President emeritus Donald J. Trump will hold a rally in Arizona in January; a political action committee called Save America that is affiliated with the 45th president announced Thursday. The rally will be the former president’s first since he appeared at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines in October.
Mr. Trump is touting 2022 as his comeback year, which will be his first rally for the new year. The stakes are stacked sky-high in this election year for Republicans in general and Mr. Trump in particular as he is being hailed as ‘more than the leader of the Republican party, but the pioneer of a revolution in America.’
- 1 Venue and schedule
- 1.1 ‘There will be a lot of great speakers’ –Lindell.
- 1.2 Mike Lindell is slated to be Arizona rally’s ‘pre-show hype man.’
- 1.3 Lindell’s speech will probably be ‘a message of hope.’
- 1.4 Kari Lake is a confirmed attendee of the Arizona rally
- 1.5 Trump’s last visit to Arizona was melancholic.
- 1.6 Arizona was the locus of ‘the big lie’ propaganda of 2020
- 1.7 Trump’s rally to coincide with a rally by Martin Luther King’s family
Venue and schedule
Trump will address the rally at 7 p.m. on Jan. 15 at Florence, Arizona’s Country Thunder music festival grounds.
Trump’s rally at the Country Thunder Festival Grounds in Florence will take place nine days after he is set to hold a news conference at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida on January 6—the first anniversary of the insurrection by his supporters at the Capitol—where he is expected to continue to falsely claim he lost the last election due to widespread voter fraud.
‘There will be a lot of great speakers’ –Lindell.
While the official guest list is not yet confirmed, there will be a ‘lot of great speakers,” says Mike Lindell.
“There’s a lot of great speakers. They were crammed in,” Lindell was quoted saying. “They said there’s gonna be 30,000 people. I say there’s gonna be 60 to 70,000. It’s gonna be huge.”
Mike Lindell is slated to be Arizona rally’s ‘pre-show hype man.’
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell said he’s slated to be one of the opening acts at former President Donald Trump’s January 15 rally.
“I will be speaking in the pre-rally,” Lindell said. Lindell announced the Wednesday evening edition of “The Lindell Report,” a nightly broadcast on his website, Frank Speech.
Speaking to Insider on Wednesday night, Lindell said he was initially planning to get tickets to the Trump rally like “everyone else,” but decided to approach Trump’s team to see if he could get on stage to say a few words and give a “short message of hope.”
Insider has reached out to Trump’s team to confirm that Lindell will be speaking at the January 15 event.
Lindell’s speech will probably be ‘a message of hope.’
“Most of my speeches are, you know, evangelical. I’m gonna speak out and probably give people a message of hope. I expect a huge, huge crowd,” Lindell said.
Lindell added that he had approached the Trump team and asked for a slot to give a speech.
“I’m speaking at an event (in Arizona) the day before, so it lined up pretty well. I asked his event team if there’s a possibility for a few minutes to speak, and they let me know this week that I have a few minutes,” Lindell said.
“I’ve been to probably 30, 40 rallies,” Lindell added. “Usually I just go there and take pictures, meet people, and talk to the media.”
The pillow executive added that he wasn’t sure what he would say at the rally because he “doesn’t plan anything.”
Kari Lake is a confirmed attendee of the Arizona rally
While Lindell’s address at the Arizona rally is yet to be confirmed, Kari Lake, one of several Republican candidates for governor in Arizona, announced her attendance for the upcoming rally on Twitter. The former president endorsed her in late September.
Lake’s official declaration of attendance on Twitter reads as follows:
“President Trump is coming to Florence, Arizona, on Jan 15 for a Rally. There’s a state prison in Florence…
LIKE if you think the 2020 Arizona elections were Corrupt.
RETWEET if you want those responsible to be held accountable.”
Trump’s last visit to Arizona was melancholic.
A melancholic two-hour rally hosted by Turning Point Action in Phoenix comprised Trump’s last visit to Arizona on July 24. He reiterated his false claim that he lost the Grand Canyon State to Joe Biden due to massive voting fraud. He came to the state seven times in 2020 before the election.
Arizona was the locus of ‘the big lie’ propaganda of 2020
Trump and his supporters have considered Arizona a key focal point of the “big lie” narrative being pushed by Republicans that the 2020 election was rigged in favor of President Joe Biden.
In September, the audit found that Biden still won the state of Arizona by roughly 10,500 votes, but Trump had received fewer votes than the original count.
Trump’s rally to coincide with a rally by Martin Luther King’s family
Trump’s rally is not the only political action Arizona will see that Saturday. Arizona is also scheduled to host another rally on Jan. 15, which will ensure that the vote is accessible to all eligible participants by Martin Luther King’s family.
The date marks what would have been Martin Luther King Jr.’s 93rd birthday, and Martin Luther King III, the son of the slain civil rights leader, is coming to Phoenix with members of his immediate family to rally Congress to pass national voting standards.
You can watch the Arizona rally live here.