Trump Delivers Remarks at Values Voter Summit


[Music] [Music] many of you men you this weekend have said we should pray for the president and we do pray for the president and I’ve asked the president if we can pray for him tonight and I’m gonna ask Andrew to pray for president Trump father god I asked now for an impartation of your Holy Spirit may the fullness of the Spirit of Jesus rest upon President Trump that he be anointed with wisdom and understanding with your counsel and might with knowledge and fear of the Lord and accordingly may President wrote not judge by what he sees with his eyes or decide by what he hears with his ears or lean on his own understanding but may he recognized your prompting and move according to your guidance I ask that you give the president’s supernatural discernment to know who is trustworthy and who is not bring into the light all deception and intrigue exposed and reverse the plans of those who would harm President Trump and this nation in the name of Jesus I break off all voices and influence that do not come from you for other God may your truth and peace surround and reign in the white house God you have raised the President Trump to govern at a time when there is a resurgence of oppression only you Lord Jesus Christ can anoint him to have victories over strongholds and to establish justice for the needy give him strength and courage to persevere in the constant battle that surrounds him and refreshen father God I see that you have such a tender heart for president Trump draw him close to you I asked now for an impartation of hunger for you so that he may love you with all his heart soul mind and strength and delight in knowing you and if he came and whispering your name may he go forward shouting your name in Jesus name in the name of my king I bless you well thank you very much thank you very much it’s great honor to be here Tony paster Brunson who I’ve gotten to know very well that was not easy but we got him out and got him back to his family and I want to thank you for that beautiful prayer means a lot this evening I’m deeply honored to be back with so many pastors and leaders and friends and Patriots at the 2019 Values Voter Summit you are the warriors on the frontiers defending American freedom we meet tonight at a crucial moment in our nation’s history our shared values are under assault like never before extreme left wing radicals both inside and outside government are determined to shred our Constitution and eradicate the beliefs we all cherish far left socialists are trying to tear down the traditions and customs that made America the greatest nation on earth they reject the principles of our founding fathers principles enshrined into the Declaration of Independence which proclaims that our rights come from our Creator but despite the delusions of the radical left all of us here today know that our rights come from God Almighty and they can never be taken away together we will protect those god-given rights for our children our children’s children and generations of Americans to come on every front the ultra-left is waging war when the value shared by everyone in this room they are trying to silence and punish the speech of Christians and religious believers of all faiths you know it better than anyone they are trying to use the courts to rewrite the laws undermine democracy and force through an agenda they can’t pass at the ballot box they just can’t seem to do with tenday they are trying to hound you from the workplace expel you from the public square and weaken the American family and indoctrinate our children they resent and disdain faithful Americans who hold fast to our nation’s historic values and have given the chance they would use every instrument of government power including the IRS to try to shut you down they are using the IRS against me generations of Americans before us did not work they fight they sacrifice they do so much but we will never ever no matter what happens surrender our Lib the word Liberty is so important to the radical left together we will stand up to the Socialists and we will win massive victories for family for faith and for freedom just like the victory we had in 2016 with every bit of heart and soul we will defend our country the most just and virtuous Republic in the history of the earth and yet I say that and those words are beautiful but it’s starting to change and we’re going to stop that start the hateful spirit that consumes the modern left violates every tenet of the American tradition the radical left tolerates no dissent it permits no opposition it accepts no compromise and will look we have all seen it we see what’s going on there is no compromise frankly these people are crazy they are crazy shouldn’t say it because we’re all the same but they are crazy and as we’ve seen in the last three years the extreme left has absolutely no respect for the will of the American people they are determined to stop our movement and impose their agenda by any means necessary it makes no difference to them first it was the Russia hoax it was a total hoax made up then it was the outrageous smearing of justice Cavanaugh that goes on they want him impeached even when the woman said I don’t know that anything happened that thing happened they said let’s impeach him anyway and the whole thing was phony so phony he’s a good man what he’s gone through I don’t know if anyone’s ever gone through anything like that you know when I chose justice Cavanaugh I said Brett congratulations I’m choosing you many years they were talking that he would be on the Supreme Court he said sir there’s the greatest honor of my life this was in the White House did the greatest honor of my life I said Brett this will go so fast this will be so easy a perfect you got the perfect family to perfect wife the perfect education you’re the best student you went to the best schools they’ve been talking about you for 10 years this will go quick and easy so much for predictions folks but we stuck with them I’ll tell you a lot of people a lot of people said 20 of people said cut em loose president cut him loose president you know that you know a lot of the people couple of people in this room I love you I’m never gonna reveal your name but a couple of people in this room they said cut him loose president cut him loose and he can’t do it he’s done nothing wrong they’re phony stories about him they were made up just like they’re made up about me and other people they were phony stories can’t do it I’m sorry and we got him through and I give a lot of respect to those people that went up there and they endured a lot that was the worst thing that many people have seen in this country for years justice Cavanaugh it’s a big moment in our country’s history and now it is the outrageous impeachment look the impeachment I never thought I’d see or hear that word with regard to me impeachment I said the other day said ugly word to me it’s an ugly word very ugly word it means so much it means horrible horrible crimes and things I can’t even believe it it’s a witch hunt it’s based on a single phone call of congratulations to the president of Ukraine which they fraudulently mischaracterized to sound absolutely horrible his crooked Adam Schiff made a statement long beautiful statement and it was a fraud he repeated my call but it