Former President Donald Trump spoke with Newsmax about his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) over the weekend and raved about the crowd’s reaction.
He said that he does not like to “play games” about who could possible beat him for the 2024 GOP candidacy, however, he “can’t imagine” that anyone else could win if he decides to run.
"I'm not sure that anybody should be able to win, other than us," Trump told host Mark Halperin on Sunday. "Look, I've done a good job for this party. We had the greatest economy in history, and then we rebuilt it a second time."
The foundations the administration built, he added, "were so strong that no other country could even compete with us in terms of what we've done the second time," or after COVID-19, which he referred to as the "China virus" pandemic.
"We've done a great job, and I think based on the job performance, I'm not sure that anybody should be able to win, other than us," Trump continued, adding that he hasn’t decided on a 2024 run yet, "but I love our country. I'm going to do what's right for our country."
Trump also pointed to the straw poll that was taken at the convention, which showed that 55% of the attendees questioned think he should be the 2024 GOP nominee and said he's "never seen poll numbers like that."
The CPAC reaction, said Trump, "felt good. The crowd is incredible. The enthusiasm is, I think even beyond what we had before the election, and we had great election results more than any presidential candidate's ever gotten, as you know, with the votes, but this crowd is just incredible. They love the country and they just want to see it succeed."
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