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Donald Trump CPAC- Key moments from his speech

At the CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) in Dallas, Texas held on 8th August, former President Donald Trump touched down on some major conservative agendas, including the future of the Make America Great Again (MAGA) movement, the US-Mexico border and immigrant invasion along with the dire state of geopolitics in America. 

“Job number 1 for next President” -Trump outlines preferred policies at CPAC 

Speaking on stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas, Texas, former President Donald Trump called for taking back power from the hands of “left wing lunatics”.


“As we take power out of Washington, we also need to take power back from the left-wing lunatics who are indoctrinating our youth.” Trump said, adding, “If federal bureaucrats are going to push this radicalism, we should abolish the department of education.”

Referring to the rising crime rates in America and the American society, the former President said, “If you look at countries around the world the only ones that don’t have a drug problem are those that institute the death penalty for drug dealers.”

The 45th US President also laid out steps that the GOP would take to implement preferred policies if they manage to win over the Congress in the midterm elections scheduled later this year in November. 

donald trump at texas CPAC

“Job number 1 for the next president and the next congress will be to restore public safety… our country is now a cesspool of crime,” said Trump, vowing to reform public safety policies in the US. The former president also reiterated his call to impose a death penalty on drug dealers like China, to ensure the end of drug issues in the future. According to him, even though the process “sounds horrible”, it would prove effective in bringing down the drug smuggling community in America. 

Commenting on the withdrawal of the US from Afghanistan, Trump said, “We were going to leave with strength and dignity, and we were going to keep Bagram, not for Afghanistan but because China’s nuclear plants are one hour away, where they make their nuclear weapons.” 

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The former President criticised Joe Biden’s “open border agenda” and said that congressional Republicans should ensure that this agenda does not get funded. Republicans have expressed their resentment towards the Biden administration for the increase in the number of undocumented immigrants that cross over the US-Mexico border everyday. 

Trump stated that the country requires a “record” increase in the number of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in order to deport undocumented immigrants, and that the government should impose harsher penalties for repeat offenders.

immigrants at US-Mexico border
Immigrants at the US-Mexico border

The former President also backed several more conservative agendas like ending censorship to promote free speech and banning transgenders from playing sports with the gender they identify with. Trump also hinted at the next presidential run in 2024, saying that he received millions more votes in 2020 than in 2016, and that “we may have to do it again.”

Trump told a major news outlet last month that he has already decided whether to run again, but the big decision will be whether to announce before or after the midterm elections. He stated that the country’s comeback will begin in November with the midterm elections, but 2024 will be the “big one.”

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