Friends, delegates and fellow Americans: I humbly and gratefully accept your nomination for the presidency of the United States.
Who would have believed that when we started this journey on June 16, last year, we — I say we because we are a team — would have received almost 14 million votes, the most in the history of the Republican party?
(I keep hearing this phrase – this occurs almost every time because the voter base natural increases because the number of people in the nation increases, in fact currently the younger vote outnumbers the older vote, which is new – so what – obviously his percentage of the registered voters did not increase or they would say that…and more people voted against him than any candidate in GOP primary history, they’re forgetting that little fact too…
And that the Republican Party would get 60 percent more votes than it received eight years ago. Who would have believed it?
The party received this not Trump…
The Democrats on the other hand, received 20 percent fewer votes than they got four years ago, not so good.
Together, we will lead our party back to the White House, and we will lead our country back to safety, prosperity, and peace.
Where does it say in the Constitution that we should be guaranteed safety or peace? The Preamble does however say things about Justice and Liberty, ideas completely lacking from Trump’s doctrine.
We will be a country of generosity and warmth.
We always have been a country of generosity – always!
But we will also be a country of law and order.
From the man who does not understand laws or the constitution and just about everything he has said is either unlawful or unconstitutional.
Our convention occurs at a moment of crisis for our nation. The attacks on our police, and the terrorism in our cities, threaten our very way of life. Any politician who does not grasp this danger is not fit to lead our country.
I would not use the word crisis at this point but if leaders would stop inciting problems that might solve some of it. It might also be helpful for Trump to know crime and violence against police are at all time statistical lows.
Americans watching this address tonight have seen the recent images of violence in our streets and the chaos in our communities. Many have witnessed this violence personally. Some have even been its victims.
I have a message for all of you: The crime and violence that today afflicts our nation will soon — and I mean very soon come to an end.
How? Is he declaring martial law?? Does he know the term ‘dangerous freedom’? That liberty means you can never be 100% safe, and that’s okay.
Beginning on January 20th 2017, safety will be restored.
What does he mean by safety?? I find this term and his use of it very scary…especially because he seems to not understand that laws and policies take time unless you declare martial law and suspend the Constitution…
The most basic duty of government is to defend the lives of its citizens.
No, the basic duty of government is defense of rights and liberties which is not the same as safety or defense of their lives…
Any government that fails to do so is a government unworthy to lead.
This statement is strange – does a nation need to conduct itself in a way to have a leader or does it have to function in a particular way for Trump to want to lead it and where exactly is he leading it?? Also I could have sworn the government was supposed to be lead by the rule of law and then the will of the people not the other way around…
It is finally time for a straightforward assessment of the state of our nation. I will present the facts plainly and honestly. We cannot afford to be so politically correct anymore. So if you want to hear the corporate spin, the carefully-crafted lies, and the media myths —
These are the only things Trump has going for him as his entire career is nothing but spin, lies and myths.
the Democrats are holding their convention next week. Go there But here, at our convention, there will be no lies. We will honor the American people with the truth, and nothing else.
That would be a first for Trump….
These are the facts:
Decades of progress made in bringing down crime are now being reversed by this administration’s rollback of criminal enforcement.
How exactly is the federal government involved in local criminal enforcement? I know they provide grants and funding but how would the feds be involved in the future with Trump?
Homicides last year increased by 17% in America’s fifty largest cities. That’s the largest increase in 25 years.
It appears that the data is cherry picked as this is true with some but 31 of the 50 cities actually decreased this year. Overall though the stats show it has decreased but there was an uptick last year but this year seems to be evening out with some showing a decrease so maybe not so bad as he and the media want to present.
In our nation’s capital, killings have risen by 50 percent. They are up nearly 60 percent in nearby Baltimore.
In the president’s hometown of Chicago, more than 2,000 have been the victims of shootings this year alone. And almost 4,000 have been killed in the Chicago area since he took office.
The number of police officers killed in the line of duty has risen by almost 50 percent compared to this point last year.
How exactly will he stop or reverse this without violating state or local sovereignty??
Nearly 180,000 illegal immigrants with criminal records, ordered deported from our country, are tonight roaming free to threaten peaceful citizens.
The number of new illegal immigrant families who have crossed the border so far this year already exceeds the entire total of 2015.
Yes, slightly but Obama has been inviting them so… that just needs to stop, but a man who regularly brings in illegal immigrants to build his cheap hotels is probably not the one to be trusted to do it. Also you like how he linked actual criminals to families being as short sighted as your average Trump voter are looking for the quickest way they think will get them a better life.
They are being released by the tens of thousands into our communities with no regard for the impact on public safety or resources.
