Remarks by President Trump in State of the Union Address
Issued on: January 30, 2018
U.S. Capitol Washington, D.C.
9:10 P.M. EST
THE PRESIDENT: Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States, and my fellow Americans:
Less than one year has passed since I first stood at this podium, in this majestic chamber, to speak on behalf of the American people and to address their concerns, their hopes, and their dreams. That night, our new administration had already taken very swift action. A new tide of optimism was already sweeping across our land.
Each day since, we have gone forward with a clear vision and a righteous mission, to make America great again for all Americans. (Applause.)
Over the last year, we have made incredible progress and achieved extraordinary success. We have faced challenges we expected, and others we could never have imagined. We have shared in the heights of victory and the pains of hardship. We have endured floods and fires and storms. But through it all, we have seen the beauty of America’s soul, and the steel in America's spine.
Trump has shifted tactics from campaigning for President to attempting to be Presidential. In his first State of the Union he uses an approach of showcasing average Americans, some truly heroes, to balance out the usual numerical listing of achievements. The 2016 Presidential Election and the present zeitgeist are polarized and acrimonious. Trump will try to present himself as tough negotiator, deal closer, and in this instance a presenter.
Each test has forged new American heroes to remind us who we are, and show us what we can be.
We saw the volunteers of the Cajun Navy, racing to the rescue with their fishing boats to save people in the aftermath of a totally devastating hurricane.
We saw strangers shielding strangers from a hail of gunfire on the Las Vegas strip.
We heard tales of Americans like Coast Guard Petty Officer Ashlee Leppert, who is here tonight in the gallery with Melania. (Applause.) Ashlee was aboard one of the first helicopters on the scene in Houston during the Hurricane Harvey. Through 18 hours of wind and rain, Ashlee braved live power lines and deep water to help save more than 40 lives. Ashlee, we all thank you. Thank you very much. (Applause.)
We heard about Americans like firefighter David Dahlberg. He's here with us also. David faced down walls of flame to rescue almost 60 children trapped at a California summer camp threatened by those devastating wildfires.
To everyone still recovering in Texas, Florida, Louisiana, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands, everywhere, we are with you, we love you, and we always will pull through together, always. (Applause.)
Thank you to David and the brave people of California. Thank you very much, David. Great job.
Some trials over the past year touched this chamber very personally. With us tonight is one of the toughest people ever to serve in this House, a guy who took a bullet, almost died, and was back to work three and a half months later: the legend from Louisiana, Congressman Steve Scalise. (Applause.) I think they like you, Steve. (Laughter.)
We are incredibly grateful for the heroic efforts of the Capitol Police officers, the Alexandria Police, and the doctors, nurses, and paramedics who saved his life and the lives of many others; some in this room. In the aftermath, (applause), yes. Yes.
In the aftermath of that terrible shooting, we came together, not as Republicans or Democrats, but as representatives of the people. But it is not enough to come together only in times of tragedy. Tonight, I call upon all of us to set aside our differences, to seek out common ground, and to summon the unity we need to deliver for the people. This is really the key. These are the people we were elected to serve. (Applause.)
Trump is attempting to set the tone of reconciliation as in the past two weeks DACA, The Wall, and immigration talks have failed. Congress has only passed budgeting for the country until February 8, 2018.
Over the last year, the world has seen what we always knew: that no people on Earth are so fearless, or daring, or determined as Americans. If there is a mountain, we climb it. If there is a frontier, we cross it. If there's a challenge, we tame it. If there's an opportunity, we seize it.
So let's begin tonight by recognizing that the state of our Union is strong because our people are strong. (Applause.) And together, we are building a safe, strong, and proud America.
Since the election, we have created 2.4 million new jobs, including, (applause), including 200,000 new jobs in manufacturing alone. Tremendous numbers. (Applause.) After years and years of wage stagnation, we are finally seeing rising wages. (Applause.)
Unemployment claims have hit a 45 year low. (Applause.) It's something I'm very proud of. African American unemployment stands at the lowest rate ever recorded. (Applause.) And Hispanic American unemployment has also reached the lowest levels in history. (Applause.)
Small business confidence is at an all time high. The stock market has smashed one record after another, gaining $8 trillion, and more, in value in just this short period of time. The great news, (applause), the great news for Americans' 401(k), retirement, pension, and college savings accounts have gone through the roof.
And just as I promised the American people from this podium 11 months ago, we enacted the biggest tax cuts and reforms in American history. (Applause.)
Our massive tax cuts provide tremendous relief for the middle class and small business. To lower tax rates for hardworking Americans, we nearly doubled the standard deduction for everyone. (Applause.) Now, the first $24,000 earned by a married couple is completely tax free. (Applause.) We also doubled the child tax credit. (Applause.) A typical family of four making $75,000 will see their tax bill reduced by $2,000, slashing their tax bill in half. (Applause.)
In April, this will be the last time you will ever file under the old and very broken system, and millions of Americans will have more take home pay starting next month, a lot more. (Applause.)
