President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) annual meeting at the National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, United States on February 29, 2020.
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Donald Trump is expected to beat up President Joe Biden and try to keep an eye on the future of the Republican Party on Sunday during his first major political address since leaving the White House last month.
Trump will announce to a high-profile convention of Conservative activists in Orlando, Florida that “the incredible journey we began together four years ago is far from over,” according to excerpts of his prepared remarks from NBC News.
“The Republican Party agrees. The only division is between a handful of political hacks by the Washington DC establishment and everyone else across the country,” Trump is expected.
It is widely expected that Trump will make an offer for the president at some point in 2024, although it is not clear whether he will use his address to do so at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. He has made it clear that he has no intention of withholding comments on his successor’s actions, as many previous presidents have done.
“We all knew the Biden administration was going to go bad – but none of us imagined how bad it would be or how far it would go,” Trump is expected.
Consistent with his penchant for dramatic exaggeration, Trump will describe Biden’s first month in office as “the most disastrous first month of a president in modern history.”
Trump’s political ambitions put Republicans in a difficult position in the elections. The 74-year-old remains hugely popular with the party but failed to beat Biden in the 2020 election after losing support among moderates and independents.
After losing the presidential contest, Trump refused to admit for weeks and was charged by the House of Representatives with inciting the mob that attacked the Capitol on Jan. 6.
While the Senate eventually acquitted him, top Republicans, including Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell, have issued stinging reprimands against Trump’s actions.
Far from uniting the party, Trump is expected to persecute some Republicans on Sunday, including Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., Who voted for Trump’s impeachment. Donald Trump Jr., the son of the ex-president, attacked Cheney on Friday at the CPAC, saying she was “tied to an establishment that did nothing but fail us”.
Earlier this month, Trump denounced McConnell in a statement as a “grumpy, grumpy and unsmiling political hack”.
While Trump has refused to leave the limelight, he has had less direct access to the public since he was banned by Twitter for violating its guidelines against incitement to violence. The company has announced that the ban will remain in place even if Trump runs for office again. Trump is likely to attack “Big Tech” in his remarks.
Sunday’s address is also expected to include a number of items on the Republican Party’s political agenda, such as: B. the tough attitude towards China and the demand for stricter immigration regulations.
“The future of the Republican Party is a party that defends the social, economic and cultural interests and values of working American families – of every race, color and creed,” Trump is expected. “Republicans believe that the needs of everyday citizens must come first.”
Trump will also insist that Biden “open schools immediately,” the excerpts from his remarks.
Since leaving the White House, Trump has been facing increasing legal threat in New York in which Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. is apparently investigating potential banking and insurance fraud related to Trump and his firm, the Trump Organization .
Vance received year-long tax returns from Trump and related documents on Monday after a protracted legal battle that made it to the Supreme Court twice. Trump has denied any wrongdoing and accused Vance of being politically motivated.
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