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DECADENT DEMOCRATS: Liberals pay $2,500 to be told they’re racists, kiss the boots of blacks [Video]


EDITORS NOTE: This is the tenth in a series titled Decadent Democrats. You may read the previous installments here:

DECADENT DEMOCRATS — From Pedophilia to Sex with Animals

DECADENT DEMOCRATS — From Electing a Dream ‘Queer Latina’ Candidate to No Incarceration For Drug Use of Any Kind

DECADENT DEMOCRATS: The Enemies of America are Our Best Friends Forever

DECADENT DEMOCRATS — From Ricky Gervais’ Golden Globe Diatribe to Abortion to Climate Change [+Videos]

DECADENT DEMOCRATS: From Creating Weak Men and Disorderly Women to Making Sex a Biological Reality Illegal

DECADENT DEMOCRATS: From the Party of Abortion and Allah Akbar to the 2020 Right to Life March and death of terrorist Soleimani

DECADENT DEMOCRATS: The Party of Marx, Mao and Mohammed

DECADENT DEMOCRATS: Their calls for violence created ANTIFA

DECADENT DEMOCRATS: Biden, Warren and Sanders reject President Trump’s Middle East peace plan


Think that Democrats couldn’t become any more decadent? Well think again.

Kissing the Boots of a Black Hate Group

Right County in a column titled Watch: Humiliating Video Of White Liberals Apologizing For Slavery…What Do They Hope To Accomplish? reports:

f you thought that white guilt and groveling for slavery was embarrassing, think again.

You haven’t seen anything yet.

A disturbing video [below] shows a white couple, apparently all broken up over slavery despite never having owned slaves themselves nor presumably knowing anyone who was a slave that they would stoop to lick boots for the sake of intersectional penance.

Who’s boots are they kissing?

Summit News reports:

The activist members appear to be from the Black Hebrew Israelites, an organization labeled an extremist hate group by some because of its inherent anti-white and anti-Semitic racism.

[ … ]

The clip shows the leader of the group placing his black boot on top of a speaker before a white man bends down to kiss it followed by a blonde woman who is presumably his partner.

The Anti-Defamation League says this about the Black Hebrew Israelites:

On December 10, 2019, a kosher market in Jersey City was attacked by two individuals. The store’s owner, an employee, and one customer were killed, as was Detective Joseph Seals. There are reports that the alleged perpetrators may have been members of the Black Hebrew Israelite movement.

[ … ]

Today there are several noteworthy sects of Black Hebrew Israelites. For example, the Sicarii Black Hebrew Israelites are a San Diego-based anti-Semitic and racist fringe religious group whose followers believe that Blacks, Hispanics, and Native Americans are the true descendants of the 12 Tribes of Israel.  They are an offshoot of the larger Black Hebrew Israelites and echo the majority of the movement’s core principles, including the beliefs that white people are agents of Satan, Jews are liars and false worshipers of God, and blacks are the true “chosen people.” Their leader is Adonis Gaude, who is also known as “Ahlazar BanLawya” or “Hebrew Guerilla.”

Rich ‘Woke’ Liberal Women Pay $2,500 to learn how they are racists

In a Western Journal column titled While Trump’s Getting Minorities Jobs, Liberal Whites Are Paying $2,500 Each for Dinner Lectures on Racism Johnathan Jones reports:

As reported by The Guardian, the “Race 2 Dinner” hosts up to 10 white women who are willing to pay $2,500 to endure hours of discussions about their subtle acts of racism.

Instead of donating their time or money to actually helping disadvantaged minority communities, some woke white women are paying a substantial sum for self-degradation.

Organizers of the dinners, which are held in Denver and other major cities, aim to persuade their white dinner guests to “admit how racist they are.”

[ … ]

At the early dinners, things got out of hand with dinner guests crying and reportedly attempting “place their hands” on hosts Saira Rao and Regina Jackson. The Guardian reports that racial slurs were even used.

Here’s how first generation Indian-American and Democratic Party co-host of Race 2 Dinner woman views her fellow white Democratic women:

The liberal Democrats are submitting themselves to humiliation in order to make amends for nothing that they have done. White liberal Democrats have done nothing to lift up minority communities. If anything they have made minorities, especially blacks, servants of big government, the new white slavery of blacks. The immigration and sanctuary city polices of Democrats have harmed minority communities by allowing illegals to take jobs away from minorities, especially blacks.

It is time for Democrats to get off their knees and join in efforts to create jobs for every American citizen.

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VINDICATION: U.S. Senate Acquits President Donald Trump in Baseless Impeachment Proceedings

Congratulations to President Trump on the overwhelming vote by the U.S. Senate to acquit him and reject the baseless impeachment charges against him. Thankfully, the U.S. Senate rejected this act of tyranny by the Pelosi-Schiff coup cabal that controls the House of Representatives. That was “Vindication Day” for the President, the rule of law and the Constitution.

Senate Majority Leader McConnell and the president’s defense team deserve thanks for limiting the damage to our republic by successfully combating efforts to expand the trial to further abuse President Trump and the rule of law.

I attended to President Trump’s celebration of his acquittal at the White House this week. President Trump rightly called out the corrupt coup cabal that abused him and his family. This was great to see in person. I was honored to represent Judicial Watch at this historic marking of the vindication.

There must be accountability for this unprecedented abuse of power that targeted not only President Trump but also the Constitution. We have little doubt the president’s opponents will corruptly continue to abuse and harass him.

That’s why Judicial Watch will continue to investigate and pursue its dozens of lawsuits on the Biden-Ukraine scandal, details about Schiff’s misconduct as well the illegal spying on President Trump and other innocent Americans.

Judicial Watch Uncovers Emails Showing Involvement of Peter Strzok and Lisa Page in Launching of FBI’s Operation Crossfire Hurricane

We recently uncovered 144 pages of emails between former FBI official Peter Strzok and former FBI attorney Lisa Page that show their direct involvement in the opening of Crossfire Hurricane, the bureau’s investigation of alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

The records also show additional “confirmed classified emails” were found on Hillary Clinton’s unsecure non-state.gov email server “beyond the number presented” in then-FBI Director James Comey’s statements; Strzok and Page questioning the access the Department of Justice (DOJ) was granting Clinton’s lawyers; and Page revealing that DOJ was making edits to FBI 302s (summaries of interviews) related to the Clinton investigation, also known as Midyear Exam (MYE). The emails detail a discussion about “squashing” an issue related to the Seth Rich controversy.

The records were produced in response to a January 2018 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit we filed after the DOJ failed to respond to a December 2017 request for communications between Strzok and Page (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:18-cv-00154)).

The FBI is only processing the records at a rate of 500 pages per month and has refused to process text messages. At this rate, the production of these communications won’t be completed until late 2021.

Strzok and Page were key investigators in both the Clinton email and Russia collusion investigations.

On July 31, 2016, the day that the Trump-Russia collusion investigation known as Crossfire Hurricane was launched, Strzok sent an email under the subject line “Opening EC” [presumably standing for Opening Electronic Communication, which would have been needed to launch the FBI investigation] to Johnathan Moffa, a deputy assistant director in the bureau’s Counterintelligence Division, Page and an unidentified FBI Office of General Counsel official.

Strzok: Hey just realized I need a succinct statement for the Opening EC. To open bidding I propose: [redacted]. Comments, please.

Moffa: I would recommend: [redacted].

Page: I like Jon’s additions and subtraction.

Strzok: Thanks. So: [redacted].[TF1]

In his December 2019 report on the four Foreign Intelligence Surveillance (FISA) applications and other aspects of the Crossfire Hurricane investigation, DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz noted that “[Bill] Priestap, Strzok’s supervisor, told us that ultimately he was the official who made the decision to open the Crossfire Hurricane investigation, and Strzok then prepared and approved the formal documentation, as required by the DIOG.”

Horowitz also noted: “We found that while she attended some of the discussions, Lisa Page did not play a role in the decision to open Crossfire Hurricane or the four individual cases.”

The new records show that on July 15, 2016, 10 days after Comey’s statement recommending no criminal charges against Clinton in the email investigation, Moffa emailed Strzok and Page informing them that additional classified emails were found among Clinton’s emails “beyond the number presented in the Director’s statements.”

Moffa: I just talked to [redacted]. Yesterday she reviewed some additional USDS classification determinations (which I’m not sure we’ve received via email) and identified additional confirmed emails beyond the numbers presented in the Director’s statements. [Redacted]

I assume you guys may want to get that info up the chain at some point, but I would recommend waiting a couple of hours so we can really lock down the details. This is going to be an ongoing thing I guess since there are still determination requests out there …

Strzok: Yeah I think that’s fine. We anticipated and I think everyone is aware that number would shift as the process went forward.

In his July 5, 2016 statement, Comey said:

From the group of 30,000 e-mails returned to the State Department, 110 e-mails in 52 e-mail chains have been determined by the owning agency to contain classified information at the time they were sent or received. Eight of those chains contained information that was Top Secret at the time they were sent; 36 chains contained Secret information at the time; and eight contained Confidential information, which is the lowest level of classification. Separate from those, about 2,000 additional e-mails were ‘up-classified’ to make them Confidential; the information in those had not been classified at the time the e-mails were sent.

In a heavily redacted August 10, 2016, email exchange Strzok sends Page a forwarded message from unidentified agents from the FBI’s Washington Field Office (WFO) who discuss Seth Rich. Rich, a Democratic National Committee (DNC) staffer, was murdered in Washington, D.C., on July 10, 2016. The case reportedly remains open.

A [redacted] official in the Public Affairs office of the WFO opens the email chain, writing:

Various news outlets are reporting today that Julian Assange suggested during a recent overseas interview that DNC Staffer, Seth Rich was a Wikileaks source, and may have been killed because he leaked the DNC e-mails to his organization, and that Wikileak’s was offering $20,000 for information regarding Rich’s death last month. Based on this news, we anticipate additional press coverage on this matter. I hear that you are in class today; however, when you have a moment, can you please give me a call to discuss what involvement the Bureau has in the investigation.

An unidentified WFO agent responds:

“I’m aware of this reporting from earlier this week but not any specific involvement in any related case.”

An unidentified WFO agent subsequently writes to Moffa and Strzok:

“Just FYSA. I squashed this with [redacted].”

Strzok then forwards the email chain to Page.

In a July 22, 2016, email exchange, Strzok and his boss, assistant director of the Counterintelligence Division Bill Priestap, are critical of how deferential the DOJ is being to Clinton’s legal team.

In the exchange, an associate at the law firm representing Clinton’s aides, Hal Brewster of Wilkinson Walsh, asks DOJ officials in the National Security Division (NSD) if they could schedule a meeting the following week. An unidentified NSD official notes, “It is my understanding that [deputy assistant attorney general George] Toscas may have called over to Jim [presumably FBI General Counsel Jim Baker] and Trisha [presumably FBI Office of General Counsel lawyer Trisha Anderson] regarding some high-level participation for at least the first few such calls.”

Later in the thread, an unidentified NSD official says:

In the meantime, I’ll tell Hal that we will certainly schedule a call and will get back to him as to timing. Since he knows Beth [presumably Clinton aides’ attorney Beth Wilkinson] personally, it could be useful to have Jim [Baker] on the phone if she is going to be haranguing us re: the laptops.

Strzok then writes to an unidentified FBI OGC official, Moffa and Page:

You are perfectly competent to speak to the legal obligations and FBI policies/procedures. We should NOT be treating opposing counsel this way. We would not in any other case.

Priestap agrees, telling Strzok:

Thank you, and I agree with you on both fronts. My guess is that George [Toscas] will not change his behavior, but thank you for trying. Let me know if it continues, as I can always try to get the DD to refer the issues to us.

In another July 22, 2016, email exchange, Strzok and Priestap seem to be critical of Baker’s handling of the Clinton case. Baker tells colleagues:

Got it. George asked me to participate if possible, so maybe I can join this one and then see where we are at.

Baker’s email is forwarded to Strzok, who tells Page, Moffa and Priestap:

Lisa/Bill, can you talk to him [presumably Baker]? This is wrong.

Page responds:

I’m planning to. I agree, I find his participation wholly unnecessary.

Priestap writes: “Lisa: When you speak to him, please tell him that I also believe it is unnecessary, and please let me know the outcome of your conversation.”

Page replies:

I spoke with Jim a little earlier, I explained [redacted]. Anyway, he said he appreciated the call and would give it some thought. I also offered that if he felt badly about backing down from what he told George, Trisha would be acceptable, but still was entirely unnecessary. Let me know if you have any questions.

A redacted FBI attorney then responds:

We spend entirely too much time in this case soothing [redacted’s] hurt feelings. I cannot believe that a grown man, a professional adult, continues to tattle. AND IT WORKS. Seriously … I am completely bewildered that this goes on in a professional workplace. And then he calls MY professionalism (and the FBI’s) into question. [Emphasis in original]

Strzok responds:

I know; it’s very frustrating. I talked at length with [redacted] and as best I can tell it was his feeling out of the loop (following a week he was on leave, in an environment where a lot of new actors we don’t control are participating), coupled with a strong desire not to be yelled at by opposing counsel. Truly.

