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Unhinged and Uncensored, Trump Lets Loose at Pennsylvania Rally

Unhinged and Uncensored, Trump Lets Loose at Pennsylvania Rally

President Donald Trump stepped off Air Force One at the 171st Air Refueling Wing at 6:45 Saturday night.

The president lent his weight to Republican Rick Saccone in the final days of a surprisingly competitive special congressional election outside Pittsburgh.

He also threatened to impose taxes on German automakers Mercedes-Benz and BMW after the European Union threatened to appeal the Trump administration's steel and aluminium tariffs at the World Trade Organisation.

The visit is a politically risky one for Trump, since Saccone has lost his early lead in the race as Democrats in the district, with an anti-Trump message, gained momentum.

He also made sure the workers in this industrial-heavy region see the new steel tariffs as "my baby", even as Lamb and Saccone have endorsed the move.

The special election on Tuesday is to replace Republican Rep. Tim Murphy, who resigned past year amid revelations of an extramarital affair in which the anti-abortion lawmaker urged his mistress to get an abortion when he thought she was pregnant.

"A lot of steel mills are now opening up because of what I did", the president told the crowd in this conservative district.

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Trump said Peña Nieto asked him on the call to affirm Mexico's position that it would not pay for the wall.

But, as he did at similar events during the 2016 campaign, Mr. Trump gave remarks that were freewheeling and covered an array of topics.

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None of the retired coal miners and family members attending Sunday's rally said they foresaw the dying industry turning around, as Trump has pledged to do.

He went to attack his predecessors for not meeting with Kim and said his meeting would be a great accomplishment and had forced concessions from "a man who is nuked up all over the place". He singled out Chuck Todd, anchor of the Sunday talk show Meet The Press, as a "sleeping son of a bitch, I'll tell you". "Personally, I like Rick Saccone".

"We can't say Make America Great Again because I already did that". During the rally, Trump floated the idea of giving the death penalty to drug dealers, among other ideas.

Trump administration officials including White House counselor Kellyanne Conway and Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta have also campaigned for Saccone.

Republicans have poured millions of dollars into Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District, a House district on the western edge of the state that borders West Virginia, in an attempt to ensure this bit of Trump country doesn't slip away in a special election Tuesday.

Referring to the latest job figures, Trump said the economy is thriving and jobs are coming back.

Trump acknowledged those dynamics, noting talk of Lamb as a handsome candidate. "We have to defeat Nancy Pelosi and Maxine Waters, a very low IQ individual", Trump said.

People familiar with the discussions said that the president's Domestic Policy Council and the Department of Justice are studying potential policy changes and that a final announcement could come within weeks.

Having campaigned on the tariff issue, Trump said the duties are created to counter bad trade deals and revive manufacturing jobs that have gone overseas.

The objective behind delivering the address was for the president to support Republican Rick Saccone, as he described the candidate as a "really good person". He sidestepped the fact that most of his own party's leaders oppose tariffs, as well.