Donald Trump took aim at Joe Biden’s most recent gaffe during an Ohio rally where the former president said his successor is ‘confused’ and is ‘taking orders from the Easter Bunny.’
‘Our country is being destroyed, our country’s going to hell,’ Trump said to a crowd of thousands of supporters at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in central Ohio on Saturday evening.
‘We’ve never had anything like this and we have a president right now, sadly, who has absolutely no idea what the hell is happening,’ he continued of Biden. ‘He’s shaking hands with the air. He’s walking around, somewhat bewildered. I’d say – it’s no good. And taking orders from the Easter Bunny. You see that one?’
‘You know, the Easter Bunny was a political operative,’ Trump chuckled. ‘He did a good job, actually. We should hire that guy.’
Last week, a person dressed up as the Easter Bunny at the White House Easter Egg Roll was seen moving along a ‘confused’ Biden after he ‘wandered off’ to answer questions and take selfies with kids at the event.
Trump rambled about several topics during his more than hour-long rally 10 days before the Ohio primary election, including ranting about water pressure and claiming he saved the washing machine industry when he was in office.
He also claimed that the lack of credit he received on COVID vaccines was the fault of his public relations department and not his policies.
‘Now you look at the Biden administration was unable to get the tests done, they created unyielding and unsustainable and totally horrific mandates and radical mask regulations,’ Trump told his supporters.
‘And we did just the opposite and we had far better success in every single category – except for public relations,’ he admitted. ‘You know we were too busy working to think about public relations.’
He claimed that Biden’s team does ‘a lousy job except they have a fake news, a fake press’ that ‘report fake stories all day long’ to shield the current Democratic president.
When going into a rant about fake news, Trump said that he talks to his wife, former first lady Melania Trump, about how his rallies look on television – and mainly his hair.
He said that his wife is incredibly honest because she tells him that his hair doesn’t look good.
‘My wife calls me, ‘How was the crowd?’ I say – do we love our first lady, right?’ Trump started with a loud cheer from the crowd for Melania.
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Donald Trump took aim at Joe Biden’s most recent gaffe during an Ohio rally where the former president said his successor is ‘confused’ and is ‘taking orders from the Easter Bunny’
He also insisted that the lack of credit he received on COVID vaccines was the fault of his public relations department
Supporters of Donald Trump gathered to see him speak in Ohio on Saturday evening as congressional candidates in the Buckeye State try to garner his biggest fans’ support
Senate candidate J.D. Vance spoke before Trump’s remarks at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in central Ohio, just north of Columbus. The former president’s endorsement of Vance sparked a firestorm of criticism
‘But I call up, I say, ‘So, how did it sound, how did it look on television, did I look good, was my hair in good shape?’ And, often times, you know she gives me, she says – I mean I had 87,000 people in Texas, I call, ‘How was it?’ he asks.
He said that she responds with, ‘You’re alright.’
‘Oh good. Alright, How did I look?’ Trump continued in a reenactment of a conversation with his wife.
‘Not good, the hair wasn’t good,’ Melanie would respond, according to the former president.
‘I say, ‘That’s not good.’ Now who would say that except somebody that’s very honest and, I think, loves you very much, right?’ he asked the crowd and was answered with more cheers and some laughter.
A separate rant on ‘fake news’ happened when Trump talked about the 2020 presidential election, which he continues to claim was stolen and rigged by Democrats.
He claimed that because the press doesn’t want to give the story air time, that two cameras turned off their lights when he promoted a new film allegedly exposing the fraud behind the 2020 election.
‘You remember, and I think just saw that Truth to Vote did a ballot harvesting operation, the likes of which has never been done in this country – took them almost a year. And they found corruption in the 20202 election, the likes of which nobody has ever seen.
‘That is a blockbuster movie and the press, the fake news will do everything – in fact, even now as I speak two of the lights just went off. Two lights just went off,’ Trump claimed of the camera on the media risers, which was met with major jeering from the thousands attending.
‘This is communism,’ the former president accused. ‘This is the beginning of communism. That’s when it starts – when you have no press. We have no press. Those two lights just went off – they don’t want to talk about it.’
The visit also comes just 10 days before Ohioans head to the polls to decide who will represent the parties in the House and Senate races – but no candidates will appear on the May 3 ballot for the State House as lawmakers remain unable to get a new district map passed
One member of the crowd could be hearing yelling that it’s time for a ‘revolution.’
The former president arrived in Ohio 10 days before the primary elections on May 3 where multiple Republicans are looking to ride Trump’s coattails to Washington, D.C. – including Senate candidate J.D. Vance.
Vance got some mixed reviews from the crowd at the rally on Saturday as many in attendance believe that the candidate is a ‘never Trumper’ who is trying to change his tune to get the pro-Trump vote.
‘I’m very pleased to introduce the man with, by far, the best chance to defeat the radical Democrat nominee for Senate this November,’ Trump said before inviting Vance on stage.
‘And you know what? He’s a guy that’s said some bad shit about me. He did,’ the former president conceded. ‘But you know what, every one of the others did also. In fact, if I went by that standard I don’t think I would have ever endorsed anybody in the country. They all said bad, but they all came back.’
‘Ultimately, I put that aside,’ Trump said. ‘By the way, he’s been like incredible in the last period of time – long period of time.’
‘I have to do what I have to do. We have to pick someone that can win and this guy – he’s tough, he’s smart, he’s a former Marine, he’s a Yale educated lawyer… He’s a fearless MAGA fighter, he fights like crazy. And he loves Ohio and frankly he’s a great Buckeye.’
