Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) to return a $5,000 donation, ESPN reported on Sunday.
Trump told the crowd in Tupelo that "we don't want those people in Mississippi" and that immigrants are "not coming through anymore" illegally. More than 43,000 absentee ballots have been requested and that number could increase, the state secretary of state's office said on Saturday.
Hyde-Smith's support of Trump is unmistakable. It was later revealed that she had attended a white private school known for deliberately resisting racial integration.
The runoff between Hyde-Smith and Espy has drawn comparisons to last year's special election in which Democrat Doug Jones defeated the scandal-plagued Republican Roy Moore to fill Jeff Sessions' vacated seat.
Trump was asked by a reporter about a comment in which she said she would be in the "front row" if she were invited to a "public hanging", a comment she later apologized for but said it had been twisted and weaponized by her opponents.
One showed her praising a supporter at a November 2 campaign event by saying: "If he invited me to a public hanging, I'd be on the front row".
President Trump is headed for MS on Monday to rally support for GOP U.S. Senate candidate Cindy Hyde-Smith ahead of Tuesday's runoff election against Democratic opponent Mike Espy.
Trump predicted a big day on Tuesday for Hyde-Smith and the Republican Party.
According to a poll conducted last week by RRH Elections, Hyde-Smith was leading Espy by 10 points.
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But Williams, the Black voter who's been hearing from the Espy campaign, fears Hyde-Smith's comments won't matter, or will even motivate some White voters. She and her campaign have refused to talk about the Confederate hat and have called the school issue a personal attack on her family meant to draw attention away from issues. Thad Cochran, who resigned in April because of health problems. She said there are as many as 95,000 Black women in the state who historically vote in presidential elections but not at other times.
The special election victor will serve the final two years of Cochran's term.
On Nov. 15, another video surfaced online in which Hyde-Smith said making it more hard for people to vote is a "great idea".
"I have met with the president, and I proudly support him in negotiating these trades", she said.
Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (L) with US President Donald Trump at Landers Center in Southaven, Mississippi, on October 2, 2018.
Yearbook photos from Lawrence Academy, which is now closed, show Hyde was a cheerleader for a team that had a rebel mascot who carried a Confederate battle flag.
"Mississippi history at its best!" she wrote.
The Cook Political Report puts the race as only "leaning" Republican, however, and some commentators have predicted softening support for Hyde-Smith related to comments she's made and photographs that are being used by her opponents to portray her as racist.
On immigration, Trump defended the US response to the border clash on Sunday, when USA agents fired tear gas at migrants, some of whom had attempted to climb through fencing and wire separating the countries.