In Campaign Form, Trump Extols Himself and a Struggling GOP Candidate

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Saccone, the GOP nominee in Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District, took reporters' questions at a small campaign event in the offices of the Republican Committee of Allegheny County on Friday evening. The special election is to replace Republican Rep. Tim Murphy, who resigned previous year.

Murphy, an eight-term congressman, never had a close election.

Trump was ostensibly at the rally to inject some last-minute political capital behind Republican Rick Saccone, whose race against Democrat Conor Lamb could be a harbinger of the Republican Party's fate in the midterms.

President Donald Trump is diving into a Pennsylvania congressional race on Saturday - a must-win for Republicans as they try to tamp down worries of a Democratic wave in November's midterm elections.

Lamb, a 33-year-old telegenic veteran of the Marine Corps is a stark contrast to the 60-year-old Saccone with a graying mustache.

"Some countries have a very, very tough penalty - the ultimate penalty", Trump said during last week's summit.

The same report alleged that Trump "often leaps into a passionate speech about how drug dealers are as bad as serial killers and should all get the death penalty", since he believes showing sympathy to drug offenders will never work.

"Is there anything more fun than a Trump rally?" he asked on the heels of a whirlwind week in which his chief economics adviser said he was resigning, he formalized steep tariffs on steel and aluminum that angered business leaders and allies, and he abruptly announced, through South Korean officials, that he meant to meet with Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader.

Trump had been scheduled to campaign in the Pittsburgh area in February, but that trip was scrapped after 17 people were killed in the Parkland, Florida, school shooting on Feb. 14. "Peace. I think it's time, and I think we've shown great strength".

She also says the president "recognizes that manufacturing and steel belong in America and in Pennsylvania".

But he says that, by the next day, the coverage had turned.

Trump says if he runs again - which is "almost positive" - that he can't use his "Make America Great Again" tag line.

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He also said he deserved praise for the success of the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.

His announcement that he would impose import tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum came just days before Tuesday's election in a district that is home to scores of steelworkers. "You know, that's not that easy". He then opined: "It's a little hard to sell tickets when you think you're going to be nuked". "They can't wait to go see someone who actually deserves to be in the White House". And there was a nice unity.

"That's why we have a problem, folks", he added. That's the president's well-known political slogan adoring hundreds of red hats at the rally. That's because he will already have spent years in office.

The president touted his policies on tax cuts, the economy, steel tariffs, illegal immigration, North Korea, and other issues, while comparing the two candidates in the 18th and mentioning his own 2020 re-election campaign slogan - "Keep America Great!".

But Trump said he looked forward to running against Winfrey, who has since the awards denied she is interested in a run.

"I'm happy he's helping the president right now", Bossie, the CEO of the right-leaning advocacy group Citizens United, said.

Ciccarone said there is also concern that the laws could ensnare low-level drug dealers, many of whom do not know that their products contain lethal amounts of opioids and some of whom are battling addiction.