‘I am your retribution’: Trump rules supreme at CPAC as he relaunches bid for White House

The Guardian

By David Smith
Former US president Donald Trump attends CPAC, where he made his pitch for a return to the White House in 2024. Photograph: Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters

Donald Trump turned back the clock to the darkest elements of his presidency on Saturday with a fiery address that showed the threat to American democracy is far from over.

After a lacklustre start to his campaign, Trump appeared to launch his White House bid in earnest with a vintage display of demagoguery that framed the 2024 election as “the final battle” for America.

The former president, wearing dark suit, white shirt and trademark red tie, also declared war on his own Republican party to the delight of ardent fans in the crowd chanting “Trump! Trump! Trump!” and “USA! USA! USA!”

Publish : 2023-03-05 12:40:00

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