A Builder President Talks Shop With North American Tradesmen and National Builders…

President Donald Trump was well inside his comfort zone today at the Hilton in Washington DC during a speech to the North America’s Building Trades Unions National Legislative Conference.  An epic speech, well worth watching.

For the first time ever a president who actually understand the building, trade and construction industry delivered a speech to the men and women who build America’s highways, roads, bridges, buildings and national infrastructure.   President Trump called out many of the trade union members by name.  Lots of fun:

…The era of economic surrender has come to an end.  It’s come to an end.  We have surrendered as a country to outside interests.  The era of economic victory for our country has just begun.  You will see.. Oh, you will see..

[Transcript] 12:25 P.M. EDT – THE PRESIDENT:  I know these people well, you wouldn’t believe it.  I know them too well.  (Applause.)  I know them too well.  They cost me a lot of money.  (Laughter.)  I spent a lot of money, but I love them, and they’re great, and their people are fantastic.  And nobody does it like you people, right?  Nobody.  We talked about that — incredible.  Incredible people.

So it’s great to be back with America’s builders.  (Applause.)  So did you ever think you’d see a President who knows how much concrete and rebar you can lay down in a single day?  Believe me, I know.  I know.  (Applause.)  We’re a nation of builders, and it was about time we had a builder in the White House, right?  (Applause.)  We have a builder.

I want to thank Sean McGarvey and the entire governing board of presidents for honoring me with this great invitation.  And I love that it’s in Washington, because I don’t have to travel very far.  Worked out pretty well, I have to tell you.  Five minutes.

Sean took part in one of our very first meetings at the White House –- he mentioned it — and I promise you that America’s labor leaders will always find an open door with Donald Trump.  Always.  (Applause.)  Just look at the amazing talent assembled here.  We have ironworkers, insulators — (applause) — never changes, does it, with the ironworkers?  Let’s hear it.  Laborers.  (Applause.)  Painters.  (Applause.)  Fitters.  (Applause.)  Plumbers.  (Applause.)  Operators — they’re operators, all right, I’ll tell you that.  (Laughter.)  Electricians.  (Applause.)  Not that good.  Where’s my Local 3?  Where’s Local 3?  That wasn’t that good, the electricians — well, they became so rich they don’t have to — (laughter) — let’s do that again.  Electricians.  (Applause.)  That’s better.

Bricklayers.  (Applause.)  Boilermakers.  (Applause.)  Elevator constructors.  (Applause.)  Good job.  Sheet-metal workers.  (Applause.)  Roofers.  (Applause.)  Plasterers — plaster, well, yeah, that’s — not using as much plaster as we used to, fellas, right?  No matter how you cut it.  Sorry about that.  I’m not sure I can do much — we brought back the coalminers.  I’m not so sure about the plasterers.  We’ll do the best we can, okay?  We’re going to do the best we can.  How about the cement masons.  (Applause.)  And, of course, our wonderful Teamsters.  (Applause.)  Oh, that wasn’t very good, James.

But really, you’re the backbone of America.  With the talent in this room, we could build any city at any time, and we can build it better than anyone.  (Applause.)  But we’re going to do even better than that.  Together, we are going to rebuild our nation.  (Applause.)

You’re the keepers of the great trades and traditions that built our country from the New York skyline to the Golden Gate Bridge.  You represent the workers whose hands, skills, and dreams will build the great landmarks of our future.  Every day, your members live out what I call the American Creed.  They’re on the job before dawn and after dusk, and they never quit until that job is done.  You know that.  True.  True.  (Applause.)

We saw this grit on display when the construction trades helped rebuild New York City after 9/11.  (Applause.)  That was a terrible time — we were all there — that was a terrible time in this country’s history.  Worst attack in the history of our country.  Worse than Pearl Harbor.  Pearl Harbor they were attacking military.  Here they were attacking civilians.  Worst attack.  And I saw what happened.  Within a very short period of time, we were back rebuilding, and rebuild you did.  And I really congratulate — that took a lot of courage and a lot of strength. Thank you.  (Applause.)

