Trump yet again refers to Elizabeth Warren as 'Pocahontas'
- Author: Zachary Reyes May 04, 2017,
May 04, 2017, 17:07
US President Donald Trump has pledged to protect the American gun owners' right to keep and bear arms, assuring them that they now have a "true friend" in the White House.
Donald Trump ran the most pro-gun presidential campaign in history, and his speech on Friday made clear his commitment to our firearms freedom has not wavered in the slightest.
A year ago, Trump was addressing the NRA as a candidate.
Most recently, Trump postponed his plans for building a wall on the border with Mexico to stem a feud with Democrats that risked a government shutdown.
With the help of Republican-controlled Congress, he signed away Obama-era legislation that made it more hard for those with mental illnesses to purchase guns. But he defended his record during his first three-and-a-half months, especially on gun rights.
He's also reassuring members that he's fight for them, saying: "you came through for me, and I am going to come through for you".
"She's totally for the NRA, and she's totally for the Second Amendment, so get out and vote", he said.
Pennsylvania is one of three swing states - including MI and Wisconsin - that proved crucial for Trump's surprise victory in November, thanks in no small part to support from the NRA's millions of members.
Trump used his appearance at the NRA's Leadership Forum in Atlanta to dismiss potential 2020 rival Sen.
Before Trump's speech, one of the signs that flashed on a video board in the hall said that "even after the election, the anti-gun left still has us in their cross-hairs".
The endorsements didn't stop there: Trump praised Singer Lee Greenwood ("We're all very proud, indeed, to be an American."); Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint, whose ouster was reported Friday ("Those people have been fantastic, they've been real friends."); Executive Vice President of the Federalist Society Leonard Leo ("They really helped us out."); Govs.
"It's the residual from the last administration, I believe", McGonigal said. "Do you remember that evening?" he said.
But Trump remained undeterred, insisting that sooner or later one of his signature campaign issues will be realized. He mentioned that Karen Handel who is running in Georgia's Sixth Congressional District against Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff was "totally for the NRA and the second amendment".
After starting the speech by reviewing the state-by-state wins on election night, Trump talked about the work that he has done on behalf of gun owners.
The NRA - which claims five million members including many white, rural voters - was one of the most steadfast supporters of Trump's against-the-odds presidential bid.