Though boisterous and bellicose, Trump steered clear of the trouble he stirred up the night before when he blasted one of Ohio's favorite sons, LeBron James. Troy Balderson with only a 1-point edge.
Trump was traveling Saturday to OH to hold a rally for state Sen.
John Kasich (R) on Sunday suggested that President Donald Trump appeared at a campaign rally in his state on Saturday without a direct invitation from the House candidate he came to tout. The attack on James, who has been critical of Trump, came just as the National Basketball Association superstar opened up a school for underprivileged children.
He blasted the media as "fake news", saying journalists "were bad people", and went on a screed against illegal immigration.
Trump brought up another regular target of scorn, calling Rep. Maxine Waters, a California Democrat who has lashed out at the president, "an extremely low IQ person". And he basked in cheers as the crowd chanted the campaign staple rallying cry, "Build the wall, build the wall". The seat was vacated by Republican Rep. James, who's received the president's endorsement, has accused Pensler of being anti-Trump, while Pensler says he's praised Trump, both trying to show their adoration for the administration. Trump said. "What a great defender he's been, what courage".
"Get out and vote for Steve on Aug 7th", Trump wrote in a tweet that referenced Representative Steve Stivers.
In a separate tweet, Trump previewed his message for the Columbus-area rally saying that while Balderson "is strong" on issues like crime and immigration, "his opponent is a puppet of Nancy Pelosi/high taxes".