President Trump Holds a Rally in Richmond Kentucky CSPAN October 13, 2018 10:30pm-11:42pm EDT
supporting. she is interviewed by amy gardner of the washington post owitz of thek washington journal. and then, c-span's campaign 2018 coverage continues with an ohio senate debate between incumbent democrat sherrod brown and republican challenger jim renacci, at 6:00 p.m. eastern on c-span sunday. president trump attends a campaign rally in richmond, kentucky for congressman andrew barr. also joining the president were kentucky senators mitch mcconnell and rand paul. this is one hour and 10 minutes. ♪ usa" playing]
from the lakes of minnesota to the hills of tennessee across the plains from sea to shining sea from detroit down to houston and new york to l.a. there is pride in every american heart and it's time we said today i'm proud to be an american where at least i know i'm free and i won't forget the men who died who gave that right to me
and i gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today because the rank no doubt i love this land god bless the usa ♪ and i'm proud to be an american where at least i know i'm free and i won't forget the men who died gave that right to me and i gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today ain't no doubt i love this land [applause]
[crowd chanting] usa. usa. usa. ,resident trump: that's right usa, and hello kentucky. thank you. and i am thrilled to be back in the heartland with thousands of loyal, hard-working american patriots. days, the people of kentucky, we love kentucky greatest horses in the world and plenty of other things. we are going to elect a slate of toublican candidates continue to make america great again.
just hours ago we celebrated another tremendous victory for the american people. you know what i am talking about. we are having a lot of victories, folks. can you handle it? in the oval office of the white house, i welcomed home pastor andrew brunson, great man from turkey. he is now free from jail. think of that. 35 year jail sentence, 35 years. not anymore. he is back with his family. and her with his wife, is on american soil. [cheering]
is a beautiful family, they are altogether, and i want to thank president or to ergodan of turkey. it wasn't easy. it wasn't easy. that one wasn't easy. and we don't pay ransom. we don't pay ransom. [crowd cheering] thank thei want to president and i want to thank the people of turkey, and i think now we will probably establish a terrific relationship with turkey. we appreciate it. this evening, in the wake of hurricane michael our thoughts with our fellow citizens alabama, florida, north carolina, south carolina, and virginia. they got hit hard. they got hit hard, especially when you look at for florida.
have you ever seen anything like that? georgialook at georgia, got hit hard. that was some wind force. up to 200 miles, almost 200 miles an hour, one of the most vicious we have ever been hit with. so i just want to thank all of those incredible people, the people of fema, the first responders, [crowd cheering] of theorcement, and all thousands of federal employees and national guard, all of the personnel, they are now on the ground, they are supporting this really major recovery. i will say, we have thousands of electrical trucks all lined up, they are getting the roads cleared, not easy. and they have done some job. you have 600,000 people without electric. in one day they got it down to
250 thousands. -- 250,000. that is some job. and we will not rest until the job is done. we are here tonight to discuss everything we have accomplished together in less than two years. think of it. think of it. [crowd cheering] althoughhere tonight, i have been back many times, i love this place [crowd cheering] kentuckythe people of for 2016. we didn't have to wait too long for that. [crowd cheering] we didn't have to wait long for that. in, the, the vote is polls have closed in kentucky, donald trump is the winner of kentucky. [crowd cheering]
and to make sure that america's extraordinary comeback, we want to make sure it continues. fulle had -- it continues speed ahead. we don't want democrats that are coming from a different place, we don't want them getting into office. abstract.ill do is under republican leadership, america is booming. it is thriving. [crowd cheering] again becausening we are finally putting america first. [crowd cheering] [crowd chanting] >> usa. >> usa.