One such border-crosser was released and made his way to Nebraska. There, he ended the life of an innocent young girl named Sarah Root. She was 21 years old and was killed the day after graduating from college with a 4.0 grade point average. Her killer was then released a second time, and he is now a fugitive from the law. I’ve met Sarah’s beautiful family. But to this administration, their amazing daughter was just one more American life that wasn’t worth protecting. One more child to sacrifice on the altar of open borders.
What about our economy? Again, I will tell you the plain facts that have been edited out of your nightly news and your morning newspaper:
Nearly 4 in 10 African-American children are living in poverty, while 58% of African-American youth are now not employed.
In checking the government employment stats those statements seem a little inflated as depending on what age he is considering youth it is under 10% but yes it is a little higher for blacks than whites or even Hispanics…and Donald’s high tax, high tariff isolationist economic policies will only drive it higher.
2 million more Latinos are in poverty today than when the president took his oath of office eight years ago.
Another 14 million people have left the workforce entirely.
This is always an interesting figure to me as we have been going through the baby boomer retirement period and so it is unclear how many just chose retirement over working.
Household incomes are down more than $4,000 since the year 2000. That is 16 years ago.
Our trade deficit in goods reached — think of this — our trade deficit is $800 hundred billion dollars. Think of that. $800 billion last year alone. We will fix that.
How? By cutting off purchases of less expensive products from out of the country or by removing regulations, taxes and union support so that business can actually be able to thrive in the U.S.?? I have not heard anything like that from him – have you?? Oh and I think those figures are old and currently it is closer to even but yes it should have risen and sooner rather than later. Also Japan consistently runs a trade surplus and consistently have a worse economy than we do…maybe Trump should actually learn something about economics and find out trade deficits are things only idiots worry about…
The budget is no better. President Obama has almost doubled our national debt to more than $19 trillion, and growing. Yet, what do we have to show for it? Our roads and bridges are falling apart, our airports are in third world condition, and 43 million Americans are on food stamps.
Roads, bridges and airports should be local issues not federal anyway…. Yes with a stagnant economy and Obama’s need to have people to “help” the figure is high but actually it has been slightly lowering over time since the democratic party caused this problem – Oh which, by the way, he was part of (and let’s be honest here, he still a tax and spend liberal and always will be)…
Now let us consider the state of affairs abroad. Not only have our citizens endured domestic disaster, but they have lived through one international humiliation after another. One after another.
We all remember the images of our sailors being forced to their knees by their Iranian captors at gunpoint. This was just prior to the signing of the Iran deal, which gave back to Iran $150 billion and gave us absolutely nothing. It will go down in history as one of the worst deals ever negotiated.
I think we can all agree with this so since the Congress did not approve it – just ignore it and go back to the sanctions. But I seriously doubt Trump understands how this works. Also as Trump has never met a tyrant he won’t praise I doubt he would have done anything but give them nukes.
Another humiliation came when President Obama drew a red line in Syria and the whole world knew it meant absolutely nothing.
In Libya, our consulate, the symbol of American prestige around the globe was brought down in flames.
Except Benghazi was not the actual consulate building but again not sure Trump understands that.
America is far less safe and the world is far less stable than when Obama made the decision to put Hillary Clinton in charge of America’s foreign policy. I am certain it is a decision he truly regrets.
As much as I cannot stand Clinton, common sense would tell you that all the polices were Obama’s not hers but she did certainly take advantage where she could and collect money for the Clinton Foundation. The question you have to ask yourself would Trump do differently? Does money and power move him also? With his admiration of all the dictators in the world I wonder where we will all end up in the scheme of things??
Her bad instincts and her bad judgment, something pointed out by Bernie Sanders are what caused the disasters unfolding today. Let’s review the record.
He is praising Bernie Sanders. No conservative can find anything to praise about Sanders, ever, under any circumstance. Trump however is Sander’s with a spray tan, there is no difference in policies. The racism, the socialism, the love of government power, all the same.
In 2009, pre-Hillary, ISIS was not even on the map.
In reality they existed just under the name Al-Qaeda in Iraq, a group so violent and vicious Bin Laden wanted nothing to do with them, but the fact that AQI just changed it’s name to ISIS doesn’t fit Trump’s narrative.
Libya was stable.
Under a dictator. So it’s not like it was any better.
Egypt was peaceful.
Under a dictator. So it’s not like it was any better.
Iraq had seen a big reduction in violence.
Yes that was why needed a surge because it was so great…I’m not going to deny that Obama has screwed it up, but the problems began when Bush refused to actually build a functioning nation, Obama just hastened the fall that Bush planted…if Trump doesn’t understand this he can’t fix it.
Iran was being choked by sanctions. Syria was somewhat under control.
Under a dictator. It should seriously worry people that Trump has no problem with dictators.
