Transcript of Donald Trump Military Policy/Objectives Speech…

Donald Trump delivered a policy speech today in Philadelphia outlining his military  perspectives and vision for U.S. military engagement moving forward.  You can find the transcript HERE and below.

However, something a little different.  Along with the transcript below we are going to present pictures of recent military and foreign policy events which Donald Trump seemed to specifically refer to.

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[ TRANSCRIPT ] Today, I am here to talk about three crucial words that should be at the center of our foreign policy: Peace Through Strength.

We want to achieve a stable, peaceful world with less conflict and more common ground.

I am proposing a new foreign policy focused on advancing America’s core national interests, promoting regional stability, and producing an easing of tensions in the world. This will require rethinking the failed policies of the past.

We can make new friends, rebuild old alliances, and bring new allies into the fold.

I’m proud to have the support of warfighting generals, active duty military, and the top experts who know both how to win – and how to avoid the endless wars we are caught in now. Just yesterday, 88 top Generals and Admirals endorsed my campaign.

In a Trump Administration, our actions in the Middle East will be tempered by realism. The current strategy of toppling regimes, with no plan for what to do the day after, only produces power vacuums that are filled by terrorists.

Egypt 8-16-13

Gradual reform, not sudden and radical change, should be our guiding objective in that region.

We should work with any country that shares our goal of destroying ISIS and defeating Radical Islamic terrorism, and form new friendships and partnerships based on this mission. We now have an Administration, and a former Secretary of State, who refuse to say Radical Islamic Terrorism.

Handout picture of al-Sisi kissing the mother of an army officer, who was killed during the recent Egypt uprising, during the graduation ceremony of a new batch of non-commissioned officers at the NCOs' Institute in Cairo

Immediately after taking office, I will ask my generals to present to me a plan within 30 days to defeat and destroy ISIS.

This will require military warfare, but also cyber warfare, financial warfare, and ideological warfare – as I laid out in my speech on defeating Radical Islamic terrorism several weeks ago.

Instead of an apology tour, I will proudly promote our system of government and our way of life as the best in the world – just like we did in our campaign against communism during the Cold War.

We will show the whole world how proud we are to be American.

Patriotic Kids

At the same time, immigration security is a vital part of our national security.

We only want to admit people to our country who will support our values and love our people.

These are the pillars of a sound national security strategy.

Unlike my opponent, my foreign policy will emphasize diplomacy, not destruction. Hillary Clinton’s legacy in Iraq, Libya, and Syria has produced only turmoil and suffering. Her destructive policies have displaced millions of people, then she has invited the refugees into the West with no plan to screen them.

Including Veteran healthcare costs, the price of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan could total $6 trillion, according to a report in the Washington Examiner. Yet, after all this money spent and lives lost, Clinton’s policies as Secretary of State have left the Middle East in more disarray than ever before.

"you got any clue what we're supposed to be looking for?" "Nope, shuddup and just keep making it look like we do"

“Do you have any idea what we’re supposed to be looking for?” …  “Nope, shut-up and just keep making it look like we do”

Meanwhile, China has grown more aggressive, and North Korea more dangerous and belligerent. Russia has defied this Administration at every turn. Putin has no respect for President Obama or Hillary Clinton.

Sometimes it has seemed like there wasn’t a country in the Middle East that Hillary Clinton didn’t want to invade, intervene or topple. She is trigger-happy and unstable when it comes to war.

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Hillary Clinton is just reckless – so reckless, in fact, she put her emails on an illegal server that our enemies could easily hack. Then Clinton’s team used a technology called bleachbit to acid wash her emails. They even took a hammer to some of her 13 phones, to cover her tracks and obstruct justice. These email records were destroyed after she received a subpoena to turn them over.

In the FBI report, she claimed she couldn’t recall important information on 39 occasions.

She can’t even remember whether she was trained in classified information, and said she didn’t even know the letter “C” means confidential.

If she can’t remember such crucial events and information, she is unfit to be Commander-in-Chief.

Her conduct is simply disqualifying.

She talks about her experience, but Hillary Clinton’s only foreign policy experience is “failure.” Everywhere she got involved, things got worse.

Let’s look back at the Middle East at the very beginning of 2009, before Hillary Clinton was sworn-in.

Libya was stable.

Syria was under control.

Egypt was ruled by a secular President and an ally of the United States.

Iraq was experiencing a reduction in violence. The group that would become what we now call ISIS was close to being extinguished.

Iran was being choked off by economic sanctions.

Fast-forward to today. What have the decisions of Obama-Clinton produced?

Libya is in ruins, our ambassador and three other brave Americans are dead, and ISIS has gained a new base of operations.

Western Media / Libyan Propaganda (Disturbing Video Refutes State Dept)

Syria is in the midst of a disastrous civil war. ISIS controls large portions of territory. A refugee crisis now threatens Europe and the United States. And hundreds of thousands are dead.

Isis soldiers in Syria

In Egypt, terrorists have gained a foothold in the Sinai desert, near the Suez Canal, one of the most essential waterways in the world.

Egypt Freedom Loss 2

Iraq is in chaos, and ISIS is on the loose.

ISIS has spread across the Middle East, and into the West.

