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Former President Donald Trump Holds ‘Save America’ Rally in Ohio – Kent Wired

The sun and warm temperatures brought thousands of Trump supporters to the Delaware County Fairgrounds where former President Donald Trump held a “Save America” ​​rally on Saturday.

The events page on Trump’s website said doors opened at 2 p.m. and lines formed for as long as the eye can see as massive crowds came to hear Trump’s speech. Trump’s opening that night. Trump was scheduled to speak at 7 p.m. but took the stage early at 6:45 p.m. when he began making his remarks.

The former president was quick to address his successor Joe Biden’s poor job performance when he said “our country is being destroyed.”

Donald Trump (right) watches as Congressional candidate Max Miller (left) speaks from the podium at center stage. (Anthony Zacharyasz)

Trump then spoke for about 100 minutes at the fairgrounds in Delaware, Ohio, about 40 minutes north of Ohio’s capital, Columbus.

After Trump endorsed U.S. Senate nominee from Ohio JD Vance earlier in April, Vance as well as a number of sitting members of the U.S. House of Representatives and potential candidates attended. Two GOP members of the United States House of Representatives: Troy Balderson (R-Zanesville) and Mike Carey (R-Columbus) were also present.

Balderson spoke about the potential for the Republican Party and its candidates in the upcoming 2022 midterm elections and further in the 2024 election when the presidential election takes place. He then ended his speech using one of Trump’s slogans, “we can make America great again.”

Congressman Carey made a commitment to the American people during his speech by implementing the “America First” policy which he says will combat the problems Americans face, including high fuel prices. gasoline and inflation.

“President Trump has done so much for this country and believe me the Democrats in Congress,” Carey said to conclude his speech. “The Democrat who is in the White House has done so much to destroy everything President Trump has built.”

The other two who spoke were candidates in this upcoming November election for Ohio’s 7th and 13th congressional districts, including Max Miller (R) and Madison Gesiotto Gilbert (R).

One of Miller’s first points included the withdrawal of the US military from Afghanistan and the frustrations he had with that process.

“Joe Biden oversaw one of the greatest embarrassments in United States history,” Miller said. “The American capitulation in Afghanistan, never forget it.”

13 military personnel were killed during this operation in August 2021, which left many other American soldiers and allies stranded in the Middle East during the same month.

Trump also referred to events in Afghanistan when he said more than 700,000 firearms and ammunition and 70,000 military-grade vehicles had been abandoned and were now being sold by an Afghan terrorist group, the Taliban. Trump said these weapons are now in the possession of countries like Russia, China and Iran.

Gesiotto Gilbert called for a personnel change in Congress and said the Democratic Party wants to divide American citizens “on the basis of race, gender and political ideology.”

Gesiotto Gilbert said she wanted to secure the US-Mexico border to stop the flow of drugs into the US and said Ohio had seen a “26% increase in drug overdose deaths”. [in 2021].”

Other public figures and politicians who made appearances around the fairgrounds included MyPillow CEO Mike Lendell, Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Renacci and Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose. Trump has announced his full support for LaRose as he wins re-election this year.

Trump again emphasized his full support for Vance from the start of his speech, even though Vance in 2016 called himself “never Trump guy”, and said he would have voted for Hillary Clinton instead of Trump during the 2016 presidential election. When Trump said Clinton’s name to the crowd on Saturday night, the crowd responded with “lock her up” chants.

When Trump also spoke about President Biden’s chief medical adviser, Anthony Fauci, crowds responded with “lock him up” chants.

Issues Trump spoke on included: crime in US cities, inflation rates, the war between Russia and Ukraine, COVID-19 mandates and the US-Mexico border, among other topics. Trump said the border wall on the US southern border was within three weeks of completion when Trump left office after the 2020 presidential election.

“Third World countries have better borders than [the United States] done,” Trump said. “The Biden administration has blown the border to shreds.”

Vance also commented on the border and the construction of the wall when he said he wanted to finish building the wall. The crowd then responded with “build this wall” chants when Vance stopped.

Trump also spoke about COVID-19 mask and vaccine mandates where he praised Judge Kathryn Mizelle, a Florida judge he appointed in September 2020. Mizelle overturned federal mask mandates on planes and other public transport on April 18.

With Mizelle rescinding travel mask mandates, locally at Kent State University, it was announced days earlier on April 14 that they would not require masks in classrooms when summer school would begin on May 19.

In a one-on-one interview at Kent Wired’s rally with gubernatorial candidate Jim Renacci, he explained what he would do regarding COVID-19 mandates if elected governor of Ohio,

“I’m going to enforce that we don’t have a governor who has the overreach to take away those rights,” Renacci said. “We just have to protect our constitution.”

As Trump neared the end of his speech, he invited Vance and Miller back onstage with him at separate times, where they made further remarks and speaking of Trump, they both said, “[Trump is] the greatest president of my life.

Not only was support seen on the ground with thousands of people dressed in red,

Massive crowds stand and wait on the fairgrounds for former President Donald Trump to take the stage. (Anthony Zacharyasz)

white and blue and shirts saying phrases like “Trump 2024”, “Let’s Go Brandon” and “Legalize Freedom”, but above the crowd, large banners were waved in the air by planes.

“PUT BIDEN IN A HOUSE” and “PUT TRUMP IN THE WHITE HOUSE,” were the two banners seen from above, along with a banner supporting fellow Republican gubernatorial candidate Joe Blystone. The banner supporting him read “JOE BLYSTONE FOR GOVERNOR OF OHIO”.

Ohio was a winning state for Trump when he ran for office in 2016 and 2020. The 270towin website reports that in 2016 Trump won 51.7% of the vote, compared to 43.6% for Clinton. In 2020, Trump’s percentage rose to 53.3, while Biden’s total was 45.2%.

The Delaware County Fairgrounds, which typically hosts events such as flea markets, fairs and motorsports races, broke attendance records Saturday night, Trump said. A senior Trump adviser said the crowd exceeded 20,000 at the fairgrounds.

Trump thanked the people of Ohio and gave the state his love when he said, “I love the people of Ohio.”

Trump’s closing remarks gave hope to his Ohio supporters when he said, “This is the year we take America back” and “We’re going to beat [the Democrats] evil [in the 2022 and 2024 elections].”

Anthony Zacharyasz is a journalist. Contact him at [email protected]