Thursday, August 25, 2016

League of Arizona Cities and Towns Recognizes 12 House Democrats

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX The League of Arizona Cities and Towns honored 12 House Democrats for their dedication to and support of cities and towns during the 2016 legislative session.

“Cooperation between the state and cities and towns keeps our communities safe and strong,” House Democratic Leader Eric Meyer, D-Paradise Valley (District 28), said. “These awards remind us that we are partners in serving our communities and that Arizonans are best served when every level of government works together. My colleagues and I appreciate this recognition from the League, and we look forward to our continued close relationship.”

Three House Democrats were recognized as Champions of Cities and Towns:
·         Rep. Randall Friese, D-Tucson (District 9)
·         House Democratic Leader Eric Meyer, D-Paradise Valley (District 28)
·         House Democratic Whip Rebecca Rios, D-Phoenix (District 27)

Nine additional legislators received Certificates of Appreciation:
·         Rep. Lela Alston, D-Phoenix (District 24)
·         Rep. Mark Cardenas, D-Phoenix (District 19)
·         Rep. Diego Espinoza, D-Tolleson (District 19)
·         Rep. Charlene Fernandez, D-Yuma (District 4)
·         Rep. Matt Kopec, D-Tucson (District 9)
·         Rep. Jonathan Larkin, D-Glendale (District 30)
·         Rep. Debbie McCune Davis, D-Phoenix (District 30)
·         Rep. Lisa Otondo, D-Yuma (District 4)
·         House Assistant Democratic Leader Bruce Wheeler, D-Tucson (District 10)

“I want to thank these legislators for their courageous votes in support of local decision making,” League of Arizona Cities and Towns Executive Director Ken Strobeck said. “They are helping Arizona cities and towns be able to serve their residents effectively while respecting local community values.”

The League presented these awards on Aug. 25 during its 2016 Annual Conference, held in Scottsdale this year. The conference is a three-day event from Aug. 24-26, with hundreds of officials from across the state. For more information about the League of Arizona Cities and Towns, visit

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Hair on Fire News Talk Radio/Bruce Ash on Bonnie and Clyde "The Clinton's"

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Give credit to the Clinton’s ………. after spending the better part of the last decade insisting the Clinton Foundation was a legitimate charity  they finally , well sort of , admitted that perhaps it was never exactly what it was cracked up to be.

In fact , the mere suggestion that perhaps the foundation rules might change if she became president represents the reality that The Clinton Foundation may be succeeding in doing exactly what it was designed to do from day one —  to create a third term in The White House for them both.

The foundation was really quite brilliant albeit in a very sinister way. The Clintons managed to use a so called “charity” as a conduit for the purpose of soliciting un limited and virtually un regulated gifts from American and foreign individuals and businesses they coerced for the purpose of ginning up a spectacular political slush fund for Hillary’s run for The White House. Mind you some of their donors are among the world’s worst political leaders &  crooked private business schemers plus their crony liberal friends.

So now , apparently feeling some confidence the White House is within their grasp Bill Clinton wants us to believe their foundation might change their rules to actually serve some legitimate charitable organization in the future .

I don’t believe that load of BS for a second. The Clinton’s have long believed no law applies to either of them and if she does win in November there is no telling what new scheme this modern day Bonnie and Clyde will cook up next.   

Arizona House Democrat to Host DCS Forum

Bad news has become old news when it comes to the Arizona Department of Child Safety. The agency is still responsible for 19,000 children. And the little progress it has made in the two years since CPS was dissolved and replaced with DCS pales in comparison to the danger and stress so many of Arizona’s children face.

House Democrats have long called for better accountability from the agency charged with protecting our most vulnerable children. We have pushed for greater investments in preventative services to keep more children from unnecessarily entering the system and to reduce the high turnover among caseworkers.

In the meantime, Gov. Ducey’s interpretation of “increasing transparency and accountability” has been to cut the number of organizations providing services in half, and to reduce by half the reimbursement rate to remaining organizations. With the governor apparently so disinterested in transparency and accountability, and Legislative Republicans unwilling to stand up for our children, it’s no wonder Arizona ranks 45th for child welfare.

But House Democrats are not willing to give up the fight, because our children’s wellbeing is just too important. To allow Arizonans to share their experiences with DCS and their ideas for its improvement, Rep. Sally Ann Gonzales, D-Tucson (District 3), will host a DCS Feedback Forum on Aug. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Valencia Library at 202 W Valencia Rd. Tucson, AZ 85706. The event will be free and open to the public and press.

