Jun 27, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Trump calls GOP Rep. Gonzalez a "sellout" in return to rally stage

Former US President Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally at the Lorain County Fairgrounds on June 26, 2021 in Wellington, Ohio.

Former President Trump during a rally at the Lorain County Fairgrounds in Wellington, Ohio, on Saturday. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Former President Trump called Rep. Anthony Gonzalez a "grandstanding RINO [Republican in name only]," as he advocated for GOP congressional challenger Max Miller, a former White House aide, at a rally in Wellington, Ohio, Saturday.

The big picture: In his first rally since leaving office, Trump said Gonzalez — one of 10 Republicans who voted to impeach him over January's U.S. Capitol riot — was a "sellout." He spent much of the rally complaining about his election loss and criticizing the Biden administration on policies including immigration. Trump again hinted at a 2024 run.

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