Former President Donald Trump delivered a speech at CPAC on Sunday, March 5, 2023, and as expected, it was filled with lies, falsities, and inaccurate claims. It is disheartening to see a former president of the United States, who should be a role model for the nation, continue to propagate falsehoods and peddle conspiracy theories.
Trump has still not come to terms with the fact that he lost the 2020 presidential election. Instead, he has turned his loss into a grift to con MAGA republicans out of money, the majority of which goes into his pockets and shell companies. Many of these entities are currently under investigation by the Department of Justice and special grand jury prosecutor Jack Smith.
During his speech, Trump made over 23 false claims, one of which he implied to scold NATO countries, “I told delinquent foreign nations – they were delinquent, they weren’t paying their bills – that if they wanted our protection, they had to pay up, and they had to pay up now.” This claim is untrue. NATO countries have always contributed to the alliances, and Trump’s demand for them to “pay up” was a gross oversimplification of the situation.
Trump is under tremendous pressure to secure the nomination for the 2024 Republican party. He faces stiff competition from Florida governor DeSantis, who has shown himself to be a dictator in his own right and would set America back to the stone ages if he were to become president. There are also several other ex-politicians and many more to come out of the woodwork. However, Trump’s lies are as frequent as George Santos, and they can do it because their followers do not care.
Trump is arguably the worst US president to sit in the Oval Office. He has caused immense damage to the country’s social fabric and sowed seeds of division and hatred among Americans. His lies about the 2020 election have caused distrust in the democratic process. They have led to a dangerous erosion of faith in the institutions that form the foundation of our democracy.
The next year and a half leading up to the primaries will be filled with more Trump lies unless he is convicted on one of the many cases before grand juries. This is the scenario that senior Republicans are hoping for behind the scenes so they can once and for all rid themselves of MAGA mania.
It is essential to rebuke Trump’s lies and hold him accountable for his actions. He is not above the law, and no one is exempt from the consequences of their actions. The Department of Justice and the special grand jury prosecutor Jack Smith must continue their investigations into Trump’s activities, and if found guilty of any wrongdoing, he must be held accountable.
Furthermore, Trump’s followers must realize that they are being taken for a ride. He is not interested in their well-being or the betterment of the country. He is only interested in his self-interest and enriching himself and his cronies. It is time to put the country first and come together to heal the wounds that Trump has caused.
In conclusion, Trump’s speech at CPAC was filled with lies, falsities, and inaccurate claims. He continues propagating conspiracy theories and peddling falsehoods to con his followers out of their hard-earned money. Trump is arguably the worst US president to sit in the Oval Office, and he must be held accountable for his actions. It is time for his followers to wake up and realize that they are being taken for a ride. It is time for the country to come together and heal the wounds that Trump has caused.
It is, however, a sad reality that America will never truly be a united states. The politicians who lead the country only breed division and sow the seeds of doubt. The people are born into a republic that teaches them to hate their neighbours instead of loving them.
The country is plagued by right-wing opinionated stations masquerading as news, spreading misinformation and propaganda that further fuels the divide. The echo chambers that these media outlets create are driving the country further apart, with people unwilling to engage in meaningful dialogue and instead clinging to their own preconceived notions.
Despite this bleak outlook, there are still honourable and decent politicians who seek to see America united and push for equality. These individuals must be supported and encouraged to continue their fight for unity and progress.
We can only hope that more of these politicians get elected over time to drown out the voices of hate and division. America needs leaders willing to put the country first and work towards a brighter future for all Americans, regardless of race, gender, religion, or political affiliation.
Until then, America will remain a country divided, unable to move forward and address the critical issues facing its people. It is time for a change, and it starts with each and every American rejecting the politics of hate and division and working towards a brighter future for the country.