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Donald Trump renews old promises, insults

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Published Feb 20, 2017, 12:11 am IST
Updated Feb 20, 2017, 6:46 am IST
Mr Trump promised anew to build a border wall along the US-Mexico border, reduce regulations and create jobs.
US President Donald Trump. (Photo: AP)
 US President Donald Trump. (Photo: AP)

Melbourne, Florida: President Donald Trump turned back the clock on Sunday with a bold and aggressive Florida speech straight out of his 2016 campaign playbook, enthralling fans while insisting all is well in the White House despite weeks of turbulence. He also took aim at his favorite foil, the “dishonest” news media that he said has become “part of the corrupt system.” At the end of a stormy first month in office, the billionaire took the power of the presidency on the road, revisiting the style and substance of the campaign trail.

After stepping down from Air Force One to a deafening cheer, he was drawn into the collective bosom of several thousand of his dearest followers — mostly white, mostly male middle-class Americans who feel they have been left behind by the country’s shifting economy. “I’m here because I want to be among my friends and among the people,” he said. Mr Trump promised anew to build a border wall along the US-Mexico border, reduce regulations and create jobs.

 

He also pledged to “do something over the next couple of days” to address the immigration order that has been blocked in the courts. “We don’t give up, we never give up,” said the President. “This will be change for the ages.” he said. But Mr Trump was completing his first month in office under a cloud in Washington, where lawmakers pledged 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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