We eliminated an especially cruel tax that fell mostly on Americans making less than $50,000 a year, forcing them to pay tremendous penalties simply because they couldn't afford government ordered health plans. (Applause.) We repealed the core of the disastrous Obamacare. The individual mandate is now gone. Thank heaven. (Applause.)
We slashed the business tax rate from 35 percent all the way down to 21 percent, so American companies can compete and win against anyone else anywhere in the world. (Applause.) These changes alone are estimated to increase average family income by more than $4,000. A lot of money. (Applause.)
Small businesses have also received a massive tax cut, and can now deduct 20 percent of their business income.
I support a Flat Tax of 20 percent for all. It remains to be seen if lowering the tax rate on capital gains transforms into meaningful expansion with real jobs. Trump promised to raise the minimum wage to $10.00 per hour. Trump's plan is short run. The latent effect of how bad, and most economists are predicting about a $1 trillion dollar shortfall in the next decade under the cuts mentioned supra will be.
The GOP easily embraced a tax reformation package that had Keynesian Great Works components without offsetting the lack of a balanced budget.
Here tonight are Steve Staub and Sandy Keplinger of Staub Manufacturing, a small, beautiful business in Ohio. They’ve just finished the best year in their 20 year history. (Applause.) Because of tax reform, they are handing out raises, hiring an additional 14 people, and expanding into the building next door. Good feeling. (Applause.)
One of Staub's employees, Corey Adams, is also with us tonight. Corey is an all American worker. He supported himself through high school, lost his job during the 2008 recession, and was later hired by Staub, where he trained to become a welder. Like many hardworking Americans, Corey plans to invest his tax cut raise into his new home and his two daughters' education. Corey, please stand. (Applause.) And he's a great welder. (Laughter.) I was told that by the man that owns that company that's doing so well. So congratulations, Corey.
Since we passed tax cuts, roughly 3 million workers have already gotten tax cut bonuses, many of them thousands and thousands of dollars per worker. And it's getting more every month, every week. Apple has just announced it plans to invest a total of $350 billion in America, and hire another 20,000 workers. (Applause.) And just a little while ago, ExxonMobil announced a $50 billion investment in the United States, just a little while ago. (Applause.)
This, in fact, is our new American moment. There has never been a better time to start living the American Dream.
On June 17, 1987 just days after Ronald Reagan made a historic speech at the Berlin Wall with Mikhal Gorbachev, Mobilization of Empire and Civilization began it's Manifest Function. Manifest is due to the fact that it likely took over 100 hundred years to conceive and implement. MOEC at it's present is an in continuo Chemical Assault Scorched Earth imposed over my natural person and United States citizenship.
MOEC is of the alleged Authorship of University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.
These actors are the mechanism that expands and contracts the British Empire. This Prisoner's Dilemma model is claimed to be responsible for setting fire to the Capitol Building where this speech is taking place in the War of 1812. MOEC is a continuum for these actions with a clear starting point near the Schlieffen Plan by the Third Reich of Germany. MOEC was alleged to have been named around 1930. MOEC is a clear over and misguided reaction to the Nazis and other Irrationalist ideologies.
So to every citizen watching at home tonight, no matter where you've been, or where you've come from, this is your time. If you work hard, if you believe in yourself, if you believe in America, then you can dream anything, you can be anything, and together, we can achieve absolutely anything. (Applause.)
Tonight, I want to talk about what kind of future we are going to have, and what kind of a nation we are going to be. All of us, together, as one team, one people, and one American family can do anything.
We all share the same home, the same heart, the same destiny, and the same great American flag. (Applause.)
Together, we are rediscovering the American way. In America, we know that faith and family, not government and bureaucracy, are the center of American life. The motto is, "In God We Trust." (Applause.)
And we celebrate our police, our military, and our amazing veterans as heroes who deserve our total and unwavering support. (Applause.)
Our future hinges on restoring the Rule of Law. If one person loses their rights, the whole does also. Unity is the most important strength of the nation and Body Politic. Our Homeland Security has transformed into a Secret Police Death Squad under Obstruction of Justice.
The United States Constitution and Bill of Rights were the safeguards that our Founding Fathers put in place to create a perpetual association to prevent a tyranny or worse a despotism from emerging in it's place.
The RICO Statutes or more correctly the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act are fast becoming a major source of legal code for both criminal and civil actions. More formally RICO is TITLE 18, PART 1, CHAPTER 96, Section 1961 of the United States Code.
The criminal enterprise is a Same Sex Gay to Play quid pro quo defection through a Gay Militia centered out of Los Angeles Police Department. As I write the Colorado River which has headwaters in Arizona, and serves as drinking and farm water for Arizona, California, and Mexico is Chemically Assaulted.
Why is Homeland Security de facto and not responding Under the Color of Law?
Here tonight is Preston Sharp, a 12 year old boy from Redding, California, who noticed that veterans' graves were not marked with flags on Veterans Day. He decided all by himself to change that, and started a movement that has now placed 40,000 flags at the graves of our great heroes. (Applause.) Preston, a job well done. (Applause.)
