Trump’s Speech After Orlando Attack

I don’t normally do this sort of thing and probably won’t do it again, but I’m going to post the entire transcript of Trump’s speech on Terrorism, Immigration, and National Security. Imo, every potential voter should read this and decide whether or not they agree. Don’t dismiss it out of blind spite for Trump, and don’t glorify it out of blind adoration. Just read the speech or watch it on youtube, and decide for yourself whether or not there’s something to what he’s saying here.

I don’t expect everyone to agree with him, although I do, but I would hope anyone who intends to vote in November can at least do themselves the favor of making an informed vote. Don’t vote blind; take in information, even if it’s from sources you don’t like, and think for yourself.

“DONALD J. TRUMP ADDRESSES TERRORISM, IMMIGRATION, AND NATIONAL SECURITY

Thank you for joining me today.

This was going to be a speech on Hillary Clinton and how bad a President, especially in these times of Radical Islamic Terrorism, she would be.

Even her former Secret Service Agent, who has seen her under pressure and in times of stress, has stated that she lacks the temperament and integrity to be president.

There will be plenty of opportunity to discuss these important issues at a later time, and I will deliver that speech soon.

But today there is only one thing to discuss: the growing threat of terrorism inside of our borders.

The attack on the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, was the worst terrorist strike on our soil since September 11th, and the worst mass shooting in our country’s history.

So many people dead, so many people gravely injured, so much carnage, such a disgrace.

The horror is beyond description.

The families of these wonderful people are totally devastated. Likewise, our whole nation, and indeed the whole world, is devastated.

We express our deepest sympathies to the victims, the wounded, and their families.

We mourn, as one people, for our nation’s loss – and pledge our support to any and all who need it.

I would like to ask now that we all observe a moment of silence for the victims of the attack.

Our nation stands together in solidarity with the members of Orlando’s LGBT Community.

This is a very dark moment in America’s history.

A radical Islamic terrorist targeted the nightclub not only because he wanted to kill Americans, but in order to execute gay and lesbian citizens because of their sexual orientation.

It is a strike at the heart and soul of who we are as a nation.

It is an assault on the ability of free people to live their lives, love who they want and express their identity.

It is an attack on the right of every single American to live in peace and safety in their own country.

We need to respond to this attack on America as one united people – with force, purpose and determination.

But the current politically correct response cripples our ability to talk and think and act clearly.

If we don’t get tough, and we don’t get smart – and fast – we’re not going to have a country anymore — there will be nothing left.

The killer, whose name I will not use, or ever say, was born to Afghan parents who immigrated to the United States. His father published support for the Afghan Taliban, a regime which murders those who don’t share its radical views. The father even said he was running for President of that country.

The bottom line is that the only reason the killer was in America in the first place was because we allowed his family to come here.

That is a fact, and it’s a fact we need to talk about.

We have a dysfunctional immigration system which does not permit us to know who we let into our country, and it does not permit us to protect our citizens.

We have an incompetent administration, and if I am not elected President, that will not change over the next four years — but it must change, and it must change now.

With fifty people dead, and dozens more wounded, we cannot afford to talk around the issue anymore — we have to address it head on.

I called for a ban after San Bernardino, and was met with great scorn and anger but now, many are saying I was right to do so — and although the pause is temporary, we must find out what is going on. The ban will be lifted when we as a nation are in a position to properly and perfectly screen those people coming into our country.

The immigration laws of the United States give the President the power to suspend entry into the country of any class of persons that the President deems detrimental to the interests or security of the United States, as he deems appropriate.

I will use this power to protect the American people. When I am elected, I will suspend immigration from areas of the world when there is a proven history of terrorism against the United States, Europe or our allies, until we understand how to end these threats.

After a full, impartial and long overdue security assessment, we will develop a responsible immigration policy that serves the interests and values of America.

We cannot continue to allow thousands upon thousands of people to pour into our country, many of whom have the same thought process as this savage killer.

Many of the principles of Radical Islam are incompatible with Western values and institutions.

Radical Islam is anti-woman, anti-gay and anti-American.

