Full WV Trump MAGA Rally: "Find Us Some Collusion, We Want To Find The Collusion"

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President Trump hosted a MAGA rally Tuesday night for Republican Senate candidate Patrick Morrisey, who is challenging incumbent Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin this fall.








Speaking at a rally in West Virginia hours after back-to-back legal blows in cases stemming from Robert Mueller's investigation, President Donald Trump insisted his campaign did not collude with Russia.



Trump arrives in W.V.:



Full rough transcript of Trump's remarks:

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TRUMP: Thank you very much. Wow. Wow.

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That is so beautiful. Thank you. What a great song, too, by the way. TRUMP: Do we like that song? I think so. I think so.

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I'd like to use it all the time, but it only seems to work well in West Virginia, right?

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I am thrilled to be back with all of my friends in the great state of West Virginia. Thank you.

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This is a big victory. We won by 42 points. That's pretty big, right? Forty-two points.

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Over a Democrat, right? Over a Democrat. They didn't do too well. And the people of West Virginia, they're loyal, they're hard-working, and they're true American patriots, remember that.

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They are great. They are great people. And my friends -- thank you very much, I love you, too. It is a guy. It's a guy, but I love you, too.

You're proud of our country, you're proud of our history, and unlike the NFL, you always honor and cherish our great American flag.

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It was just announced by ESPN that rather than defending our anthem, our beautiful, beautiful national anthem, and defending our flag, they've decided they just won't broadcast when they play the National Anthem.

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And we don't like that. So while the players are kneeling -- some of them, not all of them at all -- you're all proudly standing for our national anthem. Thank you.

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The ESPN thing was terrible. It just came out. Under our administration, America is winning again, and America is being respected again. All over the world, it's America first.

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This is the greatest economy that we've had in our history, the best.

Our steel mills are back. They're roaring back. We're making steel again. United States steel announced a massive infusion of cash. They're opening of seven different plants. Other steel companies all over the country, they're opening up plants.

People said steel will never be back. Steel is back. It's one of the hottest industries in our country, because of what we've done with our tariffs. They were dumping steel all over our country. They were destroying our business. They're not dumping so much anymore. And if they do, they're paying a lot.

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Our military will soon be stronger than it's ever been before.

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We're taking care of our amazing veterans. And I know this doesn't matter to you, but we are putting our great coal miners back to work.

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AUDIENCE: Trump! Trump! Trump!

TRUMP: Great people. Great people. Brave people. I don't know how the hell you do that. You guys have a lot of courage.TRUMP: But we love clean, beautiful West Virginia coal. We love it. It's great.

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And you know, that's indestructible stuff. In times of war, in times of conflict, you can blow up those windmills, they fall down real quick.

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You can blow up those pipelines. They go like this, and you're not going to fix them too fast. You could do a lot of things to those solar panels, but you know what you can't hurt? Coal. You can do whatever you want to coal.

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Very important. And we're working now on a military plan that's going to be something very special. So I'm honored tonight to have a friend of mine -- he was a Democrat, and I don't want to say because of me, let's say it's because of policy, he decided to become a Republican. And he's a great Republican.

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And I want to bring him up if I could. Can I bring up your governor? He is the largest, most beautiful man, Governor Big Jim Justice.

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JUSTICE: OK, I deputized you, did I not?

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The other thing I know, you as West Virginians are appreciative people. Now just think, we know -- we know what this great man right beside me has done for us.

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Now, let me say this: it's time for us to show that appreciation and deliver back. We have to reelect our House members, and we can not, whatever we do, to God above, we can not put Ojeda on this man.

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But it goes further than that -- than that. Patrick Morrissey's a little behind right now. He needs you. He needs all of you. He needs you to go out and be warriors and deputies for him. He can win this, and this man needs him. So I would say God bless this great man, God bless this great country, and thank you for having me.

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TRUMP: He's a big man. He's all man. Six-foot 11 -- I won't talk about the weight. I don't know.

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I don't know what the weight is. I won't go there. But he is a big man, and he's a great man. He's a wonderful friend of mine, and it's really what he just said about the man that you want to be your next senator. That's really nice. Thank you very much, Jim.

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Also, we have your senator, who is a special friend of mine. Been so helpful to me and so helpful to you, she loves your state. Shelley Moore Capito.

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Congressman David McKinley, Alex Mooney, and Evan Jenkins --- and Evan, you put up one hell of a fight, thank you, Evan. Boy, you were something. And your state GOP Chairwoman, Melody Potter. Melody.

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Thank you, Melody. TRUMP: Also with us is a tremendous senator, somebody that's helped us do our agenda, which is make American great again, pretty much.

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And we have a lot of different names (ph). Did you see "promises made, promises kept"? They -- they're copying it now, the Democrats. They're copying it now. Promises made, promises kept, they're copying it. But what are you going to do. But this is a man that really -- he makes a promise, and it's 100 percent good. He's tremendous and done so much.

He's from a place called Colorado, and he's helping to lead our campaign to elect more Senate republicans, like the man we're going to elect in West Virginia, Corey Gardner. Thank you, Corey. Thank you, Corey. Great job. You're doing a great job. Thank you.

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And we're thrilled to be joined by the next House members from West Virginia's third congressional district, a woman that works very hard for you, Carol Miller. Carol.

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Thanks, Carol.

Finally, it's my great honor to introduce the person that we are here to support tonight, a tremendous gentleman. I got to know him during the campaign. He has got an energy. It took me a little while to figure it out. I have to be honest.

