March 25, 2023

An event in Washington reveals a division among Republicans over the presidential candidate

One of the county’s largest events we Revealed disagreement among members of the Republican Party regarding the nomination of a party Former US President Donald Trump to the presidency of the United States in 2024. This Saturday, the 4th, Trump spoke for 1 hour and 45 minutes during the closing of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), in Maryland, next to Washington, DC.

Trump at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland filming: Alex Wong

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis He is one of those likely to run with Trump in the party’s primary and should launch his candidacy soon. De Santis did not come to Washington for the meeting. He chose to headline the private donor retreat of the Conservative Growth Club, an anti-tax group at odds with Trump, in Florida this weekend. Other potential 2024 Republican candidates who preferred not to attend CPAC attended the event.

other potential primary candidates, Former Vice President Mike PenceSouth Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu and Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina were not on the conference agenda in Maryland. Trump is the preferred candidate of CPAC, which conducted a poll to indicate the preference for the candidates for the presidency of the United States in 2024, and Trump won with 62%. Ron DeSantis earned 20%.

The former US president received a warm welcome as he entered the main ballroom of the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. He referred to the names of well-known figures in the party, such as far-right Marjorie Taylor-Green, who attended the event on Friday and delivered a speech focused on the customs agenda. Trump pointed out Former President Jair Bolsonarohe said he was a friend of his and Federal Representative Eduardo Bolsonarowho participated in a round table.

Bolsonaro speaks at a conservative event in Maryland filming: Alex Wong

It continues after the announcement

Trump began his speech by saying that the United States is the only country that can defeat communism and socialism. “I am here today because we are going to finish what we started. Let’s finish the job and make America great again.”

The former president accused Democratic President Joe Biden of having the most corrupt government in US history, criticized the number of illegals in the country, and the handling of the war in Ukraine. “If they bring me back to the presidency,” he said, “their rule will end.”

Trump has highlighted being one of the only US presidents who has not gone to war, and with Biden, Russian President Vladimir Putin, invaded Ukraine, with former President Barack Obama, invaded Crimea and with George Bush Jr., Georgia. He also commented that he controls the borders. According to him, the number of illegal immigrants has only increased and today there is a record number of deportations.

The former US president considered the criticism he receives from the media regarding the fight against the Corona virus unfair and continues to describe the SARS-CoV-2 virus as a Chinese virus. Trump seized the opportunity to accuse the World Health Organization of being controlled by China.