Young patriots, like Preston, teach all of us about our civic duty as Americans. And I met Preston a little while ago, and he is something very special, that I can tell you. Great future. Thank you very much for all you’ve done, Preston. Thank you very much. (Applause.)
Preston's reverence for those who have served our nation reminds us of why we salute our flag, why we put our hands on our hearts for the Pledge of Allegiance, and why we proudly stand for the National Anthem. (Applause.)
I do not see how desecrating the History of our Veterans would guarantee Preston's future. When I was in Caesar Rodney High School, I would always stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. However I did not always recite such. Most of the time I did. This was foreshadowing what was going to happen. This is the collapse of the United States as a Democracy. The United States is clearly the world's only superpower. There is an over 30 year Cultural Singularity or Censorship and Sanitization of 7.6 billion persons. As a 12 year old boy Preston has never lived in the real America.
On February 4, 2018 the Philadelphia Eagles will oppose the New England Patriots in the Superbowl of American Football. We will see if players stand or kneel for the Singing of the National Anthem.
(There were many players who did not stand.)
I totally OPPOSE any homosexual or heterosexual quid pro quo for Bill of Right safeguards.
Americans love their country, and they deserve a government that shows them the same love and loyalty in return. For the last year, we have sought to restore the bonds of trust between our citizens and their government.
Working with the Senate, we are appointing judges who will interpret the Constitution as written, including a great new Supreme Court justice, and more circuit court judges than any new administration in the history of our country. (Applause.)
We are totally defending our Second Amendment, and have taken historic actions to protect religious liberty. (Applause.)
It is very clear that the three Executive Branches of our federalist republic: 1. President 2. Congress 3. Supreme Court have failed to protect my person or anyone else in the United States. For simplicities purpose our 14th Amendment safeguards concerning Equal Protection and Due Process are not being upheld.
Chemical Assault, Mob Rule, and homosexual blackmail have been openly used to drag the United States and Democracy down. The current #MeToo campaign regarding sexual harassment us part of the Reverse Sting Operation of MOEC.
And we are serving our brave veterans, including giving our veterans choice in their healthcare decisions. (Applause.) Last year, Congress also passed, and I signed, the landmark VA Accountability Act. (Applause.) Since it's passage, my administration has already removed more than 1,500 VA employees who failed to give our veterans the care they deserve. And we are hiring talented people who love our vets as much as we do. (Applause.)
And I will not stop until our veterans are properly taken care of, which has been my promise to them from the very beginning of this great journey. (Applause.)
All Americans deserve accountability and respect, and that's what we are giving to our wonderful heroes, our veterans. Thank you. (Applause.)
So, tonight, I call on Congress to empower every Cabinet Secretary with the authority to reward good workers and to remove federal employees who undermine the public trust or fail the American people. (Applause.)
Donald Trump is the sixth in the line of Irrationalist Presidents: Ronald Reagan, George HW Bush, William Clinton, George W Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump.
Barack Obama is the Singularity Target.
Bhakta David Nollmeyer is the Singularity Experiment.
I use Bhakta in front of my birth name to designate my self as a member of the Vedic faith. Tulsi Gabbard D Hawaii is the first open Hare Krishna devotee to serve in Congress. We both study the Bhagavad Gita As It is by Srila Prabhupada. Tulsi takes her oath of office on this Vedic Bible.
This will be important in the future as the attack on Equal Protection and Due Process becomes stronger as the United States fails to protect it's citizens and other natural persons within it's borders.
In our drive to make Washington accountable, we have eliminated more regulations in our first year than any administration in the history of our country. (Applause.)
We have ended the war on American energy, and we have ended the war on beautiful clean coal. (Applause.) We are now very proudly an exporter of energy to the world. (Applause.)
In Detroit, I halted government mandates that crippled America's great, beautiful autoworkers so that we can get Motor City revving it's engines again. And that’s what's happening. (Applause.) Many car companies are now building and expanding plants in the United States, something we haven't seen for decades. Chrysler is moving a major plant from Mexico to Michigan. Toyota and Mazda are opening up a plant in Alabama, a big one. And we haven’t seen this in a long time. It's all coming back. (Applause.)
Very soon, auto plants and other plants will be opening up all over our country. This is all news Americans are totally unaccustomed to hearing. For many years, companies and jobs were only leaving us. But now they are roaring back. They're coming back. They want to be where the action is. They want to be in the United States of America. That’s where they want to be. (Applause.)
In the zeitgeist Harley Davidson will close one plant in St. Louis losing 800 jobs. This is unfortunate. We are no longer in the 1900s. Whomever is static and not dynamic will fall. The herd will look back and then move on...
Exciting progress is happening every single day. To speed access to breakthrough cures and affordable generic drugs, last year the FDA approved more new and generic drugs and medical devices than ever before in our country's history. (Applause.)
We also believe that patients with terminal conditions, and terminal illness, should have access to experimental treatment immediately that could potentially save their lives.
People who are terminally ill should not have to go from country to country to seek a cure. I want to give them a chance right here at home. It's time for Congress to give these wonderful, incredible Americans the right to try. (Applause.)
