Key takeaways from former President Trump’s return to US capital

by | Jul 27, 2022 | World

Former United States President Donald Trump has made his first public speech in Washington, DC since leaving the White House in January 2021, following his election loss to Joe Biden.He spoke for 90 minutes on Tuesday at the right-wing America First Policy Institute, laying out what he said should be the policy platforms for the “next Republican president”.
Since moving out of the White House days after his supporters stormed the US Capitol in an attempt to overturn the election results on January 6, 2021, Trump has remained one of the most polarising figures in the country. He has continued to spread unfounded claims the election was rife with widespread fraud and was ultimately “stolen” from him while throwing his political clout behind Republican candidates across the country who continue to spread that misinformation before legislative elections in November.
Trump has also continued to divide his own Republican Party, with some sects seeing his passionate base, populist messaging and institutional hostility as an advantage going into 2024, and others seeing it as a liability.
Here are the key takeaways from Trump’s speech:
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Trump stops short of declaring his candidacy
Since leaving office, speculation has grown over if and when Trump would announce his plan to run again for a second term, as is permitted under the US constitution.
But while Tuesday’s speech resembled those the former reality television personality made on the campaign trail in his presidential bids in 2016 and 2020, Trump on Tuesday stopped short of declaring his candidacy to be the Republican nominee for the 2024 presidential election.

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