President Trump announced his plan to host a massive campaign rally in Texas for Sen. Ted Cruz Friday; saying his liberal challenger would be a complete “disaster” on crime, gun control, and his proposed border wall.
The President unveiled his midterm stop on social media ahead of the Labor Day holiday weekend; saying “I will be doing a major rally for Senator Ted Cruz in October. I’m picking the biggest stadium in Texas we can find. As you know, Ted has my complete and total Endorsement. His opponent is a disaster for Texas – weak on Second Amendment, Crime, Borders, Military, and Vets!”
I will be doing a major rally for Senator Ted Cruz in October. I’m picking the biggest stadium in Texas we can find. As you know, Ted has my complete and total Endorsement. His opponent is a disaster for Texas – weak on Second Amendment, Crime, Borders, Military, and Vets!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 31, 2018
The President’s announcement comes as recent polls show Cruz and Democrat Beto O’Rourke in a statistical dead-heat heading into the 2018 midterm elections.
TED CRUZ CHALLENGER: ‘Nothing More American’ than KNEELING During Anthem
Ted Cruz’ Democratic challenger for his US Senate seat found himself in hot water this week; telling a room full of supporters there’s “nothing more American” than kneeling during the performance of the national anthem.
Liberal hopeful Beto O’Rourke was speaking at a local event when he was asked to comment on whether he believed NFL players “taking a knee” during the anthem was disrespectful to America’s military.
‘I can think of nothing more American.’ — Beto O'Rourke — the man taking on Ted Cruz — brilliantly explains why NFL players kneeling during the anthem is not disrespectful pic.twitter.com/bEqOAYpxEL
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) August 21, 2018
“I can think of nothing more American than to peacefully stand up, or take a knee for your rights anytime, anywhere, any place,” said O’Rourke.
“Comments like his are a slap in the face to every man and woman who has ever served our nation and put their lives on the line to defend American values,” Republican Party of Texas Chairman James Dickey said Thursday.
Watch O’Rourke’s stunning comments above.
TROUBLE IN TEXAS: Democrat GAINS on Senator Cruz in TIGHT RACE
Shocking new polls show Democratic Senate hopeful Beto O’Rourke gaining on Senator Ted Cruz just months before Texans head to the polls; raising serious concerns inside the GOP about losing another pivotal Republican vote in Congress.
According to the Texas Tribune, O’Rourke trails the former presidential candidate by just 3%; falling behind Cruz 47% to 44% and proving the El Paso Democrat is far more competitive than previously thought.
The 3% difference falls within the surveys margin of error; making the race a statistical tie.
“Cruz’s favorability rating showed a polarized response: 46 percent of Texans have a favorable view of the senator while 44 percent have an unfavorable view,” writes the Tribune. “To be sure, no one poll should be taken as gospel on the state of any race.”
Read the full report here.