Technological Singularity has been forecast for 2045. Many respectable scientist believe that Artificial Intelligence can be developed between 2029 and 2045. Obviously AI mus occur first.
The Twenty First century will be built upon Advanced Robotics, Machine Intelligence, and Mathematical Alignment. The internal combustion 350 powerplant built the United States during the 1900s. No one can save the four barrel carburetor out of future extinction. This morning I watched a mannequin in a spacesuit drive a $200 thousand dollar Tesla towards orbit around the Sun that was privately launched into space.
We must respect our diversity and traditions. We must solve our problems in the Concrete. The United States has the capability and resources to accomplish most tasks at hand.
The Volition and Perception of Reality is lacking. This inspires our enemies.
One of my greatest priorities is to reduce the price of prescription drugs.(Applause.) In many other countries, these drugs cost far less than what we pay in the United States. And it's very, very unfair. That is why I have directed my administration to make fixing the injustice of high drug prices one of my top priorities for the year. (Applause.) And prices will come down substantially. Watch.
America has also finally turned the page on decades of unfair trade deals that sacrificed our prosperity and shipped away our companies, our jobs, and our wealth. Our nation has lost its wealth, but we're getting it back so fast. The era of economic surrender is totally over. From now on, we expect trading relationships to be fair and, very importantly, reciprocal. (Applause.)
We will work to fix bad trade deals and negotiate new ones. And they'll be good ones, but they'll be fair. And we will protect American workers and American intellectual property through strong enforcement of our trade rules. (Applause.)
As we rebuild our industries, it is also time to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure. (Applause.)
America is a nation of builders. We built the Empire State Building in just one year. Isn't it a disgrace that it can now take 10 years just to get a minor permit approved for the building of a simple road? (Applause.) I am asking both parties to come together to give us safe, fast, reliable, and modern infrastructure that our economy needs and our people deserve. (Applause.)
Reciprocal Treatment on trade and the environment are not bad. I do strongly support eliminating air pollution. However such should not be an economic weapon. Historically the United States has consumed the majority of the world's fossil fuels. Such is still very close to 50 percent.
The Carbon Trading Market is a tricky idea. I do not believe that China and India, two emerging industrial powers should not receive differential treatment vis a vis with the United States.
All nationstates should work equally to eliminate pollution and create quality and value. There should be no political ruse to accomplish nothing.
Tonight, I'm calling on Congress to produce a bill that generates at least $1.5 trillion for the new infrastructure investment that our country so desperately needs. Every federal dollar should be leveraged by partnering with state and local governments and, where appropriate, tapping into private sector investment to permanently fix the infrastructure deficit. And we can do it. (Applause.) Any bill must also streamline the permitting and approval process, getting it down to no more than two years, and perhaps even one. Together, we can reclaim our great building heritage. (Applause.)
We will build gleaming new roads, bridges, highways, railways, and waterways all across our land. And we will do it with American heart, and American hands, and American grit. (Applause.)
We want every American to know the dignity of a hard day's work. We want every child to be safe in their home at night. And we want every citizen to be proud of this land that we all love so much. We can lift our citizens from welfare to work, from dependence to independence, and from poverty to prosperity. (Applause.)
As tax cuts create new jobs, let's invest in workforce development and let's invest in job training, which we need so badly. (Applause.) Let's open great vocational schools so our future workers can learn a craft and realize their full potential. (Applause.) And let's support working families by supporting paid family leave. (Applause.)
The Capital Gains and Corporate Tax Break theory must in practice prescribe some realistic manner for the surplus or part thereof to be invested in workforce development or lost. These tax breaks should not pad the pockets of those whom are billionaires and hundred millionaires.
As America regains it's strength, opportunity must be extended to all citizens. That is why this year we will embark on reforming our prisons to help former inmates who have served their time get a second chance at life. (Applause.)
The deplorable practice of the Reverse Sting Operation is no more than crime creation. It has degraded the nation into informants and snitches. It has built transnational Mafias that are as powerful as the regular government. The Civil War in El Salvador is the perfect example where MS-13, Mara Salvatrucha was developed by from the streets of Los Angeles by Reserve Sting Racketeering.
Struggling communities, especially immigrant communities, will also be helped by immigration policies that focus on the best interests of American workers and American families.
For decades, open borders have allowed drugs and gangs to pour into our most vulnerable communities. They've allowed millions of low wage workers to compete for jobs and wages against the poorest Americans. Most tragically, they have caused the loss of many innocent lives.
Here tonight are two fathers and two mothers: Evelyn Rodriguez, Freddy Cuevas, Elizabeth Alvarado, and Robert Mickens. Their two teenage daughters, Kayla Cuevas and Nisa Mickens, were close friends on Long Island. But in September 2016, on the eve of Nisa's 16th Birthday, such a happy time it should have been, neither of them came home. These two precious girls were brutally murdered while walking together in their hometown.
Six members of the savage MS-13 gang have been charged with Kayla and Nisa's murders. Many of these gang members took advantage of glaring loopholes in our laws to enter the country as illegal, unaccompanied alien minors, and wound up in Kayla and Nisa's high school.
