Trump rallies supporters in Nevada

epaselect epa08235729 US President Donald J. Trump arrives on stage to deliver a speech during a rally for his reelection at the Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 21 February 2020. EPA-EFE/ETIENNE LAURENT

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President Trump rallied supporters in Las Vegas on Friday afternoon, seeking to galvanize support in a state that he lost narrowly in 2016 on the eve of the Democratic caucuses there.

Trump spoke to supporters in the Las Vegas Convention Center Friday afternoon, capping a four-day trip out West that mixed official and campaign business, including rallies and fundraisers.

Trump lost Nevada by about two percentage points to Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016 and has hopes of winning the state in the 2020 presidential election.

Trump at the outset of his remarks suggested that the Democratic caucuses in Nevada would experience chaos as the Iowa caucuses did roughly three weeks ago, claiming the Democratic Party “can’t count votes.”

“They say they’re going to have a lot of problems tomorrow,” Trump said, adding he hoped that wasn’t the case. “I hear their computers are all messed up like they were in Iowa.”

Iowa’s caucuses were marred by technical glitches and The Associated Press has yet to call the race.

Trump’s appearance in Las Vegas marked his third rally in three days this week, a swing that began with remarks to crowds of supporters in Phoenix, Ariz., and Colorado Springs, Colo., on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, respectively. He is returning to Washington following the Las Vegas rally.

The Hill

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