Trump in Georgia | Recap of the “Save America Rally” in commerce

Former President Donald Trump wrapped up his appearance in Commerce, Ga. on Saturday, March 26 with a “Save America Rally” at Banks County Dragway, formerly home of the NHRA Southern Nationals.

Doors opened at 2 p.m. with the program starting at 4 p.m. Trump was scheduled to speak at 7 p.m., according to rally organizers. It appeared around 8:15 p.m. and finished around 9:45 p.m.

Several Republican candidates or current politicians spoke at the event. That includes former Sen. David Perdue, who is campaigning for the governor’s seat, and former Georgia Bulldogs star and current U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker, according to the program’s itinerary.

Other speakers included Representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene, Andrew Clyde and Jody Hice, who is running against Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in a primary in May.

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After about an hour and a half, Trump closed his appearance at the Commerce rally.

One of his last topics centered on trans athletes in sports, a common refrain of the day. He brought up Lia Thomas, the college swimmer who won an NCAA championship in the 500-meter freestyle, and women’s weightlifting, saying trans athletes who compete in women’s sports take away women’s rights.

He pumped his arms as he danced off stage.

After more than an hour of other topics, Trump presented his beliefs on climate change, using the F-word to mock changes in ocean water levels. The crowd cheered for his use of the curse word.

Shortly after, Trump asked the crowd “Do you know what the N-word is?” He was referring to “nuclear” and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “use” of the word.

Trump brought guests back to the stage who had spoken earlier in the day. Among them was UGA football star and Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker, who thanked Trump for his support.

Vernon Jones returned to speak to show Trump the “target on his back”.

Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene also returned to rally support for the vote.

Florida Representative Matt Gaetz also made an appearance to talk about Trump and Greene. He said he would name Trump Speaker of the House if Republicans take over the House.

Trump criticized Joe Biden’s policy regarding the Mexican border and the withdrawal from Afghanistan, as well as his policy regarding Ukraine.

He also said “people are afraid to walk down the street to buy bread” because of gun violence, specifically mentioning Buckhead, an Atlanta suburb.

More than an hour after his scheduled speech, Trump took the stage for his signature Lee Greenwood patriotic anthem.

“We have a big primary coming right here in your state,” Trump said, calling Gov. Brian Kemp a “RINO,” meaning Republican in name only, as he praised Perdue. “We are going to save your state from the RINOs,” Trump said.

At 8 p.m. on Speech “Americans love winners” from the film “Patton”, an epic American biographical war film from 1970, was played for those present. The speech script can be found at americanrhetoric.com.

Trump was scheduled to speak at 7 p.m. At 7:45 p.m., he did not speak.

Former Sen. David Perdue, who is running against Gov. Brian Kemp in Georgia’s gubernatorial primary, wrapped up speakers before Trump arrived. The former president is due to speak at 7 p.m., leaving just over an hour between Perdue and Trump

Herschel Walker, Senate prospect and former Georgia Bulldogs star, received plaudits from the crowd as he took to the stage. Walker echoed Greene’s remarks on gender and sport, saying “we need to get men out of women’s sports first.”

Walker also denounced critical race theory as one of his main topics of discussion.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene touched on a number of recurring themes from previous speakers, but also took time to defend her re-election eligibility after a group of Georgia voters filed a challenge on Thursday saying “she has helped facilitate the riot that disrupted Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election,” according to the Associated Press.

Continued: ‘They hate me’: Marjorie Taylor Greene defends her spot on Georgia ballot at Trump rally

Greene also took aim at Pete Buttigieg, saying he “can take his electric vehicles and his bikes, and he and his husband can stay out of our daughters’ bathrooms.”

She immediately followed up the Buttigieg comments with an attack on trans swimmer Lia Thomas. “We’re going to kick biological men out of women’s sports,” Greene said.

Greene then attacked Governor Stacey Abrams, saying Abrams “thinks she’s President of Earth” and went on to say she’s the “Death Star”, alluding to recent TV appearances by Abrams.

During the first hour of speakers, the themes of electoral integrity and border security emerged. Insurance Commissioner candidate Patrick Witt, Republican commentator Garland Favorito and Attorney General hopeful John Gordon have all taken aim at alleged voter fraud in the 2020 election.

“The big lie is promoted by big liars,” Favorito said.

District 10 congressional candidate Vernon Jones also echoed allegations of voter fraud.

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Former Georgia Representative Doug Collins took the stage and spoke to the crowd about current Sen. Raphael Warnock and gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.

“I don’t want a pro-choice pastor as a senator from Georgia,” Collins said.

“Stacy Abrams… [crowd boos] you weren’t governor three years ago and you won’t be governor.

The first speaker to take the stage is Todd Starnes, a conservative commentator who has appeared on Fox and Friends and Hannity.

Trump’s trip to Commerce is underway as a statement via the ‘Save America’ PAC was emailed saying, “Get ready to leave now. Hearing there are huge crowds at Commerce, Georgia, for our Save America Rally. Make America Great Again!

Attendees were allowed into the hall at 2 p.m. and crowds began to fill the space, which was booked through pre-registration. The following speakers are scheduled to speak during the program, which begins at 4 p.m.

  • David Perdue
  • State Senator Burt Jones
  • Herschel walker
  • Rep. jody hice
  • Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene
  • Representative Andrew Clyde
  • Vernon Jones
  • John Gordon
  • Patrick Witte
  • Tom Homan
  • Todd Starnes

Trump is due to speak at 7 p.m.

As supporters wait for the gates to open at 2 p.m., campaign signs for Senate candidate and former Georgia Bulldogs star Herschel Walker as well as gubernatorial candidate David Perdue were seen around the field. Both Walker and Perdue have been endorsed by Trump and are expected to speak on Saturday.

Trump supporters were already there and queuing from 10 a.m. Doors don’t open until 2 p.m. Vendors surround the area selling Trump t-shirts and other merchandise.

Check back throughout the day for updates.

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