The immediate-past President of the United States of America, USA, Donald Trump, told conservatives on Sunday, that he is considering running for President again, come 2024, Page 36 learnt.
He went on to reassert his dominance over the Republican Party, and warned of a “struggle” for America’s very survival.
Echoing the grievance politics of his 2016 Presidential campaign, and the harsh rhetoric of his one-term Presidency, the 74-year-old fired up an enthusiastic crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference, CPAC, in Orlando.
In a keynote speech, his first since leaving the White House on January 20, 2021, Donald Trump repeated his false claims that he won the November 2020, Presidential election, instead of President Joe Biden, and hammered establishment Republicans who voted against him in the latest impeachment drama.
However, while he teased his future plans, he left the crowd guessing about whether he will challenge Biden in a rematch.
His words: “With your help, we will take back the House, we will win the Senate, and then a Republican President will make a triumphant return to the White House, and I wonder who that will be?
“I may even decide to beat them for a third time, OK?”
Donald Trump continued: “We are in a struggle for the survival of America as we know it.
“This is a terrible, terrible, painful struggle.”
He nonetheless said that the “incredible” populist movement that propelled him to victory four plus years ago, is just beginning, “and in the end, we will win”.
Trump also put to rest the rumours that he may take his base of support to create a new political party.
“I am not starting a new party.
“We have the Republican Party. It is going to unite, and be stronger than ever before.”
Trump took swipes at President Joe Biden, saying that the Democrat just concluded a “disastrous” first month in Office.
In his 90-minute speech, he attacked immigrants, slammed “cancel culture”, criticised President Biden’s policies on climate change and energy, and repeated his claims that “illegal” actions by Democrats had cost him the election.
He also took aim at the Republicans he feels betrayed him.
He called out by name the 10 Republicans who voted to impeach him in the House of Representatives, and the 7 Republicans who voted unsuccessfully to convict him in the Senate.
“Get rid of them all”, he stated.
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