In meeting in Ohio, Trump denounces immigration and calls to vote for Republicans

Donald Trump the tribune has found the meeting stands. In his first campaign rally since leaving the White House, the former US president sharply criticized the Biden administration’s immigration policies on Saturday, June 26, and urged his supporters to help Republicans take back control. majority in Congress.

While Donald Trump has delivered speeches at Republican events since his electoral defeat to Democratic President Joe Biden, this rally in a state he won in the 2020 presidential election marks a return to the rally type which have been essential in maintaining the support of its electoral base.

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Donald Trump stepped down in the wake of the deadly Jan.6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by his supporters, shortly after a speech in which he repeated his false claims that his electoral defeat was the result of fraud. He survived a second impeachment proceeding and has retained wide influence over the Republican Party, leaving open the question of whether he will stand for re-election in 2024.

On Saturday, in front of a crowd of thousands of enthusiastic supporters, Donald Trump put forward some of his usual grievances, criticizing the US election and particularly emphasizing the growing number of immigrants entering the United States through its southern border. .

“You have millions of people entering our country. We have no idea who they are. Joe Biden is doing the exact opposite of what we did “, did he declare.

The Biden administration calls Donald Trump’s immigration policies “inhumane”.

“We are going to take back America”

While remaining vague on his political plans, the former president spoke forcefully for his party to regain control of the House of Representatives and the Senate.

“We’re going to take over the House, we’re going to take over the Senate, and we’re going to take over America, and we’re going to do it soon.”, did he declare.

The very narrow Democratic majorities in both houses of Congress will be on the line in the 2022 midterm election, and history favors Republicans’ chances of winning seats in those polls.

In Ohio, Donald Trump campaigned for former White House aide Max Miller, who is running against House Republican Anthony Gonzalez, one of ten House Republicans who has voted for the impeachment of Donald Trump after the January 6 attack.

Donald Trump has promised to campaign against these ten Republicans. He also backed an opponent of Senator Lisa Murkowski, the only one of seven Senate Republicans who voted for his conviction during her impeachment trial in January, and who is due for re-election in 2022.

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The Wellington rally, about 40 miles southwest of Cleveland, was the first of three public appearances planned by Donald Trump. They will be followed by a trip to the US-Mexico border with Texas Governor Greg Abbott on June 30 and a rally in Sarasota, Florida on July 3. His supporters said they hoped Donald Trump would use the events to help unify the party behind like-minded congressional candidates.

The World with Reuters