Trump went to CPAC — where's he's been a speaker several times until skipping last year — and delivered a victory speech applauding his administration's accomplishments so far, and nodding to the campaign promises he vows to follow through on. The crowd ate it up, giving the president a series of standing ovations and repeatedly chanting "USA! USA! USA!"

Trump at CPAC: "I wouldn't miss a chance to talk to my friends."Trump literally skipped last year's conference: https://t.co/MHbptPcM2K pic.twitter.com/IXQg1sUqyl— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) February 24, 2017

What came up: He didn't make news, so you got the litany of his greatest hits from the campaign and early presidency, including the "fake news media" (The Clinton news network, NBC, CBS, ABC); Trump's fondness for Bernie; the wall being built "way ahead of schedule", the mess Trump claims to have inherited; the repeal/replace of Obamacare; "bad dudes" being thrown out of the country; tax reform; his accomplishments as the President-elect; the new massive military budget; the eradication of ISIS; Trump's approach to keeping terrorists out; and the 2nd Amendment. And finally: how global cooperation is good, but there's nothing as great as the U.S.A.

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In this episode of “Axios on HBO”, President Trump discusses his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, the upcoming election and much more with National Political Correspondent Jonathan Swan.

The interview was filmed on Tuesday, July 28 and aired Monday, Aug. 3 on HBO.