usa. usa. usa. usa. usa. our country'sp: unemployment rate has just fallen to 3.7%, the lowest in over 50 years. 50 years. [crowd cheering] median household income has reached an all-time high. that's
pretty good. moreans you are making money than you have ever made. i don't know how much better, but we can get it up higher. we have eliminated a record number of job-killing regulations. [crowd cheering] this,me of you will love and i'm proud of it, these are
great people, a great resource when properly used. we have ended the war on clean, beautiful coal. [crowd cheering]
putting our miners back .o work like never before they are going back, back, back. and after years of rebuilding other nations, we are finally rebuilding our nation. and we are doing it with andican iron, aluminum, look at what happened to stee l. you see what happened with steel? the mills all are opening up. they are opening up all their
steel mills. that was faster than i thought. and they are stopping the dumping. if they want to dump, they can but they are going to have to pay a lot. it, soou think about true, despite our size, america is now the hottest country anywhere in the world. since my election, we have picked up in worth $11.7 trillion. think of it. and we are going to get along great with china, but we are doing things with china, and they have dropped about $20 trillion. but do you know what? be just fine, to but they have to treat is fairly. they have to treat is fairly, right? we are living by our motto, promises made,
promises kept. [applause] [crowd chanting] and you look back there at the fake news media, look at them. [crowd booing] look at them. it's like the academy awards every time. i'd like to walk into a place one night and not have any of these guys. boy. it gets bigger and bigger. thatven they have said president trump, and you know they probably get fired the next day, that president trump made promises during the campaign,
the united states supreme court, justice brett kavanaugh. [applause] great, great gentleman. to him was so unfair. i've never seen anything like it. and we stuck with him all the way because we knew the facts. we stuck with him all the way. mitch, theyl and stuck with him. no doubts about it. no doubts. none of that. none of that. he now sits alongside justice neil gorsuch to defend your sacred rights and your god-given freedom. [applause]
radical -- what the crazy, radical democrats did to justice kavanagh is a national disgrace. kavanaughoment brett was known, you know what happened, we announced the name, we nominated him, and literally from the moment he was nominated, they didn't even know, it's actually, if you think of it, it's from before he was nominated, nobody knew anything about who it was going to be. i didn't even make my decision yet, and they started saying horrible things about whoever the person might be. they were on a mission to stract, resist -- delay, damagest, and destroy.
kentucky. aren't we proud of president trump? thanks tot add, president trump and a republican senate, 80 ford new federal judges already this congress. [applause] that is already a record, mr. president. wep sending them our way and will keep confirming them and change the court system forever. thank you. [applause] president trump: thank you. a true fighter for kentucky. he loves his state. and you know, we will be running together in 2020. that will be a lot of fun. thank you, mitch. on this election day, november 6, every american faces a simple
choice. vote for democrat mob rule or vote for a republican party that stands proudly for law and order, fairness, freedom and justice. simple as that. [applause] if nancy pelosi [crowd booing] crying chuck schumer and the radical democrats take over congress, they will raise your taxes, they will immediately restore job-killing regulations, they will impose, believe it or not, socialism, take away your health care, your health care and your whole life will be unaffordable, shut down
immediately, forget this one, shut down your coal mines in about two minutes. you see what is going on with the second amendment? destroy your second amendment. and the democrats wanted to open our borders to a flood of deadly drugs and a gangs. [crowd going] booing] the fact is, democrats have become the party of crime. they have. republicans are the party of safety, and we are the party of jobs, jobs, jobs. and we are thrilled to be joined this evening by several terrific kentucky republicans. kentucky senate president robert stivers. where is robert? where is robert?
thank you. massey.man tom they've got them spread all over the place. doing a great job, thank you. they are doing a great job. congressman hal rogers. [applause] thank you, hal. comer, jamesames comer. thank you. james, the whole group, they have been incredible, i will tell you what. we got tax cuts, biggest tax cuts in the history of our country. we got so many other things. and we got rid of the individual mandate.
