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Donald Trump pronounces government order to guard free speech at schools

Donald Trump pronounces government order to guard free speech at schools

Addressing a cheering audience at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Oxon Hill, Maryland, Trump veered off-script to launch a tirade about events that led to the Russian Federation investigation.

US President Donald Trump has told an audience of conservatives that he will win re-election in 2020 by a bigger margin than his 2016 victory.

He also railed against Chinese tariffs on American goods and said the U.S. loses US$500 billion (S$677 billion) a year to the world's second-biggest economy, calling it "such a disaster".

"Now we have people that lost and unfortunately when you put the wrong people in a couple of positions, and they leave people for a long time that shouldn't be there, and all of a sudden they're trying to take you out with bull***", Trump said.

Since being appointed special counsel in spring 2017, Mueller has obtained guilty pleas to a range of crimes from mulitple people who worked for Trump or his campaign: Cohen, former national security advisor Michael Flynn, former campaign chair Paul Manafort, ex-campaign and inaugural official Rick Gates, and former foreign policy advisor George Papadopolous.

He called the Green New Deal proposal - pitched by some Democrats as a radical bid to combat climate change - "the craziest plan", saying "when the wind stops blowing, that's the end of your electric".

He told CPAC the meeting was "very productive" - but that he would not "make a deal just for the sake of doing it".

Could the president known for his turbulent relationship with the media and strident criticism of negative news stories become a free-speech savior?

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"To me, that's all evidence", he said.

It was his first public appearance since coming home empty-handed, and to criticism from all sides, after a nuclear-disarmament summit with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un.

President Donald Trump attacked Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation in a speech to conservative supporters on Saturday, calling the probe "bullsh-" and claiming the special counsel was biased against him.

Otto Warmbier, center, is escorted at the Supreme Court in Pyongyang, North Korea, March 16, 2016. NY prosecutors also are looking into Trump's inaugural fund.

"I'm in such a disgusting position because in one way I have to negotiate".

House Democrats opened a huge new avenue Monday in their investigations into President Trump, with the chairman of the Judiciary Committee firing off document requests to dozens of figures from the president's administration, family and business. And frankly, a love for you, Mr. President.

"This phony thing", Trump said of the Russian Federation probe, "looks like it's dying so they don't have anything with Russian Federation there, no collusion. We're going to check...' - these people are sick".

This investigation it the broadest yet of the president and comes amidst an intensifying face-off between him and the Democratic-led House, which conducted a high-profile public hearing last week at which Michale Cohen, a former personnel attorney of the president and fixer, called his former boss a "racist, a conman and a cheat".