(PatrioticPost.com)- Last week, former President Trump delivered his first speech in Washington DC since he left office when he gave the keynote address at the America First Policy Institute summit.
During his speech, Trump said November’s midterm elections are an incredible opportunity to “bring America back from the brink.”
The policy speech focused mainly on Trump’s top priorities, including law and order and securing the border.
The former president blamed the current wave of violence plaguing America’s cities on the Democrat Party’s soft-on-crime policies and argued that police departments must be allowed to do their job.
Blasting Democrat-run cities for giving criminals “free rein,” Trump said Democrat governance is the reason America’s streets “are riddled with needles and soaked with the blood of innocent victims.”
The former president also called for national concealed carry reciprocity and urged lawmakers to restore resources and authority to law enforcement. He advocated for a joint violent crime federal task force to destroy criminal gangs and drug traffickers.
Trump also outlined his economic policies, calling for “reviving our economy,” “liberating our energy,” and “restoring our standing in the world.”
Trump said there is still time to “bring America back from the brink” starting in the midterm elections. Calling it an “incredible opportunity,” Trump said voters are “poised to reject the failed reign of Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and the radical left in a momentous landslide.”
The former president said the way to turn inflation around is to unleash the US energy sector. He also called for a “great national effort” to return jobs to America and “secure manufacturing independence.”
As he did in 2016, Trump repeated his call to strengthen US trade laws. He called for bolstering presidential powers to combat unfair foreign trade practices. He also urged that the tariffs his administration imposed on China remain in place.
The former president also suggested all “able-bodied single adults” be required to meet job search and job training criteria before being eligible to collect welfare.