President Trump rallies crowd in Melbourne, Florida
- Author: Leroy Wright Feb 20, 2017,
Feb 20, 2017, 18:14
"We the people, our movement is the reason why our president of the United States is standing in front of us today", said Gene Huber, who lined up for the rally at 4 a.m. ET.
President Donald Trump on Saturday at a Florida rally called a supporter up on stage while continuing to lash out at the news media.
He repeated all of his campaign promises, including building a wall along the US-Mexico border, rebuilding the US military, cleaning up the inner cities, destroying Islamic State and crushing drug cartels operating in the US.
Trump touched on a variety of campaign promises he pledged he would enact as president, including calls to bring jobs back to the U.S. and replace Obamacare.
In a bid to evoke a spirit of unity among his supporters at the rally and across the country, Trump used "we" throughout his speech and invited one visibly humbled supporter to speak on his podium.
Speaking to supporters in an airport hanger in Melbourne the President said he had held the rally so he could speak "without the filter of the fake news".
"I wouldn't say that the Secret Service was thrilled with that, but we know our people, right?"
The Republican has faced a hard week following a number of information leaks from the White House, that have caused several problems and resulted in the resignation of Mike Flynn as national security adviser.
'They have their own agenda and their agenda is not your agenda, ' he told the cheering crowd.
A month into his term, President Donald Trump hit the trail Saturday for what a White House spokeswoman called a "campaign rally for America". I promise. We will make America proud again.
Trump also said he has started taking steps to bring back jobs to the country and "revive" the economy.
"The leaks are absolutely real; the news is fake", Mr. Trump said on Thursday.
On his executive order temporarily banning travel from seven majority-Muslim countries that was put on hold by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Trump promised "we never give up" and that "we will do something next week".
He also credited Trump for getting him interested in politics.
He reminded the crowd that the November 8 election was supposed to be "the greatest defeat in the modern history of American politics - and it was, for the Democrats, not the Republicans".
It would be "great", he said, but did not expand further as to what it might entail.
What's slightly different about Trump's planned rally, however, is that it will be funded Trump's 2020 White House campaign.
On Saturday, he also repeated what he said Thursday about his administration running like a "fine-tuned machine" and that he inherited "one big mess", knocking back criticism about a rocky start and suggestions that he and his administration are working in coordination with Russian Federation.