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Donald Trump is coming back in a big way and his presence will be felt in the 2022 midterm elections and beyond.
The 45th President of the United States where four of his famed, and highly anticipated, Make America Great Again rallies is going to be held.
“Relatively soon, we’ll be doing one in Florida, we’re gonna do one in Ohio, we’re gonna do one in Georgia, we’re gonna do one in North Carolina,” he said in an interview on One America News. “We’ll be announcing them very soon over the next week or two, and I think we’ll probably start in Florida and Ohio and we’ll be announcing the rallies very shortly.”
But a report in The New York Post purports to know more than what Trump let on in the interview.
A source close to the 45th president told The Post last week that Trump would hold at least two rallies in June, with a third event likely to take place around the July 4 holiday.
Trump has sat for several interviews with conservative media outlets since leaving office in January. He made his first major post-presidential speech at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in February and he is scheduled to headline the North Carolina Republican Party’s convention on June 5.
The former president has not addressed supporters in a rally setting since the Jan. 6 “Stop the Steal” event, which precipitated the deadly riot at the US Capitol.
While Trump won Florida, Ohio and North Carolina in both the 2016 and 2020 elections, last year he became the first Republican candidate to lose Georgia in a presidential election since George H.W. Bush in 1992.
Trump has played cagey with announcing, or not announcing, a campaign for president in 2024, as he did with Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo in April.
The 45th President of the United States spoke to Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo to give his retort to the speech and speak on other issues.
But the biggest news of the interview came when Bartiromo asked him if he would run again for president in 2024.
“Yes, 100 percent, and the polls show that everyone wants me to do it,” he said. And he said he would consider running with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
“Certainly, Ron would be considered. He’s a great guy.”
But he also went off on the speech Biden gave on Wednesday night, noting that no mention of the Southern border crisis was made.
He said that Biden “did not discuss the border” and that “they are pouring into our countries by the thousands.”
Trump said the wall would have been completed if he had not been sued by Democrats in Congress again and again.
“It could destroy our country if it keeps going and the longer it goes the harder it is to stop,” he said of the rampant migration, which he asserted includes criminals from Central America.
“It is going to get much worse,” as the weather gets warmer, he predicted.
Trump then responded to the Obama-esque class warfare part of the Biden speech about Wall Street not building America and the wealthy paying their “fair share,” which, coincidentally, no one ever gives a percentage for.
“It will be the largest tax increase in the history of our country and, when you say it won’t affect middle class, the middle class have 401Ks and when you look at the capital gains tax that is going to have a massive effect on the middle class,” he said.
He said it would also have a massive effect on companies leaving the United States which would cause a loss of jobs in the nation.
“That is going to drive all of these companies and all of these jobs out of the United States. It is a disaster,” he said.
“I got approved the largest tax decrease in the history of our country,” Trump said. “When you talk capital gains you are talking about everybody, not just so-called wealthy people.”
“They are going to drive all of these companies out,” he said. “Hundreds of billions (of dollars) were pouring back in (after he did his tax cuts).”