According to Western Journal, former President Donald Trump’s recent rally in Rapid City, South Dakota, captured attention not only for his words but for a brief moment of silence that conveyed a strong message.
In a video clip posted to Rumble, Trump can be heard describing the United States as “the greatest nation in the history of the world.” What followed was 40 seconds of silence as a range of emotions played across Trump’s face while his supporters cheered.
When Trump resumed speaking, he delivered a stark assessment of President Joe Biden’s America, stating, “We are a nation in decline,” and adding, “We are a failing nation, we are a nation that has the highest inflation in 50 years.” These comments resonated with many in attendance at the rally.
During his speech, Trump also mentioned the possibility of a Great Depression, stating, “The fact is we are probably heading into a Great Depression,” and suggesting that it might occur during the remaining months of the Biden administration.
Trump made additional promises during the event, including the commitment to initiate “the largest deportation operation in American history” if elected. He also expressed concerns about the potential for World War III, warning of the devastating consequences of a nuclear war.
South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem endorsed Trump during the rally and praised his past support for the state. She specifically mentioned his visit to Mount Rushmore to celebrate the Fourth of July amid the COVID-19 pandemic, highlighting his dedication to American values and freedom.
Noem also criticized President Biden’s handling of border issues and immigration policies, describing the southern border as a “war zone.” She credited Trump with taking action to address border security, including building a border wall and implementing the “Remain in Mexico” policy.
Overall, Trump’s rally in South Dakota served as a platform for him to address various issues, including the state of the nation, economic concerns, immigration, and international relations. It also showcased his enduring influence within the Republican Party and his continued engagement with political discourse.