Trump CPAC speech - live: Ex-president brings voter fraud lies, anti-trans comments, and a GOP enemies list

Tom Batchelor,Chantal Da Silva,Graig Graziosi and Josh Marcus
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Donald Trump at CPAC 2021 (CPAC)
Donald Trump at CPAC 2021 (CPAC)

Donald Trump took the stage for his hotly anticipated speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Sunday and mocked trans people, slammed Democrats, and continued insisting he won the 2020 election.

“I won the first one. We won the second,” the former president said. “What a disgrace to our country.”

At one point, the crowd started chanting, “You won! You won!”

Mr Trump also played down speculation that he would start a new political party, but hinted that he might run again in 2024.

“Who knows, who knows, I may even decide to beat them for a third time, OK?” the ex-president said to the pumped up crowd.

Mr Trump also hammered the Biden immigration agenda throughout his speech, and warned the crowd that embracing civil rights protections for LGBTQ+ people via the Equality Act will mean “women’s sports as we know it will die.”

Mr Trump’s remarks were criticised as transphobic for using derogatory terms for trans women and girls, like calling them “biological males.”

President Joe Biden has said he will not be paying attention to his predecessor’s speech in Orlando, Florida.