The fact is you take pride in every part of your work — every joist, bolt, and rivet.  You’re not only builders, but you’re artisans, very talented people.  A lot of people don’t understand, you’re very talented people — enriching our cities and landscapes with works of great beauty.  And just as you take pride in your work, our nation takes great, great pride in you, believe me.  And it’s time that we give you the level playing field you deserve.  (Applause.)  Thank you.  Thank you.

Washington and Wall Street have done very, very well for themselves.

Now it’s your turn.

And you’re going to be also sharing the wealth.  (Applause.)  And you know, for many years, we’ve been taken advantage of by other countries.  All over the world they took advantage of us.  We had leaders that didn’t have a clue or worse.  That’s not going to happen anymore, folks.  That’s not going to happen anymore.  And you see what’s going on right now.  In fact, the trade deficit went way down — just announced before I got on stage.  And I will tell you, we’re going to have a whole different set of values when it comes to representing our country.

That I can tell you right now.  (Applause.)

This election was all about returning power to the people.  I’ve spent my life working side-by-side with American builders, and now you have a builder as your President.  (Applause.)  One of my first acts as President was to stop one of the great sellouts of the American worker — I immediately withdrew the United States from the disaster — this would have been a disaster — this would have been another NAFTA, which, by the way, is a disaster.  I took you out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.  (Applause.)  Thank you.  That one wasn’t even close.  And you know it and I know it, everybody knows it.

Next, I cleared the way for the construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines.  (Applause.)  And it’s looking like that’s going to have about 42,000 jobs involved, those two jobs.  That some number of great people.  That’s a big, big, beautiful — lot of people.  And Sean actually, and a whole group joined me in the Oval Office when we approved the Keystone permit.

And I joked that day — I said, can you imagine the head of this big Canadian company, in this case, they build pipelines — and they failed.  Didn’t work.  They paid millions and millions and hundreds of millions of dollars to consultants and lawyers, and they failed.  And it was over.  And then one day Trump wins, and a few days later they get a knock on the door — sir, the Keystone pipeline was just approved.

Can you imagine?  I want to see the expression on his face. And he’s a nice guy.  He actually — they came to the office.  (Applause.)  Because I did say you have to use American steel, you have to fabricate it here.  Now, they had already bought 60-70 percent of it.  So you can’t be too wild, right?  But I was signing the order, and I said, where did they buy this steel?  I didn’t like the answer.  I said, who fabricated the steel?  I didn’t like the answer.  I said, from now on we’re going to put a clause — got to be made in America.  We want American steel, made in America.  (Applause.)  Right on the box. 100 percent, right?  (Applause.)

And you’ll be hearing more about this in the very near future.  But as time goes by, let’s say, over the next seven and three-quarters years — meaning eight years — (laughter.)

We believe in two simple rules:  Buy American, and Hire American.  That’s what it’s going to be.  (Applause.)  And that’s not just a slogan, it’s a promise.  Believe me, that’s a promise. (Applause.)

The era of economic surrender has come to an end.  It’s come to an end.  We have surrendered as a country to outside interests.  The era of economic victory for our country has just begun.  You will see.  No longer will we listen to those failed consultants who’ve made one wrong prediction after another — delivering nothing but soaring trade deficits and a big, fat, shrinking workforce.

For decades now, we’ve watched as our factories have shuttered — almost 70,000 factories — our jobs have been stolen, and blue collar wages have declined.  We’ve seen the economic pain inflicted on our fellow Americans in Pittsburgh and Detroit and Baltimore.  We didn’t just offshore our jobs, we offshored a big, big part of the American Dream.

We enriched foreign countries at the expense of our own country, the great United States of America.  But those days are over.  (Applause.)  I’m not — and I don’t want to be — the President of the world.  I’m the President of the United States. And from now on, it’s going to be America First.  (Applause.)

