He has also blamed the various "obstructionist Democrats" saying that it was awful that they had the guts to stand in the way of the funding for a U.S. -Mexico border wall.Trump said that a government shutdown might be crucial to force their hand.
Outside the Phoenix Convention Center after the speech, police used tear gas to disperse protesters, some of whom launched projectiles at officers.
Police are asking people to leave the area. "Is that ok? But Sheriff Joe can feel good". Stay with FOX 10 Phoenix on social media, online, and on-air for further updates.
In a more than hourlong speech, Trump reread the multiple statements he issued after the racially charged clashes on August 12 as those at the Phoenix Convention Center booed news reporters and photographers.
The president told his advisers that he will reject other legislative measures unless he gets money for the wall "and it has to be real money", Politico reported, citing a senior White House official.
"He was late!" Trump said, impersonating a media commentator.
CNN anchor Don Lemon gave an unusually brutal response to Donald Trump's rambling, rambling, inflammatory, race-baiting speech in Phoenix on Tuesday night. He reversed course the next day and once again blamed "both sides", appearing to equate neo-Nazis with the people protesting against them in Charlottesville.
Trump also discussed his highly controversial Mexican border policies, saying he wanted congress to fund his "big, beautiful" wall to prevent people from entering the United States illegally.
Donald Trump has said his much-criticised response to riots in Charlottesville was "perfect" - and claimed North Korea was starting to respect America.
Trump promised rally goers will pardon Sheriff Joe Arpaio - who is convicted for ignoring court order to knock off racial profiling - apologizing for not being able to actually do it at the rally because his wranglers made him promise he would not.
"We're liberating towns out on Long Island", Trump said of the fight against the MS-13 street gang.
Fear of violence surrounds Trump's Phoenix rally. "I'm just going to speak from the heart here". "I won't do it tonight because I don't want to cause any controversy, all right?" he said. Jeff Flake and John McCain at the rally - but pointedly did not mention their names.