Trump Accuses Opponents of 'Atrocities' in CPAC Speech

Bobby Bright

Florida Gov. Rick Scott slammed Trump's proposal during a press conference Friday, where he announced some measures to toughen the state's gun laws, including stronger background checks, a ban on bump stocks, and raising the minimum age to purchase a firearm to 21.

The country's largest conservative gathering, part networking event and part pep rally, has thrived off the threat of a rampaging left.

The song is a campaign favourite of President Trump's, and he read it many times on the trail in the run-up to his Presidential victory in 2016.

At the 2016 CPAC, Trump didn't speak. The schedule does not indicate the length of his time slot, but the next session is scheduled for 11:15 a.m. "Second Amendment? I'm going to leave it at the Second Amendment", he said.

Called "The Snake", the song was written and recorded by U.S. soul singer Al Wilson and was originally released in 1969. "Our whole nation was moved by their strength and courage", Trump will say of the Parkland survivors.

Trump's team and the NRA have taken on the FBI and the Justice Department despite - or perhaps because - they are both now under investigation.

Trump said that teachers would be more emotionally invested in protecting students than dedicated school security officials. The president wondered why the US protects airports, banks and government buildings "but not our schools". Pence continued, assuring the crowd that the administration is working to "take strong action to make our schools safe and to give law enforcement and our families the tools they need to deal with people struggling with risky mental illness".

Opening his speech Friday, Trump touted accomplishments, despite what he said was skepticism about his conservative bona fides.

"I'd rather have somebody who loves their students and wants to protect them".

Pence, who led the USA delegation at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in South Korea earlier this month, also focused on a familiar theme for Trump supporters - attacking the US news media. They're pouring back. Not like - I mean, when did you hear about auto companies coming back into MI and coming to OH and expanding?

"See, the word, really, is 'complacent.' People get complacent".

It was also claimed the President had had "scalp reduction surgery". However Trump abandoned those remarks, calling them "a little boring".

However, Trump is so insecure that he had to point out the one person who was protesting him.

He declared his administration "has had the most successful first year in the history of the presidency", naming tax cuts and a regulatory overhaul as his chief accomplishments.

But if you look within, the president said, not all is as it seems. "Remember that. They will take away those massive tax cuts and take away your Second Amendment".

Trump uses the song as an allegory to immigration law, suggesting that immigrants who come to the United States in search of a better life and help may end up hurting the country in the end.

Trump has invited doubters to feel his hair on more than one occasion.

"It's always been more about the political leadership" for conservative activists, said former Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, R-Mich. And it was called tax cut and reform. The headline tomorrow, disrupters of CPAC and he was very nice.