Eight protesters arrested outside Colo. Trump rally

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at The Broadmoor World Arena, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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UPDATED 6:08 PM PT — Friday, February 21, 2020

Eight protesters were arrested outside a Trump rally in Colorado after disregarding warnings from police.

According to a statement from authorities Friday, the group started out peacefully outside the rally Thursday, but soon began to take over the roadway and obstruct traffic. The police were telling the protesters they needed to move out of the road.

“If you do not move immediately you will be charged with obstructing an intersection,” stated police.

Protesters are led out of the World Ice Arena as President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Authorities said protesters had a designated “free speech zone” where they could express their views, but they started to leave the designated area.

“It shouldn’t have been that way and it didn’t have to be if they would have just been more proactive and intermingled in the group, there was only a couple of people doing it,” stated attendee Daniel Chapparo.

All eight protesters were taken into custody and charged with failing to desist or disperse before being released.

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President Trump holds ‘Keep America Great’ rally in Las Vegas, Nev.

President Donald Trump points to the audience as he walks onstage to speak at a campaign rally, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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UPDATED 5:47 PM PT — Friday, February 21, 2020

President Trump held another ‘Keep America Great’ rally in Las Vegas on Friday. The event came just a day before Democrats are expected to hold their caucus in Nevada.

The president stated he will defeat his Democrat opponents in a “big beautiful landslide” and touted his successes, including a rebuilt military, a booming economy and a plummeting poverty rate.

“They have a big election tomorrow, we’ve already won the state,” he said. “This November, we’re going to defeat the radical socialist Democrats, and we are going to win Nevada in a big beautiful landslide.”

Supporters of President Donald Trump cheer during a campaign rally, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

In the past three years, the Trump administration has reportedly created over 125,000 manufacturing and construction jobs in the state. The president won almost every county in 2016, but overall lost the blue state to then-candidate Hillary Clinton.

During the rally, the president also touted the diversity and “boundless optimism” of his party.

“Republicans are fighting for citizens from every background, every community and every walk of life,” stated President Trump. “We are welcoming Americans of all parties and political persuasions to join our incredible movement to make America great again.”

President Donald Trump gives a thumbs-up as he walks offstage after speaking at a campaign rally, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Meanwhile, Republicans are entering peak election season with a major fundraising lead over Democrats. The latest Federal Election Commission filing this week showed the RNC has $76 million cash on hand. This figure is about eight times more than the DNC’s $9.9 million.

Democrat hopeful Mike Bloomberg himself has four times more cash on hand than the committee.

According to RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, support for President Trump is growing. She has claimed Americans are choosing results over a crowded Democrat field that has no vision for the nation.

“As we saw last night, Democrats are a disaster,” she said on Twitter. “Let’s keep winning with Trump!”

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President Trump holds ‘Keep America Great’ rally in Colorado Springs

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

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UPDATED 8:10 PM PT — Thursday, February 20, 2020

President Trump kept the ball rolling on the campaign trail with his latest stop in Colorado Springs. The president held a ‘Keep America Great’ rally in the Centennial State on Thursday.

“I was thrilled to be back in Colorado Springs tonight beneath the majestic peaks of the Rocky Mountains with thousands of terrific, hardworking American patriots,” he said. “With your help, this November, we are going to defeat the radical socialist Dems, and we are going to win Colorado!”

The president touted several of his administration’s policies, which have resulted in record low unemployment and a booming economy. He also doubled-down on his criticism of his Democrat challengers in the race.

He specifically took aim at former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, who came under fire by his fellow contenders Wednesday night during the Nevada Democrat debate.

“Mini Mike didn’t do well last night, I was going to send him a note saying: ‘It’s not easy doing what I do, is it?’” stated President Trump. “It’s not easy, Mike, not easy for any of them.”

The president has promised his base the U.S. will never turn to socialism and urged Colorado voters to get out and vote for him on Election Day. The state’s primary is slated for March 3rd.

President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally at The Broadmoor World Arena, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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102-year-old Navy veteran honored at ‘Keep America Great’ rally in Ariz.

