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12 March 2018, 06:31 | Kristopher Drake

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The Latest Trump urges support for GOP House candidate

But, 'Women won't like Donald Trump.

Addressing a rally in a Pittsburgh suburb, Trump endorsed a Republican candidate in a closely-watched upcoming special congressional election, before turning to his own political future.

Trump opened his 75-minute whirlwind of a speech by touting his administration's new trade tariffs - 25 per cent on steel imports and 10 per cent on aluminium imports - before wading into the Olympics, previewing his 2020 campaign slogan and again called for enacting the death penalty for drug dealers, reports CNN. The state legislator from the 39th district led by six percentage points in a poll conducted two weeks prior. Saccone is now going up against Democrat Conor Lamb.

The president's 2018 message came about 30 minutes into a almost 75-minute stump speech that ranged through multiple topics but touched on several themes familiar since Trump launched his upstart presidential bid in 2015.

Trump's speech Saturday drew a quick response from the Congressional Black Caucus, a group of African-American lawmakers that is increasingly becoming an outspoken antagonist of the president and his administration. Although those close to Trump had said the president would not mention Moore during the event, Trump did just that, telling his supporters: "So get out and vote for Roy Moore". He said that he'd "love to beat Oprah" and that he knows "her weakness".

"These people are killing our kids and they're killing our families, and we have to do something", he said. "We're gonna tax BMW", Trump told the crowd.

"He's OK. He's all right", Trump said of Lamb.

It's not clear whether Trump's presence on the campaign trail three days before the race will boost turnout, but Saccone was hoping it would.

"I said, "How are you doing on drugs?' "No problem".

Exceptionally strong jobs report guarantees aggressive rate hikes to come
The report found that, across industries, high-skilled roles would account for one-third of estimated job losses. Annually, the earnings growth rate slowed to 2.6 percent in February, according to the statistics.

Ricocheting off the teleprompter, the president showed the kind of free-flowing attitude that his aides have said they expect to see throughout this year. "Will be going to Pennsylvania today in order to give my total support to RICK SACCONE, running for Congress in a Special Election (March 13)", he said on Twitter at the time. The campaign statement announcing the new date did not mention Saccone; rather, it said Trump would come to Moon Township to tout the GOP's new tax law. Trump said. "That means if we catch a drug dealer, death penalty".

"Some countries have a very tough penalty, the ultimate penalty, and they have much less of a drug problem than we do", Trump said during an appearance at a White House summit on opioids earlier this month.

Mr. Trump also continued his attacks on the national news media, saying that the press had been unfair in its coverage of his presidency.

DETROW: And he told the crowd he needs Republicans to do it. Democrat Conor Lamb may be conservative, Trump said.

In the aftermath of the shock announcement that Trump would meet with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, he touched upon his relationship with the man he once publicly derided as "little Rocket Man".

"I may leave fast or we may sit down and make the greatest deal for the world". "If I came like a stiff, you guys wouldn't come here tonight". "I don't think we should play games ..."

"We have to build a wall", Trump said.

Republicans say Democrats are benefiting from an "A+ candidate", whereas they have a lackluster option, who's struggled to raise money.

"A win or a narrow loss here, either way, should really strike fear in the hearts of pretty much every Republican", said a Democratic party operative familiar with the race, "because there are a hundred districts that are structurally more advantageous than this one".

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