President Donald Trump Addresses the World Economic Forum

President Donald Trump Addresses the World Economic Forum

President Trump speech in Davos, Switzerland

President Trump in Davos Switzerland

Transcript

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Thank You class very much it’s a

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privilege to be here at this forum we’re

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leaders in business science art

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diplomacy and world affairs have

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gathered for many many years to discuss

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how we can advance prosperity security

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and peace I’m here today to represent

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the interests of the American people and

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to affirm America’s friendship and

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partnership in building a better world

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like all nations represented at this

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great forum America hopes for a future

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in which everyone can prosper and every

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child can grow up free from violence

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poverty and fear over the past year we

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have made extraordinary strides in the

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u.s. we’re lifting up forgotten

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communities creating exciting new

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opportunities and helping every American

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find their path to the American dream

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the dream of a great job a safe home and

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a better life for their children after

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years of stagnation the United States is

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once again experiencing strong economic

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growth the stock market is smashing one

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record after another and has added more

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than seven trillion dollars in new

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wealth since my election consumer

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confidence business confidence and

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manufacturing confidence are the highest

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they have been in many decades since my

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election we’ve created 2.4 million jobs

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and that number is going up very very

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substantially small business optimism is

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at an all-time high

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new unemployment claims are near the

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lowest we’ve seen in almost half a

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century african-american unemployment

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has reached the lowest rate ever

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recorded in the United States and so has

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unemployment among Hispanic Americans

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the world is witnessing the resurgence

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of a strong and

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prosperous America I’m here to deliver a

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simple message there has never been a

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better time to hire to build to invest

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and to grow in the United States America

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is open for business and we are

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competitive once again the American

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economy is by far the largest in the

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world and we’ve just enacted the most

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significant tax cuts and reform in

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American history

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we’ve massively cut taxes for the middle

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class and small businesses to let

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working families keep more of their

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hard-earned money we lowered our

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corporate tax rate from 35% all the way

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down to 21% as a result millions of

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workers have received tax cut bonuses

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from their employers in amounts as large

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as $3,000 the tax cut bill is expected

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to raise the average Americans household

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income by more than four thousand

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dollars the world’s largest company

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Apple announced it plans to bring 245

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billion dollars in overseas profits home

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to America their total investment into

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the United States economy will be more

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than three hundred and fifty billion

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dollars over the next five years now is

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the perfect time to bring your business

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your jobs and your investments to the

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United States this is especially true

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because we have undertaken the most

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extensive regulatory reduction ever

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conceived regulation is stealth taxation

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the u.s. like many other countries

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unelected bureaucrats and we have

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believe me we have them all over the

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place and they’ve imposed crushing and

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anti business and anti worker

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regulations on our citizens with no vote

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no legislative debate and no real

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accountability

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in America those days are over I pledged

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to eliminate two unnecessary regulations

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for everyone new regulation we have

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succeeded beyond our highest

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expectations instead of two for one

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we have cut 22 burdensome regulations

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for every one new rule we are freeing

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our businesses and workers so they can

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thrive and flourish as never before we

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are creating an environment that

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attracts capital invites investment and

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rewards production America is the place

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to do business

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so come to America where you can

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innovate create and build I believe in

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America as president of the United

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States I will always put America first

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just like the leaders of other countries

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should put their country first also but

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America first does not mean America

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alone when the United States grows so

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does the world American prosperity has

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created countless jobs all around the

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globe and the drive for excellence

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creativity and innovation in the US has

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led to important discoveries that help

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people everywhere live more prosperous

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and far healthier lives as the United

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States pursues domestic reforms to

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unleash jobs and growth we are also

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working to reform the international

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trading system so that it promotes

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broadly shared prosperity and rewards to

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those who play by the rules we cannot

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have free and open trade if some

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countries exploit the system at the

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expense of others

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we support free trade but it needs to be

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fair and it needs to be reciprocal

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because in the end unfair trade

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undermines us all the United States will

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no longer turn a blind eye to unfair

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economic practices including massive

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intellectual property theft industrial

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subsidies and pervasive state-led

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economic planning these and other

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predatory behaviors are distorting the

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global markets and harming businesses

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and workers not just in the US but

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around that low just like we expect the

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leaders of other countries to protect

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their interests as president the United

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States I will always protect the

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interests of our country our companies

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and our workers we will enforce our

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trade laws and restore integrity to our

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trading system only by insisting on fair

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and reciprocal trade can we create a

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system that works not just for the US

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but for all nations as I have said the

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United States is prepared to negotiate

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mutually beneficial bilateral trade

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agreements with all countries this will

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include the countries in TPP which are

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very important we have agreements with

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several to them already we would

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consider negotiating with the rest

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either individually or perhaps as a

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group if it is in the interests of all

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my administration is also taking swift

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action in other ways to restore American

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confidence and independence we are

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lifting self-imposed restrictions on

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energy production to provide affordable

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power to our citizens and businesses and

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to promote energy security for our

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friends all around the world no country

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should be held hostage to a single

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provider of

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energy America is roaring back and now

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is the time to invest in the future of

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America we have dramatically cut taxes

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to make America competitive we are

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eliminating burdensome regulations at a

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record pace we are reforming the

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bureaucracy to make it lean responsive

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and accountable and we are ensuring our

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laws are enforced fairly we have the

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best colleges and universities in the

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world and we have the best workers in

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the world energy is abundant and

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affordable there has never been a better

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time to do business in America we are

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also making historic investments in the

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American military because we cannot have

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prosperity without security to make the

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world safer from rogue regimes terrorism

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and revisionist powers we are asking our

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friends and allies to invest in their

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own defenses and to meet their financial

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obligations our common security requires

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everyone to contribute their fair share

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my administration is proud to have led

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historic efforts at the United Nations

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Security Council and all around the

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world to unite all civilized nations in