On August 5, 2016, an unidentified official from the DOJ’s Office of the General Counsel, National Security Branch, emailed Strzok, Moffa, Page and others noting that:

Today [redacted] brought over additional 302s from WFO. Are those supposed to go through the redaction process for production to DOJ on Monday?

Page replies:

To the best of my knowledge, yes, they will. When Pete identified for [redacted] the DOJ edits that needed to be made to the 302s [redacted] discovered there were four (I think) 302s that had never been written. What I don’t know is whose 302s they are, but unless Pete or Jon are able to respond in short order, I would throw them on the pile for redactions.

Strzok responds:

The new PRN 302s do not. All of the rest do need to be redacted.

On August 4, 2016, Strzok forwards to Moffa, Page and unidentified OGC officials a link to a PBS interview with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Strzok writes:

A lot of interesting quotes in here. Is Trisha’s write-up done?

Page replies:

Yes. She wanted [redacted] to have one more look, but there’s no reason you couldn’t ask her for it.

Strzok responds:

Well, I want to serialize it to the file. Ideally before it breaks publicly. It it’s not ready, it’s not ready. And we sure as hell better try to get the AG brief done before this breaks.

On July 26, 2016, Strzok emails Page under the subject “AG defensive brief.” Strzok writes:

Hey has the AG defensive brief been scheduled? Probably smart to do that soon in the event it leaks out via Wiki or others…. [Loretta Lynch was attorney general at the time.]

These emails show that disgraced anti-Trump officials Strzok and Page were directly involved in the launching of the abusive spying on President Trump and his campaign. And, the emails reconfirm the urgent need for Attorney General Barr to reopen the Clinton email investigation, which was compromised by unprecedented bias for Clinton by senior Obama FBI and DOJ officials.

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TRANSCRIPT: Remarks by President Trump to the Nation

Issued on: 

East Room

12:21 P.M. EST

THE PRESIDENT:  Well, thank you very much.  (Applause.)  Thank you.  Thank you.  Wow.  (Applause.)  Well, thank you very much, everybody.  Wow.  We’ve all been through a lot together, and we probably deserve that hand for all of us, because it’s been a very unfair situation.

I invited some of our very good friends.  And we have limited room, but everybody wanted to come.  We kept it down to a minimum.  And believe it or not, this is a minimum.

But a tremendous thing was done over the last number of months, but really, if you go back to it, over the last number of years.  We had the witch hunt.  It started from the day we came down the elevator, myself and our future First Lady, who’s with us right now.  Thank you, Melania.  (Applause.)

And it never really stopped.  We’ve been going through this now for over three years.  It was evil.  It was corrupt.  It was dirty cops.  It was leakers and liars.  And this should never, ever happen to another President ever.  I don’t know that other Presidents would have been able to take it.  Some people said, no, they wouldn’t have.  But I can tell you, at a minimum, you have to focus on this because it can get away very quickly.  No matter who you have with you, it can get away very quickly.  It was a disgrace.

Had I not fired James Comey — who was a disaster, by the way — it’s possible I wouldn’t even be standing here right now.  We caught him in the act.  Dirty cops.  Bad people.  If this happened to President Obama, a lot of people would have been in jail for a long time already.  Many, many years.

I want to start by thanking some of — and I call them friends, because, you know, you develop friendships and relationships when you’re in battle and war, much more so than, “Gee, let’s have a normal situation.”

With all that we’ve gone through, we’ve done, I think, more than any President and administration, and really, I say, for the most part, Republican congressmen, congresswomen, and Republican senators.  We’ve done more than any administration in the first few years, if you look at all of the things we’ve done.

I watched this morning as they tried to take credit for the stock market from — (laughter) — from — think of that.  Let me tell you, if we didn’t win, the stock market would have crashed.  And the market was going up a lot before the election because it was looking we had a good chance to win, and then it went up tremendously from the time we won the election until the time we took office, which was November 8th to January 20th.  And that’s our credit.  That’s all our credit.  And leading up to that point was our credit because there was hope.

And one of the reasons the stock market has gone up so much in the last few days is people think we’re doing so well.  They liked the State of the Union speech.  (Applause.)  It really is — it’s a true honor to give it.

Making the State of the Union speech, I was with some people that have been around; they’ve been all over the world.  And one of them, a highly sophisticated person, said, “You know, no matter where you go in the world, it doesn’t make any difference — there is nothing like what I witnessed tonight.”  The beauty, the majesty of the Chamber.  The power of the United States, the power of the people in this room.

Really, an amazing — I don’t think there is anything like that anywhere in the world.  You can go to any other country, you can go to any other location, any other place.  It’s the beauty of everything.  It’s what it represents and how it represents our country.

I want to start by introducing some of the people that are here.  I know some are going to be left out.  But they work so hard.  And this is really not a news conference.  It’s not a speech.  It’s not anything.  It’s just we’re sort of — it’s a celebration, because we have something that just worked out.  I mean, it worked out.  We went through hell, unfairly.  Did nothing wrong.  Did nothing wrong.  I’ve done things wrong in my life, I will admit.  (Laughter.)  Not purposely, but I’ve done things wrong.  But this is what the end result is.  (Applause.)

(The President holds up the front cover of The Washington Post newspaper.)

We can take that home, Honey.  Maybe we’ll frame it.  (Laughter.)  It’s the only good headline I’ve ever had in the Washington Post, I’ll tell you.  (Laughter.)  But every paper is the same.  Does anybody have those papers?  Does anybody have them?  Because they’re really like that.  So I appreciate that.

But some of the people here have been incredible warriors.  They’re warriors.  And there’s nothing, from a legal standpoint — this is a political thing.  And every time, I’d say, “This is unfair.  Let’s go to court.”  They’d say, “Sir, you can’t go to court.  This is politics.”  And we were treated unbelievably unfairly.

And you have to understand, we first went through Russia, Russia, Russia.  It was all bullshit.  (Laughter.)  We then went through the Mueller report.  And they should have come back one day later.  They didn’t.  They came back two years later, after lives were ruined, after people went bankrupt, after people lost all their money.

People came to Washington to help other people.  “Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed,” I say.  They came — one or two or three people in particular, but many people.

We had a rough campaign.  It was nasty.  It was one of the nastiest, they say.  They say Andrew Jackson was always the nastiest campaign.  They actually said we topped it.  (Laughter.)  It was a nasty — it was a nasty — both in the primaries and in the — in the election.

But, you see, we thought, after the election, it would stop.  But it didn’t stop; it just started.  And tremendous corruption.  Tremendous corruption.

So we had a campaign.  Little did we know we were running against some very, very bad and evil people with fake dossiers, with all of these horrible, dirty cops that took these dossiers and did bad things.  They knew all about it.  The FISA courts should be ashamed of themselves.

It’s a very tough thing.  And then we ended up winning on Russia, Russia, Russia.  It should have taken the one day, as I said, and it took years.

Then Bob Mueller testified.  That didn’t work out so well for the other side.  (Laughter.)  But they should have said, that first week — because it came out.  Is that right, Jim Jordan?  They knew in the first two days actually.  Devin, is that right?  Two days.  They knew that we were totally innocent.

But they kept it going, Mark.  They kept it going forever because they wanted to inflict political pain on somebody that had just won an election that, to — a lot of people were surprised.  I mean, we had polls that said we were going to win.  We had Los Angeles Times and a few — a few papers, actually, said it was — we were going to win but it was going to be close.

And we did win.  It was one of the greatest wins of all time.  And they said, “Okay, he won.”  And, you know, I wrote this down because that was where a thing called the “insurance policy” — to me, when I saw the insurance policy — and that was done long before the election.  That was done when they thought that Hillary Clinton was going to win.

And, by the way, Hillary Clinton and the DNC paid for millions — millions of dollars — the fake dossier.  And now Christopher Steele admits that it’s a fake because he got sued by rich people.  I should have sued him too.  But when you’re President, people don’t like suing.

I want to thank my legal team, by the way — not for that advice, but for other advice.  (Applause.)  Pat, Jay.  Pat.  You guys stand up, please.  (Applause.)  Great job.  (Applause.)

Right at the beginning, they said, “Sir, you have nothing to worry about.  All of the facts are on your side.”  I said, “You don’t understand.  That doesn’t matter.  That doesn’t matter.”  And that was really true.

They made up facts.  A corrupt politician named Adam Schiff made up my statement to the Ukrainian president.  He brought it out of thin air.  Just made it up.  They say he’s a screenwriter — a failed screenwriter.  He tried to go into — unfortunately, he went into politics after that.  (Laughter.)  Remember he said the statement, which is a mob statement: “Don’t call me.  I’ll call you.”  I didn’t say that.

Fortunately, for all of us here today and for our country, we had transcripts.  We had transcribers — professional transcribers.  Then they said, “Oh, well, maybe the transcription is not correct.”  But Lieutenant Colonel Vindman and his twin brother — right? — we had some people that — really amazing.

But we did everything.  We said, “What’s wrong with it?”  “Well, they didn’t add this word or that one.”  It didn’t matter.  I said, “Add it.  They’re probably wrong, but add it.”

So now everyone agrees that they were perfectly accurate.  When you read those transcripts, Tim Scott — I don’t know if Tim is here, but he said, “Sir…”  He was the first one to call me.  “Sir, I read the transcript.  You did nothing wrong.”  And, Mitch, he stayed there, right from the beginning.  He never changed.

And, Mitch McConnell, I want to tell you: You did a fantastic job.  (Applause.)  Somebody said, “You know, Mitch is quiet.”  I said, “He’s not quiet.  He’s not quiet.”  These are the — he doesn’t want people to know him.  And they said, “Is Mitch smart?”  I said, “Well, let’s put it this way: For many, many years, a lot of very smart — bad, in many cases, sometimes good — but people have been trying to take his place.  And to the best of my knowledge, I’ve never even heard the subject come up, because they’ve been wiped out so fast.  (Laughter.)  This guy is great, and I appreciate it, Mitch.  (Applause.)

And he’s also given us 191 now.  (Applause.)  A hundred and ninety-one federal judges.  Two Supreme Court judges, right?  It’s up to 191.  (Applause.)  True.

Great guy.  Great guy.  He’s a tough guy to read.  I’m good at reading people.  A tough guy to read.  I’d call him.  My wife would say, “How did you do with Mitch?”  “Uhh, I don’t know.”  (Laughter.)  That’s what makes him good — when you can read somebody.  Fantastic job.

And he understood, rightfully, that this was crooked politics.  This was crooked politics.  How about all these people, they’re running for office.  They’re saying the worst things about me, like eight senators on the Democrat side.  Most of them got wiped out.  You know, they got their 1 percent or less.  Most of them got less.  They decided to go home.  “Let’s go back to California.”  Let’s go back to wherever they came from.  “Let’s go back to New York.”

How about that one?  Our New York senator, Gillibrand.  “Let’s go back to New York,” after they get nothing.  And then they take an oath that they will be fair, that they will be reason- — and all of the different things.  And they had to sign.  They’re not fair.

But here’s the beauty: So we have four left.  They’re saying the most horrendous things about me.  It’s okay, it’s politics.  And then they’re supposed to vote — on me.  They’re trying to replace me, and then they’re supposed to be voting.  So I think it’s — I mean, I think it’s incredible.

But — so, Mitch, I want to thank you very much.  Incredible.  And you have some of your folks here, and they’re incredible people — and they’ve been, right from the beginning.

And, again, you’re out of session.  Unfortunately, I didn’t — you know, I only told these folks, “Let’s do this today.”  We did a prayer breakfast this morning, and I thought that was really good.  In fact, that was so good it might wipe this out.  But by the end — by the time we finished this, we’ll wipe that one out — those statements.  (Laughter.)

I had — I had Nancy Pelosi sitting four seats away, and I’m saying things that a lot of people wouldn’t have said — (laughter) — but I meant every — (laughter) — I meant every word of it.

But we have some of the folks that are going to be leaving right after this, and they work hard — and they did work hard.  Bill Cassidy, Senator.  Stand up, Bill.  What a guy.  (Applause.)  Great man.  When I need to know about health insurance and preexisting conditions and individual mandates, I call Bill or I call Barrasso.  We get those two guys; they know more than anybody.

A man who just became a senator — he’s a little bit like me; we have a couple of them.  A very successful guy in business, and he said, “What the hell, I’ll run for the Senate” — from Indiana.  And he ran.  And I saw him on television, destroying his opponent in a debate.  I said, “You know, this guy could win.”  And I got behind him.  And, Mike Braun, you have done some great job.  Thank you very much.  (Applause.) Tough.  Tough.  Thank you.

A man who got James Comey to choke, and he was just talking in his regular voice.  He is the roughest man.  He’s actually an unbelievable — and I appreciate the letter you sent me today.  I just got it.  But he’s got this voice that scares people.  (Laughter.)  You know, people from Iowa can be very tough.  We’re doing very well in Iowa.

But I’ll tell you, Chuck Grassley — he’s looking at Comey: “Well, you tell me, what did you say?”  (Laughter.)  Now, he wasn’t being rough.  That was just the way he talked.  (Laughter.)  And that was when Comey — I think that was when Comey announced that he was leaking, lying, and everything else, right?  He choked because he never heard anybody talk like that.  (Laughter.)

You know, you should have gone — I wish you got angry.  You could have gotten the whole ballgame.  He would have said, “I give up.”  (Laughter.)  Chuck Grassley is an incredible guy.  (Applause.)