Vance got some mixed reviews from the crowd at the rally on Saturday as many in attendance believe that the candidate is a ‘never Trumper’ who is trying to change his tune to get the pro-Trump vote
Also appearing before Trump’s speech was Republican congressional candidate Madison Gesiotto Gilbert, a former beauty queen who won Miss Ohio USA 2014
The now-common outdoor rally hosted by the former president included the usual food vendors and tents selling pro-Trump and anti-Biden swag, including signs calling the 2020 election a fraudulent, rigged process
While in office, Trump said that other than ‘saving’ the steel industry, he also rescued the washing machine industry.
‘You know another industry saved – washing machines, a big industry, ok? People don’t realize it,’ Trump said.
‘I had a man come in from Whirlpool, the chairman of Whirlpool, he came in to see me when I was President-elect,’ he continued, adding that Ohio GOP Representative Jim Jordan said ‘we have to do something’ about saving the industry.
The former president was announced 15 minutes before he was set to take the stage.
The final speaker to tee up the former president – several hours before Trump actually took stage – was Senate primary candidate Vance, who earned some cheers along with some other lackluster welcomes to the stage.
‘We’re going to send J.D. Vance to the U.S. Senate,’ Trump said at the top of his remarks.
‘Right now our country is going to hell,’ he continued. ‘Under Biden, Pelosi and the radical Dems, it’s back to America last.’
Circling the fairgrounds ahead of Trump’s arrival were two crop plans flying banners reading: ‘Put Trump in The White House’ and ‘Put Biden in a Home.’ The signs were promoting the website fakemaskusa.com.
Thousands of Trump supporters descended on a muddy fairgrounds in Delaware County, Ohio around 3:00 p.m.
Fans of the former president enjoyed the first day of summer-like weather in the area with 85-degree heat and a beaming sun
Michael J. Lindell, the My Pillow CEO who continues to claim that the 2020 election was rigged, speaks on stage prior to President Trump’s appearance. He received some of the loudest cheers of the evening, second only to Trump
The former president received a slew of criticism for endorsing J.D. Vance for the Senate primary, with many supporters claiming he is a ‘never Trumper’.
The visit also comes just 10 days before Ohioans head to the polls to decide who will represent the parties in the House and Senate races – but no candidates will appear on the May 3 ballot for the State House as lawmakers remain unable to get a new district map passed.
While the Republican-controlled State House has proposed new district maps after the 2020 census resulted in the state losing one congressional seat, the Ohio Supreme Court has yet to approve any of the maps put forward.
Appearing before Trump’s remarks at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in central Ohio, just north of Columbus, is Senate candidate J.D. Vance and House candidates Max Miller, a former Marine, and Madison Gesiotto Gilbert, a former beauty queen who won Miss Ohio USA 2014.
Vance, who had a movie made based on his life, recently became the favorite to win the May 3 Republican primary after Trump’s endorsement rescued the campaign short on funds and slipping in the polls.
Before that, Josh Mandel was long considered the frontrunner in the race vying for Republican Senator Rob Portman’s seat after he announced days after President Joe Biden’s inauguration that he would not seek a third term in the 2022 midterms.
Mandel is a more far-right candidate than Trump’s pick, leading many supporters at the Ohio rally to speculate that Vance earned the endorsement due to his ‘star power’.
Thousands of supporters of President Trump cheered as he claimed to have saved the washing machine industry while in office. ‘You know another industry saved – washing machines, a big industry, ok? People don’t realize it,’ Trump said
The final speaker to tee up the former president was Senate primary candidate J.D. Vance. ‘Right now our country is going to hell,’ he said. ‘Under Biden, Pelosi and the radical Dems, it’s back to America last.’
The other Ohio Senator is Sherrod Brown, a Democrat who was reelected in 2018 for a third term, meaning he won’t be up for a fourth until 2024.
Trump’s endorsement of Vance led to intense backlash from his supporters, with many claiming that the candidate was a ‘never Trumper’ who chaged his tune to pander to the ex-president in order to try and rid his coattails amid falling poll numbers.
A letter penned by 33 Trump delegates in 2016 called on him to reconsider, writing: ‘This endorsement of J.D. Vance is a betrayal to not only your Ohio supporters but Trump supporters across our great nation!’
Thousands of Trump supporters descended on a muddy fairgrounds in Delaware County, Ohio around 3:00 p.m. for the first day of summer-like weather in the area with 85-degree heat and a beaming sun.
The now-common outdoor rally hosted by the former president included the usual food vendors and tents selling pro-Trump and anti-Biden swag, including signs calling the 2020 election a fraudulent, rigged process.
Backlash for Trump’s endorsement of Vance is most strong among supporters of Mandel, who will stump with Republican Texas Senator Ted Cruz next week.
Trump sent out on Saturday afternoon an endorsement for Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRosa, who is running for reelection.
‘I won Ohio big, twice, and Frank is committed to ‘making it easy to vote and impossible to cheat.’ I give Frank LaRose my Complete and Total Endorsement!’ the ex-president sent out from his Save America PAC five hours before he was set to take stage on Delaware County.
Another habitual statement from Trump previewed: ‘Heading to Ohio for a big rally tonight, great crowd. See you there!’
Ahead of speakers taking stage, an ad played on the two jumbotron screens pointed out toward the crowd calling for voters to ‘Save America from RINOs’ by voting out more moderate, anti-Trump Republicans from Congress – like Liz Cheney and Peter Meijer.