NEWS & ANALYSIS

HE’S BACK! Trump Returns to Political Arena: Here are the Highlights


President Trump is back and better than ever, delivering his first public speech in nearly four months at the North Carolina Republican Party State Convention. 

It wouldn’t be a Trump speech if he didn’t begin his remarks with a hit on Joe Biden and the “socialist democrats,” who he dubbed “the most radical left-wing administration in history,” per BizPacReview.  

“It’s great to be back in Greenville with so many proud, North Carolina patriots who love our country, support our military, respect our police, honor our flag and always put America first, we don’t put America second,” he said. “As we gather tonight, our country is being destroyed before our very own eyes.”

Amidst a bombshell scandal, Trump addressed Dr. Fauci, who has been facing heat after more than 3,000 of his emails were released, showing that he knew more about the virus than he let on. 

Trump blasted Fauci for his guidance against “[closing] our borders to China or Europe,” and how he flip-flopped on his “powerful” mask guidance. 

He said that while he was criticized for his decision to close the border at the beginning of the pandemic, Fauci then “went into masks and then he became a radical masker.” 

According to Trump, Fauci has “never been more wrong than when he denied the virus and where it came from.” 

Luckily now, the truth is coming out. 

Trump highlighted the Biden family’s relationship with China, saying the current administration is “very timid and frankly corrupt when you look at all the money they’ve been given as a family by China.”
“Instead of holding China accountable, the Biden administration shut down the U.S. government’s investigation into the origins of the virus shortly after taking office,” he said. “What’s going on?” 

“We should all declare within one unified voice that China must pay. They must pay,” he continued. “The United States should immediately take steps to phase in a firm 100 percent tariff on all goods made in China. You saw what was happening with our tariffs. In fact, the democrats were fighting the tariffs. ‘Oh we don’t…’ Well, he hasn’t taken those tariffs off. He doesn’t want to. Billions and billions of dollars. 25 percent tariffs on China. Billions and billions of dollars pouring in.” 

To no surprise, Trump also reiterated his concerns about the 2020 election results and Big Tech blacklisting. And, while Facebook announced that he will be banned for two years, Trump made it clear that he is not interested in a return to the platform. 

While Trump is looking forward to 2024, 2022 remains a top priority for him: “the survival of America depends upon our ability to elect republicans at every level, starting with the midterms next year.” 

“I’ll make a decision in the not too distant future, maybe sooner than people think,” he said in regards to a 2024 run. “And, I think they’re going to be very happy.”