President Donald Trump continued yesterday after the Democrats, claiming the House impeachment investigation was part of a planned attempt to illegally remove the president from attacking his rivals in 2020 in his first campaign rally since the House voted. to formalize the impeachment investigation.
"They first created the Russian scam," Trump said, "then the Mueller witch hunt," he continued, speaking to a crowd of supporters at the BancorpSouth Arena in Tupelo, Mississippi. "That didn't work out too well, did it? It kindled. "
" And now corrupt politicians Nancy Pelosi and Shifti Adam Schiff and the media continue the witch hunt, "Trump said, mocking Adam Schiff's reputation.
Trump called this week the House he voted in favor of "invalidating" the votes of millions of Americans in the 201
"I never thought in the word "impeachment," Trump said, saying he considered him "mr.
While Thursday's vote in the House was largely divided along party lines, some members of the president's party, including the Senate Republicans, slowly reached the full protection of the president.
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But Trump assured his supporters on Friday night that "the Republicans are really strong, the strongest I've seen, the most united, I have seen them. ” Investigation impeachment, he said, is not only a means of discrediting his victory in 2016, but also an effort to keep him from winning re-election: "All this is a false deal, all this fraud for impeachment to try and to undermine the 2020 elections and delegate one of the biggest elections, "he said.
"They know they can't win, so let's try to keep it," Trump added. "We have to impeach him because we can beat him."
In addressing Democratic candidates in 2020, Trump mocked rivals, saying there was a new nickname for Vice President Joe Biden – "very slow, sleepy Joe." – and continues to attack Biden's son, Hunter, for defamatory allegations of misconduct with a Ukrainian energy company.
Trump also went after former Rep. Beta O-Rourke of Texas, who just hours earlier announced that he was dropping out of the Democratic primary in 2020. Trump and O-Rourke were critical of each other along the way campaign, and even held race rallies in El Paso, Texas, the hometown of O'Rourke earlier this year.
"Beta, have you heard? Ah, this poor bastard. Poor, pathetic man," Trump said. "Anyone who says he was born for this has problems," Trump said, mocking an interview that O & # 39; Rourke did with Vanity Fair.
Trump also accused President Barack Obama of working harder than Hillary Clinton to win hello, saying it was "the only time I've ever seen him work hard." He added that Democrats are trying to overthrow him with "lies and spying and leaking," but "we kick their ass."  Trump continued to attack the former president, complaining that he did not receive such positive coverage after announcing the death of Islamic State militant group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, as Obama did after bin Laden's death.
"I didn't do it for the story, I did it because it was the right thing to do," Trump said. "Conan, the dog, got more publicity than me," he added, promising that the dog would visit the White House in the coming weeks.
Trump stopped in Mississippi as part of the latest push by several competing governors, races in saturated red states before voting next week, and the president is expected to visit Kentucky on Monday to assist the incumbent GOP governor. Matt Bevin, then for the second time in Louisiana, but to help Eddie Rispone replace the incumbent governor in the run-off election.
While Mississippi should be a Republican contest this year, the race is competitive, with Republican Lt. Tate Reeves running against Attorney General, state prosecutor has been in this post since 2004 and is the only Democrat elected in the entire country.
While Trump's political fate is not tied to what is going on in any of these competitions, he is seeking to win on board, for a cat o can take credit – showing that it is still a Republican Party, despite the negative headlines surrounding impeachment.
"You know, I can't believe this is a racing race," Trump told a rally crowd Friday night. It is shameful.
The president took credit for the forced run-off in the Louisiana race after holding a rally on the eve of the state where Democratic candidate Edwards failed to claim the 50 percent of the vote needed to avoid  Lauren Agan reports on Washington-based NBC News.
Shannon Pettypiece Contributed.