President Donald Trump Speaks to Thousands Supporting Rep. Kevin Cramer

Trump also talked about his travel ban, trade tariffs and healthcare

FARGO, N.D. — Cheers from the crowd erupted when President Donald Trump finally entered Scheels Arena.

He came to the metro to voice his support for U.S. Representative Kevin Cramer, who is in the midst of his campaign against current Senator Heidi Heitkamp for a spot in the U.S. Senate.

“You need a senator who doesn’t just talk like they’re from North Dakota, but votes like North Dakota. When Heidi ran for office, she promised to be an independent for the people of North Dakota. Instead she went to Washington and immediately joined Chuck and Nancy,” Trump said.

Heitkamp says she doesn’t answer to a political party or the president.

In a statement, she says she “only answers to North Dakotans independent voice in the Senate.”

Trump also praised the Supreme Court for upholding his travel ban this week.

The ban prohibits travelers from going to predominantly Muslim countries as well as North Korea and Venezuela.

In doing so, he also took the chance to criticize Democrats.

“Democrats want open borders and crime, crime, crime happens automatically after there’s open borders. The Democrats want to let the country be overrun,” Trump said.

But Trump wasn’t done taking shots at other nations. He blamed Canada, Mexico and the European Union for putting the steel and aluminum tariffs into motion.

“They charge us many, many times what we charge them. If you’re not going to treat our workers, our companies, our farmers fairly, if you’re not going to take our farm product like we take your farm product, then we’re going to tax all those beautiful Mercedes Benz’s coming in,” Trump said.

Trump also took jabs at the press in the room and at former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton throughout his speech.

Before he finished his speech, he had one last message that resonates with his supporters.

“We will and our making America strong again. We will make America safe again. We will make America great again,” Trump said.


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