After the first lady opened the rally with the Lord’s prayer, Trump took the stage. He defended his travel ban and talked about the progress he has made and what he is planning on for the future. Check it out.
Donald Trump once again doubled down on the media, telling a cheering crowd in Florida: ‘I want to speak to you without the filter of the fake news.’
The president was introduced on stage in Melbourne by Melania Trump, who led the Lord’s prayer after she and her husband stepped off Air Force One Saturday afternoon.
The First Lady, after embracing the president, promised to ‘stay true to myself and be truthful to you’ and telling the audience, ‘my husband is creating a country of safety and great prosperity’.
The ‘Make America Great Again Rally’ was almost idential in rhetoric to his 2016 campiagn events that focused onm bringing back jobs and increasing national security. Unsuprisingly, this rally had a heavier focus on bashing press coverage than before.
At 5.43pm ET he stepped off of Air Force One in Melbourne where ‘Proud to be an American’ blared over the live speakers.
He shook hands with some of his supporters most of who were holding Trump/Pence signs or wearing the famous ‘Make American Great Again’ hats.
First Lady Melania Trump kicked off the campaign rally with the Lord’s Prayer, which was somewhat of a surprise.
‘The America we envisioned is one that works for all Americans,’ said the First Lady.
‘I will always be truthful to myself and be truthful to you no matter what the opposition is saying,’ she continued in a slight dig at the media.
President Trump voiced his surprised that his wife said the Lord’s Prayer but said he thought it was a lovely gesture.
‘This was a truly great movement and I want to be here with you and I will always be with you. I promise you that.
‘I want to speak to you without the filter of the fake news,’ Trump said to cheers and boos.
He angrily elaborated on this point, a continuation of his most recent press conference which was bashing the media.
He said: ‘They [the media] are part of the corrupt system.’
Trump then spoke about Thomas Jefferson and his disturst of media by taking the founding father’s quote wildly out of context. He pointed to other presidents who he said opposed the press including Abraham Lincon.
He also said in a few weeks the GOP would be submitting a health care plan that would repeal and replace ‘the disaster that is Obamacare.’
‘Out plan will be better healthcare at a much lower cost,’ Trump said.
He then transitioned into how miners would be going back to work soon. Many lost their jobs under President Obama because of environmental regulations.