Swearing-In Ceremony for the U.S. Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States

Swearing-In Ceremony for the U.S. Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States

The Vice President:
Well, good afternoon. And on behalf of President
Trump and the First Family, it’s my privilege to say,
welcome to the White House. And welcome to the
swearing-in of the 20th
United States Ambassador to the Organization of
American States, Carlos Trujillo. (Applause.) Before I begin, let me just
speak a few words from my heart about a tragic incident that occurred
earlier today. I wanted to take a moment
to address the crash involving the Puerto Rico
Air National Guard C-130 that went down outside
Savannah, Georgia. First responders
are on the scene. We will continue to
monitor developments. But allow me to express
the deepest sympathies of the First Family and
my family, to all the families
of these brave Americans, and to all the courageous
airmen who serve with them in the Puerto Rico
National Guard. You are all on our hearts
and will remain in our prayers. And thank you all for
being here for this special occasion. And, Carlos, I’d like to
begin today by welcoming your wonderful family,
without whom I’m sure you would not be
standing here today. So, join me in welcoming
our new ambassador’s wife Carmen, and Carlos, Isabella,
Juan Pablo, and Felipe. Give them a round
of applause. (Applause.) And Isabella
just proved that she is the daughter of a new
United States Ambassador, because she just named
all 45 Presidents. (Laughter.) Wonderful job. I’m very proud of you. I also want to recognize
all the members for your extended family who are
here with us today. I know how proud they are. Under President Donald Trump,
the Western Hemisphere is a key priority for
the United States of America because the security
and prosperity of our region directly affects the security and the prosperity
of the American people. And our new Ambassador,
Carlos Trujillo — the President has chosen a
principled leader who we know will ably represent
the United States and our interests at the
Organization of American States. Carlos, you bring to this
new role a wealth of experience and a proven
record of service to this nation. Growing up in Florida,
the son of Cuban parents, you’ve seen firsthand
how the fortunes of our neighbors across
the wider region influence our own nation. Your hometown of Miami, known
as the Gateway to the Americas, is in every
sense a melting pot of different cultures
and traditions. It reflects the rich tapestry
of the Western Hemisphere. For the better part of a
decade, you served the good people
of your city and state. Graduated from law school. You spent four years as
Assistant State Attorney in the Miami-Dade County
State Attorney’s Office. From there, you founded
your own legal practice. But in 2010, you stepped
up once more to represent your hometown, and you’ve
served with distinction in the Florida House of
Representatives ever since. From the first time he
met you, President Trump recognized your leadership
and for the past few months, as a reflection of that, you’ve served as a special advisor at the U.S. Mission to the
United Nations. And now you’ve taken a
much larger role — a role that’s vitally important
to the life our nation, in our hemisphere,
and in the world. The Organization of
American States, which celebrated the 70th
anniversary of its founding only two days ago, brings together the
United States and essentially every nation from across the
Western Hemisphere. In this forum, it will be
your responsibility to represent our nation
and to forge stronger partnerships in the
pursuit of America’s interests. This is of vital importance
to our administration. Two weeks ago, you and I
first met in Lima, Peru at the 8th Summit of the
Americas, where I spoke to the members of the
Organization of American States about the United States’
priorities for the region. I’ll be reiterating that message,
alongside you once again, at OAS
headquarters this coming Monday. Under President Trump,
as you know, Carlos, the United States seeks to
forge stronger and more balanced trade
relationships across the region. We believe the spread of
prosperity beyond our borders benefits our people
and benefits our hemisphere. We’ve already made good
progress in recent months with many of our allies
across the region, and we look forward to working
with you to continue to advance America’s
economic interests. We also seek to strengthen
our security partnerships in the Western Hemisphere. The interconnected dangers
of illegal drugs, illegal migration, human
trafficking, rising crime increasingly threaten the
wellbeing of our people. And so, we are committed,
and it will be much of your task, to work with
our allies across the region to root out
corruption — the corruption that spreads
misery and instability and compromises the values
of this hemisphere of freedom. And finally, the United
States is committed to see to it that this is a
hemisphere of freedom. As you know, the Charter
of the Organization of American States reads,
“The historic mission of America is to offer…a
land of liberty.” The Western Hemisphere has
made great progress toward this goal. But as we all know, we
still have much work to do. In recent weeks, the
government of Nicaragua has brutally repressed
its own people by raising their voices in
peaceful protest. In Cuba, the Castro name
may be fading, but its legacy of tyranny lives
on and hangs over that country like a cloud,
darkening the future of all who call
that island home. And in Venezuela, under
the rule of the dictator Nicolás Maduro, a
once-flourishing democracy has disintegrated
into dictatorship. And what was once perhaps
the most prosperous nation in South America has
become one of its poorest. In light of these many
challenges, President Trump has made our
nation’s policy clear. We will stand with all who
yearn for liberty and we will stand up to
their oppressors. (Applause.) Carlos, you
were along with me at the Summit of the Americas
when the President had me, just a few short weeks
ago, communicate his vision for achieving our
goal of a hemisphere of freedom. And we know that that
vision that will guide your work, as you take on
the responsibilities to represent the United
States at the Organization of American States. And President Trump and I
have full confidence that, given your integrity and
given your leadership and given your abilities, that
you’ll do just that, and advance the interests of
America, and the interests of freedom, and the prosperity
and security of our people. With your voice at the
Organization of American States, with the leadership
of President Donald Trump, with the
support of the good people of this nation, and
