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What Trump Actually Said

By Rick Outzen

Republican frontrunner Donald Trump made a campaign stop in Pensacola on Jan. 13. In a crowded Pensacola Bay Center, the billionaire spoke for nearly an hour. Much has been a made about his complaints about the media and his microphone, but only a few snippets about what he actually said were published.

Inweekly transcribed his speech, which rambled and often got sidetracked, and culled some of his key points. Needless to day, the punctuation was a challenge.

On Special Interests in Politics:

Believe me, so much special interest that the politicians they’re all talk, they’re no action. They’re controlled by their lobbyist or their special or their donors, totally.

If it’s bad remember this, if it’s bad for the United States, and if it’s good for them and the people they’re representing, forget it. The United States doesn’t have a chance.

I know the lobbyist. Hey, until seven months ago, I was huge donor. I would have lobbyists. I know many of the lobbyists. When they give a guy like Jeb (Bush), who’s by the way oh is he gone, but when they give him $5 million—and the reason I talk about him, he spent so much money with negative ads, he’s the only guy, he’s doing all these negative ads, so you gotta say he gets hit—but when you give a guy like Jeb or when you give Marco (Rubio) or Ted (Cruz) or any of them they have total control.  If not total how about 90 percent, okay, maybe not total, but 90-percent. You can’t have it.

On the polls:

I’ve been number one almost since I announced.

I talk about it because you know, I want to show the tremendous crowds that we get that we’re kicking ass together. We’re all kicking ass. All kicking ass.

You know what, you can call this the silent majority, which some people say oh we shouldn’t use that term, it’s a very descriptive term, but it no longer works because it’s not really a silent majority, it’s a noisy as hell majority, noisy as hell.

On the Debates:

All of the debates, I’ve won. I’ve won.  Now we have another debate tomorrow, they’ll all be attacking me like they attack. Whatever, right.

No, they attack, but they don’t understand that unlike this country, I attack back, so we’ve had like nine or ten that really attacked, most of them have already left the race. Some of them started at seven and eight and after they attack I don’t even know what …

Wouldn’t it be great if we had a country like that? People look at us, they talk badly, they go down the tubes. Don’t we love that? They’ve all gone down the tubes.

On Ted Cruz:

He’s been really nice other than last couple of days getting a little testy. I’ve been waiting. Got a little problem, you know. Got to sort of make sure you can run. A lot of lawyers say you can’t run if you do that. Can’t be born in Canada, you can’t be a Canadian citizen, and I hope it works out for him, I really do.

Every time I have a meeting with the press the first question they’re asking me is this, but you gotta be able to run, so I’m not going to get into it tonight…

Supposing he runs and everybody’s banking on him and then the courts rule that he can’t run, that’s not so good. What do you do? Concede the election to Hillary Clinton or to crazy Bernie?

On Migrants from the Middle East:

This could be the great Trojan horse. This could be the real deal, but I want the Gulf States to pay. They have so much money. Saudi Arabia made a billion dollars a day, and we’re protecting them.

We gotta pay, when we protect people, they gotta reimburse us, at least, the money that we’re losing.

We don’t know what we’re getting. They’re not at all under no circumstances are these people, if you look at it, they’re not vetted, nobody has papers, nobody has anything. They’re just putting people in, so I wanted to read this, because I look at this and perhaps you can look at it toward the migration.

You know, if two-percent are Isis, it’s big trouble. You saw what two people, two young, married, radicalized people, and we have a president that won’t even use the term. Right? They won’t even use the term. Radical Islamic terrorism, will not use the term. Refuses to say it, and until you say it and until you know you have a problem, you can’t solve problems unless you know you have a problem.

On African-American voters:

Just think of this, so you have a president who’s African-American. Good, I love that, except less has been done for African-Americans than anybody. They’re having one of the worst times they’ve ever had, African-American youth.

One of these polls came out and the pollster said there’s something wrong, Trump had 25-percent. It was the highest number ever in the history of the pollsters. It was 25-percent, and the MC, the person in charge of the show, said wait a minute, if Trump gets 25-percent of the African-American vote, the election’s over, we might as well not even have it.

On Winning:

We don’t win anymore. We’re going to start winning. We’re going to win with healthcare. We’re going to win with trade.

We’re going to re-build our military. It’s going to be bigger and better and stronger than ever before, and we’re going to take care of our vets, our greatest people.

We are going to strengthen up our border, and we’re going to build the wall, and we’re going to have something that’s going to be absolutely great, and we’re going to let people come in, but they’re going to come in legally. They’re going to come in legally and we’re going to win so much.

I say it, and I mean it. We’re going to win so much. We’re going to win with all of those things, health care, everything. We’re going to win at everything we do, and other countries are going to respect us because we’re winners we’re not losers and we’re not going to be kissing ass when ten wonderful people get captured.

We’re going to win at every single level. We’re going to win so much you’re going to beg me. You’re going to say, Mr. President, we’re so tired of winning we can’t take it anymore. Please don’t win anymore, Mr. President, please have one or two losses and I’ll say no I won’t do that.

I won’t do that because we are going to make America so great again. We are going to make America great again.