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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How can the States Fix the Federal Government

How can the States Fix the Federal Government

A Convention of States and Article V of the Constitution.

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Washington is gigantic, corrupt, and unaccountable. Can it be fixed? Learn more about the Convention of States and Article V of the Constitution. Jim DeMint, former Senator from South Carolina, explains.

The federal government has become a lumbering giant. With each passing year, it gets bigger and scarier. In 1965, Washington was 761 billion dollars big. In 2016… it was 3.5 trillion ? five times the size.

If the government spent only the money it collected in taxes, that would be one thing. But it always spends more­­?which is why we’re $20 trillion dollars in debt. That’s 13 zeroes. Count ’em: Thirteen.

But the crazy spending isn’t even the worst of it. Washington is involved in every part of our lives.

Think about anything you do, from driving your car to buying your groceries to mowing your lawn. Whatever it is?your education, your job, your health? the government has its hands on your shoulder, if not on your throat.

As a congressman and senator for 14 years, I know this only too well.

So, how do we cut this giant down to size? Is it even possible?

Yes. And the amazing thing is, the answer is right in front of us.

The Founding Fathers, in their wisdom, foresaw the situation we find ourselves in today. They wrote into the Constitution a way to repair Washington…not from the inside, because that will never happen but from the outside, where it might. It’s right there in Article 5. Most people are familiar with the first part: “The Congress, whenever two-thirds of both houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to this Constitution…”

All 27 Amendments we have now started this way. Congress proposed them and at least three-quarters of the states ratified them.

But is this the only way to amend the Constitution?

Well, let’s read the next clause: It says that Congress, “?on the application of the legislatures of two-thirds of the several states, shall call a convention for proposing amendments…”

Did you catch that?

Congress must call a convention to amend the Constitution if two-thirds of the states?that’s 34 states?demand it.

The time has come to demand it.

The time has come to propose amendments that will restore meaningful limits on federal power and authority.

The time has come for a convention of states.

Here’s how it would work: Once the 34 states call a convention, all 50 states send a delegate to represent their interests. For any constitutional amendments proposed, each state gets one vote. And an amendment only passes out of the convention and to the states for ratification if a majority of the states’ delegates vote in the affirmative. In this scenario, Congress has no say. It is completely in the hands of the states, which means it’s a whole lot closer to the hands of the people.

We’ve never once amended the Constitution this way?but that doesn’t mean we can’t.

But, you might ask, doesn’t this open the door to rewriting the entire Constitution?

Antonin Scalia, the late Supreme Court justice, acknowledged this risk but regarded it as a “minimal” and “reasonable” one. Why? Because to be ratified, a proposed amendment would need the approval of 38 states. That’s a high bar. Thirty-eight states would never agree to something radical like abolishing freedom of speech. “The Founders,” Scalia said, “knew the Congress would be unwilling to give attention to many issues the people are concerned with, particularly those involving restrictions on the federal government’s own power… [so] they provided the convention [of states] as a remedy.”

This should not be a partisan, left/right, Democrat/Republican issue. This should be a “who controls your life” issue: you or the government?

Today, politicians can turn your life upside down on a whim, kind of like King George in 1775. Being at the mercy of distant, disconnected rulers was why the American Revolution was fought in the first place!

But we don’t need a revolution. We have Article Five.

So, what amendments might a Convention of States propose to limit Washington’s power?

Term limits, for one.

No one should be in Congress for 20 or 30 years. The only people who disagree have been in Congress for 20 or 30 years.

And how about a limit on taxes, spending, and borrowing? Since you began this video, the national debt has gone up $8.4 million dollars.

Here’s one more idea: A constitutional amendment that Congress can’t exempt itself from the laws it passes?something it’s done dozens of times, from insider trading to Obamacare.

Now, I don’t believe a Convention of States will solve all of America’s problems. But the Founders put it in the Constitution for a reason. They knew a time would come when Washington would become so big, and so intrusive, that only we the people could cut it down to size.

That time is now.

I’m Jim DeMint for Prager University.

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