Joined by several guests, President Trump visited a full Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri for a final campaign rally last night before midterm election polls opened across the country today. It was his third rally of the day, and it concluded at approximately 11 p.m.
During Monday’s visit, President Trump continued to boost Republican candidate Josh Hawley in the U.S. Senate race against Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill. He claimed McCaskill’s recent support for border security was one to be short-lived.
“I’m in office for almost two years,” said Trump. “All of a sudden, she’s agreeing with me. Look folks, just so you understand, the election is tomorrow: Tuesday. On Wednesday, she will no longer agree with me on border security.”
He continued criticizing McCaskill for voting against middle-class tax cuts, against Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, and against confirming Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court in September. He also stated that McCaskill has one of the most open border voting records in all of Congress.
“Claire McCaskill voted ‘no’ on case law, and she voted ‘no’ on enhanced vetting for refugees. ‘Let’s just let ‘em in.’ And, Claire voted in favor of deadly sanctuary cities,” said Trump. “She would rather protect criminal aliens than American citizens, which is why she needs to be voted out of office tomorrow, please.”
Trump also warned supporters that if democrats gain power through this election, there could be a socialist takeover of american healthcare, causing taxes to triple, and possibly quadruple.
Trump claimed that Josh Hawley would be a “tireless champion” for the people of Missouri, if elected.
“He’s great on jobs, he’s great on cutting taxes, and there is nobody tougher on crime. He shares your values, and he will always support our military, our veterans, and our great law enforcement,” said Trump.
A slew of guests appeared at last night’s rally, including Missouri Governor Mike Parson; Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley; conservative radio talk show host, Sean Hannity; U.S. Representative for Missouri's 7th Congressional District, Billy Long; U.S. Representative for Missouri’s 8th Congressional District, Jason Smith; Fox News commentator, Rush Limbaugh; Counselor to the President, Kellyanne Conway; White House Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders; singer Lee Greenwood; and even the President’s daughter, Ivanka Trump.
While Trump spoke chiefly on the midterm elections, he also touched on the elections slated to take place in November of 2020. U.S. Representative for the 8th Congressional District, Jason Smith spoke before the President, and asked the crowd to look ahead.
“After the election on Tuesday, something we need to have ingrained in your minds is: four more years,” said Smith. “Four more years. You got it, four more years!”
Trump also made mention of a change to his campaign slogan for his next presidential campaign. He plans to shift his current slogan, “Make America Great Again,” to “Keep America Great.”
Midway through the rally, a member of the audience passed out. The President paused, asked for a doctor, and waited nearly 8 minutes until the woman was cared for to begin speaking again. During the break, the crowd prayed and broke out in song: an a cappella rendition of Amazing Grace.