I want to thank you. This is amazing. I know the fire marshal had to send a lot of people outside, unfortunately. Don't worry, you're safe but a lot of people are not so happy right now. They're standing -- hundreds of people are outside. That means you have prime real estate, right? Right? You know I just saw backstage as a man that I have great respect for Dan Gable. We all love Dan Gable. And I mean, I watched his whole career and I used to wrestle a little bit, I wasn't too good at it. And I tell you what, I watched his whole career and he was just amazing. Years and years without being defeated, an Olympic gold medal. And one of the truly great guys and as you said, Dan come -- at least we have to introduce him. Where's Dan Gable? Come on up. It says in Iowa we wrestled and we're known throughout the world for a great sport of, this great sport of wrestling. You know, I'm here on -- actually probably more on behalf of wrestling because this guy actually wrestled and I knew that. And -- but more, you know, morally I'm here for like an education purpose, just like you are. You know, a lot of you are probably already committed to him and you want to go that way for sure. And you know, I just, I'm here to get an education, to hope to be able to change hats and put the wrestler hat on. And even though it represents Trump, I'd like to put this Trump hat on as well. So -- but I appreciate you having me here, it's my hometown. I love it. I really, you know, I've been a guy that went from Waterloo, Cedar Falls to Ames and then to Iowa City. So I've been around the state and I'm, I'm very happy to be kind of neutral, but at the same time, you know, I'm looking for that quote is unbelievable, Make America Great Again. So thank you. Thank you, Dan. That was great. And Shawn Johnson who I love. You know Shawn Johnson is another great champion, and we love Shawn and just have a great feeling for Shawn. So we're going to see her one of these days very soon. She wants to come around. So ladies and gentlemen, I really, you know, here we are in the middle of the day and people are working, and a lot of people aren't working in this country, however, but people are working here. And you know, we had some tremendous news and somebody said you mentioned the polls a lot. And when you're number one, you mentioned them a lot. And the reason other people don't mention because nobody's number one, we're number one, you know. And we had some great ones come out this morning and one last night, morning consult, we're at 33. I think it's even, might even be 35. I think we're about 18 points ahead of anybody else which is -- that's a lot. That's one of those deals. You know, if you had a certain country where they say you can call for the election, we say I want the election tomorrow, right? And Reuters at 32, we're way ahead of everybody. And then, a couple, three of them came out early this morning, and they talked about them on all of the networks. They were really surprised. Florida, we love Florida. Florida, I was at 21, I went up to 28. We're killing everybody. We're winning by many, many points and don't forget, you have a sitting senator and an ex-governor in Florida, and we're beating them by many. You know, when you're 28, 29 that's a lot. Especially, you know, when you think you have 16 people to race, you had 17, one did sayonara, and now you have 16, so you have 16 people in the race. And when you get almost 29% that's pretty good. And so that's Florida. Pennsylvania beating everybody. Pennsylvania just came out. And these are the big ones. These are the big, the big polls and the respected polls, and Ohio beating everybody, 23. We're beating the governor of Ohio who was a nice guy by the way. I don't know, maybe there's a mistake because actually the governor of Ohio is a quality guy and he's doing a good job. But we're beating everybody by a lot in Ohio. So I mean I just, I love what I see. We're having such a great time. We went on Meet the Press. It was very interesting. I was at -- anybody see it on Sunday? [Audience calls "Yeah"] And Chuck Todd who is a very good guy but he asked me a question. Are there any reasons for which you'd get out? Is there any possible -- I said honestly Chuck, you know, I'm not a masochist. And I went through and I read something, and I said I'm not -- If I'm doing badly, I guess, I'd get out. I mean, if I -- my polls went down to nothing and if you guys weren't all calling, wanting interviews because you know, you can always tell how you're doing because like the level of calling for these shows, and then, they want to do got you, got you. You know constantly. You do 400 interviews; you answer one question a little bit. So he said, well, is there any way -- I said Honestly, I really, if I did terribly, and if I -- and all of a sudden next day headlines, Trump may get out. You know in other words, he may, I said I didn't say that. I said in fact, my wife said I'm not going anywhere. You better believe it. He knows, he knows Trump. You know. You've got the same mentality, right? We're not going anywhere. But you know, I watch the politicians, they're at one. I watched one of the politicians the other day. He's at one, no chance. In fact, I think he's going down to zero. Would you get out? Absolutely not. We're in it to the end now. Now you know he's going to cancel out next week. But honestly, when that's called political speak. When you do that and when you talk that way, it's really easier because there's no story. So if you want to say, well, I'm thinking about it, I'm not doing well, you know, of course nobody would have written that story anyway because nobody cares. So politics is interesting and I was never a politician before. For three months I've been a politician and you know for three months, we've been number one. You know they used to say, well, Michele Bachmann, nice woman. Herman Cain, good guy, but they were there for a week. And you know all about Michele Bachmann, right? She won your straw poll which you don't have anymore, right? Tells you, but she's a very nice woman and Herman is a good guy. But they were -- so they always say, well, they were there, but they were there for a week. We've been there for now three months, more than three months. [Audience calls "We need help"] So it's good. It's good. But we talk about political speak and I went through this process because it was -- to me it's very interesting. Politicians are all talk, no action. They don't get it done and I'm by the way, I am funding as Sam told you, I'm funding my own campaign. I'm putting a fortune. I'm spending a lot of money, not as much as I thought because frankly, I'm getting so much publicity. I don't have to advertise so far. You know, right? In fact, they did a piece in one of -- in the Washington Post and they said Trump has spent like $2 million or whatever the numbers that they used, but they said it's brilliant because he's leading and he spent less than anybody. That's like Charles O Finley. You remember Charles Finley? The Oakland A's. He won the World Series like three times in a row and he had the lowest payroll in baseball. Isn't that brilliant? To me that's good. But to me, it's also maybe being a