Donald Trump traveled to Arizona on Saturday to push his "Big Lie" about election fraud against the backdrop of the widely-panned Arizona audit, which began on April 22 and continues to this day.
The event is being hosted by the far-right group Turning Point Action, which is headed by Charlie Kirk.
The event was attended by Republican Reps. Andy Biggs, Paul Gosar and Debbie Lesko.
Before Trump spoke, Arizona state Sen. Michelle Ugenti was booed off stage for perceived insufficient fealty to the former president.
🔴 President Donald Trump Speaks at ‘Rally To Protect Our Elections’ in Phoenix, AZ www.youtube.com
The conspiracy theories promoted by anti-vaccine activists reached a fevered pitch during a Saturday rally.
Conspiracy theorist Kate Shemirani suggested there could be Nurenberg-like trials where doctors and nurses would be hanged for administering the coronavirus vaccines, which promoted one British doctor to alert London's Metropolitan Police Service.
Conspiracy theorist, anti-vaxxer and struck-off nurse Kate Shemirani is here literally threatening NHS doctors with… https://t.co/DDBZRVUX5z— Rachel Clarke (@Rachel Clarke) 1627149046.0
Shayan Sardarizadeh, who covers online disinformation, conspiracy theories and extremism for the BBC, posted a thread documenting the rally:
Speaking at today's anti-vaccine, anti-lockdown rally in London's Trafalgar Square, former nurse Kate Shemirani - w… https://t.co/WUdxDTsKAe— Shayan Sardarizadeh (@Shayan Sardarizadeh) 1627130866.0
German lawyer Reiner Fuellmich says "these vaccinations are experimental gene therapies without any scientific stud… https://t.co/ydV24RUVpu— Shayan Sardarizadeh (@Shayan Sardarizadeh) 1627133924.0
Kate Shemirani says "5G is a direct energy weapon". "In your injections, the hydrogel is a conduit, it has an anten… https://t.co/Qp6X24pfrT— Shayan Sardarizadeh (@Shayan Sardarizadeh) 1627134916.0
Mark Steele says 5G is a "directional weapon system". He says "the street light outside your home" is "the biggest… https://t.co/B0n7slUgU7— Shayan Sardarizadeh (@Shayan Sardarizadeh) 1627136917.0
David Icke's son, Gareth, says: "The best vaccine against Covid-19 is the realisation that's it all bullshit." He a… https://t.co/75K5ssjPsc— Shayan Sardarizadeh (@Shayan Sardarizadeh) 1627140966.0
Vernon Coleman says "once the pathogenic priming gets going in the autumn" people who have had Covid vaccines "will… https://t.co/HRkBLgvS2K— Shayan Sardarizadeh (@Shayan Sardarizadeh) 1627144491.0
Piers Corbyn claims "you're much more likely to die or get ill from the jab that you are from Covid, whatever it ma… https://t.co/NPCA8qR3gI— Shayan Sardarizadeh (@Shayan Sardarizadeh) 1627148013.0
Davie Icke claims "staggering numbers of people worldwide will die from the fake vaccination". "It's the pandemic o… https://t.co/CYRX2T4CE1— Shayan Sardarizadeh (@Shayan Sardarizadeh) 1627157308.0
Arizona state Sen. Michelle Ugenti, who is running in the Republican primary for Secretary of State, received a cold reception at a "Big Lie" rally where Donald Trump is scheduled to speak.
The event, hosted by Turning Point Action, is titled the "Rally to Protect Our Elections."
Mary Jo Pitzl, reporter for The Arizona Republic, described the scene.
"Boos from the #trumprally crowd drown out Michelle Ugenti as she makes her pitch for AZ Secretary of State. 'Listen up!' she says but the crowd ignores here and she cuts her talk short and walks off the stage," Pitzl reported.
KPNX-TV reporter Brahm Resnik also reported on the event.
"Whoaa. GOP Secretary of State candidate Michelle Ugenti is booed off stage at TPUSA rally for Trump. She opposed GOP lawmaker's wish list for election changes," Resnik reported. "FYI Trump base crowd was primed to boo Michelle Ugenti. Wasn't anything she said. Boos rained all over room from start till she bailed out."
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