And once I got to see what was happening, and Evan would be the first to tell you, too, he was so tough, he was so smart. He didn't stop. He does not stop, and he's going to fight for you like nobody's ever fought for the people of West Virginia.

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Your next senator, Patrick Morrisey. Patrick, come up here. Come up here, Patrick. Come up here, Patrick.

MORRISEY: Joe does have to go.

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Let me just be clear. Hey, guys. I want to start out by thanking the president for coming back to wild and wonderful West Virginia for the sixth time.

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TRUMP: Thank you.

MORRISEY: Hey, how about this guy. West Virginia's never seen anything like this. We love you, Mr. President.

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And I'll tell you this. We know that President Trump is making America great again, but even more importantly, President Trump is making West Virginia great again.

Look, tonight, we're joined by some of the Mountain State's finest coal miners. Can you stand up? A round of applause for our hardworking coal miners.

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Donald Trump and I are fighting everyday for our coal miners and the hardworking men and women of our state. He's trying to get the man off your back, and I'm working everyday to help him do it. Amen.

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But I'll tell you what. One of the best ways I can help President Trump is to have you to send me to the U.S. Senate, where I'll be a big ally of this president.

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West Virginia needs to send a conservative fighter to the U.S. Senate to drain that swamp.

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MORRISEY: That's pretty good.

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MORRISEY: Now let me tell you a little bit. I have an opponent in this race. His name is dishonest liberal Joe Manchin.

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And let me be clear, liberal Joe is no supporter of this president. Manchin strongly supported and voted for Hillary Clinton after -- ready -- all right, hang on, hang on, after she said, we're going to put a lot of coal miners in coal companies out of work.

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Yes, that's pretty bad. Manchin even called Hillary warm, compassionate, engaging, tough. Can you actually believe that?

Let -- Joe's got to go. Joe has to go.

CROWD: Lock her up. Lock her up.

MORRISEY: Liberal Joe no longer has West Virginia values. Let's go through the record. Manchin was for Obama. Manchin was Hillary. Manchin is for radical gun control, Planned Parenthood. He shills for EpiPen and he opposed the Trump tax cuts. Let me be clear ...

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... Pretty bad, right? Remember, this is West Virginia, we benefit as much or more than anyone from the Trump tax cuts.

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Joe Manchin no longer has West Virginia values, period. When I get to the U.S. Senate, I'm going to be a strong ally of President Trump.

I'm going to be the conservative fighter that you can rely on. We're going to stand up for coal and our energy resources. And we're going to tackle this opiate epidemic more aggressively than anyone.

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It's my honor to be here tonight and be on the same stage with the president. Mr. President, thank you for your leadership, your work and for standing up for West Virginia.

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Amen.

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Together, we're all going to help this guy make sure, not only that we make West Virginia great again, we continue to make West Virginia great again. Best way to do that, liberal Joe's got to go.

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Guys (ph), Joe's got to go. And now, I will turn this back over to the big man who you're here to see. Amen, brother.

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TRUMP: (OFF-MIKE) Thank you. He's got energy. He's got a lot of talent. And the loves his place, he loves the people and he's going to be fighting for you; he doesn't sleep. He's out campaigning.

I said how many days are you campaigning? Because I said the last 60 days of my campaign, every single day, we'd go out every single day as many stops as you could make humanly. Humanly, you can't get tired. He's got that same thing. He's every single day.

And he's got a very special spark. You see it and you know him. Look, you know him. He's done a hell of a job as your A.G. and you've got to get him with us.

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You've got to get him with us. He's going to bring it back home for the people of West Virginia. So this November, voters in West Virginia will face a very simple choice. A vote for Patrick Morrisey is truly a vote to make America great again. He's going to vote.

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And I like Joe, but Joe doesn't vote. He just doesn't vote for us. It's a vote for Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, their new leader Maxine Waters.

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But between Waters and Pelosi, you have two people that are in charge of Congress. They're not in favor of West Virginia. They don't know that West Virginia exists. They don't like coal. They don't like energy.

(UNKNOWN): And we don't like them!TRUMP: And they don't like her. So, when you cast your ballot for Congress in November, you aren't just voting for a candidate. You're voting for which party controls the House and which party controls the Senate, so all these Congress people. And I'll tell you, we have to get there; we really have to get there.

So I'm going to be going now, as many days as I can and I'm allowed to. You know, I have sort of a little -- with all the Secret Service and all their fantastic people, but it sort of holds you back. Maybe sometimes I'll just make a few trips without them. We'll do them quietly.

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But we're going to be out a lot. We're going to do a lot of different states. And I'm coming back here before the election.

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And it's a very close election. You know, a lot of people don't realize there's a six point spread. Six points could be ended by -- this evening he could be up by 12. You've seen what's been happening.

We've had a good record of endorsements. In Georgia a man was down 10. I endorsed him a short while before the election, good man, for governor. And he won 70 to 30.

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So I guess he picked up 45 or 50 points. In Ohio recently there was -- he was up and he went down a little bit. We went there and he won, Balderson, good man. Congressman Balderson now, he won. You know, we won eight out of nine special elections, nobody talks about it. They don't talk about it. Eight out of nine special elections and they don't want to talk about it.