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our campaign of maximum pressure to de

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nuke the Korean Peninsula we continue to

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call on partners to confront Iran

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support for terrorists and block Iran’s

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path to a nuclear weapon we’re also

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working with allies and partners to

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destroy jihadist terrorist organizations

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such as Isis and very successfully so

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the United States is leading a very

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broad coalition to deny terrorists

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control of their territory and

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populations to cut off their funding and

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to discredit their wicked ideology I am

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pleased to report that the coalition to

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defeat Isis has retaken almost 100

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percent of the territory once held by

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these killers

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in Iraq and Syria there is still more

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fighting and work to be done and to

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consolidate our games we are committed

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to ensuring that Afghanistan never again

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becomes a safe haven for terrorists who

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want to commit mass murder to our

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civilian populations I want to thank

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those nations represented here today

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that have joined in these crucial

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efforts you are not just securing your

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own citizens but saving lives and

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restoring hope for millions and millions

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of people when it comes to terrorism we

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will do whatever is necessary to protect

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our nation we will defend our citizens

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and our borders we are also securing our

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immigration system as a matter of both

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national and Economic Security America

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is a cutting-edge economy what our

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immigration system is stuck in the past

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we must replace our current system of

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extended family chain migration with a

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merit-based system of admissions that

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selects new arrivals based on their

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ability to contribute to our economy to

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support themselves financially and to

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strengthen our country in rebuilding

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America we are also fully committed to

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developing our workforce we are lifting

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people from dependence to independence

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because we know the single best

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anti-poverty program is a very simple

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and very beautiful paycheck to be

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successful that is not enough to invest

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in our economy we must invest in our

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people when people are forgotten the

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world becomes fractured only by hearing

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and responding to the voices of the

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Forgotten can we create a bright future

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that is truly shared by all the nation’s

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greatness is more than the sum of its

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production

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and nation’s greatness is the sum of its

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citizens the values pride love devotion

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and character of the people who call

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that nation home from my first

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international g7 summit to the g20 to

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the UN General Assembly to APEC to the

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World Trade Organization and today at

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the World Economic Forum my

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administration has not only been present

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but has driven our message that we are

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all stronger when free sovereign nations

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cooperate toward shared goals and they

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cooperate toward shared dreams

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represented in this room are some of the

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remarkable citizens from all over the

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world

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you are national leaders business Titans

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industry giants and many of the

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brightest minds in many fields each of

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you has the power to change hearts

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transform lives and shape your country’s

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destinies with this power comes an

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obligation however a duty of loyalty to

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the people workers and customers who

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have made you who you are

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so together let us resolve to use our

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power our resources and our voices not

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just for ourselves but for our people to

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lift their burdens to raise their hopes

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and to empower their dreams to protect

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their families their communities their

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histories and their futures that’s what

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we’re doing in America and the results

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are totally unmistakable it’s why new

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businesses and investment are flooding

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in it’s why our unemployment rate is the

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lowest it’s been in so many decades it’s

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why America’s future has never been

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brighter today I am fighting all of you

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to become part of this incredible future

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we are building together thank you to

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our hosts thank you to the leaders and

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innovators in the audience

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but most importantly thank you to all of

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the hard-working men and women who do

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their duty each and every day making

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this a better world for everyone

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together let us send our love and our

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gratitude to make them because they

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really make our countries run they make

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our countries great thank you and god

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bless you all

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thank you very much

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[Applause]

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thank you very much

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Thank You mr. president for this

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inspiring speech as it is tradition it’s

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a form I will ask you one or two

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questions and my first question is why

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is the tax reform why has it been for

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such a high priority for your

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administration well first of all class I

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want to congratulate you this is an

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incredible group of people we had dinner

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last night with about 15 leaders of

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Industry none of whom I knew but all of

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whom I’ve read about for years and it

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was truly an incredible group and I

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think I have 15 new friends so this has

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been really great what you’ve done and

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putting it together the Economic Forum

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the tax reform was a dream of a lot of a

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lot of people over many years but they

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weren’t able to get it done many people

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tried and Ronald Reagan was really the

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last to make a meaningful cut and reform

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and ours is cutting and reforming we

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emphasize cut but the reform is probably

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almost as important we’ve wanted to do

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it it is very tough politically to do it

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hard to believe that would be but it is

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very very tough that’s why it hasn’t

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been done in close to 40 years and once

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we got it going it was going and the big

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and and I wouldn’t say a total surprise

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but one of the big things that happened

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and took place is AT&T; and some others

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came out very early and they said they

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were going to pay thousands and

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thousands of dollars to people that work

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for their companies and you have three

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hundred thousand four hundred thousand

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five hundred thousand people working for

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these companies and all of a sudden it

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became like a big waterfall a big

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beautiful waterfall where so many

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companies are doing it and even today

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they just announced many more but every

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day they announce more and more and now

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it’s a fight for who’s going to give the

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most it started at a thousand now we

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have them up to 3,000

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this is something that we didn’t

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anticipate oftentimes in business things

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happen that you don’t anticipate usually

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that’s a bad thing but this was a good

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thing this came out of nowhere nobody

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ever thought of this as a possibility

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even twe it wasn’t in the equation we

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waited we said wait’ll February 1st when

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the checks start coming in and people

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Klaus have a lot more money in their

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paycheck because it’s not just a little

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money there’s a lot of money for people

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making a living doing whatever they may

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be doing and we really thought February

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1st it was going to kick in and

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everybody was going to be well we

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haven’t even gotten there yet and it’s

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kicked in and it’s had a incredible

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impact on the stock market and the stock

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prices we’ve set 84 records since my

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election record stock market prices

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meaning we hit new highs 84 different

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times out of a one year period and

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that’s a great thing and in all fairness

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that was done before we passed the tax

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cuts and tax reform so what happened is