businessman. You know, it's being a businessman. And if you're covered a lot, you're -- the last thing you want to do is -- now you see cover -- Trump is covered. Bum, bum, bum, all over the programs and then we put an ad in, right? Who the hell wants to see a name? You O.D. on Trump. That's no good. I can't have that. But you'd call it political speak and I went through this process because it was -- to me it's very interesting. Politicians are all talk, no action. They don't get it done and I'm by the way, I am funding as Sam told you, I'm funding my own campaign. I'm putting a fortune. I'm spending a lot of money, not as much as I thought because frankly, I'm getting so much publicity. I don't have to advertise so far. You know, right? In fact, they did a piece in one of -- in the Washington Post and they said Trump has spent like $2 million or whatever the numbers that they used, but they said it's brilliant because he's leading and he spent less than anybody. That's like Charles O Finley. You remember Charles Finley? The Oakland A's. He won the World Series like three times in a row and he had the lowest payroll in baseball. Isn't that brilliant? To me that's good. But to me, it's also maybe being a businessman. You know, it's being a businessman. And if you're covered a lot, you're -- the last thing you want to do is -- now you see cover -- Trump is covered. Bum, bum, bum, all over the programs and then we put an ad in, right? Who the hell wants to see a name? You O.D. on Trump. That's no good. I can't have that. But you'd call it political speak and honestly, I know it better than anybody because I've always been, you know, I've always been the fair-haired boy when it comes to politics because I was always a contributor. So I know the system, I know it well, and I was watching Jeb Bush and Jeb Bush announced -- he's a nice person and he announced and he is the mentor, as you know, of Marco Rubio who's another nice person. And everybody said Marco will never run because you couldn't do that it would be total disloyalty and he would never run because Jeb Bush announced already that he was running, and they end up where Jeb runs and then a few weeks later Marco announces he's running. Everyone said no, that can't be because loyalty. Well, first of all politicians aren't loyal. You've got to remember that, OK. That was the only problem I had thinking that maybe you -- but loyalty. So loyalty is bad and then, you could see Jeb was very disturbed. But they went up to him, what do you think of Marco Rubio? Now I would've said horrible things, I would have said he's a disloyal that son of a -- right? I would have done that and most of you would have done that. Other than the politicians in the room, and you're all great politicians by the way. I get a lot of them. This place is packed. But I would have said I wasn't so happy, OK? But I saw a Jeb and he said, well, I love Marco. He's a great guy. He's my friend, he's my dear, dear friend. I'm so happy he's in there -- and you can see he's seething underneath, right? And then they said to Marco. Well, what do you think of Jeb? And he said Jeb is my dear, dear friend. He's like -- I said to myself, this is political speak. That's why we're not getting anywhere, folks. We're not getting anywhere. It's not working. We need something that's much tougher, much stronger. You know, they did something today that was very -- my daughter sent me a beautiful article. She was reading a book about Winston Churchill, tough cookie. And it was very interesting. And they said, they couldn't get a position in government because they said his tone was tough, his tone, well, he did just fine after that, right? But they thought and I remember where actually, Hillary. Hillary. Hillary and Jeb and Jeb were saying very strongly, and you know that they thought that my tone was very strong. It was very strong. I'm saying to myself I have a strong tone. We have people's heads are being chopped off because they're Christian, and plenty of others by the way. But people's heads are being chopped off. We're getting beaten at every front. We're losing to China on trade. We're losing to Mexico on trade and at the border. We're losing everywhere. I say, I'm going to build a wall and it's going to be a real wall, a big wall, a strong wall. Nobody's coming through unless it's legal. Nobody, nobody, nobody is coming through. Unless it's legal, nobody's coming through. But if legal, they're coming through. We're going to have a big beautiful door, and they're going to come through. But they have to come through legally or we don't have a country, folks. Or we don't have a country. If we're going to put up with it, we're just not going to have a country. And you know, and don't worry I won't, don't change you said. I'm not going to change. It's going to be built. And you know it's interesting. So then the politicians that -- and if you look back 12 years ago, everybody wanted the wall. You know why they couldn't get it done? Environmental Impact Statements, they couldn't get the Environmental Impact Statements among other things. But they couldn't, but everybody -- you look at all of the people running and on the Democratic side too. Take a look. Everybody thought it was a great idea, but they couldn't do it because they don't know how to build. The cost was too much. The wall was just a little thing, you know, where they drive trucks over. Do you see the picture in the paper? Where they put a ramp on each side and they drive drugs right over, back and forth this truck, it's having a field day. It's just terrible. So they all said what happened? And they said -- and then I made another statement and I love Mexico, and I love the Mexican people. They -- I have thousands and thousands over my life, thousands of Mexicans and Hispanics. I'm doing great with Hispanics. Nobody knows it. A radio talk show host, a Hispanic radio talk show host said, you know, they love Trump. That's right because the ones that are in the country legally, love me because they don't want what's happening. They don't want to see what's happening. It's true. They don't want to see what's happening. So and they want to see a wall and they want to see what I'm saying. In Nevada, the state of Nevada, you probably saw the poll came down. I'm leading with Hispanics. I'm doing fine with Hispanics. I'm doing great. And once they know, and really hear my platform, we're going to bring jobs back from China, from Japan, from all these countries. Believe me, we're going to do something. Numbers are going to be phenomenal. We had a poll with the African-Americans rose at 25%. That's a huge number for a Republican primary. It's -- I think they said the biggest number they've ever seen. And somebody said, if you actually got 25% of the African-American vote, the election's over. It's over, you win. It's over immediately. So we're doing well, and we're going to continue to do well. I look at what's going on with the country. I look at how we're being taken advantage of in so many different ways. You know, we came up the other day, you saw with a tax plan that really has been well-received and we're lowering it big league for middle income. We're lowering it big league