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The President explains, Justice Kennedy retire, and the process of finding a replacement during a rally in Fargo, North Dakota.
President Trump praised the retired Supreme Court judge Anthony Kennedy as “a special man” and “a great man” at a rally in North Dakota Wednesday night, before you keep begging for GOP voters to the Senate in Republican hands in November.
Trump told the audience of around 6,000 people, the Fargo Scheels Arena, he was chose “very honored” Kennedy to retire, while Trump was in the office, because “he felt confident, to make me the right choice and to carry on his great legacy.”
Trump, whom he would nominate to replace the 82-year-old Kennedy, but said he hoped that his pick would serve on the Supreme Court for “40 years, 45 years.”
Trump was Heitkamp in Fargo to endorse U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer, who is running against incumbent Democratic Sen. Heidi. The Republicans see Heitkamp’s seat as a key pickup opportunity in their struggle for the preservation of the Senate in GOP hands.
“Judge Kennedy retired, the question of Senate control, one of the Central issues of our time,” Trump said. “It is the most important thing we can do … We need to elect more Republicans. We have to do. And the problem is, in the Senate, we have 51. We don’t have enough.”
Heading to North Dakota with stand, and you support Kevin Cramer for the Senate. He is an exceptional Congressman, the hopefully soon to represent this great state as your Senator. He is tough on crime, strong boundaries, loves our military and our vets! #NDSen https://t.co/uP95m0sIRP
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 27, 2018
Trump once had to invite Heitkamp courted, even you, to discuss New York, a Cabinet post soon after his election 2016 victory.
But on Wednesday, the President Heitkamp of the vote accused of step with Senate democratic leader Chuck Schumer. He cited Heitkamp votes against tax cuts that he signed into law in December, and against the repeal of ObamaCare, as well as the support for the so-called “sanctuary cities.”
“They need a senator, not just talk, as if they are votes from North Dakota, but as you are from North Dakota,” said Trump, who added Cramer: “He loves you, I’ll tell you that. He loves this state and loves the people. And we need to replace Kevin Cramer, the liberal Democrats Heidi Heitkamp.”
The President is riding a winning streak with his endorsements. On Tuesday, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, the Republican runoff election survived, a day after Trump held a rally in the state to him. Also on Tuesday, Rep. Dan Donovan, R-NY, easily defeated former Rep. Michael Grimm in a GOP primary, and former Trump adversary Mitt Romney the Republican nomination won to be Utah’s next U.S. senator.
But on Wednesday night, Trump the most joy took place in the primary defeat of the House Democratic Caucus chairman Joe Crowley, a 28-year-old socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
The President called Crowley “one of my biggest critics, is a shoddy man, [who] got his ass kicked by a young woman who had a lot of energy.”
Trump told the audience that he was “very disappointed” to rumors that Crowley Rep. Nancy Pelosi could be replaced as house Democratic leader “, because I don’t want Nancy Pelosi, where is she.”
“I want to appeal to my democratic friends,” said the President. “Please, please, please do not remove, Nancy Pelosi. And please keep Maxine Waters on the air, as your face and your voice pipe,” a reference to comments, the democratic members of Congress, there has been a call over the weekend, protesters confront government officials in public about their immigration policy.
The President gave a spirited defense of this policy, decrying what he called “shameless attack” on Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) of Democrats and liberal activists, some of whom called for the Agency’s abolition.
“You know what would happen to parts of our country [when the ICE was abolished]?” Trump asked. “It would be overrun with the worst criminal elements, you have ever seen.”
“This radical-democratic protesters-you really want added, anarchy,” the trump card. “But the only answer you will find, our government is very strong for law and order. We will not tolerate attacks on our law enforcement agencies. We protect our law enforcement as they protect us.”
If you are called to speak, Cramer thanked trump for the transition to roll back Obama-era regulations, cutting taxes, and “in the name of the weakest, the forgotten, the unborn children, thank you for standing for life.”
“And on this very important North Dakota values … I’ll always be with you, and with you, 100 percent of the time,” Cramer said.
The relationship between Cramer and the White house didn’t always have a smiling public face. Last month, Cramer made it clear that he was less than satisfied with Trump the friendly treatment of the Heitkamp-including your on-line appearance, if Trump signed banking account.
Trump visited North Dakota, as new economic data show the state falling behind in the mid-West, the neighbors amid concerns over an escalating trade war with China. North Dakota’s agricultural economy is dependent on exports, and the government in Beijing recently, a 25-percent tariff, beans, soy-imposed, the state’s top crop.
However, the President defended his aggressive trade policy, which claims that “disastrous trade agreements,” had “plundered our wealth, gutted our communities, undermine our great farmers [and] our jobs.”
Trump compared to the current trade confrontations with China, the European Union and Canada to a game of poker, “a game we can’t lose.”
“We go to the fair and mutual” Trump said. “You know, what is it? They do it to us, we don’t do it … We start a trade war, but we will finish it.”
“The era of the global freeloading and take advantage of the United States is over.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.