President Donald Trump is rallying supporters in Missoula, Montana today, his third campaign visit to Big Sky Country as he seeks to oust Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) in the midterm elections.
MSNBC’s Steve Patterson interviewed supporters who were already gathered more than six hours before the rally, scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. Mountain Time.
Patterson asked a group of women whether they preferred Trump to be on the attack, or whether they wanted him to make a positive case for Matt Rosendale, the Republican nominee challenging Sen. Tester.
“I want him to be on the attack, because we need to be woke up,” one woman in a Trump scarf noted. “We need to be woke up to what’s going on in our world.”
“We need him to egg us on, get us going and that’s what he’s doing,” she added.
The reporter noted there were a lot of women here, and asked whether the Brett Kavanaugh hearings inspired them.
“And that’s why you see all of these women here, that’s what inspired us,” a different woman in a Trump scarf claimed.
Then the interview went off the rails.
“When that hearing came on, whatever that was called, I seen (sic) right through that whole thing,” she continued as she grew increasingly agitated.
“And that made me say, ‘the next Trump rally, I’m going to be there and support him,'” she said while waving her finger at the reporter.
“Because you know what? Together, we are strong! And you know what? That’s how it is,” she shouted as the crowd cheered.
“You hear the rhetoric here,” the reporter noted, trying to walk away.
“And we are weak when we are apart! And that is a saying from my mother that has been passed down through our family,” the woman shouted.
“And you think Trump is bringing us together?” the reporter asked.
“He is bringing us together,” the woman shouted, waving her hands above her head. “If you don’t see this, this is togetherness!”
“There you have it,” Patterson noted.