Trump supporters hold up Ervin Julian, a 100-year-old World War II veteran, during a rally supporting President Donald Trump on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

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President Trump took a moment to honor a World War II veteran who was carried into his recent “Keep America Great’ rally on Phoenix, Arizona.

102-year-old Ervin Julian was helped to his seat by two fellow Trump supporters on Wednesday. The act of kindness caught the attention of the president, who later stopped his speech to give the veteran a round of applause and a few autographed campaign hats.

“They say he is a legitimate hero of World War II , Ervin Julian,” stated the President. “Ervin, thank you.”

The video of the interaction has since gone viral and has collected thousands of likes as well as a retweet from the president himself.

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President Trump to hold ‘Keep America Great’ rally in Phoenix, Ariz.

President Donald Trump arrives at SNHU Arena for a campaign rally, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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UPDATED 1:00 PM PT — Wednesday, February 19, 2020

President Trump is visiting the Southwestern United States this week as a part of his reelection campaign. In California, he held a roundtable with supporters near Palm Springs before delivering remarks at a fundraising luncheon.

The president is slated to meet with farmers and Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) in Bakersfield on Wednesday afternoon. He’s expected to discuss efforts to improve agricultural practices in the Golden State.

He will then head to Phoenix, Arizona for another ‘Keep America Great’ rally, where he is likely to speak on immigration and tout the expansion of the southern border wall.

Supporters of President Donald Trump cheer as he arrives at SNHU Arena to speak during a campaign rally, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

This comes amid the president’s rising approval rating, which hit an all-time high on Wednesday. The latest poll averages, which were recently released by RealClear Politics, showed 46 percent of voters approve of the president’s work in office. That’s the highest approval rating the president has received in the survey so far.

Support for the president has grown since his impeachment acquittal. A Hill-HarrisX survey showed the president’s approval stands at 49 percent while support from Republican voters remains strong at 86 percent.

President Trump took to Twitter to tout these rising numbers and slam mainstream media outlets for their “fake news polls.”

Tune in to One America News tonight at 9:00 p.m. EST/ 6:00 p.m. PST for full coverage of President Trump’s ‘Keep America Great’ rally in Phoenix!

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President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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President Trump hosts ‘Keep America Great’ rally in N.H. ahead of primaries

Supporters gesture as they chant “Four More Years” while President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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President Trump recently held a ‘Keep America Great’ campaign rally at the Southern New Hampshire Arena in Manchester.

The president spoke with his supporters on Monday night, just hours before polls opened for the first-in-the-nation primaries. He acknowledged his Democrat competitors are also in the state trying to rally support, but said he believes the turnout at his rally was significantly larger than any of the other candidates.

Attendees waited in long lines for a chance to see the president speak during this crucial election year, with some camping out over night. Other supporters, even those who have not traditionally voted Republican in the past, said they were inclined to attend the rally since the Democrat Party is going “too far left” on the political spectrum.

“I’ve actually always been independent, I’ve not registered either way, but lately he’s doing the job,” said New Hampshire voter Dave Dussault. “And I think that there’s a lot of the independent folks that are going to be leaning his way, particularly if the Democrats are leaning so far to the left like they seem to be in the media.”

During the rally, the president touted the booming economy and assured he plans to “keep it that way.” He went on to highlight the growth of the U.S. military’s power, improved trade agreements, increased exports of American made goods and followed-up by slamming Democrats for advocating for open borders.

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The president then addressed the public outrage over Nancy Pelosi’s handling of his State of the Union address last week, where she ripped up a copy of his speech live on television.

President Trump also made sure to address the global concern over the deadly coronavirus. He assured all patients with confirmed cases of the virus are recovering, quarantined and getting better. His comments come after the CDC reported coronavirus has a low public health risk in the U.S. However, health officials confirmed the 13th case of the virus in San Diego on Monday.

After the rally, President Trump traveled back to Washington, D.C. to gear up for another busy day at the White House.

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Democrat candidates make last efforts to rally voter support ahead of Tuesday’s N.H. primary

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, at a campaign event in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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2020 presidential hopefuls are hoping to lock down voter support with New Hampshire’s Democrat primaries just around the corner. Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) is eyeing a comeback after seemingly falling just short of first place in the Iowa caucuses.

