President Trump holds campaign-style rally in Melbourne, Florida

Posted at 4:45 AM, Feb 20, 2017
and last updated 2019-03-26 23:49:03-04

President Donald Trump held a campaign style rally in Melbourne, calling it a message of unity.

Thousands of people from across the state came to hear the president's speech at Orlando-Melbourne International Airport.

"It's so great to be in Florida, my second home," said Trump.


The president slammed the media again, telling the crowd he wanted to speak directly to the people "without the filter of the fake news."

He told his supporters construction on a wall along the border of Mexico will begin soon.

"We will have strong borders again," said Trump.

In the next few weeks he plans to roll out his new healthcare plan.

"A great healthcare plan that's going to take the place of the disaster known as Obamacare," said Trump.

Among the crowd was Gene Huber of Boynton Beach. The president saw him on television while flying to Melbourne and invited him on stage.

"He promised all these things he was going to do for us. I knew he was going to do this for us," says Huber.

The president is now back at Mar-a-Lago where he spent Sunday interviewing several candidates to replace Michael Flynn for national security adviser.