In closing pitch to Iowa Republicans, Trump says their votes can help him PUNISH his ENEMIES
Donald Trump encouraged his supporters Sunday to brave frigid temperatures and deliver him a victory in Monday's Iowa caucuses, saying their vote would help bring to Washington the retribution he has promised if he returns to the White House.
At a rally in Indianola, Trump said his supporters could fight back against his political enemies, claiming that the four indictments he faces were driven by politics and renewing his allegations about the 2020 election he lost to Democrat Joe Biden.
"These caucuses are your personal chance to score the ultimate victory over all of the liars, cheaters, thugs, perverts, frauds, crooks, freaks, creeps and other quite nice people," Trump told the audience. "The Washington swamp has done everything in its power to take away your voice. But tomorrow is your time to turn on them and to say and speak your mind and to vote."
According to a voter waiting in line for 30 minutes before he was to see Trump speak:
"I'm here in part out of spite," said the 44-year-old public utility worker who drove 40 miles from Huneston to see Trump. "I can't abandon him. After what they did to him in the last election, and the political persecution he faces, I feel like I owe him this. He's our only option."
He was among more than 100 layered in Carhartt coveralls with hats and hoods pulled down tight to fight off the minus 18-degree Fahrenheit chill. It was a test run for Iowa's caucuses Monday night — and of the devotion Trump said last week would make his supporters "walk on glass" for him.
He took it a step further on Sunday, suggesting casting a vote for him would be worth dying for.
"You can't sit home," Trump said. "If you're sick as a dog, you say 'Darling, I gotta make it.' Even if you vote and then pass away, it's worth it."