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really something special then as you

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know and as I just said Apple came in

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with 350 billion dollars and I tell you

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I spoke with Tim Cook I said Tim I will

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never consider this whole great run that

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we’ve made complete until you start

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building plants in the US and I will

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tell you this moved up very

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substantially but when I heard 350 I

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thought he was talking I thought they

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were talking three hundred and fifty

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million dollars and by the way that’s a

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nice sized plant not the greatest but

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not bad

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and they said no sir it’s three hundred

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and fifty billion dollars I said that is

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something well we have tremendous

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amounts of money including my newfound

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friends from last night great companies

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they’re all investing when one of the

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gentlemen said he’s putting in two

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billion dollars because of the tax cuts

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I said to myself wow he’s actually the

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cheap one in the group because they’re

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putting in massive numbers of billions

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of dollars so

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I think you have a brand-new United

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States you have a United States who are

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people from all over the world are

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looking to come in and invest and

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there’s just nothing like what’s

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happening and I just want to finish by I

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have a group of people that have been so

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outs I have a whole lot of them so I

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won’t introduce cousin Ellen self at

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least half of them but I’ve had a group

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of people that work so hard on this and

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other things and we’re really doing we

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had a great first year so successful in

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so many different ways and there’s a

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tremendous spirit when you look at all

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of the different charts and polls and

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you see as an example African American

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unemployment at the historic low that’s

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never it’s never had a period of time

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like this

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same with Hispanic women at a 17-year

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low it’s it’s very heartwarming to see

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but there’s a tremendous spirit in the

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United States I would say it’s a spirit

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like I have never witnessed before I’ve

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been here for a while I have never

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witnessed the spirit that our country

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has right now so I just want to thank

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you all and all of those that are

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pouring billions of dollars into our

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country or ten dollars into our country

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we thank you very much Thank You mr.

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president I well I will ask you maybe a

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personal question but before doing so it

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sounds very interesting

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Akinori I didn’t know about this one I

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would like to acknowledge the strong

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presence of your cabinet members yes who

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tremendously contributed to the

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discussions good it’s a loss I would

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like to do that that’s no Steven Wilbur

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Gary Robert even my general and my

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various other generals you know we’re

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making our military protection a little

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bit better for us too so thank you very

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much does everybody understand that I

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think so thank you all for being all why

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I may be personal question would be

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what experience from your past have been

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most useful in preparing you for the

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presidency well being a businessman has

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been a great experience for me I’ve

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loved it I’ve always loved business I’ve

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always been good at building things and

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I’ve always been very successful at

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making money I’d buy things that would

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fail

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that would be failures and I turn them

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around and try and get them for the

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right price and then I turned them

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around make them successful and I’ve

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been good at it and that takes a certain

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ability and you know historically I

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guess there’s never really been a

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businessman or businessperson elected

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presidents always been a general or a

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politician throughout history it’s

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always been a general you had to be a

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general but mostly it was politicians

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you’d never have a businessman and then

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in all fairness I was saying to Klaus

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last night had the opposing party to me

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won some of whom you backed some of the

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people in the room instead of being up

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almost 50% the stock market is up since

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my election almost 50 percent rather

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than that I believe the stock market

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from that level the initial level would

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have been down close to 50% that’s where

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we were heading I really believe that

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because they were going to put on

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massive new regulations you couldn’t

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breathe that was choking our country to

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death and I was able to see that Klaus

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as a businessperson the other thing is

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I’ve always seemed to get for whatever

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reason a disproportionate amount of

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press or media and not my whole life

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somebody will explain someday why but

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I’ve always gotten a lot and as a

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businessman I was always treated really

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well by the press you know the numbers

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speak and things happen but I’ve always

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really had a very good press and it was

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until I became a politician that I

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realized how nasty how mean how vicious

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and how fake the press can be as the

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cameras start going off in the back

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but but overall I’m in the bottom line

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somebody said well they couldn’t have

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been that bad because here we are were

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president and I think we’re doing a

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really great job with my team I have a

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team of just tremendous people and I

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think we’re doing a very special job and

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I really believe it was time and it was

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time to do that job because I don’t

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think the United States would have done

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very well if it went through four or

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eight more years of regulation and

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really a very anti business group of

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people we have a very pro-business group

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we have regulations cut to a level in

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the history of our country class this

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was reported recently in one year we’ve

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cut more regulations in my

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administration than any other

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Administration in for eight or sixteen

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years in the one case we’ve cut more

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regulations in one year and we have a

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ways to go

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I mean we’re probably 50% done and we’re

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going to have regulation there’s nothing

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wrong with rules and regulations you

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need them but we’ve cut more than any

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administration ever in the history of

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our country and we still have a ways to

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go so I think between that and the

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tremendous tax cuts we’ve really done

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something and one other thing I said and

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I saw it last night was some of the

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leaders and the business people I think

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I’ve been a cheerleader for our country

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and everybody representing a company or

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a country has to be a cheerleader or no

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matter what you do it’s just not going

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to work and the reason I’m a cheerleader

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is because it’s easy because I love our

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country and I think we’re just doing

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really well and we look forward to

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seeing you in America special place and

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where you are is a special place also

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thank you all very much I appreciate it

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thank you

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thank you very much mr. president for

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being with us sir World Economic Forum

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community who is assembled here will be

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certainly and I quote you from the last

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piece of your remarks will be suddenly

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be amongst a hard-working man and women

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who do serve duty each and every day

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making this world a better place for

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everyone thank you very much thank you

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thank you very much everybody thank you

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[Applause]

 

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President Donald Trump remarks while signing Tax Cut Bill

President Donald Trump remarks while signing Tax Cut Bill

Also, comments on missile defense, continuing budget resolution

President Trump Signs Tax Cut Bill

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good morning everybody thank you very

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much for being here and Merry Christmas