We’re going to bring back our jobs — and, yes, we’re going to bring back the American Dream.  As I traveled the nation, I heard the pleas of the forgotten men and women of our country — the people who work hard and play by the rules, but who don’t have a voice.  Together, we are their voice, and they will never, ever be forgotten again.  That I can tell you.  (Applause.)

I don’t know if you saw, but if you watch the Democrats now, the anger — the anger and hatred, and they’re trying to figure out where did all these people came that voted for Donald Trump? Remember they said — because the Electoral College is a very, very hard, they say, almost impossible for a Republican to win. The odds are stacked.  And they would say there’s no way to 270  — you need 270 — there’s no way to 270.  I heard that so much for a year — I kept saying, maybe I shouldn’t be running.  You know, Sean, I said, maybe I shouldn’t run because there’s no way. The people are telling me — the same people that say all of the bad stuff, they’re saying, there’s no way to 270.  But there was a way to 306.

But wasn’t that an exciting one?  Places that nobody entered — Donald Trump has won the state of Michigan.  They go, what?  Donald Trump has won the state of Wisconsin.  They came out of the blue, and we didn’t even need them.  And we love those two states — because we won the state of Pennsylvania, and we won Ohio, and Iowa, and North Carolina, and South Carolina, and Florida, and so many others.  We ran the coast.  And if you don’t run it, you can’t win.  Huge disadvantage, Electoral College.  It’s very, very tough.  They say almost impossible for a Republican to win.  But I had the support of, I would say, I would say almost everybody in this room.

We had tremendous — we had tremendous support.  Oh, we did.  We had tremendous support.  (Applause.)  We had tremendous support.  And I’ll tell you, we really had the support of the workers.  We had tremendous support of the workers.  But would you like to make a change, folks?  Would you like to make a change?  Because if anybody wants to make a change, you won’t be having so many jobs.  That I can tell you.  Your jobs will be — it will be a whole different story.  Because in the last decade, you lost over 750,000 — think of this — 750,000 construction jobs.  Real wages in the construction sector have fallen more than 15 percent since the 1970s.  We rank 39th in the world for construction permitting.  And approvals for infrastructure projects can take up to 10 years.

Since taking office, I’ve signed one action after another to eliminate job-killing regulations that stand in the way.  I had a chart — is that chart around here someplace?  Do you have that? I have to show this chart to you because it’s amazing, actually.

This is — if you want to build a highway in the United States, these are some of the permits that you need.  It’s a process that can take way over 10 years.  And it just never happens.  Then at the end of the period they vote against it.  And we’re getting rid of many of these regulations.  (Applause.) You have to go through 17 agencies, many permits in each agency.

In February alone, we added almost 60,000 new construction jobs in the country.  I ordered expedited environmental reviews for infrastructure, environmental and energy projects all across the country.  No longer will you have to wait year after year for approvals that never come.

I also took historic action to lift the restrictions on American energy production and to put our miners, who have been treated horribly, back to work.  (Applause.)  They’re great people.

Consumer confidence is at its highest level in more than a decade.  You’ve seen all of the charts, all of the studies.  The National Association of Manufacturers just the other day reported the most optimism in the entire history of its survey — which is a old survey — 93 percent of manufacturers are optimistic about the future.  It was almost 27 percent lower than that just a few months ago.

The Home Builders Confidence Index is at its highest level in 12 years.  And now in breaking news, it was just reported today, the monthly U.S. trade deficit declined by 10 percent — for a reason.  Not by accident, believe me.  It was for a reason.

We’re also going to protect your jobs by protecting our borders.  My administration is — just a matter of weeks, literally, a short period of time — has brought record reductions to illegal immigration.  Record reductions.  (Applause.)  Down 61 percent since inauguration.  General Kelly is doing a fantastic job.  And we’ll crack down on visa abuses that undermine the American worker.  And we’re doing that right now.  (Applause.)

These, and so many other great achievements, have defined our first 10 weeks in office.  We’ve done so much for the worker. Done so much for the military.  We’ve done so much for the police officers, our men in blue and women in blue who are not treated fairly.  We’re fighting for workers of all backgrounds and from all walks of life.

