President Donald Trump was welcomed with raucous cheers by 5,000 young conservatives at the 2019 Turning Point USA Student Action Summit in West Palm Beach, Florida, on Dec. 21.
During his hour-long speech, Trump commended the new generation of youth for defying the left-wing brainwashing by academia and the mainstream media.
At one point, the president jokingly urged the crowd to write “16 more years” on their posters, saying that would trigger left-wing snowflakes into amusing meltdowns. “From now on, start yelling 16 more years,” he said.
This is reminiscent of what Trump said in October 2019 (video below), when he joked: “Why don’t you drive [the unhinged left] crazy? Go, ’16 more years’ and you’ll drive them totally crazy.”
(Source: White House)
The fired-up audience at the Turning Point summit erupted into applause when President Trump made his entrance after being introduced by Rush Limbaugh.
CHILLS 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/eC1rNrbwnH
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) December 21, 2019
President Trump told the crowd: “You are the fearless young leaders and warriors who stare down the hatred of the Radical Left and bravely fight for our liberty, our values, and our God-given freedom.”
"You're the fearless young leaders and warriors who stare down the hatred of the radical left and bravely fight for our liberty, our values, and our God-given freedom." pic.twitter.com/6pIYhopw89
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) December 21, 2019
Charlie Kirk — who founded Turning Point USA in 2012 — called the Student Action Summit a historic event because of its capacity audience.
Kirk tweeted: “The largest-ever gathering of young conservative activists—nearly 5,000 American patriots turned out for Donald Trump. Absolutely filled to MAX capacity! The media says young Trump Supporters don’t exist.”
The largest ever gathering of young conservative activists—nearly 5,000 American patriots turned out for @realDonaldTrump
Absolutely filled to MAX capacity!
The media says young Trump Supporters don’t exist
RT to prove them wrong! pic.twitter.com/hR1YaPeSvp
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) December 22, 2019
Kirk noted that “at least 1,000 students lined up outside” the venue 10 hours before Trump was scheduled to speak.
“There has never been so much enthusiasm for a conservative President among America’s youth. This is history in the making,” Kirk tweeted.
There has never been so much enthusiasm for a conservative President among America’s youth
This is history in the makingpic.twitter.com/wDmPJqNU55
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) December 21, 2019
Trump also spotlighted the new trade deals he negotiated that are mutually beneficial rather than lopsided, as they’ve been for decades.
“We achieved more in this month alone than almost any president has achieved in eight years in office,” Trump said.
The president trashed Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi over the Democratic Party’s “baseless impeachment.”
“They had nothing, there was no crime!” Trump said. “Crazy Nancy! She’s crazy. She has no case. How do you impeach when you had no crime? What are they doing here? The world is watching.”
The president also slammed Never-Trumper Republicans, saying they’re “the dumbest human beings on Earth” because they’re rooting for their own annihilation at the hands of Democrats.
“They are losing and we are winning!” Trump said. “And we are succeeding in our mission to make America great again.”
Despite the sham impeachment, Trump assured the enthusiastic crowd that their future is brighter than ever. “There has never been a better time to be young and to be American,” he said.
President Trump said he won’t be deterred by the nonstop attacks by the unhinged Left and their media minions. And he urged young conservatives to do the same: Ignore the haters, look forward, and dream big.
“You know what? The best is yet to come,” Trump said. “After we win the election, let’s see if we can put everybody together because it would be a great thing. But we have to win the election. And we have to win big.”
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