Trump’s Unending Campaign Hits Phoenix

A tense night at the rally.
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Donald Trump returned to his off-the-cuff, combative campaign style at a raucous Aug. 22 rally in Phoenix. After opening speakers lauded him for his commitment to racial harmony, the president came out swinging at his bêtes noires: CNN, the New York Times, the Washington Post and other “fake news” outlets. The crowd cheered in approval. Trump also ticked off the extremist groups he criticized in the days after the mayhem in Charlottesville, Virginia. His speech ran on for close to 75 minutes.

Attendees wait in extreme heat to enter a Trump rally in Phoenix on August, 22, 2017.

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Fifty six people, including police officers, were treated for “heat related” issues as temperatures rose to F108 degrees.

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An attendee takes refuge in some shade.

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Trump rally visitors wait for the event to start.

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A child rests on a barricade at Trump’s rally.

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An attendee on the floor before the event begins.

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President Donald Trump takes the stage.

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A couple watches Trump speak.

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A woman raises a fist in solidarity with President Trump's comments about the media.

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Trump supporters harangue members of the press during his speech.

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A man carries a Trump rally sign after the event.

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Trump supporters stand across the street from protesters outside the rally.

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Attendees and protesters face off outside the arena.

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A protester wearing buttons dedicated to individuals killed by American police speaks on the street after the rally.

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A protester is held by police after the rally.

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The scene near a group of protesters in Phoenix.

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