Trump’s One-Liner that Had Us All Laughing at NRA Meetings

Donald Trump with NRA’s Wayne LaPierre and Chris Cox.

Editor’s note: I watched Donald Trump’s speech from the press room at NRA this year. I wasn’t going to go into the auditorium to see Trumpster for two reasons: 1. I pretty much knew what he was going to say, and 2. Security was too intense making the line to get in really long.

(After the speech, this guy I met who actually went in to watch it told me a funny story.  He wanted a great seat so he got in line early before the event opened. He brought with him a bottle of coke and a candy bar.  When they started letting people in, security saw the coke and told him, “No drinks allowed.”  So, he jumped out of line and guzzled down his soda.  Once he finished it, he started back at the end of the line. When he got to security the second time, after a relatively long wait, security found the candy bar and said, “No food allowed.”  LOL.  Poor dude had to jump out of the line one again to slam down his Twix.  Yup, then he had to go all the way back to the end of the line and wait again to get in.  Needless to say, he didn’t get the view that he was hoping for.)

Yes, I knew what Trump was going to say not because I had an advanced copy of his speech but because it was obvious if you paid attention to his messaging along the campaign trail and in previous addresses to the gun community.  In a nutshell, these three themes consistently emerge: NRA are great people. My sons love to hunt. I won let you (gun owners) down.

You can read the whole speech below (or watch the video), but that’s really the gist of it.  NRA is great.  Trump’s sons are gun guys.  And, The Don won’t let us down.  In many ways it was the same speech from last year.

With that said, there were a few unexpected surprises on the comedy front.  For example, the highlight of the speech was what appeared to be an off-the-cuff jab at Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).  It’s one he’s used before, but hearing him say it at this event, in front of this crowd made it really pop.  Everyone was laughing.  I’m still laughing.

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. (Applause.) 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 Pocahontas, remember that. (Laughter and applause.) And she is not big for the NRA, that I can tell you.

The other point of the speech that had me laughing is when he described his relationship with Sen. Ted Cruz (Lyin’ Ted!).

And we’re also joined by two people that — well, one I loved right from the beginning; the other one I really liked, didn’t like, and now like a lot again. (Laughter.) Does that make sense? Senator David Perdue — he was from the beginning — and Senator Ted Cruz — like, dislike, like. (Applause.) Where are they? Good guys. Good guys. Smart cookies.

When have you ever heard a politician, let alone a president, speak so candidly and in such simple terms about a former competitor?  LOL.  Probably never.

Thank you, Chris, for that kind introduction and for your tremendous work on behalf of our Second Amendment. Thank you very much. (Applause.) I want to also thank Wayne LaPierre for his unflinching leadership in the fight for freedom. Wayne, thank you very much. Great. (Applause.)

I’d also like to congratulate Karen Handel on her incredible fight in Georgia 6. (Applause.) The election takes place on June 20th. And, by the way, on primaries, let’s not have 11 Republicans running for the same position, okay? (Laughter.) It’s too nerve-shattering. She’s totally for the NRA and she’s totally for the Second Amendment. So get out and vote. She’s running against someone who’s going to raise your taxes to the sky, destroy your healthcare, and he’s for open borders — lots of crime, and he’s not even able to vote in the district that he’s running in. Other than that, I think he’s doing a fantastic job, right? (Laughter.) So get out and vote for Karen.

Also, my friend — he’s become a friend, because there’s nobody that does it like Lee Greenwood. Wow. (Applause.) Lee’s anthem is the perfect description of the renewed spirit sweeping across our country. And it really is, indeed, sweeping across our country. So, Lee, I know I speak for everyone in this arena when I say, we are all very proud indeed to be an American. Thank you very much, Lee. (Applause.)

No one was more proud to be American than the beloved patriot — and you know who I’m talking about — we remember on gatherings like today, your former five-term President, the late Charlton Heston. How good was Charlton? (Applause.) And I remember Charlton, he was out there fighting when maybe a lot of people didn’t want to be fighting. He was out there for a long time. He was a great guy.

And it’s truly wonderful to be back in Atlanta, and back with my friends at the NRA. You are my friends, believe me. (Applause.) Perhaps some of you remember the last time we were all together. Remember that? We had a big crowd then, too. So we knew something was happening. But it was in the middle of a historic political year, and in the middle of a truly historic election. What fun that was — November 8. Wasn’t that a great evening? Do you remember that evening? (Applause.) Remember that? (Applause.)

