During his first campaign stops in South Carolina and New Hampshire on Saturday, Donald Trump attacked President Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, American foreign policy, and undocumented immigrants.
Trump positioned himself as the Republican in the strongest position to win the nomination and defeat Biden. He is seeking to become the first president elected to non-consecutive terms since Grover Cleveland.
Trump told a crowd gathered at the South Carolina state House, “The 2024 election is our one shot to preserve our country, and we need a leader who is ready to accomplish that on day one.” “We require a president who can successfully confront the entire system.”
Ron DeSantis, the undisputed No. 2 choice of GOP voters at this early juncture, has behind Trump in a number of recent polls by 19 points or more. However, there are indications that Trump’s support is dwindling in several regions of the nation: According to a University of New Hampshire poll issued this week, DeSantis has a 42 percent to 30 percent edge against Trump. After the Iowa caucuses, the nation’s first primary is often held in New Hampshire.
Republican leaders, including Gov. Henry McMaster, Sen. Lindsey Graham, and Rep. Joe Wilson, encircled Trump while he was in South Carolina.
In the nearly identical dueling addresses on Saturday, Trump painted a dismal picture of America under Biden and claimed to reverse inflation, secure the U.S.-Mexico border, and strengthen America’s place as a superpower.
Joe Biden, according to Donald Trump, “has taken us to the verge of World War III by cowardice and ineptitude.” “In case anyone is unaware, we are on the verge of World War III. As president, I’ll use my power to restore peace.”
He asserted that if he were elected president, a peace agreement to cease Russia’s invasion of Ukraine would be “negotiated within 24 hours” and referred to Biden’s failed American withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2021 as “the lowest day in the history of our country.”
He reiterated his 2015 claim that Mexico is sending “killers,” “murderers,” and “rapists” to the U.S., blaming Biden for border crossings and drug-related deaths.
“They are sending rapists, murders, and other violent criminals. We cannot allow this to happen because they are sending terrorists or terrorists are arriving on their own “Added Trump.
Trump also pledged to stop federal financing for institutions that don’t share his views on education and to empower parents to directly pick public school principals at a time when conservative activists are attempting to rewrite school curricula.
At both stops, Trump singled out Hunter Biden, the president’s son, for mockery and seemed to attribute his adult child’s issues to the elder Biden.
When does the father become upset, acting as though having the child isn’t going well for him or her? In New Hampshire, Trump posed a rhetorical question.
The campaign appearances on Saturday come after a pause since Trump launched his campaign in November at his Florida club, Mar-a-Lago. If re-elected, he promised to make significant changes to American immigration, economic, and energy policies.
He answered, “We’ll turn it around, and we’ll turn it around quickly.