Ex-president Donald Trump branded his successor Joe Biden an “enemy of the state” during a rally in Pennsylvania Saturday, as he slammed last month’s FBI raid of his Florida home.
Making his first public appearance since the August 8 raid, Trump said the search was a “travesty of justice” and warned it would produce “a backlash the likes of which nobody has ever seen.
” “There can be no more vivid example of the very real threats from American freedom than just a few weeks ago, you saw, when we witnessed one of the most shocking abuses of power by any administration in American history,” Trump said.
His suggestion that the Biden administration had overseen the raid goes against long-standing protocols which see the Justice Department and the FBI act independently of the White House.
Trump told cheering supporters at the rally in the city of Wilkes-Barre that the “egregious abuse of the law” was going to produce “a backlash the likes of which nobody has ever seen.
” Trump also hit back at Biden’s speech this week in which the president said his predecessor and Republican supporters “represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic.
” Biden gave the “most vicious, hateful and divisive speech ever delivered by an American president,” Trump told supporters “He’s an enemy of the state.
You want to know that,” Trump said.
“Republicans in the MAGA movement are not the ones trying to undermine our democracy,” he continued, alluding to his Make America Great Again movement.
“We are the ones trying to save our democracy, very simple.
The danger to democracy comes from the radical left, not from the right,” he added.
Nigeria lost their opening game at the Under-19 Women’s Cricket World Cup qualifiers to Rwanda by nine runs on Saturday.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the tournament is the first ever to be organised by the International Cricket Council (ICC) at the age-grade women’s level.
A total of nine teams are participating in the tournament in Botswana, with the top team gaining the sole ticket to the World Cup at South Africa in 2023.In the first game at the BCA Cricket oval in Gaborone, Nigeria won the toss and opted to field first.
Great bowling performances from Henrietta Mbam with 411 in 3.3 overs and Lilian Ude’s 322 in 4 overs limited the Rwandan side to 79 overs all out in 17.3 overs.
Nigeria came in to bat in the second innings, but her run-rate was majorly halted by Gisele Ishimwe of Rwanda.
Ishimwe was responsible for the fall of three wickets, alongside teammate Belise Murekatete with three wickets as well.
Nigeria went on to score 70 runs all out in 16.5 overs, for Rwanda to win by nine runs.
Ishimwe, who is also the captain of the Rwandan team, was awarded Player of the Match with bowling figures of 315 in four overs as well as six runs off eight balls.
Nigeria will face Tanzania on Sunday in their next match.
Nigeria’s Super Falcons on Saturday lost 0-4 to world champions U.
S. in the opening game of their two-match tour.
Nigeria in this match missed the services of midfielders Ngozi Okobi-Okoeghene, Halimatu Ayinde as well as captain Onome Ebi. However, some national under-20 team players were invited to join the squad.
But this was not enough to avoid a defeat at the Children’s Mercy Park at Kansas City in Missouri.
Sophia Smith put the home team ahead in the 14th minute, with compatriot Lindsay Horan doubling the lead 25 minutes later.
Smith scored another from a simple tap-in just into time-added-on to increase the scoreline to three for the hosts.
Seven minutes into the second period, Alex Morgan made it four for the Americans from the penalty kick spot.
Both teams will clash again, in the second match of the two-match tour, at the Audi Field in Washington D.
C on Tuesday.