Trump to hail himself as ‘presumptive 2024 nominee’ and say he’s in charge of GOP in first speech since White House
DONALD Trump is set to hail himself as the "presumptive 2024 nominee" and say he’s in charge of the Republican Party in his first speech since his White House departure.
Former President Trump is reportedly planning to address his supporters next weekend in his first presidential appearance since leaving office.
The 74-year-old businessman-turned-politician will dub himself as the "presumptive 2024 nominee" for Republicans, top Trump allies told Axios.
Trump's speech will be a "show of force," according to a longtime Trump adviser who spoke with the news outlet.
This week, Trump advisers will get together with the former president at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida to discuss his path back to politics, Axios was told.
The adviser said Trump's message will be: "I may not have Twitter or the Oval Office, but I'm still in charge."
He is set to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference [CPAC] in Orlando, Florida, on Sunday, to show he has "control" over the Republican Party.
The conference will kick off in Orlando on Thursday.
Trump senior adviser Jason Miller told Axios: "Trump effectively is the Republican Party.
"The only chasm is between Beltway insiders and grassroots Republicans around the country. When you attack President Trump, you're attacking the Republican grassroots."
Miller also spoke with Newsmax, and explained that Trump will talk about the lessons of the 2020 election.
"We saw President Trump bring in a record amount of African American voters, Latino American voters on the GOP side, bigger numbers than we've seen in modern Republican presidential history,” Miller said.
"We have to keep these voters engaged in the party."
Miller said Trump would also share his views on the "America First" agenda and what he feels the GOP needs to do to win back majorities in the House and Senate.
Trump will also "set up a formal process for vetting potential endorsees, including a requirement that they raise money and put together an organization," Axios reported.
Someone familiar with Trump's upcoming speech also told the news outlet that the former president plans to condemn Biden's new immigration plan.
He also reportedly will discuss the "future" of the Republican Party.
Meanwhile, a new poll has shown that almost half of Republicans would join a new party if Trump was its leader.
The survey found that despite his second impeachment, support for the former President is still high as he prepares to make his first speech since leaving office.
Trump is reportedly in talks to start a new 'Patriot Party' with top aides after saying it's only the "beginning" of the MAGA movement.
The former president's second impeachment trial ended with him being acquitted of inciting his supporters to storm Congress.
The trial ended after Democrats failed to get the two-thirds majority to find him guilty – leading him to blast impeachment as the "greatest witch hunt in history."
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