Former disgraced President Donald Trump promised that “2024 will be the final battle” and that he will overcome the “unjust” accusations made against him, as he held his first official campaign rally in Waco, Texas, on Saturday. .
“We’ve been fighting for seven years,” Trump said in a speech that stretched to an hour and a half. “We’ve been standing up to the Marxists, the socialists, the stupid warmongers … the fake news media. … They don’t want to tell the truth, that’s why they’re going down the tubes.” Trump slammed Joe Biden’s administration as “one of those depraved” chapters in American history. “Straight out of Stalinist Russia horror show,” he said. “A banana republic, that’s what we’ve become,” Trump said. But he vowed: “When this election is over, I will be the president of the United States [and] you will be vindicated and proud.”
At Saturday’s rally, he also said “I never liked ‘horse face,'” in apparent reference to Stormy Daniels, and then said, “We have a great first lady,” referencing his wife, Melania Trump. “And people see it’s bull****, and they go and they say, unfair! But it takes place by the Department of injustice,” Trump said that the “biggest threat” to the U.S. isn’t China or Russia, but American leaders including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a fellow Republican, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, President Biden, and former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
“In many ways, these sick people are more of a threat, because we can deal with China.”
Trump also promised that “2024 will be the final battle” and that he will overcome the accusations against him.
“They’re not coming after me — they’re coming after you and I’ll stand in their way because in 2024, we’ll have the greatest victory of them all.”
Trump’s rally in Texas was purposely scheduled during the 30th anniversary of the Waco standoff between the FBI and the Branch Davidians, a religious sect. The 51-day siege began on Feb. 28, 1993, and resulted in the deaths of 86 people. A place sure to draw his most extremist base.
Photos of the Trump Rally below: