Lots of people were eagerly anticipating Trump’s speech at CPAC this year and he did not disappoint.
Trump talked about the election, the future of the Republican party and so much more.
CBS News has some details from the speech:
Mr. Trump indicated he’ll remain active in Republican politics and said his “journey” that began during his first presidential run is “far from being over.” The former president shot down rumors that he was thinking about creating a third party.
“We have the Republican Party. It’s going to unite and be stronger than ever before,” Mr. Trump said. “Wouldn’t that be brilliant? Let’s start a new party—let’s divide our vote, so that you can never win. No, we’re not interested in that.”
Mr. Trump said he believes the GOP is united and the divisions within the party are “between a handful of Washington D.C. establishment political hacks, and everybody else all over the country.” He said he will be “actively working” to elect Republicans who embody his vision for the party and told his supporters to donate to his PAC if they want to help elect the candidates he supports rather than other GOP groups.
“We want Republican leaders who are loyal to the voters and who will work proudly for the vision I’ve laid out today,” Mr. Trump said, adding that includes issues like supporting the military, promoting “law and order,” “great trade deals and great education.”
Mr. Trump attacked some of his critics, including the seven GOP senators who voted to convict him in his impeachment trial. He also called out the 10 House Republicans who voted for his impeachment, including Wyoming Representative Liz Cheney of Wyoming, who Mr. Trump said is “a person who loves to see our troops fighting.”
“Get rid of them all,” Mr. Trump said about the Republicans who backed impeachment.
Watch the whole thing below:
No matter what Democrats and the media say, Trump still commands tremendous influence.