(CNSNews.com) - Former President Donald Trump spent much of his time in Iowa Saturday night blasting "Joe Biden and the radical left" who have "brought our nation to the brink of ruin," he said:
After just nine months under Biden, violent criminals and bloodthirsty gangs are taking over our streets. Illegal aliens and deadly drug cartels are taking over our borders. Inflation is taking over our economy. China is taking over our jobs. The Taliban has taken over Afghanistan. Lunatic leftists are taking over our schools, and radical socialists are taking over our country. And we're not going to let that happen.
While many pundits and politicians argue about the cost of the Democrats' $3.5-trillion "human" infrastructure package, Trump delved into the content. Point by point, he slammed the Democrats' urgent push to enact their pet social policies without a single Republican vote.
"Practically every single Democrat has endorsed this deranged legislation, and that is why they have to be voted out of office next November," said the man who was president, wants to still be president and may just run again, although he hasn't yet announced his candidacy.
Here are excerpts of Trump's argument against the transformation that leftists seek:
-- "This monstrosity's a bill to end America as we know it...it's a socialist transformation bill. It's an open borders bill. It's an American energy destruction bill."
-- "It's an illegal, race-based discrimination bill. It is a corrupt elections bill...it's a bankrupt Medicare bill, they will bankrupt that and Social Security. It is a naked power grab by the likes of Biden and Pelosi and Kamala Harris."
-- "Biden's socialist bill also includes mass amnesty and free college...for illegal aliens; it includes a blowout increase in chain migration and eliminates caps on green cards for foreign workers."
-- "The Democrat bill will also admit every foreign national previously denied under my national security travel ban...We really don't want people in our country who are going to blow up our cities, if you don't mind...They're having enough time with crime on Fifth Avenue right now, in Chicago and lots of other places."
-- "It will include funding for unlimited numbers of unvetted Afghan nationals to be brought to America and given free welfare and government benefits courtesy of you, the people of Iowa and the American taxpayer. Congratulations, I'm sure you're thrilled about it."
-- "Their bill includes giant new taxes and fees on American oil. And especially on American gas production that will kill countless oil and gas jobs, devastating workers in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Oklahoma, North Dakota and many, many other states. Gas prices and inflation have already skyrocketed."
-- "The Democrat bill imposes a new energy tax on methane, which is projected to increase your energy costs by hundreds of dollars per year."
--"The bill abolishes the Hyde Amendment, forcing taxpayers to fund the far-left extreme abortion agenda, ripping babies from their mothers' wombs, right up until the moment of birth. And in fact, killing babies even after birth...”
-- "The Democrat bill contains billions and billions of dollars for unlawful government training programs inspired by toxic and bigoted critical race theory. It's crammed with so-called equity provisions. Equity -- you know what equity means? We're going to take it away from you and give it to other people...But it's a code word for illegal government discrimination that they want to bring to everything from education, to housing, health care and too your military. They're also giving the IRS the power to destroy people, just like they tried to do with the Tea Party, Christian organizations and just like they've always been trying to do to me."
-- "This bill is a sinister combination of job-killing tax hikes and woke fascism that will destroy our nation."
-- "The radical Democrats will lower the final price tag to try to fool the public... because it's really $5 (trillion), it's not three and a half. Also, it's not an infrastructure bill. It's 9 percent infrastructure. The rest is green new deal garbage that you might as well just throw it out, put it in the wastepaper basket. But think of it, trillions and trillions and trillions of dollars, more than anybody has ever conceived of, most of it for junk programs that will only hurt our country."
-- "But the bottom line will always be a socialist transformation of America if they allow this to happen."