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Trump brings winners of Little League World Series back home to Louisiana on Air Force One

The Gazette Staff

President Donald Trump has held his second rally in as many days, traveling to Louisiana to deliver where he fired up the crowd by talking about ‘corrupt’ Democrats. 

Trump spoke at a rally at the Lake Charles Civic Center on Friday to campaign for the Republican candidates for Louisiana governor, ahead of Saturday’s primary election.

Trump slammed House Democrats over the impeachment inquiry, saying: ‘The radical democrat policies are crazy. The politicians are corrupt. Their candidates are terrible.  

‘They know they can’t win an election so they are pursuing and illegal, invalid and unconstitutional, bulls**t impeachment,’ he continued. 

The crowd roared at the profanity, and Trump went on to call Democrats ‘corrupt’ and accuse them of trying to ‘kick him out’ of office. 

Present at the rally were the young winners of the 2019 Little League World Series, who flew back to Louisiana with him aboard Air Force One.  

US President Donald Trump arrives for a "Keep America Great" rally at Sudduth Coliseum at the Lake Charles Civic Center in Lake Charles, Louisiana, on Friday

US President Donald Trump arrives for a "Keep America Great" rally at Sudduth Coliseum at the Lake Charles Civic Center in Lake Charles, Louisiana, on Friday

US President Donald Trump arrives for a ‘Keep America Great’ rally at Sudduth Coliseum at the Lake Charles Civic Center in Lake Charles, Louisiana, on Friday

Trump gestures as he arrives to speak at a campaign rally at the Lake Charles Civic Center

Trump gestures as he arrives to speak at a campaign rally at the Lake Charles Civic Center

Trump gestures as he arrives to speak at a campaign rally at the Lake Charles Civic Center

Trump said that Democrats know they will lose in 2020, and said that that is they reason they are pursuing 'illegal unconstitutional bulls**t impeachment'

Trump said that Democrats know they will lose in 2020, and said that that is they reason they are pursuing 'illegal unconstitutional bulls**t impeachment'

Trump said that Democrats know they will lose in 2020, and said that that is they reason they are pursuing ‘illegal unconstitutional bulls**t impeachment’ 

Supporters of President Donald Trump cheer as he arrives to speak during a campaign rally

Supporters of President Donald Trump cheer as he arrives to speak during a campaign rally

Supporters of President Donald Trump cheer as he arrives to speak during a campaign rally

Trump had met with the Eastbank All-Stars, a team from suburban New Orleans, earlier on Friday at the White House. 

The players then met again with Trump at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, where they boarded the presidential plane together. 

During the rally, Trump invited the young players up onto the stage, congratulating them on their phenomenal season.

Trump says he had grown accustomed to watching Japan winning the event. But before introducing the players one by one to the crowd, he said, ‘But this year you have the world champions.’ 

The boys shied when Trump asked them if they wanted to say anything, though one boy stepped up to the mic and said ‘Thank you for all the support,’ drawing cheers from the crowd.  

‘Go get ’em kids. Thanks fellas,’ said Trump. ‘They didn’t choke and we don’t choke. We don’t like chokers.’ 

Trump invited the Eastbank All Stars up onto the stage, congratulating them on their phenomenal season

Trump invited the Eastbank All Stars up onto the stage, congratulating them on their phenomenal season

Trump invited the Eastbank All Stars up onto the stage, congratulating them on their phenomenal season

Trump shakes hands with a member of the Little League World Championship baseball team, the Eastbank All Stars

Trump shakes hands with a member of the Little League World Championship baseball team, the Eastbank All Stars

Trump shakes hands with a member of the Little League World Championship baseball team, the Eastbank All Stars

The Little League World Championship baseball team, the Eastbank All Stars of Louisiana, flew on AF1 to the rally

The Little League World Championship baseball team, the Eastbank All Stars of Louisiana, flew on AF1 to the rally

The Little League World Championship baseball team, the Eastbank All Stars of Louisiana, flew on AF1 to the rally

Supporters of President Donald Trump cheer as he arrives to speak during a campaign rally at the Lake Charles Civic Center

Supporters of President Donald Trump cheer as he arrives to speak during a campaign rally at the Lake Charles Civic Center

Supporters of President Donald Trump cheer as he arrives to speak during a campaign rally at the Lake Charles Civic Center

Trump attacked his political rivals, saying House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ‘hates the United States of America.’ 

He also mocked Senator Bernie Sanders for sharing a video of himself throwing a baseball as he recovers from a heart attack. Trump wished Sanders a quick recovery and remarked that it was likely the only nice thing he’s every said about the Vermont senator.

‘Bernie was hitting a baseball to show how strong he was… but Bernie, get better fast. It’s the only time I’ve ever said anything good about him.’

