President Trump at CPAC

Speeches and Events
Friday, February 23rd

With news on N. Korea sanctions, talk of armed teachers, and even.. jokes about his hair


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Committee it's seventeen after the hour seventeen minutes after the hour on the air at thirty seconds from. Mark. Final time that has to get set to go on the air revive anchored coverage of president Trump's remarks. Live coverage from ABC and here is NBC news correspondent. Caricatures of president John is about to announce new sanctions on North Korea during what is otherwise a largely political speech to conservatives at their annual gathering outside Washington. Thank you very much thank you everybody. Thank you very much thank you Matt. For that great introduction and thank you for this big this is incredible really. We've all come a long way together we've come a long way to get. I'm thrilled to be back at C packed with so many of my wonderful friends in amazing supporters and crowd conservatives. Remember I first started running because I wasn't a politician fortunately. I do remember. I started running and people say he's sure he's a conservative I think now we proved that applicant. For more than four decades this event has served as a forum for our nation's top leaders. Activists writers thinkers. Year after year leaders have stood in this stage to discuss. While we can do together to protect our heritage to promote our culture and to defend our freedom. C pac has always been about big ideas. And it's also been about putting those ideas into action and she'd act really has put a lot of ideas and action. We'll talk about some of them this morning. For the last year we gear up. We have put more great conservative ideas. In to use. Than perhaps ever before. In American history. What a nice picture that is look at that I'd love to watch that guy speak. It's. I'd try like killed hide dead bulls but folks I work tonight. Look bad anyway hang it in Langevin. We're hanging in there right together where I needed. We've confirmed a record number. So important at Circuit Court judges and we aren't going to be putting in a lot more. And they will interpret the law as written. And we've confirmed an incredible news Supreme Court justice. A great man Neil Garza's. We've passed massive. Biggest in history. Tax cuts and reform. You know I don't use the word reform there was a lot of reform do very positive provider news. And when we were first doing and I told everybody everybody guess that I should just talk about tax cuts. People don't know what reform means they think reform might mean it's going up. And I said dude tax cut. Thank you. You get in here about. Line. Gang does for the media the fake is Baghdad they took very good care of they were very gentle. He was very obnoxious. It was only one cars and so we have thousands of people here so so listen. Tomorrow the headline we'll be protesters. Disturb that job. One person votes doesn't deserve a mention. Doesn't deserve a headline to headline tomorrow. Disrupt ears of C Mac. One person and he was very nice we academy immediately leapt up. I've had a few awful. You'll have one person and you you cannot leave and in fact the biggest really disturbance or you people you know why. He'll say something nobody hears them because his talk. And then at the crowd was not screaming at them and an average then all of a sudden we stop and that's okay you have to show you spared right. Apple's. Stuff. So we passed the biggest tax cuts in the history of our country. And it was called tax cut and and I said to our people. Don't use the word reform is an article at the tax reform act they said no wonder if a 45 years nothing's been yes. Because people want tax cuts and they don't know what reform means reform can mean you're gonna pay more tax. So. I convinced politicians who have done this all their lives and they do great job in many cases but this was when the there the tax reform act. Of one every year we wanna play. Okay. So they have the tax reform act and that was it. And now it was called the tax. Act tax cut act and jobs we had and jobs into it because would pick it up. Tremendous number of jobs two point seven million jobs since. Point seven. Soon. So now people here tax cuts. And it has been popular members started off a little slow. And it got past we have some great help I would say we had some great help in the senate. In the house we have guys here today to have a lot of congressmen who have a lot of senators. We had a lot of help we got to pass yes it was not easy. We didn't have one Democrat. And I think that's gonna cost him in the mid terms and know that. Whoever wins the presidency has a disadvantage for whatever reason in the mid terms. You know what happens I'm trying to figure out because historically if you win the president's you don't you don't do well two years later. And you know what we can't let that happen. And I know what happens I finally figured it out nobody's been able to explain it it just happened statistically almost all of the time for many years. What happens is you fight so hard to win the presidency. You fight fight fight in now only two years it's a very short period and by the time we start campaigning it's a year. And now you got to go and fight again. But you just want. So nobody has that same drive that they had. So you end up not doing that well because the other side is going for the day parades and by the way nick raised anyway he's been. They are really cruise. So. But you know I kept trying to say why is this what it it's just care so they're great enthusiasm and he is sitting back. You watch television. May get out to vote today we just won the presidency and that we get clobbered. We can't let that happen we get clobbered and eighteen. And we can't let that happen only because we are so happy. We passed so many things. Honestly and I say I used the word my administration has opposed to me. My administration. I think has had the most successful first year in the history. Of the present. Hood who. But it really believe. Soon. I mean judges regulations. Every. Had the beautiful thing is the beautiful thing. About. The tax cuts is nobody thought we could do because again we had to get 100% of those. And nobody so we can do. And frankly agreed to me. We got it and it's turned out to be one of the most