Yesterday the rabbi asked us to think of the one thing that most defines 2016 in our minds. Immediately my husband and I turned toward each other and exclaimed, in a low shout, "Trump!"
With tremendous gratitude to God, here is a transcript of the president-elect's remarks from the campaign video above, released October 27, 2016.
Dannielle (Dossy) Blumenthal
TRANSCRIPT OF REMARKS BY PRESIDENT-ELECT DONALD J. TRUMP
Our movement is about replacing a failed and corrupt political establishment with a new government controlled by you, the American people.
The Washington Establishment, and the financial and media corporations that fund it, exist for only one reason: to protect and enrich itself.
The Establishment has trillions of dollars at stake in this election. For those who control the levers of power in Washington, and for the global special interests, they partner with these people that don't have your good in mind.
Our campaign represents a true existential threat like they haven't seen before.
This is not simply another four-year election. This is a crossroads in the history of our civilization that will determine whether or not we the people reclaim control over our government.
The political Establishment that is trying to stop us is the same group responsible for our disastrous trade deals, massive illegal immigration, and economic and foreign policies that have bled our country dry.
The political Establishment has brought about the destruction of our factories and our jobs as they flee to Mexico, China and other countries all around the world.
It's a global power structure that is responsible for the economic decisions that have robbed our working class, stripped our country of its wealth, and put money into the pockets of a handful of large corporations and political entities.
This is a struggle for the survival of our nation, and this will be our last chance to save it.
This election will determine whether we are a free nation or whether we have only the illusion of democracy, but are in fact controlled by a a small handful of global special interests rigging the system. And our system is rigged.
This is reality. You know it, I know it, they know it, and pretty much the whole world knows it.
The Clinton machine is at the center of this power structure.
We've seen this firsthand in the Wikileaks documents, in which Hillary Clinton meets in secret with international banks to plot the destruction of U.S. sovereignty in order to enrich these global financial powers, her special friends, and her donors.
Honestly, she should be locked up.
The most powerful weapon deployed by the Clintons is the corporate media - the press.
Let's be clear on one thing: The corporate media in our country is no longer involved in journalism.
They're a political special interest. No different than any lobbyist or financial entity. With a total political agenda, and the agenda is not for you, it's for themselves.
Anyone who challenges their control is deemed a sexist, a racist, a xenophobe.
They will lie, lie, lie, and then again, they will do worse than that. They will do whatever's necessary.
The Clintons are criminals, remember that. This is well documented. And the Establishment that protects them has engaged in a massive coverup of widespread criminal activity, at the State Department and the Clinton Foundation, in order to keep the Clintons in power.
They knew they would throw every lie they could at me and my family and my loved ones. They knew they would stop at nothing to try to stop me. Nevertheless I take all of these slings and arrows gladly for you. I take them for our movement, so that we can have our country back.
I knew this day would arrive. (It was) only a question of when. And I knew the American people would rise above it and vote for the future they deserve.
The only thing that can stop this corrupt machine is you. The only force strong enough to save our country is us.
The only people brave enough to vote out this corrupt Establishment is you, the American people.
Our great civilization has come upon a moment of reckoning.
I didn't need to do this, folks, believe me. I built a great company. And I had a wonderful life.
I could have enjoyed the fruits and benefits of years of successful business deals and businesses for myself and my family. Instead of going through this absolute horror show of lies, deceptions, and malicious attacks.
Who would've thought.
I'm doing it because this country has given me so much. And I feel so strongly that it's my turn to give back to the country that I love.
I'm doing this for the people and for the movement. And we will take back this country for you.
And we will make America great again.
All opinions my own.