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Happy New Year have great holidays we

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are going to sign some very important

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things today

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one is a continuing resolution that very

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importantly gives us the right and we

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are ordering four billion dollars worth

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of missile defense equipment and

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missiles themselves very important

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top-of-the-line best in the world we

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make the best military product in the

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world nobody is even close so we’re

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ordering four billion dollars worth of

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missile defense and that will be done by

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signing right here and also by notifying

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the Speaker of the House and president

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of the Senate designating the missile

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defense as emergency defense fund so

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it’s four billion dollars for that and

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seven hundred million dollars for

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various other military forms of

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equipment and I’m very honored to be

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doing that our military has been doing a

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fantastic job in so many ways with Isis

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and everything they’re touching lately

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has been working out so we’re signing

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that

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this is the letter to Mitch McConnell

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and separately to Paul Ryan authorizing

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that having to do with missile defense

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okay

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very important so that’s being done

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today and that’s going to be sent out

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and then when I watched the news as you

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know we had the largest tax cuts in our

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history just approved and I was gonna

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wait for a formal signing sometime in

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early January but then I watched the

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news this morning and they will say will

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he keep his promise will he sign it by

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Christmas you are one but will he sign

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it by Christmas and I called downstairs

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I said get it ready we have to sign it

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now

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we’re gonna wait till January 7th or 8th

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and do a big formal ceremony but every

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one of the networks was saying will he

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keep his promise will he sign it for

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Christmas before Christmas and so I

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immediately called I said let’s get it

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ready as you know three point two

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trillion dollars in tax cuts for

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American families including the doubling

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of the standard deduction and the

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doubling of the child tax credit the

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typical family of four earning $75,000

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we see an income tax cut of more than

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two thousand dollars many much higher

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than the slashing their tax bill in half

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and they’re gonna start to see that

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because we’re signing today they’re

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gonna start to see that in February the

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numbers will speak one of the big things

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that happened you have some great

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companies I want to thank AT&T; who

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actually was the first out of the box

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and Boeing and Sinclair and Wells Fargo

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and Comcast even though they owned NBC

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which is not so nice to the presidency

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or the president but Comcast also they

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all have made tremendous contributions

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to their employees and tremendous

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contributions to spending money in this

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country because of the tax bill and they

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all said it it’s because of the tax bill

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so they’re making tremendous investments

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that means jobs means a lot of things

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and we’re very happy so that’s AT&T;

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Boeing Sinclair Wells Fargo Comcast and

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now many other companies as you

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in fact just this morning I see three

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more companies came on friend of mine

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Bob Kraft called me last night he said

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this tax bill is incredible

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he owns the New England Patriots but

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he’s in the paper business too and he

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said based on this tax bill he just

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wanted to let me know that he’s going to

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buy a big plant in the great state of

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North Carolina and he’s going to build a

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tremendous paper mill there or paper

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products plant and I’ve had many calls

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such as that people that are

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entrepreneurs people in business they’re

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going out and they’re going to buy

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frankly factories that are closed

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abandoned and now they’re not going to

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be abandoned and they love this is

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having an even bigger impact faster than

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I thought the corporate tax rate as you

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know will be lowered from 35 to 21

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percent that means that more products

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will be made in the USA a lot of things

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are going to be happening in the US and

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we’re going to bring back our companies

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that they’ve already started coming back

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I think they had certain confidence in

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me they figured we’re going to get this

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done but they have already started

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something very important to me the

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family farmers and small business owners

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who lost their business because of the

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estate tax most of them won’t have any

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estate tax to pay it will be a great

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thing for their families you can leave

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your farm to your family you can leave

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your business your small business to

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your family not even so small because

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the numbers are pretty big here so

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they’ll be exempt from having to pay

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estate tax which will be tremendous

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they’ll keep their farms and their

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businesses in the family businesses will

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be able to deduct 100 percent of the

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cost of their capital investments in the

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year the investment is made that’s

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called expensing and to do one year

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expensing I think is going to be one of

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the biggest things in the bill frankly I

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think people are going to go out and

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absolutely go wild over expensing Bob

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Kraft mentioned that last night in this

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telephone call the the fact that they

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can expense – when you’re expensing is a

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fantastic asset historic small business

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tax cuts and pastures now are made

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really really good for the business

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owner you know they’re high

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people I see it on television I’m

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reading about it all over where people

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are hiring a lot of people right now to

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go to work the small business tax cut

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and the passages are now really

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incentivizing people we’re going to

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bring back probably four trillion

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dollars from overseas nobody knows the

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exact number but it’s massive it’ll be

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over three trillion it could be five

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trillion but it’s a tremendous amount of

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money that was caught overseas that the

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bureaucracy plus the tax laws didn’t

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allow it to reasonably be brought back

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into our country so we think at least

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four trillion dollars is going to be

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brought back and if you look at that

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it’s going to be brought back right

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under the code this is something that

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Republicans wanted for years and

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Democrats wanted two years and yet it

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never got done who would object to

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trillions of dollars being brought back

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into our country nobody but it never got

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done now it’s being done and the bottom

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line is this is the biggest tax cuts and

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reform in the history of our country

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this is bigger than actually President

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Reagan’s many years ago I’m very honored

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by it in addition we have Anwar we’re

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opening up and war for drilling they’ve

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tried to get that for forty years

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they’ve tried to get that even during

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the Reagan administration they could

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never get it that alone would be a big

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bill if that ever happened but that’s

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even part of this and we have of course

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the individual mandate which is a very

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unfair and very unpopular provision as

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you know in Obamacare essentially I

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think it ultimately leads to the end of

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Obamacare it’s essentially I think

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Obamacare is is over because of that and

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we’re going to come up with something

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that’s really going to be very good but

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the individual mandate was very unfair

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because you’re basically saying pay for

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something in order not to have to get

