Below are the video and transcript to Monica Crowley’s speech at the David Horowitz Freedom Center’s 2021 Restoration Weekend. The event was held Nov. 11th-14th at the Breakers Resort in Palm Beach, Florida.
Monica Crowley: Thank you so much. And thanks to all of you for being here and supporting the Horowitz Center. I know very few people in this country who would fight to save America as relentlessly as the left fights to destroy her, as David Horowitz. So I want to thank him for inviting me to speak today. And I want to thank all of you for supporting the Horowitz Center, as you do continually, because without organizations like this, America really would be in a far more precarious position than it already is. So God bless you, and God bless you all for caring enough about America to come and spend your weekend here with all of us. God bless all of you.
And thanks also to the fabulous Elizabeth Ruiz. Where are you, Elizabeth? Let’s give Elizabeth a hand back there. She is fantastic, and she organizes all of this to give us all such a beautiful weekend in Palm Beach every year, so thank you so much, “E,” as I call her.
So when I sat down, David at our table raised a question. He wanted a group talk at our table. So he turned to me and I said, “Okay, I have two questions for the table,” and I’m going to pose them to all of you. And by the way, you can answer totally honestly to both questions, because as we know, at the Horowitz Freedom Center, what happens in the Venetian Ballroom stays in the Venetian Ballroom.
So the question that I pose to the table, and I’m going to ask for a show of hands on both questions, but the first question is: do you think Donald Trump is going to run again? And the second question is: should he run again? Okay. So again, it all stays here. So honest answers, a show of hands: do you think Donald Trump will run again for president in 2024? Show of hands.
Okay. Second question: should Donald Trump run for president in 2024? Hands? Enthusiastic crowd right there. Georgette! Okay. All right. So a little bit fewer on the second question, and I completely understand that response to President Trump. And a lot of people do believe that, and I will tell the rest of you what I said to the table. It’s a completely legitimate concern. After the 4 years of President Trump being under total assault from all corners, I understand the impulse of people to say, “Well, wait a minute, if he runs again, it would be so divisive.”
And the left, the Marxists, which I’m going to talk about this afternoon, they will burn down the country again. I understand that. We all have our flaws, every president does. But I will tell you what I told the table and I firmly believe this. We have a very deep bench of Republicans on our side, Governor DeSantis, a free state, Florida. And coming from New York, we came here last week for another event at Mar-a-Lago and I took to Twitter and I tweeted, “Just landed from New York in Florida. So happy to be in a free state.” And I put a palm tree emoji and a sun emoji, and I forgot that I tweeted it. And a couple of hours later, I look at the tweet, it had 22,000 likes on that tweet.
So people understand that we’re living in two different countries now, and I understand the concern of a lot of people, and it’s legitimate, that if Trump were to run again, the left, all of his enemies, not just here but around the world, would want to burn down the country again, just to stop him like they did the first time.
But I will say this to you. Number one, I do think he is going to run again. I was with him this week, he’s in great spirits. He seems to have processed what happened to him in the last election, where he got royally screwed, but he seems to be in very good spirits and I would say this, that I think a lot of us understand this about Donald Trump. The one thing he hates more than anything else in the world is being perceived as a loser. So I think he is going to run again, clean up the historical record and win.
Should he — second question, should he run again? I think absolutely, yes. And here’s my logic. And Rebecca Dunn at our table, after she heard me say that, she said, “You just convinced me with that one line of the argument, why he should run again.” We’ve got an extraordinary bench of Republican candidates, Ron DeSantis. We’ve got Mike Pompeo, we spoke about Mike Pence, Kristi Noem, we’ve got Governor Abbott. We’ve got a lot of very talented Conservatives and populists on our side, but no matter whom the Republicans nominate, the left, the media, the Marxists, will destroy them. So when you enter into the conversation with that understanding, then you realize you better have the ultimate fighter. And that’s Donald J. Trump.
Also, because he’s been through this before, he’d be a lot smarter and a lot wiser about the people around him, who’s out to get him, who’s trying to destroy him and how to win. So I just wanted to start with that, because I think it’s a really important table-setter to the conversation we’re going to have right now about where we are in America and where we’re going.
So as Mike very kindly mentioned in the introduction of me, I’ve now been blessed to work for 2 American presidents. I started my career working with former President Richard Nixon as a Foreign Policy Assistant, and then mid-career, I’ve worked for President Trump as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury. So: Richard Nixon and Donald Trump. Man, do I know how to pick ‘em? No boring presidents for Monica! No Grover Clevelands up in here for me, okay? Only the most controversial.
