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Former President Donald Trump vowed to return to a foreign policy built upon peacemaking if he wins the 2024 election in a speech to rallygoers in New Hampshire on Saturday.
Pledging to restore “American strength, power, and prestige” around the world, Trump said to him, “Peace through strength is not just a political slogan, it is a moral duty — and it is my commitment to you, the American people.”
“As president, I will restore American strength, power, and prestige — and I will be your peacemaker in the Oval Office,” Trump told Granite State rallygoers in Claremont on Saturday, according to Newsmax.
The former president made several campaign pledges and statements during his speech, including a reminder that he is the only 2024 presidential candidate who can stop President Joe Biden from slow-walking into World War III.
“So whether you are a Democrat, Republican, or independent: If you don’t want your sons and daughters drafted to fight and die in distant foreign lands, if you don’t want your nation wrecked, if you don’t want your economy destroyed, if you don’t want American blood and American treasure squandered in a needless global war, then your choice in this election is simple: You must vote for President Donald J. Trump,” he said.
Trump also repeated his vow to bring back the Trump “travel ban” from majority Muslim nations that openly hate America and support terrorist proxies in the Middle East and his self-vowed “largest domestic deportation operation” in world history to investigate, find, and force expulsion of Hamas-supporting protesters, southern border human traffickers, and illegal aliens.
Speaking on Veterans Day, Trump denounced “the years of scandal, betrayal, and neglect of the Obama-Biden administration” foisted on America’s veterans.
“They were terrible, and they were treated terribly, and you couldn’t do a damn thing about it,” Trump said. “This wasn’t prime time for our people, and they weren’t able to defend themselves. They had people who would really mistreat our veterans, and we couldn’t do a thing about it because of the laws — civil service and otherwise. You couldn’t do a thing. They could be as bad as they wanted.”
The former president then revived a popular line from his highly successful TV show “The Apprentice.”
“We said, ‘you’re fired; get out,’” Trump said to wild cheers. “I don’t know if you know, Biden wants to put them all back, can you believe it?”
Meanwhile, there are several efforts underway to keep Trump off the 2024 ballot using the “insurrection” clause of the 14th Amendment.
“No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof,” Section 3 of the amendment reads. “But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.”
Last week, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled against challengers trying to keep Trump off the ballot in that state.
The court issued an order on Wednesday “saying neither the courts nor election officials in the state have the authority to prevent the Republican Party from placing Trump as a candidate on the GOP primary ballot.”
Five justices weighed in on the issue, while two recused themselves, The Hill reported.