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Remarks at a "Make America Great Again" Rally in Las Vegas, Nevada

September 20, 2018

THE PRESIDENT: Hello, Las Vegas. How are you? How is everybody? We love Las Vegas. Thank you. Thank you. And I'm thrilled to be back in Nevada. [applause]

You always have to say that name just right. With thousands of proud, hard-working American patriots, the people of Nevada love our country, honor our values, and always respect our great American flag. [applause]

And except for a lot of the fake news that you see from these people back here . . .[booing] . . . this is an incredible time for our country. America is winning again. [applause]

America is being respected again. [applause]

Because we are finally putting America first again. [applause]

We have the best economy in our history. [applause]

And I have to tell you this, if our opponent got into office, which would have been a very sad, sad period of time . . ..[booing] . . . instead of your . . .

AUDIENCE: Lock her up! Lock her up! Lock her up! Lock her up! Lock her up!

THE PRESIDENT: It is a pretty sad day, isn't it? Don't worry. It's all going to get better. It's all going to get better.[applause]

But if our opponent got into office, your 401(k)s, instead of being up 52 percent in a short period of time, would have been down 52 percent. That's what was going to happen. That's what was going to happen. That's where it was going.

Wages, right now, are rising and poverty is--you see it. Poverty is plummeting. Jobless claims just hit a 50-year low. Fifty. Five-oh. And the stock market today just hit another all-time high. [applause]

We're fighting every day for our factories, our ranchers, our great miners, our farmers, and we are now the largest producer of energy in the entire world. [applause]

And it's not by luck. We're rebuilding our military. We're crushing the tariffs. And we're taking care of our great veterans. We're taking care of our veterans. [applause]

First time in a long time. We've also just identified the first remains of our fallen warriors from North Korea, these incredible heroes, to now lay at rest in American soil. [applause]

A lot of progress being made on North Korea. Lot of progress. Do you remember, before I came in, it looked like we were going with war with North Korea? Now we made a lot of progress. Relationships are getting better and better.[applause]

And we have our hostages back. And there's no more nuclear testing. And there's no testing of missiles and rockets over Japan. We're doing well. And we're getting our remains back. Very important. We believe no American should be left behind. [applause]

So we have midterms coming up. And you remember when we had that great, great election, almost two years ago. Can you believe it? [applause]

And do you remember the tears from the fake news media, when it was obvious that we were going to win?[booing]

And you know what? They're still crying. Look at them. They're still crying. [laughter][applause]

They're still crying. And let 'em cry. They don't know what the hell happened, but it happened, and that's why we're setting all-time records. That's why we're doing so well.

But we have to get out for the midterms. Promise me, you got to get out for the--don't be complacent. You got to get out for the midterms. You got to vote. [applause]

You got to vote. We need more Republicans. You know, when they say we have a majority, it's like this. It's like this. If somebody has a cold, we don't have a majority that day. It's like we have to have more Republicans in office. We'll get everything we want, so fast. We've got to have it. [applause]

So tonight, we are joined by some really terrific friends of mine and Republican leaders from the great state of Nevada, including two great candidates for Congress, Cresent Hardy, Cresent? Where's Cresent? And somebody that's been supporting me a long time, and he has shown such incredible stamina and loyalty and friendship, and we got to get him to win this race. Danny Tarkanian, Danny?[applause]

Thanks, Danny. What a great guy! Thank you, Danny. And, Danny, thank you for everything. You really are--you've done a great job. Thank you, man. They're going to get you in. Vote for Tarkanian.

Also, your next governor, a very popular guy in these parts, with a great family, Adam Laxalt. Adam?[applause]

And another friend of mine who really was outstanding, because, you know, I have a little--to use an interesting word--bias for this area. I love this area. You know the word bias? They've been talking about bias. Is there bias? Yeah, there was a lot of bias. You know that. But I have bias for this area and, also, for our great GOP chairman Michael McDonald. [applause]

Finally, I want you to please welcome the person that we're all here for tonight. Now, I have to say this. We started out, we weren't friends. I didn't like him. He didn't like me. And as we fought and fought and fought, believe it or not, we started to respect each other. Then we started to like each other. Then we started to love each other.

