Trump rally in Alabama is scrapped after officials feared event on eve of Independence Day would be 'too partisan'

DONALD Trump's rally in Alabama has been scrapped after officials feared an event on the eve of Independence Day would be "too partisan."

The event was set to be held at the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park this Saturday, but hopes have since been dashed.

"After the request was made, then there was contact with the Republican Party, they contacted us and then it became apparent that it was going to be a partisan political event, rather than just a patriotic event planned for that evening," commission chairman Bill Tunnell told NBC15 of the decision.

The commission requested an opinion from the attorney general's office back in May.

However, Attorney General Steve Marshall said that there was too little time for an opinion to be made, instead saying the park may be used for political events provided access is "available for all political parties and candidates on an equal basis."

The park has previously been used for political events, included for Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum back in 2012.

"Rick Santorum was the, was the straw that broke the camel's back. And that's when the commission went to the no partisan politics open to the public," Tunnell said.

The event was scheduled for just one week after Trump ripped into Democrats at a rally in Ohio.

The ex-president didn't shy away from ripping into Biden as he addressed swarms of MAGA supporters at the Lorain County Fairgrounds in Wellington during his first rally since leaving office.

As thousands watched on donning MAGA hats and "Trump 2024" T-shirts, the 75-year-old immediately branded Biden's presidency a "complete and total catastrophe."

"I told you – crime is surging, murders are soaring, police departments are being gutted, illegal aliens are running over our borders," Trump said.

He claimed Biden is "embarrassing the US," claiming his Make America Great Again movement is built on "common sense."

Trump has yet to confirm whether he plans to run in 2024 – but once again dropped a hint that he's readying himself for another election race.

"We won the election twice," Trump teased, prompting the crowd to cheer.

"And it's possible we'll have to win it a third time."

Previously, he suggested he would confirm his decision after the 2022 midterms.

"As you know, it's very early. But I think people are going to be very, very happy when I make a certain announcement," Trump said last month.

"You know for campaign finance reasons, you really can't do it too early because it becomes a whole different thing."

During his Ohio rally on Saturday night, Trump also blasted the "woke" military, who he said are too focused on teaching critical race theory to recruits.

He accused generals of being more concerned with "woke" policies "than they are their enemies."

“The military will be incapable of fighting or taking orders," Trump claimed as the thousands in the crowd cheered.

“The military brass has become weak and ineffective leaders and our enemies are watching and laughing at us.”

He also once again took aim at Kamala Harris, claiming the vice president only traveled to the border after he announced he planned to visit.

"There is no more dire threat today than the crisis on our southern border," Trump told the crowd.

"Other than our elections, that's a dire threat.

"I'm going to the border next week. Oh if I didn't do that I don't know if she [Harris] was ever going to go."

The Vice President landed in El Paso, Texas, earlier this week to visit the border after she was tasked by Biden to attend to the crisis months ago.

Harris announced that she was heading to the border just one week after Trump "made a bet" she was going to visit this month.

In an interview with The Rubin Report, which aired on Friday, Trump said: "As soon as I announced I'm going to the border, I actually made a minor bet.

"I said watch what happens she's going to announce it right after I announced, as you know she announced that she's going down."

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