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President Donald Trump wants Republican Troy Balderson to represent central Ohioans in Congress – so much so that Trump is rallying to support him

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President Donald Trump speaks during a rally, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, in Lewis Center, Ohio.

In a late-night tweet, Trump derided the intelligence of one of the nation's most prominent African-American men.

"I asked him the other day, 'Why are you bringing Trump in, ' said Kasich, who has been one of the GOP's harshest critics of the president".

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"What happens is they get lost in our country and in some cases, these are not people that you want in the country", Trump said of so-called "catch-and-release" practices by which suspected illegal aliens are often allowed to remain in the United States while their cases wind through the woefully overburdened immigration courts.

The rally comes hours after Trump denounced arguably Ohio's favorite native son, basketball superstar LeBron James, who just opened a school for underprivileged children in Akron. First lady Melania Trump, in a statement, distanced herself from the broadside, which resembled a racial dog whistle, and praised James' efforts. Last week, president Trump fired back at the brothers, calling them "globalists", according to USA Today.

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He also gave an onstage hug to Rep. Jim Jordan, who is under siege after allegations that, as an assistant wrestling coach at Ohio State University, he knew of alleged sexual abuse by a team doctor but did not report it. Jordan, who has denied the charge, has announced his plan to run for speaker of the House.

Trump is appearing at Olentangy Orange High School north of Columbus in support of GOP congressional candidate Troy Balderson before a special election Tuesday. This endorsement would be a huge honor for anyone who also believes collusion is not a crime, but Stivers is not on the Tuesday ballot and his seat is not up for election until November 6.

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