45th President Endorses GOP Candidates, Targets Opponents, Still Falsely Claims 2020 Was Rigged
TWP WILKES-BARRE. – The words spoken by his long line of opening speakers were echoed and underlined by former President Donald Trump on Saturday: This November is freedom or tyranny.
The 45th President of the United States stopped by Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday to express his support for several Republican candidates competing in races across Pennsylvania, while also shooting President Joe Biden, the FBI and Democratic leaders at all levels.
He also repeated the frequently denied lie that the 2020 election, which he lost, was “rigged”.
“This battle is not about me, it’s a fight for the very fate of our republic,” Trump said. “If you want to stop this destruction, you have to vote Republican.”
The former president’s Luzerne County shutdown comes just four days after President Biden delivered a speech at Wilkes University on Tuesday afternoon. On Thursday, House GOP Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy stopped in West Pittston to denounce the president’s speech from Independence Hall, also starting Thursday.
It was congressional candidate Jim Bognet, who ran in Pennsylvania’s 8th congressional district against incumbent U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright, who underscored just how popular this area has been in the political arena over the past few years. days.
“NEPA has become the epicenter of the political universe,” Bognet said.
It was Bognet, State Sen. Doug Mastriano and Dr. Mehmet Oz who received Trump’s support on Saturday as they seek to grab House, Senate and gubernatorial positions in Pennsylvania. , respectively.
Mastriano, in particular, received an enthusiastic vote of confidence for Trump, praising Mastriano as a “fighter.”
“He [Mastriano] was there at the start, he fought for us,” Trump said. “The only person they [Democrats] didn’t want to run against Doug Mastriano.
After taking the stage in front of a near-full crowd at Mohegan Sun Arena to the familiar sound of “God Bless the USA,” Trump spent more than an hour shooting Democrats, the FBI and DOJ, President Biden and so many others, while emphasizing how important it was for Republicans to get out and vote in November to start making America great again — again.
“The MAGA movement is the greatest movement in the history of our country,” Trump said. “We can’t use Keep America Great because they destroyed it [America].”
Most notably, Trump took aim at the FBI after his Mar-A-Lago estate was searched by officials for classified documents, calling the search a “travesty.”
“It was a desperate attempt to distract from Joe Biden’s record of failure,” Trump said. “It was a shame our country has never seen anything like it.”
While making overtures to a presidential race in 2024, Trump refrained from officially declaring himself in the race, instead saying they needed to focus on the November election.
“In two months, the people of Pennsylvania will fire the far-left Democrats,” he said.
With Mastriano, Dr. Oz and Bognet in attendance, Trump knocked down each of their opponents.
He called Josh Shapiro, gubernatorial candidate against Shapiro, “lighthearted” and accused the attorney general of a number of things, including using his office to keep children in masks in schools and being a pro-abortion extremist.
“The states will make the decisions, and I have a feeling Pennsylvania will make an interesting decision,” Trump said of Shapiro. “No person in Pennsylvania should listen to a single word about abortion from these twisted sick people. [Shapiro and Fetterman].”
On Fetterman, Oz’s opponent in the race for the U.S. Senate seat from Pennsylvania that will open when Sen. Pat Toomey’s term ends, Trump didn’t mince words.
“He’s dangerous,” Trump said of Fetterman. “He’s the most fringe far-left freakshow to run for Congress.”
Trump also made unsubstantiated claims in which he mentioned Fetterman’s intention to decriminalize illegal substances and then suggested that Fetterman is likely taking them himself.
Fetterman campaign spokesman Joe Calvello sent the Times Leader a statement that read, “More and more lies from Dr. Oz; another day, but it’s the same shit from these two desperate and sad guys.
Trump called Cartwright a “radical Democrat” and told his supporters that Cartwright voted with Biden 100% of the time.
“Please come out and vote for Jim,” he said.
Trump brought Mastriano and Oz back on stage for some additional remarks, after the three candidates gave speeches earlier in the night, joined by U.S. Representative Dan Meuser, Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene and several other guest speakers.
The crowd, many of whom waited in line to enter the building for hours and hours before the doors officially opened, latched on to Trump’s every word and burst into applause on numerous occasions.
Two major themes in Trump’s speech: dishonesty on the part of Democrats and “fake news,” and the relentless violence that is taking place under President Biden’s watch.
“Under Democrat control, the streets of our cities are drenched in the blood of innocent victims,” he said.
According to Trump, the process of redevelopment of America begins in just two months and extends until 2024.
“We’re going to take back the House, the Senate and we’re going to take back America,” he said. “And in 2024, we will take back our magnificent White House.”