obamacare repealed and replaced. we did not get one democrat vote, but we will get it done. we had a little disappointment that night. a little bit of a disappointment great but it is essentially done anyway, because when you get rid of the mandate, the individual mandate, it's done. and what we have done with the remnants of obama care is we've kept your premiums down far below what anybody would have thought, through good management, through secretary alex azar. a friend of mine who has helped us so much, he is really smart, but i have to say his wife the last couple of days has become maybe the biggest star in the family. i said, rand, you have to get
her on television more. she has become the biggest star in the family. yes. [applause] a man that really has been a friend of mine, a special friend, and he's really something, he's a great guy. not everybody knows that, believe it or not. it's like mitch, not everybody knows that mitch is a great guy. he's a great people. there is something that happens to you when you grow up in kentucky, i guess. he's a great people. but you know, i call rand a senator of tremendous common sense. that is a great complement, common sense. and you know what?
spry,he is young, he is come up here for a second. come up here, rand. senator paul: the president says he's tired. i could take 20 or 30 minutes. i will tell you a story that shows he is different than any other politician. i went to him with an idea on health care. i said, let individuals by in a group, let them join an association and let competition drive prices down. the president said, it's a great idea. his staff said, we could never do that. his middle managers said, we could never do that. what in the president say? did the -- -- what president say? he said, make it happen, and it did. but it's true.:
we were talking about health care and rand had this concept that, he was so far advanced, and after -- and even the experts didn't know, and after they checked they said, he's right. he's right. association health care, where you can team up with other companies, you go in and you get phenomenal pricing, you have no problems with crossing borders so you get every insurance company, and it has taken off, rand'snd that was initial idea. that's true. and it's doing really well. inexpensive and terrific. and another man, a very special friend of mine, he was a great businessman, decided to win and run in kentucky. by the way, does that sound familiar? successfuls a really guy and he saw things happening in kentucky and he said, i can do tremendous stuff, and he really has done. and he doesn't want to be
political, he wants to get the job done. this state is doing so well. you have your lowest unemployment numbers in history. you have your best incomes in history. you have jobs and companies flowing back in. and all of that wouldn't matter if i didn't like him, if i didn't like him i'd say, forget about him, right? like him a lot. he's a terrific man and a terrific governor, matt bevin. thank you, matt. thanks, matt. trulyare here for a special guy. these are all special people. there is something about this place. by a lot.e win what did we win by, 38? 38. we won by a lot.
i have a feeling that mitch is going in two years to do very good, very good. he's going to do very good. you know, he goes down as the greatest leader, in my opinion, in history. what we've done is incredible together. that he is better when i'm president than he ever was before. doing much better. introduce the leader that we are all here for and all of our congressmen know exactly what i'm talking about. he has been so strong on all of the things that we stand for. tax cuts, regulation cuts, every single event that we passed, and it is record numbers of events, he has been at the forefront, and he's got a little bit of a
andy barrher was that is a great congressman. come on up. [applause] rep. barr: mr. president, welcome to kentucky's 6th congressiomal district. [applause] a swing district that two years ago, you sent a message to the nation because you won it by 15 points. and welcome to madison county. a county mr. president, that you won by a whopping 32 points. home of eastern kentucky
the wall. [applause] and when i first met you, mr. president, i told you about our drug problem in kentucky and you listened. six months later, i was in the white house with you when you declared a national public health emergency to fight the drug epidemic, the opioid epidemic, and we work together and we funded the most significant investment to fight drug crisis in american history. this president is a man of action. a man of action. other people resist, of this -- but this president gets results.
