Former President Donald Trump held a rally last Saturday to set the tone for the Republican campaign for the November legislative elections.
In his first political event of the year, Trump promised his supporters that the Republican Party will win the midterm elections in November and regain the White House in the 2024 elections, but did not specify whether he himself will run for the latter appointment with the polls.
“We are going to stage a comeback the likes of which has never been seen before,” Trump told hundreds of his supporters in Florence (Arizona) during a rally that lasted more than an hour and a half.
The former president was referring to the November legislative elections, in which everything points to the Republicans retaking control of the House and possibly the Senate, in addition to controlling many other state offices, due to the much-reproached management of the Biden Administration on economic issues, international policy and the handling of the pandemic.
Trump laid out his thoughts on the January 6, 2021 assault on the Capitol. He criticized the committee investigating the events, which he labeled “Stalinist,” and alleged that among the crowd that stormed Congress were “FBI informants.”
Criticism of Biden’s management
From there he went on to criticize the management of Biden, whom he said has caused more “problems and more destruction” in the last year than “than five presidents put together.”
“We are becoming 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 dies, it is managed by a horrible group of murderers,” he stressed.
Trump regretted that the United States no longer talks about its greatness, its military and its power, like other countries, but about covid-19 and race.
The former president criticized his successor for supply chain and inflation problems, the volume of contagions caused by the omicron variant and his attempt to force vaccinations on most of the country’s private business workers, stopped by the Supreme Court this week.
“Radical Democrats, leave our children alone with their powerful immune system,” Trump said.
On the international level, he said that Biden has “completely humiliated” the United States, and that Russia “is not only threatening Ukraine”, but also “Cuba and Venezuela,” something he considered as a “lack of respect,” a problem that, he assured, never existed during his term in office.
Trump was referring to the statements of the Russian Deputy Minister, Sergey Riabkov, who this week did not rule out the deployment of military infrastructure in Cuba and Venezuela, something that the White House led by Biden tried to downplay.