A donald trump “Angrier than ever” he returned to campaign rallies this Saturday hoping to boost his candidacy for the White House with a speech in the key state of New Hampshire before traveling to South Carolina.
Two and a half months after announcing his candidacy for the 2024 elections, the former US president left the gilded halls of his Florida residence to make visits that owe nothing to chance.
New Hampshire and South Carolina will be among the first to host Republican primaries in early 2024. A victory would give Trump a valuable and much-needed boost going forward.
“We need a leader who is prepared to face the forces sweeping through our country,” the magnate told a crowd of several hundred in the small town of Salem.
Former president insists that the elections were ‘stolen’ from him
But after reigning for years in the “Grand Old Party”, as the Republican Party is known, Trump (76) will not necessarily be on conquered ground.
In New Hampshire, a state bordering Canada, many local lawmakers blame the former president for ruining Republicans’ chances in last November’s midterm elections by backing candidates seen as radical.
“Personally, I think he has lost a lot of his appeal and his aura,” local lawmaker Mike Bordes, who supported Trump in the 2020 election, told AFP. Now, he says he is “ready… to consider other options” for the nomination of the Republican presidential candidate.
Trump said again on Saturday that the 2020 election was stolen from him while he did not spare derogatory nicknames for his rivals.
He also touted his record on public safety and immigration, vowing to save the country “from destruction by a corrupt, radical and self-serving political establishment.”
“Today I am angrier and more determined than ever,” he said.
In South Carolina he could find resistance, because although he is the only Republican who has launched his candidacy so far, several in this state are getting ready to throw themselves into the electoral arena.
Starting with former Governor Nikki Haley, who promised her supporters an announcement very soon.
In addition, several of Trump’s top donors have publicly announced that they will not support his candidacy and will instead support that of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, a rising star of the Republican Party, who has also not officially launched the race.
Political setbacks for Trump, who is already the subject of several judicial investigations, which could be the biggest obstacle to his nomination.
“These are radical left-wing prosecutors who are absolutely horrible people,” Trump said.
Despite these setbacks, his supporters warn against a quick burial of Trump. His downfall was announced a thousand times, but until now he survived all the scandals.
It could also benefit from the upcoming lifting of the suspension of your Facebook and Instagram accounts, finding there a sizeable megaphone. (YO)
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