WELLINGTON, Ohio — In his first campaign-style MAGA rally since leaving office, Donald Trump aired his election grievances and baseless claims of voter fraud as he visited Ohio to campaign for congressional candidate Max Miller.
The event was billed as a “revenge tour” as Trump vowed a takedown of the 10 Republicans who voted for his impeachment following the Jan. 6 Capitol Hill attack.
“He’s a sell out and fake Republican,” Trump said of Ohio Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, who is Miller’s opponent. However, Trump spent little time endorsing Miller
Instead, Trump focused more time on going back in time to discuss his 2016 election win, his baseless claims of voter fraud, and the conspiracy theorists’ prediction of an “August return” to the White House.
“The subject matter is somewhat depressing, because what happened in November should have never have happened,” Trump said. “They used Covid to steal the election.”
For over an hour, Trump ranted about the Biden administration’s policies on immigration, Hillary Clinton, Vice President Kamala Harris’ trip to the southern border, President Joe Biden, and the coronavirus.
“Joe Biden is squandering all of this hard-earned respect that we have or had, bowing down to America’s enemies, and embarrassing our country on the world stage,” he said.
The rally was similar in style to his 2016 and 2020 campaign rallies. Chants of “lock her up” when Clinton’s name was mentioned, bashing the media as “fake news” and the crowd chanting “CNN sucks”.
Trump also took time to attack the state of Georgia along with Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger after top Republicans refused to rig the state’s 2020 election vote in his favor.
The former president has been trying to get former NFL player and Trump supporter Herschel Walker to run for the Senate seat that’s up again in 2022.
Trump has been teasing another run for office in 2024 and did so again on Saturday night, falsely claiming he won the election twice.
“We won the election twice, and it’s possible we might have to win it a third time,” he said.