US President Donald Trump attending the 'victory' rally in Valdosta, Georgia (File Photo, Image credit: Financial Times)

Trump holds ‘victory’ rally in Georgia

US President Donald Trump on Saturday held a big rally at Valdosta in Georgia to muster support for two Republican Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler to be scheduled in January. But Trump gave more time to himself and levelled fresh allegations against Democrats. He told the crowd in Valdosta: “They cheated and rigged our presidential election but we’ll still win it.”

In return the crowd chanted: “We love you!” and “Four More Years!”

As many of his supporters and Trump himself dubbed this event as a Victory Rally, it is clear that though the latter has acknowledged defeat otherwise, he is not going to approve it in front of his supporters.

Though Mr. Trump gave some time in praising both Mr. Perdue and Ms. Loeffler—the former for his support of military spending and the latter for her role in combating the Corona Virus–it was not long before he turned to himself and started targeting his rivals. He sees a great design to keep him away from power. But he dropped enough hint that he would be contesting once again in 2024.

Citing his achievements, he mentioned about the battleground state of Georgia as his ‘victory’ despite the fact being that Mr. Biden won the state by more than 12,000 votes.

Speaking about himself and the two Republican Senators in one go, he said: “We can fight for the presidency and fight to elect our two great senators, and we can do it at the same time.”

Anyone who attended the rally and saw the mood of Trump’s supporters got the feel that it was the Republican who won the Presidential election.

Many of the supporters were wearing caps and uniforms emblazoned with Trump’s more than four years old slogan ‘Make America Great Again’.

Incidentally most of the supporters present at the venue were not following social distancing norms and were not even wearing face masks.

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