President Donald speaking astatine a rally successful Mesa successful 2018.
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For the archetypal clip since helium mislaid Arizona successful the 2020 wide predetermination and his supporters attacked the U.S. Capitol, erstwhile President Donald Trump is coming backmost to header a rally successful Phoenix.
Turning Point Action, a pro-Trump nonprofit governmental advocacy group, announced today it volition big the erstwhile president astatine the Arizona Federal Theatre successful downtown Phoenix. A spokesperson for Trump confirmed his scheduled attendance astatine the rally, per the Arizona Republic.
Prior to the 2020 election, Trump made predominant visits to Arizona. But helium yet mislaid the authorities to Democratic President Joe Biden by astir 10,000 votes. Since then, helium has continued to dispersed lies that the predetermination was stolen from him, and his allies successful the section Republican party person taken up his conspiracy-riddled cause. Trump besides reportedly tried to telephone a subordinate of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors aft the predetermination arsenic part of a run to unit local officials to overturn Biden's triumph successful the county.
Lately, Trump's been egging on the Arizona predetermination audit, which continues to resistance on. The Phoenix rally, which is titled the "Rally to Protect Our Elections," volition presumably cheer connected Arizona Republicans' ongoing efforts to re-litigate and delegitimize the 2020 election. (Trump has been starting to marque much nationalist appearances, including a caller rally successful Ohio.)
Republicans and Democrats successful the authorities are gearing up for what is bound to beryllium a grueling midterm predetermination cycle successful Arizona successful 2022. Democratic Senator Mark Kelly volition beryllium up for reelection, and a big of different statewide officers, including the governorship, are up for grabs. And with Trump inactive holding a vice-like grip connected the basal of the Republican party, his ongoing beingness successful Arizona authorities could importantly power the prospects of the galore Republican candidates jockeying for power. Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, who is moving for U.S. Senate, has already been criticized by Trump for not doing capable to enactment the ongoing predetermination audit.
In a tweet announcing the rally, Kirk said that Trump was coming to Phoenix for his "first post-presidency rally successful America’s astir important plaything state."
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