President Trump took the stage at the NRA’s annual Leadership Forum again this year, following his Vice President Mike Pence, and proclaimed that “We love Texas” to thunderous applause. But perhaps the biggest applause line was when he endorsed Senator Ted Cruz in his reelection effort. Trump even took time to mention two of his biggest supporters, Diamond and Silk.
He told the crowd that, thanks to their activism, America now has an administration that is fighting for Second Amendment rights, and that self-defense is a natural right all Americans are born with.
Confusingly, he had this message about the safety of the right to keep and bear arms:
Your second amendment rights are under siege but they will never ever be under siege as long as I’m your president.
And he vociferously endorsed arming teachers and administrators in America’s classrooms. He said of teachers,
They love their students and they’re not going to let anybody hurt their students. But you have to give them a chance.
As for the continuing importance of Second Amendment rights, he said,
In America, we trust the people to be wise and good … that is why in America, we’ve always trusted the people to keep and bear arms.