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President Trump Will Hold Event At EKU

Posted at 5:55 PM, Oct 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-05 19:45:43-04

RICHMOND, Ky. (Richmond Register/LEX 18)  – Moments after it was announced that Joe Biden was coming to Bath County to campaign for Amy McGrath, the Richmond Register reported that President Trump would be holding an event at EKU’s campus the following day.

The Richmond Registerbroke the news that President Donald J. Trump will be stopping by Alumni Coliseum on Saturday, Oct. 13, as part of his national midterm campaign tour with a Make America Great Again Rally.

“The President looks forward to celebrating the booming Trump economy that’s creating new jobs and bigger paychecks for the hardworking men and women of the Bluegrass State,” said Michael Glassner, Chief Operating Officer for Donald J. Trump for President Inc. “President Trump will also remind Kentuckians of the critical importance to get out and vote to protect and expand the Republican majorities in Congress on Nov. 6.”

This is fueling speculation that President Trump is campaigning for Andy Barr’s Congressional race.

Congressman Barr released a statement on President Trump’s visit, “Today, we learned that the unemployment rate dropped to its lowest level in 49 years, and the President who made that happen is coming to Kentucky. I’m honored to welcome President Trump to the Sixth District to speak to Kentuckians in advance of the November 6th election. Kentuckians are better off today because of the policies I voted for and this President signed into law. Thanks to tax cuts, deregulation and reforms to increase Americans’ access to the financial system, we’ve delivered faster economic growth, more jobs and bigger paychecks. We’re rebuilding the military and reforming the VA. And we’ve made the largest investment to date to combat the opioid epidemic that’s ravaging so many of our communities. That’s why this election offers a clear choice between conservative leadership that has delivered results and liberals who promise to take us back to the days of fewer jobs, lower wages, and a destructive war on our coal communities. Why would we want to go back to that? President Trump’s economic policies are working for Kentucky. I’ve had lengthy discussions with the President about issues impacting our district, and I look forward to having him here to share with our constituents how he plans to continue making America great again.”

President Trump’s rally will be held Saturday, Oct. 13, 7 p.m. at EKU’s Alumni Coliseum. General admission doors open at 4 p.m. You can register for tickets here.

A press release from Donald J. Trump for President Inc says that this is the third rally that President Trump has held in Kentucky and the first rally in Richmond since he first began his race for president in June 2015.

EKU released a statement about the rally here. “Free speech is a key part of the learning experience at EKU. It is also a cultural characteristic of higher education institutions across the nation. We encourage our University community to be informed and engaged in the political process. However, we understand this election season has been filled with a number of passionately debated issues and we encourage our community to remain civil and respectful of differing political opinions in the discourse surrounding the rally. The EKU Police Department, public safety, conferencing and events, and facilities teams are working closely with local, state and federal officials and law enforcement to assist with the logistics of the event. We will provide additional information soon on potential campus impacts to traffic and parking. Since this event occurs on the Saturday prior to Fall Break, we anticipate any service interruptions will be minimal. EKU has hosted elected officials and other dignitaries from different political parties on campus in the past. EKU’s history includes a visit in 1961 from then Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, and recently former First Lady Michelle Obama was a guest for EKU’s 2013 spring commencement.”