Former President Donald Trump promised that “America will be a free nation once again” if elected in 2024 after attendees of the Conservative Political Action Conference gave him a strong vote of confidence in a straw poll on Saturday.
The annual gathering of conservative activists and politicians culminated with Trump’s speech that came after CPAC released a straw poll finding that 62% of attendees wanted Trump to win the Republican presidential nomination in 2024
After thanking the crowd gathered at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, for their support, the Republican presidential candidate reflected on his tenure in office and criticized the Biden administration. Trump looked ahead at what his second term in the White House might look like if he were to win the 2024 presidential election: “America will be a free nation once again. We’re not a free nation right now. We don’t have a free press, we don’t have free anything.”