President Donald Trump was speaking in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Wednesday night when protesters tried to interrupt his speech and rally.
Trump began his speech in Cedar Rapids by praising Republican victories in the Georgia and South Carolina special elections before offering prayers to House Majority Leader Steve Scalise, who was critically injured last week in the GOP baseball shooting.
“I’d like to also take this moment to send our thoughts and prayers to our courageous friend, somebody that I’ve gotten to know very well — Steve Scalise,” Trump said as whistles blew in the background.
Protesters noisily interrupted the event, causing Trump to stop his speech and wave them away.
“Never fails,” he joked.
Fortunately for Trump, his many supporters weren’t having it and, with their overpowering chant of “USA! USA!,” drowned out the protesters’ cries.
“And we love our police,” Trump said. “We love our police.”
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Mr. Trump also condemned Democrats as “obstructionists” — but then added that he wanted to work with them and might be damaging those prospects. “But who cares,” he concluded. When he mentioned Hillary Clinton, the crowd lustily chanted, “Lock her up,” as if the election had not taken place.
After Mr. Trump had talked for over 60 minutes, diverting from his teleprompter repeatedly, he decided to wrap it up. Someone in the crowd yelled that they did not want him to go.
“I don’t want to leave, either!” Mr. Trump called back.