President Trump addressed students at a summit for the conservative group Turning Point USA in Washington, this week, where he spoke at length to more than 1,000 students from 50 states.
The president encouraged them to stand up for their country and “put America first.” “You are the ones who will make this a turning point,” he said.“Your generation will make the light and the glory of America shine brighter than ever before.”
The four-day conference started on July 22 and goes to July 25 at the Marriott Marquis, Washington.
A video of Michigan Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib who attended a 2016 Trump rally, has resurfaced on the internet, and the president has not let the occasion slip by without remarking on her past performance to students at the summit.
“There’s no way she stands for the values of the people of Michigan,” said Trump of Tlaib. She was filmed ranting and raving at the rally and had to be escorted off the premises. “You guys are crazy!” shouted Tlaib, with an audience member replying, “You’re an animal, get a job!”
“She’s like a crazed lunatic,” said Trump addressing the students, whose average age is 16, according to Whitehouse.gov. “She’s screaming just before she got into Congress. Who elected her? She’s screaming like a total lunatic at one of our rallies.”
Trump added, “This is not a sane person, folks when you look at that. And this is what we’re up against.”
“Now, the Democrats, I guess, are forced to embrace her. And I called it ‘AOC Plus 3.’” Trump spoke at length of the influence the radical left are having on the conservative Democrats.
Tlaib is one of the four congresswomen dubbed “the Squad,” which includes Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.).
Trump said, “They have a big problem because they have others than these four. I could name another 20 right now without looking at a note. I could name another 20 that I think are, in many ways, way worse. They’re worse. They’re not in this group. But they’re worse than this group, and they’re Democrats. And at some point, we will be naming them if you don’t mind, because we want to get the word out. We have to get the word out.”
Trump talked on other issues in his speech, the upcoming testimony of former special counsel Robert Mueller, and also spoke against the recent Russia investigation.
On Tuesday Trump tweeted that he is confident of winning Minnesota in the next election, and he will attribute it in part to Ilhan Omar. “In 2016 I almost won Minnesota,” the president tweeted. “In 2020, because of America hating anti-Semite Rep. Omar, and the fact that Minnesota is having its best economic year ever, I will win the State!” he wrote.
“We are going to continue to be a nightmare to this president because his policies are a nightmare to us,” Omar promised a small crowd in Minnesota last week. “And we are not deterred, we are not frightened, we are ready.”
Trump’s reply at the student summit to her rant was, “No, AOC Plus 3 are a Nightmare for America!”
“I can tell you this: You can’t talk that way about our country. Not when I’m the president,” said Trump in a previous tweet.