President Trump resolutely delivered a stern declaration over the past week, pronouncing the old Republican Party “GONE” as he looks ahead to a 2024 presidential reelection bid.
On Friday, the 45th president told a crowd of eager supporters in Lee County, Florida, that the “Republican Party of RINOs, Neo-cons, and globalists is GONE.”
His remarks were met with cheers of applause as he delivered a speech that balanced a forward-looking vision of the future while acknowledging that the past Republican Party needed to be shaken off.
As reported by RSBN, Trump noted, “We have to see this evolution through to its completion.”
Trump’s comments were an echo of a bold message that he brought to Nashville Republican donors in mid-April. Human Events reported that the president presented a picture of the new GOP as a grassroots-led platform fueled by a desire to push back against the far-left radical agenda.
“Republicans were on the verge of losing this nation forever,” Trump told Lee County voters on Friday, hearkening back to his 2016 election. He then pointed out the accomplishments of his campaign and his administration, presenting a stark contrast between himself and the old Republican establishment platform, which had previously been represented by candidates like Mitt Romney and John McCain.
Nationwide in 2016, he said, he flipped more than 200 counties red that voted twice for President Obama.
He also told Lee County voters that the Democrats today are “crooked.”
“…they are crooked, and they are dangerous and they’re so bad for our country – and we [are the party that] stand up to the RINOs,” he added. “Sometimes you’re better off with the Democrats, at least you know where they’re coming from.”