Former United States President,Donald Trump, reveals he has no plans to launch a new political party, telling a conservative conference in Florida that it would split the Republican vote.
In his first speech after leaving office,Trump hinted that he might run for office again in 2024.
In strong worded terms,Trump criticised his successor, saying US policy had gone from “America first to America last”.
The speech comes weeks after Mr Trump was acquitted in a trial deemed impeachable.
The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) is the country’s largest meeting of conservative activists and politicians, and usually gives insight into the direction of the Republican Party.
Mr Trump’s appearance at the meeting on Sunday suggests he has continued influence over the party despite some senior politicians distancing themselves recently from the ex-president.
The mood of the conference in Orlando – which began on Thursday – has been extremely pro-Trump, with loyalists including Texas Senator Ted Cruz and his son Donald Trump Jr among the speakers.