Donald Trump Tries To Reassure The Base With Lengthy CPAC Speech -- Did It Work?

President Donald Trump, who is facing a lot of scandals, tries to reassure his base with a lengthy speech at CPAC. Did he succeed? Will this help him in 2020?

source: BBC

Along with hugging a flag, President Donald Trump grabbed headlines by delivering his longest speech yet -- over two hours at the Conservative Political Action Conference, better known as CPAC.

Standing in front a large group of conservatives, the president went quite far in his remarks, at one point even taking it off the rails a bit and using profanity-laced phrases that one would normally not expect to hear at a political event.

The speech delivered by Trump was described as “strange” by some political pundits, with many pointing out the president’s incoherent-sounding sequence of statements that were coming in seemingly at random. 

At one point, he seemed to play into this by saying that he was going off-script, and reminding everyone that this was what got him in the White House in the first place.

Trump confessed: "You know, I'm totally off script right now. This is how I got elected, by being off script."

The President went on to explain that he did not want to talk the Democrats out of their Green New Deal, pointing out that the new plan would require a significant restructuring of New York from his point of view.

Trump stated: "Nothing is more extreme than the Democrats’ plan to completely take over American energy and completely destroy America’s economy through their new $100 trillion Green New Deal.”

 Trump also referenced the ongoing FBI investigation into his possible ties to Russia, slamming the FBI for their work in that direction and claiming that this was all delusional.

According to Trump, the problem seems to boil down to the wrong people being in certain critical positions. 

The Republican leader said: “All of the sudden they're trying to take you out with bullsh*t. Robert Mueller never received a vote, and neither did the person who appointed him.” 

It is not clear exactly who Trump was referencing, as there are multiple options given the nature of his speech. 

The president was generally vague during his delivery and many pointed out that his statements could be interpreted in multiple ways.

 Trump's lengthy remarks left liberals who watched it at home frustrated and confused and pleased conservatives who gave him a stating ovation.