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Trump Strives To Project Party Unity At Indiana Rally

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Trump Strives To Project Party Unity At Indiana Rally

President Donald Trump worked to project party unity and forward momentum during a political rally in Elkhart, Indiana, on Thursday night after a bitter GOP primary battle in the state earlier this week.

But from the beginning of his speech, and peppered throughout, Trump hailed his recent foreign policy accomplishments, including securing the release of three American prisoners from North Korea, and railed against the Iran nuclear agreement, which he opted to exit earlier this week, reports CNN.

"America is being respected again," Trump proclaimed to cheers inside a packed middle school gymnasium.

He said the relationship between the US and North Korea was "good" and previewed the planned summit in Singapore between himself and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

"You remember everybody in the fake news, when they were saying he's going to get us into a nuclear war?" he said to boos. "And you know what gets you into nuclear wars, and you know what gets you into other wars? Weakness."

Trump traveled to Elkhart two days after former state Rep. Mike Braun secured his place on the November ballot against the vulnerable Democratic incumbent Sen. Joe Donnelly. Braun beat out two sitting congressmen in a surprise upset.

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