With less than two weeks remaining for the midterm elections, President Donald Trump’s campaign rally for US Senator Ted Cruz on Monday, received an overwhelming response from the red-clad Republicans at the Houston’s Toyota Center.
During the Trump texas rally, he declared himself a “nationalist”, who would fend off “corrupt, power-hungry globalists.”The crowd erupted in chants of “USA!”
“A globalist is a person that wants the globe to do well, frankly not caring about the country so much. You know, we can’t have that,” Trump said while aiming at the Democrats.
While talking about himself, “We’re putting America first… it hasn’t happened in a lot of decades,” he declared. “We’re taking care of ourselves for a change, folks.”
“You know, they have a word. It sort of became old-fashioned. It’s called a nationalist,” he continued. “And I say really, we’re not supposed to use that word. You know what I am? I am a nationalist. Use that word.”
On Tuesday, Trump defended the recently signed trade deal with Mexico and Canada by using the term nationalist again.
The term has officially tagged him with the label that has been defining his rhetoric policies.
Various issues like unemployment, taxes and illegal immigration were addressed during Trump texas rally.
Amidst the election race, Republican candidates, mailers, campaign ads have accused Democrats from California to New Jersey, of advocating “open borders” and supporting “terrorism”.
Trump revealed that he and Cruz had begun as allies during the 2016 presidential campaign, rallying conservatives together in Washington early in the campaign. But eventually, the two decided to begin hitting each other.
After the elections, Cruz has been one of Trump’s top allies, said Trump.
“And then it ended and I’ll tell you what, nobody has helped me more with your tax cuts, with your regulation, with all of the things … including military and our vets, than Sen. Ted Cruz,” Trump said while predicting that “in just 15 days the people of Texas are going to re-elect a man who has become a really good friend of mine.”
Trump also blamed the Democrats for “the crisis on our border.” He said, “The Democrats have launched an assault on the sovereignty of our country, the security of our nation and the safety of every American.”
Trump Texas rally is only one of the latest stops during the President’s campaign appearances for the upcoming midterm elections on November 6.