Trump scolds ‘China-loving’ Mitch McConnell, Republican ‘freaks’ and ‘neocons’ and says ‘we’re never going back to the party of Paul Ryan, Karl Rove and Jeb Bush’ as CPAC speech is interrupted by protester
- Former President Donald Trump returned to the Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday night
- He lashed out at fellow Republicans, mocked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senator Mitt Romney, and called former party leaders “freaks”
- At one point, Trump’s speech was interrupted by a protester who loudly played the song FDT (F**k Donald Trump)
Former President Donald Trump returned to the stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday to leave no doubt that he owns the modern GOP.
“We’re never going back to the party of Paul Ryan, Karl Rove and Jeb Bush,” Trump proclaimed less than an hour after his landslide victory in the conference’s annual straw poll, which found 62 percent of those surveyed wanted to attend. that he is the GOP’s 2024 presidential candidate.
“I am your warrior, I am your justice, and to those who have been wronged and betrayed, I am your retribution,” he told the enthusiastic crowd.
Trump slammed Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, calling him a “China-loving politician,” got the public to berate Senator Mitt Romney, and took on Senate Republicans who dared hint that social security and health care would be scrapped.
He also had a lot of negative things to say about the Democrats, but told the crowd that the Republican Party was previously run by “freaks” and “neocons.”
At one point, Trump’s speech was interrupted by a protester who loudly played the song FDT (F**k Donald Trump).
Former President Donald Trump returned to the stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday to leave no doubt that he owns the modern GOP
Trump got the top bill at the three-and-a-half-day conference that returned to a Washington suburb after two years held in Florida during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prior to Trump’s arrival, audiences were entertained by the ex-president’s 2020 playlist, including YMCA and Gloria.
And his speech touched on many of the same themes from his 2016 and 2020 presidential campaigns.
Trump slammed President Joe Biden on illegal immigration.
“Illegals come in and we house them in the Waldorf Astoria. But our soldiers, we didn’t do anything for them,” Trump complained, suggesting that illegal immigrants watched his speech on TV from their “nice hotel suites.”
Trump went on and on about the president and his son Hunter.
‘Hunter Biden is a criminal and nothing happened to him,” the former president said. “Joe Biden is a criminal and nothing ever seems to happen to him.”
Trump once again took on Black Lives Matter and called for the preservation of Confederate monuments, saying “the most beautiful works of art, the most beautiful images were desecrated.