Remember they were saying, “We have breaking news: Donald Trump has won the state of Michigan.” They go, “Michigan? How did that” — “Donald Trump has won the state of Wisconsin, whoa.” But earlier in the evening, remember, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, all the way up — we ran up the East Coast. And, you know, the Republicans have a tremendous disadvantage in the Electoral College, you know that. Tremendous disadvantage. And to run the whole East Coast, and then you go with Iowa and Ohio, and all of the different states. It was a great evening, one that a lot people will never forget — a lot of people. (Applause.) Not going to forget that evening.

And remember they said, “There is no path to 270.” For months I was hearing that. You know, they’re trying to suppress the vote. So they keep saying it, so people say, you know, I really like Trump, he loves the Second Amendment, he loves the NRA; I love him, but let’s go to the movie because he can’t win. Because they’re trying to suppress the vote.

But they’d say — I mean, hundreds of times I heard, there is no — there’s no route. They’d say it, “There is no route to 270.” And we ended up with 306. So they were right: Not 270, 306. (Applause.) That was some evening. Big sports fans said that was the single-most exciting event they’ve ever seen. That includes Super Bowls and World Series and boxing matches. That was an exciting evening for all of us, and it meant a lot.

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. (Applause.) 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 Pocahontas, remember that. (Laughter and applause.) And she is not big for the NRA, that I can tell you.

But you came through for me, and I am going to come through for you. (Applause.) 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. (Applause.) And I want to thank each and every one 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 activism, you helped to safeguard the freedoms of our soldiers who have bled and died for us on the battlefields. And I know we have many veterans in the audience today, and we want to give them a big, big beautiful round of applause. (Applause.)

And, like I promised, we are doing a really top job already — 99 days — but already with the Veterans Administration, people are seeing a big difference. We are working really hard at the VA, and you’re going to see it, and you’re already seeing it. And it’s my honor. I’ve been telling you we’re going to do it, and we’re doing it. (Applause.) Thank you.

The NRA protects in our capitols and legislative houses the freedoms that our servicemembers have won for us on those incredible battlefields. And it’s been a tough fight against those who would go so far as to ban private gun ownership entirely. But I am here to deliver you good news. And I can tell you that Wayne and Chris have been fighting with me long and hard to make sure that we were with you today, not somebody else with an empty podium. Because believe me, the podium would have been empty. They fought long and hard, and I think you folks cannot thank them enough. They were with us all the way, right from the beginning. (Applause.)

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. (Applause.) You have a true friend and champion in the White House. No longer will federal agencies be coming after law-abiding gun owners. (Applause.) No longer will the government 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 responsible gun ownership, to protect our wonderful hunters and their access to the very beautiful outdoors. You met my son — I can tell you, both sons, they love the outdoors. Frankly, I think they love the outdoors more than they love, by a long shot, Fifth Avenue. But that’s okay. And we want to ensure you of the sacred right of self-defense for all of our citizens. (Applause.)

When I spoke to this forum last year, our nation was still mourning the loss of a giant, a great defender of the Constitution: Justice Antonin Scalia. (Applause.) I promised that if elected, I would nominate a justice who would be faithful and loyal to the Constitution. I even went one step further and publicly presented a list of 20 judges from which I would make my selection, and that’s exactly what we did. And, by the way, I want to thank, really, Heritage. And I want to thank also all of the people that worked with us. Where’s Leo? Is Leo around here? Where is he? He’s got to be here. Where is he? He has been so good. And also from Heritage, Jim DeMint. It’s been amazing. I mean, those people have been fantastic. They’ve been real friends. (Applause.) The Federalist people — where are they? Are they around here someplace? They really helped us out.

I kept my promise, and now, with your help, our brand-new Justice — and he is really something very special — Neil Gorsuch, sits on the bench of the United States Supreme Court. (Applause.) For the first time in the modern political era, we have confirmed a new justice in the first 100 days. (Applause.) The last time that happened was 136 years ago, in 1881. Now, we won’t get any credit for this, but don’t worry about it, the credit is in the audience, right? The credit is in the audience. (Applause.) All of those people. They won’t give us credit, but it’s been a long time, and we’re very honored.

