U.S. President Donald Trump plans to campaign aggressively on behalf of Republican candidates in the coming six weeks, holding as many as eight rallies and 16 fundraisers before the end of September.
Trump is likely to visit states that are crucial to Republican hopes for retaining control of the U.S. Senate, including Missouri, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, and Tennessee, according to a person familiar with the president’s plans.
The president’s Republican party risks losing control of the House and Senate in the November election and thus losing the ability to advance much of the president’s political agenda. Though Trump’s overall popularity is low, he still retains strength among Republican voters
Democrats need to gain two seats in November’s congressional elections to assume control of the Senate and 23 seats to take the House of Representatives.
The president will hold a rally on Tuesday evening in Charleston, West Virginia, on behalf of Senate candidate Patrick Morrisey, who is trying to unseat Democratic incumbent Senator Joe Manchin. He plans to visit Ohio on Friday in support of Senate candidate Jim Renacci, who is taking on Democratic incumbent Sherrod Brown.
As has been the case in campaign events over the summer, most of the states where Trump plans to campaign is friendly territory where he can energize the supporters who helped him win the 2016 presidential race. Trump’s political operation has estimated that one-third of those attending Trump’s rallies are not traditional Republicans.
Trump has tended to avoid areas where he is less popular. But the person familiar with the plans said that it remains possible Trump’s campaign schedule after September could include more hotly contested districts in suburban areas, home to moderate voters who have not warmed to the president.
Shock after Trump mused about taking insulin in White House event: ‘What does he have to lose?’
During a press conference today, President Trump rattled off a statement that left quiet a few people once again scratching their heads.
"I don't use insulin. Should I be? Huh?" Trump said. "I never thought about it. But I know a lot of people are very badly affected, right? Unbelievable."
As expected, many of Trump's critics on Twitter wondered what he was talking about.
I support free will. Let him take as many drugs as he wants. I mean, what does he have to lose?
WATCH: Trump wonders if he should start taking insulin
On Tuesday, at a press conference, President Donald Trump mused aloud whether he should start taking insulin.
"I don’t use insulin. Should I be? Huh? I never thought about it," he said.
"But I know a lot of people are very badly affected, right?" he added a second later. "Unbelievable."
Insulin is a crucial hormone the regulates blood sugar. People who are afflicted with Type 1 diabetes are incapable of producing it in their pancreas, and thus must administer it to themselves regularly through injections or pumps.
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‘Exonerated Five’ member warns of a ‘dangerous time’ after latest Central Park incident
On CNN Tuesday, Yusef Salaam, one of the members of the Exonerated Five, warned about the implications of recent racist incidents to the state of civil rights in America.
"I want to ask you, in the course of the last couple of days we've covered this story, we've covered the story of a man who died after police put him in a hold with a knee to the neck. Yesterday I spoke with an African-American journalist who covered the Kentucky governor being hung in effigy, with people doing it who didn't seem to understand why that was problematic," said anchor Brianna Keilar. "And I just wonder what that says to you, after all of these decades, about where the country is."