Trump to return to North Carolina to stump for special election candidate

Trump to return to North Carolina to stump for special election candidate
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpSteele Dossier sub-source was subject of FBI counterintelligence probe Pelosi slams Trump executive order on pre-existing conditions: It 'isn't worth the paper it's signed on' Trump 'no longer angry' at Romney because of Supreme Court stance MORE on Thursday evening tweeted a forthcoming rally in North Carolina in support of Republican congressional candidate Dan Bishop.

Trump did not specify the date of his appearance, but without naming Bishop’s Democratic opponent Dan McCready, accused McCready of “lik[ing] the ‘Squad’ more than North Carolina,” in reference to four progressive freshman members of Congress Trump has repeatedly attacked in recent months.

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At Trump’s most recent North Carolina rally, controversy erupted after the crowd began chanting “Send her back” in reference to one of the four, Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarOmar fires back at Trump over rally remarks: 'This is my country' Trump attacks Omar for criticizing US: 'How did you do where you came from?' Democrats scramble on COVID-19 relief amid division, Trump surprise MORE (D-Minn.), a Somali refugee. Trump has since said he did not approve of the chant but allowed it to continue for several seconds at the time.

The special election between Bishop and McCready is set for Sept. 10. Republican Mark HarrisMark HarrisTrump sparks debate over merits of voting by mail The Hill's Campaign Report: Debate over mail-in voting heats up Bevin says he lost because liberals are 'good at harvesting votes' in urban areas MORE led McCready by 905 counts in returns for the 2018 race, but amid allegations of voter fraud, the North Carolina State Board of Elections declined to certify the results. Harris did not file to run in the special election.

Only one poll of the race has been publicly released thus far, and shows the two tied at 46 percent. The Hill has reached out to the Trump campaign for clarification.