During an Arizona rally, 45th President Donald Trump, alongside Republican Arizona hopefuls Kari Lake and Blake Masters, accused Joe Biden and “his left wing handlers” of turning the United States into a “police state.”
Trump slammed the administration for their legal mistreatment of pro-life activists, and accused them of turning a blind eye to recent left-wing attacks on pro-life centers.
“Before our very eyes, Biden and his left wing handlers are turning America into a police state,” Trump said. “After ignoring violent attacks on pro-life clinics, the Biden administration is rounding up pro life activists.”
“First they arrested the Catholic father of seven that you read about two weeks ago and then this week, they arrested pro-life grandparents with guns drawn. Many people going into this small, but well kept and beautiful, little house. Many people, FBI, going into take a grandmother out of that house,” Trump continued.
The former president noted that the Biden administration is “putting them in jail” for “protesting outside of abortion clinics and charging them with crimes punishable to up to eleven years in prison. Eleven years.”
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“They’re doing this to peaceful patriots in numbers that have never been seen before, and they have the right of free speech. And this is free and really, you could almost say it’s free and silent speech,” Trump explained.
Trump noted that his supporters are being criminally prosecuted en masse, and slammed the Biden administration for apparently weaponizing the state against their political dissidents and rivals to crush the MAGA movement.
“They’re not doing anything wrong. These are incredible people and they’re being treated like terrorists. They’re being treated like drug lords. In fact, I must say, drug lords are treated much better. Nothing happens to them,” the 45th President said.
“Nothing happens to Antifa. Nothing happens to BLM. But look at what happens to patriots. The Democrats are locking up their political opponents, spying on their political rivals, silencing dissent and using the full force of government, law enforcement, and the media to try and crush the greatest movement in the history of America.”