President Trump migrated to North Dakota in an attempt to energize his people to get out and vote for Representative Kevin Cramer (R-ND), who is challenging Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND). Speaking to a crowd of thousands at Scheel’s Arena in Fargo, Trump ticked off his list of accomplishments to date and promised what was in store for Americans if more Republicans are elected in the 2018 Midterms.
The jam-packed arena reverberated with the responses of ecstatic and patriotic North Dakotans – many of whom camped out to secure a spot in line with the other 20,000 ticket holders. A grand showing considering that the state’s entire population is 775,000 and some change.Kevin Cramer
Trump walked on stage grinning, in his element as the ringmaster under the world’s big top, and commanded the audience immediately. Shades of his aggressive and unprecedented campaign, somewhat subdued in recent months, reverted to technicolor.
Cramer has loudly claimed that the White House has not done enough in assisting his campaign against Heitkamp, who, he admitted in an interview with The Hill, has voted 55% with Trump’s agenda. In the murky Swamp where RINOs are a worse enemy to Trump, Heitkamp doesn’t make the top ten in who to target. In fact, she has been one of the president’s favorites, oftentimes praising her and inviting the senator to join the conservative movement.
The praise, at least until midterms are concluded, was tabled immediately with this statement, “Heidi will vote ‘No’ to any pick we make to the Supreme Court — she will be told to do so.” Well, at least he gave her an out.
At several points throughout Trump’s unscripted wandering remarks, he brought up the Supreme Court and the task of appointing a replacement for the seat being vacated by Justice Anthony Kennedy. Trump praised the jurist, referring to him as a “great” man whose legal mind and fair decisions was undoubtedly going to be missed.
Without a name drop, Trump did hint at finding a younger nominee, saying they will be on the bench “40 to 45 years.” The wails of liberals could be heard coast to coast, except for in North Dakota, where erupting cheers lasted several minutes.
Trump was back in full force, praising ICE, law enforcement, Border Patrol, and the American military might that he hopes will never be needed. He brought up Reagan-era peace through strength, stating “we are rebuilding our military, it will be bigger and stronger than ever before, and hopefully we will never have to use it.”
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Trump highlighted his accomplishments, reiterated the messages of his campaign, praised the Republicans for tax reform, and leveled a hefty snark or two at his three favorite gals: Hillary Clinton, Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA).
As he ramped up his rhetoric, he recognized North Dakotans’ ancestors who settled the west, creating a state for family farms, ranches, and business with admiration for their toughness and tenderness. “North Dakotans love their families, love their country, and GOD!” It was akin to a mic drop for millennials, and the crowds once again exploded.
Trump is winning, and by proxy, the Republican Party and conservative candidates will be the benefactors once again if this rally is any indication.