During a rally in Missouri on Thursday night, President Trump said last week's murder of 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue and the mailing of explosives to several prominent Democrats had hit Republicans hard before the midterm elections.
"We did have two maniacs stop a momentum that was incredible, because for seven days nobody talked about the elections," he said. "It stopped a tremendous momentum." The most important thing, he added, is "to take care of our people, and we don't care about momentum when it comes to a disgrace like just happened to our country. But it did nevertheless stop a certain momentum, and now the momentum is picking up."
Trump visited Missouri to stump for Republican Josh Hawley, who is running against incumbent Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill. Catherine Garcia