The DCS crisis must be dealt with, and success will depend on transparency and communication among the agency, the governor, the Legislature, community advocates and the public. House Democrats are committed. Community advocates and the public are committed. Gov. Ducey, Legislative Republicans, are you?

Arizona Voter registration increases by 47k before state primary

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Number of independents fall below Republican registrations for first time since January 2014

Phoenix – The latest voter registration figures have been released and according to Secretary of State Michele Reagan, the number of registered Republicans has surged past that of enrolled independents for the first time since January of 2014.

Of the state's 3,400,611 voters, 1,185,023 are Republicans, 1,019,050 are Democrats and 1,164,373 have not designated an officially recognized party preference.  Libertarians and members of the Green party make up a little less than one percent of the state’s total registration.

“These numbers seem to indicate voters are reengaging with the political parties for this election cycle,” said Secretary Reagan.  “While many independents chose to register with the parties for the closed Presidential Preference Election, they apparently decided to stay.  It’s great to see the total number of registered voters grow during this election cycle regardless of their political affiliation.  I’m optimistic it will also translate into higher turnout at the polls.  Voters understand the issues in this election are too important for them to ignore.”

The latest voter registration figures compiled by county, congressional district and legislative district are available on or by calling 1-877-THE-VOTE. 


Arizona Republican Voter Registration Surges: GOP Outnumbers Independents, Democrats

Under Robert Graham’s Leadership and Coalition Building, Republicans Once Again Become Largest Voting Bloc as Fundraising Success Also Exceeds Expectations
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PHOENIX - This morning Chairman Robert Graham of the Arizona Republican Party reacted enthusiastically to today’s report from the Arizona Secretary of State that Arizona’s Republican voters now outnumber registered independents by more than 20,000 voters, and Republicans exceed Democrats by 165,000 voters.

“It took a lot of hard work but we’ve reversed a trend more than a decade in the making, and the biggest reason the Arizona Republican party is so strong today is our outreach to voters throughout the state,” said Arizona Republican Party Chairman Robert Graham. “Arizona is a very strong red state, and it’s good to see today’s numbers confirming our strength and ratifying the work of the party and the confidence voters have in our candidates.”

Graham became chairman of the Arizona Republican Party in 2013 and was re-elected in 2015 to serve through the 2016 election. His tenure has been marked by outreach to Asian-Americans, Hispanics, and African-Americans coupled with successful voter registration and fundraising programs which have grown the state party’s footprint throughout Arizona.

As in 2014, Arizona Republicans still enjoy a five-percent advantage over Democrats, but also enjoy a traditionally higher voter turnout performance. Both factors contributed to the landslide election, during Graham’s first term, when Governor Doug Ducey beat the Democratic challenger by 12 percentage points. In that same 2014 election, every statewide Republican candidate on the ballot beat their Democratic challengers, and Republicans maintained majorities in both houses of the state legislature.

“Right now we’re gearing up everywhere and we’ll have more than a dozen party offices open throughout Arizona for the November election. Our Trump Tuesday events are already having a tremendous effect as we reach out to voters to encourage support for our party’s nominees. Our precinct committeemen throughout the state, more than five thousand strong, have been knocking on doors and registering voters. We’re confident that our Republican ticket is going to receive a lot of support in this election, and we’re very encouraged today to see the latest proof that not only voters, but also donors, are lining up to support the Arizona Republican Party,” Graham added.

Federal reports ( show AZGOP fundraising from individual contributors ($1,414,718) is 30 percent higher than that of the Arizona Democratic Party ($1,076,664). Arizona’s Democrats have been forced to rely heavily on funds imported from other Democrat committees from outside Arizona, siphoning off more than $500,000 from the Democrats' national party coffers to shore up their lackluster performance in Arizona. 

“The Arizona Democrats can import money, but they can’t import voters,” Graham added. “Hillary Clinton promised to spend more in Arizona, but we’re working hard to put up a big red wall and stop liberals like Hillary Clinton and Ann Kirkpatrick."

All funds contributed to the state party are used to build support for party nominees, voter registration, and Get Out The Vote (GOTV) efforts. Party funds spent to support the Republican slate of candidates are spent more efficiently and economically because of the statewide scale and bulk discounts. Donors receive a lot of “bang for the buck” by contributing to the AZGOP.

