Trump stumps for Herbster, who channels Trump at Nebraska rally

GREENWOOD, Neb. (KLKN) – Former President Donald Trump came to Greenwood on Sunday to get out the vote for Charles Herbster, nine days ahead of the Nebraska primary.

“Charles is a fine man, and he’s innocent of these despicable charges,” Trump said.

Herbster has been accused of groping by at least eight women. He dismissed the allegations as a stunt by his political opponents.

“They are trying to scare me out of this race, and it’s not going to happen,” he said.

Channel 8 asked people at the rally about the groping allegations.

Some were firm in their support for Herbster.

“I’ve been dying to see Trump forever, but I believe in Herbster, and I don’t believe in the lies people are spreading about him,” said Janet Pitchell of Milford. “The man still wears his wedding ring after his, after his wife has been gone. So c’mon now, stop telling lies.”

Others said the allegations may be part of their decision in the voting booth.

“I’m interested to find out more and kind of look into it,” Taylan Ulrich said. “We’ll see.”

People from across Nebraska could be found at the rally at the I-80 Speedway.

For most of the crowd, Trump seemed to be the big draw, though some said his support of Herbster will be a factor in their vote.

During his speech, Trump doubled down, without evidence, on his assertion that the 2020 election was stolen from him.

“I ran twice, I won twice, and did much better the second time,” Trump said. “Joe Biden didn’t get votes, he got ballots.”

The former president even teased a 2024 run.

“We got more votes – I just said it, I’ll say it again and again and again – than any president in the history of our country by far,” Trump said. “And now we may have to do it again.”

As it pertains to the issues, Herbster is running on many of the same things that Trump ran on in 2016 and 2020, including securing the border, being tough on China and taking down the political establishment as an outsider.

“The illegals are coming after us, the drug people are coming after us,” Herbster said. “It’s happening in Nebraska.”

His message is clear: There is a lot at stake in this year’s primary election.

“If we lose what our forefathers fought for 245 years ago, where are we going to go?” Herbster asked voters.

The primary election is on May 10.

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