because the middle income it's like forgotten. They're like our vets, our vets have been forgotten. And we're going to take care of our vets. We're going to build our military bigger, better, stronger than ever before, ever before. Ever. And that doesn't mean we're going to use it. In fact, the stronger we get, the more likely it is that we won't have to use it. Right now, it's true. We don't want to use it. We don't want to have to go to wars. You know, I've taken a very different position on Syria. So we've got $2 trillion in Iraq. We lost thousands of soldiers, thousands, over 5,000. We have wounded warriors all over the place who I love, who we all love. I mean, they're wounded warriors. They're braver than all of us. These are incredible people. We have nothing. We have nothing. Right now Iran is talking to Iraq. They're going to take it over. In fact, Russia is now talking to Iraq. They're going to do some bombing and -- of ISIS which frankly, I think is a great thing. Let Russia bomb ISIS. What are we talking about? What are we talking about? They want to bomb them, let them bomb them. Bomb the hell out of them. You know, bomb them. But -- and I said that and somebody said, oh, that's controversial. Couple of the [Inaudible] no, we will not speak to Russia. We will not talk to Russia, and we will go and confront Russia. What? Over Syria? We're going to have -- We're going to start World War III, right? Give me a break. We'll know when to play games, folks. We'll know when to play games. This isn't the time. And by the way, now Russia is -- you know when I first made the statement, they were hitting our so-called allies that we have no idea who they are. You know, you have Assad, he's a bad guy and we're fighting for people we have no idea who they are. You know, General, I spoke to him three, four days ago. Good guy, knows that area very well. I said What do you think of the allies? You know they -- we call them the allies. They really -- they're called the rebels, Free Syrian rebels. What do you know? He said, we know nothing about him. He said, they could be ISIS. We have no idea. So we're going to spend billions of dollars, all of this money, get into another quagmire, watch, Russia we'll be in a quagmire. If you remember, Russia when it was the Soviet Union, big, they went bankrupt, they went bankrupt over Afghanistan, right? They went bank -- they were there. They thought it was going to be like a two-day deal and it turned out to be a quagmire. Serious, a quagmire. And then you hear, we're going to take them. So originally, I heard 3,000 people from Syria, right? We're going to take in 3,000 people and said you know what? Take in 3,000 people and said you know what? They asked me on one of the shows. What do you think, Mr. Trump? I said, well, you know. Couldn't somebody else do it? Like, I -- we're always doing it. Couldn't somebody else maybe do it for a change? But you know what? 3,000 I guess, it's OK. You know from a humanitarian standpoint, you look, it's terrible. And then the next time I was on television, it was 10,000 and I said oy, I guess, I guess do it. [Audience calls "Why not answer with a no?"] That's -- you're right. Mobilized now is right. Then, the next time I'm sitting down. Listen to this. The next time. Thank you. Oh, oh, I thought they were on our side. That's all right. Don't worry. Don't hurt them. Don't hurt them. Non-violence. Non-violence. We want to be non-violent with those people. We want to be non-violent with those people. That's OK. That's all right. So what happens is the next time I hear. We're taking in 200,000. They want to take in 200,000, OK? And you look at the reports, it's going to cost billions of dollars. You know, we owe $1.9 trillion. We owe $1.5 trillion to China, $1.5 trillion to Japan. Think of it. We owe one point -- I mean, think of it. We owe 19 -- It's impossible for us to survive as a country, if we keep being stupid. We're not going to have a country left. We're not going to have a country. So -- and thank you for not hurting those people. I thought it was -- ah, you really behaved well. Look at the size of this guy. He was, he was so nice. They are so lucky; you were so nice. Thank you very much. That's non-violent. Every once in a while we talk about non-violence, right? You're surprised to hear that from Trump, aren't you? But we have now -- so we have $19 trillion in debt. We have to get rid of it. We have to start at least knocking the heck out of it, and to bring these 200,000 people in, two hundred. That's like an army. Ah, maybe that's it because I looked and I see the migration which is sad, but then I look and I keep looking. I said to my wife the other day. I said you know; I don't see too many women there. I don't see that many children. I see really strong looking men. I mean, they look like Dan Gable, OK? But -- yet and even younger. But I see all these young, strong men and I'm saying that's a strange migration because they're all men. So then I said, I wonder why they're not fighting for their country, number one. And then, you see what's going on in Germany where they're having tremendous problems with what's happening with their women, with these people, and then what's happened and you're seeing, you're reading the stories. I hate to even repeat what's going on. So now they want to talk about 200,000. I'm looking at all these men. We're going to bring them into our country. We know nothing about them. They're not documented. They can't give you papers. They don't know any -- we know nothing. This could be one of the great Trojan horses. This could make the Trojan horse look like peanuts, OK? Now, is now is that the case? Probably not. But the word probably is not acceptable. It's not acceptable. Probably not. It's probably not the case. But you know what? Why are we taking chances? We're going to spend billions of dollars over a 10-year period. They say because billions and you know, I actually said to one and I said very strongly because if I'm president, and if I win and I become president, they are going back to going back. They're going back. They're going back. They're going back. And one of the talking heads on one of the programs, you know these talking heads, they get paid a lot of money. They don't know what they're doing. Don't forget, they're the ones that said he'll never run. Then they'll say, he never files his financial. He won't do it because maybe he's not as rich as people think and it turned out a much richer. I did file them and I filed them on time. It turned out, they said oh, then they're saying all sorts of things. Well, he won't last long. So when I started, I went to eight and they said he plateaued. Then the next week I went to 16, right? And they said, oh well, but that's a plateau. Then it went to 20 to 24. I mean, we had a poll today. I think it's 35 or 34. It's crazy. I want to plateau now. I'm satisfied. Hey, you know what, we want a plateau. But you know, you look at it, and you look at the thinking that we have, and the thinking that we have going on in the country. And what's happening and we have to run this country with heart, with tremendous heart, with tremendous heart. We're going to repeal Obamacare and