(CNSNews.com) – “Just returning from the Great State of Minnesota where we had an incredible rally with 9,000 people, and at least 10,000 who could not get in – I will return!” President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday night.
“Thank you Duluth, Minnesota. Together, we are MAKING AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!” he added in a second tweet. And finally, in a third tweet: “So sorry, people wanting to get into the already packed arena – I LOVE YOU ALL!”
The enthusiastic crowd at the campaign rally erupted in frequent cheers as President Trump listed his accomplishments to date. And right on cue, the crowd booed and erupted in derogatory chants when President Trump mentioned the “fake news.”
Notably, the crowd cheered President Trump’s immigration policy, which has been the hottest topic in Washington of late; and they cheered when President Trump accused Democrats of using the immigrant child issue to distract from the “corruption” in Washington:
“The Democrats want open borders,” Trump told the crowd.
Let everybody come in. Let everybody poor — and we don’t care, let them come in from the Middle East, let them come in from all over the place. We don’t care.
We are not going to let it happen! By the way, today I signed an executive order. We are going to keep families together, but the border is going to be just as tough as it’s been. (Cheering)
Democrats don’t care about the impact of uncontrolled migration on your communities, your schools, your hospitals, your jobs, or your safety. Democrats put illegal immigrants before they put American citizens. What the hell is going on?
Illegal immigration costs our country hundreds of billions of dollars. So imagine if we could spend that money to help bring opportunity to our inner cities and our rural communities and our roads and our highways and our schools.
The crowd erupted in chants of “build that wall,” and President Trump said he’s already started it. “But boy, it’s tough. They (Democrats) want to do anything they can to obstruct and to make sure it doesn’t happen, but it’s happening.”
(A lone protester was escorted out of the rally at this point, and Trump joked that he or she — he couldn’t tell — should go home to mommy.)
Trump, resuming, said he wants people to come into the country legally, “but we want people to come in through merit, not just through luck or happenstance.”
“And we need people,” he added, as companies create more and more jobs to be filled.
Trump said the Democrats’ open-border policies have allowed drugs and gangs to pour into the country. “And we’re stopping it,” he said.
Later in the rally, Trump referenced the “scam” and “phony witch hunt” taking place in Washington. “Do you believe what you’re seeing? he asked, saying that Hillary Clinton got a pass while he’s being investigated for nothing:
Called a phony witch hunt. Phony witch hunt. But you look at the corruption, Did you ever see anything like it, really? Today, more things. That’s why they’re building up immigration, so you can’t see what’s going on in Congress. They’re building up immigration. They don’t want to show what is happening in Congress, where this whole scam has been revealed.
So they want to stay on immigration where Obama had bigger problems than anybody. Wehre bush had problems — where other presidents, They want to stay on immigration, because they don’t want to go into the halls of Congress which has totally reveal the Russian scam that’s going on.
The crowd cheered.