tv Dallas GOP Dinner- Pete Sessions Charlie Kirk Ryan Sitton CSPAN April 25, 2019 12:18pm-1:09pm EDT
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the win and you want to understand the fight, he is the one to know. with that, i must say, i started learning about pete. as we all know, the honorable pete sessions is a legend. he is here, he has fought. he has served us in the fifth district. he served us in the 32nd district. and he served us in the most powerful committee in the entire country, the rules committee. the only reason the u.s. house of representatives actually got anything done was because of the leadership of one man and one committee, and that is our beloved pete sessions. make no mistake about it. when you want to go and say how did we take back the house? i can tell you one name. that is pete sessions. because pete knows how to sell the fight. he knows that the serve. and he knows what it means to make sure that we protect the
entire country. in terms of liberty, opportunity, and he understands the threats on the left. but most importantly, he understands us. with that, i would like to take a moment and give our beloved pete sessions a tremendous round of applause. [applause] mr. sessions: thank you very much. our opportunity tonight to hear from our great ryan zinke and administrator pruitt gives us an understanding. david, how are you? understanding of
exactly the thoughtful, articulate republican party and why we believe that our policy makes life better for americans. that is why we have smart and able people who are able at the call to not only discuss the importance attributes of policy, but also to play them out. i want to say before i go to far, i want to thank each and everyone of you, not only for your hard work, your sweat and tears over the years, but also for your firm belief that our greatest days in america lie in front of us. and we look forward to what we need to do in two years. i want to thank you, table 17 and 18, my staff is over there. for each one of you and the people who stood beside me. thank you very much. [applause] i know they are timing me tonight. they're going to time all of us . sorry about that.
tonight i want to say what ryan zinke said and what administrator pruitt said was correct. when america has gotten better, marginally better, it is because republicans have utilized the policy that we believe in. i think back to 2005, when it was the republican party that passed a law, signed by president bush, that said all ground and surface water will be controlled by the states as opposed to the federal government. because we understood that the takeover by the democratic party was exactly that, over every creek, river, lake, to take over every single part of whatever was water that the federal government would control. that led us directly to the ability, just a couple of years
ago, when republicans came up with this strong idea, that we should put our energy into the world market as opposed to not offering our opportunity for the world to buy our energy products. in wiley, saxey, and rawlett, texas, over six weeks, gas $1.29.went down to [applause] it has opened up a marketplace for our products overseas. today as secretary zinke said, we are the saudi arabia for the world. [applause] it are these things that we have stood for. i have four returned from singapore and china, where i spent the last 10 days.
the big discussion over there is about how they are going to fall in line with america, not fight america. as you know, the communist party of china had their great egg -- big yearly meeting. unanimous votes. there was no dissension. believe that. i would not want to dissent either. what happened was they decided that they are going to open themselves up to american ideas of investment and opportunities from the world. they didn't say america. they just said the world. here is why this is happening. this is happening because our president has the guts and the vision to take on this tariff issue. you would say boy, the timing was bad. yes, the timing was bad. but the outcome will be on his timeline.
as an advantage. and it is this. that the chinese and the americans are going to use stop all tariffs. the winners in this becomes the chinese people, not the chinese government. the chinese government has been winning and taking money off of these tariffs for a long time. and then sticking it to the chinese consumer. just like you see in france. where the french government makes money off energy. they make money off taxing gasoline. they are sick and tired of it. what will happen is you are going to see a huge revolution. it has already started where the chinese government is now developing their own irs. they are commanding that every single person in china above a certain level start processing
and turning in what money they have. they have never had to report it. they now have over 340 million billionaires. we will look up and say, comrades, how does that feel? the bottom line is the money will be taken away from the chinese government. and those chinese consumers well want to be just like american consumers and have the best of all products in the world. at the best price. i think the long-term attribute of what you're going to see from president trump and this outcome will mean that our stock market will come roaring back and we will be prepared in 2020 to not only reclaim the presidency but take back the house, the senate,
and we will have american republican ideas of free enterprise across the country. i am very excited. i want you to know. [applause] that if we intend to win, we are going to have to continue to stick together. the last thing i will say, and we know this, we got to work. for the past two years, i've been telling people, hold on. this is that what you think it is. we have problems. we have a lot of things that have moved to town. tonight, we have a real special guest. and ryan told me, i asked him if jennifer is here. he said no, but he said there are a lot of texas aggies in here who know me well. so ryan is starting out in
irving, texas. he was a businessman. he went to texas a&m. he started a great big company that really makes sense. he is the first engineer in the history of the railroad commission. he has an idea about efficiency, about ratio, he understands mathematical terms. and inflection points. that can bring to bear texas and its assets and resources to where they will be utilized properly for the benefit of the people of the state of texas. please help me welcome our railroad commissioner. [applause] mr. sitton: i have to brag on pete. i did not remind pete what my wife's name was. he just walked up and said, is jennifer here? and i said no.
