Published: Mon, November 05, 2018
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

Trump holds campaign rally in Florida

Trump holds campaign rally in Florida

Yet it landed at the end of a week in which the president has made immigration and border security the paramount issue for Republicans in the midterms, warning without offering evidence that a caravan of migrants is preparing an "invasion" of the US southern border. According to the Salvadorean General Migration Directorate, over 1,700 Salvadoreans left the country in two caravans and entered Guatemala Wednesday, in an attempt to reach the US.

Obama also criticized Donald Trump's plan to send active-duty troops to the US-Mexico border to assist Border Patrol agents, calling it a "political stunt at the border".

Though Nelson is the incumbent, he does not have an overwhelming lead over the soon-to-be-former governor.

Obama said voters shouldn't be bamboozled by misinformation while Republicans allow polluters to poison the environment, give tax cuts to billionaires and take health care away from millions.

Obama was in Miami and Atlanta, each home to minority voters that Democratic gubernatorial candidates Andrew Gillum in Florida and Stacey Abrams in Georgia need to turn out in force on Tuesday.

During the former president's speech, a protester shouted that Obama should "denounce ANTIFA" - the protesters who square off against neo-Nazis.

"You have a president that's going to be here today and you have an entertainer that's in office right now", said Rashawn Watson, a Democrat from Miami Gardens.

'Don't get anxious and freaked out, don't throw up your hands in despair.

Democratic supporters wait in line to see former President Barack Obama. "They said, 'You shouldn't be doing that!"

Thursday on MSNBC's "All In", Democratic Florida gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum predicted voters would "unapologetically reject" President Donald Trump and his Republican opponent Ron DeSantis for "stoking the politics of fear".

Elizabeth Warren, who is expected to cruise to re-election next week, echoed former President Barack Obama's criticism of Trump's chatter about ending birthright citizenship with the swipe of a pen. The Democrat took a brief break from the trail early Saturday morning in the aftermath of a deadly shooting at a yoga studio in Tallahassee, where he is the mayor.

Hecklers interrupted Obama repeatedly during a rally in Miami on Friday. 'But in four days, Florida, you can be a check on that kind of behaviour'.

Trump, Knight and Vice President Mike Pence, a former IN governor, will be rallying supporters behind Republican Mike Braun, who is running against Donnelly IN a closely watched Senate contest.

That's a sharp change in a state where elections notoriously come down to the wire.

Trump's party has attempted to use majorities in both houses of Congress to abolish Obama's signature healthcare law and backtrack his administration's environmental regulations.

Republicans are favoured to retain control of the Senate, whose powers include confirming Trump's nominations to lifetime seats on the Supreme Court.

They expect that number to skyrocket as Election Day nears.

With the race neck and neck, voter turnout will be crucial, said Georgia State University political scientist Lakeyta Bonnette-Bailey.

"Who voted?" Trump asked the packed arena.

Meanwhile, campaign ads are sending conflicting messages.

Saturday morning began on Friday night for Democrats.

"I'm the only one that tells you the facts", Trump said, after telling falsehoods about GOP efforts to take apart Obamacare and, with it, protection for people with pre-existing medical conditions.

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