Thousands of Trump fans arrive for Georgia rally as plane with ‘Tax The Rich’ banner flies overhead


Donald Trump’s supporters didn’t take waste time breaking out into ‘F*** you Biden’ chants immediately as they arrived for the former president’s rally in Perry, Georgia.

A crop plane with a banner reading ‘Tax the Rich’ along with President Joe Biden’s slogan ‘Build Back Better’ circled the rally venue at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter on Saturday afternoon.

Hours before the former president’s speech, Georgia Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene and Senate candidate Hershal Walker mingled with attendees.

Trump is coming to the center of the Peach State on Saturday to hold a rally for Walker, who is delivering one of the speeches teeing up the main act.

Georgia is a key swing state that barely went blue in the 2020 presidential election with Joe Biden winning by less than 0.3 per cent by earning 49.47 per cent of the vote to Trump’s 49.24 per cent.

Attendees at Trump’s rally on Saturday, however, believe the former president’s claims that the election was ‘stolen’ and that there was widespread cheating by Democrats through the use of expanded mail-in voting at the height of the coronavirus pandemic.

A crop plane with a banner reading 'Tax the Rich' along with President Joe Biden's slogan 'Build Back Better' circled the rally venue

A crop plane with a banner reading ‘Tax the Rich’ along with President Joe Biden’s slogan ‘Build Back Better’ circled the rally venue

Thousands of Donald Trump supporters arrived at the Georgia rally

Thousands of Donald Trump supporters arrived at the Georgia rally

Thousands of Donald Trump supporters arrived at the Georgia rally

People show their support for former President Donald Trump before the rally

People show their support for former President Donald Trump before the rally

People show their support for former President Donald Trump before the rally

While the hundreds of individual and bleacher seats filled up quickly, thousands more supporters were able to fill in the standing area in the fenced-in field on the 1,100+ acres of land on the Fairgrounds.

The rally comes a few weeks after Trump sent out his official endorsement of Walker in his Senate candidacy.

‘Herschel Walker is a friend, a Patriot, and an outstanding American who is going to be a GREAT United States Senator,’ Trump said in a September 2 statement. ‘He embodies ‘America First’ and the winning spirit of Georgia.’

‘Herschel is tough on Crime and Borders, and he will always stand in support of Law Enforcement, Military, and our Vets. He will fight hard for our Second Amendment and Voter Integrity,’ he added.

‘Herschel Walker will never let you down. He was a great football player and will be an even better U.S. Senator—if that is even possible. He has my Complete and Total Endorsement!’

Thousands of supporters gathered hours before doors opened around 2:00pm.

Outside of the rally venue, vendors set up food and booths supporting various causes and Republican candidates – including for Walker, Secretary of State candidate current Georgia Representative Jody Hice, and State Senator Burt Jones, who is running for Georgia Lieutenant Governor.

Walker is a former professional football player and 1982 Heisman Trophy winner who spent his college career at the University of Georgia and is beloved in the state. He is running in the midterm primary election – with the backing of Trump – to take on Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock in the 2022 elections.

The rally comes a few weeks after Trump sent out his official endorsement of Walker in his Senate candidacy

The rally comes a few weeks after Trump sent out his official endorsement of Walker in his Senate candidacy

The rally comes a few weeks after Trump sent out his official endorsement of Walker in his Senate candidacy

Thousands of supporters gathered hours before doors opened around 2:00pm

Thousands of supporters gathered hours before doors opened around 2:00pm

Thousands of supporters gathered hours before doors opened around 2:00pm

Outside of the rally venue, vendors set up food and booths supporting various causes and Republican candidates

Outside of the rally venue, vendors set up food and booths supporting various causes and Republican candidates

Outside of the rally venue, vendors set up food and booths supporting various causes and Republican candidates

Warnock won a special election in a 2020 runoff with incumbent Kelly Loeffler and just assumed office in January 2021.

In a drawing sent out from Trump’s Save America political action committee ahead of the rally, supporters could enter a raffle to win a football signed by Trump and Walker.

Trump endorsed Hice back in March as he is not running for reelection in the House and instead vying to take on current Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a fellow Republican who has fallen out of favor with Trump when he refused to pursue election fraud claims.

‘Wow, just heard the good news. One of our most outstanding Congressmen, Jody Hice, has announced he is running for Secretary of State in the Great State of Georgia,’ Trump sent out in a statement in March.

‘Jody has been a steadfast fighter for conservative Georgia values and is a staunch ally of the America First agenda. Unlike the current Georgia Secretary of State, Jody leads out front with integrity. I have 100% confidence in Jody to fight for Free, Fair, and Secure Elections in Georgia, in line with our beloved U.S. Constitution.’

He added: ‘Jody will stop the Fraud and get honesty into our Elections! Jody loves the people of Georgia, and has my Complete and Total Endorsement.’

Trump says only ‘a bad call from a doctor’ will stop him from running for president again in 2024

Donald Trump has said that only grave health concerns could prevent him seeking the White House once again in 2024, in another sign that the Republican’s next US presidential bid may be inevitable.

Trump made the remark in a phone interview on Friday night, ahead of his planned rally in Perry, Georgia on Saturday to support his picks in key Republican primary races.

Asked by Real America’s Voice host David Brody what might prevent him from running again, Trump responded: ‘Well, I don’t — I guess a bad call from a doctor or something, right?’

‘Things happen. Through God, they happen,’ he added. ‘But I feel so good.’

 Trump, a hugely polarizing figure who was twice impeached while in office, has made little secret of his ambitions to re-take the White House.

But has avoided declaring his candidacy outright, likely on the principal that it is best to be an official candidate for as short a time as possible.

His grip on the Republican party remains firm, as he hopes to show at Saturday’s rally, where he will back three candidates seeking the party’s nominations. 

Trump vowed that the rally would be ‘epic’ in a fundraising email to supporters this week writing that: ‘Georgia is critical to our efforts to take back the House and Senate in 2022, and then the White House in 2024, which is why this rally is so important to me.’ 



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