Former President Donald Trump hinted at another run for president in 2024 during his first speech since leaving office to close out the Conservative Political Action Conference on Sunday from Orlando, Fla.

Trump continued to falsely claim that he defeated President Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election and suggested that he “may even decide to beat them for a third time” while stopping short of officially declaring plans to run, saying in part, “I stand before you today to declare that the incredible journey we began together four years ago is far from over. We are gathered this afternoon to talk about the future — the future of our movement, the future of our party, and the future of our beloved country.”

Trump took aim at many members of the Republican party who sought to distance themselves from the former president especially in the wake of the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol. Trump’s public statements has been limited since he was banned from most major social media platforms in the aftermath of the Capitol riot. However despite a divide amongst Republicans, Trump dismissed speculation that he would break away and form his own party, saying, “I am not starting a new party. 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. The Republican Party is united. The only division is between a handful of Washington D.C., establishment political hacks and everybody else all over the country.”

Trump CPAC speech revives ‘rigged’ election lie, declares political journey ‘far from over’


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