Trump ramps up attacks with 'send her back' chants at N.C. rally

President Donald Trump had the first opportunity to see how his racial firestorm has played with his base outside of Washington.
3:02 | 07/18/19

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We move to president trump fresh off a raucous rally in North Carolina right after the house voted to table a resolution on impeachment. It was prompted by trump's racist attacks on four democratic congresswomen but the president refused to back down at the rally ramping up the attacks to chants from the our senior national correspondent Terry Moran was he joins us now from Raleigh, North Carolina. Good morning, Terry. Reporter: Good morning, George. Well, this was the first big rally the president's had since he began attacking those four democratic congresswomen igniting a racial and xenophobic firestorm. It was almost as if he was road testing these new themes. Last night the crowd ate them up. In his first campaign rally following days of attacking four democratic congresswomen, president trump was met with raucous chants of support and then there was this moment. Representative ilhan OMAR -- Reporter: The crowd calling for ilhan OMAR to be sent back to the country she left as a child, OMAR is a U.S. Citizen. He even proudly refused to call representative Alexandria ocasio-cortez by her full name. I don't have time to go with three different names. We'll call her Cortez. Too much time. It takes too much time. Reporter: For days trump has hammered the four freshmen democratic lawmakers all of them women of color saying they should go back to the countries they originally came from. If they don't love it, tell them to leave it. I'm just saying it's their choice. They can come back when they want. But, you know, they don't love our country. Reporter: Three were born in America. The president's base doesn't see all this as race-baiting rhetoric but as patriotism. It has nothing to do with race but our values. Reporter: For the president and his campaign the strategy is to divide the country, lashing out at Democrats. The vote for any Democrat in 2020 is a vote for the rise of radical socialism and the destruction of the American dream, frankly, the destruction of our country. Reporter: The president's crowds are always enthusiastic but it seemed last night this crowd was even more energized, more wild, revved up by these new attacks. George. The strategy on full display. Ramp up his crowd, his base but we haven't seen this kind of race based campaign, it H echos of George Wallace and Richard Nixon back in 1968. Reporter: It is a classic American nativist poppist playbook and the game in politics is usually described as addition not subtraction, you look for more votes. President trump as you say, it's more than a strategy. They're out to redefine who gets to be an American and that's not based on citizenship but on loyalty as he and they define

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