Trump Topeka Rally: Highlights from the speech

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President Donald Trump walks across the stage before speaking at a campaign rally at Kansas Expocentre, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 in Topeka, Kan. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

President Trump touched on numerous political subjects with a fired up crowd at his Topeka rally Saturday evening.

The president’s speech at the Kansas Expocentre came just hours after the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Trump claimed he was asked to cancel the rally over the results, but chose not to.

“I just said ‘I don’t have the courage,'” Trump said.

He praised the Senate’s decision on Kavanaugh, saying they will host a swearing-in for Kavanaugh on Monday.

“I proudly signed the judge’s commission aboard Air Force One just before landing,” Trump said.

The president also touted national economic stats.

“Unemployment has fallen to 3.7 percent,” Trump said. “The lowest unemployment rate in 50 years. The lowest in 50 years. We’ve created nearly 600,000 jobs in the last three months alone.”

Touching on Kansas politics, he called Republican governor candidate Kris Kobach on stage, where the two talked on stopping illegal immigration and capping taxes, both as attacks on Democratic candidate Laura Kelly.

“I’m so glad that America has a president who gets it and knows that illegal means illegal,” Kobach said.

The president also brought Republican 2nd Congressional District Steve Watkins on stage, who praised the president for his international political action.

“He moved the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem,” Watkins said. “And he is tough on China, Iran and North Korea.”

Trump encouraged the audience to vote Republican, and attacked Democrats. He called U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas,” and said he would take on former Vice President Joe Biden in a fist fight.

The crowd chanted “USA,” repeatedly as Trump neared the end of his speech.

“Together, we will make America wealthy again,” Trump said. “We will make America strong again. We will make America safe again. And we will make America great again.”

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