Donald Trump, North Carolina, Special Election, Tossup, Dan Mccready, Dan Bishop

Donald Trump, North Carolina

At rally, Trump paints bleak picture of Democratic control

At rally, Trump paints bleak picture of Democratic control

10.9.2019

At rally, Trump paints bleak picture of Democratic control

Trying to prove his political clout by pushing a Republican to victory in a special election , U.S. President Donald Trump used a North Carolina rally Monday to paint a bleak picture of a nation he claimed would be overrun with crime, poverty and immigrants if Democrats seize power.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Fayetteville, N.C., Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Chris Seward) Jonathan Lemire and Alan Fram, The Associated Press Published Monday, September 9, 2019 4:30PM EDT Last Updated Monday, September 9, 2019 11:04PM EDT HAVELOCK, N.C. -- Trying to prove his political clout by pushing a Republican to victory in a special election, U.S. President Donald Trump used a North Carolina rally Monday to paint a bleak picture of a nation he claimed would be overrun with crime, poverty and immigrants if Democrats seize power in Washington. Trump, appearing at his first campaign rally in nearly a month, went on the offensive in an effort to change a series of late-summer negative headlines over his slipping poll numbers, warning signs of an economic slowdown and a running battle over hurricane forecasts. He urged the Fayetteville crowd to vote Tuesday for Republican Dan Bishop, brandishing his usual incendiary rhetoric to declare from the stage that "tomorrow is a chance to send a clear message to the America-hating left." While the stakes for the House are high, Trump's trademark rallies inevitably become more about him than the local candidate, as he uses the stage to settle political scores, sharpen attacks and take on perceived foes. With an eye to his own reelection next fall, he touted his administration's accomplishments but also urged voters to give him more time. "That's why we need four more years," Trump said at the nearly 90-minute rally. "It's got to seed -- it's a plant. It has to grow. It has to grow those roots. That's why 2020 is just as important. Because they will try to take it away." Trump's appearance Monday emerged as a test of the president's pull with voters. The special election could offer clues about the mindset of Republicans in the suburbs, whose flight from the party fueled the GOP's 2018 House election losses. The president enjoys wide popularity within his own party, but a GOP defeat in a red-leaning state could portend trouble for his reelection campaign. But before leaving Washington, Trump dismissed questions of whether a poor result for the Republican candidate would serve as a warning sign in next year's elections. "No, I don't see it as a bellwether," Trump said. After a light rally schedule of late, the president had plenty of new material to work with. Chief among them was the White House's worries about the impact an economic downturn could have on a president who has made a strong economy his central argument for a second term. Trump advisers worry that moderate Republican and independent voters who have been willing to give him a pass on some of his incendiary policies and rhetoric would blame him -- and, in particular, his trade war with China -- for slowing down the economy. Trump offered up a robust defence of the trade war with Beijing. He pushed for Congress to approve his new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal. And he exaggerated the number of miles constructed on his promised border wall. Monday's rally was held just over 100 miles (160 kilometres) from the site of a Trump rally in July where "send her back" chants aimed at a Somali-born American congresswoman rattled the Republican Party and seemed to presage an ugly reelection campaign. The chant was not heard Monday. Instead, Trump repeatedly painted the Democrats as a party that has moved to the extreme left on issues like immigration, abortion and health care. "You don't have any choice. You have to vote for me," Trump told the crowd. "What are you going to do: Put one of these crazy people running? They are so far left." "Your way of life is under assault by these people," he claimed. Trump also expressed his support for the Second Amendment against the backdrop of a recent spate of deadly mass shootings. It comes as congressional Democrats push for expanded background checks for gun purchases and as Trump has flip-flopped on the issue amid pressure from the National Rifle Association. In the hours before the rally, Trump flew to coastal North Carolina to inspect the damage left by Hurricane Dorian, but bad weather forced officials to scrap those plans. Instead, he received a briefing on Air Force One, where Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper told him three deaths are connected to the storm and some 3,500 people are without power. Many of the president's comments about the storm have been defending his erroneous claim that Alabama was likely to face significant impact from it. Trump did not mention the matter at Monday's rally. The House district flows eastward from the prosperous Charlotte suburbs into rural areas hugging the South Carolina border. State officials invalidated last November's election following allegations of voter fraud by a GOP operative. The district has been held by the GOP since 1963. In 2016, Trump won the district by 11 percentage points. Should Bishop defeat Democrat Dan McCready, it could give Trump room to assert that he pulled Bishop over the top. If McCready prevails or Bishop wins by a whisker, it will suggest GOP erosion and raise questions about Trump's and his party's viability for 2020. "This will tell us if Trump can carry candidates through suburban districts or not," said Sarah Chamberlain, president of the Republican Main Street Partnership, which represents moderate Republicans. If not, she said, the GOP must "work harder to address the concerns of suburban individuals, mainly women." Marshville residents Philip and Diane Ezzell, both 70, were near the front of the line Monday waiting to enter the Trump rally. Both attributed their support for Bishop to his backing by Trump. "We like his values, and he supports Trump," Diane Ezzell said. "And we don't want no socialist clowns." That was a reference to a TV spot by Bishop superimposing the faces of McCready and other prominent Democrats on swaying clown figures. Cynthia Brown, of Fayetteville, 50, is also attending the rally. Brown, who is black, said supporting Trump has been "a pretty lonely experience" for her. She added: "But that's OK. I'm not a follower." ------ Associated Press writer Kevin Freking contributed to this report from Washington. Related Stories Read more: CTV News

