At a speech at a Turning Point USA conference in Tampa, Florida today, former President Donald Trump said that all members of the U.S. military who were kicked out due to refusing a Covid-19 vaccine would be reinstated under his leadership and would receive back pay, as well as an official apology.
In the U.S. Army alone, 1,300 soldiers have separated from the military for refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine, under orders from the Biden Administration.
Along with that promise to the military, Trump teased that he may indeed be in the running for 2024; the crowd at the conference erupted in cheering. He said the Left wants to try to force him to say he is not running.
“If I announced that I was not going to run for office, the persecution of Donald Trump would immediately stop … But that’s what they want me to do, and you know what? There’s no chance I’d do that,” Trump said.
Turning Point USA is a college-focused nonprofit organization founded by a college drop-out, Charlie Kirk. The organization believes in limited government, and whose mission is to educate, train, and organize students to promote freedom. The attendees at the organization’s conferences trend younger than activists in the Republican Party. The event in Tampa was the organization’s “Student Action Summit.”
“The country is in decline. The United States is now a failing nation,” Trump said today, and he said that President Joe Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan was the “most humiliating day in the history of our country,” and that the media “hardly played it up” because they were “trying to protect Biden.”
Watch the entire speech on Rumble at this link.
Trump has been crossing the country, giving speech after speech to conservative, liberty-minded Americans, as he apparently continues to test the water for a possible 2024 presidential run. He was in Anchorage earlier this month to stump for Senate candidate Kelly Tshibaka, congressional candidate Sarah Palin, and Gov. Mike Dunleavy.