popular things and by the way for the Republicans in this room. Of which I assume would you say what is it 99%. Matter a 100%. I would hope it's close to us you know god. He would probably have some Democrats that wanted to come over we have a great governor. From the West Virginia that left the Democratic Party big Jim. And he came over to the Republican. Now. So people sitting there. And this saying which subject Richard Ellis not vote let's go to a movie about the Republican Party we're gonna degrade and then they end up losing. She got to keep up the enthusiasm now what happens. By the way they lose. And then you have the presidential election coming up again. And you clobber them because everybody gets off their ranch and they get out and they want it right and they would. At that work at work and work. And you end up winning the presidency. Again and we should do that hopefully we're gonna do that very easily. But. Never never. We have to worry right now we have a big race coming up but it you have to get that you have to just get that enthusiasm. Keep it going. Seemed to work really is complacent people get complacent that's a natural instinct you get you just won and now you happy and get complacent. Don't be complacent. And don't be complacent because. If they get him. They well repealed your tax cuts. They will put judges in that you wouldn't believe. They'll take away your Second Amendment which we will never allow to happen they'll take away. Houston. Okay. Remember that they will take away. Cranky they will take away. Those massive tax cuts and they would like to use it to them by the way the only pictures of one what would you rather have the Second Amendment of the tax cuts go ahead. Sector and meant. Tax cuts. Second Amendment. It. I'm gonna leave it at the Second Amendment I don't wanna get into that violent. We're gonna say you a lot Matt what it does say you want the Second Amendment the most the way gonna get a ball. And remember this. Remember this we've gotten. You know of somebody got a television recently in this and actually this the first time I can remember. Trump make campaign promises he may be the only person that actually fulfilled more promises that they may and I think that's true. Hi ho hum from. But we have a very productive media. We had a crooked candidate too by the way what we have. We have a very. We have a very very cricket beating. Do. You. I will say this about us. Everything that's turning out. Now it's amazing that's come full circle. Boy have they committed a lot of atrocities when you look. Have they done things that are wrong. But remember this not only did we get the tax cuts which everybody said we wouldn't yet and by the way. Repealed in that tax cut the individual mandate. To determine. I. This is where you are forced to pay in order not to have health care okay is that great. You pay for the privilege of not having. Healthcare us is subsidizing lots of other people that's got. I know people came up to me with tears in their eyes as saying I'm forced to pay not to have health care. Very unfair about the way way having tremendous plans coming out now healthcare plans. At a fraction of the cost them a much better than obamacare. Pat except the one senator. Who came into a room at 3 o'clock in the morning and went like that we would have had health care to. Where would that help here too. They get back. But I think we may be better off the way we're doing this piece by piece by piece obamacare. Is just being wiped out. The individual mandate essentially wipes. I think we may be better off. And people are getting great health care plans and we're not finished yet but remember. One person walked into a room. When he was supposed to go this way and he said he was going this way that he walked in and he went this way. And everyone said what happens to what was that all about. Boy oh boy I who was that I don't know I don't know. I don't know I don't wanna be controversial so I want uses NAND market. Lot out mess but. It's all happening anyway it's all happening anyway. And weaves at the same time eliminated. A record number of job killing regulations and people are going back to work. People are going back to work. So and you know the the fake news always what I always if I say something that I got a little off. Next day headlines he misrepresents I have to be careful. But in the history of presidents. No president. And I'm saying Oprah's it may be they'll find I was off to what we're here one year. No president. Well I read it and blocked exit papers next. But he'll change his story when it's day. No president has ever cut. So many regulations in their entire tour. As we've got in last city. And it's my opinion. That the regulations. Had as big an impact as these massive tax cuts that we do and so I wrote them. We then did the Warren American energy we're in war. And we ended as the war on beautiful clean coal. One of our great natural race. And very important for our defence calls very important for our defense because we happen. We got descended through pipes. We don't have to get it from foreign countries. We have more than anybody. And they wanted to ended in our miners have been mistreated. And then not being mistreated anymore we're doing tremendous business. I. I was in Vietnam. And the prime minister and the president Vietnam where there. And we have a massive deficit with them like we do what everybody else because these presidents have just let it go to hell we have the worst trade deals you've ever seen so we changing it. So I so we have to bigger deficit with Vietnam I'm not happy he said well what we're going to ice it by cult like helping these local -- call. And he said you know we have what coal from West Virginia and other places. And it's the fine is called we unity as it's interesting. And West Virginia now is doing great. You look at what's happening in West Virginia. You look at what's happening in Pennsylvania. You look at what's happening in Ohio and then. You look at what's happening in Wyoming. You look at what's happening. All of its like it it's like a different world. And remember this. Virtually as soon as I got into office we have room. The keystone XL pipeline and that decode accessed by floods which would never happen. And we announce our withdrawal. From the totally disasters. Job killing wealth. Not to eat out