And a man who — you know, he was running against a tough, smart campaign and we learned how good she was, right?  She was a great campaigner.  In fact, by the end of the campaign, she was actually — I thought she was more for me than you were, Josh.  I was worried.  (Laughter.)  I saw her ad; she was saying the greatest things about me.  And you know who I’m talking about.

And I went to a great place — Missouri — and I said, “Who do you have to beat her?”  And they said, “Well, we have four people.”  I said, “Let me see them.  I’m got to interview…” — can you imagine?  I’m interviewing people for the United States Senate.  This is what I do.  Where have I gone?  But I love it.  I love it because we’re getting great people.

The first one I met was Josh Hawley.  After about 10 minutes, I said to the people, “Don’t show me anybody else.  This is the guy.”  He was the attorney general.  Did a phenomenal job in the state.  Highly respected.  And — Claire McCaskill.

So, the theory was you couldn’t beat her.  Great campaigner.  Remember the last campaign, she was going to be taken out.  She was always going to be taken out, then she wins and people say, “How did that happen?”  Didn’t happen with him.

But she got so friendly toward me.  In fact, one of the ads I still have.  I’m putting it in the archives as one of the best ads I’ve ever made.  (Laughter.)  And she tried to convince people that we were best friends.  But Josh ended up winning by five or six points.

You were unbelievable.  You were tough.  And you are something.  And one of the greatest supporters on the impeachment hoax was Josh Hawley.  He was incensed actually; I watched it.  He was incensed at what they were doing and what they were saying.

And those were the ones — you know, I had some that said, “Oh, I wish you didn’t make the call.”  And that’s okay, if they need that.  It’s incorrect.  It’s totally incorrect.  And then you have some that used religion as a crutch.  They never used it before.  An article written today: “Never heard him use it before.”  But today, you know, it’s one of those things.  But, you know, it’s a failed presidential candidate, so things can happen when you fail so badly running for President.

But, Josh Hawley, I want to thank you.  You were right from the beginning.  Man, did I make a good choice.  (Applause.)  Thank you, Josh.  Tremendous future.  A man who is brilliant and who actually was deceived, to an extent, comes from a great state, Utah, where my poll numbers have gone through the roof.  And one of the senators’ poll numbers, and not this one, went down big.  You saw that.  You saw that, Mike?

But Mike Lee is a brilliant guy.  He’s difficult.  (Laughter.)  Whenever I sign bills — you know, we do sign a lot of legislation that’s — it’s big and it’s powerful, but it’s sort of everybody has to approve it.  And I see 99 to 1 — (laughter) — 99 to 1.  I say, “Don’t tell me who’s the one.”  (Laughter.)  “Is it Mike?”  “Yes.”  (Laughter.)  And he always has a good reason for it too, by the way.  But he is — he’s incredible.  And right at the beginning, he knew we were right, Mike, and I appreciate it very much.  You’re just fantastic.  And say hello to the people of Utah and tell them, “I’m sorry about Mitt Romney.  I’m sorry.”  (Laughter and applause.)  Okay?

We can say that Mike Lee is, by far, the most popular senator from the state.  But you’ve done a fantastic job, Mike, in many ways.  In many ways.

A young woman who I didn’t know at all, but she’s been so supportive — and I’ve had great support from other people in that state.  And she’s been so supportive, and she’s been downright nasty and mean about the unfairness to the President.  And Kelly Loeffler, I appreciate very much.  Thank you.  (Applause.)  Great.

She saw it very early on, and we have — I don’t know if we have other senators here, but we got a hell of a lot of congressmen.  And I’ll go over them quickly, but they have — they have also been — you know, it helped when we won 197 to nothing.  That’s got to be a first, Kevin.  Right?  Is that, like, a first?

The Republicans have this image.  See, I say Democrats are lousy politicians because they have lousy policy: open borders, sanctuary cities.  They have horrible policy.  Who the hell can win?  Oh, their new policy is: Raise taxes.  They want to raise taxes.  You know, all my life, I wasn’t in politics, but I’d say, if you’re a politician, you want to say, “We’re going to lower taxes.”  They want to raise taxes.

So they have open borders, sanctuary cities.  “Raise everybody’s taxes.  Get rid of everybody’s healthcare.”  A hundred and eighty million  people in the United States.  And they’re really happy.  “And we’re going to give you a healthcare that’s going to cost more money than the country could make in 30 years if it really does well.”  That’s one year.

So I’ve always said they’re lousy politicians, but they do two things: They are vicious and mean.  Vicious.  These people are vicious.  Adam Schiff is a vicious, horrible person.  Nancy Pelosi is a horrible person.  And she wanted to impeach a long time ago.  When she said, “I pray for the President.  I pray for the…” — she doesn’t pray.  She may pray, but she prays for the opposite.  (Laughter.)  But I doubt she prays at all.

And these are vicious people, but they do two things: They stick together, historically.  I’m not talking now.  They stick together like glue.  That’s how they impeached, because they had whatever the number is — 220 people.  So if they don’t lose anybody, they’ll be able to impeach anybody.  You could be George Washington.  You could have just won the war, and they say, “Let’s get him out of office.”  And they stuck together, and they’re vicious as hell.  And they’ll probably come back for more, but maybe not because the Republican Party’s poll numbers, Mitch, have now gone up more than any time, I think, since 2004, 2005, and you know what happened then.

But in normal times — decades, you would call it; that was a little unusual time; it was for a very short period — the Republicans [sic] Party — Party’s poll numbers and Donald Trump’s poll numbers are the highest I’ve ever had them.  So maybe they were.  It’s no way to get your poll numbers up.  It’s not worth it — because from my family’s standpoint, it’s been very unfair for my family.  It’s been very unfair to the country.

Think of it.  A phone call.  A very good phone call.  I know bad phone calls.  This is a phone call with many people.  I think Mike Pompeo was probably on the call.  Where is Mike?  Mike Pompeo was on the call.  Many people were on the call.  I know there were many people.  They even have “apprenti,” bringing up an old favorite word of mine.  “The Apprentice.”  They have “apprenti.”  They have people on these calls.  And I know there are many.

When I speak to the head of a nation — and they have many people on.   I mean, also on — do you think they just — in the case of Ukraine, he’s a new president, seems like a very nice person, by the way.  His whole thing was corruption.  He’s going to stop corruption.  We even have a treaty — 2001, 1999.  It’s a treaty — signed treaty — that we will work together to root out corruption in Ukraine.

I probably have a legal obligation, Mr. Attorney, to report corruption.  But they don’t think it’s corrupt when a son that made no money, that got thrown out of the military, that had no money at all, is working for $3 million up front, $83,000 a month.  And that’s only Ukraine.  Then goes to China, picks up $1.5 billion.  Then goes to Romania, I hear, and many other countries.

They think that’s okay?  Because if it is — is Ivanka in the audience?  Is Ivanka here?  Boy, my kids could make a fortune.  (Laughter.)  They could make a fortune.  It’s corrupt.  But it’s not even that; it’s just general corruption.

And the other thing, as mentioned in the call and something that I’ve told Mike Pence, our great Vice President — I would tell him all the time, and I told him when he went on the trip, because he was over there.  He never mentioned anything about this when you had your meeting.  It’s a terrible thing.

But I told Mike.  I said, “Mike, we’re giving them money, and, you know, you’re always torn about that because we have our country to build, we have our cities to build and our roads to fix.  But we’re giving them money.  Tell me, why isn’t Germany paying money?  Why isn’t France?  Why isn’t United Kingdom paying money?  Why aren’t they paying money?  Why are we paying them money?”  Is that a correct statement, Mike?

I say, “Find out what the hell is going on.”  And I told that to all of my people, OMB.  I said — I asked that question: “How much is Germany paying?  Why isn’t Germany paying?”  Why is the United States always the sucker?  Because we’re a bunch of suckers.  But that’s turning around fast.  But it makes it harder when stuff like this happens, because you want to focus, and you want to focus perfectly.

Think what we could have done if the same energy was put into infrastructure, prescription drug prices.  Think of what we could have done.  And I’m now talking both sides.  Think of what we could have done if we had the same genius — because it’s genius.

I will say, it’s genius on the other side — maybe even more so because they took nothing and brought me to a final vote of impeachment.  That’s a very ugly word to me.  It’s a very dark word.  Very ugly.  They took nothing.  They took a phone call that was a totally appropriate call.  I call it a “perfect call” because it was.  And they brought me to the final stages of impeachment.

But now we have that gorgeous word — I never thought a word would sound so good.  It’s called “total acquittal.”  (Applause.)  Total acquittal.

So — so I want to, if I could, real fast, just introduce a few of the people.  I have to start with — I have to start with Kevin.  Man, did you do a job.  Lucky you’re there.  Lucky you’re there because it wouldn’t have worked out.  If you don’t have the right people — I’ll tell you, Kevin McCarthy has done an incredible job.  (Applause.)  Really.  Stand up.

And he loves this job, and he loves this country.  I’ll tell you what: Mitch and Kevin, they love what they do.  Now, Mitch wouldn’t even tell you he liked it.  (Laughter.)  I’d say, “Mitch, do you like it?”  “I don’t know.”  (Laughter.)  He’s the greatest poker player, right?

Kevin will say, “I love it.”  Right?  And I will say that you’re going to be Speaker of the House because of this impeachment hoax.  (Applause.)  I really believe it.  I really believe it.  And I’m going to work hard on it.  I’m going to try and get out to those Trump — those Trump areas that we won by a lot.

And, you know, in ’18, we didn’t win.  We just won two seats in North Carolina — two wonderful seats in North Carolina that were not supposed to be won.  But I went and I made speeches, and we had rallies, and we did a great job and we won. We took two seats.  Nobody writes about that.  If we lost them, it would have been the biggest story of the year.

But we’re going to go, we’re going to do a job, and we’re going to win a lot of seats.  We’re going to win a lot of seats.  People are very angry that Nancy Pelosi and all of these guys — I mean, Nadler — I know him much of my life; he’s fought me in New York for 25 years.  I always beat him.  And I had to beat him another time.  And I’ll probably have to beat him again.  Because if they find that I happen to walk across the street, and maybe go against the light or something, “Let’s impeach him.”  (Laughter.)

So we’ll probably have to do it again because these people have gone stone-cold crazy.  But I’ve beaten them all my life, and I’ll beat them again if I have to.  (Applause.)  But what they’re doing is very unfair.  Very unfair.

So Kevin McCarthy has been great.  So, a few names, right? And there’ll be a few you forget.  If you want, you can raise and I’ll say, “Great.  Love to have you.  Wonderful.”  (Laughter.)  But we’re going to do the best we can.  And I have my Cabinet, but my Cabinet is different — I appoint them.  Okay?  I didn’t see all of them helping so much.  (Laughter.)  You know, they were running their various bureaucracies, right?  (Laughter.)  No, my Cabinet is great, and they’re all here.

But today is the day to celebrate these great warriors, right?  These are great warriors.  They really fought hard for us.  And —

So I’ll start: Kelly Armstrong, North Dakota.  Kelly, thank you.  Great job.  (Applause.)  Great job.

Jim Banks of Indiana.  Jim, thank you.  Great job.  (Applause.)

Andy Biggs.  Where is Andy?  Boy, oh, boy, Andy.  He got — (applause) — there’s a guy.  He’s tough.  I hear we’re doing well in Arizona, huh?  It’s going good, yeah?  I think so.  I think I saw a poll that was very good for me.  I think we have to make sure Martha is going to do — I think Martha is going to do good.  But we have some states that are going to be not easy, but Arizona has been great.

And we’re stopping illegal aliens from coming in.  We’re putting up walls.  New Mexico, too, a state that’s never been in play for Republicans, is totally in play.  Right?  Nevada is really looking good.  We’re doing well.  We’re doing well.  We’re going to have a great — there’s more spirit.  I will say this: There’s more spirit now for the Republican Party, by far, than the Democrats.

You know, Mike Pence just got back from a place — a beautiful place that Chuck Grassley knows well: Iowa.  And he was talking about these fiasco — the Democrats, they can’t count some simple votes, and yet they want to take over your healthcare system.  Think of that.  (Laughter.)  No, think of it.

But we also had an election out there, and we got 98 percent of the vote.  We have two people running, you know, and I guess they consider them non-people, but they are running.  I mean, one was a governor.  One was a congressman.  They’re running.  We got 98 percent of the vote.

And everybody from the media was saying, “Who are those crowds over there?”  You know, they expect it to be one of these competitive — where everybody is running because they want to win, they want to win.  And it was Trump.  Right, Mark Meadows?  It was Trump.  This was a Trump crowd.

And a lot of — actually, a lot of my guys went there.  They went to Iowa.  And a lot of friends went there, and we had tremendous — they say the spirit — the spirit for the Republican Party right now is stronger, I think, than it’s ever been in the history of our country.  I think it’s stronger than it’s ever been.  (Applause.)

And that includes Honest Abe Lincoln.  You know, a lot of people forget Abe Lincoln.  I wish he were here.  I’d give him one hell of an introduction.  Right?  (Laughter.)  But he was — he was a Republican.  Abe Lincoln.  Honest Abe.

