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Trump slams Biden, teases 2024 presidential run in first post White House speech

Donald Trump slammed President Joe Biden and sought to retain his grasp on the Republican Party’s future on Sunday during his first major political address since departing the White House last month, at one point teasing a possible bid in 2024. Trump told a high-profile gathering of conservative activists in Orlando, Fla., that his journey was “far from over” and that he may decide to beat Democrats for a “third time,” alluding to his false claims of winning the 2020 election.

“I want you to know that I am going to continue to fight right by your side,” Trump said. When Trump said that Republicans would beat Democrats in 2024, the crowd leaped to its feet and chanted, “U-S-A, U-S-A.” Trump is widely expected to eventually declare a bid for president in 2024. Unlike past presidents, he has made it clear that he has no intention of withholding comment on the actions of his successor, and went after Biden on Sunday.

“We all knew that the Biden administration was going to be bad — but none of us even imagined just how bad they would be, and how far left they would go,” Trump said. Consistent with his penchant for dramatic exaggeration, Trump called Biden’s first month in office “the most disastrous first month of any president in modern history, that’s true.” “In just one short month we have gone from America first to America last,” Trump said, citing a “new and horrible crisis on our southern border.”

Trump’s political ambitions have put Republicans in a tight spot electorally. The 74-year-old remains overwhelmingly popular in the party, but failed to beat Biden in the 2020 election after losing support among moderates and independents.

Trump slams Biden, teases 2024 presidential run in first post White House speech, CNBC, Mar 1

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