Former President Donald Trump, stated this week that he was prepared to return and address the corruption in Washington, D.C. since he had learned who the good people were during his first time in office.
Trump acknowledged to his audience during a speech at the Turning Point USA’s Action meeting in Florida that he had not been particularly wise in selecting the right candidates for positions in his administration in 2016 – but he claimed that the time he spent in the White House had showed him who to pick and who to steer clear of if he got another chance.
Trump stated of his first term, “That was just the beginning,” adding that he intended to complete the task he had begun when he assumed office six years ago.
“The Deep State will be completely destroyed,” he promised, “when I return to the Oval Office. And we’re aware of all the good people now. You know, when I first went there, I had only traveled to Washington 17 times in my entire life, according to the false headlines, and — 17 times, and never remained there, so I was not a Washington establishment guy.”
“I did not know the individuals; I had to rely on others to give me names, and mostly, we received fantastic names; after all, we obtained the tax break, did many things, and rebuilt our military… However, there are certain people whom I would not have appointed, and I will remove all of these dishonest officials,” he said.
“Now, I am aware of the great ones, I’m aware of the smart ones, I recognize the dumb ones, I recognize the weak ones, I am aware of the stupid ones — but I am familiar with the ones due to the fact that I know everyone in Washington,” he added. “Now, far better than probably anyone else, I know the ones. I earned a Ph.D. in acquiring knowledge pertaining to the people of Washington.”
Trump continued by promising to establish a “truth and reconciliation” panel with the responsibility of declassifying and making available to the public any records relating to snooping and censorship.
He ended by pledging to mediate a “deal” that would be equitable to all parties, stating he could assist in putting an end to the bloodshed in Ukraine before he ever assumed office.
After declining to participate in a candidate discussion organized by former Fox News personality Tucker Carlson, Trump made his address the next day.