Unhinged Donald Trump Vows to Followers ‘I am Your Warrior’ and ‘Retribution’

Over the weekend, Donald Trump spoke before the crowd at CPAC to get people fired up for his 2024 run.

Donald Trump retribution

Over the weekend, Donald Trump spoke before the crowd at CPAC to get people fired up for his 2024 run.

The former President, twice impeached and currently facing multiple possible indictments over his involvement in January 6 and an attempt to subvert the results of the 2020 election, has been trying to convince people that he does not support nor would he inspire violence among his supporters.

Yet time after time, he turns to violent language – and he did exactly that over the weekend, promising to be the “retribution” for his supporters.


Donald Trump is Whose Retribution?

Donald Trump has been raging recently over the fact that he was snubbed by conservative activist group Club for Growth, who did not invite him to speak at their summit which was held over the weekend.

However, he was invited to take the stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Maryland.

At CPAC, Trump was presented with a mixed bag audience of MAGA diehards and traditional conservatives, and he trotted out some of his favorite lines about his time as President.

In a falsehood-riddled speech, Trump waxed poetic on the fact that he was the best jobs creator out there (his record was dismal, partly due to the COVID-19 pandemic), defender of federal monuments (never happened) and other conservative hot topics that his followers would certainly love if he had actually accomplished them.

But things got a little weird when he turned to promises of vengeance.

First he vowed to stay in the race for President even if he’s indicted – which suggests he expects that to happen, and sooner rather than later.

Then he told the crowd, “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.”

He added, “This is the final battle, they know it. I know it, you know it, and everybody knows it, this is it. Either they win or we win. And if they win, we no longer have a country.”

ABC News reports, “Throughout his speech, Trump proclaimed himself as the leader who would ‘save’ America while working to establish a contrast between himself and ‘establishment’ Republicans.

‘People are tired of RINOs and globalists; they want to see America first. That’s what they want. It’s not too complicated,’ Trump said.

‘The Republican party was ruled by freaks, neocons, open border zealots and fools. We’re never going back to the party of Paul Ryan, Karl Rove, and Jeb Bush.'”

What Happened to ‘I Did Not Stir violence’ Trump?

Donald Trump retribution

Of course this language, and other similar language he has used recently on Truth Social to stir outrage among followers, is the kind of language that incites people to panic and react violently.

After all, if you’re told by someone you trust that you have to fight or lose everything you hold dear, what does one do?

Trump’s defense around the January 6, 2021, insurrection is that he did not incite the violence that followed his speech, and he does not condone it.

Yet time and time again, he uses language like the above, referencing “retribution” and “the final battle;” – inciting and violent language if ever there was.

Trump’s propensity for whipping his followers into a terrified and enraged frenzy is nothing new, but it’s baffling that he keeps doing it in the face of his accountability for January 6.

Even as the Department of Justice keeps wrapping up their investigation into his actions that may (or may not) have led to the violent attempt at insurrection at the Capitol, he keeps handing them more proof that he does in fact incite violence regularly – even after he knows what comes of using that language.

Trump’s behavior is a defense attorney’s nightmare, and a prosecutor’s dream.

But whether or not the indictments come down the pipeline against Trump ahead of 2024, he’s in the for long haul – and his language is likely to get darker and more violent before the end.

After all, it’s worked in the past.