May 17, 2022

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'We'll be another Venezuela'

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Former US President Donald Trump reappeared Saturday at a rally he participated in Attack President Joe Biden, who said he caused “more trouble and destruction” last year than “five presidents combined”, turning the country “into a large-scale version of Venezuela”. The rally helped set the tone for the Republican campaign for the November legislative elections.

In his first political act of the year, the former president from 2017 to 2021 promised his followers that the Republican Party would win the midterm elections in November and The White House will be restored in 2024But he did not specify whether he himself would appear on that last date with the polls.

“We’re going to make a comeback like never before,” Trump told hundreds of supporters in Florence, Arizona, during a rally that lasted more than an hour and a half.

Trump during the rally this Saturday.

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The former president was referring to the November legislative elections, in which everything suggests that the Republicans, a party he still tightly controls, would regain control of the House and possibly the Senate, as well as control of many other parties. State fee.

His speech was intended to follow the scenario of Republican candidates wanting to win in November, but at the same time it followed the classic pattern of those Trump used during his 2016 and 2020 campaign, with the same attacks on immigrants or the media driving his fans crazy.

What excited the public the most was his attack on US President Joe Biden and the Democratic Party. As well as his complaint without evidence of fraud in the 2020 elections, which he lost. “The real uprising happened on election day, 3 November.”The president stressed.

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Arizona is one of the key states that Trump lost by a few thousand votes in 2020, and he didn’t hesitate to lie about it once the rally began, asserting that he scored a “tremendous victory” that was “his” in that area.

“cause destruction”

From there, he moved on to criticize the Biden administration, which he said has caused “more problems and more destruction” in the past year than “five presidents together.”

“We have become a large-scale version of Venezuela, which 20 years ago was a very successful country and Now they don’t have food, they don’t have water, everyone diesrun by a horrific group of assassins.”

Showing his nationalism with authoritarian overtones, Trump lamented that the United States no longer spoke of its “greatness” and its “army and strength” like other countries, but instead spoke of “the environment, the COVID-19 pandemic” and “the race”.

The former president criticized his successor over supply chain problems and inflation, and the Supreme Court halted the scale of infections caused by the omicron variant and his attempt to force the majority of workers in the country’s private companies to get vaccinated. this week.

Radical Democrats, leave our kids alone with strong immune systems.Trump, whose supporters are in many cases reluctant to vaccinate against the coronavirus, wept.

Those present at the rally holding banners of the former president.

Those present at the rally holding banners of the former president.

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Internationally, he said Biden had “totally humiliated” the United States, and that Russia “threatens not only Ukraine, but” Cuba and Venezuela” as well, which he considered “disrespectful” as a problem and asserted that he had never been around during his tenure.

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Trump was referring to statements Russian Deputy Minister Sergei Ryabkov, which this week did not rule out the deployment of military infrastructure to Cuba and Venezuela, although the White House later saw those comments could be simply a “bragging.”

It also raised concerns about illegal immigration by making exaggerated claims The border with Mexico is “abolished” And “millions and millions and millions” of illegal immigrants enter the country, which is wrong, because most of those who arrive are automatically deported.

January 6

Trump had promised to present his thoughts on Attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021, having canceled a press conference he had initially intended to give on the first anniversary of the attack by a crowd of his supporters, which he finally canceled.

Far from going into what happened that day, Trump focused on criticizing the commission of inquiry into the events, whom he called “Stalinist”, and in his claim that among the crowd that stormed Congress there were “FBI informants”, a theory defended by his followers for which there is no evidence.

“Political prisoners” also described more than 700 accused of crimes related to the assault that left five clients dead and 140 injured.

“If we think they are innocent, we should help them defend themselves,” said the former president, who did not receive a warm response from the public in that part of his speech.