Donald Trump delivered a fiery speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Sunday where he slammed President Joe Biden for ‘bringing the country to the brink of ruin’ and vowed to stop Big Tech’s ‘assaults on our liberties’.
The former president opened his 90-minute address to the conference in Dallas with a rallying cry for Republicans, declaring: ‘We are the majority.’
‘Never forget that the radical left is not the Majority in this country—we are the Majority, and it’s not even close,’ the former president told the friendly crowd.
He warned, ‘You are in big trouble Republicans,’ as he pushed for the party to focus on regaining a majority in Congress in 2022.
‘Like socialist and communist movements throughout history, today’s leftists do not believe in freedom, they do not believe in fairness, and they do not believe in democracy,’ Trump said. ‘They believe in Marxist morality—anything is justified as long as it hurts their political opponents and advances the radical agenda of their party.’
Trump took aim at ‘Biden’s border crisis’, corruption in Big Tech, rising crime, Democrats’ proposed tax increases and the too-swift withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan.
Former President Donald Trump spoke to a friendly crowd at a Conservative Political Action Conference gathering in Dallas, Texas on Sunday afternoon
‘Never forget that the radical left is not the Majority in this country—we are the Majority, and it’s not even close,’ Trump said
‘The Democrats know their policies on crime are so unpopular, so radical, and so crazy, they are now trying to pretend they never led the de-fund the police movement in the first place. But everyone knows this is an outrageous lie,’ he said.
The ‘defund police’ movement spread among progressive Democrats after the police killing of George Floyd in May 2020.
Now Biden’s administration and Democratic lawmakers are blaming the movement on Republicans after massive crime spikes spread across the country and became vastly unpopular.
Trump also brought up his lawsuit against Big Tech companies, which gained a huge round of applause.
‘To protect the Constitutional rights and liberties of every citizen, this week I filed a major Class Action lawsuit – a lot of people are joining – a big class action lawsuit against the Big Tech Giants. We are SUING Facebook, Twitter, and Google,’ Trump said.
‘We are taking Mark “Zuckerbucks,” Jack Dorsey, and the other Silicon Valley billionaires to federal court,’ Trump said, ‘and we will keep on fighting until we have stopped this assault on our liberties and until we have restored the sacred right to freedom of speech for every single American.’
The former president took aim against ‘Biden’s border crisis’, Big Tech, rising crime and tax increases to an enthusiastic crowd
Those gathered for Trump’s remarks in Dallas were responsive, as is usual with the ex-president’s most fervent supporters. People decked out in Trump gear cheer as he speaks at CPAC on Sunday
Trump announced at a press conference in New Jersey on Wednesday his lawsuit against Facebook, Twitter and Google’s YouTube, along with their CEOs Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey and Sundar Pichai.
The suit, which demands Trump’s accounts be reinstated, claims that conservatives have been wrongfully censored.
‘They’re immune from so many different things, but they’re not immune from this lawsuit because what they’ve done is such a violation of the Constitution,’ Trump told Fox News in a Sunday morning phone interview ahead of his CPAC speech. ‘A violation like we’ve never seen before.’
He also railed against Section 230 protections, which provides immunities for social media platforms from being held responsible for what their users post.
‘They’re getting the biggest subsidy that any company has ever gotten from a government,’ Trump said of the protection in the Communications Decency Act.
Trump added in his CPAC remarks: ‘We are a laughing stock all over the world.’
He complained that Republicans are treated unfairly on social media compared to Democratic voices.
Throughout the remarks, Trump had scattered comments about the 2020 election, which he maintained was ‘rigged’ and made ‘too easy’ for Democrats to cheat.
‘The radical left cheat in elections,’ Trump lamented.
He claims that he actually won the election, despite Joe Biden winning the popular vote by more than seven million ballots and 74 Electoral College votes.
In defending his election fraud claims, Trump also went to bat for his attorney Rudy Giuliani.
‘Rudy fought as he saw the election was rigged,’ Trump praised the former New York City mayor turned personal attorney to the president.
‘And because he fought, they took away his law license in New York and Washington D.C.,’ Trump said. ‘And this was a good man.’
Last month, Giuliani’s law license was revoked due to his involvement in Trump’s lawsuits arguing against the 2020 election results. The decision to suspend Giuliani’s license also was related to the January 6 Capitol attack, with which they claim he was involved for his speech before the riot.
Donald Jr., in previewing his father’s CPAC speech, said ‘you never know’ what you’ll get with Trump, but said: ‘I can assure you people will be outraged’
Donald Jr. previewed Trump’s speech in the days before by claiming ‘with my father, you never know’ what you’ll get.
‘I can assure you it’s going to be interesting. I can assure you people will be outraged,’ the eldest Trump son told Fox News at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday before taking stage for his own speech.