you know it knocked out our wealth our would have. They basically wanted to take our wealth the way they didn't want us to use our wealth power. We knocked out the Paris. Climate accord would. Would have been a disaster for our. I. Basically it said. You have a lot of oil and gas that we found in a technology has been amazing. And we found things that we revenue. But we have massive just about the top in the world we have massive energy reserves we have cold we have so much. And basically it was into a news UK news. So what does is it makes us uncompetitive with the country's. It's not gonna happen until it's not gonna happen and you know China there agreement didn't kick in jail when he thirty. Right arrogant mechanics and immediately. Rush they're allowed to go back. Into the 1990s. Which was not H lane environmental. Other countries big countries India and others. We had to pay. Because they considered them a growing country. They were growing coaches who what are we. Can we allowed to grow to OK are we allowed to grow. They called India a developing nation they called China. A developing nation but the United States would develop we can bank. So folks if you don't mind. I tell you what it's amazing how many people understood. The Paris. Accord because. It sounds so good. It's like some of the environment regulations that I can to have the most beautiful titles. And sometimes answer to a god is gonna close my eyes and scientists because you know what I'm gonna get killed on this one. And I get so much thinks the country knows what I'm doing we couldn't build we couldn't far out. If you add a puddle and you land they called it a lake for the purposes of environmental permits for. Its critics. And ice sideshow. And the bells and I'd have farmers behind me and I have house builders homebuilders behind me. And these are tough people strong people they fought hard they've worked all their lives hard. And that behalf of a would be crying. Because we gave them their property back we gave them the right to earn a living they couldn't do it they couldn't do what they had to do. We gave them. Their property back we gave them the dignity that. By the way you don't mind. In my go off script a little because you know sort of boring. Got this beautiful speech everything is wonderful but barring we have to you know. It is you. Hope we gave them their dignity back. And that's why Erica. Trees. Doing recognized. When doing record business would doing business and you have to look at the fundamentals. Companies are pouring back into this country they're pouring back. Not like I mean when did you hear. About car companies coming back into Michigan coming to Ohio and expand. You never heard that. Really big. I've been talking about it for twenty years I was a private sector guy but for whatever reason I always had these guys it was covered me much more than. Anybody else who's got a lot of these characters they used to treat me so good do until I ran for office I used to get the greatest publicity. Credit my ticket I used to be thinking of getting great publicity what happened I said well I have some views that there are opposed to for a lot of bad reasons. Reasons but but when you look at what's happening to our country it's incredible. And the fundamentals are so strong. The stock market I just see with all of the ups and downs since Election Day. Is up 37%. From a like 37%. Now. It did a little bit of a correction. In fact I saw that some say you know lies in it for like thirteen fourteen months from election. Is this sucker haven't gone down a little bit this is a little embarrassing it was up up behind and up 200 up 1000 up a 150 up. Ninety up 63 basic goods that's better. You know pay. We've got seven years to go folks you know that'll. We got a long time. So. Thank you. It's been amazing. You minimize you know what Matt. Didn't say when I was here 2011. I made this page and I was received ways such warmth. And they give you know they used to give I don't know matters that is you might not want to be counters from but the used to give the best speech of sheep that do they do that still meant that you better that we are not coming back. But. And I got these everybody's they love those age and it's I think Matt I would say that might have been the first real political speech that I made it was there was a love fest 2011. I believe the time. And a lot of people remembered when they step we want trump we want to. Then after a few years ago by embracing you Leon let's see what we can do and then everybody says he cannot get elect he cannot do it. You need 270. About. You need Electoral College which by the way as much tougher than the popular vote the popular vote who actually were to be still would be so much easier. You go to three or four states and you just know and you just doing great yeah. Hillary forgot that you know she went to the states are so what you do and why does she keep going back to California. Mazen. Next time they're gonna remember Iowa they're gonna remember where Ohio. Remember. They spent a lot of time in Pennsylvania to no avail. They spent a lot of money they spent a lot of money. In North Carolina the great state of North Carolina. We did very well there. We have. A great person in the room mark meadows from North Carolina new user who is mark. Quiz mark. And again. We have Jim Jordan warriors warriors all. We have a lot of great that we have a lot of great people here but. Now we just we hit a court and if you remember 2011 probably that was at the beginning of what we've done and hopefully at the end of a period of time people are gonna say thank you because it is not easy we're fighting a lot of forces. Their forces that are doing the wrong thing to just doing the wrong thing I don't want to talk about. What they have in mind but they do the wrong thing. But we're doing what's good for our country for the long term. Viability. And survival. Like for instance 700. Billion. We declined to certify. The terrible one sided. Iran nuclear deal that was a horrible. Argue give. A 150. Billion dollars. To a nation that has no respect for US open this saying death to America while this signing the agreement. If somebody said death to America while I'm signing an agreement and I'm president I you mean is it what's going on here folks I'm not signing. What's going on they just kept going