But to achieve true progress, we must remember our legacy.  We’re the nation that built the tallest skyscrapers on what was once the Hudson River, and put neon lights of Las Vegas in the middle of the desert.  But if government continues to punish America’s builders, then we will not be that nation any longer.

I’m calling on all Americans — Democrat, Republican, independent — to come together and take part in the great rebuilding of our country.  (Applause.)

That is why, in my address to Congress, I called on lawmakers to pass legislation that produces a $1-trillion investment in the infrastructure of our country.  And we need it. (Applause.)  With your help, we can rebuild our country’s bridges, airports, seaports, and water systems.  We will streamline the process to get approvals quickly, so that long-delayed projects can finally move ahead.  And with lower taxes on America’s middle class and businesses, we will see a new surge of economic growth and development.

All of you have come to the nation’s capital to call members of the House and Senate to action.  You’ve also called your President to action.  When you see them, you can tell Congress that America’s building trades and its President are very much united.  (Applause.)

Together, we are ready to break new ground.  We will build in the spirit of one of the great projects in our nation’s history — an enduring symbol of American strength.  The Empire State Building was forged in the Great Depression, and provided jobs for more than 3,000 workers.  We’ve all seen the pictures — rugged workers perched dozens and dozens of stories up in the air.  Workers like these moved almost 60,000 tons of steel, installed 200,000 cubic feet of stone, and laid 10 million bricks to build that American icon.  And they did the job in a record time — 13 months.  Hard to believe.  Think of that — the Empire State Building built in 13 months, during the Depression. Nowadays, you couldn’t even get a building permit or approval in that amount of time.

When the workers had secured the last piece of steel in that amazing and beautiful structure, they marked the moment — as we still do today — with what is called a “topping out” ceremony:  1.050 feet above the streets of New York City, they hoisted a beautiful and great American flag.  (Applause.)

AUDIENCE MEMBER:  The ironworkers!

THE PRESIDENT:  They did a good job.  They did a good — those ironworkers, you better believe it.

It was an American flag that represented American projects
— the big, bold, and daring dream of one man, and then one city, and then finally, one people.  That banner marked our nation’s proud climb to the top of the world.  Our people endured through the hardships of Depression and the battles of World War II, and they emerged from these trials stronger and more united than ever before.  Now, we must again summon that same national greatness to meet the challenges of our time.

Only miles from the halls of Congress and the newsrooms of Washington, you will find once-thriving cities marred by empty lots and once-booming industrial towns that have become rusted and are in total disrepair.  Standing before me today, in this very hall, are the men and women who, if given the chance, can transform these communities.  You are the citizens who can rebuild our cities, revive our industries, and renew our beloved country.  And I know you will stop at nothing to get the job done.  (Applause.)

For the rest of their lives, everyone who worked on the Empire State Building knew when they looked up at that great New York skyline that they had lifted the Stars and Stripes atop the tallest flagpole on Earth, and that somewhere high above the city streets, their place in history was carved into beams of steel.

In the future, when we become — the trials — and we are — trials of our times — we too will emerge stronger and more united than ever before.  It’s happening, you watch.  When we rise above the cynics and critics who live only to defend the status quo, and to defend themselves from failure, then we, too, will construct a lasting monument to national greatness.

In this future, our nation’s workers and craftsmen will look way out at the vast open landscape, and they will build new bridges and new schools and new landmarks, and they will proudly raise up for all to see our bright and beautiful American flag.  And when we see that flag, we will remember that we all share one American home, one American heart, and one American destiny.

May God bless our nation’s builders.  May God bless our nation’s workers.  And may God bless the United States of America.  Thank you very much.  Thank you.  (Applause.)

END  12:54 P.M. EDT

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102 Responses to A Builder President Talks Shop With North American Tradesmen and National Builders…

  1. Pam says:

    This is an excellent speech. I would recommend that others watch it and share it.

