Trump emphasizes 'America first' message in response to Hannity question on reelection

The president spoke about issues including jobs, ending the country's protracted military engagements and a wall on the southern border

Updated: July 24, 2020 - 12:21pm

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As the 2020 presidential election rapidly approaches, President Trump focused Thursday night on his "America first" message when Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity asked what the nation will look like if he secures another four-year term.

The president spoke about issues including jobs, ending the country's protracted military engagements and a wall on the southern border.

"We're gonna be building factories, we're gonna be bringing in jobs like you've never seen—we were all set to do it until we got hit with the virus. Our troops will be home. The endless wars are already ending, down to very few soldiers ... in Afghanistan, very few in Iraq, Syria is largely out except we kept the oil," the president said.

"We're gonna have a wall that's complete. We're up to 257 miles on the new wall. And by the way, if we didn't have that wall in right now you would have numbers in Texas and in California and New Mexico like you wouldn't believe. But we built 257 miles of—it's 450 but we're gonna do about 537 miles altogether that'll give a complete beautiful wall at our southern border that's really helped," he said.

The president emphasized American-based manufacturing: "We're gonna make things here," he said. 

Trump also touted the creation of the Space Force during his tenure in office, a new branch of the U.S. military focused on the domain of space. 

 

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