Trump tells crowd at ‘Save America’ rally in Arizona: ‘Americans kneel before God and no one else’

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Former President Donald Trump headlined a rally in Prescott Valley, Arizona on Friday night where he called on voters to support Republican gubernatorial candidates Kari Lake and Blake Masters for the U.S. Senate.

“We will never back down, we will never back down, we will never back down, never,” Trump said at the Findlay Toyota Center. “As long as we are united, the tyrants we stand against don’t stand a chance because we are Americans who kneel before God and no one else.”

He added: “We are only four months away from the most important election in the history of the United States. If we fail to do so, it will be tragic.”

Former President Donald Trump speaks during a ‘Save America’ rally in support of Arizona GOP candidates on July 22, 2022 in Prescott Valley, Arizona.
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The former president also criticized his successor, President Joe Biden, for his handling of the US economy, the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine and his withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, which he called of “the greatest humiliation that our country has ever known”. “

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“Take the five worst presidents put together and it wouldn’t be worse than Biden’s damage,” Trump said, claiming, “Gasoline prices were $1.87 a gallon when I was in office, but now it’s 5, 6, 7 and in some places $8 or $9 a gallon.”

Throughout his remarks, Trump repeatedly teased his entry into the 2024 presidential election – although he made no formal announcement.

“We may have to start over,” he said after discussing his successes in 2016 and his failures in 2020.

“Arizonans are going to fire the radical left Democrats,” he added. “We are going to end the political career of crazy Nancy Pelosi.”

People attend a 'Save America' rally by former President Donald Trump in support of Arizona GOP candidates on July 22, 2022 in Prescott Valley, Arizona.

People attend a ‘Save America’ rally by former President Donald Trump in support of Arizona GOP candidates on July 22, 2022 in Prescott Valley, Arizona.
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“We’ll make America rich again. We’ll make America strong again. We’ll make America proud again. We’ll make America safe again. And we’ll make America great again,” he said. Trump later.

The former president also used the nearby US-Mexico border as the focus of his remarks and accused Democrats of making the border “worse than a Third World country”.

“We believe the killings have reached their highest level ever in the history of the country,” he added, sharing stories of gang members and other migrants who came to the United States and attacked American citizens.

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“Rather than targeting Christians, conservatives and Republicans, Admin Biden should be taking on street gangs,” the Republican said. “The radical left has turned our country into a sanctuary for migrants.”

Trump also targeted the Democratic agenda as a whole, wondering how they could win an election with their “radical” views.

“They don’t believe in God, they don’t believe in oil, they don’t believe in the 2nd Amendment – ​​and they want to win the election? he thinks aloud.

PRESCOTT VALLEY, ARIZONA - July 22: Former President Donald Trump applauds during a 'Save America' rally in support of Arizona GOP candidates on July 22, 2022 in Prescott Valley, Arizona.

PRESCOTT VALLEY, ARIZONA – July 22: Former President Donald Trump applauds during a ‘Save America’ rally in support of Arizona GOP candidates on July 22, 2022 in Prescott Valley, Arizona.
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“Instead of taking guns away from law-abiding Americans, they should be taking them away from career criminals and felons,” he said.

Trump also expressed his support for Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the police.

“Without ICE, we wouldn’t have a country,” he said. “And leave our police officers alone. Let them do their job and give them the respect they deserve. They know what to do and they can solve the problem.”

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The former president also called Lake and Masters onstage, calling him “a true titan of the biz and tech world.”

“We can’t wait for Superman to save us, we have to get involved,” Lake said, encouraging people to vote and run for office.

Turning to Trump, she added, “I believe Superman is coming back and hopefully soon. And when he does, we’ll be with him.”

Former President Donald Trump, left, embraces Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake during a 'Save America' rally in support of Arizona's GOP candidates July 22, 2022 in Prescott Valley, Arizona.

Former President Donald Trump, left, embraces Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake during a ‘Save America’ rally in support of Arizona’s GOP candidates July 22, 2022 in Prescott Valley, Arizona.
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After Trump slammed Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly, D.-AZ, Masters approached the stage and thanked Trump for “saving this country.”

“I knew the Biden and [Vice President Kamala] The Harris ticket would be bad…but I’m shocked at how quickly they delivered this mayhem.”

“Imagine if we were in the sixth year of a Hillary Clinton regime,” he added, as the crowd chanted, “Lock her up.”

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“Trump saved us from that fate and he did so much more. He saved this country and I feel like he’s just getting started,” Masters concluded.

Republican candidate for Senator Blake Masters speaks at a rally

Republican candidate for Senator Blake Masters speaks during a ‘Save America’ rally hosted by former President Donald Trump in support of Arizona’s GOP candidates on July 22, 2022 in Prescott Valley, Arizona. Arizona.
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Trump also voiced his support for Congressman Andy Biggs, Ariz-R, Kelly Ward, Arizona Republican Party Chairwoman, and State Senator Wendy Rodgers.

The former president also recognized special guests in the audience, including David Farnsworth, a former state senator from Arizona; Sheriff Joe Arpaio, whom he called “tough and fair”; Mike Lindell, whom Trump called “the greatest ad buyer in history” and “a great patriot who loves our country”; and Kim Lopez, the widowed wife of Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Rick Lopez, who was shot and killed last month.

Arizona’s primary election is scheduled for August 2.

Former Trump Vice President Mike Pence hosted a competing rally in Arizona in support of Lake’s rival Karrin Taylor Robson.

“Some people want this election to be about the past, but elections are always about the future,” Pence tweeted. “Democrats would love nothing more than Republicans to take their eyes off the ball and focus on the days gone by.”

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