We’ve also taken action to stand up for America’s sportsmen. On their very last full day in office, the previous administration issued an 11th-hour rule to restrict the use of lead ammunition on certain federal lands. Have you heard about that, folks? I’m shocked to hear that. You’ve all heard about that. You’ve heard about that. On his first day as Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke eliminated the previous administration’s ammunition ban. (Applause.) He’s going to be great. Ryan is going to be great.

We’ve also moved very quickly to restore something gun owners care about very, very much. It’s called the rule of law. (Applause.) We have made clear that our administration will always stand with the incredible men and women of law enforcement. (Applause.) In fact, countless members of law enforcement are also members of the NRA, because our police know that responsible gun ownership saves lives, and that the right of self-defense is essential to public safety. Do we all agree with that? (Applause.)

Our police and sheriffs also know that when you ban guns, only the criminals will be armed. (Applause.) For too long, Washington has gone after law-abiding gun owners 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 anymore, folks. It’s not pleasant for them anymore. That’s a bad group. (Applause.) Not pleasant for MS-13. Get them the hell out of here, right? Get them out. (Applause.)

We are protecting the freedoms of law-abiding Americans, and we are going after the criminal gangs and cartels that prey on our innocent citizens. And we are really going after them. (Applause.)

As members of the NRA know well, some of the most important decisions a President can make are appointments — and I’ve appointed people who believe in law, order, and justice. (Applause.)

That is why I have selected as your Attorney General, number one, a really fine person, a really good man, a man who has spent his career fighting crime, supporting the police, and defending the Second Amendment. For the first time in a long time, you now have a pro-Second-Amendment, tough-on-crime Attorney General, and his name is Jeff Sessions. (Applause.)

And Attorney General Sessions is putting our priorities into action. He’s going after the drug dealers who are peddling their poison all over our streets and destroying our youth. He’s going after the gang members who threaten our children. And he’s fully enforcing our immigration laws in all 50 states. And you know what? It’s about time. (Applause.)

Heading up the effort to secure America’s borders is a great military general, a man of action: Homeland Security Director [sic], John Kelly. (Applause.)

Secretary Kelly, who used to be General Kelly, is following through on my pledge to protect the borders, remove criminal aliens, and stop the drugs from pouring into our country. We’ve already seen — listen to this; it never happened before, people can’t even believe it. And, by the way, we will build the wall no matter how low this number gets or how this goes. Don’t even think about it. Don’t even think about it. (Applause.)

You know, they’re trying to use this number against us because we’ve done so unbelievably at the borders already. They’re trying to use it against us. But you need that wall to stop the human trafficking, to stop the drugs, to stop the wrong people. You need the wall. But listen to this: We’ve already seen a 73 percent decrease — never happened before — in illegal immigration on the southern border since my election — 73 percent. (Applause.)

You see what they’re doing, right? So why do you need a wall? We need a wall.

AUDIENCE MEMBER: Build the wall!

THE PRESIDENT: We’ll build the wall. Don’t even think about it. Don’t even think about it. Don’t even think about it. That’s an easy one. We’re going to build the wall. We need the wall.

I said to General Kelly, how important is it? He said, very important. It’s that final element. We need the wall. And it’s a wall in certain areas. Obviously, where you have these massive physical structures you don’t need, and we have certain big rivers and all. But we need a wall, and we’re going to get that wall. (Applause.)

And the world is getting the message. They know that our border is no longer open to illegal immigration, and that if you try to break in, you’ll be caught and you’ll be returned to your home. You’re not staying any longer. And if you keep coming back illegally after deportation, you will be arrested, prosecuted, and you will put behind bars. Otherwise it will never end. (Applause.)

Let’s also remember that immigration security is national security. We’ve seen the attacks from 9/11 to Boston to San Bernardino. Hundreds of individuals from other countries have been charged with terrorism-related offenses in the United States.

We spend billions and billions of dollars on security all over the world, but then we allow radical Islamic terrorists to enter right through our front door. That’s not going to happen anymore. (Applause.) It’s time to get tough. It’s time we finally got smart. And yes, it’s also time to put America first. (Applause.)

And perhaps — I see all of those beautiful red and white hats — but we will never forget our favorite slogan of them all: Make America Great Again. All right? (Applause.)

