2. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President: ++SOUNDBITE PARTIALLY OVERLAID++
"We (Trump and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue) were setting records together for farmers and for agriculture. We've had so many good weeks and good days and it's only going to get better because we're doing trade deals that are going to get you so much business, you're not even going to believe it. Your problem will be what do we do? We need more acreage immediately. We've got to plant. But I will say we are doing some things with trade that are going to have a tremendous impact. You're going to be doing business with Canada. You're going to be doing business with places where it was very, very difficult to do business was very unfair and a lot of great things are going to happen."
3. Wide, audience listening
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4. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President:
"With criminal records including 100,000 assaults 30,000 sex crimes and 4,000 violent murders or killings. The crisis of illegal immigration impacts all Americans threatening public safety, overwhelming public resources, straining our local schools and hospitals, undermining U.S. workers and claiming countless innocent lives and I will tell you I want people to come into our country but they have to come in legally. They have to come in through a process. (Applause.)
5. Wide, audience applauding
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President:
"You know when we have proper security people aren't going to come except for the people we want to come because we want to take people in to help our farmers etcetera. Very important. We're gonna make that actually easier for them to help the farmers because you need... you need these people. No, you need these people. It will make it easier. "
President Donald Trump Monday headed out of Washington, a city shut down by a funding dispute with Congress and the year's first snowfall, to promote his trade policies at a farm convention in Louisiana.
Trump arrived just outside of New Orleans behind schedule because a mechanical issue slightly delayed Air Force One's departure from Washington on Day 24 of the partial government shutdown.
Trump promised attendees of the American Farm Bureau Federation's 100th Annual Convention, that "it's only going to get better because we're doing trade deals that are going to get you so much business, you're not even going to believe it."
Some farmers attending the American Farm Bureau Federation convention said they continue to support Trump despite the difficulty they're feeling.
The president told farmers he was committed to building his long-promised U.S.-Mexico border wall.
A stalemate between Trump and congressional Democrats over $5.7 billion the president is requesting to build the wall led several U.S. departments and agencies to halt services deemed non-essential just before Christmas.
Trump got a warm response from the crowd when he said that legal immigration to help farmers would be made easier.
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