President Donald Trump held his first “Keep America Great” rally, since being acquitted in the Senate impeachment trial. The rally took place in Manchester, New Hampshire Monday, on the eve of the Granite State’s Tuesday primary.
The president’s last visit to the state was in August 2019, where the record-breaking attendance at the SMHU arena surpassed the total at a 2001 concert for singer Elton John. “Great news! Tonight, we broke the all-time attendance record previously held by Elton John at #SNHUArena in Manchester, New Hampshire!” Trump tweeted last summer.
During the rally, President Trump told the crowd: “On Tuesday, I delivered my address on the State of the Union,” to which the crowd joyfully cheered.
“And I had somebody behind me who was mumbling terribly. Mumbling! Mumbling, rah, rah, ho, ha,” he continued, as he impersonated House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). “They were mumbling, very distracting.”
As the president was describing the House Speaker “mumbling” behind him during the SOTU, the crowd erupted in a “Lock her up!” chant.
“It’s true,” President Trump confirmed. “It was very distracting. Speaking, and a woman is mumbling terribly behind me– angry. There was a little anger back there. We’re the ones who should be angry, not them. We’re the ones that should be angry, but we proudly declared that we are in the midst of the great American comeback. Our country is stronger today than ever before.” (Continued Below)
The president declared that the day after the State of the Union address, Republicans in the Senate voted to reject the “outrageous partisan impeachment hoax” and issue a “full, complete, absolute, total acquittal,” prompting the audience to go wild with cheers.
“I want to thank our Republican Senators and Republican House members. They were tremendous, the Commander in Chief expressed. “In the House, we won 196 to nothing. And then, we got 3 Democrats. And in the Senate, other than Romney,” he said, which prompted the crowd to boo Senator Mitt] Romney (R-UT).
“We got 52 to nothing. That’s something. And in one case we got 53 to nothing, and I don’t even count that, to be honest,” he added, taking another jab at Romney. (Video Below)
President Trump’s official remarks as the crowd chants “Lock her up” to Speaker Pelosi and boo’s Sen. Romney:
— The Hill (@thehill) February 11, 2020
Here is a moment where Speaker Pelosi appeared to mumble:
Guys – can someone check on Pelosi?
– mumbling to herself
– face contortions
– eyes darting around
– confused head wobbles
She is not well. pic.twitter.com/FM55AdaX9P
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) February 5, 2020
President Trump’s full rally in Manchester, New Hampshire: