Five months after the end of his term, former US President Donald Trump held a large rally for the first time. The Republican appeared on Saturday evening (June 26, 2021) in Wellington, Ohio under the slogan “Save America!” In front of thousands of his supporters.
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In his speech, he repeated his often refuted accusations of fraud in the November presidential elections. He accused his successor, Joe Biden, of “destroying our nation before our very eyes.”
The police estimated the number of participants in the march at about 20,000 people. Many of them wore T-shirts and baseball caps emblazoned with “Make America Great Again” or “Trump 2024” inscriptions.
Donald Trump: Biden government is a ‘total disaster’
Trump has repeatedly flirted with a new presidential candidacy in 2024 – but so far he has offered only hints. Despite calls from his Wellington supporters for “four more years” for Trump, the Republican made no clear statements about his future political plans in his 90-minute address on Saturday.
Speaking to his jubilant supporters, Trump said Republicans would defeat the “radical Democrats” in the 2022 congressional elections and regain majorities in the House and Senate. The White House should then be restored in 2024. The Biden government is a “complete disaster.”
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Trump also repeated his allegations against Germany. Germany pays “billions of dollars” to Russia for the Nord Stream 2 pipeline on the Baltic Sea, but at the same time allows the USA to protect itself from Russia. He “likes” Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU), “but she is strong and she is smart and takes advantage of the USA”.
The former president, who came under fire from within his own ranks after storming the Capitol on January 6, is consolidating his power with Republicans by supporting loyal party friends and publicly attacking critics. In Wellington, Donald Trump stood behind his former adviser Max Miller, who challenged Anthony Gonzalez in the Republican primary for the 2022 congressional elections in the Ohio district. Gonzalez was one of only ten conservative lawmakers who voted to impeach Trump after the storming of the Capitol.
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Trump left the presidency on January 20 after being defeated in the election by Biden. The 75-year-old has yet to admit his electoral defeat.
The former president, banned from internet platforms after the Capitol storming, has given two major speeches since the end of his term, in February at the CPAC Governors Conference in Orlando, Florida, and at a Republican meeting in North Carolina in early June.
Now, for the first time, he held a rally as big as the 2016 and 2020 election campaigns. It should be the start of a whole series of such events. On Wednesday, Trump will also visit the Mexican border with Texas Governor Greg Abbott. The difficult path in immigration policy has been one of the hallmarks of the Trump presidency.
Fans love Donald Trump
Trump still has a good reputation among the conservative base. “I love Donald Trump, the best president of the United States,” 57-year-old Laura Benas said at the rally in Wellington on Saturday. She was convinced that Trump had won the November 3 election and was denied a second term due to massive electoral fraud.
“Corruption is so deeply entrenched in the US government that a non-political person (Trump) really has no chance,” Benas said. She hopes Trump will run again in 2024. (afp)
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