President Donald Trump returned to the campaign trail Saturday a month after taking office, aiming to reset his new administration with the supporters who helped sweep him into the White House.
At the Melbourne, Fla., airport, the president immediately went on the attack on his frequent target: the media.
"They have their own agenda, and their agenda is not your agenda," he declared. "I want to speak to you without the filter of the fake news.
"They could not defeat us in the general election," he added. "We will continue to win, win, win. We're not going to let the fake news tell us what to do and how to live… we will make our own choices."
The boisterous rally began with First Lady Melania Trump leading the crowd in The Lord's Prayer before she introduced her husband, who took the stage remarking that he was unaware she would say the prayer, and "I thought that was very beautiful."
And the rally ended with the Rolling Stones classic, "You Can't Always Get What You Want," which was featured at all his presidential campaign rallies as well. The event was paid for by his re-election campaign.
The speech to the appreciative crowd reiterated the promises that helped fuel his stunning victory: safe borders, jobs and a repeal of Obamacare, and lifting the restrictions on fossil fuels, including clean coal, promising "The miners go back to work."
Trump also touted the optimism generated by his young administration.
"It's going to be a new day in America," he said. "You're going to be proud again. Jobs are already starting to pour back in. They're coming back in like you haven't seen in a long time. Ford, General Motors, Fiat, Chrysler are bringing in and bringing back thousands of jobs, investing billions of dollars because of the new business climate that we are creating in our country."
He also went through other A-list campaign vows – and promised once again to make them happen.
"You want lower taxes. Less regulation. Millions of new jobs and more product stamped with those beautiful, beautiful words made in the USA," he said.
"You want to make it years for companies to do business in America. And harder for companies to leave. We don't want companies saying, everybody is fired. We're moving to another country. We're going to make the product. Sell it across the border and isn't that wonderful. Not going happen anymore. We're going to have strong borders and when they want to sell that product back across our border, they're going to pay."
And to the delight of the crowd, Trump even let a T-shirt clad supporter take the stage to add his own endorsement.
"I knew he was going to do this for us," the supporter, Gene Huber, who had shown up at 4 a.m. to be first in line, told the crowd as he thrust his arms into the air.
"A star is born," Trump joked.
Trump also fiercely defended his travel ban on seven Muslim-majority nations, that was stopped by a federal court.
"I've taken decisive action to keep radical Islamic terrorists the hell out of our country," he said to cheers and applause, adding of the ban: "We will never give up."
He said he expected to have a new order ready on the issue, and that it would be ready "soon."
"Here's the bottom line: We have to keep our country safe."
"The American nation remains the greatest symbol of freedom and justice on the face of God's earth," he said. "Now we have our sacred duty … and we want this choice to defend our country … and to serve its great cities.
"We have the chance to deliver change for the ages," Trump said.
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