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Trump Bashes 'Crazy' Democrats at Dallas Rally

'I really don't believe anymore that they love our country'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 18, 2019 4:02 AM CDT
President Trump speaks at a campaign rally at American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019.   (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
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(Newser) – President Trump tried to turn impeachment rancor into a political rallying cry Thursday, using a Texas rally to bash Democrats as "crazy" and unpatriotic as they push forward with their investigations. Setting a dire tone, Trump told his supporters, "At stake in this fight is the survival of American democracy itself," the AP reports. "I really don't believe anymore that they love our country," he said of Democrats. A day after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other top Democrats walked out of a White House meeting that had devolved into an insult-fest, Trump denounced her as "crazy Nancy." "She's nuts," he told the crowd at a packed stadium in Dallas.

The more America achieves, the "more hateful and enraged these crazy Democrats become," Trump told supporters. "They're coming after and fighting you and we never lose," he said, predicting the 2020 election will be "a landslide" for Republicans. Trump also continued his attacks on former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter's work for a Ukraine energy company. At the rally, Trump credited his "unconventional" approach for the announcement of a northern Syria ceasefire Thursday. He repeatedly painted the Turkish assault on the Kurds as something that had its benefits. "Sometimes you have to let them fight, like two kids in a lot," he said. "You got to let them fight and then you pull them apart."

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