President Donald Trump addresses Kentucky voters in Richmond

Visit comes day after former VP Joe Biden headlined rally in Bath County

President Donald Trump addresses Kentucky voters in Richmond
President Donald Trump spoke at a rally in Richmond on Saturday night, urging Kentuckians to vote for Republican incumbent Andy Barr in the upcoming 6th District midterm vote. (Wise, John)

(WAVE) - President Donald Trump spoke at a rally in Richmond on Saturday night, urging Kentuckians to vote for Republican incumbent Andy Barr in the upcoming 6th District midterm vote.

Democratic challenger Amy McGrath is challenging Barr in the hotly-contested congressional race.

The rally at Eastern Kentucky University’s Alumni Coliseum lasted about an hour, with Trump hitting on his standard talking points at his Make America Great Again rallies: Jobs, the economy and his appreciation for all who voted for him in the presidential election two years ago. He also included some anti-Democratic rhetoric, as he’s been doing on his recent tour to states where key congressional races are heating up ahead of the Nov. 6 midterms.

“The only reason to vote Democratic is if you’re tired of winning,” Trump said. “We know about winning. I”m just afraid Kentucky is winning too much."

The president then turned his attention to Barr:

“I made a special trip for two reasons,” Trump said. “One, I love the state of Kentucky. And the other is that Andy Barr is a great congressman.”

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President Donald Trump addresses Republican supporters in eastern Kentucky on Saturday night. He's speaking on behalf of Andy Barr, who's engaged in a hotly-contested race in the 6th congressional district >> https://buff.ly/2yjdcHx

Posted by WAVE 3 News on Saturday, October 13, 2018

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell also spoke briefly, and Trump even mentioned Gov. Matt Bevin a couple times. Barr eventually got a chance to address the gathering.

“When Donald Trump talks about making America great again, he’s talking about you,” Barr told the crowd, later adding, “Mr. President, I’m with you and the American people.”

Trump’s visit was just a day after former Vice President Joe Biden visited Kentucky, attending a fish fry and speaking at a rally in support of McGrath, the former Marine fighter pilot, in Bath County.

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