(CNSNews.com) - Ditching his prepared speech in its expensive leather binder (he joked), President Trump delivered a rousing, optimistic view of America's past, present and future Tuesday night.
The conclusion of his speech in Nashville, Tennessee was a tribute to the patriots who built the country; to the patriots who triumphed over evil in two World Wars; and to the patriots who will now "make America great again." The patriots who heard it loved it.
President Trump told them he's just getting started in delivering on his promises:
We’re going to build new airports, we’re going to build new highways, we’re going to build new dams, we’re going to build infrastructure. We just had approved recently, we just had approved – we’re fixing up all of our airports. Billions of dollars just got approved, and I'm signing it shortly.
We will build new strength into our country; we will breathe new hope into our communities, and we will do it all with these big, beautiful hands. Look at these hands! Because we’ve got more capability, we’ve got more grit, and we’ve got a thing called American pride. And nobody has it like us. Loyal citizens like you, the people of Tennessee, helped build this country, and together, we are taking back our country. We’re returning the power back to our great American patriots.
This great state was forged through the sweat and courage of tough frontier men and strong frontier women who braved the elements and defied the danger to carve out a home in the wilderness. Not easy. Generations of proud, patriotic Tennessee pioneers. These are incredible people -- your relatives who loved their family, loved their country and loved their God made this beautiful state into their beloved home.
This is the state of country music, of Nashville legends. We love those legends, and of Memphis blues. It's the state of Andrew Jackson, a great president, and a great general, by the way. It's the state of Davey Crockett and Sergeant York. And this November, this is the state where America's comeback will continue full speed ahead.
We stand on the shoulders of American heroes…What we have done -- what we have done -- we have beaten empires, we have tamed continents, we’ve triumphed over the worst evils in history. We have triumphed over evil like nobody’s ever seen before.
Our ancestors, they crossed the oceans, they blazed the trail, they climbed the mountains and created the modern world with their own two hands. We’re the nation that built the empire state building in less than one year, and the golden bridge and the incredible Panama Canal, which we gave away -- which we gave away.
We won two world wars. We defeated communism and fascism. We put a man on the face of the moon. And you see what's happening with NASA. You see the rocket ships starting to go up again. A lot of jobs. A lot of great stuff happening with NASA.
As long as we are proud of who we are, and what we are fighting for, we will never, ever fail. Never fail. I say it, and I say it all the time, we are so respected again. I can't even tell you, really, the degree to which people respect our country again. It's amazing. It's amazing.
With your help, with your voice, and with your vote, we will win, win, win. We will achieve victory for our magnificent land, the land that we love because we are Americans, and our hearts bleed red, white, and blue. We will never give in. We will never give up. And we will never stop fighting for our country, for our flag, and for our great, beautiful freedom.
We are one people, we are one family, and one glorious nation under God. Without a question, without a doubt, we will make America wealthy again. We will make America strong again. We will make America safe again. And, we will make America great again. Thank you very much. God bless you. We love you. Thank you. God bless you, everybody.