Donald Trump is still thinking of the chair in the Oval Office of the White House. Back in the political arena in the face of a crowd of enthusiastic conservatives, the former president said on Sunday that the survival of the United States depended on the conservatives. Above all, throughout his speech at the CPAC conference, he kept flirting with the idea of running for president in 2024.
“We are engaged in a struggle for the survival of America as we know it,” he said at the very end of a scrappy hour and a half speech, concluding the Conservatives’ annual high mass. in Orlando, Florida. “It’s a struggle. It’s a terrible, terrible, painful struggle, ”added Donald Trump in his first speech since leaving the White House on January 20. “But in the end we always win”.
“In the end, we will win”
Still refusing to admit his electoral defeat to Joe Biden, he has shown himself determined to ensure that his populist movement will keep control of a Republican Party that is struggling to hide its divisions. “The incredible journey we have started together (…) is far from over,” he said. “And in the end, we will win.”
The 74-year-old businessman therefore hinted that he could run for the 2024 presidential election. “With your help, we will take over the House of Representatives, we will take over the Senate, and then a Republican President. will make a triumphant return to the White House – I wonder who it will be, ”he said to the cheers. ” Who knows ? “, he added. “I might even decide to beat them for the third time.” The Democratic Party, beaten once by Trump but winner of the last presidential election, must not have really appreciated this figure …
Candidacy or not, the former president still wanted to reassure the tenors of his camp in the face of rumors that have been running for some time: he has no intention of dividing the party. “We are not going to create new parties, we are not going to divide our power. We will be united and powerful as ever ”. However, he clearly expressed his anger against Republicans in favor of his “impeachment” in mid-February. Without losing his vindictiveness, the former president thus enumerated from the rostrum the names of all the elected officials who condemned his role in the assault on Congress.
Diatribe against Joe Biden
Banned from social networks, including his favorite communication channel, Twitter, Donald Trump has not forgotten to attack his successor in order to position himself as his main opponent. He thus denounced the immigration policy of Joe Biden, affirming that the Democratic president has just completed “the most disastrous first month” in the history of the American presidency. Donald Trump also described the United States as a divided country. “Our security, our prosperity, and our very identity as Americans are at stake,” he said during a speech strewn with attacks on immigrants and Joe Biden’s policies on climate change or climate change. energy. “Get rid of it!” “, He blurted out.
Even if the party is divided, the participants in the Orlando conference were all for it, like the flags and caps they wore, many stamped “Trump”, and this huge golden statue with the effigy the 74-year-old billionaire who sat in the conference hall. Republican leaders are therefore still far from having finished with Donald Trump.