Joe Donnelly (D-IN) vote against enhanced immigration vetting?
For an occasion billed as a marketing campaign rally, Trump spent a lot of his speech speaking about overseas coverage points, akin to the price of the brand new embassy in Jerusalem, North Korea negotiations, imposing metal and aluminum tariffs - a coverage level that acquired one of many loudest cheers of the evening - and pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal.
Trump was certain to hail the return of three Americans who had been held captive in North Korea.
Though Trump didn't mention the midterm elections until almost 12 minutes into his almost hour-long speech, he largely seemed to hew to his Teleprompters and wove throughout a consistent message that the 2018 elections are pivotal to his and his party's success.
But Thursday night in Indiana, Trump called out a slew of Republicans on the ballot here by name, and even invited Braun onstage to make some brief remarks.
Trump, who was joined Thursday night by Vice President Mike Pence, the former governor of IN, praised the recently elected Republican candidates and welcomed newly nominated Republican Senate candidate Mike Braun to the stage.
"Make America Great Again wouldn't work out too well, right?" I don't want anybody to know. "The president's calendar is mapped out with his political priorities in mind".
The rally was the first time Trump and Pence have appeared together in IN since before they took office. Home-state Vice President Mike Pence will also attend the rally.
The president also brought up GOP U.S. Senate candidate Mike Braun to address the crowd.
The Indiana rally is Trump's fourth political-style event in the past two weeks.
Both Trump and Pence acknowledged the vice-president's brother Greg, who won a Congressional nomination on the Republican side in Pence's old district.
He says he doesn't think "we've ever done better as a country". "I'm fifth of five in an Irish family and you didn't eat dinner if you weren't ready to scrap and get going when you got to the table", said Donnelly. "He'll deliver the negative messages, they can deliver the positive". He will face incumbent Democrat Joe Donnelly in November in a race is considered critical for the Republican Party. Joe Manchin, a top GOP target. Tuesday night, Braun got a congratulatory call from President Trump.
"In West Virginia, his one tweet single-handedly swung the dynamics of a race", Stepien said. The students had reserved tickets online and arrived at the time they were told would guarantee them seating.
As Trump plans to spend a good amount of the coming year out on the campaign trail stumping for Republican candidates, he couldn't help but stump for himself. "When the time came to defund Planned Parenthood, Joe voted no".
Obama suffered broad losses in Congress and in statehouses during the 2010 and 2014 midterm elections, an outcome Trump hopes to avoid.
Or, he told the crowd, you can send us Mike Braun. "However I do like that", Trump mentioned. "There was tremendous enthusiasm".