Trump: ‘We’re Going to Win South Carolina,’ Will ‘Make America Great Again,’ ‘The Old-Fashioned Way’

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump vowed “We’re going to win in South Carolina” “We are going to make America great again, but we’re going to do it the old-fashioned way” after winning the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday.

Trump, after thanking his family, staff, during which he joked that they learned a lot about ground games in a week, the other candidates, and the voters, who he promised that he would “be back a lot”, turned to Democratic candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who Trump said, “wants to give away our country, folks. We’re not going to let it happen.”

He then said, “We are going to make America great again, but we’re going to do it the old-fashioned way. We’re going to beat China, Japan. We’re going to beat Mexico at trade. We’re going to beat all of these countries, that are taking so much of our money away from us, on a daily basis. It’s not going to happen anymore. We have the greatest businesspeople, right now, in the world. They call me all the time. They want to be involved. We have political hacks negotiating our deals for billions and billions and billions of dollars, not going to happen anymore. We’re going to use the finest businesspeople in the world. We are going to do something so good, and so fast, and so strong, and the world is going to respect us again, believe me.”

Trump added, “I think one of the things that really caught on, it’s very important, self-funding my campaign. … I see all of this money being poured into commercials, and it’s not their money, it’s special interest money. And this is on both sides. This is on the Republican side, the Democrat side, money just pouring into commercials. These are special interests, folks. These are lobbyists. These are people that don’t necessarily love our country. They don’t have the best interests of our country at heart. We’re not going to let it happen. We can’t. We have to do something about it. When you see the kind of deals made in our country, a lot of those deals are made because the politicians aren’t so stupid, they’re making them for their benefit. We have to stop it. We are now going to make it for your benefit, we’re going to make the deals for the American people. That’s the way it is.”

He further said, “We’re going to rebuild our military. … Nobody is going to mess with us. Believe me, nobody. We are going to take care of our vets. … We are going to have strong, incredible borders, and people are going to come into our country, but they’re going to come into our country legally. They’re going to come in legally. We’re going to build a wall. It’s going to be built. It’s not even — believe it or not, it’s not even a difficult thing to do. And, by the way, for the people of New Hampshire, where you have a tremendous problem with heroin and drugs. … We’re going to end it. We’re going to end it at the southern border. It’s going to be over. And we’re going to work really hard to get those people that are so addicted off the habit.” And “We’re going to replace Obamacare. It is a total disaster. We’re repealing and replacing Obamacare. It’s gone. We’re getting rid of Common Core. We’re going to educate our children locally. We educate our children locally. We are going to preserve our very sacred Second Amendment. There’s not going to be anymore chipping away at our Second Amendment.”

Trump then turned to the economy, stating, “I am going to be the greatest jobs president that God ever created, remember that. Don’t believe those phony numbers when you hear 4.9 and 5% unemployment. The number’s probably 28, 29, as high as 35. In fact, I even heard recently, 42%. Do you have think, we’d have gatherings like this if we were — if we had 5% unemployment, do you really think we’d have these gatherings? Forgetting about security, forgetting about ISIS, which, by the way, we’re going to knock the hell out of ISIS. We’re going to knock the hell out of them, and it’s going to be done the right way. So we’re going to take care of the economy. We’re going to take care of jobs.”

Trump concluded by vowing, “We are going now, to South Carolina. We’re going to win in South Carolina.”

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