President Trump put shadowed power players on notice on Friday night in Montgomery, Alabama, while addressing the state’s GOP dinner.
He told an eager crowd of Republican supporters, “The Deep State is destroying our nation, but the tables must turn, and we will quickly destroy the Deep State.”
Trump added, “We know where the bodies are buried,” which perhaps alluded to his intent to uncover unsavory Deep State secrets and corruption.
He pointed out that often, Republicans are accused of not fighting “hard enough” and noted that he agreed with this sentiment, although there were some exceptions. “They never said that about Trump,” he remarked.
The president joked that his willingness to punch back was “one of the reasons that you like me!”
Friday’s speech was the president’s first formal appearance since being arraigned in Washington, D.C., on federal charges related to a grand jury’s investigation into the Jan. 6 protests of 2021.
“We are NOT a free nation,” Trump said. “We don’t have a free press. We have a corrupt press.”
The president also touched on foreign policy, economic policy, and the state of the GOP primary political race.
He commented, “We have the highest poll numbers we’ve ever had and that’s because the people of this country are DISGUSTED by what’s happening.”