Trump Reveals ‘National Greatness Agenda’ During 2024 Speech: Here’s What We Know

Trump Reveals ‘National Greatness Agenda’ During 2024 Speech: Here’s What We Know
Former President Donald Trump announces he is running for president in the 2024 U.S. presidential election during an announcement at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., on Nov. 15, 2022. (Alon Skuy/AFP via Getty Images)
Jack Phillips
As former President Donald Trump on Tuesday night announced his presidential run for 2024, he announced a “national greatness agenda” that includes several new policy proposals.

Changes to Voting Laws

If Trump is elected, he said he'll push to require voter IDs, same-day voting, and only paper ballots.
“It’s horrible what’s happening with our election and election process. And I’ll get that job done. That’s a very personal job for me. I take that very personally,” Trump remarked.

Border Security

In 2016, Trump’s presidency was propelled as he targeted lax U.S. immigration policies. Notably, he proposed the construction of a border wall along the U.S.–Mexico border, and during his presidency about 400 miles were constructed or rebuilt.

Again on Tuesday, the former president said more border security is needed.

“We built the wall and now we will add to it. Now, we built the wall. We completed the wall, and then we said let’s do more. We did a lot more. As we were doing it, we had an election that came up,“ he said. ”When they came in, they had three more weeks to complete the additions to the wall, which would’ve been great. But they said ‘No, we’re not going to do that.”

Term Limits

“To further drain the swamp, I will push for a constitutional amendment to impose term limits on members of Congress,” Trump said. “It’s time.”

In order to implement a constitutional amendment, it would require a majority of lawmakers to agree. The former president is also not the first to suggest term limits.

A constitutional amendment may be proposed by a two-thirds vote of both the House and the Senate or if two-thirds of states request one. The amendment has to then be ratified by three-fourths of state legislatures or three-fourths of conventions called in each state.

Rep. Tim Burchett (R-Tenn.) previously introduced legislation aiming to give term limits to incoming Congress members.

“Many U.S. House reps vocally support term limits but fail to act when the time comes,” Burchett said in November of 2021. “I understand many sitting members do not want term limits to apply to them. Grandfathering these members allows common sense term limits to take effect, retires entrenched political power brokers, and creates a Congress full of fresh ideas.”

American Flag on Mars

Building on the creation of the U.S. Space Force, Trump said he wanted to enhance U.S. space capabilities and carry out a trip to Mars.

“We will expand the frontiers of human knowledge and will extend the horizons of human achievement,” he said. “And we will plant our beautiful American flag very soon on the surface of Mars,” the former president pledged.

People wait for the arrival of former U.S. President Donald Trump during an event at his Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, Florida, on Nov. 15, 2022. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
People wait for the arrival of former U.S. President Donald Trump during an event at his Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, Florida, on Nov. 15, 2022. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

End All COVID-19 Mandates

Trump stated that he would rescind all of the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandates, including ones targeting service members.

“We will abolish every Biden COVID-19 mandate and rehire every patriot who was fired from our military with an apology and full back pay,” Trump said.

The White House’s current COVID-19 rules have triggered a bevy of lawsuits from current and former armed service members. Some have argued that the rules violate their rights to religious freedom.

No Critical Race Theory

The former president said he would cut the Marxist-inspired critical race theory from being used in public school classrooms.

“When I’m in the White House, our schools will cease pushing critical race theory,” Trump said. “I will be the president to finally fix education in America. We were doing great,” he continued.

Notably, Republican Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin, who was elected last year, campaigned heavily on rooting out critical race theory in classrooms amid controversy over school curriculum in Fairfax County.

Death Penalty for Drug Dealers

“We’re going to ask that everyone that sells drug[s], that gets caught selling drugs, to receive the death penalty for their heinous acts because it’s the only way,” Trump said.

Trump was making reference to dealers of the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl, which has been blamed for hundreds of thousands of overdoses across the United States in recent years.

U.S. officials have blamed the Chinese regime for allowing fentanyl precursors to be made and transported to the United States via Mexican drug cartels.

Ban on Lobbying

Also during his speech, Trump said that there should be a lifetime ban on lobbying for former cabinet members and members of Congress as well as a permanent ban on taxpayer funding of campaigns.

“I see what they make when they leave the White House or they leave Congress. They’re paid millions and millions and millions of dollars a year. Now you have to have a ban. We want a ban on members of Congress getting rich by trading stocks with insider information,” Trump said.

Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter with 15 years experience who started as a local New York City reporter. Having joined The Epoch Times' news team in 2009, Jack was born and raised near Modesto in California's Central Valley. Follow him on X:
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