In his first rally because the FBI searched his Mar-a-Lago home last month, former President Donald Trump took the stage in Pennsylvania for pretty much two hours where he taken care of immediately the raid on his home last month and President Joe Biden’s remarks earlier this week.
“The shameful raid and break-in of my home Mar-a-Lago was a travesty of justice,” Trump said of the search. “The FBI and the Justice Department have grown to be vicious monsters.”
Trump was in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania on Saturday campaigning to get Doug Mastriano, who’s running for governor against Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, and Dr. Mehmet Oz, who’s dealing with Democratic Lt. Gov. John Fetterman in the U.S. Senate race.
Trump praised both candidates while emphasizing the significance of taking back the home and Senate this November.
“8 weeks from now individuals of Pennsylvania are likely to fire the radical left democrats and you also will elect Doug Mastriano as the next governor, and you also will send my pal Oz, he could be an excellent guy, to the united states Senate,” Trump said. “You are going to elect an incredible slate of true America first Republicans to Congress.”
And even though Saturday’s rally was to get his Pennsylvania candidates, Trump spent almost all his speech centered on their own issues– mainly with the FBI, the Department of Justice, fellow Republicans and Joe Biden.
Joe Biden found Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to provide probably the most vicious, hateful and divisive speech ever delivered by an American president…..He’s an enemy of hawaii,” Trump said in reaction to Biden’s remarks earlier this week.
Amid these high stakes, Trump’s rally also comes as fallout continues from the Aug. 8 FBI search at his Mar-a-Lago estate, where agents recovered classified documents within a study into his handling of presidential records after leaving office.
On Friday, Judge Cannon unsealed an in depth inventory showing what the FBI seized through the search. The list states some documents bearing classification markings which range from confidential to ” inside info ” were found intermingled with newspaper clippings, photographs along with other documents.
Trump almost immediately launched right into a reaction to the raid of his Mar-a-Lago home Saturday, framing it as persecution of a political enemy. He attacked police without offering any substantive reaction to the allegations against him regarding his handling of classified documents.
“There may be forget about vivid exemplory case of the real threats of American freedom than simply a couple weeks ago you saw whenever we witnessed probably the most shocking abuses of power by any administration in American history. The shameful raid and breaking of my home Mar a Lago was a travesty of justice,” Trump said.
Those in line to listen to him speak on Saturday expressed beliefs that Trump was unfairly targeted.
“I don’t feel he did anything wrong. I believe that will turn out ultimately, but they would like to turn people against Trump,” said Barbara, a voter from Mountain Top, Pennsylvania.
Trump’s appearance in Pennsylvania comes just days after President Joe Biden’s back-to-back visits in the battleground state, where he condemned Trump and his fellow “MAGA Republicans” as a dominant force in the current GOP and a threat to American democracy.
“An excessive amount of what’s happening inside our country today isn’t normal,” Biden said in a prime-time speech from Independence Hall in Philadelphia on Thursday. “Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the foundations of our republic.”
Biden’s ramped up rhetoric comes as he seeks to recast the November elections as a selection between those that desire to save the “soul of the country” or those that he says certainly are a danger to democracy.
“Joe Biden found Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to provide probably the most vicious, hateful and divisive speech ever delivered by an American president,” Trump said “You’re all enemies of hawaii? He’s an enemy of hawaii. You wish to know the reality.”
Trump supporters waiting in line to start to see the former president give remarks criticized Biden’s rhetoric and said it has only energized them a lot more prior to the midterms. Evy Mecjes, and Debbie Latsha called Biden’s speech “very divisive.”
“We’re now the criminals. We have been the terrorists of america of America,” Mecjes said.
Latsha said Biden’s speech showed how “afraid” Democrats were of the energy Trump still has on the Republican Party.
“They’re just a little afraid of all people who are rising up and whose eyes are increasingly being opened, that are getting up to what’s truly happening inside our government,” Latsha said. “So let’s see if we are able to smash them down a bit more and divide people a bit more. I mean, there is nothing unifying about this.”
They defended Trump supporters pointing to school closures through the pandemic and inflation as types of how they felt Democrats have hurt Americans.
“Folks are rising up because we’re pissed off about how exactly our government is treating us and you also know, President Biden will not speak for individuals,” Mecjes remarked.
Biden will undoubtedly be back Pennsylvania again on Sunday, spending section of his Labor Day weekend in Pittsburgh.
While Republicans have generally been favored to regain control of both chambers of Congress this midterm cycle, recent legislative victories for Democrats plus some positive economic news has bolstered Democrats’ chances to help keep their majorities.