Donald Trump campaign rally LIVE — The former president speaks in South Carolina following controversial constitutional complaints
Former President Donald Trump revived his campaign rallies on Saturday.
He started the day in New Hampshire to deliver the keynote address for the annual meeting of the New Hampshire Republican Party.
He then spoke to local government officials in South Carolina to raise political issues for his campaign.
South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham also spoke at the event and announced his support for the former President.
The political events came after Trump called for the repeal of the constitution to overturn the 2020 election results.
Trump wrote on Truth Social in December: “Throw out the results of the 2020 presidential election and declare the RIGHTFUL WINNER, or do you have a NEW ELECTION?
A massive fraud of this type and magnitude allows for the repeal of all rules, regulations and articles, even those contained in the Constitution.”
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What the Constitution says about running
The constitution allows Trump to run for a second run for the White House after losing in 2020 — his team has previously indicated he could seek another term in 2024.
The 22nd Amendment states: “No one shall be elected to the office of President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President for more than two years of any term or has served as President to whom another person belongs to the President elected shall be elected to the office of President more than once.”
If Trump decides to run in 2024, the Republican would follow the precedent set by Grover Cleveland.
He lost his re-election to Republican Benjamin Harrison in 1884, and decided to run again for president four years later.
Cleveland won, becoming the 24th president by not serving consecutive terms.
Trump has finished his remarks
After South Carolina leaders took to the podium to praise Trump and offer their views on his policies, Donald Trump closed the rally.
He thanked the South Carolina leadership and emphasized his respect for the South Carolina people.
Lindsey Graham stands on the podium
Senator Lindsey Graham took the podium to explain whether Trump “did it before he could do it again.”
He praised Donald Trump for his Middle East policies and expressed his support for Trump’s candidacy.
Henry McMaster stands on the podium
Governor Henry McMaster took the podium to address his South Carolina constituents.
He praised Donald Trump and claimed the country had “risen” under his leadership.
He warned the audience that “God works in mysterious ways.”
Trump thanks South Carolina leadership
Trump thanked South Carolina’s leadership and praised their work in government.
He then introduced Henry McMaster on the podium.
Trump via polls and media
Trump admitted he only spoke about the election when they supported him.
After speaking about polls, he claimed the media was “fake” and pointed to the press at the event whom he called “fakers”.
Trump on CRT
Trump said he opposed critical race theory and wanted it banned from education and the military.
He stated that CRT was “madness” and that the military should be taught “how to win wars” instead of the content in CRT.
He added: “We will protect parents’ rights” and introduce elections so parents can elect principals and vice-principals.
“We are on the brink of World War III”
Trump said under President Biden: “We are on the brink of World War III”.
He added that he could sign peace deals within 24 hours and that he would protect Americans by building next-generation anti-missile shields.
“Time to Declare War”
Trump announced it was “time to declare war on the drug epidemic in the US”.
He claimed there were mass fentanyl and drug overdoses under President Biden.
“No one has ever ripped us off like China”
Trump claimed, “No one has ever ripped us off like China has.”
He added that the debt the US owes China is “ridiculous”.
Inflation Caused by “Energy”
Trump claimed inflation was caused by energy.
He declared he handed Biden the “fastest economy ever recorded.”
Trump promised he would “beat inflation quickly” and help all middle-class families.
Hunter Biden’s laptop
Trump alluded to Hunter Biden, suggesting his laptop revealed “the crimes Biden committed.”
Glancing sideways, he added, “Things aren’t going great with the son.”
On the subject of the current investigation into Joe Biden, Trump suggested his garage was filled with classified documents.
“Windmills Killing Bald Eagles”
Trump condemned those who advocate building windmills.
He added that they are not cost effective and “kill bald eagles.”
“Greatest crime wave in history”
Trump claimed “no one has ever seen crimes like this” and that it was the “biggest crime wave in history.”
He added that defunding the police would be disastrous and Antifa would be protected by law enforcement.
On the issue of oil, he condemned those who decided to stop drilling oil to protect the environment.
Trump also said he believes more drilling should be done to drive down oil prices.
Trump called the Taliban
Trump said he called the Taliban leader and asked him to stop killing people in the Middle East.
He claimed this call resulted in 18 months of peace in which no one was killed in Afghanistan.
Continuing on the subject, Trump said the day troops were pulled into Afghanistan was a horrible day.
“There has never been a time like this”
Trump declared “there has never been a period of time” like there was when he was president.
He told the audience he believes that in America “every day is like April Fool’s Day.”
Trump added the military has now “woken up” and cannot fight in Afghanistan.
Take your “Marxist” hands off our children
Trump announced that education is corrupt.
He added that the left had introduced a “censorship regime” and that there were only two genders: men and women.
On the issue of gender, Trump declared a strong stance against those who identify as transgender playing in sports.
“Invasion at the Border”
Trump announced an “invasion at the border” that “no third world country would allow.”
He added that “rapists and murderers” crossed the border.
This isn’t the first time Trump has expressed that sentiment.
Trump’s comments on immigration have sparked outrage in the past.
“Millions more votes”
Donald Trump said the only difference between 2020 and 2016 was that he “did much better” and got “millions more votes” in 2020.
He added that he is the only president who has challenged the system.
Trump praised Lindsey Graham
Despite their past public disagreements, Trump praised Lindsey Graham during his speech.
He also called out Governor Henry McMaster and his wife Peggy McMaster, both of whom are attending the event.
Donald Trump has arrived
Trump has arrived to deliver his speech at the South Carolina State House.
He began by thanking his supporters and expressing his love for South Carolina.
Trump added, “South Carolina picks presidents.”
Liz Harrington present
Liz Harrington, the national spokeswoman for the Republican National Committee, attends the rally in South Carolina.
She told US Presidential Election News that she believes Donald Trump can “end the war in Ukraine.”
Harrington added Trump can “restore confidence in the dollar”, “close borders and restore common sense”.
Viewers discourage MAGA clothing
Spectators are decked out in MAGA attire.
One woman wore a denim jacket with “MAGA: Faith, Family & Freedom” written on her back.
Trump landed in SC
Trump has landed in South Carolina to address the State House.
It is estimated that he addresses the audience in 35 minutes.
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