After screening “Sound of Freedom” at his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf club, former President Donald Trump released a powerful video in which he called for the death penalty for child traffickers, praised the film, and noted the importance of faith in public life.
Beginning, Trump introduced the film and what’s it about, saying, “I was thrilled to host a screening at Bedminster of the important new film. Sound of Freedom, about the power of faith in overcoming evil. And in particular, the evil of child trafficking, a big problem.”
Continuing, he argued that he had fought back against the child traffickers but all that good work was undone when the border was opened up, while also arguing that everyone needs to see the film so that they understand the issue.
Speaking on that, Trump said, “We had it down to the lowest number in many years, just four years ago, and now it’s gone through the roof. Even though the fake news media has tried to ignore it, Sound of Freedom has been a national sensation and a colossal success at the box office, really big numbers, everyone should see it. This is a very important film and very important movie and it’s a very important documentary all wrapped up in one. It’s really about an issue that has to be discussed. under my leadership, we did more than any administration in history to combat human trafficking and to end modern day slavery.”
He then got into describing what executives orders and acts of Congress he signed into law to help fight back against the scourge of human trafficking while he was in office, saying, “In one of my first acts in office, I signed an executive order targeting transnational criminal organizations that traffic and exploit innocent people. I signed the Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act, authorizing $430 million to fight sex and labor trafficking. I signed legislation to crack down on foreign countries who are not meeting standards for eliminating trafficking, of which there are many. I also signed into law the abolish Human Trafficking Act, which strengthened programs supporting survivors and provided more resources for ending modern slavery. We do have modern slavery, if you can believe it.“
Trump continued on the topic of what he did while in the White House, describing other initiatives he ushered forward to fight trafficking, including building the border wall and getting Mexico to deploy soldiers to stop illegal border crossings and migrant convoys.
Describing those policies, Trump said, “Additionally, I created the first ever White House position focused solely on combating human trafficking. And perhaps most importantly, we created the most secure border in US history by far, dealing a major blow to the cartels and traffickers. We built hundreds of miles of wall we renovated hundreds of miles of wall, we never had anything like it. And then I got Mexico free of charge, it gave us 28,000 soldiers to protect us from people coming into our country illegally.”
Next, Trump looked forward and described what should be done and what he will do to end human trafficking. Comparing the cartels to ISIS, he said they should be destroyed completely and those who traffick kids should be put to death.
In his words: “When I’m back in the White House, I will immediately end the Biden border nightmare that traffickers are using to exploit vulnerable women and children. We will fully secure the border, I will wage war on the cartels just as I destroyed the ISIS caliphate 100% Gone 100% destroyed, they’ll come back. Now because we have a weak administration. I will use Title 42 to end the child trafficking crisis by returning all traffic children to their families, in their home countries and without delay, and I will urge Congress to ensure that anyone caught trafficking children of course, our border receives the death penalty immediately. And that includes also for women, because women as you know are number one in trafficking children are actually number two.”
Ending, Trump thanked those involved in making “Sound of Freedom” and called on people to unite to end child trafficking, saying, “I want to thank Eduardo, Jim, Tim Ballard, and everyone else involved in this film for their incredible efforts and their great genius. Together, we will end the scourge of human trafficking, and we will defend the dignity of human life. Thank you very much.”
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