out the vote, he will win. you will have a great senator. [cheers and applause] senator -- yout will have a great senator. he will not only be great, he will be the tallest senator in the history of the united states. right? not so bad, shelby is tall too. he will be great to see us up on crime, tough on borders -- [cheers and applause] don't even think about it. do you know who i have your
tonight? general john kelly, who headed , and whatd security the job he did on the borders. where is general?where is he ? general, come up here really quick! come up here! come, come, come, come, come. what a great man this is. do you know the expression? no game is being played. four-star marine. very few. four-star general. [cheers and applause] work.t wants to a great job.
four-star marine. that is good. what he did on the borders -- and this is without the walls, by the way, the wall is happening folks. believe me. the wall is happening. youact, you probably saw -- know, we have a wall up there now and we are renovating its already. it is being made chris the, perfect, -- it is being made -- prestine, perfect, good as new. it has to be a through wall. i didn't know it except for -- until about a year ago. if you cannot have vision you do not know who is on the other side. let us say we build a concrete wall and we have people on the other side. literally i was given an example. it is going to stop drugs and a lot of things. the drug epidemic in this country is out of control and we will stop it. we will stop it. [cheers and applause] but they would literally -- so you have a concrete wall and
that is what i do best. that is what i do best. that is what i really do, although we have done a good job in politics too. in all fairness, we have only been doing it for about two year what i do best, is built. we have.a concrete wall. mexico, wonderful, wonderful ways. -- place. then we have the united states. you have drugs when you throw weights. 100 pounds of drugs. you throw it over the wall. they have cap all -- catapults. it hit somebody in the head and you do not even know they are there. believe it or not, this is the kind of stuff that has happened. you need to have a great but it has to be seen through. we are now looking at samples. we had four samples already built. we are looking at different samples of see through walls. i think to be honest with you, a see through wall of the better.
you don't have that whatever it might be. we're looking at fo different foures built byur -- different samples built by four different companies. we are renovating the existing wall and we will have as much as we need. you don't need all the way. you have a lot of natural etc some it struck -- of that are you. going to build the wall in the middle of the river? are you going to build on the mountain? the mountain is the wall. we will build the wall. it is coming along way. we will have the final choices done and the renovations will be done within the next six or seven months. we're spending a tremendous amount of money and we will have a wall. i wanted to let you know where we are. [cheers and applause] we are very, very happy about that.
everyone is saying he does not really want to build the wall. i say excuse me. that is the great thing about twitter. [laughter] when the press is missed -- dishonest, most of the time, and when i say i do not want to build the wall, i can tweet, that was a false story. boom, boom, boom. [cheers and applause] it is really not a question of what we want to do. we really have to do a wall in order to stop the drug in particular. we have been dealing with isis and the border patrol -- ice and the border patrol. these people know better than the architects and consultants. the countries to go out and get consultants and spend a fortune to buildtants on how it. they do not have a clue.
they got out of the harvard school of something and they would write about a wall. d just tell you, the best guys who are telling you what to do are the border patrol. the best guys are ice. these are the best guys. do you know what it costs? nothing. we get it three and eight -- we get it free and they are happy to do it. it is really great. this is going to be a very important element to making america great again. [cheers and applause] when it comes to taking on the bureaucracy, luther is your man. luther wants to end business as usual, stop the insider dealing, and luther strange is determined to drain the swamp. [cheers and applause]
luther has been fighting hard for the people of alabama and the united states since his first job in office. i have to tell you something. he has not been there very long. he does not know those all. he hasn't met them and he doesn't know them. he does not know those people. luther has worked so hard. i know the one to work hard and i know the ones who don't work hard. i was talking about it with richard before. will notry, richard, i give away any of your secrets. but we were talking about it read he is a hard worker -- but we were talking about it. worker, richard. he has been working hard for 34 years. [cheers and applause] we were talking about who are the smart ones, the hard-working one. -- ones. we talked about the less smart ones too. i learned a lot. but luther shares our convictions.