Keeping our communities safe and protecting our freedoms also requires the cooperation of our state leaders. We have some incredible pro-Second Amendment governors here at the NRA conference, including Governor Scott of Florida. Where is Governor Scott? Great guy doing a great job. Governor Bryant of Mississippi. What a wonderful place. Governor Bryant is here. Thank you. Governor Deal of Georgia. (Applause.) And we’re also joined by two people that — well, one I loved right from the beginning; the other one I really liked, didn’t like, and now like a lot again. (Laughter.) Does that make sense? Senator David Perdue — he was from the beginning — and Senator Ted Cruz — like, dislike, like. (Applause.) Where are they? Good guys. Good guys. Smart cookies.

Each of these leaders knows that public officials must serve under the Constitution, not above it. We all took an oath to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States — and that means defending the Second Amendment. (Applause.)

So let me make a simple promise to every one of the freedom-loving Americans in the audience today: As your President, I will never, ever infringe on the right of the people to keep and bear arms. Never ever. (Applause.) Freedom is not a gift from government. Freedom is a gift from God. (Applause.)

It was this conviction that stirred the heart of a great American patriot on that day, April, 242 years ago. It was the day that Paul Revere spread his Lexington alarm — the famous warning that “the British are coming, the British are coming.” Right? You’ve all heard that, right? The British are coming.

Now we have other people trying to come, but believe me, they’re not going to be successful. That I can tell you. (Applause.) Nothing changes, right, folks? Nothing changes. They are not going to be successful. There will be serious hurt on them, not on us.

Next, came the shot heard around the world, and then a rag-tag army of God-fearing farmers, frontiersmen, shopkeepers, merchants that stood up to the most powerful army at that time on Earth. The most powerful army on Earth. But we sometimes forget what inspired those everyday farmers and workers in that great war for independence.

Many years after the war, a young man asked Captain Levi Preston, aged 91, why he’d fought alongside his neighbors at Concord. Was it the Stamp Act? Was it the Tea Tax? Was it a work of philosophy? “No,” the old veteran replied. “Then why?” he was asked. “Young man,” the Captain said, “what we meant in going for those Redcoats was this: We always had governed ourselves, and we always meant to” govern ourselves. (Applause.)

Captain Preston’s words are a reminder of what this organization and my administration are all about: the right of a sovereign people to govern their own affairs, and govern them properly. (Applause.) We don’t want any longer to be ruled by the bureaucrats in Washington, or in any other country for that matter. In America, we are ruled by our citizens. We are ruled by each and every one of you.

But we can’t be complacent. These are dangerous times. These are horrible times for certain obvious reasons. But we’re going to make them great times again. Every day, we are up against those who would take away our freedoms, restrict our liberties, and even those who want to abolish the Second Amendment. We must be vigilant. And I know you are all up to the task.

Since the first generation of Americans stood strong at Concord, each generation to follow has answered the call to defend freedom in their time. That is why we are here today: To defend freedom for our children. To defend the liberty of all Americans. And to defend the right of a free and sovereign people to keep and bear arms.

I greatly appreciated your support on November 8th, in what will hopefully be one of the most important and positive elections for the United States of all time. And to the NRA, I can proudly say I will never, ever let you down.

Thank you. God Bless you. God Bless our Constitution, and God bless America. Thank you very much. Thank you. Thank you. (Applause.)

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  • Dan May 10, 2017, 10:07 am

    It saddens me that the only hope for our second amendment rights seems to be to support a man who barely made it five minutes into his speech before starting to brag about his accomplishments. I realize that our second amendment rights are threatened by most Democrats, but I believe that Mr. Trump will sell us down the river just as quickly as they will if it becomes politically expedient to do so. Sorry, but I just don’t trust anyone who is that egotistical.

  • Mike Mullen May 10, 2017, 9:01 am

    All I will say to address Mr. Z’s rant:

    You speak as if somehow you think the Government is better equipped to handle and manage healthcare and education ?????
    And we are better off with 7 tax brackets and the highest corporate income tax on the planet? Even our enemies (China) have a lower tax rate. Why do you think everything has “MADE IN CHINA” stamped in fine print on it.?

    Please do share with us what you are smoking, I would like to purchase some of it as I am about to retire and would like a great escape while staying at home and off the road………

  • Charlie May 5, 2017, 2:19 pm

    My Mom use to say the truth hurts and that most people do not want to hear the truth. Trump speaks to this fact. Those who would like to stick their heads up their —- and not hear the truth will be the first to complain when things in the country go bad.

