President Trump calls for country to 'heal wounds,' 'seek unity'

Kelli Ward

Kelli Ward

At his campaign-style rally in Phoenix Tuesday night, President Donald Trump reconfirmed one of the laws of his presidency: For every sane, measured presidential action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.

"It's time to expose the crooked media deceptions".

Speaking at a campaign rally in Phoenix, Arizona, he took aim at opponents to his plans to build a wall between the USA and Mexico stating "believe me if we have to close down our government we're building that wall".

"I hit them with neo-Nazi, I hit them with everything. KKK?"

The rally drew many protesters who were angry for his failing to denounce white supremacists who had clashed with anti-fascist protesters earlier this month. Trump told the large, enthusiastic crowd that he couldn't do it at the rally because it would "cause controversy", but insisted that "Joe can feel good".

Almost 4,000 people indicated on Facebook that they would attend an anti-Trump rally at the Herberger Theater Center which is less than a block from the convention center.

Outside the rally, protesters yelled "Shame, shame, shame", and "No Trump, No KKK, No fascist United States of America", according to Reuters.

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"I'll make a prediction", Trump added.

Some protesters hung around chanting "No Trump!".

At a rally in Phoenix, President Donald Trump went into campaign mode in front of a cheering audience as he blasted the media for criticizing his response to the Charlottesville protests and hinted that he would pardon former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. You have some very fair journalists but for the most part, honestly, these are really, really dishonest people.

He did not do so until two days after his initial statement, following sharp criticism from Republican and Democratic leaders. Noting the popular sheriff was "convicted for doing his job", he implied the presidential pardon would be coming soon.

He blasted Arizona's Republican senators, though not by name, who were not in attendance at the Phoenix rally; also not attended by the governor or the Phoenix mayor - all members of Trump's party.

On Tuesday, Trump "came out on stage and lied directly to the American people, and left things out that he said in an attempt to rewrite history, especially when it comes to Charlottesville", Lemon said.

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