For the entire 2012 presidential election cycle, the AZGOP raised just over a million dollars through individual contributions. Graham’s raising of $1.4 million as of July 31, with three months of campaigning still remaining in the 2016 cycle, puts him well on track to be the party’s most successful state chairman ever. Source: Communications, Arizona Republican Party

Sunday, August 21, 2016

The Woodbury Banking Company Closed by Regulators

Woodbury BankingThe Woodbury Banking Company, a tiny bank located in Woodbury, Georgia, was closed today by Georgia state regulators.  The FDIC, appointed as receiver, sold the bank to United Bank, Zebulon, Georgia, in order to protect depositors of the failed bank.
Founded over a hundred years ago in 1902 The Woodbury Banking Company remained a very small bank with only one branch and only about $21 million in total assets.
The sole branch of The Woodbury Banking Company will reopen on Monday as a branch of United Bank.  Over the weekend depositors will have access to their funds through the use of checking accounts, ATM machines, and debit cards.  All customers of The Woodbury Banking Company will retain full FDIC deposit insurance coverage up to the applicable limits.
As of June 30, 2016, The Woodbury Banking Company had $21.1 million in total deposits and $21.4 million in total assets.  United Bank, under the purchase and assumption agreement with the FDIC will purchase $17.8 million of the failed bank’s assets with the remainder to be retained by the FDIC for later disposition.
The cost to the FDIC Deposit Insurance Fund is estimated at $5.2 million.
The Woodbury Banking Company is the fourth banking failure of 2016 and the first banking failure in Georgia this year.  The last banking failure in Georgia occurred on October 2, 2015 when regulators closed The Bank of Georgia, Peachtree City, GA.
The number of banking failures has dramatically declined during 2016 from previous years.
Banking Failures Since 2008
Year           Number of Bank Failures
2008             25
2009           140
2010            157
2011              92
2012              51
2013             24
2014              18
2015                8
2016                4

Total           519

Illegal Drugs Seized by Border Patrol At California Border and Beyond

CBP officers at Los Angeles International Airport
08/08/2016 04:59 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Field Operation officers from Los Angeles International Airport stationed at an Ontario air cargo facility discovered crystal methamphetamine concealed within a false cavity of a hollowed out...
08/08/2016 02:37 PM EDT
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Stations Highway 86 checkpoint, arrested a man suspected of drug smuggling after packages of methamphetamine were discovered in a backpack and also hidden inside a...
08/11/2016 10:43 AM EDT
OCOTILLO, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a woman on Highway S-2, suspected of smuggling methamphetamine on Tuesday. The incident occurred at approximately 2:15 p.m., after a 35-year-old woman, in a 2012 silver Chrysler 200...
08/11/2016 10:09 AM EDT
PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers arrested a Philadelphia man on Bensalem, Pa., narcotics charges at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) on Friday. CBP officers arrested Aaron Wayne Keen, 20, after he deplaned...
08/15/2016 04:19 PM EDT
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested four individuals suspected of drug smuggling, on two separate events over the weekend, after agents discovered packages of methamphetamine hidden in...
08/15/2016 07:28 PM EDT
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.—U.S. Border Patrol agents encountered a man on Interstate 5 near San Clemente on Sunday who was transporting 81 bundles of narcotics stashed in a 2005 Ford Focus. At approximately 1 p.m., a Border Patrol agent conducted a...

