Supporters appearing on a livestream ahead of former President Donald Trump‘s Saturday rally in Pennsylvania affirmed their continued support for him amid his mounting woes.
The livestream was hosted on the YouTube page of the conservative Right Side Broadcasting Network (RSBN), which interviewed supporters outside Trump’s rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. In addition, it prominently featured controversial Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Georgia Republican, who’s a staunch Trump ally.
Hosts from RSBN interviewed an associate of the “Bikers for Trump” group who was simply carrying a big American flag who called Trump “the best president in the annals of our nation ever.” Numerous members of the group were in attendance with their motorcycles.
“We’re with you, we didn’t forget you,” the person said when asked about his message for the former president. “We’re gonna keep fighting, and hopefully he runs again so we are able to reelect the best president ever.”
Immediately after that comment, the person was joined on camera by another man dressed up in Revolutionary War-era clothing. True to his costume, the person asserted that “it’s 1776” again, echoing a standard refrain among Trump supporters.
As a significant swing state in presidential elections, Pennsylvania has received considerable attention from Trump and the GOP heading into this year’s midterms. The ex-president has endorsed Doug Mastriano for state governor and Dr. Mehmet Oz for the U.S. Senate. Both candidates are facing steep competition from their Democratic opponents, Josh Shapiro and John Fetterman, respectively.
Ron Filipskowski, a prominent left-leaning pundit and former federal prosecutor, took to Twitter on Saturday to talk about other moments from the livestream. At one point, Greene called President Joe Biden‘s recent anti-MAGA speech a “dog whistle for violence against me.”
Biden took aim at Trump and his supporters throughout a speech in Philadelphia on Thursday concerning the “battle for the soul of the country.” Through the fiery speech, he condemned what he views as anti-Democratic posturing from the Republican Party. He blasted them for attacking the integrity of the 2020 presidential election, opposing abortion rights, and trying “to take this country backwards.” Many in the GOP have condemned the speech, as Biden faces accusations to be partisan and divisive.
Meanwhile, a female who was simply interviewed said she camped out at the venue for five days to get the very best seats at the rally.
On the conservative network, Real America’s Voice, hosts beyond your rally spoke with a supporter who thanked former Trump adviser Steve Bannon for doing “real journalism.” The network notably gave Bannon a platform after he was barred from mainstream outlets like YouTube and Twitter.
“Steve, I simply want to many thanks,” the girl said. “We’re so thankful for real American news…real journalism.”
Trump has faced escalating legal troubles, from the continued investigation by the home select committee investigating last year’s Capitol riot to the FBI‘s search of his Mar-a-Lago residence in early August over ” inside info ” documents he took from the White House. The former president has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing in regards to the documents, including by saying that any classified documents he took have been declassified.
During an appearance on MSNBC on Saturday morning, his niece, Mary Trump, said that the former president would continue steadily to incite political violence from his supporters when confronted with his continued woes.