MIAMI WEST, Florida – Nearly 100 people gathered at the Renaissance Ballroom in West Miami on Saturday for a rally in support of President Donald Trump and his former advisor Roger Stone, who attended the event within days of the start of his trial.
Stone is on bail after being charged with federal charges of obstruction, lying to Congress and tampering with witnesses.
Stone was unable to comment on the charges due to a gag order.
However, he spoke about the achievements of the Trump administration, the challenges Trump faces in the 2020 election and the current impeachment process as House Democrats focus on the Ukraine scandal.
“I think he has to take it very seriously,” Stone said. “When you have the Democratic Party in a league with the mainstream media, it’s a very powerful tool.”
Stone also assessed Trump’s chances of being acquitted if he was impeached.
“I think the president needs to strengthen his support for the Senate in states where you have a Republican senator,” he said. “As long as the president remains more popular in these states than the senator, I think he will be acquitted if he is impeached.”
The rally was organized by the Hialeah Republican Club.
Stone said the proceeds from the ticket sales will go to his legal defense fund.
Stone has pleaded not guilty to all seven federal charges against him. His trial will begin in Washington on Tuesday.
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