SARASOTA, Florida (PNN) - July 4, 2021 - President Donald Trump warned at his third “Save America” rally on Saturday night that Amerikans no longer have free speech, describing a powerful system “for media and online censorship” that only presents the Democrat Party’s view of politics, including that Trump is attacking our Republic by discussing election fraud.
“We have a truly sick election system, it’s got to be changed,” the 45th president told tens of thousands of supporters gathered in Robarts Arena in Sarasota, Florida.
“Remember this, I am not the one trying to undermine Amerikan (freedom),” he said in response to the legacy media and Democrat claim. “I am the one trying to save Amerikan (freedom).”
Democrats and Republicans have exchanged barbs since the chaotic 2020 election, which Trump maintains he will not concede, awaiting the results of a complete audit for Arizona’s Maricopa County that has been run independent of the secretary of state’s office. Additional audits are expected to follow in other jurisdictions.
“We can’t let them take away our free speech so we can[‘t] talk about corrupt elections. Otherwise you’ll have… that’s communism. That’s what they do in these communist countries, you have no voice,” Trump warned.
Communist and socialist states like Cuba and Venezuela remain embroiled in repeating cycles of contested elections, with their populations split between recognizing two heads of state, and both sides of politics accusing the other of election fraud.
“Democrats used COVID-19 to cheat. They illegally changed the rules in key states. They stole the votes,” Trump continued.
“They abolished signature verification requirements, created a powerful system for media and online censorship of their opponents, and did everything possible to facilitate fraud just like you would do in a third world country. That’s what happened with this election.”
Trump gave special mention to the Right Side Broadcasting Network (RSBN), which was suspended by YouTube from live-streaming to their channel for a week just hours ahead of the rally. RSBN has carried feeds of Trump’s public appearances since July 2015. Following the suspension, the company migrated to the video platform Rumble to stream Trump’s speech.
The president also mentioned how Left-wing billionaires had funded unsecured drop boxes in the 2020 election. He named Facebook as an example, referring to reports that Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, partly funded a nonprofit that irregularly distributed $350 million to nearly 2,500 election officials in 48 states and the District of Columbia, which could have helped increased voter turnout for Democrats.
Trump, true to the stated mission of his “Save America” campaign office, said he will continue working to help secure support for “Republicans or MAGA” in the upcoming 2022 elections, with the goal of retaking the House and the Senate.
But in order to do so, the 75-year-old said that actions are needed to restore trust and transparency for all Amerikans in the nation’s election systems.