President Donald Trump will hold a campaign rally in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on Thursday evening. This will be Trump’s first rally since the House started its impeachment inquiry.
Stay tuned to Breitbart News for live updates. All times eastern.
10:30 PM: Trump predicts the best is yet to come for Minnesota as he concludes another raucous rally. He’ll head to Louisiana tomorrow evening for another.
10:25 PM: Trump: “The Iron Range is back in business.” He spoke about mineral restoration in the Superior National Forest.
10:21 PM: Trump calls on Pelosi to pass legislation instead of being preoccupied with “nonsense.” Trump says China’s supply chain that was once “unbreakable” is not “breaking wide open” since he got into office.
10:05 PM: After ripping Democrats on border security, Trump says Democrats who have long wanted the wall don’t want the wall just because he wants the wall. He says he should have said he didn’t want the wall to get funding for it. Trump now talking about ending “endless wars.” He talks about how the toughest thing he has to do is write unique letters to the families of the fallen and he says “it’s time to bring them home.” Trump says the Kurds and Turks have been fighting for centuries and Obama “artificially” got America in the conflict. He says going into the “quicksand” of the Middle East was the greatest mistake the country has ever made.
9:56 PM: Trump rips Minnesota’s leaders for bringing refugees from Somalia without regard to what local communities were feeling and considering how it would impact schools, etc.
9:54 PM: Trump invites the cops who support him on stage and salutes them!
9:45 PM: Trump reminiscing about 2016. Says “that was our victory” and he was the “messenger.” He says that night was “one of hte greatest nights in the history of television” and the “history of the country.”
“I didn’t need Beyonce and Jay-Z,” Trump says. “And I didn’t need little Bruce Springsteen.”
9:29 PM: Trump says “Chuck and Nancy” have given control of their party to radical leftists like “Minnesota’s own” Ilhan Omar. Crowd boos.
“How the hell did that happen?” Trump asks. Trump says Omar is an “America-hating socialist.” He says Omar “pleaded for compassion for ISIS recruits.” Trump also rips Omar’s history of “antisemitic screeds.”
More protestors being escorted out.
“She is a disgrace to our country,” Trump says. He says she is one of the reasons he is going to win Minnesota in 13 months.
Trump says everything about Omar is a “fraud, including her name.” He talks about Omar’s alleged sham marriage… Trump says AOC has gotten away with campaign financing that is worse than what he has been accused of in recent days.
"How do you have such a person representing you in Minnesota? I'm very angry at you people right now," Trump said of Omar. "She is a disgrace to our country and she is one of the big reasons that I am going to win and the Republican party is going to win Minnesota."
— Courtney Subramanian (@cmsub) October 11, 2019
9:25 PM: Crowd chants “Donald! Donald!” after Trump says he wishes some of his friends would call him “Donald” instead of “Mr. President.” Trump again makes a joke about “16 more years.”
Trump says he gives away his salary ($450,000) but if some random guy from the Middle East stays at his hotel, the media say “emoluments!”
“It’s the craziest thing I’ve ever seen,” Trump says, adding that it has cost him a billion dollars being president.
9:19 PM: Trump says it would be so much easier to “bow and bend” to the Washington swamp. He now praises My Pillow founder Mike Lindell, who is in the audience.
He then goes back to ripping the swamp, saying the lawless political establishment will try to “frame” and “persecute” him. He says they smear and spy on you and target your friends and allies.
Trump says the Swamp took people who were eager, full of life, and “bright-eyed and bushy-tailed” and ruined and destroyed them and forced them to go home because of subpoenas.
“They destroyed great people,” Trump says, adding that the “media was behind every single step… They destroyed so many lives and they are continuing to do it, and it is a disgrace.”
Trump says when all of the “ridiculous hoaxes” have been exposed as lies, the “sinister” establishment tries to impeach you for daring to call out their corruption.
9:16 PM: Trump: “The Bidens got rich while America got robbed.” Trump says America is now respected again as a nation. Trump now talking about how Biden worked with the so-called whistleblower. He says this is not but “sabotage.”
9:10 PM: Trump says he’d love to run against “Sleepy Joe Biden” because if you can’t beat Biden in a debate, you don’t deserve to be president.
He says Biden is “totally owned” and controlled by the Washington Swamp.
Trump says the press will not write the truth about Hunter Biden’s corrupt dealings with Ukraine.
Trump: “By the way, whatever happened to Hunter? Where the hell is he? Where’s Hunter?”
Trump asks, "Where's Hunter"? pic.twitter.com/x9hf3I9smg
— Christine (@ChristineMO424) October 11, 2019
Trump suggests “Where’s Hunter?” t-shirts. He continues to mock Hunter Biden’s (“he’s not too smart”) corrupt dealings in Ukraine and China.
