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Trump on possible 2024 presidential election: 'We might have to do it again'

CPAC Begins Annual Meeting

DALLAS – Former President Donald Trump returned to the CPAC stage on Saturday to push unsubstantiated election claims, attack his opponents and say he might have to "do it again" to run for 2024. hinted at the possibility of

"If I stayed home, the persecution of Donald Trump would soon stop, but I love my country and I love my people, so I can't." He said. 

Later in his nearly two-hour speech, he said: 

Trump did not announce his re-running for the White House in 2024, but like in previous years, CPAC straw I won the survey easily. In the straw vote that Trump was taken off the list, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis was the clear favorite with 64%, followed by Senator Ted Cruz with 6%. Everything else he was under 5%.

Former President Trump And Fellow Conservatives Address Annual CPAC Meeting
Former US speaking at Conservative Political Action Conference CPAC at Hilton He Anatole, Dallas, Texas, August 6, 2022 President Donald his Trump.  BRANDON BELL/Getty Images

Mr. Trump frequently pointed out the results of polls on stage, particularly at conservative conference attendees. pointed out his approval rating among 

Trump spent most of his speech bashing Democratic moderates Joe Manchin and Senator Kirsten Cinema. Both lawmakers signed the climate change deal the Senate was voting for while Trump was on the podium. Vice President Kamala Harris cast a tie vote to advance the bill asTrump spoke. The bill received the support of all 50 Democrats, but not a single Republican supported him. The Senate opened a debate after her vote. This will last up to 20 hours before the Senate begins voting on the amendment. 

Trump has vowed to travel to West Virginia to campaign against Manchin for re-election in 2024, and Cinema will also campaign against her when she goes. That same year he was re-elected in Arizona. 

Former Trump Attorney General Bill Barr, who resigned amid Trump's false allegations after the 2020 election, said earlier this week he told CBS his news Catherine Ridge warned: If Trump wins in 2024, he will be "a 78-year-old lame duck clearly bent on revenge above all else." happened. He also accused Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of allowing the deal to enter the Senate floor. Trump last month called McConnell "dishonest" for refusing to defend his actions over the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol. On Saturday, Trump said the senators are loyal to him because of his funding.

Trump referred to a Jan. 123} held a public hearing to announce findings on the attack on the United States Capitol. They are "disgusting". 

In an earlier speech by Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert, the crowd yelled, "Release J6 defendant." "Look at these people whose lives are being destroyed," Trump said, referring to those who were indicted in connection with the attack. 

He also said: 131} mocked the testimony of former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson, who said she heard Trump try to get behind the wheel of the presidential car..

"So I got my hands on another mighty man. Strong as hell. It's not a deal," Trump said. 

He added jokingly, "When the story came out, people said, 'I didn't know you were so physically strong.'"  139}

Prior to the January 6 attacks, Kash Patel, a former senior Pentagon official, said he was a witness and wanted to call the National Guard. The January 6 Commission shared footage disputing Trump's claim that 10,000 troops were being prepared. 

"Not my view. I was never given directions or orders, nor knew of any plans of that nature," said Trump's Christopher Miller of Defense The Acting Commissioner said in a recorded deposition that the Commission said:tweeted last month.

However, the biggest applause of the night came when Trump discussed culture wars issues such as parental rights, declaring that he would "remove the Department of Education" and "get out of women's sports." 

But Mr. Trump has fought the Republican Party's It didn't focus on some of the issues and only briefly mentioned the Second Amendment to the US Constitution. He didn't mention his June Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, but it was featured throughout the conference. 

Trump has stuck to many of the themes of his speeches thus far, emphasizing crime, inflation and the United States as a "declining country." 

Trump began his speech by announcing that many of his supporters were either running for election or were already in office and were attending meetings. Among them was Kari Lake, whojust won the Republican gubernatorial primary in Arizona on Saturdayintroduced him. On the final day, giving closing remarks, Hungarian far-right leader Viktor Orbanalso appeared, stating that he did not want Hungarians to "become people of mixed race". 

It was his second speech on Saturday for the former president, who visited Waukesha, Wis. I took the victory lap. primaries.

"This week has been his exceptional week for the America First movement. Exceptional," Trump said Friday. 

Trump will target Arizona, one of his states leaning toward Biden in 2020, in Tuesday's primary to convince his supporters. and The Arizona candidate he endorsed won the Republican primaries for the state's chief election officer, the Senate, Governor, and Secretary of State. 

Trump also endorsedDavid Farnsworth.is the candidate to run against Rusty Bowers, who testified against Trump and his allies in his 10th state Senate district in Arizona. Trying to install fake electoral votes who endorsed Trump after the 2020 election. Farnsworth also won that election. 

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