- THE EPOCH TIMES - Feb 28, 2021 -
ORLANDO, Fla.—In his first speech since leaving the White House, former President Donald Trump declared his “America First” movement to be far from over, criticized the Biden administration, charted the course for the future of the Republican Party, and hinted that he may run for president again in 2024.
Speaking before an energized crowd at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Trump said that President Joe Biden had the “most disastrous first month of any president in modern history.” Trump cautioned that Biden has followed a radical socialist path that could lead to communism.
“We will save and strengthen America, and we will fight the onslaught of radicalism, socialism, and indeed, it all leads to communism,” Trump said.
“We all knew that the Biden administration was going to be bad, but none of us imagined just how bad they would be, and how far left they would go.”
Trump devoted a significant portion of the speech to a critique of Biden’s early actions on immigration. He said Biden’s reversal of his actions on immigration has resulted in a flood of illegal aliens, especially minors.
“Biden’s radical immigration policies aren’t just illegal—they are immoral, they are heartless, and they are a betrayal of our nation’s core values,” he said.
Trump projected that Biden’s immigration policies alone are enough for the Democrats to lose the White House in 2024. He then hinted at a potential run for the presidency.
“Who knows, I may even decide to beat them for a third time,” Trump said, prompting a loud ovation from the audience.
Trump called on Biden to reopen schools and accused the president of acting at the behest of teachers’ unions, which are resisting reopenings. He touted his administration’s successes in dealing with the CCP virus pandemic.