Evelyn, Elizabeth, Freddy, and Robert: Tonight, everyone in this chamber is praying for you. Everyone in America is grieving for you. Please stand. Thank you very much. (Applause.) I want you to know that 320 million hearts are right now breaking for you. We love you. Thank you. (Applause.)
While we cannot imagine the depths of that kind of sorrow, we can make sure that other families never have to endure this kind of pain.
Tonight, I am calling on Congress to finally close the deadly loopholes that have allowed MS-13, and other criminal gangs, to break into our country. We have proposed new legislation that will fix our immigration laws and support our ICE and Border Patrol agents, these are great people; these are great, great people, that work so hard in the midst of such danger so that this can never happen again. (Applause.)
The fighting in El Salvador is a continuation of the Civil War that did not end in 1992. What is real is that this Narco War is state driven with command in the United States. The Reverse Sting is how an empire expands and contracts itself. Gangs are an extension of Homeland Security. When times are good these actors could be in the army or police force. In bad times they are recruited into Gangs. Where did the Zetas in Mexico come from? They are the elite members of Mexico's anti narcotics force who irrationally fled to become Narco millionaires and possibly billionaires.
The turmoil created by MS-13 forced thousands of unaccompanied minors to flood to the borders in Texas under Obama. No one has questioned Obama on the El Salvador Civil War and MS-13. Obama should have his Get Out of Jail Card revoked instead of being able to pass Go and begin to collect the hundred of millions that are along the Yellow Brick Road.
The United States is a compassionate nation. We are proud that we do more than any other country anywhere in the world to help the needy, the struggling, and the underprivileged all over the world. But as President of the United States, my highest loyalty, my greatest compassion, my constant concern is for America's children, America's struggling workers, and America's forgotten communities. I want our youth to grow up to achieve great things. I want our poor to have their chance to rise.
So, tonight, I am extending an open hand to work with members of both parties, Democrats and Republicans, to protect our citizens of every background, color, religion, and creed. (Applause.) My duty, and the sacred duty of every elected official in this chamber, is to defend Americans, to protect their safety, their families, their communities, and their right to the American Dream. Because Americans are dreamers too. (Applause.)
The immigration system is a de facto quota system and a gerrymander. It has no rational basis. It makes a false stand on tradition. It is totally biased towards groupism. It has no merit and does not recognize the individual versus canvassing for potential voters.
Here tonight is one leader in the effort to defend our country, Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent Celestino Martinez. He goes by DJ and CJ. He said, "Call me either one." So we'll call you CJ. Served 15 years in the Air Force before becoming an ICE agent and spending the last 15 years fighting gang violence and getting dangerous criminals off of our streets. Tough job.
At one point, MS-13 leaders ordered CJ's murder. And they wanted it to happen quickly. But he did not cave to threats or to fear. Last May, he commanded an operation to track down gang members on Long Island. His team has arrested nearly 400, including more than 220 MS-13 gang members.
And I have to tell you, what the Border Patrol and ICE have done, we have sent thousands and thousands and thousands of MS-13 horrible people out of this country or into our prisons.
So I just want to congratulate you, CJ. You’re a brave guy. Thank you very much. (Applause.)
And I asked CJ, "What’s the secret?" He said, "We're just tougher than they are." And I like that answer. (Laughter and applause.) Now let's get Congress to send you, and all of the people in this great chamber have to do it; we have no choice. CJ, we're going to send you reinforcements, and we’re going to send them to you quickly. It's what you need. (Applause.)
Over the next few weeks, the House and Senate will be voting on an immigration reform package. In recent months, my administration has met extensively with both Democrats and Republicans to craft a bipartisan approach to immigration reform. Based on these discussions, we presented Congress with a detailed proposal that should be supported by both parties as a fair compromise, one where nobody gets everything they want, but where our country gets the critical reforms it needs and must have. (Applause.)
Here are the four pillars of our plan: The first pillar of our framework generously offers a path to citizenship for 1.8 million illegal immigrants who were brought here by their parents at a young age. That covers almost three times more people than the previous administration covered. (Applause.) Under our plan, those who meet education and work requirements, and show good moral character, will be able to become full citizens of the United States over a 12 year period. (Applause.)
The second pillar fully secures the border. (Applause.) That means building a great wall on the southern border, and it means hiring more heroes, like CJ, to keep our communities safe. (Applause.) Crucially, our plan closes the terrible loopholes exploited by criminals and terrorists to enter our country, and it finally ends the horrible and dangerous practice of catch and release. (Applause.)
The third pillar ends the visa lottery, a program that randomly hands out green cards without any regard for skill, merit, or the safety of American people. (Applause.) It's time to begin moving towards a merit based immigration system, one that admits people who are skilled, who want to work, who will contribute to our society, and who will love and respect our country. (Applause.)
The fourth and final pillar protects the nuclear family by ending chain migration. (Applause.) Under the current broken system, a single immigrant can bring in virtually unlimited numbers of distant relatives. Under our plan, we focus on the immediate family by limiting sponsorships to spouses and minor children. (Applause.) This vital reform is necessary, not just for our economy, but for our security and for the future of America.
