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Former President Donald Trump continued his now near-weekly “Save America” rally schedule on Saturday, this time firing up a crowd in the key battleground state of Michigan and coming ever closer to sounding like a 2024 presidential contender.
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.
He also hit upon some familiar themes including this year’s midterm elections, which he noted will provide Republicans with a good opportunity to retake control of Congress and essentially make Biden a lame-duck president for the final two years of his current term.
In addition, the former president also mentioned what a growing number of GOP lawmakers and pundits have also keyed on: The current president’s apparent mental capacity decline, as evidenced during his recent trip to Europe in which several statements he made had to be walked back later by various members of his administration.
“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.
“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.
Trump also hit on a major issue during his first presidential campaign and term: Illegal immigration, which has exploded under Biden’s term after the current Oval Office occupant overturned most of Trump’s enforcement policies and rules on his first day in office.
“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.
At another point, Trump railed at the Biden administration for restarting the Iran nuclear deal that he ended during his term, and for relying on two competitor nations — Russia and China — to take the lead in those negotiations.
“So we have Russia negotiating the deal – with China as a backup – how stupid is this country,” Trump lamented. “They are so stupid.
“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.
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.”