Trump: I’m going to bring back good education.
We’re going to give you the best education.
You have to be able to get a college degree.
You can’t just be able get a high school diploma.
That’s not going to happen.
We need to get you a good education that will enable you to go out and do your job.
And it has to be good for you.
So you have to go into this industry and you have got to have the right credentials, and you need to have a good job.
We have to get the American dream back.
We are going to start again, and I’m the president of the United States.
We’ve got to get America back.
That is what I want.
And I’m here to tell you that we are going back to work.
And we’re going back.
And when we do that, we’re gonna have a country that is going to be so much better.
I’ve got great respect for our military, and they’ve been unbelievable.
We had the greatest defense budget of any time, and we’re rebuilding the military, which is amazing.
We also have the highest military pay of any president in history, and it’s not even close.
We got our troops home from Afghanistan, and the last four years, they’ve had no casualties.
And so we’ve got some great things going on, and there’s some good news that’s gonna come out of this administration.
We do have some great people in this administration that have done a lot of good things.
We still have to work on a lot more, but we are getting there.
And that’s all that really matters.
The president, I think, really understands how much work we have to do.
We know that we have got some problems.
We just have to keep working and get them fixed.
And then we can get on with the rest of our lives.
And the people of this country are looking for someone that is willing to work hard and put their family through college, and that’s the president.
They love that idea.
They want to see somebody that’s willing to put their life on the line.
So I’m proud of them.
I want to say thank you, everybody.
I appreciate it.
And this is the president who said, you know, America has got to fight like hell for the American people.
We can’t do that if we can’t protect our citizens.
I believe in America, and America will fight like we never have.
We will defend our people and our borders.
And you’re gonna see that in the second half of my administration.
I know what it takes to be the leader of the free world.
We won’t take no for an answer.
We’ll be taking care of business, because we’re the greatest in the world, and no one’s gonna be able take us down.
And as you see, we have a great military.
We want to get our military back up to where it was in 1965.
We did that.
But we’re also going to make sure we’re getting the military to where we want it to be.
And there are some big problems.
The biggest problem that we’ve had is we’re spending too much money on the military.
I have the greatest respect for the military and I believe that the military is the finest, most professional force in the history of the world.
They are very proud of their history.
But they’re also under a tremendous amount of stress right now.
And some of the problems we’re having right now, I want them to know that they’re not alone.
The generals are talking about it.
They’re saying, you’re getting us to spend too much.
The defense budget is growing, and all these problems we have are costing us billions and billions and trillions of dollars.
We don’t have enough troops to keep up.
And a lot will be done in the next two years to fix the problems that we’re facing.
But I think it’s going to come out.
And they’ll be the first to know.
I’m very confident that we will get our country back on track, and this will be the year we make America great again.
We love our veterans, we love our military and we want to make our country great again, because they’re our backbone.
Thank y’all very much.
(APPLAUSE) Trump: Thank you very much, thank you very, very much!
Thank y’, you guys.
Thank ya’ for being with us.
I really appreciate it, I love you all.
All right, now I gotta get back to our show, but you should check out the new book, America’s First 100 Days, which was released today.
It was written by two former top Secretaries of Defense, who are also former members of the Armed Services.
The book focuses on what they would have done if they were in Trump’s position. The former