Trump discusses environmental accomplishments in Florida
Historic. Jupiter, inlet i know it very well, don't live very far away as you know. The lighthouse, it's uh, my home state is called the state of florida and it's a great state hello ed. Sit down do you have seats yeah you do sit down everybody. The sunshine. State is truly one of the most beautiful, places, on earth i love it, and together, we will preserve, its breathtaking, natural, splendor, for generations. To come. We're here today to celebrate, our incredible, record of natural, conservation. And, environmental. Protection, over the last four years i've been working with. You're both governors, your last governors, your current governor is fantastic. By the way and we've been. Working, very very hard. We've been working very hard together, to make sure everything is perfect. And to. Recommit, ourselves, to preserving, the awesome majesty. Of god's. Great creation. Joining us in the. Wonderful, support, effort of that mission, is secretary. Of the interior, a man who's worked so hard on this david bernhardt, thank you very much david. Thank you. An epa, administrator. A very powerful, man. When he says you can do it you do it when he says you can't it's over with you don't have a chance. Andrew wheeler thank you andrew. Thank you great job. And of course your governor ron desantis. Who's run not only did he run a great campaign, he's a great governor. Thanks ron what a great job. What a great job he did of course uh we'll let you know on november, 3rd. I'll let you know if you did a good job okay. Also i want to introduce, lieutenant, governor. Jeanette nunez, who's been such a fantastic. Friend and, supporter, thank you very much jeanette. And one of the great attorney, generals, anywhere in the country, ashley, moody, ashley, thank you. Thank you very much. Florida, cfo. Jimmy patronis. Jimmy, thank you jimmy great job. A man who everybody, loves he's highly respected, in washington, he's a great senator. Lindsey graham, south carolina. Thank you lindsey great job. Representatives. Gruss, bilrakis. Where's gus. Gus, how are you gus thank you very much great job you're doing. We have a lot of good ones here we have warriors i call them my warriors, that's what they are. And gus, the job you've done and. Matt gates where's matt. Where's matt. Where's matt. That's not a very good location, for you matt that's. I'm used to having you sitting right up here what's going on. That's good, matt gates, brian, mast. Brian. Fantastic. Guy thank you brian. They are all warriors, you see what they do they have to fight pelosi, schumer to have to fight all these characters. And they do very well in the fights we want him on our side. Greg. Stouby.
Greg, Thank you very much great job, great job this morning i watched. Bill posey. Bill. Bill posey, thank you bill. Michael, waltz. Michael. Fantastic. Michael. And ted yoho, they've actually become my friends actually, ted thank you very much. Great. Great, where's ted. Great ted thank you very much great job. And from south carolina. State representative. Nancy, mace, who's. Got a very important, race where i think you're doing very well. I think you're doing very well from what i hear right you got to win that one that's an important one. We're behind you a thousand percent you know that right. As well as mayor of miami-dade. County. Carlos. Jimenez, where is carlos. Carlos, great. I want to thank you all for being here my administration. Is proving, every day that we can. Improve our environment, while creating, millions, of high-paying. Jobs. This is a. Really sharp contrast, to the extreme. Radical, left that you've had to deal with. And, what you're doing right now is a lot better than anything you've ever been accustomed, to i will tell you that. Joe biden's, plan would destroy, america's, middle class while giving a free pass. To the world's worst foreign polluters, like china, russia, india, and many others they don't have to clean up their lands. But we have to clean up ours. The left's agenda, isn't about protecting, the environment, it's about punishing, america and it's true. Instead of focusing, on radical. Ideology. My administration. Is focused, on delivering. Real results, and that's what we have and we right now have the cleanest, air, we've ever had in this country, let's say over the last 40 years. Because i assumed 200, years ago was probably, better what do you think. I would say that what do you think fellas. So i do want to preface that because the fake news is back there, when i say the cleanest, air we've ever had over a 40-year, period lindsay is that okay. A couple of hundred years ago i would imagine, it was pretty good right. To safeguard, our stunning coastal, areas i signed legislation. Authorizing. 100, million dollars to fight the red tide and toxic, algae. And to preserve, the everett lanes and defend, florida. From. Catastrophic. Flooding, you know about the flooding. We spent a lot of money on flooding, and a lot of money on hurricanes. And. When your governors, came to me and they said can we have this can we have that, we need some more for the panhandle.