And the fact is--and the fact is, he has been a tremendous supporter ever since I won the election. He's always been there. We can count on his vote. I mean, Wacky Jacky will never vote for us, folks. Never. She's wacky. She's never going to vote for us. [booing]

You can count on his vote for Second Amendment, for tax reductions, for regulation cuts, for judges. Oh, look at our judges! Oh, what's going on? [applause]

AUDIENCE: Kavanaugh! Kavanaugh! Kavanaugh! Kavanaugh! Kavanaugh!

THE PRESIDENT: You know, one of the reasons I was elected was because you believed that I was going to pick great Supreme Court justices. [applause]

And Brett Kavanaugh . . .[applause]

And I'm not saying anything about anybody else, but I want to tell you that Brett Kavanaugh is one of the finest human beings you will ever have the privilege of knowing or meeting. [applause]

A great intellect, a great gentleman, an impeccable reputation, went to Yale, top student, went to Yale Law School, top student. So we got to let it play out, but I want to tell you, he is a fine, fine person. [applause]

So, he's got tremendous support. I can tell you that. Tremendous. Just like Neil Gorsuch, who's now on the Supreme Court, has tremendous support. [applause]

So we'll let it play out. And I think everything is going to be just fine. This is a high-quality person.

And a man that agrees with that, and right now, his vote is more important than mine, because he's got to help Brett get in. And I'll tell you what? He respects him just like I respect him, but with Dean, we can count on him. With Jacky, she's never going to vote for us. She may talk it. She even says, you know, a lot of the states like, where they like Trump, these candidates on the other side, they get up and they talk nicely about me, but they're never going to vote. They say, oh, Trump's wonderful, we like him a lot. You know, I won the state by like 34 points and they get up and they say, oh, we like him a lot. He's great. He's wonderful. But they're never going to vote for us, so it doesn't matter.

I'd rather have them say bad things about me and give us their vote. They're never going to vote for us. Because they're voting for Nancy Pelosi. They're voting for . . .[booing]

They're for the new de facto leader of the Democratic Party, Maxine Waters. [booing]

And they're voting for cryin' Chuck Schumer. Cryin' Chuck.[booing]

Whereas your incredible senator, Dean Heller, is going to be with us all the time.[applause]

Come on up here, Dean! Come on up here, Dean. Dean Heller.

SENATOR DEAN HELLER: Thanks. Hey! [applause]

Boy, does this president know how to pack the people in one room? This is incredible! [applause]

Mr. President, I think he just turned Nevada red today. [applause]

Mr. President, welcome to Las Vegas! [applause]

Home of the Running Rebels. Home of the Golden Knights. [applause]

And the future home of the Las Vegas Raiders![applause]

Mr. President, we have 300,000 veterans in the state of Nevada. [applause]

They're in front of us, and they're behind us. And we're thrilled to have them with us today. They want to thank you for delivering a better health care system at the V.A. [applause]

Mr. President, our veterans want to thank you for giving them the benefits and the support that they deserve. [applause]

And, Mr. President, we have thousands--thousands of military men and women that serve here in the state of Nevada. They want to thank you. They want to thank you for funding our Armed Forces, so that they can do their jobs and serve our country. [applause]

Mr. President, our military men and women want to thank you for the largest pay raise in the last 10 years. [applause]

But, most importantly, Mr. President, thank you for putting Nevada back to work. [applause]

Because of your administration, Nevada families have more money in their paychecks. Nevada families have more money in their pockets. And, Mr. President, because of this stock market that you just mentioned, they're doing better with their pensions and their 401(k)s. [applause]

Mr. President, it's an honor to work with you and putting Nevada back to work. Thank you very--very much, Mr. President. [applause]

THE PRESIDENT: OK. Thank you, Dean. Thank you, Dean. Thank you, Dean.

