Trump Touts Armed Teacher Proposal During CPAC Speech

by Wade Massey February 24, 2018, 6:12
Trump Touts Armed Teacher Proposal During CPAC Speech

What did president Trump say at CPAC? The deafening applause overwhelmingly came down on the side of gun rights.

Near the end of a roughly 75-minute speech, Trump recited the lyrics from the 1960s song, "The Snake", a campaign staple that served as an allegory to warn of what he views as the dangers of some refugees and immigrants being allowed into the United States. "Don't worry", Trump said.

Mr Trump's bald spot was exposed by the wind on February 2 as he walked up a staircase into Air Force One, the presidential plane, in a video shared widely online.

And though he seemed eager to proclaim the massive tax cuts approved late a year ago, when Trump conducted an informal poll of the audience about which issue mattered more - the tax issue or protecting gun rights - the clear victor was guns.

On Thursday, Trump voiced his support for raising the minimum age, adding: "The NRA will back it and so will Congress".

The mighty Cheeto was the belle of the ball at the highest profile right-wing gathering of the year, where he pledged to protect gun ownership rights, gleefully sparked a "lock her up" chant against Hillary Clinton, and proudly led the booing of fellow Republican John McCain (who is now recovering from brain cancer). "I work hard. It doesn't look bad, hey, we're hanging in".

Addressing the Conservative Crowd in Maryland, President Trump said Officer Peterson "was not a credit to law enforcement" and insisted students would be better protected if some teachers were armed. "You're getting the wall, don't worry - I heard you", Trump promised of his vaunted Southern border wall, as chants of "Build the wall!" rang out.

They have largely been rewarded over the past year, as Trump has approved sweeping tax cuts that include slashing the corporate rate, a massive unraveling of regulations and the partial repeal of the Affordable Care Act. "I don't want to get into that battle". It includes Vice President Mike Pence; four cabinet secretaries and the SBA director; his White House counsel, budget director and domestic policy counsel; presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway, and more.

Footage of the protester being removed from the conference shows him calling the president a "traitor". Once-prominent draws such as Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.).

Trump told the CPAC crowd that only a fraction of teachers and administrators should have guns to protect students from attackers. Ted Cruz, once known as "Lyin' Ted" but who has since appeared to mend fences with the president.

The President, who has been embroiled in controversies about allegations that he cheated on First Lady Melania Trump with a porn star and a former Playboy playmate, told the audience that "faith and family are at the center of American life".

That evolution is something Trump seemed to even relish in Friday's address.

"I don't think we should be infringed on any of our rights".

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