Trump attended the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida, when he attacked President Biden’s early moves on immigration and the coronavirus.
“None of us even imagined just how bad they would be and how far left they would go,” Trump said at the CPAC event. “In just one short month, we have gone from ‘America First’ to ‘America Last.’”
During his address, Trump alluded that his journey was “far from over,” and hinted at a possible 2024 bid. The former president also predicted that the Democrats would suffer a great loss in the midterm elections and in the next presidential race.
“We went through a journey like nobody else, there’s never been a journey like it, there’s never been a journey so successful, we began it together four years ago and it is far from being over,” he said.
“A Republican president will make a triumphant return to the White House. And I wonder who that will be?” Trump continued.
On Sunday, a CPAC straw poll conducted ahead of the former president’s speech found that Trump remains the top pick for Republican presidential candidate in 2024. He was the top choice of 55% of those who attended the speech.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis garnered support from 21% of the attendees, making him the second top pick. South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem took third with 4% support.
If Trump decides against running in 2024, 43% of attendees named DeSantis as their top candidate, 11% cited Noem, and 7% said they support former secretary of state Mike Pompeo.