In recent weeks, two terrorist attacks in New York were made possible by the visa lottery and chain migration. In the age of terrorism, these programs present risks we can just no longer afford. (Applause.)
It's time to reform these outdated immigration rules, and finally bring our immigration system into the 21st century. (Applause.)
These four pillars represent a down the middle compromise, and one that will create a safe, modern, and lawful immigration system.
For over 30 years, Washington has tried and failed to solve this problem. This Congress can be the one that finally makes it happen.
Most importantly, these four pillars will produce legislation that fulfills my ironclad pledge to sign a bill that puts America first. (Applause.) So let's come together, set politics aside, and finally get the job done. (Applause.)
The gridlock in Washington is totally symbolized by Trump's Four Pillar offer.
These reforms will also support our response to the terrible crisis of opioid and drug addiction. Never before has it been like it is now. It is terrible. We have to do something about it. In 2016, we lost 64,000 Americans to drug overdoses, 174 deaths per day; 7 per hour. We must get much tougher on drug dealers and pushers if we are going to succeed in stopping this scourge. (Applause.)
My administration is committed to fighting the drug epidemic and helping get treatment for those in need, for those who have been so terribly hurt. The struggle will be long and it will be difficult, but as Americans always do, in the end, we will succeed. We will prevail. (Applause.)
As we have seen tonight, the most difficult challenges bring out the best in America. We see a vivid expression of this truth in the story of the Holets family of New Mexico. Ryan Holets is 27 years old, an officer with the Albuquerque Police Department. He's here tonight with his wife Rebecca. (Applause.) Thank you, Ryan.
Last year, Ryan was on duty when he saw a pregnant, homeless woman preparing to inject heroin. When Ryan told her she was going to harm her unborn child, she began to weep. She told him she didn’t know where to turn, but badly wanted a safe home for her baby.
In that moment, Ryan said he felt God speak to him: "You will do it, because you can." He heard those words. He took out a picture of his wife and their four kids. Then, he went home to tell his wife Rebecca. In an instant, she agreed to adopt. The Holets named their new daughter Hope. Ryan and Rebecca, you embody the goodness of our nation. Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you, Ryan and Rebecca.
First I will state that Ryan and Rebecca are performing beyound the call of duty. The tidal wave of opioids whether prescription or black market fentanyl are the product of state sponsored Reverse Sting Drug Dealing. These Americans, for the most live in the shadows as a subculture. Their political enfranchisement is small.
This action reminds of another historical Scorched Earth where alcohol or fire water was introduced to Native Americans. About 90 percent of all crime concerning Native Americans is alcohol driven. There is something that can be learned by opioids in what is also a an attack of the family. The family is the first political unit.
As we rebuild America's strength and confidence at home, we are also restoring our strength and standing abroad.
Around the world, we face rogue regimes, terrorist groups, and rivals like China and Russia that challenge our interests, our economy, and our values. In confronting these horrible dangers, we know that weakness is the surest path to conflict, and unmatched power is the surest means to our true and great defense.
For this reason, I am asking Congress to end the dangerous defense sequester and fully fund our great military. (Applause.)
As part of our defense, we must modernize and rebuild our nuclear arsenal, hopefully never having to use it, but making it so strong and so powerful that it will deter any acts of aggression by any other nation or anyone else. (Applause.)
Perhaps someday in the future, there will be a magical moment when the countries of the world will get together to eliminate their nuclear weapons. Unfortunately, we are not there yet, sadly.
Last year, I also pledged that we would work with our allies to extinguish ISIS from the face of the Earth. One year later, I am proud to report that the coalition to defeat ISIS has liberated very close to 100 percent of the territory just recently held by these killers in Iraq and in Syria and in other locations, as well. (Applause.) But there is much more work to be done. We will continue our fight until ISIS is defeated.
Army Staff Sergeant Justin Peck is here tonight. Near Raqqa, last November, Justin and his comrade, Chief Petty Officer Kenton Stacy, were on a mission to clear buildings that ISIS had rigged with explosive so that civilians could return to that city hopefully soon, and hopefully safely.
Clearing the second floor of a vital hospital, Kenton Stacy was severely wounded by an explosion. Immediately, Justin bounded into the booby trapped and unbelievably dangerous and unsafe building, and found Kenton, but in very, very bad shape. He applied pressure to the wound and inserted a tube to reopen an airway. He then performed CPR for 20 straight minutes during the ground transport, and maintained artificial respiration through two and a half hours and through emergency surgery.
Kenton Stacy would have died if it were not for Justin's selfless love for his fellow warrior. Tonight, Kenton is recovering in Texas. Raqqa is liberated. And Justin is wearing his new Bronze Star, with a V for valor. Staff Sergeant Peck, all of America salutes you. (Applause.)
Terrorists who do things like place bombs in civilian hospitals are evil. When possible, we have no choice but to annihilate them. When necessary, we must be able to detain and question them. But we must be clear: Terrorists are not merely criminals. They are unlawful enemy combatants. (Applause.) And when captured overseas, they should be treated like the terrorists they are.