Former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg appeared to take the lead at the nation’s first test of electability in a shocking upset for the Sanders campaign. He managed to pull in a record 1,800 person crowd in a campaign event Sunday, which was the largest turnout among all Democrat candidates in New Hampshire.

During a Saturday Town Hall featuring his fellow contenders, however, Buttigieg was taunted by a large group of attendees. The group was protesting his acceptance of donations from billionaires and PACs.

Buttigieg also took a hit during last week’s Democrat debate when asked about the rise in African American arrests in South Bend after he took office in 2012.

“These things are all connected, but that’s the point,” he stated. “So are all of the things that need to change in order for us to prevent violence and remove the effects a systemic racism not just from criminal justice, but from our economy, from health, from housing and from our democracy itself.”

Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks during a campaign event, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Plymouth, N.H. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Meanwhile, a new Emerson survey showed Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) polling third place in New Hampshire, which is likely due to her performance at the Friday debate.

Klobuchar took fourth behind Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) in Iowa. She attributed her rise in popularity to her message of unity and not budging to calls from the far-left to advocate for some of the controversial issues championed by progressives.

As for Klobuchar’s message to voters in New Hampshire:

“I’m the one with the receipts that can bring people with me. I think that’s why we have growing momentum in New Hampshire. And the most important thing, I’ve passed over 100 bills as a lead Democrat the U.S. Senate.”

New Hampshire voters will head to the polls Tuesday, where Sanders has recently dominated and as Buttigieg holds off on clinging to his more liberal agenda.

With President Trump’s approval numbers remaining steady, it will be up to the Democrat Party to find the nominee they believe can hold off a second victory for Republicans come November.

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President Trump to ‘shake up the Dems a little bit’ at his ‘Keep America Great’ rally in N.H.

President Donald Trump reacts to audience members during a campaign rally at Drake University, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

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President Trump spoke out against Democrats ahead of his ‘Keep America Great’ rally in New Hampshire. He took to Twitter Monday to state that he wants to “shake up the Dems a little bit.”

In a follow up tweet, he pointed out that big crowds are forming in the Granite State ahead of the event. He then blasted the mainstream media for never discussing his large crowds of supporters.

President Trump’s visit to New Hampshire comes just one day before the first-in-the-nation presidential primary in the state. He’s expected to touch on his impeachment acquittal and his administration’s economic accomplishments. He may also mention his approval rating, which currently stands at 53 percent overall.

“Corrupt Democrat politicians have brought me to highest polling numbers ever with the impeachment hoax,” stated the president.

The rally falls on the same day the 2021 budget is set to be released, which reportedly increases military spending to more than $700 billion. The White House’s budget projects government savings of about $4.4 trillion over the next 10 years.

45 percent of that figure will come from cuts to mandatory spending programs such as Medicaid and food stamps. Additionally, reports have revealed the president’s budget would increase science funding for NASA as well as efforts to fight human trafficking.

One America News will provide full coverage of the president’s “Keep America Great’ rally starting at 7 p.m. EST / 4 p.m. PST.

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Vice President Pence attends ‘Women for Trump’ rally in Pennsylvania

Vice President Mike Pence attends Wednesday’s rally in Pennsylvania. Photo via Mike Pence official Twitter.

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UPDATED 7:20 PM PT — Wednesday, February 5, 2020

On Wednesday, Vice President Mike Pence spoke at a ‘Women for Trump’ event in Pennsylvania. While addressing hundreds of supporters, the vice president touted the administration’s success in lowering the unemployment rate among women.

“In this booming economy, women are leading the way,” he said. “Women are winning under the leadership of President Donald Trump.”

Pence added Pennsylvania is important in the 2020 election. He said a win would ensure four more years of jobs, economic growth and draining the swamp.

“Pennsylvania and America need four more years of President Donald Trump in the White House,” he said.

In 2016, the president narrowly won the state by less than one percent.

Photo via Mike Pence official Twitter.

