Tidligere president Donald Trump gjentok sin støtte til truckerne da han holdt sin tale lørdag på Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

Enten støtter man truckerne, ellers så spiller man på lag med venstrevridde fascister, sa Trump.

– A line has been crossed. You’re either with the peaceful truckers or you are with the left wing fascists.

Trump kom med kritikk av Trudeau og det Trump beskriver som tyranniske reaksjoner overfor fredelige demonstrasjoner.

The tyranny we have witnessed in Canada in recent weeks should shock and dismay people all over the world. In an advanced Western democracy, the peaceful movement of patriotic truckers, workers, and families protesting for their most basic rights and liberties has been violently put down.

Their assets and life savings have been frozen. They have been slandered as Nazis, racists, and terrorists. These are the names they have been called. They’ve been arrested and charged with phony crimes. They’ve been falsely accused of loyalty to foreign powers. I watched them. I saw those Maple Leafs all over the flags and the love for their country. Plenty of Americans were there too, and they love our country.

Trump ba også om at alle restriksjoner i forbindelse med Covid-19 i USA avvikles umiddelbart. Trump uttrykte også at partipolitisk tilhørighet avgjorde hvor godt man håndterte pandemien og borgernes frihet. Trump lot delstatene styre seg selv, og dette er i tråd med idéene fra konstitusjonen.

Samtidig nevnte han den voldsomme økningen i kriminalitet i enkelte Demokratisk-styrte områder.

I let the governors make that decision. And we had some governors that did a great job, and we had some governors that didn’t do a very good job. But I can tell you that the Republican governors did quite well. Thank you quite well. And a big big difference also on crime. You look at where the crime is, and you don’t see the word Republican very much, if at all.

Trump advarte mot at venstrevridde politikere ønsker å kopiere Trudeaus tyranniske metoder, og erstatte demokratiet med et «woke tyranni.»

Tvangstiltakene i forbindelse med pandemien er bare en av flere deler av en stor krise, sa Trump.

Trump advarer mot storkrig, henges ut som Putin-beundrer av mediene

Samtidig ga han noen vage signaler om at han stiller i presidentvalget i 2024. Men han fokuserte først på delstatsvalget i høst.

“As everyone here understands the COVID mandates are just one part of a much larger crisis,” Trump said. “The Radical Left is trying to replace American democracy with woke tyranny. They want to do the same thing to America that Trudeau has been doing to Canada, and much much worse.”

“Our mission in 2022 and in 2024 is to take on this radical and power hungry ruling class and to deliver them an electoral defeat so resounding that they are exiled into political oblivion, never ever to return again,” he said.

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