The accounts of former US President Donald Trump were suspended on social media; But he is still influential among Republicans, and this evening, Saturday, he will deliver his first public speech in months, in light of his desire to return to the White House in the 2024 elections.
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The places for reservations were closed after selling about 1,250 tickets, according to the organizers of the rally, which will be organized in Greenville (southwest of the United States), which is much less than the thousands who attended his famous electoral rallies; But anticipation remains high in his first speech since February.
Although he has not officially announced the matter, the 74-year-old billionaire appears willing to run again in November 2024.
Trump remains widely popular with Republican voters, and is far from silent, despite his social media ban.
The former president considers himself a kingmaker, and distributes in daily press releases his electoral support to his party’s candidates, as well as his harsh criticism of his opponents.
Despite the violent attack on the Capitol by supporters on January 6, and his baseless allegations of massive electoral fraud during the November 2020 presidential election, few Republicans dared break with him.
The main reason for this is that many of them still see him as a valuable asset for the “mid-term” parliamentary election campaign in November 2022, during which Republicans hope to regain a majority in Congress.
As a result, Trump continues to wield influence unprecedented for any US president defeated after one term in the White House.
In the coming months, Trump may return to organizing the large electoral rallies that appeal to him.
The contents of the expected speech
Many Republicans consider the “mid-term” campaign message to be focused on criticizing the policies pursued by his Democratic successor, Joe Biden.
But Donald Trump appears unwilling to give up on his theory, which has been refuted by the courts that the 2020 election was stolen from him, and will undoubtedly return to the subject on Saturday night.
He is also expected to criticize White House medical adviser Anthony Fauci and the Biden administration, according to the New York Times.
Although it has been about 5 months since he left the position and settled in his golf club in Bedminster, the billionaire has not yet admitted his defeat, and believes that he is inevitably returning to the White House.
Trump to Zuckerberg: I won’t invite you to dinner at the White House
On Friday, he made a statement saying that “the next time” he was in the White House, he would not invite Facebook President Mark Zuckerberg to dinner, after he suspended his account on the social network for two years.
The former president will not be able to return to Facebook until the “risks to the safety of the public” have receded, according to what the platform announced, which temporarily excluded him on January 7 against the background of his statements before storming the Capitol.
Facebook’s decision is unprecedented, and Trump considered it an “insult” to more than 74 million voters who voted for him in November 2020, knowing that Biden received 81 million votes.
The House of Representatives accuses the former president of “inciting rebellion” in the bloody attack on the Capitol, and the Senate acquitted him in February after a second impeachment trial due to the lack of enough supportive Republican votes.