wasn’t me he made it so bad and I said oh I’m gonna go after him they say Sarah they say sir he has immunity because he said it in Congress he has immunity I said I don’t care about a man and he can’t have immunity he made up a phone call but then I did something that they didn’t expect I immediately called up Ukraine through my representatives in this case a great Secretary of State it’s doing a fantastic job Mike bumper and got approval cuz I have to do this because I don’t like the idea of having these cuz you’re not bad that is for us as a nation and got approval to immediately make that call public and they thought it was strange you know they thought it was a little bit strange why would you want to do that you know other countries are looking at us like what the hell is going on in the United States seriously now does this mean that every leader that I deal with and we do great things look at what we did yesterday with China for our farmers and for our people but does that mean every time I speak to the head of a country they’re afraid that this is going to be broadcast all over the world you’re never going to be able to speak properly to anybody to make a deal to do good things for the people and even the people of the world so we had a perfect caller was congenial there was just absolutely nicest totally different than the phony thing that he revealed with this crazy whistleblower the whistleblower said quid pro quo eight times who’s a little off no times and when you hear ship we won’t give you that money or unless you do this that nothing to do wasn’t even discussed it was a terrible terrible fraudulent thing and then Nancy Pelosi went on television she was very angry when she read the actual call because this was an exact I guess the NAG refers they took it down and she was very angry because she got led she was a day early when she started talking about impeachment but that didn’t matter to her let’s do it anyway and for those of you that think she was reasoned for the last six months you know what she said no no no no we need more I said she’s gonna do it she just wants to have it carried on closer to election she’s gonna do it not a good person I think she hates our country because if she didn’t hate our country she wouldn’t be doing this to our country it’s a fraud it’s a fire but she said to George Stephanopoulos I give him credit no no he said the truth Stephanopoulos said no no but that wasn’t what he said he said in entirely this was totally different no no he said it no ‘boys Arif the pit you know just keep saying it saying it’s Anna maybe someday they’ll believe it and frankly if I weren’t there because I was incredulous I couldn’t believe it I heard it I said that’s not what I said he made up a conversation and it was vicious what he said and then we caught him and I said he has to pay a big price and they said serious total immunity because he was in the great chamber talking to congressman talking to the American public lying and cheating and they’re supposed to be nothing we can do about it but he also went outside and as usual he talked to the press he said a lot of what he said to the press so we’re gonna take a look at it we’re going after these people these are bad yeah I actually told my lawyers I said sue him anyway he’s got immunity but they can’t mean immunity for that I said sue em anyway even if we lose the American public will understand and Sue Nancy Pelosi well maybe we should just impeach them because they’re lying and what they’re doing is a terrible thing for our country and the president of Ukraine said there was nothing wrong with the call and you heard the words there was no pressure he didn’t even know what we were talking about he said no it’s a very nice call he doesn’t know he drew I tell you what I respect him so much because a lot of times though I don’t want a comment I don’t want to get involved he said it was a very nice call there was nothing there and people that read it after we gave the transcript said it was great I won for a very smart brilliant lawyer from New York I didn’t like your call with Ukraine mr. president used to call me Donald now he calls me mr. president for 30 years he calls me Donal now it’s all of these guys said nobody calls me Donald anymore I lost all my friends they called me mr. president sure it’s true he goes mr. president I keep saying call me Dad a president I didn’t like I didn’t like that call to the Ukrainian president I said really what do you mean what was wrong with him it’s terrible the way you threatened him and was horrible I said I didn’t threat to him of course you did he said where did you read it did you read and I didn’t read it I listened to what Adam Schiff was reading I assumed that was a correct statement I said no he then calls me back after reading it he said I can’t believe it I’ve never seen anything like that a lot of people saw that a lot of people that thought it was bad thought it was bad because they heard Adam Schiff and they don’t hear us talking they don’t know what we’re saying they think that you know it’s somebody Stan he’s reading it like I said it it’s a terrible thing going on in this country but they’re using that call to impeach your president who won in 2016 perhaps the greatest election of our time and I want it for you I didn’t win it for me I want it for you and others but I want it for you they’re coming after me because I’m fighting for you it’s a big part of it and I’m fighting for all Americans and our way of life but I’m fighting for you and they don’t like you they don’t like you and you explain why you explain why your values are so incredible they don’t like you but nobody in this room would do what Adam shifted nobody would ever think of it by the way he only did it because he never thought that I was going to release the transcript had he thought I was and I didn’t even know I was gonna release it even before he did it but I said released how transparent can you get right they’re saying we’re holding back holding back I gave the transcript of the call but he did it and then I released the transcript they never thought in a million years even in terms of violation with another country but we got the approval so he’s very embarrassed but he gets up to the microphone remember he used to say well I have a personal proof that the president was very closely aligned with Russia Russia thank and I’m watching him and even me I’m something to say does he know something that I don’t know you know gets up with this very very narrow neck you remember pence on that Dana you would not be impressed with him physically but he gets up no dummy but he’s a crooked person smart guy crooked as hell and this is what they’re using too and they’re gonna be very unsuccessful but this is what they’re using this call to try and impeach the President of the United States who did win one of the great elections of all time and it couldn’t have come at a better time because if we had lost that we would be in a lot of trouble would have a very different country or I do even with China the other day they were saying it’s incredible what you’ve done our economy is up many many trillions of dollars their economy is down many many trillions of that big gap we would have been number two by now if our opponent had won they would have been way ahead of