Fox asked Don Jr. if he could tease Trump’s speech, to which he said: ‘With my father, you never know, right?’
When speaking about the state of the GOP, Tump went up against so-called ‘RINOs’, which stands for ‘Republicans in Name Only’ and has become a common nickname for anti-Trump Republicans.
He said that these lawmakers are willing to undo the progress the Trump administration made with tax cuts in order to just say they were able to make a bipartisan deal.
‘I do not want to see any negotiations of tax increases by Senate Republicans,’ Trump said on Sunday, ‘because I see certain RINOs, they keep walking over to the White House. They’re getting fleeced, I feel so badly. Guys like Romney…. There’s a couple of them.’
‘We had the greatest tax decrease in the history of this country, and we’re not going to raise it in order to say, ‘We’ve made a bipartisan deal,’ Trump said.
Last month, a group of 10 bipartisan lawmakers stood with Biden when announcing they reached a compromise on an infrastructure package. Right after that the deal fell into chaos as Biden appeared to make it reliant on the passage of his American Families Plan and progressives said the plan didn’t go far enough because Republicans held it back.
The ex-president said before the remarks that he didn’t plan to use his platform at the largest and most influential conservative gathering to announce a reelection bid for 2024.
He all but told Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo on Sunday that he will likely enter the race for the White House, but made clear that he can’t officially make his announcement yet.
‘The question is will you make the run again?’ Sunday Morning Futures host Bartiromo asked Trump in a call-in interview Sunday morning.
‘Well, I do know my answer but I cannot reveal it yet – and, because that has to do with campaign financing and everything else, you know that,’ Trump explained.
He added: ‘So I cannot reveal it yet but I absolutely know my answer and we’re going to do very well and people will be very happy.’
He then confusing said that mainstream media outlets like CNN and MSNBC, which have had decreasing ratings since Trump left office, will come out to endorse him.
Later Sunday afternoon, Trump will speak at CPAC in Dallas.
Also at the gathering, a seven-point plan of how to reinstate Trump as president circulated.
The so-called ‘Trump Card’ details that the former president’s best chances of retaking his seat in the Oval Office before the 2024 election is by getting him placed in the House speakership post and ultimately leading Congress in impeaching and removing President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris from office.
The card, obtained by Forbes on Friday, appears to have been made and distributed by a group called Patriots SOAR, which is not associated with CPAC organizers.
On the ‘7-pt. plan to restore Donald J. Trump in days, not years,’ readers are prompted to visit a webpage for Patriots SOAR.
At the top of the page, there is a link for a 90-second video with the thumbnail claiming ‘YOU can help restore our Commander-in-Chief. (And have fun while doing it!)’.
A so-called ‘Trump card’ was handed out by a conservative group at CPAC detailing a ‘7-PT. plan to restore’ Trump to office ‘on days, not years’. The plan includes making Trump the House Speaker – and third-in-line in presidential succession – and then impeaching and removing Joe Biden and Kamala Harris
A letter on pages seven and eight of the 13-page document is signed by ‘your fellow countryman, Robert J. Antonellis’. He is described as an ‘Author, Investigative-Researcher & Engineer’ in the letter.
While Antonellis is mentioned several times in the document, it is not clear what other individuals are associated with Patriots SOAR.
The group did not immediately respond to a request for comment from DailyMail.com.
The ex-president made his first public post-presidency remarks at CPAC in Orlando, Florida in February 2021.
The far-fetched and unlikely plan would require that Republicans regain control of the House in 2022, which Trump and the GOP are working hard to ensure happens.
The Patriots SOAR card prompts readers to visit a 13-page document online, where a letter from Robert J. Antonellis (pictured) details the plan. It is not clear what other individuals are associated with the group
After current Speaker Nancy Pelosi ‘melts like the Wicked Witch of the West,’ a ‘trusted conservative’ needs to be elected into her old post, the information card details.
That new speaker would be responsible for revealing ‘Trump legitimately won the 2020 election’ and then drafting articles of impeachment for Biden and Harris.
Then the scenario gets even more improbable in describing the speaker would place Trump in the third place in the line of succession to the presidency, which is the House Speaker position.
The group details, finally, that the House and Senate would need to impeach and convict the president and vice president, allowing Trump to rise to the presidency.
The 10-page document from Patriots SOAR includes a slew of conspiracy-related information, like detailing ‘secret satanic sacrifices’ of Martin Luther King Jr. and John F. Kennedy Jr.
Before this new plot was revealed, rumors circulated that Trump felt he could be reinstated as president by August. MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, a fervent Trump ally, said he was the one who informed the ex-president this could happen.
Trump’s circle, however, denies that he feels he will be reinstated as president later this summer.
Trump will speak at CPAC on Sunday afternoon. A vender sells Trump merchandise during CPAC on Saturday