but he said, you are an aggie right? he just remembered that. those moments stick in your mind when you connect with someone like pete. he honored me. thank you for that. can you think of a time in your life when something happened that changed the way you thought. changed your perspective. changed how you think things should be done. the biggest time in recent history i can remember is november 6 of last year. i was at the hotel as the election results were rolling in. the beto-ted cruz race. when ted was getting ready to do debate prep, they wanted do a mock debate. they were looking for somebody who was comfortable going after ted. obviously tall and attractive. [laughter]
so i got to debate ted cruz. i played the liberal socialist. i mastered the hand motions. [laughter] on,lection night was going we knew it would be a closer race than normal. beto had worked hard, he went all over the state, a charismatic guy. as we are watching the election results come in, i did not expected to be as close as it was. as i'm sitting there in the hotel, my mind is blown. how can people buy this? this doesn't make any sense. throughout history we have everyd socialism implode single solitary time it has been rome, from ancient
through communist russia, greece and venezuela, every single time it crashes. look at china, where they are trying to unwind it, trying to undo it. it never, ever, ever works. in particular, as we are hearing the news stories come in, we are hearing about the young voters and the turnout and what the young voters were saying. my mind is blown. so i take a step back and i realize, you know, this is not about policy. we've got a brand problem. we've got a brand problem. if you grew up in the 1970's and 80's like i did, you remember the cold war. words like communism and socialism struck fear in us.
i remember sitting at home and my parents talking about what was going on in russia and gorbachev and reagan going toe to tell. it was a scary time. but if you are a high school kid today, what do socialism mean to you? social is a good thing, you should be social, you don't want to be antisocial. we have a brand problem. in order for us to understand this brand problem we have to think about what life was like when we were that age. i grew up here in dallas county, my parents are both teachers, my my dad taught high school for 34 years. my mom taught at a little private school for about 38 years, 82 years of education between the two of them. i have a younger brother and younger sister, for the first time my date tonight is my brother. my younger, more attractive brother is here with me. he is police officer here in dallas county, he serves at highland park police department. [applause]
our parents were teachers, we did not know extravagant c. a big evening out, we go to the cafeteria. when my mom had us, she stayed home until my brother went off to school so for about 10 years we lived off my dad's paycheck, my dad worked at high school and taught at norco -- north lake college in the evening and he worked at a racetrack that my uncle owns and we supported a family of five on $25,000 per year. we knew no different. growing up, because my parents are both teachers, i was a fantastic student, which is a total lie. you remember that kid that was awful in school?
the kid that always disrupted class and could never pay attention? the teachers would take that kid if they didn't have to have me in their class. i was the worst kid in my school and my parents put up with it. all the way through school i didn't know envy until i got to high school because i got to go where my mom taught. a lot of kids came from north dallas, 15, 16 years old, all the other kids had brand-new mustangs. i worked to summer jobs and -- i worked summer jobs and two saved up $900 to get a camaro, but i was proud of it. when it came time to go to college i wasn't a good enough student and my parents didn't have enough money so i didn't apply anywhere else except for texas a&m and that other school, and luckily i selected the finest academic institution on the planet. i put myself through school. i got my mechanical engineering degree, got out of school and got my first job in the oil
business. around the time i was 30 years old about 12 years ago, the company that was working for was purchased by a multinational company. and like that i was out of a job. and at this point i had quit work -- you know how you hear of double income, no kids? we were no income, double kids. but that is when i have the opportunity. in november of 2005, i was basically fired, in 2006 then we started our company, put $10,000 in a business account and for the rest of 2006 we did not take a paycheck. we went the entire year without earning an income but that's how we started our company. we had hope and positive energy and we knew we had a solution to the world, it employs 900 people and does business all over the world. [applause] thank you. i don't tell you that story -- it sounds a little braggadocio's and i don't mean it to be -- i
tell you that story because of the conversation my father had with me. i'm talking to my father about the way i grew up -- i'm about 30 at the time and we are talking about the risk of starting a business. my dad is telling me about the way i grew up. you know why we didn't have money for you to go to college? you weren't a planned pregnancy. it was that day i found out not only did my parents not plan to have me, my parents were both coming out of divorces at the time when my mom got pregnant with me and they had a plan to have me aborted. four days before she had the abortion she said she couldn't do it. and he says ok, let's get married. they are still married today and they even had two more kids. [applause] he says you know what you were such a bad student? you are severely add.
