"The radical left wants to tear down everything in its way," Trump said. "And in its place, they want power for themselves. They want power. Hard to believe — power. They want to uproot and demolish every American value. They want to wipe away every trace of religion from national life. They want to indoctrinate our children, defund our police, abolish the suburbs, incite riots, and leave every city at the mercy of the radical left. That’s not going to happen. That’s not going to happen."
PRESIDENT TRUMP: Their platform calls for mandating zero-carbon emissions from power plants by 2035. In other words, no drilling, no fracking, no coal, no shale, no gas, no oil; otherwise, they’ve been very good to the industry, I think.
You got to be careful. You know, people don’t take it seriously. If they got in, you will have no more energy coming out of the great state of Texas, out of New Mexico, out of anywhere — Oklahoma, North Dakota. Name them. Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania does a lot. People don’t realize that. A lot. It would throw Pennsylvania, Ohio — so many other places. You don’t realize how big it is. They want to have no fracking, no nothing.
The policies required to implement this extreme agenda would mean the death of American prosperity and the end of the American middle class. It would mean, I think, even worse than that. It would destroy our country. I used to say, “Would become another Venezuela.” Same ideology. You would become another Venezuela. Venezuela used to be one of the richest in the world, per capita, and period, one of the richest in the world — among the largest oil reserves. Now they don’t have water, they don’t have medicine, they don’t have food. You got a lot of oil; it doesn’t matter. Doesn’t seem to matter. They don’t have anything. And that can happen to us.
All you have to do is look at Portland. Look at the agitators. Look at the anarchists in Portland. And our people have done a great job in protecting our courthouse. And I told my people, a little while ago: If they don’t solve that problem locally, very soon, we’re going to send in the National Guard and get it solved very quickly, just like we did in Minneanopolis [sic] and just like we will do in other places. (Applause.) They want to solve their problem. They’ve got a very short time to do it. But they’ll either solve their problem or we send in the National Guard.
The U.S. energy industry would grind to a halt, and every single energy-producing state would be plunged into a depression. Two million jobs would vanish overnight in just the state of Texas alone. And I think the number is probably, Greg, a lot higher than 2 million. Millions more would disappear in New Mexico and Ohio and Colorado and Pennsylvania.
By imposing these punishing restrictions — and beyond restrictions — the Washington radical-left, crazy Democrats would also send countless American jobs, factories, industries to China and to other foreign polluting states. They want us to take care of our air, but China doesn’t take care of its air. In all fairness, India doesn’t take care of its air. Russia doesn’t take care of its air. But we do. Not on my watch, it’s not going to happen — I can tell you that. (Applause.) Because as long as I’m President, we will always put America first. It’s very simple. Very simple. (Applause.) For years and years, we put other countries first, and we now put America first.
As we have seen in cities and towns across our nation, it’s not just Texas oil that the radical Democrats want to destroy; they want to destroy our country. These people are sick. They are sick. And you better get used to hearing it because they have some real problems. They don’t love our country in any way, shape, or form. They don’t love our country. There’s no respect for the American way of life. There is no way of life ever in history that’s been like the great American way of life. There is no respect, but there is by you, and there is by 95 percent of our people. Our people love our country, and our people love our anthem and they love our flag. Remember that. (Applause.)
The radical left wants to tear down everything in its way. And in its place, they want power for themselves. They want power. Hard to believe — power. They want to uproot and demolish every American value. They want to wipe away every trace of religion from national life. They want to indoctrinate our children, defund our police, abolish the suburbs, incite riots, and leave every city at the mercy of the radical left. That’s not going to happen. That’s not going to happen.
And, by the way, I just ended the rule on suburbs. You know, the suburbs — people fight all of their lives to get into the suburbs and have a beautiful home. There will be no more low-income housing forced into the suburbs. I abandoned and took away and just rescinded the rule. It’s been going on for years. I’ve seen conflict for years. It’s been hell for suburbia. We rescinded the rule three days ago, so enjoy your life, ladies and gentlemen. Enjoy your life. (Applause.)
The proud people of Texas will never bow, kneel, or surrender to the left-wing mob. You will always stand tall and strong for America. Everyone here today carries the legacy of some of the toughest, fiercest, and most determined people ever to walk the face of the Earth — your ancestors. You know that. (Applause.) You know that.