After four years of Hillary Clinton, what do we have? ISIS has spread across the region and the entire world. Libya is in ruins, and our ambassador and his staff were left helpless to die at the hands of savage killers. Egypt was turned over to the radical Muslim Brotherhood, forcing the military to retake control. Iraq is in chaos. Iran is on the path to nuclear weapons. Syria is engulfed in a civil war and a refugee crisis that now threatens the West. After 15 years of wars in the Middle East, after trillions of dollars spent and thousands of lives lost, the situation is worse than it has ever been before.
Nothing Trump has suggested would have meant a better situation in any of those nations. Maybe more powerful dictators and more government instituted death, but certainly not better situations…
This is the legacy of Hillary Clinton: Death, destruction and terrorism and weakness.
You know, exactly what you would also get from Trump…
But Hillary Clinton’s legacy does not have to be America’s legacy. The problems we face now — poverty and violence at home, war and destruction abroad — will last only as long as we continue relying on the same politicians who created them. A change in leadership is required to produce a change in outcomes.
Tonight, I will share with you for action for America. The most important difference between our plan and that of our opponents, is that our plan will put America first. Americanism, not globalism, will be our credo.
= Nationalism = stagnation and results just as bad or worse…. What ever happened to “right” vs. wrong – is that not what we were to represent?? But Trump will happily accept any evil so long as it’s America first, destroying the very virtue of America in the process.
America is first because America puts the natural rights from our creator given to all people, even non-Americans, first. When you play to the petty nationalism of we’re better because we’re just better not because we stand for something better, then we will never be first. We will just be like every other petty short sighted civilization that has fallen.
As long as we are led by politicians who will not put America first, then we can be assured that other nations will not treat America with respect. The respect that we deserve. The American people will come first once again.
Respect is earned not deserved – our ideals and what they have done has earned respect – again this is the problem with Trump, he does not know what the meaning of anything and because of that his results will be potentially worse than democratic responses. More importantly there will be no real difference between us and them and that is the real disaster. No more ideals – no more individualism – this is not looking too good…
First, my plan will begin with safety at home which means safe neighborhoods, secure borders, and protection from terrorism. There can be no prosperity without law and order.
Not knowing the actual meaning of these statements I can’t help but be fearful when I hear someone talk like this as the federal government has no business being in my neighborhood…..
On the economy, I will outline reforms to add millions of new jobs and trillions in new wealth that can be used to rebuild America.
Since when did government create jobs?? New wealth generally means more business so how is he going to do that when he is threatening them all the time and closing America off to the world??
A number of these reforms that I will outline tonight will be opposed by some of our nation’s most powerful special interests. That is because these interests have rigged our political and economic system for their exclusive benefit. Believe me. It is for their benefit. For their benefit.
Every Republican should have just cringed – when government does something for your benefit you should immediately be concerned!
Big business, elite media and major donors are lining up behind the campaign of my opponent because they know she will keep our rigged system in place. They are throwing money at her because they have total control over every single thing she does. She is their puppet, and they pull the strings. That is why Hillary Clinton’s message is that things will never change. Never ever.
My message is that things have to change and they have to change right now. Every day I wake up determined to deliver a better life for the people all across this nation that had been ignored, neglected and abandoned.
I have visited the laid-off factory workers, and the communities crushed by our horrible and unfair trade deals.
That all economists agree have actually benefited America but I would not expect Trump to be aware of things like facts…or that there is this concept called creative destruction, that those factories close because things are actualizing getting better…
These are the forgotten men and women of our country, and they are forgotten, but they will not be forgotten long. These are people who work hard but no longer have a voice. I am your voice.
I am also tired of these types of comments that you usually hear from liberals (Trump) – when there are technological changes/jumps yes there are a group of people that will be hurt – unfortunately that is life – you either get with the program or you are left behind – pretty sure when the technological revolution hit many were hurt but overall we all benefited – again such is life – you must move forward or you are in stagnation or even worse you go backwards…..
I have embraced crying mothers who have lost their children because our politicians put their personal agendas before the national good.
National Good – wonder where I have heard phrases like this before – it certainly was not ever from our founders or in the Constitution…
I have no patience for injustice. No tolerance for government incompetence. When innocent people suffer, because our political system lacks the will, or the courage, or the basic decency to enforce our laws, or worse still, has sold out to some corporate lobbyist for cash I am not able to look the other way. And I won’t look the other way.
Again what is wrong with Republicans – government by its very nature is incompetent so should be reduced not increased… Trump is one of those corporate lobbyists and crony (not to mention the poster child for injustice an incompetence)– pretty sure he will secure this type of business – certainly not in any countries best interest…
And when a Secretary of State illegally stores her emails on a private server, deletes 33,000 of them so the authorities can’t see her crime,
As opposed to the numerous crimes Trump has committed and gotten away with.
puts our country at risk, lies about it in every different form and faces no no consequence — I know that corruption has reached a level like never ever before in our country.
When the FBI director says that the Secretary of State was “extremely careless” and “negligent” in handling our classified secrets, I also know that these terms are minor compared to what she actually did. They were just used to save her from facing justice for her terrible, terrible crimes.
