Trump at CPAC: Reactions Range From Applause to Protest

President Donald Trump spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Friday, and the raucous speech elicited varied and specific reactions from both sides of the political aisle.

The president mentioned a slew of popular topics including Hillary Clinton (with chants of “Lock her up!”), gun rights and the Parkland shooting, the U.S.-Mexico border wall, and his bald spot (yes, that happened).

In reaction to Trump’s comments, people from across the political spectrum took to their computers to voice their elation or to protest his positions and rhetoric.

While the crowd present for the speech applauded and cheered, many on the left were not so pleased with the president’s words. Fact-checkers, pundits, and journalists called out the president on a variety of fronts:

But conservative commentators and political journalists found plenty of reasons to applaud the president in his speech. From immigration and gun rights to Clinton and taxes, supporters lined up to praise Trump’s address at CPAC:

All in all, Trump seems to have done what he does best: Appeal to his supporters and speak about issues they care about. While his opponents have reason to protest, the president didn’t fail to make quite a show out of the event, as others have observed:

Later Friday, President Trump is scheduled to hold a joint press conference with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. The event is scheduled to being at 2 p.m. ET.

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