Trump wants to quit his job
Former US President Donald Trump said in a speech at the closing of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) that he wants to finish what he started and that “we will get the job done.” He hopes to start his second term in early 2025.
Trump is one of three members of the Republican Party to run for president next year. Since Trump was elected president in 2016, he has dominated the convention of conservative and right-wing leaders.
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CPAC was described by a US news channel as a “Trump party” with many outlets for things like Trump hats or “Make America Great Again” T-shirts. In a poll of Republican attendees Saturday, 62 percent supported Trump for the presidency and only 20 percent supported his main challenger in his party, Ron DeSantis. In third place was businessman from Michigan Perry Johnson.
Former Republican Governor of South Carolina Nikki Haley and businessman and activist Vivek Ramaswamy also ran for president on behalf of the party, but played minor roles in CPAC. DeSantis didn’t appear at all. He would like to run for office later this year.
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A foreign guest at CPAC was former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. He spoke to the conference with a message about a political comeback similar to that of Trump. “I am thankful to God for the mission of the presidency for Brazil, but I feel that the mission is far from over.” Bolsonaro fled to Florida after losing the election last year.
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