And Dean really is a--a champion, and I can tell you, I work with him. He's a champion for our workers, our families, and for our veterans. And we have to keep him. He led the charge in Congress to pass the most significant veterans reforms in half a century, including the V.A. Accountability Act. You know what that is. [applause]

That means people that work in the V.A. are accountable. If they don't treat our veterans well, if they don't do a good job, if they're sadists--and you have that--if they steal--and you have that--we say, sorry, but you are fired! Right?[applause]

Before you couldn't do that. You couldn't do it. Now you can do it. That's been 45 years they've been trying to get it. It doesn't sound like much. It's everything. So much.

And, most importantly, 46 years, V.A. choice, this is where a veteran has to wait long periods to see a doctor. No longer. They now go and see a private doctor if there's a line. They don't have to wait for 12 days, for 20 days, for 40 days. They go see a doctor. We pay for the doctor. And they get taken care of. They get taken care of.[applause]

And Dean has led the effort in Congress to fully fund Veterans Affairs. It's a big deal. And he's been really great. He really has. So I just want to say, there's been no better friend. We started off slow, but we ended up strong. I've had no better friend in Congress than Dean Heller. So, thank you. Thank you, friend. [applause]

We've got to elect Republicans. That means our great congressmen, potential congressmen, and we have to get Dean to fight for Nevada, to fight for our heroes, and to help us make things honest around here. You know what's going on. So we're going to drain the swamp. Drain the swamp. [applause]

AUDIENCE: Drain the swamp! Drain the swamp! Drain the swamp! Drain the swamp!

THE PRESIDENT: Early voting, so important. Early voting starts in exactly one month, October 20th. So you can vote early, but you've got to get out and vote.

And remember this. Dean's Democrat opponent Wacky Jacky, Jacky Rosen, she doesn't get it. Jacky Rosen is bought and paid for by her donors, 100 percent. She doesn't even want to go to a debate. We think she doesn't want to debate. I said, hey, Dean, when's the debate? And he said, she won't debate me. That's not good. That's not good.

Rosen doesn't represent Nevada's values. She represents the extreme liberal values of her out-of-state donors, funding almost 90 percent of her campaign. But even that, just so you understand, she's going to do whatever Pelosi and Schumer tell her to do, OK? It doesn't matter.[booing]

Every one of them, they come in and they say, oh, we want to be bipartisan. They never vote for us. Jacky Rosen voted no on tax cuts. You know that? She voted for the disaster, which is really being changed rapidly. You know, we got rid of the individual mandate, the most unpopular thing. [applause]

The disaster known as Obamacare. Jacky Rosen voted against Kate's Law. [booing]

And she voted in favor of deadly sanctuary cities, which nobody wants. [booing]

And Jacky Rosen voted against the V.A. Accountability Act. How do you do that? How do you do that? [booing]

So she, really, if you think about it, she voted for criminal aliens against veterans, for criminal aliens against citizens of our country. That's where she is. You don't want that. You don't want it.

A vote for Wacky Jacky is a vote for the extreme agenda of those people, as Pelosi-Schumer-Waters is a vote for more taxes. Seriously. It's a vote for more taxes, more crime, and more onerous regulation, which stops everything from happening. You know, we cut regulations more than any administration in the history of our country, and I did it in less than two years. [applause]

And it's one of the reasons that you have all of those jobs. It's one of the reasons that you can now go out and look for another job if you're not happy, because everybody wants to hire you and you're getting higher wages for the first time in 21 years. [applause]

The new platform of the Democrat Party is radical socialism and open borders. [booing]

And I won't allow the United States of America to become the next Venezuela. That's what they want to do. [booing]

AUDIENCE: Build that wall! Build that wall! Build that wall! Build that wall! Build that wall! Build that wall! Build that wall! Build that wall! Build that wall!

THE PRESIDENT: So we started the wall a year ago. We've done a lot. We've rebuilt a lot of sections of wall in San Diego and a lot of areas. We're starting a big, brand-new section.

