Former president Donald Trump whipped up enthusiasm from Republicans amid a downpour at a rally for Sen Marco Rubio in Miami on Sunday, November 6.
In video of the rally filmed by @dannydeurbina, Trump painted a dark picture of contemporary America. “We’re a nation where free speech is no longer allowed, where crime is rampant and out of control like never before, and where more people died of COVID in 2021 than in 2020,” he said. He said that voters could help “make American great again.”
The speech was given as heavy rain poured down on Trump and the crowd, who cheered and chanted, “USA.”
The rally came two days before the US midterm elections, where Rubio will face off with Democratic challenger Val Demings. Credit: @dannydeurbina via Storyful
DONALD TRUMP: We still think about that we are a nation that no longer has a free and fair press. Fake news is all you get. And we are a nation that loves to be rained upon. Let's go, rain.
Let's stay out here, right? I'm not leaving.
- USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA!
DONALD TRUMP: We're a brave nation. We are a nation where free speech is no longer allowed, where crime is rampant and out of control like never before, and where more people died of COVID in 2021 than in 2020. And we are a nation that is allowing Iran to build a massive nuclear weapon and China to use the trillions of dollars it has taken from us to build a military to rival our own.
And just two years ago, we had Iran and China, Russia, and North Korea in check. And they weren't going to do anything against us, not a thing. Nada.
This is the greatest. This might be the greatest rally we've ever had.
- USA! USA! USA! USA!
DONALD TRUMP: And perhaps most important, we are a nation that is no longer respected or listened to around the world. We are a nation that in many ways has become a joke.
- You're not so bad.
DONALD TRUMP: And we are a nation that is hostile.
- Not this many in our big pool.
DONALD TRUMP: Think of it. Through liberty, freedom, and faith, we are a nation whose economy is collapsing into a cesspool of ruin, whose supply chain is broken, whose stores are not stocked, and whose deliveries are not coming, whose educational system is ranked at the bottom of every single list.
We are a nation where large packs of sadistic criminals and thieves are allowed to go into stores and openly rob them, beat them up, and kill their workers and customers, and leave with armloads of goods but with no retribution, where the authority of our great, great, great police has been taken, where their families and their pensions have been threatened and their lives would be destroyed for the mere mention of the words "law enforcement."
We are a nation where people are allowed to murder, kill, rob, and rape innocent victims, and they have no cash bail, and they are back on the streets and allowed to do whatever they do within hours.
- We love you!
DONALD TRUMP: And it is time to start talking about greatness for our country again. We are one movement, one people, one family, and one glorious nation under God.
So with the incredible help of everyone here today--
- God bless you!
DONALD TRUMP: We will--
- God bless you!
DONALD TRUMP: --make America--
- Freedom for all!
DONALD TRUMP: --make America wealthy again. Make America dry again.
Make America strong again. We will make America proud again.
We have to make America safe again. And we will make America great again. Thank you.