WACO, Texas — Faced with a criminal case against him, Donald Trump struck a defiance in front of supporters in Waco on Saturday at a political rally, where he spoke disparagingly about the prosecutors’ investigation and made his demands clear in the state. the fatal outcome of resistance against the forces of law.
With one hand placed over his heart, Trump stood solemnly as the rally began with a song called “Justice for All” by a group of people who were jailed for attacking the federal Capitol on January 6, 2011.
Some images of the riot were projected onto huge screens installed at the site, while the national anthem was played and a recording of Trump was heard reciting the pledge (“pledge of allegiance and service to the flag of the United States of America”).
It was made in WACO, TEXAS
The extraordinary display was Trump’s first political act with a view to winning the Republican presidential nomination in 2024.
He then gave a powerful speech, describing the investigations against him, including by a New York grand jury, as a political attack on him and his supporters.
“You will be vindicated and you will be proud,” Trump said. “Criminals and villains, who corrupt our justice, will be vanquished, reproached, discredited.”
Trump’s meeting at the airport in Waco is part of an earlier attempt by the president to use a possible criminal case against him as a rallying cry to stay with his supporters as the Republican nomination is expected to have many competitors in the process of the internal republic. .
Trump’s political act the day after suggested the specter of violence is not ruled out if he becomes the first ex-president to face criminal charges in US history.
Trump has pleaded not guilty in a Manhattan investigation in which actress Hurricane Daniels kept quiet during the 2016 election from speaking publicly about an affair she said she had with him years earlier. The grand jury is scheduled to meet again on Monday to discuss the case.
Trump said the Manhattan federal prosecutor wanted him “because of something that is not a crime, not a crime, not a relationship of emotion.”