At arally on friendly turf in KentuckyMonday night,President Trump urged what he called an angry majority of voters to send a powerful signal to Democrats andthe world by handing the GOP abig victorynot only in Tuesdays gubernatorial race there, but also in thepivotal upcoming statewide elections in Virginia,Mississippi, and Louisiana.
Richard Nixon had his silent majorityand Ronald Reagan had the moral majority. The result of theshowdown in Kentucky -- as well as Tuesdays gubernatorial race in Mississippiand state legislature races in Virginia --could serve as a barometer this week on whether Trump still has theability to rally his angry majority at the voting booth amid Democrats ongoing impeachment inquiry.
Top Democrats have acknowledged that Trumps influence helped the GOP sweep key House special elections in North Carolina in September.
Amid chants of USA at Mondays rally,Trump repeatedly sought to leverage his accomplishments in office, including energy independence and historically low unemployment rates, to boost Gov. Matt Bevin.
At one point, Trump reminded the audiencethat American special forces had just provided the worlds number-one terrorist a one-way ticket to hell, in a colorful reference to the now-dead Islamic State leader Abu Bakral-Baghdadi.
The dog will be coming very shortly to the White House!Trump remarked,shouting-out the elitecanine that helped take downBaghdadi.
The president stood in front of throngs of attendees wearing Read the transcript! shirts -- a reference to the White Houses readout of Trumps July call with Ukraines leader, which has prompted Democrats to begin an impeachment inquiryeven as Republicans insisted the conversation was benign.
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The Democrats are trying to tear our country apart, Trump said, noting that partisans had pushed the Russia hoax and the Mueller scam. ... And then, Mr. Mueller testified. That was a wonderful day -- for me, referencing testimony from the former special counsel.
Calling The Washington Post disgusting, Trump noted that the paper had reported that impeachment was coming -- just 19 minutes after he took office.(At the moment the new commander in chief was sworn in, a campaign to build public support for his impeachment went live, the Posts piece read.)
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Trump asserted that Democrats were crazy and obsessed with Russian conspiracy theories, noting that Hillary Clinton claimed presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard, also a Democrat, was being groomed to be a Russian asset.
To sustained applause, the president also introduced Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a fellow Republican, as a hero who refused to cave to the left-wing mob during the confirmation hearings of now-Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
McConnell is up for re-election in 2020 against Amy McGrath, whom Trump dismissed as an extreme liberal who inartfully compared the presidents 2016 win to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Thank you, Mr. President, for making America great again, McConnell said when he took the microphone. Were changing the federal courts forever.
Later at the rally,Kentucky GOP Sen. Rand Paul called on the Ukraine whistleblower to testify, saying he was biased and that Democrats are trying to hide his identity from view.
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I say to the media: Do your job and print his name, Paul said, referring to the whistleblower.
Paul also slammed Hunter Biden for obtaining lucrative roles with companies despite having no relevant expertise while his father, as senator and vice president, pushed legislation affecting those companies.
As the rally continued, Trump hammered Sleepy Joe Biden as an inept elderly man whose handlers lived in a state of perpetual fear of the next big gaffe. He also echoed Pauls assertion that the Bidens were corrupt, saying the real quid pro quo was the money that the younger Biden received to curry influence with his powerful father.
The dog will be coming very shortly to the White House!— President Trump
America is not for sale -- and were more determined than ever to drain the swamp, Trump said. A lot of bad things are going to be revealed.
The president then reiterated his support for the Second Amendment, in the wake offormer Democratic presidential candidate Beto ORourkes exit from the race. ORourke had run on a platform of gun confiscation.
On health care, Trump vowed to protect those with pre-existing conditions by preserving their pre-existing physicians -- a quip that the president said he coined on the spot. (President Obama had vowed, falsely, that his health care plan would allow everyone to keep their doctors; and Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders each have pushed for Medicare-for-all, a government-led heath care takeover.)
Every child is a sacred gift from God, Trump added, saying Democrats are now the party of late-term abortion.
Concluding his remarks, Trump joked that if Republicans win, the media will cover it as a ho-hum event -- but if Democrats win, the day will be portrayed as a major loss for the White House.
You cant let that happen to me! Trump said, laughing.