We spent $1.6 billion, then another $1.6 billion. Unfortunately, sadly, because of the Democrats' obstruction, only $1.6 billion--sounds like a lot, but it's not when you're talking about what we're talking about--$1.6 billion was just approved. I'm not thrilled, but after the election, they're all telling me were getting our wall the way we want it, so let's see what happens. Let's see what happens. Let's see if they produce. [applause]

In this election, and by the way, we want that wall. We want that wall. You know where I am. [applause]

I could knock it out, because I do that well. That's what I do well. I build. We could knock that wall out in one year if they gave us the funds. I'll tell you what, though, if you look at Schumer and these people, even though they know you need the wall, they all voted for the wall in 2006. They vote for border security. And then they found out, oh gee, maybe from their standpoint, they can't do that, but they all voted for it.

Hillary Clinton voted for it, right? Remember her? [booing]

But--but I'll tell you this. I'll tell you this. Everybody knows . . .

AUDIENCE: Lock her up! Lock her up! Lock her up! Lock her up! Lock her up! Lock her up! Lock her up! Lock her up! Lock her up! Lock her up! Lock her up!

THE PRESIDENT: How is our Justice Department doing? [booing]

So they all wanted the wall. We're going to get the wall. But it would be a lot easier if you get Republicans in there to vote, please. OK? A lot easier. [applause]

Because their whole agenda--on bigger things we can get. You see what we've gotten. We've got things that--we got $700 billion to rebuild our military. We then got $716 billion to rebuild it second year, $700 billion and $716 billion.

But their whole agenda, they know we want the wall. They want to oppose it. They want to obstruct it. They want to resist. You know the campaign? It's called resist. Honestly, they're lousy politicians. Their policy is terrible. But they're good at sticking together and resisting. That's all they can do. [booing]

And you are witnessing it right now, but we're going to be victorious. You watch. You watch. [applause]

It's all they're good at. Resist. You know, they see the signs, "Resist, resist." Ugh. [laughter]

We're for building great economies. They're for resisting. That's what it's all about. But this election, you have to vote for candidates who really know what your heart says, what your values are. You have some great, great Republican candidates, and a lot of people think that I'm always angry at Congress. I'm angry at Democrats because of what they're doing to our country. [applause]

I'm angry at Democrats because of what they do to our country. Today's Democrat Party is held hostage by left-wing haters, angry mobs, socialist fanatics, deep-state bureaucrats, and their fake news allies. This is the big--that's their best partner. [booing]

That's their best partner.

The Democrat Party, their best ally is those people right there. [booing]

I can't tell you how dishonest and corrupt so much of the media is. I can't even explain it. Impossible to explain. Nobody would believe it. Nobody would.

And I don't mean everything. You have some fine people. Some fine reporters. I know them. Fine reporters. Look, all the red lights are starting to go off. [laughter]

You have some fine people and some wonderful, wonderful, professional reporters. But I watch the coverage that we get. And it is so unfair. We could have the greatest success, like, for instance, in North Korea, we're doing great. We're doing great, moving along. What do they say? There's nothing they can say. So they say he met with them. That's a defeat, because we met. They can't say anything else. We have the hostage--they said he met!

So many things they come up and then they say, oh, it's not moving fast enough. They've been covering these Democrats for decades, they haven't--they haven't done a thing. I left. What did I leave, three months ago? We're doing great.

But these are people that will take a great story and make it as bad as possible. They'll take an OK story and make it horrible. [booing]

So I cannot tell you strongly enough, that is the single greatest ally of the Democrats. Without them, they wouldn't be getting 5 percent of the vote. I'll tell you. It's true. It's fake news. Fake news.

And you know, I have to say this, when I won the election, we won. I didn't win. We won. The whole thing, we won. [applause]

The New York Times, like, they apologized to their subscribers because they covered the election so badly, because their subscribers say, how could this happen? He got nothing but bad stories, because people don't read the New York Times, because it's a dishonest newspaper. It's terrible.

But I'll tell you what. I'll tell you what. When we won, they suffered. But I said--I said--I got one thing that I was--in interviews, I say, you know the good news? I'll start now getting fair press. And it happened for about a week. And now they're worse than they ever were.

But it doesn't seem to have much of an impact, does it? [booing]

Not much of an impact. So the resistance, to an extent, because of them, is filled with anger, because their policies have been exposed as failure. Real anger. The forces opposing us in Washington are the same people who squandered trillions of dollars overseas, who sacrificed our sovereignty, who shipped away our jobs, who oversaw the greatest transfer of wealth in the history of the world. That's what happened to our country.