Bradley Byrne, Alabama.  What a great place.  (Applause.)  Thank you, Bradley.

A man who has been an unbelievable friend of mine and spokesman, and somebody that — that I really like.  And I know, Kelly, you’re going to end up liking him a lot.  Something is going to happen that’s going to be very good.  I don’t know.  I haven’t figured it out yet.  But Doug Collins — where is he?  Where is Doug?  (Applause.)  You have been so great.  Thank you very much, Doug.  Thank you very much.  Thank you.  Really amazing job.

A young man who is — born with a great gene, because I know his father and how great a politician he was.  But he’s from Florida.  Sometimes controversial, but actually, he’s not controversial.  He’s solid as a rock and he’s a friend of mine.  Matt Gaetz.  Matt?  (Applause.)  Thank you, Matt.  Thank you.  Great job.

All right, this guy.  So he’s the NCAA — meaning, a couple of years ago, when he was in college — wrestling champion.  NCAA.  That’s the big deal.  That means, in all of college, you’re the champ, you’re the best.  His record was ridiculous.  Nobody would — nobody could beat him.  And I see it.  You know, every time, I see it.  When I first got to know him — Jim Jordan — when I first got to know Jim, I said, “Huh, he never wears a jacket.  What the hell is going on?”  (Laughter.)  He’s obviously very proud of his body.  (Laughter and applause.)

And they say where he works out — you know, where the congressmen, senators, they work out — they say, when Jim works out — even though he’s not as young as he was, but he works out — the machine starts burning.  You know, it’s just a different form of a workout than us.  Right, Sonny?  And — there he is.  Look at that guy.

But one day I’m looking, and he looks tough.  And I’m looking, and I’m looking at those ears.  And I say, “Those ears have something going on there.”  I said, “Did you ever wrestle?”  “Yeah, I did.”  But he doesn’t talk.  But I checked.  This guy was a world — this guy was a champion, top, top wrestler.  And when I had the top — I had all of the teams.

And, by the way, your Super Bowl champions are coming, I think next week or soon.  Very soon.  And every one of them want to be here.  (Applause.)  And the coach loves us.  The coach is great.  Andy Reid.  And every one of them want to be here.  We have — people love it.

But we had all of the NCAA championship teams here.  They had the golf, the basketball.  They had every team here.  And one of the teams was wrestling.  The wrestling team.  Was that Penn State?  And Penn State won the title.  They have a great team.

And I walked up with Jim, and it’s like I didn’t exist.  (Laughter.)  Those wrestlers, they grabbed him.  They love Jim Jordan, and we love you too because you are some warrior.  (Applause.)  True.  True.

A woman who became a star — we have a couple of women that became stars.  You two.  And I always liked the name of her — you know, I liked the name, “Lesko.”  I liked it.  That’s how I picked it.  I liked the name.  I saw that face.  I saw that everything.  They gave me cards.  She had like seven opponents, right?

And you have no idea how much the public appreciates how smart, how sharp you are.  This I can’t tell.  I can’t tell.  They just said, “You know, she’s really good.  She’s really talented.”  And I said, “Let’s go.”  We worked with her.  She won her race.  Tough race.  It’s no longer tough.  Because what she does out there is incredible.  Arizona loves her.

But you were so incredible, representing — I don’t say “me” — representing our country and getting it out of this impeachment hoax.  What you did was incredible.

So, Debbie, please stand up.  Debbie Lesko.  (Applause.)

A man who I — I became very friendly with — I don’t know why.  Do you ever have where — I’ll ask the media: If certain people call, you take their calls.  Other people call — if they don’t have information, they won’t take anybody’s call.  But other people call, and you don’t.

This is a guy — he just — he’s just a very special guy.  His wife I actually like better than him, to be honest.  (Laughter.)  Because he doesn’t know that I know that he didn’t actually support me right from the beginning, but she did.  (Laughter.)

And on my worst day — right? — on my worst day, my worst — I won’t tell you why it was my worst, but it was not one of those good days — she got on a bus, got many other buses and women all over North Carolina, and they toured North Carolina.  Well, Mark was back sort of semi-supporting another candidate, which he ended up leaving very quickly.  I don’t think you had a choice, because of your wife, but thank her.

And Mark Meadows, he’s an extraordinary guy.  I mean, the only problem is, I guess, he’s announcing — he’d only win by 40 points, but he’s announcing that he’ll be not running this time.  Do you have somebody good to run?  Somebody going to win your district by at least 20 points, please?  Okay?  But he’s a tremendously talented man, not just as a politician.  As a human being, he’s incredible.

And during these horrible times — I mean, the way he worked and Jim and all of you guys — the way they worked so — it was like their life was at stake.  So many.

Ron DeSantis is another one.  He worked so hard.  Then he called me.  He said, “Sir, I’d like to run for governor.”  I said, “Governor?  I don’t want you to run.  I like you staying.”  “No, I want to run for governor.”  And I said, “Well, if you have to.”  “I’d like your support.”  I said, “How can I support you?  You’re at three.”  He was at three.  He had no money.  Somebody was at 38 and they had $22 million cash, right?  I said, “Look, if it’s important, I’ll do it,” because they — he’s been another great warrior.  And he’s — by the way, he ran.  I endorsed him.  His numbers went through the roof.

The man who we beat, who was expected to win easily, called me after the race.  He said, “You endorsed him, and it was like a nuclear bomb went off.  There was nothing I could do.”  He never even spent his money.  He saved it.

But Ron DeSantis is another one, and now he’s the governor of Florida.  And, by the way, he’s a great governor.  He’s a very popular governor.  His numbers are in the 70s.  And he’s done a great job.

But, Mark, I want to thank you very much.  Fantastic job. Thank you very much.  Mark Meadows.  (Applause.)

And Mike Johnson of Louisiana.  Where’s Mike?  Central casting.  What a job.  You can represent me anytime.  (Applause.)  You can represent me anytime.  Thank you.  What a job you’ve done.  Thank you, Mike.

And a man nobody has ever heard of, except the other side.  He’s the other side’s worst nightmare.  This guy goes down into dungeons and basements; he’ll find a document, no matter what.  He’s the most legitimate human being.  He’s the hardest worker.  He’s unbelievable.   He took tremendous abuse.  I mean, abuse.

The — the media and, you know, the other side, and the bad ones, the leakers, the liars, the dirty cops — they wanted to destroy him.  They tried.  They got close, but he wouldn’t let it happen.  And, honestly, in a certain way, he was the first one.  Wouldn’t you say, Jim and Mark and everybody?  This was the first guy.  He came out of nowhere.  He’s saying, “These people are corrupt.”  He’s still saying it.  And he was unbelievable. Devin Nunes.  He was unbelievable.  Unbelievable.  (Applause.)  That’s so true, Devin.

He’d come in and say — I didn’t even know hi;, I just heard there were like — there was this congressman who kept going into a basement — into files.  (Laughter.)  He knew something was wrong.  You felt it, right?  And now we know a lot more than we knew then, right?  You never thought it was as bad as it is.  And hopefully we’re going to take care of things, because we can never, ever allow this to happen again.  (Applause.)

Scott Perry of Pennsylvania.  Scott, thank you.  (Applause.)  Thank you, Scott.  Really great.  And you’re doing very well over there, by the way.  Just saw your numbers.
A man who is a — I mean, central casting.  If I’m going to pick Perry Mason, I’m going to do a remake of Perry Mason — other than Bill Barr, I’d pick this guy.  But I have to say, I’ll pick Barr.  I pick Barr first, right?  (Laughter.)  John Ratcliffe, right?  But I have to tell you, if we’re doing a remake of Perry Mason, the man I get — there’s nobody in Hollywood like this — John Ratcliffe, right?  (Applause.)  Stand up, John.

So — such a great lawyer.  Incredible guy.  Incredible talent.  But just a great lawyer and we appreciate it.  He gets on that screen, and everyone says, “I agree.”  The other side folds up so fast.  We’ll probably be using a lot of you in the next year.  But you have been fantastic, John.  We appreciate it.  Thank you very much.

A man who’s braver than me and braver than all of us in this room.  He got — he got whacked.  He got whacked.  My Steve, right?  I went to the hospital with our great First Lady that night.  Right, honey?  And we saw a man that was not going to make it.  He was not going to make it.  He was — the doctor — and I told him his wife — I said, “She loves you.”  “Why do you say that?”  Because she was devastated.

A lot of wives wouldn’t give a damn.  (Laughter.)  A lot of — a lot of wives — a lot of wives would have said, “Oh, yeah.”  I said, “How’s he doing?”  “Oh…”  She couldn’t even talk.  She was inconsolable.  Most wives would say, “Not good.  Listen, I’m going home now.”  (Laughter.)  But the doctor came in — the wife is like — she was a total mess.  She was really devastated.  And he really —  it looked like he had a 20, 25 percent chance.  I think you set a record for blood loss.

And, Steve Scalise, I — actually, honestly, I think you’re better looking now.  You’re more handsome now.  (Laughter.)  You — you weren’t that good looking.  You look good now.  (Laughter.)  He looks better now.  Can you believe it?  I don’t know what the hell that is.  (Applause.)  It’s true.  Better now.  (Applause.)  What a guy.

And he was practicing — he was practicing for the baseball game against, I guess, the Democrats, right?  And this whack-job started shooting.  Hurt Roger — I don’t know if Roger is here.  But hurt a number of people — hit them.  But really hit Steve.  He — Steve was at second base.  He was the second baseman.  And he went down and it was terrible.  I mean, I saw the whole thing and it was terrible.

Fortunately, you had two brave policemen with you.  Because of your high position in Congress, you had two policemen and they were amazing — the man and a woman.  And they came and they didn’t have rifles.  They were against a, supposedly, pretty good sharpshooter with rifles — good equipment.  And all they had was a gun.  And they started coming in from the outfield, shooting.  And they’re so far away that a handgun is not preferred.  This guy has the rifle and he’s hitting people.  And he was going to move up and there was no out.  I mean, if he would have been able to move up, there was no way to get out.  The entrance was a single entranceway on the other side, where he was.

So everyone went into the dugout — ran into the dugout, but Steve was really hit badly in the stomach, and — with a bullet that rips you apart.  It was supposed to do that.  It rips — it rips you apart.

And these two people came charging forward.  Boom.  Boom.  Boom.  And one of them — you know who — one of them — him? — got the shooter.  Hit him.  And then got him.  Killed him from the long distance.  It was amazing.  If you didn’t have those two people — you can imagine, right?  You could imagine what would happen.

So Melania and I went to the hospital that night.  And he was in such bad shape, and he’s been working ever since, so hard.  But six months ago, they had a baseball game at the Nationals Park.  And I’m watching and it’s — it’s on television.  And it’s just, you know, a game.  People — you want to win it, right?  And Steve’s at second base.  The poor guy can’t even walk.

Do you remember Bobby Richardson for the New York Yankees?  He was known for range, Louie.  Range.  He had the greatest range.  If a ball is hit to shortstop — Bobby Richardson is the second player, the second baseman — Bobby Richardson would field the ball.  If it’s hit to first base, he’ll throw it to the first baseman.  He had unbelievable range.  This was not Steve Scalise.  (Laughter.)  Steve had no range.  (Laughter.)  One foot and he has to fall down, right?  Because, you know, he was trying to get better.  I don’t know who the hell put you on the field.  (Laughter.)

And this is a true story.  So the game starts and the first pitch — Steve is standing at second base and the guy is really in bad shape.  And I said, “This is terrible.”  A shot — groundball shot is hit to second and Steve.  I say — I didn’t have time to think too much, but I said, “This is not good.  That ball is going toward him.”

And this guy stopped that ball, caught the call.  He’s now laying down.  He throws the ball to first base.  He gets him out.  I said, “It’s the most incredible thing.”  I’ve never seen — athletically — (applause) — I’ve never seen anything like it, right?

And he gets him out and they then took him out of the game, which was a very wise thing because you could never do that again in a million years.  (Laughter.)  But you weren’t going to let that ball go through.  I don’t care if it was hit by the greatest of all time, right?  That ball was not going through you, because you are a warrior.  Steve is — he is fantastic.  You are fantastic.  You and Liz and Kevin.

What a great — what a group.  I mean, what a group.  I got lucky.  I got lucky because you need the right people.  If I had the wrong people there, he — maybe a different story.  Maybe we’d be celebrating something else.  But I really want to thank you, Steve Scalise.

And, Elise, you — I just read this story; she’s the most incredible — what’s going on with you, Elise.  So I even said — you know, I was up campaigning for her, helping her.  But I thought, “She looks good.  She looks like good talent.”  But did I not realize, when she opens that mouth, you were killing them, Elise.  (Laughter.)  You were killing them.  (Applause.)

Elise — and there’s a big story in the New York Post — I love the New York Post because they treat me well.  There aren’t too many of you that do.  But today, you’re treating me well.  I even had a great headline — New York Times, Washington Post.  I had all of these great headlines.  Maybe we should just end it right there.  (Laughter.)

But you had the greatest story, yesterday in the Post, that people from all over the country are contributing to her campaign.  They were so enthralled with the way you handled yourself, what you said, the way you said it.  And I’ll always be your friend.  I think it was — it’s really an amazing story.  What a great future you have.  What a great future.  Thank you.  (Applause.)  The First Lady agrees, by the way.  The First Lady agrees.

