Making his first return to Washington, D.C., since leaving office, the former president spoke to a conservative conference on an agenda that includes more oil production, and opposition to abortion.
- Donald Trump returns to Washington, D.C., for a speech to a friendly audience
- The America First Policy Institute is a think tank created by Trump supporters
- The AFPI, which cannot endorse candidates, is promoting a policy agenda with many Trumpian themes
- Ex-Vice President Mike Pence, a possible rival to Trump in 2024, is also speaking in D.C. Tuesday
WASHINGTON – Former President Donald Trump returned to the nation's capital Tuesday and gave a policy speech to an organization developing an agenda for what he called "the next Republican president" – someone that many audience members clearly want to be Trump himself.
Speaking to the America First Policy Institute – created, financed, and led by Trump supporters and former administration officials – Trump talked mostly about anti-crime proposals, but also found time to echo false claims about his 2020 election loss to President Joe Biden.