    Liked by 15 people

    • ALEX says:

      Yes. It is a real shame Obama and his people decided to smear our President and almost all the narrative has been Russia and now of course Rice etc…

      We watch and pay attention, but the growth all of these various policies are going to unleash will be phenomenal…Great times for Main Street …..

      Liked by 9 people

    • helix35 says:

      It occurs to me that while the news media is daily trying to undermine Trump with this stupid Russian story, Trump is quietly, and under the radar, building unshakable relationships with normal American people like these, who don’t buy into the rubbish, and, who, in the end, will stand with Trump to oppose and crush the malicious attacks leveled against him. This is the quiet tsunami of support and good will that he is building day after day, and when the dam breaks, the vile media won’t know what hit them. It’s going to be a wonder to behold.

      Liked by 15 people

      • Anon says:

        That already happened once didn’t it?

        Liked by 3 people

      • fred2w says:

        Very astute observation.

        President Trump’s infrastructure plan can also help him make headway into another Democrat stronghold: Black voters. Sundance has already reported on Jim Brown and Ray Lewis’s positive meeting with Trump regarding urban renewal. However, what surprised me was how the President’s plan is getting support from his critics.

        For example, Ebony ( Black liberal magazine) published an issue a few months ago that overall portrayed President Trump’s win as doomsday for Black people. However, one writer broke ranks by admitting that the President’s infrastructure is an area where there was no downside for Black people who took advantage of it.

        Factor this endorsement with President Trump’s infrastructure meeting with CBC and you have some interesting relationships being built below Swamp Media radar.


    • sickconservative says:

      As a small business of 27 years Trump is the first since Reagan that gets it.
      Probably don’t need to say it here but gov’t is the problem.

      Liked by 6 people

    • fleporeblog says:

      Pam the best part of the speech was that many of the construction union bosses wanted their members to vote for HRC. This is considered a Democrat stronghold. The great thing about this past election is that the members of these unions voted for our President. They knew that when candidate Trump spoke about his infrastructure plan, he would back it up 100% with shovel ready jobs. Not the promise that Barry from Hawaii made that went entirely to social programs.

      When Americans actually get to see the work happening all across the country, they will know in their hearts that it all was because of our President. The second best part for me was when he stated that he doesn’t want to be President of the world. He only wants to be President of the US! You can stick that in your pipes NWO.

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      • Fe says:

        I’m reading The Art of the Deal. Trump has been tried and tested growing his business as a builder. He has been around the block more than a few times and learned the art of patience and not tipping your hand very early on.

        He’s been around some tough folks back when he worked with his father and realized he wanted more, to build spectacular buildings. I am truly seeing (reading) for myself to see how God shaped this man every step of the way to become our Commander in Chief, our President, our Lion, our Champion, our VOICE.

        Nothing has been by chance, and everything DJT learned from the smallest dot to the biggest deal has shaped the man who is our 45th President. God truly has special things coming our way, very exciting times we live in.

        And for the first time ever, I want to visit NYC, just to see in person Trump Tower, and all of the other buildings built by Trump.

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  2. mikebrezzze says:

    He not only builds buildings he’s exposing crooks!

    Liked by 12 people

  3. booger71 says:

    I would encourage any young people and even older Americans to get some training in the trades. Most community colleges have this type of instruction.

    Liked by 15 people

    • justfactsplz says:

      This is so important. We have so many college graduates that can’t find work. Not all young people want to go to or are suited for college. These young artistic talents would do very well in trade schools. Bring back apprenticeships. There is going to be a wealth of American jobs in these fields and we need people trained to fill these jobs. Quit teaching our kids about Islam in school and instead bring back shop and auto mechanics. I have a grandson that didn’t want to go to college. He is going to diesel mechanic school and loves it. I know he will be able to find work doing what he loves.

      Liked by 20 people

    • barton2016 says:

      I would agree. White collar career is a path to student loan slavery.


      • Gary says:

        I’ve raised four sons to adulthood and each one was sent to a trade school before enlistment in the military (2) or college. “Everything we know could collapse tomorrow and there will be no need for IT guys or C.P.A.s but the trades will always feed you” . I was fortunate…they listened.