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health care so you’re paying you’re

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paying not to have to have health care

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it was very unfair many people thought

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it should have been overturned in the

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supreme court didn’t quite make it

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almost but didn’t quite make it but now

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we’re overturning the individual

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most unpopular thing in Obamacare very

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very unfair so this is the bill right

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here and we’re very proud of it it’s

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gonna be a tremendous thing for the

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American people it’s gonna be fantastic

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for the economy it’s going to keep

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companies from leaving our shores and

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opening up in other countries they are

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very disincentivized to do that they are

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there’s not a lot of lot of not a lot of

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not a sense to do that you do that and I

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don’t think you’re going to be running

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the company very well so what’s

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happening is we’re going to sign this

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this is a little picture of it it fits

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nicely in the box I said take it out of

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the box because people have to say and

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all of this everything in here is really

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tremendous things for businesses for

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people for the middle class for workers

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and I consider this very much a bill for

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the middle class at a bill for jobs and

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jobs are produced through companies and

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corporations and you see that happening

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corporations are literally going wild

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over this I think even beyond my

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expectation so far beyond my

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expectations so I’ll sign this today

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rather than having a very big formal

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ceremony in two weeks when we were going

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to do it because I didn’t want you folks

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to say that I wasn’t keeping my promise

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I am keeping my promise I am signing it

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before Christmas I said that the bill

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would be on my desk before Christmas and

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you are holding me literally to that so

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we did a rush job today it’s not fancy

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but it’s the Oval Office it’s the Great

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Oval Office and just to conclude a

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country’s doing very well we

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tremendously cut regulations legislative

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approvals for which I’ve given no credit

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in the mainstream media we have I

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believe it’s 88 which is number one in

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the history of our country second now is

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Harry Truman Harry Truman had more

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legislative approvals than any other

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president and a record long held and

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beat him on legislative approval so for

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which I get no credit a lot of people

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say he needed this because he has had no

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legislative approvals

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well if you look at VA accountability

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act and so many other bills having to do

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with the VA having to do with the

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military having to do with many things

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we have more legislative victories than

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any other president not including this

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but this is the capper because this is

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again the biggest tax cut biggest reform

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of all time so it’s an honor to have you

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with us and we will sign this right now

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this is something I’m very proud of

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great for our country great for the

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American people thank you all

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so we went through the whole thing but

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this is basically what it is

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let’s you know

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and I want to thank some people in

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particular that aren’t here because

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again we expected a formal ceremony in

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two weeks but Mitch McConnell has been

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fantastic worked so hard we would speak

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at 3-00 in the morning and 2-00 in the

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morning and we would speak whenever we

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had to speak but do you work so hard and

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the exact same thing can be said for

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Paul Ryan they are very proud of this

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and we’re already seeing the results and

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I as I said long before long ahead of

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schedule Paul Ryan Mitch McConnell thank

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you very much Orrin Hatch the chairman

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made a beautiful speech the other day in

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front of the White House absolutely

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brilliant beautiful speech and we

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appreciated it and I appreciate it it’s

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hard working Kevin Brady we I don’t

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think he slept for months it’s almost

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like that’s all he did was this Mike

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Enzi senator and Diane black Rob Portman

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a group of Rutte Rob Portman Rob works

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so hard so knowledgeable on the subject

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Pat Toomey likewise Tim Scott likewise

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John Thune likewise these people work so

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hard and I don’t know if they given the

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proper credit and the whole Senate when

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I say the Senate unfortunately the

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Republicans in the Senate Democrats

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don’t like tax cuts they want to raise

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your taxes they don’t want to lower your

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taxes they want to raise your taxes and

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they want to spend money foolishly on

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things that we we don’t need in many

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cases so we’re cutting taxes we’re

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taking care of our military and we’re

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taking care of people and we’re really

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doing a job one job so these folks have

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been so fantastic that I had to call

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them and plenty of others believe me

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Republicans in the House and Republicans

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and the Senate have been incredible so

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this is what we

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we had it it was all set to go as soon

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as I got back from Christmas where we’ll

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be working in Florida I’ll be working

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very hard during that Christmas because

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we have many things with talking about

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including North Korea including a lot of

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things happening in the Middle East as

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you know we’ve made tremendous strides

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obviously in Syria with Isis we’ve taken

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back virtually all of the Caliphate all

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of the land same thing in Iraq and we’re

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making tremendous strides at sort of the

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unwritten story right now but since my

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speech on Afghanistan we’re making

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tremendous progress tremendous strides

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we’ve opened it up and it’s a whole

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different world in Afghanistan I can

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tell you then so I’ll be working very

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hard over the holidays again I want to

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wish you a very Merry Christmas I have

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some beautiful pens over here and

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because all of these folks are either

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continuing to work down the road or

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getting ready to leave and I’m sure

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they’ll be working very hard also I

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think I’m probably going to hand some of

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them to depress this the media would any

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of the media like any look at these

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camera guys but I think we’ll do that so

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we have them many of you have worked

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very hard many of you have worked very

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very fairly and we really appreciate

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that so here you go folks you want the

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box with it or not huh

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to sell this tax have to travel too much

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to sell it

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I think it’s selling itself it’s

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becoming very popular but I think it’ll

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really you’ll see something on February

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1st when they open up the paycheck

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that’s when you’re gonna start to see it

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because by signing it now it kicks in

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for this year remember if we didn’t make

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a certain date it wouldn’t kick in until

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next year meaning the following year 19

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and I wasn’t happy with that so we

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worked very very hard to make sure it

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was this year even language originally

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said the corporate would kick in in 19

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but we didn’t do that we we haven’t kick

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in and now but we had a sign so I don’t

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think we’re gonna have to do much

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selling I think the corporations that

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are giving billions and billions of

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dollars away to their workers and many

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more are coming I think that’s really

