Supporters Salute Trump at Ohio Rally

Former President Donald Trump spoke at a rally to endorse J.D. Vance for US Senate in Youngstown, Ohio, on Saturday, September 17.

Video filmed by rally attendee Connor Marshall shows audience members saluting Trump with their index fingers as he spoke over stirring music.

“We are a nation that allowed Russia to devastate a country — Ukraine — killing hundreds of thousands of people, and it will only get worse. It would never have happened with me as your commander in chief and for four long years it didn’t happen. And China, with Taiwan, is next. We are a nation that has weaponized its law enforcement against the opposing political party like never, ever, before,” Trump said.

Marjorie Taylor Green, Jim Jordan, and J.D. Vance also spoke at the event. Credit: Connor Marshall via Storyful

Video transcript

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DONALD TRUMP: In the world. We are a nation that allowed Russia to devastate a country, Ukraine, killing hundreds of thousands of people, and it will only get worse. It would never have happened with me as your Commander in Chief. And for four long years, it didn't happen. And China, with Taiwan, is next. We are a nation that has weaponized its law enforcement against the opposing political party like never, ever before.

In the world. We are a nation that allowed Russia to devastate a country, Ukraine, killing hundreds of thousands of people, and it will only get worse. It would never have happened with me as your Commander in Chief. And for four long years, it didn't happen. And China, with Taiwan, is next. We are a nation that has weaponized its law enforcement against the opposing political party like never. Ever before.