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RUSH: It all makes sense. Trump gives his vaunted, anticipated, major address yesterday, foreign policy, ISIS, this kind of stuff. You’d never know it, but Trump’s speech contained a whole bunch of profundities. Trump’s speech contained some amazing things, but you’re not hearing about that. All you’re hearing about it was typical Trump bigotry, typical Trump ignorance, typical Trump demonstrating he’s unfit and unqualified for the office. …
Let’s go straight to Newt Gingrich and his reaction last night on the Fox News Channel to Trump’s foreign policy speech yesterday. This is what the Newtster, Mr. Newt, had to say.
GINGRICH: This in some ways is the most important foreign policy speech since Ronald Reagan. The contrast between what Donald Trump did and what Hillary Clinton is couldn’t be clearer. This is a Grand Canyon-wide chasm of two totally different worldviews. This was truly a historic speech and it will be interesting to see if the mainstream media can actually focus on the speech.
RUSH: Not gonna happen. That was last night. Trump’s speech was yesterday afternoon. We’re coming up on 24 hours since Trump gave the speech, and there’s not a peep, there’s not a single peep in the Drive-By Media anywhere close to what Newt’s talking about. Did you hear what Newt just said here? He said in some ways it’s the most important foreign policy speech since Ronald Reagan. Now, we all know that Newt is given to hyperbole. But that’s Newt.
We also know that Newt is a Trumpist. But at the same time Newt has had plenty of criticism of Trump. He’s had plenty of constructively negative things to say about Trump. So he’s not one of these sycophants that’s all-in and defends Trump no matter what. …
Trump said that we’re gonna vet these people, and we’re gonna find out why they’re coming here, and we’re gonna institute requirements. They gotta come here and essentially love America. They gotta want to become a part of America and we’re gonna find out what biases they have. And if they have any desire to come here and kill Americans, they’re not getting in. And the Drive-Bys said he’s obviously biased toward Muslims. Why would they think that?
Why would they think when Trump says, “And if you have designs on coming into this country and killing Americans, you’re not getting in,” and the Drive-By reaction is, “See, he hates Muslims.” Why would they think that he’s talking about Muslims? Why would they think that at all? Who’s got the bias here?
Anyway, Mrs. Clinton on one hand has said that she wants to be, actually I think it’s Trump’s term, Angela Merkel. She wants 500,000 Syrian refugees and Islamic immigrants and so forth, in the country every year, right? Some number like that, it’s a pretty large number, 500,000. Donald Trump says, “Uh, uh, uh, uh, uh, no way. We gonna vet these people and we’re gonna put them under tight examination, and if we find that they are coming here to rabble-rouse, to make trouble, if we find they hate Americans and want to inflict harm, we’re not gonna let ’em in.”
Now, who is it that lesbians and gays and women consider to be their defenders and their number one protectors? It’d be the Democrat Party. Gays and lesbians, the LGBTQ community, along with practically every other minority group, believes that the Republican Party’s out to get ’em. And that their savior, their protectors, their defenders, the people looking out for ’em happen to be the Democrat Party and whoever is running for president. So in this situation, it’s Hillary Clinton.
Who does Hillary Clinton want to let into this country just because? Just because they are Islamists, just because they’re Syrian, just because? She wants to let into this country people who, as part of their religion, must discriminate against gays and lesbians. We know how Islam regards women, and we know how Islam regards homosexuality.
What candidate in a foreign policy speech yesterday made it clear he doesn’t want those people in the country? And what candidate has just put up the green light and said come on in? Hillary Clinton. The Democrat candidate, the Democrat nominee for president, representative of the Democrat Party openly, willingly wants to admit people to the country who have not very pleasant thoughts and ideas about women and homosexuals.
And over here the Republican candidate, Donald Trump, is the guy who doesn’t want those people to come in by virtue of his speech yesterday. So we’ve got a reversal here of 180 proportion. We have the Republican candidate for president essentially suggesting that if you want to come into this country and attack Americans because of their gender or because of their sexual orientation — if you want to come to America and you have a problem with sexual orientation or with women or any other minority group — we’re not gonna let you in.
And naturally, the Republican’s being called a bigot. The Republican’s being accused of discrimination. And it’s the Democrat who’s letting sworn enemies of various of their constituents groups into the country. This is why I think the Drive-Bys are not going into much detail talking about this speech, and there’s no other way to analyze this. …
RUSH: Okay. Here are the correct numbers. Hillary Clinton wants to increase the number of Syrian refugees by 500%, and that number translates to 65,000 a year. The current number Syrian refugees getting into America via Obama dictates is 10,000 a year. Hillary wants to up that to 65,000, not to mention the new overall Islamic or Muslim immigrants that she wants to admit into the country. And look, folks, it is what it is. You can get mad at me.
You leftists out there, you can get mad at me all you want. I know that hearing the truth sometimes is challenging for you. But here you have the Republican candidate, Donald Trump, who wants to interview these people to find out, “What kind of Americans do you have problem with? You’re not an American; you want to come to America. Do you hate gays, do you hate women, do you think women are lesser citizens, do you think gays ought not be able to practice openly?” Whatever. And if they answer honestly, they’re not getting in.
Now, what do you want? Do you want to admit people into this country who are genuinely oriented against women and gays and lesbians and transgenders? That’s what Mrs. Clinton wants to do, with no questions asked. I mean, it’s clear as it can be. None of this is arguable. …
RUSH: One more Trump bite from his speech before we go to the break. This is Trump spelling out yesterday — it’s in Youngstown, Ohio, by the way — the end of nation building, which, by the way, is exactly what the Democrats accused George W. Bush of doing. We have this senior foreign policy reporter at CNN saying Trump is only going to extend the Bush policies, and here’s Trump basically telling everybody how he is going to be doing much of the exact opposite. And here’s what he said about ending the era of nation building.
TRUMP: When I become president, the era of nation building will be brought to a very swift and decisive end. (applause) A new approach which must be shared by both parties in America, by our allies overseas, and by our friends in the Middle East must be to halt the spread of radical Islam. (applause)
RUSH: Listen to the applause here. Kept going.
TRUMP: All actions should be oriented around this goal, and any country which shares this goal will be our ally. Some don’t share this goal. We cannot always choose our friends, but we can never fail to recognize our enemies.
RUSH: The left hates that. We don’t have enemies. The Republicans are the enemy. Trump is the enemy. Talk radio is the enemy. Conservatism’s the enemy. Not ISIS. Not Black Lives Matter. Not Syrians. No, no, no, no. We only have our enemies in America.