Justin and Stacy are another example of persons who are accomplishing theirs while this insidious Chemical Assault Scorched Earth occurs mainly within our borders. There are other fractals which are being attacked through external police agencies which are proxies.
In the past, we have foolishly released hundreds and hundreds of dangerous terrorists, only to meet them again on the battlefield, including the ISIS leader, al-Baghdadi, who we captured, who we had, who we released.
So today, I'm keeping another promise. I just signed, prior to walking in, an order directing Secretary Mattis, who is doing a great job, thank you, (applause), to reexamine our military detention policy and to keep open the detention facilities in Guantanamo Bay. (Applause.)
I am asking Congress to ensure that, in the fight against ISIS and al Qaeda, we continue to have all necessary power to detain terrorists, wherever we chase them down, wherever we find them. And in many cases, for them, it will now be Guantanamo Bay. (Applause.)
At the same time, as of a few months ago, our warriors in Afghanistan have new rules of engagement. (Applause.)
Along with their heroic Afghan partners, our military is no longer undermined by artificial timelines, and we no longer tell our enemies our plans. (Applause.)
Last month, I also took an action endorsed unanimously by the U.S. Senate just months before. I recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. (Applause.)
Shortly afterwards, dozens of countries voted in the United Nations General Assembly against America's sovereign right to make this decision. In 2016, American taxpayers generously sent those same countries more than $20 billion in aid.
That is why, tonight, I am asking Congress to pass legislation to help ensure American foreign assistance dollars always serve American interests, and only go to friends of America, not enemies of America. (Applause.)
As we strengthen friendships all around the world, we are also restoring clarity about our adversaries.
When the people of Iran rose up against the crimes of their corrupt dictatorship, I did not stay silent. America stands with the people of Iran in their courageous struggle for freedom. (Applause.)
I am asking Congress to address the fundamental flaws in the terrible Iran nuclear deal.
My administration has also imposed tough sanctions on the communist and socialist dictatorships in Cuba and Venezuela. (Applause.)
We are clearly in a new paradigm. The United States has the capability to project power anywhere in the world. It appears that we have been compromised by Cambridge Law School whom is heavily involved in jurisprudence at every level of law regardless of what the nationstate is. There is very little doubt wherever UK interests exist, Cambridge planning is involved.
Many are focused on proprietorship and tax and redistribution of wealth. What is also evident is the Sexual Emancipation Movement. In this degree we are concerned with clandestine LGBTi interests that are leading the Chemical Assault Scorched Earth.
Los Angeles Police Department is being identified as the agent that is the aggressor in imposing a Same Sex Quid Pro Quo paired with Chemical Assault Scorched Earth.
Thirty years of War Crimes is enough.
But no regime has oppressed it's own citizens more totally or brutally than the cruel dictatorship in North Korea. North Korea's reckless pursuit of nuclear missiles could very soon threaten our homeland. We are waging a campaign of maximum pressure to prevent that from ever happening.
Past experience has taught us that complacency and concessions only invite aggression and provocation. I will not repeat the mistakes of past administrations that got us into this very dangerous position.
We need only look at the depraved character of the North Korean regime to understand the nature of the nuclear threat it could pose to America and to our allies.
Otto Warmbier was a hardworking student at the University of Virginia, and a great student he was. On his way to study abroad in Asia, Otto joined a tour to North Korea. At its conclusion, this wonderful young man was arrested and charged with crimes against the state. After a shameful trial, the dictatorship sentenced Otto to 15 years of hard labor, before returning him to America last June, horribly injured and on the verge of death. He passed away just days after his return.
Otto's wonderful parents, Fred and Cindy Warmbier, are here with us tonight, along with Otto's brother and sister, Austin and Greta. Please. (Applause.) Incredible people. You are powerful witnesses to a menace that threatens our world, and your strength truly inspires us all. Thank you very much. Thank you. (Applause.)
Tonight, we pledge to honor Otto's memory with total American resolve. Thank you. (Applause.)
Finally, we are joined by one more witness to the ominous nature of this regime. His name is Mr. Ji Seong-ho.
In 1996, Seong-ho was a starving boy in North Korea. One day, he tried to steal coal from a railroad car to barter for a few scraps of food, which were very hard to get. In the process, he passed out on the train tracks, exhausted from hunger. He woke up as a train ran over his limbs. He then endured multiple amputations without anything to dull the pain or the hurt. His brother and sister gave what little food they had to help him recover and ate dirt themselves, permanently stunting their own growth.
Later, he was tortured by North Korean authorities after returning from a brief visit to China. His tormentors wanted to know if he’d met any Christians. He had, and he resolved, after that, to be free.
Seong-ho traveled thousands of miles on crutches all across China and Southeast Asia to freedom. Most of his family followed. His father was caught trying to escape and was tortured to death.
Today he lives in Seoul, where he rescues other defectors, and broadcasts into North Korea what the regime fears most: the truth.
Today, he has a new leg. But, Seong-ho, I understand you still keep those old crutches as a reminder of how far you've come. Your great sacrifice is an inspiration to us all. Please. Thank you. (Applause.) Seong-ho's story is a testament to the yearning of every human soul to live in freedom.
