The Dallas, Texas Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) headed into its third day, and the keynote speaker, Donald Trump, excited the attendees. Trump was clearly the favorite to run for the Republican seat for President in 2024.
Trump won the straw poll coming in at 69% which was much more than Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis's 24%.
They announced results two hours before President Trump spoke at the Dallas CPAC.
Once he was on stage, Donald Trump said:
"We may have to do it again."
"If I stayed home, the persecution of Donald Trump would stop immediately, but I can't do that because I love my country and I love the people."
Trump didn’t come out and say he will run but he hinted in his speech.
"America's comeback begins this November, and it will continue onward with the unstoppable momentum that we are going to develop in November 2024."
As Texas is witnessing migrants crossing the border at a record pace with Governor Greg Abbott doing his best, Trump shared his thoughts.
The former president said:
“We created the safest border in U.S. history by far, by far. And now it’s the worst border ever in history.”
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Though there is a lot of talk about President Trump and the Republican nominee for 2024. Attendees at CPAC shared their thoughts about the former president.
Trump spokesman Taylor Budowich said:
"President Trump remains the most dominant force in American politics, and as yet another poll shows, it’s a reality that will propel the growth and success of the Republican Party through the Midterms and beyond."
Then Charmain of the American Conservative Union Matt Schlapp said:
"There's an unbreakable bond between President Trump and the conservative movement. He simply did the things he promised to do and for that they are grateful."
Not all attendees live in Dallas and some drove hundreds of miles to hear the former president.
Therese Boehnlein drove from Waco to See Trump and said:
“I’m over the moon, I’ve been trying to see him for years.”
Then Anna Zimmerman of Dallas, Texas told the Texas Tribune:
“I liked his plans for the future. We’ve got to do something about our educational system. We won’t be successful if we teach them about transgenderism.”
“Everything is timing and he is a man of perfect timing.”
This was in regards to when she thinks he’ll make an announcement on his decision to run for President.
Donald Trump served as President of the United States from 2017 to 2021.
Trump was most likely who attendees wanted to hear speak even though Governor Abbott spoke on Friday.
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