President Trump and The First Lady Host a State Dinner with the Prime Minister of Australia

President Trump: Prime
Minister Morrison, Mrs. Morrison: Melania and
I are immensely honored to host you and the entire
Australian delegation for a State Dinner in the
historic Rose Garden. I want to thank America’s
magnificent First Lady for this truly
exquisite evening. Thank you very
much to Melania. She worked hard. Thank you. (Applause.) Great job. Tonight, we celebrate more
than a century of loyal and devoted friendship
between the United States and Australia. Both of our nations are
blessed by the uncommon courage, unfailing
commitment, and unyielding character. Our two countries were
born out of a vast wilderness, settled by the
adventurers and pioneers whose fierce self-reliance
shaped our destiny. The first settlers carved
out a home on the frontier and forged our defining
national traits. Americans and Australians
hold within our hearts a great love of family, a
profound allegiance to our fellow citizens, a deep
respect of law and liberty, and a
determination to protect our independence
at any cost. It is this free and proud
spirit that has always driven our people to
imagine, to build, to achieve what others never
even dreamed possible. From the wide-open
landscapes of the West and the Outback rose up
cowboys and sheriffs, rebels and renegades,
miners and mountaineers. Against incredible
hardships, our people have produced abundant
harvests, pushed the bounds of science and
exploration, and created timeless masterpieces of
art, music, and culture. The defiant spirit of our
people has also armed our nations with the strength
to overcome any foe that dares to trample on our
sovereignty, threaten our citizens, or
challenge our freedom. This evening, we honor
every Aussie and American hero who has paid the
supreme sacrifice so that we might live in
safety and in peace. In June of 1940, during
the Second World War, a renowned Australian writer
published a song in the Australian Women’s Weekly. The song rallied the
entire nation and it remains an inspiration
to patriots everywhere. Its lyrics are now printed
on Australia’s 10-dollar banknote. The poem concludes by
reminding the world that Aussies will always defend
their cherished homeland. And it says: “We are the
sons of Australia, of the men who fashioned the
land; We are the sons of the women Who walked with
them hand in hand; And we swear by the dead who bore
us, By the heroes who blazed the trail, No foe
shall gather our harvest, Or sit on our stockyard
rail.” As many of our friends with us here
tonight know well, the acclaimed Australian
author who penned these beautiful lines was Dame
Mary Gilmore, and her great-great-nephew is
Prime Minister Morrison. (Applause.) Prime Minister
Morrison: Thank you. That was beautiful. President Trump: Prime
Minister, on behalf of all Americans, our entire
country: We are grateful that you carry on
this noble legacy. We give thanks to all the
sons and daughters of Australia who have toiled
and sacrificed for a strong, vibrant, and
sovereign nation. So, this evening, I offer
a toast to the Prime Minister and Jennifer —
thank you Jennifer — and to every citizen of
Australia: May our heroes forever inspire us. May our heritage
always guide us. May our values
always unite us. And may our nations always
remain the home of the proud and the
brave and the free. I’d like to raise a glass
to very special people and a very, very
special country. Thank you, Mr.
Prime Minister. Thank you very much. (A toast is offered.) I
now invite Prime Minister Morrison to the podium. Mr. Prime Minister. (Applause.) Prime Minister
Morrison: Well, he got me. Dame Mary, my
great-great-aunt, would be very, very proud. Mr. President, First Lady,
Mrs. Trump: Thank you so much, Mrs. Trump, for
the amazing night you’ve created for us here. Ladies and gentlemen,
friends: Jenny and I are truly grateful for this
wonderful honor and the hospitality that you,
Mr. President and the First Lady, have extended
to us and to our country as we join you here
tonight in the home — your home — and that of
the American presidency. This of course was once
the house of President Teddy Roosevelt, who I’ve
always greatly admired. He was also a New Yorker. President Trump:
That’s true. Prime Minister
Morrison: He was also unconventional. (Laughter.) He was
no captive of the establishment. He was also accomplished;
indeed, some might say, a maverick. But he was his own man. He was a doer. And above all, he was
inspired by the great character of the
American people. There is nothing he believed his nation could not do. And this is the heart
of American greatness. Mr. President, your belief
in America and its people echoes this great spirit
of that great President, and it’s backed up by you
life’s experience and the passion and work
of your presidency. And, Mrs. Trump, your
kindness, warmth, and quiet grace in the welcome
to Jenny and I, and especially here tonight
has been very special and, as Jen has said,
very sweet. General Washington once
said, “It is infinitely better to have a few good
many than many indifferent ones.” The same is true in
the friendship of nations. Australia will never be
accused of indifference in our friendship to
the United States. And tonight, Mr.
President, we are reminded that the United
States feels the same way, especially under
your leadership. I’ve noticed tonight the
Marines who are on duty tonight, and I thank you
for your service, but not just to the United States,
but to our alliance as well. In 1943, the U.S. Marine 1st Division was
engaged in the first-ever, large-scale U.S. offensive against the
Japanese at Guadalcanal. At the same time,
Australian forces were in New Guinea, also locked in
the fiercest of battles against the Japanese. We both prevailed —
each doing our bit, each carrying our own weight. When the U.S. Marine 1st Division
arrived in Melbourne after six months of heavy
fighting, they were welcomed with a rendition
of the Australian fake anthem, “Waltzing
Matilda.” More than 75 years, later, the 1st
Division still plays “Waltzing Matilda”
whenever they ship out. It’s true, Mr. President:
We have been in a lot of
battles. But we have also stood
together to realize the dividend of peace — of
peace: prosperity that comes from our embrace
of enterprise and free markets and the rule of
law, our great immigration societies, education,
liberal democracy, and a commitment to the
fulfillment of human potential. This has been importantly
included in our work together to expand the
frontiers of science, technologies, and
exploration to reach into space as we first did
together 50 years ago, when you launched and we
kept Apollo 11 in contact, through the Honeysuckle
Project, with Earth. And we beamed those most
famous of images of all time to an enthralled
and inspired humanity. Events that no doubt
inspired a young Andy Thomas, from Adelaide, who
is with us here tonight, to launch into space on
the Endeavor almost 30 years later. And now we have to do this
again, under the vision of your presidency,
Mr. President. Our generation and our
times call this great republic and our great
commonwealth to live up to the calling of young, free
nations to continually point the way to freedom. In Australia, we’re
reminded of this friendship by the great
spire with the eagle atop that looks out across
our nation’s capital in Canberra. And earlier today, we
gifted a bronze statue of Les “Bull” Allen, an
Australian soldier, carrying a wounded Marine
off the battlefield on steep slopes in
New Guinea in 1943. For his gallantry, he
was awarded the U.S. Silver Star and the
Military Medal whilst fighting alongside U.S. troops. Mr. President, we would
be honored if you would permit Australia, as our
gift, to erect a life-size memorial of this image
here in Washington at a place of your choosing as
a constant reminder of our dedication to our
American friends and the (inaudible) — and the
bonds we have formed. But for now, ladies and
gentlemen, please join me in a toast. To 100 years of mateship,
and to 100 more, to the people of these United
States, to the President and his magnificent First
Lady, and may God bless America. (A toast is offered.)
(Applause.) President Trump: Thank
you very much. That’s so beautiful. Thank you. Thank you, Scott. I would now like to invite
a very special person up to the podium to say
a blessing, Reverend Franklin Graham. Thank you, Franklin. Thank you very much. (Applause.)

