Trump says he'll issue order protecting campus free speech

Minnie Murray
March 3, 2019

As to his point about campus speech, Trump brought Hayden Williams out, the right-wing activist who was attacked on the campus of the University of California at Berkeley campus in February, saying he "took a punch for all of us".

Donald Trump has predicted he will win re-election in 2020 - and with a bigger a margin than in 2016.

In a speech laced with sarcasm and his characteristic "off script" style, US President Donald Trump targeted special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation and Democrat lawmakers at a conservative conference on Saturday. New Yorker reporter Osita Nwanevu joins Hari Sreenivasan.

Pres. Donald Trump went "off script" at the 2019 Conservative Political Action Conference held in National Harbor, Maryland.

Trump is expected to be praised at the conference, primarily for fighting illegal immigration, nominating conservative judges and limiting the influence of the federal government. "A delicate balance", Trump said.

Trump hit all his usual marks: Former FBI Director James Comey is a liar, the investigation into the president is nothing more than a "witch hunt", and those who dare oppose him are "sick people".

The Green New Deal, favored by prominent Democratic politicians such as freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and most of the current 2020 presidential candidates, would overhaul the country's energy and economic policy and cost trillions of dollars.

"America will never be a socialist country", he added. Although both sides say they are now close to resolving the dispute Trump insisted he's "fine with it" and told his supporters: "The beauty is this". "I think it's really something that they should promote".

"When the wind stops blowing, that's the end of your electric", the president joked.

"They try to take you out with bullsh-", Trump said of Mueller's probe.

On Saturday, the President said his administration is "winning against the swamp".

"They fight so hard on this witch hunt, this phony deal that they put together. I'd like to watch television, darling".

U.S. President Donald Trump (R) and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (L) during their second summit meeting at the Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam, on February 28, 2019.

Seeming to feed off the crowd's support, he added: "We're in the swamp of Washington DC, but you know what - we're winning and they're not".

Trump's face perspired as he lashed out at critics after a stressful week during which his former lawyer Michael Cohen accused the president in congressional testimony of breaking the law.

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