Donald Trump, who was too prostrate with grief over the death of his ex-wife to attend a deposition in New York this week, held a rally in Prescott, Arizona on Friday night. He has not announced any candidacy for office for 2024 himself and only appeared at the rally to endorse Republican candidates for the 2022 midterms, but as usual, he spent most of the rally praising himself and ranting against the unfair treatment of…himself.
"If I announced that I was not going to run any longer for political office, the persecution of Donald Trump would immediately stop," the former president said at an Arizona rally Friday night. https://t.co/hY6po3mVMC
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) July 23, 2022
Trump, the twice-impeached ex-president who lost the popular vote twice and tried to steal an election, referred to himself as “the most persecuted person in the country” to his crowd of cult members, insisted that the investigation of his attempted coup is purely political and meant to keep him out of the White House.
‘If I announced that I was not going to run any longer for political office, the persecution of Donald Trump would immediately stop. They’re coming after me because I’m standing up for you.’
He also ranted against the members of the committee, including Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Liz Cheney (R-WY), who he referred to as “corrupt” (Schiff) and a RINO (Cheney). In fact, all members of the Republican party who have dared speak out against the insurrection he led are RINOs, in his opinion, mostly because he doesn’t understand what the R in RINO means. It does not, in fact, require loyalty to Donald Trump.
He had nothing but praise, however, for the Secret Service, who he said had refuted the testimony of White House staffer Cassady Hutchinson, who described a tantrum and violent episode in which Trump physically assaulted members of his security detail for refusing to take him to the Capitol Building to participate in the attempted coup. The Secret Service has not, however, refuted her testimony. Only two members have (both avid Trump supporters), but the Secret Service as an agency has neither confirmed nor denied any of the account.
For full video of the rally, click here.
Twitter had a lot of comments about the crazed speech by what is, unbelievably, a former president of the United States. Read some of their comments below: