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President Trump, the stage went, at a campaign event in Cincinnati on Thursday, his first such event since its trailer party moved cross-condemnation in the last month by engaging in an impromptu “send them back!”, they chant addressed to Somali-born Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn.
Almost immediately, trump charged that the “democratic party is now led by four on the left of the rejection of extremists everything near and dear to us” – an obvious reference to the group of freshman house Democrats, including Omar. The comment attracted ridicule, but no chants of participants.
Trump then the “wasted money”, led by Democrats, condemned to “rot” in the inner cities, but said he would refuse to specify which cities he said, because “we want no quarrel.”
His comments came as it emerged House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Md., previously referred to its community of Baltimore as a “drug-infested” area, with a term that Trump panned in a tweet widely considered to be a racist attack on the city.
Robert Morris, Of Jasper, Tenn., wearing a huge hat, as he waits in line to enter a rally of President Donald Trump Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)
“You see, our inner cities,” Trump said. “We give billions and billions and billions for years and years and years, and it is stolen money, and the money wasted-and it’s a shame.”
However, Trump started quickly naming a Democrat-run cities.
“The homocide rate in Baltimore is much higher than in El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala,” Trump said, before joking: “I think it is higher than in Afghanistan.”
“The conditions in Nancy Pelosi, the once great city of San Francisco are deplorable,” he said later. “Do you remember the word ‘pitiful’? Do you remember when Hillary pitiful, the word ‘may’? You used two words: pity and not redeemable.”
After the crowd broke into a “castle.” Vocals, trombone continued, “views of Los Angeles, with the tents, and the terrible, horrible, disgusting conditions,” Trump added. “Views of San Francisco. And then you have a Governor who invites you to come to the whole world, in California, we pay for their health care. .. Who would not come? How crazy is that?”
At one point, a protester who interrupted an anti-Border Patrol sign, the rally for a few minutes.
Trump also drew cheers by claiming that Wednesday, the Democratic presidential “so-called” debate ” involved, at times, more attacks on his predecessor, as his own administration.
“The Democrats have more time to attack Barack Obama spent, as you attack me,” Trump said.
Trump conquered Ohio by almost nine percentage points in the year 2016 — “we are going through a lot of” Trump, visitors said on Thursday and he fared a little better among midterm voters in Ohio than the voters in Rust neighbors Michigan and Wisconsin Belt.
“I don’t know that you stop people.”
“Now, Ohio, is the most successful that ever in the history of our country. Congratulations, Ohio,” said Trump.
Several small protests occurred around the rally site, including the one in the nearby National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. It focuses on the slavery era and the current struggles against injustice around the world.
But all eyes were watching the U.S. Bank Arena, the audience, and, as Trump would react if other disturbing chant broke out.
Trump already Thursday said he would “prefer” that his supporters at the rally you are involved in a similar voice.
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“I don’t know that you can stop people, said the” Trump. “We will see what we can do. I know that you would prefer. But if they do, we have to make a decision, then.”
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Even his closest advisers seemed unsure what might transpire.
“If it happens again, he might try to talk about it,” Vice President Mike Pence said recently.
Republicans-Rep. Steve Chabot, who represents a Cincinnati-area district, said on Wednesday he hopes to avoid the crowd that such chants this time, and he thinks that Trump is faster to react when it happens.
“I would advise the audience of something, uncalled for, and I think he said something like that would be inappropriate,” Chabot said. “I hope that the President would be the silence of the mass, and say: ‘Hey, do this, there is no place for it. It’s not helpful, it is right.'”
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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said on Wednesday that he Trump found ‘ s comments about the democratic freshman “squad” to “inappropriate”, but added that he would raise the matter with the President.
Fox News’ Sarah Tobianski and The Associated Press contributed to this report.