President Trump hints at Elizabeth Warren as possible 2020 opponent
- Author: Larry Hoffman May 02, 2017,
May 02, 2017, 11:58
Trump spoke at NRA' s annual convention in Atlanta on Friday, making him the first sitting president in more than three decades to address the group.
President Donald Trump vowed to protect gun rights and continued to wade further into the nationally watched congressional race playing out in the Atlanta suburbs during a Friday address to the National Rifle Association.
"It does my spirit good to be with people who never lose faith in America, who never stop believing in her future and who never back down one inch from defending the constitution freedoms that are every Americans birth right", former President Ronald Reagan said. "Freedom is a gift from God".
This year's convention is the same celebration of gun rights But this year, the NRA is all but taking credit for putting Trump over the top.
In addition to President, the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum featured speakers from all walks of life, including elected leaders, sports figures, military and law enforcement heroes, and NRA leaders.
The crowd cheered again.
After reaffirming his commitment to protecting the Second Amendment, the new Republican president used the speech on the eve of his 100th day in office as an opportunity to demonstrate his dedication to the principles he laid out as a candidate. The speech was received with the kind of energy and excitement more common to a campaign rally than an annual political conference.
"I have a feeling that in the next election you're going to be swamped with candidates but you're not going to waste your time".
Trump has been a champion of gun rights and supportive of NRA efforts to loosen restrictions on gun ownership. "It's about time", Trump said.
The full sentence stipulates that "A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed".
In speaking about the possibilities for people who might run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, Trump said that "it may be Pocahontas" and added that "she is not big on the NRA".
"Our police and sheriffs also know that when you ban guns, only the criminals will be armed", he continued. "On their very last full day in office, the previous administration issued an 11th hour rule to restrict the use of lead ammunition on certain federal lands", Trump said, but that rule was eliminated on Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's first day in office.
During the campaign, the NRA poured more than $30 million into Trump's effort. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. "It may be Pocahontas, remember that", Trump said of his potential re-election opponent. But we can't be complacent. "Instead, we will work with you by your side".
"We will build the wall, no matter how low this number gets or how high this number gets".