Trump insists White House running -so smoothly-

by Edisi Viral


HOME Posted on 19 Feb 2017 03:00:27


US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive at a rally at the Orlando Melbourne International Airport on Feb 18, 2017 in Melbourne, Florida.

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive at a rally at the Orlando Melbourne International Airport on Feb 18, 2017 in Melbourne, Florida.

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MELBOURNE (US): US President Donald Trump insisted Saturday that the White House is running smoothly, and used a campaign-style rally in Florida to bring his message to supporters “without the filter of the fake news.”

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Trump employed a loud and muscular delivery — one which won over millions of voters on the campaign trail last year — to assure Americans he is fulfilling his promises to shrink government, rebuild the military, and repeal and replace health care reforms enacted by predecessor Barack Obama.

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“This will be change for the ages,” the new president told several thousand supporters in an airport hangar in Melbourne, a sun-bleached city on Florida’s Space Coast.

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But Trump was completing his first month in office with his administration under a cloud back in Washington, where lawmakers pledge to further investigate his possible pre-election ties to Russia, his national security advisor was forced to resign in disgrace, and a cabinet nominee withdrew amid controversy.

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“The White House is running so smoothly, so smoothly,” Trump stressed, before going on an extended rant about the US media.

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“I also want to speak to you without the filter of the fake news,” Trump said.

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“The dishonest media, which has published one false story after another, with no sources… they just don’t want to report the truth,” he said.

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“They’ve become a big part of the problem. They are part of the corrupt system.”

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Trump, who relishes campaigning perhaps like no other US politician, arrived to a thunderous cheer when Air Force One, the presidential jet, rolled up to the hangar at Orlando Melbourne International Airport.

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Aside from the fact that the billionaire businessman is now leader of the free world, the feel was extremely similar to that of a Trump campaign event from last year — from the speakers, to the recorded music, to the president’s brash, largely impromptu delivery.

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“We’re going to start producing jobs like you’ve never seen before,” Trump said, highlighting how his pro-growth agenda has already led some US firms to commit to domestic investments.

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He reiterated his pledge to crack down on terrorism, saying he has asked Defense Secretary James Mattis to draft a “plan to totally destroy ISIS,” the Islamic State extremist group.

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“I’ve ordered decisive action to keep radical Islamic terrorists the hell out of our country,” he said, drawing loud cheers.

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At one point Trump broke security protocol by inviting a supporter to hop a barrier and join him onstage.

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“I wouldn’t say that the Secret Service was thrilled with that,” he said. – AFP

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