Trump speaks at CPAC in first post-White House appearance

Former President Trump delivered his first post-White House address at CPAC on Sunday evening.

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DONALD TRUMP: We're in a struggle for the survival of America as we know it. This is a struggle. This is a terrible, terrible painful struggle. The path ahead will not be easy, but we will win. We are going to win. Ultimately, we always win.

And when we do, history will show that this was the moment when we could have given up, when we could have despaired. But instead we chose to keep on pushing forward. The greater the challenge, the tougher the task, the more determined we must be to pull through, to triumph. We have to have triumph. We have to have victory. With the talent and dedication of everyone here today and you have tremendous-- not only dedication, tremendous talent in this room, I know many of you.

That is exactly what we will do. We will go on to victory. We will summon the spirit of generations of American patriots before us, like those heroes who crossed the Delaware, conquered the Rockies, stormed the beaches, won the battles, and tamed the unknown frontiers. We will persist and we will prevail.

We're tougher than they are. We're stronger than they are. Together in the coming years, we will carry forward the torch of American liberty. We will lead the conservative movement and the Republican Party back to a totally conclusive victory. And we've had tremendous victories-- don't ever forget it.

With your help, we will take back the House. We will win the Senate. And then a Republican president will make a triumphant return to the White House. And I wonder who that will be. I wonder who that will be.


Who, who, who will that be, I wonder? Standing before you today, I am supremely confident that for our movement, for our party, and for our country, our brightest days are just ahead and that together we will make America prouder, freer, stronger, and greater than it ever has been before. Thank you CPAC. God bless you. And God bless America. Thank you all. Thank you.