Trump Speaks to Largest Conservative Conference Crowd in History

Saul Bowman
March 5, 2019

The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) was hosting the president on the last day of its 2019 event; the conference ran from Wednesday to Saturday. He also attempted to clarify his remarks on believing Kim when he said he didn't know about the mistreatment of Otto Warmbier, a U.S. student who died after months in a North Korean prison.

The White House is also smarting from explosive testimony on Capitol Hill by Trump's former lawyer and fixer on Wednesday that branded him a criminal and a racist.

Trump said Saturday that conservatives "reject oppressive speech codes, censorship, political correctness, and every other attempt by the hard left to stop people from challenging ridiculous and unsafe ideas". Democrats "don't like Trump and they are trying every angle to take him out".

He told CPAC the meeting was "very productive" - but that he would not "make a deal just for the sake of doing it".

The speech came at the end of a hard week for the president. He said that would include officials from the Justice Department, Weisselberg of the Trump Organization and Donald Trump Jr.

Trump revisited his meeting with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un, calling their summit "very productive". Sadly, Trump suggested it would be "fake news" for reporters to say anyone had left.

Several other Democratic presidential candidates did not respond to email requests asking them about the report.

House Democrats sent more than 80 letters Monday demanding documents from family members, business associates, political confidants and others with connections to President Donald Trump, opening a sprawling investigation of whether he and his administration have engaged in obstruction of justice, corruption and abuse of power. "If you look at that first speech, that was very innocent compared to what's happening", Trump said.

North Korea offered to dismantle the Yongbyon nuclear reactor, but requested that sanctions be lifted first.

"There is not one bit of evidence to show any type of coordination, collusion, conspiracy whatsoever between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation to impact the election", Jordan said Sunday on "Meet the Press".

Less than one week after the "Change my Mind" incident, the Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) reintroduced the goals for its ASSU Director of Academic Freedom cabinet position.

While some credited Trump for refusing to be drawn into a bad deal, he was criticized for earlier praising Kim's leadership and saying he accepted his assertion that he had not been aware of how Otto Warmbier, an American student who died after 17 months in a DPRK prison had been treated.

In interviews with two dozen people in the small towns and villages south and west of Wisconsin's state capital, Madison, the upcoming report was met with frustration and exasperation, illustrating the dangers Democrats face with swing voters if they go too far on the issue.

Michael D. Cohen talks to the media after testifying before the House Intelligence Committee in Washington on February 28, 2019.

This investigation it the broadest yet of the president and comes amidst an intensifying face-off between him and the Democratic-led House, which conducted a high-profile public hearing last week at which Michale Cohen, a former personnel attorney of the president and fixer, called his former boss a "racist, a conman and a cheat".

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