Faith and family, not government and bureaucracy, the presidentasserted, were the foundation of the countryand the principles that would carry the GOP to victory on Tuesday.
Thousandsof supporters lined up outside the Rupp Arena in Lexington several hours in advance of the rally to boost Bevin,who has been locked in a dead heatwith state Attorney General Andy Beshear, a Democrat.Country music star Lee Greenwood kicked off the festivities with a live rendition of Trumps preferred walk-out song, God Bless the USA.
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Trump carried Kentucky by 30 points when he won the presidency in 2016, and has remained popular there. However, Bevin has alienated some supporters by pushing to cut state pension programs and hammering public school teachers for striking -- including his suggestion that the striking teachers indirectly bore responsibilityfor the shooting of a 7-year-old girlwho remained at home because of school closures.
The greatest threat to our nation is that we are so blessed, Bevin told attendees as Trump made his way to the arena. We have it so good that we literally have the luxury of being able to afford to not care. Dont let this happen on our watch. Weve got to go to the polls tomorrow and let our voices be heard.
Daniel Cameron, the GOP nominee for Kentucky attorney general, tied the election to Democrats ongoing impeachment inquiry against the president -- and told voters they should send a specific message to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
This is our president, and well never let you take him away from this country, Cameron said.
While Trump supporters predominated outside the venue,approximately 50 vaping advocates woreWe vape, we vote shirts and hoisted Lock him up signs,the Louisville Courier-Journalreported.The president has supported a ban on flavored vaping products.
This crowd really smells like flavored vape, remarkedthe Courier-Journals Joe Sonka.
Other protesters unfurled a giant Baby Trump balloon. Similar balloons have been seen at a variety of Trump events worldwide.
Bevin has long touted his connections with the president as beneficial to Kentucky. Trump headlined a Louisville fundraiser for Bevin this past summer.
Beshear has focused on state issues and Bevins feud with education groups in his bid to win in Kentucky.
Meanwhile, Vice President Mike Pence campaigned earlier Monday in Mississippi for the Republican nominee for governor.
Mississippi and America need Tate Reeves to be the next governor of the great state of Mississippi, Pence told hundreds of people at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum. Tate Reeves is Mississippi. Hes a strong conservative.
At times, the Reeves event in Biloxi sounded like a rally for Trump. People leaped to their feet and shouted, four more years when Pence relayed greetings from Trump.
The presidentcampaigned for Reeves on FridayinTupelo.
Reeves has been in his second term as lieutenant governor. The Democrat seeking the governors office, Jim Hood, is in his fourth as attorney general; Hood has received more fundingthan any other Democrat in such a Mississippi racein nearly a generation.
Theyre on the ballot Tuesday along with two lesser-known candidates. The winner would succeed Republican Gov. Phil Bryant, who is limited by state law to two terms.
Mississippi has been locked in its most competitive governors race since 2003, when a Republican unseated the states last Democrat to hold the governors office. Reeves and Hood have been spending millions of dollars, with backing from national governors groups of both parties.
This years race has marked a dramatic change from four years ago, when the Democratwas a long-haul truck driver who didnt vote for himself in the primary, raised little money and lost the general election by a wide margin.
Republicans have held the governorship in Mississippi for 24 of the past 28 years.
Separately, the president was blasting Louisianas incumbent Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat who was forced into a Nov. 16runoff against Republican businessman Eddie Rispone in last months non-partisan primary election after coming close but ultimately failing to win a majority.
Trump isheaded to the state on Wednesdayto hold a rally for the Republican challenger, whoalso has been locked in a tight race in the deep-red state.
Leah Askarinam, a reporter and analyst with the nonpartisan newsletter Inside Elections, noted that even in these increasingly partisan times, voters might be willing to cross party lines when it comes to governance of their specific states.
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Gubernatorial candidates can campaign on issues that are state-specific like the states budget and education funding -- and they can cross party lines without facing the same kind of political pressure as Senate candidates who have to work with a national legislature, Askarinam said. Weve seen candidates like John Bel Edwards support state policies that limit abortion access, for example, which is a much more difficult stance to take as a Democrat in the Senate.
Fox News Paul Steinhauser and The Associated Press contributed to this report.B:
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