‘If 45 wants to be 47, America will lift him up’: Texas GOP embraces Trump at massive rally

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President Donald Trump has again teased a potential 2024 presidential run, this time with the help of the entire Texas Republican Party.

The former president appeared Saturday evening at a rally in Conroe, a small community just outside Houston, alongside the Texas GOP’s most powerful figures, including Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, Attorney General Ken Paxton and Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller.

All four had nothing but effusive praise for him.

“Donald J. Trump loves the great state of Texas and Texans love Donald J. Trump,” Gov. Abbott said.

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Miller meanwhile “touted himself as the first statewide official to endorse Trump for 2024 and said Republican candidates everywhere should be asked about it, suggesting it will reveal ‘who the real patriots are,'” according to the The Texas Tribune.

Patrick saved the best for last, saying, “I don’t know what’s happening in 2024, but I have a feeling if 45 wants to be 47, America will lift him up again,” before introducing the former president as the “45th and soon-to-be 47th president of the United States.”

Trump for his part continues to abstain from confirming whether or not he intends to run in 2024. He has, however, repeatedly teased a run, as he did again Saturday.

“In 2024, we are going to take back that beautiful, beautiful house that happens to be white, that is so magnificent, and that we all love. We are going to take back the White House,” he said.

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“We are going to start by ending Nancy Pelosi’s political career once and for all. And then, we’re going to kick the Biden crime family out of the White House in 2024!” he added.

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He again teased a potential run while speaking about the unfair treatment that he believes the Jan. 6th Capitol rioters have endured.

“If I run and I win, we will treat those people from January 6 fairly. We will treat them fairly, and if it requires pardons, we will give them pardons because they are being treated so unfairly,” he said.

“This hasn’t happened to all of the other atrocities that took place recently. Nothing like this has happened. What that ‘unselect’ committee is doing and what the people are doing that are running those prisons, it’s a disgrace.”

By other atrocities, he likely meant the year-long Black Lives Matter riots that were condoned and celebrated by the entire establishment left, including congressional Democrats, the establishment media and even the current president.

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Speaking of which, the former president spent much of the rally shining a spotlight on the ramifications of the current administration’s policies and priorities.

“Everyone in Washington is obsessing over how to protect Ukraine’s border, but the most important border in the world right now for us is not Ukraine’s. It’s America’s border. The first duty of the American president is to defend the American border,” he said.

“Before our leaders talk about other countries, they need to stop the invasion of this country. It’s being invaded by people who should not be allowed. … And before Joe Biden sends any troops to defend a border in Eastern Europe, he should be sending troops to defend our border right here in Texas. … Illegal aliens are pouring in by the millions and millions.”

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Also present at the son was the president’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., a man whom many in the GOP base would like to see eventually succeed his father.

In addition to taking direct shots at the current president, Trump Jr. also went after Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg over his paternity leave fiasco.

“If you’re a male kindergarten teacher and you take paternity leave, I think that’s wonderful I couldn’t care less. If you’re the secretary of transportation, you get your ass to work. It’s not that hard of a concept. When millions, tens of millions, hundreds of millions of people depend on you, you show up,” he said.

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See more footage from the rally below:

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