While teasing a new presidential candidacy in 2024, Donald Trump, banned from the social network, made his first televised speech in months on Saturday, warning that “America’s survival” will be “survival” by Republicans in the parliamentary elections next year. depends on the victory.
If the former US president has found his campaign music, the tone was more calm, rooted in front of the nearly 1,200 guests at the Republican Party convention of North Carolina than at his famously large meetings.
During a swaying speech at about 1:30 in Greenville, in the southeast of the United States, the 74-year-old billionaire once again touched on the idea of a new candidacy in 2024, “a year that I” look forward to. “To the applause.
and reiterated his baseless allegations of massive electoral fraud during the November 2020 presidential election. “This election will go down in history as the greatest crime of the century”, launched Joe, who has yet to clearly recognize the victory of his Democratic successor, Joe. Biden nearly five months after leaving the White House.
In the audience, a woman wore a hat with the message: “Trump has won”.
Banned from social networks since the January 6 murderous attack on the Capitol by his supporters who denounced the “stealing” of the election, the billionaire had not given a televised speech since February.
Despite this silence, he is still equally influential among Republicans and, posing as the King of Kings, distributed his electoral support for the November 2022 “midterm” parliamentary elections via daily press releases. … or harshly criticizes his enemies.
“America’s survival depends on our ability to elect Republicans at all levels, starting with the midterm next year,” he said.
Illegal immigration “at record levels”, “our businesses plundered by foreign cyber attacks”, gasoline prices “exploding”, he painted a catastrophic picture of the start of Joe Biden’s mandate.
“The US is despised and humiliated on the world stage,” he alleged, bowing to China.
The 45th President of the United States has also raised other major popular topics among Republicans, such as the defense of the right to bear arms, the alleged “education” of schoolchildren in public schools where racism is spoken, leading to applause.
However, the public remained silent when he said he was “very proud” to have bought “billions of dollars of this vaccine before we knew it worked.” “We have saved millions and millions of lives,” he said without reacting.
With nearly 600,000 deaths from COVID-19, the United States has the highest number of deaths in the world.
Very close to his family, the former president gave way for a moment to his daughter-in-law Lara Trump to announce that after months of rumors, she would eventually not be running for a seat in the US Senate.
The real estate mogul also denounced “prosecutors of radical leftists in New York” while a grand jury was set up in May to determine charges that could weigh against him or his group.
– Electoral property –
Despite the blow of the attack on Capitol Hill and its doctrine, despite repeated denunciations of electoral fraud by the courts, some Republicans have distanced themselves from Donald Trump.
Because many still see it as a valuable asset for the “mid-term” during which they hope to gain control of Congress. An unprecedented impact for a US president who was defeated after one term.
The grim record of the pandemic during his term and “a dangerous speech is clearly not enough for Republicans to break with a lost president,” said Ammar Moussa, a spokesman for the Democratic Party.
Donald Trump was acquitted by the Senate after a second impeachment trial in February, accusing the House of Representatives of “inciting extremism” in the attack on Capitol Hill, lacking enough votes on the Republican side.
– next time ” –
The provocateur, Donald Trump, let it go on Friday that “next time” he would be in the White House he would not invite Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg, angered by being suspended at the social network for two years. An unprecedented decision.
Also banned from Twitter, the former president pinned Facebook’s boss again on Saturday: “We can’t let this kind of person lead our country.”
To return to the stage? “I’m not really interested”.