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President Trump is gearing up to hold a “Keep America Great’ rally in Des Moines, Iowa

President Donald Trump boards Air Force One for a trip to Wildwood, N.J., for a campaign rally, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

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President Trump is gearing up to hold a ‘Keep America Great’ campaign rally in Iowa. He will travel to Des Moines Thursday, where he is scheduled to deliver remarks to a crowd of supporters at the Knapp Center at Drake University.

The visit comes as he is looking to bolster support for his 2020 reelection campaign and he will also likely discuss the Senate’s ongoing impeachment trial. The president’s defense team sparred with House leaders Wednesday over the validity of the articles of impeachment.

The rally marks the president’s fourth campaign event this month and comes before the Democrat caucuses are set to kick-off in Iowa on Monday, February 3, 2020.

Vice President Mike Pence is slated to join President Trump in Des Moines after speaking at an ‘Evangelicals for Trump’ event in Sioux City. The vice president has continued to tout the administration’s accomplishments and has maintained that the real verdict will come this fall when the America people cast their votes.

One America News will cover the president’s ‘Keep America Great’ rally live and without interruption starting at 8 p.m. EST / 5 p.m. PST

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Pro-Pakistani activists rally in London to denounce human rights violations in Kashmir

Members of a civil society group “Youth Forum for Kashmir” participate in an anti-India demonstration in Lahore, Pakistan, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. Kashmiris are observing the Indian Republic Day as Black Day in Pakistan. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

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Hundreds of pro-Pakistani activists descended on an Indian diplomatic mission in London to decry ongoing tensions in the disputed province of Kashmir. At Sunday’s rally, Muslim activists accused India of what they called “ethnic cleansing” and the killing of innocent people in Kashmir.

“I’m here from Leeds to tell the world that what the Indians are doing in Kashmir is not right,” stated one protester.

Indian authorities said they are fighting Islamic terror elements in the province. However, activists claimed the decades long divided region of Kashmir poses a human rights issue.

“Today is Black Day, because the Kashmir citizens don’t have any democratic rights. They’ve been under occupation of India for 72 years. Today is one of many protests occurring in London to protest against atrocities and the human rights violations that have been occurring.” – Nila Kahn, human rights campaigner

Protesters further accused India of sectarian segregation and the repression of non-Hindu residents of Kashmir.

The rally also coincided with the Independence Day of India and the Freedom of Kashmir Day.

Indian soldiers march during Indian Republic day parade in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. The day marks the anniversary of India’s democratic constitution taking force in 1950. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

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President Trump to host N.H. rally day before primary

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

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UPDATED 11:15 AM PT — Friday, January 24, 2020

On the eve of New Hampshire’s first-in-the nation primary, the president plans to throw a ‘Keep America Great’ campaign rally for his supporters.

President Trump took to Twitter to double down on his reelection team’s announcement that he will be returning to the Granite State on February 10th.

According to reports, he may not be traveling to Manchester alone. It has been suggested that an appearance from Vice President Mike Pence is also in the works.

The event will be held at the Southern New Hampshire University Arena, which the president packed with thousands of supporters back in August of last year.

In this Jan. 14, 2020, photo, President Donald Trump arrives at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena to speak at a campaign rally in Milwaukee. Trump’s surrogates are fanning out across the country as part of an aggressive effort to stretch his appeal beyond the base of working-class white voters who propelled him to victory in 2016 (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

According to Trump campaign Chief Operating Officer Michael Glossner, the “promises made, promises kept” message is one the president is eager to celebrate.

New Hampshire is home to President Trump’s very first electoral victory when he came out on top in the 2016 presidential primary. The president’s second visit to New Hampshire will draw focus as his Democrat challengers work to lock in votes before the polls open.

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Bernie Sanders, AOC hit the beach with LA rally, take swipes at Buttigieg over ‘wine cave’ fundraiser

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Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took a swipe at South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg at a presidential campaign rally in Los Angeles on Saturday.

"We don't have a Super PAC, we don't want a Super PAC. We don't go to rich people's wine caves,” Sanders told the crowd in a reference to an elite California fundraiser Buttigieg held in a Napa Valley wine cave last weekend, KABC-TV of Los Angeles reported.

