Former president Donald Trump held a rally in Nebraska on Sunday where he spoke for almost two hours as he made the case for voters to elect a Republican gubernatorial candidate who is accused of sexually assaulting several women.
Trump appeared in the city of Greenwood, northeast of Lincoln, together with Charles Herbster a local businessman who is now a Nebraska candidate for governor.
But he also accidentally endorsing the wrong Ohio candidate for Senate during his rant.
Former president Donald Trump held a rally in Nebraska on Sunday where he spoke for almost two hours
‘We’ve endorsed Dr.Oz. We’ve endorsed JP right? JD Mandell. He’s doing great.’
Venture capitalist JD Vance is running for a senate seat in Ohio, as is former Ohio State Treasurer Josh Mandel.
The rally, held at the I-80 Speedway, was postponed from Friday when storms forced the event to be called off.
Herbster helped to advise Trump on his agricultural policy when he was in office and also donated to his campaigns.
Trump made the case for voters to elect a Republican gubernatorial candidate, Charles Herbster, who is accused of sexually assaulting several women. He is pictured at Sunday’s rally
Last month, the Nebraska Examiner reported how eight women, including a state senator, accused Herbster of touching them inappropriately as well as groping.
Several women told the paper that Herbster touched them inappropriately as they attended a meet and greet and posed for a photograph.
Republican State Senator Julie Slama, alleged how Herbster reached up her skirt touching her inappropriately and without consent as she walked by him in a crowded ballroom in 2019.
A former aide to a state senator, Elizabeth Todsen, alleged Herbster grabbed her buttocks at the same event.
Before Trump spoke, Herbster took to the stage took a moment to address the allegations suggesting they had come about because the ‘political establishment’ did not want him to win.
‘They are trying to scare me out of this race and it’s not going to happen. We are going to take back Nebraska,’ Herbster said.
Herbster has released a series of television ads denying the accusations.
‘I respect all women, all females across this land,’ Herbster said. ‘The number of calls and text messages and prayers coming in to me has been absolutely overwhelming.’
Herbster’s campaign mirrors a line used by Trump as he promises to ‘make Nebraska great again’.
Trump said Herbster was ‘a very good man.’
The outgoing Republican governor Pete Ricketts has said Herbster would a ‘terrible’ choice and has thrown his weight behind rival candidate University of Nebraska regent Jim Pillen.
The rally also saw the participation of two conservative activists who have continued to falsely claim the 2020 election was rigged and stolen from Trump, MyPillow chief executive Mike Lindell and Republican activist David Bossie.
Trump appeared onstage at the rally for almost two hours and went through a ‘greatest hits’ of talking points.
He spoke freely about the Biden administration’s botched withdrawal from Afghanistan last August while praising his own administration’s delivery of the coronavirus vaccines through Operation Warp Speed.
While speaking about the pandemic Trump he took a moment to mock Chief Medical Advisor Anthony Fauci and his flip-flopping on face masks.
He noted how he did the right thing by supporting Republican governors who decided to keep their states open rather than enforce lockdowns.
He got the crowd chanting ‘Joe’s gotta go’ as he criticized the Biden’s administration’s handling of the war in Ukraine.
‘This could be a very dangerous thing where we have incompetent people running things. I never realized how important being president was until we have someone who goes over to Europe and embarrasses our country.’
‘Joe Biden and the radical left have turned calm into chaos, competence into incompetence, stability into anarchy, prosperity into poverty and security into catastrophe, otherwise they’re doing a fantastic job.
‘The election was rigged and stolen. Such stupid decisions are being made because of it, including the border, including Afghanistan.
‘Our movement must continue to pursue a populist and nationalist economic agenda that puts working families before globalist politicians, that are fools, and corrupt multinational corporations,’ Trump said to cheers at one point.