freedom-loving people all across this hemisphere, we
know the best days for the new world
are yet to come. So now it is my privilege to
administer the oath of office. So, if you want to bring
up this big, beautiful family; place your left
hand on the Bible; and raise your right hand,
we’ll do that right now. (The oath is administered.) (Applause.) The Vice President:
Ladies and gentlemen, it is my honor to introduce to you the United States Ambassador
to the Organization of American States,
Ambassador Carlos Trujillo. (Applause.) Ambassador Trujillo: Thank you,
Vice President Pence. It’s truly an honor to be
here before a lot of my friends and family today,
and especially with you administering the oath. It really means a lot to
me and a lot to my family. We really, really
appreciate it. Thank you. A good friend of mine once
told me that elections have consequences. And I think there’s nothing — no story that’s really resonated
with me more personally than that saying. And he happened to tell
me that in about 2016. And if you look back in
2016, the state of our country, it was the first
time in the history of America in which people
feared that their children would be worse off
than themselves. And it’s something, as I
raise my young family, I’ve really thought about. And I watched the
presidential election cycle more than anyone
I’ve seen in the past and seeing the campaign of
President Trump and now Vice President Pence. And it’s easy to forget
where we were at that time in history. The economy was crashing,
people lacked consumer confidence. And if you looked specifically
at the Western Hemisphere, where we were, we were entering into a Iran deal that the
majority of Americans rejected. We weren’t standing with
the people of Venezuela. And our own President
was down in Cuba shaking hands, eating hotdogs, and
celebrating a baseball game with a dictator who tortured
and imprisoned political prisoners and dissidents
throughout many years. And then the election happened,
and America had a renewed faith. America had
leaders that cared. And just seeing my
grandparents, that are both present here
today, they left that. Imagine being, towards the
end of your life — and imagine all those people
that left in refuge, whether they were Cuban or
Venezuelan or any other part of the world, and
really thinking, “Was all this struggle in vain? Is America really going to
turn its back on human rights? Is America really going
to turn its back on democracy?” And right out of the gate,
this new administration said, “Absolutely not. That’s not who America is,
and that’s not what we will stand for.” And you look at the successes
that we’ve had since then. As I was approached about
applying to become an ambassador and — really,
the largest professional honor I’ve had in my life
— they asked me, you know, “Why would you do this? And why would you
want to do it?” And it’s not just
being an ambassador. It’s being an ambassador
for this administration. It’s being an ambassador
that’s going to stand up for human rights; being an
ambassador that’s going to stand up for democracy;
being an ambassador that’s going to sit across the
table, whether it’s at the OAS or anywhere else, and
say that the American people will always stand on the side
of justice and liberty. (Applause.) And I can tell
you, Vice President Pence, I’ve never felt more proud
than sitting there in Lima — and as we’re sitting in
the room, it’s a plenary of all these different
leaders from all across the Western Hemisphere. And you hear people —
Evo Morales and some of these people — just attacking
American democratic values. And you see the Vice
President of the United States come in and really
set the message straight, we won’t stand for that. We will always, always stand
on the side of human rights. We will always
stand for democracy. We will always fight
for those principles. I was so proud. I couldn’t have been
anymore honored to just be sitting there next
to the Vice President of the United States, looking
across the table and seeing the country that’s
called Cuba, knowing the history of my
family, knowing that my parents, my grandparents came here. My parents came at the
same age as my children who are standing
next to me. And knowing that, in just
the one generation — one generation away — you
could go from coming over on a plane with the shirt
on your back, working your tail off,
paying your taxes, honoring your country and God. And in just 40 or 50
years, my grandparents are living testament that your
child, your grandchild, could be standing
at this podium. That is only in America. (Applause.) There’s a lot
of people that have helped me throughout the way and
I’d really want to thank my grandparents
who are here today. It’s a real honor that
they’re both here, living, watching this. My grandmother who’s at
home and my other one who is in heaven. My parents, who are here,
a lot of immediate friends and family. And when you have these
small events — these intimate events — you
really reflect on your life. And I think a lot of the
people here are different chapters of my life. Some of my closet friends
since when I was child. Some of my friends that I made
across the way in college. Some of — some people I
went into business with and have become
very good friends. Some people who I had the
honor of serving in the Florida House with. Some people who were
supporting me, and mentoring me, and coaching
me, and encouraging me throughout my entire life. And some new friends that
I’ve made in my limited time working here in
the Western Hemisphere. But you’re all
very, very special. And I know that I wouldn’t
be half the person, half the husband, half the
father, half the American that I am without
your support. And I’m really, really
appreciative for that. And lastly, I want
to thank my wife. I know when the
opportunity presented itself, of moving to
Washington, D.C. with four young children and not
many schooling options or anything else, not one
time did she tell me, “We can’t do that.” When she said, “You could
serve your country and you could honor this
administration. You could honor a country
that has done so, so much for my family, in
particular, and so much for Americans and people
across the world.” It was never, “No.” It was, “When
can we start?” So, Carmen — (Applause.) Carmen, thank you. None of this would be
even worth — or possible without you. I really, really
appreciate it. And Vice President Pence,
it’s really one of the biggest honors of my life
to serve in your administration. I look forward to working
diligently with that resolve and never wavering
until Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua, and the Western Hemisphere is free and able to enjoy the
liberties and democracies that we all celebrate. Thank you. (Applause.)

