Trump's 'Gettysburg address' makes closing argument for choosing him and unveils first-100-days agenda as he promises 'the kind of change that only arrives once in a lifetime'
- 'First 100 days' agenda speech formalized his mainstay political pledges with promises of legislation and executive orders
- Called it a 'Contract with the American Voter,' modeling it after the 1994 Republican 'Contract with America'
- Trump touted 'the kind of change that only arrives once in a lifetime' and made his final substantive pitch to frame the campaign's last two weeks
- Told an audience of about 300 invited guests that he will 'drain the swamp' in Washington
- Borrowed a line from Abraham Lincoln's 1863 speech, saying he would replace D.C. elites 'with a new government of, by and for the people.'
- A Trump aide said the Civil War battlefield site is appropriate because 'Gettysburg was the moment when the war turned'
- The candidate briefly visited the site of the famed Civil War battle after his speech