Donald Trump asks black people for their votes during Ohio rally
LEBANON, Ohio – President Donald Trump Friday night marched out at the Warren County Fairgrounds to Lee Greenwood's "Proud to be an American" and rallied an enthusiastic crowd for the November election. He asked a favor of black voters. "I'm asking all African-American voters to honor us with their support," Trump said. "Get away from the Democrats, they’ve done nothing." Thousands were packed underneath a massive metal roof on the fairgrounds to listen to Trump. The venue’s capacity according to fairgrounds staff is 3,000. Rapper and avid Trump supporter Kanye West’s name came up multiple times during Trump’s hour-long speech. West made a highly publicized and profanity-laced visit to the Oval Office yesterday. “Kanye West, what he did yesterday was pretty amazing,” Trump said. West also got a blessing from U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Westwood. Trump came to southwest Ohio to help Chabot’s re-election effort. Chabot is locked in a bitter battle with Democratic candidate Aftab Pureval. It's one of the nation's highest-profile races. Trump brought Chabot onstage. Chabot spoke briefly, asking God to bless Trump, the people of Warren County and West. "I never thought I would say this, God Bless Kanye West," Chabot said. Trump spent the bulk of his speech campaigning for GOP candidates in Ohio. He praised Chabot as “a great friend of mine." Prior to the speech, Trump attended a fundraiser for Chabot. Chabot told The Enquirer earlier this week he didn't ask the president to come but he welcomes him. This race is about Trump just as much if not more than the candidates. A Suffolk University/Enquirer poll released Friday showed 48 percent of Ohio likely voters said they wanted their vote "to change the direction President Trump is leading the nation." Only 34 percent said they wanted to support the direction Trump has set, though that was up from an earlier poll this summer.