President Donald Trump touted steel tariffs and his upcoming talks with North Korea as he urged western Pennsylviania Republicans to vote for Rick Saccone in a Saturday night campaign rally leading up to a tight special election against Democrat Cono Lamb on Tuesday. "We have to defeat Nancy Pelosi and Maxine Waters, a very low IQ individual", Trump said.
"'No, no, no. We do not, '" he said, imitating Xi's response. "Rick is going to vote for us all the time". At this event, however, the chants were quieter and a slow stream of attendees began filing out of the facility more than 30 minutes before Trump's speech wrapped up.
On Thursday, Trump signed two tariff proclamations to erect a 25% tariff on steel imports and a 10% tariff aluminum imports.
Trump's first mention of Kim was met with boos and jeers from the crowd, but Trump told them that that they had to be "nice". "I know her weakness", he said. He said the tariff might have had more of an impact if the announcement had come earlier, and workers could feel some of the benefits.
He is competing against Democrat Conor Lamb and polls show a close race. The seat had been held by GOP Rep. The election is set for Tuesday. "Otherwise they're going to take away your tax cuts".
"But as soon as he gets in, he's not going to vote for us", Mr. Trump said of Mr. Lamb.
"I just wanted to congratulate you because I am hearing of the unbelievable job on the drug problem", The New York Times quoted Trump as saying, based on the transcript of the April 29 call.
"But at a minimum, you have to give long, tough sentences", Trump said. He singled out Chuck Todd, anchor of the Sunday talk show Meet The Press, as a "sleeping son of a bitch, I'll tell you". The Democrats - for the most part - can thank Trump for these wins.
"The people of Pittsburgh can not be conned by this guy Lamb", Trump said, dismissing Lamb's efforts to run as a moderate Democrat. He also pledged to work on reducing the USA trade deficits. Saccone has cited support for legislation to combat the crisis.
Trump also said he spoke with Singaporean leaders about the country's "zero tolerance policy" toward drug dealers.
The president lent his weight to Republican Rick Saccone in the final days of a surprisingly competitive special election outside Pittsburgh that could reverberate nationally ahead of the November midterm elections. The campaign statement announcing the new date did not mention Saccone; rather, it said Trump would come to Moon Township to tout the GOP's new tax law. That's the president's well-known political slogan adoring hundreds of red hats at the rally.
"If President Trump's in your corner, how can you lose?" "It's not a national election". The Democrat contests that claim, saying he will not support Pelosi for leader if he's elected. His last two rallies were aimed at helping Republican candidates in the US. Saccone is now going up against Democrat Conor Lamb. "I think they wanna do something". "Trump's popular in this district".
A Saccone loss would be the first loss of a Republican seat in the House of Representatives since Trump took office in January 2017, although Republicans would still control of the chamber.
Republican Rick Saccone, talks with reporters during a campaign stop at the party call center in Pittsburgh, Friday, March 9, 2018.