Donald Trump Jr. delivered a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Friday, Feb. 26, in Orlando, Florida, saying that his father’s upcoming address would cement the Make America Great Again (MAGA) movement as “the future of the Republican Party.”
During his speech, Trump Jr. slammed President Biden’s first 30 days in office, pointing to his executive order eliminating U.S. energy and “caving” to Chinese Communist Party (CCP). He said that money from Chinese companies earned by the president’s son Hunter Biden “did not come from free.”
“More importantly, who would have thought that within 33 days, we’d be bombing the Middle East again? I would have,” Trump Jr. said.
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Trump Jr. ended his remarks by pointing to his father’s upcoming address at CPAC.
“I imagine it will not be what we call a ‘low-energy speech,'” he said, adding that his father’s address would solidify the MAGA movement as the Republican Party’s future.
Last week, in a call into One America News, the former president was asked about the future of the MAGA movement he has driven.
Trump said the reason there was such a Red wave in the House during the 2020 general election that brought more Republican representatives into Congress than people thought possible was “only because we had a very strong ticket at the very very top.”
“We got almost 75 million votes,” Trump said, “the movement is very strong, and it’s getting stronger.”
Several GOP senators highlighted the former president’s role in the Republican Party during their CPAC speeches on Friday.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) made it clear in his fiery speech that the former president “ain’t going anywhere.”
“There are a whole lot of voices in Washington that want to just erase the last four years,” Cruz said during his speech titled, “Bill of Rights, Liberty, and Cancel Culture.”
“They look at Donald J. Trump, and they look at the millions and millions of people inspired, who went to battle fighting alongside President Trump and they’re terrified, and they want him to go away. Let me tell you this right now: Donald J. Trump ain’t going anywhere,” he added.
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) echoed a similar sentiment, telling the crowd that Trump will play a vital role in the Republican Party.
“His agenda was the right agenda, and it’s the agenda that our voters want our candidates and elected officials to pursue,” he said.
Trump is scheduled to address CPAC on Sunday, his first public speech since leaving office.