Kerry Kerry may be the worst negotiator venison. How about how about this guy how about an Obama of course he's the one. But how about. One point. Why eight billion. In cash. Did you see what like a million dollars in hundred dollar bills a lot of people do it as a promotion a lot it's big it's like big. Now take that. Go to one point eight billion dollars and change one point eight million fall why a lot why did we do this why did we do it. Anyway. We didn't certified and lots of interesting things are happening without illness but we have to treat. People that treat us well we treat them well people that treat us badly we treat them much worse than they could ever imagine that's what has. The students who do. We officially recognized. Jerusalem as the capital of his. I. Okay. You know every president campaigned on we're gonna recognize Jerusalem as the capital of his everybody you have enough for many present you've been reading it and then they never pulled it off. And I now know why. Because I put the word out that I mean do. I should I do it in my campaigns and that usually means less and something I'm that it. I was hit by more countries and more pressure and more people calling begging me don't don't don't do it don't do it. It we have to do it it's the right thing to do to right thinking we have to and I. But every other president lied because they campaigned on that was always a big part of the campaign then they got into office and avid. So I understand why didn't do it. Because there was tremendous the campaign against it was so. Incredible but you know what. To campaign. For it was also incredible and we did the right thing. So we've kept our promises I said to rebuild our military. Eliminating the defense. Sequester which is a disaster. And I don't know if you saw the numbers 700 billion dollars you know ultimately that comes before everything else we can talk about lots of things. But we don't have a strong military. You might not be allowed into this room some day okay. You may not have your houses your home your beautiful community is. We've got to take care of our military these are the greatest people and what it'd take care of our veterans take care that. We've been doing a good job in the event. And after years of rebuilding. Other nations we rebuild of the nation's. We rebuild other nations that have a lot of money and we don't ever say hey. You know. We're finally. Rebuilding. Our nation where rebuilding our knives. And we're restoring our confidence. And our pride all of us here today are united. By the same timeless values. We defend our constitution. And we believe in the wisdom of our founders archives. We support the incredible men and women. Of law enforcement. And through. We know that is strong nation. Must have strong borders. We celebrate our history and our heroes are we believe young Americans. Should be taught. To love their country. And to respect its traditions. Don't worry you're getting the wall don't worry cancer. I. I had a couple of these characters in the back saying. Oh he really doesn't want the law he just used that for campaigning since you. Can you believe it. You know I say every time I hear that the law gets ten feet higher you know. Every single time out there. Now we're gonna have the wall or that I can have what they want you know we have a problem we need more Republicans we have a group of people that vote against us in a block. They're good at two things resisting. Ops destruction. Resisting obstruction and they stick together they do they always look to block. You know it's very rare that you get a couple of them to come your way even on the tax cuts I mean we're gonna be fighting these people. In the eighteen election would it be finding. People who voted against Mexicans because the tax cuts are phenomenal and popular and helping people and helping our country. You saw apple just brought 350 billion then. Exxon brought fifty billion end. So we're going to be fighting the fact is we need more Republicans to vote. We want to get our agenda because now what we have to do is in order to get a vote to fix our military. We have to give them a hundred billion dollars and stuff that nobody in this room including me wants in many cases. It's terrible. We need more Republicans that's why you have to get out and you have to fight for a team you have to do. We salute our great American plan. We put our hands and our hearts to the pledge of allegiance. And we all proudly stand. For the national and above all else we know. That faith and family not government and bureaucracy. Are at the center. Of American life we know that. Because in America with god worship government we worship god. Our nation is not go. Is in god we trust. And this week our nation lost an incredible leader. Who devoted his life to helping us understand. What those words. Really mean. Leader. He as the leader a great man. We will never forget that the historic crowds. That boy meets the energy. And the profound faith. Of a preacher named. Billy Graham. Great man a great family Franklin Graham great family. And they were for us I'll tell you they were for us right from the beginning they were for us. As a young man Billy decided to devote his life to got. That choice not only changed his life it changed my country. And indeed it even changed the world. Reverend Graham's belief. In the power of God's work. Gave hope to millions and millions who listened to him. With his very beautiful but very. Simple message god loves you. Had a very special tribute because it's almost never done. One Wednesday we will celebrate. Billy Graham's life. As he lies in honor in the rotunda. Of our capital. One day Wednesday killed Thursday. At 11 o'clock on Wednesday. I bet those lines are going to be long and beautiful. Because he deserves. Not other not everybody's business. But very few people you look back Ronald Reagan was so honored very few people are so water. That's a big thing. And he really almost more than anybody you can think. He deserves to be. In the rotunda so that's going to be very special Wednesday at 11 o'clock. And small inmate should know growth they worked very hard. To make it all happened. We want to thank them to. Everywhere you go all over the country and city small and large. Americans overall phase reaching out to our creator for strength for inspiration and for