us and now they’re way behind and that’s okay we made a great deal yesterday have to get it papered but we will because they want to make that deal they want to make that deal because they’ve never had pressure like this and I don’t blame China by the way I blame the people that were leading our country for 25 years allowing that to happen where 500 billion dollars is being taken out of our country and given to China so they can rebuild their entire empire so I never blame China and I’d say that openly I say it in every speech I don’t blame China I wish we could have done it to them I would have loved it and now maybe we are they’re trying to destroy anyone opposed to their goal of fundamentally transforming the United States of America the one thing about the radical Democrats that is something that you have to admire they stick together the Republicans don’t and I love the Republicans they have horrible policies the Democrats there for sanctuary cities the Democrats there against strong powerful beautiful love or law enforcement they believe in open borders where anybody can come into our country anybody you have to see and we’ve done a great job no support only opposition we have 27,000 Mexican soldiers on our border and the numbers are dropped like off the table and I want to thank the President of Mexico and Mexico for doing a better bill but the Democrats have one thing they stick together they’re like glue and it’s been that way for a long time not just now for whatever it is that’s been that way for a long time and it’s the one trait that I do respect and even admire they stick together they don’t have people coming out against the president and you know I’m at 94 percent approval rating but still you have people out there they don’t get it they don’t get it so we love the Republicans we love what we’re doing we love our programs in many cases we’re better politicians than then we have much better policies we want strong borders we want powerful education we want freedom of speech we want a strong military we want a powerful Second Amendment which they don’t want Dana they don’t want I wouldn’t say they’re too much into the Second Amendment the world of the Second Amendment I will tell you if if certain of these people I would say almost any one of your Second Amendment is in serious serious trouble serious trouble socialism is obsessed with the pursuit of power because it is replaced religion within government and in their eyes it has absolutely replaced religion when you look at some of the things that they’re in favor of it’s like it’s like anything nobody’s ever seen anything like it the new green or green new you could say it either way by the way it doesn’t match same thing cuz if somebody said which comes first this that doesn’t make any difference they’re both crazy no cows no planes no people no energy no oil no gas no nothing this evening we reaffirm true foundations of American society we believe that every American has the right to live by the dictates of their conscience and the teachings of their faith we believe in the right to free exercise of religion thank you thank you very much you know years ago you could have said that and people would have said yes and you know would have been sort of routine today you said you get standing ovations because we’re under assault very simple were under assault we believe in the right to free speech we believe in the right to life thank you we know that families and churches not government officials know best how to create strong and loving communities it’s been that way in our country and above all else we know this in America we don’t worship government we worship God thank you you were there from the first minute of my presidency I have taken historic action to defend religious liberty Tony knows that very well Tony wasn’t Joe really sure I would say at the beginning he was saying what do you think I don’t know I’m very well but I think you’re very happy now Tony right something I’m very proud of I stopped the Johnson amendment from interfering with pastors rights to speak their mind you can do whatever you want you’re the people we want to hear from we want to hear from you we are protecting the conscience rights and think of this those rights of doctors and nurses and teachers and groups like the Little Sisters of the Poor the incredible people and we’re preserving our country’s vital tradition of faith-based adoption as you know just a few days ago a Democrat running for president proposed revoking the tax-exempt status of many churches and religious groups and you know why and you know who it is he’s a wacko I will never allow the federal government to be used to target harass or punish communities of faith and I will never allow the IRS to be used as a political weapon as it has been and currently is it is currently being used but has been used so viciously so violently against many people in this room virtually every top Democrat longneck also now supports taxpayer-funded abortion right up to the moment of birth but it’s really now even worse than that the governor of Virginia do you remember he was on a show and he talked people said what did he say what was that he said the baby is born and then we have a conversation with the mother as to whether or not what he meant as to whether or not we execute the baby because now it’s an execution and that was a very big moment and they don’t do anything about it there was an unbelievable moment for the people in this room for the people on the radical left they didn’t understand what was wrong with what he said that’s where we’ve come but we’re going now in a different direction and don’t forget when I go after what I call the fake tears I call it the corruptness because it’s stronger than fake but fake sort of reads a little better there they are but when I go after the fake news I had a magazine for one of the many covers I’ve been on so many of the covers of this particular magazine Time magazine and we were talking they were in my office I figured let me give a shot at having an interview maybe I’ll get a better story out of these people so we had a nice talk and I was talking about how unfairly the press treats me and you they treat us all very very badly no matter what we do doesn’t matter it’ll never be considered good and if it’s just a neutral it’s a horror and if it’s something bad I hate to say it it’s like the electric chair okay bring back the electric chair they say but I was talking and I was going off to fact after fact after fact about how crooked and corrupt the media is then I realized I’m in the Oval Office and I said but I’m president and you’re not so what’s this all about so say and I’m going on for like 20 minutes ranting and raving and I said wait a minute Here I am Here I am the resolute desk here it is it’s right there and I walked away with a big smile on my face but because of the late term abortion this is why I’ve asked Congress to prohibit the late term abortion of babies and it’s a big thing and have a lot of fighting you wouldn’t think there’d be a lot of fighting remember the debate with crooked Hillary where I said she wants to rip the babies out of the womb in the ninth month and everybody said wow that’s the first time they heard that statement and you’re just lucky that we won because we went I didn’t