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Missoula, MN - Trump Says Without Evidence That Dems Are Behind 'caravan'

Published on: October 18, 2018 11:30 PM
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President Donald Trump arrives as the sun sets to speak at a campaign rally at Minuteman Aviation Hangar, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in Missoula, Mont. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)President Donald Trump arrives as the sun sets to speak at a campaign rally at Minuteman Aviation Hangar, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in Missoula, Mont. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Missoula, MN - President Donald Trump suggested without evidence Thursday that Democrats or their allies are supporting a “caravan” of Central American migrants who are traveling north aiming to enter the United States.

Addressing thousands of supporters at a campaign rally in Montana, Trump said immigration is now one of the leading issues in the 2018 midterms, and he accused Democrats of supporting the migrants because they “figure everybody coming in is going to vote Democrat.”

The comments mark the injection of one of Trump’s signature 2016 campaign themes back into national conversation as he looks to boost Republican turnout to maintain their congressional majorities in 2018.

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Trump was in Montana to boost GOP Senate candidate Matt Rosendale, who is running against Democratic Sen. Jon Tester — a lawmaker the president says has been a “disaster for Montana.”

The president blames Tester for the backlash against former White House doctor Adm. Ronny Jackson, whom the president had tapped to serve as Veterans Affairs secretary. Jackson was forced to withdraw after facing ethics allegations, including claims that he got drunk and wrecked a government vehicle at a Secret Service going-away party. Tester had released a list of allegations against Jackson that was compiled by the Democratic staff of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee.

“He was attacked so viciously, so violently by Jon Tester,” Trump claimed Thursday. “That’s really why I’m here.”

Trump also heaped praise on Republican Rep. Greg Gianforte, who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault after attacking a reporter in 2017. “Any guy that can do a body slam, he’s my kind of guy,” Trump said. “He’s a great guy, tough cookie.”

Gianforte is being challenged in November’s election by former state legislator Kathleen Williams.

Trump brought up Tester’s opposition to the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who was accused of decades-old sexual assault. Kavanaugh denied the allegations.

Trump accused Democrats of engaging in a “heartless” campaign to sink Kavanaugh’s confirmation, saying voters will “remember” how he was treated at the polls.

“This will be an election of Kavanaugh, the caravan, law and order, and common sense,” Trump said.

Throughout his 73-minute rally, Trump was cheered when he called for building a wall along the nation’s southern border. The crowd booed when he spoke of his Democratic opposition to his policies.

Earlier in the day, Trump threatened to close the U.S.-Mexico border if authorities there fail to stop about 3,000 Hondurans, who are in a migrant caravan passing through Guatemala trying to reach the United States. Mexico’s government says migrants with proper documents can enter Mexico and those who don’t either have to apply for refugee status or face deportation.

“A lot of money’s been passing through people to come up and try to get to the border by Election Day because they think that’s a negative for us,” Trump said. “No. 1, they’re being stopped, and No. 2, regardless, that’s our issue.”

He added: “They wanted that caravan and there are those that say that caravan didn’t just happen. It didn’t just happen.”

Trump appeared to be referring to an unfounded allegation promoted by ally Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida. The Republican lawmaker tweeted a video on Wednesday of men handing out money to people standing in line. He claimed the video showed people being paid in Honduras to join a caravan and “storm the border @ election time.” Trump on Thursday tweeted the same video, writing, “Can you believe this, and what Democrats are allowing to be done to our Country?”

After questions about the video’s origin, Gaetz posted a correction later Thursday on Twitter, saying, “This video was provided to me by a Honduran government official. Thus, I believed it to be from Honduras.”

Neither Republican provided evidence of his claim that the people were being paid to join a caravan.

Montana marks Trump’s first stop on a three-day trip out West that will take him to the border state of Arizona, where the politics of immigration are fraught, and to Nevada. Trump is boosting Republican Senate candidates as the GOP looks to maintain or expand their majority and to support vulnerable House candidates running on his ticket.



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 Oct 19, 2018 at 01:10 AM Crazykanoiy Says:

The line "Trump says without evidence..." is becoming quite redundant. If Trump says anything it is usually without evidence.

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 Oct 19, 2018 at 01:48 AM Mark Levin Says:

Follow the cash and you'll see POTUS is correct AGAIN.

#MAGA

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 Oct 19, 2018 at 02:56 AM IdiotInWH Says:

They were behind the Saudi killing too, no?

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 Oct 19, 2018 at 06:43 AM favish Says:

WE WOULDNT PUT it PASt them...this communist party would do anything to destroy

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 Oct 19, 2018 at 08:12 AM Anonymous Says:

It's a reasonable suggestion. Plus, it gets the mainstream media all riled up. Waiting for hashoteh's screed for my Erev Shabbos entertainment.

