Published: Wed, November 28, 2018
Global | By Craig Ferguson

President Trump: ‘I love being with you in Mississippi’

President Trump: ‘I love being with you in Mississippi’

The incident comes just a day before MS runoff election between Democrat Mike Espy and Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith.

U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst of Mississippi's Southern District said the postings would be investigated as "acts of hate and intimidation". And the simplest, most common reason why they support her? I'm voting for Smith.

"I can't connect that to her".

If white voters outnumber black voters two-to-one on Tuesday, Espy would have to win 30 percent or more of white votes, a tough task in a state with possibly the most racially polarised electorate in the country.

A series of recordings surfaced that featured Hyde-Smith making comments about attending a "public hanging" and suppressing the votes of students in the state. Espy said during a speech on Monday night at a predominantly African American church.

Republicans here describe the comments in softer terms. "All the mud-slinging. I don't like mud-slinging and both of them are doing that". Cindy Hyde-Smith keep her seat in Republican hands.

The resulting uproar triggered a backlash from corporate donors such as Walmart Inc. and Pfizer Inc., which demanded refunds of campaign contributions, and prompted Republicans to mount a rescue operation that included two rallies by President Donald Trump on Monday in an effort to turn out GOP voters.

It also came out that Hyde-Smith went to a segregated school and sent her daughter to one. He may have asked for Major League Baseball to give money to a race he really wants his party to win down in MS, but Major League Baseball didn't have to do it. "And I just set - you just set - your all time record in MS for jobs", Mr. Trump told his supporters Monday night.

Espy said he wouldn't assume a connection between Hyde-Smith and the nooses.

Cillizza: It's Election Day in Mississippi.

The last contest of the midterm election cycle, Tuesday's election will not affect the balance of power in the new-look Congress that sits in January. "But if we win tomorrow, we'll be at 53-47", Trump said in Tupelo, Mississippi, at the first rally on Monday. People have not been kind to The US President, to say the least.

"I've never really hard anything about Mike Espy", said 19-year-old Marjorie Lam, a biology student at the community college. Espy would move in lockstep with Democratic leaders in Washington including, "the legendary Maxine Waters", Mr. Trump said, referring to the liberal California congresswoman who has been a cheerleader for impeachment.

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