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And my record, look, I don't want to brag about it but man, do I have a good record of endorsement. I -- in Florida we have a great candidate, his name is Ron DeSantis. And he called me, and asked whether or not I could endorse him? And I said, let me check it out. And he was at three. This was a few months ago. He was at three. And I gave him a nice shot, a nice little tweak -- bing, bing. And he went from 3 to like 20-something.

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And then I gave him my full, and total endorsement, and he's now leading by like, 19 points. And that election is next week, leading in the primary. Good man.

And so many others, Staten Island, a Congressman Dan Donovan, he was down before the election. We endorsed him, I think he won by 24 points.

So if we can do just -- you know, all my life I've heard endorsements don't mean anything. They said, if you get an endorsement from Ronald Reagan -- we like Ronald Reagan. It was a wonderful thing to have, but it didn't move the needle. And if you get an endorsement from a lot of people it never really -- is that a correct statement?

If you look Corey (ph), Shelley (ph) -- if you get an endorsement it was nice to have but it didn't mean anything. These endorsements, and I'm not saying (ph) it from my standpoint -- they're going 20, 30, 40, 50 points. 50 points, it's crazy.

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And then you watch the news, "Will this endorsement mean anything?" Let me tell you, it's going to mean a lot. It's going to mean a lot.

And I don't care, I just want -- we have to get senators in. We've got really no majority. We have, if you really look at it probably we could say 49-49, 51-49. We have some people that aren't able to vote. We have some people that are a little unreliable. They don't exactly like what I've done to their career. They don't love what I've done, and that's OK. And I don't like what they've done either, but we need to elect five, six or even seven more senators. And I think we can do it, I think we can do it. And we have to start with Patrick Morrisey, he's going to be fantastic.

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If you vote for Joe Manchin, or any other democrat in November you're voting for the party that wants to really destroy the coal industry. Patrick said it, Joe endorsed Hillary 100 percent. And he got along with her even better after she came out with the statement that she wants to destroy coal and coal companies. That's a bad thing.

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The Democrats want to turn America in to one big, fat sanctuary city for criminal aliens. TRUMP: And honestly, honestly -- they're more protective of aliens -- the criminal aliens than they are of the people. They want to take away your Second Amendment, you see what's going on. I don't think you want your Second Amendment played with. They want to take over American health care and abuse our courts to rewrite our Constitution.

And how do you like the judges that I've been appointing?

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Justice Kavanaugh, Justice Gorsuch, Supreme Court. There's no worse nightmare for West Virginia this November than Chuck Schumer running the Senate and Nacy Pelosi with Maxine Waters running the House.

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And that is why you must vote Republican. You've got to get out and vote. You know, they keep talking about a blue wave. I don't see it. We have the greatest economy we've ever had. Joe Manchin always voted for Obama, and he voted to keep the disaster known as Obamacare -- and I will tell you, it is being chipped away -- you know, we had it beaten, but one man -- I'm sure nobody knows who I'm talking about -- voted no, shockingly.

To -- really surprising to a lot of people, because he campaigned on repeal and replace, but we've really knocked it out, including the individual mandate. We got rid -- the most unpopular part of Obamacare.

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Where you have the privilege of paying a fortune but not having to pay a fortune for really bad health care, OK? That's not too good. We got rid of it. A lot of people are very happy about that. That came along with the biggest tax cuts in our history.

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And Joe Manchin voted no on the tax cuts. You know, the last time I was here, I saw signs along the highway. Joe, you voted no on tax cuts. And, Joe, you voted no for our president. You voted no. And he's going to vote no. I'm not knocking him, but Schumer's the boss and he may give us a vote on Justice Kavanaugh -- he should. Everybody should. I mean, here's the guy, is this central casting? This is what we want. This is a great, brilliant man, but Joe's just not voting with us.

He's voting against your tax cuts, he voted against repeal and replace, he votes against the things that we want, and he votes against the people of West Virginia. You can't do that.

You know, Joe opposed the wall and he opposed the travel ban. And by the way, the wall -- right now, that wall is coming along. We're over $3 billion, it's moving along very nicely. Very nicely.

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And if you think it's easy with these people, it's not easy. It's not easy. We're getting the wall built. It's going up, we're getting it built. And we have a big number in it right now (ph)...

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So Shelley and Cory (ph), you hear that, right? So we have $3.2 billion. We're looking for $5 billion this year, and all of a sudden it's going to be finished and it's going to be very, very effective.

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You heard about today with the illegal alien coming in very sadly from Mexico and you saw what happened to that incredible beautiful young woman. Should have never happened. Illegally in our country. We've had a huge impact, but the laws are so bad, the immigration laws are such a disgrace. We're getting them changed, but we have to get more Republicans. We have to get.

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This election is bigger than any one race, it's about whether we want to continue the amazing progress we've made for America, or whether we want to surrender that progress to the forces of extremism and obstruction. You know, their -- their little phrase that they like, resist? That's all they're good at. They have no policy, they're not good politicians, but they're good at sticking together and resisting.

I have almost 400 people that haven't been approved by the -- they're slow-walking. You know what slow walking -- they're slow walking them. We have almost 400 people in our administration, people that gave up their careers, that have been waiting over a year to get approved, and they're being slow-walked by the Democrats. It's never happened that way in the history of our country, and it is a disgrace. It's a disgrace.

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The Democrat Party is held hostage by the so-called resistance, left-wing haters and angry mobs. They're trying to tear down our institutions, disrespect our flag, demean our law enforcement, denigrate our history, and disparage our great country. And we're not going to let it happen.

