Trump suffers teleprompter trauma at Ohio rally

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Former President Trump at a rally in Ohio on March 16, 2024.
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  • Former President Donald Trump struggled to read a teleprompter at a rally in Ohio on Saturday.
  • His free speech was sometimes difficult to follow.
  • Trump had been drumming up support for Bernie Moreno’s candidacy in the Ohio Senate primary on Tuesday.

On Saturday afternoon, Donald Trump experienced some dubious moments with his teleprompter on a windswept airfield outside Dayton, Ohio.

Although it was intended to garner support for Bernie Moreno In the state Senate primary, which is fast approaching on Tuesday, Trump spent much of his time criticizing President Joe Biden and the Democrats who defeated him in 2020.

As teleprompters were seen visibly flapping in the 35 mile per hour wind, Trump complained, “Don’t pay these fools!” referring to those who had created them.

As he struggled to understand his speech and adjusted the teleprompters, he joked: ‘I think Joe Biden put them in!’

Although he later commented how brilliant it was “to have a president who doesn’t need a teleprompter”, his subsequent free speech was sometimes difficult to follow.

Trump has often done word errors involving former President Obama told the modest-sized rally in Ohio, that Joe Biden had once successfully defeated Obama in an election. It was not clear what he meant.

Trump said: “You know what’s interesting? Joe Biden beat Barack Hussein Obama, has anyone heard of him? In every swing state, Biden beat Obama, but in every other state he got killed.”

Retelling his now well-known anti-immigration story “The Serpent,” Trump had difficulty pronouncing the word “bite.”

A ‘bloodbath’ for the United States if Trump loses

Elsewhere in his speech, Trump said that if he doesn’t win in November, it would be a “bloodbath” for the United States.

“Now, if I’m not elected, it will be a bloodbath. That won’t matter,” Trump said. “It’s going to be a bloodbath for the country.”

Although it is unclear exactly what the former president meant, the comments came as part of a complaint about the country’s auto industry. He then told the crowd that China would not be able to sell any imported vehicles to the United States if it won.

Moreno and Trump

Trump’s latest rally comes three days before Tuesday’s Republican Senate primary, when Moreno will face Sen. Matt Dolan and Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose.

Moreno, a wealthy Cleveland businessman who was once a strong critic of Trump, endorsed Marco Rubio in the 2016 Republican primary. In 2021, NBC reported that Moreno had previously referred to Trump as a “maniac” and a “party-invading lunatic” in leaked emails.

However, this weekend in Ohio, Moreno praised Trump as a “great American” and criticized Republicans who had criticized Trump.

“I’m so sick and tired of Republicans saying, ‘I support President Trump’s policies, but I don’t like that man,'” he said, joining Trump on stage.

Trump also dismissed Democratic accusations against Moreno, saying, “Right now he’s getting very harsh Democratic fake treatment. And we’re not going to stand for it.”

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