I refuse to allow America to become a place where gay people, Christian people, and Jewish people, are the targets of persecution and intimidation by Radical Islamic preachers of hate and violence.

It’s not just a national security issue. It is a quality of life issue.

If we want to protect the quality of life for all Americans – women and children, gay and straight, Jews and Christians and all people – then we need to tell the truth about Radical Islam.

We need to tell the truth, also, about how Radical Islam is coming to our shores.

We are importing Radical Islamic Terrorism into the West through a failed immigration system — and through an intelligence community held back by our president.

Even our own FBI Director has admitted that we cannot effectively check the backgrounds of the people we are letting into America.

All of the September 11th hijackers were issued visas.

Large numbers of Somali refugees in Minnesota have tried to join ISIS.

The Boston Bombers came here through political asylum.

The male shooter in San Bernardino – again, whose name I won’t mention — was the child of immigrants from Pakistan, and he brought his wife – the other terrorist – from Saudi Arabia, through another one of our easily exploited visa programs.

Immigration from Afghanistan into the United States has increased nearly five-fold in just one year. According to Pew Research, 99% of people in Afghanistan support oppressive Sharia Law.

We admit many more from other countries in the region who share these same oppressive views.

If we want to remain a free and open society, then we have to control our borders.

Yet, Hillary Clinton – for months and despite so many attacks – repeatedly refused to even say the words “radical Islam,” until I challenged her yesterday to say the words or leave the race.

However, Hillary Clinton – who has been forced to say the words today after policies she supports have caused us so much damage – still has no clue what Radical Islam is, and won’t speak honestly about what it is.

She is in total denial, and her continuing reluctance to ever name the enemy broadcasts weakness across the world.

In fact, just a few weeks before the San Bernardino slaughter, Hillary Clinton explained her refusal to say the words Radical Islam. Here is what she said: “Muslims are peaceful and tolerant people, and have nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism.”

Hillary Clinton says the solution is to ban guns. They tried that in France, which has among the toughest gun laws in the world, and 130 were brutally murdered by Islamic terrorists in cold blood. Her plan is to disarm law-abiding Americans, abolishing the 2nd amendment, and leaving only the bad guys and terrorists with guns. She wants to take away Americans’ guns, then admit the very people who want to slaughter us.

I will be meeting with the NRA, which has given me their earliest endorsement in a Presidential race, to discuss how to ensure Americans have the means to protect themselves in this age of terror.

The bottom line is that Hillary supports the policies that bring the threat of Radical Islam into America, and allow it to grow overseas.

In fact, Hillary Clinton’s catastrophic immigration plan will bring vastly more Radical Islamic immigration into this country, threatening not only our security but our way of life.

When it comes to Radical Islamic terrorism, ignorance is not bliss – it’s deadly.

The Obama Administration, with the support of Hillary Clinton and others, has also damaged our security by restraining our intelligence-gathering and failing to support law enforcement. They have put political correctness above common sense, above your safety, and above all else.

I refuse to be politically correct.

I will do the right thing–I want to straighten things out and to Make America Great Again.

The days of deadly ignorance will end, and they will end soon.

As President I will give our intelligence community, law enforcement and military the tools they need to prevent terrorist attacks.

We need an intelligence-gathering system second to none. That includes better cooperation between state, local and federal officials – and with our allies.

I will have an Attorney General, a Director of National Intelligence, and a Secretary of Defense who will know how to fight the war on Radical Islamic Terrorism – and who will have the support they require to get the job done.

We also must ensure the American people are provided the information they need to understand the threat.

The Senate Subcommittee on Immigration has already identified hundreds of immigrants charged with terrorist activities inside the United States since September 11th.

Nearly a year ago, the Senate Subcommittee asked President Obama’s Departments of Justice, State and Homeland Security to provide the immigration history of all terrorists inside the United States.

These Departments refused to comply.

President Obama must release the full and complete immigration histories of all individuals implicated in terrorist activity of any kind since 9/11.

The public has a right to know how these people got here.

We have to screen applicants to know whether they are affiliated with, or support, radical groups and beliefs.

