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Trump speaks at the rally in Moon Township, Pa. Photo: Nicholas Kamm / AFP / Getty Images

President Trump made a pitch for his new steel and aluminum tariffs at a campaign rally in Pennsylvania tonight, telling the crowd: "A lot of steel mills are now opening up because of what I did." He also plugged the GOP tax cuts and warned them that a Democratic victory in Tuesday's special election could increase the odds that Nancy Pelosi will become House speaker.

Why it matters: Republicans are pouring resources into state representative Rick Saccone's race — more than $10 million, according to the New York Times. Rep. Charlie Dent told the Times that if a Democrat wins the district that Trump took by 20 points, it would "send a bad signal around the country in districts far more competitive than this one."

  • Trump mentioned the death penalty for drug dealers, which Axios' Jonathan Swan reported on last month: "These people are killing our kids and they're killing our families, and we have to do something."
  • On North Korea: "I think they really want to do something, I think they want to make peace. I think it's time."
  • He said North Korea "should have been handled" in the last 30 years: "They were saying 'Obama could have done that.' Trust me, he couldn't have done that."
  • On the border wall: "We are building the wall, 100%."
  • He said: “I’m calling on Congress to stop funding sanctuary cities.”
  • On a 2020 campaign slogan: “We can’t say Make America Great Again, because I already did that...Our new slogan will be..."Keep America Great!"
  • Trump on Rep. Maxine Waters: She's a "low IQ individual."
  • On Pelosi: "The only chance she has to be speaker is by electing Democrats."

One thing you'll be hearing again: Trump said he won 52% of the female vote in 2016. He actually won the vote of 52% of white women, per the Washington Post.

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In her first major interview since the official announcement, Stacey Abrams' campaign manager Lauren Groh-Wargo quashed speculation that the Georgia Democrat would interrupt a theoretical gubernatorial term to run for president in 2024.

Why it matters: Abrams' name has come up repeatedly as a top 2024 Democratic contender given President Joe Biden's age and Vice President Kamala Harris's low favorability rating.

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Trump social media group raises $1 billion from undisclosed investors

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Donald Trump's social media startup on Saturday announced that it secured $1 billion in new investment as part of its ongoing efforts to become publicly traded via a blank check company.

Between the lines: None of the investors were identified, which is highly unusual for this sort of transaction.

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