Donald Trump wants to return to the White House.
Celina Euchner from New York
Former US President Donald Trump (76) wants to return to the White House and is now officially letting everyone know. At his Mar-a-Lago mansion in Florida, he delivers a speech — full of innuendo against Joe Biden, 79, and lies about Trump’s supposed accomplishments.
Trump begins the speech by saying, “America’s comeback begins right now.” It’s the only moment in the speech where Trump appears energetic.
Teleprompter Trump is silent
The quietly subdued and calm ex-president reads his words from a teleprompter. His mood is markedly different from the speeches of recent years.
The speech has nothing to do with the fiery choice of words from before the storm in the Capitol. But Trump remains true to one thing: he bombards his listeners with lies and exaggerations. The audience, made up mostly of Trump fanatics and “Mago” supporters, cheers.
A lie about tax cuts
Trump falsely claims that he has passed by far the largest tax cut and reform in our country’s history. However, his 2017 tax cuts lag behind several others.
Then he boasts that he was the originator of the “greatest economy”. That’s wrong too. Average annual growth under Trump — and that was before the pandemic — was lower than under former presidents Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan.
The price of gas lies
Then Trump will crack down on current gas prices. According to him, the reason is the “war on American energy” of the Biden administration.
However, the reasons for the price increase are the coronavirus pandemic and the interruption of supplies caused by the Russian war in Ukraine.
Trump then promises his potential voters “unity.” Minutes later, Trump says, “We will defeat the radical leftist Democrats who are trying to destroy our country from within.”
Trump also claims that inflation was “zero” under him. During his four years in office, the inflation rate hovered between 1.6 and 2.3 percent. This is according to government data.
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He also claims that Republicans were able to win a majority in Congress in the midterms. There is no independent result in this yet. This may still happen, but it is not confirmed. Nevertheless, Trump calls it his supposed success.
Trump assures his voters that he will win easily in 2024 because “everyone can see what a bad job has been done in those two years.”
Meanwhile, Trump is making interesting promises. So he wants to punish any drug offenses in the United States with death. He wants to end homelessness and plant “our beautiful American flag on Mars.”
Biden and Democrats have repeatedly called Trump “radical left-wing lunatics.” Most American television stations turned off the live speech shortly after the announcement of the candidacy – and classified the accumulated lies.
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