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Trump holds rallies in Pensacola and Chattanooga

President Donald Trump speaking in 2017 just outside Harrisburg. (Staff Sgt. Tony Harp/U.S. Air National Guard)

While President Donald J. Trump (R) has not held any campaign rallies in Alabama this election he was just across the state line this weekend. Saturday the President was in Pensacola campaigning for Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis. On Sunday, he was in Chattanooga campaigning for Marsha Blackburn.

“This election is about safety and it’s about prosperity,” President Trump said in Chattanooga. “For years you watched as we let foreign countries plunder and drain our wealth, shutter our factories and steal our jobs, but those days are over Tennessee. Those days are over we’ve added nearly half a million manufacturing jobs since the election.”

President Trump and Governor Kay Ivey (R) are both promoting the incredible job growth under Republican governance in the final days before the election.

“Last month alone, we added another 33 think of this 33,000 manufacturing jobs,” Pres. Trump said. “One thousand each day. Remember the previous administration we’re never going to have manufacturing jobs anymore by the way they’re. Among the best jobs we have in our whole country and very important jobs, the magic wand, you need a magic wand to bring them back.”

“We have seen 16,000 new jobs created since I took office and $16 billion in investments announced,” Gov. Ivey told the Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association. “Alabama now has more people working than ever before in our history and Alabama’s automotive industry is powering that momentum.”

“So many companies coming back into the United States are all coming back,” Trump continued. “They want the action plus our new deal makes it extremely hard for companies to fire all their workers and leave it. So we’re not having that anymore, and I talked about that during the campaign not going to happen. Where they fire workers they move to Mexico or another country, they’d build their cars, and then they sell them back here, no tax, no, nothing! We end up with no jobs and empty factories.”

Gov. Ivey said that when companies come to Alabama, “They can expect hard work, growth, and success,” Ivey added that manufacturers. “Want to be made in Alabama.”

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Democrats have been attacking Republicans on healthcare. This is not lost on President Trump.

“We’ve taken bold action to reduce the price of prescription drugs – that’s happening,” the Pres. Said. “You see it thanks to our aggressive measures to drive down the price of health insurance this year. Premiums on the exchange in Tennessee are plummeting by an average of 26 percent, and we got rid of the individual mandate, which was a disaster.”

The President promoted his increase in defense spending.

“You know what was happening to our military,” Trump said. “It was depleted, it was tired, it was exhausted, the planes were old, everything was tired, we are rebuilding, America’s military might like it’s never been rebuilt before and hopefully we’ll never have to use it, but I can tell you the stronger we become the less likely it Is that we will have to use it? Ok and we are building it at a level that has never been done before: $700 billion and $716 billion the following year.”

Of course, President Trump also promoted his border security policies.

“No nation can allow its borders to be overrun and that’s an invasion,” Trump stated. “I don’t care what they say. I don’t care what the fake media says. That’s an invasion of our thank you and you’re right and we started the war. We have $1.6 billion and we just got another $1.6 billion s and we’re getting yet another 1.6, but we want to build it all at one time. We want to get it done and it’s happening. It’s all happening. It’s all happening, but we need Republicans or the Democrats have to start voting for this, because this is the worst immigration laws anywhere in the world. The world laughs at us. The world sees this stuff catch and release they come onto our land.”

The President always brings it back to the economy, though.

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“We’ve lifted 4.3 million Americans off of food stamps and the unemployment rate just fell to the lowest level in over 50 years,” the President emphasized. “More Americans are working today than ever before. Think of that in the history of our country. We have more people working today than ever before. Nearly 100 hundred fifty-seven million Americans now have a job. African American Hispanic, American Asian American unemployment’s, all of them all of these groups have all reached their lowest level in the history of our country. Poverty is plummeting, wages, are rising, incomes are soaring and the confidence level of our businesses and our people is at an all time, high.”

President Trump continues to hit back at Democrats.

“The Democrats are going to be raising your taxes and not cutting your tax, so I have to put a little caveat: we’ve got to win Congress got to win the House,” Trump told the crowd in Chattanooga. “A vote for any Democrat on Tuesday is a vote to hand power to cry and Chuck Schumer nancy Pelosi and, of course, the legendary Maxine Waters and to Maxine to judge your bank.”

“This is one of the most important elections of our time,” Trump said. “I don’t know if I rate it more important than the last election ’16, but it’s almost it’s right there. This is really one of the most important elections that we will ever have the privilege of voting in and for this is a big one. It will decide whether we build on the extraordinary prosperity that we’ve achieved for our nation or whether we let the radical Democrats take control of Congress and take a giant wrecking ball to our economy and to our future.”

“I think we’re doing great in the house,” Trump predicted. “I think we’re doing great in the Senate, but who knows right? Who knows? You’ve got to get out to vote, but I will say there is that electricity in the air, the likes of which I and you have not seen since the 60s.”

The polls will be open today, November 6, at 7:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m.

Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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