Comments (55)

  1. Well then, how long will he last

  2. Stay well Mr. Vice President #MichaelRichardPence sir, safe, #God bless, and #GodBlessAmerica. #Godspeed. #TheWhiteHouse

    Sincerely And Respectfully,
    Paul Mason Ranck us

  3. Congratulations – Thank You..!! 󾓦 MAGA 󾓦

  4. What is this persons job?

  5. "We know the best days for the New World are yet to come." Yes!

  6. TRUMP 2020 – MAGA !!!

  7. President Trump has hit one HR after another in Foreign Policy. From Korea, to Syria, to Isis, to TPP, to NAFTA, to Israel, to Saudi, etc. This is another great pick as ambassador. Trujilo has been working very close with this Administration already. He is strong and a go getter. Real MAGA which will benefit the rest of the Hemisphere greatly. Congratulations to Ambassador Trujilo and his wife and family. God Bless you all, God Bless this Administration and President Trump.

  8. Nice looking family, and his wife is HOT!

  9. Congratulations. And Good Job.

  10. Damn she is FINE!!!!!!!!


  12. This looks like a joke when the US president has no principles. Trump is a liar & an adulterer, not a great man…

  13. Congratulations, to a beautiful family!

  14. Wife is smoking hot for a mom of 4. Kids are all cuties.

  15. Nice wife….I may grab her.

  16. Congratulations Mr. Carlos Trujillo, and our trust is with you as you represent our nation and it's interests Sir. May God lead you as you make your tough decisions going forward!

  17. what an eloquent speech and a fine person to be representing the US !

  18. Congratulations…hope your time in office is fruitful with many successes and enjoyment for your whole family…

  19. Swearing-In Ceremony for the U.S. Permanent Representative to the Ciminal Organization of American States


  21. i tell you why democrats disgusts me it is because hillary stole votes from bernie and that was acceptable for the practice of the democrats party my impressing is that democrats lie cheat steal kill whatever it takes i have seen for the first time in my life a real man guarding his house and all you democrats do is try to screw him over even though you can see what Trump is doing ,and how he is doing it is working

  22. Congratulations Ambassador Carlos and Carmen. Let's MAGA.

    GOD bless you and your beautiful family, the CUBAN community is proud of this assignment which I'm sure you will fulfill. You kind Sir, make government better, with honor and respect. BRAVO!!!
    Vice President PENCE, you are loved, appreciated and respected by all of us who have been granted the privilege of an outstanding statesman.

  24. Investigate Bibi Netanyahu and Jared Kushner for their illegal and criminal use of mental control technology globally and on the American people in the US…

  25. I hired Hillarys law firm that defended Bill Clinton against impeachment because I want to LOCK HER UP! ISN'T THAT OBVIOUS?