And Michael Turner, you can represent me anytime.  Where’s Michael?  Where is he?  (Applause.)  Or you can represent me.  How good were you?  There’s another — there’s another Perry Mason type, I think.  Right?  What do you think, John?  But, Michael, you were fantastic and we appreciate it.

Brad Wenstrup.  Where’s Brad?  Brad.  (Applause.)  Great, great job.  This is a big day for lawyers.  You notice only the lawyers stayed?  All the lawyers stayed behind.

Lee Zeldin.  How good are you?  How good are you?  (Applause.)  Man.

And, Louie, your name is not down.  They didn’t give me your name.  Do you know — if I didn’t announce Louie — (laughter) — whoever the hell made this list, I got to get rid of because I — if I wouldn’t have announced Louie, it might have been the end of the presidency.  (Laughter.)  Louie, you have been so great.  So tough and so smart.  I got it just — (laughs) — I got it.  But Louie has been amazing.  He’s a tough guy.  He’s a smart guy.  He’s streetwise like crazy.  We love Texas, and we’re with you all the way, Louie.  We’re with you all the way.  Thank you very much.  (Applause.)

So that’s the story.  We have a great group of warriors, and there are others left, and, I guess, probably, I’m sure I didn’t mention a few, and I apologize if that’s the case.  How’s CPAC doing?  Good?  Huh?  My man, stand up please, will you?  He’s the one who said, “You should run.”  (Applause.)  Right?

Matt said — it’s like five years ago, six years ago.  And I made a speech, and then they do some kind of a straw poll: “Who made the best speech?”  And he said, “I made the best speech.”  With all this professional — I hate to say this:  With all these professional politicians, they voted, by far, the best speech was Trump.  He calls me, he says, “You should run for politics.”  I say, “What do I know about politics?”

But you know what?  We learned quickly, and our country has never done better than it’s doing right now.  (Applause.)  So it’s been good.  (Applause.)  But thank you, Matt.  Great.  Say hello.

So that’s the story.  We’ve been treated very unfairly.  Fortunately, we have great men and women that came to our defense.  If we didn’t, this would have been a horrific incident for our country.  When you have Lisa and Peter, the lovers, the FBI lovers: “I want to believe the path you threw out for” Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.  That’s the office.  “There’s no way he gets elected” — meaning me.  “There’s no way he gets elected.”

This is Peter, to Lisa.  He’s probably trying to impress her, for obvious reasons.  (Laughter.)  “There’s no way he gets elected.  But I’m afraid we can’t take the risk.”  Now, think of this.  In other words, if I get elected, they can’t — “they”; two low-lifes — they can’t take the risk.  They can’t take the risk.  Think of it.

And that’s where it came up, the greatest word of all: “insurance policy.”  So he says, “But I’m afraid we can’t take the risk.  She may lose.”  It’s like an insurance policy.  In the unlikely event you die before you’re 40 — in other words, if I won, they were going to do exactly what they did to us.  They were going to try and overthrow the government of the United States — a duly elected president.

And if I didn’t fire James Comey, we would have never found this stuff.  Because when I fired that sleazebag, all hell broke out.  They were ratting on each other.  They were running for the hills.  Let’s see what happens.  Let’s see what happens.  It’s in the hands of some very talented people.  We’re going to have to see what happens.

But I can tell you, in my opinion, these are the crookedest, most dishonest, dirtiest people I’ve ever seen.  They said — this is Strzok: “God, Hillary should win 100 million to one.”  This is about me.  This is an agent from the FBI.  Look how they let her off.  Thirty-three thousand emails deleted.  Nothing happens to her.  Nothing happens.  It’s unbelievable.

But think of that — “God, Hillary should win” — when these guys are investigating Hillary.  Then they go to work for Mueller — the two of them — and when Muller found out that everybody knew that they were 100 percent this way, he let them go.  But they deleted all of their emails and text messages.

So when we got the phone, they were all deleted.  Could you imagine the treasure trove?  They illegally deleted.  So they left.  They left Bob Mueller.  He had the look, but he didn’t have a lot of other things.  Always had the look.  Mr. G-Man.

And I love the FBI and the FBI loves me — 99 percent.  It was the top scum.  And the FBI people don’t like the top scum.

So think of that: 100 million to one.  And he’s investigating me.  And then, “God, Trump is a loathsome human being, isn’t he?”  These are the people looking at me.  I’m really not a bad person.  And Page said, “Yes, he’s awful.”  How would you like to have that?  This is just — this is the good stuff.  There’s stuff a hundred times worse than that.  These are all dirty people.

And now, I just heard that they’re suing the United States of America because they were interfered with.  We’re not going to let it happen.  Just not going to let it happen.  We cannot let this happen to our country.  We can’t.  (Applause.)

So, I’m going to leave now.  And I don’t know if any of you have anything to say.  You could say it.  But this is sort of a day of celebration, because we went through hell.

And I’m sure that Pelosi and Cryin’ Chuck — I’ve known this guy all the — the only time I ever saw him cry was when it was appropriate.  Known him for a long time.  Cryin’ Chuck.  But I’m sure they’ll try and cook up other things.  They’ll go through the state of New York.  They’ll go through other places.  They’ll do whatever they can.  Because instead of wanting to heal our country and fix our country, all they want to do — in my opinion, it’s almost like they want to destroy our country.  We can’t let it happen.

Jim Jordan, did you want to say something?  Go ahead.  Huh?  Mark?

REPRESENTATIVE MEADOWS:  No, I just — I wanted to just say that this reflection today, it is a small reflection of the kind of support you have all across the country.  We’ve got your back.  (Applause.)

THE PRESIDENT:  Well, thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you.  (Applause.)

This was a highly partisan situation.  Pelosi said — I copied it down exactly.  Before the impeachment — she wanted to impeach from day one, by the way.  Don’t let it fool you.  You know, she said, “No, the impeachment is a very serious thing.”  I said, “She wants to impeach.  Watch.”

Impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there’s something so compelling and so overwhelming and bipartisan — bipartisan.  It was 197 to nothing.  And other than one failed presidential candidate — and I call that “half a vote” because he actually voted for us on the other one.  But we had one failed presidential candidate.  That’s the only half a vote we lost.  So, we had almost 53 to nothing.  We had 197 to nothing.  And the only one that voted against was a guy that can’t stand the fact that he ran one of the worst campaigns in the history of the presidency.

But she said, “There’s something so compelling — it has to be so compelling and so overwhelming and bipartisan.  I don’t think we should go down that path, because it divides the country” — she was right about that — “and it’s just not worth it.”  That was Nancy Pelosi a year ago.  Right?

And I think it’s a shame.  I think it’s a shame.  But as I said, if we can put this genius to work on roads and highways and bridges and all of the things we can do — prescription drugs.  You know, we had — Secretary Azar is here and I want to thank him for this, but we had — first time in 51 years, where drug prices actually came down last year.  First time in 51 years.  But what we can do, working with both parties in Congress, is — would be unbelievable.  It would be unbelievable — all we can do.

And I know Chuck Grassley is working very hard on it and Mitch is working very hard on it.  But what we can do is — is incredible.  What we can do, just generally.  We’ve done so much without it.  We’ve rebuilt our military.  We’ve cut regulations at a level that nobody thought possible.  We’ll always protect our Second Amendment; we all know that.

But I just want to tell you that it’s an honor to be with you all.  I want to apologize to my family for having them have to go through a phony, rotten deal by some very evil and sick people.  And Ivanka is here, and my — my sons and my whole family, and that includes Barron.  (Applause.)  That includes Barron, who is up there as a young boy.

Stand up, honey.  (Applause.)  Ivanka, thank you, honey.  Come.  Come.  (Applause.)  (The President hugs Ivanka Trump.)

Come here, baby.  (Applause.)  (The President hugs the First Lady.)

So I just want to thank my family for sticking through it. This was not part of the deal.  I was going to run for President, and if I won, I was going do a great job.  I didn’t know that I was going to run, and then when I got in, I was going to have to run again and again and again.  Every week, I had to run again.  That wasn’t the deal, but they stuck with me.

And I’m so glad I did it because we are making progress and doing things for our great people that everybody said couldn’t be done.  Our country is thriving.  Our country is just respected again.  And it’s an honor to be with the people in this room.

Thank you very much, everybody.  (Applause.)  Thank you.  Thank you very much.  Thank you.  (Applause.)

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The Magnificent State of the Union Address

“Three years ago, we launched the great American comeback. Tonight, I stand before you to share the incredible results. Jobs are booming, incomes are soaring, poverty is plummeting, crime is falling, confidence is surging and our country is thriving and highly respected again.” – President Donald J. Trump

“One hundred and thirty-two lawmakers in this room have endorsed legislation to impose a socialist takeover of our health care system, wiping out the private health insurance plans of 180 million very happy Americans. To those watching at home tonight, I want you to know: We will never let socialism destroy American health care.” – President Donald J. Trump

“We terminated his evil reign of terror forever. (Qasem Soleimani) Our message to the terrorists is clear: You will never escape American justice. If you attack our citizens, you forfeit your life!” –  President Trump

“A special man, someone beloved by millions of Americans, who just received a stage 4 advanced cancer diagnosis. This is not good news, but what is good news is that he is the greatest fighter and winner that you will ever meet. Rush Limbaugh, thank you for your decades of tireless devotion to our country.” – President Donald J. Trump


Of course, the socialist left has vilified the spectacular State of the Union address given by our President.  Donald Trump succeeds in making America and her people love him more with each passing day.  His true love of our country and her people emanate from this man in everything he does, but more so in the SOTU speeches he has given.  It’s about others, not about him.  The word “I” doesn’t keep popping up in his speeches as it did in our former president’s every utterance.

What shocks and dismays Americans who support the Office of the President as well as the person who resides there, is the defiance and hatred, the classless disrespect of the president Americans elected to represent them, all because he’s not one of their globalist elitists.  Not only are they churlish in their lack of civility, but they openly disdain every wonderful advance our President has made in the past three years to Make America Great Again.

The Democrat Party has become the Communist Party USA.  They have shown they have little to offer America or her people other than the desire to bring us down to the level of third world Marxist nations run by Communist dictators who bleed and destroy the very soul of their people.

President Trump gave one of his finest speeches to the nation when he told the many stories of those who love America and who have been saved because America helped them.

Medal of Freedom to Rush

On Monday, the 3rd of February, Rush Limbaugh announced on his program that he had been diagnosed by two major medical institutions with stage four lung cancer that had metastasized to other parts of his body.

President Trump asked Rush and his wife Kathryn to be at the State of the Union address.  Our President surprised Rush with the honor of the Medal of Freedom given to Rush by First Lady Melania Trump during the SOTU speech and the Democrats wouldn’t even clap. Watch this magnificent video and please watch Kathryn Limbaugh’s face…you can see the love and the pain in her face for her sweetheart.

It has been reported that Rush was brought into the House Chamber via wheelchair.  This tells us all that his prognosis has been in effect for a lot longer than he has told us.  Stage Four is in reality a death sentence.  The life span is at most eight months and I don’t believe there’s that long for our Rush Limbaugh.

Without a miracle from our God, who Rush and family all worship and adore, we know we are going to lose one of the greatest men who has brought conservative talk radio to the forefront.  Two million listeners a day tune in to hear Rush’s take on politics, and if there was ever a time when we needed him, it’s now.  I haven’t agreed with everything Rush has said, but I know he steers the audience to truth, and I’ve seen him in person and he is one magnificent speaker.

I watched as Rush’s wife Kathryn looked at him when it was announced that First Lady Melania would give him the Medal of Freedom.

I saw in her face, her love for him and the knowledge that Rush is dying and without a miracle from God Almighty, he will be lost to us.  Heaven will rejoice, and we will mourn.

A good, perhaps great life, albeit short, has been lived by a man who tried to help keep America great. Pray for him, and pray for his family…losing Rush truly is a great loss to America.  God does supply miracles…pray for one!

President Trump’s Guests

Here is the list of the many beautiful guests President Trump invited and honored at this 2020 State of the Union address.

How magnificent…to see the great, great grandson of a hundred-year-old Tuskegee Airman…a black man whose team guarded the pilots carrying bombs, they were trained for aerial combat. They are the real heroes and history has recorded them as such.  Now, the great, great, grandson of this Airman is working to join the Air Force Academy and eventually going to space.

From a mother who wanted the very best education for her only daughter, to a man who lost his beloved brother because of a criminal illegal alien, to a reunited family with the soldier who is at war and not with his wife and children, to parents who lost their daughter Kayla to a terrorist…a menace to the world who was eliminated by the orders of our Commander in Chief.  And to so many more, even a baby who is now a healthy two-year-old who survived despite being born at 21 weeks gestation.  And a veteran who came home with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), who ended up on drugs and then because of a Trump program, got clean and is now reunited with his family and holds a great job.

Here is the full video of the State of the Union 2020 address.  You will have to watch it twice because of the distraction of Speaker Pelosi’s classless disrespect for the Office of President of the United States.

Speaker Pelosi

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi broke congressional tradition by introducing President Donald Trump as only “the president of the United States.”  Previous House speakers have introduced the sitting commander in chief by saying they had the “high privilege and distinct honor of presenting to you the president of the United States.”

