President Donald Trump returned to CPAC on Friday, receiving a rock star welcome from the packed ballroom.
He kicked off the speech defending his assertion on Twitter that the media was the “enemy of the people,” vowing to combat their “fake news” stories.
“A few days ago I called the fake news ‘the enemy of the people,’ and they are. They are the enemy of the people,” he stated, criticizing their “dishonest coverage” of his administration.
Trump admitted that the media was very upset by his repeated criticisms, however that he would proceed to take action, citing the First Amendment.
“They get upset, they say we can’t criticize their dishonest coverage because of the first amendment. They always bring up the First Amendment,” he stated. “I love the First Amendment. Nobody loves it better than me.”
Trump traveled to the convention center in Maryland aboard Marine One, returning to the conference where he made his first massive politically themed speeches. Supporters lined up hours early to get within the convention hall, however they needed to undergo tight security to enter the building.
During his speech, the president vowed to keep his campaign promises, particularly a repeal and replace of Obamacare, constructing the Keystone and Dakota pipelines, constructing a wall on the southern border, restoring military funding.
“We have to, to turn things around. The era of empty talk is over,” he stated. “It’s over. Now is the time for action.”
Trump additionally promised to revive the greatness of the American economy and bring back manufacturing jobs to the nation.
“The GOP, from now on, will be the party of the American worker,” he stated.
Trump additionally sounded an anti-globalist message promising to focus his administration on the United States first.
“There is no such thing as a global anthem, a global currency, or a global flag,” he stated. “I’m not representing the globe. I’m representing your country.”
Although he was interrupted by a couple of protestors, his supporters cheered wildly and shouted USA! throughout his speech.
Trump pointed to a brilliant future under his leadership, thanking his supporters for their efforts in the course of the campaign.
“The future belongs to all of us,” he stated.