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Iran, the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism, is now flush with $150 billion dollars in cash released by the United States – plus another $1.7 billion dollars in cash ransom payments. In other words, our country was blackmailed and extorted into paying this unheard-of amount of money.

Worst of all, the Nuclear deal puts Iran, the number one state sponsor of Radical Islamic terrorism, on a path to nuclear weapons.

This is Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy legacy.

Clinton Morsi

But that’s not all. President Obama and Hillary Clinton have also overseen deep cuts in our military, which only invite more aggression from our adversaries.

History shows that when America is not prepared is when the danger is greatest. We want to deter, avoid and prevent conflict through our unquestioned military strength.

Under Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, defense spending is on track to fall to its lowest level as a share of the economy since the end of World War II. We currently have the smallest Army since 1940. The Navy is among the smallest it has been since 1915. And the Air Force is the smallest it has been since 1947.

When Ronald Reagan left office, our Navy had 592 ships. When Barack Obama took office, it had 285 ships. Today, the Navy has just 276 ships.

The average Air Force aircraft is 27 years-old. We have 2nd generation B-52 bombers – their fathers flew the same plane.

Our Army has been shrinking rapidly, from 553,000 soldiers in 2009 to just 479,000 today.

In 2009, our Marine Corps had 202,000 active Marines. Today, it’s just 182,000.

Our ship count is below the minimum of 308 that the Navy says is needed to execute its current missions. President Obama plans to reduce the Army to 450,000 troops—which would hamstring our ability to defend the United States.

It takes 22 years on average to field a major new weapons system.

In 2010, the US spent $554 billion on non-war base defense spending.

In the current year, we are spending $548 billion – a cut of 10% in real inflation-adjusted dollars. This reduction was done through what is known as the sequester, or automatic defense budget cuts. Under the budget agreement, defense took half of the cuts – even though it makes up only one-sixth of the budget.

As soon as I take office, I will ask Congress to fully eliminate the defense sequester and will submit a new budget to rebuild our military.

This will increase certainty in the defense community as to funding, and will allow military leaders to plan for our future defense needs.

As part of removing the defense sequester, I will ask Congress to fully offset the costs of increased military spending. In the process, we will make government leaner and more responsive to the public.

I will ask that savings be accomplished through common sense reforms that eliminate government waste and budget gimmicks – and that protect hard-earned benefits for Americans.

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Government-wide, improper government payments are estimated to exceed $135 billion per year, and the amount of unpaid taxes is estimated to be as high as $385 billion.

We can also reduce the size of the federal bureaucracy through responsible workforce attrition – that is, when employees retire, they can be replaced by a smaller number of new employees.

We can also stop funding programs that are not authorized in law. Congress spent $320 billion last year on 256 expired laws. Removing just 5 percent of that will reduce spending by almost $200 billion over 10 years.

The military will not be exempt either – the military bureaucracy will have to be trimmed as well.

Early in my term, I will also be requesting that all NATO nations promptly pay their bills, which many are not doing right now. Only 5 NATO countries, including the United States, are currently meeting the minimum requirement to spend 2% of GDP on defense.

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Additionally, I will be respectfully asking countries such as Germany, Japan, South Korea and Saudi Arabia to pay more for the tremendous security we provide them.

Finally, we will have at our disposal additional revenues from unleashing American energy. The Institute for Energy Research cites a “short-run” figure of as much as $36 billion annually from increased energy production.

Using these new funds, I will ask my Secretary of Defense to propose a new defense budget to meet the following long-term goals:

We will build an active Army of around 540,000, as the Army’s chief of staff has said he needs. We now have only 31 Brigade Combat Teams, or 490,000 troops, and only one-third of combat teams are considered combat-ready.

We will build a Marine Corps based on 36 battalions, which the Heritage Foundation notes is the minimum needed to deal with major contingencies – we have 23 now.

We will build a Navy of 350 surface ships and submarines, as recommended by the bipartisan National Defense Panel – we have 276 ships now.

And we will build an Air Force of at least 1,200 fighter aircraft, which the Heritage Foundation has shown to be needed to execute current missions – we have 1,113 now.

We will also seek to develop a state of the art missile defense system.

Under Obama-Clinton, our ballistic missile defense capability has been degraded at the very moment the US and its allies are facing a heightened missile threat from states like Iran and North Korea. As these potential adversaries grow their missile programs, US military facilities in Asia and the Middle East, as well as our allies, are increasingly in range, with the United States homeland also potentially threatened.

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We propose to rebuild the key tools of missile defense, starting with the Navy cruisers that are the foundation of our missile defense capabilities in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The Obama-Clinton administration tried repeatedly to remove our cruisers from service, then refused to modernize these aging ships.

We will start by modernizing our cruisers to provide the Ballistic Missile Defense capability our nation needs; this will cost around $220 million per modernization as we seek to modernize a significant portion of these 22 ships.

As we expand our Navy toward the goal of 350 ships, we will also procure additional modern destroyers that are designed to handle the missile defense mission in the coming years.

Accomplishing this military rebuild will be a fifty-state effort —every state in the union will be able to take part in rebuilding our military and developing the technologies of tomorrow.

In addition, we will improve the Department of Defense’s cyber capabilities. Hillary Clinton has taught us all how vulnerable we are to cyber hacking.

Which is why one of the first things we must do is to enforce all classification rules, and enforce all laws relating to the handling of classified information.

Hillary Clinton put her emails on a secret server to cover-up her pay-for-play scandals at the State Department. Nothing threatens the integrity of our Democracy more than when government officials put their public office up for sale.

We will also make it a priority to develop defensive and offensive cyber capabilities at our U.S. Cyber Command, and recruit the best and brightest Americans.

One of my first directives after taking office will be asking the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and all relevant federal departments, to conduct a thorough review of United States cyber defenses and identify all vulnerabilities – in our power grid, our communications systems, and all vital infrastructure. I will then ask for a plan to immediately protect those vulnerabilities. At the same time, we will invest heavily in offensive cyber capabilities to disrupt our enemies, including terrorists who rely heavily on internet communications.

These new investments in cybersecurity, and the modernization of our military, will spur substantial new job creation in the private sector and help create the jobs and technologies of tomorrow.

America must be the world’s dominant technological powerhouse of the 21st century, and young Americans – including in our inner cities – should get these new jobs.

We must also ensure that we have the best medical care, education and support for our military service members and their families – both when they serve, and when they return to civilian life.

Our debt to our men and women in uniform is eternal.

To all those who have served this nation, I say: I will never let you down.

We will protect those who protect us.

And we will follow their example of unity. We will work across all racial and income lines to create One American Nation.

Together, we will have one great American future.

We will be one people, under one God, saluting one American flag.

America will be a prosperous, generous and inclusive society.

We will discard the failed policies and division of the past, and embrace true American change to rebuild our economy, rebuild our inner cities, and rebuild our country.

We Will Bring Back Our Jobs.

We Will Make America Strong Again.

We Will Make America Safe Again.

And We Will Make America Great Again.

~ Donald J Trump  (9/7/16 Philadelphia)

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102 Responses to Transcript of Donald Trump Military Policy/Objectives Speech…

  1. Kathy Cockoft says:

    Great speech this morning from Donald Trump. He will Make America Great.

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  2. wyntre says:

    “We will be one people, under one God, saluting one American Flag. And, by the way, we love our flag.”

    The line of the speech!

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    • teaforall says:

      Great speech and everyone needs to see. ONE NATION, ONE GOD AND ONE FLAG.What a GREAT President Trump will make. Great American, Great Patriot

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      • the5thranchhand says:

        I want to be clear about ‘one GOD’. For me it is The GOD of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. The GOD (The Holy One) of Israel.

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        • jmclever says:

          Exactly! But you know, this is the same line that the left will try to bludgeon him to death with. What they fail to realize is that fly-over country is God fearin’ patriot country as well. Their attacks will only hurt their own cause, and they are too bubble-dumb to even know it.

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          • The Boss says:

            That’s why Trump is starting to use that line about God more often.
            He’s trolling the leftoids again, and forcing (C)orrupt Hillary to defend herself on more fronts than they even dreamed possible. How’s that ‘back at you’ Cloward-Piven strategy feel? Wonder why lefties are freaking?

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        • shannynae says:

          Amen!!!!!

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  3. wyntre says:

    And here are a couple of outstanding lines from Trump’s speech in NC, last night!

    “People who have nothing to hide don’t smash phones with hammers.”

    ”People who have nothing to hide don’t bleach their emails, or destroy evidence to keep it from being publicly archived as required under federal law.”

    So may zingers, so little time!

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  4. feralcatsblog says:

    In the seventh century of the Christian era, a wandering Arab of the lineage of Hagar, the Egyptian, combining the powers of transcendent genius, with the preternatural energy of a fanatic, and the fraudulent spirit of an impostor, proclaimed himself as a messenger from Heaven, spread desolation and delusion over an extensive portion of the earth. Adopting from the sublime conception of the Mosaic law, the doctrine of one omnipotent God; he connected indissolubly with it, the audacious falsehood, that he was himself his prophet and apostle. Adopting from the new Revelation of Jesus, the faith and hope of immortal life, and of future retribution, he humbled it to the dust, by adapting all the rewards and sanctions of his religion to the gratification of the animal passion. He poisoned the sources of human felicity at the fountain, by degrading the condition of the female sex; and he [Mohammad] declared undistinguishing and exterminating war, as a part of his religion [that would be Islam] , against all the rest of mankind.

    Between these two religions [Christianity and Islam], thus contrasted in their characters, a war of twelve hundred [ now fourteen hundred] years has already raged. That war is yet flagrant; nor can it cease but by the extinction of that imposture, which has been permitted by Providence to prolong the degeneracy of man. While the merciless and dissolute dogmas of the false prophet shall furnish motives to human action, there can never be peace upon earth, and good will towards men. The hand of Ishmael will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him.

    The precept of the koran is, perpetual war against all who deny, that Mahomet is the prophet of God. The vanquished may purchase their lives, by the payment of tribute; the victorious may be appeased by a false and delusive promise of peace; and the faithful follower of the prophet, may submit to the imperious necessities of defeat: but the command to propagate the Moslem creed by the sword is always obligatory, when it can be made effective. The commands of the prophet may be performed alike, by fraud, or by force.

    John Quincy Adams

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    • Jeffrey Bellinger says:

      feralcat, yabutt wasn’t JQA a raycist?

