Donald Trump, 76, was welcomed by supporters at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Texas and delivered a keynote speech to delegates. The 45th President, who lost the 2020 US Presidential Election to Joe Biden, 79, spoke for almost two hours in the Lone Star State on Saturday.
“He loved looking at my body. It was so strong, powerful. But he said I’m the healthiest president that’s ever lived . . . I said, ‘I like this guy’.”
Mr Jackson was elected to the House of Representatives as a Republican representing Texas’ 13th district.
However, Mr Trump also appeared to position himself as the potential candidate to overcome some of the problems facing America.
He said: “America is on the edge of an abyss … and our movement is the only force on earth that can save it.”
However, a potential primary contest is unlikely to see an outside challenger as just seven percent of delegates expressed support for another candidate.
A recent Harvard/Harris opinion poll also gave Mr Trump a four-point lead over Mr Biden and a seven percent advantage against Vice President Kamala Harris.