BOSSIER CITY, La. (KALB) - President Donald Trump returned to Louisiana on Thursday, stumping for Republican gubernatorial candidate Eddie Rispone at the CenturyLink Center in Bossier City.
President Donald Trump stands with Louisiana Republican gubernatorial candidate Eddie Rispone during a campaign rally at the CenturyLink Center, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, in Bossier City, La. | Source: AP Photo / Evan Vucci
Louisiana Republicans are hoping the President’s third visit to the state in a matter of weeks will boost Rispone's chances of unseating Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards.
The President didn’t take long to take shots at the Governor, calling him a tax and spend liberal and a tool of Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff.
The President also criticized high auto insurance rates in the state and the economy under Gov. Edwards.
Democrat-led impeachment inquiries into the President were also on the top of his mind during the rally, saying the inquiries should end tonight.
“They don't know what to impeach me for,” President Trump stated.
Saturday's race is big for the President, saying he wants to send a message to the country.
“You gotta give me a big win," he said.
The statewide runoff is this Saturday, and we will have full coverage right here on KALB.com
THE FULL RALLY
Here is our full livestream from the rally:
SUPPORTERS FILL THE CENTURYLINK CENTER
The CenturyLink Center was filled with hundreds of supporters for the President about an hour before his rally started.
PRESIDENT TRUMP DEPARTS WASHINGTON D.C.
President Donald Trump, Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney and others left the White House in Marine One earlier today en route to Air Force One for the flight to Bossier City.
SUPPORTERS GETTING READY FOR TRUMP'S ARRIVAL
Many Trump supporters were lined up hours ahead of time at the CenturyLink Center for tonight’s rally. Some have been lined up since Wednesday night.
GOV. EDWARDS IN SHREVEPORT
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards spoke to his constituents before the rally with campaign volunteers at his Shreveport field office located at 3924 Greenwood Road.
The conference was designed to thank campaign volunteers for their work in support of his campaign, as well as speak to local news media and address what to expect from President Trump’s visit, according to a news release.
Gov. Edwards maintains the sentiment he is putting Louisiana first by trusting the state’s citizens and personal work ethic to improve education, fix the state’s budget, and create jobs.
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