MANCHESTER – Former U.S. President Donald Trump has vowed to “crush” President Joe Biden in the 2024 election, warning that the United States will descend into “anarchy” if the Republican billionaire is not returned to office.
Speaking at a hotel in Manchester, New Hampshire, Trump told a crowd of around 1,500 supporters that “the choice in this election is now between strength or weakness, between success or failure, between safety or anarchy, between peace or conflict, and prosperity or catastrophe.”
“We are living in a catastrophe. With your vote on November 5, 2024, we are going to crush Joe Biden and the White House… at the ballot box, and we are going to settle our unfinished business,” he added.
Trump’s speech came just days after President Biden, 80, announced his intention to seek a second term in 2024, warning that the next election would be a “battle for the soul.”
Despite facing multiple legal challenges, including being sued for battery and defamation in civil proceedings in New York, and having been indicted over a 2016 hush money payment to a porn star in a criminal case, Trump has maintained a consistent lead in Republican primary polling.
Trump has consistently denied all wrongdoing, and in his speech, he angrily denounced the “endless witch hunts” against him.
He also criticized his possible Republican rivals, including Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, whom he described as “crashing and burning.”
Trump’s appearance in New Hampshire was his first since January, and his first since his legal troubles began to multiply.
The speech was wide-ranging, covering topics from claims of fraud in the 2020 election to criticisms of his rivals.
In response to Trump’s vow to defeat him, President Biden’s campaign said in a statement, “The President is focused on leading our country and getting things done for the American people.
“The politics of division and hate have no place in our country, and we will continue to work to bring people together.”