replace it with something much better, much better. I don't know. I guess, you people know very well. You see your premiums are going up, 25, 35, right? Right? They're going up 35%, one person was on the other a 51% increase in premiums. Your deductibles, forget it. You might as well -- you're going to be dead by the time you can pick up. The deductibles are so high, they're unacceptable. So you really don't even have insurance, if you think about it. We're going to repeal it. We're going to replace it with something great. We're going to get rid of the boundaries. You know if I have, I have thousands of employees in different states. If I go to one state, I can't really go outside of the boundaries. You know they have an artificial line. We're going to take care. So you know, it's sort of interesting, we're building a wall at the border, but for insurance purposes, we're taking those walls down because what it means -- I never actually thought of that before, but so we're going to do the opposite. But what it means you don't get bids. I get like one bid and they should take it or leave it. Oh, we'll take it. You get no bids. You get no bids. You feel like a jerk. And what happens is, when those artificial lines wrapped around New York state, and you know he's making a fortune with Obamacare, the insurance companies are making a fortune. Now they would rather have that than have where they can bid on all 50 states. They can bid on 50 states and beyond 50 states, they can go anywhere. They would much rather have a monopoly in Iowa. They'd much rather have a monopoly in New York or South Carolina. I was in New Hampshire the other day. They want a monopoly there than have the right to bid. We have 20 people, 20, 40. The only thing the government should be involved with here is the strength of the company because we want to know if there's a catastrophe, if there's a catastrophic event, if there's some bad times that they are strong. Other than that, we don't want any involvement. We don't want to any involvement. And you'll be able to have your doctor. Don't forget the 28 lives, 28 times President Obama said, you can have your doctor, you can keep your plan, you can do everything. It's a disaster. It's very unfair. And I actually said, why aren't you suing the country because Obamacare was a total fraud? The one bad thing, you know as bad as it is, everybody knows what I'm talking about. Whose premiums have gone up? Everybody? Yeah, everybody. So everyone knows what I'm talking about. And I said, why isn't somebody suing? It's a fraud because it was sold based on a fraud. And even the Democrats, didn't want any part of it, they were sold. They were even convinced some of these senators and all that had a vote. They were convinced that, you know, all of these things would happen. It was a total fraud turned out to be. Remember the guy who did the plan? They turned out to be a liar and he went to the class and he was bragging about how stupid the American people are? Everybody forget. What was his name? Remember? Correct. And everybody was talking about it. Well, that was about a month, that would last a month because there was great anger. But now nobody remembers him. But he was telling everybody, you know, what a bunch of dopes the Americans are. He was actually saying it that he pulled the sheets over their eyes, and he bragged, unfortunately, somebody was taping his conversation. You know, that's a killer. That's a killer. But you know for some reason, we have so many other problems. If you look, that we've forgotten about that. We've forgotten a little bit about Obamacare, how bad it is. But you're not going to forget soon because you see what's happening with your premiums. And when you get to 16, the next president has to be great. Thank you very much. No, no, no. [Audience chants "We want Trump"] Thank you. The next president has to be great because in 16 Obamacare just kicks in. You know it's funny. They gave me a review on my speaking ability, and they gave me a review on my speaking ability the other day, and they gave me great marks, really great. In fact, I said maybe I should do this in charge and do it professionally. No, they gave me great marks. But you know they said, he's one mistake is he speaks through the applause. In other words, people are applauding and I speak to you. You know why? Because I'm so excited about talking about this stuff because you know, I don't want to wait for the applause. Does that make sense? And the other thing. You know, I was a good student. I went to a great school and all those stuff. But the other thing they said, sometimes he won't complete a sentence, meaning you know, I'll stop because I know my audience, they're smart. I don't have to -- I like fining 80% and then I, I just want to get on to the next sentence because you know what the other 20% is going to be. I don't want to waste time. It's true. It's true. But they gave me these great marks and they said he speaks through the applause. So now, what I did the other time, I was -- we had an amazing day in Tennessee last week. We had a tremendous -- we always have tremendous crowds. Hey in Dallas, we had 20,000 people in the Mavericks arena where they play. And we have 20,000 people, Mark Cuban, he was terrific. He would -- he said you want to use it? And we had a few days to fill it up. In Moby, Alabama we had 35,000 people. In Oklahoma, we had 20,000 people at a band shell. It was incredible. I mean, it was incredible. And its fun to speak because a friend of mine last night, he said, are you at all nervous? I said you know what? It's funny, you don't get nervous even though I have all these live television cameras. You know they have trucks outside, everything's live, my speeches are always live, I'd say why don't you let me do some non-live so I can repeat it a little bit. You know it's tough when you're on television, you can't even repeat the same speech. But he said to me, do you ever get nervous? I said you know, it's funny, there's such love in the room, every room. There's such love. It's like, it's sort of like a happening experience. It's a crazy thing. You don't really get nervous. There's nothing to be nervous about. We're all on the same side and there's a great feeling in these rooms. Not only here, but if I go to any other place, I mean in Dallas, 20,000 people. I'm sitting there with a little thing like this, and I'm saying it's like, there's nothing to be nervous. Everybody is going crazy, they're applauding because you're saying, you know, they called it the silent majority and people hit me for that. Oh, that's not nice because it represented something years ago having to do with Nixon frankly, and they would say, oh, that's not nice using the words silent majority. And I said, but you know, it's such a descriptive term because we do have a silent majority. But then I said to myself, it's not really silent. It's really not. I mean, you see yourselves. It's not a silent majority. It's really a very, very aggressive, noisy society now. It's not even a good term to use silent majority because it really is a society that wants results. We want to make great deals. We want smart thinking. We want smart thinking. We