Rick Saccone says it's "vitally" important to elect someone who will help the president
GOP candidate Rick Saccone took the stage to share why he thinks he'll make a great member of Congress.
Primarily, he'll make a great candidate because he will support the president's agenda, which is "vitally" important, he said.
"I'm battle-tested and ready to serve!" Saccone said, his voice hoarse.
Trump about to speak
Mr. Trump is set to speak at any moment.
Trump says they're getting rid of the "evil" in D.C.
Mr. Trump said there's a lot of "evil" in Washington, D.C., but they're working to get it "out."
The president specifically mentioned the "bad people" in the media.
Trump takes credit for Olympics, North Korea
Mr. Trump said the North Korea issue should have been resolved long ago. The crowd booed when Mr. Trump mentioned North Korea's Kim Jong Un.
Mr. Trump said North Korea "should have been handled by the way over the past 30 years, not now. That's what we do. We handle things. We have to be nice to them"
He took credit for the success of the Olympics in South Korea.
"A little hard to sell tickets when you think you're going to be nuked," the president said.
Trump calls Chuck Todd a "sleepy eyes" and "son of a bitch"
The president began to disparage different networks and television personalities, particularly NBC's Chuck Todd.
Mr. Trump called him a "sleepy eyes" and a "son of a bitch."
Trump calls Sen. Elizabeth Warren "Pocahontas"
Mr. Trump repeatedly called Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat from Massachusetts, "Pocahontas," an insult he commonly uses for her.
Warren has claimed Native American heritage in the past, and Mr. Trump hasn't give up on the nickname.
Trump says he'd love to run against Oprah
Mr. Trump said he would love to run against -- and beat -- Oprah.
"I'd love to beat Oprah. I know her weakness," the president said.
Trump has yet to discuss Rick Saccone
Mr. Trump has yet to discuss Rick Saccone, the candidate he is supposedly stumping for, 20 minutes into the speech.
Trump calls Rep. Maxine Waters a "very low IQ individual"
Mr. Trump called Rep. Maxine Waters, a Democrat who has indicated she would be interested in impeaching him, a "low IQ individual." He repeated that claim.
He finally mentions Rick Saccone and his opponent, Conor Lamb, calling him "Lamb the Sham--he is trying to act like a Republican."
"I don't know him but I hear he is nice looking -- I think I am better looking. He is slightly younger. Personally I like Rick Saccone," Mr. Trump said.
Trump says 2020 slogan will be "Keep America great"
Mr. Trump said he knows what his slogan will be for 2020. It can't be "make America great," he explained, because after a few years of him, America should be great.
So, that slogan will be, "Keep America great," he said. The president filed for reelection the same day he took office last year.
Trump says he's done more than any other first-term president
Mr. Trump touted his record in his 14 months in office, specifically mentioning judicial appointments, tax cuts and regulation repeal.
Mr. Trump claimed he's done more than any other first-term president.
Trump says he declined to publicly say Mexico wouldn't pay for the wall
Mr. Trump said Mexico's president asked him to publicly say Mexico wouldn't pay for the wall, but he declined.
"Is it a deal breaker?" Mr Trump said. "And he said yes and I said bye bye and it all comes out of the wash. It will go into NAFTA agreement. And when we love $130 billion from NAFTA. You don't even notice it. And I said we cannot do that. And he was going to come to Washington, and we have to build a wall and the Democrats are pulling it back. And we had a deal for $25 billion for the wall and we will have lots of change. I know the best builders and not the bad ones. We save on airplanes and Air Force One."
Trump suggests death penalty for drug dealers
Mr. Trump says the U.S. needs to take a look at the death penalty for drug dealers, like some authoritarian nations have.
"They're killing our kids. They're killing our families," he said.
Trump calls Rick Saccone a "good person"
Mr. Trump finally starts talking about Rick Saccone.
"I came tonight because this guy is special," Mr. Trump said of Saccone, with the candidate on stage.
The president called him a "good person."
"I don't want to put pressure on you Rick, but the world is watching," the president said.