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., greet the crowd during a rally in Venice, Calif., Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., greet the crowd during a rally in Venice, Calif., Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)

“This is a campaign of the working class of this country, by the working class and for the working class," he said.

Thousands showed up to the beachside Venice rally just two days after the Democrats debated at nearby Loyola Marymount University.

"Our campaign is not only about defeating Trump, our campaign is about a political revolution,'' Sanders said, according to KABC. "It is about transforming this country, it is about creating a government and an economy that works for all people and not just the one percent.''

Ocasio-Cortez, who introduced the senator, endorsed him in October and has accompanied him at several of his rallies, including a large "Bernie's Back" gathering in New York City in October that came after Sanders recovered from a heart attack.

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Buttigieg is leading Sanders in a new Iowa poll, 24 percent to 21 percent, according to The Hill.

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Trump takes the stage at Christmas rally in Michigan as House votes to impeach

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The president speaks to supporters as the House votes on Articles of Impeachment.

While the House voted to impeach him, President Trump took the stage in front of thousands of supporters who lined up in the bitterly cold weather for his “Merry Christmas” rally at the Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek, Michigan.

The rally is the same day that the House of Representatives debated articles of impeachment. For months, House Democrats have been pursuing an inquiry into whether Trump abused his power during a July call with Ukraine.

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"By the way, it doesn't really feel like we're being impeached," Trump opened. "The country is doing better than ever before. We've done nothing wrong."

"The do-nothing Democrats, and they are do nothing, are declaring their deep hatred and disdain for American voter," with the impeachment process, according to Trump. He called impeachment "political suicide." "Have you seen my poll numbers in the last four weeks?" Trump added. "They've been trying to impeach me since before I ran."

A staffer interrupted the speech to inform Trump of the outcome of the impeachment vote, which was 229 in favor, 198 against. Trump pointed out that not one Republican voted in favor of impeachment but three Democrats voted against it. "The Republicans has never been so affronted but they've never been so united as they are right now."

"I'm the first person to ever get impeached and there's no crime!" Trump said, adding that Democrats have "cheapened" the impeachment process.

Trump slammed House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., as a "pathological liar" for the dramaticized version of President Trump's phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. He mocked Schiff for his looks."With Me Too, I never even think about looks anymore, OK? I don't talk about looks of a male or female," Trump said. "I'll say, just one last time, Schiff is not exactly the best-looking guy."

"Didn't he have eight quid pro quos?" Trump said of Schiff's version of his phone call read out on the House floor. "You say it eight times they have you arrested they put you into an insane asylum."

Trump told supporters he was there to "celebrate the miracle of Christmas, the greatness of America and the glory of God." "Do you notice how everybody is saying Merry Christmas again?"

Trump said that Michigan has had the "best year it's ever had" due to auto companies "expanding, thriving, coming in from Japan." "I said, 'Why are you allowing them to steal your car companies? Why are you allowing them to come in from China?'" Trump recounted from a previous speech in front of Michigan lawmakers.

Trump touted the USMCA trade deal, which is expected to pass the House Thursday as a replacement to NAFTA. "We had tremendous trade barriers with Canada, a tax on dairy products… nobody talked about it."

Trump blamed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D.-Calif., for the deal's delay. "The deal has been sitting with Nancy Pelosi for a long time. She had a lot of pressure from manufacturing farm areas."

"The Democrats try to take credit for this deal and that's okay, whatever it takes," Trump added.

Two protesters rose a sign in the stands with a sign reading "Don the Con you're fired," to echoing boos and "USA" chants throughout the arena. "There's a slob, a real slob. She’ll get hell when she gets back home with mom," Trump chimed in.

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He pivoted back to trade with China. "China’s paying us billions and billions of dollars a year. They never gave us ten cents," he said, adding that he was leaving many of the 25 percent tariffs, allowing for billions in subsidies to farmers.

