President Trump holds Mesa rally, encourages supporters to vote McSally

President Donald Trump (R), who has continually hosted rallies throughout the first two years of his presidency, stopped in Mesa on Friday to encourage Republicans to turn out to vote in the midterm election.

“This election will decide which party controls Congress,” he said. “Voting has already begun in Arizona, many of you already have your ballots. Return them today, return them tomorrow, go ahead. Get them in. You have to vote on November 6.”

The president started his rally declaring his support for U.S. Senate candidate Congresswoman Martha McSally (R), calling her tough, smart, brave, what Arizona needs, and the second-best vote someone could cast, after their vote for him.

“You deserve a senator who truly loves your state and loves to fight for this state and who will never let you down and that leader is, indeed, Martha McSally,” Trump said. “Martha’s a courageous fighter. She’s the person you need in Washington. You will be so proud of her, she loves this state so much. Seriously, you will be so proud of her.”

“I’m so grateful for your support,” McSally replied. “There is so much more to do, and there are high stakes in this election. We are down to the wire to make sure we keep and grow this Senate majority. Think about it, the contrast could not be more clear.”

Trump also praised the work of Representatives Andy Biggs (R) and Debbie Lesko (R) and Governor Doug Ducey (R), who are all up for re-election in November.

Historically, the party in control of the White House often loses seats in the midterm election. To help combat this trend, Trump has been hosting multiple rallies across the country encouraging Republicans not to become complacent.

“The party that wins the presidency almost always loses in the midterm. I don’t know what that’s all about. They lose the midterm and then they go on to crush in the next presidential. I want to win this and then win that,” he said.

The president raved about the nation’s progress during his first two years in office, calling his campaign the “greatest movement in the history of our country.”

“If you look at what we’ve done, you look at every department, we are doing so well,” he said. “I made promises and I actually kept more promises than I made. I think we’ve done more than we needed, and we’re not finished.”

He brought up his administration’s accomplishments in picking two Supreme Court justices, advancing the border wall and preventing illegal immigration, rebuilding the military, providing tax cuts and regulation rollbacks, and replacing NAFTA with the United States-Mexico-Canada agreement.

“It’s all very fragile; it can end very quickly,” said Trump, telling his supporters he sees no choice besides voting Republican.

“A vote for a Republican Congress is a vote for more jobs, more wealth and more products made right here in the USA. If the Democrats take control of Congress, it’s going to be a mess,” he said. “If you want to continue this incredible momentum to defend your state and your country, I need you to get your friends, get your family, get your neighbors, get your coworkers and get out and vote.”

Emily Richardson

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