Illegal Drugs Seized by Border Patrol At Texas Border

Packages containing 32.76 pounds of methamphetamine seized by CBP officers at Laredo Port of Entry
08/08/2016 04:54 PM EDT
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers this weekend seized nearly half a million dollars in alleged hard narcotics during a two-drug seizure at the Laredo Port of Entry "Our officers utilized their experience-honed...
08/08/2016 04:13 PM EDT
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Brownsville Port of Entry intercepted a load of alleged methamphetamine at the Gateway International Bridge. CBP officers discovered the alleged narcotics, valued at...
08/09/2016 11:38 AM EDT
EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized alleged methamphetamine valued at more than half a million dollars at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry. CBP officers retrieved 19 packages ofmethamphetamine hidden in the floorof the...
08/10/2016 05:04 PM EDT
HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge intercepted $174,420 worth of alleged cocaine from two brothers as they attempted to enter the U.S. from Mexico. “This seizure...
08/10/2016 04:03 PM EDT
PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility seized alleged marijuana valued at $812,836 over the weekend. “Our CBP officers at the Pharr International Bridge...
08/15/2016 11:48 AM EDT
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized a noteworthy amount of alleged crystal methamphetamine inside a tractor at Laredo Port of Entry. “Being vigilant at all times is a key component ingrained into our officers...
08/17/2016 09:47 AM EDT
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Gateway International Bridge intercepted a load of alleged cocaine. CBP officers discovered the alleged narcotics, valued at approximately $214,540, hidden within a black 2005...
08/17/2016 12:43 PM EDT
LAREDO, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at Lincoln-Juarez Bridge this weekend seized more than $190,000 in cocaine hidden in a vehicle. “This seizure underscores the steadfast commitment of our frontline officers to carrying...
08/17/2016 12:08 PM EDT
ANZALDUAS, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Anzalduas International Bridge intercepted $636,820 worth of alleged cocaine from a woman as she attempted to enter the U.S. from Mexico. “Keeping these...
08/17/2016 03:11 PM EDT
HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge has recently encountered multiple interceptions of a pain relief cream containing peyote which is a prohibited substance...

Illegal Drugs Seized by Border Patrol At Arizona Border

Approximately $80k of meth was removed from the gas tank of a smuggling vehicle, by CBP officers at the Port of San Luis
08/08/2016 05:16 PM EDT
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of San Luis arrested a Mexican national Aug. 6 for attempting to smuggle nearly 27 pounds of methamphetamine valued at approximately $80,000. Approximately $80k of meth was...
08/09/2016 02:38 PM EDT
TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested three Mexican nationals involved in separate weekend attempts to smuggle more than $300,000 in methamphetamine and marijuana through the Port of Nogales. Officers at the DeConcini...
08/10/2016 01:56 PM EDT
YUMA, Ariz. – An adult male U.S. citizen and a 17-year-old male were taken into custody after the vehicle they occupied attempted to pass through a Border Patrol immigration checkpoint on I-8, east of Yuma, yesterday morning. Wellton Station Border...
08/10/2016 02:48 PM EDT
TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested two people Aug. 8 for their alleged involvement in separate smuggling attempts at the Port of Nogales. CBP officers at the Port of Nogalesseized a condom filled with more thana quarter-...
08/16/2016 03:59 PM EDT
TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona, arrested a 23-year-old woman from Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, for attempting to smuggle 172 pounds of marijuana into the United...
08/17/2016 12:47 PM EDT
TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a man and juvenile during separate weekend attempts to smuggle heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine through the Dennis DeConcini crossing in Nogales, Arizona. Officers at the Dennis...
08/17/2016 03:29 PM EDT
YUMA, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents seized 26 pounds of methamphetamine, worth an estimated $78,000, and arrested three male U.S. citizens when they attempted to smuggle the illegal drugs through a Yuma Sector traffic checkpoint Tuesday night....
08/17/2016 03:12 PM EDT
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Nogales arrested a Mexican woman when she attempted to enter the United States on Aug. 16 with more than 5 pounds of methamphetamine taped to her legs. When officers raised...
08/18/2016 03:56 PM EDT
TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona, arrested a 29-year-old man from Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico for attempting to smuggle 275 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $...

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Donald J. Trump in Charlotte, North Carolina 8-18-16 FULL SPEECH VIDEO/Text