healing. Great time for healing. In times of grief and hardship. We turned to prayer. For solace and for comfort in recent days our entire nation has been filled. With terrible pain and it's. Over the evil. Massacre. In a great community Parkland Florida. This senseless act of mass murder that shocked a nation. And broken our hearts. This week. I had the honor of meeting with students. From Marjorie Stoneman. Douglas high school. With families who have lost their children. In prior shootings great families great people. With members of the local community. Right here in Washington DC. Our whole nation was moved by their strengthened by their parents we listened to their heart wrenching story. Ask them for ideas. And pledged to them. And I can speak for all of the senators and congressman and congresswoman all of the people in this room that are involved in this decision. That we will act we will do so. We will act. With us on Wednesday it was one of the families. Whose daughter. Didn't come home last week. A beautiful young woman named meadow Pollack. Credible family. I had them in the Oval Office incredible people. You've probably seen her picture she had a beautiful beautiful smile and a beautiful life. So full of promise. We wish. There was something anything we could do. To bring meadow and all of the others back. They're not enough tears in the world to express our sadness and anguish for her family. And for every family that has lost. A precious. Love to. No family should ever saying. An ever have to go in and suffer. The way these families have suffered. They've suffered. Beyond anything that I've ever witnessed. Fought their drops his daughter off at school. Kisses her good bye. Waves to her she's walking up the path. And never sees her alive again. Gets a call. Can't believe it thinks it's a nightmare and wants to wake up from the nightmare. So we wanna hear ideas from Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs about how we can improve security at our schools tackle the issue of mental help. Is this was a sick person received. We had a lot of warnings about him being so this wasn't a surprise. To the people that knew him this wasn't even. A little bit in fact some said was surprised it took so long. So what are we doing what are we doing. We wanna ensure that when they're are warning signs we can act and act very quickly. Why don't we protect our airports and our banks our government buildings. But not our schools. It's time to make our schools. A much harder to Harden. For attackers we don't want him in our schools. We don't we don't want when we. Declare our schools. To be gun free zones. It just puts our students in far more danger. Far more than three. Well trained. Gun adapt teachers and coaches and people that worked in those buildings people that we're in the Marines for twenty years and retired people of the army the navy the airports that Coast Guard. People that aren't adept. At debt. With weaponry and with guns they teach. I mean. I don't wanna have. A hundred guards standing with rifles all over the school. You do concealed. Carry arm that. And this could be a major deterrent. Because these people. Are inherently calories. If they thought. Like give this guy he thought. That. Other people would be shooting bullets back at him he wouldn't go on to that school. You and gone there but to gun free zone it says this is a gun free zone please check you've done is way far away. Now what happens is. They feel safe that nobody gonna come out. This way you may have and remember if you use this goes an example this is a very big school. With tremendous floor area and a lot of acreage to big big school good school. A big big school. Yeah double 150. Real god look at one guy he didn't turn out to be too good I will tell you that. He turned out to be not good he was not a credit to law enforcement Vatican to U. That I can tag you. But as I've been talking about this idea and I feel. It's a great idea but some people that are good people are opposed to what they don't like the idea teachers doing that but I'm not talking about teachers. You know CNN went on they said Donald Trump wants all teachers. A guy fake news folks likeness. Make him. I don't wanna person that's never handled the gun that would know at a gun looks like to be armed. But out of your teaching population. Out of your teaching population. You have. 10% 1% of very gun adept people. Military people law enforcement people they teach. They teach. And add something I thought up this morning you know what else and I thought of it since I found. And watch Peterson. The deputy who didn't go into the school because. You wanna go into the school. He was tested under fire and that wasn't a good result. But you know what I thought of as soon as I saw that. These teachers and I've seen them. And a lot of schools where they had problems. These teachers loved their students and the students love their teachers in many cases. These teaches love their suits. These teachers are talented. With weaponry and with guns. And yes they they feel safe. And I'd rather have somebody that loves their students who wants to protect their students. Then somebody standing outside that doesn't know anybody and doesn't know the students and frankly. For whatever reason decided not to go in even though he heard lots of shots being fired. Inside. The teachers and the coaches and other people in the building that dean the assistant dean. The principles. They can. They look at people they wanna protect these kids. I think we're better with that and this may be 10% or 20% of the population of teaches it's that. It's not all of them. But you would have a lot. And you would tell people that they're inside. And the beauty is it's concealed nobody would ever see it. Unless they needed. It's concealed. So this crazy man who walked and wouldn't even know what is it that's it that's good the bad that's good. And a teacher and wouldn't she got the hell out of him before doing that. But. They love their students. They love those students don't remember them. They love their students. And I'm telling you that would work because we need offensive capability we can't just say oh it's a gun free school we're gonna do a little bit matter this is it what happens outside. This is now leave school. He got a thousand students at 3500. At the school we're talking about