Over the weekend, former president Donald Trump spoke at Turning Point USA’s Student Action Summit in Tampa, Florida, a conservative political conference for students. In his address, he told students that the “tyrants” they are fighting don’t “stand a chance,” because “Americans kneel to God and God alone.”
Trump’s remarks were captured in a clip that was posted to Twitter.
“We will not break. We will not yield. We will never give in. We will never give up. We will never, ever, ever back down,” Trump said. “As long as we are confident and united, the tyrants we are fighting do not stand a chance. Because we are Americans, and Americans kneel to God and God alone.”
It is unclear whom or what Trump was referring to as “tyrants.”
Trump’s address comes on the heels of the United States House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack having recently released raw footage of the then-president recording an address to the nation one day after the Capitol riot.
In that footage, Trump can be seen expressing reticence to come down too sternly on those who infiltrated the Capitol Building and refusing to publicly admit that the 2020 presidential election was a settled matter, even after Congress certified the votes.
Trump was one of a number of public figures who support far-right ideals to speak at Turning Point USA’s event, some of which have been associated with Christian nationalism.
Other speakers at the event included Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk, Fox News personality Laura Ingraham, Congresswoman Lauren Boebert, Senator Josh Hawley, Senator Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, Jr., and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
It was at this same event that Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene offered her vision for the future of the Republican Party, which had Christian nationalism as its central focal point.
“I think Republicans really need to recognize the people they represent, okay? Their voters—not the lobbyist donors, not the corporate PACs, not those people. That’s not who the Republican Party should represent,” Greene said in an interview with Next News Network at the conference. “We need to be the party of nationalism. And I’m a Christian, and I say it proudly: we should be Christian nationalists.”