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Trump dives into Senate runoff in Alabama at rally for Sen. Strange

24 September, 2017, 00:11 | Author: Lula Armstrong
  • Senate race in Alabama exposes Republican rift

Trump boasted of his week at the United Nations and how he was standing up to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, reviving and adding to his nickname for him - now "little Rocket Man". This should have been handled eight years ago and four years ago and honestly 15 years ago and 20 years ago and 25 years ago.

The victor on Tuesday will face Democratic nominee Doug Jones, a former USA attorney, on December 12.

"Though, we may go a little higher than that".

President Donald Trump explained and reaffirmed his support for Sen. The poster child for the establishment Republicans is Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who has been in the U.S. Senate for nearly 33 years.

Trump also said he'd rather have the popular vote count instead of the electoral college. The example Trump cited is that when he called Strange for his yes vote on repealing Obamacare, Strange was the only Senator that granted it with no strings attached. He also responded the familiar cheers of "lock her up" directed at Hillary Clinton by telling the crowd "you gotta speak to Jeff Sessions about that".

"I'm going to out and look at them personally, going to pick the right one", he added.

Trump also set the record straight that he still meant to build a wall, despite what might be reported in the media.

The speech was well over an hour in length.

Trump repeatedly praised odd and often calling the 6'9ft senator "Big Luther".

Mr. Trump has strongly endorsed unusual on Twitter in recent days, even though many high-profile, hard-right supporters of the president are backing Roy Moore, an ultra-conservative former chief justice of Alabama's Supreme Court.

The President repeated his belief that unusual would make easy work of Doug Jones in the general election, but that Moore would have a much tougher path to victory should he be the Republican nominee that faces Jones. He denounced the "dishonest media" who he said would not broadcast images of the crowd (though they often do).

Even though President Trump made it clear he's backing odd, he didn't spend a lot of time talking about him. "Skinny-as-a-stick Big Luther", wrote the Huntsville Times in 2009, as odd ramped up his next political campaign. Vice President Mike Pence also plans to campaign for unusual ahead of the runoff vote. Thank you, Alabama, I love you. Strange, 64, and dubbed "Big Luther" in reference to his 6-foot-9 stature, has been backed by almost $9 million of advertising from a McConnell-allied political action committee. He also called Roy Moore a good man, but questioned whether he can win the general election. But he said: "I think you're going to come back and you're going to kick everyone's ass and you're going to be great".

In essence, the "swamp" has not been drained and the "swamp creatures" are trying to drown the populist, nationalist agenda of President Trump.

In a statement released by Moore's campaign, Carson praises the former judge as a "fine man of proven character and integrity".

"The election of Donald Trump in November of 2016 gave many Americans a new hope, a new inspiration for the future of the country", Moore said Thursday.



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