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Trump Denounces Socialism in Riveting Speech

Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour

U.S. President Donald Trump recently delivered a rallying cry against socialism, in an impassioned speech given at Florida International University. He spoke to a Venezuelan-American audience, many of whom had experienced the absence of freedom and opportunities while living under a socialist regime. At one point during the February 18th speech, a voice is heard exclaiming, “God bless you!” to Trump, reflecting the anti-socialism sentiment in the room. In one of the most persuasive speeches of our time, Trump made his message clear. In America, socialism will not happen, for it delivers false promises and always gives rise to tyranny in the end.

People often have romanticized views of socialism, in part due to false narratives of the left and influences of the liberal media. However, the reality of socialism can be seen in what’s happening in Venezuela. Hungry kids rummage through trash for food due to widespread starvation, hospital patients are being operated on without anesthesia or are being left to die, babies and children are going without medical treatment and vaccinations, suicide and violence are rising, scores of people are unemployed, inflation has risen ten million percent, some of the military is beginning to defect, and their main oil industry is in shambles. People are fleeing the country in droves. Trump explains how people become hooked on the promises of socialism. “Socialism promises unity, but it delivers hatred and it delivers division. Socialism promises a better future, but it always returns to the darkest chapters of the past,” he said.

Trump explains, “For decades, the socialist dictatorships of Cuba and Venezuela have propped each other up in a very corrupt bargain. Venezuela gave Cuba oil. In return, Cuba gave Venezuela a police state run directly from Havana.” Trump continues. “But this is a much different day, and those days are over. The ugly alliance between the two dictatorships is coming to a rapid end.” Trump talks about a new future and explains, “We know that socialism is not about justice, it’s not about equality, it’s not about lifting up the poor. Socialism is about one thing only: power for the ruling class. And the more power they get, the more they crave.”

President Trump’s fierce stance against socialism is something people haven’t witnessed since the days of Ronald Reagan. Like Trump, the former U.S. president understood the negative consequences of government-controlled societies. Reagan famously shared, “Socialism only works in two places: Heaven where they don’t need it and hell where they already have it.” Trump’s “give the people the truth” attitude is refreshing. Moreover, his stance against socialism demonstrates his commitment to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” as expressed in the United States Declaration of Independence. Had the former President been in the audience for Trump’s speech, undoubtedly, he would have given Trump a well-deserved standing ovation.

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Gail Coury
4 years ago

He is right on the ball and that is why we deplorables love him, he speaks the truth!

Tim Saunders
4 years ago

Are you listening GOP administrators we the people support President Trump completely and not just part way, do not doubt us, we need this type of support and mentality to restore the US to better conditions that we all want and need,…build the wall, tax reforms, drain the swamp,etc…you are all on alert

4 years ago

Can you share these articles and videos on social media?

kurt siehs
4 years ago

God bless President Trump. Would that so many deceived young people of our country take his speech seriously, seek out people who lived under socialism/communism and ask themselves is this really the future they wish for themselves. Thank you AMAC staff for presenting this article.

Fawn Day
4 years ago

I read several comments & believe that they are all realizing the danger of socialism. I wanted to comment on Clifford’s “Little Red Hen” story that I do know .
I jest was told as a young girl a different Red Hen story .
The mother hen sat over her brood of chicks when the prairie fire came .
After the fire was gone , the farmer picked up the hem that gave her life and under
her wings was the living baby chicks .
We have to take a stand for our children & protect them , inform them

Fawn Day
4 years ago

Thank you for the report on socialism.The voting generation now and in the near future,
Is easy to believe in these lyes of pro ice.

4 years ago

reminds me of the story of the little red hen…… they all want the goods but do nothing to help,, the little red hen had it right and that comes from a barnyard fowl .. she recognized SOCIALISM at a lower functioning fowl… SOCIALISM IS ALL ABOUT GIVE ME and POWER HUNGRY DICTATORS IE….most of the DEMORATS…. GOD BLESS TRUMP, AND GOD BLESS AMERICA THE LAND THAT I LOVE.

