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Remarks by President Trump at a Turning Point Action Address to Young Americans

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Dream City Church  •  Phoenix, AZ  •  June 23  •  3:30 P.M. MST

    THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. Thank you.


    THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. Go ahead. Sit down. We'll be here for a little while. Sit down.

    Thank you also, Lee Greenwood. Thank you to Lee Greenwood.

    But I'm thrilled to be in Arizona with thousands of patriotic, young Americans who stand up tall for America and refuse to kneel to the radical left. (Applause.) That's true. That's true.

    There is something going on. You feel it, right? You feel the spirit?

    You know, the other night, a speech I made on Saturday night in a very good place, and we had a great evening and the ratings came out — you saw that — on television. It was the number one show in Fox history for a Saturday night. (Applause.) Unbelievable. Ratings. For them, it's all about the ratings. I know that the other folks back there — CNN and MSDNC -

    AUDIENCE: Booo -

    THE PRESIDENT: I know they're very happy. No, no, they're very happy to see that Fox had the number one show. This is the number one show in the history of Fox News. That's pretty good. Saturday night.

    Let us also show our appreciation to my good friend, Charlie. I'll tell you, Charlie is some piece of work — (applause) — who is mobilizing a new generation of pro-American student activists. That's what you are, and really smart. And you'll be up here someday. Somebody in that audience, maybe a few of you, you're going to be up here, right here — who are tough and smart and determined and truly unstoppable. You are.

    I want to thank also Kimberly, and I want to thank my son — boy, I watched my son. I got here — wow. I said, "What's this all about?" He's good. And people like him. People like him a lot.

    To everyone here today, and watching live all across our country, thank you for bravely defending our nation, our values, and our great American heroes. (Applause.)

    You know what's going on because you're on the frontlines of a tremendous intellectual struggle for the future of our country. It's really what you're talking about — the future of our country. You see what's happening. It's a disgrace. It's a disgrace. If we weren't here, you could forget it. Okay? But we're going to be here, and then you're going to be here, and we're going to keep it going for a long time. (Applause.)

    November 3rd is a big day. Get out. Get the parents, get the friends, get the husband, get the wife, get everybody.

    Now, the difference is they get everybody, even if they're not registered — (laughter) — if they're not citizens, if they're here illegally. They get everybody. That's one of the little difficulties. And, you know, you go through a whole nation and you see what's going on, and they report "zero illegality." Check out California sometime. (Laughter.) Check out — no, check out the deal that they signed with Judicial Watch. It was — I think Judicial Watch was like 1 million or 1.5 million people. They settled. They agreed that that many people either voted illegally, shouldn't have been voting — a lot of things. They settled. And Judicial Watch said, "Look, we were so high. What difference did it make? What difference did it make?" No. Well, they play a very dirty game.

    You're fighting against an oppressive left-wing ideology that is driven by hate and seeks to purge all dissent. And you understand that. Amazing at that age. You're young people, generally. A couple of oldsters out there — friends of mine.

    The radical left demands absolute conformity from every professor, researcher, reporter, journalist, corporation, entertainer, politician, campus speaker, and private citizen. But we have Charlie, and we have our people, and our people are stronger. (Applause.)

    Our people are stronger, and our people are smarter, and we are the elite. We are the elite. (Applause.) You know, do you ever notice? They said it two weeks ago. I was talking to somebody who says, "Well, you know the elite..." I said, "What are you talking about, the elite? Who's the elite? They're the elite?" They're not the elite. You're the elite. You are. (Applause.) You're smarter, better looking. You have a better future. You know your way around better, believe it or not.


    There's only one thing they have: They're more vicious. They are vicious. They are vicious people.

    Anyone who dissents from their orthodoxy must be punished, canceled, or banished. That includes from television. You see it. But you will not be silenced. And, you know, the bottom line — I get interviewed by people, and I'm sitting the other day in the Oval Office, and I didn't like the tone. And I said, "You know, it's really nice because I'm here and you're not." (Laughter and applause.) The Oval Office.

    And I've said it before: You're the courageous warriors standing in the way of what they want to do and their goals, and standing up for faith and family, God, country, and freedom. Freedom. (Applause.) Right?


    THE PRESIDENT: Unbelievable spirit. I appreciate it. Thank you very much. But the radical left, they hate our history, they hate our values, and they hate everything we prize as Americans. And we're right, because our country didn't grow great with them; it grew great with you and your thought process and your ideology. (Applause.)

    The left-wing mob is trying to demolish our heritage so they can replace it with a new repressive regime that they alone control. They're tearing down statues, desecrating monuments, and purging dissenters. It's not the behavior of a peaceful political movement; it's the behavior of totalitarians and tyrants and people that don't love our country. They don't love our country.

    The left is not trying to promote justice or equality or lift up the downtrodden. They have one goal: The pursuit of their own political power, for whatever reason. But that's their goal. That really seems to be their goal — their goal or their sickness.

    AUDIENCE: Booo -

    THE PRESIDENT: And if you give power to people that demolish monuments and attack churches and seize city streets and set fire to buildings, then nothing is sacred and no one is safe. We stopped them last night. Did you see that? Andrew Jackson. (Applause.) And brought some to jail and others are going to jail. (Applause.)

    The problem we have is: States — they're weak. They're weak. The — many of the governors, many of the mayors. You see what's going on. And it's — by the way, just so you understand, it's all liberal Democrat states. Could you imagine if Sleepy Joe ever became President? This country would be a mess. If ever became President, this country would be a mess. They would rip down everything.

    AUDIENCE: Booo -

    THE PRESIDENT: Everything. Sleepy Joe. And he's — he wouldn't call the shots, belie- — he would have nothing to do with it. "Lock him in the Oval Office. Let's just do what we want to do." (Laughter.)

    That's why — and, you know, today he's with Obama — President Obama. It only took him — how long? — a year and a half to endorse him. What did it take? A year and a half to endorse him? Even after he won, he didn't endorse him for a long time. (Laughter.)

    And he's fighting — he's fighting for Sleepy Joe. You know, he really feels strongly about it, so strongly that he was fighting. He wanted everybody to win but Joe. Joe won. (Laughter.)

    But if you remember, in my campaign, he fought harder than Crooked Hillary. President Obama fought me harder. He said, "You cannot let him win. You cannot this..." He was all over the place. I said, "This guy is spending all of his time campaigning against me." Uh, who won? That's right. (Applause.)


    Read the full transcript HERE.

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