and so, i want to turn it over to him but i want to remember one special night two years ago in cleveland. the moment i knew this man would be the next president of the united states. remember? remember what he said, he said that my opponent has a slogan, and that slogan is i am with her. remember what he said next? what he said was, i have a different slogan, and that slogan is i am with you, the american people. mr. president, i am with you, to fight for the american people! [applause]
pres. trump: thank you. that is pretty good. now, you know the one thing andy didn't say is that she paid a lot of money for that slogan. [laughter] and the morning after i came up with my little feel on it, they changed the slogan. it was gone. it was gone. but we weren't gone. because this was the single greatest movement in the history of american politics. [applause] and our slogan was a great slogan. i think it's the greatest slogan that anybody will ever come up with. although in two years, ours is, make america great again, look at all these hats, and at the
rate we're going it's going to happen fast, it's called keep america great. got to be that. right? [applause] so i am here for andy barr, and that is a vote for safe communities, strong borders and kentucky values. a vote for andy's opponent, i had to do a little checking, who's he running against? this is an extreme liberal named amy mcgrath. [audience boos] chosen by nancy pelosi, maxine waters, that's a real beauty, and the radical democrat mob. now, amy supports socialist -- a socialist takeover of your
healthcare, which by the way means your taxes will triple if you are lucky, she supports open borders, she needs the tax hikes to cover her through the roof garbage that you want no part of. and she wants to immediately decimate your thriving coal industry. -- your now thriving coal industry. so if you want to stop nancy pelosi from becoming speaker of the house, no, we can't do that. that will not be good. then you have to get out and vote for andy barr, a great man. actually i must tell you, kentucky, you are always
involved in the middle of politics. the election of andy is a very important thing, it could mean the difference between unbelievable continued success and frankly, failure, where we fight two more years with these people, with these obstructionists, so it is really in important race. an important race. it could be the congressman -- we don't have to talk about him anymore. right? we don't have to talk about them but we were talking backstage and they said it, this could be the most important race there is, so get out and vote. we can't let this happen. a majority of house democrats have already signed up for socialist healthcare, by the way, it doesn't work anywhere in the world. it's good if you don't mind waiting like five weeks to see your doctor.
they come from socialist countries, they come from canada, because they want to use our doctors. they come from all over the world. and we are making it now better, and they want to destroy everything that has been built. all of that great foundation. they want to outlaw the private insurance plans of 2.4 million kentucky residents, and some of those plans
are fantastic and inexpensive. the democrat plan would obliterate medicare and terminate medicare advantage for nearly 250,000 kentucky seniors, who depend on it. republicans want to protect medicare, and we will for our great seniors who have earned it and to have -- and who have paid for it. and republicans only will always protect patience with
pre-existing conditions. we will protect it. the
new platform of the democrat party is radical socialism and it is open borders. democrats want to abolish ice and they want to turn america into a giant sanctuary for criminal aliens and ms-13 thugs. and do not kid yourself, that's what's going to happen. and they want to get rid of ice. they think ice isn't nice. first of all, they're incredible patriots and have a job that nobody in this group wants. [applause] they go in there and they meet the most vile, vicious people on earth. you don't want to do it. you might do it.
this guy might do it. you want a job? i'll get it to you. look at this guy, this guy will do it. he might do it. you might do it. but you don't want to do it. they go in there and they liberate towns, these people came in by the thousands and we are taking them out by the thousands. they are getting out. republicans believe our country should be a sanctuary for law-abiding americans, not criminal aliens. and you know this, republicans stand proudly with the heroes of ice and border patrol and law enforcement. you know that. we are finding the illegal aliens, criminals,
predators, drug dealers, ms-13 killers, and we are sending them back home. we are liberating american cities and towns. that's what we're doing. [applause] the only immigration policy democrats support is catch and release. how about that one? you catch a criminal thug, take the name, and you release them, saying please show up in five years to court. number one, it is ridiculous. number two, they never show up. what a mess. we have the dumbest immigration laws in the world. the world laughs at us, but we are getting them changed. we need more republicans, we need some votes. andy bar and if you elect republicans
this november. we will pass legislation to end catch and release. we will i will tell you, have you heard the other one? lottery. moderate. --lottery. out, comingick them to the united states. let me ask you, these countries set up lotteries. do you really believe they are giving us their finest? no. this is a lottery. this was chuck shumer's special deal. need to elect people
so how crazy.of it and then you have chain migration. you know what that is, right?
the west side in manhattan, where i live, right along the hudson river, he is driving a car down this roadway where the speed limit is 35, he went about 70, and he decides to make a into a beautiful park that goes along the river with lots of people. many people were killed. into a beautifulnobody ever tae people that were horribly injured. they lost legs, arms, these are people that were running. they wanted to keep themselves in shape. they were working out. they were walking hand-in-hand together. they are dead. they are horribly wounded. many will never, ever recover. now what happens? what happened to him? it will be years of litigation, he came in, and then he took
chain migration, and he brought his mother, and his father, and his brother, and his sister, and his aunt, and his grandfather. none of them working. approximatelying 22 people came in. it is called a chain. isn't that wonderful? a chain.