  • davud May 5, 2017, 12:24 pm

    trump just makes it up as he goes, and he loves the nra conventions because they’re a sure bet for loud applause. so i won’t believe he gives a rat’s ass about gun rights until i see some action. the national concealed carry reciprocity bill is rotting in subcommittee in the house, with no indication he’s trying to nudge it along. https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/38?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22concealed+carry+reciprocity+act%22%5D%7D

    • loupgarous May 5, 2017, 2:14 pm

      We had eight years of a President who “nudged things along” in Congress. I’m glad we’re shut of that. You may want a President who won’t let Congress take care of the actual law-making, but after eight years of Obama’s “pen and a phone”, I appreciate the difference, The man’s got four years and a lot to undo – including a lot of Obama holdovers to fire. Cut him some slack, he’s doing well.

      • Z May 5, 2017, 9:37 pm

        So which is it? You hate Obama because he sought consensus in spite of Mitch M Connel refusing to do a damn thing or because he actually got some legislation passed that helped millions of people get health insurance even though it required an increase in taxes? I’m going to guess you don’t mind massive unfunded expansion of military spending as long as it comes with liberal pollution laws and cuts to Medicare. Isn’t it a bit ironic that the US military is the most expensive socialist entity on the face of the planet but universal health care offends you? Killing = good. Healthcare = bad. ?

        • PATRICK May 8, 2017, 1:00 pm

          Your stupid, Obama wanted control over you? your (Healthcare) and lied about the details and thats a fact? And taxes which are more controls over the people you idiot and is inflationary which hurts who, the poor and middle class?. And a Globalist mindset to dismantle this country’s sovereignty. And you state that our military is bulling the world give me a break? It’s people like Obama that have a vision of what this world should be and who rules it wake up moron.

      • davud May 6, 2017, 2:01 am

        of course presidents negotiate with the house and senate to push their legislative agenda, that’s how the system works. you saw that with the stopgap budget bill, the health care bill, trump working the phones or sending pence and the rest of his crew to the hill to bring lawmakers aboard. just like you see lawmakers recommending appointments and doing other things to push the executive branch. nothing wrong with all of that. so trump needs to get busy behind reciprocity as well. and hell, he just threw the fundie christians a bone with the executive order about the IRS not enforcing the johnson amendment. where’s our bone, eh? no slack, not a micron’s worth, until i see that.

  • Rob D May 5, 2017, 11:24 am

    Selling America out to the Russians makes all the other dumb stuff he does palatable.

    • loupgarous May 5, 2017, 2:20 pm

      Oh, like taking millions of dollars to look the other way while the Russians were sold control over twenty percent of US uranium reserves? Nope. That was Hillary Clinton, taking Imelda Marcos-type corruption for fun and profit to Washington. But nice try showing us that McCarthyism works for Russian stooges like your party, too.

      • davud May 6, 2017, 2:08 am

        the deal included no export licenses and that was fine with the russian buyer. it was making a deal for a stake in the canadian company that had leases on the u.s. reserves, because the canadians also had leases in kazakhstan. that was what the russians wanted. u.s. uranium isn’t going anywhere but the u.s.

  • Carl D Christian May 5, 2017, 9:14 am

    Love that Trump! He trumped them all. Great for our country. God bless him! Now, re-instate “Stop ‘N’ Search” to our law enforcement, Disarm gang members and make our streets “great again”!!! Kill a cop, and die in the gas chamber!!!!!!!!!!!
    Love our Police again!

  • Rob D May 5, 2017, 8:40 am

    He’s so dumb…

  • joe May 5, 2017, 8:30 am

    What’s he done besides flip flop on everything? Republicans are worthless – just like when they controlled everything under Bush, spending will go up, freedom will go down.

    • Kelly Lee May 5, 2017, 9:31 am

      Not a Trump supporter but his SCOTUS appointee was a good one. It was probably the single best thing he can do as POTUS. Again, while I’m not a fan of his, his presidency has just started so I’m going to wait a few before I pass judgement on whether he’s done well or not. Lastly, he’s far better than a corrupt Hillary or the socialist Sanders.

      • John Rogers May 5, 2017, 11:53 am

        To me, his greatest accomplishment was keeping Hillary, and the other wingnuts out of the White House. Everything else is frosting on the cake. Hopefully he can get one or two more on SCOTUS during his term.