The mainstream media is saying that the President snubbed her by not shaking her hand when she extended it.  He didn’t shake hands with the Vice President either, and personally why would he want to shake hands with someone who has led the House to impeach him.

As if it wasn’t bad enough that Pelosi would not stand or clap for the achievements of our President, she wouldn’t even applaud or stand for the many guests who were featured by President Trump.  She disgraced herself, and her Party for leading them in a “deplorable” attitude of disdain toward the President of the United States, and the 63 million Americans who elected him.

We watched as she shook her head when he made statements she didn’t like.  We watched her tongue run around her mouth in distaste for the truth our President presented, and we watched her speak to Vice President Pence who ignored her as he was listening to the President.  We watched her as she stared at her comrades in the Democrat Party, who like her wore white. They claim the wearing of white pays homage to the women’s suffrage movement that led to the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920, which guaranteed women the right to vote.  What hogwash!

What I see is not women in white, signifying purity before marriage and first communion to Christ, what I see is women in white with the blood of the unborn they’ve chosen to murder in their mother’s wombs, dripping across their white robes of defiance.  They look like Ku Klux Klan members covered in scarlet stripes.  They represent evil, they represent hatred of America’s freedoms, they represent the disgrace of honor, they represent the intent to destroy the beauty of the founders of this nation’s liberties, they represent death, not life, and they represent destruction not hope, and certainly not joy.  They belong to their father the devil.

But Speaker Pelosi, your petty and vicious acts of hatred in front of the horrified and dismayed invited guests, and the millions of American citizens who watched you tear up the four pages of our President’s speech…this went beyond evil…this was an atrocity born only of mediocrity and hatred, of rudeness by a person of ill-bred graceless incivility and black hearted wickedness.

Video surfaced Wednesday appearing to show House Speaker Pelosi testing and pre-ripping paper during President Trump‘s State of the Union address before she would later rip it up at the end of his speech.  She literally tore in half each sheet of the Commander in Chief’s State of the Union address on national TV at the conclusion of his remarks Tuesday night.  This is one of the most classless acts ever done at the State of Union.  She was unmoved by the American stories our President presented.

Pelosi ripped up one of our last surviving Tuskegee Airmen.  She ripped up the survival and growth of a beautiful little girl.  She tore up the mourning families of Rocky Jones and Kayla Mueller.  She shredded a soldier’s reunion with his family and she pulverized the glory of the Medal of Freedom given to the number one talk radio host who is now in the fight of his life.

That’s her legacy.  She is filled with demons of hatred for Americans and America.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi should be forced to resign, she has overstepped all bounds of decency.

Senate Votes to Acquit

On Wednesday, the Senate voted to acquit the President for the fraudulent impeachment led by Nancy Pelosi.

Willard “the rat” Mitt Romney was the only Republican who voted against acquittal for the unethical impeachment of this great President. Although President Trump was innocent of anything improper, Romney hates him despite the fact that Donald Trump supported him both when he ran for President and for the Senate.

Republican Utah state Rep. Tim Quinn has introduced a bill in that state’s legislature that would allow voters to recall U.S. senators — a possible swipe at Utah Senator Romney, despite Quinn saying the bill isn’t targeted at anyone in particular.  Let’s hope it passes.

Conclusion

Pray for our President, pray for our country, and pray for Rush Limbaugh, his wife and his family.

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EXCLUSIVE: Pence Blasts Democrats Failed Impeachment Attempt

Vice President Mike Pence blasted Democrats on Wednesday for their failed attempt to impeach President Donald Trump in a sit-down interview with the Daily Caller.

Pence sat down with the Caller as the Senate was voting to acquit the president, and was not at all worried about the outcome, saying, “well, we’ve you know, we have supported this administration and supported the president every step of the way. And the truth is, I think the American people have seen this for what it is, it’s nothing more than a sham investigation where the president was given no due process at all, followed by a partisan impeachment, which today will result in the president of the United States being acquitted by the United States Senate,” Pence told the Daily Caller.

“We simply sought to continue to support the president. Look, the American people have the facts. I mean, we started out with a whistleblower complaint. We never hear about the whistleblower anymore because the American people can read the transcript. They could see there was no quid pro quo President Zelensky said there was no pressure. The president did nothing wrong. And Ukraine received all of the military aid that was approved by the Congress,” Pence said.

“His acquittal today will be a confirmation of all of that. And I hope also it’s it gives us an opportunity to move on,” Pence concluded.

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Dr. Nasir Shaikh is a Reagan Conservative, is a second generation American Muslim. Dr. Shaikh’s passion for politics were shaped by President Ronald Reagan, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, his silent “Conservative Mentors”. Dr. Shaikh attended Westminster College and graduated from Ross School of Medicine. Dr. Shaikh is a staunch President Trump supporter since the very first day and was one of the very few political pundits who correctly predicted and guaranteed a huge Trump electoral college victory on his Facebook video blog on pre-election night. Dr. Shaikh is in his 3rd year of co-hosting the Conservative Commandos Radio Show. His signature sign-off is “When you’re Right your Right, and when you’re Left your Wrong”!!

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President Donald J. Trump’s Historic State of the Union Address — February 4th, 2020

President Donald J. Trump gave his third and most uplifting and visionary State of the Union address to the American people on February 4th, 2020. He had many special guests in the gallery and made note of each of their hopes, dreams, lives and sacrifices for America.

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TRANSCRIPT

Madam Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States, and my fellow citizens:

Three years ago, we launched the great American comeback. Tonight, I stand before you to share the incredible results. Jobs are booming, incomes are soaring, poverty is plummeting, crime is falling, confidence is surging, and our country is thriving and highly respected again! America’s enemies are on the run, America’s fortunes are on the rise, and America’s future is blazing bright.

The years of economic decay are over. The days of our country being used, taken advantage of, and even scorned by other nations are long behind us. Gone too are the broken promises, jobless recoveries, tired platitudes, and constant excuses for the depletion of American wealth, power, and prestige.

In just 3 short years, we have shattered the mentality of American decline, and we have rejected the downsizing of America’s destiny. We are moving forward at a pace that was unimaginable just a short time ago, and we are never going back!

I am thrilled to report to you tonight that our economy is the best it has ever been. Our military is completely rebuilt, with its power being unmatched anywhere in the world — and it is not even close. Our borders are secure. Our families are flourishing. Our values are renewed. Our pride is restored. And for all these reasons, I say to the people of our great country, and to the Members of Congress before me: The State of our Union is stronger than ever before!

The vision I will lay out this evening demonstrates how we are building the world’s most prosperous and inclusive society — one where every citizen can join in America’s unparalleled success, and where every community can take part in America’s extraordinary rise.

From the instant I took office, I moved rapidly to revive the United States economy — slashing a record number of job-killing regulations, enacting historic and record-setting tax cuts, and fighting for fair and reciprocal trade agreements. Our agenda is relentlessly pro-worker, pro-family, pro-growth, and, most of all, pro-American. We are advancing with unbridled optimism and lifting high our citizens of every race, color, religion, and creed.

Since my election, we have created 7 million new jobs — 5 million more than Government experts projected during the previous administration.

The unemployment rate is the lowest in over half a century.

Incredibly, the average unemployment rate under my Administration is lower than any administration in the history of our country. If we had not reversed the failed economic policies of the previous administration, the world would not now be witness to America’s great economic success.

The unemployment rates for African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, and Asian-Americans have reached the lowest levels in history. African-American youth unemployment has reached an all-time low.

African-American poverty has declined to the lowest rate ever recorded.

The unemployment rate for women reached the lowest level in almost 70 years — and last year, women filled 72 percent of all new jobs added.

The veterans’ unemployment rate dropped to a record low.

The unemployment rate for disabled Americans has reached an all-time low.

Workers without a high school diploma have achieved the lowest unemployment rate recorded in United States history.

A record number of young Americans are now employed.

Under the last administration, more than 10 million people were added to the food stamp rolls. Under my Administration, 7 million Americans have come off of food stamps, and 10 million people have been lifted off of welfare.

In 8 years under the last administration, over 300,000 working-age people dropped out of the workforce. In just 3 years of my Administration, 3.5 million working-age people have joined the workforce.

Since my election, the net worth of the bottom half of wage-earners has increased by 47 percent — 3 times faster than the increase for the top 1 percent. After decades of flat and falling incomes, wages are rising fast — and, wonderfully, they are rising fastest for low-income workers, who have seen a 16 percent pay-increase since my election. This is a blue collar boom.

Real median household income is now at the highest level ever recorded!

Since my election, United States stock markets have soared 70 percent, adding more than $12 trillion to our Nation’s wealth, transcending anything anyone believed was possible — this, as other countries are not doing well. Consumer confidence has reached amazing new heights.

All of those millions of people with 401(k)s and pensions are doing far better than they have ever done before with increases of 60, 70, 80, 90, and even 100 percent.

Jobs and investment are pouring into 9,000 previously-neglected neighborhoods thanks to Opportunity Zones, a plan spearheaded by Senator Tim Scott as part of our great Republican tax cuts. In other words, wealthy people and companies are pouring money into poor neighborhoods or areas that have not seen investment in many decades, creating jobs, energy, and excitement. This is the first time that these deserving communities have seen anything like this. It is all working!

Opportunity Zones are helping Americans like Army Veteran Tony Rankins from Cincinnati, Ohio. After struggling with drug addiction, Tony lost his job, his house, and his family — he was homeless. But then Tony found a construction company that invests in Opportunity Zones. He is now a top tradesman, drug-free, reunited with his family, and he is here tonight. Tony: Keep up the great work.

Our roaring economy has, for the first time ever, given many former prisoners the ability to get a great job and a fresh start. This second chance at life is made possible because we passed landmark Criminal Justice Reform into law. Everybody said that Criminal Justice Reform could not be done, but I got it done, and the people in this room got it done.

Thanks to our bold regulatory reduction campaign, the United States has become the number one producer of oil and natural gas in the world, by far. With the tremendous progress we have made over the past 3 years, America is now energy independent, and energy jobs, like so many elements of our country, are at a record high. We are doing numbers that no one would have thought possible just 3 years ago.

Likewise, we are restoring our Nation’s manufacturing might, even though predictions were that this could never be done. After losing 60,000 factories under the previous two administrations, America has now gained 12,000 new factories under my Administration with thousands upon thousands of plants and factories being planned or built. We have created over half a million new manufacturing jobs. Companies are not leaving; they are coming back. Everybody wants to be where the action is, and the United States of America is, indeed, where the action is.

One of the single biggest promises I made to the American people was to replace the disastrous NAFTA trade deal. In fact, unfair trade is perhaps the single biggest reason that I decided to run for President. Following NAFTA’s adoption, our Nation lost one in four manufacturing jobs. Many politicians came and went, pledging to change or replace NAFTA — only to do absolutely nothing. But unlike so many who came before me, I keep my promises. Six days ago, I replaced NAFTA and signed the brand new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) into law.

The USMCA will create nearly 100,000 new high-paying American auto jobs, and massively boost exports for our farmers, ranchers, and factory workers. It will also bring trade with Mexico and Canada to a much higher degree, but also to a much greater level of fairness and reciprocity. This is the first major trade deal in many years to earn the strong backing of America’s labor unions.

I also promised our citizens that I would impose tariffs to confront China’s massive theft of American jobs. Our strategy worked. Days ago, we signed the groundbreaking new agreement with China that will defend our workers, protect our intellectual property, bring billions of dollars into our treasury, and open vast new markets for products made and grown right here in the United States of America. For decades, China has taken advantage of the United States, now we have changed that but, at the same time, we have perhaps the best relationship we have ever had with China, including with President Xi. They respect what we have done because, quite frankly, they could never believe what they were able to get away with year after year, decade after decade, without someone in our country stepping up and saying: Enough. Now, we want to rebuild our country, and that is what we are doing.

As we restore American leadership throughout the world, we are once again standing up for freedom in our hemisphere. That is why my Administration reversed the failing policies of the previous administration on Cuba. We are supporting the hopes of Cubans, Nicaraguans, and Venezuelans to restore democracy. The United States is leading a 59-nation diplomatic coalition against the socialist dictator of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro. Maduro is an illegitimate ruler, a tyrant who brutalizes his people. But Maduro’s grip of tyranny will be smashed and broken. Here this evening is a man who carries with him the hopes, dreams, and aspirations of all Venezuelans. Joining us in the gallery is the true and legitimate President of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó. Mr. President, please take this message back to your homeland. All Americans are united with the Venezuelan people in their righteous struggle for freedom! Socialism destroys nations. But always remember, freedom unifies the soul.

To safeguard American Liberty, we have invested a record-breaking $2.2 trillion in the United States Military. We have purchased the finest planes, missiles, rockets, ships, and every other form of military equipment — all made in the United States of America. We are also finally getting our allies to help pay their fair share. I have raised contributions from the other NATO members by more than $400 billion, and the number of allies meeting their minimum obligations has more than doubled.

And just weeks ago, for the first time since President Truman established the Air Force more than 70 years earlier, we created a new branch of the United States Armed Forces, the Space Force.

