PALM BEACH, Fla.—Former President Donald Trump outlined a poignant vision for America during his inaugural campaign speech on Nov. 15, tackling topics including government corruption, public education, and national defense.
Speaking to a crowd of supporters at his Mar-a-Lago resort on Nov. 15, Trump described a broad vision for the nation. Toward the end of his speech, the 45th president turned to a list of concrete policy proposals, titled the “National Greatness Agenda.”
Trump has previously discussed a number of the items on the agenda, such as imposing term limits on members of Congress and building a missile shield. Other items appear to be entirely new, including a proposal to cut federal funding from public schools that teach critical race theory and gender ideology.
The former president said there will be “much more to come in the months ahead,” which appears to suggest that the list of promises will expand as his campaign builds momentum.
Critical Race Theory and ‘Gender Insanity’
Under a broader umbrella of defending parental rights, Trump promised to cut federal funds from public schools teaching the quasi-Marxist critical race theory (CRT) and gender ideology.
CRT and so-called gender education sprang from the radical fringes of left-wing academia to become nearly omnipresent in U.S. public schools. The proliferation of these and other liberal ideologies has triggered a grassroots national opposition movement by conservative parents.
As president, Trump instituted a ban on CRT training for federal employees. President Joe Biden, a Democrat, rescinded the ban after taking office.
“When I’m in the White House, our schools will cease pushing critical race theory—as they were—radical civics, and gender insanity. Or if they do that, they will lose all federal funding. But we’ll get them to stop,” Trump said.
Men in Women’s Sports
The former president raised the subject of males competing in female sports during his first public speech after leaving the White House in 2021. At the time, he said it was “crazy” to allow biological males to compete in women’s sports.