Donald Trump in Minnesota: Sen. Al Franken Folded 'Like A Wet Rag'

As Republicans face a tough midterm election cycle, Trump is trying to boost turnout.

Trump is making his second visit as the GOP tries to fend off Democratic efforts to recapture the House.

President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, in Rochester, Minn.

Republicans are targeting two Democratic districts in Minnesota, while playing defense in two Republican-held districts in the Minneapolis suburbs. That combination could help propel Democrats to victory in battleground congressional districts and give the party control of the U.S. House. And he accused the Democrats of desperately grabbing at power, saying, "They want to resist, they want to obstruct, they want to delay, demolish, they want to destroy".

The president's speech is highly anticipated, as the Senate could vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh just minutes before he takes the stage.

"The Kavanaugh debate has dropped a political grenade into the middle of an electorate that had been largely locked in Democrats' favor for the past six months", Josh Holmes, a former top aide to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, told Axios on Thursday. Trump has sought to use the Kavanaugh confirmation conflict to appeal to white men, arguing that the accusations are proof that innocent men could be unfairly targeted. "And so, I think it really remains to be seen what the effect is on independent voters". Boy, did he fold up like a wet rag, huh?

"He was gone so fast", Trump continued on", it was like oh he did something, oh oh oh, I resign, I quit".

Trump also criticized the low name recognition of Sen. Tina Smith, who was appointed in Franken's place, would never vote for a wall on the Southern border and would vote for higher taxes. "We need to say Karin Housley a lot more".

At stake in the November 6 general election are Democrats' two-thirds supermajorities that let them raise taxes or change legislative rules without any Republican support.

-39th District, including parts of Orange, Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties, This open seat is held by retiring Republican Rep. Ed Royce, who heads the Foreign Affairs Committee. "That was a big mistake you made".

Republican San Bernardino city councilman Henry Gomez Nickel led Democratic county supervisor James Ramos by 5 percentage points in the June primary election despite Democrats' 10-point voter registration advantage.

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