Former President Donald Trump displayed a resolute attitude last week when confronted with 91 distinct accusations across four legal proceedings in New York, Washington, D.C., Fulton County, Ga., and southern Florida. Trump, who secured additional delegates in Missouri, Michigan, and Idaho over the weekend, emphasized his preference to sacrifice his “freedom” rather than yield to President Joe Biden and his representatives.

“Biden and his deranged prosecutors, attorney generals, and local district attorneys are trying to take away my liberty; they’re trying to take it away; they’re trying to steal my liberty. If there’s any shred of justice left, they will fail, and we will win, and so far, we’re doing very nicely. Thank you,” Trump said during a speech in National Harbor, Md.

“But I would rather lose my freedom than surrender to this group of thugs, tyrants, and fascist scoundrels,” he added.

“The more the corrupt establishment tries to stop us, the more you know the day is near at hand when we will break free from their grip. We’re gonna break free very soon,” Trump said.

Trump further stated that he is facing the consequences of challenging the Uniparty political establishment in Washington D.C.

“I stand before you today not only as your past and hopefully future president but as a proud political dissident. I am a dissident,” he noted, adding that an Election Day victory for him would be a day of reckoning for his opponents.

“For hardworking Americans, Nov. 5 will be our new liberation day. But for the liars and cheaters and fraudsters and censors and imposters who have commandeered our government, it will be their judgment day; their judgment day,” he said.

“When we win, the curtain closes on their corrupt reign, and the sun rises on a bright new future for America,” he said, according to the Associated Press.

“These are the stakes of this election: Our country is being destroyed, and the only thing standing between you and its obliteration is me,” he said, calling President Joe Biden’s presidency “an express train barreling toward servitude and to ruin.”

”A vote for Trump is your ticket back to freedom, it’s your passport out of tyranny, and it’s your only escape from Joe Biden and his gang’s fast track to hell. And in many ways, we’re living in hell right now,” he added.

“Remember ‘The Apprentice’?” Trump asked at one point, referencing the hit TV show he hosted before he left it to run for president in 2016.

“Crooked Joe Biden — you’re fired! Get the hell out of here,” he said.

Trump is still months away from officially securing the 2024 Republican nomination, however, he is actively contemplating his choice for a running mate. During a visit to the U.S. border in Texas, Trump was joined by various state officials, including Gov. Greg Abbott, who the former president mentioned was on his list for VP, according to Newsweek.

In an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity after his border tour near Eagle Pass, Trump praised Abbott as a “spectacular man” and confirmed that the governor is “absolutely” on his short list for running mate. Trump expressed that Abbott would “certainly be somebody that I would very much consider.”