‘Bull****, bull****, bull****,’ the crowd yelled back, offering a new chant to the president’s previously raucous rallies which have included ‘build the wall,’ ‘send them back,’ and ‘lock her up.’
Trump held his first rally in the state since he moved his residency to Florida.
‘Less than a year from now I will join voters from the Sunshine State, my home state, when we take back the House, hold on to the Senate and keep the White House,’ he told the crowd, urging them to register to vote before they left the rally.
Donald Trump at his Homecoming rally in Florida
Trump throws ‘Make America Great Again’ hats to crowd.
Trump was on a tear Tuesday night, bringing up some of his favorite attack lines and campaign lines to blast his political rivals and brag about his performance as president.
The Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, which will open a new phase of hearings next week, garnered a fair bit of the president’s attention.
Trump was complaining about the Democrats’ investigation into his presidency when he dropped the expletive.
He started off with his usual criticism of the ‘witch hunt’ against him before mocking Democrats for their standing in the polls, blaming the impeachment inquiry into his presidency.
‘You see what is happening in the polls. Everybody says, that is really bull****,’ he said.
Polls show a majority of Americans support the impeachment process. Several polls also show Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden could beat Trump in the general election.
But Trump claimed polls are on his side but did not mention what polls he was referring to.
‘A lot of stars are being made. I was just told backstage, our poll numbers. People don’t like watching a scam. They don’t like watching it. They don’t like watching it. They have a sick puppy, Schiff. He’s sick,’ he said of the impeachment hearings.
He also bragged about the strong stock market and U.S. economy.
‘Everybody’s getting rich. I’m working my a** off everyday,’ he said.
Trump, who earlier that day pardoned the Thanksgiving turkey, also alleged there is a war on Thanksgiving.
He argued liberals want to change the name – but offered no proof of his charge.
‘As we gather together for Thanksgiving, some people want to change the name Thanksgiving. They don’t want to use the term Thanksgiving,’ he said. ‘People have different ideas watching be called Thanksgiving, but everyone in this room loves Thanksgiving. We’re not changing it.’
He also bragged Americans have a lot to be thankful for thanks to his presidency.
‘Americans have so much to be thankful for. The economy is booming, wages are rising, and America is stronger than ever before!,’ he said.
The president also addressed the recent questions about his health after he visited Walter Reed Medical Center for an unscheduled checkup.
He said he was fine and doctors told him he has a ‘gorgeous chest.’
‘They said “take off your shirt, sir and show us that gorgeous chest. We want to see it. We’ve never seen a chest quite like it,”‘ he said as the crowd cheered.
The White House said the president had part of his annual physical conducted because he had a free weekend and expected to have a busy year in 2020 campaigning for re-election.
Trump used his rally to slam his political rivals, bringing back some of his old favorite nicknames, calling House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff ‘Shifty Schiff’ and Joe Biden as ‘Sleepy Joe.’
He slammed Schiff for mocking the transcript of his phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
‘Lot of people heard Schiff make up a story where he actually made up what I sent. These are the facts, case closed. The game is over. Turn off the television as soon as he said that,’ Trump said.
Supporters await the start of the President Donald Trump ‘homecoming’ rally
A giant inflatable baby of President Donald Trump is seen near the BB&T Center before Trump’s rally
He attacked Joe and Hunter Biden – who have become two of his favorite rallies at his campaign rallies. He charged Hunter Biden made millions from a Ukraine gas company, a charge that has never been proven.
The impeachment inquiry is looking into the allegation that Trump with held nearly $400 million in U.S. military aid until the Ukraine agreed to investigate the Bidens.
It was launched when a whistleblower revealed what was said on a phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Zelensky, which the president again defended as ‘perfect.’
Those weren’t the only attack lines that got mentioned. When the president mentioned he beat Hillary Clinton, the crowd brought up their old 2016 campaign chant: ‘Lock her up, lock her up, lock her up.’
Trump bragged about the people he beat to win the White House, including Jeb Bush in the GOP primary and then the Clintons in the general, including in that President Obama, who had campaigned for her.
‘I get elected and I beat the Bush dynasty. Okay. I get elected and I beat — with no experience. I didn’t have experience, tremendous world experience, but I didn’t have political experience. I get elected and we beat the Clinton dynasty. Right? And then we beat Barack Hussein Obama and whatever dynasty that is,’ he said as the crowd roared its approval.
He claimed his border wall is being built even after the acting head of U.S. Customs told reporters at the White House earlier this month no new sections had gone up.
‘The wall is happening. It’s getting built rapidly and that’s a real wall,’ the president said.
