FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — President Donald Trump is urging North Carolina voters to "take the first steps" toward removing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and "winning the back the House in 2020."

Trump was in Fayetteville campaigning on behalf of Republican Dan Bishop in a closely watched special election that takes place Tuesday. Bishop is running against Democrat Dan McCready for a House seat.

Trump is trying to fire up GOP voters by trashing Democrats. He says a vote for any Democrat in 2020 is "a vote for the rise of radical socialism and the destruction of the American dream."

He says he offers "the only positive vision for the people of North Carolina."

He says, "Our first task is a giant victory tomorrow."

Trump is also emphasizing immigration issues. He tells supporters at the campaign rally in Fayetteville that "to protect your family, you must defeat open borders.

Just hours before the rally, the president received a Hurricane Dorian briefing on board Air Force One in Havelock, N.C.

He was supposed to tour damage before Monday night's event in Fayetteville, but severe weather prevented him from doing so.

During the briefing, Governor Roy Cooper requested an expedited federal disaster declaration for Dorian. He also told the president a universal application for federal programs for survivors would help simplify the process for people impacted by storms and other disasters.

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