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Trump Jr. Stumps For Barr In Montgomery Co.

Posted at 5:15 PM, Nov 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-05 18:18:59-05

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Donald Trump Jr.’s message for Kentuckians on Monday morning was simple: If you support the president and the economy, then support U.S. Rep. Andy Barr.

The president’s son spoke at the Mount Sterling Montgomery County Airport in support of the incumbent Republican, who is locked in a tight, high-profile race with Democrat Amy McGrath, a retired Marine fighter pilot.

Trump Jr. spoke to a crowd of supporters, telling them he was happy to be back in the commonwealth, where he recently had done some hunting and fishing.

This time, he was hoping to boost voter turnout in Tuesday’s midterm elections.

“There is not a single economic metric where we are not better off today, than we were two years ago,” said Trump Jr.

Trump Jr. warned that allowing McGrath to win would halt the progress he said his father’s administration had achieved on a variety of fronts.

“He’s (Barr) gonna fight for you guys. He’s gonna fight for Kentucky values. But he doesn’t have that Boston money coming in to support. You know, these leftist principles that have failed this country time and time again,” said Trump Jr.

“We’re gonna keep fighting for the people of Kentucky, and the people of this country, because our economy, because of our policies, are booming,” said Rep. Barr.

Barr said his relationship with the president is a benefit for Kentuckians.

“Because of our work with this president. Because of middle class tax cuts. Because of deregulation. Because of the work that we’ve done to end the war on coal,” said Barr.

Barr says the drug epidemic in places such as Montgomery County can be fought with funds for treatment, law enforcement, and building the border wall.

“Because we know from the customs and border protection agents that 80% of all of the heroin and deadly Fentanyl comes across the southwest border of the United States. My opponent says that’s stupid. I say that’s keeping you safe and free of drugs,” said Barr.

Barr says a vote for his opponent would hurt American progress.

“Do you want dysfunction over the next two years in Washington? Because my opponent will deliver dysfunction, and gridlock, and opposition to this president,” said Barr.

Barr was due to hold rallies in Richmond and Lexington later Tuesday, while McGrath also was making a final push before Election Day.