Somebody the other day asked me, when we were talking about this, the fact that I’ve worked for these two extraordinary men, what it was about both leaders that drew me to them, because it really is quite an extraordinary portfolio, Richard Nixon and Donald Trump. And they said, “What made you want to drop everything and go serve under their leadership?” And I thought about it, and I thought it was actually pretty simple: that both men, of course, were American patriots and both men sincerely wanted to help the American people and improve America’s standing in the world.
But just as importantly, they were both outsiders. They were both spurned by the establishment, reviled by the press and the ruling class, never part of the “in crowd”, the swamp where the real power resides. And they both sought to do the same thing. In Nixon’s second term, he was going to do this.
Donald Trump started in his first term to do this, which is smash the entire putrid, corrupt status quo, the establishment on both sides, the deep state, the permanent bureaucracy. Nixon was set to do it in his second term; Trump had already started to do it. And both men wanted to return power where it belonged, to you, to us, to the American people. They were both essentially rebels with a cause, and they were antiestablishment outsiders. They were not “one of them”.
And so because neither man was “one of them”, they had to be destroyed because the ruling class could not control them. And when the ruling class cannot control an American president, or frankly, any high-profile leader, they set out to destroy them. I’m not excusing what Nixon did, I’m not excusing some of Donald Trump’s mistakes. But I will say when you have a disruptor that comes into the presidency, that wants to upset the corrupt status quo, the empire is going to strike back.
And they did it to Richard Nixon. They tried do it to Ronald Reagan with Iran Contra and some other things. And they certainly did it to Donald Trump.
Nixon and Trump also did something else. They blew the lid off of the Uniparty establishment. If you’re still under the impression that we have two parties in this country, I’m sorry to tell you, but you are incorrect. We have the Uniparty, and the differences are only varying in intensity. One party turns the volume up, one party turns the volume down on certain issues, but it’s basically one party. They protect each other.
I’ve just heard recently, Mitch McConnell was very irritated that there are certain Republicans who are taking the fight to the other side, particularly on these multi-trillion dollar spending bills. So you’ve got to understand this is where we are. And both Nixon and Trump really saw to it to try to take on the Uniparty establishment and do what the Founders intended, which is represent all of us.
It sounds so simple, but our system has been so corrupted and so perverted over time, that it takes a disruptor like a Donald Trump to really start to try to break it apart, or at the very least, expose it, which is what he did, both parties, the establishment on both sides and not everybody in both parties. Like you have a Tulsi Gabbard on the Democratic side, or you have like a Ted Cruz on our side.
But for the most part, the rank and file all have a vested interest in keeping America’s problems festering, keeping these problems going, so that they can come to us year after year, asking for money, asking for votes, claiming, ‘Well, if you just give me another term, I will fix it, I will work with our side. We’ll get these things done.’ It’s how they stay in power. And their attitude is: us first, country second. Remember that if America’s problems largely get solved, they’re irrelevant; you have no need for them anymore. And they’re in the business of staying and being needed.
So what did Nixon and Trump do? And Trump, of course, more recently. But when he came into office, he did something, and I don’t want you to misunderstand what I’m saying. He proved that the job is not that hard; by that, I don’t mean that the issues aren’t complicated and they’re not difficult. But for decades, the elite ruling class on both sides have created this mystique around the presidency , if any of you have been in the White House or the Oval Office, you feel it.
I’m not saying it doesn’t exist, but the elites have hijacked it and they’ve turned it into a position and they sold it to us, like this job is so difficult and so unique that only one of us can do it. And so that’s why they’ve turned out the Mitt Romneys of the world and the Jeb Bushes of the world. And this is why you get a Clinton dynasty or a Bush dynasty or a Kennedy dynasty. It’s all about telling the American people that this job is so special that only one of us can do it, so don’t even think about it.
Nixon too was an outsider. Trump comes completely out of nowhere and wins the presidency. And he gets in the job and he’s like, “Yes, I can do this, I can do it, I can do it.” And when the foreign policy establishment, for example, comes to him and says, “Oh my God, you’re not seriously considering picking up the phone and calling Kim Jong-Un? He’s like, “Well, why not? I call everybody. I call every — I call my barber, ask for an appointment, I call everybody.”