    • loupgarous May 5, 2017, 3:06 pm

      I hadn’t noticed Obama repealing the PATRIOT Act the way he promised. Not any of that “unprecedented transparency and honesty in government” he promised us, either. What we got was, in the words of veteran White House correspondent and former executive editor of the New York Times Jill Abramson: “I dealt directly with the Bush White House when they had concerns that stories we were about to run put the national security under threat. But, you know, they were not pursuing criminal leak investigations,” she continued. “The Obama administration has had seven criminal leak investigations. That is more than twice the number of any previous administration in our history. It’s on a scale never seen before. This is the most secretive White House that, at least as a journalist, I have ever dealt with.”

      And we discovered why Obama wanted secrecy. He put Hillary Clinton in as Secretary of State, whose first major foreign policy initiative was to deliver the Russian government a red button that symbolized the Obama administration’s appeasement of the Putin hard-liners, then whose ‘family foundation” took millions (her husband took half a million directly from a Russian bank for a speech, which was half a million more than Bill Clinton’s word is worth) to ignore the transfer of control over twenty percent of US uranium reserves to Russian interests. And Hillary Clinton put the national security at risk by illegally migrating classified files, some of them identifying human sources for intelligence information, to a private server at her farmhouse which wasn’t even firewalled for two months. The investigation into that showed how politicized and corrupt the Democrats’ Justice Department was for eight years.

      Obama’s main trouble with Congress was the sequester process, which he fought tooth and nail – imposed by the Republican House as a limit to Obama’s irresponsible borrowing from the Chinese to build his bureaucratic empire and repay campaign contributors such as Warren Buffett and George Soros with boondoggles and sweetheart deals. Remember the $500 million loan to Solyndra that wound up being circling the toilet bowl? Remember Obama’s $500 million raid on the Medicare Fund to pay for ObamaCare, the most regressive tax on American workers ever enacted?

      So don’t talk about loss of freedom and overspending from Republicans. If we’re lucky, we’ll be able to get the Federal government’s hooks out of our healthcare spending under Trump.

      • Z May 5, 2017, 9:08 pm

        How long are you going to beat that dead horse?
        Explain to me all the great things your choice for president is pushing out. How does cutting 880 billion dollars from Medicare while giving the wealthiest 1% a 569 billion dollar tax break make America great again?
        How does changing the first amendment to allow politicians to sue the press help bolster our democracy?
        Why cut health programs and veterans benefits but increase military spending by 86 billion dollars? What about the veterans 16 years of war have already created?
        If the Affordable Health Care Act taxes are so onerous why aren’t the republicans eliminating them for All Americans instead of just the wealthiest? If people aren’t going to get health insurance coverage with that tax money, where is it going?

    • Steven May 6, 2017, 9:56 am

      Where have you been for the last eight years? You sound like the typical liberal, still blaming Bush for the mess that Obama has made.

  • Luke May 5, 2017, 8:28 am

    Wow. A president that encourages patriotism and affection for America. That’s different.

  • Dustin Eward May 5, 2017, 3:31 am

    I still don’t trust him. But, glad he beat Hitlary. However, it would have endeared him to me far more had he done so with a baseball bat.

    • loupgarous May 5, 2017, 3:12 pm

      Or a five-iron. Maybe a mashie.

  • william massi jr May 3, 2017, 5:11 am

    YES. The Best. There Will Be NO Better In My Life Time. Thank. You So Much. And Thank You GOD For Giving Him To Us. YES. William Massi JR. U.S.M.C. 100% Disable Vet.NowJust An Old Man. But Always A MARINE. YES. ??? GOD BLESS ALL THE WORLD. And You MR TRUMP. The BEST. ????

