Trump Makes Bold Declaration; Ramps Up Attacks on Dems and Fake News.
President Donald Trump on Friday pledged to an adoring crowd of evangelicals his commitment to religious liberty, as he declared that his administration was “substantially ahead of schedule” in delivering on campaign promises.
Speaking at the Values Voter Summit, Trump boasted about “tremendous strides” against ISIS and his plan to decertify the Iran nuclear deal, while saying he hoped to give Americans a Christmas gift of tax reform and to deliver on scrapping Obamacare, after multiple failed repeal efforts.
"We're taking a little different route than we had hoped because getting Congress — they've forgotten what their pledges were," Trump said, referring to multiple plans he's rolled out in the past 24 hours to undermine the health care law. "So we're going a little different route, but you know what, in the end it will be just as effective and maybe it will even be better."
Trump, who received standing ovations throughout his speech, promised to restore "moral clarity" to the United States' view of the world, as he touted his success in office.
"In the last 10 months we have followed through on one promise after another," Trump said. "I didn't have a schedule, [but] if I did have a schedule, I would say we are substantially ahead of schedule."
“One of the promises I made you was that I would come back,” he said during his remarks. “See? And I don't even need your vote this year, that's even nicer.”
Additionally, President Donald Trump lashed out once again Friday morning at NBC News, blaming it and other outlets for disseminating what he labeled “fake news” that he claimed the public is learning to recognize.
“Sadly, they and others are Fake News, and the public is just beginning to figure it out!” Trump wrote Friday morning, linking to a post from former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, who wrote on his own Twitter account that “the President will not be able to impact licenses, but he is doing major damage to the @nbc brand.”
President Donald Trump also attacked Democrats Friday morning for “fighting so hard for sanctuary crime,” accusing them of diving further towards the political left.
“Hard to believe that the Democrats, who have gone so far LEFT that they are no longer recognizable, are fighting so hard for sanctuary crime,” Trump wrote on Twitter Friday morning.