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what’s selling this maybe better than

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anybody could including myself but I

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think come February when they open their

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checks and they see wow what happened to

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have a lot more money in here I think

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that’s really going to be something very

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special so have a great holiday folks

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some of you folks take I in particular

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like the boom holders they were so nice

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to me the other day right and the

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cameramen and the captain mr.president

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education note Democrats have supported

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this tax cut legislation

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will they regret it I think the

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Democrats will really regret the

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Democrats already regret it you know

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they have their typical thing it’s for

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the rich they know that’s not true and

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they’ve been called out on it by the

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media actually but the Democrats very

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much regret it they wanted to be a part

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of it just doesn’t work out but I really

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do believe when I said on social media

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today I read I really do believe we’re

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going to have a lot of bipartisan work

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done and maybe we start with

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infrastructure because I really believe

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infrastructure can be bipartisan

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we’ve spent seven trillion dollars in

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the Middle East

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not to mention all of the lives and all

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of the heartache and it’s so sad seven

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trillion dollars it’s time for us to

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rebuild our country thank you very much

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thank you would have started with

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infrastructure at the beginning of this

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year would that up sort of set the tone

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differently well we’re gonna get

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infrastructure infrastructure is the

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easiest of all we’re very well in our

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way we’ve essentially Obamacare you know

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the individual mandate is a very big

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factor in this bill frankly a lot of

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people don’t talk about it because the

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tax cut is so forth but infrastructure

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is by far the easiest people wanted

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Republicans and Democrats we’re gonna

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have a tremendous Democrat support and

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infrastructure as you know I could have

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started with infrastructure I actually

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wanted to save the easy one for the one

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down the road so we’ll be having that

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pretty quickly thank you all very much

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every

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thanks guys but you think we’ll help you

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think we’ll help ya you know one thing I

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really learned as I learned had got to

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know and became very friendly with the

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people in the house the people in the

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Senate both Republicans and Democrats

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when I came you know I didn’t know too

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many I was very politically active but I

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didn’t know too many I think the fact

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that I become friends with so many of

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the names that I just read off in so

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many of the Senators so many of the

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congressmen and women I think that’s a

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huge factor I can call anybody now I

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know every one of them very well and I

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understand the legislation very well so

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you know it’s been a process it’s been a

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great for us it’s really beautiful but I

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do believe I do believe that the fact

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that I have gotten to know so many of

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these people and many of these people

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have to say not saying off what I’m

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saying many of these people are great

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people that truly love this country so I

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think that helps and I think you’ll see

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that in this legislation

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Gowdy and Jordan question Rosenstein

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there are a lot of issues that I would

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like to ask you about mr. Deputy

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Attorney General we had a terrorist

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incident in New York this week we have

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702 reauthorization that is pending in

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Congress gun violence the opioid

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epidemic criminal justice reform but

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when I go home to South Carolina this

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weekend trust me when I tell you no one

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is going to ask me about any of those

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issues they’re gonna ask me what in the

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hell is going on with the Department of

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Justice and the FBI the reason we have

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special counsel this is a very important

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point the written you know it the reason

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we have special counsel is because of a

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conflict of interest the regulation

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itself specifically makes reference to a

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conflict of interest and and we don’t

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like conflicts of interest because it

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undercuts people’s confidence and both

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the process and the result so so let’s

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be really clear why we have special

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counsel there was either a real or

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perceived conflict of interest that we

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were fearful would either impact the

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result or people’s confidence in the

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process that’s why we have something

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called special counsel and that’s why we

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have special counsel in this fact

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pattern and then lo and behold those who

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are supposed to make sure there are no

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conflicts of interest seem to have a few

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of their own there’s a senior prosecutor

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who said obsequious emails to a fact

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witness I she can be described as

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nothing other than a fact witness she’s

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a really important fact witness if you

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pursue the line of inquiry that my

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Democrat friends want to pursue they got

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off of collusion and now their own

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obstruction of justice she may be the

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most important fact witness in an

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obstruction of justice case and the

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senior prosecutor for this conflict of

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interest free special counsel sent a

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fawning obsequious email to a fact

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witness and then we have prosecutors

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assigned to conduct this investigation

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who donated almost exclusively to one

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candidate over another and then we have

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a prosecutor assigned to this calm

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flicked of interest free team that

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attended what was supposed to be what

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he’d hoped to be a victory party for

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Secretary Clinton and we have a senior

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DOJ official mr. Deputy Attorney General

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with an office it used to be two doors

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now from yours meeting with fusion GPS

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and fusion GPS of course was paying for

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rush and dirt on the very person that

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they’re supposed to be objectively

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investigating and then that same senior

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DOJ officials wife the one that met with

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fusion GPS his wife was on the payroll

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of fusion GPS and then we have a senior

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agent assigned to investigate secretary

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Clinton’s email helped draft the

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exoneration letter well we changed the

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language from grossly negligent to

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extremely careless interviewed Secretary

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Clinton in an interview I’ve never seen

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and I doubt you have either in your

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career as a prosecutor interviewed

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Michael Flynn was actively involved in

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the investigation into the trunk

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campaign before the Inspector General

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found his text so this agent in the

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middle of almost everything related to

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Secretary Clinton in President Trump

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sent pro Clinton tax anti-trump texts to

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his paramour in response to being told

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maybe he is where he is to protect the

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country from that menace Donald Trump he

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said I can protect our country at many

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levels and then he said Hillary Clinton

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should win 100 million to nothing I

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think about that mr. Deputy Attorney

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General that’s a pretty overwhelming

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victory 100 million to zero and when I

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read that last night what I thought was

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this conflict of interest free senior

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agent and the FBI can’t think of a

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single solitary American who would vote

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for Donald Trump that’s where the zero

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comes in not a single solitary American

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he can imagine would vote for Donald

