Even by President Trump’s unpredictable standards it was a startling speech. He’d had a pretty disastrous week but an enthusiastic conservative audience lapped up every word. And there were plenty of them.
It was his longest speech as President and it gave him plenty of time to launch into favourite targets like the Russia collusion investigation and critics in the media.
But his most brutal barbs were aimed at his Democratic rivals and global warming.
And a warning, Harry Smith’s report does contain some of the strong language used by President.