Donald J. Trump in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Thank you. It’s great to be here in Charlotte. I just met with our many amazing employees right up the road at our property.
I’d like to take a moment to talk about the heartbreak and devastation in Louisiana, a state that is very special to me.
We are one nation. When one state hurts, we all hurt – and we must all work together to lift each other up. Working, building, restoring together.
Our prayers are with the families who have lost loved ones, and we send them our deepest condolences. Though words cannot express the sadness one feels at times like this, I hope everyone in Louisiana knows that our country is praying for them and standing with them to help them in these difficult hours.
We are one country, one people, and we will have together one great future.
Tonight, I’d like to talk about the New American Future we are going to create together.
Last week, I laid out my plan to bring jobs back to our country.
On Monday, I laid out my plan to defeat Radical Islamic Terrorism.
On Tuesday, in Wisconsin, I talked about how we are going to restore law and order to this country.
Let me take this opportunity to extend our thanks and our gratitude to the police and law enforcement officers in this country who have sacrificed so greatly in these difficult times.
The chaos and violence on our streets, and the assaults on law enforcement, are an attack against all peaceful citizens. If I am elected President, this chaos and violence will end – and it will end very quickly.
Every single citizen in our land has a right to live in safety.
To be one united nation, we must protect all of our people. But we must also provide opportunities for all of our people.
We cannot make America Great Again if we leave any community behind.
Nearly Four in ten African-American children are living in poverty.I will not rest until children of every color in this country are fully included in the American Dream.
Jobs, safety, opportunity. Fair and equal representation. This is what I promise to African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, and all Americans.
But to achieve this New American Future we must break from the failures of the past.
As you know, I am not a politician. I have worked in business, creating jobs and rebuilding neighborhoods my entire adult life. I’ve never wanted to use the language of the insiders, and I’ve never been politically correct – it takes far too much time, and can often make more difficult.
Sometimes, in the heat of debate and speaking on a multitude of issues, you don’t choose the right words or you say the wrong thing. I have done that, and I regret it, particularly where it may have caused personal pain. Too much is at stake for us to be consumed with these issues.
But one thing I can promise you is this: I will always tell you the truth.
I speak the truth for all of you, and for everyone in this country who doesn’t have a voice.
I speak the truth on behalf of the factory worker who lost his or her job.
I speak the truth on behalf of the Veteran who has been denied the medical care they need – and so many are not making it. They are dying.
I speak the truth on behalf of the family living near the border that deserves to be safe in their own country but is instead living with no security at all.
Our campaign is about representing the great majority of Americans – Republicans, Democrats, Independents, Conservatives and Liberals – who read the newspaper, or turn on the TV, and don’t hear anyone speaking for them. All they hear are insiders fighting for insiders.
These are the forgotten men and women in our society, and they are angry at so much on so many levels. The poverty, the unemployment, the failing schools, the jobs moving to other countries.
I am fighting for these forgotten Americans.
Fourteen months ago, I declared my campaign for the Presidency on the promise to give our government back to the people. Every day since then, I’ve worked to repay the loyalty and the faith that you have put in me.
Every day I think about how much is at stake for this country. This isn’t just the fight of my life, it’s the fight of our lives – together – to save our country.
I refuse to let another generation of American children be excluded from the American Dream. Our whole country loses when young people of limitless potential are denied the opportunity to contribute their talents because we failed to provide them the opportunities they deserved. Let our children be dreamers too.
Our whole country loses every time a kid doesn’t graduate from high school, or fails to enter the workforce or, worse still, is lost to the dreadful world of drugs and crime.
When I look at the failing schools, the terrible trade deals, and the infrastructure crumbling in our inner cities, I know all of this can be fixed - and it can be fixed very quickly.
In the world I come from, if something is broken, you fix it.
If something isn’t working, you replace it.
If a product doesn’t deliver, you make a change.
I have no patience for injustice, no tolerance for government incompetence, no sympathy for leaders who fail their citizens.
That’s why I am running: to end the decades of bitter failure and to offer the American people a new future of honesty, justice and opportunity. A future where America, and its people, always – and I mean always – come first.
Aren’t you tired of a system that gets rich at your expense?
Aren’t you tired of the same old lies and the same old broken promises? And Hillary Clinton has proven to be one of the greatest liars of all time.
Aren’t you tired of arrogant leaders who look down on you, instead of serving and protecting you?
That is all about to change – and it’s about to change soon. We are going to put the American people first again.
I’ve travelled all across this country laying out my bold and modern agenda for change.
In this journey, I will never lie to you. I will never tell you something I do not believe. I will never put anyone’s interests ahead of yours.
And, I will never, ever stop fighting for you.
