Former President Donald Trump just vowed to "totally obliterate the Deep State" if he once again becomes the U.S. president in 2024.
Trump made the vow during the speech that he gave at the recently-held Conservative Political Action Conference.
Take a look:
Donald Trump at CPAC: “I am your warrior, I am your Justice, and for those who have been wronged and betrayed, I am your retribution… I will totally obliterate the Deep State.”
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) March 4, 2023
Trump's CPAC speech can be viewed in its entirety here. The above video clip comes at about the 30-minute mark of Trump's speech.
"And, if you put me back in the White House, their reign will be over, and they know it," Trump says, referring to the D.C. establishment.
The former president continues:
America will be a free nation once again. We are not a free nation right not. We don't have free press or free anything. In 2016, I declared, I am your voice. Today, I add, I am your warrior. I am your justice. And, for those who have been wronged and betrayed, I am your retribution.
Trump received applause from the crowd as he was saying all of this. It was in the next line that he said, "I will totally obliterate the deep state."
Trump continued, "I will fire . . .," but, here, he was cut off by loud cheering and chants of "U.S.A."
To say that the CPAC event was a strong event for Trump would be an understatement.
In the CPAC straw poll that was held on Saturday, for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, Trump scored a resounding victory, scoring 62% of the vote. Trump's next closest rival was Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), who found himself 42 percentage points behind Trump, only managing to receive 20% support.
Trump is one of the three Republicans who, thus far, have officially entered the 2024 race for the presidency. The other two are former Souther Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy.
This field of Republican presidential candidates is expected to grow significantly. But, regardless, polling has consistently indicated that Trump and DeSantis are the two clear frontrunners for the Republican party.
At the end of his CPAC speech, Trump insisted that "we are going to complete the mission." He said, "we are going to see this battle through to ultimate victory. We are going to make America great again.”