we'll see you later today. kevin cirilli is with bloomberg news and david levinthal is reporter for the center for public integrity. guys, let's get right into this here, the president's address to cpac. kevin, you first. how do you describe this speech? what do you think was the motivation behind it? >> look, i think we always say this in the media as almost a cliche, but i was thinking about it coming in here. this was without question the start of the 2020 presidential campaign cycle, that off-the-record, off-the-cusp style is something that, quite frankly, when you talk to aides connected to this white house, the president has been feeling for quite some time that he wanted to get out there, to push back, to bulldoze through when his back is up against the political wall. he did that last night. it played very well to the base. he shattered through a host of criticisms. and look, this is the president that is going to be campaigning between now and next november. >> what about...
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