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      • Joe says:

        Everyone was a racist back then, race theory was once “settled science”. It wasn’t even hatred, people just thought that race made some people better than others.

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        • Maquis says:

          Genetics tell us that there are indeed differences in the Races, certain susceptibility to various health problems indisputability demonstrate that much.

          As for the “better” argument, History, past and present, show us the state of vast portions of the world in terms of social progress, individual freedoms and opportunities, economic success and stability, self-governance of the individual and the state, technological achievement, passion for learning and teaching and doing, comity with neighbors; whether positive or negative, idyllic or hellish, tell us a great deal about the natures and capacities and tendencies of the various inhabitants of this world.

          Race, culture, whatever; you are what you do and create in this world. SJW heads feel free to explode. If any group wishes to protest their History, they better get off their collective asses and create a new chapter in their History. We are under no obligation to pretend all are equal and perfectly alike. We are not.

          Isn’t it amazing how peoples as close to each other as we now know the races and ethnicities and tribes of Europe are to each other, geographically, yet they have distinct differences in physique and appearance and temperament and, yes, in their levels and natures of talents and intelligence? So close, yet genetic differentiations are patently obvious. Only a SJW could twist reality enough to deny this.

          Genetics can change quickly. Check out “Paleo-Fantasy” by Marlene Zuk where she takes down the caveman fad and proves that evolution can occur very quickly when need be, such as our adaptations to the grains and milks we began consuming when agriculture began in earnest about 10k years ago.

          She has cited an instance where crickets were introduced in Hawaii, and immediately targeted by parasitic insects homing in on their chirping mate-seeking noises, quite successfully so.

          Researchers discovered that in five years time, they became silent. This wasn’t a conscious group decision of clever bugs, it was a mutation. A beneficial mutation that addressed their principal weakness before a new threat, and, of course, natural selection played it’s part, removing from the gene pool any bug that dared chirped aloud. Change can happen quickly.

          Changes in humans are natural, quick when pressed, and very clearly consequential. It is not possible to be “all the same” given the vast geographical separations and the tribal instincts to “stick together” and shun outsiders, and also the vast periods of time they were separate, allowing continual and likely diverging differentiation.

          Humanity has only truly become a “melting pot” in the modern ages. We all have had “plenty of time,” as Ms Zuk would say, to become different.

          How we act on that is a another matter. Our egalitarian society permits all to prove, and improve, what they are, and to disprove what they aren’t. This is largely right and proper. However, on the global stage, a good dose of Anti-Pollyannish vaccine would greatly benefit our relations, and particularly our understandings of those that have demonstrated the necessity of their destruction along with their ideologies.

          At this time PC culture forbids such thoughts. Opportunities to study how our genomes vary and the significances thereof could be a fascinating and fruitful field of study, but that will have to wait until the “Snowflake” generation has passed on and intellectual curiosity regains its proper freedoms and stature.

          En Paix.

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    • Keln says:

      This is a good quote, but it is not from John Quincy Adams. It is from the book American Annual Register: For the Years 1827-8-9 (edited) by Joseph Blunt, published in 1830.

      This specific quote can be found here.

      However, it does not invalidate the quote itself. That entire Chapter X is a pretty good read. I would venture to say that what Blunt (or whoever wrote that part) was saying here was relatively in line with what many thought at the time, probably including President Adams who was president during the time this book was written.

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      • KBR says:

        Footnote at the bottom, asterisk. Gibbons’ Decline and Fall.

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        • Keln says:

          That is the reference referred to in the following phrase a little ways above it:

          …and the short-sighted historian of Rome’s decline and fall, sneering alike at the imposture of the pseudo-prophet and at the gospel of eternal truth, after affirming, that Mahomot, with the sword in one hand and the Koran in the other, had erected his throne on the ruins of Christianity and of Rome, regards the event as a revolution, which has impressed a new and lasting character on the nations of the globe.*

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      • Jeffrey Bellinger says:

        Thanks.

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  5. Pam says:

    Our armed forces has not had a commander in chief they could depend on for a long time. Trump demonstrated in this speech that he will do everything within his power to show these men and women that they will be taken care of and respected.

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  6. DoggyDaddy says:

    Great speech and even better plan — full of specifics (first day in office I will…; and numbers, lots of them to show the dangerous decline in our military readiness. Not since Reagan getting us out of the disaster that was the Carter defense program have I heard a politician speak so candidly about the military. Bravo, Trump!

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  7. dbobway says:

    “But don’t you think it’s inappropriate that Roger Ailes is now advising Mr. Trump?”

    “He can be bombastic all he wants to, I guess I’ll vote for him.”

    “He is a liberal in sheep’s clothing, stepping out of the race to give the Presidency to Hillary.”

    “Where is the details on anything he proposes, other than make America great again?”

    How do these people sleep at night?

    Thank you Donald Trump.

    Great speech!

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  8. sarrask says:

    Sundance, here’s a possible replacement for your image at the top.

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  9. Pam says:

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  10. ZurichMike says:

    HIllary’s response: “I . . .[cough] . . . .[cough] . . . Trump . . ..[cough] . . . racist . . ..[cough] . . . allergies . . ..[cough] . . . .[cough] . . . . .[cough] .. . thank you.”

