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Atlanta – 28 April 2017
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1. US President Donald Trump walks on stage, shakes hands, poses in front of audience
2. SOUNDBITE (English): US President Donald Trump:
“Only one candidate in the general election came to speak to you and that candidate is now the President of the United States standing before you again.”
3. SOUNDBITE (English): US President Donald Trump:
“I have a feeling that in the next election you’re going to be swamped with candidates, but you’re not going to be wasting your time. You’ll have plenty of those Democrats coming over and you’re going to say no sir. No thank you. No ma’am, perhaps ma’am. It may be Pocahantas. Remember that.”
4. SOUNDBITE (English): US President Donald Trump:
“But you came through for me and I am going to come through for you. (cheers) I was proud to receive the NRA’s earliest endorsement in the history of the organization and today I am also proud to be the first sitting president to address the NRA leadership forum since our wonderful Ronald Reagan in 1983 and I want to thank each and everyone of you. Not only for your help electing true friends of the Second Amendment, but for everything you do to defend our flag and our freedom. With your activisim you help safeguard the freedoms of our soldiers who have bled and died for us on the battlefields.”
5. SOUNDBITE (English): US President Donald Trump:
“But we have news that you’ve been waiting for for a long time. The eight year assault on your Second Amendment freedoms has come to a crashing end.”
6. SOUNDBITE (English): US President Donald Trump:
“You have a true friend and champion in the White House. No longer will federal agencies be coming after law abiding gun owners. No longer will the goverment be trying to undermine your rights and your freedoms as Americans. Instead, we will work with you by your side. We will work with the NRA to promote responsble gun ownership. To protect our wonderful hunters and their access to the very beautiful outdoors.”
SOUNDBITE (English): US President Donald Trump
“For too long Washington has gone after law abiding gun ownes while making life easier for criminals, drug dealers, traffickers and gang members. MS-13. You know about MS-13? It’s not pleasant for them any more folks. It’s not pleasant for them anymore. That’s a bad group.”
President Donald Trump took the stage at the NRA annual meeting – a return to the most powerful gun lobby where he garnered significant support during last year’s election.
Trump declared to the crowd: “The eight-year assault on your Second Amendment freedoms has come to a crashing end.”
Trump is the first sitting president since 1983 to address the NRA annual meeting. It’s being held in Atlanta through the weekend.
He’s also reviving what has been called a racist insult against Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. He’s calling her “Pocahontas.”
That’s a reference to claims she made about being part Native American.
He’d been talking about having the group’s support if he decides to run for a second term.
He says he has “a feeling that in the next election you’re going to be swamped with candidates,” adding: “It may be Pocahontas, remember that.”
He’s also reassuring members that he’s fight for them, saying: “you came through for me, and I am going to come through for you.”
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