The establishment was like, “Oh no, you can’t do that.” And he’s like, “What is the big deal? I pick up the phone, I call Kim Jong-Un, I tell him where I stand. I’d tell him what America’s policy is going to be toward North Korea under me. I ask him if he wants to have a conversation. And if he doesn’t, no harm, no foul, no big deal. And if he does, we might just get peace. What is so hard about that?”
Donald Trump’s whole attitude was that “I can do this job. The American people put me in this job, and it’s not a job that is exclusive to the elite ruling class.” That destroyed them, it absolutely destroyed them because he blew off the mystique; he blew off all the lies of the Uniparty. He blew it all to smithereens. And in the process, he actually started solving America’s problems. And that, to my previous point, is one of the biggest, among many, one of the biggest reasons why they hated his guts: because he made them all look bad.
They’re all sitting around talking to each other and running out to the press. And Trump got in there, blew it all to smithereens and actually did what he was supposed to do, what any president is supposed to do, which is serve our interests, and he did it. He did it economically. When people say, like some of my friends who voted for Biden, they’re still my friends, but I don’t understand them. We get the joke about, oh, mean tweets. A lot of people said, “Well, his tone,” and Bill and I talk about this all the time. People will say, “Well, Trump’s tone, it was really — it was atrocious. It was not presidential. Oh, his tone.” Well, now you have senile tone, but you have the country, in Trump’s words, as a shithole. Pardon my language. Pardon my language.
Trump, when he came in, he delivered. Over the course of 4 years, he delivered two extraordinary things. He delivered a booming economy and he delivered world peace in the Middle East. And I keep saying to people who voted for Biden, “Well, the mean tweets, he gave you a booming, thriving economy and he gave you world peace. What more do you want from any American president? I cannot believe you got upset over tweets when things were so good.” It makes no sense except to say that the entire corrupt swamp really did a number on this man in every way.
And I mentioned this to President Trump the other day, and I want to share it with you because I started with my experiences with President Nixon and then President Trump. And they were completely different men, but they have something big in common, which is they had the same enemies. And when I said this to President Trump the other day, he kind of did a double-take at me.
And I said, “Hear me out.” I said, “The same enemies that came after President Nixon were the same enemies that came after you. The Republican establishment, the Democratic establishment, the deep state, the permanent bureaucracy, the media and the international community, all of those enemies that came after Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan as well, and other Republican presidents, but certainly, Nixon to destroy him, are your enemies too, Mr. President.” The faces have changed, people die, people retire, but the institutions are exactly the same. And they went after both presidents for exactly the same reasons.
They had to get Donald Trump because this crew did not — they didn’t fear Nixon’s or Trump’s success, rather their failure. They dreaded their success because again, if they succeeded, they were out of business. And also they had to go after President Trump and destroy him because it was as much of anything else, a shot across the bow to every other aspiring disruptor that you better not even think about it, we’re coming after you; and we are going to destroy you in the same kind of vile, brutal, vicious, despicable ways.
This is why I say, should Trump run again? Yes, because he’s already been through the fire. President Nixon used to say about Watergate, he used to say to me, “Why did I go through the damn fire if nobody’s ever going to learn anything from it?” Our side keeps walking into the buzz saws and they keep being afraid and they don’t fight back. Now you actually have someone in Donald Trump, who’s been through the buzz saw and lived to tell about it and survived it. So if he were to do it again, I think he’d do it a lot smarter.
So here we are. We’re going to head into the midterms next year. And I think the whole context, the political context, has changed. But I also think it’s really important for all of us to understand that the lesson from both of those presidencies is not to shirk away from the challenge of saving America, but to make sure that we engage in a really dynamic, fearless kind of way. And in many ways, President Trump has set the template for the rest of us.
Remember when he used to say, “They’re after me because they’re after you?” Yes, exactly: that’s the enemy’s offensive. He’s just a stand-in, right? The enemy’s offensive is against all of us. And that’s why I think what we saw last week when we saw great success. We saw a red tsunami crash against the woke coastline last week in places as varied as Virginia, deep blue Pennsylvania, deep blue New York City, where we had 4 Republican city council members elected to the City Council, 4 Republicans in New York City — incredible. Seattle had Republicans elected, you don’t get bluer than in Seattle, right? There were a number of locations around the country where you really did see — you saw a red wave.
And in fact, my favorite story from last week — because I grew up in New Jersey, my favorite story is Ed Durr, Big Ed, as we call him on social media. So Ed Durr is a truck driver from southern New Jersey and randomly decided he was going to run for the state Senate in his district. And he runs and he takes his iPhone and he shoots one campaign video, edits it together himself, puts it out on Facebook, nobody sees it. And he’s running against the New Jersey State Senate President, a guy named Steve Sweeney.
