Trump’s Melbourne Rally: “Rising Above the Noise and Clutter” (A KJ Sunday Morning Analysis)
“I’m not a politician, and have never wanted to be one. But when I saw the trouble our country was in, I knew I couldn’t stand by and watch any longer. Our country has been so good to me, I love our country, I felt I had to act,”
“Change has to come from outside this broken system. The fact that the Washington establishment has tried so hard to stop our campaign is only more proof that our campaign represents the kind of change that only arrives once in a lifetime,” he continued.
“I am asking the American people to rise above the noise and the clutter of our broken politics, and to embrace that great faith and optimism that has always been the central ingredient in the American character. I am asking you to dream big. – President Donald J. Trump
Foxnews.com reports that
President Trump returned Saturday to campaign mode — holding a rally in a Florida airport hangar in which he again railed against the “dishonest media” and repeated his promises to build a “beautiful” border wall, replace “disastrous” ObamaCare and other familiar lines that rallied him to an unexpected White House win.
The roughly 50-minute speech outside Melbourne, Florida, was quintessential Trump — with the president vowing to help disillusioned Americans find better jobs and live safer, while attacking the news media for unfavorable stories and calling it “a big part of the problem” toward his mission to “make America great again.”
“I am here to tell you about our great progress … and our incredible plans for our future,” said Trump, who since officially taking over the White House in late-January has been unable to hold campaign-style rallies. “I am here because I want to be among my friends and among my people. This was truly a great movement.”
Trump essentially picked up from where he left off during Thursday’s freewheeling, 77-minute press conference in which he accused reporters of knowingly writing incorrect stories to hurt his young administration and perpetuating damaging “fake news.”
“I also want to talk to you without the filters of fake news,” Trump told the estimated crowd of 9,000 at the Orlando Melbourne International Airport near Melbourne. “They have their own agenda.”
On Saturday, he also repeated what he said Thursday about his administration running like a “fine-tuned machine” and that he inherited “one big mess,” knocking back criticism about a rocky start and suggestions that he and his administration are working in coordination with Russia.
The Republican president visited Florida nearly two dozen times during the 2016 presidential campaign, winning the state after President Obama’s 2008 and 2012 victories.
“Thank you,” he said. “This is a state where we all had great victory together.”
The rally, which included about 2,500 protesters outside, also included the kind of unscripted, unconventional stage-craft that riveted voters for roughly 18 months.
This time, first lady Melania Trump started the rally with The Lord’s Prayer. And Trump brought supporter Gene Huber on stage to speak, then admitted such impromptu acts rattle the Secret Service agents who protect him.
Big rowdy events were the hallmark of Trump’s winning presidential campaign.
He has continued to do them, although with smaller crowds, throughout the early part of the transition, during what he called a “thank you” tour.
But until this week, Trump has mostly relied on Twitter to sidestep reporters and on spokespeople, who have struggled at times to deliver his agenda — including plans to temporarily ban travel from seven mostly Muslim nations — to a largely combative press corps.
The event Saturday was put on by Trump’s campaign, rather than the White House.
“I hear your demands. I hear your voices,” Trump said. “And I promise you, I will deliver.”
Asked if the rally was for the 2020 election, spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders called it “a campaign rally for America.”
Asked by reporters aboard Air Force One if a campaign rally was too early, Trump said that “life is a campaign” and that making America great again is a campaign. He added that “it’s not easy, especially when we’re also fighting the press and the media.”
The speech was not without Trump’s familiar, tough talk on crime, border security, radical Islamic terrorism and illegal immigration, too.
“I know you want safer neighborhoods where the streets belong to families and communities, not gang members and drug dealers who right now, as I speak, are being thrown out of the country and will not be let back in,” he said. “We will have strong borders. … Get them to hell out of here.”
As I write my analysis of this event, it is a little after 10:00 p.m. my time, and I am sitting at my computer in my man cave, having worked from 12:30-9:00p.m.on what is essentially my “Thursday”.
To a struggling Middle Class 58-year old average American like myself, Donald J Trump, his actions, and the way that he has conducted himself since Inauguration Day is a much-appreciated breath of fresh air.
Here is this New York City Billionaire, handing over his companies to his kids, taking no salary, so that he can hold the hardest, most thankless job in the whole wide world, that of President of United States of America. A job which, by the way, he is refusing to take a salary for…unlike his predecessor.
But, I digress…
He is trying to keep all of his Campaign Promises, despite having to do battle everyday with an uncooperative Democrat Minority in Congress, who are trying their best to slow him down by delaying the approval of his Cabinet Picks.
Additionally, as he referenced at his rally yesterday, he is having to defend himself and his Administration from scurrilous attacks by the Purveyors of Fake News, publishing baseless story after baseless story, seemingly working in lockstep with Internet Liberal Trolls, paid and unpaid, who are posting these lies on social media like rabbits churning out baby bunnies.
Y’know, boys and girls, I have never seen a Political Ideology lose their collective
shi…err…minds like the Far Left Liberals of the Democratic Party have.
I have never seen this many people show their backsides at the same time, since the streaking craze back when I was in high school in the 70s.
And, as I have chronicled, some of these idiots are actually getting paid for it.
Meanwhile, outside our Sovereign Nation, lies a Russian Spy Ship just off our coast, a bunch of Mad Radical Islamic Iranian Mullahs who want to kill all Americans, and a little punk dictator in North Korea with an itchy trigger finger .
And yet, there President Trump was, smiling, being positive about our country, while telling that crowd of average Americans like me, that WE ARE HIS FRIENDS.
What a change from his predecessor, who told us average Americans that IT WAS ALL OUR FAULT.
But again…I digress…
In fact, President Trump brought one of US up on that stage to stand with him, because HIS OPINION MATTERED.
Get that? WE MATTER!!!
But you know, boys and girls, what REALLY gives me HOPE on this Sunday Morning, as I prepare to attend the 9:00 a.m. Service at my local church with my wife and then, go and work for 8 hours?
The Beautiful First Lady, Melania Trump, before she introduced her husband, the President, led 9,000 Americans in a recitation of the Lord’s Prayer.
That glimmer of light, piercing the darkness, makes me believe that America’s going to be alright.
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance. – Psalm 33:12
Until He Comes,