Trump, Obama tout clashing visions of US as elections near

Enlarge this image

Enlarge this image

He laid out the stakes on Monday in a call organised by his re-election campaign.

He said: "You put Stacey in there and you are going to get Georgia turn into Venezuela". What happens when they actually have power and the base wants them to go further than they think is prudent?

Mr Trump also took aim at Democrat Stacey Abrams, who is seeking to become the first black woman governor of any state in the union.

In an election-eve interview, Trump struck a gentler note with media conglomerate Sinclair Broadcasting, saying he regretted some of his caustic campaign rhetoric.

"All across the country, what I'm seeing is a great awakening", he said. "It's very simple", President Trump said while rallying this weekend.

In the final stages of the campaign, Trump has ramped up his hard-line rhetoric on immigration and cultural issues including warnings about a caravan of migrants headed to the border with Mexico and of liberal "mobs". "I can't speak to the blue, but I can speak to the red", Mr. Trump said earlier of Democrats and Republicans.

Voting will take place throughout Tuesday, with results to emerge overnight. And Trump could set his sights on ousting Attorney General Jeff Sessions and other key figures at the Justice Department, possibly ending the department's investigation of Russia's attack on the 2016 election.

Still, his xenophobic rhetoric has been unprecedented for an American president in the modern era: "Barbed wire used properly can be a handsome sight", Trump told voters in Montana.

"I don't think there's a Democrat in this country that does't have a little angst left over from 2016 deep down", said Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY's List, which spent more than ever before - almost US$60 million in all - to support Democratic women this campaign season.

Trump has loomed large in both races, and he's even used his Twitter feed to blast Democratic candidates Andrew Gillum, who faces Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis in Florida, and Stacey Abrams who is facing Republican Brian Kemp of Georgia. It is just as probable that Trump is campaigning so much for Senate candidates because he and the people around him recognize he is much better as a base motivator than a swing-voter victor. Country singer Lee Greenwood performed Trump favourite "God Bless the U.S.A." in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and was expected to appear Monday with the president in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

In the 69th Illinois House district, Rep. Joe Sosnowski, a Republican, will defeat Angie Bodine, 58 percent to 42 percent.

Casey is one of 10 Democratic senators running for re-election in states won by President Donald Trump in the 2016 election.

Newlyweds killed in helicopter crash while departing wedding ceremony, report says
The National Transportation Safety Board said on Twitter that it is investigating the crash of a Bell 206B in Uvalde on Sunday. Their engagement photos show a giddy couple, with Will in a cowboy hat and Bailee showing off her ring.

One message falsely claiming to be from USA celebrity Oprah Winfrey called Stacey Abrams in Georgia "a poor man's Aunt Jemima" - referencing a controversial image of a black woman depicted as a slavery-era "mammy" figure - and other racial slurs. Democrats are tipped to take back the House while the Republicans are looking stronger in Senate races. "But I have never seen such an enthusiastic Republican Party".

Mr Trump, in particular, has played on a visceral fear of weak borders and caravans of migrants heading from Central America to the United States, and of the bogeys of runaway crime and socialist "mobs", if the Democrats gain ground and stall his agenda.

"I think we're going to do well in the House", he said of Tuesday's races.

A pre-midterms Ipsos poll for the Daily Beast found that "investigating and potentially impeaching" Mr Trump was the number one priority for self-identified Democratic voters.

At his rallies, Trump frequently declares that 2018 is the election of "Kavanaugh and the caravan".

In the final sprint to Election Day, Trump has pushed forward with rallies amid news events that would have halted previous leaders - holding a massive event in IL the same day a gunman massacred 11 people in a Pittsburgh synagogue.

But the final Politico/Morning Consult poll prior to the midterms was an outlier, showing Republicans cutting into Democrats' lead on the generic congressional ballot.

There's a good reason Mr Trump wants his most loyal supporters heading out to vote. "And maybe I could've been softer from that standpoint", he said.