maybe most importantly, he shares our agenda and remember, he will win the race. he is going to win the race. [cheers and applause] and i am not talking here. against the democrats, which starts very eachly and this is why it one of you needs to get a friend and the whole family and bring them out to vote for big luther strange.. [cheers and applause] big luther. luther and i and everyone in this arena tonight are unified by the same great american values read we are proud of our country. we was that our flag -- we respect our flag. [cheers and applause]
wouldn't you love to see one of these nfl owners, when somebody sayespects our flag, to get that son of a bitch off the field? [cheers and applause] [chanting "u.s.a."} ] you know, some owners are going to do that. he will say, that guy who disrespect our flag, he is fired he. that owner, they don't know what. they are friends of mine, many
of them. they will be the most popular person for a week. they will be the most popular person in the country because that is a total disrespect of our heritage. that is a total disrespect of everything we stand for, ok? everything that we stand for. we have freedoms and we have freedom of choice and many, many different freedoms. but you know what? totallyill disrespectful. when the nfl ratings are down nflively, massively, the ratings are down massively. the number one reason happens to be they like watching what is happening. they like what's happening. if they hit too hard, 15 yards, throw them out of the game. they have that last week. i watched for a couple of minutes duringtwo guys,
beautiful tackle. boom. 15 yards. directory gets on television, the wife is to get home around them. they are ruining the game, writes? -- right? there are ruining the game. that is what the referees want to do. they want to hit. but you know what is hurting the game more than that? but people like yourselves turn on television and you see those people taking the knee when they are laying our great national -- when they are playing our great national anthem. booing] if you see that leave the stadium. i guarantee things will not. just a cup and leave it not the same -- just pick up and leave. it is not the same game anymore. one of the things we have done is usn i say we, it
together -- we protect religious liberty. [cheers and applause] because weand family, not government and bureaucracy, are the true centers of american life. and america, we do not worship government, we worship god. [cheers and applause] right? we cherish our magnificent constitution, and we believe judges must interpret the andtitution as written, that includes defending as a just said our great second amendment. we support the rule of glaucoma and we stand strong with the incredible men and women of law law, support the rule of
and we stand strong with the incredible men and women of law enforcement. we protect our citizens, uphold our traditions, and we will .lways defend our borders [cheers and applause] values.e alabama i understand the people of alabama. i feel like i'm from alabama, frankly. [cheers and applause] weird when attle guy who lives on fifth avenue in the most beautiful apartment you have ever seen comes alabama and alabama love that guy? [cheers and applause] crazy! crazy! crazy! but i do, i understand your values and i love your values.
those are the values i believe in. those are the values that made this country. that madehe values this country great. those are the values. i understand those values. but as you know, these values have been under attack for many years in washington, and that is why we need a person like luther strange. we need him. you have to get out and vote. [cheers and applause] think of everybody -- i think if everyone in this room goes out to vote, luther, you win easily. luther is not in washington to serve the special interest like a lot of people. even though he handled that thing with me, he can ask the you have to this and that. whether he do? -- what did he do?
he got better. if he was difficult -- but he never went with -- he just treated me great. and i called him. i said you want me to help you. he couldn't believe it. he said why. i said you gave me the coolest answer and a long time. that is why i am here are he didn't ask me -- that is why i am here. he didn't ask me. the only mistake he made -- i shouldn't say this -- he said, sir, we have a venue that holds 1000 people. i said there is no 1000 people. to this placeme and we are jampacked. there are thousands of people outside the clinic come in. they do not have your real estate ability. yes, thousands. thousands of people outside. thousands and they may be
listening because we put some big speakers out there. i hope they are going to vote for luther. they may not be too happy, but i will.they luther came to washington to serve and represents you read i can tell you when big luther -- we call him that -- people call you big luther before you met trump? iran's people. -- i brand people. a lot of them are friends of mine. so nobody ever called you big luther? he is seven feet tall. i can never call him little luther. i just saw him and was like he is big luther, and that is all. when he walks in, everybody knows that alabama has arrived. [cheers and applause] loser was a -- very advanced eagle
