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Donald Trump warns of 'fragile' Republican victories in final midterm sprint

Donald Trump warns of 'fragile' Republican victories in final midterm sprint

A House of Representatives controlled by the Democrats would give President Trump two years of headaches and plenty of political theatre.

But in Indiana, Obama said Republicans were taking credit for the economic renewal that started under his presidency. "'Don't worry about it, I'll just figure it out.'" Bracing for defeat, he said on a conference call with supporters Monday that he wasn't sure the election could fairly be considered a referendum on him. The GOP went on to gain control of the Senate and increase its majority in the House of Representatives in those elections.

Trump's fiery, invective-filled campaigning produced what may be the most polarized midterm contest in modern times as he played to tribal rifts in American society in a way that no president has done since the civil rights era. But significantly, 20% of these voters remain undecided or prefer someone other than the Republican or Democratic candidates.

"Women want safe neighborhoods for their families, great schools for their children, and they want violent predators like we're talking about to be thrown in jail or thrown the hell out of our country", Trump said at a Saturday afternoon rally in Montana.

Trump finally explained why he's ditching the economy for immigration as his hot button talking point at his bare-knuckle style rallies. Democrats have a lengthy list of their own priorities they would like to vote on such as lowering prescription drug costs.

Appearing before thousands in an overflowing aircraft hangar in Macon for Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp, Trump declared, "There's electricity in the air like I haven't seen since '16". Although the two principal issues in the election campaign are healthcare and immigration, "it's about something more elemental: what kind of country Americans see today and want to see in the future", wrote veteran political analyst Dan Balz in a comment headlined "This midterm election is like no other in a generation". My whole life, you know what I say?

In Chattanooga, Tennessee, to bolster the prospects of Republican Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn, Trump once again warned that caravans of illegal immigrants are on their way to flood across the southern border.

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"In parts of southeastern OH, southwestern Pennsylvania, northeastern Pennsylvania, in those old mining and mill towns, they're registered Democrats in those counties - Trump won them", he said, adding that it wasn't the first election when they moved away from the Democratic Party. He received similar applause when promoting the economy, unemployment numbers and judicial appointments. I watched numerous TV "analysis" shows so you didn't have to, and have come to the conclusion that the outcome of Tuesday's election for control of Congress will be a nail-biter. The latest NPR/PBS News Hour/Marist poll found 49 percent of women disapprove of Trump's performance, compared with 44 percent of men.

A good day for Democrats tomorrow would provide a blueprint for how the party can successfully run against Trump in the 2020 presidential race.

With the monthslong fight serving as a testing ground for his nationalist appeals and the strength of the coalition that powered him to the White House two years ago, Trump closed out a campaign season that has been defined by his racially charged rhetoric, hard-line immigration moves and scattershot policy proposals. "I have never seen the energy that we have, the energy that this whole party has now, it's really incredible".

"Whether or not the deal is ratified or how quickly it's ratified, whether it has to be tweaked, will all be a negotiation between the 116th Congress - which could well be a different stripe than the president - and the Trump White House", Maryscott Greenwood, CEO of the Canadian American Business Council, told BNN Bloomberg in a recent television interview. "I hesitate to make a prediction of what that might look like", Ms Persons said.

"In a sense, I am on the ticket", he said at the rally.

"I don't care", he told reporters as he arrived in IN for a campaign rally. This is where Trump is focusing his energies on the final stretch. In Georgia he introduced former University of Georgia football Coach Vince Dooley to address the crowd of supporters. He plans to spend Election Day encouraging voters to get to the polls from the White House. "No president has ever campaigned as much in the midterms as Trump has".