Nicholas Sandmann speaks at 2020 RNC

Sandmann was involved in a well-publicized encounter with a Native American last year at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington.
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Transcript for Nicholas Sandmann speaks at 2020 RNC
Good evening everyone. My name is next and then. And on the teenager who was defamed by the media that turning counter with a group of protesters on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial last year. Before I begin I'd like to thank president trump for the opportunity to share so my story and why it matters so much of this November's election. It's when he nineteen I attended the march for life and Washington DC right demonstrated in defense of the unborn. Later that day I bought a make America great again had because our president Donald Trump. Has distinguished himself this one the most pro life presidents. In the history of our country and I wanted to express my support for him to. Looking back now. How could I possibly in mentioned that the simple act of putting on that red. When only shade from the left and make myself the target of network and cable news networks nationwide. Being from Kentucky. The birthplace of Abraham Lincoln. My classmates and I visited the Lincoln Memorial. I found myself face to face with Nathan Phillips and other professional protesters. Looking to turn me. And to the latest poster child showing why trump is bad. Well the media portrayed me as an aggressor. With a relentless smirk on my phase. The reality of the video confirms I was standing with my hands behind my back and an awkward smile on my face that it had two thoughts one. Don't do anything that might further agitate the man they in turn around in my case and sue. Bush trying to follow family friends advise. Never to do anything to embarrass your family and your school. Where your community. Before I knew what was happening it was so very. One of mr. Phillips fellow agitators yet out where we got him it's all right here on video. And we want grandfather. What I thought was a strange encounter quickly developed into a major news story complete with video footage and my life changed forever and now one moment. The full war machine of the mainstream media revved up into attack that. They did so without researching the full video of the incidence. Without ever investigating mr. Phillips noticed. Without ever asking me for my side of the story. And do you know why. Because the truth was not important. Advancing their anti Christian anti conservative. Anti Donald Trump narrative was all that mattered. And if they advance in their narrative ruin the reputation and future of the teenager from Covington Kentucky both so be it. That would teach him not to Wear a mega. I learn what was happening to me have a name. It was called being canceled. As an unknown. As an revoked it has and made void. Canceled its what's happening to people around this country who refuse to be silenced by the far left. Many are being fired. Humiliated. Or even threatened. And often the media it's a willing participant. But I would not be canceled. I fought back hard to expose the media for what they did to me and I want to personal victory. While much more must be done. I look forward to the day that the media return soup providing balanced responsible. And accountable news coverage I need a president trump hopes for that's him. And I know you'll agree with me when we say that no one in this country has been a victim of unfair media coverage more than president Donald Trump. In November. I believe this country must unite around a president who caused the media out. And refuses to allow them to create a narrative instead of reporting the facts. I believe we must join a president who have challenged the media to return to objective journalism. And together. I believe we must all embrace our first amendment rights and not heightened fear the media. Her from the tech company is her from the outrage nod either. This is worth fighting for. This is worth voting for and this is what Donald Trump stands for. I think you all for listening to me tonight. And one more thing. Let's make America great again.

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