At the rally, Trump also touted progress in trade negotiations with China, saying: ‘I just made a great China deal today.’ 

‘It’ll be 40 to 50 billion dollars in farm purchases – the biggest problem is, they said: ‘I don’t think our farmers can produce that much’,’ Trump went on.

Trump supporters crowded into the Sudduth Coliseum in Lake Charles, Louisiana for the rally on Friday

Trump supporters crowded into the Sudduth Coliseum in Lake Charles, Louisiana for the rally on Friday

Trump supporters crowded into the Sudduth Coliseum in Lake Charles, Louisiana for the rally on Friday

A supporter holds up a sign as the US president speaks during a "Keep America Great" rally at Sudduth Coliseum

A supporter holds up a sign as the US president speaks during a "Keep America Great" rally at Sudduth Coliseum

A supporter holds up a sign as the US president speaks during a ‘Keep America Great’ rally at Sudduth Coliseum

One Trump supporter at the rally wore unique socks representing the president's famed hairstyle

One Trump supporter at the rally wore unique socks representing the president's famed hairstyle

One Trump supporter at the rally wore unique socks representing the president’s famed hairstyle

‘They said can we make it 20? I said no, make it 50. Our farmers will buy more land and they’ll buy bigger tractors,’ he said.

Trump encouraged his supporters to vote for either of the Republican candidates for governor over Democratic incumbent John Bel Edwards. 

Candidates from both parties will appear together on Saturday’s ballot under Louisiana’s ‘jungle primary’ system. 

The president is not endorsing either of the two major Republicans in the race, instead hoping that Edwards will fall below the 50% vote threshold needed to avoid a runoff. 

Trump described the two Republican candidates in the race as ‘pro-jobs, pro-worker, pro-family, pro-life, and they’re pro-Louisiana energy if that’s OK.’ 

Trump speaks to supporters at a rally inside the Sudduth Coliseum in Lake Charles, Louisiana

Trump speaks to supporters at a rally inside the Sudduth Coliseum in Lake Charles, Louisiana

Trump speaks to supporters at a rally inside the Sudduth Coliseum in Lake Charles, Louisiana

Trump touted progress in trade negotiations, saying: 'I just made a great China deal today'

Trump touted progress in trade negotiations, saying: 'I just made a great China deal today'

Trump touted progress in trade negotiations, saying: ‘I just made a great China deal today’

Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump cheer during his campaign rally in Lake Charles

Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump cheer during his campaign rally in Lake Charles

Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump cheer during his campaign rally in Lake Charles

Trump’s message to voters in Lake Charles will be less precise than traditional get-out-the-vote events. He’ll seek to unite a squabbling Republican Party against the Deep South’s only Democratic governor, trying to keep John Bel Edwards from a primary win, while not telling voters which GOP contender to back in Saturday’s election.

‘I will be in Louisiana tonight (Love it!) to get Republicans to vote for either of our two great Republican Candidates and force a run off with John Bel Edwards,’ Trump said in one of several tweets about the Louisiana governor’s race.

Republican loyalties are split among two major candidates: Ralph Abraham, a third-term congressman and physician from rural northeast Louisiana, and Eddie Rispone, a businessman and longtime political donor from Baton Rouge who is making his first bid for office.

Both Abraham and Rispone planned to attend Trump’s rally. Both claim long-term support from Trump, even as they quarrel over who backs the president more.

‘The president deeply cares about Louisiana. Louisiana loves President Trump. It is a match that is literally made in heaven,’ Abraham said.

U.S. President Donald Trump arrives at Chennault International Airport ahead of a rally

U.S. President Donald Trump arrives at Chennault International Airport ahead of a rally

U.S. President Donald Trump arrives at Chennault International Airport ahead of a rally

President Donald Trump boards Air Force One with the Little League World Series champions

President Donald Trump boards Air Force One with the Little League World Series champions

President Donald Trump boards Air Force One with the Little League World Series champions

Trump let the championship team 'hitch a ride' on Air Force One back to Louisiana

Trump let the championship team 'hitch a ride' on Air Force One back to Louisiana

Trump let the championship team ‘hitch a ride’ on Air Force One back to Louisiana

The president is not endorsing either candidate to maximize chances that Edwards will fall below the 50 per cent vote threshold needed to avoid a runoff, according to a White House aide and a campaign aide, both of whom asked for anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss strategy. 

Trump plans to endorse whichever GOP candidate makes it to a runoff against Edwards, the aides said.

The president is coming off a fiery rally in Minneapolis on Thursday evening, where he unleashed attack after attack on his political enemies, including Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff. He also railed against the impeachment inquiry against him and insulted the hometown congresswoman, Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar.  

Source : Mail Online

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