And we're now recovering. We're bringing back our jobs. We're bringing back our companies. [applause]

In 2016, the American people voted to reject this corrupt globalism. Hey, I'm the president of the United States! I'm not the president of the globe.


THE PRESIDENT: You voted to make America great again. We are making America greater than ever before. And it's happening before your eyes. [applause]

Bitter Democrats and their establishment cronies have spent every single day since 2016 trying to undermine the results of this incredible, historic presidential election that we won together. [applause]

So we want to keep it going. And we want to do it the easy way. So this election day, go out there and vote. You got to vote. Everybody's got to go out and got to vote.

I want to give a victory speech. I want to give a victory speech on the evening of Election Day, which is coming up very quickly. We're going to be talking about America. We're going to be talking about the greatness of our country. We're not going to let people undo the incredible job that we've done over the last almost-two-year period. [applause]

So, don't forget, early voting, folks, early voting, October 20th.

Now, we need--we need in this election to do something special. I'm not saying there's ever going to be a time like we just went through. And a lot of people say that you're complacent now. You win the presidency and you're complacent. I don't think we're complacent. And I'll tell you what. I'll tell you what I did.

I'll tell you what I did. Last week, I said update it. I said update it. I want to show you--I don't believe there has been any administration in the history of this country that has done more in two years--and we're not even up to two years yet--than our administration. [applause]

Look at this. So I said just write down some of the things. Each one, each one, point, point, point, four-and-a-half pages, almost 4 million jobs created since the election, more Americans are now employed than ever recorded before. Think of that. Today, more Americans are working than ever before. [applause]

We've created more than 400,000 manufacturing jobs. Remember what President Obama said? You can't have manufacturing jobs anymore? [booing]

By the way, he's campaigning again. That's good news. [booing]

Because if that doesn't spur you onto work--you know, when I was running, I swear, I think he campaigned harder than Hillary Clinton. And we won big, 306-223. Remember? There is no way, right? There is no way that Donald Trump gets to 270. No, we got to 306. [applause]

Look, manufacturing jobs, which he said you'll never have again, I'm saying why won't you have it? We're not going to make anything? These are the best jobs. You know, manufacturing, they're, like, the best jobs, the most important jobs. Manufacturing jobs growing at the fastest rate in more than 30 years. [applause]

Economic growth, so they say, when I took this over, I'm telling you, it was a sick puppy. We were headed down. So last quarter, we hit GDP 4.1, adjusted upward 4.2 percent, right? Look. Point, point, point. [applause]

Look at this. New unemployment claims recently hit a 49-year low. You know what that means? Simple. That means people are working. They're working.

You know this, you've been hearing, and now it's even better, African-American unemployment has recently achieved the lowest rate ever recorded. [applause]

What do you have to lose? What do you have to lose? Remember? Ha. Remember, I said, what do you have to lose? People said, oh, that's not nice. I said, hey, I go through a chart, it talked about the highest crime rates, the worst education, the worst homeownership. I'd go through--and I just looked up one night and I said, you've always been with the Democrats. Vote for me. What the hell do you have to lose? Remember that, right? Right?[applause]

Hispanic, any Hispanic here? I think so. Hispanic-American unemployment is the lowest rate in history. [applause]

Any Asians? Asian? Asian? Any Asian? Asian-American unemployment recently achieved the lowest rate ever recorded in our history. [applause]

You've heard me say this. Women's unemployment, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, recently reached--I'm sorry--only the lowest rate in 65 years. That's not as good. That's not as good as history.

Soon--this is important. Youth unemployment recently hit the lowest rate in nearly 50 years. So great.