scout who has not spent his lifetime in politics. he only entered in recent years, and he has been in washington for even less time than me. he does not know all these people who he is supposed to know. he has his own mind he has reminded you want. -- he has the mind you want. luther proves he is not beholden to anyone and not afraid to take on anyone and i have unit. as your attorney general -- and i have seen it. as your attorney general, he won over 25 public corruption conventions. [cheers and applause] now, he has brought that same political courage to washington and i have to tell you, friends of mine have told me very strongly that if luther wasn't appointed to office for the
short-term, and he just said he was going to run when you have to run, which is now, he would by 50ding every poll points. he would be killing everybody read the fact that he got appointed her to him. -- hurt him. luther didn't take appointments, if he just ran, there wouldn't even be a contest. no one would come close to him. it is one of those things. i am tell you personally very lucky -- in this country is very lucky -- that he did take that appointment. he has done a hell of a job. [cheers and applause] and that is what we need in washington. people who have the courage to stand strong for our values, our families, our nations. people who have the courage to challenge a failed system. with obamacare, i have been listening for seven years as
kept sayinge people --eal interplay, repeal repeal and replace. it didn't take much courage. we are getting all of these great votes. i think they voted 61 times 61 times to repeal and replace! they finally get a president who will sign the ledges nation -- who will sign the legislation, and they don't have the guts to vote for it. [crowd booing] i was told, congratulations, you one read -- you won. you know why? electoral college is a very special thing. intelligently to campaign in the state but you have to win for the electoral
college read that you need -- college victory that you need. it is very simple. on a lot ofs states. i have never really been in favor of it but now i appreciate it. to me, winning the popular vote is easier because you go to new york, california, this. the beauty would be elected -- texas. beauty with the electoral college is i went to maine, i went all over to dollars state. it brings the whole country into play. it brings states into play that would never be thought of. but i focused heavily on pennsylvania and north carolina and i focused very heavily here, but i actually made one speech do you mind if, i don't come back for a while because we have a 38 point lead and i would much rather spend my
time in florida and pennsylvania and north carolina and other places. [cheers and applause] so alabama, you were great. we won by so much. so the electoral college is actually something i have come to respect. like if you are a 100-yard -- guy or if you are a long-distance runner, you'd train differently. runs again in four years, which i hope she does, we her to spend more time in michigan. we will teach her to go to wisconsin. we will teach her to spend a little marketability in pennsylvania, north carolina, and florida, which she lost and she spent a tremendous amount of money. you hear so much about this. remember this, if you are going for the electoral college, it
is a much different race. you do not spend time in california and new york, you spend your time in iowa and ohio. remember, you cannot win unless you win ohio. we won ohio by a lot because i spent a lot of time on it. [cheers and applause] but i would rather have the because for counts me, it would be easier than winning the electoral college, which they set a republican could not win, if you remember. remember they said, there is no way to 270 for trump. that is why i went to maine four times. because i needed one. there is no way they said. well i ended up with 306. luther, they were right. they were 100% right. 270." is no way to
306.here is a way to you hear this nonsense. when you are a call for you have play,play or stroke you train differently. they have to learn their lesson. they have to campaign in areas that really matter. the had a great victory. it was something that was awe-inspiring and something that i think everybody in this room will never, ever forget. i appreciate the fact that the people of alabama were with me right from the first day and they said to me, do not come back. go to those other states but you have to win in i appreciate it. [cheers and applause] by the way, folks, in case you are curious, no. russia did not help me reae.
ok? -- il at the russian hoax. call it the russian hoax. that is the thing democrats did best. they lost the election and didn't know what happened. they needed an excuse so they said russia. and then they said, wait a minute. russia. trump -- honestly, that is the thing they did best. to convince people about this hoax, that is one thing they did best. no, russia did not help me. that i can tell you, ok? are there any russians in the audience? many russians. i did not see too many russians in pennsylvania. in this country who have the courage to say what
they mean, to do what they say, and never, ever backed down. as your attorney general, luther e leadd the fight in court against the obama big powertion 's grabs. did you see what i did to that? boom. gone. look at that guy. he knows. [cheers and applause] gone. and i did that one without luther, but he defended it and got rid of a lot of things. and boozer hasd offended so vigorously religious and thefrom obamacare fighting of obama's and the administrations dangerous -- administration's dangerous, inhumane plan on refugees.
