Trump Hits Biden Like Never Before

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Trump didn’t hold back.

On Saturday (January 15), former President Trump resumed his “Save America” tour, with his first rally of 2022. The rally took place in Florence, Arizona, and saw the former President criticizing President Biden’s performance while endorsing a handful of Republican candidates.

While he mentioned Republicans taking back the House and Senate in this year’s midterm elections, he didn’t reveal whether he would be contending for the Republican’s Presidential nomination for 2024.

Although Trump is considered a frontrunner for the 2024 GOP Presidential nomination, he has lost support from many prominent GOP leaders who had previously supported the former President, one recent example being his feud with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.

During his speech to the 15,000-strong crowd, Trump didn’t confirm speculation he would be reseeking the presidency in 2024, despite many supporters hoping he would. However, he pointed to Biden’s poor handling of the U.S. Mexico border, high inflation, and the COVID-19 pandemic, saying Biden was more destructive than “five presidents put together,” according to a report by Fox 10 Phoenix.

In his speech, the former president stated, “We’ve had more problems, we’ve had more destruction than five presidents put together in the last year.”

He continued his scathing criticism of Biden, saying that the decision the President’s administration was making was “wrecking and devastating people’s lives, firing Americans from their jobs, forcing innocent children to grow up in masks.”

If this is a soft launch for a 2024 Presidential election bid, it makes sense for Trump to do it in Arizona. The former President remains popular among Arizonan constituents with his Save America PAC raising more than $441,000 from 9,000 unique state residents in the first six months of 2021, according to Federal Election Commission filings.