Trump rules out new political party in speech to conservatives
March 1, 2021 11:54 am
Mr Trump repeats his false claims that he won November's election and hints at another run in 2024. [Source: BBC]
Donald Trump says he has no plans to launch a new political party, telling a conservative conference in Florida that it would split the Republican vote.
In his first speech since Democrat Joe Biden became president, he also hinted that he might run for office again in 2024.
Trump strongly criticised his successor, saying US policy had gone from “America first to America last”.
The speech comes weeks after Trump was acquitted in an impeachment trial.
His appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando represents his continued influence over the Republican Party.
The former president remains banned from social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter, over his response to January’s deadly riot at the US Capitol.