President Donald Trump gave a major shoutout to Texas during his speech to the National Rifle Association on Friday.
Trump referenced Texas fighting for its independence, stating, “They had men all over the place, the [Santa Anna] army was big. This time they were met by dozens of Texans, soldiers, settlers and ordinary citizens, who had rushed to Gonzalez to defend their rights and their freedom as Santa Anna’s men watched from a distance, those brave Texans raised the flag for all to see.”
The flag, Trump explained, had a cannon on it along with four words: “Come and take it.”
The crowd bust into cheers and a standing round of applause when Trump uttered those words. They eventually broke out into a massive “USA” chant.
“Like those early Texans, Americans will never surrender, ever, ever, ever,” Trump added. “We will never ever surrender. We will never give up our freedom. Americans are born free. We will live free and we will die free.”