If you thought that Trump rallies would be a thing of the past now he’s lost the election, you’d be very wrong. 

Trump managed to get out of the White House and stretch his legs with a rally in Georgia last night. The rally wasn’t officially a Trump rally – it was in support of Republican Senate candidates Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue. Georgia’s senate run-off in January will decide which party controls the Senate. 

If both Loeffler and Perdue lose their seats, Republicans will lose control of the Senate. This is important because winning control of the White House, Senate and House of Representatives would enable Democrats to make more seismic legislative changes. Obviously Republicans don’t want this to happen, but Democrats do.

Georgia was a crucial state in November’s general election. After a recount, Joe Biden was declared the winner, flipping the state for the first time in decades. This was largely credited to Democrat Stacey Abrams’s efforts to register Black Georgians to vote.

So with Trump on the ground in the battleground state, after weeks of saying the election was rigged, it’s clear Republicans mean business. He even brought Melania along too to address the largely mask-less crowd.

Thankfully Vox’s Aaron Rupar catalogued everything Trump said, so here’s a roundup:

1. “We won Georgia”

Trump kicked off his speech by lying to his supporters that he won the state of Georgia. When, in reality, two counts declared Biden the winner by 13,000 votes.

2. Trump almost admitted that he lost

He came very, very close to conceding that Biden beat him, but swiftly backtracked.

3. Trump says he’s won the war over Christmas that doesn’t exist.

Trump has long had an obsession with the fact that Americans are apparently not allowed to say “Merry Christmas” anymore. When a) this isn’t true and b) Americans have long said “Happy Holidays”.

4. He speaks lies about the vaccine.

Trump tries, just for a second, to sound sympathetic towards Covid-19 victims. He then begins rambling about the vaccine and claims that “a lot” of people are already vaccinated despite the fact that this isn’t the case.

5. Trump attacks the governor of Georgia

Despite still insisting the general election was rigged, Trump urges his supporters to vote for the Republican senate candidates, before launching a stinging attack on Georgia governor Brian Kemp.

6. Trump makes bizarre accusations against the Democrats

The president accused Democrats of wanting to "go into a communistic form of government".

7. He said he’ll be going to the Supreme Court “very shortly”

Trump insisted the Supreme Court will help him overturn the election result despite losing over 40 election-related legal challenges so far.

8. Trump still can’t get his head around the fact that he lost

Widespread mail-in voting saw millions more Americans vote in 2020. And Trump still can’t get over the fact that he still lost despite 74 million Americans voting for him.

9. Trump complains that he never gets to go on vacation

This is the same president who spent one in five days of 2019 at the golf course and who spends millions in taxpayer funds visiting his own resorts.

10. Trump blasts Georgia’s governor again

Trump says that Kemp, who has defended the integrity of Georgia’s election, will “never win” another election if he doesn’t intervene in the state’s certification process.

11. Trump bizarrely claims Democrats don’t like guns and prefer knives

Trump said Democrats prefer knives because they want to “cut people up”.

12. Trump says Democrats will put 24 “radical” justices on the Supreme Court

This is coming from the person who put worryingly anti-choice and anti marriage equality judge Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court.

13. Trump claims he won in Wisconsin

Trump lost Wisconsin and we all, apart from him, seem to know it. He also said he won the entire election, which is another lie.

14. “If i lost, I’d be a very gracious loser”

Trump says that if he lost, he’d retire in Florida and “take it easy”.

15. Trump makes sinister BLM admission

The president said if he could “do it again” he would send the military in to deal with Black Lives Matter protesters .

16. “I like cucumbers”

Trump told the crowd: “Blueberries, peppers, squash and cucumbers. Who does cucumbers around here?”

“Because I like cucumbers. I’m the only one. I like cucumbers.”

17. Trump says “we’re all victims”

Trump insists “every one” of his supporters is a victim.

Whew, what a ride. We don’t know when Trump’s next rally will be, but if one thing’s for sure, he’s still got a lot to say.

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