President Trump on Friday broke a record that was previously held by Ronald Reagan. He did so by being the first sitting U.S. president since Reagan to speak at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention.
Mr. Trump pledged to come through for gun-rights activists like they did for him last year. In his statement, President Trump emphasized that the NRA came through for him, and that he was going to come through for the activists.
President Trump was speaking at the NRA lobbying arm’s 2017 Leadership Forum where he reassured the Association that the eight-year assault on their Second Amendment freedoms has come to a crashing end.
The NRA gun-rights group endorsed Mr. Trump at its convention last May in Louisville, Kentucky, and was one of his biggest outside boosters in the 2016 presidential campaign.
President Trump reassured the members of the Association that they’re his friends, adding that he going to have their back as he approaches the 100th day of his administration. Mr. Trump also fondly recalled Election Night 2016 and some of the states he won.
Mr. Trump said that the November 8th was a great evening he pointed out that Republicans have a tremendous disadvantage in the Electoral College system.
President Trump was scheduled to speak later in the day at a reception on behalf of Karen Handel, the Republican candidate running to fill Georgia’s Atlanta-area 6th congressional district seat formerly held by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.
Ms. Handel got a shout out in Trump’s speech and reminded attendees that a runoff election will take place on June 20. He emphasized that Handel is totally for the NRA and that she’s totally for the Second Amendment, adding that people should get out and vote for her. Democrat Jon Ossoff will face Ms. Handel in the race.