Trump says he wants to unite the country 'eventually'

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — President TrumpDonald John TrumpChelsea Clinton announces birth of third child Ukrainian officials and Giuliani are sharing back-channel campaign information: report Trump attacks 'the Squad' as 'racist group of troublemakers' MORE said he "eventually" wants to unite the country during a raucous Monday campaign rally where he repeatedly attacked Democrats and the news media. 

"I do eventually want to unite, but the fact is, we're driving them crazy," Trump said inside a packed Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. "They're going loco."

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Trump's rhetoric during his nearly two years as president has featured a constant, pointed onslaught against his opponents. 

His approach has come under scrutiny in the aftermath of a string of bombing attempts against prominent Democrats and a mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue by suspects who have echoed some of his rhetoric. 

But Trump has refused to back down, saying his style fires up his core supporters. 

That was on display during his final day of campaigning before the midterm elections, when he went after Democrats on immigration and the confirmation battle for Supreme Court Justice Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughMcConnell challenger faces tougher path after rocky launch Lindsey Graham's Faustian bargain Liberal, conservative Supreme Court justices unite in praising Stevens MORE

Trump accused Democrats, without evidence, of wooing migrant caravans to the U.S. "to overwhelm your schools, your hospitals and your communities."

He also mocked Rep. Maxine WatersMaxine Moore WatersLawyer says suspect in mob boss killing believed he was on mission from Trump Hillicon Valley: Trump seeks review of Pentagon cloud-computing contract | FTC weighs updating kids' internet privacy rules | Schumer calls for FaceApp probe | Report says states need more money to secure elections Here are the 95 Democrats who voted to support impeachment MORE (D-Calf.) as a "real genius" and dubbed Indiana Sen. Joe DonnellyJoseph (Joe) Simon DonnellyTrump nominees meet fiercest opposition from Warren, Sanders, Gillibrand GOP frets over nightmare scenario for Senate primaries McConnell's Democratic challenger McGrath backtracks on Kavanaugh comments MORE (D) "Sleepin' Joe."

Trump repeatedly lambasted the "fake news media" for turning the cameras toward demonstrators in the crowds instead of Trump supporters.

"The cameras turned like a pretzel, did you see that? But they won't show these huge crowds," he said. "They don't turn because they're fake news. They're fake news." 

The president appeared to revel in the energetic crowd, which booed the interruptions of protesters and tried to drown them out with chants of "USA." 

"And by the way, is there anything like a Trump rally?” Trump asked.