The Houston rally comes as Mr. Trump continues to blast theheading from Central America through Mexico on their way to the southern border. The president claimed “unknown Middle Easterners” and “criminals” are mixed into the crowd, which has grown into more than 5,000 people. On Monday night, the president highlighted border security — or what he sees as a lack thereof — and warned Democrats are weak on immigration.
With just two weeks until the midterm elections, the president has openly said immigration and the caravan is a great political issue for Republicans to seize. Early voting began Monday in Texas along with parts of Florida and Massachusetts.
The president dangled potential future policies Monday night, too, including a claim he’ said earlier in the day — that he wants to cut middle class taxes by an additional 10 percent. Congress is out until after the midterm elections, so it’s unclear when that might happen. And if Republicans lose the House, further tax cuts seem unlikely.
“That is in addition to the big tax cuts that you’ve already gotten,” he said.
With gusto, the president urged supporters to cast their votes for Cruz and Republican members of Congress — but not without error. The president told everyone who could to vote for Republican Rep. Ted Poe.
Poe is retiring.