WACO, Texas, USA. –
Faced with a possible criminal case against him, Donald Trump took a defiant stance in front of supporters of the state in Waco on Saturday, where he spoke harshly about prosecutors investigating him and his demands for a landmark event in the state. to oppose the forces of law.
With one hand placed over his heart, Trump stood solemnly as the rally began with the song “Justice for All” performed by a group of people who were jailed for an attack on the federal Capitol on January 6, 2011.
Some images of the riot were projected onto huge screens installed at the site, while the national anthem was played and a recording of Trump was heard reciting the Pledge of Allegiance (“Pledge of Allegiance and Service to the Flag of the United States of America”).
The extraordinary display marked the first political move to win the 2024 presidential nomination for Trump, who later gave an indignant speech, describing the investigations against him, including by a New York grand jury, as a political attack against him and his supporters.
“You will be vindicated and you will be proud,” Trump said. “Criminals and villains, who corrupt our justice, will be vanquished, reproached, discredited.”
Trump’s meeting at the airport in Waco is part of an earlier attempt by the president to use a possible criminal case against him as a rallying cry to remain with his supporters as the favor of the Republican nomination in the internal waiting process of the republic has many contending. .
Trump’s political act the day after suggested that the specter of violence is not ruled out if he becomes the first ex-president to face criminal charges in US history.
Trump has pleaded not guilty in the Manhattan investigation, in which actress Hurricane Daniels kept quiet during the 2016 election to avoid speaking publicly about a sexual encounter she said she had with him years earlier. The grand jury is scheduled to meet again on Monday to discuss the case.
Trump said the Manhattan federal prosecutor wanted him “because of something that is not a crime, not a crime, not a relationship of emotion.”