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  4. Sayit2016 says:

    This is a fantastic speech—-it is so obvious that Trump is a President for ALL people from every walk of life, faith and every business background. He genuinely likes people… Yes, he is a Gemini ; ) ) he has a great sense of humor and this is what people respond to. His “can do ” attitude is infectious. This is what a leader is and does…a leader inspires, motivates and LISTENS. Anyone that says ” Not my President” is an absolute fool. This denies reality and worse is denying the people participating in this temper tantrum potential for success for their families and their own lives. You can lead a horse to water, but you are running a fools errand if you try to make him drink. Success is there for the taking, you either grab it with both hands or….you insist on sucking your thumb. either way the time passes.

    Liked by 17 people

  5. ginaswo says:

    I used to work for Local #3 in NYC 🤗🤗 My grandather did too.😊
    Electricians I.B.E.W.

    Liked by 6 people

  6. sundance says:

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  7. Keln says:

    That speech was a doozy. President Trump obviously has big plans for this country.

    I just wish all of the opposition would get out of his way. The vision he has for this country is beyond anything the world has ever seen. The idiot globalists would make so much more money working with that vision instead of opposing it.

    But I guess their lust for power and control is too much for them to overcome their own nonsense.

    Liked by 15 people

  8. Ono says:

    I am a custom door and sash builder who has been out of work for eight years…

    Using UN regulated Teak and Mahogany and other select woods made me non green in the industry. Using synthetics with industrial waste that off gas and is as health issue was Obamas green.

    I think Obamas green was Ben Franklins

    Liked by 11 people

    • duchess01 says:

      No doubt, Ono!

      Liked by 3 people

    • Wend says:

      Remember when Gibson got in all that absurd trouble because of using teak? We’ve been loving our Chuck Berry vids with him playing his BIG BEAUTIFUL GIBSON!

      You should drop a note to the Trump WH about this. With real estate and building going up the need for someone like you will be acute.

      Liked by 6 people

      • Ono says:

        I know that story well! Gibson purchased the Rosewood legally, and held it to cure (achieve perfect moisture content so it will not warp) Anybody that makes custom products with wood has to pay Bigly for any select wood. Gibson guitars was raided by the feds, and their legally purchased wood was confiscated, because the amount of Indian Rosewood they acquired (legally) was down graded, making them criminals.

        I grew up in Leo Fenders shadow to some extent…Still have my first Strat.

        My father lent Leo $200.00 to start his business. Side note Leo offered $5% of the business as opposed to the 10% payback at the end of the year…Sadly my dad took the 10 percent…adding that ten percent on a years loan is terrific.

        Fender Guitars were made in Fullerton, Ca. Any kid graduating high school could get a job there and if you worked hard you were promoted, and praised.

        Sad Taylor, Fender and another manufacturing business (from Ca ) is now down in Mexico because of the EPA…

        Don’t get me started of the surfboard industry…Clark Foam/Hobie surfboards


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    • annieoakley says:

      Now you can get to work.

      Liked by 3 people

    • G. Combs says:

      I absolutely hate the new all plastic windows. I used to work for the company that made the weather seal for Anderson Windows and Acorn Doors. Plastics have their place but not in windows.

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Grace Anne says:

    Great speech of hope. Hope for the future. Hope In America. PDJT is teaching us to dream big again. This is our America.!

    Liked by 7 people

  10. Stringy theory says:

    Damn that pollen in my eyes making me tear up.

    Liked by 11 people

  11. Grace Anne says:

    Years of healing. And years of building!

    Liked by 7 people

  12. teaforall says:

    With all their Blood, Sweat, and yes Tears . We are truly grateful to all The American Tradesmen and Builders.America the Beautiful

    Liked by 9 people

  13. dilonsfo says:

    Great speech with big dreams in front of people that will make it happen. In reality, President Trump is doing all of this by himself. Congress has done exactly what it always does…talk and no action. I watch those various congressional caucuses bitch and moan and say “this is what we were elected for” and then do absolutely nothing. I pray that President Trump continues to have good health, the strength of his convictions and somehow knows that the majority people of this country are standing behind him. And each time I read where somebody is complaining or second guessing, I just want to tell them “get the hell out of the way” and take your complaints to a dark room and contemplate what you might do to improve your miserable outlook on life rather than rain on those working to make America Great Again. God bless and God’s speed to you President Trump.