have people in office that are being nice, incompetent, being less nice, they're stupid people or they have another agenda. Now I don't even think it's the other agenda. I mean, a lot of people in this room say, there's another agenda because it can't be that -- You know, you know why? You say nobody can be that stupid. So it has to be another agenda. And a lot of you people would disagree. You'll say, oh well, it is another job. I think they're stupid people honestly. No, I -- honestly. I really do. I think they don't -- I just don't think they know what they're doing. I think our leader doesn't have a clue as to what's going on. I mean, when you look, when you look. Look, look, look. When you look at the nuclear deal with Iran, I mean, give me a break. Look at the nuclear deal with Iran. You take a look at that deal and you say, wait a minute, they have 24 days, but remember, the 24 days doesn't start until the whole process. So it's much more than 24 days. You got to get a process, you got to make all sorts of statements, so you had 24 days. Then you have another two just to inspect, OK? See there was a case where I left a sentence off because I know everyone knows the facts. So what do I have to say it for, right? Right? So I like my old boy better because I don't have to finish stuff because everyone knows, right? So you have the 24 days. Now they have a new thing that just came out, and that's self-inspection. They're allowed to do self-inspection. OK. Iran. So you have a guy saying death to America, death to America. We have people signing. We have a guy who has run a bicycle and a bicycle race, and he is our chief negotiator. Breaks his leg. Walks in with crutches. They say what a jerk this guy is with crutches. They say what a jerk this guy is. But we give them back one. You know, think of it. We give them back $150 billion. So now they're in Syria with soldiers because that's so much money. You know, $150 billion for them is a lot. For us, we waste that in two deals. No, it's true. But a $150 billion, that's a lot of money. So they're going to be a world terror. They're going to be a real world terror. They can have nuclear weapons because then after the 10 years, they're not going to wait that long. But after 10 years, everyone agrees it's really going to be open season, and they're going to have a lot of things. Our prisoners -- so the one of the things, it's, it's, look nuclear is so important. My uncle was a really great, brilliant guy. He taught up at M.I.T., Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He told me years ago the power of what will be nuclear is going to be so, so devastating. And he's right. He was so right. It was a long time ago he told me that. He was so right. But you look and you say, OK. This maybe isn't the most important, but it's important psychologically. We have four prisoners, right? Now we have four prisoners. It was three, since then, it's four. But when this whole thing -- so I didn't -- have been negotiating this thing for years. Any deal takes that long to negotiate, and we gave up on every single point. You know it's no good. But it takes years. This could have taken a week. Somebody said how long? One day, but give it a week. We've been negotiating this thing for years, and ultimately, we kept walking away. We never walked away. We walk away from the points. We say, OK, you can have it. Here's us. OK. How could we have this? No, absolutely not. OK. Just as us, we didn't win anything. We didn't win anything. Like a bunch of really dumb people, we didn't win anything. But you have the four prisoners, was three and now it's four. And at the beginning, not at the end. They should have said, listen, before we start the negotiation, we want our prisoners back. Not going to help you. You don't need them, we need them. We have a minister. We have a pastor. We have a uh -- I mean, we have wonderful people there. They shouldn't be there in the worst prisons. They say the worst prisons, we have wonderful people, and we should have said we want our people back. Now Kerry said, he didn't want to complicate the negotiation. Think of it. Think of it. all you have to do is say folks, before we start, here's me. Who would be better at this, me or them, huh? And you go, the beginning, right? I'd say first thing. Good afternoon. Maybe I wouldn't say that because it's just a waste. Honestly, it's a waste of time. You ever see these guys? They walk in, oh, it's beautiful weather isn't it, Donald? Beautiful out raining, oh, it's raining. How the Yankees doing tonight? Like who cares, right? Who cares? We want to get to business. So the first thing you say is very simple. Fellas, we want all fellows by the way to say to the women. They haven't figured out that women are smarter than men. They haven't figured -- it's going to take them another 150 years. And 150 years from now, they'll be doing it really right. But they are the Persians. Great negotiators, great negotiators. The Iranians are great negotiators, great. Always been known for it. I don't know, you know, why somebody would say, oh that's not politically correct to say that. Just sort of happens, you know, it's OK, but they're great negotiators. You say at the beginning, fellas, we want our prisoners back. You got to do it. Before we start, we want our prisoners back. If you had the right messenger, if you had the right messenger. Immediately, they'll say OK. If they didn't say OK, what you do is you get up and walk. You double up the sanctions and they'll call you. I guarantee, probably within 24 hours. But certainly within a week or two, and you get your prisoners back. That's the end of that, OK? But they didn't even ask for the prisoners. So now two days ago, I'm reading the paper and I see what they want. They're now willing to open negotiate -- we just gave them everything and $150 billion. Now, they're willing to open negotiations for our prisoners, but they want 19 prisoners that we have, and they want other things. And the statement was, we want 19 prisoners and we want many other things. Oh, how stupid are our -- It's so embarrassing. They want -- no I'm looking at one man, he's ready to faint up here because of this. He can't take it. Is that right? Look at him. Oh, he's got a Donald Trump shirt on, I love this guy. He says you're fired. I love this guy. No, he's taking it. You got to see as I'm talking, he's going uh, uh. And he's not at all faint, he's a strong cookie. Look at him, I don't want to fight him. But it's just driving him crazy because he can't understand it, neither can I. The incompetence of it all. So they want now, supposedly, 19 prison -- I'm not surprised. There were 19 prisoners and other things. I'm watching 60 Minutes and I'm watching some of the shows, and I watched their chief negotiator about a month ago and I watched him. I said, man, he's too smart for our people. He's too smart for Kerry. He's too smart. He's too sharp. He was sharp and they said, what do you think? Will you get along with America? He goes, well, America has got to come a long way before we agree to get along. America will come a long way. And if they behave, and if they do what's right, in other words, ka-ching, ka-ching, ka-ching, I