Donald Trump delivered a fiery speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Sunday where he slammed President Joe Biden for ‘bringing the country to the brink of ruin’ and vowed to stop Big Tech’s ‘assaults on our liberties’.
The former president opened his 90-minute address to the conference in Dallas with a rallying cry for Republicans, declaring: ‘We are the majority.’
‘Never forget that the radical left is not the Majority in this country—we are the Majority, and it’s not even close,’ the former president told the friendly crowd.
He warned, ‘You are in big trouble Republicans,’ as he pushed for the party to focus on regaining a majority in Congress in 2022.
‘Like socialist and communist movements throughout history, today’s leftists do not believe in freedom, they do not believe in fairness, and they do not believe in democracy,’ Trump said. ‘They believe in Marxist morality—anything is justified as long as it hurts their political opponents and advances the radical agenda of their party.’
Trump took aim at ‘Biden’s border crisis’, corruption in Big Tech, rising crime, Democrats’ proposed tax increases and the too-swift withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan.
‘The Democrats know their policies on crime are so unpopular, so radical, and so crazy, they are now trying to pretend they never led the de-fund the police movement in the first place. But everyone knows this is an outrageous lie,’ he said.
The ‘defund police’ movement spread among progressive Democrats after the police killing of George Floyd in May 2020.
Now Biden’s administration and Democratic lawmakers are blaming the movement on Republicans after massive crime spikes spread across the country and became vastly unpopular.
Trump also brought up his lawsuit against Big Tech companies, which gained a huge round of applause.
‘To protect the Constitutional rights and liberties of every citizen, this week I filed a major Class Action lawsuit – a lot of people are joining – a big class action lawsuit against the Big Tech Giants. We are SUING Facebook, Twitter, and Google,’ Trump said.
‘We are taking Mark “Zuckerbucks,” Jack Dorsey, and the other Silicon Valley billionaires to federal court,’ Trump said, ‘and we will keep on fighting until we have stopped this assault on our liberties and until we have restored the sacred right to freedom of speech for every single American.’
Trump announced at a press conference in New Jersey on Wednesday his lawsuit against Facebook, Twitter and Google’s YouTube, along with their CEOs Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey and Sundar Pichai.
The suit, which demands Trump’s accounts be reinstated, claims that conservatives have been wrongfully censored.
‘They’re immune from so many different things, but they’re not immune from this lawsuit because what they’ve done is such a violation of the Constitution,’ Trump told Fox News in a Sunday morning phone interview ahead of his CPAC speech. ‘A violation like we’ve never seen before.’
He also railed against Section 230 protections, which provides immunities for social media platforms from being held responsible for what their users post.
‘They’re getting the biggest subsidy that any company has ever gotten from a government,’ Trump said of the protection in the Communications Decency Act.
Trump added in his CPAC remarks: ‘We are a laughing stock all over the world.’
He complained that Republicans are treated unfairly on social media compared to Democratic voices.
Throughout the remarks, Trump had scattered comments about the 2020 election, which he maintained was ‘rigged’ and made ‘too easy’ for Democrats to cheat.
‘The radical left cheat in elections,’ Trump lamented.
He claims that he actually won the election, despite Joe Biden winning the popular vote by more than seven million ballots and 74 Electoral College votes.
In defending his election fraud claims, Trump also went to bat for his attorney Rudy Giuliani.
‘Rudy fought as he saw the election was rigged,’ Trump praised the former New York City mayor turned personal attorney to the president.
‘And because he fought, they took away his law license in New York and Washington D.C.,’ Trump said. ‘And this was a good man.’