[audience boos] and we are stuck with them. where stuck with these people. and i do not want a chain. i want people to come into our country or -- on a merit-based system. [applause] and i want them to help all of the great companies that are moving back into the united states. they are moving to michigan, ohio, pennsylvania, they are
moving to north and south carolina. they are coming in and moving to florida, and yes, they are moving into kentucky. and with what we have done, we have become so successful, that we need people to come in with all these companies that are coming in. but we want great people that love our country, that respect our country, and want to work. [applause] safetyection is about and it is about prosperity. ande the last election, these are numbers that the figures back then, the fake news would never have allowed me to say, they would never in a --lion years, if i've ever
if i ever said this during the campaign, they would've
had headlines, we have created over , and liftednew jobs over 4 million americans off of food stamps. [applause] you know what that means? means number one, we get rid of an unbelievable cost. you would not even believe it. and you know what else? you have a lot of happy people that are working. [applause] nearly 600,000 manufacturing jobs. manufacturing is never going to come back? remember? oh,previous administration, you think that is going to happen?
i guess we have a magic wand. we had the magic wand. and these are great jobs and important jobs. manufacturing jobs, companies pouring back in. african-american unemployment has
reached its lowest level ever recorded in history. [applause] poverty hasican reached its lowest level in history. hispanic american and asian american unemployment has reached its lowest level in history. [applause] -- i am soieve sorry, i apologize to the women in the room. remember, i have 52% -- i got
52%. remember he said, they were all saying, he will not do well with
women. ow, did we do well with women. we did really well with women. but unfortunately, the women's number is the best and 65 years. with letdown women. -- we let down women. 65 years, 3.6%. as the charts grow just a little bit, it will be historic very soon. the only reason to vote democrat
is if you are tired of winning. [applause] you know about winning, you people are winners. i am just afraid that kentucky is winning too much. send -- to see rand paul and mitch mcconnell and they are going to come to the oval office to see me and they are going to say mr. president, we cannot do it anymore. kentucky is winning too much. they cannot do it. they don't like it. they don't want to do it anymore. they're going to say, we are winning so much, we just can't. mitch, and that, iran, i am and rand, i'matt,
sorry, we are going to keep winning. i am going to send them happily back to kentucky. lot -- you are winning a lot. we won today with the great pastor. last week i announced that we are replacing the horror show, one of the worst trade deals ever made known as nafta with an incredible brand-new u.s. mexico-canada agreement called the usmca, usmca. and even the democrats are saying wow, what a great deal that is. if it is too good they will not supported. -- support it. even shook schumer likes it --
even chuck shumer likes it. we have taken the toughest ever action to crack down on china's abusive trade practice. [applause] china, and i have great respect for china, and i have great , thect for president xi absolute head of china. but you know what? they have been making 300 million dollars a year taking it out of our country. we have rebuilt china. and i do not blame china. i blame our past leaders. they should never have let it happen. i do not when china. -- i do not blame china. and thanks to our strong trade greatonomic policies, industries recently broke ground
on a billion-dollar aluminum mill that will create up to 1500 jobs right next to ashland, kentucky. ashland. under republican leadership, we also passed the biggest package of tax cuts and tax reforms in the history of our country. bigger than any have ever been passed. we have taken historic action to reduce the price of prescription drugs. ago, visor,e weeks a lot of drug companies announced substantial increases. and i said to secretary alex, and to alex azar, this is no good. we have to do something. i want to call them. so i hold -- called the head of
pfizer, i called the heads of i said sir,ies, and we will immediately drop the price back to where it was. timeand paul is the first i realize, how powerful it was to be the president of united states. now, they reduced -- and by the way, i kid, but i do respect that they did that. i really appreciate it. and know because of what secretary azor is doing it was a prescription drugs going down. we have countries on this theet, the exact same pill, exact same prescription, made in the exact same factory or plant, in canada, and in other countries all over the world, is
