Transcript for Trump makes last-minute push for embattled Republican
Overnight president trump was on the campaign trail in Mississippi making a last-minute push for Cindy hyde-smith in that runoff election with Democrat Mike espy. Now, voters are heading to the polls this morning. Our chief national affairs correspondent is Tom llamas there in starkville, Mississippi, with more. Good morning, Tom. Reporter: Robin, good morning to you. The voting starts here in less than an hour at 8:00 eastern. We are in Mississippi, this should have been an easy pickup for Republicans but because of allegations of racism, the president taking no chances, campaigning through the state yesterday late into the night. He wants to make sure they don't lose the senate seat. Overnight, president trump emerging from a giant chimney turning his Mississippi rally into a winter wonderland hoping to deliver an early Christmas gift to Republicans. We need the people of Mississippi to go to the polls and elect Cindy hyde-smith. Reporter: The president hosting back-to-back rallies for senator Cindy hyde-smith in the Mississippi special election. Cindy is so important, so respected, we got to send her back. Reporter: The president's visit coming on the same day nooses were found hanging outside the state capitol along with these signs, one reading, we're hanging nooses to remind people that types haven't changed. Senator hyde-smith appearing to embrace the state's racist past and seen in this photo posing in a confederate cap. Her caption, Mississippi history at its best. And earlier joking with a supporter about public hangings. Invited me to a public hanging, I'd be in the front row. Reporter: The Democrat vying to become the state's first black senator since reconstruction. There was no ill will, no intent whatsoever in my statements. I don't know what's in your heart but we all know what came out of your mouth. Reporter: But trump supporters we spoke with are standing by hyde-smith. What do you thinkhyde-smith? If trump is for her, I am for her. Reporter: What do you think about some of the allegations of racism? I think they're ridiculous and trying to do something to do mud-slinging. Reporter: There's been no recent reliable polling so we don't know if the race is even close but to give you an idea of how worried Republicans may be, besides the president the vice president was here, senator Lindsey graham, and both the head of the Republican party and trump campaign all here to rally for senator hyde-smith. Michael, they want to make sure they don't lose this seat. Back to you. We'll keep our eye on that. We turn to the stunning
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