The second GOP debate took place last night, but if you missed it, you didn’t miss much. The candidates spent the entire debate shouting over each other, making it difficult to hear any substantive discussion. However, one candidate, Donald Trump, chose to skip the debate altogether and hold his own event with UAW members in Michigan.
During his speech, Trump seized the opportunity to go after Joe Biden for corruption. He accused Biden of frequently accepting cash from foreign countries, suggesting that the former vice president has gotten his hands dirty through these dealings. This attack on Biden’s integrity resonated with the crowd.
Not stopping at Biden, Trump also took aim at the FBI. He questioned whether Biden could handle an unannounced raid on his homes, comparing his potential reaction to that of Senator Menendez, who would appear weak in comparison. The crowd responded enthusiastically to this dig at both Biden and the FBI.
Trump did not shy away from reminding the UAW members that Biden’s policies would be detrimental to their livelihoods. He reassured them that he would not allow the American automobile industry to die and expressed his desire for it to thrive. This pledge to protect the industry struck a chord with the UAW members, who understand the importance of their jobs.
Turning his attention to his fellow Republican candidates, Trump dismissed them as mere job candidates. He accused them of being willing to do anything, including seeking positions like Secretary of Something or even Vice President, just to be part of the administration. This assertion garnered laughter and applause from the audience.
Of course, Trump couldn’t resist comparing the size of the crowd at his event to the audience at Biden’s appearance. He proudly claimed that while Biden only had 11 people at his event the previous day, he had thousands of supporters standing outside. This statement further energized the crowd, solidifying their belief in Trump’s popularity and drawing a stark contrast between him and his opponent.
In a final blow to Biden, Trump mocked his perceived frailty. He questioned how it was possible for Biden to consistently struggle finding his way off a stage, suggesting that it was indicative of larger issues. The audience responded with laughter and applause, appreciating Trump’s ability to deliver a well-timed roast.
Overall, Trump’s event with the UAW members proved to be more engaging and impactful than the GOP debate. His attacks on Biden, the FBI, and fellow Republican candidates resonated with the crowd, while his promises to protect the automobile industry and his ability to draw large crowds solidified his position as a formidable candidate. Trump’s speech demonstrated once again why he continues to be a force to be reckoned with in the political arena.