Donald Trump's Wedding Speech Transcript in Full: Ex-President Takes Stage at Mar-a-Lago

Former President Donald Trump took the stage at a wedding reception at Mar-a-Lago to once again grieve his election loss and rail against Biden's foreign policy and border control.

Addressing guests in a tuxedo on Saturday night, Trump launched into his predictable baseless claim the 2020 election had been stolen from him while taking aim at the Biden administration and the situation in China and Iran, among other political concerns.

The 74-year-old was reportedly invited to the reception to toast the happy couple, but instead used the opportunity to air his personal grievances, a video obtained by TMZ reveals.

The couple, Megan Noderer and John Arrigo, are both longtime Trump friends and donors, according to Business Insider.

Echoing his performance at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) earlier this month, Trump asked the cheering crowd of guests, "Do you miss me yet?" before briefly toasting the newlyweds at the end of a two-and-a-half minute monologue.

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File photo: Donald Trump arrives on stage to speak during a campaign rally at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa, Florida. The former president also took the stage at a wedding reception at Mar-a-Lago on Saturday to once again grieve his election loss and rail against Biden’s foreign policy and border control. Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Full Transcript

Read the full transcript of the two-minute speech below.


"Y'know, I just got, I turned off the news, I get all these flash reports, and they're telling me about the border, they're telling me about China, they're telling me about Iran—how're we doing with Iran, howdya like that? [Crowd boos]

"Boy, they were ready to make a deal, they woulda done anything, they woulda done anything, and this guy goes and drops the sanctions and then he says, 'We'd love to negotiate now,' [and Iran says], 'We're not dealing with the United States at all,' oh, well, they don't want to deal with us."

"And China, the same thing, they never treated us that way, right? You saw what happened a few days ago, was terrible, and uh, the border is not good, the border is the worst anybody's ever seen it, and what you see now, multiply it times 10, Jim. You would know how it handle it—he's the only one I know who would handle the border tougher than me.

"We have to, and the tough is... in the most humanitarian way, because that's what it is. What's happening to the kids, they're living in squalor, they are living like nobody has ever seen anybody, there's never been anything like what's, and you're gonna have hundreds, and you have it now, they have the airplane photos, the shocks, and they call 'em shocks, and these things are showing thousands and thousands of people coming up from South America and it's gonna be, it's just uh, look, it's a disaster. It's a humanitarian disaster from their standpoint, and it's gonna destroy the country, and frankly, the country can't afford it because you're talking about massive, just incredibly massive amounts. Our school systems, our hospital systems, everything."

"So it's a rough thing, and I just say, 'Do you miss me yet?'" [Audience applause]

"As we were saying, we did get 75 million votes, nobody's ever gotten that. They said, 'Get 66 million votes, sir, and the election's over.' We got 75 million and they said... 'but you know, you saw what happened', 10:30 in the evening, all of a sudden I said, 'That's a strange thing, why are they closing up certain places, right?'

"Now, a lot of things are happening right now, I just wanted to say, it's an honor to be here, it's an honor to have you at Mar-a-Lago, you are a great and beautiful couple."