Thousands of President Donald Trump supporters flocked to Southaven, Mississippi to see him in a rally hosted to get out the vote for the upcoming November elections. MPB’s Desare Frazier reports.
Cheers and chants greeted President Trump as he entered the Landers Center in Southaven for a get out the vote rally. Thousands of supporters filled the arena carrying signs saying Make America Great Again. Trump began by touting this week's new trade agreement reached between the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
"You know Mississippi when they leave and they'd go next door and they'd fire everybody and they build the product and send it back and sell it to the same people that were buying it before. No we don't want to do that any more. That's not a good thing to do. Although there's a group called Globalists. They think it's just fine," said Trump.
Trump calls the Democrats globalists saying they'll demolish the progress his administration is making on issues such as rebuilding the military, reducing unemployment and immigration reform. He talked about Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court and the allegations of sexual assault levied against the judge as an example. Trump referred to college professor Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's, testimony at a recent hearing.
"I had one beer. Well you think? No it was one beer. Oh good. How did you get home. I don't remember. How did you get there? I don't remember. How many years ago was it? I don't know," said Trump.
The President recognized Mississippi's Republican Congressional delegation, thanking Senator Roger Wicker for his support. He also acknowledged state Republican leaders including Governor Phil Bryant before calling Senator Cindy Hyde-smith to the podium.
"She's always had my back. She's always had your back and a vote for Cindy is a vote for me and Make America Great Again," said Trump.
Senator Hyde-Smith thanked the president.
"You know earlier on I was a supporter of then candidate Donald J. Trump and I was on his Ag advisory commitee, and now every time I walk unto the Senate floor, I want to help President Donald J. Trump," said Hyde-Smith.
Hyde-Smith is running against fellow Republican Chris McDaniel, Democrats Mike Espy and Tobey Bartee. The winner will serve out the term of retired Senator Thad Cochran.