Addressing a gathering of Republican volunteers in Las Vegas, Trump spent 40 minutes discussing the border, economy, crime, and trans women in sport.
But he saved his strongest condemnation for the president, declaring that ‘the gloves are off’.
He then went to a UFC match at the T-Mobile arena with Dana White, president of UFC; Roger Stone, veteran Republican operative; and Mel Gibson.
‘We have a corrupt, incompetent leader in the White House,’ said Trump. ‘And I wouldn’t have said this a few weeks ago.’
Donald Trump was accompanied to the UFC fight by Roger Stone and Mel Gibson
Stone and Gibson are seen at the Las Vegas arena
Trump and Dana White are seen walking into the arena together on Saturday night following the former president’s speech in Las Vegas
Trump on Saturday said that Biden was ‘corrupt’ and ‘incompetent’
Trump claimed that the president has ‘taken millions of dollars from other countries like China.’
He added: ‘He’s totally compromised. In history there has never been a scandal like this.’
Trump said that the ‘fake news’ media was covering it up, claiming the president had taken ‘ten million, $200,000, from China’ and
‘millions and millions of dollars from Ukraine.’ He added: ‘These are compromised people.’
Trump used his speech to rail against DeSantis’s track record in Florida. ‘I’m not a big fan of his and he’s highly overrated. He’s highly overrated,’ he said.
‘Remember, he’s the one that wanted to cut Social Security. He’s the one that wanted to raise the minimum wage and he voted on this.
‘This isn’t just and the one thing you have to remember when a politician comes out with an initial plan and then they go into a corner because they’re getting killed because he’s getting killed.
‘Well, he also has no personality – that helps, right.’
Trump, after his speech, attended the UFC 290 event at T-Mobile Arena
Trump talks with UFC president Dana White during UFC 290 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas
The former president stood up as he was cheered by the crowd ahead of the action on Saturday night
Trump is seen arriving for the fight on Saturday night in Las Vegas
Trump supporters are seen on Saturday giving the Pledge of Allegiance before the former president addressed a gathering of Republican volunteers in Las Vegas
Trump lost Nevada in two consecutive presidential campaigns, with Biden winning by almost three percentage points in 2020.
As the Trump campaign turns its attention to the battleground state, the former president on Saturday hinted at this challenge.
‘We have a big job to do. This has been a hard state. I really believe it’s a Republican state,’ Trump said. ‘This is the most important election in the history of our country.’
It comes as Biden was seen on Saturday at the beach near his Delaware home, soaking up the sun with his wife Jill and 22-year-old granddaughter Finnegan.
The president and his family relaxed under a sun lounger, under the watchful eye of their Secret Service detail.
But other beachgoers seemed to pay the presidential entourage little notice, and continued to enjoy the sunny day.
Finnegan’s father, Hunter Biden, 52, was not with the group. Joe and Jill paid $2.74 million for their beachfront home in Rehoboth Beach in 2017.
Meanwhile the Biden administration continues to refuse to address the scandal of cocaine being found in the White House, as well as Hunter’s lovechild.
Joe Biden is seen walking from the beach on Saturday after enjoying a day on the sand
The president is seen enjoying the beach on Saturday with his family
President Joe Biden is pictured at the beach in Delaware on Saturday with his granddaughter Finnegan, 22
The First Family were enjoying the beach as the Secret Service continues its investigation into who brought a bag of cocaine into the White House last week.
The dime-sized bag was discovered on Sunday, while the president and his recovering cocaine-addict son Hunter were at Camp David for the weekend.
The Secret Service are carrying out DNA and fingerprint analysis to try and find out who brought it to the White House grounds.
On Thursday, it was revealed the bag of powder was found near the White House’s West Executive entrance, not the West Wing lobby, as previously stated.
That entrance – which is in the West Wing but on the floor below the lobby – is also a heavily trafficked area, a description White House officials have used as a way to explain their doubts the culprit will be found.
On Friday, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre refused to say whether the Biden family had been officially ruled out, but would not give any details on the investigation.
