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Jul 26, 2018 27 tweets 11 min read
In Granite City, #Illinois, @POTUS says "we're here today to celebrate a great victory...pouring new American steel into the spine of our country.
"U.S. Steel is back," declares @POTUS.
Now @IvankaTrump on stage: "This president and this administration is fighting for each and every one of you."
"I don't know what they are but I think they're going to be terrific," says @POTUS of tomorrow's GDP number.
Another reference by @POTUS to "the fake news back there. ... They're dying to see us to make a little bit of a mistake."
"I could be one of you," @POTUS tells steelworkers. "It could be me. And I'd be happy if I was."
"We're having the best economy we've ever had in the history of our country," declares @POTUS. "This is the time to straighten out the worst trade deals ever made by any country" in history.
"This is a special industry to me. This is steel. And we're watching this one closely. It's going up," says @POTUS at Granite City Mill.
"We're sending a message to our foreign competitors: The days of plundering American jobs and wealth -- those days are over."
"We'll be able to compete and win against any country, that I know."
"Thanks to our tariffs, idle factories throughout our nation are roaring back to life."
#WTO "another disaster for us," @POTUS tells steelworkers in #Illinois.
"Now China is going after our soybean farmers in the hopes we will surrender our intellectual property," says @POTUS.
"We're not going to give China or any other country a veto on United States national security," vows @POTUS. "We will not let anybody bully our wonderful American farmers."
"Breakthrough agreement" with #EU will lead to fair and reciprocal trade, says @POTUS.
"They said I was too nasty to NATO and too nice to Russia. Figure that one out."
#NATO is a lot better than Europe than it is for US, according to @POTUS.
Press accused him of treating with disrespect the @NATO "kings, queens, presidents, prime ministers and a dictator or two," says @POTUS.
KIm Jong Un "making terrific progress," says @POTUS of the #DPRK leader.
"Who know ultimately what is going to happen," says @POTUS of the Korean peninsula. "We have established, really, a very good relationship" with the #DPRK.
"Now I have a great relationship, I think, with Chairman Kim," adds @POTUS.
"You don't get the real view from the fake news media," says @POTUS.
"The more power we have the more we're not going to have to use it," says @POTUS.
EU to purchase "a large amount of American soybeans" in response to #China trying to hurt American farmers, according to @POTUS.
Thanks to @JunckerEU for "working to extend this historic agreement," says @POTUS.
"Our country is becoming prestigious again," declares @POTUS. "America is back"
And @POTUS finishes after 52 minutes on stage in Granite City, Illinois.

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