Trump: ‘We need a leader who’s ready to do it all’
In a speech last night in Florida, President Donald Trump touted his plans to expand his executive powers and “get things done.”
The speech is part of a series of appearances he has made in recent days to discuss a wide range of topics including the economy, education, healthcare, energy, health care, and other issues.
Trump’s address comes as Republicans in the Senate are expected to take up the healthcare bill that was drafted and approved by the House earlier this week.
The president said that he’s “hopeful” the healthcare legislation will pass the Senate.
“I’m hopeful, I’m hopeful,” Trump said.
“We need to get this done.
We’ve got to get it done, we’ve got a great president, I think he’s going to get the healthcare done.”
Trump, speaking to the American Legion’s annual convention, also spoke about his “personal experience” with the opioid crisis, which has killed thousands of people.
“We need somebody who’s willing to do this, to make it happen, to fix this,” Trump declared.
“And that’s a guy I’m not going to let.
I’m going to keep fighting.
And I think it’s going really well.
I think we’re going to be able to fix it.”
Trump was joined at the event by Vice President Mike Pence, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Vice President-elect Mike Pence’s Chief of Staff, and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin.
The president’s Cabinet members also took part in the address, as did Republican Senators and Representatives.
“This is about working together to get our country back on track,” Trump told the American flag-waving crowd.
“A lot of people are saying this is a coronavirus outbreak, and it’s not,” Trump added.
“It’s a pandemic.”
“A pandemic, we are going to fix,” he added.
The President also touted the fact that his administration has done “tremendous things” on the issue of healthcare.
“So, I want to thank everybody for their support, and I think the American people are ready to get back to work, because we’ve done tremendous things in healthcare.
The healthcare is not working, it’s killing so many people, it is destroying our economy, it puts a lot of families in a really tough spot, and we’re working hard to fix that,” Trump boasted.
Trump also called out House Speaker Paul Ryan for the failure to pass a healthcare bill in the House.
“The Speaker has not passed a healthcare plan in six years, and the American public is fed up,” Trump claimed.
“He is the worst speaker in the history of the United States Congress,” Trump continued.
“He has failed to pass anything.
He has not accomplished anything.
I just want to say to Speaker Ryan, get your act together and get a plan together and we’ll see what happens.”
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