but you have a thousand students standing outside. It teaches are out there were also in a mad man comes along with the same problem but it's outside of the school or they drive cars there are a lot of things can happen. I wanna stop it and I know it's a little controversial since I have to say since I started this two days ago lot of people that would totally opposed to it and now agreeing. They loved this students say don't want their students to be killed at the. So. We have to do something. That works. And. One of the big. Measures that we will do and everybody in this room I think has to agree. And there's nobody that loves the Second Amendment more than I do and there's nobody that respects the and a great friends of mine act as sole. The great people the patriots. But but they're great people. But we really do have to strengthen up. Really strengthen our background checks. We have to do. And we have to do for the mentally ill we have to do very very we don't want people that a mentally ill. To be having any form of weaponry we have to be very strong. So way to do that and I really believe that congress is gonna get it through this time and they have a differently than somebody that wants to get it to or not somebody's just. All talk no action like so many of these votes. This is somebody that wants to get it through. But I also wanna protect we need a hardened site has to be hardened it can't be solved. Do you still sneak into a window they'll sneak in some ways and again you standing there totally unprotected you know the five. Great soldiers. From four years ago. Three of them were world class Marx and there were a military base. In a gun free zone. They were asked to check their guns quite far away. And a maniac walked in. Guns blazing. Killed all five of them he won the had a chance if these world class Marx and had on a military base access. To their guns and I'm gonna look at that whole policy on military bases have we can't have. Wolf why would you. All five the guy wouldn't had a chance. A way to look at that all military base gun free zone of we can't have our military holding guns. It's pretty bad we had a number of instances of militant bases. You know that. So we wanna protect our military we wanna make. Then make our military stronger. And better than it's ever been before. We also need to create a culture and our country that cherishes life. And human dignity that's part of what we're talking about a culture that condemns violence. Had never glorifies violence. We need to Forester real human connect. We're not just. Having a conversation about school safety you've had conversations in all fairness. I'm pretty new in this you know we're a little more than a year I've been watching the stoked stuff go on for twenty years. The president gets out. Everybody's enthusiastic for the first couple of days and it fades days it's nothing ever gets done we wanna see if we can get it done let's get it done. We really only. Our country. I've been watching for a long time. Still a lot of words and I've seen very little action. And you don't you think about it. Most of which is common sense. It's not do you love guns you hate guns it's common sense. It's all common sense and and some of the strongest advocates. About what I'm saying bought the strongest advocates are known very well political people the strongest advocates for the Second Amendment. But this is common sense. In addition to securing our schools. We're also implementing a strategy. To secure our streets we want our kids to be safe everywhere they go. Whether there and a classroom walking home from school or just outside playing with their friends. Every child deserves to grow up that is safe communities surrounded by loving family. And I have a future filled by the opportunity. And let's hope. Just not fair. Reducing. Violent crime in America is a top priority. From my administration. And we will do what ever it takes to get it done no talk. What it'd do what it takes to get it done. As you've seen. Pretty well reported that we're significantly increasing. Gun prosecutions. By a tremendous percentages. And we're working to get violent offenders. Or far streets. And behind bars and get him behind bars. Quickly for a long time or get them the hell out of our country. In 2017. We brought cases against more violent. Defenders. Than any administration. In a quarter of a century more than any administration. And which is gearing up. We have tough people a day Iraq. When you deal with a MS thirteen the only thing they understand. His toughness. They don't want any game all they understand is toughness. In that ice agent bill Border Patrol agent is tougher than them they respect him we get the toughest guys you've been the scene we got. And our respect anything else. And they shouldn't be in our country. There were allowed in for years they shouldn't be. And we're getting them out our administration prosecuted more people. A federal firearm charges. That has been done in more than a decade. And again which is gearing up. We convicted 1200. Gang members and nearly 500. Human traffickers like human trafficking and who would think. That we have this in this day. And with the Arab foreign partners we've helped charge or arrest more than 4000 members. Of this savage gang that we talked about. MS thirteen now they don't like guns you know why they're not painful enough these are animals. They cut people they cut them they cut them up into little pieces and they want this stuff. And we take him into our country because our immigration laws are so bad. I wrote we catch him it's called catch and release. We have to by law catch them and then released them accurate release and I can't get the Democrats and nobody has been able to for years. To approve common sense measures that will weak cat she's animal killers. We can lock a mop. And throw away the keys. Then 2187 team. Our brave ice officers. Arrested more than 100000. Criminal aliens. Who have committed tens of thousands of crimes. And and believe me these are great people. They cannot. Think the laws are just against us there against. There against safety. They don't make sense and you meet with Democrats. And they're always fighting for the criminal then not fighting. The law abiding citizens are always fighting for the criminal. Doesn't make sense. Here are just some of the criminal