“Did you miss me already? Did you miss me?” It is with these words that former United States President Donald Trump began his February 28, 2021 speech, the first since leaving the White House on January 20. More than a month after his presidential term ended, the 74-year-old spoke at the closing of the Conservative Political Action Conference, an annual gathering of conservatives held in Orlando this weekend. More self-assured than ever, the 45th President of the United States has promised a bright future for Republicans and Trumpism. “I am in front of you today to declare that the incredible journey we have started together, we have been through it like no one else. There has never been a journey like this, such a successful journey. “said Donald Trump. “We started it together four years ago, and it’s far from over.”
In his speech, the outgoing president sharply criticized the action of his replacement, deeming the first month of the Biden administration to be the “most disastrous month of all presidents in modern history.” The politician was subsequently indignant at the program carried by the Democratic administration, which he considers “anti-jobs, anti-family, anti-border, anti-energy, anti-women and anti-science”. True to himself and to the speech he has been holding since November 2020, he then returned to the presidential election from which he emerged the loser, promising his voters to do everything to correct the shortcomings of the American system. “We have a sick and corrupt electoral process which must be corrected immediately. This election was rigged, and the Supreme Court and other courts were unwilling to do anything. We won the election twice,” he said. he assured in front of a crowd in delirium.
Donald Trump: “Republican President will make a triumphant return to the White House”
Carried by applause, the former US president insisted that he would try his luck again in 2024, convinced to resume his place after Joe Biden. “With your help, we will take over the House,” he guaranteed. “We will win the Senate, and a Republican president will make a triumphant return to the White House. And I wonder who it will be. I wonder who it will be,” he repeated, confident. And if Donald Trump is so sure of himself, it is because the members of the Republican Party demonstrate unbounded loyalty. During his speech, they chanted “we love you!”, Proof that the voters of the Red Party have not yet finished with Trumpism. Incredibly, these same voters were able to admire, throughout the weekend, a golden statue with the effigy of the former president installed in the grand hotel which hosted the event. A statue attesting to the true cult of the personality of which Donald Trump continues to be the subject, and which feeds the crazy ambitions of the former president.
But contrary to what he thinks, Donald Trump is still very far from a second term. According to Sylvain Cypel, specialist in the United States, guest of franceinfo on February 28, the businessman could have a hard time keeping his voters for four years. “I don’t think it will last four years,” the journalist said. “He is no longer president. When you are no longer president, you are no longer picked up by all the media, you no longer count.”
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