Gingrich: Trump-Pence Can Make America Safe, First and Great Again

Fmr. Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich tells RNC crowd Trump won party's nomination because he is willing to tell the truth.
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Yeah. For that very generous welcome. And thank you coalesced. You know she next documentary films writes best selling. Children's series American history's sings in the basilica choir plays the French aren't of the Fairfax manner. I am amazed at her achievements. I'm also proud. To be here as Republican activists to see the extra effort. Donald Trump has invested in bringing the Republican Party together. No requirement for endorsement. He encouraged system creditors to speak once again. Governor Rick Perry governor Chris Christie governor Scott Walker doctor Ben Carson senator Marco Rubio and senate. Have all responded. To Donald trumps generosity. Thank you misunderstood. One paragraph. The Ted Cruz resident who was a superb martyrs. And I just gonna pointed out you. Ten crews set. You can vote your conscience for anyone. Who'll uphold the constitution. In this election. There is only one can. Juice and soon. If you want to protect the constitutes United States the only possible candidate this fall is. The true Democrats Republicans they're. Them. Republican principles in Washington. Now what I want to focus on. Is a subject that has dominated my thinking for decades. How do we keep America safe. Keeping America safe is the first responsibility. Of the American president. There have been many fascinating things to watch about the extraordinary historic rise of Donald Trump but the most significant. As the Donald Trump's courage to tell some important truths about our national security for example. We all are at war. We are at war with the radical Islamist. They are determined to kill us. They are stronger than we had met and there is no substitute for victory. In contrast to Donald Trump. Our national security and foreign policy elites led by Hillary club. Are incapable. Of speaking with such honesty. While they lie about the threat we need to tell the truth about the danger. If our enemies had their way. Not any single woman in this room could define her future. If our enemies had their way gays lesbians and transgender citizens would be put to death. As they are today an Islamic state in Iraq. If our enemies had their way every person on earth will be subject to conversion by the sword. And to a cool and violence system of law there would be no individual liberty. There will be no equality. There will be no freedom. If you doubt we are a war. If you doubt that this threat is as well as I say let me refresh your memory. On Monday an Afghan refugee and Germany used an ax and knives to slash and one train passengers while shouting Allahu Akbar. Last week. Ice has claimed responsibility. After a Tunisian man brutally cargo truck. Into a crowd enemies France he murdered 84 people including ten children. Three Americans and injured over 300 others two weeks ago. Almost 300 people were killed and more than 200 were wounded and bombing attacks in Baghdad two days before that. Radical Islamist in Bangladesh killed twenty hostages including three American college students. A few days before that at the Istanbul airport in Turkey. Ice says attackers armed with guns and bombs killed 44 people and injured hundreds more last month. A radical Islamist and Paris stalked by French police officer to his home. Where he murdered the officer. Tortured his wife to death in front of their three year old son while streaming at all on social media. He was pondering out loud whether to kill the three year old when he was killed by police. Two days before that an attacker pledging allegiance to eyes just killed 49 people in an Orlando nightclub. And wounded dozens more. All of this. In just the past 37 days. We cannot. Let ourselves grow numb. To these accumulating atrocities one analysis estimated. And. One analysis estimated. That since January of 2015. Some 30000. People have been killed at the hands of terrorists. Let's be clear Donald Trump is right. We are at war with radical islamists we are losing the war and we must change course to win the war. Let me be very clear. Because I know the news media will do their best to distort this. We have nothing to fear from the vast majority of Muslims in the United States or around the world the vast majority of peaceful they are often the victims. Themselves. There are people we'd be happy to have as our friends and neighbors. The channel. The challenge. Is when even a small percentage. Above billions 600 million people support violence against those who disagree with them. That is still a giant recruiting base for example. Pew research crimes but only 9% of Muslims in Pakistan. He license favorably. Unfortunately. 