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Trump supporters camp out in bitter cold ahead of rally

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A growing crowd of Trump supporters are lining up outside in Michigan's bitterly cold weather ahead of an evening rally with President Trump that coincides with House Democrats voting to formally impeach him.

Footage from the Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek showed throngs of attendees waiting for Trump's "Merry Christmas" rally on Wednesday, but Trump's supporters reportedly started camping out as early as Monday.

“We got here about 5:30 in the morning. We’re cold. We’re very, very cold but it’s worth the wait," one woman told Fox News on Wednesday.

"It’s very cold, very cold, but we got warmers. We got hand warmers and stuff like that and so it’s worth it. It’s so worth it," another attendee said.

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Battle Creek city officials are reportedly expecting 10,000 attendees, which is more than the arena's capacity. The city's fire chief told a reporter that the permitted capacity is 5,400.

The Trump campaign told Fox News it expected the arena to be packed with supporters outside as well.

"I've seen a lot of rock concerts at Kellogg Arena. This is going to be the best show I've ever seen," one man said, according to Fox17.

Reporter Sarah Grimmer also posted footage a long line of Trump supporters who camped out overnight.

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The rally is the same day that the House of Representatives debated articles of impeachment. For months, House Democrats have been pursuing an inquiry into whether Trump abused his power during a July call with Ukraine.

Trump blasted the impeachment push on Wednesday, tweeting that it as an "assault on America." Despite Washington's critical atmosphere, rally attendees told Fox News they were confident in the president and his place in the White House.

“He’s going to be stoked like the rest of us who have been here for many hours waiting for this — we got your back, president," one woman said.

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"We’re here to support him, sir," another woman said. "You know, we're behind him 100 percent. We know that the House might obviously have favor because they have the numbers but it’s not going anywhere in the Senate."

Democrats are expected to approve impeachment along partisan lines but Senate Republicans have already indicated they wouldn't vote to remove Trump from office.

One female attendee defend Trump's conduct on the call, saying that he was trying to "look out" for Americans.

“He did what he’s supposed to do as president and that’s look out for us and make sure that when we send money to other countries it’s going to the people that it needs to go to," she said.

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Democrats have accused the president of trying to pressure Ukraine into helping him in the 2020 presidential election. Trump denied any wrongdoing, arguing that he was acting appropriately when he requested the eastern European nation investigate corruption concerns surrounding former Vice President Joe Biden.

Not everyone in Battle Creek is happy about Trump's visit. Protesters are expected to show up near the Sojourner Truth monument at 5 p.m. local time, according to Michigan Live. Protesters could number as high as 500 at the monument, the Battle Creek Enquirer reported. The state's Democratic Party also reportedly planned to speak outside of the event.

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Counterprotesters will also show up to defend the president. "I'll be damned if I let them ruin my president's visitation to our great city," Devon Warren, who's organizing a counterprotest, told the Battle Creek Enquirer.

"The original protesters are radical leftists that are further dividing the country, and I started the protest to deliver a good old fashioned American beat down," Warren said.

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Trump supporter grabs spotlight at Sanders rally with a message for the president

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A man took the microphone at a Sanders rally in Iowa on Saturday and started praising President Trump.

A Trump supporter took center stage at an Iowa campaign rally for 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., on Saturday, where he stood up and delivered a message to President Trump.

Sanders sensed trouble from the beginning when he saw the young man approach the microphone and said, "Oh, he's looking at his phone. I'm in trouble."

After being given the mic to ask Sanders a question, the man addressed the commander in chief directly, offering him words of encouragement.

"Mr. Trump, keep going man. You're doing a good job," he said. "You know what, I'm a liberal."

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The man was then briefly cut off by boos from the crowd before Sanders urged them to let him finish. The man said he voted for Sanders during the 2016 Democratic primary but is now fully behind the president.

"I don't agree with anything you say. I used to. I voted for you in 2016," he said. "And I've been to Vietnam and seen what socialism has done. It's destroyed the lives [of many]."

The crowd mockingly laughed at his claims before he hit back, and reiterated the failures of socialism.

"You can laugh all you want," he shouted. "Donald Trump is helping our country. All right? He's a good man… Socialism does not work."

