During his speech, he said that he would retire using his "Crooked Hillary" moniker for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and talked about what he saw as failures of the Biden Administration. After his remarks, the former president took a few questions from the audience. This was his first public campaign event in New Hampshire, which was slated to hold the first GOP presidential primary in 2024, since he announced his campaign shortly after the 2022 midterms.
In New York, the woman who accused Donald Trump of raping her decades ago sat on the stand for a second day. In Washington, former Vice President Mike Pence testified before a federal grand jury, part of the special counsel investigation into the former president's efforts to overturn the 2020 election.
But in Manchester, hundreds of miles away, those legal troubles were far from the focus as Trump spent more than an hour on Thursday riling up his faithful over the economy, international trade tariffs and his newly nicknamed adversary —"Crooked Joe" Biden — in a key early state ahead of next year's presidential election.