President Donald J. Trump delivered a rousing speech in the heartland of America, Erie, PA, which packed out a stadium on a hot summer day. And for all of the drama the left is heaving at him, trying to tie him up in paralyzing legal troubles, Trump hasn’t stop moving ahead toward victory and his supporters have not slowed down in their enthusiasm to support him.
Trump had set the tone, by being seen dancing as he exited his car at the rally, in a great mood:
— CBKNEWS (@CBKNEWS121) July 29, 2023
Hours before the rally, Trump had posted on his Truth social account something that was on his mind:
“WHY DIDN’T THE CORRUPT MARXIST PROSECUTORS BRING THESE RADICAL & UNJUSTIFIED CHARGES AGAINST ME 2.5 YEARS AGO, LONG BEFORE MY PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN HAD BEGUN. NOW DERANGED JACK SMITH WILL PROBABLY BRING ANOTHER CASE, ALONG WITH THE RACIST D.A. IN CRIME RIDDEN ATLANTA, WHO HAS BEEN WAITING FOR THE PERFECT TIME DURING MY CAMPAIGN TO FILE. THIS IS ELECTION INTERFERENCE & PROSECUTORIAL MISCONDUCT! THEY ARE ALL, IN A COORDINATED ATTACK, TRYING TO STEAL ANOTHER ELECTION, BUT WE WON’T LET THEM!!!”
“We have one chance to save America]and that chance is 2024!” Trump said a crowd of thousands on the Keystone Stage inside the Erie Insurance Arena greeted her with massive enthusiasm on Saturday.
Chants of USA! USA! cheered Trump to the stage after the crowd heard from local supporters of the MAGA movement and talked about local politics.
The Trump Rally in Erie, Pennsylvania, kicks off with loud chants of USA. The enthusiasm around Donald Trump is unreal. Americans can’t wait to kick the globalists out of power. pic.twitter.com/Hqa9yWjkvW
— Charles R Downs (@TheCharlesDowns) July 29, 2023
Trump told the crowd that he was taking it easy on the campaign trail now but anticipated that he would be picking up the pace soon, informing the public to be prepared for October, obviously with a focus on getting people out to their primary elections.
The crowd was huge:
LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THIS CROWD FOLKS #TrumpRally Erie, Pennsylvania 🇺🇲
PENNSYLVANIA FOR TRUMP 👇 pic.twitter.com/I4QDKQKbzw
— Chicago1Ray 🇺🇸 (@Chicago1Ray) July 29, 2023
The “art of the Trump rally” got the crowd supercharged and ready to vote in primaries. Trump supporters had withstood rain and wind to stand in line for two days to get good seats for his appearance. Trump has visited the area many times, but reporters on the ground reported alongside numerous people who said that Saturday’s rally for Trump was their first one.
JUST IN: Massive lines form outside Trump Rally in Erie, PA..
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) July 29, 2023
Trump talked about government corruption which got an enthusiastic response, and touched on the disastrously open borders, the energy crisis, and the crisis with law enforcement being disrespected and trashed by a powerful movement to allow criminal activity, looting, and robbing.
Trump touched on school issues, election integrity, and problems with elections- saying he would push for same-day voting after winning.
Trump wrapped it all up with the weaponization of the government.
Trump was well received by the attendees:
President Trump about to take the stage in Erie! pic.twitter.com/QKCkdlqTff
— Gavin Mario Wax 🇺🇸 🗽🍊 (@GavinWax) July 29, 2023
Numerous Trump supporters reported to the media that they were concerned about the prices of household items and the price of gas in the area, which was close to $4.00 a gallon in the Erie area.
Economics was a big issue at the rally:
President Donald Trump: "As your president, I will quickly rebuild the greatest economy in history. We will stop Biden's inflation nightmare. I will end Joe Biden's sick crusade to destroy Pennsylvania energy." pic.twitter.com/2VtdFz11cB
— MAGA War Room (@MAGAIncWarRoom) July 29, 2023
Videos went viral of the dance party atmosphere at the rally:
DANCE PARTY IN ERIE, PA!
MAGA patriots show off the dance moves waiting for Pres. Trump to address the rally tonight 👇 pic.twitter.com/YdfuA0kDYa
— Daniel Baldwin (@baldwin_daniel_) July 29, 2023
RightSide Broadcasting reported on the heated anger of the MAGA Erie crowd about the indictment and reported:
“Trump flamed the captured two-tier system of justice in America on Saturday night in Erie, Pennsylvania, during an electric MAGA rally.
He said, “They want to take away our ELECTION! We’re leading Biden by a lot, and they want to try and demean and hurt us – ALL OF US.”
Trump added, “You know, they’re not indicting ME, they’re indicting YOU. I just happen to be standing in their way.”
"They wanna take away our ELECTION." President Donald J. Trump Says, "They're not indicting me, they're indicting you." pic.twitter.com/6vnmgCA3x5
— RSBN 🇺🇸 (@RSBNetwork) July 29, 2023
Trump’s opponents were discussing the topic of the cost of the left’s lawfare against Trump as they ignored the jubilation of Trump’s supporters.
The Washington Post was pushing its sour grapes against Trump, reporting that donations to Trump were spent on the massive cost of defending Trump from a weaponized government,
Here is the WAPO temper tantrum report:
Save America, the former president’s PAC, is expected to disclose about $40.2 million in legal spending in a filing expected Monday, said the people familiar with the filing, who, like others interviewed, spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss information that has not been made public.
That total is more than any other expense the PAC has incurred during Trump’s 2024 presidential campaign and, according to federal filings from earlier this month, more than Trump’s campaign raised in the second quarter of 2023. It will bring the PAC’s post-presidential legal spending to about $56 million as Trump faces a federal indictment in Florida, state charges in New York, and the prospect of additional criminal indictments in Washington and Fulton County, Ga
Trump’s advisers say the costs of providing lawyers for dozens of people are necessary and will continue mushrooming as investigations continue, trials are scheduled, and the possibility of indictment looms.
While interviewing potential witnesses associated with Trump, prosecutors have raised questions about who is paying for their lawyers and why, people familiar with the inquiries said. Trump advisers told The Washington Post that the PAC, which raises most of its money from small-dollar contributions by Trump supporters across the country, is footing the legal bills for almost anyone drawn into the investigations who request help from the former president and his advisers, the advisers say.
That is a lot of money to be wasted on lawfare- and on what is election interference. Trump addressed that before the Erie rally, too, citing Friday comments by Asa Hutchinson:
“Don’t weak people like “Aida” Hutchinson (Any relationship to one Cassidy Hutchinson, who stated that I became very physical with two tough, strong Secret Service Agents in getting them to turn around the “Beast” on January 6th?) know or understand that the Prosecution of Donald Trump is an Election Interference Hoax, just like Russia, Russia, Russia, or the Fake Dossier, and that he is playing right into Marxists hands when I am leading the R’s by 50 Points and leading Biden BIG!”
But the people were dancing, and the corporate media just doesn’t understand why they are not affected by the attacks on Trump:
Dancing at the Trump rally as the crowd waits for the program to start. pic.twitter.com/pIiA8wBb6z
— aaron navarro (@aaronlarnavarro) July 29, 2023
Some people get it- and always have understood him. Trump had also posted a flashback to a happier time when President Nixon had predicted his ‘win’.
And if the Erie rally is any indication- Trump is setting himself up for his successive big win. That is, if all of his supporters get out and vote.