and humane. when i opened my -- inhumane. election, id my talked about the viciousness of what was happening. it turned out to be understated, not overstated. i was a big part of our success. since the date of the luther arrived in the united states senate, luther has always been for us. he has always been for us. he is not a friend of mitch mcconnell. he does not know mitch mcconnell until just recently. and i do not say that badly about mitch at all. i am not saying that badly. i am just telling you he doesn't know. we just got there. i said, how well do you know him? he said he just met him because he just got there. against -- andt he was against it before -- but he just came out against that totally ridiculous rule, the
filibuster rule. it is ridiculous. [cheers and applause] and on a lotnators of legislation you need 60 votes. meet -- and that means we need a democrat. and they get upset with me when i get to see desk when i go to see nancy pelosi was very nice. why did you see them? because this role is crazy. we have 260 bills. many of those -- not all of them, because they can use reconciliation. many of those bills will never get past. many of those bills will never get past. most of them will not because you cannot get 60 votes. you cannot. it means a democrats control the senate. i think will pick up seats in 2018. i will work very hard. i think we will pick up democratic seats. i believe that. we will pick up democratic
seats, but they have to get rid of the filibuster rule. basically, we can go to 60. [cheers and applause] luther was with us on withdrawing the united states from the deeply unfair job killing paris climate accord, o k? [cheers and applause] you know, it sounds so nice, but it was a killer. it was a killer for our country. it was very unfair. we are with china -- who i love right now this week. don't forget, that was a big thing. -0 votes.5
russia and china both came along. that was a great thing. importantly, when thisddid the spankin banking thing, let us see what happens. it has never been done and i think you will see good things. i think china wants to get this problem over with great they do not need this problem. they're very smart and they are good people in the president is a really good man and he was china. it is good for china getting rid of that menace. believe me. [cheers and applause] luther is with us on cracking down on dangerous sanctuary criminalat release
aliens into our cities. what is that about? by the way, jeff sessions is working very hard on that. really hard. really hard. [cheers and applause] and effectively. very effectively. luther is with us on planning taxes and bringing jobs back to america. he was with us -- he is with us the military tools are limited. he wants them to fund the fight so we can win without question. that is where we are going. $700 billion. [cheers and applause] only has my endorsements, remember this, he also has the endorsement of my great friend and vice president mike pence. [cheers and applause] he has the endorsement of the
national rifle association, the nra. that is a biggie. that is a big one. luther, that thing. ofhas got the endorsement the national right to life and the alabama farmers. [cheers and applause] that was a big endorsement. but an array endorsement, i am telling you, that is a powerful endorsements. , you don't strange just send a message to washington, you send a fighter to change washington. 2008, we already achieved wins for the american people. the stock market reached its highest point in history. [cheers and applause] they hate to hear that.
oh.it went up like 22% since november. 22% since the election today. i think it is even more than that. highest point.e unemployment is at the lowest level it has been for 16 years. close to 17. [cheers and applause] most importantly for me, but i companiesy it again, are flowing back into our country. they want to be here. i was with one of the great gentleman that i became friendly with. a leader of a major country, there are only a lot of people watching on television and look at all those red light. .ye
look at cnn. and i say it is they use. and you see that light go on so fast. by the way, do you think they show the room? do you think they show the notes -- nooks and crannies? i don't think so. if there is an mtc, they will show the mtc. two people got up to go to the bathroom and they are coming back. seatshow thie empty every single time. people that run companies that truly hate me, they now let me . that means jobs, that means everybody. s.am serious p
people that truly like the president. they're coming up in hunting and -- kissing me. i am not doing it for them i'm doing it for the country. you many times, and this we arebeen a choice, renegotiating nafta. we will get a fair deal or we will terminate have to. simple.ry it is one of the worst deals ever negotiated. one of the worst deals ever negotiated. every day i am keeping my promise. getting approved by the house and the senate.
that is not including all the executive orders. that is not including the fact that we have reduced unnecessary regulations to appoint that this country hasn't seen in years. we are doing one of the best jobs at our veterans. wait timesd online va facility, opens the white house and the a hotline, extended veterans' choice. these are the greatest people. the bravest, most wonderful people.
in some cases, they get older and things happen. they are waiting on line for seven days, nine days. in some cases they die. in some cases they can have a simple procedure. they can have a simple prescription and it takes 11 or off-line to see the doctor. by the time they get to the doctor, they are terminal. i said without knowing much for having a lot of common sense and very good up here always. always. i said that doesn't make sense. if they're waiting in line, can imagine? we have a lot of people were very successful people here. can you imagine going to your doctor and having him a you have to wait or 11 days -- for 11 days? two have to wait for
seconds, i go crazy. hopefully we will not have to see too many doctors. but they wait for days and days and they go to a doctor in the area now. we pay the bill and it is the least offensive thing we can do. we save everybody's life and everybody is happy. everybody is happy. i have only been doing this for a little while. when i first heard of the problem, that is what i said. why are they not just going to see a doctor? we have to negotiate with the doctors very carefully. i know they charge a lot of money. but now the people are happy. we are doing so many things. we had the a worker accountability. for 40 years they have been trying to get it passed. they couldn't. i will not blame the unions and i will not blame civil-service. that was the problem. you have the unions. for 40 years, they cannot get passed.
