Donald Trump defends anti-immigrant video that blames Democrats

Donald Trump defends anti-immigrant video that blames Democrats

Trump has unapologetically continued the rhetoric during the run-up to the midterm elections, and his party has followed suit. If you are going to have gridlock, you might as well have someone on which to blame it who is not in your own party.

"Obviously we have had headwinds with 44 retirements [of Republicans from the House] and the historical trends on the House, but I feel like we can still keep that majority and then in the Senate it's a better map, and if we keep the Senate that will be defying history as well because usually you lose three seats in that first term of a first-term president", she said.

But while the signs look good for the Democrats in the House, the Senate is another story.

White House aides insist the president doesn't spend much time contemplating defeat, but he has begun to try to calibrate expectations.

Swamped by a tidal wave of Democratic cash, Republicans entered the final 72 hours of the midterm campaign scrambling to preserve their slim Senate majority as a bulwark against the increasing prospect of a Democrat-run House. He'll campaign with Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, the Republican gubernatorial hopeful facing Democrat Stacey Abrams, in Macon. Democrats and liberal activists, galvanized by opposition to Mr. Trump, gathered Saturday to knock on doors and make turnout calls from Pennsylvania to IL to Washington to try to erase the G.O.P.'s 23-seat House majority. He told the AP last month that he won't bear any responsibility should Democrats take over. There will likely be a slew of subpoenas and investigations into "corruption" in the Trump administration, his attempts to influence investigating agencies and questions on the role of the US armed forces overseas.

"MS-13 is the new Willie Horton", Chettiar said, adding that "there's a lot of data out there showing no link between immigration and crime".

He adds, "All I'm doing is just telling the truth".

Twitter Inc said it had deleted more than 10,000 automated accounts posting messages that discouraged people from voting in Tuesday's elections and wrongly appeared to be from Democrats after the party flagged the misleading tweets to the social media company.

"It's a real true test of the loyalty of Trump voters, whether they will stand behind him in this district that Trump won by 15 points". "President Trump wants to do something real and he acknowledges that it's going to require real money".

Pelosi, 78, made the comment during a CNN campaign forum last week. First among them would be a potentially bitter leadership fight in the House to replace retiring Speaker Paul Ryan.

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Democratic Senate candidates are in danger of losing their seats in Missouri, North Dakota and Indiana. A Democratic-controlled House couldn't overturn the president's actions, but it could bring more scrutiny.

Potential 2020 presidential candidates are on the trail Sunday as well.

That would put control of both houses of Congress into Democratic hands - and the fate of Donald Trump's presidency as well.

"The peril is subpoenas, investigations, legal bills and headaches", he said. And Democratic leaders have already telegraphed a wariness about that. Jon Tester, a Democrat.

Those groups who have shifted toward Republicans on the issues of immigration since early October include white men without college degrees, voters over age 65 and voters who live in rural areas - all staples of the coalition that elected the president two years ago. They promised hardline immigration policies and more tax cuts, arguing that Democrats would erase two years of progress.

Rothfus, who was not available for an interview, has campaigned largely on economic issues, a position that won him an endorsement on Friday from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

The FBI said yesterday it had recovered a suspicious package addressed to California billionaire Tom Steyer, a Democrat known for his ads calling for Mr Trump's impeachment.

Manchin mentioned Donald Trump once, when he said the president has come to West Virginia eight times to campaign for Morrisey.

"So one side could increase their strength within the caucus, but only if they win a larger share of the seats up for grabs", he said.

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