Donald Trump held a rally in Tupelo, Mississippi on Friday night. He was there in support of Republican Governor Tate Reeves, who is only polling about 3% of Democratic opponent Jim Hood in ruby red Mississippi.
And while the President did discuss the race, saying, “I can’t believe this is a competitive race,” he also took time to discuss himself. Referring to a recent vote by Democrats to formalize their impeachment probe, Trump told rally-goers, “this is an attack on Democracy.”
While more and more Republicans seem to now admit Trump’s Zelensky call was a quid pro quo, the President maintains that the impeachment probe is a Democratic coup. He told the Mississippians:
“The Democrats voted to potentially nullify the votes of 63 million Americans, disgracing themselves and bringing shame upon the House of Representatives. Make no mistake they are coming after the Republican Party and me because I’m fighting for you.”
During the rally, Trump also lamented that he hadn’t received enough credit for the operation that killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi. “That story disappeared so fast, gone,” he said. “And that’s OK. I didn’t do it for the story. I did it because it was the right thing to do. If I was a Democrat, they’d be talking about it for weeks.”
While talking about the operation, Trump repeated him claim that Al Baghdadi was”screaming, crying and whimpering.” While speaking with reporters this week, General Mark Milley said that he, “didn’t know” where Trump got those details from.
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