During a campaign rally in Minnesota on Friday, President Trump said the pioneers of the state were tough and strong, and said its current residents have “good genes.”
DONALD TRUMP: From St. Paul to St. Cloud, from Rochester to Duluth, and from Minneapolis-- thank god we still have Minneapolis-- to right here, right here with all of you great people, this state was pioneered by men and women who braved the wilderness and the winters to build a better life for themselves and for their families.
They were tough. And they were strong. You have good genes, you know that, right? You have good genes. A lot of it's about the genes, isn't it, don't you believe? The racehorse theory, you think we're so different? You have good genes in Minnesota. They didn't have a lot of money. They didn't have a lot of luxury. But they had grit. They had faith. And they had each other. That's what you have now. You have each other.