we had to take you to a guidance counselor and the counselor did some tests and said he is off the scale, put him on ritalin. they said no. i said why didn't you tell me the stuff growing up? he says very clearly -- we did not want you to be defined by your disadvantages. we want you to be defined by the possibilities. [applause] when i was about 30 years old that stuck with me, and about 12 years later, 14 years later, it hits me like a ton of bricks. that is what the republican party stands for. we believe in people more than we believe in government. we believe in defining people by their possibilities in their opportunities, not by their disadvantages and the problems. this is what makes the republican party great. why is it that kids aren't getting it?
why is that message not getting through to the next generation? when you think about the things that we go through growing up, the lessons that we learn, if someone had come along and said when you were a young kid in school if somebody from the government would have forced that school to accommodate your add, or when you were a kid looking to get a car, what if we tax the rich and give you a car -- what if we raise taxes and pay for your college? what if we would have promised that to you? when i was that kid i probably would have liked it. it was pretty good. but if you came and asked me if we could go back in history and do all that stuff wouldn't that have made life easier? possibly. would you take it? don't you dare. because of those experiences i
believe in me. i believe in people more than i believe in government. whose job is it to look out for those of us who are in need? whose job is it for those who are at the biggest risk who don't have what they need? it is absolutely my job. i have been tremendously blessed and it is no of us who have been the most blessed to look out for -- whose responsibility it is to look out or to help. luke 4:48, on to him much is given, of him much will be required. it is my job as an individual, not the job of government. we believe in people more than we believe in government. [applause] you only talk this way because you have been successful, some will say. possibly. or maybe i'm successful because
i think this way. that is the message that makes the republican party strong. as we go out and we share our vision in 2020 for what we came for we talk about things like liberty. we talk about freedom. we talk about limited government. those things are crucial. but if you are an 18-year-old or 22-year-old, i submit to you that you don't know what that means. when you talk about opportunity and where you are going, when you talk about what you do to protect opportunity, that is something we can get excited about. let's talk about some things today we don't talk enough about. let's talk about the bold ideas that republicans have that represent the future of our country and state. let's talk about national debt. right now the federal government is in $23 trillion worth of national debt. when you add in social security
and medicare it is a hundred -- it is worth of dollars on $200,000 every person in the u.s. i'm talking to an 18-year-old, do you want to be settled with -- saddled with $200,000 worth of debt to pay for something you have the benefit from? republicans would like to balance the budget. we would like to get out of national debt. what about education? we believe we need more choices for kids. we believe that if it is going to trade school or selecting a private institution, whatever suits your passion, that is what republicans support. that is opportunity. that is possibility. we need to get away with every kid going to college, why? when the average kid who graduates from junior college or trade school makes more than the average kid who graduates from four-year university if you take out business and engineering. we have got to send a message of possibility and opportunity.
as your railroad commissioner you heard ryan zinke you talk about it -- we believe that it is our job to do the minimum possible so people know that it is safe, so we keep energy as affordable and as reliable as possible. when gasoline prices and electricity prices are low, who benefits the most? it is the poorest people in our society that benefit from those low-cost. that's what we believe in. that's what republicans stand for. in 2020, our mission should not simply be about us and them. it should be about carrying this bold vision that we believe in people more than government. [applause] what will i do about it? in 2020, the president will be the top of the ticket. john cornyn will be the next statewide elected official.
your railroad commissioner will be the third statewide elected official on the ballot. i will be leading the state ticket and i am not being , bashful about the fact that my mission is to go out and do better in 2020 than we did in 2018, making sure every person we connect with years this message, that we believe in people more than we believe in government. i will be working with your state representatives and judges and county commissioners, county chairwoman, to make sure that we are sending this message, especially in areas where we lost a congressman or a state rep a few months ago. i believe that when we connect with people on that message, that is when we attract people to our cause. here is what i ask of you -- if you are here already, thank you for being here. what's the role of the county party in our state mission this year? it is that when we need a ground
game, when i come to dallas to block walk, when i go out and connect with motorists, the dallas county party will help us protect the ground game. your resources are going to support it so we can be really effective. here's the second thing. please help me repeat this message. when people talk to you, especially young people, about what the republican party believes in, we believe in leadership, we believe in service, and we believe in perseverance. we believe an opportunity and accountability, which comes out of the possibilities. we believe in protecting opportunity for every single texan, especially those who are most in need, but we do not believe in doing it by taking something from somebody to give to somebody else.