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Trump this is the conflict of interest

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free special agent aside and then he

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went on if that

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enough to belittle Trump supporters by

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saying he could smell them at a Walmart

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in Virginia this is the person we needed

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to avoid a conflict of interest and then

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he said this they fully deserve to go

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and demonstrate the absolute bigoted

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nonsense of trunk but he wasn’t content

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to just disparage Donald Trump he had to

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disparage Donald Trump’s family this is

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what he said mr. Deputy Attorney General

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he said the douche bags are about to

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come out he’s talking about our First

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Lady and children this conflict of

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interest free special agent of the FBI

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this is who we were told we needed to

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have an objective impartial fair

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conflict of interest free investigation

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so he’s openly pulling for the candidate

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he had a role in clearing and he’s

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openly investigating a candidate that he

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has bias against and then if that’s not

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enough he says Trump is an effing idiot

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what the f just happened to our country

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this is the same man that said he would

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save our country what happens when

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people who are supposed to cure the

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conflict of interests have even greater

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conflicts of interest than those they

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replace well that’s not a rhetorical

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question you nor I nor anyone else

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whatever sit Peter struck on a jury we

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wouldn’t have him objectively

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dispassionately investigate anything

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knowing what we know now why didn’t we

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know what ahead of time and my last

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question my final question to you and I

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appreciate the Chairman’s patience how

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would you help me answer that question

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when I go back to South Carolina this

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weekend

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congressman first of all with regard to

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the special counsel mr. struck was

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already working on the investigation

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when the special counsel was appointed

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the appointment I made was to Robert

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Mullins what I recommend that you tell

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your constituents is that Robert Muller

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and rod Rosen Stein and Chris Rea are

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accountable and that we will ensure that

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no bias is

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selected in any of the actions taken by

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the special counsel or in any matter

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within the jurisdiction the Department

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of Justice when we have evidence of any

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inappropriate conduct we’re going to

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take action on it and that’s what mr.

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Muller did here as soon as he learned

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about this issue he took action and

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that’s what I anticipate that the rest

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of our prosecutors are a new group of US

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attorneys our Justice Department and

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poor entities they understand the rules

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and they understand the responsibility

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to defend the integrity of the

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department if they find evidence of

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improper conduct they’re going to take

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action so congressman that’s the best

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assurance I can give you but actually

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there’s one other point which is you

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should tell your constituents that we

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expose this issue because we’re ensuring

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that the Inspector General conducts a

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thorough and effective investigation and

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if there is any evidence of impropriety

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he’s going to surface it and report

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about it publicly I’ll try

 

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President Trump Gives Remarks at the Opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

President Trump Gives Remarks at the Opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

Some protested by not attending, but President Trump was fantastic! Thank you, President Trump.

President Trump Gives Remarks at the Opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

 

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thank you very much thank you and I do

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love Mississippi it’s a great place and

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thank you

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governor Bryant for that kind

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introduction and for honoring me with

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this invitation to be with you today I

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also want to recognize Secretary ben

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Carson and his wonderful wife kandi for

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joining us thank you

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Thank You Ben Thank You kandi I

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especially want to thank you justice

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Ruben Anderson great man with a great

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reputation even outside of the state of

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Mississippi I have to tell you that so

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thank you thank you very much and you

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are an inspiration to us all thank you

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judge and we’re here today to celebrate

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the opening of two really extraordinary

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museums and I just took a tour the

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Mississippi State history museum and the

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Mississippi Civil Rights Museum to all

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who helped make these wonderful places

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possible we are truly grateful we thank

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you we admire you it was hard work it

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was long hours sell a lot of money and I

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know the governor helped with that you

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know that was a great thing you’ve done

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that’s a great legacy fill right there

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just that in itself but it really is a

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beautiful beautiful place and it’s an

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honor these museums are labors of love

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love for Mississippi love for your

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nation love for god-given dignity

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written into every human soul these

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buildings embody the hope that has lived

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in the hearts of every American for

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generations the hope in a future that is

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more just and more free the civil rights

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museum records the oppression cruelty

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and injustice inflicted on the African

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American community the fight to end

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slavery to break down Jim Crow to end

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segregation to gain

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the right to vote and to achieve the

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sacred birthright of equality here

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[Applause]

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that’s big stuff that’s big stuff those

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are very big phrases very big words here

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we memorialize the brave men and women

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who struggle to sacrifice and sacrifice

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so much so that others might live in

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freedom among those we honor are the

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Christian pastors who started the civil

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rights movement in their own churches

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preaching like Reverend Martin Luther

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King jr. man that would have studied and

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watched and admired from my entire life

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that we’re all made in the image of our

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Lord students like james Meredith who

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were persecuted for standing up for

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their right to the same education as

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every other American student young

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people like the nine brave students who

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quietly said and they said very

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stoically but very proudly at the

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Jackson Public Library in 1961 and by

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the way I would add the word very

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bravely they said very bravely

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and finally martyrs like Sargent Medgar

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Wylie Evers

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whose brother I just met at the plane

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and who I liked a lot I have to stand up

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please come on stand up you were so nice

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I appreciate it

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you were so nice thank you very much

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medgar joined the US Army in 1943 when

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he was 17 years old he fought in

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Normandy in the Second World War and

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when he came back home to Mississippi he

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kept fighting for the same rights and

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freedom that he had defended in the war

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  1. Evers became a civil rights leader

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in his community he helped fellow

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African Americans register to vote

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organized boycotts and investigated

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grave and justices against very innocent

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people for his courageous leadership in

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the civil rights movement mr. Evers was

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assassinated by a member of the KKK in

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the driveway of his own home we are

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deeply privileged to be joined today by

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his incredible would have somebody

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that’s loved throughout large sections

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of our country beyond this area so I

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just want to say hello to him early

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Murli well how was your morning thank

