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President Trump ramps up appearances, holds rally during Hurricane Michael

Posted at 11:25 AM, Oct 11, 2018

With the midterm elections less than a month away, President Donald Trump is back on the campaign trail, trying to rally Republicans to vote.

To boost turnout, the president is making the election about him.

“I'm not on the ballot, but in a certain way I’m on the ballot, so please go out and vote,” Trump said at a recent rally. “And I’m not on the ticket, but I am on the ticket, because this is also a referendum about me. Get out and vote. I want you to vote. Pretend I’m on the ballot.”

The president's calendar is stacked with appearances, with four just this week. Not even Hurricane Michael, one of the strongest storms to ever hit the U.S., stopped President Trump from attending a campaign rally last night.

The president defended his decision to go to the rally, saying people waited in line to see him.

“What are you going to do? Tell thousands of people that have been waiting there all night that we're not coming? That's not fair either,” Trump said.

Trump did, however, call it "wrong" when President Obama attended a campaign event back in 2012 when a smaller hurricane hit the east coast.

But with control of Congress up for grabs, right now the stakes are high for the president. Republicans keeping the majority in the Senate is incredibly important for the president's agenda. The idea of keeping a majority in the House would be important personally, considering the dynamics of impeachment.