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NBC News 4 Feb 2020

President Donald Trump Calls Juan Guaido Venezuela's 'One True President'

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President Trump showed his support for opposition leader, Juan Guaidó calling him the "one true president" of Venezuela. Trump went on to say Nicolas Maduro is an "illegitimate leader" and that "All Americans are united with the Venezuelan people in their righteous struggle for freedom."


Air Force One made a dramatic, low-altitude flyover Mount Rushmore.
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania are set to participate in South Dakota's 2020 Mount Rushmore Fireworks Celebration.
President Donald Trump saluted West Point graduates for their service and accomplishments while emphasizing unity amid "turbulent" times during a commencement address Saturday that punctuated tensions over racial injustice and concerns about the novel coronavirus.

Trump used the address to congratulate the cadets, recognize the contributions of the U.S. armed forces to American society, and tout his own administration's efforts to execute a "colossal rebuilding" of the military and end an "era of endless wars."

"This premier military academy produces only the best of the best, the strongest of the strong and the bravest of the brave," Trump said. "West Point is a universal symbol of American gallantry, loyalty, devotion, discipline and great skill."

"To the 1,107 cadets who today become the newest officers in the most exceptional Army ever to take the field of battle, I am here to offer America's salute. Thank you for answering your nation's call," the president continued.

The commencement was staged outside at the military academy's campus in upstate New York, with the crowd of graduates adhering to social distancing guidelines, underscoring the continued threat of the novel coronavirus throughout the United States. The cadets marched out clad in masks and removed them upon taking their seats.

Family and other guests were not permitted to attend the ceremony as they normally would, which the president acknowledged at one point by encouraging graduates to applaud their parents as they watched the event remotely.



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Marine One landed at Morristown Municipal Airport at 5:28 PM, according to the pool report. President Donald Trump exited shortly after, wearing a blue suit and striped tie. Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner also boarded Air Force One.
He did not stop to speak to the assembled reporters, but gave a fist pump from the top of the steps and entered the plane.
President Donald Trump made a defiant return to the campaign stage under a number of dark clouds looming over his presidency, seeking a reset in his reelection campaign even as the event itself was overshadowed by controversy.

Trump's 90-minute speech was heavy on the same grievances and boasts that have been a hallmark of his campaign style for years. But Saturday's rally came after a three-month hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, which is still widespread around the country.

"I stand before you today to declare the silent majority is stronger than ever before," Trump told a boisterous crowd in Tulsa, Okla.

"Five months from now we're going to defeat sleepy Joe Biden. Boy does he get a pass from these people," he said, gesturing to press in the arena.

Trump attempted to paint Biden, the 77-year-old former vice president and long-time Delaware senator, as mentally declining and simultaneously beholden to more left-wing members of the Democratic Party while being a member of the Washington establishment.

"When the chips are down, Biden will always cave to the radical left," Trump said.

The rally took place amid a combination of national crises. The coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 120,000 people in the U.S. and has triggered an economic downturn. Protests have persisted for more than three weeks in response to the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who was killed by Minneapolis police, with demonstrators calling attention to police brutality and racial injustice.

The Trump administration created a fresh dilemma this weekend by forcing out one of the government's top prosecutors, Geoffrey Berman, who was investigating a number of the president's associates.



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LEADERSHIP THROUGHOUT THE WORLD, WE ARE ONCE AGAIN STANDING UP
WE ARE ONCE AGAIN STANDING UP FOR FREEDOM IN OUR HEMISPHERE.
FOR FREEDOM IN OUR HEMISPHERE. THAT’S WHY MY ADMINISTRATION
THAT’S WHY MY ADMINISTRATION REVERSED THE FAILING POLICIES OF
REVERSED THE FAILING POLICIES OF THE PREVIOUS ADMINISTRATION ON
THE PREVIOUS ADMINISTRATION ON CUBA.
CUBA. WE ARE SUPPORTING THE HOPES OF
WE ARE SUPPORTING THE HOPES OF CUBANS, NICARAGUANS AND
CUBANS, NICARAGUANS AND VENEZUELANS TO RESTORE
VENEZUELANS TO RESTORE DEMOCRACY.
DEMOCRACY. THE UNITED STATES IS LEADING A
THE UNITED STATES IS LEADING A 59-NATION DIPLOMATIC COALITION
59-NATION DIPLOMATIC COALITION AGAINST THE SOCIALIST DICTATOR
AGAINST THE SOCIALIST DICTATOR OF VENEZUELA, NICOLAS MADURO.
OF VENEZUELA, NICOLAS MADURO. MADURO IS AN ILLEGITIMATE RULER,
MADURO IS AN ILLEGITIMATE RULER, A TYRANT WHO BRUTALIZES HIS
A TYRANT WHO BRUTALIZES HIS PEOPLE, BUT MADURO’S GRIP ON
PEOPLE, BUT MADURO’S GRIP ON TYRANNY WILL BE SMASHED AND
TYRANNY WILL BE SMASHED AND BROKEN.
BROKEN. HERE THIS EVENING IS A VERY
HERE THIS EVENING IS A VERY BRAVE MAN WHO CARRIES WITH HIM
BRAVE MAN WHO CARRIES WITH HIM THE HOPES, DREAMS, AND
THE HOPES, DREAMS, AND ASPIRATIONS OF ALL VENEZUELANS.
ASPIRATIONS OF ALL VENEZUELANS. JOINING US IN THE GALLERY IS THE
JOINING US IN THE GALLERY IS THE TRUE AND LEGITIMATE PRESIDENT OF
TRUE AND LEGITIMATE PRESIDENT OF VENEZUELA, JUAN GUAIDO.
VENEZUELA, JUAN GUAIDO. MR. PRESIDENT, PLEASE TAKE THIS
MR. PRESIDENT, PLEASE TAKE THIS MESSAGE BACK.
[ APPLAUSE ]
[ APPLAUSE ] THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. GREAT HONOR.
GREAT HONOR. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH. PLEADS TAKE THIS MESSAGE BACK,
PLEADS TAKE THIS MESSAGE BACK, THAT ALL AMERICANS ARE UNITED
THAT ALL AMERICANS ARE UNITED WITH THE VENEZUELAN PEOPLE IN
WITH THE VENEZUELAN PEOPLE IN THEIR RIGHTEOUS STRUGGLE FOR
THEIR RIGHTEOUS STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM.
FREEDOM. THANK YOU VERY MUCH,

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