Donald Trump compared himself to Nelson Mandela as he addressed his legal issues in a speech at his latest campaign rally.
The former US president likened himself to the anti-apartheid activist on Monday as he claimed he is being targeted by federal and state prosecutors because of his politics.
Mr Trump is currently facing four criminal indictments and numerous civil trials relating to a range of allegations – though they haven’t stopped him from seeking a return to the White House.
Mr Trump, who was in New Hampshire to register for its presidential primary, held a rally where he attacked Joe Biden’s response to the Israel-Hamas conflict and vowed to build an Iron Dome-inspired defence shield over the States.
However, he focused much of his speech on the criminal and civil cases against him – and suggested he could go to prison as Mandela did.
“I don’t mind being Nelson Mandela because I’m doing it for a reason,” Trump told revved-up supporters in Derry, New Hampshire.
“We’ve got to save our country from these fascists, these lunatics that we’re dealing with. They’re horrible people and they’re destroying our country.”