you would have people working in va ba who were -- in the who would abuse our great veterans. by the way, 20 years before, they would have had their ass kicked by the same person they were abusing. they would have been in trouble. they would have been in trouble. 25 years earlier, they wouldn't be doing it area that is the way it is. -- they wouldn't be doing it. that is the way it is. va accountability act. we have a great man running the va. he has done more in eight months than they have done at the va for years. i am very proud of him because i made that promise.
in the best tradition of america's greatest leaders, we're standing up for american workers and defending american jobs and american industry. [cheers and applause] we're building our future with american hands, american labor, aluminum, and steel. we will buy american and higher american. i withdrew month, the united states from the job killing it would have been a disaster, the transpacific partnership. great ripoff. you want to see jobs leave the country? sign that. they were going to find that stuff is a cook. that was a disaster for this country. eliminating unnecessary regulations so we can have more jobs and wealth here in america.
i am to the obama coal,stration's war on and we're putting our coal miners back to work producing beautiful, clean coal. [cheers and applause] that nobody has the guts to do and i did it in my first year a few days in office. i authorized the construction of the keystone pipeline and the dakota access pipeline. over 50,000 jobs. 50,000 beautiful construction jobs. environmentally better, much better. we have increased our military and defense budget to the highest level it has been probably ever. [cheers and applause] it is going to be over $700 billion. we will rebuild it. we are new fighters and jets.
you know what has been happening. the jets are so old that the goesr flew it and the son into the air force and flies the same plane. we're improving a state-of-the-art missile defense system. , huntsville,y much alabama. thank you very much. [cheers and applause] pres. trump: it is amazing the way all of a sudden missile-defense system sounds so good. by the way, these systems, i watched them and i see what is being developed. they have taken out rockets that are going so fast. the percentage of success is so
high, it is so brilliant what we can do, so that we can do what we have to do to have a safe country. i want to thank you, huntsville, because you are a big part of it. [cheers and applause] we have just brought back the national space council to restore america's legacy of leadership and space. council will be chaired by vice president pence, who is visiting your nasa facility in huntsville on monday to get you out to vote. get you out to vote. we're making our communities safe again by going after violent criminals and putting dangerous offenders behind bars. [cheers and applause]
we have the backs of our police andcers, our ice officers, our border control officers. we have their backs 100% just like they take care of us. [cheers and applause] one by one, we are finding -- and i mean in large numbers, and our guys are much tougher than their guys -- we're finding the drug dealers and criminals who prey on our people. we are throwing them out of our country and they will not come back in. they do not come back in anymore area different age. they do not come back in. we also understand immigration security is a national -- that is really a national treasure, but it is a national security. we need national security for safety. we are going to keep radical, islamic -- radical islamic
terrorists out of our country. sorry, sorry. [cheers and applause] call of some of the other countries in the world and say how are you doing, folks. not so good. we are creating an immigration system that puts american workers and american families first. we are moving quickly to pass a massive tax cut and simplification for the middle class. new tax returns -- we want new tax returns, simplification, massive tax cuts. that is what we're doing for business. that is what we are doing for the middle class. [cheers and applause] if we want to restore american prosperity, we need tax reform that is progrowth, pro-jobs, pro-worker, profamily, and pro-america. [cheers and applause]
currently states is -- currently have the highest rates anywhere in the world. 60% higher than other developed countries. this is a massive economic disadvantage for america, costing us millions and millions of jobs and trillions of dollars. under our plan they were going to see next week, enjoy it, ok? enjoy it. you are going to love it. it will be the biggest tax cut -- i have to get approved by richard and luther, but i have a feeling you'll be ok. luther, do you promise? because if you don't vote for it i am leaving right now. i'm taking away the endorsements. [laughter] weer luther and richard, will have one of the lowest tax rates in the developed world, bringing back our jobs and companies to our shores.
does makeorm our tax american business competitive again so that american workers and american companies can win again. we are going to bring back to three, four, maybe five -- nobody even knows what the number is -- but many trillions of dollars currently overseasseas -- parked and it will come back to the good old usa. right now it is impossible to bring it back. we are committed to protecting small businesses and family taxers by ending the death on state. you lose your farm in business and you cannot pay the tax. we're getting rid of this. in addition to passing historic reforms, luther an are totally
arecatedd i -- and i totally dedicated to repealing medicare.ing we have some time. we will go back. it is like a boxer. theknocked down, get up and bad ones stay in say we quickly quits. the great ones -- say, we quit. the great ones end up winning. we might make it this time, but the most we will be is one or two votes short. you cannot quit if you are one or two votes short. you cannot do it. the people will not be liked by the communities they come from. in most cases, and i think almost all of the cases, they got elected on the basis of repealing and replacing and they are not doing a service to the people they represent.
