President Trump held a massive rally to a cheering audience in Minnesota on Thursday, October 10, 2019. Mayor Jacob Frey attempted to discourage the Trump rally and to prohibit local police officers from wearing their uniforms to the rally. Police Lt. Bob Kroll and other officers attended the Trump rally wearing T-Shirts that said: COPS FOR TRUMP.
Minnesota is a state that democrat candidate, Hillary Clinton, won in the 2016, presidential election. President Trump plans to win Minnesota in the 2020 Presidential election. Senator Tom Cotton, Republican from Arkansas, attended the Trump rally and received a very warm and enthusiastic reception when introduced. Senator Cotton is considered by many to be a serious vice-presidential or presidential candidate in the future after the 2020 election.
On Friday, October 11,2019, President Trump held a rally in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The crowds were overflowing and President Trump looked energized and relaxed. Louisiana has a primary election that will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2019. Democratic governor John Bel Edwards is the present governor and is a candidate in the primary election. Mr. Trump came to support two republican candidates in the Saturday primary. Republican Ralph Abraham and Republican Eddie Rispone are on the gubernatorial ballot.
Louisiana has a ” jungle primary,” where all candidates for governor are on the ballot on Saturday, 10/12/2019. The candidates are not identified by party and citizens may vote for any candidate regardless of party affiliation. If no candidate receives an absolute majority of votes, the top two candidates enter the general election on November 16, 2019.
Louisiana U.S. Senator John Kennedy appeared at the Trump rally and received an enthusiastic welcome from the Trump supporters. Louisiana Senator Kennedy is considered one of the most knowledgeable men in the U.S. Senate and carries a copy of the U.S. Constitution in his shirt pocket while in the Senate. Trump poked fun at Senator Kennedy’s Southern accent, but went on to acknowledge the outstanding academic credentials of Senator Kennedy including a degree from Oxford University.
U.S. Representative Steve Scalise was also enthusiastically welcomed by the Trump crowd. Rep. Scalise was shot, and seriously injured, by a democratic supporter after Trump’s election as President.
R. Van Conoley