Waco, Texas — Former President Donald Trump vowed that “2024 will be the last battle” and that he will overcome the allegations against him as he held his first official campaign rally in Waco, Texas, on Saturday.
“They’re not coming after me — they’re coming after you, and I’m going to stand in their way because in 2024 we’re going to have the biggest victory of them all,” Trump told a crowd of thousands in Waco. Regional airport.
Although the rally was previously planned, it took place just a week after Trump placed on social media that he was awaiting arrest last Tuesday. Still, a week came and went without any charges or arrests, but that didn’t stop the mob in Waco.
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg is investigating Trump for allegedly falsifying business records in connection with the payment of “hush money” to adult film star Stormy Daniels in the run-up to the 2016 election. Trump has maintained his innocence and denied ever having a relationship with Daniels.
At Saturday’s rally, he said, “I’ve never liked the ‘horse face,'” referring to Daniels, then said, “We have a great first lady,” referring to his wife, Melania Trump.
“And people see that it’s a fool, and they go and say: it’s not fair! But this is done by the Department of Injustice,” Trump said.
In his nearly 90-minute speech, Trump said the “biggest threat” to the U.S. is not China or Russia, but American leaders, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, the other Republican, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Pres. Biden and former Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi.
“In many ways, these sick people are more of a threat because we can deal with China,” Trump said.
He took a few swings Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, another potential 2024 GOP candidate. The former president accused DeSantis of not returning his loyalty, in his estimation. Trump endorsed DeSantis before his successful bid for governor.
Trump suggested that DeSantis’ polling results were not good and said Florida had been successful for “many years” and “long before” DeSantis became governor.
“Florida has been successful for decades,” he said.
Trump’s rally took place during the 30th anniversary The Waco standoff between the FBI and the Branch Davidians, a religious sect. On February 28, 1993, a 51-day blockade began, resulting in the deaths of 86 people.