Trump aides are telling press the president is in the 2024 race and could announce after the midterms, in January of next year. Friday night in Las Vegas he sure sounded like a candidate.
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Trump: “We need leadership that will let this happen. So this is a little controversial and I will either get a standing ovation, and I don’t care about the ovation I care about the country, or people are going to walk out of the room for what I am about to say. But it’s time finally to say it: I did a really good job with drugs on our border. Perhaps nobody is more aware of the drug problem in our country than I am. I worked very hard on it for four years.
“We will not have a country left if this growing barbarism is not quickly reversed and stopped, the wave of lawbreaking must be immediately ended, and we must really get this crime wave ended immediately,” Trump said. “If we are going to make America great again, our first task is to make America safe again.
“On behalf of everyone here, let me express our everlasting respect and gratitude for all of the law enforcement officers with us this evening,” Trump started. “In the Republican Party, we proudly back the blue, much different from ‘Defund the police,’ and that will never, ever change.
“We’re gathered tonight to discuss what we must do to stop the deadly wave of lawlessness and chaos that has been sweeping across our land like we’ve never seen before. The rule of law has been collapsing before our very eyes under the weak on crime policies of the Biden administration, the Pelosi-Schumer Congress, radical left Democrats at the state and local level.
Trump blamed “everybody else” who “are afraid to be strong and sharp and tough and smart” as they “are always striving to be politically correct. Civilization itself is right now under siege and we can’t be just politically correct,” he said.
“Last year, sixteen US cities set an all-time homicide record. Murders nationwide reach their highest rate in 25 years and are soaring to levels that we’ve never seen before,” he said.
Trump continued: “Carjackings are up 200 percent and even 300 percent in certain areas. People are leaving these [Democrat-run] cities” as “organized mobs are pillaging small businesses,” he said. Trump added, before calling Chicago a “war zone.”
“Our border is in a state of brutal and violent anarchy as people totally unvetted and unchecked flow into our country by the millions. To put it simply, we are a nation in decline,” Trump said. “We are a failing nation.”
“We’ve never had anything like what’s going on right now. Our country has been knocked to its knees, humiliated before the world. Yet we presume to lecture other people in other countries on their democracies. All the while, the streets are flowing with the blood of innocent crime victims, as we lecture others,” the former president said.