We have to control the amount of future immigration into this country to prevent large pockets of radicalization from forming inside America.

Even a single individual can be devastating, just look at what happened in Orlando. Can you imagine large groups?

Truly, our President doesn’t know what he is doing. He has failed us, and failed us badly, and under his leadership, this situation will not get any better — it will only get worse.

Each year, the United States permanently admits more than 100,000 immigrants from the Middle East, and many more from Muslim countries outside the Middle East. Our government has been admitting ever-growing numbers, year after year, without any effective plan for our security.

In fact, Clinton’s State Department was in charge of the admissions process for people applying to enter from overseas.

Having learned nothing from these attacks, she now plans to massively increase admissions without a screening plan, including a 500% increase in Syrian refugees.

This could be a better, bigger version of the legendary Trojan Horse.

We can’t let this happen.

Altogether, under the Clinton plan, you’d be admitting hundreds of thousands of refugees from the Middle East with no system to vet them, or to prevent the radicalization of their children.

The burden is on Hillary Clinton to tell us why she believes immigration from these dangerous countries should be increased without any effective system to screen who we are bringing in.

The burden is on Hillary Clinton to tell us why we should admit anyone into our country who supports violence of any kind against gay and lesbian Americans.

The burden is also on Hillary Clinton to tell us how she will pay for it. Her plan will cost Americans hundreds of billions of dollars long-term.

Wouldn’t this money be better spent on rebuilding America for our current population, including the many poor people already living here?

We have to stop the tremendous flow of Syrian refugees into the United States – we don’t know who they are, they have no documentation, and we don’t know what they’re planning.

What I want is common sense. I want a mainstream immigration policy that promotes American values.

That is the choice I put before the American people: a mainstream immigration policy designed to benefit America, or Hillary Clinton’s radical immigration policy designed to benefit politically-correct special interests.

We’ve got to get smart, and tough, and vigilant, and we’ve got to do it now, because later is too late.

The media talks about “homegrown,” terrorism, but Islamic radicalism, and the networks that nurture it, are imports from overseas.

Yes, there are many radicalized people already inside our country as a result of the poor policies of the past. But the whole point is that it will be much, much easier to deal with our current problem if we don’t keep on bringing in people who add to the problem.

For instance, the controversial Mosque attended by the Boston Bombers had as its founder an immigrant from overseas charged in an assassination plot.

This shooter in Orlando was the child of an immigrant father who supported one of the most repressive regimes on Earth. Why would we admit people who support violent hatred?

Hillary Clinton can never claim to be a friend of the gay community as long as she continues to support immigration policies that bring Islamic extremists to our country who suppress women, gays and anyone who doesn’t share their views.

She can’t have it both ways. She can’t claim to be supportive of these communities while trying to increase the number of people coming in who want to oppress them.

How does this kind of immigration make our life better? How does this kind of immigration make our country better?

Why does Hillary Clinton want to bring people here—in vast numbers—who reject our values?

Ask yourself, who is really the friend of women and the LGBT community, Donald Trump with his actions, or Hillary Clinton with her words? Clinton wants to allow Radical Islamic terrorists to pour into our country—they enslave women, and murder gays.

I don’t want them in our country.

Immigration is a privilege, and we should not let anyone into this country who doesn’t support our communities – all of our communities.

America has already admitted four times more immigrants than any country on earth, and we continue to admit millions more with no real checks or scrutiny.

Not surprisingly, wages for our workers haven’t budged in many years.

So whether it’s matter of national security, or financial security, we can’t afford to keep on going like this. We owe $19 trillion in debt, and no longer have options.

All our communities, from all backgrounds, are ready for some relief. This is not an act of offense against anyone; it is an act of defense.

I want us all to work together, including in partnership with our Muslim communities. But Muslim communities must cooperate with law enforcement and turn in the people who they know are bad – and they do know where they are.

I want to fix our schools, roads, bridges and job market. I want every American to succeed. Hillary Clinton wants to empty out the Treasury to bring people into the country that include individuals who preach hate against our own citizens.

I want to protect our citizens – all of our citizens.