In the gallery tonight, we have one of the Space Force’s youngest potential recruits: 13-year-old Iain Lanphier, an eighth grader from Arizona. Iain has always dreamed of going to space. He was first in his class and among the youngest at an aviation academy. He aspires to go to the Air Force Academy, and then, he has his eye on the Space Force. As Iain says, “most people look up at space, I want to look down on the world.”

Sitting beside Iain tonight is his great hero. Charles McGee was born in Cleveland, Ohio, one century ago. Charles is one of the last surviving Tuskegee Airmen — the first black fighter pilots — and he also happens to be Iain’s great-grandfather. After more than 130 combat missions in World War II, he came back to a country still struggling for Civil Rights and went on to serve America in Korea and Vietnam. On December 7th, Charles celebrated his 100th birthday. A few weeks ago, I signed a bill promoting Charles McGee to Brigadier General. And earlier today, I pinned the stars on his shoulders in the Oval Office. General McGee: Our Nation salutes you.

From the pilgrims to our Founders, from the soldiers at Valley Forge to the marchers at Selma, and from President Lincoln to the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Americans have always rejected limits on our children’s future.

Members of Congress, we must never forget that the only victories that matter in Washington are victories that deliver for the American people. The people are the heart of our country, their dreams are the soul of our country, and their love is what powers and sustains our country. We must always remember that our job is to put America first!

The next step forward in building an inclusive society is making sure that every young American gets a great education and the opportunity to achieve the American Dream. Yet, for too long, countless American children have been trapped in failing government schools. To rescue these students, 18 States have created school choice in the form of Opportunity Scholarships. The programs are so popular, that tens of thousands of students remain on waiting lists. One of those students is Janiyah Davis, a fourth grader from Philadelphia. Janiyah’s mom Stephanie is a single parent. She would do anything to give her daughter a better future. But last year, that future was put further out of reach when Pennsylvania’s Governor vetoed legislation to expand school choice for 50,000 children.

Janiyah and Stephanie are in the gallery this evening. But there is more to their story. Janiyah, I am pleased to inform you that your long wait is over. I can proudly announce tonight that an Opportunity Scholarship has become available, it is going to you, and you will soon be heading to the school of your choice!

Now, I call on the Congress to give 1 million American children the same opportunity Janiyah has just received. Pass the Education Freedom Scholarships and Opportunity Act — because no parent should be forced to send their child to a failing government school.

Every young person should have a safe and secure environment in which to learn and grow. For this reason, our magnificent First Lady has launched the “Be Best” initiative — to advance a safe, healthy, supportive, and drug-free life for the next generation, online, in school, and in our communities. Thank you, Melania, for your extraordinary love and profound care for America’s children.

My Administration is determined to give our citizens the opportunities they need regardless of age or background. Through our Pledge to American Workers, over 400 companies will also provide new jobs and education opportunities to almost 15 million Americans.

My Budget also contains an exciting vision for our Nation’s high schools. Tonight, I ask the Congress to support our students and back my plan to offer vocational and technical education in every single high school in America.

To expand equal opportunity, I am also proud that we achieved record and permanent funding for our Nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

A good life for American families also requires the most affordable, innovative, and high-quality healthcare system on Earth. Before I took office, health insurance premiums had more than doubled in just 5 years. I moved quickly to provide affordable alternatives. Our new plans are up to 60 percent less expensive. I have also made an ironclad pledge to American families: We will always protect patients with pre-existing conditions — that is a guarantee. And we will always protect your Medicare and your Social Security.

The American patient should never be blindsided by medical bills. That is why I signed an Executive Order requiring price transparency. Many experts believe that transparency, which will go into full effect at the beginning of next year, will be even bigger than healthcare reform. It will save families massive amounts of money for substantially better care.

But as we work to improve Americans’ healthcare, there are those who want to take away your healthcare, take away your doctor, and abolish private insurance entirely. One hundred thirty-two lawmakers in this room have endorsed legislation to impose a socialist takeover of our healthcare system, wiping out the private health insurance plans of 180 million Americans. To those watching at home tonight, I want you to know: We will never let socialism destroy American healthcare!

Over 130 legislators in this chamber have endorsed legislation that would bankrupt our Nation by providing free taxpayer-funded healthcare to millions of illegal aliens, forcing taxpayers to subsidize free care for anyone in the world who unlawfully crosses our borders. These proposals would raid the Medicare benefits our seniors depend on, while acting as a powerful lure for illegal immigration. This is what is happening in California and other States — their systems are totally out of control, costing taxpayers vast and unaffordable amounts of money. If forcing American taxpayers to provide unlimited free healthcare to illegal aliens sounds fair to you, then stand with the radical left. But if you believe that we should defend American patients and American seniors, then stand with me and pass legislation to prohibit free Government healthcare for illegal aliens!

This will be a tremendous boon to our already very-strongly guarded southern border where, as we speak, a long, tall, and very powerful wall is being built. We have now completed over 100 miles and will have over 500 miles fully completed by early next year.

My Administration is also taking on the big pharmaceutical companies. We have approved a record number of affordable generic drugs, and medicines are being approved by the FDA at a faster clip than ever before. I was pleased to announce last year that, for the first time in 51 years, the cost of prescription drugs actually went down.

And working together, the Congress can reduce drug prices substantially from current levels. I have been speaking to Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa and others in the Congress in order to get something on drug pricing done, and done properly. I am calling for bipartisan legislation that achieves the goal of dramatically lowering prescription drug prices. Get a bill to my desk, and I will sign it into law without delay.

With unyielding commitment, we are curbing the opioid epidemic — drug overdose deaths declined for the first time in nearly 30 years. Among the States hardest hit, Ohio is down 22 percent, Pennsylvania is down 18 percent, Wisconsin is down 10 percent — and we will not quit until we have beaten the opioid epidemic once and for all.

Protecting Americans’ health also means fighting infectious diseases. We are coordinating with the Chinese government and working closely together on the Coronavirus outbreak in China. My Administration will take all necessary steps to safeguard our citizens from this threat.

We have launched ambitious new initiatives to substantially improve care for Americans with kidney disease, Alzheimer’s, and those struggling with mental health challenges. And because the Congress funded my request, we are pursuing new cures for childhood cancer, and we will eradicate the AIDS epidemic in America by the end of the decade.

Almost every American family knows the pain when a loved one is diagnosed with a serious illness. Here tonight is a special man, someone beloved by millions of Americans who just received a Stage 4 advanced cancer diagnosis. This is not good news, but what is good news is that he is the greatest fighter and winner that you will ever meet. Rush Limbaugh: Thank you for your decades of tireless devotion to our country. Rush, in recognition of all that you have done for our Nation, the millions of people a day that you speak to and inspire, and all of the incredible work that you have done for charity, I am proud to announce tonight that you will be receiving our country’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. I will now ask the First Lady of the United States to please stand and present you with the honor. Rush, Kathryn, congratulations!

As we pray for all who are sick, we know that America is constantly achieving new medical breakthroughs. In 2017, doctors at St. Luke’s hospital in Kansas City delivered one of the earliest premature babies ever to survive. Born at just 21 weeks and 6 days, and weighing less than a pound, Ellie Schneider was born a fighter. Through the skill of her doctors — and the prayers of her parents — little Ellie kept on winning the battle for life. Today, Ellie is a strong, healthy 2-year-old girl sitting with her amazing mother Robin in the gallery. Ellie and Robin: We are so glad you are here.

Ellie reminds us that every child is a miracle of life. Thanks to modern medical wonders, 50 percent of very premature babies delivered at the hospital where Ellie was born now survive. Our goal should be to ensure that every baby has the best chance to thrive and grow just like Ellie. That is why I am asking the Congress to provide an additional $50 million to fund neo-natal research for America’s youngest patients. That is also why I am calling upon the Members of Congress here tonight to pass legislation finally banning the late-term abortion of babies.

Whether we are Republican, Democrat, or Independent, surely we must all agree that every human life is a sacred gift from God!

As we support America’s moms and dads, I was recently proud to sign the law providing new parents in the Federal workforce paid family leave, serving as a model for the rest of the country. Now, I call on the Congress to pass the bipartisan Advancing Support for Working Families Act, extending family leave to mothers and fathers all across the Nation.

Forty million American families have an average $2,200 extra thanks to our child tax credit. I have also overseen historic funding increases for high-quality child care, enabling 17 States to serve more children, many of which have reduced or eliminated their waitlists altogether. And I sent the Congress a plan with a vision to further expand access to high-quality childcare and urge you to act immediately.

To protect the environment, days ago, I announced that the United States will join the One Trillion Trees Initiative, an ambitious effort to bring together Government and the private sector to plant new trees in America and around the world.

We must also rebuild America’s infrastructure. I ask you to pass Senator Barrasso’s highway bill — to invest in new roads, bridges, and tunnels across our land.

I am also committed to ensuring that every citizen can have access to high-speed internet, including rural America.

A better tomorrow for all Americans also requires us to keep America safe. That means supporting the men and women of law enforcement at every level, including our Nation’s heroic ICE officers.

Last year, our brave ICE officers arrested more than 120,000 criminal aliens charged with nearly 10,000 burglaries, 5,000 sexual assaults, 45,000 violent assaults, and 2,000 murders.

Tragically, there are many cities in America where radical politicians have chosen to provide sanctuary for these criminal illegal aliens. In Sanctuary Cities, local officials order police to release dangerous criminal aliens to prey upon the public, instead of handing them over to ICE to be safely removed.

Just 29 days ago, a criminal alien freed by the Sanctuary City of New York was charged with the brutal rape and murder of a 92-year-old woman. The killer had been previously arrested for assault, but under New York’s sanctuary policies, he was set free. If the city had honored ICE’s detainer request, his victim would be alive today.

The State of California passed an outrageous law declaring their whole State to be a sanctuary for criminal illegal immigrants — with catastrophic results.

Here is just one tragic example. In December 2018, California police detained an illegal alien with five prior arrests, including convictions for robbery and assault. But as required by California’s Sanctuary Law, local authorities released him.

Days later, the criminal alien went on a gruesome spree of deadly violence. He viciously shot one man going about his daily work; he approached a woman sitting in her car and shot her in the arm and the chest. He walked into a convenience store and wildly fired his weapon. He hijacked a truck and smashed into vehicles, critically injuring innocent victims. One of the victims of his bloody rampage was a 51-year-old American named Rocky Jones. Rocky was at a gas station when this vile criminal fired eight bullets at him from close range, murdering him in cold blood. Rocky left behind a devoted family, including his brothers who loved him more than anything. One of his grieving brothers is here with us tonight. Jody, would you please stand? Jody, our hearts weep for your loss — and we will not rest until you have justice.

Senator Thom Tillis has introduced legislation to allow Americans like Jody to sue Sanctuary Cities and States when a loved one is hurt or killed as a result of these deadly policies. I ask the Congress to pass the Justice for Victims of Sanctuary Cities Act immediately. The United States of America should be a sanctuary for law-abiding Americans — not criminal aliens!

In the last 3 years, ICE has arrested over 5,000 wicked human traffickers — and I have signed 9 pieces of legislation to stamp out the menace of human trafficking, domestically and around the globe.

My Administration has undertaken an unprecedented effort to secure the southern border of the United States.

Before I came into office, if you showed up illegally on our southern border and were arrested, you were simply released and allowed into our country, never to be seen again. My Administration has ended Catch-and-Release. If you come illegally, you will now be promptly removed. We entered into historic cooperation agreements with the Governments of Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala. As a result of our unprecedented efforts, illegal crossings are down 75 percent since May — dropping 8 straight months in a row. And as the wall goes up, drug seizures rise, and border crossings go down.

Last year, I traveled to the border in Texas and met Chief Patrol Agent Raul Ortiz. Over the last 24 months, Agent Ortiz and his team have seized more than 200,000 pounds of poisonous narcotics, arrested more than 3,000 human smugglers, and rescued more than 2,000 migrants. Days ago, Agent Ortiz was promoted to Deputy Chief of Border Patrol — and he joins us tonight. Chief Ortiz: Please stand — a grateful Nation thanks you and all the heroes of Border Patrol.

To build on these historic gains, we are working on legislation to replace our outdated and randomized immigration system with one based on merit, welcoming those who follow the rules, contribute to our economy, support themselves financially, and uphold our values.

With every action, my Administration is restoring the rule of law and re-asserting the culture of American freedom. Working with Senate Majority Leader McConnell and his colleagues in the Senate, we have confirmed a record number of 187 new Federal judges to uphold our Constitution as written. This includes two brilliant new Supreme Court Justices, Neil Gorsuch, and Brett Kavanaugh.

My Administration is also defending religious liberty, and that includes the Constitutional right to pray in public schools. In America, we do not punish prayer. We do not tear down crosses. We do not ban symbols of faith. We do not muzzle preachers and pastors. In America, we celebrate faith. We cherish religion. We lift our voices in prayer, and we raise our sights to the Glory of God!

Just as we believe in the First Amendment, we also believe in another Constitutional right that is under siege all across our country. So long as I am President I will always protect your Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.

In reaffirming our heritage as a free Nation, we must remember that America has always been a frontier nation. Now we must embrace the next frontier, America’s manifest destiny in the stars. I am asking the Congress to fully fund the Artemis program to ensure that the next man and the first woman on the moon will be American astronauts — using this as a launching pad to ensure that America is the first nation to plant its flag on Mars.

