Former President Donald Trump told a crowd of Republicans on Saturday that his political opponents are “afraid of all of us.”
Trump spoke at a rally in Casper, Wyoming, where he is campaigning for Republican Harriet Hageman, who is challenging incumbent Liz Cheney in the state’s primary.
“They are afraid of all of us,” Trump said. “They are afraid of our values. They are afraid of our love for our country. They are afraid of our patriotism.”
Trump also criticized Cheney, who voted to impeach him after the January 6 attack on the Capitol.
“Liz Cheney is a disgrace to Wyoming,” Trump said. “She is a disgrace to the Republican Party. And she is a disgrace to our country.”
The rally in Casper was Trump’s first in Wyoming since he left office in January 2021. It was also his first rally since he was indicted by a grand jury in Georgia on charges of election fraud.
Trump’s speech was met with cheers from the crowd, but it also drew some boos. Some attendees expressed concern about Trump’s legal troubles, while others said they were still loyal to him.
“I’m still with him,” said one attendee, who declined to give his name. “I think he’s the best president we’ve ever had.”
Another attendee, who also declined to give his name, said he was concerned about Trump’s legal troubles, but he still supported him.
“I think he’s a great leader,” he said. “I think he’s done a lot for this country.”
It remains to be seen whether Trump’s rally in Casper will help Hageman win the Republican primary. However, it is clear that Trump still has a strong following among Republicans in Wyoming.
Here are some additional details about Trump’s speech:
- Trump spoke for about an hour.
- He criticized Cheney and other Republicans who have criticized him.
- He praised Hageman and said she would be a “great” congresswoman.
- He told the crowd that he would be back in Wyoming soon.
What does this mean for the Republican Party?
Trump’s speech in Casper is a reminder of his continued influence over the Republican Party. He remains a popular figure among many Republicans, and he is likely to continue to play a role in the party’s future.
However, Trump’s legal troubles could also damage the Republican Party. If he is convicted of the charges against him, it could hurt the party’s chances in the 2022 midterm elections.
Only time will tell how Trump’s speech in Casper will affect the Republican Party. However, it is clear that he is still a major force in the party, and his actions will continue to be closely watched.