charges and convictions for the aliens arrested by guys. 111000. Charges or convictions for sex crimes 48000. For assault. Thirteen thousand for burglary and eighteen. Hundred for killing people. We're cracking down. On Sanctuary Cities can you believe this where they protect. That's another one. Because we want our cities. To be sanctuaries. For law abiding Americans not the criminals. And by the way. The senate. Democrats. In the house Democrats. Have totally abandoned doctor. They've total I didn't even talk to me about it. They have totally abandoned you know we get the reputation like doctor. It's not Republican will imitate his Republican. Because we wanna do something about doctor get it solved after all these years. Did Democrats are being totally unresponsive. They don't wanna do anything about doctor I'm telling you and it's very possible that dock at what happened. And it's not because of the Republicans it's good because of the Democrats. And frankly you better elect. More Republicans votes or whomever happened. The Democrats voted in favor of Sanctuary Cities in other words they voted to protect criminal aliens instead of voting. To protect the American citizens. To secure our country. We are calling on congress to build. A great bull wall to stop dangerous drugs and criminals. From boring into our country. And now they're willing to give us the wall. But they don't wanna give us any of the laws to keep these people out. So we're gonna get the wall. But they don't wanna give us all of the other chain migration. Lottery ticket lottery. Yeah the country. That put an engine you think they're giving us a good people. Not too many of you people are going to be a lottery. So we chat we pick out people. Then they turn out to be. Horrendous. And we had that we don't understand why. They're not giving us the best people folks. Like giving a semi nude she heads. They're giving us it's a lottery. I don't want people coming into this country with a lottery I want people coming into this country based unmarried. Pays good marriage. I want people. And we all ought to be admitting people. Who have skills who can support themselves and actually put okay contribute to our economy. Who will love the people. Who share our values to Lubbock country. I don't want people. Who drive a car. But not good miles an hour down on the west side highway. And kill eight innocent victims and destroyed the lives of fourteen more nobody talks about that. Nobody ever talks about. The people. Have been so horribly injured who lose legs and arms. In Manhattan. Where I used to spend my time. I know a very well this stretch along the west side island people run. In order to stay in shape they want him. They wanna be healthy they wanna look good they run their running all the time Agassi. They run. We work in different ways. But they run no but think events they run and then so they wanna be fit. They're proud people that. Ought to be fit and their running up and down west side how it's beautiful it's a beautiful thing. And this maniac. Take Chicago and down the highway just turns to a right. And he kills eight but he really badly wounded. Twelve to fourteen other people. So somebody think of it runs to stay initiate leaves the house. Is jogging along working hard ends up going home. Two months later would no leg. With no wrong. Or 282 legs Vincent nobody ever talks about that they talk about the people. Rightfully. That would kill. But they don't talk about the people that whose lives have been just changed. Just changed. They don't talk about them. This guy came in through chain migration. And a part of the lottery system. They say. 22 people came in with him in other words an aunt and uncle. A grandfather. A mother a father who entertainment but a lot of people came of that chain migration. Let's see how those people are doing by the way. We've got to change our way. Merit system I want merit system because you know what's happening all these companies are coming into our country there are all coming into a country. Now when they come and we need people that go to work I am telling you we need workers now we need luck. But when I walked in today. Did anyone ever hear me do this snake when I during the campaign. And because I had five people outside ticket you do the snake. And I sit well people of hard but who hasn't heard the snake. Each year we didn't let these let's do it anyway out still and I Hewitt don't. Now. This is rock and roll song little amendments. A rocket girls all but but. Every time I do people. And you have to think of this in terms of immigration we have to have great people come into I want people to come and talk. What people that it helpless and I don't want people who come in and be accepting. All of the gifts of our country for the next fifty years to do and contribute nothing I don't want to. You don't want that. I want people that are gonna help Ed people gotta gotta gotta work for Chrysler who is now moving from Mexico into Michigan had so many out. At apple by the way. And fox got up in Wisconsin. They're gonna need 25000. Workers I want people that can come men. And get to work and work hard even if it means a learning period that's fine. But I want. People that are gonna come in. And work and I want people. That love us and look at security and they want you to be safe and they want to be saying. I want great people coming into this country I don't want people coming in the way they do now. Because I want people that contribute so this is called. This is coldest day. And think of it in terms. Immigration. And you may love it or you may say isn't that terrible Harkin and if you say isn't that terrible who cares because the way they treat me. That's peanuts compared to the way they can. Immigration. On no way. To work 1 morning. Down the path. Along the lake. Eight tender hearted woman. Saw a cooler. Half hearted. Frozen snake. His pretty colored skin had been all frosted. With the do. Or things she cried. I'll take you end. And I'll take care of you. Take me you know tender woman take me and for heaven's sake. Take me you know tender woman. Side. That vicious snake. She wrapped him up well cozy. In a comforter of silk. And delayed him by her fireside. With some honey. And some milk. She hurried home from work that night. And sooner she arrived. She found that pretty snake she'd take in