Steve Greenwell
4 years ago

We do not just need words against socialism. We need Republicans in Congress and the Senate with spine, who represent those who voted them in and not the corpulent interests who think that they can continue to cut deals with the devil. We need senior bureaucrats to “do America a favor…” and be replaced with with genuine civil servants.

teresa Ann d'alessandro
4 years ago

my grand parents and parents came to this country and worked hard to make it great and no way, no how am I going to let the ignorant left toss it into the toilet. I will fight to keep it great MAGA

Michael Cozzi
4 years ago

Get rid of socialism once and for all

4 years ago
Reply to  Michael Cozzi

The communist party used to be illegal (that empty word again!) and sometime over the past several decades was legitimized. What were they thinking? Sometimes we Americans can be so
naive to the detriment of our descendants.

4 years ago

To Irv C. The former president the article was referring to is Ronald Reagan not Obama. Obama would never support this stand against Socialism.

4 years ago

“My Country, ’tis of Thee, Sweet land of liberty. Of Thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, Land of the pilgrim’s pride, From every mountainside, let freedom ring!”

4 years ago
Reply to  Kathryn

Unfortunately too many people forget history and thus it is repeated. Much of it is because history is not taught in the public schools as it should be, bringing the truth to the forefront. Too bad kids aren’t taught the facts about the Soviet Union as an example, how it came about and how it eventually self destructed because of Socialism/Communism.

Harold Haltiwanger
4 years ago

We the people, includeing myself, to be Presiden of the UNITED STATES of AMERICA. tin a lawful Scheduled election. Everyone should remember this and allow him to do the job that he campaigned to do.

Irv C
4 years ago

Great article. I only disagree with the statement that if Obama was in the audience he would have given a standing ovation. Obama gives nothing to anyone. He’s all about take. With him it’s look at me! I’m the one who saved the world. Lol
My feelings remain as TRUMP 2020????????

Caroline Woodis
4 years ago
Reply to  Irv C

The comment was meant to be about President Reagan. And he would have stood in agreement and out of respect for the President of the United States.

4 years ago
Reply to  Irv C

I believe he was referring to Reagan not the previous President. Reread the article.

4 years ago
Reply to  Irv C

He was speaking of Reagan as the former oresident

Louis T
4 years ago
Reply to  Irv C

Irv C I think the article is referring to President Reagan.

4 years ago

Need more resolute Trumps and less subversive Pelosis, Schumers, Ocasio-Cortez’s and Ihmars.

4 years ago

That’s great it’s time.

Nancy Pelletier
4 years ago

The left and the news media hate President Trump because he is a real American with Constitutionalist values for our country. Everything that he has done has been for the good of this country and for its people.The left and it’s leftist news media have lied to the people, passed immoral legislation even unto murder of innocents as a choice. All they have to offer is hatred, more taxes and a Socialist agenda all of which will hurt this country and it’s people and this all started because Hillary didn’t win the election. I pray for them because not only is this country at stake but also their souls. They have no conscience and lost their moral compass.

4 years ago

fire from the sky should fall and the earth open and swallow them, they turning our beautiful land into another Sodoma and Gomorrah.

John L Shippen
4 years ago

Hillary was a product of what you are talking about. She has no scruples. We have had enemies of freedom target our country for a long time now and only in recent history has it taken over the Democratic party. Yeah for your observations.

Henry Sinopoli
4 years ago

Excellent…President Trump

Stephen Russell
4 years ago

Just see Venezula as role model, I urge Field trips into country for students & professors, sample Reality & realLife.

4 years ago

Then if they still like socialism , revoke their passport so they can enjoy it to their hearts content.

4 years ago

Yes, and as usual, the MSM refused to cover any portion of the speech or even mention it on their so-called “news” programs. The mainstream newspapers, almost all of which are owned by Progressives, of course did their part to ignore or distort what little mention they provided of the President’s speech. Still the speech was covered, in its entirety, by a number of on-line news services both here and aboard. So the President’s words continue to get out there, for those of us that look beyond the limited scope of the American MSM.

4 years ago
Reply to  PaulE

Yes, the msm only covers that which its confident it can smear or distort. In fact, one of its most effective tools is to simply ignore what is not helpful to their cause. Thus, by consuming a steady diet of msm ‘news’, millions of decent people have no idea of the scope of what they dont know. The irony/tragedy is that unlike thirty yrs ago when real attempts at finding out what the media does and what they omit required extensive and time consuming library research, paradigm cracking information is at the fingertips of anyone with a smart phone, which means virtually everyone. Do you try to stear people to appropriate sites and if so, which ones?

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