At this moment, Donald Trump is the undisputed head of the Republican party. In order to stay there, though, he has to prove that he remains popular and can get politicians in his party elected.
The former president no longer has access to social media, so the best way for him to prove his efficacy is through his own rallies and rallies connected to him. One of those rallies, featuring former adviser, Michael Flynn, was a total flop.
According to a report from the Salt Lake Tribune, 10,000 were expected, The article reads, “the event did focus on that promise (of ten thousand attendees), but also offered up a large helping of misinformation about COVID-19, vaccines and the 2020 election. And, to top off the fringe political buffet, there were lots of references to the QAnon conspiracy theory.”
The report continues:
“The falsehoods and half-truths flew fast and furious Friday. A favorite target for speakers was the COVID-19 pandemic and any protective measures taken to stop the spread of the virus that has killed more than 720,000 Americans. Other speakers spent time promoting unproven alternative cures for the virus.”
And in regards to the 1/6 insurrection, Bryan Schott writes, “More than a few speakers referred to anything they viewed as the enemy as communist or Marxist. Leigh Dundas, who cheered on the crowd who attacked Congress during the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, warned the crowd that a plot launched by former Soviet Premier Nikita Kruschev to replace the U.S. government with a communist dictatorship was coming to fruition.”
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.