Trump calls Hunter a “loser” and asks how his fund got $1.5 billion. He says Biden was never considered “smart” and was never considered a “good senator.”
Trump says Biden was only a good vice president because he understood how to “kiss Barack Obama’s ass.” Crowd erupts into laughter and cheers.
Trump says even the smartest people on Wall Street have never seen the type of corrupt deals Hunter Biden made with China and Ukraine. He asks how Americans would like Joe Biden to take over negotiations with China. “I don’t think so,” Trump says. He adds Biden allowed China to rip us off and Obama let Biden allow China to “rob us blind.”
9:08 PM: Trump mocks Pelosi, says keeps going because of the media even though she knows the Ukraine text doesn’t warrant impeachment.
At Minnesota rally, Pres. Trump promises impeachment push would deliver him an even bigger victory in next year’s election and will "produce a backlash at the ballot box, the likes of which they have never, ever seen before in the history of our country." https://t.co/IrhPMaeO7l pic.twitter.com/jaGMjNeg3G
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) October 11, 2019
Trump says Democrats do not think illegally crossing the border is a crime but a “beautiful call” with a foreign leader is a crime.
He says Democrats are “on a crusade to destroy our democracy.”
“We will never let it happen, we will defeat them,” Trump says before mocking the “crazy” Democrats.
9:05 PM: Trump now ripping “Crooked Adam Schiff” for “making up a fake conversation that never happened.” “It was a total fraud,” Trump says. “These people are sick. I’m telling you, they’re sick.”
9:01 PM: Trump says he is “energized” because “we are draining the swamp.” And Trump says the impeachment process will a “backlash” at the ballot box, “the likes of which they have never, ever seen” before in the country’s history. He predicts a historic turnout in November 2020.
He says his phone call with the president of Ukraine was “perfect” and he had to release the text of the call because the Democrats put out a “phony narrative.”
8:58 PM: Trump now makes fun of Lisa Page and Peter Strozk. He rips the phony suppression polls that are no better than phony writers. Trump says he could do the greatest thing in history and the media will make it look bad. He says if he does something “neutral,” the media will call for the electric chair.
President Trump speaks at rally in Minneapolis, MN – LIVE on C-SPAN https://t.co/aMsMXRaN0r pic.twitter.com/DQGjJKiknZ
— CSPAN (@cspan) October 11, 2019
8:53 PM: Trump says the pursuit of a “pro-American agenda” has “enraged the failed ruling class” of Washington, DC. He says it is not easy to get “these corrupt politicians” who got rich “bleeding America dry” out. He says that is why, from day one, the “wretched Washington swamp has been trying to nullify” the democratic results of the 2016 election.
Trump says they want to erase your vote, your voice, and your future. He says they will fail because in America, “the people rule again.”
Trump says just 19 minutes after he took the oath of office, the Washington Post published a story about how the “campaign to impeach President Trump” has begun. Trump says they weren’t playing games.
Trump is right. Here's the Washington Post story from January 20, 2017, published at 12:19pm, 19 minutes after @RealDonaldTrump was sworn in. #TrumpMinneapolis https://t.co/GrBMP3r6mv
— Andrew Clark🎃 (@AndrewHClark) October 11, 2019
8:51 PM: Trump says America has the number one economy anywhere in the world “and it’s not even close.” He says he is trying to make a deal with China. Trump says America has picked up trillions of dollars in value while China has lost trillions of dollars in value. Trump says had Clinton won the election, China would be the top economy in the world. He says right now “they are not even close.”
8:50 PM: Trump: “We are going to win this state in a very short period of time.” Trump says “this feels like the day before the election.” Trump says nearly 100,000 people wanted to come to the rally.
8:45 PM: Trump takes the stage as the Main Event is about the start. Crowd chants “USA!” Overflow crowd outside as well:
This is the overflow crowd outside the Target Center in Minneapolis.
Once again, supporters of @realDonaldTrump brave the elements to back the President – even when the fire marshal cuts off entry into the arena.
Radical leftist Mayor Frey tried – and failed – to stop this. pic.twitter.com/yUmqFJXIt2
— Tim Murtaugh (@TimMurtaugh) October 11, 2019
8:30 PM: Vice President Mike Pence taking the stage to introduce Trump.
Pence says Minnesota and America need four more years of Trump in the White House. He speaks about three years of actions, results, and “promises made, promises kept” and lists off the administration’s accomplishments re: the economy, energy. He also says cops know that “Trump’s for cops.” Pence says it’s going to take “at least four more years to drain the swamp” and rips the “do-nothing Democrats in Washington, DC.” He says the Democrats have been taken over by “radical leftists” who want high taxes, open borders, late-term abortions, and socialist policies that will crush the economy.