I grew up in New Jersey. Steve Sweeney has been around New Jersey politics for 30, 35 years. He is the most powerful, arguably, the most powerful Democrat in the State of New Jersey. He runs the Democratic machine, and he lost to Big Ed. Lost to Big Ed. And get this: he only spent $153 on his whole campaign. Sweeney had like $20 million or some crazy amount of money. He spent $153, but here’s the kicker: Half of the $153, he spent on doughnuts. I’m not kidding, he literally spent about half on doughnuts.
So you can tell every once in a while you get a challenger, whether it’s like on the left, AOC defeating a Joe Crowley, or I forget the name of the candidate who defeated Eric Cantor in a Republican primary. Who? I’m sorry.
Audience: Dave Brat.
Speaker: Oh, Dave Brat, yes, thank you very much. Yes, so every once in a while, district to district, state to state, or even country to country, every once in a while, the American people have had enough, and they say “We’re done.” And this is what happened in 2016 with Trump too, is that the country had had enough of the uniparty and decided to throw the dice and try something completely different. So even though things now are looking up, a little bit more positive, that doesn’t mean that we can let down our guard or lose sight of what we’re really up against here. To the contrary, the enemy never sleeps and therefore, neither should we. And we must never lose sight of who and what they are.
I remember years ago, I was on TV with Bill O’Reilly or Don Imus, and we’d start talking about the ideological enemy within. And I used to say, “Just like in a good horror movie, the enemy is coming from inside the house.” And I would use the word “socialism” on television, and O’Reilly and Imus, they would go, “Socialism? Crowley, you’re crazy. Come on, man.” Well, come on, man! Here we are, we’ve got actual out socialists in the Congress. We’ve got socialism so deeply rooted now in America, it’s everywhere. And people use the word “socialism” now on television like it’s no biggie, right?
We need to call them what they really are. Socialism, as wild as that sounded at the time, it sounds soft now. So all of us need to really be talking in accurate terms about what they are, and they are straight-up Marxists. This is Marxism, and thanks to guys like Mark Levin – who just wrote a whole book called American Marxism – there are others now taking the word and the principles of what Marxism really is and mainstreaming it, so that — we’re all aware in this room.
But the average American is not really aware of what’s going on. They’re still — they’re aware, but they’re not aware of the ideological overlap of what we’re fighting. So whether it’s Black Lives Matter, any of these groups that profess to be about one thing, but are really about slamming Communism, Marxism, in place, we’re all aware in this room. That’s what it really is and that’s what we’re up against. They’ve been waging this war for a very long time in this country. It started in the 1930s; this was originally a KGB operation to destroy the United States.
The Kremlin didn’t really know how to go about it. So they thought initially that they would try to destroy the United States from without, sort of taking us on in a full-frontal way; that failed. World War II came, everything went on pause. But in the 1950s, after the Second World War, the KGB ramped up their efforts, and what did they do in America to destroy us from within? They realized that the best way to do it was to grab control of the major pillars of American life and society.
So they went after education. They started at the university level and now they’re down to kindergarten and earlier. Babies now are being indoctrinated. They grabbed control of the culture – movies, television, music – and they grabbed control of the media, so news media, but all forms of mass media. And they realized that if they could grab control of those things and indoctrinate us and our children through messaging and media and education, that they, like termites eating the base of any foundation, they would eat us. And then all it would take is like a touch of a feather , and the whole house of cards comes down.
I’ve been thinking about that analogy a lot over the last — well, since Biden was elected. I’ve been thinking about it a lot because it seems like institutions are — they’ve been so corrupted by the Marxists for so long, the DOJ, now the military with our woke generals, that it just seems like it just — you could knock it over with a feather. The United States is a lot more resilient than that. We have all these patriots in this room that will stand up and understand, but we are in a very precarious position. And I thought about how disturbing it is to watch a once-great power commit suicide in real time.
Our Founding Fathers warned about this for a long time, that what would destroy the United States is not an enemy from without; it’s the enemy within. The shots are coming from within the house and that’s what makes it even more disturbing. I don’t think we’ve ever — we certainly fought a Civil War, we’ve had a Great Depression, we’ve had a lot of crises in this country. But I don’t think we’ve ever seen this kind of assault where the very concept of our freedom is under attack from every direction and in such an intense way.