    Liked by 12 people

  14. Ploni says:

    President Trump’s greatest skill is that he’s a builder of confidence.

    Liked by 8 people

  15. freddiel says:

    Thank you for posting this, SD. It is an epic speech!

    Liked by 3 people

  16. Michael says:

    I’m a retired Union pipefitter and I’m proud to say I worked for and donated to Trump’s primary and presidential campaigns. I told DW the day on the day he announced Trump would win and Trump is exactly the turnaround artist we need! Not to shabby for a dumb blue color worker if I do say so myself 😉

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  17. alliwantissometruth says:

    You find common sense, leadership & true ability not in an Ivy league education but from those down in the trenches

    And that’s where President Trump resides, & it’s an exhilarating thing

    Liked by 5 people

  18. grandmotherpatriot says:

    Time to bring backs the Butchers , the Taylor , Dressmakers and Bakers .
    Textile companies need to thrive once again in American .
    American Clothing , American Flags made in America and not in China !
    Thanks President Trump for recognizing the Heart Beat of the Nation = US !

    Liked by 8 people

    • Anon says:

      I, for the life of me, can not understand why these fools are so against this man. I just don’t understand. It makes no sense.

      Liked by 4 people

      • grandmotherpatriot says:

        Because , President Trump speaks the Truth to the People .
        For too long now ” we the people ” have been silenced and, have not been represented .
        We are no longer silent nor afraid of their threats.
        That is a shock to the MSM and District of Criminals .
        They NOW Fear US which is a good thing .
        “When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.”

        Thomas Jefferson

        Liked by 5 people

      • G. Combs says:

        The elite do not want builders, or inventors or thinkers. What they want is SLAVES. A return to the dark age two class feudal system. That is all Agenda 21 is. That is what Markism is. Reintroducing serfdom.


    • annieoakley says:

      And decent fabrics again, please.

      Liked by 7 people

      • grandmotherpatriot says:

        Absolutely Annie !
        I make my own Garments .
        I understand . I have noticed that sewing classes are becoming popular once again .

        Liked by 3 people

        • Fe says:

          I used to sew night and day. I made hand smocked children’s clothing mostly for my two when they were little, then some for my granddaughters. I don’t have the patience like I used to, but luckily my daughter and oldest granddaughter are sewing . I’m going to have to teach my oldest granddaughter how to do this type of hand work before I get too old and forget how lol.

          Liked by 1 person

      • G. Combs says:

        OH, Please!

        And ROPE, I am sick and tired of buying ‘Nylon’ or ‘Polyester’ rope only to find it has a nylon or polyester braid around a core of GARBAGE, and I mean literally garbage. I was trying to seal the ends by melting and the stink was awful!

        Nylon = very good tensile strength
        Polyester (Terelene) = superb weather/sunlight resistance.
        Poly (polyethylene or poly propolyene) = floats, poor strength, poor UV stability.


  19. RJ says:

    President Trump delivered a great speech. I appreciated his admiration for the builders of our roads, bridges, and buildings. As a civil engineer, I say thank you President Trump.

    Liked by 3 people

  20. emet says:

    President Obama addressing the same group: “Uh, all of these jobs are going away, so better to major in ethnic studies. Also, we are got going to need buildings because of global warming. We will all be sleeping outside in the raw. This is why I encourage my followers to burn stuff down. Won’t be needing it.”

    Liked by 6 people

  21. drdeb says:

    Thank you dear Sundance for this transcript. I am SO SO proud of WTP’s President Donald John Trump!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  22. big bad mike says:

    We need Nick and Nora Charles to get to the bottom of this. ASTA will find the Russians who forced the Hillary voters to vote for Trump.