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you so much

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highly respected thank you

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[Applause]

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Thank You Murli and his brothers Charles

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Thank You Charles again for decades they

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have carried on medgar’s real legacy and

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a legacy like few people have and few

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people can even think and I want to

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thank them for their tremendous service

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to our nation less than a month before

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  1. Evers death he delivered a historic

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televised address to the people of

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Jackson on the issue of civil rights in

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that speech he said the following the

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African American has been here in

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America since 1619 this country is his

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home he wants to do his part to help

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make this city state and nation a better

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place for everyone regardless of color

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or race Medgar Evers loved his family

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his community in his country and he knew

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it was long past time for his nation to

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fulfill its founding promise to treat

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every citizen as an equal child of God

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four days after he was murdered sergeant

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Evers was laid to rest in Arlington

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National Cemetery with full military

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honors in Arlington he lies besides men

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and women of all races backgrounds and

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walks of life who have served and

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sacrificed for our country their

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headstones do not mark the color of

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their skin but immortalize the courage

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of their deeds their memories are carved

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in stone as American heroes

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that is what Medgar Evers was he was a

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great American hero

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that is what others honored in this

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museum were true American heroes today

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we strive to be worthy of their

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sacrifice we pray for inspiration from

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their example we want our country to be

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a place where every child from every

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background can grow up free from fear

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innocent of hatred and surrounded by

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love opportunity and hope today we pay

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solemn tribute to our heroes of the past

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and dedicate ourselves to building a

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future of freedom equality justice and

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peace and I want to congratulate your

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great governor and all of the people in

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this room who were so inspirational to

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so many others to get out and get this

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done this is an incredible tribute not

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only to the state of Mississippi a state

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that I love a state where I’ve had great

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success this is a tribute to our nation

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at the highest level this is a great

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thing you’ve done and I want to

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congratulate you and just say god bless

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you and God bless america thank you very

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much thank you thank you all very much

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[Applause]

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[Music]

 

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What Happens When Google Disagrees With You?

What Happens When Google Disagrees With You?

Is Google open to a diverse array of viewpoints? Or is it an ideological echo chamber?

Just ask former Google software engineer James Damore. He was fired for disagreeing with Google’s (left-wing) orthodoxy.

In this video, James shares his story.

Google/YouTube continues to restrict over 30 PragerU videos and deem them “inappropriate for young audiences”. Or is it an ideological echo chamber? Just ask former Google software engineer James Damore. He was fired for disagreeing with Google’s (left-wing) orthodoxy. In this video, James shares his story

 

I used to be a senior software engineer at Google. Until they fired me.

For doing something unforgivable…

Something so controversial that it was the number one news story for days.

My crime: I wrote an internal document that, among other things, suggested that men and women, on average, are different.

Like I told you: Unforgivable.

The politically progressive viewpoint, which is dominant at Google and in the media, is that all disparities in society are due to injustices. Or, in this case, that the gender gap in tech is solely due to some form of sexism.

But is this true?

The politically correct answer is: yes. And Google acts accordingly. It treats men and women differently during hiring and promotion, holds official women-only events, and gives mandatory sensitivity training on how to combat alleged sexist bias.

Of course, all of this makes sense if sexism is indeed the sole cause of the imbalance.

But what if men and women are not exactly the same?

Then, sexism is just one of many possible causes of the imbalance, and exclusionary programs and differential treatment can be a counterproductive form of sexism. These practices actually increase tensions and make some feel like Google cares more about their gender than their programming ability.

As an engineer, when I’m faced with a problem, I want to solve it. So, I decided to research the premise: that men and women are exactly the same.

I wrote my findings in a 10-page document titled, “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber.” You can read it online.

What did I discover? That not all of the male-female disparity in tech may be the result of sexism.That at least some of it may be attributed to men and women having different goals for their careers and their lives.

To cite just two examples:

In the study, “Women, Careers, and Work-Life Preferences,” published in the British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, the study’s authors conclude that women across populations tend to look for more work-life balance, while men tend to have a higher drive for status.

And according to a study by Cal State Fullerton psychologist Richard Lippa, men, on average, tend to be more interested in things, while women tend to be more interested in people.

These findings have been replicated many times. They’ve actually been cited by other researchers as a cause for the gender gap in tech.

In other words, I didn’t make this stuff up.

In fact, after my document came under attack, evolutionary psychologist Geoffrey Miller said its “empirical claims are scientifically accurate.”

But Google disagreed. Like?really disagreed.

First, the company’s newly appointed VP of Diversity, Integrity, and Governance, Danielle Brown, posted a memo that said my report “advanced incorrect assumptions about gender.”

Google’s CEO, Sundar Pichai, sent a memo to all employees saying that I “cross[ed] the line by advancing harmful gender stereotypes.” This was, he added, “not O.K.” 

Then, he fired me.

By that point, much to my shock, my document had gone viral. News outlets were branding it an “anti-diversity manifesto.”

But if they had read what I wrote, they could see for themselves that it was pro-diversity. I had suggested multiple ways that we could get more women into tech without resorting to counterproductive discrimination.

Ironic, isn’t it? The company that hires some of the smartest people in the world couldn’t handle a well-reasoned, scientific discussion.

But my firing pales in comparison to a larger issue: Will Google force upon its users the same politically correct views that it forces upon its employees?

The evidence is disturbing. Google already manipulates its products to fit a certain viewpoint.

Just one example: YouTube, Google’s video platform, restricts access to dozens of PragerU videos, along with videos made by other influential moderates and conservatives.

Yes?Google is a business and can set its own policies. But for its billions of users, Google is their main gateway to information, the lens through which they view the world.

This makes Google, in some ways, more powerful than even the government.

And that means Google has a special responsibility to, well?simply follow its own motto: “Don’t be evil.”

I’m James Damore for Prager University.

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