The former President of the United States Donald Trump is on the campaign trail again.
Of course, he's campaigning for Republicans in the Midterms, but it's still a familiar sight for those who still remember the run-up to 2016 and 2020: Trump speaking to fired-up crowds.
This weekend, Trump took to the stage in Ohio to speak before a crowd he claims was huge - and has some thoughts on Truth Social about how he's being treated. Trump has accused the FBI of "ransacking" his residence in Mar-a-Lago, and took some time to mock J.D. Vance. Vance who, by the way, he was there to endorse.
Mar-a-Lago, the Fake News Liars, and All Things on Donald Trump's Mind this Weekend
After Trump left the stage in Ohio, he took the stage on Truth Social for some "truth" bombs.
The former POTUS returned to Mar-a-Lago for the first time since the FBI raid, and was able to take stock of the "damage" done by the DOJ's warrant.
Trump wrote on Truth, "Arrived in Florida last night and had a long and detailed chance to check out the scene of yet another government “crime,” the FBI’s Raid and Break-In of my home, Mar-a-Lago. I guess they don’t think there is a Fourth Amendment anymore, and to them, there isn’t. In any event, after what they have done, the place will never be the same. It was “ransacked,” and in far different condition than the way I left it." Trump added that they didn't even treat his carpets with respect, writing, "Many Agents - And they didn’t even take off their shoes in my bedroom. Nice!!!"
On his way home from the airport to Mar-a-Lago, Floridians lined the road to bid him a welcome home, and Trump took a moment to acknowledge them on Truth; "Thank you to all of the many people who greeted me last night on my way from the Airport to Mar-a-Lago. I will never forget the great people of this Country. MAGA!!!"
But it wasn't just Mar-a-Lago stuck in his craw, and the FPOTUS spared some time to blast the 'fake news media' for their coverage of his weekend rally. Trump wrote, "Check out the pictures (on TRUTH SOCIAL) of the packed arena crowd in Youngstown, Ohio, not to mention the thousands of people outside the arena who couldn’t get in. Other reporters (and me) saw them all, loud and clear. The place was ELECTRIC (more so than electric cars, which don’t have the same 'stamina' as these incredible people)! Despite the obvious FACTS (TRUTH!), the Daily Mail’s obnoxious reporter said the crowd was 'uncharacteristically thin,' WRONG!!! How do you fight this Fake News?"
Donald Trump Embarrassed JD Vance, Even As he Campaigned For Him
The rally Trump refers to was supposed to be a ringing endorsement of Republican candidate J.D. Vance, who's gunning for a Senate seat.
But what it turned into was an embarrassment, one Vance didn't bother sharing to his social media - which is a stark contrast to the time he rallied with Florida Gov Ron DeSantis and gushed about it online.
CNN writes, "At a rally on Saturday night for Ohio GOP Senate nominee J.D. Vance, Trump made sure the crowd knew that Vance was subservient to him -- big time.
'J.D. is kissing my a-- he wants my support so bad,' Trump said.
Trump was reacting to a New York Times story that reported Vance had not actually invited Trump to campaign with him in the state. Instead, Trump's team had simply told Vance that they would be coming to Ohio for a rally."
Trump made the rally entirely about himself, needling Vance a few more times during the rally. Vance has not responded publicly yet to the FPOTUS's humiliating remarks.