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  11. CinemaNoir says:

    Ask anyone opposed to a Donald Trump presidency to read or watch this speech….. Then, if they do, ask them exactly what points with which they disagree!!! I don’t find one……

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  12. Why has CTH not noted that fact that the Hillary Clinton “press corp” on her plane is devoid of minority reporters…also what is CTH NOT asking how many MSM reporters are H 1 B visa holders???

    The very first thing I noted after looking at the “press corp” on the Hillary plane is it’s lack of minorities and burka wearing Muslim reporters!!!

    Look at the picture you presented us with CTH,…why have you not spoke on this…we need to get more minorities voting for Trump…dam it make the case!!!!

    Look at the picture…no minorities and no H 1 B visa holders…c’mon get with CTH!!!

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2016/09/05/check-out-hillary-clintons-traveling-groupies-ie-press-corp/#more-121191

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    • Good catch! But…

      I can only make out about 15 faces in that crowd, and reports have it that there are as many as 3 dozen reporters traveling with Hillary. Do you have a list of their names? Their ethnicity? Their religions?

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      • No I do not…however…every single picture and video I have seen online in the last three days minorities and H 1 B visa holders seem to be absent! But maybe they are just on the back of the bus…errr…I mean plane????

        I have spent hours trying to get that information online…or any pictures that show any diversity at all in her “press corps”! I have found nothing…except pictures of a “white” mostly female assembly of cheerleaders!!!

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        • That’s actually rather surprising, considering Hillary’s constant claims of representing women, muslims, immigrants, and minorities. One would think that she would WANT those identity groups represented in her press corps.

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  13. mark says:

    Make sure we get out the vote for Mr. Trump….Every vote counts. (And pray for heavy rain in the largely democratic cities on election day). 🙂

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  14. carole says:

    This is (somewhat) not a serious topic, but I saw this speech today and not only did I feel immensely proud of Donald Trump, but my heart went pitter-pat. This is one fine-looking man!!! He looked fabulous — totally presidential: Big League!

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  15. I think the only way to defeat the Islam war against Christians worldwide is to totally kill every living Muslim. God commanded Saul and the Israelites to kill all Canaanites, women and children included. God did not order the extermination of these people to be cruel, but to prevent even greater evil from occurring in the future. That’s why they should now be exterminated.

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    • feralcatsblog says:

      Quarantine from humanity.

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      • darcy says:

        The doctrine of Separationism as put forth by the late Lawrence Auster is the only realistic and humane method of promoting the security (the first and most important purpose of government) of the peoples in the West. Of course, Separationism requires a full-throttle repudiation of the Marxist spear-at-the-heart of Christendom known as nondiscrimination and multiculturalism, i.e., the moral and cultural equivalency which denies to mankind the ability to discern between what is good and what is evil: surely devil inspired.
        I do trust that those who have been for decades at the helm of perpetrating sedition against America — and the West — will be brought to heel, many of whom are household names.
        Articles on Separationism can be found here, for starters:
        http://www.amnation.com/vfr/archives/006854.html
        http://www.amnation.com/vfr/archives/008828.html

        I cannot recommend enough the importance of getting a firm grip on what Separationism means and how to implement it.

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    • famouswolf says:

      I hope not.
      They represent a quarter or so of the human race. There’s got to be a better solution.
      Perhaps some way to make it socially unacceptable, anywhere, to proselytize any faith with commensurate and swift reaction to their sort of ‘proselytization’.
      I don’t know, but extermination isn’t going to fly for any number of reasons. Let’s hope it doesn’t get that extreme, but to tell you the truth I’m afraid it is what is going to happen at some point.
      God help us.

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      • Gary says:

        “They represent a quarter or so of the human race”

        Coupled with the ever present convert or die mindset of Islam, I’d like to hear another viable option other than extinction….theirs.

        If Islam is to change…it can only change “itself” from “within”. Shall the rest of the world wait patiently for Islam to “grow up”?

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        • darcy says:

          Does anyone read what I write?
          Above, I’ve directed you attention to a wise, considered, and human method of protecting the security of the our nation and the West — yet I read your reply and that of famouswolf whose comments reflect complete ignorance of a viable, reasonable, and even urgently-needed response to the current march of Islam perpetrated on the West by the left and its political leaders.

          I ask in all humility — but still am I astonished — that within this discussion comments are still being made which reveal NO curiosity as to a legitimate means of dealing with the threats to the West as are detailed in the links I referenced above.

          You have the answer at your finger tips. Don’t be lazy.

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    • SteveFrench says:

      That is one of the most backwards things I have ever read. Do you also want to kill those Egyptians in the picture who say “yes to the American people, no to Obama?” You should direct your anger at the people pulling the strings to make the rise of the most radical strains of Islam , along with the refugee crisis possible. Muslims may be incompatible with our society due to their religion but that does not mean they should be killed – they should stay where they are, and we should stop ruining their countries and fueling the anger.

      I’m going to assume you are JIDF, the original Correct The Record.

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    • Marc says:

      Umm…we’re not in the OT anymore. People can be forgiven and there hearts can change. There are many Christian ex-Muslims in the world. “Do not repay evil with evil, bu overcome evil with good.”.

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  16. MissV says:

    Valerie Jarrett, better say your prayers.

