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Former President Donald Trump criticized the surge in violent crime plaguing American cities, during a fiery speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Texas.
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“Brutal criminals have been released on non-cash bail to continue their violent attacks against the United States of America,” Trump said. “Entire communities are torn to shreds by stabbing, shooting, strangling, rape and murder.”
The former president blamed Democratic elected officials within urban America for the rise in crime.
“The streets of our cities run by Democrats are drenched in the blood of innocent victims,” Trump said. “Firefights rage between bloodthirsty street gangs, bullets tear through crowds and random killings, adorable and beautiful little children who stand no chance.”
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Trump also said the chaos on the US-Mexico border plays a role in the high crime rate.
“The Republican Party needs to campaign on a clear commitment that if they are given power, they will fight with all they have to seal the border,” he said.
Comments were made while delivering the CPAC keynote. Much of the speech focused on the political dysfunction seen under Democratic Party rule in Washington.
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“Prayers in schools are prohibited, but drag shows are allowed,” Trump said. “You can’t teach the Bible, but you can teach children that America is evil and that men are capable of conception. If the federal bureaucrats are going to go push this radical we should abolish the Department of Education.” .
The comments came shortly after the CPAC released an opinion poll that showed Trump as the frontrunner for the 2024 Republican Party nomination among conservative grassroots. Trump received nearly 70% of the votes cast at the convention, with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis It comes in second place by a large margin of 23.7%.