Trump pledges 'greatest military build-up in American history'
- Author: Leroy Wright Feb 27, 2017,
Feb 27, 2017, 16:18
"We believe in peace through strength and that's what we will have", Trump said. But there is no such thing as a global anthem, a global currency or a global flag.
"I'm not representing the globe", he said. I'm representing your country. "It took you a long time".
Crowd at CPAC waving these little pro-Trump flags that look exactly like the Russian flag.
He later added, "I want you all to know that we are fighting the fake news. Nobody. It will be one of the greatest military buildups in American history", he said.
"Whether its drugs or murder or other things - we are getting bad things out".
Trump spent several minutes early in his remarks responding to the uproar over his recent tweet decrying "fake news" from five major media outlets.
He also escalated his attacks on the press, pitting the news media against conservative values and suggesting he was going to take action soon to end what he described as a scourge of "fake news". Trump told Twitter followers on February 17, shortly after arriving in Palm Beach for a weekend with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Trump claimed that the "dishonest media" would say he didn't receive a standing ovation because everyone was standing in the room and never sat down.
Trump also delivered another screed against what he called "fake news" on Friday, lambasting media organizations for using anonymous sources to portray an administration in disarray.
Later that day, the White House blocked journalists from CNN, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Buzzfeed from attending a press gaggle with press secretary Sean Spicer, which replaced his usual daily briefing. He said, "When I said fake news is the enemy of the people, the media reported is as "media is the enemy of the people". He said they left out a key word.
Another example of Trump's making a claim without specific sources came in November 2015, when he asserted that he saw "thousands" of people in the United States cheering the attacks on September 11 that brought down the World Trade Center.
During his Friday speech to CPAC speech, President Donald Trump tried to quash coverage of his administration's Russia scandal in an indirect way by taking aim at the anonymous leakers who have regularly revealed new allegations about his shady connections with Russia and the Russian government's attempt to sway the 2016 presidential election in his favor. Let them say it to my face.
Speaking more soberly, Charter said the idea was to "shed some light on an important issue, but using laughter" in an environment where people are "being bombarded with negative news stories".
Without beating around the bush, Trump got to the theme of his speech: the dishonest media. "And I tell you I love good stories, but I don't get too may of them". "Nobody loves it better than me".
Just how much does Trump love the freedom of the press? The First Amendment gives all of us, it gives it to me, it gives it to you, it gives it to all Americans, the right to speak our minds freely.