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Watch Live: Donald Trump rallies Republicans in Pennsylvania as Hurricane Michael devastates Gulf Coast

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President Donald Trump spent Wednesday flying to Erie, Pennsylvania for a campaign rally as Hurricane Michael struck the Gulf Coast as a Category 4 storm.

“Departing the @WhiteHouse for Erie, Pennsylvania,” Trump tweeted. “I cannot disappoint the thousands of people that are there – and the thousands that are going. I look forward to seeing everyone this evening.

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In 2012, Trump lashed out at President Barack Obama for campaigning seven days after Hurricane Sandy made landfall.

“Yesterday Obama campaigned with JayZ & Springsteen while Hurricane Sandy victims across NY & NJ are still decimated by Sandy,” Trump tweeted.

“Wrong!” he added.

Tonight’s campaign rally is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Eastern.

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‘He’d back out from bone spurs’: Internet mocks Trump for saying if impeachment was a ‘prizefight they’d stop it’

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President Donald Trump lamented that if the House Intelligence Committee hearings were a "prizefight" then they'd "stop it." It isn't clear what Trump is trying to say with the comment, but the internet agreed with his take, because he would have been knocked out.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1197298118330474498

Typically boxing matches aren't stopped until the end of each round or a boxer is knocked down. So, it's possible Trump means that he doesn't think they are playing fair. Indeed, after Wednesday's testimony, Trump may feel as though he's been slugged below the belt.

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Trump announces he just opened Apple plant in Texas that has been there since 2013

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On Wednesday, during a visit to Austin, President Donald Trump tweeted that he "opened a major Apple Manufacturing plant in Texas" and promised that it will return "high paying jobs" to America — then trashing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for "closing Congress":

Today I opened a major Apple Manufacturing plant in Texas that will bring high paying jobs back to America. Today Nancy Pelosi closed Congress because she doesn’t care about American Workers!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 20, 2019

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Trump pushes Georgia governor he helped elect to appoint a key anti-impeachment ally to Senate

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On Wednesday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that President Donald Trump is pushing Gov. Brian Kemp (R-GA) to name Georgia Congressman Doug Collins to the seat vacated by the late Sen. Johnny Isakson.

Collins, one of a great many Republicans who is interested in appointment to Isakson's seat, is a staunch ally of Trump in the House, and has attacked any and all efforts to investigate the president, including the impeachment proceedings into his interference with Ukraine military aid.

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