America Fest is a four-day event organized by TPUSA from 18th December to 21st December. This event is taking place at a Convention center in Phoenix.
Thousands of conservatives and Trump Supporters gather to watch famous personalities like Tucker Carlson, Donald Trump Jr., Ted Cruz, Matt Gaetz, and many more. Turning Point’s social media posts announced the appearance of Kyle Rittenhouse at the event.
People were the most excited to hear what Tucker Carlson had to say. A 15-year-old girl from North Carolina said, “He’s an outspoken voice for the conservative movement,” about Carlson. She added, “I like how he tells it like it is.”
Speakers List at the America Fest
Day one speakers: 18th December 2021
- Charlie Kirk
- Tucker Carlson
Day two speakers: 19th December 2021
- Donald Trump Jr.
- Sarah Palin
- Charlie Kirk
- Alex Marlow
- James Lindsay
- Jim Jordan
- Nick Vujicic
- Byron Donalds
- Judge Jeanine Pirro
- Jimmy John Liautaud
- Congressman Burgess Owens
- Dennis Prager
- Congressman Matt Gaetz
- Pete Hegseth
Day three speakers: 20th December 2021
- James O’Keefe
- Dr. Sebastian Gorka
- Benny Johnson
- Congressman Andy Biggs
- Congressman Louie Gohmert
- Jesse Watters
- Congresswoman Lauren Boebert
- Michael Chandler
- Steve Weatherford
- Cameron Hanes
- Jon Roots
- Congresswoman Kat Cammack
- Jack Posobiec
- Elijah Schaffer
- Dew Hernandez
- Candace Owens
- Senator Ted Cruz
Day four speakers: 21st December 2021
- Pastor Jack Hibbs
- Sponsor: American Federation for Children
- Brandon Tatum
- Ryan Cleckner
- John Lovell
- Chadd Wright
- Jack Posobiec
- Congressman Madison Cawthorn
- Charlie Kirk
- Kayleigh McEnany
Some Key Highlights from the event
The day one began with the crowd chanting “Let’s Go, Brandon,” which is a euphemism for “F**k Joe Biden.” Charlie Kirk, the founder of TPUSA, took over the stage with the national anthem playing in the background.
Kirk talked about bringing conservative values back to the nation. He spoke about how Americans should embrace family life, have children and build up the nation with optimism.
Kirk said that the 1619 project is “complete garbage,” adding that Nicole Hannah- Jones is a “con artist,” “She’s a liar and shouldn’t be a professor.” Kirk ended his speech on the note that TPUSA has come a long way since it started.
After Charlie Kirk, Tucker Carlson came to deliver his speech. The crowd welcomed Tucker with a standing ovation.
Carlson said, “this is the low point. It’s got to be the low point. After which we have the rise, where it starts to get better.”
Carlson took a dig at the ruling classes and media. He showed his worry by saying, “The things that are going on now are so crazy, and they’re so disconnected.”
Calling the Vaxx Stuff evil, Carlson added, “The vax stuff is about punishing the people that have no one to protect them,” “The other thing that’s going on is that the decisions are being made by people who are too far from the people those decisions are affecting.”
Carlson showed his immense concern for how people do not ask the necessary questions. He mentioned the essential questions, “How are my children? Are they happy? Are they independent of me, which is the point of parenthood, to make your children independent? Will they find a mate so they can do what I did to create them in the first place, which to reproduce and continue my family after I die?”
“And the last question is to ask what happens after we die, “what happens then?”
Carlson even appealed that those who went into the capitol on January 6 must be freed. He said, “You don’t have to live in the places where they control you precisely.”
He ended his speech on a very optimistic note by saying, “I want to be around happy people who want to build stuff,” “You’re either creating something beautiful, or you’re tearing it down. And all the joy in life is creating something new.”
Donald Trump Jr. was the most awaited speaker on America Fest’s second day. He started his speech with people giving him loud applause. He said, “How about a ‘Let’s go, Brandon’?”
The crowd chanted along for about 30 seconds, after which Trump said, “You know there’s another way to say that, but I will not condone that kind of behavior from you, fine, young individuals.”
Trump criticized the attempts to foreshadow conservatives. He mentioned progressive attempts that promote gender equality and transgender inclusion.
Trump made a sarcastic dig saying, “Just like when they talk about the breakdown of the labor force between men and women. Why don’t they ever talk about that there’s a grossly underrepresented portion of … female bricklayers,” “I think that’s a disgrace.”
Donald Trump Jr. also criticized the announcement of the Air Force giving equal treatment to airmen who underwent gender transition. He claimed that China is “Laughing” at the US for this decision quoting, “make sure you have plenty of transgender pilots.”
Senate President Karen Fann also appeared on the second day of the America Fest 2021 hosted by TPUSA. Fann talked about the Arizona elections during her visit to the convention center.
The former Alaska Governor, Sarah Palin, gave a speech on the event’s second day. She made headlines that she would never get vaccinated for COVID 19.
In her explanation for this remark, Sarah said that she is naturally immune to the Virus as she contracted it in March.
She criticized the White House chief medical advisor, Dr. Antony Fauci, for his conflicting advice for vaccines.
Palin said, “Do you remember [Fauci] said that if you had covid, you would be naturally immune?” “So at the time, we were led to believe we wouldn’t need to have a shot.”
“Well, then they changed their tune. Those of us who have had COVID, they’re telling us that even though we’ve had it — we have natural immunity — now that we still have to get a shot.”
About The Turning Point USA
The Turning Point USA (TPUSA) is a non-profit organization that advocates for conservative teaching in High schools, colleges, and universities.
The organization was founded in 2012 By Charlie Kirk and Bill Montgomery. Turning Point USA annually hosts several conferences on various topics, such as the Teen Student Action Summit, Young Women’s Leadership Summit, Young Black Leadership Summit, Americafest, and Young Latino Leadership Summit.
The organization is famous for its “Professor Watchlist.” This site claims to expose professors that TPUSA says “discriminate against conservative students and advance leftist propaganda in the classroom.”
In 2017, the organization claimed to have representation on 1000 campuses. Journalist Joseph Guinto verified that there were, in fact, only 400 verified campuses.