Former President Donald Trump had to cut his Save America rally short due to the weather conditions. During his rally, he spoke about President Joe Biden and the Democrat’s negative effects on the country.
“It is no longer a great nation,” Trump said during his rally in Mendon, Illinois, which was aired live on Newsmax. “It is a nation in decline — hate to say this to you.”
“A nation that has the highest inflation in over 40 years, and likewise has the highest energy costs in its history — we have never had anything like what’s happened with energy and energy costs,” Trump added. “It is no longer energy independent or energy dominant like it was just two years ago.
“It’s a nation that is begging Venezuela and Saudi Arabia for oil.”
Trump also criticized Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan and the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
“It’s a nation that surrendered in Afghanistan, leaving dead soldiers, American citizens, and $85 billion worth of the finest military equipment in the world behind,” Trump continued. “It’s a nation that allowed Russia to devastate a country, Ukraine, killing hundreds of thousands of people, and it will only get worse.”
“It would never have happened with me, and it didn’t happen with me,” Trump said. “It’s a nation that has weaponized its law enforcement against the opposing political party like never before. A nation that no longer has a free press or a fair press. Fake news is all you get, and they are the enemy of the people.
“It’s a nation where free speech is no longer allowed, where crime is rampant, where the economy is collapsing, where more people died of COVID in 2021 than in 2020.
He concluded that “Perhaps most importantly, a nation that over the past two years is no longer respected or listened to around the world.”
“It is a nation that, in many ways, has become a joke.
“And it’s a nation that is hostile to our liberty, our freedom, and our faith. It is a nation whose economy is floundering, whose stores are not stocked, whose deliveries are not coming, and whose educational system is ranked in the lowest quadrant of 45 countries and yet spends more money per student than any other country by three times.”