    • Z May 5, 2017, 11:39 am

      I’m really looking forward to property being seized through eminent domain to build a border wall. Millions of Americans losing health insurance benefits because they can’t afford the 14,000$ increase for people over the age of 60. The drastic cuts to school funding, Medicare, Medicaid, the push to privatize education (no education unless you fork over big money), the push to privatize water (no more pumping water from a well without paying for it), 86 billion dollar increase in spending on military weapons, 200,000$ tax cuts for the top 1% wealth holders, I mean, fuck yeah. Set this mother fucker on fire and ride it into the ground. We need more tax subsidies for oil companies and giant agribusiness like Monsanto. We need to kill protestors who oppose a pipeline that takes incredibly low cradle tar sands oil, through drinking water sources and farm lands, to be refined into a low grade of diesel that can’t even be used in America and will be sold to other countries. Fuck clean drinking water and farm land. How dare they get in the way of a foreign oil company profiting from Canadian oil refined in Texas and sold to another country. Hopefully with the new Trump tax plan, people making over 250,000$ a year won’t pay anything in taxes, and everyone else can continue paying 6000$ a year to subsidize a health care plan they can’t afford the premiums for or their state simply opts out of pre-existing conditions coverage like pregnancy. Who the hell doesn’t want to have to pay 35k$ for the birth of their child, right? Being a republican is so fucking cool that 95% of the poorest counties in America vote republican. 8 out of 10 of the poorest states in the country vote republican.
      Hell, red states take more money from the federal government than they pay in. Those snowflake, libtards in the coastal states with their massive populations and enormous economies contribute the majority of revenue the government receives. Let’s just create two separate national budgets. One from and for blue states to spend on things like universal healthcare, free college education, and pollution control and Red states can fund their own budget and pay for things like corporate, minining, and agribusiness subsidies. Woo-hoo, go Republicans!

      • loupgarous May 5, 2017, 3:17 pm

        I turn 60 this year. I’ve been fighting cancer for eighteen years, and couldn’t afford to keep up payments on my supplemental health insurance (over $200/month) under ObamaCare. My wife can’t afford to pay her ObamaCare premiums, and we have to see nurse practitioners because ObamaCare has made co-pays for actual physicians unpayable, too. Not to mention how high deductibles are under the only ObamaCare policies we can afford.

        So, nice try pretending Trump invented screwing retirees and the disabled to pay for Medicaid to his favored voting population, but you’re fooling nobody.

        • Z May 5, 2017, 8:31 pm

          I didn’t mention Trump. Not once.

          You are evidently living on medicare, how do you think the proposed 880 billion dollar cut in Medicare is going to effect your premiums? Could it be the refusal of your state legislature to accept the expansion of Medicare that’s driven up the cost of your premiums? Did you know that’s done at the state level and not at the national level? Do you use the internet to read or watch anything other than Fox and friends?

      • Mike Watkins May 5, 2017, 3:20 pm

        Think you forgot a couple of things in your rant. Trump is also completely banning women’s healthcare, and he’s making us all tithe to the American Pope, the President of the southern baptists. Yeah also, women who get pregnant out of wedlock will be branded with a big scarlet A. But the men who got them pregnant will be congratulated. And, the United States Marine Corps will be given 90% of the federal budget but all grade schools will be closed except the ones run by the churches.

        Just remember to include these in your rant next time

        • loupgarous May 5, 2017, 5:16 pm

          I can’t think of a more completely fact-free post to a comment space, ever. Please feel free to supply cites of articles in reliable sources (as opposed to crooksandliars.com or the HuffPo) to back any of that up.

          • Z May 5, 2017, 8:33 pm

            How lazy can you possibly be? The proposed legislation is available from numerous sources, go read it for yourself. The statistics about the states are available from the census bureau. You opinions don’t negate the facts.

          • Z May 5, 2017, 8:57 pm

            Ten states with the lowest GDP, (Gross Domestic Product) statistics circa 2015, the latest available date, are; 50) Vermont, 49) Wyoming, 48) South Dakota, 47) Montana, 46) North Dakota, 45) Alaska, 44) Maine, 43) Rhode Island, 42) Idaho 41) District of Columbia. Now of those ten states, Wyoming, South Dakota, Montana, North Dakota, Alaska, Idaho, and D.C. we’re Red states in the 2016 election and Maine was a 50/50 split which means half its electoral votes went to the republican candidate and it’s therefore on the list of red states. Do you need me to provide background for the rest of my comments or can you be encouraged to put forth a wee bit of effort and research it yourself?

          • Z May 6, 2017, 12:57 am

            Sorry Loup, I too the time to type out the information you can verify by looking at government websites but Guns America chose not to post it. You’ll have to invest some effort if you want to be informed rather than opinionated.

      • RationalThought May 5, 2017, 5:39 pm

        From your rant Z, I see we need to provide a LOT more funding for mental health care.

        • Z May 5, 2017, 8:37 pm

          Oooh, ouch. Did you get help coming up with that zinger? Did someone else write it and you plagiarized it?

      • B ob Pastega May 6, 2017, 1:48 am

        I can’t believe someone on this site has common sense and knows what’s going on. Thanks for the rant !!

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