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Trump Warns of Threat of ‘Radical Socialism’ at Reelection Rally

Trump rallyPresident Donald Trump officially launched his 2020 reelection bid on June 18, telling a crowd of passionate supporters in Florida that the choice in the upcoming election is between the radical socialism embraced by the Democratic field and his agenda of freedom and the American dream.

The president celebrated the booming economy and cautioned that a vote for any Democrat would erase the progress made since 2017. Echoing some of the campaign promises of the most of the Democratic contenders, he took aim at “Medicare for All,” the socialist health care proposal openly backed by every top Democratic candidate except Joe Biden.

“More than 120 Democrats in Congress have also signed up to support crazy Bernie Sanders’s socialist government takeover of health care,” Trump said. “They want to end Medicare as we know it and terminate the private health insurance of 180 million Americans who love their health insurance.”

“America will never be a socialist country, ever,” the president added. “Republicans do not believe in socialism, we believe in freedom, and so do you.”

Vice President Mike Pence and senior members of the Trump campaign previously described the 2020 election as a choice between socialism and freedom. With the exception of Sanders (I-Vt.) and Beto O’Rourke, the leading Democratic contenders have distanced themselves from the socialist label. They nevertheless continue to back socialist policies such as Medicare for All and the Green New Deal. A pair of Democratic candidates—both polling below 1 percent—were booed after denouncing socialism at a recent Democratic conference.

Every Democratic candidate for president polling at above 1 percent has endorsed Medicare for All and the Green New Deal. The two socialist, controlled-economy policies would cost U.S. taxpayers an estimated $125 trillion over the next decade; the entire projected spending for the U.S. government over the next 10 years is $60 trillion. Beyond the cost, each proposal would virtually cede control of the health care and energy sectors to the government.

“No matter what label they use, a vote for any Democrat in 2020 is a vote for the rise of radical socialism and the destruction of the American dream,” Trump said.

“They would shut down your free speech, use the power of the law to punish their opponents, which they’re trying to do now anyway; they’ll always be trying to shield themselves. They would strip Americans of their constitutional rights while flooding the country with illegal immigrants in the hopes it will expand their political base, and they’ll get votes someplace down the future.”

Well before firing off a long list of accomplishments, the president devoted a significant portion of the speech to underline how his administration worked under the intense pressure of the special counsel investigation of Robert Mueller. He suggested that the investigation was the result of his administration taking on the political establishment in Washington, which he calls “the swamp.”

“And that’s why the swamp is fighting back so viciously and violently. For the last two and a half years, we have been under siege, and with the Muller report, we won, and, now, they want a do-over.”

“Our patriotic movement has been under assault from the very first day. We accomplish more than any other president has in the first two and a half years of a presidency and under circumstances that no president has had to deal with before, because we did in the middle of the great and illegal ‘witch hunt,’ things that nobody has been able to accomplish, not even close.”

Mueller concluded his investigation in March, finding insufficient evidence to establish that Trump colluded with Russia. After Mueller’s report was made public, Democrats in Congress ramped up their investigation into Trump, as well as his family, past business dealings, associates, and current and former White House staff.

“We went through the greatest ‘witch hunt’ in political history. The only collusion was committed by the Democrats, the fake news media and their operatives, and the people who funded the phony dossier: crooked Hillary Clinton and the DNC [Democratic National Committee]. It was all an illegal attempt to overturn the results of the election, spy on our campaign, which is what they did, and subvert our democracy.”

While Mueller investigated Trump, parallel investigations led by Republicans in Congress uncovered that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the DNC funded an opposition research dossier, which the FBI used as evidence to obtain a warrant to spy on the Trump campaign. A former British spy compiled the dossier by paying sources with ties to the Kremlin. None of the dossier’s claims that were damaging to Trump and his associates have ever been verified.

“They went after my family, my business, my finances, my employees, almost everyone that I’ve ever known or worked with, but they are really going after you. That’s what it’s all about, not about us, it’s about you,” Trump said.

“They tried to erase your vote, erase your legacy of the greatest campaign and the greatest election, probably in the history of our country, and they wanted to deny you the future that you demanded and the future that America deserves, and that now America is getting,” he added.

The administration emerged from the investigation with a formidable list of accomplishments. Trump pointed to the thriving jobs market. The United States has added six million jobs since Trump took office. Nearly 160 million Americans are currently working, he said, the largest number in U.S. history, while wages are growing at the fastest pace in decades, especially for low-wage workers.

The president also celebrated the revival of the manufacturing sector, taking a jab at Biden, who served as vice president under Barack Obama. In remarks about manufacturing jobs, Obama once said one would need a “magic wand” to make the jobs come back.

“Well, we’ll tell ‘Sleepy Joe’ that we found the magic wand,” Trump joked, using his nickname for Biden.

“Our economy is the envy of the world, perhaps the greatest economy we’ve had in the history of our country,” Trump said. “And as long as you keep this team in place, we have a tremendous way to go. Our future has never ever looked brighter or sharper.”

