(CNSNews.com) – Cheers and chants of “USA! USA!” greeted former President Donald Trump as he spoke to friends, family and all Americans who tuned in last night to hear his reaction to a legal case that even his detractors describe as flimsy.
In what was essentially a campaign rally, the declared presidential candidate discussed the many ways Democrats have tried to undermine him with their “fraudulent investigations”; he called out his political enemies by name, including his latest nemesis, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg; he derided other, ongoing investigations into his activities; and he warned that “our country is going to hell” under President Joe Biden.
Notably, CNN cut away from the speech about 23 minutes into it as Trump described “where we are as a nation.”
MSNBC refused to air the Trump speech, because, as Rachel Maddow put it, it was “basically a campaign speech in which he is repeating his same lies and allegations against his perceived enemies.”
Trump noted that “overall crime in New York was up 30 percent last year, much more than that the year before, with felony assaults, robberies and burglaries all up by massive, massive numbers — not the same place that I know; not the same place that you know.
“And this is where we are right now. I have a Trump-hating judge. With a Trump-hating wife and family. Whose daughter worked for Kamala Harris….”
‘There is no case’
“So here we are now,” Trump said, referring to his arraignment, where he pleaded not guilty to 34 felony counts of falsifying business records relating to a nondisclosure agreement and payment to a porn star in 2016.
“It’s where we were today. In a city that was so gracious four or five years ago. But now we’re there — spent time there today as you possibly read.
“With a local failed district attorney charging a former president of the United States for the first time in history on a basis that every single pundit and legal analyst said there is no case. There’s no case. They kept saying there’s no case. Virtually everyone.
“But it’s far worse than that, because he knew there was no case. That’s why last week he delayed for a month and then immediately took that back, and threw this ridiculous indictment together, came out today.
“Everybody said, this is not really an indictment. There’s nothing here. My lawyers came to me, and they said there’s nothing here. They’re not even saying what you did.
“The criminal is the district attorney, because he illegally leaked massive amounts of grand jury information for which he should be prosecuted. Or at a minimum, he should resign. And Alvin Bragg’s wife confirmed a report that claimed her husband has Trump nailed on felonies. She has since locked down her Twitter account….”
Trump said some of the threats made by prosecutors against people who work for him — efforts to get them to testify against Trump — are “right out of the old Soviet Union.”
“This is where we are as a nation,” Trump said.
“Who would have thought, they can’t beat us at the ballot box, so they try and beat us through the law. That’s the country in which we live.
“However, right now the USA is a mess. Our economy is crashing. Inflation is out of control.
“Russia has joined with China, can you believe that? Saudi Arabia has joined with Iran. China, Russia, Iran and North Korea have formed together as a menacing and destructive coalition. Would have never happened if I were your president, would never have happened.
“Nor would Russia attacking Ukraine have happened. All of those lives would be saved. All of those beautiful cities would be standing. Our currency is crashing and will soon no longer –“
Here, CNN’s Anderson Cooper cut in, turning to a panel of Trump haters for their predictable opinions of Trump reprising “pretty much every grievance,” as Cooper put it.
This is what the CNN audience missed in the final two minutes of Trump’s speech:
“Our currency is crashing and will soon no longer be the world standard, which will be our greatest defeat, frankly, in 200 years. There will be no defeat like that. That will take us away from being even a great power.
“If you took the five worst presidents in the history of the United States and added them up, they would not have done near the destruction to our country as Joe Biden and the Biden administration have done.
“Incredibly, we are now a failing nation. We are a nation in decline. And now these radical left lunatics want to interfere with our elections by using law enforcement. We can’t let that happen.
“With all of this being said, and with a very dark cloud over our beloved country, I have no doubt, nevertheless, that we will make America great again. Thank you very much. God bless you, and God bless America. Thank you very much, everybody. Thank you.”
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