Trump Draws Massive Crowd In Sweltering Las Vegas Heat For Second Post-Conviction Rally

Despite soaring temperatures reaching 100 degrees, thousands of enthusiastic supporters flocked to Sunset Park in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sunday to attend Donald Trump’s second campaign rally since his conviction in a Manhattan courtroom. The former president, who was found guilty on 34 counts of business fraud in late May, appeared unfazed by the verdict as he addressed the fired-up crowd.

Trump, known for his ability to command an audience’s attention, spoke for over an hour without the aid of notes or a teleprompter, a feat that many supporters noted as a stark contrast to President Joe Biden’s public speaking performances. The former president wasted no time in criticizing the “Biden crime family” and dismissing his own conviction as “bulls–t.”

“We’re going to knock off the Biden crime family. It’s a Biden family of crime, including the fact that they’ve weaponized the Department of Justice like has never happened in this country,” Trump declared. “We’re going to end the weak and failed regime of crooked Joe Biden, the worst president in the history of our country, and we’re going to make America great again.”

Trump also took aim at Biden’s age, mental fitness, and frequent trips to the beaches of Delaware, quipping, “This guy goes to the beach all the time. Somebody thinks he looks good in a bathing suit. I don’t know.” The former president’s slice-and-dice humor resonated with the crowd, who remained energetic despite the sweltering heat.

Recent polls, including one from liberal-leaning CBS News, suggest that Trump’s conviction has had little impact on his popularity, with the former president either tied with or leading Biden in hypothetical matchups. As the 2024 election season heats up, Trump’s ability to draw massive crowds and fire up his base remains a formidable asset in his bid to reclaim the White House.