On the world stage, the United States became the biggest producer of oil and natural gas. Trump also delivered on campaign promises to quit the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Paris climate accord, and the Iran nuclear deal. Circling back to his challenge to socialism, Trump pointed to the administration’s fight against communist regimes in South America.

“In Latin America, our country once again stands against corrupt communist and socialist regimes, and we support the people of Cuba and Venezuela in their righteous struggle for freedom,” he said.

Throughout the speech, the president often shifted the focus onto the Americans who he represents and those who elected him in 2016. He described his stunning election win in 2016 as a political campaign that transformed into a political movement.

“It’s a movement made up of hard-working patriots who love their country, love their flag, love their children, and who believe that a nation must care for its own citizens first. Together, we stared down a corrupt and broken political establishment and we restored the government of, by, and for the people.”

The president delivered the harshest criticism of the Democrats, when addressing their unwillingness to solve the border crisis. Trump described the Democrats’ border agenda as “morally reprehensible” and said it is “the greatest betrayal of the American middle class.”

“As we fight to make life better for all Americans, the Democrat Party has become more radical, more dangerous, and more unhinged than at any point in the modern history of our country. On no issue are Democrats more extreme and more depraved than when it comes to border security,” Trump said.

Among the promises for what his administration will accomplish if re-elected, Trump said he would fix the health care system, give parents the option of school choice, and rescue inner cities crippled by decades of Democratic control.

“We will come up with the cures to many, many problems, too many, many diseases, including cancer and others, and we’re getting closer all the time. We will eradicate AIDS in America once and for all, and we’re very close,” Trump said. “We will lay the foundation for landing American astronauts on the surface of Mars and, above all, we will never stop fighting for the values that hold us together.”

In one of the most raucous moments, the crowd of supporters cheered their approval for the new campaign slogan, “Keep America Great.” The audience was also riled up with a chant of “lock her up” when Trump revisited the topic of Clinton’s use of an unauthorized email server.

“But let’s see what happens, we now have a great attorney general. Let’s see what happens.”

The president wrapped up the 70-minute speech by again shifting attention back on the voters.

“So don’t ever forget, this election is about you. It’s about your family, your future, and the fate of your country. We begin our campaign with the best record, the best results, the best agenda, and the only positive vision for our country’s future,” Trump said.

“We are one movement, one people, one family, and one glorious nation under God. And together, we will make America wealthy again, we will make America strong again, we will make America safe again, and we will make America great again.”

Reprinted with permission from - The Epoch Times - by Ivan Pentchoukov

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Mark Jebe

I live in the middle of a leftist city. (Our mayor nominated Bill Clinton at the Democratic National Convention, and another mayor repeatedly voted in Federal elections in two states at the same time – an unstated but accepted leftist privilege.) I’m surrounded by tens of thousands of union workers, industrial and construction unions. This should be Democrat country, but this year seems different. Three years ago there were Hillary signs everywhere, but this year – nothing. I realize, the Democrats haven’t picked a candidate yet, but I sense a change among the union workers (except the teachers). Donald Trump may have done what no other Republican has in my lifetime – he may have convinced union workers their interests are better served by the Republicans than the Democrats. I don’t believe the polls showing Trump losing to any Democrat. As far as I can tell, Trump’s margin in the… Read more »

Todd Taylor

SOCIALISM MUST NEVER BECOME A REALITY IN THE UNITED STATES; TO EMBRACE SUCH AN EVIL PHILOSPHY OF GOVERNING THE PEOPLE IS TO DISHONOR ALL THOSE PATRIOTS WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES TO PRESERVE OUR FREEDOMS. SOCIALISM CREATES A SOCIETY THAT RELIES UPON GOVERNMENT TO PROVIDE, A CLEAR DEPENDENCY, WHICH IN TURN CREATES ENSLAVEMENT OF ITS PEOPLE. WE WILL LOOSE THE RIGHT TO SELF GOVERN. ANYONE IMBRACING SOCIALISTIC IDEALS NEEDS TO BE SEEN AS AN ENEMY OF THE STATE AND NEEDS TO BE APPROPRITLY DEALT WITH; THEY REPRESENT A CLEAR PRESENT DANGER TO DEMOCRACY. WE MUST NOT IGNORE WHAT HISTORY HAS TAUGHT US ABOUT SOCIALISM; IT HAS NEVER WORKED AND NEVER WILL.

Denise

Keep America great and One Nation Under GOD! Way to go Mr. President!

Emmett

We have fought socialists/communists all over the world, and, we will fight them here as well.

maria

In other countries, if you are not a citizen and try to vote you are immediately escorted to the slammer. We need the same kind of action here. God bless our President.

