Former Republican President, Donald Trump, repeatedly returned to the lie that the election was unfair, while lashing out over his successor
Donald Trump has suggested that he may be running for president again in 2024, amid an angry attack on President Joe Biden in his first major address since he left the White House.
The former Republican President used his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in what seemed to be an effort to cement his status as the political party’s undisputed leader despite his presedential defeat in November.
“Do you miss me yet?” Mr Trump began, amid rapturous applause.
“I stand before you today to declare that the incredible journey we began together… there’s never been a journey so successful – we began it together four years ago and it is far from over,” he said.
This comes after Donald Trump officially left the White House after four years as the President of the United States, saying “we will be back in some form”. Mr Trump headed to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida as Joe Biden prepared to be sworn in as America’s new leader in Washington DC.
The former President dismissed any suggestions that he may start a new political party, saying “we’re not interested in them”.
“We all knew the Biden administration was going to be bad, but none of us even imagined just how bad they would be,” he said.
“He talked about energy. I thought ‘this guy, actually he’s ok with energy’. He wasn’t ok with energy… he wants windmills.”
Continuing the attack on Joe Biden, he suggested that the Democrat President would lose his re-election in 2024, adding: “Who knows, I may even decide to beat them for a third time” a reference Trump made to his repeated lie that he did not lose the last presidential election.
The former US reality TV star returned to many of his repeated themes, apparently deviating from a prepared speech while ranting about immigration, the Paris Climate Agreement and took his moment to attack China.
This comes after Donald Trump has said that he will “pray for the success” of the 46th President Joe Biden’s administration, but added that the political movement he created during his Presidency “is only just beginning”.
The former United States President Donald Trump has rejected claims that he would be starting a new political party, calling the claims, ‘fake news’.
Despite his lie that last year’s presidential election was not fair having helped to fuel the deadly riots that involved his supporters, taking place at the US Capitol on the 6th of January, Mr Trump repeatedly returned to this allegation.
The event so far taking place at a Hyatt hotel in Orlando, Florida, has been a tribute to Trump and Trumpism, and even features a golden statue that bears his likeness.
Speakers at the event, including many of the potential GOP 2024 hopefuls, have argued that the Republican party must embrace the former president and his dedicated followers, even following the deadly insurrection at the United States Capitol.