win we won this would be a much different country and by the way it’s like a plant you seed the plant you put the plant in but those roots have to gain that’s why we need the heir to the next four years we have to have those roots they have to grab on that’s why we’re do we’ve done so much there’s been no administration that’s done what we’ve done in the first two and a half years now it’s almost three years if you look at everything we’ve done with taxes and regulations and right to try and all of the different things that we’ve done the vets the military we’ve rebuilt our military we had a general come to my office respect to general and we were having a big trouble with one country first week in office very early he said sir we have no ammunition I said you know what we’re gonna have ammunition a lot of it and hopefully we’ll never have to use it but we’re gonna have a lot of it but I also said I never want to have another President of the United States hear those words from a general because does that put us in bad position right in this administration we believe that every child born and unborn is made in the holy image of God during my first week in office I reinstated the Mexico City policy to protect the lives of the unborn we have issued a final rule to prohibit title ten taxpayer funding from subsidizing the abortion industry we stopped federal funding of fetal tissue research my administration has also made tremendous progress in fighting back against the left’s effort to use the federal courts to impose their fringe ideology and crush the same religious liberty that we’ve been speaking of tonight to defend our Constitution we have confirmed more than 160 highly qualified judges to interpret the law as written including two incredible new Supreme Court justice you know I’ve always heard that federal judges judges and justices Supreme Court justice most important decision a president can make and I disagreed I always said you know look defense to me has got always be number one but I got it I said you know it is it’s really incredible and usually when a president comes office is no do you have no vacancies the previous president would have boom should be no vacancy you know whatever their ideology is but I guess they thought that the crooked one was going to win or something so I came in and in the first couple of days I said by the way you know I had a couple of other things going – including the fact that a few minutes after I was sworn in the Washington Post wrote a story that the impeachment starts right now you saw that right did you see that right after I got sore took the oath of office and they did a story literally a very few moments after this wearing it at the road to impeachment starts right now but I had a lot of other things but I said during the course of the first very early period like a week is it by the way how many federal judgeships do I have they said sir you have 142 they said you have a hundred and forty-two sir I said you gotta be kidding 142 you mean I have two one none no you have a hundred and forty two and President Obama was not very good at getting it done because you know people held them up and everything else but with time you get them all done we get him done but he put a big rush on at the end when he said that we were doing well in the polls and coming up and up but it wasn’t enough time so we inherited 142 open federal judgeships including Court of Appeals first time in history first time in history anything like that has ever happened and then they say oh he was a great president though great he was great great for who he was great for us and in that way he was there’s never been a better president for the Republicans in what they considered the most important way Tony gave us a hundred and forty to judgeships on the first day in office and you go back and check it out you’ll find that others left none usually none or one or two but one none 142 and then we have extras that we got through attrition through retirement through death and we will very shortly in less than a couple of months we’ll have a hundred and eighty-two federal judgeships including including Appeals judges Court of Appeals 182 think of and you know we were getting killed with the court decisions if you look at our first few months I think I was over 704 it that we won one in a noose a newspaper I think was the failing New York Times what would they do without me you know the pipe was dead until I came along too much before I ran I remember holding one up it was like from a grocery store you know the things that your hand out it was like this it’s all right when we leave in 10 or 14 years they’ll fail yeah I’m only kidding by the way you know they’ll take it for it I told you he wants to stay did you see the crazy comedian I won’t even give him the name but you know he said he was interviewing a guest a couple of weeks ago he said you know very liberal guest he said you know he’s going to win don’t you you know he’s going to win and the guests said no no we’re we’re gonna fight very hard we have a chance no no we’re gonna no no he’s going to win and you know he’s not leaving after that don’t you he’s gonna stay there’s no way we’re ever gonna get him out of office and I thought that he was you know kidding and he was really believed it so you know what let him believe it I think it’s great let him believe true right he’s never leaving in recent years the hard left has tried to muzzle Christian voices in their aggressive attack on free speech last year Isabella Chao a member of student government at the University of California Berkeley slightly liberal out there abstained from a campus vote that violated her Christian faith she was cruelly condemned by the student government and kicked out of nearly every single Club of which he was a member at college one the day that members of student government condemned her they went after her like nobody would believe she sent out this message the Christian community is here to love and serve this campus and isabella is here somewhere tonight where is Isabella beautiful we salute you thank you very much Isabella to safeguard the rights of students like Isabella my administration has taken historic action to withhold taxpayer dollars you were talking about billions of dollars by the way from schools that infringe on students First Amendment freedoms and other people’s First Amendment freedom you notice they’ve been treating us much better lately listen you know we better let this person speak we get a lot of millions of dollars every year these schools and all of a sudden they’re letting them speak but they still don’t speak properly about us we don’t like that but it’s really had a big impact to support American families we doubled the child tax credit and cut a record number of job-killing regulations we’ve created over 6 million new jobs since the election nobody would have believed that if I would have said that Tony the media back there the wonderful people in the media would have said he’s exaggerating I would have never said 6 actually and you really have to go by the day after the election because you know when you look today after the election there was euphoria and the market went up tremendously before signing and Obama gets credit the market was crashing the market would have gone down