President Trump delivered one of his final pitches Monday in North Carolina.
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: In 2016 North Carolina voted to fire this corrupt political establishment and you elected an outsider as president who is finally putting America first.
And if I don't sound like a typical Washington politician, it's because I'm not a politician. Probably why I'm here!
If I don't always play by the rules of the Washington establishment, it's because I was elected to fight for you, and I fight harder than any president has ever fought for his people.
Think of everything we've been through -- wow, you are an enthusiastic bunch! You are something... I'll say this to the fake news: The rallies, biggest in the history of our country. And this isn't exactly primetime, this is the early part of the day.
Before I even ran, maybe before I announced, we were under investigation for three years, and it turned out to be a phony hoax, a phony impeachment, and based on the Laptop From Hell, the impeachment never should have happened. It was the other side that cheated, and then they say President Trump has a bad personality, he's too tough, let me tell you, if we didn't fight, we wouldn't be here right now. We caught them! We caught them spying on our campaign and trying to take out a duly elected president of the United States and I fought like hell, because we don't know any other way. We have to fight. And they turned out to be the people who are corrupt... We got through that for 4 years and then they say they don't like the way I acted. And then they say, I see it today, oh, wouldn't it be nice
CROWD: Lock him up!
TRUMP: I see these guys on television, and all the Big Tech stuff. They're the new boss in town, not the media. And you know, we gave them the power, but now I look and say, "Gee, tough administration, chaos." They created the chaos, all we did was fight back. And we caught them, and now let's see what happens. We caught them. it's treason!
This is actually a big moment in our countries history, because we don't have freedom of the press. You don't see that story in the New York Times! And they've got everybody scared, but you have a president who wasn't scared. And I see it with Twitter trending, I know what trending is, from the day I was born I was trending...
The media is fake and corrupt. Big tech controls the media and the politicians, and you know what, you have a president who is willing to say it, and it is a very, very big event... I give all the people who are willing to talk about it tremendous credit, because people don't have any idea how dangerous this is for our country. They won't even think about it.