Donald Trump made his first formal public appearance since leaving office on Jan. 20, addressing the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida, on Sunday, Feb. 28. After walking onstage to deliver his speech, Trump hugged the American flag, something he did in a previous CPAC appearance.
As the final speaker for the Conference and to a roaring ovation, the former president greeted the attendees, “Hello CPAC. Do you miss me yet? Do you miss me?”
“I stand before you today to declare that the incredible journey we began together—we went through a journey like nobody else. There’s never been a journey like it. There’s never been a journey so successful.
“We began it together four years ago, and it is far from being over.
“For the next four years, the brave Republicans in this room will be at the heart of the effort to oppose the radical Democrats, the fake news media and their toxic cancel culture.
“I am going to continue to fight right by your side. We will do what we’ve done right from the beginning, which is to win,” reported Fox News.
“I am not starting a new party,” Trump said. “That was fake news. Fake news, no. Wouldn’t that be brilliant? Let’s start a new party and let’s divide our vote so that you can never win. No, we’re not interested in that.”
Trump slammed President Biden’s policies on illegal immigration, women’s sport, gun rights, wind power, and CCP Virus restrictions.
“It took the new administration only a few weeks to turn this unprecedented accomplishment (Trump’s own immigration policies) into a self-inflicted humanitarian and national security disaster,” the former president said.
“By recklessly eliminating our border security measures, controls, all the things we put into place, Joe Biden has triggered a massive flood of illegal immigration into our country like we’ve never seen before,” Trump continued.
“Joe Biden and the Democrats are even pushing policies that would destroy women’s sports,” Trump said. “A lot of new records are being broken in women’s sports. Hate to say that ladies, but you’ve got a lot of new records. They’re being shattered.
“Young girls and women are incensed that they are now being forced to compete against those that are biological males. It’s not good for women, it’s not good for women’s sports.
“The records that stood for years, even decades, are now being smashed with ease. Smashed. If this is not changed, women’s sports as we know it will die. It’ll end.
“We must protect the integrity of women’s sports. So important.”
Spontaneous chants of “We love you!” could be heard throughout his speech.
“The Democrats used the China virus as an excuse to change all of the election rules without the approval of their state legislatures, making it therefore illegal,” he said.
“We have a very sick and corrupt electoral process that must be fixed immediately,” Trump said. “And the Supreme Court and other courts didn’t want to do anything about it.”
“They should be ashamed of themselves for what they’ve done to our country. They didn’t have the guts or the courage to make the right decision. They didn’t want to talk about it,” Trump said.