I have no special interest. I am spending millions of dollars on my own campaign – nobody else is.
My only interest is the American people.
So while sometimes I can be too honest, Hillary Clinton is the exact opposite: she never tells the truth. One lie after another, and getting worse each passing day.
The American people are still waiting for Hillary Clinton to apologize for all of the many lies she’s told to them, and the many times she’s betrayed them.
Tell me, has Hillary Clinton ever apologized for lying about her illegal email server and deleting 33,000 emails?
Has Hillary Clinton apologized for turning the State Department into a pay-for-play operation where favors are sold to the highest bidder?
Has she apologized for lying to the families who lost loved ones at Benghazi?
Has she apologized for putting Iran on the path to nuclear weapons?
Has she apologized for Iraq? For Libya? For Syria? Has she apologized for unleashing ISIS across the world?
Has Hillary Clinton apologized for the decisions she made that have led to so much death, destruction and terrorism?
Speaking of lies, we now know from the State Department announcement that President Obama lied about the $400 million dollars in cash that was flown to Iran. He denied it was for the hostages, but it was. He said we don’t pay ransom, but he did. He lied about the hostages – openly and blatantly – just like he lied about Obamacare.
Now the Administration has put every American travelling overseas, including our military personnel, at greater risk of being kidnapped. Hillary Clinton owns President Obama’s Iran policy, one more reason she can never be allowed to be President.
Let’s talk about the economy. Here, in this beautiful state, so many people have suffered because of NAFTA. Bill Clinton signed the deal, and Hillary Clinton supported it. North Carolina has lost nearly half of its manufacturing jobs since NAFTA went into effect.
Bill Clinton also put China into the World Trade Organization – another Hillary Clinton-backed deal. Your city of Charlotte has lost 1 in 4 manufacturing jobs since China joined the WTO, and many of these jobs were lost while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State – our chief diplomat with China. She was a disaster, totally unfit for the job.
Hillary Clinton owes the State of North Carolina a very big apology, and I think you’ll get that apology around the same time you’ll get to see her 33,000 deleted emails.
Another major issue in this campaign has been the border. Our open border has allowed drugs and crime and gangs to pour into our communities. So much needless suffering, so much preventable death. I’ve spent time with the families of wonderful Americans whose loved ones were killed by the open borders and Sanctuary Cities that Hillary Clinton supports.
I’ve embraced the crying parents who’ve lost their children to violence spilling across our border. Parents like Laura Wilkerson and Michelle Root and Sabine Durden and Jamiel Shaw whose children were killed by illegal immigrants.
My opponent supports Sanctuary Cities.
But where was the Sanctuary for Kate Steinle? Where was the Sanctuary for the children of Laura, Michelle, Sabine and Jamiel?
Where was the Sanctuary for every other parent who has suffered so horribly?
These moms and dads don’t get a lot of consideration from our politicians. They certainly don’t get apologies. They’ll never even get the time of day from Hillary Clinton.
But they will always come first to me.
Listen closely: we will deliver justice for all of these American Families. We will create a system of immigration that makes us all proud.
Hillary Clinton’s mistakes destroy innocent lives, sacrifice national security, and betray the working families of this country.
Please remember this: I will never put personal profit before national security. I will never leave our border open to appease donors and special interests. I will never support a trade deal that kills American jobs. I will never put the special interests before the national interest. I will never put a donor before a voter, or a lobbyist before a citizen.
Instead, I will be a champion for the people.
The establishment media doesn’t cover what really matters in this country, or what’s really going on in people’s lives. They will take words of mine out of context and spend a week obsessing over every single syllable, and then pretend to discover some hidden meaning in what I said.
Just imagine for a second if the media spent this energy holding the politicians accountable who got innocent Americans like Kate Steinle killed – she was gunned down by an illegal immigrant who had been deported five times.
Just imagine if the media spent this much time investigating the poverty and joblessness in our inner cities.
Just think about how much different things would be if the media in this country sent their cameras to our border, or to our closing factories, or to our failing schools. Or if the media focused on what dark secrets must be hidden in the 33,000 emails Hillary Clinton deleted.
Instead, every story is told from the perspective of the insiders. It’s the narrative of the people who rigged the system, never the voice of the people it’s been rigged against.
So many people suffering in silence. No cameras, no coverage, no outrage from a media class that seems to get outraged over just about everything else.
So again, it’s not about me. It’s never been about me. It’s about all the people in this country who don’t have a voice.
I am running to be their voice.
I am running to be the voice for every forgotten part of this country that has been waiting and hoping for a better future.
I am glad that I make the powerful a little uncomfortable now and again – including some powerful people in my own party. Because it means I am fighting for real change.
There’s a reason the hedge fund managers, the financial lobbyists, the Wall Street investors, are throwing their money at Hillary Clinton. Because they know she will make sure the system stays rigged in their favor.
It’s the powerful protecting the powerful.
The insiders fighting for the insiders.
