Trump announces South Bronx rally after massive show of support in NJ

Former President Donald J. Trump will hold a rally in New York City, a sign that he plans to make a serious play for votes in the deep blue crime-ridden metropolis.

This week, the presumptive Republican nominee will speak to supporters in the South Bronx, the Trump campaign said on Friday, weeks after the nation’s 45th president was warmly greeted by New Yorkers when he paid a surprise visit to a construction site in Manhattan where he’s currently on trial.

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The rally will take place on Thursday, May 23 at 6 p.m. at Crotona Park in the South Bronx. The campaign has obtained a permit for up to 3,500 people for the event where the former president will “highlight the horrendous effects Crooked Joe Biden’s disastrous presidency has had on our economy,” the Trump campaign announced in a Friday statement.

“New Yorkers have suffered greatly thanks to Biden’s failed policies. With prices in the Empire State up by 17.5 percent since Biden took office, New York families continue to suffer from high inflation on everyday goods. In fact, New Yorkers have spent $7,747 more on transportation, $3,542 more on energy, $3,637 more on food, and $3,921 more on shelter on average since January 2021 due to Bidenflation,” the statement read.

“Both New York City and the state at large have been ravaged by monumental surges in violent crime as a direct result of Biden’s and Democrats’ pro-criminal policies. Murders in New York City are up 23.1 percent from 2019 levels, while felony assault is up 35.4 percent. These upticks are incomprehensible and devastating,” Team Trump added, highlighting Gotham’s spike in violent crime under the leadership if Democrats, particularly in the aftermath of the 2020 death of career criminal and drug addict George Floyd which set off race riots across the nation.

The New York City rally comes after Trump drew a crowd over of 100,000 people to hear him speak at a rally in Wildwood, New Jersey, another blue state that he hopes to flip come November.

While the Big Apple is riddled with left-wing haters, Trump is beloved by many in the city where he made his name, and during a break in the Stormy Daniels “hush money” lawfare case, he recently delivered pizza to NYFD firefighters.

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“The Empire State, a place near to President Trump’s heart, has been decimated by Biden. President Trump will ease the financial pressures placed on households and re-establish law and order in New York! We can Make America Great Again by tackling lawlessness head-on, ceasing the endless flow of illegal immigrants across our southern border, and reversing the detrimental effects of inflation by restoring people’s wealth,” Trump’s campaign said.

“We’re going to run very hard in New York. We have a good chance of winning New York, in my opinion,” the former president told reporters at the courthouse last month.

Chris Donaldson

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