Typically, former President Donald Trump creates headlines for his remarks at one of his boisterous rallies.
This time, it was the silence that spoke volumes.
In a brief video posted to Rumble on Saturday, President Trump is heard referring to the United States as “the greatest nation in the history of the world.”
Then, there is a 40-second pause as Trump’s visage displays a range of emotions and his supporters applaud.
When Trump spoke again, it was to provide a summary of America under President Joe Biden: “We are a nation in decline.”
“We are a failing nation, we are a nation that has the highest inflation in 50 years,” Trump said at the rally in Rapid City, South Dakota.
Numerous individuals commented on this portion of Trump’s speech.
🚨WATCH: President Trump gets emotional talking about the deliberate destruction of America.
He knows this is a war for our country.
— Monica Crowley (@MonicaCrowley) September 9, 2023
Donald Trump gets emotional when describing how Joe Biden is destroying our country. Trump wants all Americans to prosper and he wants peace not war yet the marxist democrats and RINOs want to take him out. This should tell you to vote Trump 2024. pic.twitter.com/AwzuwoHWTS
— Gunnar Nordqvist (@GunnarNordqvist) September 10, 2023
I got emotional watching President Trump get emotional. Unlike fake DeSantis, who only pretends to care about people for his own political gain, President Trump truly loves America and the people. This is why America loves him! #Trump2024pic.twitter.com/YS0uyL6yYC
— 🇺🇸 Just Some Lady🤷♀️ (@justsomelady_) September 9, 2023
“The fact is we are probably heading into a Great Depression,” Trump said, according to Reuters. “The only question is whether or not it will be during the remaining months of the Biden administration. If it’s going to happen, let it happen then.”
During his comments, Trump said if elected he would “immediately commence the largest deportation operation in American history,” according to the Rapid City Journal.
”I’m the only candidate who can make this promise — I will prevent World War III,” he said. “If you have World War III, it will be a nuclear war … This would be levels of destruction that nobody’s ever contemplated or thought of.”
South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem endorsed Trump during the event. According to Reuters, Noem has been mentioned as a potential choice for Trump’s campaign mate.
According to Dakota News Now, Noem noted in her speech that Trump had been there for South Dakota, particularly when he spoke at Mount Rushmore to commemorate the Fourth of July during the coronavirus pandemic.
“Three years ago, during some of our country’s darkest days in recent history, South Dakota inspired the nation by daring to boldly celebrate our God-given Freedom. While leaders across the world used fear to manipulate, lie, and control people, we chose a different path.
“On July 3rd, we gathered at this nation’s greatest monument and invited the world’s strongest leader to join us. And President Donald J. Trump showed up. President Trump showed up, like he always does for the American people. And he has shown up again here tonight!” she said.
“I was at the southern border just two weeks ago. Make no mistake, it is a war zone, and President Biden’s policies are inhumane. He is ignoring our federal laws, perpetuating drug and human trafficking, and undermining our national security,” Noem said.
“The only person in this presidential race who will fix the situation is President Trump. He started building and funded the wall. He instituted the ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy. And it worked. He supports our allies, such as Israel and Taiwan, and understands that a strong America brings a safer world,” she said.