The terrorist attack on the Pulse Night Club demands a full and complete investigation into every aspect of the assault.

In San Bernardino, as an example, people knew what was going on, but they used the excuse of racial profiling for not reporting it.

We need to know what the killer discussed with his relatives, parents, friends and associates.

We need to know if he was affiliated with any radical Mosques or radical activists and what, if any, is their immigration status.

We need to know if he traveled anywhere, and who he traveled with.

We need to make sure every single last person involved in this plan – including anyone who knew something but didn’t tell us – is brought to justice.

If it can be proven that somebody had information about any attack, and did not give this information to authorities, they must serve prison time .

America must do more – much more – to protect its citizens, especially people who are potential victims of crimes based on their backgrounds or sexual orientations.

It also means we must change our foreign policy.

The decision to overthrow the regime in Libya, then pushing for the overthrow of the regime in Syria, among other things, without plans for the day after, have created space for ISIS to expand and grow.

These actions, along with our disastrous Iran deal, have also reduced our ability to work in partnership with our Muslim allies in the region.

That is why our new goal must be to defeat Islamic terrorism, not nation-building.

For instance, the last major NATO mission was Hillary Clinton’s war in Libya. That mission helped unleash ISIS on a new continent.

I’ve said NATO needs to change its focus to stopping terrorism. Since I’ve raised that criticism, NATO has since announced a new initiative focused on just that.

America must unite the whole civilized world in the fight against Islamic terrorism, just like we did against communism in the Cold War.

We’ve tried it President Obama’s way. He gave the world his apology tour, we got ISIS, and many other problems, in return.

I’d like to conclude my remarks today by again expressing our solidarity with the people of Orlando who have come under attack.

When I am President, I pledge to protect and defend all Americans who live inside of our borders. Wherever they come from, wherever they were born, all Americans living here and following our laws will be protected.

America will be a tolerant and open society.

America will also be a safe society.

We will protect our borders at home.

We will defeat ISIS overseas.

We will ensure every parent can raise their children in peace and safety.

We will make America rich again.

We will make America safe again.

We will make American Great Again.”

The language is partisan, he paints a contrast between himself and Clinton, and the content is sound. Clinton does want what he says she does, a 500% increase. Trump clearly has an opinion on that, but make of it what you will. Read it, fact check it if you like, and make up your own mind.

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3 thoughts on “Trump’s Speech After Orlando Attack

  1. I watched it on you tube – thank you.
    It’s not hard to step in line with what he says about immigration when it comes to the lack of investigation / vigilance to protect ourselves as best as we can. Can he do that? Can any President deliver what they promise to voters to get into office? By the way – walls are visually false barriers, especially with the miles of unguarded / patrolled wall due to lack of funds but regardless of that, tunnels have been the way to go for decades. Other ways I’ve heard people are getting into the country illegally are by way of transport containers into San Pedro, CA Port, pregnant women from China paying to have their babies here to be citizens, and other ways. I’m so tired of hearing about that wall at our southern border as Mexicans are the aliens. Mexicans are easy scapegoats. Immigration is a national issue but you’re absolutely right that no one would speak about this in real terms as Trump did with current commentary from Clinton. No one else has the guts to speak. This topic is too touchy because it deals with race. I do like that he could take the topic past race but most non-pragmatic people get snagged on that very issue. That said, He creeps me out as a leader just because I don’t get the feeling that he’s centered BUT that’s just conjecture. I don’t know the man. I don’t know any of the candidates. I only know what they put forth OR what the media portrays them and I saw the backing of Hillary by CNN at times. I’m an American who is apathetic, disheartened, sick of the slick images and white lies told by EVERY politician.
    Honestly, Trump paying for his own campaign – that I love because he owes no one any favors.
    Trump pushes buttons – I do like that because it knocks people out of Modus Operandi. Something needs to be changed. I don’t have any confidence in any one of our candidates and I haven’t had that for decades.

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    • “Mexicans are easy scapegoats.”