much less sometimes 50 percent sometimes more than that, it is much less than what americans pay. we are getting rid of the middleman. i will beng a number, hated so much by some people in this country that have made a fortune. but we are getting drug prices way down. and we started it last friday with the signing of two bills. [applause] and something that the congressman really helped with me, with all of them in the room and andy in particular, we criticallyt now get ill, terminal patients, access to life-saving treatments. we just passed right to try. [applause] i hope nobody has to use it in this room. who iss is a person
terminally a look, we have the greatest research in the world i far, nobody is close. but we have a pipeline that would take 12 to 15 years to get it approved. ithave that down, i think may be less, but we have to be careful. but if we had something that really showed great promise toward a problem that somebody had, was terminally all, -- who ill, between the insurance companies and the liabilities, and the country itself, the ill, lawsuits, i got everybody in a room, we have to get life -- this is really important stuff. how many of you know friends? if they have money to travel all over the world begging and looking for hope. if they do not have money to go home and have no hope. passedgot right to try
a month and a half ago and already has had an incredible impact. [applause] incredible impact. 44 years. so now a patient is terminally ill, we have something that is looking really good, we make them sign a document, very important document, and they go in and week work with them and we see if we can help them. and we have had some incredible results already. so i just want to thank andy barr and all of the congressman rand,nd mitch, and because we got it passed. we got it passed. but to me that was a big thing. many years they worked on and couldn't get it done. we also passed better in's -- veteran's choice. giving them the right to see a private doctor instead of
, 24ing online for 12 days days, 38 days, we have our great veterans who are doing a great job -- we are doing a great job with the veterans. they would be waiting in line for sometimes months if you can believe it. we had people waiting in line and they were not very sick. by the time they saw a doctor, they were terminally ill. line, ifhere is a there is a way, because we have great doctors in the va, you can't get to them. wai if there is a weight -- t, you go to a local doctor, you get yourself taken care of, and we pay for the bill. we pay for the bill. that was
another one. it took over 40 years. i used to say to people, why do
we do that? i said listen, we have a great idea. these lies are terrible. 28 days. -- these lines are terrible. 28 days. 38 days. we are going to a private doctor instead of waiting in line. with have been trying
to get the password 40 years. they couldn't get it passed. that we are good at getting things passed. we got it passed. in the landmark va accountability law, to ensure anyone who mistreats our veterans will be held accountable. [applause] we just secured $700 billion and
$716 billion to fully rebuild the american military. [applause] bigger, stronger, more powerful than ever before and we are giving our warriors
their largest pay raise in over a decade. [applause] and in my direction, and we need help but it iss really popular, let them know how popular this is. it is all about space. it is all about space. defense, offense, it is going to be soon be all about space. let rant and mitchell about this. at my direction, the pentagon is now working to create the sixth branch of the american armed forces known as the 's -- the space force.
[applause] now, they have to do it. i put them on the spot. now, they have to do it. it is very popular. one of the biggest applause i get wherever i go is when i talk about the 's. and by the way, china, already started. russia already started. to have to start but we have the greatest people in the world. we make the greatest equipment in the world. we make the greatest rockets and missiles and tanks and ships in the world. [applause] i went through the united states from the horrible one-sided iran nuclear deal. -- removed united states from the horrible one-sided iran nuclear deal. when i came to office, weeks before i was given rundowns of what is happening, iran was a question of when what they take
over the entire middle east -- when will they take over the entire middle east? have riots in the streets, their currency is shocked, and they are becoming -- they will be coming to us some day probably not too far off and they will say we would like to make a deal. a real deal. not the joke of a deal that was made by the past administration. and we have recognized the capital of israel and opened the american embassy in jerusalem. [applause] together we have made extraordinary progress, but we are just getting started.