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  1. So proud of our President and First Lady! Looking forward to four more years of “making America great again” Mr. President! MAGA!

  2. ✝️God bless our First Family. 🙏🏻 Exquisite evening put together by an exquisite lady, and our exquisite president, for an amazingly exquisite country🇺🇸

  3. Where the fuck are the artist going there??? Is it because all are shit hip hop and all broke cause piracy all corrupt cause satanist and all cowards that no one goes there today in Hong Kong to support and atteact world side attention???

  4. Educational, inspiring, uplifting and beautiful piece of our two young cousin countries. Great leaders and their ladies. Thanks President Trump, Prime Minister Morrison and the First Ladies.

  5. AUSTRALA WE LOVE YOU! What a great speech from your President Scott Morrison. May God Bless your country and people always, in the almighty name of Jesus Christ, AMEN!!!!!!!!


  7. The beginning difference b’ween the countries is thst our forefathers came
    For personal God-given freedom and for Religious freedom.

  8. Both the United States & my country Australia were founded on the Christian beliefs of liberty, democracy & compassion. Our ancestors fought to preserve our values & freedoms we take for granted today. Through miseducation, the rise of atheism & Globalist Communist agenda disguised as Socialist idealism our countries are under attack from both within & external influence. I pray that citizens of both our countries see just how important it is for us to stay united & truly honour those who died defending the values & liberty we still have today. I pray God lead both leaders in the right direction to protect both nations & its people. God Bless my American brothers & sisters & God Bless Australia, my Beautiful home🇦🇺🙏🏻🇺🇸

  9. Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful. I toast to you too, Mr. President. Elegance is back in our country. Proud to be an American. Love you Mr. President and first Lady. 2020!🇺🇸

  10. I saw the Instagram with the singing in the Rose Garden on the Presidents Instagram. Please post this very moving piece to YouTube. It too was a beautiful event to see.

  11. FINISH THE WALL SIR MR PRESIDENT!!!!!! ❤️💛❤️💛💛💛❤️💛❤️💛❤️💛💛

    Love, An Asian American Patriot 💟🇺🇸🙋🏻‍♀️

  12. a group of co-worker in an American company trying to hurting and checking co-worker life ( previous ) and monitoring in the present via violence tools, worning to take a whole part of a brain while herself graduated from aboard/ worning to kill her life.. it's harm to a person whom being monitoring…

  13. God, bless Trump! I'm waiting, God. It ain't a request, it's an order. Now get ta blessin' Trump before I get angry. And yes, I will refer to you as "God", because you're a thing. However, when you address me, use my name, Cletus. You ain't got a name cuz you don't deserve a name. Now get ta blessin' Trump, GOD!

