Hot night in Sanford: Donald Trump says Democrats hellbent on destroying ‘everything we cherish’

Donald Trump
Kisses for everyone?

If President Donald Trump feels lingering effects from COVID-19, he didn’t show it Monday on his return to the campaign trail as he railed for 60 minutes on a hot Florida night in Sanford, contrasting his perspective with his nightmare vision of America under Democratic control.

Trump, making his first campaign rally appearance since he announced he had COVID-19 on Sept. 2, proclaimed himself cured and immune. He said he felt like wading into a crowd that could have been in the thousands to kiss everyone. As if to prove it, he bellowed as passionately for 60 minutes at the beginning of his Orlando-Sanford International Airport rally, where temperatures were in the high 80s throughout the evening.

Trump had no such kisses in mind for for his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden, whom he variously accused of selling out to radical globalists, of selling out to the radical left, of being incompetent, of being not mentally well, of pushing the most far-left agenda in history, and of, perhaps, being the worst presidential candidate ever.

The President foretold of across-the-board failures of America’s freedom, economy, health care, education, safety, trade, military, national security, and American culture should Biden win. He painted a picture that dismissed any of the claims Biden may have been made, or any of the characterizations others may have offered of the longtime moderate Democrat, by assuring the crowd that Biden had sold out, is inept, and so would not be in control if elected.

“Joe Biden and the Democratic socialists will kill your jobs; dismantle your police departments; dissolve your borders, you know that; release criminal aliens; confiscate your guns — no more 2nd Amendment, get used to it; destroy your suburbs, and drive God from the public square,” Trump said. “That’s what’s going to happen.

“The radical left is hellbent on destroying everything we love and cherish. They’re enraged and unhinged, out of vengeance, that nobody can believe what they’re doing and where they’re going,” he said. “They want to punish the middle class, expunge every last trace of traditional values, and replace the American dream with a socialist nightmare. That’s what it is. They want to turn America into a communist Cuba or socialist Venezuela.”

Yet while Trump repeatedly insisted there was no chance Biden could win, and assured the crowd that he would not only win reelection but win big on Nov. 3, he also repeatedly called on the crowd to vote. His call for people to go vote became a mantra that punctuated nearly every section of his speech, including its conclusion.

While labeling Biden and the Democrats as someone who will destroy America, the President outlined a long list of things he said he has accomplished.

“We launched the first new branch of the U.S. Armed Forces in 75 years, called Space Force,” Trump said. “If I did nothing but that, that’s a big deal. And that’s peanuts. That’s peanuts. We built the greatest economy in history. We cut taxes more than any other President by far in history. We cut regulations, which I think is more important than taxes, which is why businesses are roaring back.

“We’ve done things that nobody else has done, nobody else,” he said. “I also brought back NASA, the greatest space center again, in the world.”

He also cited pulling troops from Afghanistan and Iran, of defeating ISIS in Syria, moving America’s Israel embassy to Jerusalem, forging peace in the Middle East, and being nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. The “fake news,” he bemoaned, refuses to acknowledge his Nobel nomination, even though the media made a big deal out of President Barack Obama winning one. He said he ended a disastrous deal with Cuba, when Biden wants to stand with communists in Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela.

He also said he is nearly done building the border wall, which should be finished in a few months, and said Mexico is paying for it.

At one point the crowd chanted, “We love you!”

Scott Powers

Scott Powers is an Orlando-based political journalist with 30+ years’ experience, mostly at newspapers such as the Orlando Sentinel and the Columbus Dispatch. He covers local, state and federal politics and space news across much of Central Florida. His career earned numerous journalism awards for stories ranging from the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster to presidential elections to misplaced nuclear waste. He and his wife Connie have three grown children. Besides them, he’s into mystery and suspense books and movies, rock, blues, basketball, baseball, writing unpublished novels, and being amused. Email him at [email protected].


  • Sonja Fitch

    October 13, 2020 at 1:20 am

    It was vulgar to watch how out of it Trump is from the steroids! The cult leader Trump is narcissistic and pathetic ! If you are still supporting Trump you deserve the mockery of the worshipping of an “idol”! You are brainwashed and braindead! Good god almighty! Vote Democrat up and down ballot for common decency!

  • James Robert Miles

    October 13, 2020 at 6:47 am

    No, it is Trump who is destroying the American dream with his fascistic, authoritarian B.S.!! VOTE HIM OUT, LOCK JIM UP, DUMP TRUMP 2020. Return America to Democracy!!

  • Ocean Joe

    October 13, 2020 at 7:50 am

    Mr. Trump, when you lose will you leave peacefully or have to be dragged out by your elevator shoes?

    Just asking for 75 million friends….

  • DisplacedCTYankee

    October 13, 2020 at 8:32 am

    Wonderful to see Floriduh Gov DeMAGA ridiculed on national TV for his idiotic part in the Trump Coronavirus Rally tour 2020. I’ve learned from the videos that Gov Ron seems to be as fat at his Dear Leader.

  • Gary Mcintosh

    October 13, 2020 at 10:48 am

    I truly believe Trump is insane.

  • Joe Fatala

    October 13, 2020 at 6:09 pm

    More than TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTEEN THOUSAND AMERICANS DEAD because this scumbag doesn’t care about anything but himself. There has to be a special place in HELL for him.

  • Dick trickle

    October 13, 2020 at 8:08 pm

    Trump is getting my vote …and nothing yall have to say against him will change my decision…but that they are mainly your personal opinions which I respect…however maybe yall should actually research the FACTS BEFORE BASHING HIM….SO TIRED OF THE DEMOCRATS, LIBERALS AND PLAIN OUT IDIOTS. YES THIS IS MY OPINION AND YES I HAVE A RIGHT TO MY OPINION .

  • James Robert Miles

    October 14, 2020 at 7:47 am

    I am so tired of idiots who support Trump based on nothing but their love of fascism. They’re real goal is to destroy America, its freedom and everything it stands for! This election will determine whether this country survives as a free nation or not! God help us!!

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