He’s out of office, but not out of insults.
Former President Donald Trump on Sunday railed against a few of his frequent targets — President Biden, immigrants and the media — at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas.
“Joe Biden has brought our country to the brink of ruin,” Trump told his audience. “Right here in Texas, we are the epicenter of a border and migration crisis unlike anything anyone has seen before.”
He also trashed the tech giants he sued last week for blocking him.
“These Silicon Valley tyrants are also attacking our democracy itself,” he said, making baseless allegations that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg funded efforts to interfere with ballots last year.
Taking note of the media covering his speech, he said: “Look at all those fake news people back there.”
In an appearance earlier on Fox News’s “Sunday Morning Futures,” Trump had nothing but praise, however, for for fanatical supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol in January.
His supporters besieged the Capitol Jan. 6 following a speech he gave at a rally in Washington, as Congress was meeting to finalize Electoral College results of the November 2020 presidential election.
Trump said the rally was “called by people, by patriots, and they’d asked me if I’d speak.”
“They were there for one reason, the rigged election, they felt the election was rigged,” he said, repeating his discredited claims about the contest.
“They were peaceful people, these were great people, the crowd was unbelievable and I mentioned the word love,” he said. “The love in the air, I’ve never seen anything like it.”
Former President Donald Trump (John Raoux/)
Trump also reiterated that he has made up his mind about whether to run for reelection but refused to share the decision. GOP support for the twice-impeached former president remains high.
He also praised Ashli Babbitt — an Air Force veteran who was fatally shot as she tried to enter a blockaded passage during the siege — as an “an innocent, wonderful, incredible woman.”
Several people have been charged with crimes stemming from the rampage at the Capitol, in which five people lost their lives.
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