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New York's Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo even declared that America was never great. Oh, I see. OK. Tell that to our great soldiers at World War I and World War II. Korean War, so many others.

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Tell them to the folks that sent a rocket up to the moon and our great astronauts. Tell them to all of the great medical research we've done in this country. And he says that America was never great.

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I would imagine that's career threatening, right? I would imagine. How did he get away with that one? Did you hear? He was speaking to a room loaded up with socialist, and probably others. Probably others. No, not communist, but there could have been a couple of them too.

And he made the statement, that America was never great. And they go -- did you hear? They go whoa, whoa, whoa, they couldn't even believe it. No, that's job threatening. His comments are an insult to the generations of brave Americans whose blood and sweat and tears built our magnificent country.

So this November you can either vote for the party that says, America was never great. That's going to be their theme now. America was never great. Hey, let's do that. You know they copied mine, promises made, promises kept. Let's give them a new theme, quote "America was never great." That's the Democrat's new theme. Can we do that? Yes. We'll re-theme -- we'll re-theme their -- or you can vote proudly for everything that we stand for. We're the greatest country in the world and we are now -- we are now the greatest economy that we have ever had. We're the greatest economy in the world. We've gone up $10 trillion in value since my election.

CROWD: USA! USA! USA!

TRUMP: We've gone up $10 trillion. Think of it, since the election, wasn't that a great election? Boy.

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Remember I was here just before the election and I brought a couple of guys into a room and I said fellas, supposing we teach you a new skill, supposing we teach you like how to make little widgets or gidgets or gadgets or (inaudible). These are big strong coal miners. They say, sir, we want to dig coal. I said, I agree with you. I agree. Right? Remember that? Their grandfathers did it. Their fathers did it. It's incredible and it's really happening. We are back. The coal industry is back.

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So when I came here originally, West Virginia, frankly, was down and out. It was not doing exactly well. One of the last. You know that a few months ago it hit where West Virginia on a per capita basis is one of the most successful GDP states in our union.

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So we went from being down and out, you're one of the most successful in the union. Very close to the top. That is some big change. And I've had so many people -- I was backstage, and people are coming up to me, Mr. President, thank you sir for saving our nation. Because you understand what that means. We couldn't do anything.TRUMP: Had the other side won, they have poured on more regulations, raised your taxes. They would have done things that were so bad -- you had a very low GDP. It was 1.2 percent. You know 1.2. It was going down. It was going to be a negative.

Last quarter, we just hit, as you all know, 4.1. Nobody thought that was possible.

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If -- I always say, and if I would've ever said that, shortly after winning, we're going to 4.1, those people back there would've said, this guy, no good. Fake news. Fake news. How fake are they.

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Fake news and the Russian witch hunt. We got a whole big combination. Where is the collusion? You know, they're still looking for collusion. Where is the collusion? Find some collusion. We want to find the collusion.

At the beating heart of this election is border security. We have to have it, right. We have to have it.

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(Inaudible) officials (ph) and so many other countries have been reporting numbers where they're having a lot of problems with people coming in. People are coming in, but we're getting them out.

We have MS-13 on the run. They poured in here with Obama. We have them on the run, because we love the men and women of ICE.

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A blue wave in November means open borders, which means massive crime. A red wave means safety and strength. That's what it is.

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The new platform of the Democratic Party is abolish ICE. A vote for any Democrat in November is a vote to eliminate immigration enforcement, throw open our borders, and set loose vicious predators and violent criminals. They'll be all over our communities. They will be praying on our communities.

Yet, while many Democrats are calling to abolish ICE, today, our brave ICE officers successfully cared a 14-year-old deportation order against a Nazi criminal who was living in New York, the last known Nazi officer living in the United States.

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They've been trying to get him out for decades. President Obama tried. They all tried. We got them out. Gone. He's gone. He's back in Germany.

ICE officers are hero's who uphold our laws, and they really do. They uphold our laws, and they defend our communities, like nobody you've ever seen.

And yes, they're tough, they're strong, they're smart, they have great heart, but they go into these communities loaded up with the kind of criminals you don't want to be dealing with. They walk in like it's another day in the office.

They're tougher. They're stronger. It's what these other people fear. And by the way, our ICE folks and our border patrol folks, they have no fear. The job they do is incredible.

And by the way, while we're at it, law enforcement, these are great, great people, and they're doing an incredible job.

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Every single day, ICE is tracking down gang members, drug dealers, predators and killers, and we're either throwing in jail or throwing them the hell out of our country.

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If you want to save ICE, if you want to protect our border and our Border Patrol, if you want to stop this craziness of sanctuary cities, were criminals are protected -- take a look at Chicago. How about the mayor of Chicago?

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It's like a warzone. That's a great city. That's like a warzone. This is what those policies do. Last week, 62 people were shot; 12 died. This is, like, our country. There's no reason for this.

The Republican Party stands proudly with our courageous ICE officers and Border Patrol agents.

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And by the way, you know who wants the wall more than any of us? ICE and Border Patrol because they know that's going to be a big, big factor in stopping the drugs from coming in, the human traffickers -- which is worse all over the world than at any time in the history of our world. Human traffickers, who would believe? And it's because of the Internet.

This election is about security. And this election is also about jobs we have produced; we have produced. Thanks to Republicans, our economy is booming like it has never boomed before. We've created another number that nobody would have believed if I said it during the campaign, 4 million new jobs since the election. Nobody would have believed it.

