Trump to rally for GOP's Senate candidate in Mississippi

Trump to rally for GOP's Senate candidate in Mississippi

President Donald Trump, of whom Hyde-Smith has been a vocal supporter, will hold two rallies in MS on Monday to whip up support for the Republican candidate.

Trump was in MS for the pair of rallies and a roundtable discussion on prison and sentencing reform in an eleventh-hour effort to keep the seat in GOP hands.

"I am honored to have President Trump's endorsement", she said as the two appeared at a chilly outdoor rally at the airport in the northeastern city of Tupelo, best known as the birthplace of Elvis Presley.

Trump returned Sunday evening from Florida, where he spent the Thanksgiving holiday at his Mar-a-Lago club. Former Vice President Joe Biden has endorsed Espy, and three Democrats who could run for president in 2020 - Sens. He called on his supporters to go out to vote on Tuesday "like it's a holiday".

Espy hasn't hammered Hyde-Smith on Trump at every turn.

In a state with an ugly history of terrorizing African-Americans with lynchings, Hyde-Smith said of a local rancher in early November, "If he invited me to a public hanging, I'd be on the front row".

It's a contest that has been buffeted by racial tensions after Hyde-Smith's public hanging comments.

Over weekend, Major League Baseball created a firestorm of controversy for itself when it made a $5,000 donation - the maximum donation allowed under the law - to MS senator Cindy Hyde-Smith.

News of MLB's donation broke just hours after it was learned that Hyde-Smith attended a segregated high school that was exclusively created so white people could avoid being educated with black people, then sent her daughter went to a majority white school.

"Democrats will also destroy your health care by inviting caravan after caravan after caravan" of immigrants into the country illegally, he claimed, warning they would wreak havoc and bankrupt the Treasury Department.

Major League Baseball's donation, coming after Hyde-Smith's controversial comments and actions, created an immediate backlash once it was discovered last night. The same progressive blogger who published the video later published one in which she told a small group at Mississippi State University that suppressing the votes of students at other colleges was "a great thing". He must close the gap in a state where Trump received 58 percent in 2016.

Lawrence County Academy was established in 1970, one year after the U.S. Supreme Court ordered MS to desegregate its schools.

Hyde-Smith has apologized to "anyone that was offended" by the hanging comment, saying she meant no ill will. Her campaign said the remark about voting was a joke.

Johnson gave the maximum donation of $2,700 to her campaign.

The 2007 resolution wasn't the only legislation Hyde-Smith backed that would elevate Mississippi's Confederate history.

"I guess you could juxtapose my experience with her experience", Espy said between campaign appearances in Jackson.

Major League Baseball made the contribution on November 23, which was after the controversy erupted in the press.

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