Former President Donald Trump will reiterate to Arizona voters on Friday night that he believes gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake “will be one of the fiercest voices in the country” standing up against President Joe Biden, according to Trump’s prepared remarks provided ahead of his rally at Breitbart News.
Trump will speak after 7:00 p.m. at a campaign rally in Prescott Valley, Arizona.
Trump plans to call out Biden for his lax enforcement of US immigration laws.
“This year alone, right here in Arizona, Border Patrol reported a 732% increase in illegal crossings at your border over the same time in 2020, including more than 19,000 young unaccompanied minors abandoned by coyotes and smugglers without parents or supervision,” Trump will say.
Trump also plans to say that Lake, his choice for governor of Arizona, “will do whatever it takes to protect the people of Arizona.”
“No one understands how to fight fake media and the radical left better than Kari,” Trump will argue. “The media is terrified of Kari because they know that as governor she will be one of the strongest voices in the country against Joe Biden’s Open Borders disaster.”
Trump, he said, will reiterate calls for drug traffickers to get the death penalty.
“If you look at countries around the world, the only ones that don’t have a drug problem are those that institute the death penalty for drug dealers,” Trump will say. “If we want to stop this scourge, it’s time to get tough with the drug dealers, traffickers and narco-terrorist cartels that are stealing millions of lives. And yes, in many cases, drug traffickers should receive the death penalty.
Trump will also praise his U.S. Senate pick, Blake Masters, and criticize Masters’ opponent, Sen. Mark Kelly (D-AZ), for voting in line with Biden’s agenda.
“Mark Kelly is also guilty of the runaway inflation crushing Arizona families – he voted for all of Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi’s crazy socialist spending bills, and he voted to support the war of Biden against American Energy,” Trump will say.
“Blake is a business and tech titan and a brilliant mind who truly supports the MAGA movement and the America First agenda,” Trump will say. “He brings exactly the kind of tenacity, courage and intellectual firepower that we need in the Senate to take our country to the next level.”
“It’s so important to bring patriots like Blake to the Senate. The Senate needs new energy and real courage,” Trump added.
The former president also plans to speak out against Democrats’ control of education through “Marxist educators.”
“One of the first things we will do will be to defend the rights of parents. It is time to finally and completely smash the corrupt education cartel of the radical left,” Trump will say. “Our children are captives to unbalanced Marxist educators who push inappropriate sexual, racial and political material on our children from the earliest possible age.”
Trump will also call on a Republican-controlled Congress to “harshly crack down on Big Pharma for giving out puberty blockers and other dangerous drugs to maim our youth.”
As Trump campaigns for his picks in Arizona, including Lake, Masters, Arizona Attorney General nominee Abe Hamadeh and Arizona Secretary of State nominee Mark Finchem, former Vice President Mike Pence will hold an in-state competing rally on behalf of his gubernatorial pick, Karrin Taylor Robson, Lake’s main challenger in the state’s Republican gubernatorial primary.
Pence will be joined by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey (R), who can no longer run for office due to term limits.