‘You know, there has been some irresponsible reporting about the family and so I’ve got to call that out here,’ the press secretary said. ‘And I have been very clear.’
The Bidens were at Camp David at the time the cocaine was found. They are seen on July 4, having returned after their weekend away
Senator Ted Cruz on Friday said he did not believe that any of the Biden family were involved in bringing cocaine to the White House, but accused the administration of a cover up
Biden on Saturday put the drama of the White House cocaine behind him and enjoyed the beach time with his family
The president waved as he left the beach
Biden and his family are seen getting in to the waiting motorcade
Biden and his family will be back at the White House after their weekend on the coast
Senator Ted Cruz on Friday accused the White House of a ‘cover up’, which he said was ‘astonishing’.
‘You know, my guess is it probably isn’t Hunter’s,’ said Cruz, speaking on Friday’s episode of his podcast, Verdict.
‘I don’t know that, obviously. We know that Hunter has a drug problem. We know that he has used cocaine and use crack cocaine in the past.
‘But I doubt Hunter Biden is going in the West Wing all that often and going in that entrance all that often.’
The Texas senator speculated that a ‘senior Biden official’ was responsible.
‘I think it is in all likelihood someone who works in the Biden administration, some senior Biden official, which makes the cover-up all that the more astonishing,’ he continued.
He said he was surprised that the Secret Service had not yet found who was responsible.
‘That’s insane,’ he said. ‘And the only reason they would put out a statement saying we will never know who it was, is the same reason why the DOJ and the FBI is engaged in a cover-up of Hunter Biden’s acts of criminality, of Joe Biden’s acts of criminality.
‘Sadly, this administration is more than willing to politicize, look, it would be embarrassing if we discover that a senior White House aide is bringing cocaine into the west wing to do schedule-one, serious drugs in the White House.
‘And so their answer instead is, of course, we’re not going to prosecute it. We’re not going to investigate it. And you know what, we’ll just never know who did it.’
The Bidens are also facing questions over Hunter Biden’s business deals, and whether Joe Biden profited from his son’s schemes.
Hunter Biden was on the board of Ukrainian energy giant Burisma from 2014. At the time, Joe Biden was helping lead the Obama administration’s Ukraine policy. Some U.S. officials raised concerns internally about the business relationship, and Republicans are continuing to investigate the situation.
Hunter Biden also had business ties in China, working once his father was out of the White House with a Chinese businessman whose connections raised eyebrows.
Hunter worked with Ye Jianming, who was deputy secretary for several years in a Chinese military organization that has been called a front for a unit of the People’s Liberation Army responsible for intelligence-gathering and propaganda.
Republicans are also raising questions about Hunter Biden’s plea deal in tax fraud and a gun permit case.
Hunter agreed to plead guilty to federal tax offenses but avoid full prosecution on a separate gun charge – a deal with the Justice Department that likely spares him time behind bars.
The agreement will also avert prosecution on a felony charge of illegally possessing a firearm as a drug user, as long as he adheres to conditions agreed to in court.
Republicans have argued that Hunter was given a ‘sweetheart deal’.
Former President Donald Trump marked the Fourth of July holiday on July 1 with a rally in Pickens, South Carolina
On the actual holiday, former President Donald Trump was active on his Truth Social network, at one point calling President Joe Biden a ‘very dangerous Idiot’
The ex-president also issued a more standard Fourth of July greeting, though encouraged supporters to vote in the next presidential election
Trump’s attack on the Bidens on Saturday echoed his July 4 condemnation.
Trump had marked the nation’s birthday with a large rally in Pickens, South Carolina, and mocked Biden for mistakenly declaring that Russia’s President Vladimir Putin had sent his troop into Iraq.
‘When Biden said that Putin is ‘losing the war in Iraq,’ twice, everybody knew, through confirmation, that we have a confirmed, and very dangerous, Idiot in the White House,’ the former president said.
‘The USA cannot have this go on!’
He also shared a meme with a ‘F*** Biden’ flag.
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