the tubes so I said why did he get all of that upside they only did the upside for two-and-a-half months or whatever it was between let’s say November 9th and January 20th they only did the upside because we got elected if he would have gotten elected it would have not been a good situation last month unemployment reached the lowest rate in over 51 years and you’ve heard me say this African American Hispanic American and Asian American unemployment rate have all set record lows and women 71 years I’m sorry you didn’t break a record but we’re doing very well with the women you know why women are so smart and they want safety they want security they want a great military they want strong borders remember last time he will not get the women’s vote there is no way to get to 270 he needed 270 electoral votes he will not get the women’s vote then after election said man he did good with the women he did good with the women he’s like a tape-recording the same thing now he will not get the women’s vote I said really they don’t want to have a strong military they don’t want to have security they don’t want to have safety we’re working harder than any administrations ever worked or an opioid and drugs and our numbers are coming way down nobody’s seen numbers like this nobody’s seen numbers like what we’ve done we’ve lifted 1.3 million American children out of poverty our agenda is lifting up Americans of every background race religion color and Creed last year with the help of many faith leaders many of you are in the room right now I signed groundbreaking criminal justice reform into law everybody wanted that the african-american community wanted it so badly they couldn’t get it President Obama couldn’t get it done previous presidents couldn’t get it done we got it done to protect the well-being of our citizens were fighting violent crime securing our border building the wall and it is going up rapidly by the way rapidly do you think that was an easy one that was a tough one and it’s the I said the Rolls Royce they criticized me in that they said that car is not made in the United States I said we’re building a Rolls Royce of walls we brought in border security we weren’t in the Border Patrol’s we went over there said give me your a list I want every single thing so when I build it I build it right what do I know about building walls and they gave me every single thing and I got every single thing from the height to the vision through to the type of Steel that can’t be cut easily to the type of concrete 5,000 pound very strong concrete to the type of rebar to the anti climb provision that we have on top anti-climb who knows about anti climb provision and we built and we’re building a wall and it’s going up rapidly and that’s tough because I built it against every single Democrat who for years ago wanted it and the only reason they don’t want it now is because I wanted the only reason only one reason and I said you know I said this the other day first time I said I can’t believe it took me so long to figure this one out if I would have said I do not want the wall I will not build a wall they would have insisted it a wall it would have been so much easier what have been so much easier Oh Dana that would have gone up so fast but I took money from here and there and here and military because it is national security okay you know how about these people that said that National when drugs are pouring in human trafficking women mostly women human trafficking and children but mostly women and it’s going up really fast and by the way it’s all pretty much financed it’s really financed and we may get some more if we get some additional financing whether to extend it a little bit but we should have by the end of next year we should have anywhere from 400 to 500 miles of wall built in the most important areas that’s exactly what we need to protect national security we are fully rebuilding and for the most part have fully rebuilt our military because as I say and I’ve said tonight my first duty as president is the defense of our nation as a candidate I promise to make fundamental changes to our foreign policy after years of deadly debacles and blunders under previous administrations it’s been pretty bad out there we have the greatest soldiers in the world but they had equipment that was depleted it was old we had jets that didn’t fly 50% of our jets didn’t flying they’d go to the plane graveyards out in the deserts and they’d take parts because they didn’t make the parts anymore and we’ve now spent think of this eight trillion dollars in the Middle East thousands of American soldiers have lost their lives and tens of thousands more have been severely wounded and the hardest thing I have to do is president and single hardest thing by far is sending letters to the families of our fallen heroes it’s the worst fear they come in with letters three four five and sometimes I’ll call the parents it’s hardest thing I have to do and sometimes they’ll go to Dover and I’ll see the big big incredible machines come in the cargo planes and I’ll see them take those coffins off those planes and I’ll see parents and sisters and wives and brothers families I’ll see families that I’ll meet them inside and they’ll seem fine sometimes and I’ll say to the people that do it they greet the dead that’s what they say they greet the dead they greet our heroes but I’ll say to the people that do that they’re so professional that’s what they do that’s what they do every day that’s what they do it’s so professional sir you will stand here you will then hear the drums you will then hear the horns you will this you will let it it’s like but I’ll go Dover Air Force Base and I’ll see the parents and the wives and the husbands and whoever it may be and oftentimes I’ll say to the colonel in charge colonel they’re doing great no sir they’re not I said no I think they’re really doing great I had a great talk with them they they really are strong it’s a my serve they they want to quit I said what do you mean you’ll see in 20 minutes when the plane pulls up and the door opens up that big huge cargo door that’s as big is this much bigger than the back wall here when you see that sir it’s rare that bad things don’t happen for those families rare I said all right this is my first time when I first came into office and that big plane pulled up and I had just spoken with the families but that big plane pulled up it’s beautiful in its strength its power and it pulled up just arrived and pulled and it’s we’re all standing the everybody the military I’m with generals and some cabinet members and the families are over here and that tremendous door in the back where they roll up the tanks and they roll up like unlimited amounts of equipment in wait you wouldn’t believe it’s possible to fly with all of the things you know the power of those plans and that door came down and there’s five soldiers on each side beautiful soldiers beautiful and a coffin with a flag on it and the same people the same exact people that 20 minutes ago I was saying to the colonel oh they’re doing great but he was right and that door opened and you would hear screams and cries like you’ve never heard before actually like we’ve never heard like I’ve never heard before and the colonel explained to me sometimes you’ll see a mother or a wife sometimes he said you’ll see a sister break the line break through the military and run to the coffin and jump on top as these incredible strong beautiful soldiers are carrying this coffin jump and jump on top of the coffin just like devastated and they move as though nothing has happened they just keep moving and they take the body to where it’s going they place it in the hearse and it goes away but I’d say I’ve never said do you think this is easy and we’ve been in these wars now one of them 19 years and they didn’t fight to win they fight to just stay there and in Syria we were supposed to be there for 30 days you know we’ve been there for 10 years and these wars they never end and we have to bring our great soldiers back from the neverending wars I see the other day I went to Friday I went to Walter Reed Medical Center the hospital first of all those doctors are incredible what they can do but I gave out Purple Hearts and I see in this case young men or men and they have been just decimated they step in a bomb I mean what’s done to them is just incredible so I see this and I you know it’s it’s a very hard thing to do doesn’t mean we won’t fight well fighting we’ll fight harder than anybody but sometimes we have to know what we’re fighting for and we can’t stay there forever we have to bring our great heroes are great soldiers we have to bring them home it’s time it’s time and you know the case of Turkey and the Kurds I could go into a whole story because I understand it I think better than most but the Kurds were going to fight the Iraqis about a year and a half ago remember and everybody said we have to fight with the Kurds we have to fight say well wait a minute we just spent four trillion dollars on a wreck now we’re gonna fight with the Kurds against Iraq I’m not gonna do it this was in a different part of Syria totally different he said well the Kurds are gonna fight and they’re gonna fight is going to be a horrible war well I said so we just spent four trillion dollars fighting with Iraq which by the way was the single worst mistake this country has ever made going into the Middle East okay when they’re now four eight trillion dollars thousands of our lives and millions of lives on the other side by the way millions I’m talking about millions and millions of lives but I said we’re gonna stand by we’re not gonna choose sides they’ll have to go at it let’s see what happens the Kurds left they left and there was very little combat and it was a great decision we could have stayed and fought fight the people that we’ve been fighting for whether right or wrong and we left and we watched nothing happened and people forget most people don’t even know what I’m talking about because it was a year and a half ago and even at the time and nobody got credit for that correct decision and now I’m sort of an island of won again but now it’s maybe happening again that 30 kilometers 22 miles strip along Turkey and the Kurds are tending to leave and that’s good let them have their borders but I don’t think our soldiers should be there for the next 50 years guarding a border between Turkey and Syria when we can’t guard our own borders at home I don’t think so so let’s see what happens and it’s a long ways away we killed Isis we defeated we did our job we have to go home we did our job you know the story I went over to Iraq and they said we can do it sir they told me was gonna take a year to two years my Washington Generals highly overrated he said could it take one year to two years I said man that’s a long time remember I want to pull out Dana it was 97 percent I wanted to go I said that’s enough let’s get out I got you wouldn’t believe the military industrial complex came down on me so I went to get a hundred percent but it was going to take a year to two years and then I went over and I met with the generals I said so generals and these guys are like I’m telling you Central Casting like better than anybody in Hollywood there’s nobody that looks like this in Hollywood I said couple of them looked better than Tom Cruise they’re just tougher and taller better than Tom Cruise but I said so general let me ask you the big question let me ask you he says gonna take a year maybe two how long will it take you two weeks sir what do you mean two weeks we could do it in two weeks maybe a month but two weeks sir how do you do that and why are they saying you can do it and so much lo que si sir two weeks we’re gonna hit him in the left we’re gonna hit him on the right we’re gonna hit him underground over ground this way that way they would never let us fight they said but I will and they went in and they did they hit him on the Left they hit him in the right they hit him down the middle and within three weeks after I gave the go-ahead Isis we had a hundred percent of Isis and we captured a lot a lot were killed they’re fighters they don’t do big white flag things you know a lot of people said maybe they’ll give up the general said no they won’t sir they don’t give up it’s an ideology and it’s you know tough ideology but we did it very quickly and so we we did what we should have done most of these fighters came from Europe they came from Germany they came from France they came from many countries in Europe and I called them I said you got to take back your fighters they said nope we don’t wanna I said you don’t understand we’re not gonna take the fighters we don’t want them we’re not bringing them to Guantanamo we’re not bringing them to our prisons in the United States they come from France they come from Germany in many cases they’re citizens they left to fight we don’t want him back I called him again I said got to take them back or gonna let him go right in your damn border but they wouldn’t do it they wouldn’t do it they didn’t want him back we have thousands of them we had some really bad when the Beatles you know the Beatles they’re the ones with chopped off heads and you know we did the night that the war that the shooting started we had some incredible military people go into that prison and grab them and take them and bring them out and we have them totally under wraps they were the worst of everybody and we’ve got them now they’re ours but people don’t treat us right we did him a big favor we captured these people and I just want you to know that because there’s a big story to this it’s not just what these people say and by the way if I did the opposite if I stayed and fought we could have stayed and we could have fought and we would have knocked Turkey around and we would they would have hated it if I get out they hate it no matter what we do they’re gonna hate it okay no matter what decision we made and if I’m right and the Kurds do back up and we hope they do I hope they do because it’s very hard to beat a force without planes and they don’t where they have weapons that the Kurds don’t have we’ve paid a lot of money to the Kurds over the years and don’t forget they’re fighting for their land they haven’t helped us fighting for our land they’re fighting for their land and that’s good but we’ve helped them but no matter what we did the media will say it’s the wrong decision I see it makes no difference if I said we’re gonna stay and fight we’re gonna fight them like you never saw they’ll say it’s terrible I told you he loves war don’t forget when I got elected everybody thought