Trump: 'By Putting Our Trust in God, We Will Rise to This Occasion'

Craig Bannister
By Craig Bannister | March 22, 2017 | 5:09 PM EDT

President Donald Trump

With trust in God and faith in their fellow man, Americans can create a future where they will “love waking up in the morning,” President Donald Trump said Tuesday at the National Republican Congressional Committee March Dinner.

Trump envisioned a future where Americans will love their lives, “millions are lifted from welfare to work,” and children born into poverty will grow up to fulfill their “big, beautiful dreams.” All of this is possible, he said, if Americans embrace faith and trust:

“If we stand for these things -- safety, prosperity and peace -- then there is no limit to what we can achieve:  A future where millions are lifted from welfare to work.

“And they’re going to love it.  They’re going to love it.  They’re going to love waking up in the morning, going to work.  Communities thriving with jobs and surging with commerce.  Inner cities filled with new hope and new opportunity.  Schools where our children can learn free from violence and free from fear.  And new frontiers in science, technology and space that inspire the next generation of American youth.

“All of this, and so much more, is possible.  Our country is great.  A new national pride is stirring our souls.  A new optimism is sweeping our land.  A new era of American greatness is just beginning.

Somewhere in America tonight, a child is born in poverty, looking up into the sky, and filling their heart with dreams -- big, beautiful, bold dreams.  And if we make the right choices together, then no one will ever have to tell that child that their dreams will have to wait for another day, another year, or another decade.  Because the waiting now is over.  The time for action is now.  This is the moment when great deeds are done -- and we will do those great deeds.  By putting our faith in the people, and by putting our trust in God, we will rise to this occasion like no one has ever risen before.”