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President Trump is holding his second rally in two nights, and is seeking to unseat Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill, who is considered to be one of the most vulnerable Democrats. 

She is one of 10 Democratic Senators up for re-election in the November midterm elections. 

President Trump is also likely to tackle the issue of Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court, and accusations of sexual assault made against him by Dr Christine Blasey Ford.

Trump won Missouri during the 2016 presidential election, defeating opponent Hillary Clinton by double digits.

Follow us below for all the live updates and latest news on the Missouri rally. All update times in BST.

01:37: “We have rebuilt China.” The Republican firebrand blasts China over the ongoing trade dispute between Washinton and Beijing

01:33: Trump applauds himself over America’s low levels unemployment levels

01:30: Trump discusses how he saved the US over 1 billlion US dollars by renovating the America embassy in Jerusalem instead of building a new one

01:25: Trump moves onto talk about Israel 

01:19: The Democrats should change their name to the Democratic Party says Trump

The Democrats are “crazy”.

01:16: Trump says the Republicans have to fight for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

He said: “We have to fight for him. Not worried about the other side.”

“And by the way, women are for that more than anyone would understand.”

01:15: Trump says “there’s a lingering stench” at the FBI and he is going end it

Trump said: “Just look at what is now being exposed in our Department of Justice and the FBI look at what’s going on. Look at what’s going on.” 

He continued: “I wanna tell you, we have great people in the Department of Justice, we have great people. These are people, I really believe, you take a poll, I gotta be at 95%. But we had some real bad ones – you see what’s happened at the FBI, they’re all gone, they’re all gone, they’re all gone. But there’s a lingering stench and we’re going to get rid of that, too.”

01:10: Trump mocks anti-facists for living in their parents basements and having tiny biceps

The President mocks the “Antifa’s” by showing the size of their biceps.

Trump said: “The Democrat party is held hostage by far-left activists, by angry mobs — Antifa — by deep-state radicals.” 

He asked: “You ever seen what happens when they take the masks off Antifa? You have guys that look like they live with mom and dad in the basement. They live in the basement of mom and dads’ home.”

He added, “I would never suggest this, but I’ll tell you — they’re so lucky that we’re peaceful.

01:07: “Democrats want to raise the hell out of your taxes.” 

01:05: McCaskill wants to let everyone into the country says Trump

“The Democrats are going to kill everything.”

01:04: “Stock markets are up 55 percent, if the Democrats get in, that wealth will deteriorate.” 

01:03: “We have to fight for Judge Kavanaugh” says Trump 

01:02: Claire McCaskill will “never ever” vote for the Republicans whilst she is senator of Missouri says Donald Trump.

01:01: Ms McCaskill, will “vote against everything we want.”

Trump said: “Claire McCaskill will never ever vote our way because she loves the swamp… There’s a lingering stench and we’re going to get rid of that too.”

He continued to blast the Missouri Democrat.

He said during her RV tour through Washington she was “actually flying in her luxurious private plane”.

Ms McCaskill represents “radical Democrats trying to take over,” he said.

00:59: Trump promising Kavanaugh will be confirmed

As Christine Blasey Ford decides whether to testify hours before the deadline, President Donald Trump touted his Supreme Court nominee, who he described as “central casting.”

During a lengthy diatribe against Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, Trump said that the Democrat announced she would not vote for him.  

Brett Kavanaugh, is a “fantastic man” he said.

He added: “Fantastic man, fantastic man. She just announced she won’t vote for him… You talk about central casting… He was born for the United States Supreme Court, he was born for it.”

He suggested Kavanaugh’s confirmation will be confirmed.

“It’s going to happen, it’s going to happen,” he said.

00:57: Mr Hawley concludes with: “This November let’s make history. Let’s make America great again.”

00:55: Mr Hawley discusses Trump’s leadership.

00:54: The crowd erupt as Josh Hawley takes over the mic.

Josh Hawley is battling to unseat Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill.

Trump has previously campaigned for and endorsed Hawley in the Republican state’s Senate race.

He has previously told the audience telling an audience “We need Josh badly.”

00:52: Trump attacks the media 

He suggests in 2020, he will get endorsements from all the major news organisations.

He named the New York Times, Washington Post, ABC, NBC, and CBS.

“We expect endorsements from everybody,” he said.

Before adding: “Without us, they have nobody watching television. Nobody.”

00:52: Trump recalled his victory in the 2016 US Presidential election.

00:51: In typical Donald Trump style, he pleads with people to go out and vote in the November mid-terms.

00:50: Trump kicks off the rally by discussing the economy which is “the best economy in our history”

The President hailed the stock market’s “all-time high.”

He said: “Our country is respected again, remember that.

“Respected again. Hello Missouri.

“I’m thrilled to be back in the American heartland, I love you people – thousands of hardworking patriots.

“This is an incredible time for our nation. We have the best economy in our history today.

“In fact, the stock market, which to me is jobs, the stock market hit an all-time high again.

“And that would mean that 101 days, we hit an all-time high in the stock market.

“And I don’t say me, I say we because it’s about we.”

00:50: Donald Trump has been met with loud applauds in Missouri, as the rally gets underway.


Source : EXPRESS

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