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Donald Trump Responds After GOP Rep. Announces Retirement

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Michigan Republican Rep. Fred Upton, who has been in office for decades, is retiring from office.

Upton is among the 10 Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump in his second impeachment.

Under the new redistricting maps in Michigan following the 2020 Census, Upton would have been forced to run against GOP Rep. Bill Huizenga had he run for re-election.

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“Reagan worked both sides of the aisle to get things done, caring less about who got the credit,” he said. “And I made a promise that such a principle would be my guiding light. Especially in these days of divided government that is the only way one can actually get legislation enacted,” Upton said while making his announcement on the House floor.

“Hopefully civility and bipartisanship versus discord can rule, not rue, the day,” Upton added.

Trump released a statement soon after the announcement and poked fun at Upton.

Donald Trump continued his “Save America” in the key battleground state of Michigan over the weekend and dropped another hint that he is likely running in 2024.

Appearing in Washington Township, the former president took aim at President Joe Biden’s administration, as per normal, saying that Americans have never felt “so low, so dejected” before the current White House took power, Newsmax reported.

“The stakes of this year’s midterm elections could not be higher,” Trump told the crowd at his indoor rally, according to Newsmax “I don’t think we’ve ever had a time in our country where we felt so low, so dejected. What’s going on is absolutely unacceptable.

“We’re living through the most dangerous period of our lifetime. And we have a president who has no idea what’s going on. He has no idea what he’s doing, and he’s got no idea what he’s saying or where he is,” Trump said.

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“Other than that, he’s doing a fantastic job,” Trump quipped.

“Historians will record this period of history as a catastrophic low point, and a stain upon our once-great reputation,” Trump noted at another point during his speech. “It’s stained. But we’ll get rid of that stain.

“Never has our country been treated with this much disrespect and scorn by other world leaders,” he added.

“But while there may be nothing we can do to stop Joe Biden’s mental and physical decline, with your vote this November we can stop our country’s decline, and we can Make America Great Again,” the 45th president continued.

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“There’s never been anything like it: We’re being invaded, and that’s the word,” Trump said. “We’re being invaded by millions and millions of people – many of them are criminals who should not be allowed into our country.

“We’re going to be paying a price and a very big one long into the future. You wait and see. Unfortunately, I’ll be right about that one, too,” he continued.

“And the deal is a disaster. It’s turning out to be. Nobody can even believe it. But we’re giving everything away – all the things that we fought for with Iran,” he added.

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Trump also blasted the Biden administration’s and Democrats’ policies as “unbelievable but not irreparable” before coming closer to making a GOP presidential candidacy declaration.

“Isn’t it nice, I’m saying it’s not irreparable?” Trump said, stopping just short of an official statement. “We can fix it. Otherwise, there’s no reason for me to be here. We can fix it.

“We’re going to fix it. What a shame.”

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