what we believe in is keeping what we do as small as possible and letting individuals take care of the rest. we believe in people more than we believe in government. thank you very much for having me this evening. it's a pleasure to serve you as your railroad commissioner. god bless you. [applause] [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, let's give a tremendous run of applause again, thank you so much, we could not be more proud of you on that ticket. we will be there for you in 2020 as you were here for us tonight. speaking of who's here for us tonight, it is my great honor to introduce -- have a seat, this is so exciting. many of you know, our finance
chair. in addition to being an incredibly committed man and now happily married man, congratulations, we are so happy for you -- when doug puts his mind to something, it happens. we all know that. he will be sitting in an office and will tell you i think you should consider running for county chair, and i laughed, and guess what you are doing, and you are thrilled to be doing it and thrilled to serve. i don't know what the conversation was for you but clearly you know i'm talking about something that is quite effective. for everyone else, working with doug is an absolute owner. -- honor. when you work together, things happen. think about it. people have been working for 20 years to get criminal justice reform through and when does it happen? when he is there getting the first step act enacted and we are so grateful, and i must say,
it is not any mistakes that doug does all he does because you created a wonderful man for us. you have made the difference that so many of us acknowledge. you are properly honored by the texas public policy foundation, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts because your story , where we believe in people, your story of coming here in -- and creating which you have been bringing it to texas and changing the world and making entrepreneurs like me flourish it in an environment where the whole world is connected, that is because of you. you take that gift and you actually give it back to us. thank you. you have given us doug and we thank you. [applause] with that, without any further a do, it is--
my honor and privilege to introduce to you our finance chair and friend, doug deason. [applause] >> thank you. it's an honor to the up here, it is great to see such a good crowd. you have witnessed to the most -- two of the most add, high-energy people in this state -- if governor perry were here we would have the trifecta. unfortunately the governor is not here but he would be. i have the great honor of introducing our friend. charlie just flew in. i have been watching my phone, listening to everything everyone said as we track this course across the united states. he was picked up and he has been with the president today and i will let him tell the story. he was with the president, the
announcement of an executive order to require free speech on college campuses. [applause] a lot of people take credit for that but the guy that deserves the credit is charlie kirk. charlie is ceo, founder and ceo, of turning point usa, he is an inspiration for me, he travels the world and you never know when you will get a text from him, i don't know when he sleeps. he is one high-energy person. we are really proud that he is here and i think you guys will enjoy him. charlie kirk. [applause] >> thank you. thank you all for having me. it has been a long week.
i technically started my day in phoenix, arizona. i took a redeye flight to washington, d.c.. last night i was talking to 1400 college students at arizona state university at one of our events. it is amazing how many students are interested and curious of the conservative message when they are given a plant to hear -- a platform to hear the other side. it is not that students are opposed to our ideas, it is that they are not exposed to them in the first place. we saw that last night at arizona state university, were 1400 students showed up. i finished it up and took a redeye flight to washington, d.c., where i spent the day in the white house, getting prepared for -- something that was years in the making and something that the family played an instrumental role in. today, president trump signed an
executive order that requires any institution of higher education that receives taxpayer funding to protect the first amendment rights of all students and failure to do so will mean they will not get any federal funding anymore. [applause] a massive accomplishment. let's give it up for that kind of courage. [cheers and applause] someone may me walk you through how we got here today, how we have a president for the first time in 40 years where college campuses have gone far to the left which all of us in this room i know are concerned about and have probably experienced in one way or another. i'm sure if i asked around a couple people in this room will