He also slammed Democrats for trying to stop it from being built.
‘The only reason they didn’t want the wall is because I wanted it,’ Trump said. ‘If I have said we’re never going to build the wall they would have wanted it. I made a mistake.’
Trump also mentioned the three members of the military he pardoned last week.
‘Just this week, I stuck up for three great warriors against the deep state,’ he said. ‘We are going to take care of our warriors. I will always stick up for our great fighters. People can sit in their and air-conditioned offices and complain, but you know what? It doesn’t matter to me whatsoever.’
The president restored the rank of retired naval officer Eddie Gallagher and pardoned Army 1st Lieutenant Clint Lorance and Army Green Beret Major Matt Golsteyn.
Some Defense Department officials voiced concern about the president interfering in the cases, which were tried under the Uniform Code of Justice.
Mike Pence warmed up the crowd at Donald Trump’s campaign rally Tuesday, giving a shout out to Conan the hero dog, who took a shining to the vice president during a visit to the White House on Monday.
Vice President Mike Pence warmed up the crowd
Pence gave a shout out to Conan, the hero dog that visited him and President Trump at the White House on Monday
‘Our troops are coming home and Conan the hero dog is doing just fine,’ Pence told the packed BB&T Center, which can hold almost 21,000.
‘Conan, Conan, Conan,’ the crowd yelled back.
Pence gave Conan, a Belgian Malinois, plenty of pats on the head and affection on Monday during the dog’s visit.
Conan was flown in from the Middle East for the Oval Office meet and greet, in which the dog was presented with a certificate and medal that will go on display in the Oval Office.
Conan became famous after his role was revealed in the killing of ISIS terror Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in Baghdad.
Donald Trump is kicking off his Thanksgiving holiday with a campaign rally in Floria, his first event there since he made the Sunshine state his new home.
Billed as a ‘homecoming’ rally, the president arrived in Florida, a state that Trump recently named his permanent residence, explaining on Twitter he was ‘treated very badly by the political leaders of both the city and state.’
New York, however, has high state taxes while Florida has no state income tax.
The president and Melania Trump became registered Republican voters in Florida, with Mar-a-Lago as their residence, in October. The first lady traveled to Florida with the president but did not accompany him to the rally.
Florida will also be a must-win state for the president in his 2020 re-election bid. Trump won the state by a narrow 1 per cent in 2016.
Tuesday’s rally is in Broward County, the most populous in the state. While the county is heavily-Democratic it is also near more conservative areas of the state, including those in Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties.
After his rally Trump will head to his Mar-a-Lago estate where he will celebrate Thanksgiving with his family.
Trump was accompanied by his 13-year-old son, Barron, who continues to stand tall alongside his 6-foot-3 father. He was also accompanied by First Lady
For the first lady, it was a welcome change from her morning, where she was booed in Baltimore at an event where she spoke about opioid abuse in a city her husband called ‘rat-infested.’
The trio were previously photographed in August, when they
President Donald Trump walks with son Barron and first lady Melania Trump as they depart for travel to Florida from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., November 26, 2019. They plan to spend the holiday at Mar-a-Lago
Landed: Trump greeted well-wishers after he landed at Palm Beach International Airport on Tuesday evening
The president spoke with fans and signed a MAGA hat after he landed at the Florida airport
This time, it was off to Florida, for a political rally that the Trump campaign is billing as a homecoming now that the president has given up his domicile in New York City and has registered to vote in the the Sunshine State, which has no state income tax.
First daughter Tiffany Trump, whose mom is Marla Maples, was spotted at the White House for a ceremony where Trump pardoned the national Thanksgiving turkeys Bread and Butter.
Joining Trump on Air Force One were aides Dan Scavino, Stephanie Grisham, Stephen Miller, Emma Doyle, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and his wife, Hilary Geary Ross, and Trump loyalist GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz. National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien also came along.
Viktor and Amalija Knavs, the parents of First Lady Melania Trump, who have become U.S. citizens, were also joining the troop en route to Thanksgiving festivities.
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump wave as their son Barron looks on as they make their way to board Air Force One before departing from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on November 26, 2019
Viktor and Amalija Knavs, the parents of First Lady Melania Trump, depart the White House in Washington, DC, on November 26, 2019. (Photo by JIM WATSON / AFP) (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)
President Donald, first lady Melania Trump, and Barron Trump, walk to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, in Washington
The Trumps are heading to Florida to spend the Thanksgiving holiday at their Mar-a-Lago estate
Trump is holding a campaign rally in Broward County, Florida, his adoptive state