Former US President Donald Trump spoke on Saturday night at the Conservative Political Action Conference, telling the audience about the "battle for our lives" against both Democrats and establishment Republicans.
The former President, who has already announced that he will seek the Republican Party’s nomination in the 2024 election, swore that the Republican Party "is never going back to the party of Paul Ryan, Karl Rove, and Jeb Bush."
"We had a Republican Party that was ruled by freaks, neocons, globalists, open border zealots, and fools," he said, adding, "We're not going back to people that want to destroy our great Social Security system, even some in our own party, I wonder who that might be that wants to raise the minimum age of Social Security to 70, 75, or even 80 in some cases, and are out to cut Medicare to a level that it will no longer be recognizable."
Trump added declared that "we're in a Marxism state of mind, a Communism state of mind" and pointed out that he has often said the United States will never be a Socialist country.
"I said it once at the State of the Union address, and people didn't understand what I was saying," he said. "But I'd shout it out loud and I was right because that train has passed the station long ago of socialism. It never even came close to stopping."
"Our enemies are desperate to stop us because they know that we are the only ones who can stop them," he continued.
Trump stated that when he returns to office, "we are going to finish what we started. We're going to complete the mission. We're going to see this battle through to ultimate victory. We're going to make America great again."
"We will demolish the deep state. We will expel the warmongers. They are people that don't get it, Although, in some cases they get it. They get it for their wallets. But we can't do that. We can't let that happen. We will drive out the globalists. We will cast out the Communists. We will throw off the political class that hates our country," he continued.
"We will beat the Democrats. We will rout the fake news media. We will expose and appropriately deal with the RINOs," Trump vowed. “We will evict Joe Biden from the White House. And we will liberate America from these villains and scoundrels once and for all."
Trump is already facing competition for the Republican nomination from his former UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley.
Trump’s former Vice President, Mike Pence, is also mulling a presidential run, and recently hinted he will make a decision “by the spring” about whether to run.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is also widely expected to seek the Republican nomination.