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Almost 3.9 million Americans have been lifted off food stamps, think of that. They don't need them because they have a job. They're eating better now. They don't need food stamps, almost 4 million think of it.

Last year in West Virginia, per capita income grew 40 percent faster than the national average; 40 percent, congratulations. Congratulations.

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I told you last time I was here, you weren't so happy like you are now. We've added over 400,000 new manufacturing jobs nationwide. That number is soon going to exceed 600,000. And our opponents said there's no such thing as manufacturing jobs anymore, right?

And I'd say, oh, I see. We're not going to make things anymore? Think of it, we'll be close to 600,000 very soon. We have companies pouring in to our country. They're coming back. These are companies that left, they're coming back to Michigan, they're coming back to West Virginia, they're coming back to Pennsylvania and Ohio -- they're coming to Florida.

They're coming back, not just opening, they're coming back. They left and now they're coming back because they want to be where the action is. And the action is in the United States of America.

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So the economic growth, as I said when it hit 4.1 percent -- everybody was like, that's amazing except me, because it's going to go much higher than that. When I finish these trade deals -- and the tariffs are very important -- these companies come in.

And I say to the European Union -- very nice people -- I say, Jean-Claude, we'd like to negotiate a new trade agreement with the European Union. We lost $151 billion over the last number of years, per year. Does anyone know what $151 billion per year is?

And he very respectfully said, Mr. President, but we are very happy with the deal. I said, I'd be happy if I were you, too.

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I'd be very happy. I said a second time, and a third time, and a fourth time, but they were happy with the deal. But we weren't happy because they have barriers up and because they have tariffs, all the things we don't have.

You want to build a car and send it to Europe? How many Chevrolets are there in the middle of Berlin? Not too many, maybe one. I doubt it; I don't think you could find the one.

So they have barriers. So I said, come on, let's go. And then, he said no. I said listen -- and I said this to numerous countries. I mean, in all fairness, I don't want to single out anybody, but I said it to them.

And he says, listen, here's what we're going to -- it's all about the cars. It's all about the cars; tremendously big industry. We're going to put a 25 percent tax on every car that comes from the European Union into the United States.

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And that'll take our loss and trade deficit of $151 billion, and it'll give us a surplus of $151 billion.

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That's a fairly dramatic swing. And that'll take one little signature, Donald J. Trump.

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And I got a call. Mr. President, when can we meet? We'd like to see you.TRUMP: And they came in very respectfully; we're working on a deal. But this is happening all over with China. I have great respect for President Xi, great respect, tremendous respect for China. But they have taken advantage of our country for decades. We have rebuilt China. We have rebuilt China. I used to talk about this.

I didn't press it initially because I wanted them to help us with North Korea and they have, and they have. And we're doing well with North Korea. You know these guys it's been what, three months since I left? These guys saying, "What's happening with North Korea?" Hey folks, they've been doing this stuff for 75 years -- 3 months.

What happened?

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I can tell you, and I got along very well with Kim Jong-un, really well. Good chemistry. But I can tell you there's been no missile launches, there's been no rocket launches, we got the hostages back.

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And we didn't pay $1.8 billion in cash for the hostages.

There's been no nuclear tests, and they say, "What's taking so long?" I say for 40, 50, 60 years -- but during the nuclear age for 25 years you've been working and nobody complained about the fact that President Obama was unable to do anything with North Korea. And he considered it like, just read the papers you'll see what he considered it.

So I've been three months, I have a very good relationship with Chairman Kim. We'll see what happens, who knows? Can I be honest, who knows? But I haven't taken off the sanctions. We have massive sanctions. I want to take them off quickly but they've got to get rid of the nukes. We've got to get rid of the nukes. Got to get rid of them.

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But who knows what's going to happen, I mean maybe it will work out -- but I think we've done a good job, you know, in a short period of time.

You remember, it started off extremely hostile. Remember they said, "he's going to get us in to a war." They thought my rhetoric was too strong, you remember. I won't say it because I don't want to insult Chairman Kim. You remember, you remember. Elton John.

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I don't want to insult, so I'm not going to mention it. But the fake news back there said, he is going to get us in to a war; he's crazy. This guy is crazy, our president is crazy.

And then I went to meet the leaders and the folks that run NATO, all the leaders of NATO. And they weren't paying their bills. They were delinquent, you know, in real estate. I love real estate. When somebody doesn't pay their rent you say, Shelley you say, They're delinquent; you got to pay your rent.

And I met them last year, and Stoltenberg, Secretary General -- great guy of NATO. He's my single biggest fan, bigger than any fan I have in the room, you know why? Because nobody was paying their bills. He was in charge of NATO and he couldn't get any money. But last year I went -- a year ago, I said, "you're not paying your bills, you've got to pay your bills," he picked up $44 billion. He told that to the press; they didn't report -- $44 billion.

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And then I just left recently, and we're going to pick up at least another close to $100 billion extra. I said to him, you've got to pay your bills. The United States is paying close to 90 percent of the cost of protecting Europe, and I think that's wonderful. I said to Europe, I said, folks, NATO's better for you than it is for us, believe me. And what happened is they asked a question. They have small countries, big countries -- all these countries were -- we're supposed to protect them. I said, look it's very simple, you've got to pay up. You got to pay your bill.

