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Trump Holds 'Homecoming' Rally in Florida

He slams 'maniacs' behind impeachment process
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 27, 2019 1:11 AM CST
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Supports cheer before President Trump's rally on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, in Sunrise, Fla.   (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
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(Newser) – Prompting a profane chant. Describing his own speeches as “ranting and raving.” Advising the governor of Florida to not always wear a jacket so people know he’s not fat. Now a Florida man, President Trump held what his campaign dubbed a “homecoming rally” near Miami on Tuesday, continuing to lash out at the ongoing impeachment inquiry in a state that will be crucial to his 2020 reelection bid, the AP reports. The rally was Trump’s first in the state since he officially changed his residency last month from Trump Tower in New York to his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach. He received a warm welcome from the roaring crowd at an arena in Sunrise. "Welcome home to Florida," the state’s Republican governor, Ron DeSantis, told him.

Trump spent much of his rally railing against Democrats, accusing them of "trying to rip our nation apart" with investigations. "First it was the Russia hoax," Trump said, "and now the same maniacs are pushing the deranged ... impeachment” narrative. He insisted yet again that he had done nothing wrong in his dealings with Ukraine and argued anew that Democrats are only trying to take him down because "they know that they cannot win the next election." Trump insisted that voters aren’t being persuaded—despite polling to the contrary—and tried to assure his audience that "we won these last two weeks so solidly. "You see what’s happening in the polls? Everybody said, 'That’s really bulls---,'" Trump said, prompting a chant of the profanity to erupt from the crowd.

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