if you vote to elect republican house and republican senate, we will continue to cut your taxes, cut your regulation, and raise your incomes very substantially. [applause] democrats -- the democrats, will protect medicare and social security. we will protect them. he will defend your second amendment and protect your right to free speech and religious liberty. [applause] with your help, mitch mcconnell, rand paul, and all of the people that work so well with us will continue to confirm incredible pro constitution judges, not radical far left judges who will rewrite your constitution, and
replace your kentucky values.
not going to happen. 84 judges, think of the, a record -- think of that, a record. 84 judges approved. what a difference. by the time we finished, maybe 50%, we will fully secure the border, we will pass case law, stop sanctuary cities, and the visa lottery, and tema great, -- and chain migration, and we will keep the dealers and terrorists out of our country. [applause] lift really and more -- millions more of our citizens. from dependence to independence and from poverty to prosperity. but to achieve this future, to
continue the greatest movement in the history of our country and maybe of any country, you need to vote republican. [applause] years, you watch as your leaders apologized for america, now, you have a president who is standing up for america. we are standing up for your values. we are standing up for the great people of kentucky. proudly standing up for our national anthem. [applause] on november 6, i need you to get your friends, your family, your neighbors your coworkers, and
get out and vote for andy barr. [applause] great man. is ae for a republican vote for more jobs, more wealth, and more products made right here in the good old usa. it is about respecting our laws, heroes of law our enforcement. they are heroes. and a vote for republicans is a vote to reject the democratic policies of hatred, anger, and division, and to celebrate the greatness and the glory of being an american. [applause]
media, it isto the not up to the pundits, it is up to you to decide your own fate. you have the power with your vote to defend your family, defend your country, your values, your faith, and to defend your dignity. loyal citizens like you help build this country. and together, we are taking back our country. we are returning power to the american people. [applause] this great state was settled by really, how tough, how smart, by tough, tough men and even tougher women, by the way.
[applause] but it was settled by tough men, pioneer women who braved the wilderness and defined the dangers to build testified the dangers to build a life and a home. they did not have a lot of money. they do not have a lot of luxury. but they all had one thing in common. they loved their families, they loved their country, and they loved their god. [applause] these courageous kentucky patriots did not shed their blood, sweat, and tears so that we could sit at home while others try to erase their legacy and destroy our proud american heritage.
freedom, andof our for the sake of our children, we are going to work, we're going to fight, and we are going to win, win, win. [applause] we will not bend. we will not break. we will never given. we will never give up. we will never back down. we will never surrender. and we will never -- and we will always fight on two glorious victory. -- to glorious victory. because we are americans, and our hearts bleed red, white, and blue. [applause] we are one people. one family. and one glorious nation under god.
washington journal live every day with news and policy issues that impact you. coming up sunday morning, we look at the 2018 midterm election and the future of the republican party with henry holt some of the ethics and public policy center. and msnbc national political correspondent discusses his new book, the red and the blue. be sure to watch c-span's washington journal live at seven eastern sunday morning. join the discussion. >> sunday, on newsmakers. executive director emily kane looks at the midterm elections, the impact on women running for
congress, and the candidates her group will be supporting. she is interviewed by amy gardner of the washington post and julie michael it of the wall street journal. watch newsmakers sunday at 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. eastern on c-span. camping 2018pan's coverage continues with an ohio senate debate between sherrod brown and republican congressman jim anything. they will meet in cleveland and the debate starts live sunday at 6 p.m. eastern on c-span. on saturday, president trump met with pastor andrew brunson and his family at the white house. the pastor had been detained in andey on espionage terrorism related charges. since 2016. on friday, he was convicted but released on time served. this is 25 minutes.