During a whirlwind trip to Nashville, President Donald Trump on Monday touted his recently approved tax bill and signed an executive order aimed at promoting the expansion of broadband internet into rural areas that lack connectivity.

Speaking to a crowd of nearly 5,000 American Farm Bureau Federation members, Tennessee Republican lawmakers, and other supporters, Trump declared, “The American dream is roaring back.”

He then spent the next 35 minutes defending his first year in office in a speech tailored for the audience of farmers — a group that remains one of the pillars of his political base.

In a rarity for the president, Trump stayed mostly on script and was more policy-focused than usual, offering less of the firebrand populist rhetoric that has defined his first year in the White House.

During a whirlwind trip to Nashville, President Donald Trump on Monday touted his recently approved tax bill and signed an executive order aimed at promoting the expansion of broadband internet into rural areas that lack connectivity.

“You are forgotten no more,” Trump told the crowd gathered at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center for farm bureau’s annual convention. “We’re fighting for our farmers and we’re fighting for our country and for our great American flag. We want our flag respected.

“And we want our national anthem respected also,” Trump said, receiving a standing ovation as impromptu chants of “U-S-A” broke out.

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