have seen a kid, or grandkids, niece or nephew grown up as a , christian conservative and they go off to university and come back somebody different. this president did something so courageous but how did we get there? we play a part in it at turning point usa, the largest conservative student organization that fights for free markets and fiscal responsibility and american exceptionalism. i founded this organization when i was 18 years old in chicago, illinois instead of going to college. i had no money,, no experience no idea what i was doing, so i was off to a perfect start, but i had one word -- hustle. i hustled my opponents. i had no idea what i was doing but i outworked everybody and that is what makes this country so amazing, that you can outwork your competition, you can have a vision, and achieve it. started when i was 18 years old, met some amazing people along the way, and in the summer of
2016 i met doug deason. he was nice enough to take me along to a fundraiser for the donald trump campaign, then candidate trump. that moment changed everything for turning point usa, for myself, and some would say for the country. at that reception in fort worth i met a group of dallas young guns that said have you met donald trump, jr. yet? i said he seems like a great guy. they took me and i met him, we hit it off immediately and we spent the entire remainder of the presidential campaign campaigning with him and we defied all the odds and obviously we got the greatest political upset arguably in american history. [cheers and applause]
and three fats, they became huge supporters of ours in many different ways and i would never have had that relationship at all if it wasn't for doug and darwin connecting me to the trump family. right after the election in the victory, he said tell me more about this turning point usa organization. at the time we had a $2 million operating budget, 10 people on staff, 25 people total, we were on about 300 campuses across the country. i explained that we believe that college campuses are fundamental to winning the culture war in the country, that politics are important but if we lose campuses we lose the country. and he said that makes a lot of sense, how can i help? i said i want to grow turning point usa to be the battle tank, not a think tank, but a battle tank for the values of american exceptionalism and free enterprise. what started to form was this group of unbelievable patriots,
and don jr. is one of the leaders that grew turning point usa to a respectable size to honestly a powerhouse. we are on 1400 high school and college campuses, 100 people on our staff in all 50 states, of $15 million operating budget. a pretty amazing success story for a kid from chicago with no money, no connections, no idea what i was doing. only in america is that kind of story possible. [applause] you have probably seen our communications director, candace owens, one or 200 times. you have probably seen our amazing other voices. what happened a month ago today was nothing short of the straw that broke the camels back. we had one of our chapters at the university of california berkeley -- mind you, candace owens and myself, we are the only conservative duo in the
history of the country to speak at uc berkeley, stanford, and ucla and live to tell about it. our visit last spring at uc berkeley inspired a core group of conservatives to start a turning point usa group at uc berkeley. we understand we are not going to be the majority. we understand that we are not going to win over 90% of students, but that doesn't mean you should not advocate for your beliefs and do everything you can to recruit other students. about a month ago, our students were tabling with socialism sucks t-shirts, with signs that said fake hate crimes hurt real victims, things that should not be that controversial. in what happened honestly changed the face of our entire education.
it wasn't intentional but it just so happened that hayden williams, who was tabling for our organization, got in a confrontation with a solid who said how dare you come online campus, and you probably seen the video one or 2 million times on cable tv, punched him in the face, gave him a concussion and a black eye. i put that video on twitter and it goes totally viral. and the left skate unusually silent and refused to press charges for nearly two weeks which in the most beautiful irony i could imagine -- the fact that they didn't pursue charges made this a news story for two weeks which gave us more time to talk about this injustice and more time to talk about how crazy college campuses have become. so thank you, berkeley pd, for the anarchy that you usually allowed to run amok to backfire. for weeks this went on and it really struck a chord with the president, and it seemed at cpac -- a great gathering -- we had
for mainstage speakers, including myself, the president got up and surprised us all and committed to doing something that i've been pushing for for my very long career, which is to withhold federal funding from any institution that there is not protect the first amendment rights of its students. why should we be sending our taxpayer dollars to these islands of totalitarianism? and the president committed to doing it. and today was that moment, where he did what he said he was going to do, and for those of you that follow my writing or my tweeting which i tend to do a lot of, i get asked a lot -- what do you make of donald trump's moral character?
