Former President Donald Trump has slammed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan, saying on Saturday she played into China’s hands, allowing it to take even more aggressive action on the self-governing island.
China launched live-fire military drills after Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan as a show of support.
‘What was she doing? And everything she touches turns to…’ he told a conservative audience in Dallas, Texas, who filled the void with an expletive.
‘She fails. Women bring chaos,’ he said, adding that she had given China the cover it needed to flex its muscles.
“She played into their hands, because now they have an excuse to do what they’re doing,” he said.
“And I’ll tell you that would never have happened in a million years under Trump, I can tell you that.”
Donald Trump blasted Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan in a speech Saturday night. ‘She fails. Women bring chaos,’ he said, claiming she played China’s game
Trump spoke to an audience of supporters on the final night of the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas, Texas.
China launched military drills near Taiwan after Pelosi’s visit last week, the first House speaker to visit in more than 20 years
He was the star of the Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday night.
His speech was filled with greatest hits – bashing his favorite target Pelosi, calling on the National Guard to ensure law and order in crime-ridden cities and demanding the death penalty for drug traffickers.
His audience of red-blooded conservatives swallowed him, chanting “USA” as he took the stage.
Earlier, he received a boost when attendees voted him their pick for the 2024 Republican nomination.
And he painted a grim picture of a failing nation as he launched his base for the November midterms.
“What we do in the coming months and years will determine whether American civilization will crumble or fail, or whether it will triumph and prosper as never before,” he said.
“Now is not the time to be complacent. We cannot be complacent. We must seize this opportunity to deal with the radical left.
Trump also lit his base for November midterms and hinted at a 2024 run
Trump has repeatedly suggested he is preparing to run again, but has yet to commit to a campaign. “We may have to do it again,” he said on Saturday to wild applause.
He also dangled the possibility of him running again in 2024.
“I ran twice. I won twice and did much better the second time than the first time, getting millions and millions more votes than in 2016 and far more votes than any sitting president in the history of our country.
“And now we might have to do it again,” he said with wild squeals of joy.
But first comes the November midterms
“To win this November, this election must be a national referendum on the horrific disasters radical Democrats have inflicted on our country,” he said.
“The Republican Party must campaign on the clear promise that if it is given power … it must close the border, stop the crime wave, beat inflation, and hold the Biden administration to account. They have to hold him accountable.
Some of the biggest lines of applause were related to law and order.
“We have to go back to the proven strategy of something called stop and frisk,” he said.
“We must take the guns away from the criminals. Instead of taking the guns away from law-abiding Americans, let’s take them away from violent criminals and career criminals for a change.
He was among friends at a conference hosted by his close allies and filled with merchandise bearing his image or slogans.
He described the attendees as “the beating heart of the conservative movement”.
And he thanks them for winning a straw poll, which showed a majority of participants want him to secure the 2024 Republican nomination.
“And I guess we had 69% and 99% approval, why couldn’t I have gotten 100? Why 99,” he joked.
“When was the last time someone had 99% approval, that’s pretty good, thanks everyone.”
The CPAC straw poll showed Trump tightening his grip on the conservative base. He has increased his lead over second place DeSantis to 45 points since the last poll
If merchandising is a metric, CPAC attendees are four squares behind Trump
Trump cutouts are used to sell conservative cellphone packages at CPAC Texas in Dallas
Briton Nigel Farage said Trump had lost 20 pounds and appeared to have taken the weight of the world off his shoulders. I believe Donald Trump is the man to go out there and fight on behalf of America and the western world,’ he told a cheering CPAC crowd.
It’s no surprise that he won the poll among a host of his supporters.
But it showed the former president had increased his lead over his closest rival, Ron DeSantis, the governor of Florida, since a similar poll was last taken in February.
“So you know how the mainstream media has told us that you know, influence in the party is declining,” pollster Jim McLaughlin said as he unveiled the poll. ‘No way.
“In fact, what’s happening is that he’s more popular than ever.”
A day earlier, he held a rally in Wisconsin where he claimed he was one of the most persecuted people in history.
“We stand against some of the most threatening forces, entrenched interests and vicious adversaries our people have ever seen,” he told supporters in Waukesha.
“A friend of mine recently said that I was the most persecuted person in the history of our country. When I thought about it, I actually felt that he might very well be right.
Trump cited Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian collusion as evidence and added, “It can only happen to me.” Who has experienced something like this? Seriously?’
Former President Donald Trump proclaimed himself the most persecuted person in American history at a rally in Wisconsin on Friday
He said all he would have to do to end the persecution was to “renounce my beliefs, whether I agreed to remain silent, whether I stayed at home, or whether I stayed in my basement. like Joe Biden did.”
However, he pledged to keep fighting for his supporters: “That’s what they want me to do and it would be fine. I would have a very good life. But I can’t do that and I won’t because I love our country and the people of our country.
‘I love them so much. And I’m not doing this for me because I had a very good luxurious life before entering the wonderful world of politics. I’m doing this for you and it’s my honor to do it.
Speaking at the CPAC conference, his former strategist Steve Bannon said legal battles were all part of the Democrats’ strategy.
“They understand they can’t beat him at the polls,” he said.
“They can’t beat his energy. They can’t beat his vision.
“They are pursuing him with death by 1000 cuts legally.
“They’re trying to put him in jail to make sure he can’t run again in 2024 and be the legitimate president he should be right now.