And somebody said, "Sir" -- it's the president of a country calling me sir, that shows respect. I say, "Yes, Mr. President?" He said, "Would you leave us if we don't pay our bills?" Now they hated my answer. I said, "Yeah, I would have to consider it. You've got to pay your bills." They hated the answer.

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What if I said no, I won't leave you, you don't have to pay your bills, I won't leave -- I promise we'll always protect you, you will always be protected, don't pay your bills. Then they're never going to pay their bills.

So I said yes, I will leave you if you don't pay your bills, and you could see those checkbooks coming out for billions of dollars.

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They paid their bills. And I think we'll pick up over the next short while over $100 billion. And then they said, the fake news, they said President Trump treated the NATO nation leaders -- in brackets, they put brackets -- who have been ripping us off. In brackets (ph). Treated the NATO leaders with tremendous contempt and disrespect.

And I said, no, no, no, they disrespected our country because they weren't paying (ph).

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Now they're paying (ph).

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How about if we got into a conflict because a country was attacked, and now we're in World War III and we're protecting a country that was attacked and didn't pay its bills. I'd feel so stupid. We're protecting a country that wasn't paying its bills. So I got them to pay $100 billion -- no, it's going to be (ph) much more than that, but tremendous amounts of money, tremendous. They've got to pay up. They're paying up.

And then they made the statement that I showed great disrespect. But actually, I have a great relationship with all of those people, 28 people, all of them. We have a great relationship. Because now they respect us. They respect our country again. They didn't respect our country. They didn't respect our country.

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They respect us again. And you see it with China. China was walking us way down (ph). I don't want them to go down, but they're down close to 30 percent in three months. I don't wand them -- I want them to do well. I want to be their friend. But we had to do things that we had to do.

When I came, we were heading in a certain direction that was going to allow China to be bigger than us in a very short period of time. That's not going to happen anymore. It's not going to happen anymore.

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Can't let that happen (ph). It's a long winding road. You know, the long winding road, and I have tremendous respect for China. I mean, the energy, the genius, it's incredible what they're done, and hopefully we're going to have a great relationship.

But we can't do it -- it's got to be a two-way street. We have only one-way streets. Not only China, with everybody, it's a one-way street. Our enemies, our friends, our allies. I mean, our allies treat us worse than our enemies. Believe it.

So it's all changing, and when we get those trade deals done properly -- and you know what bothers me? I have people coming to me, some people in Congress, "Sir, can you get this deal done immediately?" I said it doesn't work that way, I don't want to go too fast, the deals not going to be any good if we do that. We've got to take time -- it's got to gestate, right? The word gestate. It's like when you're cooking a chicken.

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Time, time (ph), turkey for Thanksgiving. My mother would say, oh, eight hours. I said, eight hours? She made the greatest turkey I've ever had. It takes time.

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It takes time. So when they run and they say, oh, can you do NATO right now, could we sign it the next week, I said, wait a minute, look. I like Mexico, I like the new leader. I think he's going to be terrific. A little different than us. I think I'm doing better with him than with the capitalists.

But he knows that Mexico needs the United States. They need the United States. Canada charges us close to 300 percent tariffs for dairy products going into Canada, which is essentially saying, "We don't want your dairy products, this is a wall." They have a wall in a different way, it's called an economic wall.TRUMP: I don't want that. I said, Justin, I mean, I don't want to have too much fun with you, Justin. You can't do that. Justin Trudeau. Nice guy. But they've taking advantage of us for so many years that we have to take our time. But with that being said, we're doing very well, we're on our way with a good deal, a fair deal. I don't want a good deal, I want a fair deal for both of us. Fair. With Mexico.

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And you've heard me say it. As an example, when China makes a car, they sell it into the United States. There's 2.5 percent tariff on which they don't pay, so they pay nothing. That is a wonderful deal.

When we make a car, we sell it in to China, and there's a 25 percent tariff, and that's just the beginning. There's others. A man was driving down a street in China, and he looked over, and it was Chevrolet-like Camaro -- does that make sense. Is it a Camaro? I think it costs $39,000 or $40,000. He's in China. He's in Beijing. And he shouts across -- They're stuck -- he shouts across, "Tell me, how much did that car cost in China?" Guy looks, "$119,000."

Now you understand that, right? It's all taxes and taxes and taxes. We can't do that anymore. We can't do it. We are a country with a unbelievable potential. We are a country that has been ripped by everybody. And we're not going to be ripped off anymore.

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And if it takes me a little angst to tell senators and congressmen and all of the people that really do have your -- your heart in their hands, in many cases. Sometimes I wonder where they're coming from with these suggestions. But it's going to have to take that little period of time.

With that being said, we're moving so fast nobody could even believe it. And every country wants to make a deal, because we're like a big, fat, piggybank that everybody wants to rob, and we're not going to let them rob us anymore. Is that OK, West Virginia?

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We're not going to let them rob us anymore. Everyday, we're keeping our promises. We're canceling Obama's illegal anti-coal destroying regulations, their so-called "Clean Power Plan."

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Doesn't that sound nice, "clean power." You know, when I ended the Paris Accord -- what's a more beautiful name than the Paris Accord. Let's call it the West Virginia accord, maybe I would've signed it.

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But when I entered it, that was going to cost us hundreds of billions of dollars -- hundreds of billions. And other countries -- as an example, China, didn't kick in until many years in the future. We kicked in immediately. Russia went back many years, which was not a clean time, in terms of the environment. Because you know what, we all agree. We want a clean environment. We want a strong, beautiful, clean environment. I want clean air. I want crystal clean water. And we've got it. We've got the cleanest country in the planet right now. There's nobody cleaner than us, and it's getting better and better, but I'm getting rid of some these ridiculous rules and regulations, which are killing our companies, our states, and our jobs.