    Liked by 3 people

  23. dustahl says:

    Crazy idea, the MSM’s obsession with Russia and other nonsene , just might provide a cover for Trump to march forth under the radar on the real issues with little opposition.

    Liked by 5 people

  24. Southern Son says:

    The BOSS!
    99%, of my Union Brothers,
    Voted for Trump!!
    Our National Chairman, came to our Tiny Hall, about three weeks after the
    #bestelectionever!, and scolded the Members, that Pay his Salary!!
    He talked Down to Them, and said he Knew,
    that more than 60% had Voted for Trump.
    He claimed, that Trump was gonna Kill Unions!
    He told them, that the Dims,
    would look out for Unions.
    I wasn’t there, but they All told me, they wish I had been.
    They Knew that I Could, and Would,
    Speak Truth to Power!
    They Know this, because I encourage them to Think for Themselves, and Not continue to follow, the Same Lying Politicians.
    And many Corrupt, Elite, Union Leaders, are no different.
    All Talk, No Action.
    When my coworkers talk with me, about
    President Trump.
    I Always, refer to him,
    as the Boss!
    I can’t Wait, to share this
    at Next week’s meeting!

    Liked by 9 people

  25. MK Wood says:

    Seven and three quarter more years. You heard it here first.

    The speeches of President Trump will go down as some of the best in US history. They are almost all at epic levels.

    Liked by 6 people

  26. maiingankwe says:

    “And when we see that flag, we will remember that we all share one American home, one American heart, and one American destiny.”

    Perfect ending to a great speech. So proud of our Amazing President, Donald J. Trump.

    Liked by 5 people

    • G. Combs says:

      Home building. The crews do not even speak English here in NC only the foreman does. I have a lot of friends who used to work in the building trades but lost out to the illegals. They can not compete with a bunch of guys sharing a rundown trailer renting for $200 – $350 a month.


  27. Bonitabaycane says:

    Trump owns the American working class voter. The well-deserved response to his speech today reaffirms how Trump seized an historic, reliable voting bloc from the Dems. They have found their champion, their fighter who will lead them to their promised land of a job and the American Dream. They love him as he loves them. No other Republican could have triggered such an historic shift in this significant voting bloc.

    Liked by 6 people

  28. missmarple2 says:

    I sure hope the local my electrician brother belongs to pushes this speech. I can’t do it because my brother is a union democrat and distrusts anything I say politically.

    It’s a shame, because President Trump is correcting everything he has griped about for the last 20 years.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Benson II says:

      Tie him up set him in a chair and make him watch the video. Untie him give him a beer and send him on his way. No arguments just let him think about it on his own. Trumps converted lots of people this could be one more. 🙂


  29. Suite D says:

    Cement mixer, putty putty…even Cab Calloway would be jivin’ to that tune! MAGA


  30. leebelieu says:

    Lord this POTUS fills me with pride! I get bogged down with hate, cynicism of the world but Damn gotta MAGA! My young kids deserve a nation he speaks of!


  31. John Matrix says:

    I am so proud of our President!
    Love that man!!


  32. wodiej says:

    I commend Trump for his actions to get infrastructure moving quickly combined with the message that we build and hire in the US. That being said, I am not a fan of the construction and manufacturing industries. The construction industry unions stretch out work longer than needed so their workers can have longer projects and make more money.. I hope Trump puts a stop to this BS. And manufacturing, unions do the same thing as well as hire illegals. E Verify is a joke. A friend went out on a temp job and she said not one single person in the entire plant spoke English. She didn’t go back after one day.


    • Benson II says:

      Can’t say this is the case but corruption does breed corruption. If you know contracts are going to take forever making jobs scarce you use the methods that deny you the jobs to extend the jobs. It becomes a way of life and I agree it needs to change. Maybe if they have so many jobs they don’t know how to get them all done they’ll have to hurry it up to make money. Then the influence would be the opposite of what we have now.

      Liked by 1 person

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