President Donald Trump holds rally in Melbourne
Melbourne Airport hosts event
MELBOURNE, Fla. – The crowd was revved up and ready to go for President Donald Trump's visit to the Orlando Melbourne airport.
The visit wasn't organized by the White House, but by his own campaign. He said he wanted to talk about his past promises and future plans.
"You've seen what we've accomplished in a short period of time. The White House is running so smoothly. So smoothly. And believe me, we inherited one big mess," Trump said.
He brought up all kinds of topics. He talked about his efforts to build the wall, how he wants to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, and why his travel ban, which has faced widespread criticism, is necessary.
"We've allowed thousands of people into our country and there was no way to vet those people. There was no documentation. There was no nothing," he said.
At one point, Trump even let a supporter come on stage and speak. The crowd wasn't expecting it and neither the Secret Service.
"I wouldn't say Secret Service was thrilled with that, but we know our people," he joked.
Meanwhile outside, protesters were having their own rally.
"I don't think he thinks before he acts. He talks very loosely with his words. He gets in trouble almost every single day," said one protester.
Of course, his supporters feel much differently and said his honesty is a breath of fresh air.
Trump is expected to spend the rest of the holiday weekend with the First Lady in Mar-a-Lago.
The president was last in Central Florida for a December rally in Orlando after winning the 2016 election.
About 10,000 people attended the thank-you tour event at the Central Florida Fairgrounds.
President Trump mentioned the rally multiple times this week.
Looking forward to the Florida rally tomorrow. Big crowd expected!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 18, 2017
Will be having many meetings this weekend at The Southern White House. Big 5:00 P.M. speech in Melbourne, Florida. A lot to talk about!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 18, 2017
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