that I’d be in Dayna World War 3 the first day right now they say ha not only aren’t we but we have the strongest economy in the history of our country you know pretty good and just so you know Wars that economies don’t go well together okay you can check that out so despite all of the blood that was spilled the lives lost and the money that was spent the Middle East is right now remember and I say it I’ll say it going in was the worst decision they went in for weapons of mass destruction and there were none there were none that it was the intelligence agencies they’re real some real beauties it’s less safe now it’s less secure less stable and they fight that’s what they do they fight the generals came to me on Afghanistan sure it’s gonna be a rough spring why my first year why well sir the Taliban is going to come out of the mountains and they’re gonna start fighting I said but what you say rough well that’s what they do they’ve done this for a thousand years they come out in the spring they fight just what they do they’re very good pretty good fighters that’s what they do you know Tony wants to go watch a football game I want to go do things they would have come out of faith that’s what they do right Tony they’re probably a little tougher than Tony but that’s okay just ask Russia if they’re tough but we can beat anybody we could beat them easy we’re not fight we’re policing in Afghanistan but we’ve been in 19 years so I just want you to understand these things we got to bring people back home we’re rebuilding our country we’re rebuilding our military we don’t want it depleted as fast as we build it and we have other problems of Russia you have China you have other big problems I think we’ll get along great with China I think we’ll get along great with Russia but when they create a phony Russia hoax it makes it tougher to get along with Russia when they create lots of different scenarios with China it makes it tougher to get along with China I think will do great but they gotta let us run our country the way it’s supposed to be run so these never-ending Wars of increase not decrease and the grave danger posed to historic Christian communities has been incredible since the United States went to war in Iraq now listen to this I was against going to the war nobody cared I was a civilian but I got a lot of publicity for whatever reason there was like me or hated me no I used to get the greatest publicity on earth that’s how I’m here once I announced I was gonna run they killed me and then when I want I said you know a great thing I told my wife first lady she’s doing a great job and she they had her if she were married to a liberal Democrat they’d say she may be the greatest in the history of our world but she’s married to me but you know the first day I want it was historic people didn’t think although a lot of the three polls and said we’re gonna win I thought we’re gonna win because of the crowds we were getting just like we got last night in Louisiana let’s see what happens with that governors read just like we got in a blue area of Minnesota I think we’re gonna win Minnesota group from Minnesota 22,000 seats it was like Madison Square Garden plus a thousand seats the Timberwolves arena and where they play the NBA games and it was packed and we could have sold it out four times so some things happen but I said well we won you know the great thing is because the press was so dishonest during the campaign so like unbelievably I said you know the great thing I told to my wife I said now they’re gonna respect what we did I’m gonna get great publicity for a while like I used to get my whole life and it got worse it’s worse it’s not even close it’s worse now than ever but that’s okay because as I said to Time magazine we’re here and you’re not great so since the United States went to war in Iraq in 2003 the Christian community in the country has decreased by 80% from roughly 1.5 million people to right now just 250,000 Christians in Iraq you don’t hear that my administration is absolutely committed to protecting religious minorities in the Middle East and all around the world you know if you were if you were a Christian in Syria which was a rough place to be you had almost no chance during the last administration of coming into the United States it was they say the hardest thing to do to come into the United States number one most difficult place in the world to come in was if you were a Christian in Syria if you were a Muslim in Syria it was extremely easy to come in to the United States and the Christians were persecuted in Syria and that’s the way it is but it’s not that way anymore this week I directed 50 million dollars to support Christians and other religious minorities in Syria I did it on Friday fifty million dollars I’ll make it in honor of pastor Brunson Tony Dana some people that have done a great job for us 50 million dollars and that’s going to help Christians in Syria not an easy situation for them in total my administration has provided more than a half a billion dollars in support of religious minorities and others suffering from atrocities in Syria and Iraq alone other presidents would not be doing that they’d be spending a lot more money but they’d be spending and things that would not make you very happy with one clear voice the United States of America condemns the persecution of Christians and we pledged our support to Christian communities everywhere suffering under the brutal heel of oppression and violence or hearts and our souls are joined with these brave believers in their religious struggle and pastor it’s great to have you back here I’ve made clear to Turkey that if they do not meet their commitments including the protection of religious minorities and also watching over the Isis prisoners that we captured we will impose a very Swift strong and severe economic sanctions like I did with respect to my negotiations to get pastor Brunson out otherwise I hate to say this pastor you’d still be there and I hate to say this also and this isn’t done for me go any other President of the United States you would still be there you know what we had to do and you have to say you were very brave the way you put up with it but it wasn’t an easy situation any military engagement where we send young men and women to fight and die must have clear objectives vital national interests and a realistic plan for how the conflict will end we don’t want to be in 19 year wars where we serve as a policing agent for the whole country we will continue our fight against the vile menace of radical Islamic terrorism a lot of people don’t want me to use that term president don’t use that term I said but it’s the truth I don’t want to use that term but it’s the truth and we will never tire or waver in our defense of religious liberty a few weeks ago I was honored to be the first president to host a meeting at the United Nations to call upon all nations to end religious persecution can you imagine the first buzzer my first president that did that and can you imagine that you would have thought that would be done every year for 40 years renew that first breath and I read that and it became a big story and I said can you believe that’s the first president that said we want to put an end to religious persecution how can that be the first president it’s been there