Published: Sat, June 30, 2018
Worldwide | By Stella Potter

President Trump arrives in Fargo to cheers

President Trump arrives in Fargo to cheers

Trump also touched on Wednesday's announcement by Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy that he was retiring after 31 years on the bench, giving the president a second opportunity to put a justice on the high court and cement the conservative wing.

"We have to pick a great one".

"With Washington so divided, Heidi is a rare senator who doesn't get bogged down by partisan politics - she knows both sides of the aisle have good ideas", Libby Schneider, Heitkamp's campaign manager wrote in a statement accompanying the ad, "Heidi brings small-town North Dakota common sense to the Senate, and that's why she's been successful getting real results for the folks she serves".

Leaders of farm groups and food banks used President Donald Trump's visit to North Dakota to protest about trade, ethanol production, nutrition programs and farm bill negotiations.

In regards to the president's rally endorsing U.S. House Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., and his run for Senate, Heitkamp said she "didn't even watch the speech".

Of his travel ban, which prohibits visitors and immigrants from five Muslim-majority countries, along with North Korea and Venezuela, Trump called it a "common-sense policy to improve vetting and national security".

Rep. Kevin Cramer made it clear he was less than happy with Trump's friendly treatment of Democratic Sen.

"We got more money, we got more brains, we got better houses and apartments, we got nicer boats, we're smarter than they are and they say they're the elite", the president said. In a recent ad, Heitkamp boasted that she voted "over half the time" with Trump.


Called to the microphone by the president, Cramer thanked Trump for rolling back federal regulations, cutting taxes and, "on behalf of the most vulnerable forgotten people, the unborn babies, thank you for standing for life".

Just one day after he campaigned against her in Fargo, Sen.

"We are going to make trade fair and reciprocal", Trump said.

Heitkamp, who said she didn't listen to the speech by Trump at Scheels Arena on Wednesday night before a raucous crowd of about 6,000 people, said she told Trump what she thought about a Supreme Court nominee. Heitkamp showed off some moderate chops and sided with the White House on then-Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch.

"I was taught that two wrongs don't make a right", she said.

"These radical Democrat protesters - they really want anarchy", Trump added.

"And on these very important North Dakota values, you'll never have to wonder where I'll be", he said.

Trump also spent several minutes defending his administration's hard-line stance on immigration, once again repeating his assertion that the Democrats want "open borders" as an alternative.

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