GONYEA: And that'll get Trump voters out to vote? "He was not a credit to law enforcement", Trump said. "They have a challenging job as it is". "When we declare our schools to be gun-free zones, it just puts our students in far more danger". He favors barring sales of all firearms to anyone under 21.
President Trump assured his supporters that they will get the wall. Instead, they've become the soundtrack of his presidency, revealed on Twitter, during photo-ops and in the campaign speeches he delivers in red states.
Trump accuses El Salvador of just paying lip service to combating the violent worldwide gang based there, and says Mexico "must help MORE with this problem".
He said armed teachers could've stopped the Florida school massacre.
Speaking about the perpetrator of the Parkland shooting last week, Nikolas Cruz, Trump said, "A teacher would have shot the hell out of him before he knew what happened". But Trump himself also knows that the cheers in this room aren't enough, so his speech today also included this as he looks ahead to this year's elections.
Trump drew some of his greatest applause, however, when he paid homage to world-renowned evangelist Billy Graham, who passed away earlier this week at the age of 99. He did, and he used the occasion to throw some red meat at the conservatives in the hall while also praising survivors of school shootings he met with on Wednesday at the White House.
Trump also said: "In the history of presidents, no president, and I'm saying no president, has ever cut so many regulations in their entire term".
"And it's up to us to stop them", he said.
"So this insane man who walked in wouldn't even know who it is that has it, and a teacher would've shot the hell out of him before he knew what happened", said the President.
Peterson stepped down from his position with the Broward County Sheriff's Office, after being suspended without pay. Gaylord National Resort and Convention in National Harbor, Maryland, hosted this year's event. He urged activists to help Republicans in the fall midterm elections. "Don't be complacent." He warned that if Democrats get a majority in Congress, "they will repeal your tax cuts".
President Donald Trump took the stage Friday at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. He called out House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi by name, claiming she wants to take away Second Amendment rights, which garnered boos from the crowd.
Another predicted topic after the president's Friday morning tweet was about his long-promised wall on the U.S. -Mexico border with with a call to Congress to build it to "stop risky drugs and criminals". President Trump boasted about his first-year accomplishments from tax cuts to naming Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.