Trump rallies support in Texas, vows to ‘take back the country’

by Samantha Flom

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President Donald Trump vowed to “take back the country” as he rallied support from his base at an American Freedom Tour event held Saturday in Austin, Texas.

“I ask you to get ready to work, get ready to fight, get ready to win – and win like never before,” the president said, addressing the crowd. “Together, we will take back the House, we will take back the Senate and we will take back our country. And then, most importantly, in 2024, we are going to take back our … beautiful White House.” 

The all-day event aimed at helping conservatives “win back America” featured a lineup of several prominent conservative speakers. Among them included former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, “2000 mules” filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza, and Donald Trump Jr., to name a few.

During his keynote speech, the tycoon-turned-politician touted his presidential achievements on critical economic and national security issues while contrasting them against the current administration’s record.

“In just 16 months, Joe Biden and the radical left have turned calm into chaos, prosperity into poverty and security into a total catastrophe,” Trump said, adding that the United States was, he felt, “being destroyed.”

“The Biden disasters are too numerous to count,” he continued, “but inflation is the highest in nearly 50 years. Gas prices have reached the highest price ever in the history of our country, destroying families.”

To describe the Biden administration as the most “pathetic” in history, Trump quipped, “I’ll tell you, Jimmy Carter looks like a great president right now.”

Also touching on the topic of election integrity, the president contended that several reforms – including universal voter ID laws and bans on the use of drop boxes and private funding – would be necessary to ensure the security and fairness of future elections.

Additionally, holding that the 2020 election was “rigged,” Trump revealed that he is currently writing a book on the subject called “The Crime of the Century,” and encouraged attendees to watch Dinesh D’Souza’s latest documentary, “2000 Mules,” which offers supporting evidence for widespread voter fraud.

“It’s the greatest documentary I’ve ever seen,” Trump raved. “It is so impactful, and it’s determinative, as they say.”

Looking ahead to the midterm elections in November, the president emphasized that winning would be critical to thwarting the Democrats’ agenda and turning the country around, but added that he was optimistic about their chances of success.

“The Biden administration is a calamity of historic proportions,” he noted, “but don’t lose hope because, together, we will restore greatness to our country.” 

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