Full text of Donald Trump’s campaign rally speech at Rochester, Minnesota on October 30, 2020.
Donald Trump – President, USA
All right. Thank you very much. Thank you very much. Appreciate it.
And hello, Rochester! Great to be with you. Four days from now, we’re going to win the state of Minnesota.
I did not forget you because we were given a very, very hard time by your so-called leaders, but they’re not very good leaders as you found out during the riots. And we’re going to win four more years at our great White House. Thank you.
As you know, there are at least 25,000 people who wanted to be here tonight. We just saw a lot of them. Wanted to pay our respects. They were here for a long time. They waited and waited, and then the governor did bad things.
Your far-left Democrat Attorney General, Keith Ellison, and your Democrat governor tried to shut down our rally, silence the people of Minnesota and take away your freedom and your rights. They thought he would cancel… a word they are very familiar with, cancel. Cancel culture.
But I said, “No way, I will never abandon the people of Minnesota. I will come up. I will come up.”
Thousands and thousands of people over there with cars. We flew over cars that go miles long. What a shame. They waited here for a long time.
I want to thank the thousands of people outside who were barred from entry by radical Democrats. You are American patriots. Thank you very much.
When large numbers of rioters and vandals sacked the city of Minneapolis earlier this year, Keith Ellison did not ask them to submit a permit. He told the throngs of violent demonstrators, “By all means, exercise your first amendment rights.” He said that prior to them ripping down your city.
Keith Ellison sided with flag-burning extremists over law-abiding Americans. He treats you like second class citizens. He believes that the pro-American voters have fewer rights than anti-American demonstrators. Keith Ellison and Joe Biden want to imprison you in your homes while letting anarchists, agitators and vandals roam free as they destroy your cities and states.