      Mexicans are not being used as scapegoats. He’s referred to them specifically a number of times (illegal immigrants from there, not everyone in the country), but mainly because they represent such a large portion of the illegal immigrant population. He doesn’t and hasn’t ignored the “pregnant women from China” or other areas of concern either. In fact, he’s addressed that specifically a number of times.

      As for the wall being unguarded and border patrol being unfunded, that’s mostly thanks to Obama’s budget, and members of congress passing it without negotiating on any point. We are talking the so called “Omnibus bill” I believe, and if so, the President is largely responsible for it (and congress complicit in allowing it to pass as it was) so… personally, yeah, I do think he can deliver on this particular promise. Very easily. The current President had a lot to do with the current state of the border, the current state (and catch and release policies) of the border patrol and ICE. So if he can influence it that much in one way, I’m sure Trump, if elected to the same position, could influence it in a different way quite easily.

      That’s my opinion anyways.

      Oh, and on the issue of tunnels, a wall like the one he’s talking about requires a pretty deep foundation. So based on that alone they’d have to dig through concrete or go deeper. In addition to that (and I don’t know if this is something he would include, but it’s a factor all the same) there’s plenty of technology in existence that we could and should be using to detect tunnels. A lot of the problem is that currently, the border patrol is actively told to look the other way as much as possible. I take it that they don’t like doing that, and they must not like the funding being where it’s at, and they apparently love the idea of a wall (and they would know whether we needed one or whether it would make a difference, if anyone would, wouldn’t they), ’cause they endorsed a presidential candidate for the first time ever this election cycle, and they did it pretty early on.

      “That said, He creeps me out as a leader just because I don’t get the feeling that he’s centered BUT that’s just conjecture. I don’t know the man.”

      Haha, fair enough. I personally don’t feel that way about him, that he’s not centered or that he’s creepy, but I think I’ve dug into his history enough (and kept a nauseatingly close eye on the race and all players involved since the start) to have a strong sense that he’s centered in pragmatism, and in basing his decisions on what’s in the interests of America and its citizens. I’m not sure if that’s exactly what you meant, and maybe “grounded in” is a better way of describing it than “centered”… but yeah, that aspect of it doesn’t worry me at all.

      “I’m an American who is apathetic, disheartened, sick of the slick images and white lies told by EVERY politician.”

      You and me both 😉 . That’s one of the things that initially caught my attention during the primaries… not just that he’s not a politician in the sense of not being bought and paid for, but in the sense that he has a different mindset, different outlook, and radically different mode of operating than a politician does. That, I think, is one of the bigger reasons he so effectively blind sided all his competition. I didn’t like Bush, but I almost felt sorry for him at times… Trump was owning him (in policy *&* in quips) from the get go and poor Jeb just never really figured out how to handle or respond to it. Same for most (or all??) of the politicians he’s run against so far. Clinton still seems a little puzzled too; she seems to be settling into a decided strategy, finally, but if I were her… I wouldn’t be overly confident in it working out for her. Cruz settled into a strategy and approach in those last few months too, and while that’s a step farther than most of the others got (actually deciding on a course of action and method of trying to handle Trump) it didn’t work. Good thing too imho – Cruz struck me as being a lot like Clinton, not in terms of policy, but in behavior, in blatantly lying… *shrugs*

      “Honestly, Trump paying for his own campaign – that I love because he owes no one any favors.
      Trump pushes buttons – I do like that because it knocks people out of Modus Operandi. Something needs to be changed.”

      Most definitely, on both counts. I think at this point, even if he doesn’t entirely self-fund, he’s poured enough of his own money into winning the Republican nomination that I’m fairly confident he’d just tell a donor to fuck off if they tried to pressure him, because push comes to shove, he has hundreds and hundreds of assets to choose from, and it would only take liquidating one or two to match the fundraising Clinton has done so far.