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  17. Pam says:

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  18. kittymyers says:

    My favorite zinger: “Hillary Clinton has taught us all how vulnerable we are to cyber hacking.”

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    • feralcatsblog says:

      And to “allergies”.

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    • rashamon says:

      Cyber Hacking:
      A report on “60 Mnutes” last Sunday suggest that no device on the international telecommunications standard (SS7) is free from the potential for hacking. A group of “expert” hackers from around the world demonstrated just how vulnerable the communications are.

      While the NSA has been aware of this leak in the protocol network, it apparently has no interest in changing it as this allows them to snoop for their own purposes.

      My former techies tell me that even when one’s phone is turned off, the GPS tracking capabilities are still alive, making mobile phones ideal for tracking people and taking photos of their surroundings. When they hack into a device, they can download all information on it, including the phone numbers one has called or that have been accepted. Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA 33) was on the CBS program, and the hackers downloaded a conversation he had a few hours/days before (?).

      This is ONE of the loopholes that my techies tell me could be valuable in changing tallies on voting machines. I am not sufficiently educated on the topic to know much more than what they advise, but obviously electronic systems of all types suffer these problems.

      http://searchnetworking.techtarget.com/definition/Signaling-System-7

      https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/apr/19/ss7-hack-explained-mobile-phone-vulnerability-snooping-texts-calls

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  19. ufferndan says:

    Thank you, CTH

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  20. phoebehb says:

    My favorite line:
    “Ai yai yai…!!!!”
    (The audience like it too, obviously.)

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  23. Concerned Virginian says:

    A little while ago, just for fun I turned on MSNBC. They had a “poll” up that showed Hillary Clinton was “more trustworthy for Commander-in-Chief” to Donald Trump, 84% to 14% for Trump.
    3PM FalseNews radio top of the hour report: Hillary Clinton now has MORE military brass endorsing HER than Donald Trump.
    Can somebody please tell me WTH is going on here? If Donald Trump has THOUSANDS of people at his rallies, standing O at the Union Club, etc., etc., WHO IS BEHIND this propping up of unstable, unhealthy, crony capitalist, dishonest, blood on her hands from Benghazi, Hillary Clinton? Is it George Soros? Cabal of GOP/DNC elites? Both?

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    • jackphatz says:

      Kinda proves commercials do influence buying habits….just sayin!

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    • DEGinTN says:

      Who is behind this propping up of HRC ? Lucifer himself through his henchmen Soros and others.

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    • mscynlynn says:

      MSNBC polled the reporters on Hillary’s plane!

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    • Maquis says:

      Genetics tell us that there are indeed differences in the Races, certain susceptibility to various health problems indisputability demonstrate that much.

      As for the “better” argument, History, past and present, show us the state of vast portions of the world in terms of social progress, individual freedoms and opportunities, economic success and stability, self-governance of the individual and the state, technological achievement, passion for learning and teaching and doing, comity with neighbors; whether positive or negative, idyllic or hellish, tell us a great deal about the natures and capacities and tendencies of the various inhabitants of this world.

      Race, culture, whatever; you are what you do and create in this world. SJW heads feel free to explode. If any group wishes to protest their History, they better get off their collective asses and create a new chapter in their History. We are under no obligation to pretend all are equal and perfectly alike. We are not.

      Isn’t it amazing how peoples as close to each other as we now know the races and ethnicities and tribes of Europe are to each other, geographically, yet they have distinct differences in physique and appearance and temperament and, yes, in their levels and natures of talents and intelligence? So close, yet genetic differentiations are patently obvious. Only a SJW could twist reality enough to deny this.

      Genetics can change quickly. Check out “Paleo-Fantasy” by Marlene Zuk where she takes down the caveman fad and proves that evolution can occur very quickly when need be, such as our adaptations to the grains and milks we began consuming when agriculture began in earnest about 10k years ago.

      She has cited an instance where crickets were introduced in Hawaii, and immediately targeted by parasitic insects homing in on their chirping mate-seeking noises, quite successfully so.

      Researchers discovered that in five years time, they became silent. This wasn’t a conscious group decision of clever bugs, it was a mutation. A beneficial mutation that addressed their principal weakness before a new threat, and, of course, natural selection played it’s part, removing from the gene pool any bug that dared chirped aloud. Change can happen quickly.

      Changes in humans are natural, quick when pressed, and very clearly consequential. It is not possible to be “all the same” given the vast geographical separations and the tribal instincts to “stick together” and shun outsiders, and also the vast periods of time they were separate, allowing continual and likely diverging differentiation.

      Humanity has only truly become a “melting pot” in the modern ages. We all have had “plenty of time,” as Ms Zuk would say, to become different.

      How we act on that is a another matter. Our egalitarian society permits all to prove, and improve, what they are, and to disprove what they aren’t. This is largely right and proper. However, on the global stage, a good dose of Anti-Pollyannish vaccine would greatly benefit our relations, and particularly our understandings of those that have demonstrated the necessity of their destruction along with their ideologies.

      At this time PC culture forbids such thoughts. Opportunities to study how our genomes vary and the significances thereof could be a fascinating and fruitful field of study, but that will have to wait until the “Snowflake” generation has passed on and intellectual curiosity regains its proper freedoms and stature.

      En Paix.

