Trump Today: Pledging a 'massive' tax cut and ripping anonymous sources

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson center smiles as Mexico's Foreign Relations Secretary Luis Videgaray right shakes hands with U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly at the Foreign Affairs Ministry in Mexico City Thursday Feb. 23 2017

Mr Trump is the first president to address the group during his first year in office since Ronald Reagan in 1981, according to American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp.

"It's great to be back at CPAC". Nobody loves it more than me. I wouldn't miss a chance to talk to my friends. I walked the stage on CPAC. Trump plans to arrive in his helicopter Marine One to the event, attended by conservative activists. Conference organizers said at the time that "his choice sends a clear message to conservatives". His first order of business?

"And I want you all to know that we are fighting the fake news", Trump said.

Of course, that was only one of the many cringeworthy parts of Trump's speech.

"It's a very sensitive topic and they get upset when we expose their false stories". He blamed Obama for the "mess" he inherited and promised "to make it much better" when it comes to healthcare.

He promises that it would be the greatest military build up in history.

He held strong on deporting undocumented immigrants who are criminals and building a border wall between the USA and Mexico.

The problem, Fallon said, is that if Trump only ever reaches out to his base, he will never break the 40 percent approval rating that appears to be his ceiling.

Trump said in a few days he will be taking "brand new action" to keep the United States safe in reference to a revised travel ban. "Take a look at what's happening in Germany... in France", he said.

"There is such love in this country for everything we stand for".

You'd think he'd get high marks from Fox News' audience, seeing as Rupert Murdoch's network is geared toward "right"-thinking Americans. You're going to love it".

Trump's speech followed several well-received appearances at the four-day gathering by senior members of his administration, including a speech on Thursday night (Friday NZT) by Vice President Mike Pence.

Trump then explained that the media dropped the word "fake" when he recently called fake news the enemy of the people, in an attempt to falsely portray the president as referring to all media as the enemy of the people.

He followed that up at his CPAC speech, saying journalists should not be allowed to use anonymous sources.

Doubling down on his claim that fake news "is the enemy of the people", President Donald Trump pledged Friday to fight back against what he called "dishonest coverage" of his administration. They're very smart, they're very cunning.

"There are some great reporters around...but there are some awful dishonest people" who do a "tremendous disservice" to the country with their reporting, he said.

"We have to go out and speak our minds", he said.

Trump didn't say what he would do about it.