President Donald Trump got raw and real on Monday afternoon in the Hawkeye State while discussing the political and legal persecution that he is facing ahead of his battle to reclaim the White House in 2024.
He declared that he was willing to “go to jail” if that’s what it took to restore American democracy, drawing cheers and applause from the crowd, in Clive, Iowa.
The president highlighted the “weaponry” being aimed at him through the legal system “because Joe Biden is losing the election and losing very, very badly to all of us in the polls.”
He said, “What they don’t understand is that I am willing to GO TO JAIL if that’s what it takes for our country to win and become a democracy again .”
The president preceded his comments by talking about the partial gag order that was issued by U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Chutkan in Washington, D.C., in the ongoing federal case against him there.
He stated that he believed that the gag order was “totally unconstitutional” and said during remarks at an earlier campaign event in Adel, Iowa, that he planned to appeal the gag order “very soon.”
“They think the only way they can catch me [in the polls] is to stop me from speaking,” he explained.
In 2023, President Donald Trump has been indicted four times in the span of just a handful of months and faces dozens of charges in multiple cases. He has often called this “election interference” and on Monday, cited his political opponents as being very good at “disinformation” and “misinformation.”