WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Northeastern Pennsylvania is once again the center of the political universe.

Former President Donald Trump held a rally, and spoke for two hours, Saturday at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre Township. This comes just days after President Joe Biden visited Wilkes-Barre.

It was a capacity crowd. More than 10,000 people came to hear and support the former president. It was billed as a “Save America Rally.”

This comes as there are a lot of moving parts and controversies surrounding the former president including the FBI search at Mar-A-Lago and the aftermath of President Biden’s speech on Thursday in which he was very critical of Trump supporters.

Trump also rallied support for GOP candidates including Doug Mastriano who is running for governor, senatorial candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz. The former president urged republicans to turn out the vote to, in his words, “save America.” He pounded away at familiar themes: southern border security, inflation and what he insists is a corrupt FBI and DOJ.

Here’s what he had to say about the FBI search of his home at Mar-A-Lago as well as president Biden’s speech this week criticizing trump supporters.

“The shameful raid and break-in of my home, Mar-a-Lago, was a travesty of justice that made a mockery of America’s laws, traditions, and principles before the entire world. The entire world was watching and they were shocked,” said the former president.

“This week, Joe Biden came to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to give the most vicious, hateful and divisive speech ever delivered by an American president, villifying 75 million citizens plus another probably 75 to 150 if we want to be accurate about it as threats to democracy and as enemies of the state. You’re all enemies of the state. He’s an enemy of the state if you want to know the truth. The enemy of the state is him and the groups that control him,” said Trump.

Trump again railed on the results of the 2020 election saying it was rigged and stolen from him and his supporters. He did not officially say he was running for the presidency but said “We may have to do it again to save America”.

In response to the former president’s speech, John Fetterman, U.S. Senate Democratic candidate said, “More and more lies from Trump and Dr. Oz; another day, but it’s the same crap from these two desperate and sad dudes.”

The Democratic National Committee’s spokesperson Ammar Moussa said, “No matter what he says, Donald Trump lost Pennsylvania to Joe Biden and his failed record shows why. The defeated former president continues to be a loser, but a dangerous one, joining with extreme MAGA Republicans like Marjorie Taylor Greene as they peddle debunked conspiracy theories about the 2020 election, undermine and threaten our democracy, and want to ban abortion with no exceptions for rape or incest. America rejected this extreme agenda once and they’ll do it again.”