Former US President Donald Trump gave several clues this Sunday of a possible election campaign for the 2024 presidential election and again fought the idea that the Democrats “stole” the 2020 election. The current president, Joe Biden.
“Our movement of proud, hard-working American patriots is just beginning, and in the end we will win. We will win, ”Trump said in a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida, in his first major public appearance since leaving the White House nearly six weeks ago.
Refusing to admit that he lost the November 3 presidential election to Joe Biden, Trump criticized the Democratic successor’s first few weeks in office and suggested he could run again. “You just lost the White House,” said the former Republican president after criticizing Biden’s options regarding security on the border with Mexico. “Who knows, I might even choose to hit her a third time,” he said.
Trump has made it clear that he intends to remain a current political force. “I stand before you to explain that the incredible journey we began together four years ago is far from over.”
In Trump’s tumultuous final weeks of office, his supporters invaded and occupied the Capitol to prevent Congress from confirming Biden’s election victory. A victory that Trump falsely claimed was riddled with widespread fraud.
Afterward, Trump clashed with members of his party who opposed the proposal to overthrow the presidential election and supported his impeachment process.
The former president told a conservative audience that “Republicans are united” and has no plans to form a new party to compete with the Republican Party. Trump also said the reports that said he was planning to create a third party was “false news”. “We’re not starting any new parties. We have the Republican Party. He will be united and stronger than ever, ”he guaranteed.
The results of a poll of conference attendees on Sunday showed Trump strong support. 55% said they would vote for him in the 2024 Republican President nomination race. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis took second place with 21%. But not everyone supported Trump. One of the items asked if Trump should run again in 2024, a question that resulted in a mixed outcome. 68% said it should run and 32% opposed or disagreed.
Trump started his speech more than an hour late, saying he wanted to save the culture and identity of the United States and position himself as the new president’s main critic, particularly on immigration and security issues at the US border. USA with Mexico and also the lengthy reopening of schools that remain closed because of the pandemic. “We all knew the Biden government was going to be bad, but none of us imagined how bad it would be. Joe Biden had the most disastrous first month of a president in modern history, ”he said.
The Biden White House has made it clear that it will ignore Trump’s speech. “Our focus will certainly not be on what Trump says,” White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters last week.