Former U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the America First Policy Institute America First Agenda Summit in Washington, U.S., July 26, 2022. REUTERS/Sarah Silbiger

At his first public appearance in the US capital Washington since leaving office, former President Donald Trump accused the current US administration of failure. “Quite simply, we had made America great again,” Trump said. “But now our country has literally been brought to its knees – and who would have thought that could happen,” Trump said in a keynote speech on Tuesday afternoon (local time).

He cited the high inflation rate and high fuel prices as examples, but he focused his speech on the subject of internal security. “Our country and the lives of our citizens are at stake and we have no time to waste. Our country is in a criminal state like we’ve never experienced before,” he said – without backing it up with numbers.