They Said we have to help the panhandle, i said. Without, question, and. Without, any weight. Let's go right, that's what we said. You've never had it so easy in your life. He'd walk into my office say sir just one more how much is it going to cost how about an extra billion. Yeah myself, wasn't too thrilled that's. We had to override, the staff a couple of times. We've directed, over a half a billion dollars, to fix the herbert, hoover. Dike. And lake okeechobee. Lake, okeechobee. We fixed it up good mr mayor we did a good job, did a good job. We will now compete. With this uh. Project, and we're way ahead you know we are, way ahead. About three years i think ahead of schedule, from what the original, time of completion, was going to be, and i'm in particular. Happy with what we've done on lake, okeechobee. I know it well. I know it well. Everyone said that one couldn't be done ron, you know that right they said it would never happen you'll never get it funded, it's a big deal and uh it's all gotten done, including, uh. The tide has gone which will be gone. Finally, from uh, all of the problems, that they've had with it, we've expanded, funding for the everglades, restoration. By over 55, percent. Compared to four years ago. And i also want to thank the army corps of engineers, for their vital work on the c-44. Reservoir. And the help they are unbelievable, one thing when they build it. I said you know you could buy, you could do it a little bit less expensive, than that. The walls don't have to be seven feet thick they could be like two feet thick. But you know when the army corps of engineers, do it they do it right that's one thing i can tell you we're building the wall. The wall along. Mexico, between mexico, and the united states we're over 300, miles now of wall. And that's a serious. Wall. That's a wall that's meant to last, and, meant to work. But that'll help revitalize. The wetlands, in the st lucie. River, estuary. And the indian river lagoon. Whoa, that's pretty good. We hit home with that one huh. But today i have a very important, announcement, i don't know if it's bigger than, the things we just. Announced, and the things that we've already done or we're in the process, of completing. In a few moments, i will sign, a presidential. Order extending, the moratorium. On offshore, drilling on florida's, gulf coast. And expanding, it to florida's, atlantic, coast as well as the coasts. Of georgia, and south. Carolina. Thank you very much everybody. Thank you. Thank you, thank you very much. I guess you like that one the best of all. This action, follows, close consultation. With florida, governor, ron desantis, he's been unbelievable. Florida, senators, marco rubio, and rick scott they've worked so hard. As well as south carolina, senator, lindsey, graham and tim scott. Lindsay, thank you. Lindsay like the idea right from the beginning, i said what do you think it took you how long about two seconds to say i like it. The governor of south carolina, a great man and a really great governor henry mcmaster. And i also want to thank the governor, of georgia, brian, kemp, he's doing a fantastic. Job. And a senator, who, from the day one from day one he's been with me, senator, david, perdue, georgia. And senator, kelly, lafleur. And congressman. Doug collins. And south carolina. State representative. Nancy, mace. Again i want to thank you all, credible. Thanks to my administration's. Pro-american. Energy policies. We can take this step and the next step while, remaining, the number one producer, of oil and, natural, gas anywhere in the world we're the largest producer, now in the world. By far. We're number one in the world and we are energy, independent. Which is a nice sound. With fracking. The shale revolution. And the tremendous, surge in american, energy production, we're showing that. We can create, jobs. Safeguard, the environment, and keep energy, prices, low for america, and low for our citizens. And you see that you also see it, when you pump the gas into your car and you're paying sometimes, a lot less than two dollars, lately right.
So We're doing well, and we have so much of it i don't know. Got more than everybody, anybody ever thought possible, right is that really incredible what's happened, the approach, of joe biden. And the radical, left is exactly, the opposite, their policies, will destroy, jobs cause. Energy, prices, to double, and, triple and quadruple. To skyrocket. Beyond belief, and the environment, will be. Badly, hurt if you go by that, badly, badly hurt it'll be injured and permanently. Injured. And very importantly. They'll take away our energy, independence, and they'll do it quickly and they won't even know what happened to them, we're dealing with some smart. Customers. They know exactly. What to do and they don't like it when we're energy independent. They don't like it at all. So it's been a really uh. Amazing. Thing for. Florida, from the environmental. Standpoint. And i have to tell you. From the energy, standpoint. And from a. Very, important. Level of cost, you're at a level of cost now with your electric, and with so many other things, caused and, created, by energy, and fuel. The likes of which you haven't seen in 30 years. As president, i'll defend, our environment, i'll defend, our workers, and our cherished, way of life. Last month i signed the great american, outdoors, act, the most significant. Investment. In our national, parks. In over a century, since, teddy. Roosevelt. Teddy roosevelt. You know they came to my office a lot of the senators, that i just introduced. And ron and. Everybody, they came to my office they said that. This will make us and make you the number one. Environmental. President. Since teddy roosevelt. I said, huh. That sounds good because i wasn't going to do it i figured you know let's not do it but when they said that that was like a challenge. So i said well. Why does it only have to go back to teddy roosevelt. Which is over a hundred years. Why can't we say from. George washington. Right from the beginning. They said well we're not quite there yet but one other bill like this will be there lindsay you know that right. But it's true number one since teddy roosevelt, who would have thought trump is the great environmentalist. You hear that ed, do you hear that. That's good, and i am i am i believe strongly, in it through this legislation. We're providing, nearly 10 billion. For long delayed, maintenance, projects, in our, national, parks and florida, has helped as much as anybody, and maybe more. My administration. Is fully or partially, cleaned up 61, epa. Superfund, pollution, sites, that were rotting, all over our country. Far more than obama. And biden. No matter how far you go back more than, any administration. Since my inauguration. We've recovered, more, endangered, or threatened, species. Than any other administration. Has accomplished. In its first term. Earlier, this year i announced that the united, states would join the one trillion, trees, initiative. We already have 1 billion, trees, pledged to be planted, and is moving very rapidly. We've opened land and expanded, access, over 4 million acres of public, lands. For hunting, and fishing, including, over 200. 000. Acres. In florida, my sons will be very happy to hear that. As the last administration. Pursued its globalist, agenda, abroad. They were all over the place they were everywhere, but here. In our country, they were taking care of other lands you countries, that you never heard of they were taking, care of, and they didn't do a good job there either. They neglected, the fundamentals. Of public health, right here. In the united, states, right here in our home. My administration. Is focused, on ensuring. Crystal, clean air and water. Under my administration. We've seen a significant. Drop in air pollution, since, 2017.
