Trump hints at running for president at America First summit

Former President Trump hinted at a third presidential campaign on Tuesday during a keynote speech at a political summit hosted by former members of his administration, telling his supporters that efforts to impeach and investigate the September 6, 2021 US Capitol events are intended to harm them.

“They want to hurt you in any way, but they really want to hurt me so that I can no longer go back to work for you and I don’t think that will happen,” he told the crowd, who showed their support with chants of “four more of the year!”

Trump made the comments at the America First Policy Institute summit in Washington, his first visit to the nation’s capital since leaving office in January 2021. According to news reports, the former president is thinking of announcing a third presidential campaign as early as September.

Although Trump did not make an official statement, he hinted throughout the speech that he had no plans to fade into political obscurity. Instead, he said he feels compelled to keep going despite what he called “harassment” from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) and the select committee investigating the January case. 6 Capitoline uprising.

“If I had stayed at home and just relaxed, the persecution of Donald Trump would have stopped immediately,” he said. “But that’s not what I want to do. … I have to save our country.”

During a speech that began as a political speech on crime, Trump called the House of Representatives. 6 Committee a group of “thugs” and “scribblers”, ridiculed a member of the House of Representatives. Adam B. Schiff (D-Burbank) and repeated the false claim that he won the 2020 presidential election.

“I always say that I ran the first time and won. And then I ran a second time, and I did a lot better,” he said. “What a shame it was. But we might just have to do it again.”