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Top Ten Moments From Trump's Campaign Rally in Green Bay, Wisconsin

President Donald Trump arrives at a rally at Resch Center Complex in Green Bay, Wis., Saturday, April 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

President Trump held a massive MAGA rally in Green Bay, Wisc., Saturday night, where he shared the successes of his administration with about 10,000 enthusiastic supporters.

For the third year in a row, the president opted to skip the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner in Washington, D.C., because it’s too “boring and negative,” according to Trump. This year, he reportedly asked members of his administration to boycott the WHCD as well.

Because Trump is unpredictable and a showman who loves playing to the crowd, there are always memorable moments at each of his rallies. Here are the top ten moments from Green Bay:

1. “America’s heart is with the victims of the horrific synagogue shooting in Poway, California”

The president began the rally by offering condolences to the victims of the San Diego-area synagogue shooting earlier on Saturday that left one person dead and several wounded.

“Today America’s heart is with the victims of the horrific synagogue shooting in Poway, California,” Trump told supporters.

“Our entire nation mourns the loss of life, prays for the wounded and stands in solidarity with the Jewish community. We forcefully condemn the evil of anti-Semitism and hate, which must be defeated,” he continued.

Trump also praised law enforcement’s “incredible response” to the attack, singling out an off-duty Border Patrol agent “who returned fire.”

“We are grateful to the law enforcement personnel for their courageous response,” he added. “And I especially want to recognize an off-duty Border Patrol agent who bravely returned fire and helped disrupt the attack and save so many lives.”

2. “Is there any place that’s more fun than a Trump rally?”

He says this at every rally, but it never gets old. Many Trump supporters in Green Bay actually camped out overnight in order to get good seats inside the Resch Center, the Green Bay Press-Gazette reported.

President Donald Trump wasn’t due at a campaign rally in Brown County for several hours, but you couldn’t tell by the level of activity in the neighborhoods around the Resch Center.

A pro-Trump merchandise stand at Lombardi Avenue and Holmgren Way did a brisk business; red “Make America Great Again” hats were the top-selling item. Trump opponents heckled supporters of the president from cars at they drove past.

A line of supporters wound around the Resch Center; some people said they’d waited outside overnight.

Trump also blasted several of the 21 Democratic candidates running for the presidential nomination, including “Sleepy” Joe Biden, “Crazy” Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren.

“You look at the candidates, right — I think Pocahontas, she’s finished,” Trump said. “She’s out. She’s gone.”

Trump joked that “it was found that I had more Indian blood in me than she did, and then it was determined that I had none, but I still had more.”

3. “The era of Economic Surrender is over!”

Trump took credit for economic gains in Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Michigan, where the manufacturing industry was in bad shape before he was elected.

“Decades of unfair trade deals have stripped away this country’s wealth…and taken away our dignity,” Trump said. “The era of economic surrender is over. America will not be taken advantage of any longer.”

4.” The Republican Party is the party of the American worker, the American family, and the American Dream!”

President Trump contrasted the Democratic Party “of high taxes, high crime, open borders, late-term abortion, hoaxes and delusions” with the Republican Party, which he called “the party for all Americans and common sense.”

He added forcefully, “The Republican Party is the party of  the American worker, the American family, and the American Dream. We’re the party of the Second Amendment and its protections!” The crowd responded with a huge ovation and chants of “USA! USA!”

5. “I want to make it almost impossible for a company to leave Wisconsin”

Trump told the crowd that his trade deal with Mexico and Canada would make it impossible for companies to leave Wisconsin and other states to build plants in Mexico. “It makes it virtually — not economically viable,” he said. What do the Dems bring to the table other than promises of more free handouts and economic ruin?

6. Sara Sanders brings down the house

“They said he couldn’t win in 2016 and he did. They said that he couldn’t make our economy better, and it’s booming. They said he couldn’t rebuild the military and he’s done it. They said there was collusion, and there wasn’t. They’ve questioned him at every step and he’s proven them wrong every single time because of all of you,” Sanders said to appreciative cheers.

7. Calls Jussie Smollett a “third-rate actor in Chicago”

Trump told the crowd that he’d never heard the term “MAGA country” until “that third-rate actor in Chicago went out and he said, ‘I was beaten up by MAGA country!’ Can you believe that?!”

8. Trump slams “fake news,” CNN

“Fake news. They’re fake,” Trump said, referring to the media. “They are fake. They are fakers.” The crowd broke into a chant: “CNN sucks! CNN sucks!”

“You know what sucks?” Trump asked. “Their ratings suck because people don’t believe them.”

9. “We will ALWAYS protect Americans with pre-existing conditions”

One of the Democrats’ favorite lies (because they have nothing positive to run on) is their claim the Republican health plan would not cover people with pre-existing conditions. Trump likes to point out at his rallies that the GOP has no intention of doing that.

10. “In six years, the American people will have the strongest country they’ve ever had!”

President Trump said some on the left have accused him of wanting to make himself “president for life,” an idea he mocked by saying, “at the end of six years I’ll be very happy!” He added, “But you’re going to be left with the strongest country you’ve ever had!” The crowd roared in approval.