just see this guy. And I'm saying, we don't have the people, but I have the people. Oh, do I, oh, oh, I have Carl Icahn. You know Carl -- I have the biggest, smartest guys. I have guys, I'll put them in charge of China. Carl, do me a favor, watch over the China trade deal. I will tell you right now. Just go back to your homes, relax. We are going to do very well, OK? Very well. I have guys that are so great. I had the greatest negotiators -- I know all of them. I mean, most of them. I know from New York, from Wall Street, you know, we put political hacks in those positions. We put Caroline Kennedy in that position. Japan, Caroline Kennedy. I see them wining and dining on 60 Minutes. I was on 60 Minutes the other day, anybody see me? That was the highest rated show. I was on with Putin. We looked very nicely together, right? Very nice. I was out with Putin, it was Trump and Putin. I don't know who got the ratings. One of us did because it was the highest rated show they've had in a long time. But I watched Caroline Kennedy and I see that Abe who's the boss of Japan. You know Abe, I don't know if you know. Japan is back. They're doing this monetary manipulation. Their currency manipulation big league. They started, they were the kings. Now China makes them look like small time. OK, but Japan is really back, and I see them wining and dining, Caroline. That's not for her. It's not for her because your -- you know her position over there, the ambassador. That's a very position -- that's a very important position, especially with Japan and a couple of countries. You know in certain countries more important, she doesn't know anything about negotiation. And I see them wining and dining or state dinners. She's not going to -- she's not going to -- she's going to give up everything. I go to Los Angeles a few weeks. I see the biggest ships I've ever seen with cars coming in from Japan. Massive amounts of cars and they're coming in like it's a Long Island expressway off to -- phew, phew, phew. I'm going, wow, look at all those cars and we sell beef. Some comes from Iowa, but you know what happens, they send it back, right? They send it back a lot of times. And sending beef back and forth doesn't work too well, right? I don't know too much about beef, but I know that. Not so good. It's called perishable, but they send it back. You know why? Because they're farmers, they're farmers don't want our beef. So they're farmers and they're very nationalistic. They don't want our beef. So it goes back and forth, but we in the meantime. So we have -- I said this the other day to my people. I want to get U.S. trade balance. I want to see -- what do we, what do we make with China? Or what do we lose with China and Japan and Mexico? I did the three countries. So I did Mexico first because I want to see because everyone says you can't have politicians, right? How ridiculous, that wall will cost $7 billion, $10 billion, by the way, anything it costs, I could do it for 50%, it'll be twice as big and much more beautiful, OK? Anything, anything. But I watch these politicians, a couple of them said to me today because Rubio is very weak on immigration, very weak on illegal immigration. Bush is very weak. He said, remember they come as an act of love, right? They come, they're coming over, in the meantime, they're killing people. You know with your act of love. Act of love, huh. This thinking, we got to get rid of these politicians, folks. So I said, what's the trade balance? What are -- how are we doing with Mexico? And that number was $45 billion a year we lose, $45 billion. We have a -- and that doesn't include all the illegal drugs that come in which is a much bigger number. That's probably bigger than the $45 billion. And those drugs go into or they go all over the place. Chicago, New York, all over, Los Angeles. You know, the liberals in Los Angeles love me. They all say we want to vote for you because we're getting overrun by the illegals. You know, 50% of the new look driver's licenses in Los Angeles are given to illegals. They're getting better treatment, better treatment than our vets. Think of it. So I have guys that are heads of movie companies and these are very liberal people. You know, these are the people that we read about. They're always endorsing like Obama, you know, then they don't get invited to the White House to sleep there, and they're angry at him. You know that's some 90% of it. But these are people that aren't big for the Republican world, right? And they're all Tommy Dunn. They love you in L.A. They're all voting for you. Now, don't tell anyone I said that, but they're all voting for me. They're going to vote for me because they know what's happening. And they have a hard time with it psychologically, but they know what's happening. So Mexico, $45 billion a year. You mean to tell me, I can't take $7 billion and build a wall? No, I know I can. In addition, we give Mexico billions of dollars, billions of dollars, but the politicians say, like I'm some kind of a baby, you can ask for that. How ridiculous. Why would Mexico ever think of paying $7 billion to build a wall. And I say because they're making $45 billion a year, you idiot. It's unbelievable. No, it's unbelievable. So I said Mexico $45 billion a year, OK. Trade imbalance. $45 billion and by the way, Nabisco moving to Me -- you heard about that. Nabisco leaving -- I love Chicago. I love Chicago. By the way, toughest gun laws in the world, Chicago, and people are shooting themselves all over the place, OK? So when these people want to take away your Second Amendment rights. Believe me, just refer them to Chicago. Refer them to some of these places. I'm a big Second Amendment person. Believe me. The biggest, but no, no. When they want to do that. Just be firm and -- So OK. So Mexico, $45 billion. Then I say Japan, the cars. How much? Trade imbalance. Almost $60 billion a year. Then I say, OK. Here's the one I didn't want to hear. Give me China. Give me China. They come back and these are great numbers. These are accurate numbers. Almost $400 billion a year imbalance, imbalance. How do we have -- Now they're taking our jobs, they're taking our money, they're taking our base, and we owe them $1.5 trillion. How does that work? That's like, I would say it's like a magic act. It's like a great magic trick. We owe them $1.5 trillion and they take it our jobs, our money, everything. They take in hundreds of thousands of jobs out of Iowa and other places. They're taking it. Now, I have China, their tenants of mine in my buildings in New York. I had the biggest bank in the world. They're great people from China. One of the biggest, the biggest bank. By the way, a bank that makes Citibank look like a speck of dust. It's so big. I think they have 400 million customers. Think of that. It's the biggest in the world than my tenant, and I say, the lease is coming due. And they come, we want to renew the lease. I say, really? You know, who speaks I -- look because they respect what I'm saying because they know I'm right. In a magazine, they had a thing. What do the Chinese most want? And one of the top 10 things that they most want. One of the 10 things was anything Trump. You believe it? And