Fox hosts Diamond and Silk warmed up the Donald Trump rally here here Monday night, where the president touting a Republican House candidate in a special election that is seen as a test for the 2020 competition.
However, Trump argued that Tuesday's game is not a predictor of how he will do in next year's elections.
"No, I don't see it as a bellwether. They always ask that question. You never talk about the fact, as an example in & # 39; 18 that we won the senate, nobody is talking about that, & he said to reporters on the South Lawn before he left for his rally.
Trump was scheduled to see damage from Hurricane Dorian for his rally, but bad weather in the state kept his plans to helicopter on the ground.
He received a briefing about Air Force One instead.
"I suspect it was very dangerous flight conditions. I said "let's do it anyway" and they said, "Sir, we'd rather not," Trump said.
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Fox Nation organizes Diamond (left) and Silk (right), whose real names are Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, opened the Donald Trump rally in Fayetteville, North Caroline
President Trump held the meeting the night before a special election in North Carolina, where Republican Dan Bishop and Democrat Dan McCread fight it out for the seat of the House
Trump speaks with US congress candidate Dan Bishop (right) during a campaign & # 39; Keep America Great & # 39; tomorrow for the elections tomorrow
He was accompanied by the Democratic governor of the state, Roy Cooper.
"The governors have done a fantastic job, whether democrat or republican," Trump said about the reaction to the storm.
On his way to the rally, his son Donald Trump Jr. and girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle joined popular conservative bloggers to push the crowd forward before the president appeared.
Diamond, whose real name is Lynnette Hardaway, praised President Trump's record to the cheering crowd.
& # 39; Since he was in office, I have had four words: make promises, keep promises, & # 39; she said.
She then went on a long-term attack on Democrats, focusing in particular on Kamala Harris, a candidate for the 2020 Democratic nomination who released a prison reform plan earlier on Monday.
& # 39; Let me go ahead and let the left know, they get no honor for prison reform, & # 39; she said.
She then went on to attack Harris for her record as a prosecutor from San Francisco and attorney general of California.
"I have heard old Kamala Harris – she is pushing for prison reform. When she was part of the reason, we had to go ahead and ask for some prison reform. She talks about children in the cages. Look how many men she locked up in cages. So if the left wants to honor something, they might as well honor the 1994 Crime Bill Bill Clinton signed, & she said.
She also attacked Democrats who argue for the removal of the president.
"The reason they want to blame him is because they know they can't beat him," she said while the crowd roared.
Trump leaves Air Force One shortly before heading to the election rally in Fayetteville, N.C.
Kamala Harris (left) and Joe Biden (right) were both criticized by Fox host Diamond, whose real name is Lynnette Hardaway and opened the rally
Choosing to hold the rally the day before Bishop was elected was considered a & # 39; leg-up & # 39; to help the candidate. Crowd cheered and bore Trump 2020 signs
Donald Trump Jr. praised the energy at the Crown Expo Center, which was filled to capacity, leaving a few hundred people outside in the 90-degree heat to watch the rally on large-screen TVs.
"I love that energy. Do you know what that energy means? We continue to win & # 39 ;, he said.
He got a few shots at Joe Biden, the candidate who led the elections for the Democratic nomination.
"Their prominent candidate can't remember who he was vice-president half the time. Imagine Donald Trump making 1 percent of the blunders Joe Biden makes on the campaign track. The media is said to have a field day, & he said while the crowd roared with laughter.
"Biden wonders if the government has abandoned you. Well, I say "no s *** Joe", Don Jr added as the crowd cheered.
And he praised Republican candidate Dan Bishop, who is busy with the special House elections on Tuesday.
& # 39; Get out tomorrow and vote, & # 39; he ordered the crowd.
"We have enough crazy in Congress. We've put someone in there who's really going to fight for Donald Trump, & # 39; said the president's eldest son.
He also saw one of his friends on a duck hunt in the crowd and shouted hello. Then he joked that he could have given the man better seats.
"I'd rather come to North Carolina in a couple of weeks for the waterfowl season, but we hunt house chairs and it's almost as good," he said.
President Trump was brought to North Carolina to help the Republican Party fend off an embarrassing defeat during the Tuesday's do-over election competition in 2018, which was relocated after the GOP candidate was found guilty of voting fraud.
"Regarding the special elections, it's important to remember that Dan Bishop, the Republican, started the race in a hole just because of the way the special elections were triggered," Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh told DailyMail.com.
"The fact that he is competitive in this race, and in a position to win it, I think is largely due to how much involvement the president has had. The president and his political team have paid attention to the race and want Dan Bishop to win, & he added.
He argued that Tuesday's result would not have an impact on a presidential race in 14 months.
The special elections take place on Tuesday in North Carolina. Republican Dan Bishop (left) and Democrat Dan McCready (right) will fight it out to see who will take the place
Donald Trump tries to accelerate the crowd at the Crown Expo in an attempt to boost the votes for the nominated Dan Bishop of the Republican House
President Donald Trump tweets a photo of the striking Air Force One on the evening of September 9, 2019, while on his way to Fayetteville, North Carolina for a rally
President Donald Trump tweets on the evening of September 9, 2019, while on his way to Fayetteville, North Carolina for a rally
"This is ultimately a congress race. It is a local election. And it is also very important to remember that Donald Trump's name is not on the ballot. People say he wore this neighborhood with 12 points last time. Yes, but that's because he ran. He is not voting tomorrow. And so that is very important, & Murtaugh said.
Trump has already praised Bishop on Twitter, but is coming in to close the deal with a rally at the Crown Expo Center in a state that he won with four points in 2016 and must hold in his column for the 2020 competition.
Tuesday's special elections are seen as a test of the political wind for next year's elections: are they still blowing in favor of Democrats, who have taken 40 seats in the House last year, or are turning to Republicans , who have tackled a flood of retirement from legislators troubled about the political climate?
The district also houses Charlotte, where Trump will be officially named GOP candidate in next year's Republican National Convention.
This is the land of Trump and he has made several pit stops here to keep it that way.
He kept his & # 39; send her back & # 39; August meeting – where attendees urged him to bring Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar back to Somalia where she was born – about 160 kilometers away in Greenville.
The president won this House District with 12 points in 2016 and the residents are the type of workers who helped him put him in the Oval Office.
Vice President Mike Pence spent the afternoon campaign with Bishop and accompanied him for lunch on the Rockstore BBQ outside of Charlotte.
Pence ordered a BBQ sandwich. He urged the crowd to vote.
US Vice President Mike Pence (left) introduced Trump to the podium when he arrived to speak for a campaign & # 39; Keep America Great & # 39; at the Crown Arena in Fayetteville, North Carolina
Supporters of President Donald Trump cheer when he arrives on stage at the Crown Expo for a campaign meeting
Supporters of US President Donald Trump attend a campaign meeting where a particularly dedicated fan brings a doll of the President (above)
Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney and Pence Chief of Staff Marc Short ate together at a small table. Mulvaney praised the baked beans and sweet tea.
Bishop tried to nationalize the race and emphasized his ties with the president, while his Democratic opponent Dan McCready kept his focus locally. And National Democrats keep their efforts behind the scenes to help his candidacy.
McCready uses the same playbook that many members of his party used when they turned GOP home chairs last year: ignore the president, talk about healthcare and financial issues, and stay away from progressive ideas such as & # 39; The Green New Deal & # 39; and Medicare for everyone.
Internal polling by both parties shows a close race.
Roll Call published a poll on Friday that showed McCready with 4 points, with 8 percent of voters not sure who they were going to vote for on Tuesday.
The poll also found Trump under water in the district: 47 percent approved the work he does, compared to 48 percent who disapproved.
Both parties have invested heavily and the competition has become, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, the second most expensive special election of the House in American history, with over $ 10 million in external spending.
The special election was ordered after officials found evidence of voter fraud by Republican candidate Mark Harris in the 2018 competition.
McCready led Harris with more than 7,300 votes in the early and absent vote, but after a republican rise on election day, he followed Harris with 905 votes.
A subsequent investigation revealed that the Harris campaign financed a fraud-infected turnout of voters.
Harris used an independent contractor who collected unsealed absentee ballot papers from voters and changed them before sending them to the post office.
Officials threw away the results and ordered a second election.
Harris no longer ran for health reasons.
Bishop replaced him after winning an overflowing republican primary.
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