Donald Trump Speeches
Donald Trump speaking at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference.By: Gage Skidmore
Donald Trump held a campaign rally in Battle Creek, Michigan at the exact same time the House of Representatives was voting on two Articles of Impeachment against him. Trump railed against House Democrats for voting to impeach him in unusually personal terms, even for a President who is not known for his decorum. One of his most personal attacks on Democrats came when he lashed out at the late Rep. John Dingell's wife, who now holds his old seat, by claiming that Dingell was "looking up" from hell. The comment prompted a number of Republicans to encourage Trump to apologize.
Donald Trump delivered an address at New York City's Veterans Day Parade where he paid tribute to veterans of the armed forces and thanked them for their sacrifice. Trump said "veterans risked everything for us, now it is our duty to serve and protect them." Trump is the first sitting President to have ever spoken at the parade.
Donald Trump spoke at a gathering of the International Association of Chiefs of Police in Chicago, Illinois where he touched on a number of topics having to do with policing in America. Trump spoke about the recent death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, border security, and his support for law enforcement officers in the US. Trump also signed an Executive Order to establish a new commission that would study important issues facing law enforcement in the United States.
Donald Trump delivered an address to the nation in which he declared that U.S. Special Forces conducted an operation in northern Syria that killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Trump spoke for a number of minutes before taking numerous questions from the press. During the question and answer session, Trump routinely embellished and exaggerated details that were later proved to be not true. He also claimed that al-Baghdadi's death was more important than the death of Osama bin Laden in 2011.
Donald Trump delivered a statement on a ceasefire between Turkey and Syria in northeast Syria, taking full credit for a deal already brokered by Turkey and Russia that didn't have any input from the United States. Trump said that he wants to “[l]et someone else fight over this long bloodstained sand,” seemingly ignoring the fact that hundreds of US soldiers are still stationed in the area. His speech was met with widespread condemnation from members from not just Democrats, but members of his own party who lamented Americas abandonment of the Kurd's, who have been longtime allies in the fight against ISIS.
Donald Trump delivered an address at the 74th United Nations General Assembly in New York City where he delivered a populist message that chastised social media platforms over their handling of free speech and encouraged member nations to turn inward instead of outward. Trump also lashed out at a number of world leaders he doesn't get along with, namely the leaders of Venezuela and Iran, while also decrying "open-border activists [who] who cloak themselves in the rhetoric of social justice."
Donald Trump spoke at a rally in Rio Rancho, New Mexico in an attempt to put a traditionally blue state on the Electoral College map in 2020. Trump spent a portion of the rally directly appealing to Hispanics, asking them what they have to lose in voting for him and saying he thinks they should understand why he is so focused on border security. Trump also lambasted the media over recent reporting accusing Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of drunken and sexually inappropriate behavior during his time at Yale.
Donald Trump spoke at the Pentagon on the 18th anniversary of 9/11 attacks at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon where he spoke about his personal experience witnessing the attack in New York and what that did to him. He also discussed the heroism of the many 9/11 first-responders who worked tirelessly to clean up the wreckage after the twin towers collapsed. Trump finished by reminding the world that we should never forget that terrible day and how it brought us together as a nation.
Donald Trump delivered a speech announcing the establishment of U.S. Space Command, which will be the U.S. military’s 11th combatant command. The command will have the task of defending military satellites and other space systems with the help of the military and the Space Force, which is currently under Congressional review and must be approved by Congress before being created.
Donald Trump spoke before a room of veterans at the American Veterans (AMVETS) National Conference in Louisville, Kentucky where he touted the investments his Administration has made in the military and changes made to streamline visits and wait times at the VA. Trump also notably said that he was prepared to give himself the Medal of Honor, Americas highest honor given to military personnel, but decided against it after his top advisers convinced him that he shouldn't. Trump ended his speech by signing an Executive Order forgiving student loan debt for disabled veterans.
Donald Trump held a "Make America Great Again" rally in Manchester, NH where he spoke for more than 90 minutes on a host of issues ranging from immigration to the tumultuous past number of days for the stock market. Trump warned the crowd that Democrats would enact "radical socialism" if their nominee won in 2020. He went on to say that "you have no choice but to vote for me, because your 401(k) — everything — is going down the tubes. Whether you love me or hate me, you've got to vote for me."
Donald Trump addressed the nation from the White House days after two deadly mass shootings took the lives of dozens of innocent civilians. Trump, for the first time in his Presidency, decried the rise of white nationalism and proclaimed that "hate has no place in America." However, Trump did not acknowledge the role his divisive rhetoric inspired at least one of the mass shooters, according to the shooters own manifesto published online minutes before he took the lives of at least twenty people.
Donald Trump held a wide-ranging campaign rally in Cincinnati, Ohio as his 2020 reelection bid kicked into high gear. Trump touted his handling of the US economy, attacked the Democratic Party as being filled with "rage-filled" politicians intent on "tear[ing] America apart," and attacked Democratic front runners Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, and stoked the flames of racial resentment many members of his base feel throughout the hour plus long rally.
Donald Trump delivered a speech at the Lincoln Memorial on the 4th of July to honor America and pay tribute to all those past and present who have worked to make the country what it is today. During the speech, Trump saluted military veterans, spoke of the history of the United States, and painted a bright picture for the future of the country. Unlike many other speeches he gives, Trump left politics out of it and focused on things that bring Americans together.
Donald Trump delivered his second State of the Union Address as President in front of a recently sworn in Congress that saw the House of Representatives taken over by the Democratic Party. The speech lasted over 80 minutes long, making it the third longest State of the Union Address in history. It was also postponed for weeks due to a prolonged government shutdown over his demand for funding his long promised wall along the southern border with Mexico.
Donald Trump delivered his first State of the Union Address as President in front of a Joint Session of Congress. Trump used the speech to discuss his agenda as President and touched on number of topics including immigration, the opioid epidemic, his handling of the economy, and national security. He also asked Congress to work together to pass immigration reform, specifically funding for his long promised border wall along the US-Mexico border.