LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) - — The Governor's race is taking center stage in Louisville today as Governor Matt Bevin and challenger Attorney General Andy Beshear faced off at a candidate forum.
The two appeared on the same stage at the Kentucky Farm Bureau where they were asked to answer the same questions. The topics they tackled included taxes, infrastructure, broadband and, of course, the state pension issue.
Reporters also asked the two men to react to President Trump's most recent Tweets and whether or not they were racist.
"I will let the president speak for his own Tweets. I won't speak for any Tweet I don't put out. Do I think the president is racist? Absolutely not. I know him personally," Governor Bevin told reporters at the event.
Challenger Andy Beshear disagreed with the Tweets, but didn't go so far as to say they were racist.
"I don't think anybody should be told to go back to another country. Those are US citizens that ought to be treated with respect. It is ugly. It is wrong," said Beshear.
By the way, here are the tweets in question.— Karolina Buczek (@Karolina_Buczek) July 17, 2019
Politicians across the country are being asked what they think about these tweets.
Today, Bevin and Beshear were asked whether they think the tweets are racist or not. pic.twitter.com/K526uvcJlW
Q #️⃣1️⃣: Talk about state budget - how will it fund Ag policy?— Karolina Buczek (@Karolina_Buczek) July 17, 2019
Bevin: Brings up pensions. Says others have kicked the can down the road. He says while other govs have not been in on ag policy committee meetings, he has.