9%. Is sixteen million people. And that's just one country. So the truth is. Although we are losing the war. With radical islamists. We have been very lucky. The danger we face is much worse. On the harms that happened in Germany on New Year's heat won 12100 women were assaulted. It's worse than what's happening in France where there are stabbings of Jews in the streets. And the nation's security chief warned recently that Europe is quote. On the brink of civil war. It's worse than what's happening in Israel where average citizens fear for their lives whenever they leave their homes. The danger is even worse than September 11119. Hijackers. Murdered almost 3000 Americans. The worst case scenario. Is losing an American cities are terrorists armed with weapons of mass destruction. Instead of losing 3000. People in 1 morning we could lose more than 300000. Instead of losing two great buildings. We could lose block after block after block to a nuclear event. That's not just my view back in January of 2001. The Hart Rudman commission warm the terrorist quote. Will acquire weapons of mass destruction. And some will use them. Americans will likely die on American soil possibly in large numbers close we'll. Fifteen years later the dangers are even greater in a world where Pakistan has nuclear weapons were North Korea has nuclear weapons. And where I ran the world's leading state sponsor terrorism. This close to having nuclear weapons this. A catastrophic attack innocent Americans is a very real threat. Which brings us to the heart of the matter. We are sleepwalking. Through history as though this is all about politics it is not. It is about our safety and I've survival. Country we cannot. Keep in place the people and the systems. That have brought us to this point and that lying to us every single day about the threat. That is why every American. Should be terrified. At the prospect of a Hillary Clinton presidency Hillary Clinton has been right at the center of this dishonesty. We know this administration and its allies lied to us about the Iran nuclear deal we know what because they openly bragged about it to the New York Times. We know that Hillary Clinton lied to us knowingly. About the terror attack happened Gaza consulate we know. That Hillary Clinton a President Obama lied to the American people when they say they can safely screen the Syrian refugees they cannot. And yet. Hillary wants to increase the number by 500%. So when you hear about Hillary's dishonesty of the emails or taking millions from the saudis and other Middle Eastern dictatorships remember. This is not about politics. The cost of Hillary's dishonesty to be the loss of America as we know it. Good. First step forward to safety is elected leader who will be truthful with the American people about the realities we face only then. Will we understand support and demand the strategies required to confront this threat. And because safety and security. Other preconditions for our freedom and prosperity. It is also the first step toward rebuilding the America we love Donald Trump understands us. And that's why he will rebuild our military because he knows that a strong military is the best way to ensure peace. Don't blue. Will secure our borders. Because there is no such thing as a nation. Without a border. Donald Trump will enforce our immigration laws. He will and the policy of deliberate non enforcement. And will end the abuse of our visa programs to protect American workers and their wages Donald Trump will take care of our veterans. By holding bureaucrats at the veterans administration accountable. He will fire those responsible for the waiting list and will give veterans more choices about their care. Donald Trump's leadership no bureaucrat will get between a veteran of their doctor. Okay. Arnold dropped. You will blow apart the ridiculous regulations. And requirements. The drive up infrastructure cost and drag out the time line to get I think bill. The trump infrastructure program will make us once again. The most competitive economy in the world Donald Trump will rebuild our education system. And give every proud. Other every income and every ethnic background a choice about where there children go to school and Donald Trump. How. All to strengthen our community. Here again the first after his safety. The basis for strong families and good jobs and vibrant neighborhoods that means restoring law and order. Donald Trump we'll show zero tolerance for people calling for the death a police officers. Am. I. Let me threatens the life for the president of the United States the Secret Service is on them in an instant. Our law enforcement officers deserve the same respect as the president of the tax. A. Cars a apart sit in the officers are frowned O'Brien as someone's rights must be held accountable under the law Americas based on the rule. The law we are one nation under god indivisible liberty and justice for wrong. Am. I. What has allowed us to absorb more people from our backgrounds than any nation and has no. He is above the law and nobody is too small to deserve its projection. Donald Trump wants our party's nomination. Because he is willing to tell the truth about the things that matter. There's a great running mate and Mike Pence they will put our safety. Am. I. A. The challenge for everyone on this song and everyone Republican Democrat independent is watching at home and knows we cannot continue on our current course. Is to rise above our factions. She's made and rise above the politics have been here. To ignore the lives of the news media and the old order to reject the suicidal dishonesty that Hillary Clinton senator establishment allies understand. What Donald Trump and Mike Pence well we know it's true that we can. And make America safe again we can't make America work again we can make America first again and together. We are America America great again for all Americans. This new season.

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