You’ve got unaccountable politicians. You’ve got unaccountable healthcare bureaucrats who are leveraging this pandemic of a virus with a 99.8% survival rate. It makes no sense unless this is some kind of trial run for something darker and more sinister. But they’re leveraging it to trample our freedoms, weaponize our institutions against us and usher in this unthinkable form of tyranny. It’s so far beyond what Saul Alinsky once called — and this is also a strategy – ‘never let a crisis go to waste’. It’s so far beyond that right now.
Freedom today — and I’m going to leave you on a hopeful note, but freedom today in America seems to be an illusion, right? That we’re living in fear, not in liberty; and we’re self-censoring and hiding and relinquishing our rights easily and becoming dispirited, all because the Marxists have infiltrated every nook and cranny of American life. They’ve infiltrated everything, so everything has become corrupted.
You look at all of our institutions, again, the military, police forces, all of these agencies and organizations and institutions that are there to keep us safe and keep the United States protected. They’re all corrupted. It’s one thing for the media to be corrupted and that’s dangerous enough. But for the organizations that are supposed to protect our lives and our livelihoods to be corrupted, that’s another whole thing. And that is extremely, extremely dangerous. They want us exhausted. They don’t want us fighting back. They want us with lost faith in these institutions, because if we lose faith in those institutions, that means we have lost faith in America, and that’s exactly what they want.
Also they’re on their way to permanent control, and they’ll stop at nothing, including uprooting presidencies with lies in order to stop that. So we did have this red wave and I think a lot of it was being fed up. But I also think a lot of us voted the way we did last week and will next year and in 2024, out of this recognition that there is no cavalry coming. And I don’t mean to scare you by saying this. This is just the reality. There is no white knight, there is no one coming to save us. This is about us. And I think a lot of Americans are now coming to realize, this idea that if you just keep your head down and follow their rules and go along to get along, and somehow you’ll be okay, that’s an illusion too.
What you’re clinging to is already long gone and I’m just as guilty of this as anybody else, like thinking, well, the way I can control the situation is by thinking that I still have this freedom, or I still have this liberty to cling to. It’s already long gone. And the hardest choices that we face today are actually going to seem like good options when those are taken from us too. I think that reality has now really dawned on us. That’s why you have this awakening. Maybe we can hijack ‘woke’ because now we’re the real woke.
We’ve had 3 movements in the last couple of years. We had the Tea Party. I’m sure a lot of you were involved in the Tea Party, I was. I remember Bill and I went to the Tea Party in New York City when it was first starting out. We thought, ‘Oh, nobody’s going to be here’, and there were thousands of people in New York City starting with the Tea Party. Then we had the Make America Great Again movement, which was really the Tea Party 2.0, and now this current wave looks like the Tea Party 3.0, but it all comes back.
I mentioned Nixon at the start. It’s all the Great Silent Majority, that’s what Nixon called us, the Great Silent Majority. And while the faces have changed, it’s still the same movement, which is grounded in a tremendous love for America and all the great gifts that this country has given to all of us.
So we’ve got the Marxists, who are swinging a wrecking ball in every direction, at the economy, at foreign policy, everywhere. But you’ve got to understand another important thing about Marxism. In Marxism, there’s something known as the Vanguard, and the Vanguard is the ruling class. This is what Lenin called it, this is what Marx called it. It’s the Vanguard. The Vanguard is supposed to lead the peasants, or in our case, the poor, working and even middle classes into Communism. Once that’s achieved, the Vanguard is supposed to — according to Marxist theory, the Vanguard is supposed to wither away – Marx’s words, not mine — wither away. And the people are supposed to rule themselves, Communism. But guess what, guys? The Vanguard never withers away. This is just human nature. People in power never voluntarily give up power.
So we’ve got our own Vanguard here, and that includes the Crown PRINCE and Crown Princess of Martha’s Vineyard, the Obamas; it includes that little evil garden gnome Anthony Fauci. It includes the insufferable John Kerry and the professional liar, Susan Rice, and Madame Pelosi and Met Gala AOC. But it also includes Big Tech, Big Corporations, Big Pharma, Big Science, corporate media. Those folks and those institutions are our Vanguard, and they will never voluntarily wither away. So we certainly have our work cut out for us. And the pandemic, of course, put everything back on steroids.
