“These guys better fight for Trump. Because if they’re not, guess what? I’m going to be in your backyard in a couple of months!” Donald Trump Jr. said, suggesting he would support primary campaigns against Republicans who did not side with his father on Wednesday.
The rally itself “should be a message to all the Republicans who have not been willing to actually fight. The people who did nothing to stop the steal,” he said. “This gathering should send a message to them: This isn’t their Republican Party anymore! This is Donald Trump’s Republican Party!”
In a meandering, expletive-filled speech delivered almost entirely in shouts, Donald Trump Jr. thanked the “red-blooded, patriotic Americans” in the crowd “for standing up to the bulls—,” lamented that his personal Instagram account is “being censored to hell right now,” and complained that transgender women have a competitive advantage in all-female sporting events. “No s—!” he said.
Fox News, which had been carrying the remarks live, dropped its feed of the rally after the expletives uttered by the president’s son aired uncensored.
Donald Trump Jr.’s girlfriend, former Fox News personality Kimberly Guilfoyle, also appeared on stage, as did his brother and sister-in-law, Eric and Lara Trump. “We live in the greatest country in the world, and we will never, ever, ever stop fighting,” Eric Trump said, before egging on his wife to pursue a potential Senate bid in North Carolina.
“Our family didn’t get in this fight for just four years. We are in this fight to the bitter end,” added Lara Trump. She later led the crowd in singing “Happy Birthday” for her husband, who turned 37 on Wednesday, and asked him whether there was “any birthday present you would like from the United States of America?”
Eric Trump replied that there was indeed “one birthday present that I want from all the senators and all the congressmen: Have some backbone.