President Donald Trump will hold a Thursday evening campaign rally in Missoula, Montana, home of the Grizzlies, for GOP Senate candidate Matt Rosendale, who is in a tight race against Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT).
This will be Trump’s third visit to Big Sky country. Trump will visit Arizona on Friday and travel to Nevada for a Saturday morning rally. Trump will then headline a Texas rally on Monday.
Stay tuned to Breitbart News for live updates. All times eastern.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 18, 2018
9:45 PM: Trump stressing the importance of electing more Republicans in the fall.
— Darren Winberg (@darrenNBCMT) October 19, 2018
9:37 PM: Trump claims he probably won the 2016 because of women. “I think we probably won because of women. Sorry, men.” He wonders what women want…. says they want “real security and economic security. They don’t want to have criminals all over the place.”
He says women want great families and want to raise great families and want “great education for their family and their kids.” He says he can provide that and not Democrats….
9:33 PM: Trump, on Pocahontas. He says he said he had “more Indian blood in me than she does and I have none. And I was right. But the only good thing she did… I can’t call her Pocahontas anymore.” Trump says she can’t call her Pocahontas because she has such little Indian blood and then says he will continue to call her Pocahontas to show that she is a “phony.”
9:30 PM: Trump now says Ronny Jackson may not have been qualified to run the VA but would have done a “fantastic” and “great job.”
9:27 PM: Trump, after mocking Spartacus, says he doesn’t want to mediocre Democrats “so hard that they don’t make it” to the general.
He’s now mocking “sleepy Joe Biden.” Trump says if he and Biden ever fought, he’d take Biden down faster than Gianforte could.
“He’d be down faster than Greg would take him down.”
Trump says he could take down “sleepy Joe Biden” in a fight, referencing Montana Rep. Gianforte’s assault of a Guardian reporter pic.twitter.com/IabdW714jY
— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) October 19, 2018
9:25 PM: Trump, again going back to Kavanaugh, blast the “big con job” on Kavanaugh. “I don’t think he was expecting that,” Trump says. He now mocks Feinstein (“she leaked!”).
9:20 PM: Trump, talking about trade, says “we’re not going to have companies leaving the United States anymore…” Trump says Rosendale is a “really successful guy really respected by everybody” and adds that “he’s going to be a great Senator for you.” Trump points out that Tester has a D rating from the NRA, voted for liberal Obama judges who want to take away your second amendment, is against enhanced vetting, and is for sanctuary cities.
Trump says: “We’re in Montana. How can you have a D rating from the NRA and get votes?”
9:17 PM: Trump says on immigration, Tester can be described with two words: “open borders.” He mentions that Tester voted against Kate’s Law.
Trump then mocks California gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom for supporting open borders–“the whole world is going to go to California.” “He’s asking everybody in the world to just come on in. We’re going to take care of your health care. We’re going to take care of your schools…. Gimme a break!” Trump then says California Republican gubernatorial candidate John Cox is making good progress but it’s tough for a Republican to win in California because the Golden State (some of its residents have relocated to Montana) has become “crazy.”
9:14 PM: Trump wonders if Democrats can really not care about tax cuts, crime, and the military. “Is that some way to get elected? How do you do that?” Trump says “Tester says one thing to voters and always does the opposite. In Washington, he talks like he’s from Montana… and then votes like Nancy Pelosi.”
Trump says Tester is supported by radical donors who don’t care about and don’t know anything about Montana. Trump hammering Tester for voting agains the tax cuts after Rosendale brought up judges and Obamacare.
— Darren Winberg (@darrenNBCMT) October 19, 2018
9:08 PM: Trump now introduces Rosendale. “Great buy. Big success. Highly respected,” Trump says of Rosendale.
9:06 PM: “They just don’t want to give us a victory,” Trump says of Democrats who supported the wall in 2006 and oppose it now. “Israel has a wall.”
Trump says the caravan is more proof that the wall is necessary.
9:04 PM: Trump says he would’t want to wrestle Gianforte and then says:”any guy that can do a body slam… he’s my guy.”
Trump says when he heard that Gianforte had body-slammed a left-wing reporter, Trump says he thought it would actually help Gianforte win his race.
Here's the video of Trump on Greg Gianforte body slamming Ben Jacobs: "Any guy that can do a body slam, he's my kind of guy." pic.twitter.com/8tWxLXE6Jx
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 19, 2018
9:02 PM: Trump says Democrats have become too dangerous to be trusted with power…He wonders how the hell Montana elected Tester. Trump then praises Sen. Daines and Rep. Gianforte.
9:00 PM: Trump says Democrats will take away health care and open up borders to drugs. He says Democrats are the “party of crime” and “nobody’s even challenged it.”
8:59 PM: Trump: “Democrats produce mobs. Republicans produce jobs.” Trump now commenting about Montana’s beautiful Big Sky…
8:57 PM: Trump says Tester has been “disgraceful” and says it’s going to be “fighting, fighting” even if Democrats just win the House.
