The president went on to say that his administration's actions over the past year have proven his conservative values, despite doubts many Republicans had when he first announced his bid for the presidency.
"We've passed massive, the biggest in history, tax cuts and reforms".
He criticized Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) for his healthcare vote, energizing the crowd. - In the wake of last week's mass shooting at a South Florida high school, President Donald Trump used an annual gathering of conservatives to emphasize the need for more security at schools, including his controversial proposal to arm teachers.More news: Team USA finishes historically low in women's figure skating
Trump Says Democrats Have "Totally Abandoned DACA".
He reaffirmed support for arming school personnel.
"Why do we protect our airports, our banks, our government buildings but not our schools? Adding more guns to schools may create an illusion of safety, but in reality it would make our classrooms less safe". "In a recent interview, Pelosi suggested mowing the grass so people cant be smuggled through the grass", Trump said.
"That's a case where somebody was outside, they're trained, they didn't react properly under pressure or they were a coward", Trump said ahead of his CPAC speech Friday.
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"A teacher would have shot the hell out of him", Trump said, referring to the Florida gunman.
He lamented USA immigration policies and repeated a story he had used as a presidential candidate comparing unwanted immigrants to a deadly snake. So we have the tax reform act, and that was it. He said that he pledged to them that he will take some sort of action. They believe the president is getting results in areas that weren't happening before the 2016 election. The audience responded with a ferocious cheer.
"This drift that had begun before Trump, and has been rapidly accelerated since Trump is one where we are now - we traditional conservatives now find ourselves in the unusual position of having to defend not this or that public policy so much as elemental decency, acting like a grown-up, and just adhering to civility", Charen explained. "We want our cities to be sanctuaries for law abiding citizens not for criminals".
Gavrilovic said she heard "Build the Wall" during a pause in his talk, too.
As he spoke to the CPAC, the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control disclosed details of the new measures, which target one individual, 27 companies, and 28 vessels activities related to North Korea nuclear and ballistic-missile programs.More news: China Regulator Issues Guidance on Tackling Insurance Fraud