i got this question last night at asu, some students said he's obviously the most immoral president in american history. the first thing, the first way i judge morality of a politician or a leader -- is that leader doing what he said he was doing? to that leader turn his or her back on their constituents? did the leader move the embassy when they said they want, cancel the arend deal when they said they wanted? did they put strong judges on the supreme court on the circuit court, did they deregulate the economy? of course. and every single turn this president has kept his promises, unlike presidents of the last 30 years or leaders that say they will secure the border and don't and will move the embassy and don't -- this president has done everything he said he was going to do at every single turn, despite the media trying to assassinate him, despite the elites in both parties trying to demagogue him, despite every single person in both parties
that have been happy with the status quo at our expense and i think it deserves great praise for everyone in this room that our president has done exactly what he said he's going to do, despite the elites trying to demagogue him and attack him time and time again. i think it's truly extraordinary. and today is no different. [applause] might work today really liberates college campuses and allows students the opportunity to allow our opinions to be heard in the amazing way, whether it be talking about life in the most moral system or why the constitution is the greatest political document ever written or why this is the most moral framework to run a country under or why the bible is the most spectacular book ever composed -- these ideas can now be expressed without fear of retribution or silence because of a president that has finally
decided to hold these universities accountable. you have seen what happens on campuses will soon be in congress. i warned audiences like this that there will soon be a young, probably female, clueless, probably hispanic, socialist that will go to congress, be constantly wrong but never in doubt, and get nonstop media coverage around ideas we all thought were dead. why did i know that? is it because i am clairvoyant? it is because what happens on campuses will soon be in congress. she's a moderate compared to what most of these campus activists believe in. she's considered to be not radical enough. if you don't believe me, go on the campus of university,
austin, where a trump at and see how long -- hat and see how long you can go without having the worst name thrown at you, or where assured that says the greatest kind -- america is the greatest country to ever exist and you will be called a racist or misogynist. the culture war will determine the future of this beautiful country that we love and it's not in the halls of congress. across the lecture halls the country on our college campuses. that is what will determine the future of this country. and honestly that is what turning point usa has decided to focus on. we don't have an office in washington, d.c. and we never will. we decided to focus on america. what happens in america, not washington, d.c., it's a huge difference, because of the disconnect of the ruling elites in d.c. and the citizens of this country has never been more dramatic. and you will see a rising socialist party, which honestly democrats have become. outward socialist, versus those
that talk about the alternative. that is what our work at turning point usa is doing every single day. it's involved in the culture war. there are two ways, this is the question that will happen. this is the only question that matters. are you angry or thankful to live in america? that's the only question that matters anymore. that's the only question that matters. if you are angry that you live in america, you are a democrat, if you are thankful you live in america you are a republican. it is that simple. every other question, high classes -- high taxes, low taxes, regulation, that doesn't matter if you are angry that you live here. do you think alexandria because io cortez or bernie sanders or kamala harris are happy or thankful they live here. if you listened their announcements pieces, we live in a sexist, racist, and homophobic country. i'm watching this on a saturday. why would you want to be president of a country like that? it sounds like a horrible place?
why are you running for president? if it's horrible go somewhere else. we have been given a gift, god gave us a gift to live in this country, and we are so close to losing it. andwe have a president, thank goodness we have a majority in the senate still, but there's something happening and you all know it because you saw it when robert francis o'rourke ran for the united states senate seat. in't call him that fake name, am more hispanic than he is. so call him that name. we can get into it at a later time. but you saw house -- how close the senate race, but you should not be -- but it should not have been that close. they sold utopia to a generation that wants to be generous with other people's money. it's easy to be generous with other people's money, it's easy to vote other people's rights away when it does not affect yourself and you have no skin in the game.
this is where 2020 will be defined, you have a president that says be thankful you have unemployment,ck hispanic unemployment, be thankful. and the other side says be angry. be angry we are a horrible and bitter country. and those of us who believe in the value of free enterprise and american exceptionalism will teach gratitude because all good things come after gratitude and bad things come after anger, spite, and bitterness. we come with that and we win in 2020 and we will win the future. and thanks to the many people in the room, we will win cultural war in the history of the greatest country ever to exist. thank you so much. it's an honor to be here. thank you. [applause] [laughter] [applause] ladies and gentlemen let's give a tremendous round of applause to charlie kirk. to have you here on such a day is such an honor.
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out, share our message, because as commissioner sitton said, it's about people, not government in terms of who you trust. are we angry or grateful? i say as we end, we are incredibly grateful for you, we are grateful for each other, we are grateful for this amazing country, that is the best example for human freedom we've ever seen, and we are grateful for the freedom of religion. that being said, i say to you, thank you, good night, happy reagan day. thank you. [laughter] [applause] saturday night, president trump is holding a campaign rally in green bay, wisconsin. skipping the annual white house correspondents dinner. tuesday he instructed his administration to boycott the dinner. watch live coverage of the presidents rally saturday at 8:00 eastern on c-span,
following the rally, watch live coverage at 9:30 at the white with correspondent dinner ron sure now. later today we will bring you live coverage on a discussion of hate crimes, and the rise of white supremacist attacks, it's an event hosted by the lawyers committee on civil rights on the law. live at 3:00 eastern. and anent officials american red cross executive give advice on how to prepare for extreme weather and natural disasters at an event hosted by politico. they talk about what people can do before hurricanes, floods, and earthquakes, to help mitigate damage. >> good morning everyone.