Trump’s Speech at CPAC 2017

President Donald Trump took the stage at CPAC this morning, addressing the annual gathering for a fifth time.

“The media didn’t think we’d win. The pundits didn’t think we’d win,” he told the crowd, saying “they all underestimated the power of the people.”

“Never underestimate the people,” said Trump, declaring that his administration is “fighting the fake news” and again calling the “fake news” media to be “the enemy of the people.”

“Never underestimate the people,” said Trump, declaring that his administration is “fighting the fake news” and again calling the “fake news” media to be “the enemy of the people.”

Trump derided CNN as the “Clinton News Network” and chided the media for making up stories and sources, calling out one story which cited nine sources in a report about Russia and Trump’s former National Security Adviser.

The Washington Post stands by its story, which led to the resignation of Michael Flynn just days later.

He said that he did not declare the media overall to be the enemy of the American people, only the “fake news” aspect of the media.

“They shouldn’t be allowed to use sources unless they use somebody’s name. Let their name be put out there,” he said.

Trump said the polls during the campaign were “made up” as well.

He then said he “loves” the First Amendment and that “nobody” loves it more than he does. Trump said the First Amendment gives him and others the right to call out the “dishonest fake news.”

“As you saw throughout the campaign and even now, the fakes news doesn’t tell the truth. … It doesn’t represent the people, it never will represent the people and we’re going to do something about it,” said Trump.

Trump said the world has never seen a “movement” like his, bringing up Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign, which he said “petered out.”

“I like Bernie,” he said, claiming that he has a lot of support from the Vermont senator’s very liberal backers.

Trump said the “core conviction” of his movement is for America “to put its own citizens first.”

The president said he’s “way ahead of schedule” on building the border wall and that DHS is getting the “bad dudes” out of the country.

He said the gang members, drug dealers and criminal aliens are being removed “as we speak.”

“All I’ve done is keep my promise,” said Trump.

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