Trump criticizes Rosen, calls for funding of border wall
Mr. Trump sharply criticized Rosen, introducing the nickname “Wacky Jacky” to describe her.
“Remember this: Dean’s Democrat opponent — Wacky Jacky — she doesn’t get it,” Mr. Trump said. He also scoffed at the idea that Rosen would be moderate should she enter the Senate. “She’s going to do whatever Pelosi and Schumer tell her to do. Every one of them, they come in and they say ‘oh, we want to be bipartisan’ — they never vote for us.”
Mr. Trump accused the Democratic Party of wanting to turn the United States into the “next Venezuela.” The audience responded with chants of “Build the Wall.”
Mr. Trump discussed the progress of the border wall, saying that it needed more funding.
He said he was not thrilled about the $1.6 billion Senate Republicans have included in spending plans for the wall. Mr. Trump has threatened to support a government shutdown if Democrats and Republicans are not able to agree to adding more funding for building a border wall.
Mr. Trump also criticized the media, accusing it of being biased towards Democrats.
“Their best ally is those people right there,” Mr. Trump said, gesturing to reporters in the arena. “I can’t tell you how dishonest and corrupt so much of the media is.”