Trump Urges NH Supporters to Vote for 'Weakest' Democrat

'They can't even run a caucus in Iowa'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 11, 2020 3:34 AM CST
Trump: Democrats 'Can't Even Run a Caucus in Iowa'
President Trump reacts to the audience cheering during a campaign rally, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Manchester, NH.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

After tweeting that he wanted to "shake up the Dems a little bit," President Trump spoke to thousands of supporters at a rally in New Hampshire on the eve of the state's primaries. Senate Republicans "voted to reject the outrageous partisan impeachment hoax and to issue a full, complete and absolute total acquittal," he told supporters at a sold-out arena in Manchester. He mocked the Democrats for the Iowa caucus debacle, saying "nobody knows" who won, the Guardian reports. "The Democrat party wants to run your healthcare but they can’t even run a caucus in Iowa," Trump told supporters. In 2016, New Hampshire gave Trump his first GOP primary victory, though he narrowly lost the state to Hillary Clinton that November. His only GOP opponent in New Hampshire this time is former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld.

After Trump said he had been "very distracted" by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi "terribly mumbling" during his State of the Union address last week, supporters chanted "Lock her up!," reports the AP. New Hampshire allows independents to vote in either party's primary, and Trump urged supporters to vote for the "weakest" Democrat. "A lot of Republicans tomorrow will vote for the weakest candidate possible of the Democrats,” he said. "My only problem is I’m trying to figure out who is the weakest candidate. I think they’re all weak." Democrats including Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders also spoke in Manchester on Monday, the Washington Post reports. Sanders contrasted himself with Trump, saying "I will not be lying to the American people every single day about everything." (More New Hampshire primary stories.)

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