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Trump Polls CPAC Audience: 'Second Amendment or the Tax Cuts?'

Trump Polls CPAC Audience: 'Second Amendment or the Tax Cuts?'

Trump then surveyed the audience of conservatives on which issue was more important to them, and listened as the crowd cheered loudly in support of the Second Amendment right to bear arms. "They'll take away your Second Amendment, which we will never allow to happen".

It's not always easy to hide bald spots, especially when you're a president, considering one of your duties is to climb the windy stairs to Air Force One with cameras watching every step.

After declaring that some of his prepared comments were "sort of boring", the President launched into a speech that included praise of his own first year as President, citing tax cuts and changed to regulations as some of his major achievements.

Marc Sisson, student from Nebraska, said "The one thing that probably hit me most was Pence going through the track list of what the Trump administration has achieved the past year".

"These teachers love their students, and these teachers are talented with weaponry and with guns, and that's, they feel safe - and I'd rather have somebody that loves their students and wants to protect their students than somebody standing outside that doesn't know anybody and doesn't know the students, and frankly, for whatever reason, decided not to go in", Trump said, referring to the armed security guard at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who reportedly didn't enter the school while the shooter was inside. "We're gonna say you want the Second Amendment the most".

"We owe it to our country", Trump said. Hey, we are hanging in, we are hanging in, we are hanging in there.

Trump blamed ailing Republican Senator John McCain for impeding efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act during the CPAC speech. The crowd chanted, "lock her up", a common refrain at Trump campaign rallies.

That formerly libertarian-leaning conference's transformation toward a full embrace of Trump began past year, as members of Trump's team took the stage, comparing him to the movement's idol, former President Ronald Reagan. She asks the snake why it bit her, and the snake responds, "You knew damn well I was a snake before you took me in".

Here are some of the wilder moments from Trump's remarks, which lasted well over an hour. The ex-White House chief strategist whose falling out with Trump cost him his perch atop the conservative Breitbart website has featured prominently at past gatherings.

Trump hammered Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who is now receiving treatment for brain cancer, for voting against the Republican Obamacare repeal. But at separate event with the nation's governors, who are attending a weekend conference, Vice President Mike Pence noted that Trump had called for raising the age to 21, part of what Pence called "working with leaders in the Congress to bring this evil in our time to an end". He just used that for campaigning.' ...

He repeated his insistence that some school professionals carry firearms, despite what he said was reasonable opposition to the idea.


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