When was US ‘more safe’? Donald Trump tells his supporters


“They have massive nuclear stockpile, possibly as big as anybody, and so we did a great job,” Donald Trump says

Former President Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally at Simpson College on January 14, 2024, in Indianola, Iowa. — AFP

As his legal troubles continue to exacerbate with temperatures reaching freezing levels in Iowa, former President Donald Trump refreshes the memory of his fellow citizens Sunday about the “safety and security” of America when he was in the White House.    

Donald Trump recalled referring to North Korea that the US was “more secure” when he was in power, referring to his personal ties with the leader Kim Jong-Un.

While addressing his supporters during the rally at Indianola, Iowa he said: “Kim Jong-un [is] very smart, very tough, but he liked me and I got along really well with him and we were safe.”

Just hours after his rally in freezing temperatures, North Korea fired a intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) into the East Sea Sunday as its first launch of 2024, according to the South Korean military.

People watch a television screen showing a news broadcast with file footage of a North Korean missile test, at a railway station in Seoul on January 14, 2024. — AFP
People watch a television screen showing a news broadcast with file footage of a North Korean missile test, at a railway station in Seoul on January 14, 2024. — AFP

“We were going to have a war with them. They have a massive nuclear stockpile, possibly as big as anybody, and so we did a great job,” the four-time-indicted said while talking about North Korea.

During his presidency (2017 to 2021) Trump met with Kim Jong-Un three times however, their engagements reached a dead end after there was no breakthrough during the Hanoi summit in February 2019.

Freezing cold in Indianola

The weather condition in the Midwestern part of the US has been freezing as the Republican presidential contenders are bracing to face each other during the party nomination voting in Iowa Monday.

The Grand Old Party (GOP) leaders also warned the citizens to brace for the harsh weather as the falling temperatures forced the Republicans to postpone their rallies.

Supporters of former US President Donald Trump carry Trump placards as they brave the below-zero temperatures to attend a rally in Indianola, Iowa, on January 14, 2024. — AFP
Supporters of former US President Donald Trump carry Trump placards as they brave the below-zero temperatures to attend a rally in Indianola, Iowa, on January 14, 2024. — AFP

Donald Trump also cancelled his Iowa campaigns Friday days ahead of the crucial party nomination voting, choosing televised events instead.

“So brave the weather and go out and save America,” Trump told the more than 500 supporters wearing trademark red baseball hats with heavy coats, ear muffs, and boots packed into the Indianola venue Sunday.

The 77-year-old cancelled his scheduled rallies in Sioux City and Atlantic Saturday.

As the Republicans are set to pick their candidate for the November 2024 elections, Trump was leading the race among other candidates in the polls with Nikki Haley, and Florida governor Ron DeSantis trailing behind.

North Dakota governor and former presidential candidate of 2024, Doug Burgum endorsed Trump Sunday. Florida Senator Marco Rubio — who was defeated by the former president in 2016 — also endorsed the business mogul.

According to the polls, Trump has 48% of support in the conservative, religious state, while DeSantis, slipped to third place, with 16% of support. Haley, however, was jumped to second — cashing DeSantis’ lackluster campaign — 20%.



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