Donald Trump had a public therapy session disguised as a campaign rally on Saturday night.
The former leader of the free world listed his numerous grievances, pushed ridiculous conspiracy theories, lied about his record in office, and complained about his perceived enemies during a long-winded speech in Ohio.
Trump painted a dystopian picture of Joe Biden's administration, which he argued is destroying America.
TRUMP: "After just five months the Biden administration is already a complete and total catastrophe. I told you."… https://t.co/k7Vn0979br— Newsmax (@Newsmax) 1624752411.0
"We will take back the House and we will take back the Senate and we will take back America and we will do it soon," Trump promised.
Trump's speech was loaded with red meat for his base, but short on facts.
"Didn't they send out 38 million ballots in California?" Trump asked, even though the actual number was 21 million, but he suggested a true counting of the blue state might show that he won.
Trump repeated his debunked delusions about the 2020 election, which he complained that he had been winning before all the votes were counted.
The former reality TV star even accused President Biden of violating his oath of office.
Here’s a blurry Trump accusing Biden of violating his oath https://t.co/aUeY50GKHv— Acyn (@Acyn) 1624753134.0
Trump whined about "woke generals" in the armed forces, saying he prefers "real generals." In fact, he even complained about his own staff.
"We had great people working for me, and we had some real losers too," Trump admitted.
Trump supporters chanted "CNN sucks" as he complained about the press.
And Trump said China owes America "trillions and trillions" of dollars in "reparations" and he falsely claimed that Lafayette Square was not cleared for his photo-op.
Trump also went on a bizarre rant imaging what Hillary Clinton might be thinking if she were ignorant enough to believe his "Big Lie" about election fraud.
TRUMP: “@HillaryClinton is the single most unhappy person in the United States.” CROWD: “LOCK HER UP! LOCK HER UP!… https://t.co/hQX59UJPVl— Steven Cheung (@Steven Cheung) 1624756387.0
The former commander-in-chief also lashed out at the Pentagon.
"The military brass have become weak and ineffective leaders and our enemies are watching and they're laughing," he charged.
Many of Trump's comments were indecipherable for those who are deeply plugged into right-wing media, but Trump assumed his supporters were up-to-date on Fox News conspiracy theories.
More than one-hour into his speech, Trump praised disgraced MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell and the crowd gave Lindell a standing ovation.
Through it all, Trump kept returning to his lies about the 2020 election, which was decisively won by Joe Biden. But Trump just keep pushing the "Big Lie"
"I am ashamed of our Supreme Court," Trump said. "I am ashamed."
"If you win Ohio and if you Florida, you win," Trump argued, despite the two states only having 47 Electoral Votes combined, while 270 are needed to win.
"This was the crime of the century and this was the scam of the century," Trump lied to his supporters. "They used COVID in order to cheat. They used COVID in order to rig the election and in order to steal the election — they used COVID. That's as simple as it gets."
Here is some of what people were saying about Trump's speech, which lasted more than 90 minutes:
This could be the first Trump rally since January 4 that doesn't end in an angry mob storming the legislative seat… https://t.co/ATtsCI2c0t— Anthony Zurcher (@Anthony Zurcher) 1624755350.0
Wishing the best of luck to the FBI agents staking out tonight’s Trump Rally. 👀 https://t.co/xwxFBpEFmK— The Lincoln Project (@The Lincoln Project) 1624749229.0
Carrying Trump's speech tonight live -- C-SPAN Newsmax TV One America News Network Fox News is airing Life Libert… https://t.co/8cZs4X8VRF— Medium Buying (@Medium Buying) 1624752360.0
ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Fox, MSNBC and Fox “News” aren’t airing trump’s hate rally.— Scott Dworkin (@Scott Dworkin) 1624752898.0
Everything with Trump is still about who likes him and who doesn’t.— Stuart Rothenberg (@Stuart Rothenberg) 1624754630.0
So far Donald Trump's 'Save America' tour speech in Ohio is a almost a clone of his CPAC speech from a few months a… https://t.co/2QqHLLLGOW— Joe Lynam (@Joe Lynam) 1624752689.0
Trump: “You have to know what took place in 2020 before you can vote in 2022 and 2024.” Trump’s midterm strategy a… https://t.co/iHvl3tfsiZ— Will Steakin (@Will Steakin) 1624756932.0
Who ordered the dementia-dressed word salad with extra superlatives and a side of incomprehensible drivel? https://t.co/jpzSeK58p3— Angry Staffer (@Angry Staffer) 1624754532.0
Trump’s speech? “Murders, rapes, rioting, looting, stolen elections happening everywhere, all the time, nonstop in… https://t.co/ieBCbAO1n7— Joe Walsh (@Joe Walsh) 1624752974.0
Watching this rally is such a grotesquerie. Trump is just so off-the-rails absurd, but he was more than willing to… https://t.co/Bxcx6OhOau— Jared Yates Sexton (@Jared Yates Sexton) 1624755429.0
"I'm not the one trying to undermine American democracy, I'm the one trying to save American democracy," says the e… https://t.co/kwRzIvjwCZ— j.d. durkin (@j.d. durkin) 1624756886.0
Hello from Wellington, OH at a Trump rally where Pam here tells me, “Jesus Christ would have to come down and tell… https://t.co/Uxn5iApztG— Kadia Goba (@Kadia Goba) 1624737811.0
Trump keeps complaining about the "fake news" and pointing to the media but as far as I can tell, the only channels… https://t.co/uEZ03mlEQ6— Sarah Rumpf (@Sarah Rumpf) 1624755230.0
At the Trump rally in northeast OH where My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell is being treated like a rock star. Chants of “M… https://t.co/Y0uOTbVRRS— Meridith McGraw (@Meridith McGraw) 1624743218.0
trump is still advocating for hydroxychloroquine, which he didn't use when he got covid.— hasanabi (@hasanabi) 1624755260.0
This type of ridiculous, breathless media hyperbole is part of what brought Trump to power. There were more people… https://t.co/TYN8XNysTB— Leah McElrath 🏳️🌈 (@Leah McElrath 🏳️🌈) 1624754754.0