  26. Pence is great!

  27. WOW this guy is unbelievable. I was not expecting him to say so much about anything, but he seriously is perfect for the Trump team. What a frickin' go-getter, and his head's very much in the right place for American politics. I have a feeling we are going to see some incredible things (maybe some epic smackdowns like Haley does at the UN) from him as it relates to diplomacy in this hemisphere

  28. Peace be unto you
    שלום ושלום

    For I am not ashamed of the gospel for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes to the Jew first and also to the Greek

    The Lord bless thee and keep thee
    The Lord make his face shine upon thee and be gracious unto thee
    The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee and give thee peace

    America The Great The Bold The Beautiful my beloved my sweet Uncle Donald John Trump, The LORD God bless you
    America The Great The Bold The Beautiful my beloved my sweet Uncle Michael Richard Pence, The LORD God bless you
    America The Great The Bold The Beautiful my beloved my sweet Uncle Carlos Trujillo, The LORD God bless you
    America The Great The Bold The Beautiful my beloved my sweet Madam Carmen Mir and their children Carlos, Isabella, Juan Pablo and Felipe, The LORD God bless you

    In God We Trust
    God bless America The Great Faith
    God bless America The Great Nation
    אלוהים יברך את ישראל הכלה של אלוהים
    God bless Washington
    God bless Kansas
    God bless Florida
    God bless Puerto Rico
    Dios Bendice Cuba
    Dios Bendice Lima
    Dios Bendice Peru
    Dios Bendice Venezuela
    Dios Bendice Nicaragua
    God bless The Nations
    God bless We The People

    a sweet and good year with love
    אהבה אמונה ותקווה
    Semper fidelis

  29. Congratulations, thank you and your beautiful family ♡

  30. Wow, he looks like an unhappy person that hates his life. I don't know anything about him, so he might be a good guy, but he just looks miserable. The wife wouldn't even look at the children when they wanted her attention.

  31. What is this appointment? Ambassador to our own country? Makes no sense. ….Puerto Rico? Are they traffickers that needed to die. Aren't you setting up your drug, weapons and child trafficking in Puerto rico Pence? VP's are in charge of Trafficking with NSC! The gov is criminal fucking pigs! Tyranny! USA Corp must go!

  32. Thank you Mike. …shout out from fellow Hoosier. ..God Bless you and yours

  33. Bravo the Vice President Mike Pence! Bravo everyone standing behind President Donald Trump to help the president protect constitution of America, to make America richer, stronger, safer, and greater again. May God bless all the people of America! May God bless President Donald Trump! May God bless America !!!.

  34. Beautiful family and appears to be a very good strong man. MADA!

  35. The Commander in Chief cannot even defend the US borders against invasion, well isn't that interesting.

    Today is “National Prayer Day” May 3, 2018
    Meaning of the word “Inalienable right”- A right according to natural law, a right that cannot be taken away, denied, or transferred. of “House of Worship”-A place of worship is a specially designed structure or consecrated space where individuals or a group of people such as a congregation come to perform acts of devotion, veneration, or religious study. A building constructed or used for this purpose is sometimes called a house of worship.National Day of Prayer for the Victims of Hurricane Harvey and for our National Response and Recovery At the end when the pastor that prayed quoted 2 Chronicles 7:14. If you listen carefully to what he said he left out the most important part of that verse which is TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS! Healing cannot come to our nation and God cannot forgive sines until WE REPENT AND TURN FROM OUR WICKED WAYS! Read: 2 Chronicles 7:14.
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  37. NWO gotta go!! WAOS?

  38. Some background/familial similarities to 'Little Marco'.

  39. 4 little cuties 😍

  40. his wife is HOT <3 <3 <3

  41. What's with Mike Pence saying "The Best Days For The NEW WORLD Are About To Come". Are we Woke?

  42. She looks totally stressed with the little one. Get her some wine ASAP!
    TRUMP 2020


  44. Pence is in love with Donny

  45. How can you praise the Lord on the one hand and swear in an openly "Gay" ambassador to Germany on the other and say it was a "great honor" with the man's partner standing right there next to him, making a mockery out of God and His Word!

  46. Pence is almost as creepy as pervert Donald

  47. Organization of the American States. I bet anyone thought on the 50 states …

  48. Hispanics for TRUMP!!!!2020!!!!!

  49. Congratulations
    America 2018-2020
    Mr Donald Trump 2018-2020

  50. God bless those that are suffering the loss of their loved ones.

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