As to his point about campus speech, Trump brought Hayden Williams out, the right-wing activist who was attacked on the campus of the University of California at Berkeley campus in February, saying he "took a punch for all of us".
He also used the stage to say that Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team are targeting him with "bulls**t" before mocking the Green New Deal promoted by socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and a coterie of the most liberal members of Congress. New Yorker reporter Osita Nwanevu joins Hari Sreenivasan.
Trump's comments to the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland came amid expectations that Mueller is wrapping up his investigation and preparing to send his findings to U.S. Attorney General William Barr within days or weeks.
Trump also garnered attention during the speech, when he went on a riff about the Russian Federation probe, characterizing part of the investigation as "bull***t".
"This is the craziest plan", Trump said, adding that Democratic support for it would help Republicans politically. "I say, no, no, I think the New Green Deal, or whatever the hell they call it ..."
"I think it's really something that they should promote, that they should work hard on". No planes, no energy.
Spain says Maduro has 'no intention' of negotiating
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro attends the celebration of the International Peoples' Assembly in Caracas, February 26, 2019. The final US draft doesn't mention the use or threatened use of force but it does make several references to peace.
"This is how I got elected, by being off script. and if we don't go off script, our country is in big trouble, folks", he began.
"When the wind stops blowing, that's the end of your electric", the president joked. Let's hurry up, darling, is the wind blowing today?
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would soon sign an executive order requiring American universities and colleges to maintain "free speech" on campuses and threatened that schools not complying could lose federal research funds. "I'd like to watch television".
"And you know that, and we can name every one of them if you want", he said.
Mr Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen called him a "racist", "conman" and a "cheat" in a congressional hearing.
'An executive order is unnecessary as public research universities are already bound by the First Amendment, which they deeply respect and honor, ' said Peter McPherson, president of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities.