Executive Intelligence Review


Trump Warns Rallies, Democratic Seizure of Congress Would Plunge Nation into ‘Gridlock and Chaos’

Oct. 3, 2018 (EIRNS)—President Trump addressed another giant rally last night, this one in Southaven, Mississippi, warning his supporters that if today’s Democrats win the midterm elections, they will move to overturn the 2016 presidential election. As he said to a rally of equal size in Johnson City, Tennessee the night before, the Democrats “have gone crazy”; they are “in a blind rage,” and if they take over the Congress, “they will plunge our country into gridlock and chaos.” They only seek to “obstruct, resist, demolish, destroy and delay.”

The rallies demonstrate how President Trump continues to mobilize the level of support which won him the 2016 elections. The crowd at the Johnson City rally easily filled the Freedom Hall Civic Center to capacity—8,000 people—and filed into an overflow room; tens of thousands more who were turned away stayed outside to watch on jumbo TV screens. Prior to the event, there had been lines of people snaking for several blocks outside the Civic Center, hoping to obtain tickets. There were 92,000 requests for tickets. In Southaven, Mississippi there was also an overflow crowd at the 10,000-capacity Landers Center, and many more watching the rally from outside.

These midterm elections are “one of the most important to occur in our lifetime,” he told the Mississippi rally. “Pretend I’m on the ballot ... this is also a referendum about me.”

The President had some choice words to say in Mississippi about the Kavanaugh confirmation fight, echoing remarks he had made prior to leaving the White House. There, he pointed to the threat those hearings represent to Constitutional law in the United States.

“What’s happening here has much more to do than even the appointment of a Supreme Court Justice.... You could be somebody that was perfect your entire life, and somebody could accuse you of something ... and you’re automatically guilty.... But in this realm, you are truly guilty until proven innocent. That’s one of the very, very bad things that’s taking place right now.”