As Arizona continues to re-examine 2020 ballots in Maricopa County, the state’s largest county, former US President Donald Trump made an appearance at the “Rally to Protect Our Elections” on Saturday to once again reiterate his earlier claims of stolen elections, to call for protection of the election integrity and tout the achievements of his administration.
Trump, who was greeted with applause and chants after he showed up on the stage with “God Bless the USA” by Lee Greenwood playing in the background, noted that the 2020 election was the most disgraced and corrupt.
He emphasized that the US is now being destroyed by people who have no right to destroy it and who won an election illegally.
He told the Turning Point USA Student Action Summit that “Joe Biden and radical Democrats are wrecking our nation”, pointing to increasing violence and crime in the US, and adding that the current leadership is allowing the US to get pushed around by other countries.
Trump warned that the US is becoming a communist country and is beyond socialism considering that Americans have no press that they can talk to and that have no voice. He underlined the fact that he’s not the one trying to undermine American democracy but the one that’s trying to save it.
“Joe Biden and the radical Democrats are wrecking our nation,” Trump said.
Trump reminded the audience at the Arizona Federal Theatre that the US was energy independent during his tenure, but that now, under Biden, it’s not, slamming the current administration for engaging in talks with OPEC and Russia.
Although the US didn’t not participate in OPEC talks earlier this month when OPEC+ countries decided to extend the agreement on oil production cuts until the end of 2022, Washington has expressed support for the negotiations. He especially emphasized the fact that he’d “stopped” the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, while Biden approved it after previous decision not to impose sanctions on the German company that operates the pipeline.
“I get along with Putin because it’s good, but no one has been tougher on Russia than me,” Trump said.