      I get how you feel when it comes to the apathy, but for what it’s worth, I’ve got a lot of confidence in Donald Trump. If he weren’t in the race, I’d probably feel exactly the same way you do. As it is though, given the background he’s coming from, the private sector resume that makes him stand out so much, the amount of success he’s attained… that alone, to me, is enough to catch my interest. Enough for me to sit up and take notice, enough for me to watch how things unfold. Add his policies, his willingness to take political risks that for all he knew could have ended up killing his campaign just by saying something political rivals and media pundits don’t like… and I’m pretty much sold. I still take in new information, and something drastic could still conceivably change my mind about him. I had a sinnking feeling when FB suggested an article to me via CNN.com titled “Trump Campaign Lied About Vet Fundraiser And Now Admits It”, and I suppose I could’ve just ignored it and hoped it wasn’t true, but I read it anyways (that’s just the way I am) and was relieved, amued, and a little sickened to see the the content of the article itself directly contradicted the article. According to it, there were millions raised, millions dispersed, and they weren’t sure about every single cent yet; a week or two after that, Trump held a press conference and released every inch of that information: how much money was raised, who donated how much, which groups got money, how much each group got, etc., all of which completely vindicated him of the accusations his critics (a great deal of which were in and from the news media) were throwing at him. It also showed that he didn’t keep any to make up for overhead costs. 100% of it went to veteran groups. I’m getting off track though haha…

      What I’m getting at is… I get the apathy, but I myself don’t feel that way this election cycle. When I think of the race, I feel optimism, I see we finally have a chance, a possibility, of finally knocking those pricks in Washington for a loop, and maybe even getting them to do their damn jobs better. I feel enthusiasm for the possibility of having someone in office who might just be able to deliver on genuinely competent and efficient government.

      lol I could probably keep going but, I think I’ve gone on enough of a tangent already so I’ll just leave it at that. In any case, thanks for commenting Jayne; I can definitely appreciate your perspective on it, and on him, even if we don’t feel the same way on every single point 🙂 .

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      • First of all, let’s get to what’s really of utmost importance here – What will HIS HAIR look like after 4 years of Presidential pressure?!
        Seriously, our election design doesn’t do us citizens justice anymore. We don’t hold any power but to act as the pawns we have become in the primaries. I’m at a loss of any answers or possibilities and frankly, history has shown me that no President has come into their role and fulfilled their promises because of all of the lawyers in Congress and The House. I’d like to have a candidate that I believed in as you do but I don’t.
        Having been a native to California, I have to be a stickler on the use of the term Mexican for every South American who crosses the border illegally. I wasn’t relating the immigration terms to Trump. I’ve just heard it all of my life and I wish people would just say South Americans. There are more than Mexicans. As for Mexicans – there’s a saying that applied a short time ago and that is. “They didn’t cross the border, the border crossed them” : ) That’s another clusterfuck topic.
        If you want to see what I’m referring to regarding the wall – watch documentaries on the Drug Cartels. They make the wall look anachronistic. I’m not kidding. Tunnels exist that trucks can get through. As far as I’m concerned, the wall is one of the appeasing solutions that politicians use to gain votes with old but recognizable solutions. If our government REALLY wanted to halt illegal immigration from our Southern California border, we have technology to do it. I will say that Trump went further exposing policy and I liked that. I liked that about Bernie Sanders too. That incoming Syrian population worries me for damn sure because of our history . That is something I would look into to see if it’s true and to see if there is anything going on to influence policy makers. I feel like I’m just spinning ’round and ’round so I’ll shut up. Nice chatting on this with you. I’m not informed enough but the reason is because I don’t feel I have any power in this process. I really do feel like a pawn for politicians.
        One determining criteria I look for is the ideology of the President in choosing possible replacements on The Supreme Court because I am livid to my very core at the fact that females do not have the same respect as males when it comes to Self Determination with their own body. Welcome to Clusterfuck #3 and Trump’s answer / belief didn’t sit well at all with me. That’s another topic that people like easy answers to but no one addresses that issue from the point of self- determination. Many people prefer to keep that topic between a woman’s legs because that’s where they can fuck with it.. . and that’s what we “sheep” are used to perceiving that topic as…little angelic babies. My temperature is rising but I won’t even get started.
        I’m watching Wild Bill and Calamity Jane as I write this – two contentious characters from what I can gather. It hasn’t had any affect on what I’ve said. I have to keep rewinding only to ignore it again. : ) Have a wonderful day.

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