Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders formally endorsed former President Donald Trump at a rally in Hialeah, Florida, underscoring her support for the ex-president she once served as White House press secretary. The endorsement was delivered at a rally where Trump addressed the audience for about 45 minutes, criticizing President Joe Biden on multiple fronts, including the economy, the southern border, and international relations. Sanders, expressing pride in endorsing her former boss, emphasized the critical need for Trump’s leadership in the current state of the country.
Trump, taking the stage after Sanders, utilized the opportunity to reiterate his grievances against President Biden, dubbing him “crooked Joe” and accusing him of transforming the United States into “Communist Cuba.” Trump garnered cheers from the crowd, especially the Cuban community in Florida, as he claimed to have done more for Americans who support Cuba during his presidency. The former president also made bold promises, estimating that 15 million immigrants would cross the southern border by the end of Biden’s first term, and pledging to initiate the “largest domestic deportation operation in American history” if re-elected.
Highlighting a recent poll from The New York Times and Sienna College, which showed him leading Biden in five of six swing states, Trump outlined his vision for the future. He emphasized the importance of strong borders, improved education, housing affordability, lower interest rates, a robust military, and enhanced safety and security. Trump portrayed the upcoming election as a decisive moment for the country, asserting that its outcome would determine the very existence of the nation.
The rally’s climax featured the Republican mayor of Hialeah, Esteban Bovo, presenting Trump with a mock road sign designating “President Donald J. Trump Avenue.” Bovo expressed his intention to propose renaming a street after Trump to the city council in the coming week, symbolizing the local support for the former president.