In fact, her single greatest accomplishment may be committing such an egregious crime and getting away with it, especially when others who have been far less have paid so dearly.
When that same Secretary of State rakes in millions of dollars trading access and favors to special interests and foreign powers, I know the time for action has come.
Yes Trump wants in on it!
I have joined the political arena so that the powerful can no longer beat up on people that cannot defend themselves.
His whole career is based on using his money and power on intimidation and law suits that the less powerful/wealthy can not fight…
Nobody knows the system better than me,
and actual fact, but he’s not telling you he’s been the one bribing politicians so he can take advantage of the little people he claims to now care about…
which is why I alone can fix it. I have seen firsthand how the system is rigged against our citizens, just like it was rigged against Bernie Sanders. He never had a chance.
In reality if he was anywhere close to a Republican or conservative he should have been appalled that Sanders did as well as he did…
But his supporters will join our movement, because we will fix his biggest issue: Trade deals that strip our country of jobs and the distribution of wealth in the country.
This should be a big clue for people if he is on board with Sanders maybe his thinking is off base and not just bad but the kiss of death for America…
Millions of Democrats will join our movement, because we are going to fix the system so it works fairly and justly for each and every American.
Again another stupid statement – only opportunity is equal there is no such thing as fair for everyone or just for everyone – what is wrong with trumpkins??
In this cause, I am proud to have at my side the next Vice President of the United States: Governor Mike Pence of Indiana. And a great guy. We will bring the same economic success to America that Mike brought Indiana, which is amazing. He is a man of character and accomplishment. He is the right man for the job.
The first task for our new administration will be to liberate our citizens from the crime and terrorism and lawlessness that threatens their — our communities.
A key to Pence economy was the same as Walker’s – Right to work laws – Trump is not in agreement with that – he likes unions… again what’s up with Republicans??
America was shocked to its core when our police officers in Dallas were so brutally executed. Immediately after Dallas, we have seen continued threats and violence against our law enforcement officials. Law officers have been shot or killed in recent days in Georgia, Missouri, Wisconsin, Kansas, Michigan and Tennessee.
On Sunday, more police were gunned down in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Three were killed, and three were very badly injured. An attack on law enforcement is an attack on all Americans.
I have a message to every last person threatening the peace on our streets and the safety of our police: When I take the oath of office next year, I will restore law and order to our country.
Again this phrase – what does he mean? People should be concerned because the only way to ensure this type of thing is control – really is that what you are all really looking for??
I will work with, and appoint, the best prosecutors and law enforcement officials in the country to get the job properly done. In this race for the White House, I am the law and order candidate.
Would that not require one to be aware of laws and how they work? Again with this law and order = control = loss of freedom. And how is the president going to appoint proctors to local D.A. positions or is everything now a federal crime?
The irresponsible rhetoric of our president, who has used the pulpit of the presidency to divide us by race and color, has made America a more dangerous environment than frankly, I have ever seen and anybody in this room has ever watched or seeing.
It is hilarious to see someone who called all Mexicans criminals and has referred to the laziness inherent in “the black” complain about someone else being divisive on race. Trump is merely an orange version of Obama (I guess orange is the new black).
This administration has failed America’s inner cities. Remember, it has failed America’s inner cities. It’s failed them on education. It’s failed them on jobs. It’s failed them on crime. It’s failed them in every way and on every single level.
Pretty sure that crime and education are local issues and should not be federal issues…. And once again government does not create jobs…
When I am president, I will work to ensure that all of our kids are treated equally
, and protected equally.
Every action I take, I will ask myself: Does this make life better for young Americans in Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit, and Ferguson who have really come in every way, have the same right to live out their dreams as any other child in America?
What? Should it be is it something the Federal government should be involved in and is it constitutional?? Liberal talking points! Does it also bother you that unlike most candidates who refer to legislation (which admits that Congress passes laws) Trump just talks about what he will do as if he is a monarch not running for only one of three branches.
To make life safe in America, we must also address the growing threats from outside the country. We are going to defeat the barbarians of ISIS. And we are going to defeat them bad.
“Badly” I wish this man had a better vocabulary and understood basic grammar and possibly could speak above a 4
grade level. I also wish he was not making the same grammatical mistake the Joker made in the Suicide Squad trailer…but ethically he is much like the Joker.
Once again, France is the victim of brutal Islamic terrorism. Men, women and children viciously mowed down. Lives ruined. Families ripped apart. A nation in mourning. The damage and devastation that can be inflicted by Islamic radicals has been proven over and over. At the World Trade Center, at an office party in San Bernardino, at the Boston Marathon, and a military recruiting center in Chattanooga, Tennessee. And many other locations.
All places that had the Sanders ideology that Trump loves so much.