A Very significant. Drop for the first time. In nearly 30 years. We are strengthening. Standards, to prevent. Vulnerable. Children, from being exposed, to lead and copper, and drinking water. Including. In our schools. They were exposed. To lead. And copper. In drinking, water we've done some job with that that was an important, one, and we've invested, over 38, billion, dollars, in drinking water infrastructure. To care for our children. I'm committed, to ensuring the united, states has the cleanest, air and cleanest, water on earth. The contrast, between our vision and the radical, left has never been more clear, they talk a big game and they do nothing. That's really what it is too they talk, and talk the environment, they talk and talk, nothing happens, it's all talk. It's all words, and no action, you ever hear that, to our political, opponents, environmental, policy, is just an excuse, to advance, a, socialist, platform. That will impose, trillions, and trillions, of dollars in new taxes. And send our jobs, overseas. Making it impossible. To open up new companies, and to live. Less expensively. Your energy costs would be four or five. Sometimes, even under scenarios. Ten times more expensive. And really you wouldn't even have energy. To my administration. Environmental. Protection, is a sacred, obligation. And so it is our duty, to. Fight for the dreams, and livelihoods. Of the citizens, we serve. And to the. Citizens, of florida that i know so well and that i love this is my home, this is my home. We're rapidly, restoring, the greatest, economy, in history. We created, the greatest. Economy, in the history of our country. And then we had it close it up, when the china plague came in we closed it up, we saved, millions, of lives. We banned. Highly, infected. China, from coming in it was highly infected. The people were highly infected, wuhan, province. We banned them. Nobody said do it everybody said i shouldn't do it biden said don't do it three months later he admitted i was right, but we banned, people we would have lost hundreds of thousands, more, but we would have lost millions, if we didn't close it up and now we open it up, and we're setting records, at every, single, level. So we're maintaining. That pristine. Resource, of. Beautiful, clean, environment. At every single community, in florida and all over the country. We'll always defend the everglades, and we will always safeguard, the magnificent. Florida, coastline. We'll expand, access, for fishermen, and sportsmen. We'll uphold your right to hunt and we will protect. Your right to keep and bear arms your second amendment. And i can tell you this. If joe biden gets in, he'll have no nothing to say about it he's, not. Let's face it joe's shot. If joe biden gets in, your second amendment, is gone. It's gone, either obliterated. To a point of. Being gone or gone itself, okay, it you will not have a second amendment, and the pressure put on me in the last four years.
To, Make massive, changes, to the second amendment, which would have really rendered it, worthless. Uh. Ron knows, ron knows. The. Pressure put on me, uh. Very few people would have been able to withstand that pressure they would have made big big cuts and big changes. Your second amendment, will remain, powerful, will remain, strong, will remain with you. We will reassure, our critical, supply chains. And we will bring back jobs and factories, from china and other foreign. Polluters. And everything, we do will be guided, by our love of this state its people and its priceless. Natural, treasures, it's a great state. From its breathtaking. Beaches, to a shimmering, base from its vast marches. All those beautiful. Marshes. Marshlands. To its wild forest. There is truly no place on earth like the great state of florida. And i i can tell you i am so happy to have helped because when i. Was first elected. You had things that were in such bad shape. And now they're fixed or being fixed at a cost of a lot of money. But they're either fixed or being fixed and soon they'll be in better condition than they were the day they were built which was many many decades, ago. We have things that were built a long time ago that were in a state of disrepair, that you wouldn't believe. As long as i'm president, of the united, states we will conserve, this wondrous. National, inheritance. From key west to keep his cane. From tampa, to tallahassee. From the. Pensacola. Beautiful, pensacola. I love pensacola. I think it was 97. That's one of the reasons i like it. They say how'd you do in pennsylvan, pensacola, i said was that maybe 95. 97. And right up there so that helps. It's amazing how that can help isn't it. Right here to, jupiter. Which i know very well, will preserve this glorious, land for our children. For our grandchildren. And for every, generation. Of american, to come. And i will now sign this. Order. It's an order that. Does so much for the state of florida, it's an order that i'm so proud to sign. I've been talking. About this with, ron, and with all of all of the people i've mentioned for. A long time, and i said we want to get it done. And this protects, your. Your beautiful, gulf and your beautiful, ocean, and it will for a long time to come so. Congratulations. To, florida, and georgia and south carolina, and frankly, north, carolina. But i want to just. Thank everybody for being here and this is a true honor. For me to sign. This order thank you very. Much. Wow. Young man. There's no need. And i'm sure you will find, many. Ways. To enjoy.