President Trump kicked off his third rally in three days Friday afternoon in Las Vegas by mocking Democrats for their botched Iowa caucuses and predicting more technical trouble on Saturday when divided Democrats head to the Nevada caucuses to pick their 2020 nominee.
“They can’t count the votes,” Trump said of the still contested Iowa caucuses and warning that Nevada Democratic Party seemed to be “messed up.”
Trump, looking ahead to the general election, also predicted he’ll retake the state he lost in 2016 — by wide margins.
“With your help this November, we’re going to defeat the radical socialist Democrats, and we are going to win Nevada, in a big beautiful landslide,” Trump said.
Trump narrowly lost Nevada in 2016 to Hillary Clinton by two percentage points, but the Trump campaign is working to flip the Silver State in November.
The excitement was building hours before Trump arrived. Fans started lining up for the rare daytime rally as early as 3 a.m. local time Thursday, Fox 5 (KVVU) reported in Las Vegas. By Friday morning, hundreds in red caps and Trump gear were camped out before the Las Vegas Convention center with tents and sleeping bags hoping to get a good spot to see the president.
Trump has been staying at his golden Vegas hotel during his West Coast swing for fundraising and campaigning. He kicked off his trio of rallies in three days first in Pheonix on Wednesday and then delivered a fiery performance Thursday in Colorado Springs.
One fan traveled from the Arizona rally straight to Las Vegas to get one of the first spots in line to see Trump again.
“I went to the Phoenix rally last night and when it was over I was so, I had so much energy I was like, I can make it to Vegas tonight,” Blake Marnell told Fox 5 outside the convention center.
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Source: Fox News