At CPAC Trump Previews His 2020 Message

“Donald Trump just previewed his 2020 message to America — a bizarre, unhinged rant full of lies, empty rhetoric, and divisive attacks. It is abundantly clear that Trump is unfit to lead. He does not have a plan to help middle-class families get ahead, and he has no intention of trying to bring our country together.” — DNC Deputy Trump War Room Director Daniel Wessel


Here’s some of what Trump had to say:


“If we don’t go off script, our country is in big trouble, folks.”

“The Green New Deal, right. Green New Deal. I encourage it. I think it’s really something that they should promote, they should work hard on. It’s something our country needs desperately. They have to go out and get it, but I’ll take the other side of that argument, only because I’m mandated to. I’m mandated. But they should stay with that argument. Never change. Never change. No planes, no energy. When the wind stops blowing, that’s the end of your electric. ‘Darling, darling, is the wind blowing today? I’d like to watch television, darling.’”

“In 1913, they ended tariffs. They ended tariffs. Somebody got stupid, and they ended tariffs. They said, ‘Oh, it’s okay for other nations to come in’ – I won’t use a certain word because it’s not politically – but everybody knows the word I’d love to use. Should I use it? I won’t do it. Our great first lady always said, ‘Don’t use certain words please.’ I said, ‘But the audience wanted me to do it.’ She said, ‘Don’t do it.’”

“Because with the fake news if you tell a joke, if you’re sarcastic, if you’re having fun with the audience, if you’re on live television 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, please! Please get us the emails! Please!’”

“Unfortunately, you put the wrong people in a couple of positions, and they leave people for a long time that shouldn’t be there, and all of a sudden they’re trying to take you out with bullshit.”

“No obstruction. That’s the other thing. If you use your rights, if you use your power, if you use Article 2, it’s called obstruction.”

“They did the same thing at our big inauguration speech. You take a look at those crowds. And I watched one of the evening shows that are ridiculous how horrible they are, how mean, how horrible, and I watched it by mistake. And they showed – they showed from the White House all the way down, they showed from the Capitol, they showed there were people – nobody’s ever seen it – the Capitol down to the Washington Monument people. But I saw picture that were no people. Those pictures were taken hours before. And they always mention crowd size. ‘He talks about crowd size.’ So I’m constantly bugging Mercedes whenever we have a slow moment. I say, ‘Mercedes and Sarah, show them the pictures. Show them and compare them with what they put on television.’ Those pictures were taken hours before.”

“We have people in Congress right now, we have people in Congress that hate our country. And you know that, and we can name every one of them if they want. They hate our country.”

“This is the craziest plan, and yet I see Senators that are there for 20 years – white hair. See, I don’t have white hair. Don’t have it. I don’t have white hair.”

“No, I see these white hair, longtime Senators standing behind this young woman, and she’s ranting and raving like a lunatic. And these Senators, ‘Yes, I agree with this. Yes, I agree.’”

“The crazy female Senator from the state of Ohio. The state of Hawaii. Right? She’s like a crazed person. What she said about men is so bad. What she said about men is so bad. But she’s standing in the hallway, and she didn’t know too much about the plan because she’s, you know, she can’t understand that plan.”

“When I ran for president, my first speech, I mentioned the word ‘rape.’ The press went after me. I couldn’t believe it. I said, ‘Will it be like this always?’ The answer was yes. It even got worse. From day one. I mentioned the word ‘rape.’ If you look at that speech, that was so innocent compared to what’s really happening. That was a very innocent speech compared to the real facts.”

“There’s a lot of spirit in the House. And I think in the Senate too, but we’re going to have to see because we have a vote coming up. And a lot of people talk about precedent. Precedent. That if we do this, the Democrats will use national emergency powers for something that we don’t want. They’re going to do that anyway, folks. The best way to stop that is to make sure that I win the election. That’s the best way to stop that. They’re going to do it anyway. They’ll do it anyway. I watch them. Good people. They’re friends of mine. ‘We’re very concerned with setting precedent.’ That precedent, not president. Precedent. ‘We’re very concerned about setting precedent.’ I’m very concerned with having murderers and drug traffickers and drugs and drug cartels pouring into our country. That’s what I’m concerned about.”

“Our immigration system is so broken, folks. It’s so broken. It’s so sad to see. It’s incompetent. It’s laughed at all over the world. We have people pouring in from not just the southern border and Mexico. From China. They have a baby on our land. The baby becomes a citizen. Welcome to the United States for hopefully 90 years. Okay, and then the parents come in with the baby because the baby’s a citizen. This is like crazy. They used to call it anchor babies, but they don’t use that term anymore because it doesn’t sound nice.”