Trump teases for running 2024 presidential election
Published: 12:00 PM, 1 March 2021
Former United States President Donald Trump; Photo: Collected
Former United States President Donald Trump has hinted at contesting the 2024 presidential election, however, said he has no plans to form a new political party.
He informed this while speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at Hyatt Regency Hotel in Orlando, Florida on Sunday.
At one point during the ceremony, supporters were overwhelmed to see the 74-year-old Trump on stage. Many of them did not have masks on their faces, the BBC reported.
Addressing the supporters, Trump said, “I’m here today to announce that our journey together, which began four years ago, is not over.”
“We have gathered here today to talk about the future of the movement, the future of the party and the future of our beloved country.”
At the time, Trump ruled out the possibility of forming a new political party.
He quipped that it would be great to have a new party! “Let’s start a new party so that we can never win the election by creating division among our voters.”
“We have the Republican Party,” he said, adding that “it needs to be more united and stronger than before.”
The former US president criticized Biden for changing tough policies on immigration and border security.
“We knew the Biden administration would not bring good to the country. But no one could have imagined that they could be so harmful,” he said.
Despite being widely criticized for losing the election in November last year and for attacking Capitol Hill, Trump is still very popular. A poll last week found that 46 percent of Trump supporters would vote for him “if he left the Republican Party to form a new party”.
Many of the former president’s loyalists, including Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr., spoke at the conference, which began Thursday.
This is the first time Trump has spoken since Democratic Party leader Joe Biden took office as President. There, he hinted at taking part in the 2024 presidential election again.
The lower house of Congress, the House of Representatives, has indicted Trump for allegedly inciting an attack on the US Capitol. Trump was acquitted a few weeks ago after the upper house Senate found “no evidence” of his involvement in the attack.
He is still banned on Facebook, Twitter and other social media as his remarks about the horrific attack on Capitol Hill were offensive.
After leaving the White House, Trump is staying at his golf resort in Mar-a-Lago, Florida.