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10.44pm BST

Trump supporters lining up for a rally in Charlotte, North Carolina apparently got the president’s memo about not toning down the heat on attacking Democrats or the news media.

Here at the Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte, the crowd is already warming up the “CNN Sucks” chant – two hours before tonight’s rally.

10.19pm BST

More Trump to reporters just now:

I could really tone it up because as you know the media’s been extremely unfair to me and to the Republican Party.”

I just asked @realDonaldTrump if he would pledge to tone down his rhetoric over the next few days ahead of the midterms. His answer: no.

Trump lamented that the bombs had taken away Republican “momentum,” telling reporters that the bombs were all “you people” discussed. He then added, “Rightfully so.”

Q: “Would you yourself pledge to tone down the rhetoric for the next few days?”

President Trump: “I think I’ve been toned down, if you want to know the truth. I could really tone it up because as you know the media’s been extremely unfair to me and to the Republican Party.” pic.twitter.com/ANzytrlCel

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Source: theguardian