[cheers and applause] strange thought against obamacare as attorney general of alabama, and he fought it well. he's fighting obamacare in the senate and he is going to keep fighting because we are going to win. it is going to be gone and we will have great health care in this country. [cheers and applause] your premiums are searching -- surging. your deductibles are through the roof. alabama's is up, but there are states up one is the percent -- 150%. more than 200% and i am having a hard time getting a certain votes, but she is a good person and i think she will come through. alaska is up over 200%. that means obamacare is no good. we should have a hard time
getting her votes and i think she will come through. i hope so. are quitting, doctors are quitting, choices are disappearing, congress must do its job by ending the obamacare nightmare. [cheers and applause] to deliver for american families, we are also working to legislaturese act, that would end chain migration and switch our countries to a merit-based immigration system. merits, merits, merits. people that would help our country. people that would help our country. we have two great senators and they are working on it. this wiki keep new immigrants from going on welfare for five keep newthis would immigrants from going on will
therefore five years. when it that be nice? ldn't that beou nice? it would require them to support their families financially. it is time for a system that serves the interests of the united states of america. we also want an infrastructure bill that generates $1 trillion for rebuilding our country with american hands. we want to list americans from welfare to work, from dependence to independence, and from poverty to prosperity. [cheers and applause] we want every american child to grow up learning the dignity of work, the pride of a paycheck, and the satisfaction of a job well done. [cheers and applause] we want our citizens to go to work every morning and a job
they love -- you do a job they families rting their -- in a job they love, supporting their families. takecan only work if they the american first -- america first agenda and make the make america great again agenda back to washington and drive it to victory. we can only achieve those ndstoric legislative wins -- a we have had a lot of them in a short. of time -- only if we stand up or what we believe, and that i can do it. [cheers and applause] we can only win those fights and drain the swamp and we have smart, tough, and tenacious leaders who know who they represent and they know how to deliver. is our man.ge
he is our man. you have to get out and vote. [cheers and applause] again, i am taking a big risk because of luther doesn't make it, they're going to go after me. the very dishonest people are going to say trump, trump, trump. but we have done great together and we have done great over the last two months right here. this is your moment. this is a big day because you have a lot of people thinking -- banking on somebody else's victory and thinking that will become democrats in the state of alabama. i don't think that is a good thing. [crowd booing] that is not a good thing. if this man lives, that raises over. if someone else wins, that will be a very -- if this man wins, that race is over.
-- protect your family and uphold your laws. some about with puts the needs of our citizens first. [cheers and applause] we are americans, and the future along to us. the future belongs to all of you, but we have got to go out and take it. we have got to go out and earn it. and votes. to go out if we do not vote, it is not going to happen. on tuesday, vote for your country, vote for your family. vote for your victory. vote for luther strange. he is a phenomenal person. [laughter] -- [cheers and applause] pres. trump: together with the your people of alabama and giant in the senate, we will make america strong again. we will make america wealthy again. we will make america proud
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morning. join the discussion. that was early on when i believe trump was -- had just announced and they were worried that he was going to be bad for them. i thought, really? you are worried now? considering how far back they've had an anti-woman platform, you know, with reproductive rights, equal pay. anne tilnis.ht, >> he was interviewed and he said something like he never goes to any washington dinners without his wife. i thought, ok, this was a gift. so you don't have any problems voting about a woman's personal
reproductive choices, which is probably the most personal and intimate thing a woman can deal with, but you won't go to dinner with a woman fully clothed at the same table. >> senator strange's challenger is former alabama supreme court chief justice roy moore. the runoff is tuesday. sarah palin spoke at a political rally for judge moore. this is 20 minutes. tomorrow on c-span, live coverage -- >> the next man about to step off this bus is a rockstar. i don't know if you know the name sebastian forgot -- sebastian gorka, it was on f