Only weeks ago, in Orlando, Florida, 49 wonderful Americans were savagely murdered by an Islamic terrorist. This time, the terrorist targeted LGBTQ community. No good. And we’re going to stop it. As your president, I will do everything in my power to protect our LGBTQ citizens from the violence and oppression of a hateful foreign ideology.
Yes they will have a domestic hateful ideology of Trumpism and his small minded to fear and be oppressed by.
Believe me. And I have to say as a Republican, it is so nice to hear you cheering for what I just said. Thank you.
To protect us from terrorism, we need to focus on three things.
We must have the best, absolutely the best, gathering of intelligence anywhere in the world. The best.
Maybe the first step to that would not be putting the most ignorant human who ever ran for president in the Oval Office.
We must abandon the failed policy of nation- building and regime change that Hillary Clinton pushed in Iraq, Libya, in Egypt, and Syria.
Actually there was no real nation building occurring in the Middle East, so, no it did not fail – it certainly worked after WWII and it would work again if actually done. It was the lack of nation building that caused problems in the Middle East.
Instead, we must work with all of our allies who share our goal of destroying ISIS and stamping out Islamic terrorism and doing it now, doing it quickly. We’re going to win. We’re going to win fast. This includes working with our greatest ally in the region, the state of Israel.
I don’t think Israel wants to have anything to do with this him as anyone can tell they are not enamored with either candidate and for protection have been working with Russia – how sad for us all.
Recently I have said that NATO was obsolete. Because it did not properly cover terror. And also that many of the member countries were not paying their fair share. As usual, the United States has been picking up the cost. Shortly thereafter, it was announced that NATO will be setting up a new program in order to combat terrorism. A true step in the right direction.
Actually they were already working on it – you know but with normal governmental bureaucracy they are always behind – something Trump will have a hard time learning…. But he wants to turn completely away from watching and protection from Russia – wrong move for anyone with a conscience, but as Trump wants to help dictators like Putin I can see why he would be against NATO.
Lastly, and very importantly, we must immediately suspend immigration from any nation that has been compromised by terrorism until such time as proven vetting mechanisms have been put in place. We don’t want them in our country.
Who is “them”?? Does he mean we don’t want those we cannot vet appropriately and cannot in the long run actually benefit our country?? I doubt it!
My opponent has called for a radical 550 percent increase — think of this, this is not believable, but this is what is happening — a 550 percent increase in Syrian refugees on top of existing massive refugee flows coming into our country already under the leadership of president Obama.
She proposes this despite the fact that there’s no way to screen these refugees in order to find out who they are or where they come from. I only want to admit individuals into our country who will support our values and love our people. Anyone who endorses violence, hatred or oppression is not welcome in our country and never ever will be.
OK – how is he determining all this??
Decades of record immigration have produced lower wages and higher unemployment for our citizens, especially for African-American and Latino workers. We are going to have an immigration system that works, but one that works for the American people.
Again I know the masses love hearing this as it gives them something to blame but it is not really true – yes we have issues and if the laws were followed that would decrease immensely but immigration has been good for America overall. Also all economic evidence shows that immigration legal or illegal has done absolutely nothing to drive down wages. But what do you expect but lies and economic ignorance from a liberal like Trump.
On Monday, we heard from three parents whose children were killed by illegal immigrants Mary Ann Mendoza, Sabine Durden, and my friend Jamiel Shaw. They are just three brave representatives of many thousands who have suffered so greatly.
Yes they have suffered greatly, and exploiting their pain to preach ignorance and racism is just rubbing salt in the wound.
Of all my travels in this country, nothing has affected me more, nothing even close than the time I have spent with the mothers and fathers who have lost their children to violence spilling across our borders, which we can solve. We have to solve it. These families have no special interests to represent them. There are no demonstrators to protect them and none too protest on their behalf.
My opponent will never meet with them, or share in their pain. Believe me. Instead, my opponent wants sanctuary cities. But where was sanctuary for Kate Steinle? Where was sanctuary for the children of Mary Ann, Sabine and Jamiel? Is so sad to even be talking about this. We can solve it so quickly. Where was sanctuary for all the other Americans who have been so brutally murdered, and who have suffered so horribly? These wounded American families have been alone. But they are not alone any longer.
Tonight, this candidate and this whole nation stand in their corner to support them, to send them our love, and to pledge in their honor that we will save countless more families from suffering the same awful fate.
We are going to build a great border wall to stop illegal immigration, to stop the gangs and the violence, and to stop the drugs from pouring into our communities.
Is he also going to plug the tunnels as that is a serious problem also and I do not know if he or his supporters know this but a fence/wall is already law, it just needs to be funded and a President that will allow it to occur.
I have been honored to receive the endorsement of America’s Border Patrol agents, and will work directly with them to protect the integrity of our lawful, lawful, immigration system.
