“Our country has been brought to its knees”
Trump back in Washington
At his first public appearance in the US capital Washington since leaving office, former President Donald Trump accused the current US administration of failure.
“Quite simply, we made America great again,” Trump said. “But now our country has literally been brought to its knees – and who would have thought that could happen,” Trump said in a keynote speech on Tuesday afternoon (local time).
He cited the high inflation rate and high fuel prices as examples, but he focused his speech on the subject of internal security. “Our country and the lives of our citizens are at stake and we have no time to waste. Our country is in a criminal state like we’ve never experienced before,” he said – without backing it up with numbers.
Trump delivered his speech at a convention at the America First Policy Institute – a think tank set up by former election officials to advance Trump’s policies. It was his first appearance in Washington since leaving the capital ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration in the wake of the January 6, 2021, storming of the US Capitol.