Former President Donald Trump returned to the battleground of Michigan, imploring his supporters at a rally Saturday night to help Republicans win back Congress and end a liberal agenda he said was targeting children with racially and sexually charged values.
"The American people will not sit idly by and allow our children to be indoctrinated, segregated, and mutilated by the lunatic left," the 45th president told a capacity crowd of 5,000 inside an arena in Washington, Mich. Thousands more waited outside the arena in the cold.
"The stakes of this year's midterm elections could not be higher," he added. "I don't think we've ever had a time in our country where we felt so low, so dejected. What's going on is absolutely unacceptable."
As he often does, Trump assailed President Joe Biden for showing weak leadership on the world stage and allowing America's adversaries like Iran, Russia and China to dictate the course of history. World leaders "disrespect and scorn" America, he said.
"Historians will record this period of history as a catastrophic low point, and a stain upon our once great reputation," he said. He also took a shot at Biden's age, stamina and mental acuity, using it as a rally cry to support Trump-backed candidates in Michigan like Matt DePerno and John James in Michigan.
"While there may be nothing we can do to stop Joe Biden's mental and physical decline, with your vote this November we can stop our country's decline, and we can make America Great Again," Trump said.
He encouraged his supporters to press every candidate on whether they will support the entire Trump slate of candidates. “If they won’t give you that assurance, don’t give them your vote,” he implored.
Trump also warned America's border was "being invaded" by historic waves of illegal aliens, which are only expected to get larger now that Biden has lifted the Title 42 health restrictions against asylum seekers.
"We're being invaded by millions and millions of people – many of them are criminals who should not be allowed into our country," he said. "We're going to be paying a price and a very big one long into the future."