Donald Trump’s term has ended and his Twitter message has been cancelled, but at the first major conservative gathering this year, the message was clear: Mr. Trump will stay here.
Elected officials and activists who spoke on the first day of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) held in Florida this year, focusing on the restrictions of COVID-19, the so-called abolition of culture, and how to manage and threaten them in the 2020 election From the perspective of democratic policy. Although almost no mention of the attack on the Capitol last month, the speaker criticized the opposition to the “liberty mob”
The meeting did not publicly criticize the former president, so praise of Mr. Trump was the theme of the opening day, and Trump still received the support of most Republican voters.
Texas Senator Ted Cruz told the crowd: “There are many voices in Washington that want to erase the past four years.” “Let me tell you now: Donald J. Trump (Donald J. Trump) Won’t go anywhere.”
Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas told the story of an immigrant who attributed his economic success to the former president and celebrated Mr. Trump’s ability to attract Hispanic voters in the 2020 election.
Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri stood up and applauded when he told the crowd on January 6 that he opposed the election results. He criticized Twitter for banning Trump and ended the speech with “This is America now, America first, and America forever”.
Many speakers urged the Republican Party not to return to Trump’s pre-Trump lineage and criticized some of the policies implemented by the Republican Party leaders in the past.
Florida Senator Rick Scott said: “We will not try to go back to the Republican past to win the future.” “If we do, we will lose the foundation of President Trump’s active work. National elections will be lost, and in the end we will lose our country.”
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis will be re-elected in 2022, laying his mark on the progress of conservatives. He said the party refuses to open its borders and opposes China’s “weaknesses” and “military adventurism”. “.
He said: “We will not go back to the days when the establishment of the Republican Party failed.” “Hold on, stand firm, and never back down.”
Holly told people attending CPAC that they “represent what will happen next.”
He said: “To those who said to us:’Oh, you are over. Your moment is over, it is over. Now is Joe Biden’s America’.” He said: “I just want to say,’We are not The past. We are the future.’
During the event, Holly expressed widespread criticism of his opposition. He opposed treating the electoral college votes as a Medal of Honor on January 6.
When he talked about his reaction to voting, he said: “I’m called a traitor, I’m called an agitator.” “I won’t go anywhere. I’m standing here. I’ll stand up for you, because if we are here The country cannot have free and open debate, then we will not be left with a country.” His wording echoed what Mr. Trump said to his supporters that day: “If you don’t fight like hell, then you will no longer own a country.”
The meeting mentioned the possibility of nearly a dozen speakers as presidential candidates in 2024. “For a second, I thought we were in Des Moines,” Cruz quipped.
Cotton, in the White House’s possible hopes, hinted that the Republican Party might not compete with Biden in four years. He said: “They want to pardon 15-20 million illegal foreigners. They have no strings attached and no voting rights. This is probably the timely time they want Kamala Harris (Kamala Harris) to run for re-election.”
However, as competitors on the Republican roster continue to increase their popularity, Trump’s speaker is Trump, who will deliver a public speech for the first time since he stepped down at the conference on Sunday.
Mr. Trump’s eldest son Donald Trump (Donald Trump Jr.) joked that the meeting should be called “TPAC” because the former president was backed by the audience. He briefly previewed his father’s speech and told the crowd: “I don’t think this is what we call a “low energy” speech. I assure you that this will consolidate Donald Trump and all your feelings about MAGA. The movement is Republican. the future of.”
Opinion polls show that Mr. Trump still has a firm grasp of the foundations of the Republican Party. A Suffolk University/USA Today poll published earlier this week found that six out of ten Trump supporters said they would like to see him run for president again in 2024, while 76 % Of people said that if he seeks a Republican candidate, they will vote for him.
Famous speakers on Saturday include Florida Senator Marco Rubio, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and South Dakota Governor Christie Nome, who have been selected as potential presidential candidates for 2024.