By ending catch-and-release on the border, we will stop the cycle of human smuggling and violence. Illegal border crossings will go down. We will stop it.
Is it going down or will it be stopped – they do not have the same meaning??
It will not be happening very much anymore. Believe me.
Still not sure…
Peace will be restored by enforcing the rules for the millions who overstay their visas, our laws will finally receive the respect they deserve.
Yes – how is he going to pursue solving this?? I wonder if he knows there is this thing called Congress and they are supposed to make laws – shouldn’t he be saying that he will propose these concepts to solve the problems?? Or is he so enthralled by Obama’s use of executive orders that he thinks that is the way to solve all issues??
Tonight, I want every American whose demands for immigration security have been denied and every politician who has denied them to listen very closely to the words I am about to say: On on January 20 of 2017, the day I take the oath of office, Americans will finally wake up in a country where the laws of the United States are enforced.
How is he going to make states do what he wants??
We are going to be considerate and compassionate to everyone.
Again Republicans are you listening to the liberal speak??
But my greatest compassion will be for our own struggling citizens.
Oh good more socialist twaddle
My plan is the exact opposite of the radical and dangerous immigration policy of Hillary Clinton. Americans want relief from uncontrolled immigration.
Actually first I would like relief from regulation, government oversight, and taxes, but Trump will makes sure that I will have more of those like the good little national socialist he is.
Which is what we have now. Communities want relief. Yet Hillary Clinton is proposing mass amnesty, mass immigration, and mass lawlessness.
Her plan will overwhelm your schools and hospitals, further reduce your jobs and wages, and make it harder for recent immigrants to escape from the tremendous cycle of poverty they are going through right now and make it almost impossible for them to join the middle class.
I have a different vision for our workers. It begins with a new, fair trade policy that protects our jobs and stands up to countries that cheat — of which there are many.
And it takes many years for these trade agreements and what is he giving to get the other countries to agree??
It’s been a signature message of my campaign from day one, and it will be a signature feature of my presidency from the moment I take the oath of office. I have made billions of dollars in business making deals. Now I’m going to make our country rich again.
??? How exactly would government do that. And don’t forget he admitted that he made money for himself by losing his investors money…do you think he’s going to care about you when he’s has a record of screwing his investors out of their hard earned money to benefit only himself?
Using the greatest businesspeople of the world, I’m going to turn our bad trade agreements into great trade agreements.
Does he know any good businessmen or only those other cronyists (or is he counting his numerous mob connections)??
America has lost nearly-one third of its manufacturing jobs since 1997, following the enactment of disastrous trade deals supported by bill and Hillary Clinton. Remember, it was Bill Clinton who signed NAFTA, one of the worst economic deals ever made by our country. Or frankly, any other country. Never ever again.
Talk/read economists – this is not true. NAFTA has created jobs and prosperity…probably because while its was finally signed by Clinton it was started by Reagan…but there isn’t a single policy of Reagan’s in practice or ideology that Trump isn’t opposed to. By the way for all those living in the 21
century 3D and other new technologies are the new manufacturing phase that will occur and anything else is going backwards.
I am going to bring our jobs back our jobs to Ohio and Pennsylvania and New York and Michigan and all of America and I am not going to let companies move to other countries, firing their employees along the way, without consequences. Not going to happen anymore.
Is he taking control of companies – he can not legally stop them from moving business where they want – this will not be good for America or our economy or anyone in the long run. Again why is no one asking questions about these types of statements – are you all supporting him for dictator?? There is nothing in the constitution that guarantees this for you nor should there be!
My opponent, on the other hand, has supported virtually every trade agreement that has been destroying our middle class.
Except that trade agreement have always benefited the middle class, without exception.
She supported NAFTA, and she supported China’s entrance into the world trade organization. Another one of her husband’s colossal mistakes and disasters. She supported the job killing trade deal with South Korea. She she supported the Trans-Pacific Partnership which will not only destroy our manufacturing but it will make America subject to the rulings of foreign governments. And it is not going to happen.
Again has he or anyone read the bill – it makes all other countries change their laws and follow America’s copyright and patent laws. How is that bad for any of us? Even the CATO institution said that TPP was free trade and should be adopted – along with Mike Pence – wonder how that difference will work out??
I pledge to never sign any trade agreement that hurts our workers, or that diminishes our freedom and Independence.
Trade agreements are not there to protect workers but ensure open free trade and ability for the economy to grow.
We will never ever sign bad trade deals. America first again. American first.
America is first when we promote the ideals we started with – free trade – open free economy – capitalism – freedom – liberty – individualism and property rights – these are more important than protecting an out of date job. I never hear Trump mention any of these concepts…
Instead, I will make individual deals with individual countries. No longer will we enter into these massive transactions with many countries that are thousands of pages long and which no one from our country even reads or understands.