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 Oct 19, 2018 at 08:49 AM yaakov doe Says:

Reply to #2  
Mark Levin Says:

Follow the cash and you'll see POTUS is correct AGAIN.

#MAGA

You seem to be one of Liddle Donald's Lemmings who ignores the fact that Trump creates his own facts and sticks to them ignoring reality.

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 Oct 19, 2018 at 09:13 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #2  
Mark Levin Says:

Follow the cash and you'll see POTUS is correct AGAIN.

#MAGA

MAGA = Make America Great Again = No Jews and Dogs allowed. Hell NO NO Never AGAIN, America is Great. In fact its better NOW for Frumme Yiden than ever.

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 Oct 19, 2018 at 10:18 AM Russian Jew Says:

Reply to #4  
favish Says:

WE WOULDNT PUT it PASt them...this communist party would do anything to destroy

I, sir, lived under Communism...if you really think the Democrats are Communists, you have no idea what you are talking about

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 Oct 19, 2018 at 10:36 AM Educated Archy Says:

Reply to #6  
yaakov doe Says:

You seem to be one of Liddle Donald's Lemmings who ignores the fact that Trump creates his own facts and sticks to them ignoring reality.

Yoni,

The failing NYT and AP does the same. They just cleverly disguise it. When they have headlines after a terror attack and its says something like "3 people killed in Mideast violence" (while what really happened was two yidden were butchered by a muslim animal) and then most of the article goes on to say how the palestinans are being persecuted thereby justifying yiddisha blit being spilled. isn't that fake news too??

As I always said with lairs you need to lie back double as hard. The fake news is sneaky about lying its time to call them out and lie back to you guys

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 Oct 19, 2018 at 10:37 AM Educated Archy Says:

Reply to #7  
Anonymous Says:

MAGA = Make America Great Again = No Jews and Dogs allowed. Hell NO NO Never AGAIN, America is Great. In fact its better NOW for Frumme Yiden than ever.

Narsihkatien

MAGA= good lode days when small towns thrived and had jobs. When family values meant something. When people worked instead of living off the govt. etc.. When things were made in the USA

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 Oct 19, 2018 at 11:17 AM Realistic Says:

Is "saying without evidence" the new longform way of writing "he lied"?

Or can't these journalist comprehend the idea that the president is simply lying, so they rather write "says without evidence".

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 Oct 19, 2018 at 11:24 AM Phineas Says:

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Anonymous Says:

It's a reasonable suggestion. Plus, it gets the mainstream media all riled up. Waiting for hashoteh's screed for my Erev Shabbos entertainment.

It's not a reasonable suggestion. The caravan has been going on for years and is a Honduran phenomenon. If you want to say the Democrats are ineffective against preventing the caravan, it's a fair point but they are not behind it. Whenever Trump says "people are saying" or "some say" or "someone told me", it's a falsehood to get his point across.

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 Oct 19, 2018 at 11:35 AM georgeg Says:

Reply to #11  
Realistic Says:

Is "saying without evidence" the new longform way of writing "he lied"?

Or can't these journalist comprehend the idea that the president is simply lying, so they rather write "says without evidence".

Perhaps the journalist can feel in their gut (and from experience) that this is not "grass roots" but orchestrated by some party. So the journalist fear being (legitimately) labelled with epithets should they call this a "lie" and then later evidence surfaces showing those who orchestrated this "behind the scenes".

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 Oct 19, 2018 at 01:01 PM Looney Liberals Says:

Dr. Ford proved you don't need evidence.

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 Oct 19, 2018 at 01:02 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #5  
Anonymous Says:

It's a reasonable suggestion. Plus, it gets the mainstream media all riled up. Waiting for hashoteh's screed for my Erev Shabbos entertainment.

He already did, but this time he is using three of his other screen names.

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 Oct 19, 2018 at 01:10 PM MAGA Says:

Trump is amazing the caravan already turned around and is heading back.

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 Oct 19, 2018 at 01:27 PM puppydogs Says:

There are videos going viral showing men giving money to women and children to join the caravan.......Connect the dots.

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 Oct 19, 2018 at 03:47 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
Crazykanoiy Says:

The line "Trump says without evidence..." is becoming quite redundant. If Trump says anything it is usually without evidence.

Yet when Dr Ford and sleazeball Avenatti make horrible rape allegations against an upstanding judge WITHOUT EVIDENCE that’s ok with you hypocrite liberals! Feh.

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 Oct 19, 2018 at 03:48 PM Vp Says:

Reply to #6  
yaakov doe Says:

You seem to be one of Liddle Donald's Lemmings who ignores the fact that Trump creates his own facts and sticks to them ignoring reality.

And you seem to be YONI, among your other names..,,shoiteh.

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