Donald Trump let loose on his Democratic opponents in his first campaign rally since his impeachment trial began, telling his supporters to 'get rid of the clowns.'
The president wasted no time going after Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren in his remarks at a rally in Wildwood, N.J., where he welcomed Jeff Van Drew, the congressman who left the Democratic Party during the impeachment inquiry, to the Republican Party.
'Get out and vote Republican. Get rid of these clowns,' Trump told the crowd, who repeatedly cheered 'USA, USA, USA.'
Trump had strong words for the impeachment trial, railing against 'demented hoaxes, crazy witch hunts, and deranged partisan crusades' that he claimed Congressional Democrats are 'obsessed' with.
Donald Trump let loose on his Democratic opponents in his first campaign rally since his impeachment trial began
President Trump welcomed new Republican Congressman Jeff Van Drew to the stage
Supporters of President Trump on the New Jersey boardwalk
There were protesters at Trump's rally in Wildwood, N.J.
He bragged about his accomplishments, including the USMCA trade deal he will sign on Wednesday at the White House and the killing of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani, and blasted Democrats in return.
'Washington Democrats like crazy Bernie Sanders and nervous Nancy Pelosi, they opposed our action to save American lives. They opposed it. They opposed it,' he said.
Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle objected to the lack of information the administration gave Congress about the attack they claimed Soleimani was planning. Additionally Pelosi helped pass Trump's trade deal in the House last month.
Trump also went off on 'Pocahontas' as he calls Elizabeth Warren. He compared the size of his campaign rallies to hers.
'She had 10,000 people in central park, I said what's the big deal?,' he said, claiming he had 175,000 people sign up for his rally.
'We just had 175,000 people sign up,' he said. The Wildwoods Convention Center has a capacity of 7,000. There were local reports of large crowds outside but no number has been reported.
The president also claimed he could have filled up the Meadowlands Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey, which has a capacity of 19,000.
'We could have filled up the Meadowlands Arena two or three times. Maybe we will during the summer,' he said.
The president got in a hit at his predecessor, referring to Barack Hussein Obama when he spoke about household income. Detractors pointed to Obama's last name as proof of a conspiracy theory Obama was born overseas and is a Muslim.
Trump, in his remarks, claimed voters were leaving the Democratic Party in droves
Protesters outside Trump's rally in New Jersey
Laura Hess, 37, of Ridley Park, PA, wears a massive Make America Great Again hat at Trump's rally
President Trump rallies New Jersey voters ahead of the 2020 election
He also claimed voters are leaving the Democratic Party in droves.
'Voters are making a mass exodus from that party and we are welcoming them to the Republican Party with wide open arms,' he said.
He welcomed Congressman Jeff Van Drew to the stage. Van Drew changed to the Republican Party during the impeachment process.
'Jeff, he had the guts to defy the left-wing fanatics in his own party and to stand tall in defense of our constitution, our freedom, and democracy itself,' Trump said.