During his first rally of 2022, Donald Trump eviscerated Joe Biden and his administration for what the former president describes as his many failures.
“They’re incompetent, actually,” Trump said of the Biden administration while speaking in Florence, Arizona, according to The Hill.
During this same speech, Trump lashed out at Biden’s chief medical advisor, Dr. Anthony Fauci.
“Biden’s made him the person. He’s like the king. Fauci’s the king,” Trump said as the crowd chanted, “Lock him up.”
Trump also went after the House select committee that is investigating the January 6 riot, calling them “the unselect committee of political hacks.” He proceeded to call out what he sees as the inhumane treatment of those who were arrested for their roles in the Capitol riot.
“What’s happening to those people in those jails — why aren’t they doing it to antifa and Black Lives Matter?” Trump said. “Partisan Democrats have celebrated their indefinite detention without trial.”
Trump made it clear that given the many failures of the left, he believes it will be a good year for Republicans.
“2022, despite so far being a total catastrophe for the country, is going to be a big one for the people of this state,” Trump said.
While Trump has endorsed Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake in Arizona, he has yet to issue an endorsement in the state’s Senate primary. Though Trump said he will be making an endorsement in this Senate primary “at the right time,” he made it clear that he will not be endorsing Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, who is rumored to be thinking about a senatorial run.
“Somebody said, ‘Oh, he wants to run for the Senate,’” Trump said of Ducey. “He’s never going to get my endorsement.”
Trump warned that “weak Republicans” who do not acknowledge election fraud and issues at the border will not be able to win elections.
Trump did not say whether or not he plans to run for president in 2024, but he did make a point of saying that “we are going to take back the White House” that year. He also expressed confidence that Republicans will be victorious in the midterm elections come November.
“A great red wave is going to begin right here in Arizona,” Trump said. “This is the year we take back the House, this is the year we take back the Senate and this is the year we take back America.”
With this rally, Trump sent a brutal message to Biden, Democrats, and RINOs everywhere. The former president is not going away quietly.