Former President Donald Trump is back on the campaign trail this week, hoping to shore up support for Republican candidates in Pennsylvania ahead of that swing state’s all-important midterm elections.
Trump himself will likely be running again in 2024, so this warmup rally tour has provided the presumptive GOP nominee with a chance to try out some new material in front of eager Republican voters.
And let us tell you, the former Commander in Chief isn’t pulling any punches.
Speaking to supporters in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania on Saturday, the former president addressed Biden’s primetime speech by deeming it the “most vicious, hateful, and divisive speech ever delivered by a [U.S.] president.”
Trump claimed Biden was “vilifying 75 million citizens, plus another probably 75 to 150 [million], if we want to be accurate about it, as threats to democracy and as enemies of the state.”
“You’re all enemies of the state,” he told the crowd to boos against Biden. “He’s an enemy of the state if you want to know the truth. The enemy of the state is him and the group that control him, which is circling around him. ‘Do this, do that, Joe.’”
Trump wasn’t done there, either.
“How’d you like the red lighting behind him like the devil?” Trump asked the crowd.
At another point during the Save America rally, Trump addressed the Mar-a-Lago raid, calling the investigation into whether he mishandled classified documents “one of the most shocking abuses of power by any administration in American history.” In Truth Social posts about the raid, he has called the investigation a “witch hunt” and referred to the original search warrant as “prosecutorial misconduct.”
Trump is expected to announce his own 2024 campaign sometime in the next several weeks, but no official date has been set as of yet.