MELBOURNE (AP) - After four tumultuous weeks of governing, President Donald Trump is out of the White House doing what he loves best -- campaigning.
Trump appeared early Saturday evening at an airplane hangar in Melbourne, Florida, to revisit his campaign promises and update supporters on the progress he's made after just four weeks in office.
The president sounded much like he did during his pre-election campaign rallies, with promises of action on health care, taxes, crime and America's southern border, among other issues.
Trump's rhetoric often mirrors what he said for months in the run-up to Election Day, with familiar phrases like "we don't win anymore" and "drain the swamp." And it's ending with a familiar tune, the Rolling Stones' "You Can't Always Get What You Want."
In the face of reports of chaos in his young administration, Trump is assuring supporters that the White House is "running smoothly, so smoothly."
Trump is also castigating the news media, saying they are purveyors of "fake news" and part of the corrupt system. Trump says that when the media lie to the people, he will "never, ever let them get away with it."
First lady Melania Trump introduced her husband at the rally, reciting the Lord's Prayer before offering her own pledge to act in the best interest of all Americans as she pursues initiatives she says will impact women and children around the world.
The event Saturday was paid for by Trump's campaign, rather than the White House. Asked if it was a rally for the 2020 election, Sanders called it "a campaign rally for America." Trump himself promoted his appearance on Twitter on Friday: "Looking forward to the Florida rally tomorrow. Big crowd expected!"
Since taking office, Trump has lurched from one problem to the next, including the botched rollout of his immigration order, struggles confirming his Cabinet picks and a near-constant stream of reports about strife within his administration.
Trump's reset effort started Thursday with a marathon press conference where he defended his administration and denounced the "criminal" leaks that took down his top national security adviser. He used the platform to complain about the political press and to brag that his administration was a "fine-tuned machine."