Todd Taylor

TRUMP HAS DRAINED THE SWAMP, NOW IT IS TIME TO DRY IT OUT. A FEW WAYS TO DO THIS IS CLOSE ALL ACCESS, INFLUENCE TO THOSE WHO EMBRACE SOCIALISTIC IDEALS; THEY ARE A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANDER TO DEMOCRACY. SOCIALIST NEED TO BE REQUIRED TO BE TRANSPARENT IN THEIR EMBRACE OF THE SOCIALISTIC PARTY. WE THE PEOPLE NEED TO BE AWRE OF WHO THEY ARE AND RIGHTFULLY VOTE THEM OUT OF OFFICE; NEVER AGAIN ALLOWING THEM TO HAVE ANY CONTROL OVER OUR GOVERNMENT. WE NEED TO STOP WATCHING THE LIBERAL MEDIA; DELIBERALTY HURT THEIR RATINGS FOR BEING HYPER BIAS COUPLED WITH TRYING TO WILLFULLY MANIPIULATE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THROUGH FABRICATED STORIES. THOSE IN THE LIBERAL MEDIA HAVE FORGOTTEN THEY HAVE, LIKE US ALL, ONE VOTE; STOP TRYING TO MANIPULATE MILLIONS OF VOTES. FINALLY, ALL THOSE IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY (HOLLYWOOD) NEED TO SHUT UP AND DO YOUR JOB WITH SOME… Read more »

Kristine Wright

We need to get legal voting in California. The Democrat party has lied and cheated its control in th iui s state. Voter ID!!

Todd Taylor

What about the effort to give illegal aliens drivers license so they can illegally vote and the attempt of the Democratic party to do away with the electoral vote.

Paul

Watched the Re-Eletion Rally.
I’m glad Trump is President. It’s very unfortunate that the Democratic Deep State, refuse to work with him. Trump 2020!

MichaelColling

GOD BLESS PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP !!!! 4 MORE YEARS AND BEYOND!!! SAVE AMERICA FROM THE EVIL SOCIALISTS!!!! GET RID OF CUOMO, SHUMER, KILLARY, PELOSI , WATERS and a lot mor lousy democrats!!!! TRUMP FOREVER!!!! KEEP AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!

Brenda Blunt

All you have to do is look at California and the homeless camps in their sanctuary cities and this could be what America looks like if Americans don’t rise up and take back our beloved Country!!! I would prefer to live in a country in which I am able to have a say and vote whom I feel would best serve me and our USA!!!

Paul W

To save this great republic we not only have to re-elect President Trump, keep the Senate and regain the House, but there has to be harsh penalties to every swamp person that participated in the attempted coup of the president. This was a complete banana republic, police state action. The evidence is clear and more is coming out all of the time. This was the biggest abuse of power in this country’s history…by far. Hot hyperbole. Fact! And those responsible, ALL OF THEM, must be brought to justice. If complete justice is not served, even a Republican sweep will not eliminate this Nation’s demise. Of this, I have absolutely no doubt!!!

John Holdgreve

How about; KEEP MAKING AMERICA GREAT for a slogan. So that we do not rest on our past accomplishments.

michael failla

NIKITA KRUSHCHEV said in a speech that “you americans will never accept communism but we communists will spoon feed you socialism a bit at a time and eventually, one fine day you will wake up a communist nation”. Does that seem like a boast in 1960’s? Yes, but does it feel like that is what the left is pushing us to in 2019? When you really think about it who else is standing in the lefts way but trump? Just who else? Where is congress doing anything but expressing their hate for trump. We should all understand that the constant assault on trump is really an assault on you and i , the citizens who voted for trump. They (the left) hate YOU. If i am right then why do they hate you? You had the nerve to not vote for their choice for president, the person they chose for… Read more »

Greg Russell

All due respect to the President, but just as there is NO “radical” islam, there are no “radical” socialists. By their very nature and by definition, mooslims and socialists are radical and unfit for America.

‘Nonymus

Is it possible that Donald Trump is the only thing between the USA as it is today, and the beginning of a full blown revolution?

Barbara Smith

Who else would speak so highly of America but President Trump. That should be proof enough that he is for America, not against it. The democratic candidates only speak of negative, destroying agendas to America and want to rule as dictators. We should vote them out….it’s our duty and responsibility to vote for folks who uphold the standards of a free America, guard her, keep her free and protected.

des

free free free everything free this us all people seem to hear but there will be one thing that won’t be free and that will be
FREEDOM to get all the free from these socialist will lose FREEDOM

Robert Goidel

I am sick of the Democrats trying to try this new so-called Democratic Socialism. My Maternal Grandfather told me years ago, he was from Russia, in the Czar’s army. He said the Socialists always evolve into Communists. It is true to this very day watching the Democrats. Promising the Millennials Free Education, Free forgiveness of Student Debt. Free Health Care. How will any of this be paid? By raising your Taxes 80% to 90% and even plausible 100% promising their distorted conceptions of an Economy according to Marx and other former Communists. Wake up AMERICA, and stand for our Independence as a FREE Country with Rights to Free Speech by anyone we may not even agree with, Freedom to start a business and try to succeed at that business or not and fail. Free to pursue any employment with any company willing to accept you at a fair pay for… Read more »

Carolyn

Oh no! He made the same mistake Biden did! He claimed that cancer will be cured! Oh !!!!! I can’t believe the media hasn’t picked up on this. Otherwise, this was a great speech.