Former President Donald Trump officially declared his intentions to seek a second, non-consecutive term in the White House, and he’s already laying out big plans for his potential next time around.
According to Breitbart, Trump has focused heavily on further separating himself from the Republican establishment. Recently, he’s taken aim at a particular few establishment types like Paul Ryan, Karl Rove, and Jeb Bush.
Trump was once again, by far, the hottest attraction at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
During his speech, he laid out an establishment Republican enemies list.
“Villains and scoundrels”
In true unfiltered, Donald Trump fashion, the former president obliterated both the current administration and the Republicans of which he’s not exactly fond, promising that the party is “never going back to the party of Paul Ryan, Karl Rove, and Jeb Bush.”
“With you at my side, we will demolish the deep state. We will expel the war mongers. They are people that don’t get it, although in some cases they get it, they get it for their wallets, but we can’t do that. We can’t let that happen,” Trump said at CPAC.
He added: “We will drive out the globalists, we will cast out the communisits. We will throw off the political class that hates our country. They actually hate our country.”
“No walls, no borders. Bad elections, no voter ID. We will beat the Democrats. We will route the fake news media, we will expose and appropriately deal with the RINOs. We will evict Joe Biden from the White House and we will liberate America from these villains and scoundrels once and for all.“
This is why I’m voting for President Trump. #CPAC #Cpac2023 pic.twitter.com/6V51CqRfCt
— Terrence K. Williams (@w_terrence) March 4, 2023
Trump’s CPAC speech received widespread acclaim from supporters all over the country on social media. While there are certainly talented Republicans on the bench, Trump clearly leads the pack.
“We’re not going back”
Trump seemed to expand greatly on his “America First” platform, with part of that being a total revamping of the Republican Party.
“We’re not going back to people that want to destroy our great social security system. Even some in our own party, I wonder who that might be, that want to raise the minimum age of social security to 70, 75, or even 80,” Trump said.
“You heard it here first. We are never going back to a party that wants to give unlimited money to fight foreign wars. That are endless wars, that are stupid wars.”
If Trump keeps delivering his fiery speeches across the country while building huge momentum and massive support, there’s no reason not to assume he’s the easy frontrunner for the GOP.