(FiveNation.com)- On Tuesday, former President Donald Trump was in Washington DC for the first time since leaving office to deliver a speech at the America First Policy Institute Summit. In the speech, which was carried live on Newsmax, C-Span, and YouTube, Trump offered a detailed outline of policy proposals mostly centered on public safety issues, from restoring law and order to securing the southern 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 touched on a topic that was recently reported in Axios, his desire to reform the federal civil service to allow entrenched government bureaucrats to be easily fired.
Trump said in his speech that to drain the swamp of its “deep state bureaucrats,” the civil service has to be reformed to make it “much easier to fire rogue bureaucrats who are deliberately undermining democracy.”
The former president also took some time out to talk about the ongoing witch hunt against him by the January 6 select committee, paying particular attention to Liz Cheney, Adam Kinzinger, and Adam Schiff.
Trump said the “thugs” on the select committee’s only aim is to prevent him from running for office again.
The America First Policy Institute was founded by former Trump administration senior officials.
You can watch Trump’s address HERE.