and had been revived. Take me a note to end a woman take me and for heaven's sake. Take me and oh tender woman. Side that vicious think. She clutched him. To her bosom. You're so beautiful she cried. Part of I had brought you win by now. Surely. You would have died. She stroked his pretty skinny again. And kissed. And held him tonight. But instead of saying thank you. That snake gave her a this. Bike. Take me you know attend a woman. Take me in for heaven's sake. Take me in. Oh tender woman. Side to vicious snake. I saved you cried the woman. And you've bitten me heavens why. You know you have bite is poisonous. And now I'm going did dine. Oh shut up silly woman. Said that rap style with a grin. You knew damn well I was this snake before you took me. End. I. And that's all are doing without god gave up to a letting people lend. And it's going to be a lot of trouble to only get doors but we're giving you protection like never before a law enforcement suing a better job. Then we've ever done before. And we love our country. And we're gonna take care of our country. Okay we're gonna take care of Iraq. So just and finishing. Our country is starting to do. Very well. Our economy is a blazing. Jobs are at a record level. Jobs are so. Good. Two point seven million jobs created since. The election. Unemployment claims huh. Have reached. A 45. Year loan. African American unemployment. Has reached the lowest level in our history. His Spanish. Unemployment. Has reached the lowest level in our history. Women. The women unemployment. Is that the lowest level. In eighteen years. Wages are rising for the first time in many. Many years. Small business confidence is that a record highs. And thanks to our massive tax cuts millions of Americans by getting to keep. A great percentage of their money instead of paying it to a government. That throws it out the window. So I just leave mile events. We have to fight Nancy Pelosi they wanna give your money away. They wanna give give money away they want and give tax cuts they wanna do things that you wouldn't even believe. Including. Taking your Second Amendment Rights away they will do that they will do that. So we have to get out there. And we have to fight in eighteen like never before just a way you fought with us just the way you fought. You fought so hard and you were so tough and you were so Smart. You were so Smart. And you know what I know for a fact he did the right thing because we'll look at at the numbers and the numbers. Even day have to give credit for the kind of numbers that we're producing nobody has ever seen anything. Like. My administration. The era. Of economic. Surrenders over. Where renegotiating. Trade deals that are so bad. Whether it's NAFTA. Or whether it's World Trade Organization which created China. It created you look at China it was going along like this then we open stupidly this deal. And China has been like a rocket ship ever since. And now. Last year. We had almost a 500. Billion dollar. Trade deficit with China we can't have that we can't have that I have great respect for president she but we can't happen. We have to go and we have to do what we have to do we just can't let. Countries as an example Mexicans we have a hundred billion dollar trade deficit with Mexico. What does that tell you you know it tells you NAFTA. Is no good. It never was any good but for some reason nobody ever changes they emptied our factories you got to see the car plants in the auto plants in Mexico like. You've never seen anything like it before. I want. Those companies and their starting. I want them back here I want them back here they gonna come back here to do. And we wanna make. Our neighbors happy but we can't continuously. Have other nations taking advantage of the United States like never before. And this is gone on for. A long time this has gone on for longer the last administration was a disaster but this is gone on for much longer than the last administration. And we've got to change it we're gonna change so we're renegotiating. Deals and you know what. Hate to say it but we can't make a fair deal for the United States we will terminate the deal and we'll start all over again. After. So. Under my administration. And with your help don't forget. View many view where the forgotten people. You are the people that when the polls came out they didn't know that you existed. The Democrats are trying to figure out who you are because they wanna get you back. But you people. We had people that never voted but they're great pictures but they never saw anybody they want to vote for then they go to the election that got drop. That's from pentagon actually got. All sorts of things trump bubbly here. Make America great again hats right. So. So our country. Is starting to do well. We are going to make it greater better safer. That it ever was before. The reason is you this has been a great movement. They tried like hell they cannot stand what we've done. But would doing the right thing where even doing the right thing for them they just don't know it yet. They just don't know. Even the media the media will absolutely support me sometime prior to the election all those horrible people back there they're gonna support. You know why. Because. If somebody else won. Their ratings would go down that albeit at a business. Nobody would watch. Then all be out of business so. I just wanna tell you that. We are going to win I'd love you to get out there work really hard for eighteen we need more Republicans to keep the tax cuts and keep all this going and I love you. I respect you. I appreciate everything you've done for the country. I appreciate everything you've done I do wanna say because people that's North Korea we. Imposed today the heaviest sanctions. Ever imposed on the country. And frankly hopefully something positive can happen we will see but hopefully something positive can happen but that just was announced and I want to let you know we have imposed they have these sanctions ever imposed. So ladies and gentlemen thank you for everything you have been and incredible partners. And to. I will let you know in the absolute strongest of terms. We're gonna make America great again and I will never ever ever let you down thank you for and. You. President trump speaking to the Conservative Political Action Conference at its annual meeting outside Washington DC.