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Trump says Republicans have been targeted by ‘disinformation’

In his second campaign-style rally after his presidency ended in January, Donald Trump raged against New York prosecutors targeting his Trump organization and CFO, who pleaded not guilty this week to a slew of charges criminal related to a multi-year tax fraud investigation.

After his firm’s longtime chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg pleaded not guilty on Thursday in Manhattan criminal court, the former president classified the case as “lack of prosecution” but appeared to acknowledge the charges. against him and his business.

“You haven’t paid tax on the car or a company apartment … you haven’t paid tax or education for your grandchildren,” he said during his rally in Sarasota, Fla. July 3. “Does anyone know the answer to this stuff?” “

The president organized his rally across the state of emergency teams still searching for survivors in the aftermath of a building collapse north of Miami.

Governor Ron DeSantis – a staunch ally of Mr. Trump – did not attend the rally, and governor’s aides have reportedly asked the former president to postpone the event as the tragedy unfolds.

At least 24 people have died and teams are looking for at least 121 people at the Champlain Towers South condominium site in Surfside.

After a brief moment of silence for the victims, Mr Trump – echoing his grim American view of his July 4 remarks at Mount Rushmore in 2020 – listed a series of baseless claims suggesting his supporters are under attack in his apocalyptic vision of the state of the United States: “religious freedom is crushed”, “dissidents are persecuted” and “bloodthirsty criminals” invade American cities.

In rambling remarks lasting more than 90 minutes, the former president rekindled his electoral fraud lies and a “stolen” election narrative that suggested Joe Biden was not the legitimate winner of the 2020 presidential election.

He condemned the president’s immigration policies and the increase in the number of migrants on the US-Mexico border following a crisis point in Mr. Trump’s own administration, and he lambasted the “critical theory of race ”as“ pure and simple racism ”.

Mr Trump also said the president’s infrastructure plan would “wipe out American suburbs” – rekindling his racist fear of plans to remove barriers to racial segregation in suburban housing.

He also claimed, without any apparent awareness, that Republicans have been targeted by “disinformation” which he described without the slightest irony as “if you say it enough and keep saying it… they will start to believe you. “

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