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Donald Trump: 'We are winners and we are going to fight'

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President Trump sounded a defiant note during public comments Thursday, a speech that overlapped with former FBI Director James B. Comey's testimony.

Trump, speaking to the Faith and Freedom Coalition at a gathering at a Washington hotel, did not directly mention Comey in his speech, or the FBI's investigation into Russian meddling into the 2016 campaign.

“As you know, we’re under siege, you know that, but we will come out bigger, better and stronger than ever," he said.

The crowd of evangelical conservatives gave him an ovation and clapped loudly when he spoke about his commitment to religious freedom measures and the successful appointment of Neil M. Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.

Trump cast his political enemies as "entrenched interests" trying to thwart the agenda he promised during the campaign.

"They will lie, they will obstruct, they will spread their hatred and their prejudice, but we will not back down from doing what is right," he said. 

“We know that the truth will prevail," he said. "That the good decent people of this country will get the change they voted for and that they so richly deserve.”

“Nothing worth doing ever came easy," he added."We know how to fight better than anybody and we never give up. We are winners and we are going to fight."

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