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The Latest: Trump: Hyde-Smith 'hanging' remark was 'in jest'

Nov 20, 2018 - Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Latest on a U.S. Senate special election runoff in Mississippi (all times local):

3:05 p.m.

President Donald Trump is praising the embattled Republican candidate in Mississippi's U.S. Senate runoff who thanked one of her own supporters by mentioning a "public hanging." Trump calls Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith a "tremendous woman."

Trump is set to campaign for Hyde-Smith at two places Monday in Mississippi, the night before the Nov. 27 runoff.

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