“She knows how to make me happy,” Trump says to a supporter after she comments about how much she loves his hair. Trump says the media are not joking about his hair and wondering if it’s real anymore…
8:53 PM: Trump mocks the geniuses and pundits who have done such a great job in their Trump prognostications. He now talks about the late Charles Krauthammer hating on him (“he treated you better than he treated me”) and then commenting that there has never been a presidential field like the one Trump bested in 2016. Trump then talks about the media saying Melania’s hat they said was representing colonization and ignoring all of the positive aspects of Melania’s Africa trip.
“She was cool,” Trump says of Melania after yesterday’s plane incident.”You think it’s easy for her to be First Lady… not so easy,” Trump says.
Trump also talks about hearing “I love you” from a female… says it’s usually men screaming that at him (not his type).
8:49 PM: After saying “never forget Benghazi,” (Trump says voters could forget about everything other than Clinton’s emails before saying they can never forget about Benghazi) Trump mocks Clinton’s “acid-washing” of her emails… and talks about collusion… He mocks the stupidity of people thinking that he would call the Russians to help him win elections. “It’s a disgrace. It was an excuse made by Democrats for losing an election that, frankly, they should win,” Trump says.
8:47 PM: Trump on his perfect presidential election batting average:
“We’re one for one and it’s going to be two for two, and that’s going to be it,” Trump says. He says eight years is all the time he needs to make America great again and mocks the media for saying that Trump wants to serve more than two terms.
8:44 PM: Trump mocks people for saying it’s “obstruction” when he fights back. He says he fights back harder and wins.
8:43 PM: Trump now mocking the paid protesters who are paid by someone like “Soros.” He calls Democrats the “radical resistance.” Trump says the protesters got signs from the finest printers in DC–“they weren’t made in the basement.”
“They’re a lot of rigged things going on in this country,” Trump says. “Just ask Bernie Sanders. You think things are rigged, Bernie?”
8:41 PM: Trump blasts “catch and release,” says there are “hardened” criminals coming in that America has to take in… ”
“You think those people are perfect? They’re not perfect,” Trump says.
He says there are just not enough judges…
Trump says “I have caused the problem” because “I have created such an incredible economy”… that “everybody wants to come in… so they’re all pouring in or trying to.”
8:39 PM: Trump says Democrats wanted that caravan and says there are some that say the migrant caravan “just didn’t happen.” Trump thanks the Mexican government for its help and hopes they can stop the caravan before it even reaches Mexico.
“As you know, I’m willing to send the military to defend our southern border, if necessary,” Trump says.
Trump adds that the “crazy” Democrats figure “everybody coming in is going to vote Democrats” and refuse to fix “our horrible,” “old-fashioned,” and “loophole-ridden immigration laws.”
8:38 PM: Trump: “This will be an election of Kavanaugh, the caravan, law and order, and common sense.”
Trump says the midterms will be an election of "Kavanaugh, the caravan and common sense," at a rally in Montana pic.twitter.com/JAOOophfL9
— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) October 19, 2018
Trump blast Democrats for not giving him the laws to solve America’s open-borders crisis.
8:36 PM: Crowd cheers after Trump talks about swearing in Brett Kavanaugh. “And those Democrats treated him badly… that was an unfair deal,” Trump says as the crowd boos. Trump says the Democrats were on a “heartless” and “disgraceful” and “terrible” campaign of personal and political destruction.”
Trump says what Democrats did to Kavanaugh “will not be soon forgotten.”
8:30 PM: Trump now getting ready to speak in beautiful Big Sky country. “I love these hangars,” Trump says. He says he doesn’t have to turn so many people away when he campaigns at hangars. Trump reminiscing about 2016 and says “time flies” when he is doing a good job. Trump says Montanans will send Rosendale to the Senate in 19 days to protect jobs, the second amendment, which is under siege.”
“I wouldn’t want to be the one to walk into your house and say, ‘gimme that gun,'” Trump says.
Trump now talking about the country’s best military in the world and the best fighter jets (“super-dupers”).
8:15 PM: Another jam-packed crowd waiting for Trump along with a few left-wing protesters.
— Darren Winberg (@darrenNBCMT) October 18, 2018
— Maritsa Georgiou (@MaritsaNBCMT) October 18, 2018
— McKayla Haack – NBC Montana (@McKaylaNBCMT) October 19, 2018
— Zachary Schermele (@ZachSchermele) October 19, 2018
— Fox News (@FoxNews) October 19, 2018
Trump rally in Missoula, Montana. Fans wait for Air Force One to land. pic.twitter.com/dSvLLXoG5B
— Demetri Sevastopulo (@Dimi) October 18, 2018
— Matt Rosendale (@MattForMontana) October 18, 2018
— Jeremy Moorhead (@jmoorheadcnn) October 18, 2018
MOMENTS AGO: President Trump departs DC en route to Missoula, MT. pic.twitter.com/96oSXa8MIw
— The Hill (@thehill) October 18, 2018
— Howard Mortman (@HowardMortman) October 18, 2018
— Tim Goessman (@TimGoessman) October 18, 2018
— Brady Brewster – NBC Montana (@BradyNBCMT) October 18, 2018