President Trump took to the campaign trail on Saturday to boost his Republican Party and push back the Democrats from winning Tuesday’s special election in a western Pennsylvania congressional district.
According to reports, polls have indicated Democratic candidate Conor Lamb, a former federal prosecutor, is essentially tied with Republican Rick Saccone, a Pennsylvania state representative.
Trump won the district by 20 points in the past general election.
He was in his elements and the crowd was sweet on him.
He took on the media in his opening salvo by calling NBC’s host Chuck Todd whom he nicknamed “sleepy eyes” — a “sleeping son of a bitch.”
He went after CNN, too, for its coverage of his recent decision to accept a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Trump called the network “fake as hell CNN. The worst. So fake.”
He boasted that his presidency has boosted media ratings and proffered that a Democratic victory would be bad for the media.
“Could you imagine covering Bernie? Or Pocahontas?” he said, using a derogatory nickname for Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. “How about that? Can you imagine having to cover Elizabeth Warren for four years?”
Trump also dumped on House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and slammed Rep. Maxine Waters as “a very low-IQ individual,” but said he’d be delighted to run against Oprah Winfrey.
“Oh, I’d love Oprah to win, I’d love to beat Oprah. I know her weakness,” Trump said.
He applauded other countries for imposing the death penalty or life in prison for drug dealers and wondered whether the United States is ready for this type of debate.
“I think it’s a discussion we have to start thinking about. I don’t know if we’re ready — I don’t know if this country’s ready for it,” Trump said.
Trump boasted about a new tagline for his own 2020 re-election campaign, telling the crowd he’s decided on a replacement for his “Make America Great Again” slogan.
“Our new slogan, when we start running, in — can you believe it, two years from now — is going to be, Keep America Great, exclamation point,” Trump said.
He took credit for the recent Olympic Games held in South Korea.
“[South Korean President Moon Jae-in] said without Donald Trump, the Olympics would have been a failure,” Trump said.
On talks with face-to-face meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Trump said, “I may leave fast, or we may sit down and make the greatest deal for the world and for all of these countries, including, frankly, North Korea, and that’s what I hope happens.”
In his speech, he referred to the Democratic Party candidate as “Lamb the sham.”
He told the crowd that Lamb will vote party line regardless of what he is saying on the campaign stump.
“He’s going to vote the party line. He doesn’t care about us,” Trump said. “But for getting your votes, he’s talking about how much he likes tariffs, which is my baby.”
Trump said he heard the 33-year-old Lamb was “nice-looking” but said, “I think I’m better-looking than him. I do. I do. I do. And he’s slightly younger than me.”
“He’s OK. He’s all right,” Trump said of Lamb. “Personally, I like Rick Saccone. I think he’s handsome.”
“This guy should win easily,” Trump said of Rick Saccone.
Readers Bureau, contributor
Edited by Jesus Chan
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