Washington, Sep 3 (EFE).- Former United States president Donald Trump stormed onto the midterm election campaign trail on Saturday in his first outing since the FBI’s search of his Mar-a-Lago mansion, calling his successor an “enemy of the state” and saying he will “not be silenced.”
“The enemy of the state is him and the group that control him,” he said of President Joe Biden at a rally in Pennsylvania where he went to support Mehmet Oz’s candidacy for the Senate and Doug Mastriano for governor in the Nov. 8 elections.
His speech in Wilkes-Barre was focused both on attacking Biden for last week calling Trump and his radical supporters a “a clear and present danger” to democracy, and on promoting his far-right MAGA (Make America Great Again) movement.
“The danger to democracy comes from the radical left, not from the right,” said Trump, who estimated that the mid-term elections will be a referendum on “skyrocketing inflation, ramping crime, soaring murders, crushing gas prices, millions and millions of illegal aliens pouring across our border” and the “corruption and extremism of Joe Biden and the radical Democrat party.”
“The radical Democrats are engaging in a desperate attempt to keep me from returning to the White House where they know I will clean this mess up again. They want to stop us from completing our mission to bring back American values,” he stressed.
Saturday’s appearance was his first rally since his Mar-a-Lago mansion was searched on Aug. 8 by the FBI for classified documents that he took from the White House when he left power.
The complete inventory of what was seized, released on Friday, indicates that, among 11,000 government documents and photographs, 18 were classified as “top secret,” 54 were labeled “secret” and 31 were “confidential.” Of 90 empty folders, 48 of were “classified,” while others indicated that they should be returned.
“The FBI and the Justice Department have become vicious monsters, controlled by radical left scoundrels, lawyers and the media, who tell them what to do,” Trump told the crowd.
“They’re trying to silence me and more importantly, they are trying to silence you. But we will not be silenced,” he added in Pennsylvania, a swing state, where Biden won in the 2020 presidential election and Trump in 2016. EFE