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By Lauren Egan
WASHINGTON – In his Vice-President's longest speech so far, President Donald Trump has shaken audiences at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday, releasing issues ranging from Russia's investigation and the democratic presidential field to freedom of speech at university libraries.
Trump, still from a blistering week both at home and abroad, he claimed to be "sarcastic" and "having fun with the audience," during the 2016 campaign, calling on Russia to hack the democratic candidate Hillary Clinton's emails.
"I've learned with the fake news if you're telling a joke if you're sarcastic if you're having fun with the audience if you're on live TV with millions of people and 25,000 people in an arena and if you say Something like "Russia, please, if you can, get us Hillary Clinton's emails! Please, Russia, thank you! Please get us emails! Please!" said Trump in a mocking tone.
Trump referred to a press conference in July 2016 where he said: "Russia, if you listen, I hope you can find the 30,000 emails missing. I think you are likely to be greatly rewarded by our press. Let's see if that happens. stay next. "
According to a prosecution from Specialist Robert Mueller, the Russians made their first attempt to pick Clinton's personal servers the same day.
Trump's comments, which ran for more than two hours, came just days after he returned from a trip abroad to meet with North Korean leaders during which he suggested that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un was not responsible to American university student Otto Warmbiber's death.
"I am in such a terrible position because I have to negotiate in a way. On the other hand, I love Mr. and Mrs. Warmbier, and I love Otto. And that is a very, very delicate balance. He was a particularly young Man and to see what happened was so bad, "said Trump, and seemed to explain his previous comments.
But for the most part, Trump focused on domestic issues and the national political scams.
"Suddenly they are trying to get you out with stifling," Trump said in connection with Mueller's probe. "Robert Mueller never got the vote nor the person who appointed him," Trump continued as he tried to portray Mueller's team as a group of the "most angry democrats".
Trump again rejected his former lawyer, Jeff Sessions, who reused yourself from monitoring the special study, a move Trump took as a treacherous act.
"And as you know, the lawyer says," I need to recycle myself, "said Trump, and imitated a southern accent." And I said, "Why the hell did he say it before I put him in?" How do you recycle yourself ? "
On Saturday, the President's third CPAC speech marked him as President. Previously, Trump used CPAC to exploit its conservative base – and that was no exception.
Trump attacked Democrats as socialists, once again warned about a caravan at the southern border full of "coal killers" and referred to 2020 democratic candidates as "lunatics" and accused their party of supporting "extreme late abortion."
With the middle men in 2018 behind him, he hopes to focus on Trump in his re-election campaign. Green New Deal was in front and mid Saturday.
"Nothing is more extreme than the Democrats' plan to completely take over American energy and completely destroy America's economy through their new $ 100 billion Green New Deal," Trump said and described Democratic plan to tackle climate change as a "high school term paper written by a poor student."
Trump also attacks 2020 democratic presidential candidates, complaining that he should not have referred to Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., As "Pocahontas" so early in the election cycle.
"I should have saved Pocahonta's stuff for another year because I have ruined her political career and now I will not have a chance to run against her and I would have loved it," Trump told the audience. "I don't want to beat out all the good stuff and end up with someone who actually has talent."
Trump also invited activist Hayden Williams on stage when he announced that he is planning to sign an executive order "very soon," requiring universities and universities to support freedom of speech if they wish to receive federal grants.
Williams, 26, who is not a college student, was allegedly attack on the UC-Berkeley campus while trying to recruit students to his conservative activist group.