He DID it again! This time though was even better than the last time! President Trump has once again put the “Clinton FAKE NEWS Network” and all of its dirty friends in fake news right in his crosshairs.
At CPAC 2017 this morning he completely differentiated them from the legitimate role media should play and it was amazing to hear him speak.
“Nobody loves the First Amendment better than me. No one uses it more than I do,” Trump quipped during a speech at the CPAC event in Washington, D.C.
He added, “It gives me the right to criticize fake news and criticize it strongly.”
Then President Trump used his First Amendment to say that the media has falsely reported on his criticism. This is awesome…
— CPAC 2017 (@CPAC) February 24, 2017
“I called the fake news the ‘enemy of the people’,” Trump explained, but noted that many outlets reported he called the media the enemy of the people.
Not true, he said, but, “We have to fight the false narratives.”
He went on to explain the movement that he represents and stated there is a new priority for America.
“The core conviction of our movement is, we are a nation that will put it’s own citizens first,” Trump promised.
“I’m not representing the globe. I’m representing our country,” he said.
Among the accomplishments of his administration to date, the president listed actions to fortify our southern border and help make America safe again through law and order.
“We’re building a wall and in fact it’s going to start soon. Way ahead of schedule,” Trump said to the roaring approval of the audience.
“As we speak today, ICE agents are finding the criminal aliens, the drug dealers, the gang members and throwing them out of our country,” he said.
He pledged a new executive order regarding travel and immigration for seven countries determined to promote terrorism against the U.S. and its allies. “We are gong to keep the nation safe,” Trump said.
The president added, “We are going to keep radical Islamic terrorists the hell out of our country.”
Trump said the Keystone and Dakota Access Pipelines have been approved and would create tens of thousands of jobs.
Among the priorities of the new administration remain repealing and replacing Obamacare. Trump noted the politically expedient thing to do was let it implode so Democrats get the full credit for its failure, but said it would not be the right thing to do for the American people.
Other items on the agenda include tax reform, regulation reduction, and rebuilding the military.
Trump was the first president since Ronald Reagan to address CPAC during his first year in office. Trump pulled out of the event days before he was to appear last year.
Trump, like Reagan, has addressed CPAC multiple times, but cancelled last year to participate in campaign events in Florida and Kansas.
The president explained that “I would have come last year, but at time I thought it would be too controversial.”
The event was taking place in the throes of the Republican primary in early March, when the issue of who would be the Republican nominee was very much at issue, and the #NeverTrumpers’ efforts were reaching a fevered pitch.
Based on the exuberant reception of the crowd, conservatives are on the Trump train now.
It was this standing ovation that saw him through his campaign theme song appropriately playing…
President Trump then left the stage just as he came. A standing ovation saw him through with his campaign theme song appropriately playing,..
“You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes you just might find, …you get what you need!”
…these are most certainly some exciting times folks.
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