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Bernie and the unidentified man continued to shout over one another until the man was escorted out of the room by what appeared to be law enforcement.

Fox News' Andrew Craft contributed to this report.

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Trump, at Pennsylvania rally, says ‘stupid’ impeachment indirectly led to USMCA deal

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Trump, Pence speak at Keep America Great Rally

President Trump was headlining a rally in the key swing state of Pennsylvania on a momentous day in his presidency after House Democrats unveiled two articles of impeachment against him, even as they also handed him a breakthrough political victory by finally approving his new trade deal to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

"Congress will soon vote on my new trade deal," Trump announced at the rally. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi "did it on the same day they announced they are going to impeach the 45th president of the United States and your favorite president. And the reason they announced it on the same day, one hour later, they announced impeachment … you know why? It plays down the impeachment, because they're embarrassed by impeachment, and our poll numbers have gone through the roof because of her stupid impeachment."

Trump added: "The silver lining of impeachment and this witch hunt, that's the reason they approved USMCA," a reference to the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

Tuesday night's rally gave Trump an opportunity to deliver his response to thousands of die-hard supporters in person. He spent much of the day blasting Democrats on Twitter, saying that impeaching a president “who has done NOTHING wrong, is sheer Political Madness!"

Before leaving the White House, Trump said Democrats were “embarrassed” by the introduction of articles of impeachment against him, and cited polls showing declining support for impeachment in key swing states. Trump argued that's why Democrats finally announced earlier Tuesday they supported USMCA, the modernization of NAFTA that the president made the top legislative priority of the year.

“They were very embarrassed by it,” Trump claimed to reporters. “That’s why they brought up USMCA an hour after.”

“They wanted to muffle down impeachment,” Trump added. He then tweeted that he was on his way to Hershey in south-central Pennsylvania, adding, "I love Hershey chocolate!" At the rally, Trump emphasized that he likes Hershey chocolate.

The event was being held in a Republican-leaning congressional district, and thousands lined up early for seats. Former state Sen. Scott Wagner reportedly offered to pay up to $20,000 in security costs for the event on behalf of the local government.

Trump eked out a 2016 win in Pennsylvania by piling up support with rural and working-class white voters. He'd need to hold that support to counter any energy from Democrats in the suburbs of Philadelphia.

Congressional passage of USMCA "will be a significant win for farmers, workers and all Americans," said Sen. Chuck Grassley, the Iowa Republican chairing the chamber's Finance Committee. "Renegotiating NAFTA was a central campaign promise made by President Trump. He kept his word and Americans will enjoy the many benefits of this upgraded trade deal as a result."

Approving the agreement gave House Democrats, particularly those from more conservative districts, a useful talking point when they head home for the holidays. Many had been reluctant to face voters with few legislative achievements beyond impeaching the president, and Pelosi emphasized the deal's importance to American workers.

USMCA "will be the best and most important trade deal ever made by the USA," President Trump tweeted earlier Tuesday. Vice President Mike Pence said the Democrats' move was a victory for Trump's policy and showed Pelosi and her caucus acquiescing "to the voice of the American people."

President Trump walking from the Oval Office as he headed to speak with reporters on the South Lawn of the White House before departing for the Pennsylvania rally Tuesday. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

President Trump walking from the Oval Office as he headed to speak with reporters on the South Lawn of the White House before departing for the Pennsylvania rally Tuesday. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

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The USMCA, which would overhaul Clinton-era NAFTA, would require that 75 percent of automobile components be manufactured in the United States, Canada and Mexico in order to avoid tariffs, and that 40 to 45 percent of automobile parts be made by workers earning at least $16 an hour by 2023.

"More than 12 million American jobs depend on our $1.4 trillion trading relationship with Canada and Mexico, and USMCA will strengthen this trade relationship," said Tom Linebarger, the CEO of engine-maker Cummins Inc. and chairman of the Business Roundtable's trade and international committee. The Roundtable has represented the CEOs of the 200 largest U.S. companies.

Fox Business Network's Jonathan Garber, Fox News' Charles Creitz and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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