Former U.S. President Donald Trump reappeared Tuesday in Washington for the first time since leaving office in 2021 and did so with a strong criticism of the situation in the country under his successor, Democrat Joe Biden: the United States “has been brought to its knees,” he said.
“Our country has been brought to its knees, literally brought to its knees. And who would’ve thought this could happen,” he told the conservative think tank America First Policy Institute.
Moreover, in a speech focused on security and the need to regain control, and without talking about his intentions for the 2024 presidential election, Trump was confident that a new Republican mandate would reverse the current situation.
“This November, the people are going to vote to stop the destruction of our country and they’re going to vote to rescue America’s future. I’m here before you to begin to talk about what we must do to achieve that future. When we win a triumphant victory in 2022, and when a Republican president takes back the White House in 2024, which I strongly believe will happen,” he said.
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Trump pointed out that inflation at historic levels of 9.1%, gasoline prices also at record highs, and uncontrolled insecurity, have meant that there is currently neither “security” nor “freedom” in the United States.
“Just two years ago with the help of many people in this room, we had a booming economic recovery like nobody’s seen before, the strongest and most secure border in US’s history, energy independence, and even energy dominance, historically low gas prices.”
According to Trump, “Democrat run cities are setting all time murder records.” “Our country is being dealt one historic humiliation after another on the world stage. And at home, our most basic rights and liberties are totally under siege,” the former president said.