it is an election year for him he has to get all the neo natzi groups out there to kill off the minority and the deranged gun carrying killers to go on a mass shootings in realDonaldTrump name they do it all for him NRAOwnsTrump How about Canadian news for a change? This sad Twitter account is a stain on Canadian journalism.

Well CTV news - is that all he said -- Trump said his opponents are bleak! -- is that his comedy line and then makes a joke about how honest and truthful and without corruption Trump is? Was there anyone else there besides the crowd behind?

Trump rally in North Carolina will be seen as a test for his and GOP popularityThe first reelection rally comes after a long summer of gaffes, slowing economy, and ugly nativist rhetoric Congratulations to President Trump for successful implementation of programs and wish you success in 2o20.

Former South Carolina governor and congressman Mark Sanford becomes third Republican to run against Trump‘Humbly I step forward,’ he said He'll be available for comments when he's back from the Appalachian Trail. All the the luck in the world....kick the clown Trump to the curb...

Marchers ask Trump to 'liberate' Hong Kong, as clashes eruptThousands of demonstrators in Hong Kong urged U.S. President Donald Trump to 'liberate' the semiautonomous Chinese territory during a peaceful march to the U.S. Consulate on Sunday, but violence broke out later in the business and retail district as police fired tear gas after protesters vandalized subway stations, set fires and blocked traffic. He could start by liberating the children he has in cages Goggles and a respirator on the statue of liberty... 🤣 Go home Chinese and bring your parents money to Canada like most have done

Ex-SC Gov. Sanford adds name to GOP long shots against TrumpMark Sanford, the former South Carolina governor and congressman, joined the Republican race against U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday, aiming to put his Appalachian trail travails behind him for good as he pursues an admittedly remote path to the presidency.

Chrissy Teigen fires back at Donald Trump after he says she’s ‘filthy mouthed’'Musician johnlegend, and his filthy mouthed wife, are taking now about how great it is -,' Trump tweeted about passing the Criminal Justice Reform. 770CHQR She is. Don’t care. Bravo Mr Trump! Now can we have Canadian news or is that too much to ask for? 770CHQR HEADLINE CORRECTION: President Trump fired back at filthy mouthed Hollywood virtue signaller after several unfounded unprovoked attacks on his character. You're welcome. TDS MAGA 630CHED As someone who does not support Trump in the slightest, I gotta admit that he’s right on this one. Mind you, not entirely sure why the president of the United States is getting in twitter feuds with celebrities 😂

LIVE: Trump speaks at the White HouseU.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters outside the White House. anyone covering Justin Trudeau speaking today ? Does anyone care? By the time that the door closes behind him when he goes back inside, he will have changed his 'mind'.



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