In a speech to grassroots Republicans on Saturday, Donald Trump returned from political exile to slam President Joe Biden and NATO over the Ukraine issue and to repeat his baseless claims of a rigged 2020 election.
The former president spent 86 minutes at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida, repeating several of his favorite applause lines and attacking the “radical left” and their “witch hunt” against him.
Donald Trump Kept Talking About The Rigged Election
As enormous explosions lit up the sky over Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital, Trump blamed Biden’s “weakness” for Russia’s invasion of its neighbor and praised President Putin’s brilliance. Trump’s rapturous greeting left little question that the Republican Party is enslaved to the twice-impeached, single-term president after a year away from the spotlight.
The sea of fans wearing red “Make America Great Again” caps chanted “four more years” and clapped on cue as Trump raged against “woke tyranny” and “cancel culture.”
The 75-year-old headliner’s criticism of Democrats’ assertions to be the party of democracy as “bullshit” — and his assertion that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg “used to come to the White House and kiss my ass” — drew the greatest applause.
There were hints at a prospective candidacy in 2024, but he didn’t say if he’d personally challenge Biden to a rematch.
Donald Trump erroneously claimed that President Volodymyr Zelensky, who is under siege in Ukraine, had exonerated him of the controversy that led to his first impeachment.
Donald Trump withheld crucial military aid to the US ally while in office, attempting unsuccessfully to persuade Zelensky to dig up political filth on the Biden family ahead of the 2020 election.
After selling out Ukraine for four years, the defeated former president grabbed the stage at CPAC to double down on his callous support for Putin as innocent Ukrainians flee Russian bombs and missiles.