But I want to make a couple of final points here about what last week showed us. We have seen a couple of things. We saw, number one, that most of the American people, at least where the elections were held, have certainly had enough. I also think one of the biggest stories that’s not being told — and we saw it again last week — is the huge shift in Hispanic voters to the Republican party. This is a major, major development.
It’s happening in big numbers in very deep blue areas like the Texas border, like in Virginia last week. Even in New York City, we’re seeing a substantial shift in Hispanic voters to the GOP. It’s really something of a political realignment, which I don’t think — I hope folks on our side are paying close attention to, and really cultivating. I think it’s critical to going forward because they see what we see.
And this brings me to my next point. We all have to really focus our efforts on solidifying this realignment and making sure that it doesn’t slip back. In 2016, Trump won not just by winning enough Republicans, or winning Republicans and just enough Independents. He won by attracting disaffected Democrats who felt abandoned by their own party. Meanwhile, the Never-Trump crowd so hated him that they became Democrats. This is what I mean about the realignment. Guys like Max Boot and the lowlifes at the Lincoln Project, they went the other way. So we really do have a significant political realignment going on and we have to redouble our efforts to make sure we lock that into place.
Consider this as well. We’ve got some classical liberals out there, like Glenn Greenwald, Robert F. Kennedy is talking a lot about vaccine and so on; Doug Schoen, who’s a good friend of mine, Dave Rubin and others who are all looking for a new political home where freedom of speech and our other freedoms are really celebrated. They’re almost there, they’re almost with us. It’s just a small leap.
But we need to put together this coalition and make this a truly big tent with all of those folks, plus Hispanic voters, plus parents of all races, who we saw come out in droves last week to protest how their schools are being run, and how their children are being indoctrinated and corrupted. So I’m telling you, there is a new coalition that is being built. It is underway, and we certainly have to do our part to make sure it’s locked in.
And the other thing I would say to all of us as a way of being very active in taking our country back is to get involved locally. We are starting to see that, but I would just encourage everybody in this room to get involved locally. For a long time, I and so many others, have been focused on what was going on nationally or internationally. And all of those developments are of course important.
But while we were doing that over here, George Soros and his deep pockets and the Marxists were over here, infiltrating and burrowing in locally to school boards, to district attorneys’ offices, to local city councils and town councils, and they have been taking control. So the really important thing for us to do is to dislodge them by getting involved locally. The great philosopher Edmund Burke called it America’s ‘little platoons’, and he was actually — he was writing about Europe, but it also applies here. Our ‘little platoons’, and by that, he meant church, family, local community that he thought really oriented men toward temperance and fortitude and virtue. Well, now, it’s up to us to really get involved in our little platoons, the things that are closest to us in our community, to dislodge the Marxists and really take back our country.
I will leave you with this. I think a lot of us spend a lot of time, and it’s totally understandable – but we look at each other and we say, “Can you believe it? Can you believe what’s happening? Can you believe what’s happening? It’s so crazy.” Well, I can believe what’s happening and it actually isn’t crazy; it’s not crazy. It is purposeful, it is by design. This is the plan to implode the country from within. This is their plan. So instead of looking at each other and lamenting the situation and wringing our hands, “Can you believe it?” No, we can believe it, we know what’s going on and we look at it square in the eye.
The other thing we tend to do is say, well, they just — we tend to excuse the other side, the Marxists, by saying “They just don’t understand,” right? Like you heard this a lot with Obama, you hear it with Biden. Although with Biden, he probably really doesn’t understand.
But you hear it all the time where, “Well, they just don’t understand the free market” or “They don’t understand the real impact of the open border,” or “They don’t understand the implosion created by the catastrophic withdrawal from Afghanistan.” They understand. They just don’t care. So stop giving them a way out by calling them incompetent. This is not incompetence, this is all by design. If we want to bring America back, we have to do it ourselves. And we’re going to do it through our little platoons, and we’re also going to do it through organizations like the Horowitz Freedom Center.
So I want to thank you all so much for being here, and I’m going to leave you with this. At the start of World War I, the French General Ferdinand Foch was only a week into his command, brand new general, and the whole French army was in full retreat. And he was forced to fight a series of defensive actions to prevent a full German breakthrough. During one of those advances, he is said to have declared — and I quote — “Hard pressed on my right, my center is yielding; impossible to maneuver. Situation, excellent. I attack.”
Well, here we are 107 years later, and disaster might be all around us. But we all say, “Situation, excellent”, and we attack.
Thank you so much. God bless you. Thank you. Thank you.