It was that same yearning for freedom that nearly 250 years ago gave birth to a special place called America. It was a small cluster of colonies caught between a great ocean and a vast wilderness. It was home to an incredible people with a revolutionary idea: that they could rule themselves; that they could chart their own destiny; and that, together, they could light up the entire world.
That is what our country has always been about. That is what Americans have always stood for, always strived for, and always done.
Atop the dome of this Capitol stands the Statue of Freedom. She stands tall and dignified among the monuments to our ancestors who fought, and lived, and died to protect her. Monuments to Washington, and Jefferson, and Lincoln, and King. Memorials to the heroes of Yorktown and Saratoga; to young Americans who shed their blood on the shores of Normandy and the fields beyond; and others, who went down in the waters of the Pacific and the skies all over Asia. And freedom stands tall over one more monument: this one. This Capitol, this living monument, this is the moment to the American people. (Applause.)
AUDIENCE: USA! USA! USA!
The brinkmanship between North Korea and Kim Jong un reflects the fact that if a war were to break out the United States may be identified as the belligerent hence Guerra Bellicose.
The Censorship and Sanitization of my persecution has wrecked Democracy, the United States, the Presidency, Congress, and the Supreme Court. A Western Christian Democracy is not necessarily a stable form of government empirically.
THE PRESIDENT: We're a people whose heroes live not only in the past, but all around us, defending hope, pride, and defending the American way.
They work in every trade. They sacrifice to raise a family. They care for our children at home. They defend our flag abroad. And they are strong moms and brave kids. They are firefighters, and police officers, and border agents, medics, and Marines. But above all else, they are Americans. And this Capitol, this city, this nation, belongs entirely to them. (Applause.)
Our task is to respect them, to listen to them, to serve them, to protect them, and to always be worthy of them.
Americans fill the world with art and music. They push the bounds of science and discovery. And they forever remind us of what we should never, ever forget: The people dreamed this country. The people built this country. And it's the people who are making America great again. (Applause.)
As long as we are proud of who we are and what we are fighting for, there is nothing we cannot achieve. As long as we have confidence in our values, faith in our citizens, and trust in our God, we will never fail.
Our families will thrive. Our people will prosper. And our nation will forever be safe and strong and proud and mighty and free.
Thank you. And God bless America. Goodnight. (Applause.)
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Americans are a member of the natural species homo sapiens who as a nation live in the country known as the United States. It is clear that this is a diverse population. Diversity has created great strength for the well being of our world.
The Proximate Cause Test is the efficient methodology to identify the principals, accomplices, and accessories to the origin.
MOEC as seen defined by a concrete Chemical Assault Scorched Earth imposed over my citizenship and natural person is unrecognized. There are 7.6 billion persons on our earth.
What American Way are firefighters, policeman, border agents, medics, marines, moms and dads fighting for?
MOEC is a Same Sex Gay to Play Prisoner's Dilemma Defection model. It is a hub and node of Informants operating through every police stationhouse worldwide.
I have attempted during MOEC, since 1987 to achieve political asylum. I am the world's most prominent unrecognized political dissident. Through my entire live I have never been homosexual or bisexual. I am exposing a algorithm of a Gay Militia that is operating out of Los Angeles Police Department.
To continue I have travelled to Mexico City in 1988. I actually went into the Cuban Embassy where I was refused. I travelled to Washington DC to the British Embassy where I was also denied. I was informally told to go to Myanmar. What is unique is that people would go outside the Russian Embassy and talk to the building. There is no doubt whatever your saying is being recorded by someone.
On one of my crossings into Mexico. I was requested to purchase marijuana across the border. There was the proverbial youth across the line who asked if I wanted such. I do not smoke pot. A few minutes later a uniformed police officer showed some marijuana that he would give back to the youth after he would have arrested me.
Contraband as humans and narcotics move with the police on both sides. One needs to have connections on both sides of the border to traffic. Very little true smuggling occurs.
What is unique if any Attorney General investigates you will hear the name of Donald Trump mentioned on surveillance. This is not Fake News.
Human beings need food, clothing, shelter, and reproduction to achieve species life perpetuating humanity. Regardless of what anyone states the Chemical Assault Scorched Earth in continuo since June 17, 1987 and is the same for all humans.
There are six Irrationalist Presidents Reagan Trump.
Barack Obama is the Singularity Target.
Bhakta David Nollmeyer is the Singularity Experiment.
I am one day older than Barack Obama being born August 3, 1961 in Roswell, New Mexico. We are both 56 years of age.
Legal justice prescribes a Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal, most likely in the United States Federal Court System should occur. A Marshall Plan to repay and rebuild the damages worldwide should include the United Kingdom.
The Miscalculation of the Irrationalist Presidents and nation are epic. The Censorship and Sanitization that is occurring has never happened previously. All bubbles eventually break. The damage to the human race and our earth is incalculable to the human mind. The lack of use of Emergency Powers of the Presidency by then President Ronald Reagan has guided the world to a more insecure and dangerous reality.