EVANSVILLE, Ind. – President Trump on Thursday sharpened his attacks on American social media, calling out Google, Facebook and Twitter with names and declaring an Indiana crowd: "We do not want to let big companies make conservative voices."
On a rally for Republican senate nominee Mike Braun, promised Trump that his administration would protect "all rights holders" and accused the three tech giants to favor liberal voices over conservatives.
"I've made it clear that, as a country, we can not tolerate political censorship, blacklisting and rip search results," Trump told the crowd at Ford Center.
The broader side came two days after Trump's top economic advisor Larry Kudlow said the administration would investigate regulating Google in response to the president's claim that the search giant manipulates the search results, a move drawn from freelance prosecutors as members of both parties.
Some conservative media have recently strengthened their allegations that Google's search results are biased and The subject was recently presented by Fox Business Network host Lou Dobbs on his show.
Google has denied the allegations and maintains that search results are free of political bias. In a statement earlier this week, a Google spokesperson said "searches are not used to to set a political agenda and we do not disturb our results against any political ideology. "
Trump visited the state for a campaign on behalf of Braun, whose goal is to deny Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) In one of the most anticipated races of the fall.
Trump Thursday morning, his support for Braun, which he called "a very successful businessman." At the rally, Trump Braun called on the scene and told the audience that "a voice for Mike Braun is a voice to – do you have any Braun returned favor and stated that no one in the 2016 republican debate could have struck Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton other than Trump.
"This man makes promises and holds them," Braun said of Trump when the audience roared back by mentioning Clinton by singing, "Lock her up! Unlock her! "
Inside the capacity stadium, flanked by characters that read" Promises Made "and" Promises Kept "on either side of the podium, Trump also attacked Democrats as weak on immigration policy and touched his favorite campaign -trap the subject of" false news "as He said "85 percent" of media is up from his 80 percent estimate last week.
"When you get good grades, you can say something," Trump said he specifically named NBC, as he said is "probably worse than CNN."
He noticed the republican razor-thin senate majority and told the audience that this November, "You're not just voting for a candidate, you vote for the party that governs the Congress. "
" If anyone has a cold, we no longer have the majority. We need republicans in Congress, said Trump.
The visit to Indiana came during a week of revolt for Trump and in the midst of building legal woes. Trump announced Wednesday that Donald McGahn will go down as White House Council this fall and throw the president's legal team into further turmoil. With a democratic takeover of the house in November, a real possibility, some in Trump's inner circle, is concerned that the president is unprepared for what could be an attack by congressional investigations, including potential prison procedures.
Trump has also recently run the idea of firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions and has dramatically strengthened his assault on him to re-use the special Council of Russia interference in the 2016 election.
On Thursday's meeting, where he spoke for more than an hour, Trump renewed his attack on the Justice Department and the FBI, telling the crowd that they "must start doing their job and do it right now because people are angry. "
"At one point, if it does not expire, I will get involved and I will come in if I have to," said Trump. "Scandalous."
Both Trump and Braun aimed at Donnelly, as the president said " not going to vote for us about anything. "
In a nod to Trump's popularity in the state, Donnelly's campaign reacted in a statement that the Indiana Democrat" voted with President Trump 62% of the time. " "We are always excited to have President Trump in Indiana, but Hoosiers will still have a senator who always puts them first before any politician or political party," Sa Donnelly. Trump won Indiana by nearly 20 percentage points in 2016.
] Trump spent several minutes on rally-praising former Indiana men's basketball coach Bobby Knight and also mentioned Tiger Woods, whom he hailed on Twitter earlier this week to answer a reporter's question of Trump by asking for respect for the president's office. "Tiger! Did you know that the fake news tried to fake out Tiger? They did not do it well, Trump said. "Tiger is sharp."
One name Trump did not mention during the rally was John McCain, late senator from Arizona, and decorated Vietnam War POW as he often broke foreign policy, immigration and other issues. McCain died of brain cancer Saturday 81 years old.
Trump had asked for criticism with a first tweet after McCain's death, where he did not mention the senator's service in the military or on Capitol Hill, and refused advice from top assistants who proposed issuing an official statement that gave McCain a complaint to his military and senate service and called him a "hero".
The president was upset by legislators from both parties, as well as the American Legion, after the flag of the White House was returned to the full staff early on Monday. Hours later, Trump changed steeply, burial issued a proclamation that honored McCain and asked for the flags to be flown to half-people for the Senator's disruption.
On Thursday of Bloomberg News, he asked if he thought he made a mistake in his first reply. To McCain's death, Trump said, "No, I do not think I did it at all."
He added that the White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders "had a nervous breakdown" over his response.
Despite Trumps Rallygoers' enthusiasm for the president, remains unchanged.
"People who see him for the first time tonight will be so excited," Randal Thom said, an independent dog breeder who drove nearly 900 miles from Lakefield, Minn. "He has such a presence."
Thom, 58, waved an American flag with Trump's face on what he said he had brought to the last twelve collections he had attended.
Jane Stinson, of Newburg H., described himself as a great trumpet supporter and recently subscribed to the QAnon conspiracy theorem. She supported McCain during the presidential election in 2008, but said she was disappointed with the Arizona Republic in recent years.
"He sold the American people to health care," she said visibly upset when she remembered McCain's crucial vote against repealing the reasonable care act. "He opposed everything I stand for."
She described Trump as a "fresh breath" that she praised for improving the economy, tightening boundaries and supporting Christians.
Sonmez reported from Washington. Tony Romm contributed to this report.