Under my administration, veterans' unemployment recently reached its lowest rate in numerous decades, whatever that may be. [applause]

Almost 3.9 million Americans have been lifted off food stamps. I mean, how good is that? [applause]

Think of it. They live better, and it doesn't cost us anything. Right? How good is that? We have companies now under the pledge to America's workers, they're training, under our vocational programs, workers, there's never been anything like this. We have--retail sales surged last month, up over 6 percent over last year. We signed the biggest package of tax cuts and reforms in the history of the United States. [applause]

As a result of the tax bill, small businesses will have the lowest top marginal tax rate in more than 80 years. That's not bad. We got, through a little work and a little coordination, the United States bid for the 2028 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. We got it. [applause]

That was us. We just got the U.S.-Mexico-Canada--we just got the World Cup in 2026. We needed a lot of . . .[applause]

I told you about the record number in history of regulations, that's such a big deal. We enacted regulatory relief for community banks and credit unions so they can now go and loan you money again. [applause]

Last month, the FDA approved more affordable generic drugs than ever before in its history. And one of the things we did with the FDA is a thing called--I love the name--right to try. You know what that is? [applause]

It was that, if you were sick, terminally ill, and we had a drug in the hopper that looked like it was really working out, this country for 50 years would not let you use that drug. They'd say, no, it may harm you. Well, you're terminally ill, so they couldn't get--and there was a reason. I'm--not that easy. A lot of liability, a lot of everything, between the insurance companies and various different things, including government.

I got it done. It's called right to try. So now, instead of if you have money--if you don't have money, there's--you just go to your room. If you have money--I know people, they traveled all over the world begging for a cure. We have the greatest medical people, the greatest medicines in the world. Now you have the right to try, and it's going to work plenty. It's a big thing. [applause]

We just secured $6 billion for the new funding to fight the opioid epidemic, $6 billion. [applause]

You'll like this. We withdrew the United States from the job-killing, income-killing Paris climate accord. [applause]

That was costing our country. And we have the cleanest air now in the world. We have the cleanest water. Remember this. I'm an environmentalist. I want crystal-clean water. I want crystal-clean air. That's what we want.

But I also want jobs to come to our country. So that was good. We secured a record 700--listen to this. We confirmed more court judges, think of this, than anybody. And we're going to get--we just got Neil Gorsuch, I told you. We're going to get Brett. We've got great people.

Look at this. We moved the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. [applause]

We're protecting--remember they said you'll never get that. They said that about everything. You'll never get that, you'll never get elected, you'll never this. Ladies and gentlemen, the winner is Donald Trump. Well . . .[applause]

Remember the tears? Crying, crying, oh. Crying, crying. Ladies and gentlemen, the next president of the United States--this is on television--and I say, oh, don't cry, please, I want to be happy. Don't cry. Now they're crying more than ever! Except you know they're torn.

Number one, they're crying, but they're making more money than they ever made because of us, because their stocks are up. But you know what's going to happen with these--I tell them, about six months after we start, six months before the election, they're going to endorse Donald Trump for president. You know why? Because if they don't, those broadcasting companies, the New York Times, all of those, they are going bankrupt so fast. So they'll be endorsing me. They'll be endorsing me.

So I could go on for page after page after page. Look at that. Page after page. And to me a big thing. We're renegotiating the worst trade deals ever made by any country at any time. [applause]

So, Democrats, I had to bring that out, you know, just boom, boom, boom, why not? Democrats want to give welfare and free health care to illegal aliens funded by the American taxpayers. [booing]

How about this clown in California who's running for governor? Now, think--just think. We get a lot of people from California that moved here, but how about this guy? Wait. He announces he wants open borders, that means just pour in, and then he wants to give them health care, education, everything. You know what's going to happen? California is going to have a billion people within a very short period of time.

Now, I think--and somebody has to ask, who's going to pay for this? And do you know how bad it's going to be? You talk about waiting on line for the vets, which we saw? You'll be waiting on line for 10 years. It's the craziest thing I've ever heard.

Open borders, come on into California, all over the world they're going to be pouring into California. Republicans want to protect the safety net for the truly needy Americans, people that need help, not for illegal aliens that come in to our country illegally.

