Former President Donald Trump decried his Thursday indictment by the Justice Department during a campaign-style rally in Georgia Saturday afternoon and pledged that if re-elected, he would end what he described as the “weaponization” of federal law enforcement against certain political figures.
“Our law enforcement has become weaponized at a level never seen before,” Trump, who is currently the front-runner in the race for the GOP presidential nomination, told the Georgia Republican convention in Columbus. “The stakes of this election could not be more stark: Either we have a deep state, or we have a democracy.
“We’re gonna have one or the other, and we’re right at the tipping point. Right now, we’re way leaning toward deep state, but deep state isn’t strong enough. It’s really a communist country and a Marxist country. Deep state’s not strong enough. Deep state, that was a nice term compared to what we’re doing,” he added.
“Either the communists destroy America, or we destroy the communists,” he added.
Trump is scheduled to make his initial appearance in federal court on Tuesday in Miami. He faces charges alongside his personal aide, Walt Nauta, who is accused by prosecutors of transferring boxes from a storage room to Trump’s residence for his review. Nauta is also alleged to have provided false information to investigators regarding this movement of boxes, Newsmax reported.
During his speech, Trump also called on Republicans to fight back against the “the globalists.”
“We stand up to the Marxists,” Trump said. “We stand up to the RINOs, communists, and environmental extremists. We stand up to the open borders fanatics, the radical left Democrats, their lawless partisan prosecutors, and the fake news media.”
Then, on Election Day, which is Nov. 5, 2024, “we are going to stand up to the corrupt political establishment, we are going to evict a totally corrupt Joe Biden from the White House, and I’m going to finish the job that we started … I will never yield. I will never be deterred. I will never stop.”
However, he cautioned, “In the end, they’re not coming after me. They’re coming after you — and I’m just standing in their way.”
Trump went on to level accusations against the Biden administration and the Department of Justice, claiming that the indictment filed against him concerning the documents stored at his properties amounted to election interference.
“Who the hell would vote for them with the policies that they have of open borders and no voter ID?” Trump said.
“Can you imagine if it was the other way around?” Trump said. “They spied on my campaign and we caught them. They forge false evidence to get illegal surveillance warrants.The FBI offered $1 million for a fictitious dossier written by a foreign spy. To try to frame me for it.”
And now, he said, “They’re trying to do it again.”
“These people don’t stop, and they’re bad, and we have to get rid of them,” Trump said. “We have to get rid of them ourselves.”
Trump also told the attendees that Democrats are not just after him, but rather they are out to destroy the GOP.
“If it’s somebody else, that person will not be able to withstand the fire,” Trump said. “If it’s not me, you know it’ll be somebody else … that fire doesn’t stop just with me. That fire is going to go on against any conservative, any Republican, anybody other than them. Because they want the power. They actually want to destroy our country. I believe that because there could be no other reason.”
“The Marxist left is once again using the same corrupt DOJ and the same corrupt FBI, and the attorney general and the local district attorneys to interfere in our elections at a level that our country and other countries have never seen before,” said Trump. “These criminals cannot be rewarded. They must be defeated.”