a long time but that’s the way it is earlier this year I appointed a special envoy to monitor and combat the poison of anti-semitism unfortunately the Democrat Party is a divided anti-semitism into its own ranks look at Omar look at her have you seen what she says not only about our country but look at what she says about Israel and they’re always making excuses well she didn’t mean it to mean it no she meant that she meant that much more so than even her words my administration is confronting this scourge and we’re standing with our close friends and partner the State of Israel and as you know very well I recognize the internal capital of Israel and opened the American Embassy in Jerusalem thank you and we did it for the right price right Tony we got the building open that’s an interesting sir some of you have heard it we have a great ambassador David Friedman but great lawyers one of the top lawyers in New York made a lot of money and he wanted to be the ambassador but he wanted it everybody wanted it and every president’s promised that for years and years that they promised that it recognized the capital of Israel we’re going to move the embassy to Jerusalem but they didn’t do it I understand why because once I got into office you have no idea the pressure that was put on now that was called a quid pro quo that was a quid pro quo the pressure that was put on me by so many other countries calling please don’t do it please don’t do it the last two weeks I didn’t take anybody’s phone call I got calls from Kings you can imagine I got calls from everybody not to do it please don’t do it so what I did as I said you know what I’ll do I won’t take their call I’ll call him back in a couple of weeks I said do me a favor tell the Prime Minister that I’ll call him back in two weeks I’m busy he said two weeks that’s a long time tell the King I’ll call him back in a few days so anyway so I did it and then I made all those phone calls I had a lot of publicity we did it was a big story nothing happened remember the world was gonna come to an end right nothing happened I kept saying are we okay yeah is there a protest no three four days go by I said what’s going on this is strange but then I started making the calls I say King what do you want what’s up King because I wanted to call you to tell you we would be very much opposed I said I wish I spoke to you sooner sorry and everybody’s happy everybody’s up then we had to decide on a building and they came in one of the generals sir would you please sign this order not sure what’s it for we’re going to build start the process would take 30 years by the way a building the embassy the actual embassy how much is it 1 billion dollar sir this is a one-story building that’s what I do how do you spend the billion sir we’re gonna purchase land and then we’re gonna get approvals now we’re gonna how old are we gonna be by the time this thing finishes $2 off sir but it’s 1 billion I had the name Donald son Donald then I said what is this and they said I said cross it out I called Dave a favor I said David go check Jerusalem do we own any land he said let me check it out he calls me back again sir we do we own a much better piece than the piece they want to buy much better it’s bigger it’s safer it’s a much better location better views and you know what we have a building on it and he says sir I think we could renovate that building for $200,000 sister and it’s the only time in my whole life that you know usually I said make it a hundred hey David it’s too cheap it doesn’t sound like enough I said make it 500,000 or less and we did and we took this building which was a very good building setback had all the things that you need they like setback for safety big sight beautiful sight and I said do me another favor use Jerusalem stone because a friend of mine in New York has he’s so proud he is his Jerusalem stone in his office a very rich guy Ron Barron he’s got a wall of Jerusalem stone every time I come any guys oh this is Jerusalem stone I said run you’ve told me that a hundred times he said you have no idea how expensive it is I said listen you’re in Jerusalem can you get Jerusalem stone he says yeah I can buy it real cheap comes from Jerusalem I said use Jerusalem stone so they use do super stuff and we built it for less than five hundred thousand dollars we opened it in four months that’s better than the Wolman week store you want to really know that that’s bad so instead of a billion and a half don’t forget the billion was gonna be two billion and three billion I could tell you stories but anyway so we not only did we get and do what we said I was going to do but I got the building built and it’s been open for a year and a half and it’s a beautiful beautiful embassy maybe someday they’ll build whatever they want to build and I have a good time and then waste a lot of money but we’ve got a beautiful building now that works beautifully and it opened up a few months so it’s not just a designation and we did another thing we recognized after 52 years of negotiation I recognized the Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights oh it was a big deal they’d have meetings and meetings and people would fly in I would through the United States from the disastrous Iran nuclear deal and Iran is a much different country they are misbehaving but they got to be very careful when they misbehave and here in the Western Hemisphere we’re standing against the horrors of communism and socialism that’s what we’re fighting right here and supporting the people of Cuba and Nicaragua and Venezuela in their noble quest for freedom it all happened and tonight I declare once again America will never be a socialist country never never never never be our nation was not built by bureaucrats and regulators America was built by families and pilgrims and pioneers our destiny is not written by people that come from areas of the world that know nothing about what we want to do it’s all written in our hearts truly written in our hearts our future will not be decided by the media the bureaucrats and the politicians it will be decided by all of you that’s why we have elections that’s why we have elections in every generation the faith of our people is spur our nation to overcome every challenge to our values and to our way of life it has inspired us to face down the worst evils unlock the greatest mysteries and achieve what no one thought was ever possible now powered by those same historic values that have always defined our nation we will reach new heights make new breakthroughs and we will strengthen the bonds of love and loyalty that unite us all as citizens as neighbors as Patriots as Christians as people of faith as one people one nation and one United States of America we will stand as a light of Liberty a land of courage and a home for proud people of faith forever and always Americans will believe in the cause of freedom the power of prayer and the eternal glory of God thank you God bless you and God bless america thank you very much [Music] you [Music]

2 thoughts on “Trump Delivers Remarks at Values Voter Summit

  1. I'd rather live next door to someone who crossed a dessert to get to become an American than to live next to an American that wouldn't cross the street to help a foreigner.

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