” “All of these years we’ve been together and now you finally have a president, finally,” Trump said.
Trump was notably absent from the annual conservative gathering during his presidential run in 2016 and was skewered by his opponents in the GOP primary for skipping.
“I would have come last year but I was worried that I’d be at that time too controversial,” Trump told the enthusiastic crowd Friday. “We wanted border security. We wanted very, very strong military. We wanted all of the things that we’re going to get, and people considered that controversial, but you didn’t consider it controversial.”
Trump also doubled down on his attacks on the media, repeating his recent assertion that the “fake” news is the “enemy of the people.” “