I -- because they respect me. It's just respect. It's respect. So we have an imbalance with China of 400, almost, $400 billion a year. Now, if I can straighten out that one deal, our country's in great shape. I mean, I don't even have to worry about Japan, Mexico. I can just do China. It's so big, it's so big. It's so great. They have created and I said this to another group, and they actually agreed with me, and these are very pro-China. And so am I, get along great with the Chinese. Hey, look they give me $25 million and $50 million to buy apartments from me. Am I going to dislike them? No. No, I'm not. I mean, I have a great relationship. The funny thing is the United States does not have a good relationship with China, right? So we fight in Afghanistan and Afghanistan has great mineral wealth. People didn't know that. Great mineral wealth. And you have tremendous mountains in Afghanistan, ridges, mountains, and we're over here fighting, and on the other side of the big mountain. China is over there with excavators taking out the minerals. We're fighting, they're taking out the minerals. Who is the biggest purchaser of Iraqi oil? The biggest purchaser is China. Now, we spend our $2 trillion, our lives, our wounded warriors. The biggest purchaser is China. Look, I give them -- I take my head off. I'm not angry at them. I'm angry at our leaders. I'm angry at our leaders for not knowing what's happened. And I'll tell you something. I will bring that down to a point where you'll be very happy and maybe you we'll even make something. And even if we broke even, do you know the difference in our country if we could just be like even? And it's so easy to do. They manipulate their currency, they make it impossible for you folks and businesses to compete. They by the way charge taxes all over the place, if you're going to send your product in there, we don't. We don't. You know, people talk about free trade. That's not free trade. That's dumb trade. It's dumb trade for us. I'm a free trader. But you need to have people that can represent us properly. I believe in free trade. And all we have to do is say listen. If you don't bring your currencies up, if you stop the -- because they just did a manipulation, the biggest in the last two decades. You read about it two weeks ago, headline. Nobody does anything about it. They devalue their currency. The most that they've done and they've been doing it for -- a lot, but the last one was a big because they figure that what we have is we have people and and politicians, meaning our leaders, politicians that are so inundated with other problems between Syria and the Iran deal which we can't do. And so many other deals that they've seen this and they are so inundated with so many points that we'll be able to devalue the most we've done two decades. Two decades, that's 20 years that's just killing us for the last long period of time. That we'll do it and we'll get away with it. And they got away with it. In fact, it wasn't even that big a story. But it means you can't compete. And what we have to do is say fellas, look here's the story. We're going to charge your tax coming into the United States. I don't think they'll ever pay it by the way because I think they'll behave. But we're going to charge you about a 32% tax coming in. And that's peanuts. We're being very nice at 32% because what they've done is far greater than 32%. But all of a sudden, all of a sudden, I have a friend from China who bought an airplane. Bought an airplane in the United States. He can't get it back to China. I said why? Because the tax is so big that I refuse to pay. Now, you don't know that. You don't hear these stories, but with China we don't charge them anything because we have people that don't have a clue. So with my people, I believe we have the best. I have the best the bu -- the, you know, I always say, not all of them are nice. Do we care if they're nice? Do we really care? I say it all the time. Some of them are horrible, miserable, beautiful people. You know why they're beautiful? They're beautiful because they're going to do a beautiful job for us because that's what they do. They're great. They're the best in the world. We have the best negotiators in the world. We have better negotiators than the Persians. We have better nego -- we have the best in the world, but we don't use them. We use political hacks. We use people that gave campaign contributions, and they get a job in government because they want to work in government. We have people that become ambassadors that shouldn't be ambassadors. And other countries say, wow, this guy really doesn't have a clue. Never been to these countries, doesn't know anything. And these are the people we have. And the nice part is, and I don't know if it's worth it, because it's something that, you know, it's not. I'm not used to this. I'm being offered millions and millions of dollars to run. You know, I'm in number one position. When you're in number one position. Man, you wouldn't believe the money could flow in. I don't take it. I sort of feel like, maybe I'm as stupid as the people representing us. It's just so foreign to me. No, I don't want it. I don't want it. I mean, I have people and when we take the little, tiny women sending in $7, $8, $100, $200, we take little contributions because how do you send it back? They want to invest in the campaign and it's a great thing. And if you sent it back, I'm sorry we're not taking your $7. We're not taking your $322. You know, you can't do it. But such little stuff. And I want them. I love those because that's an investment that's like somebody's proud of the country. But we're not taking the contributions. We're not taking contributions of millions, $5 million from a lobbyist, $2.5 million from these special donors and special interests, and everybody that puts up that money wants something for it. And it's not good for the United States. It's not good for the country. So I'm self-funding. I'm the only one that's self-funding. You know, when you look at Hillary and Jeb, and Marco and all of the people. They're all taking tremendous amounts of money. I mean, I had a case, it's a very bad thing. Club for Growth. You know who the growth is? Their wallet. That's the growth. Club for Growth. This group they say, oh, we're a conservative group. They come up to see me in my office. The guy asked me for $1 million. I mean, I never even heard of them. He wants a million. I don't mind. I could give $1 million. I don't -- but I never heard of the guy. So he comes up, they want $1 million for Club for Growth, a conservative organization. Some conservatives. I said well, that's fine. But you know, and they get it in writing to show how stupid they are. He puts it in writing, writes me a letter. We'd like -- I mean, we turned them down. They did negative ads on me in Iowa. Do you believe? Did anybody see the ads? They were actually good ads. I look good, you know, I was younger. I really looked -- I actually said, I wish I could look like that again. Wow, I didn't realize I was that good looking. No, they gave you these great ads. They said I'd raise taxes. You know my tax plan is cutting the hell out of taxes. In fact, if there was any