President Trump: Past generations of Americans pursued big dreams and daring projects that once seemed absolutely impossible. They pushed across an unsettled continent and built new cities in the wild frontier. They transformed American life with the interstate highway system—magnificent it was. And they launched a vast network of satellites into orbit all around the earth. But today, our country has lost its boldness. Under my leadership, we will get it back in a very big way. If you look at just three years ago, what we were doing was unthinkable, how good it was, how great it was for our country.
Our objective will be a quantum leap in the American Standard of Living. That’s what will happen. Here are just a few of the ways we can do it.
Almost one-third of the land mass of the United States is owned by the federal government. With just a very, very small portion of that land ~ just a fraction [of] one-half of one percent ~ would you believe that? We should hold a contest to charter up to 10 new cities and award them to the best proposals for development. In other words, we’ll actually build new cities in our country again.
These Freedom Cities will reopen the frontier, reignite American imagination, and give hundreds of thousands of young people and other people, all hardworking families, a new shot at home ownership and in fact, the American Dream.
Another big opportunity is in transportation. Dozens of major companies in the U.S. and China are racing to develop vertical-takeoff-and-landing vehicles for families and individuals. Just as the United States led the automotive revolution in the last century, I want to ensure that America, not China, leads this revolution in air mobility.
These breakthroughs can transform commerce, bring a giant infusion of wealth into RURAL America, and connect families and our country in new ways. Likewise, through our Strategic National Manufacturing Initiative, which is going to be very big and very, very successful, we will turn forgotten communities into hives of industry, producing the goods we will no longer import from China.
We will also have a major initiative on lowering the cost of living, with a special focus on lowering the cost of a new car and lowering the cost to build a single-family home. And they will be beautiful homes.
And I will ask Congress to support “Baby Bonuses” for young parents to help launch a new baby boom.
Finally, I will challenge the governors of all 50 states to join me in a great modernization and beautification campaign ~ getting rid of ugly buildings, refurbishing our parks and our public spaces, making cities and towns more livable, ensuring a pristine environment, and building towering monuments to our true American heroes.
Very importantly, I will also make sure all of these new places are safe. We love and cherish our police. They will do the job the way they have to.
It is time to start talking about GREATNESS for our country again.
I will dramatically increase living standards and build a future that brings our country together through excitement, opportunity, and success.