Published: Sat, February 24, 2018
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

What did president Trump say at CPAC? Watch his speech here

What did president Trump say at CPAC? Watch his speech here

President Donald Trump took questions from the media as he departs the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C. en route the National Harbor, Maryland where he addressed the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on February 23, 2018.

"We will see, but hopefully something positive can happen", Trump said.

"This would be a major deterrent, because these people are inherently cowards". "If this guy thought that people would be shooting bullets back at him, he wouldn't have gone there". "A teacher would have shot the hell out of him before he ever knew what happened".

Instead, he fed off the friendly crowd of ultra-conservative supporters who ate up Trump's attacks on immigrants, Democrats and even what appeared to be a dig at Sen.

Trump predicted Democrats would "take away those massive tax cuts", referencing to his signature tax law signed in December, "and they will take away your Second Amendment".

Trump's aides said ahead of his speech that he would use the address to unveil harsh new sanctions against North Korea, part of a pressure campaign Trump has frequently used to illustrate his foreign policy strength.

Trump in the election campaign-style speech ticked off his accomplishments over the past year, including passing tax cuts, moving the United States embassy in Jerusalem and withdrawing from the Paris climate accords, Fox News reported.

Trump additionally suggested his call for ending "gun-free zones" in schools may also extend soon to US military bases.

"Historically, if you win the presidency, you don't do well two years later".

"Oh, I try like hell to hide that bald spot, folks", POTUS continued.

"Thank you President Trump for bringing us someone as wonderful as Secretary DeVos", said Kay Coles James, president of the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, after a friendly interview with DeVos on her overhaul efforts.

He welcomed familiar chants like "lock her up" about Hillary Clinton, the opponent he defeated 15 months ago.

The room erupted as Trump wrapped his speech and walked off stage to The Rolling Stones' "You Can't Always Get What You Want", a signature song from his presidential campaign.

"We celebrate our history and our heroes and we believe young Americans should be taught to love their country, and to respect its traditions".

Trump said he goes to great lengths to hide the bald spot revealed in a recent photo.

He repeated his insistence that some school professionals carry firearms, despite what he said was reasonable opposition to the idea. "For me personally, as a college student, it's really important for me to want to continue to educate myself and other people, so he really hit on the importance of doing that".

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