criticism, it was that I cut taxes too much. But they said I raise taxes. I raise taxes. You know, they came up with all nonsense and I hear. I don't know. I spoke with Chuck, I spoke to my people. They said nobody even talks about it. But think of it. They come to your office, you say very nicely, no. All of a sudden, we're, you know, they come out with a vicious letter. They're a good [Inaudible]. I guarantee you one thing, if I gave them a million bucks, there are no ads, there's no nothing. So a lot of cases, you know, when you watch television and they have $300 million, $400 million out there, all of them. Not Club for Growth. I think, I've really crippled them. I've really hurt them badly. They have been hurt very badly because no, they have been hurt very badly. In fact, I'm doing a book because Simon & Schuster, great company came to me, they want me to do a book. You believe in this? So I said, I'll do it. And they made a big payment. I'm going to give it to charity. All of it, big payment, a lot of money. I mean, I feel stupid not doing it. If you want to know the truth. The last thing I wanted to do is a book, but I called the book. You know what it's called? I was going to say to make America great again book. It's too nice because our country's in trouble. Then I was going to say greatness in America. And I said it's too nice. Then I had a photographer come up and I said, do you think I should be smiling and took this beautiful spot. And it was one picture that was just mean. I think, he got me in like a -- it was a horrible, horrible mean picture. Like a nasty looking guy. No, smug, I'm like this. And then I said, you know, I read something and it was so bad. I said we're going to call it crippled America because that's what it is. It's crippled America and we're going to call the book. And I thought I'd have some, you know, Simon & Schuster big, big deal, right? The best, their Rolls Royce of the books. And I said, you know, I think they probably won't allow that title to be used because it's a tough title, nasty title. And we're going to call it crippled America. It's going to come out in three or four weeks. I'm so proud of it. It's -- I worked so hard on -- with everything else I'm writing books. This was the last thing. But it was a lot of money that's going to go to charity. And frankly, I think the title is amazing. And I used that horrible picture of me. It's a horrible picture. And I talk about our country. I talk about the problems. I talk about the solutions. But you know the biggest solution is really smart people. That's really if you get rich because there's so many things. Whether it's trade or military or this or that. There's so many different things, the borders. You know, Dwight Eisenhower was a good man, right? Everybody liked him. You know, they did a big operation years ago, years ago. Big operation where they move people out that were here illegally. And it didn't work because they were moving them right over the border. And they kept coming back, coming back, and then you know what happened? They moved them all the way down south. Hundreds and hundreds of miles where nobody ever came back. And nobody said Dwight Eisenhower was a bad person. He was a great humanitarian. He's a great General, but he was our president and they did it. But we don't do things like that. Today, we have Sergeant Bergdahl, a traitor, right? Bergdahl. So Bergdahl today. Bergdahl was a traitor, six people died going after him. He left. He was a traitor. Six people died going after him. Died. Killed. Young incredible kids. Unbelievable people. Young people. Six of them died. Now, they get Bergdahl, and what do they do? They trade one traitor for the five guys that they most wanted for the last 10 years, right? They got the five guys. And this is the way we negotiate. And then the other day, I'm hearing, you know, normally. Hey, 25 years ago, 50 years ago, 100 years ago, you do what he did. It's bing and it goes quickly, right? It's called, it's called -- you're dead. Treason it's treason. You don't even hear that word. It's treason. So what do we do with Bergdahl? The other day I'm hearing, well, it's unlikely he'll serve any jail time. You know he wasn't feeling so good. He was -- Can you believe this? Can you believe this? Here's a guy who was a traitor where six people were killed looking for him. And don't kid yourself, a General and a Colonel went to interview the people, the young men and women in his group. And they all knew before they made the deal that he was a traitor. You know, that wasn't like, oh, they made a mistake. I can almost understand that. We made a mistake. I wish we didn't do it. They know that he left. So why would they make a deal like that? Why would they do it? So they're getting five people that they most wanted. We get this guy, and the other day, I'm hearing that he probably won't even have to serve jail time. Our country is in serious, serious trouble. And I can only say this, if I get elected president, you are going to be. No, I know, I hear that a lot. I'll say if because honestly, look I'm running against a lot of different people and who knows what happens. But -- so I have to say if, and I'd like to say when, but I don't want to be, I don't want to be too braggadocious. Does that make sense? No, no, but look you do. Yeah. I mean, you have a -- we have a long way to go. We have actually only four months now. Think of it. Four months until we hit that big day, that special day that, you know, where that starts, right here. Right here. It starts right here. But if I get elected president, I will tell you that you folks are going to remember this day. But you folks are going to be so proud of our country. We are going to have so many victories. We're not going to have defeats anymore. We're going have so many victories. We're going to be run really smartly. We are going to have a country that you're going to be so proud of. We're going to take this country back. And we have something, we have something that's amazing. We have the people. I see the people. I see it everywhere I go. The people are so incredible. So we're going to take this country back. We're going to make America Great again. And I say it now, and I've been saying it for the last week, and I see it. I know we can do it. We're going to take it. We're going to make it better than ever before. We can do that. Better than ever before. So I just want to thank all of the people in Iowa. We're doing great here. [Audience calls out "We love you"] Well, thank you. I love you too. But, but we're doing, we're doing so great in Iowa. And I just want to thank all of the people, and I'll be here a lot over the next four months and beyond by the way and beyond. And we're going to do something really, it's going to be a beautiful thing to watch. And it's been a beautiful thing to watch because there is a movement going on. This is not just like people getting together. This is a big movement that's going on all over the country. And you know what it represents. We're getting the biggest crowds, the greatest people. I just want to thank everybody. And I will see you soon. I'll be back very soon. Thank you very much. Thank you. Thank you.