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  24. FoxyGranny says:

    Impressive speech, Thank you CTH

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  25. Paco Loco says:

    Quote from The Belmont Club at pjmedia referring to Obama’s foreign policy disaster:

    “The Era of Hope and Change has been one prolonged act of suicide. If anyone had said that Obama would manage to alienate Israel and the Philippines, lose Turkey, pay Iran a hundred fifty billion dollars, preside over the loss of a won war in Afghanistan, lose billions of dollars in military equipment to ISIS, watch a consulate burn, restart the Cold War with Russia, cause Japan to re-arm and go the knife’s edge with China would you have believed it? If someone had told you in 2008 millions of refugees would be heading for Europe and that the UK would leave the EU after Obama went there to campaign for them to remain would you not have laughed?

    He promised “smart diplomacy” and the restoration of American prestige in the world. How did it come to this?”

    Hillary was Obama’s Secretary of State for four years um-mm, how could US foreign policy be any worse?

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  26. If this is YUGE military it woefully lacks the word. These are the strength totals EXACTLY pushed by George Bush in his first term. Interesting they are exactly the same. Is there some sort of secret treaty limiting the size of our military?

    Because this size meantioned by Trump wasn’t enough in 2001-2009 and certainly isn’t enough in 2017-2021. I also find it disturbing he is using so called experts from the Heritafe Foundation. They were wrong then they are wrong now.

    What we need is a huge military at least as big as the Reagan Cild War era to meet the threats we face. Building back to these levels will also spure the re-industrial modernization of the economy. Anything less is setting us up for failure.

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    • Gary says:

      To the best of my knowledge the United States Marine Corp is the only branch with a limit.

      Legend has it, they’re afraid the Marines would just take it over……..as if that’d be a bad thing?

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    • Maquis says:

      Sing it Brother! We need a military that can deter and defuse, or win, a Third World War. We need to surpass Reagan’s targets substantially. We face still the curse of Communism writ large, and the curse of a blood-thirsty moon god.

      I was on nuclear alert on Mather AFB when I listened to GHB standing down our nuclear forces. While the pols celebrated the “end of the Cold War, ” I never have. Communism is still nearly billions strong, it has not been sufficiently discredited, excised, nor punished, in the West, and around this sad globe.

      The dream of Obama is not knowing his fatber, it’s seeing Marx and Mohammed validated and victorious. Clinton is committed to the same nightmare vision, and will pursue it with her trademark sense of entitlement from her own media shielded deathbed.

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  27. kriseton says:

    Where are the Never Trumpers who kept screaming that Trump was a democrat and had no interest in shrinking government? That he had zero plans to do anything to reform government?

    All of us on this site KNEW that Trump would clean up the mess of government because he is a businessman. He knows how to makes cuts where required and how to spend wisely in order to have a successful and strong company. Why these Never Trumpers couldn’t understand how that knowledge would be brought into government is beyond me.

    NOW are you happy Never Trumpers? Now do you see that he is the conservative you claim you always wanted?

    Read this speech. Understand how he will pay for this military spending. See how he intends to be smart with tax payer dollars, find savings and reduce the size of government FOR REAL. Know what it’s for real? Because he does this every day in his own business.

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  28. NJF says:

    So wonderful. Absolutely hit it out of the park…..again.

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  29. adoubledot says:

    There’s another yuuge cost savings that will more than pay for the increased defense spending: ending the trillion dollar stimulus that’s been built into the baseline “budget” since 2009. God only knows what kind of graft that money’s been used for.

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  30. zephyrbreeze says:

    So simple even a progressive can understand.

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  32. Mr. Morris says:

    You gave a beautiful speech Mr. Trump with specifics. I know you would not sell America out for pots of gold, neither would you train ISIS as our State Department did under President Obama, and Secretaries of State Clinton and Kerry. We trust you Donald Trump, you will make a great President.

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  34. rashamon says:

    Mr. Trump’s policies are evolving into the most conservative and Constitutional of any candidate in my experience. He supports a smaller, more cohesive, precise government which shuns those tasks better suited to the states or private citizens and sheds the massive bureaucracy that interferes with free enterprise and individual rights. Ay the same time he believes in a strong military, sound borders and rule of law. He’s to the right of Reagan, for goodness sake, who still muddled around in other countries’ politics and domestic programs not appropriate to Federal control. He’s a bit more Goldwaterish. The late Robert Taft just might lose his title of “Mr. Conservative.”

    Now he just has to have the tenacity to see it through Congress. But, then, he’s IS a lion, wolverine and honey badger rolled into one. MAGA 2016!

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  35. Tom says:

    I have to disagree with most folks here. While I appreciate what Trump is saying, I’d have preferred him to say he would look into transitioning/shutting down NATO – a useless Cold War relic that costs a lot of $$ and only serves to stir up conflicts where there need be none (Ukraine, anyone?) Would also liked to have seen him talk about shutting a chunk of our over 700 military installations around the world. We spend 1/3 of our federal budget on the military and it’s ridiculous. We need to stop being the world’s police force and use the military for its intended purpose – defense. It needs to be reduced before it swallows the entire federal budget, right along with the entitlement programs. I’m really tired of seeing trillions thrown at the military for little return, no accountability (eh, Rumsfeld ??) and then the feds distribute the castoffs to further militarize local police. Who needs MRAPS on the streets of the US ?

