Donald Trump addresses the Economic Club of New York on Thursday:
DONALD TRUMP: In many parts of our country, the hard times never seem to end. Iβve visited cities and towns in upstate New York where half the jobs have left and moved to other countries.
Politicians have abandoned these places all over our country and the people who live there.
Worse still, politicians have heaped scorn and disdain on these wonderful Americans. My opponent described tens of millions of American citizens as deplorable and irredeemable β how can Hillary Clinton seek to lead this country when she considers its citizens beyond redemption?
The hardworking people she calls deplorable are the most admirable people I know: they are cops and soldiers, teachers and firefighters, young and old, moms and dads, blacks, whites and Latinos β but above everything else, they are all American. They love their families, they love their country, and they want a better future.
These are the forgotten men and women of America. People who work hard but donβt have a voice.
I am running to be their voice, and to fight to bring prosperity to every part of this country.
Too many of our leaders have forgotten that itβs their duty to protect the jobs, wages and well-being of American workers before any other consideration.
Iβm not running to be President of the world. Iβm running to be President of the United States β and as your President, I will fight for every last American job.