US President Donald Trump holds up his fist as he leaves the stage on the finish of a rally to help Republican Senate candidates at Valdosta Regional Airport in Valdosta, Georgia on December 5, 2020. – President Donald Trump ventures out of Washington on Saturday for his first political look since his election defeat to Joe Biden, campaigning in Georgia the place two run-off races will determine the destiny of the US Senate. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP).
Donald Trump launched into one other litany of baseless claims that the US presidential election was stolen from him at his first post-poll rally on Saturday, telling the gang he would nonetheless find yourself successful.
“We’re winning this election,” Trump stated on the rally in Valdosta, Georgia, including later that “we will still win it.”
“It’s rigged. It’s a fixed deal,” he stated of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.
Despite surging instances of Covid-19 nationwide, few masks could possibly be seen on the rally and lots of within the crowd weren’t abiding by social-distancing measures.
Trump was joined by first girl Melania Trump, who gave a brief speech earlier than the president’s.
The former actuality present star was campaigning in Georgia on behalf of two Republican Senate candidates going through a massively necessary runoff on January 5.
The runoff races will determine which occasion controls the US Senate, and Trump continued his fear-mongering about rival Democrats.
“The voters of Georgia will determine which party runs every committee, writes every piece of legislation, controls every single taxpayer dollar,” he stated.
“Very simply, you will decide whether your children will grow up in a socialist country or whether they will grow up in a free country.”
There had been issues from some Republicans over whether or not Trump’s persevering with claims of fraud would drive down voter turnout amongst Republicans within the upcoming election, making his look considerably of a bet.
Trump made clear he was neither able to concede to Biden nor hand over on his baseless claims of fraud dismissed by an extended line of courts.
Biden received Georgia by slightly below 12,000 votes, turning into the primary Democratic presidential candidate since Bill Clinton in 1992 to win the Republican stronghold.