    It’s also very disappointing to see him adopt the DC jargon of XX savings over 10 years. Sheesh, he won’t be in office after 8 years, how the heck would he know what his successor would do ? That has never worked for any President, and never will.

    While I appreciate the need to modernize what we have, PLEASE let’s not keep doing the same stupidity that we started doing after WW II – let’s stop sending our precious sons and daughters all over the world to fight in bankster wars !!!

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    • swissik says:

      100% agreeing with you about NATO and the American troops stationed overseas. This expense has bothered me for decades, it is ill spent money and for what? I also have an issue with US membership in the UN, but that is for another time.

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      • mscynlynn says:

        You do realize that it takes time to send equipment and troops around the world. Most is sent by ship. With a nuclear Pakistan and soon to be nuclear Iran would the US have enough time to react if we didn’t have bases in the region?

        Think about 9/11. Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan began in October the same year. If the US military had to ship the equipment that far from our borders it would’ve taken more than three months to get it all there and that would’ve required TRANSCOM taking control of commercial transport ships.

        As for NATO, the US needs to control NATO, not be controlled by NATO. Have you heard of D.I.M.E.? NATO should be used as the D!

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        • Maquis says:

          You are correct, Sir. NATO was made to keep the Germans down and Russia out, but it also serves to have us close to where we may be needed. It has us training our military, and Europe’s, in the terrain they need to know how to master.

          NATO allows us to have effective military to military relationships because they are truly functioning together.

          We screwed up royally by not taking advantage of Eastern Europe’s open arms and vast spaces for multi-Service military bases with no endless quiet hours demands by the Germans and their Leftists protest crap. We could train there day and night. Instead, Obama screws Poland and the Czech Republic, yanking the ballistic missile defense systems that they stuck their necks out to accept in the face of Russian wanking. Great move there, Zero. He says we have ships in the area to handle that. Then he refuses to upgrade those ships and then he tries to SCRAP them!

          Reminds me of all the promises made to defend Ukraine if they would only give up their nuclear missiles… How’s that working for them now? How about Crimea?

          Zero has reduced American credibility to ZERO.

          There is one member of NATO whose membership I question, and of course that’s Erdogan’s Turkey. An Islamist Regime in the making. A courageous failed “coup” that we should have supported. The only valid reason not to do so was the possibility/likelihood it was all a set up to smoke out his opposition, make them show their hands, so he can kill them. Then he extrapolates precept after precept for detaining thousands upon thousands of people not even remotely capable of having participated in, supported, nor fomented the “coup.”

          The last class of Turks being targeted numbers around FIFTY THOUSAND surely innocents. I believe the total number of fired and imprisioned “plotters” is getting close to 100K.

          We need to secure our nukes, only dozens of miles from a warring Syria. We need to remove them asap. Save one only, one that will be dropped on Erdogan’s head if a single member of our military is killed, injured, or detained, as we quit the most destructive “member” of NATO in one massive single day extraction of Americans and assets from that God forsaken nightmare.

          It is Erdogan’s “coup.” Sadly, infuriatingly, Obama supports him all the way. Just as he did the Muslim Brotherhood, the creators of Hamas and al Queda, in Egypt. Just as he appoints them in his administration. Just as he is a puppet of Valerie Jarrett, the Iranian, a non-registered foreign agent of a country we are at war with.

          And Syria? Really? We are training and equipping and fighting on behalf of TERRORISTS. The only advantage in that is that Trump will know who needs killing there. There are no moderate Muslims. “Moderate” Muslims are either A: Lying, or B: Apostates.

          Destroy Isis. Leave Syria. Leave it to the Russians, on the caveat that any aggression towards Israel will be regarded as a 9/11 level attack on the US, and we will respond by destroying their naval base there.

          There is no one to succeed Assad other than terrorists. The Russians can handle any transition, ensuring it’s not an Islamist. Russia is evil, but they harbor no love for Islamists. You know, that Chechen bit they spent over a decade to, um, pacify?

          The insanity of Obama-Clinton boggles the mind and rends my soul. Such wickedness in this once great country, surrounded by opportunistic bullies looking to be the new top dog…

          Incroyable.

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    • CinemaNoir says:

      When you find that Magic Wand, Tom, please forward it to President Trump…..

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  38. William Ford says:

    Great speech. A much more coherent strategy than Crooked Hillary’s nonsense. Egypt hates Hillary because she (and Barry) want the Muslim Brotherhood in power there…not a secular military that wants to ally with the U.S. and NATO. All our middle east allies know Hillary is a crazy fool who can’t be trusted.

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  43. coeurdaleneman says:

    Embedding these particular images in this incredible speech was a tour de force by sundance. I got goosebumps.

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  44. dcrowes says:

    Intersting polls out today. 270 in the electoral college is what we have to get for a Trump win. Notice in Realclear today. Maine in the 2nd district Trump up by 7 that is 3 votes. RI 4 votes is Clinton by 3 but look at the internals. Independents going for Trump large. That is 4 votes. If Trump can carry NV, FL, OH, NC gives him 265 votes. Add the 7 and that is 272 without PA WI or another states in play. Just hoping a little.

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  45. pcockroft says:

    I will bve glad when we close the borders.

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