My Administration is also strongly defending our national security and combating radical Islamic terrorism. Last week, I announced a groundbreaking plan for peace between Israel and the Palestinians. Recognizing that all past attempts have failed, we must be determined and creative in order to stabilize the region and give millions of young people the change to realize a better future.

Three years ago, the barbarians of ISIS held over 20,000 square miles of territory in Iraq and Syria. Today, the ISIS territorial caliphate has been 100 percent destroyed, and the founder and leader of ISIS — the bloodthirsty killer Al‑Baghdadi — is dead!

We are joined this evening by Carl and Marsha Mueller. After graduating from college, their beautiful daughter Kayla became a humanitarian aid worker. Kayla once wrote, “Some people find God in church. Some people find God in nature. Some people find God in love; I find God in suffering. I’ve known for some time what my life’s work is, using my hands as tools to relieve suffering.” In 2013, while caring for suffering civilians in Syria, Kayla was kidnapped, tortured, and enslaved by ISIS, and kept as a prisoner of Al-Baghdadi himself. After more than 500 horrifying days of captivity, Al-Baghdadi murdered young Kayla. She was just 26 years old.

On the night that United States Special Forces Operators ended Al‑Baghdadi’s miserable life, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley, received a call in the Situation Room. He was told that the brave men of the elite Special Forces team, that so perfectly carried out the operation, had given their mission a name — “Task Force 8-14.” It was a reference to a special day: August 14th — Kayla’s birthday. Carl and Marsha, America’s warriors never forgot Kayla — and neither will we.

Every day, America’s men and women in uniform demonstrate the infinite depths of love that dwells in the human heart.

One of these American heroes was Army Staff Sergeant Christopher Hake. On his second deployment to Iraq in 2008, Sergeant Hake wrote a letter to his 1-year-old son, Gage: “I will be with you again,” he wrote to Gage. “I will teach you to ride your first bike, build your first sand box, watch you play sports and see you have kids also. I love you son, take care of your mother. I am always with you. Dad.” On Easter Sunday of 2008, Chris was out on patrol in Baghdad when his Bradley Fighting Vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb. That night, he made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Sergeant Hake now rests in eternal glory in Arlington, and his wife Kelli is in the gallery tonight, joined by their son, who is now 13 years old. To Kelli and Gage: Chris will live in our hearts forever.

The terrorist responsible for killing Sergeant Hake was Qasem Soleimani, who provided the deadly roadside bomb that took Chris’s life. Soleimani was the Iranian Regime’s most ruthless butcher, a monster who murdered or wounded thousands of American service members in Iraq. As the world’s top terrorist, Soleimani orchestrated the deaths of countless men, women, and children. He directed the December assault on United States Forces in Iraq, and was actively planning new attacks. That is why, last month, at my direction, the United States Military executed a flawless precision strike that killed Soleimani and terminated his evil reign of terror forever.

Our message to the terrorists is clear: You will never escape American justice. If you attack our citizens, you forfeit your life!

In recent months, we have seen proud Iranians raise their voices against their oppressive rulers. The Iranian regime must abandon its pursuit of nuclear weapons, stop spreading terror, death, and destruction, and start working for the good of its own people. Because of our powerful sanctions, the Iranian economy is doing very poorly. We can help them make it very good in a short period of time, but perhaps they are too proud or too foolish to ask for that help. We are here. Let’s see which road they choose. It is totally up to them.

As we defend American lives, we are working to end America’s wars in the Middle East.

In Afghanistan, the determination and valor of our warfighters has allowed us to make tremendous progress, and peace talks are underway. I am not looking to kill hundreds of thousands of people in Afghanistan, many of them innocent. It is also not our function to serve other nations as a law enforcement agency. These are warfighters, the best in the world, and they either want to fight to win or not fight at all. We are working to finally end America’s longest war and bring our troops back home!

War places a heavy burden on our Nation’s extraordinary military families, especially spouses like Amy Williams from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and her 2 children — 6-year-old Elliana and 3-year-old Rowan. Amy works full time, and volunteers countless hours helping other military families. For the past 7 months, she has done it all while her husband, Sergeant First Class Townsend Williams, is in Afghanistan on his fourth deployment to the Middle East. Amy’s kids have not seen their father’s face in many months. Amy, your family’s sacrifice makes it possible for all of our families to live in safety and peace — we thank you.

As the world bears witness tonight, America is a land of heroes. This is the place where greatness is born, where destinies are forged, and where legends come to life. This is the home of Thomas Edison and Teddy Roosevelt, of many great Generals, including Washington, Pershing, Patton, and MacArthur. This is the home of Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Amelia Earhart, Harriet Tubman, the Wright Brothers, Neil Armstrong, and so many more. This is the country where children learn names like Wyatt Earp, Davy Crockett, and Annie Oakley. This is the place where the pilgrims landed at Plymouth and where Texas patriots made their last stand at the Alamo.

The American Nation was carved out of the vast frontier by the toughest, strongest, fiercest, and most determined men and women ever to walk the face of the Earth. Our ancestors braved the unknown; tamed the wilderness; settled the Wild West; lifted millions from poverty, disease, and hunger; vanquished tyranny and fascism; ushered the world to new heights of science and medicine; laid down the railroads, dug out canals, raised up the skyscrapers — and, ladies and gentlemen, our ancestors built the most exceptional Republic ever to exist in all of human history. And we are making it greater than ever before!

This is our glorious and magnificent inheritance.

We are Americans. We are the pioneers. We are the pathfinders. We settled the new world, we built the modern world, and we changed history forever by embracing the eternal truth that everyone is made equal by the hand of Almighty God.

America is the place where anything can happen! America is the place where anyone can rise. And here, on this land, on this soil, on this continent, the most incredible dreams come true!

This Nation is our canvas, and this country is our masterpiece. We look at tomorrow and see unlimited frontiers just waiting to be explored. Our brightest discoveries are not yet known. Our most thrilling stories are not yet told. Our grandest journeys are not yet made. The American Age, the American Epic, the American Adventure, has only just begun!

Our spirit is still young; the sun is still rising; God’s grace is still shining; and my fellow Americans, the best is yet to come!

Thank you. God Bless You. God Bless America.

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VIDEO: Everything You’ve Ever Seen About Cuba Is A Lie

Turning Point USA posted the below commentary and video titled Everything You’ve Ever Seen About Cuba Is A Lie:

60 years ago, Communists seized power in Cuba and all private business and industry were nationalized and the Cuban people have lived under Socialism ever since. Did the theft and redistribution of all wealth and property lead to prosperity and justice for the Cuban people? Many American Leftists would have you believe just that. Turning Point USA traveled to Cuba to investigate the true realities of what a generation of full Socialism has done to the once-thriving Cuban population. What did we discover? Everything you have ever seen about Cuba is a lie. #SocialismSucks

RELATED ARTICLE: My Visit to Cuba — An American in Havana

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VIDEO: Mass Child Sexual Abuse Scandal in UK – ‘They quoted the Quran to me’

h/t M.

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#Expose2020 Part IV: Two More Bernie Staffers Promote ‘Extreme Action’ and Property Destruction

View our latest video HERE.

This month, Project Veritas Action Fund (PVA) exposed Kyle Jurek, a paid Iowa Field Organizer for the Sanders campaign, and Martin Weissgerber, a paid South Carolina Field Organizer for the Sanders campaign. Both are recorded admitting their radical and violent intentions for the country. Bernie Sanders’ campaign has refused to comment, and the media has avoided covering the stories.

Today’s new video exposes two more paid Field Organizers for the Sanders campaign in South Carolina, Mason Baird and Daniel Taylor, admitting the campaign attracts “truly radical people,” saying they are ready for violent “extreme action,” and hiding their violent intentions from the public. They also praise the Soviet Union and brush off their human rights atrocities.

Some of the key findings of today’s video:

  • Mason Baird, South Carolina Field Organizer, Sanders Campaign: “I’ve Canvassed with Someone Who’s an Anarchist, and with Someone Who’s a Marxist/Leninist. So, We Attract Radical, Truly Radical People in the Campaign…Obviously That’s Not Outward Facing.”
  • Mason Baird: “A Lot of Those People Who Do That Kind of Work, Are…Their Politics Fall Well Outside of the American Sort of Norm. So, They’re Marxist-Leninists, They’re Anarchists, They’re These Types of Folks, and um, and They Have More of a Mind for Direct Action, for Engaging in Politics Outside of the Electoral System.” 
  • Baird: “A Lot of the Stories We’re Told in the United States About, You Know, the Gulags and the Persecution of the Kulaks and Things Like That Are Exaggerated…We Certainly Don’t Have, uh, a Straight Perspective on That Stuff Here in America.”
  • Daniel Taylor, South Carolina Field Organizer, Sanders Campaign: “We Don’t Want to Scare People Off, So You Kinda Have to Feel it Out Before You Get into the Crazy Stuff…More, More Extreme Organizations and Stuff Like Antifa, You Know You Were Talking About Yellow Vests and All That; But, You Know We’re Kinda Keeping That, Keeping That on the Back-Burner for Right Now.” 
  • Daniel Taylor: “It is Unfortunate That We Have to Make Plans for Extreme Action, But Like I Said, They’re Not Going to Give it to Us, Even if Bernie is Elected.”

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FULL DOCUMENTARY: Here Am I, Send Me

devinsupertramp posted the following about the WWII Documentary “Here Am I, Send Me“:

Video made possible by CISCO. With special thanks to SOG Knives and Team Wendy.

We took on this project not knowing what exactly we were going to capture or even how, but we knew it was an opportunity of a lifetime and that we had to be a part of it.

It ended up being a more meaningful experience than we could have imagined. Due to the subject matter, historical locations, and the personal stories shared, each day after filming there was an immense emotional weight. It genuinely opened our eyes and changed our perspectives on sacrifice, family and gratitude.

While we by no means want to compare ourselves to the veterans we had the privilege to work with there, we chose “Here Am I, Send Me” for the title of the documentary feeling it not only represented so many of these soldiers but also fell right in line with how we felt when this project was first presented to us- Filming these veterans, and a gold star mom, and sharing with them this experience in Normandy, was an intimidating and overwhelming responsibility but we essentially raised our hands and said “we’ll do it, send us!” and we are forever grateful that we did.

Video made possible by CISCO – https://www.cisco.com
With special thanks also to:

SOG Knives – https://sogknives.com
Team Wendy – https://www.teamwendy.com

Our lives have been changed from this project and it would not have been possible without CISCO. Thank you for making this happen!
We also want to give big shout outs and special thanks to SOG Knives and Tools and Team Wendy!

Directed, Written and Narrated by Zane O’Gwin
Produced by Carter Hogan
Director of Photography Devin Graham
Additional cinematography by Johnny Quintana & Carter Hogan
Aerial Photography by Andy Farrington & Larry Yount
Associate Producers: Matthew Griffin & Zach Carbo
Edited By Zane O’Gwin & Carter Hogan with Adobe Premiere Pro CC
Sound Design by Dan Pugsley
Colored by James Terry
Visual Effects by Taylor Caudle

The amazing music that we used can all be found on MusicBed: http://share.mscbd.fm/devinsupertramp

Songs:
Relapse by Luke Antencio
Greatest Love by Genderdyn
In Absentia by Max II
Waiting At The Airport by Rhian Sheehan
Glory by Chris Coleman
Reverie by Jordan Critz
Beacon by Roary
See by Roary
Steady by Roary
Saints Returning by Bradford Nyght
Waking Up by Convolv
Who Am I by Dario Lupo
Reborn by One Hundred Years

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VIDEO: Child sex trafficking prevention is being undercut by ‘the squad’, elements of the Democrat Party [and some anti-Trump Republicans]

We received the following comments and video below in an email from one of our readers:

Please watch this video and then send it  to your Church leaders, including my comment that this  greatly enhanced prevention activity is another effort by Donald Trump that  does not get any recognition from the Democrats nor from MITT  ROMNEY.

Romney’s actions in fact,  have undercut the activities of these US  enforcement organizations. The whole pandemonium over separating children from their families was generated by the efforts  of ICE,  Homeland Security, etc. to rescue kidnapped children who were being introduced into the sex trade. The pictures, widely distributed by the Democrats  and the left-wing media, of children in “cages” were taken during the Obama administration and  deceptively used in order to attack the Donald Trump administration.

Many of these child sex activists receive an active defense from George Soros funded organizations. Further, many George Soros organizations are very active in Ukraine under the guise of “good government” and of “reform”.   Unfortunately, former US ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, allied herself with, and partially financed some of these Soros  operations  before she was told by her State Department superiors to  stop utilizing US federal resources for these activities. Whether Yovanovitch, did this innocently or with guilty knowledge would have been established  had the Republicans and/or the presidents legal staff been  permitted by Adam Schiff to cross-examine her. Since Adam Schiff has  a significant amount of  George Soros  funding  in his history,  this might have been the reason that Adam Schiff would not permit any questioning of his selected hearsay “witnesses”

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This Video Will Get Donald Trump Reelected

The YouTube video below was posted by Berikande Mångfald. Mångfald states: “Donald Trump gives one of his best speeches in his campaign for the Presidential post 2016.”

This 2016 speech is still relevant today and will help reelect Donald J. Trump in 2020.

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