A fully packed house for the “Rally to Protect Our Elections” in Phoenix, Arizona exploded when Donald Trump arrived to make his case the 2020 election was ‘rigged.’
The 45th president made some of his most pointed remarks yet about the previous election to the Trump faithful.
“The 2020 election was a total disgrace,” Trump said. “It was the most corrupt…” he began to say before being interrupted by cheers. The crowd then began chanting, “Trump! Trump! Trump!”
“And I tell this to people, I tell it to Republicans, and a lot of them are very good people,” he continued. “And they say, ‘well, sir, we have to get on to the future’.”
“Let me tell you, you’re not going to have a future,” Trump added. “First of all, our nation is being destroyed. But you’re not going to have a future in ’22 or ’24 if you don’t find out how they cheated with hundreds of thousands and even millions of votes, because you won’t win anything. You won’t win anything.”
“But I tell people, this is the biggest issue there is,” he went on. “This is bigger than the border. This is bigger than anything. This is the biggest issue.”
“It was the most corrupt, dishonest and unfair election in the history of our country,” Trump added.
“The Democrats know it, the corrupt media,” he said and pointed out into the audience. “Right back there, a lot of people, they know it.”
The audience then began booing the mainstream media very loudly.
“Big Tech knows it,” Trump continued. “And most importantly, we the American people know it. We know it.”
“Why wouldn’t someone want election integrity?” he asked rhetorically about the Arizona audit. “Why wouldn’t they want to know?”
“I would be very happy, it won’t happen, but I would be very happy if they did it,” he said. “And everything was perfect. But you’re not going to find that. In fact, the preiminary numbers are a total disaster.”
“And we’re going to go over those numbers,” he added. “The facts are coming out. The truth is being uncovered. And the crime of the century is being fully exposed.”
The audience reacted with cries of “USA! USA! USA!” Donald Trump then discussed the aftermath of the election, including the skyrocketing crime in Democrat-run cities.
Then, Trump remarked on what the mainstream media calls the “big lie”: “Unproven” allegations of voter fraud in the 2020 election.
“The big lie, they call it,” he said. “You know what’s the big lie? The opposite is the big lie.”
“The election was the big lie,” he said.
“I’ve never said this before, but I’ve always thought it,” Trump continued. “If I lost the election, I’m okay with it. I’m okay with it. Seriously. If we lost the election, we lose an election. I’ll go home, I’ll start building buildings. I’ll do something. I’ll keep myself busy.”
“But, you know what?” he went on. “If we lost the election, we know when we lose.”
Trump then discussed the election, commenting that it was “stolen from us.”
“You know when you win and when you lose,” Trump said. “If I lost this election, I could handle it pretty easily. When they steal it from you and rig it, that’s not easy. We have to fight. We have no choice.”
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