Trump in MS to Rally for Hyde-Smith


In another video, Hyde-Smith also discussed making voting "just a little more difficult" for some university students.

Hyde-Smith has campaigned as an unwavering supporter of President Trump, who campaigned with her Monday, praising her at a rally in the northeastern MS city of Tupelo for voting to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

Trump won 58 per cent of the state's vote in 2016, and Hyde-Smith has tied herself closely to his presidency.

"I think the media hyped it up as much as they could", said King, who said he voted for Hyde-Smith.

"Your vote on Tuesday will decide whether we build on our extra achievements or whether we empower the radical Democrats to obstruct our progress, reverse our gains and return to the failures of the past", Trump said at a rally in Tupelo, Mississippi. They say surveys have consistently shown her with a lead ranging from the mid-single digits to the low double digits.

Hyde-Smith was seen in another video talking about making voting hard for "liberal folks", and a photo circulated of her wearing a replica Confederate military hat during a 2014 visit to Beauvoir, a beachside museum in Biloxi, Mississippi, that was the last home of Confederate president Jefferson Davis.

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The contest caps a campaign season that exposed persistent racial divisions in America - and the willingness of some political candidates to exploit them to win elections.

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With all 35 Senate races decided, the Republicans hold a 53-47 edge - a pickup of two seats.

The Democratic candidate Espy has reacted to the unexpected possibility of actual election to office by shifting even further to the right, in an effort to reassure the MS business elite that he will faithfully serve their interests if he wins the runoff.

"This comment was twisted and it was turned into a weapon to be used against me", Hyde-Smith said. Asked about it in a recent debate, Hyde-Smith said she would "certainly apologize" to anyone who was offended, but then pivoted to an attack on her opponent.

'With our law enforcement partners, we are actively looking into these acts of hate and intimidation, ' U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst said in a statement.

Later, at a Christmas-themed rally in Biloxi, where Trump emerged on the stage from a chimney, he said that Democrats want to impose an "extreme job-killing agenda" and that a vote for Espy would be a vote for a "Democrat agenda of socialism and open borders". "We built the largest grassroots organization our state has seen in a generation".

Bryant commented earlier on Hyde-Smith's remarks by saying that the real issue was how abortion was creating a Black genocide.

Critics said Hyde-Smith's comments and Confederate regalia showed callous indifference in a state with a 38 percent black population, and some corporate donors, including Walmart, requested refunds on their campaign contributions to her. Thad Cochran (R-MS) resigned in April due to health reasons.

Still, White House officials have long expressed unease about Hyde Smith and worry that she wasn't ready for prime time. Hyde-Smith outpaced Espy by about 8,400 votes, or just a single percentage point, on November 6, while Republican Chris McDaniel took 17 percent.

Before he left Washington on Monday, Trump said he had spoken with Hyde-Smith about the remark. "We are all very proud of you!"