Trump heads to Kentucky rally joined by Sen. Mitch McConnell

Remigio Civitarese
Октября 14, 2018

The rally is slated to begin at 7 p.m. ET, at Eastern Kentucky University's Alumni Coliseum.

A Kentucky congressman has high hopes President Trump's visit to the state will give him a boost in the closely watched race for the sixth district.

"Under Republican leadership, America is booming, it's thriving". Rand Paul (R-Ky.) - a sharp contrast from Trump's feud with Paul during the 2016 Republican presidential primary.

"He goes down as the greatest leader, in my opinion, in history", he said.

"Some of you may remember that once upon a time he was not my first choice for president - but I will tell you, he grows on you", Paul said to the crowd before Trump arrived. "Let me just add thanks to President Trump and thanks to Republican Senate - 84 new federal judges already this Congress".

The U.S. has "the dumbest immigration laws in the world", Trump said, adding that "we're getting them changed".

The focus on judges was safe territory for Trump weeks before the midterms where Democratic enthusiasm has put some Republican incumbents on the defensive.

Trump praised McConnell for his work in the Senate, noting that McConnell would be running for re-election in 2020.

The successful confirmation of Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court earned one of the biggest rounds of applause of the evening, with supporters chanting: "Ka-va-naugh!" "We stuck with him all the way, we knew the facts". Barr is facing a strong challenge from Democrat Amy McGrath, a retired Marine fighter pilot.

Rep. Andy Barr wants a fourth term representing Kentucky's 6th Congressional District.

"This is not hyperbole". Former Vice President Joe Biden campaigned for McGrath on Friday night. A victory for McGrath could portend a big night for Democrats. Fueled by small-dollar donations and viral campaign ads, the Afghanistan and Iraq veteran has run on a message of unity and healing America's cultural divides.

"We have ended the war on clean, lovely coal", he said.

Trump on Saturday called McGrath an "extreme liberal". "The Democrats have become totally consumed by their chilling lust for power".

Before leaving the White House for the Richmond rally, Trump met with Pastor Andrew Brunson, who was just released after nearly two years of detention in Turkey.

"He is now free from jail".

"That one wasn't easy", Trump said.

"We don't pay ransom. We don't pay ransom".

The county voted emphatically for Trump in 2016, where he nearly doubled Hillary Clinton's tally.

Trump told the rally that a vote for Barr "could make the difference between unbelievable continued success" or failure, and pleaded with his supporters to vote on November 6 to send more Republicans to Congress. "No KKK! No Fascist USA!" Kavanaugh denied the accusations. A live stream of it was beamed onto a large screen outside, unusual for a Trump rally.

"What happened to him was so unfair, I've never seen anything like it", Trump said. Trump has taken to referring to Democrats who opposed Kavanaugh as an angry "mob". "It will be craziness".

"Can you imagine the people yelling and screaming when they get in charge of the [Judiciary] committee?" he said.

Of Clinton - whose name provoked chants of "Lock her up!" - and her recent claim that civility could wait until after the midterms, he said: "She's on the perpetual whine, whine, whine!"

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