Former President Donald Trump had a speech at a GOP donor event at his Mar-a-Lago home Saturday evening. During the 50-minute speech, Trump predicted Republican Party victories in the midterms and again in 2024.
“We are gathered tonight to talk about the future of the Republican Party – and what we must do to set our candidates on a course to victory,” Trump told private guests at a Republican National Committee donors event.
“I stand before you this evening filled with confidence that in 2022, we are going to take back the House and we are going to reclaim the Senate – and then in 2024, a Republican candidate is going to win the White House,” the former president predicted.
“Saturday’s speech will be welcomed words to the Republican donors visiting Mar-a-Lago to hear directly from President Trump,” Trump adviser Jason Miller said ahead of the event, according to the AP. “Palm Beach is the new political power center, and President Trump is the Republican Party’s best messenger.”
“Obviously I’m biased to who I hope that will be, if President Trump does decide to run again,” Miller, a Newsmax TV contributor, told “The Count.” “But I also think you’re going to see (him) go after Joe Biden again and very strong terms with regard to the border, the woke corporate cancel culture.”
The former president had a lot to say about his political enemies as well, especially those in the party — namely Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).
“If that were [Senate Majority Leader Chuck] Schumer instead of this dumb son of a bi**h Mitch McConnell they would never allow it to happen. They would have fought it,” Trump said of the RINOs who refused to go along with challenges to very problematic electoral results in several battleground states.
He also singled out McConnell’s wife, former Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao.
“I hired his wife. Did he ever say thank you?” Trump said.
Chao resigned ‘in protest’ following the Jan. 6 riot.
“She suffered so greatly,” he said, mocking the resignation while going on to refer to McConnell as a “stone-cold loser.”
Donald Trump said Anthony Fauci is ‘full of crap’
“Have you ever seen anybody that is so full of crap?” Trump said of Fauci, according to the Post, which cited an attendee at the event.
President Trump clashed repeatedly over the White House’s coronavirus response with Fauci, who is a member of the coronavirus task force and served as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984.