  14. Australia is our sister nation both the children of Great Britain and both Australia and America show why the new world is different from the old world of Europe. 🇺🇲🇦🇺


  16. Next State Dinner should be for The Ukrainian President! 🍻 to Good Relations!!! ….. only DemonRats👹 would have a problem with 'that'.

  17. Melania, such a Beautiful Classy First Lady. Thank You, Melania!! For continuing an American Tradition (the only exception was, Hildabeast Clinton😝)… So America is in debt to you for supporting your husband in his effort to slay that ghastly monster. Thank You Thank You

  18. OMG. The President of the USA just introduced Franklin Graham Lord & Master of the Zionist Pedophiles. Where's Reverend Hagee. Well Hell President Trump where's Joel Olsteen & Lady Ga Ga. All Freaks. All Criminals. Now being Supported on Live TV by Donald J. Trump.

  19. Stunning setting on such a special evening, a lovely night, Love to your Australian Sisters & Brothers ,much love to you ,Melania and your loved ones..🙏💕God bless you all 🙏💕

  20. Thankyou Mr President for bringing back such class and Grace and God back to the WhiteHouse, GodBless you sir💝💝💝

  21. Wow. I'm pretty sure that this is the first time any Australian hierarchy has formally acknowledged Leslie Bull Allen,
    a true Australian war hero, who was lauded in America. (Silver Star). President Roosevelt's wife even maintained
    contact with Bull Allen long after. To hear our Prime Minister say that Australia will erect a bronze statue of Bull Allen,
    as a present to the US has along with the way Mr Morrison has held himself blown me away.

    (Historic Fact)
    Leslie “Bull” Allen was an Australian stretcher bearer who served in the pacific,
    and his actions on mount Tambu in New Guinea is something quite extraordinary.
    During one day at the front he ran straight into enemy fire alone, time after time to
    pick up wounded American soldiers. 12 times he went up the hill, and 12 times he
    came down with a wounded allied soldier on his shoulder. For this selfless act he
    was awarded with the US Silver star.

    (Chorus from "The Ballad Of Bull" by Swedish Heavy Metal Band "Sabaton"

    There and back again, Bull just carried on

    Under fire he carried them out one by one

    There and back again, bullets all around

    All of the men that he carried away

    12 men would now live to see one more day

    His fear held at bay, as he carried them away

    Leslie Bull Allen had a tough life and personally struggled towards the end
    of the war and upon his return home till his passing.
    His story shows the real life Hollywood War Hero, and how amazingly
    brave all soldiers were, but the enormous mental toll it took.

  22. Why is Trump's administration torturing Americans, causing brain damage, raping brain and killing Americans with brain weapons and technologies?

  23. "Donald Trump is not a conservative.
    He’s not a traditionalist, institutionalist, or incrementalist. He’s not a free-trader.
    He’s openly hostile to meritocracy, accountability, and the rule of law.
    He does not advocate for smaller government or smaller deficits.
    His views on free expression, privacy, and due process are frighteningly authoritarian.

    “we have to clear the ground and remove this awful presence from our lives.” – George Will

  24. Trump is such a cock sucker! And melena, you’ll love the pussy grabbing don’t you? You love it when he fucks whores behind your back don’t you?

  25. Sadly, Scott signed Australia's sovereignty over to the UN (Paris Contract)
    It's an evil anti-human religion, built upon the lie that carbon-dioxide is poison.
    Without carbon dioxide there is no life — and now you begin to understand the UN agenda 2030

  26. TQ Reverand Franklin Graham son of Billy Graham, and May God Bless POTUS, First Lady Melanie and Prime Minister of Australia and entourage.

  27. In God We Trust. Thanks Mr. President that bring back the country as a Christian country.
    ❤️ our POTUS & FLOTUS
    May God Bless America & you & your Love ones.

  28. Zasto se vi dvije stranke stalno svadjate.zasto se ne ujedinite I radite za dobrobit gradjana amerike.trampe imas gresaka a imas I dobrih si hiperaktivan a sad si se malo uspavao.moras da budes mnogo aktivni u ameriku.tako je sve to lako uradit.mnogo komliku je te.i unutrasnju I spoljnu politiku.koju je lako rijesit.

  29. His expressed gratitude to FLOTUS says he is a descent man. He did not sound like a preacher on his pulpit/stand. Thank you Mr. Trump. Go Trump 2020!!!

  30. So touched by the PM suggestion of erecting a monument to commemorate the Australian and US soldiers side by side and carrying off the field of battle.

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