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Trump hits out at Republican ‘idiots’ at key US conservative convention

With a nation on its knees, the former US president said Americans are in the midst of “an epic struggle” to save their country from “people who hate it”.

Via Le Figaro with AFP

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Donald Trump attends Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Convention Center in National Harbor, March 4, 2023. Evelyn Hagstein / Reuters

As the 2024 presidential election approaches, Donald Trump It warned on Saturday March 4 that he was the only candidate capable of saving America Democrats”War fanatics“as well as”Fanatics and idiotsRepublican, American conservatives gather annually in Washington.

Bringing a nation to its knees, the former president of the United States said Americans “are at the heart of it.”An epic struggle to save our country from the people who hate it“, on the last day of CPAC, a major political convention organized this week in suburban Washington. Donald TrumpFormalizing his candidacy for next year’s presidential election in November, he spoke for nearly forty hours, sparing no one, including his own camp.

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“A Third World War”

We had a republican party run by fanatics, neoconservatives, globalists, bigoted open borders and morons.“, he assessed, citing the name of several celebrities of the party.

Trump said the American electorate is fed up.Entrenched political dynasties in both parties (Republican and Democratic, ed), rotten special interests, politicians in love with China» and supportersEndless foreign wars.» «If something doesn’t happen soon, we will face World War III“, he warned after apparently denying it US aid to Ukraine.

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I will prevent World War IIIThe former president, who was defeated by Democrat Joe Biden in 2020, promised. CPAC was until recently the main gathering of America’s conservative leaders, but it has been swallowed whole by Donald Trump’s far-right movement.Make America Great AgainExperts are now calling the phenomenon “Magapalooza“.

Shortcomings

Let’s finish what we started“, Donald Trump told the crowd, he responded”Four more years, four more years!“. Although many potential 2024 candidates and Republican leaders skipped the convention, the 2023 edition of CPAC was marked by several speeches from some of the most staunch Trump supporters in the country.

If the relevance of this meeting was not unanimous among conservatives, some interventions were almost deserted, and the rows of the room were well filled during Donald Trump’s speech.

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Basically, the former president repeated the same litany of voter fraud and conspiracy theories about American justice, “extreme left“, he dusts off in every public appearance. At CPAC, hats, flags, mugs and other items were on sale. All the goodies are aimed at Trump loyalists.

“I’m Your Voice”

Before Speaking out Regarding Donald Trump, many speakers have succeeded on stage extolling their Christian ideals and shell through their speeches, conspiracy theories and anti-transgender rhetoric. Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Donald Trump’s former Vice President Mike Pence avoided the event, shielding themselves from the former president’s fans.

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But the crowd booed Nikki Haley, the only Republican contender in the race for the White House, several times during and after her appearance at the briefing on Friday. “It will not be a fair election“Trumpist conspiracy tycoon Mike Lindell told AFP about the 2024 presidential election.

But when 90% of the people in this country like Donald Trump, he has to win anyway, even in a lopsided election.“, he added. Before taking the stage, Trump claimed to have won the Republican National Conference poll with 62% of the vote, far ahead of his rival, Ron De Santis, who had only 20% of the vote.”In 2016 I announced: I am your voice. Today I add: I am your warrior. I am your righteousness. And to the wronged and betrayed: I am your vengeance“Donald Trump started in front of a packed house.

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