The truth is Americas part in TPP is about 60 pages – all the other pages deal with all the other countries and how they have to change their laws – wow if we take his deals with individual countries and put them together in a package will the be the same size or larger?? I know he is supposed to be the great businessman but this is what business does also – all encompassing deals that include as many as possible for efficiency sake – what a concept.
We are going to enforce all trade violations against any country that cheats. This includes stopping China’s outrageous theft of intellectual property, along with their illegal product dumping, and their devastating currency manipulation. They are the greatest that ever came about, they are the greatest currently manipulators ever.
That is one of the objects of TPP to bring China to the bargaining table because if it does not pass all those countries will be at China’s grasp and need to follow their lead – long term thinking folks – something the Republican party stood for before our new great leader who like all libs is only interested in the flashy shiny idea for the moment.
Our horrible trade agreements with China, and many others, will be totally renegotiated. That includes renegotiating NAFTA to get a much better deal for America and will walk away if we don’t get that kind of a deal. Our country is going to start building and making things again.
For Trump and all his people who do not understand those laws he wants followed – Congress already approved NAFTA and it is the law so until they approve something else it stands. More illegal executive orders???
Next comes the reform of our tax laws, regulations and energy rules. While Hillary Clinton plans a massive, and I mean massive, tax increase, I have proposed the largest tax reduction of any candidate who has run for president this year, Democrat or Republican. Middle-income Americans will experience profound relief, and taxes will be greatly simplified for everyone. I mean everyone.
America is one of the highest-taxed nations in the world.
Not true – Corporate tax is one of the highest but people’s taxes are lower than all socialist societies but that would mean you would actually again have to know something about our country and the world. Also his latest plan is one of the smallest tax cuts and is not pro-growth in the least.
Reducing taxes will cause new companies and new jobs to come roaring back into our country. Believe me. It will happen and it will happen fast.
If it were actual pro-growth tax cuts that would be true, but Trump’s plan is all flash and no substance.
Then we are going to deal with the issue of regulation, one of the greatest job killers of them all. Excessive regulation is costing our country as much as $2 trillion a year, and we will end and it very quickly.
We are going to lift the restrictions on the production of American energy. This will produce more than $20 trillion in job-creating economic activity over the next four decades.
Again Congress required but they are already working on a bill that caps regulatory expense factor. What we should be doing is reviewing all regulations to determine is it appropriate and double-checking on duplication of regulations through different departments. Possibly proposing a bill that would make all regulations required to be approved or not within 1 year of proposal might solve the problem a lot.
My opponent, on the other hand, wants to put the great miners and steelworkers of our country out of work and out of business. That will never happen with Donald J Trump as president. Our steelworkers and are miners are going back to work again.
What if some other material is created that works better, and is cheaper then are we still going to stay in the past?? Although at this time I agree with reviving coal but his statements need some real thinking that I do not think they have. Platitudes do not really mean anything in the real world for the most part.
With these new economic policies, trillions of dollars will start flowing into our country. This new wealth will improve the quality of life for all Americans. We will build the roads, highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, and the railways of our tomorrow. This, in turn, will create millions of more jobs.
We will rescue kids from failing schools by helping their parents send them to a safe school of their choice. My opponent would rather protect education bureaucrats than serve American children. That is what she is doing and that is what she has done.
I thought the goal was to remove the federal government from education?? Sounds to me like we might be expanding.
We will repeal and replace disastrous Obamacare.
With what Trumpcare??
You will be able to choose your own doctor again.
How, is he getting rid of HMO’s and PPO’s?? Still can only go to those in your plan. Again you would have to understand current laws to discuss this appropriately.
And we will fix TSA at the airports, which is a total disaster.
But the only way to fix is to end or turn into private companies and the feds have nothing to do with it.
We are going to work with all of our students who are drowning in debt to take the pressure off these young people just starting out in their adult lives. Tremendous problems.
How by all of us taking on their debt?? Really Republicans why are you not asking all these questions – we should all suffer so they do not?? How about government gets out of upper education and the loan business?? Imagine how that will reduce costs…
We will completely rebuild our depleted military. And the countries that we protecting at a massive cost to us will be asked to pay their fair share.
So since most of the world is having economic difficulties at this point – who will determine fair share and what do we do if they can not pay? In the long run who will be hurt worse is the question that needs to be asked and understood. Is it them or us?? When you are looking out for defense for America that is generally based on long term thinking not just this moment.
We will take care of our great veterans like they have never been taken care of before. My just-released 10 point plan has received tremendous better support.
What is better support? Probably as good as all that money he donated to the Vets (you know the money that the media finally forced him to give to the Vets).
We will guarantee those who serve this country will be able to visit the doctor or hospital of their choice without waiting five days in a line and dying.
So are we closing the VA’s?? That would make sense. Why don’t we just provide them with a insurance policy for life?
My opponent dismissed the VA scandal, one more sign of how out of touch she really is.
