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The Latest: Trump says Yale-educated Abrams isn't qualified

President Donald Trump says Yale-educated Democrat Stacey Abrams is not qualified to be Georgia's next governor "by any stretch of the imagination."

Reported by: AP [ Published on: November 02, 2018 3:30 IST ]
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's final rally blitz before the midterm elections (all times local):

5:40 p.m.

President Donald Trump says Democrat Stacey Abrams is not qualified to be Georgia's next governor "by any stretch of the imagination."

Trump says that based on Abrams' past and her plans for the state, Georgia "will be in big, big trouble very quickly and the people of Georgia don't want that."

Trump did not go into detail Thursday about why he thinks Abrams would be bad for the state.

Abrams is seeking to become America's first black female governor. She is a Yale-educated attorney who served a decade in the Georgia Legislature, including a stint as minority leader.

She is facing Republican Brian Kemp, who is currently secretary of state. Trump says he's "totally qualified" and will be a "fantastic governor."

Trump is scheduled to campaign for Kemp on Sunday in Macon, Georgia.

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5:30 p.m.

President Donald Trump is taking his immigration message to Missouri as he continues his campaign rally blitz leading up to the midterm elections.

Trump is set to appear Thursday night in Columbia, home of the state's largest university. It will be his second rally in an 11-stop, eight-state tour designed to boost Republican turnout.

Trump is supporting Republican Senate candidate Josh Hawley, who is seeking to unseat Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill in a state Trump won by nearly 19 percentage points.

The president has made his hard-line immigration policies the center of his closing argument, trying to raise anxiety about several caravans of Central American migrants traveling to the southern border and threatening to end the constitutionally enshrined right of birthright citizenship by executive order.

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