Trump drops a rare F-bomb at Alaska rally prompting chants of ‘USA! USA!’

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Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Anchorage, Alaska, on 9 July  (AFP via Getty Images)
Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Anchorage, Alaska, on 9 July (AFP via Getty Images)

Donald Trump dropped a rare f-bomb during his rally in Alaska on Saturday night, prompting his supporters to break out into chants of “USA! USA!”

The former president, who is currently the focus of multiple criminal investigations into his business practices as well as a House inquiry into his involvement of the January 6 Capitol riot, took to the stage in Anchorage on Saturday night to throw his weight behind Republican candidates ahead of the state’s primary next month.

At one point, Mr Trump went on a rambling tale about one time where he said he travelled to Iraq and spoke to generals about defeating Isis.

He said one of the generals told him it would take years while a second vowed to “hit ‘em in the f***ing centre”.

“I’d hit ‘em on the left. I’d hit ‘em on the right. I’d hit ‘em in the f***ing centre… Right smack,” said Mr Trump.

His expletive seemed to excite the crowd which erupted in loud cheers at that moment.

Seconds later, people began loudly chanting “USA! USA!”

As the cheers grew louder, Mr Trump paused and smirked, looking round at the crowd.

“I like Alaska,” he said.

His story about the Iraq trip came amid a rambling speech where he ranted about Elon Musk, told the police officers they “look like Tom Cruise” and refused to say the word “vaccine” after he came under fire from his supporters in the past for urging them to take the shot.

At one point, Mr Trump also butchered newly-appointed Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson’s name and  celebrated climate change as a perk that would lead to “a little more beachfront property”.

“That’s not the worst thing in the world,” he claimed.

The former president also repeatedly pushed his long-running and disproven “Big Lie” that the 2020 presidential election was “stolen” from him.

Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Anchorage, Alaska, on 9 July (AFP via Getty Images)
Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Anchorage, Alaska, on 9 July (AFP via Getty Images)

Meanwhile, he rallied behind Senate candidate Kelly Tshibaka and House candidate Sarah Palin, calling the latter “a true warrior for your state and for the country”.

Mr Trump’s appearance at the GOP rally comes ahead of two more public hearings this week by the House committee investigating his involvement in the January 6 riot at the US Capitol which attempted to upend democracy and overturn the legitimate results of the 2020 presidential election.

The first hearing will be held on Tuesday, looking into evidence on how the crowd that stormed the Capitol was gathered, including focuding on far-right extremist groups such as the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers.

A second session has also been scheduled for Thursday.

On Friday, former White House counsel Pat Cipollone met with the committee for an eight-hour interview.