Trump didn’t hold anything back.
As was to be expected, former President Donald Trump edged closer to announcing a comeback in 2024 at the Conservative Political Action Committee, where he delivered a speech that was heavy on the criticism of President Joe Biden.
The scathing speech saw Trump lambast Biden and Democrats in Congress for their actions regarding Russia’s attack on Ukraine and their response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In his speech that lasted for more than an hour, Trump began by making unsubstantiated comments about the 2020 elections being stolen, then taking aim at what he called an inefficient federal government, one that he said was more concerned with political correctness and weak leadership that ultimately led to it failing to deter Russia from invading Ukraine.
However, in the speech, Trump shared that he was “praying for the proud people of Ukraine,” adding that “They are indeed brave.”
Besides sharing these well wishes for Ukraine, the former President continued his remarks, saying that had the 2020 Presidential elections not been “rigged” and if he was still the President, the events would not be happening.
Trump also indicated that 2024 was still on his mind, by alluding to a potential bid in the next GOP Presidential primary, while suggesting that he was still the rightful President of the U.S.
Many conservatives at the Conference, which ends Sunday (February 27) afternoon, expressed their desire to see Trump make a bid for the White House in 2024.
His alluding to making his allies “very happy” only fueled speculation that, in fact, he would be running in 2024, with his appearance at this year’s CPAC, being a launching pad for these ambitions, giving Trump a feel for his standing among grassroots conservatives.
However, Trump’s talks of the future ended with his statements about 2024, despite CPAC billing his speech as being an opportunity for Trump to present his vision for the U.S. The former President largely focused on the past, sticking to what has become his usual talking points.