MOBILE, Alabama — President-elect Donald Trump made the final stop on his so-called “thank you” tour on Saturday in Alabama, where he made a few cursory policy promises before reminiscing about his own victory.
He promised to name a Veterans Affairs secretary “very, very soon,” build the border wall, and rebuild what he called the badly depleted military. “But, we will be smart about how we spend our money,” he said to applause.
Trump introduced to the crowd Sen. Jeff Sessions, a native son of Alabama and his pick for attorney general, who joined him on stage in a white “Make America Great Again” baseball cap to match Trump’s red one.
“What a great honor it is to have you back in my hometown,” Sessions said, referring to the August 2015 rally in Mobile when Sessions was one of the first Republicans to come out in favor of the then-underdog candidate.
Then, Trump spent the majority of his more than hour-long speech reliving the days leading up to the election. “I could give you a beautiful, rhetorical glowing speech, and we could all fall asleep together,” he said.
Instead, he opted to tell the crowd the story of how American institutions, from the media to pollsters, incorrectly doubted his candidacy.
He remembered the…