What did president Trump say at CPAC? Watch his speech here

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In what was supposed to be a policy speech at CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference, Donald Trump got distracted and focused on his favorite topic: himself.

Instead, he fed off the friendly crowd of ultra-conservative supporters who ate up Trump's attacks on immigrants, Democrats and even what appeared to be a dig at Sen. "They will put judges in that you wouldn't believe, they'll take away your Second Amendment, which we will never allow to happen, they'll take away your Second Amendment", he said, referring to Democrats.

"By the way, if you only had to choose one, the Second Amendment, tax cuts?"

He talked about the "crooked media" and "crooked candidate", referencing his nickname for Hillary Clinton, which brought up a several-seconds long "Lock Her Up!" chant that was punctuated by someone in the crowd shouting "you said you would!" at the president. Climate change denial is popular: you can get a badge that says "I (heart) CO2".

"Remember when I first started running and people said, 'Are you sure he's a conservative?' I think we've proved I'm a conservative", he said.

US President Donald Trump has said he goes to great lengths to disguise the bald spot which revealed itself in a recent photo taken as he was boarding his Air Force One aircraft. "We're hanging in there, right".

Trump blamed ailing Republican Senator John McCain for impeding efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act during the CPAC speech. "I mean, (an) 18-year-old can go to the military so it would make me feel very good to know they were trained, equipped and had the wherewithal to use those weapons to protect the children", said Thomas.

Republicans face stiff political headwinds in 2018 and president said that if the party loses the House or the Senate, Democrats will be eager to roll back the gains Republicans have made during their two years in power. Trump reiterated his campaign pledge to build a wall along the U.S.

"Don't be complacent", Trump warned his fellow conservatives.

Trump said that past efforts to address school safety and gun violence had faded and "nothing ever gets done".

That segued into a recitation of "The Snake" - a controversial campaign-trail classic where he read the lyrics of a song that details how a woman takes in a sick snake only to have the reptile then bite and kill her. Trump has used it as an allegory for letting in unsafe immigrants who would then harm US citizens. It was also Trump's first stump speech for Republicans heading into the midterms later this year.

Here are some of the wilder moments from Trump's remarks, which lasted well over an hour. "For me personally, as a college student, it's really important for me to want to continue to educate myself and other people, so he really hit on the importance of doing that".

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