President Trump is in his happy position – the election campaign.
With important mid-term elections in just over two weeks, he directs up to four rallies a week – and stages many of them in toss-up districts that have voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016.
It may seem like one A sign that he believes his own hype that the Democrats' chances of a big victory on November 6th have come down and that the GOP could weaken trends. The party that controls the White House loses historic seats in Congress in the first half after a presidential election.
"You know, I think the blue wave is going to be smashed fast," Trump said Saturday in Elko, Nevada, an exuberant crowd
"All Democrats want power, and they have this blue wave deal," said he. "Not like a blue wave."
Trump was in the remote city of Elko, a city with less than 20,000 residents in northeastern Nevada, on the first day of early federal state elections to push Senator Dean Heller's re-election offer, the most vulnerable GOP senator.
The two were once bitter enemies. Heller prevailed against Trump during the 201
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"Mr President, you know a bit about gold," Heller said on Saturday. "In fact, I think everything you touch turns into gold."
The fence construction reflects a remarkable shift within a Republican Party whose leaders were once almost completely hostile to the outsider president.
"Today there is no daylight between Trump and the Republicans," said Minneapolis political blogger John Hinderaker. "If you want to see where the Republican Party is, go to a Trump rally."
While Trump's nationwide approval rating stands at 44 percent, it's very popular in many coastal areas.
His campaign trips in October have so far focused almost exclusively on the American heartland – places like Arizona, Kansas and Ohio. And he's not just trying to protect vulnerable GOP incumbents.
In blue and purple cities like Rochester, Minnesota, and Missoula, Mont., Trump's one-man show seems to encourage his followers under the radar to come out of hiding.
"Rochester, Minn., Is a very moderate place," Hinderaker said.
The city went 1 percent for Clinton in 2016, and both Senate seats are in the hands of Democrats.
"He proved to be a huge, enthusiastic crowd for a rally that was happy, optimistic and inspiring," Hinderaker said on October 2. "After that, people tweeted, 'I love America & # 39 ;, I think that feeling is also transmitted to people who were not there."
"Enthusiasm & Spirit is through the roof," Trump tweeted after his October 13 rally in Richmond, Kentucky. "SOMETHING HAPPENS – CLOCK!"