He says Democrats have spent the last three years, along with the media, trying to overturn the results of the 2016 election.
Solid contingent of people wearing the "Cops For Trump" shirts directly behind the stage, sold by the Minneapolis Police Union. @WCCO #TrumpMpls pic.twitter.com/VcxBJgkmPo
— Jeff Wagner (@Jeff_Wagner4) October 11, 2019
8:02 PM: “Purple Rain” playing at the Target Center. Trump set to take the stage soon.
Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ now playing inside Minneapolis rally. not sure if this is part of the usual mix or added for this location. pic.twitter.com/nhQVvBWJde
— Jorge Ribas (@jribas) October 11, 2019
Trump thinks he can flip Minnesota, says Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is bringing voters to his side:
"I think we can win," President Trump says when asked if he thinks he can win the state of Minnesota, where is he is holding a rally tonight.
"I think [Rep. Ilhan] Omar is helping us win in Minnesota and other places," he adds https://t.co/v9k9wHU3Rc pic.twitter.com/T5TKOm2rpF
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) October 10, 2019
First an umbrella, followed by @POTUS stepping off Air Force One in the wind and raid of Minneapolis. Heading to Target Center for his campaign rally. pic.twitter.com/X9wjluPZpT
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) October 10, 2019
Air Force One lands in #Minnesota with @realDonaldTrump set to speak at a rally at Target Center tonight @KSTP pic.twitter.com/KXhfcJVvR2
— Brett Hoffland (@BrettHoffland) October 10, 2019
Inside the Target Center tonight in Minneapolis pic.twitter.com/9CNc1xGjvm
— Elizabeth Landers (@ElizLanders) October 10, 2019
Huge lines as always:
Line for tonight’s Trump rally is no joke. pic.twitter.com/5WzdnHe8Rx
— bengarvin (@bengarvin) October 10, 2019
Massive line for the Trump rally and there seems to be a constant flow of people joining. pic.twitter.com/Q5wrMOkjQH
— Tony Webster (@webster) October 10, 2019
Scooters temporarily banned:
E-scooters are typically taken offline for hurricanes and other extreme weather events. Minneapolis just temporarily banned scooters ahead of tonight’s Trump rally. https://t.co/Dsk6GBOBFd pic.twitter.com/7Vqtl17gfE
— Andrew J. Hawkins 🚇🚌🚲 (@andyjayhawk) October 10, 2019
Crowd chanting “Lock him up” outside Target Center as trump supporters stream in.#trumpminneapolis pic.twitter.com/WvzUXTJ2Il
— bengarvin (@bengarvin) October 10, 2019
Minneapolis giving a warm welcome to Trump supporters. #TrumpProtest pic.twitter.com/NPhNlVAJT9
— Todd Tanji (@ToddTanji) October 10, 2019
President Trump’s campaign rally and the planned protests Thursday night could become contentious.
Make sure you understand your rights and know what steps you can take to reduce your risk if stopped or detained.https://t.co/zxOu7pEafk
— ACLU of Minnesota (@ACLUMN) October 10, 2019
Large protests starting to gather outside the Target Center in downtown Minneapolis ahead of Trump’s scheduled appearance:https://t.co/HoLblfgAf2 pic.twitter.com/3OtYroXLjH
— Unicorn Riot (@UR_Ninja) October 10, 2019
#TrumpBaby in position ahead of tonight’s rally #TrumpMinneapolis pic.twitter.com/5xSxnmfajD
— Courtney Subramanian (@cmsub) October 10, 2019
Trump is coming to Minnesota today to stoke the flames of hatred and division. That’s not who we are or what we stand for. @MinnesotaDFL needs help to combat Trump on the ground. Join them here: https://t.co/jwRqkDoiO7 #MoneyBlizzard https://t.co/e3kCfKX5Z8
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) October 10, 2019
Magasota: Trump supporters out in force:
A look inside Target Center two hours before #TrumpMinneapolis. pic.twitter.com/TTUGiBPH6X
— Stephen Montemayor (@smontemayor) October 10, 2019
A look outside Target Center as thousands wait in line an hour before the President kicks things off in Minneapolis. #TrumpMinneapolis pic.twitter.com/NCyI1LMYUJ
— Giovanni Cavalcanti (@giovannicavett) October 10, 2019
3 hours till Trump. #TrumpMinneapolis #MAGASOTA pic.twitter.com/v2npNJfXhJ
— Pea Eye (@PeaEye1) October 10, 2019
WOW, THANK YOU Minneapolis, Minnesota — on my way! #KAG2020 pic.twitter.com/Czl6GbCCxN
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 10, 2019
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