Trump's Full Speech at CPAC 2019

Marco Green
March 3, 2019

President Donald Trump invited Hayden Williams, a field representative for the Leadership Institute who got punched on the Berkeley campus of the University of California, to speak with him on the stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Saturday.

The 2019 CPAC theme is "What Makes America Great", which is based on Trump's well-known 2016 campaign slogan, "Make America Great Again".

By this point, the crowd had erupted in laughter.

"An executive order is unnecessary as public research universities are already bound by the First Amendment, which they deeply respect and honor", said Peter McPherson, president of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities.

"I think we're going to do even better in 2020", Trump said.

Trump ridiculed a Democratic "green new deal" plan to fight climate change, pointing to provisions such as reducing airplane flights or eating less beef. Trump, however, said that dismantling Yongbyon alone was not enough, as the United States is aware that North Korea has "plenty" of other sites.

"I think it's really something that they should promote, that they should work hard on".

He added that he's opting out of siding with the deal.

"When the wind stops blowing, that's the end of your electric", the president joked. Let's hurry up, darling, is the wind blowing today?

"I just returned from Vietnam where I had very productive meetings with Kim Jong Un", he said.

The president also went after "fake news". "You've got yourself a great lawyer", Trump told Williams.

Trump also mocked the Southern accent of Sessions and criticized him for recusing himself from the Russian Federation probe.

Mr Trump has frequently called the special counsel's investigation a "witch hunt".

"All of the sudden, they're trying to take you out with bulls**t", Trump said. In November, Trump fired Sessions, a former US senator from Alabama who was among the first Republican lawmakers to back Trump's presidential bid. He suggested that Williams was going to be "a very wealthy young man". "Every Republican hates him". He also attempted to clarify his remarks on believing Kim when he said he didn't know about the mistreatment of Otto Warmbier, a USA student who died after months in a North Korean prison. "We're winning, and they're not", he added.

Trump hit all his usual marks: Former FBI Director James Comey is a liar, the investigation into the president is nothing more than a "witch hunt", and those who dare oppose him are "sick people".

Trump defended his declaration of a national emergency to obtain wall funding beyond the $1.4 billion that Congress approved for border security.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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