We are going to ask every department head and government to provide a list of wasteful spending projects that we can eliminate in my first 100 days. The politicians have talked about this for years, but I’m going to do it.
The Republicans already did it with the Grace Report but it has never been put in place – is he even aware of it? Probably not, Grace was a real businessman –not in Trump’s circle of cronies.
We are also going to appoint justices to the United States Supreme Court who will uphold our laws and our constitution. The replacement of our beloved Justice Scalia will be a person of similar views, principles and judicial philosophies. Very important. This will be one of the most important issues decided by this election.
Republicans used to question those who played on fears…
My opponent wants to essentially abolish the 2nd Amendment. I, on the other hand, received the early and strong endorsement of the National Rifle Association. And will protect the right of all Americans to keep their families safe.
Until he wanted to side with Clinton on the assault rifle ban and the NRA told him they would pull support.
At this moment, I would like to thank the evangelical community because, I will tell you what, the support they have given me — and I’m not sure I totally deserve it — has been so amazing.
Because they are not following what they preach possibly??
And has been such a big reason I’m here tonight. They have much to contribute to our policies.
No, No they do not. Your job is to follow the constitution not install religion.
Yet our laws prevent you from speaking your mind from your own pulpits. An amendment, pushed by Lyndon Johnson, many years ago, threatens religious institutions with a loss of their tax-exempt status if they openly advocate their political views. Their voice has been taken away. I will work hard to repeal that language and to protect free speech for all Americans.
Ok I could support that but I would need to see the exact wording before I support anything he says because any responsible person knows that Trump would come down on anyone with more viciousness than Obama against any one who speaks against him…and anyone who actually cared about their religion would be opposed to someone who thinks the book is “Two Corinthians”
We can accomplish these great things and so much more. All we need to do is start believing in ourselves a in our country again. Start believing. It is time to show the whole world that America is back, bigger and better and stronger than ever before.
I personally have never stopped believing in America or our ideals – wondering about those who call themselves Republicans though.
In this journey, I’m so lucky to have at my side my wife Melania and my wonderful children Don, Ivanka, Eric, Tiffany, and Barron: You will always be my greatest source of pride and joy. And by the way, Melania and Ivanka, did they do a job?
My dad, Fred Trump, was the smartest and hardest working man I ever knew. I wonder sometimes what he’d say if he were here to see this tonight. It’s because of him that I learned, from my youngest age, to respect the dignity of work and the dignity of working people.
He was a guy most comfortable in the company of bricklayers, carpenters, and electricians and I have a lot of that in me also. I love those people.
Then there’s my mother, Mary. She was strong, but also warm and fair-minded. She was a truly great mother. She was also one of the most honest and charitable people I have ever known, and a great, great judge of character. She could pick them out from anywhere.
To my sisters, Mary Anne and Elizabeth, my brother Robert and my late brother Fred, I will always give you my love. You are most special to me. I have loved my life in business.
But now, my sole and exclusive mission is to go to work for our country, to go to work for you. It is time to deliver a victory for the American people. We don’t win anymore, but we are going to start winning again. But to do that, we must break free from the petty politics of the past.
Again what does this mean – it leaves open a lot of issues and it should on the face of it be a very scary statement.
America is a nation of believers, dreamers, and strivers that is being led by a group of censors, critics, and cynics. Remember: All of the people telling you you can’t have the country you want, are the same people, that would not stand, I mean they said Trump does not have a chance of being here tonight, not a chance, the same people. We love defeating those people, don’t we? Love it.
We should love standing for our country, its constitution and ideals and wanting the other side to see the benefits – not just beating them but trying hard/harder to make them see those truths. Not sure Trump understands this….
No longer can we rely on those same people. In the media and politics who, will say anything to keep a rigged system in place. Instead, we must choose to believe in America.
So anyone against him must be stopped? And he doesn’t seem shy about using illegal power…
History is watching us now. It’s we don’t have much time. We don’t have much time. It’s waiting to see if we will rise to the occasion, and if we will show the whole world that America is still free and independent and strong.
??? Not sure where he is going and again very concerned….
I am asking for your support tonight so that I can be year champion in the White House. And I will be a
I thought the object was to enforce the constitution and its ideals – do not understand “your champion” – government does not solve problems they only make them worse!
My opponent asks her supporters to recite a three-word loyalty pledge. It reads: “I’m with her.”
I choose to recite a different pledge. My pledge reads: “I’m with you the American people.”
I am your voice. So to every parent who dreams for their child, and every child who dreams for their future, I say these words to you tonight: I’m with you, and I will fight for you, and I will win for you.
To all Americans tonight, in all our cities and towns, I make this promise:
We will make America strong again.
We will make America proud again.
We will make America safe again.
And we will make America great again!
God bless you and goodnight! I love you!
American is strong, proud, safe, and great. It won’t be if this clown is elected.