I am fighting for you.
Here is the change I propose.
On terrorism, we are going to end the era of nation-building and instead focus on destroying ISIS and Radical Islamic terrorism.
We will use military, cyber and financial warfare and work with any partner in the world, and the Middle East, that shares our goal of defeating terrorism. I have a message for the terrorists trying to kill our citizens: we will find you, we will destroy you, and we will win.
On immigration, we will temporarily suspend immigration from any place where adequate screening cannot be performed. All applicants for immigration will be vetted for ties to radical ideology, and we will screen out anyone who doesn’t share our values and love our people. Anyone who believes Sharia law supplants American law will not be given an immigrant visa. If you want to join our society, then you must embrace our society, our values and our tolerant way of life. Those who believe in oppressing women, gays, Hispanics, African-Americans and people of different faiths are not welcome to join our country.
We will promote our America values, our American way of life, and our American system of government which are all the best in the world.
My opponent on the other hand wants a 550% increase in Syrian refugees. Her plan would bring in roughly 620,000 refugees from all refugee-sending nations in her first term, on top of all other immigration. Hillary Clinton is running to be America’s Angela Merkel, and we’ve seen how much crime and how many problems that’s caused the German people.
We have enough problems already, we don’t need another one.
On crime, we are going to add more police, more investigators, and appoint the best judges and prosecutors in the world. We will pursue strong enforcement of federal laws.
The gangs and cartels and criminal syndicates terrorizing our people will be stripped apart one by one. Their day is over.
On trade, we are going to renegotiate NAFTA, withdraw from the TPP, stand up to China on our terrible trade agreement, and protect every last American job.
Hillary Clinton has supported all of the major trade deals that have stripped this country of its jobs and its wealth.
On taxes, we are going to massively cut tax rates for workers and small businesses – creating millions of new good paying jobs.
We are going to get rid of regulations that send jobs overseas and we are going to make it easier for young Americans to get the credit they need to start a small business and pursue their dreams.
On education, we are going to give students choice, and allow charter schools to thrive. We are going to end tenure policies that reward bad teachers and hurt good ones. My opponent wants to deny students choice and opportunity, all to get a little bit more money from the education bureaucracy. She doesn’t care how many young dreams are dashed in the process.
We are going to work closely with African-American parents and students in the inner cities – and what a big difference that will make. This means a lot to me, and it is going to be a top priority in a Trump Administration.
On healthcare, we are going to repeal and replace Obamacare. Countless Americans have been forced into part-time jobs, premiums are about to jump by double-digits yet again, and just this week Aetna announced it is pulling out of the exchanges in North Carolina. We are going to replace this disaster with reforms that give you choice and freedom and control in healthcare – at a much lower cost.
On political corruption, we are going to restore honor to our government.
In my Administration, I am going to enforce all laws concerning the protection of classified information. No one will be above the law.
I am going to forbid senior officials from trading favors for cash by preventing them from collecting lavish speaking fees through their spouses when they serve.
I am going to ask my senior officials to sign an agreement not to accept speaking fees from corporations with a registered lobbyist for five years after leaving office, or from any entity tied to a foreign government.
Finally, we are going to bring this country together. We are going to do it by emphasizing what we all have in common as Americans. We are going to reject the bigotry of Hillary Clinton, which sees communities of color only as votes and not as human beings worthy of a better future.
If African-American voters give Donald Trump a chance by giving me their vote, the result for them will be amazing. Look at how badly things are going under decades of Democratic leadership – look at the schools, look at the 58% of young African-Americans not working. It is time for change.
What do you have to lose by trying something new? – I will fix it. This means so much to me, and I will work as hard as I can to bring new opportunity to places in our country which have not known opportunity in a very long time.
Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party have taken African-American votes totally for granted. Because the votes have been automatically there, there has been no reason for Democrats to produce.
It is time to break with the failures of the past, and to fight for every last American child in this country to have the better future they deserve.
In my Administration, every American will be treated equally, protected equally, and honored equally. We will reject bigotry and hatred and oppression in all of its forms, and seek a new future built on our common culture and values as one American people.
This is the change I am promising all of you: an honest government, a fair economy, and a just society for each and every American.
But we can never fix our problems by relying on the same politicians who created these problems in the first place.
72% of voters say our country is on the wrong track. I am the change candidate, Hillary Clinton is the failed status quo.
It is time to vote for a New American Future.
Together, We Will Make America Strong Again.
We Will Make American Proud Again.
We Will Make America Safe Again.
Friends and fellow citizens: Come November, We Will Make America Great Again.
Thank You, And God Bless.