In his first post-presidential rally, Donald Trump ripped President Biden on his immigration policies and critical race theory, while lambasting ‘woke’ generals and claiming: “I’m trying to save American democracy.”
Former President Donald Trump held his first rally since leaving the White House on Saturday in front of thousands of supporters in Wellington, Ohio.
Taking the stage, Trump took aim at the policies of President Joe Biden, particularly on immigration and critical race theory, as well as tearing into “woke” generals, the Blaze reported.
“The Biden administration issued new rules pushing twisted critical race theory … into our military,” Trump told the crowd. “Our generals and our admirals are now focused more on this nonsense than they are on our enemies.”
“You see these generals lately on television?” Trump asked. “They are woke. Our military will be incapable of fighting and incapable of taking orders.”
Last week, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley defended critical race theory being taught in the military. Milley said he wanted to “understand white rage.” In 2018, Trump appointed Milley to his current position.
During the speech, Trump called on Congress to ban critical race theory from being taught in American schools, workplaces, federal agencies, and the military, the Columbia Bugle tweeted.
“After just five months, the Biden administration is already a complete and total catastrophe,” Trump said. “I told you.”
“We have to defund his reckless immigration policies and restore our southern border to where it was,” Trump stated.
Trump is scheduled to tour the U.S. southern border in Texas on June 30 with Gov. Greg Abbot. Earlier this week, Trump claimed that Vice President Kamala Harris, who Biden appointed as his lead person on immigration, only went to Texas on Friday because he was traveling there this week.
“Kamala Harris, your vice president, only went to the border yesterday for the one simple reason that I announced that I was going,” Trump said. “If I didn’t do that, I don’t know if she was ever going to go.”
Harris had been widely criticized for failing to visit the US-Mexico border after more than 90 days of being tasked by President Biden to look into the “root causes” of migration, Fox reported.
During his over one-hour speech, Trump predicted “giant Republican majorities” would make a comeback in both chambers of Congress in 2022.
“We’re going to take back the House, and we’re going to take back the Senate,” Trump told the crowd. “We have no choice.”
As for his role in supporting Republicans, Trump said: “I’m trying to save American democracy.”
Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) slammed Donald Trump after his rally and encouraged other Republicans to “move on” from the former president.
“Well, I do think it’s important for each person to speak the truth and to make clear that the ‘Big Lie’ is exactly that,” Romney replied during an interview with CNN when asked if more Republicans should speak out against election lies.
“There’s a growing recognition that this is a bit like WWF,” Romney said, comparing Trump’s claims to the World Wrestling Federation, thereby implying that, like wrestling, it’s fake.
“It’s entertaining, but it’s not real,” Romney continued. “And I know people want to say, yeah, they believe in the ‘Big Lie’ in some cases, but I think people recognize that it’s a lot of show, and bombast. But it’s going nowhere.”
“The election is over,” Romney declared. “It was fair … let’s move on.”