And when it comes to health insurance, Donald Trump and Republicans will protect patients with pre-existing conditions. We're going to do that. We want to do that. [applause]

Democrats want to destroy Medicare with so-called Medicare for all. It's going to be bust before it even gets open. Robbing from our senior citizens--you know that, it's going--it's going to be one of the great catastrophes ever. The benefits they paid for their entire lives are going to be taken away. Republicans want to protect Medicare for our great seniors who have earned it and they paid for it for their entire life. They paid for it.

The Democrat health care plan would force every American onto government-run health care and virtually eliminate all private- and employer-based health care plans. In other words, you're going to have really bad health care. It's going to cost a lot of money.

Their plan would cost $32 trillion and require at least the doubling of your federal income taxes, and probably much higher than that. [booing]

The Democrats would bankrupt the safety net through totally unlimited and uncontrolled immigration. You will see crime like you've never, ever seen before. The policies of their party aren't just extreme. Frankly, they're dangerous, and they're crazy.

So what I want you to do--remember, Danny and Dean and these people, you're going to go out and vote, because we're going to take this country--and we're almost there--remember, it's make America great again, but very shortly we're going to be changing that logo to keep America great. [applause]

Keep America. And we're going to lower taxes.


THE PRESIDENT: We're going to lower taxes. They want to raise your taxes. They want to double and triple your taxes. And we are going to save and we are going to cherish ICE, ICE. [applause]

Democrats want to open borders, which equals massive crime coming into our country. Republicans want strong borders, and we want no crime.

So here it is. We're going to make our country stronger than ever before. We're going to make our country richer and wealthier, and in so--you need that. Look at how well we're doing. We're not ever going to apologize to other countries for our great success or for our great country. [applause]

You now have a president who is standing up for America. [applause]

We're standing up for your values. We're standing up for Nevada. And we're standing up for our great national anthem. [applause]

So we're going to do things. And you know what I've been saying. We're going to start winning again. We're winning now much bigger than I ever thought at a much earlier level. Who would have thought this was going to happen? We thought it was going to happen, but not this fast.

Remember this. All during our campaign, I said we're going to start winning again. And you're going to have your representative, Dean Heller, and you're going to go to him, we love this, don't we? And you're going to say, Dean, please see the president. Nevada is winning too much. We can't stand it. We just can't take it.

And Dean is going to come to the Oval Office, he's going to say, Mr. President, please, sir, stop winning so much, the people of Nevada can't take it any longer. And what am I going to say? I'm going to say, sorry, Dean, we're going to keep it going.

Look, here's the story. We really have turned it around. We're respected again as a country. Every time a person comes in to the Oval Office, a president, a king, a queen, a prime minister, they say, Mr. President, congratulations on what you've done with this country. It's true. [applause]

We've never seen anything like it. All the time, I mean, I mean all--almost all--I have to be a little bit--otherwise, I'll get--almost all the time, they say congratulations. Some of them are saying that they're emulating us, but most importantly, again, we are respected. We are really respected for what we're doing. And it's been a long time since our country has been respected. But we're respected again. [applause]


THE PRESIDENT: So, I love this state. I love the people of this state. I was here a lot. I was here a lot. I was here a lot before I did this political thing. By the way, how did that work out? That worked out OK. [applause]

But, please, remember, it can be very fragile if you have the wrong people in Washington, D.C. It can all end very quickly. Bad things can happen to the economy very quickly. It doesn't take many bad decisions. And they will make all bad decisions. We can't let it happen.

So I give you a pledge: We're going to work harder than ever before. We're going to work smarter than ever before. We are going to do things that nobody thought was possible. And that's already started.

So, go out and vote. You're not letting me down. I'm never, ever going to let you down. Thank you very much. We'll be back very soon. [applause]

Vote for Danny. Vote for Dean. Vote for all of them. We need Republicans in Washington. We're going to keep it. Whether it's from Las Vegas to Reno, to Carson City, we need every Nevada patriot to go out and vote. Go out and vote. We will keep it going.

Thank you, everybody. Thank you very much. Thank you, everybody. Thank you. Good luck.

NOTE: The President spoke at the Las Vegas Convention Center.  Also speaking on the program was U.S. Senator Dean Heller, candidate for reelection.

This transcript was prepared for the American Presidency Project by Carla Cernat.

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