Former TV news anchor and failed GOP Arizona gubernatorial candidate, Kari Lake, was the keynote speaker at CPAC over the weekend. She’s very much on board with Trump’s opinion of stolen elections (including her own) and talked about him several times during her speech on Saturday. In my opinion, she is angling to be Trump’s VP candidate.
Come to find out, they had a Straw Poll at CPAC for the 2024 Republican Vice Presidential candidate and she was the winner with 20% of the vote. DeSantis got 14% and Haley got 10%. Others on the list not even receiving 10% were Ramaswamy, Pompeo, Noem, Paul, Cruz, Pence and many others among the 30 contenders.
There has already been talk about Lake wanting to be Trump’s VP even back in December. And looking at her consistent and vocal support of Orange Man Bad, I agree with the assessment. In fact, she tweeted about Trump on Saturday while at CPAC. She said, “Only ONE President has taken on the establishment in Washington DC. That President is Donald J. Trump. I can’t wait for him to get back into the White House to do it again.”
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As far as the 2024 Presidential Straw Poll goes, Trump was the definitive winner with 62% of the vote to DeSantis’ 20%. Hitting 5% is unknown Michigan candidate Perry Johnson and below that was Haley, Ramaswamy, Cruz, Pompeo and many others among the 26 contenders.
In a speech that lasted almost two hours, Trump told the crowd that when he becomes president again, “We’re going to finish what we started.” He said, “In 2016, I declared I am your voice. Today I add: I am your warrior. I am your justice. I am your retribution.”
He talked about the Republican RINOs in his speech by saying the “Republican Party was ruled by freaks, neocons, open border zealots and fools” and “we’re never going back to the party of Paul Ryan, Karl Rove, and Jeb Bush.”
He said he’s sick of the war mongers and globalists and he would evict Biden from The White House.
Trump also promised to turn back China from dominating everything. He said, “I will revoke China’s most favored nations trade status…I will have a four-year plan to phase out all Chinese imports of essential goods and gain total independence from China. We have to do it. We have to do it. We will hold China accountable for unleashing” COVID-19.”
What about the Democrats? Will he hold them accountable for everything they did to keep COVID-19 going and use it as a weapon to win elections?
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