Former President Donald Trump said on Sunday, Feb. 28, that he will actively work to elect “tough, strong, and smart” Republican leaders, after clarifying that he was not thinking of forming a new party.
“With your help we will take back the House. We will win the Senate. And then a Republican president will make a triumphant return to the White House. And I wonder who that will be?” the former president said in his first public appearance since leaving the White House.
At the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), the former president showed his commitment to help Republicans win “a historic fight for the future of America,” according to Just the News.
“Our security, our prosperity and our very identity as Americans is at stake like perhaps at no other time. So no matter how much the Washington establishment and the powerful special interests may want to silence us, let there be no doubt, we will be victorious and America will be stronger and greater than ever before,” Trump said.
He also questioned the policies of Joe Biden’s administration, stating that he is a president who thinks ‘last’ in the United States, questioning his close relationship with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
During his speech, Trump called the first month of Biden’s administration “the most disastrous of any president in modern history” and expressed concern about his leniency with the CCP.
Trump criticized Biden for rejoining the World Health Organization (WHO), which during the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) Virus or COVID-19 pandemic crisis, was criticized for covering up for the Chinese communist regime and its lack of transparency in the face of the virus’s advance.
The former president again referred to the WHO as the ‘puppets of China’ and in passing pointed out that the Biden administration had so far failed to control the CCP.
“That’s what the Biden administration is doing. But, of course, as you know, they have a very close, personal relationship with China, so I don’t expect much to happen,” Trump announced before the conference attendees, according to the Daily Mail.
He again pointed a finger at the CCP as guilty of mishandling the pandemic whose epicenter was in the city of Wuhan, accusing the CCP of covering up the spread of the virus. “What happened with that was just shameful,” he said.
Trump, who argued from the beginning the need to put limits on the CCP’s unethical practices, regretted that U.S. companies had ended up taking refuge in China, a country whose communist party, he declared has “ripped us off for years’ and ‘should not be rewarded.”
During the conference, he emphasized the need to ensure that the United States had the upper hand. “We believe in standing up to China, shutting down outsourcing, bringing back our factories and supply chains, and ensuring that America, not China, dominates the future of the world,” he said.
He also recalled that as a result of tariff measures proposed during his administration aimed at regulating China’s economy, the United States received hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation.
“It was a one-way street. We took in hundreds of millions, and during negotiations they would say, look, we don’t want any more of these tariffs. Those tariffs, we took in so much money. And what happened is they became competitive,” Trump noted.
Meanwhile, the former president singled out the Biden administration for being anti-jobs, anti-family, anti-border, anti-energy, anti-women, and anti-science, asserting that in just one month, the Biden administration stopped thinking of Americans as its top priority.
“We have gone from America first to America last,” Trump said to then question Biden’s decision to eliminate the southern border and cause “a massive flood of illegal immigration.”