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Just today, we announced our new affordable clean energy proposal that will help our coal-fired power plants and save consumers -- you, me, everybody -- billions and billions of dollars.

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We've eliminated a record number of job killing regulations, and Republicans have passed the biggest tax cuts and reform. The reform's very important, but you know what I've said, I don't want to talk about reform because nobody knows what it means. That could be a tax increase. I said, "How come it's been Ronald Reagan since you got the last big tax cut?" And they looked at me and said, "We don't know." And a lot of the great senators and the congressmen came up to see me, and they had the 2018 tax reform. I said, "What the hell does that mean? Are you going to raise taxes?" Then I found out this is what they've done for 40 years. "Tax Reform," I said, "Nobody knows what it means." And we do have reform in there, great reform, but they said nobody knows -- I said, "Nobody knows what it means." Here is -- I want to put it down, tax cuts. They said, "What would be your favorite name, Mr. President?" I said, "The Tax Cut, Cut, Cut, Cut bill."

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And we almost did it. We almost did it, but in all fairness, and in this case, Congressman -- a couple of them thought it was a little bit tacky. So we call it the "Tax Cut and Jobs Bill."

But you know what? We have done great reform, but the biggest tax in the history of our country. And you people are benefitting by it. You're benefitting by it.

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You're benefitting.

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And companies are betting -- benefitting. And those companies are the ones that are providing all of the jobs. We're setting records on jobs.

We're protecting, also -- it's so important for West Virginia and a lot of states -- we are protecting, again, religious liberty.

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And we're also standing up to social media censorship, that's the new thing. That's the new thing. You know, I'd rather have fake news like CNN. I would rather have fake news -- it's true ...

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... than have anybody, including liberals, socialists, anything, than have anybody stop and censor it. You've got to live -- we got to live with it. We've got to get used to it. We've got to live with fake news, there's too many sources.

Every one of us is sort of like a newspaper. You have Twitter, you have -- whatever you have -- Facebook. But everyone, you can't have censorship. You can't pick one person and say, well, we don't like what he's been saying. He's out.

So we'll live with fake news. I mean, I hate to say it, but we have no choice because that's by far the better alternative. You can't have people saying censorship because you know what? It can turn around. It could be them next. It could be them next. We believe in the right of Americans to speak their minds.

We repealed the core of Obamacare. I told you, individual mandate, because we want to give critically ill patients -- we have to give them access. We have to give health care to people.

We want the right to try. Do you know what the right to try is? They've been trying to get this for 40 years. They couldn't get it.

A person is terminally ill -- they're terminally ill, they're really sick. And I know people, if they have money, they travel all over the world to try and find a cure. If they don't have money, they die; they die.

We have the greatest scientists in the world. That's why China and so many other people, they're trying to -- countries, they're trying to steal our technology. We can't let them happen (ph).

But we have so many people that want to be able to give. It's like hope. Right to try, I love the name. It's a right to try, they never had it before.

So a person's terminally ill, and we have a great new drug but it's going to take another two, three years to have it approved. OK? Maybe longer. But the tests are really looking good and this person is very sick. And this person is going to be dead in 90 days and we couldn't get that drug for that person, no matter who you were.

And I said wait a minute, what's the story with this? Now, there were a lot of complications because the insurance companies had problems, the medical companies -- everybody. A lot of people didn't want them in the stats; horrible things. But I said, well, what's going on?

We're going to take the right to try, and we went through with the help of Cory (ph) with the help of your great, wonderful -- you are a coal lover aren't you, Shelley (ph) -- but with the help of Shelley (ph) -- soon to be with the help of Patrick. Patrick's -- oh, he's going to get a lot of things -- he's going to get it. We got it approved.

So now, if we have a great drug that hasn't been approved and somebody has a certain illness, they're going to be able to be -- to try. And you know what? Some of the drugs we have in the pipeline are amazing. It's going to work for a lot of people and it's going to give them hope. It's going to give them hope; big hope.

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We've just secured $6 billion to fight the opioid epidemic. And I know, in West Virginia that's a big deal, right? That's a big deal.

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We confirmed a record number of circuit court judges, it's a record, and it's going bigger and bigger. We have a lot of them in the line if Schumer would ever get them approved. He's not exactly thrilled about approving them, that I can tell you.

We confirmed the great Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court of the United States. And as I just said, Justice Kavanaugh is doing great. He looks like -- I don't know, very tough. Central casting, how do you vote against him? But the Democrats may find a way.

We've secured a record $700 billion for our military this year and $716 billion for next (ph).

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Billion with a B. Our military will be stronger, and bigger, and better and more sophisticated than it's ever been. Ever.

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And hopefully we'll never have to use it. You know we've got a lot of good fighters out here. I see some of them. I know some of them. And the one thing about a fighter or a nation or whatever you want, the stronger your military the better chance you have of never having to use it.

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We don't want to use it. We don't want to use it.

And all of that equipment is being built right here in the USA. We make the greatest fighter jets in the world. We make the greatest ships in the world. We make the greatest missiles and rockets.

Nobody does it like us. And on my direction the Pentagon is working hard to create the sixth branch of the American Armed forces the Space Force.

