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Trump says US has been turned into ‘war zone’ since he left office

Former President Donald Trump said the US had become a “cesspool of crime” and a “war zone” during his speech on Tuesday in DC for the first time since leaving office.

Trump believed the country’s law and order condition had worsened since he left the White House in January 2021 following his election loss to Joe Biden.

The former President painted a gruesome picture of the country and blamed Democrats for turning the US into a crime pit. “Our country is now a cesspool of crime. We have blood, death, and suffering on a scale once unthinkable because of the Democrat Party’s effort to destroy and dismantle law enforcement … It has to stop and it has to stop now.”

“Under the Democrat rule, in Democrat-run cities, Democrat-run states, and a Democrat-run federal government, the criminals have been given free rein more than ever before,” he said.

His dark vision of the country was similar to his Republican talking point in which he said that a spike in violent crime in 2020, and a smaller increase in 2021, are the result of liberal policies in US cities.

“We have blood, death and suffering on a scale once unthinkable,” he further explained the current situation. “We live in such a different country for one major reason: There is no more respect for the law and there certainly is no more order,” he added.

Trump reiterated that there has never been a time like this. “Our streets are riddled with needles and soaked with the blood of innocent victims.”

He also repeated the claim that he won the 2020 election. After noting that he ran for President the first time and won, he continued, “I won a second time, did much better a second time. Did a lot better. Did a lot better. Very corrupt.”

Trump said he thought Richard Nixon, who resigned from the presidency in disgrace after abusing his power in office, “always regretted that he didn’t fight.”

Trump’s full speech can be watched here.

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