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Trump’s revenge rally kicks off in Ohio

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Former US President Donald Trump will hold a rally on Saturday in Ohio, his first since his supporters’ deadly attack on the Capitol.

The rally aims to bolster Trump’s  allies, berate his enemies and cement his influence over the Republican Party.

It also marks the start of his public events lashing out at elected Republicans who he views as having crossed him.

He is set to campaign for former White House aide Max Miller, who has launched a primary challenge against Representative Anthony Gonzalez, one of the 10 House Republicans

who voted to impeach Trump on a charge of inciting the January 6 attack on the Capitol that left five dead including a Capitol Police officer.

Trump has vowed to campaign against all 10.

He has also endorsed a challenger to Senator Lisa Murkowski, the only one of the

seven Senate Republicans who voted to convict him in the impeachment trial.

Murkowski is up for re-election in 2022.

The Ohio event, at a fairground in Wellington, about 40 miles (64 km) southwest of Cleveland, will be the first of three public appearances, followed by a trip to the US-Mexico border with Texas Governor Greg Abbott on June 30 and a rally in Sarasota, Florida, on July 3.

 

Olajumoke Adeleke/Reuters

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