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Former President Donald Trump slammed the rise in violent crime in U.S. cities in a fiery speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Texas.
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“Savage criminals are being released on cashless bail to continue their violent atrocities against the United States of America,” Trump said. “Entire communities are stabbed, shot, strangled, raped and murdered to shreds.”
The former president blamed Democratic elected officials in U.S. cities for rising crime.
“The streets of our Democratic-run cities are covered in the blood of innocent victims,” Trump said. “Shoots are in full swing between bloodthirsty street gangs, bullets kill random crowds, and wonderful and beautiful little kids never have chance.”
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Trump also said the lawlessness demonstrated at the U.S.-Mexico border played a role in the rise in crime.
“The Republican Party needs to campaign with a clear commitment that if they are empowered, they will do everything in their power to close the border,” he said.
These comments were made during CPAC’s keynote address. Much of the speech focused on the political dysfunction visible under Democratic rule in Washington.
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“School prayers are banned, but drag shows are allowed… You can’t teach the Bible, but you can teach kids that America is evil and men can get pregnant,” Trump said. , we should abolish the Ministry of Education.
The remarks came shortly after CPAC released its polling showing Trump as the overwhelming favorite among the conservative grassroots for the 2024 Republican nomination.Trump received nearly 70 percent of the vote at the meeting, with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Leading the way with 23.7%.