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That's very exciting. We need it. That's the new frontier. And I'm not just talking about sending rockets to the moon. I'm talking about militarily that's where it's at.

Thanks to the leadership of U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, we've reduced the United Nation spending by $1.3 billion, saving U.S. taxpayers $350 million. It just came out, but nobody wants to write it.

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We just planned a landmark V.A. accountability law. That's where people that don't treat our vets properly. We look at them and we say you're fired, get the hell out.

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Forty-five years they've been trying to pass it, 45 years they've tried to pass it. We also passed Veterans Choice so that if our veterans can't get the care they need, they have the right to see a private doctor. They don't have to wait in line for three weeks, four weeks, eight weeks, two months.

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I withdrew the United States from the horrible Iran nuclear deal. And this month reimposed some sanctions on Iran's nuclear program, and on Iran.

I also recognized the capital of Israel and opened the American embassy in Jerusalem.

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And I understand now what happened. Because every president -- many, many presidents, they said we're going to do it. We're going to move our embassy to Jerusalem. It's going to be in the capital of Israel. And we're going to do it. We're going to do it. And then they don't do it. Politicians, they don't do it. So I said I'm going to do it during the campaign. I said it right here in West Virginia.

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And I now understand why many, many presidents before me said they were going to do it and didn't do it, because I was inundated with calls from foreign lands. Every country. Don't do it. Don't do it. Don't do it. Please don't do it. Don't do it.

And so actually what I did, I was about five days off, I stopped taking calls. I said, I'll call you back next week. Because I knew what they were going to ask me. It's much easier than saying (ph), oh gee, I didn't know you were always calling for that reason.

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So I approved it. And it should have been done years ago.

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And if there's ever going to be peace -- remember I said it -- with the Palestinians, it was a good thing to have done because we took it off the table.

Because every time there were peace talks, they never got past Jerusalem becoming the capital. So I said let's take it off the table. And you know what? In the negotiation Israel will have to pay a higher price because they won a very big thing.TRUMP: But I took it off the table. They could never get by. You understand that Cory (ph) you both understand that, Shelly (ph). They could never get past the fact of Jerusalem becoming the capital.

Now it's off the table. There's nothing to negotiate. But they'll get something very good because it's their turn next. Let's see what happens. It's very (inaudible). I've always heard that's the toughest deal of all deals. That's called peace between Israel and the Palestinians. They say that's the toughest of all deals. Let's see what happens. Instead of apologize that's what we're doing is we're winning.

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Instead of apologizing for America, we're standing up for America and we're standing up for the heroes who defend our country.

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But to continue this incredible success, we must elect more Republicans. We must elect Patrick Morrisey. We need him.

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We need Patrick, so get your friends, your neighbors, your coworkers, your family members, get the people that love our country, and get out to vote. We need his vote so badly. We need his energy. You're going to see, this guy has energy. Loyal citizens like you help to build this country. Together we're taking back our country, returning power to where it belongs, to the American people.

From Morgantown to Madison, to Charleston, this great state was settled by tough pioneer men and strong pioneer women, who tamed the wilderness to build a better life for themselves and for their incredible American families. They didn't have a lot of money, they didn't have a lot of luxury, but they had grit and they had faith, and they loved each other. And I'll tell you why -- they were smart. They are smart. We're the smart ones, remember. I say it all the time. You hear the elite -- they're not elite; we're elite. You're smarter than they are.

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You have more money than they are. You have better jobs than they do. You're the elite. So let them have the word "elite." You're the super elite -- that's what it is.

I always hate -- I always hate when they say, "well the elite decided not to go to something I'm doing" -- like the elite. I say, well, I have a lot more money than they do. I have a much better education than they have, I'm smarter than they are. I have many much more beautiful homes than they do. I have a better apartment at the top of 5th Avenue. Why the hell are they the elite? Tell me.

Because you're the elite, just remember that. You're the elite; they're not the elite. That's just a name. Aren't you insulted when they say, "the elite?" To me I'm insulted -- always insulted. They're the elite -- they're not the elite.

Your people and the people that proceeded you in West Virginia were the carpenters and the coal miners, the ministers, the metalworkers, the farmers, the factory workers -- but they all had one thing in common: They loved their families, they loved their country and they loved their God.

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We stand on the shoulders of generations of American patriots who knew how to fight, and they knew how to win. We're winning again. We're winning again. Just like them we're going to keep on fighting and we're going to keep on winning, and we're going to win for our nation, our children, our families, and we're going to win for our continued freedom.

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I joke that I'll have Patrick Morrisey coming to me soon, he'll be your Senator, and he'll say, "Mr. President, the people of West Virginia can't stand winning so much. They haven't won in decades and now you're winning with coal; you're winning with everything."

He's going to say -- Patrick he's going to say, "Mr. President, please. They don't want to win so much, they can't stand it. Please, you're winning too much for West Virginia, please stop winning." And I'm going to say, "Patrick, I'm sorry."

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I don't care what the hell the people of West Virginia want, we're going to keep on winning anyways, because I believe that's what they want, right? That's what they want. Because the people of West Virginia never give up, they never give in and they never back down.

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Because we are Americans and our hearts bleed red, white, and blue.

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We are one people, one family, and one glorious nation under God.

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And together, we will make America wealthy again. That's happening. That's happening a lot faster than the fake news ever said it could happen.

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We will make America strong again. We will make America safe again. And we will make America great again. Thank you, West Virginia, thank you.

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