But opinion polls were wrong in 2016 and as the midterm election nears, most pundits have turned to hedging their bets. "I don't care what they say".

The same soundtrack - heavy on Elton John and The Rolling Stones with a little Backstreet Boys and Rihanna thrown in - plays at the same earsplitting decibels. The crowd responded with the chant, "Lock her up!"

Control of the House comes with subpoena power and the ability to use it to get his returns and potentially make them public.

Recommended News

  • These leaked press renders show the OnePlus 6T Thunder Purple color variant

    These leaked press renders show the OnePlus 6T Thunder Purple color variant

    The OnePlus 6T was launched a week ago, and the phone is set to go on sale in Malaysia in just a few more days. The OnePlus 6T is the brand's latest flagship smartphone, and features incremental upgrades over the OnePlus 6.
    Lowe's closing 31 Canadian stores, 20 stores in US

    Lowe's closing 31 Canadian stores, 20 stores in US

    To catch up, Lowe's has been working to slash costs and boost profits in recent years. Nine store closures are expected across Ontario, including one in Sudbury.
    No foul play in Saudi sisters' death in NY

    No foul play in Saudi sisters' death in NY

    While in New York City, they stayed in Midtown hotels, ordered room service twice a day and maxed out their credit cards shopping. The sister had a history of running away from their family's home in Virginia where they had not lived since the end of 2017.
  • Fox and NBC to Stop Airing Trump Immigrant Ad Deemed Racist

    The wording of this announcement means that the ad would also not appear on NBC's cable channels like CNBC or MSNBC. Facebook is removing this Trump campaign ad for violating its rules against sensational content.
    Samsung officially teases folding smartphone on Facebook

    Samsung officially teases folding smartphone on Facebook

    The Royole can supposedly withstand 200,000 folds without damage, but even that's with a design that doesn't fold fully closed. Talking about the camera, there is a possibility that Samsung might add just one camera module on the Galaxy foldable phone.
    Mac Miller Died of Fentanyl, Cocaine Overdose

    Mac Miller Died of Fentanyl, Cocaine Overdose

    Miller also reportedly had a quarter-inch abrasion on the bridge of his nose with blood coming out of one nostril. The assistant described him as already being "blue" during the 911 call.
  • NBC pulls Donald Trump ad accused of spreading racist sentiments

    In a tweet on Saturday, CNN's communications team revealed that the network had refused to run the ad due to its bigoted message. And the spot, paid for Donald J.
    Temple Town Priests Demand a Ban on Sara Ali Khan’s ‘Kedarnath’

    Temple Town Priests Demand a Ban on Sara Ali Khan’s ‘Kedarnath’

    The teaser of the film which released recently has been garnering rave reviews from across the quarters. The priests say that a ban should be imposed on the movie as it hurts religious sentiments.
    Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp compares James Milner to wine after Arsenal draw

    Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp compares James Milner to wine after Arsenal draw

    One is talking - that's me - and sometimes before I start talking the boys have a few words and that's all. We were disappointed not to win because we had more clear chances than them.
  • Big, fat, winning lottery ticket almost  lost in a pickup truck

    Big, fat, winning lottery ticket almost lost in a pickup truck

    The win was a shock to the single mum, who struggled to persuade her three daughters and other relatives that it was for real. More than 12,000 players in SC hold tickets for prizes ranging from $4 up to $150,000, lottery officials say.
    Is Lauren Cohan leaving The Walking Dead?

    Is Lauren Cohan leaving The Walking Dead?

    Even if there weren't promos everywhere for Rick's final episodes, it would be painfully obvious that he was going to die soon. Fans have always been wondering if Lincoln might be making a temporary exit but his character will still be alive somewhere.
    Housemates eliminate Urvashi Vani says s

    Housemates eliminate Urvashi Vani says s

    Bharti later calls Srishty-Rohit and Jasleen-Shivashish to dance on a paper sheet and asks them to keep folding it. Karanvir and Sreesanth have a wrestling competition, wherein the latter wins the competition.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.