Last updated on October 24th, 2023 at 05:02 am
Donald Trump delivered a speech in Derry, New Hampshire, Rally at the New England Sports Center. Donald Trump drew a controversial parallel between himself and Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate. Trump portrayed himself as a victim of political targeting by federal and state prosecutors, much like Mandela, who was imprisoned for 27 years for his opposition to apartheid.
This appearance comes at a time when Trump is gaining significant traction in both national and state polls. Additionally, former critics like Bobby Jindal are now endorsing Trump, praising his stance on the economy and border security.
Trump’s visit to the Granite State is backed by impressive polling data. According to FiveThirtyEight, Trump is leading with 44% of GOP voters’ support in New Hampshire. Nationwide, he is leading by 45 points among prospective GOP primary voters.
“Trump is showing strong polling numbers both in New Hampshire and nationwide as the GOP primary season approaches,” says a political analyst.
Trump Delivers Remarks in Derry, New Hampshire Rally
When: 3:00 pm ET
Venue: New England Sports Center in Derry, NH
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“I don’t mind being Nelson Mandela because I’m doing it for a reason,” Trump told am amped-up crowd of supporters at a sports complex in Derry, New Hampshire. “We’ve got to save our country from these fascists, these lunatics that we’re dealing with. They’re horrible people and they’re destroying our country.”
Watch: Trump Speech in Derry, NH Oct. 23
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While in New Hampshire to register for its presidential primary, Trump also criticized President Joe Biden’s handling of the Hamas attack on Israel and pledged to construct an Iron Dome-like missile defense system over the U.S. However, the focal point of his speech was the legal challenges he faces, even going so far as to suggest that he might end up in prison like Mandela. The comparison has sparked conversations and debates about the appropriateness and validity of likening his situation to that of the revered South African leader.
Trump was just in New Hampshire two weeks ago for a campaign event in Wolfeboro, where he laid the blame for the attacks on Israel at the feet of President Joe Biden.
Former Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, who was a critic of Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign, has now publicly endorsed him. Jindal recently stated, “I just had a great conversation with President Trump, and I told him that he has my full and complete endorsement to win back the White House and Make America Great Again!”
Jindal praised Trump’s handling of border security, stating, “Trump fought to secure our border, and it was becoming more secure during his tenure.” He also criticized the Biden administration’s border policies, saying they have “resulted in chaos in some of our largest cities and allowed the spread of deadly illegal drugs across the country.”
Jindal also lauded Trump’s international policies, particularly his tough stance on Iran and China. “He cut off taxpayer funding to terrorists supporting Palestinians, and he stood unapologetically with Israel. That’s the clarity of thought and leadership we need right now,” Jindal said.
As Trump prepares to speak in Derry, New Hampshire, today, the political landscape appears to be shifting in his favor. With strong polling numbers and endorsements from former critics, Trump is increasingly becoming a figure to watch as the next election season approaches.