In the second campaign rally in as many days, President Donald Trump stressed that the United States is returning to “one glorious nation under God,” and he called for the people of Louisiana to vote for Republicans on the Oct. 12 gubernatorial election to help make America great again.
After lashing out at Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) as an “America-hating socialist” in the rally in Minnesota on Thursday, President Trump moved to Louisiana on Friday, Oct. 11, to call for the state to vote out liberal Gov. John Bel Edwards.
“Tomorrow, you will head to the polls, and you will vote to replace a liberal Democrat who has sold you out —John Bel Edwards, with a great new Republican governor,” President Trump said during his speech before the rally crowd in Lake Charles.
If Edwards “doesn’t get 50 percent, then one of our two great candidates will win the runoff,” President Trump said, referring to two Republican runners Eddie Rispone and Ralph Abraham.
During his Friday rally, the president brought both Rispone and Abraham on stage and told them, “you’re not allowed to hit your Republican opponent, you’re only allowed to hit John Bel Edwards, because he deserves it.”
In a tweet in early October to call for Louisiana voters to choose either Rispone or Abraham, President Trump slammed some outstanding Democratic figures, including Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), and John Bel Edwards as well, for doing “nothing but stymie all of the things we are doing to Make America Great Again.”
….a Nancy Pelosi/Chuck Schumer Democrat (John Bel Edwards), who does nothing but stymie all of the things we are doing to Make America Great Again. Don’t be fooled, John Bel Edwards will NEVER be for us. Early voting has already started! @LAGOP
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 1, 2019
President Trump has frequently blasted socialism, asserting that America will never be a socialist country.
During a session of the U.N. General Assembly in September, President Trump sent “a message for the world” that “America will never be a socialist country. Last century socialism and communism killed 100 million people.”
When attacking Rep. Omar the day before, the president said the “America-hating socialist” will be a big reason to help him and the Republicans win in Minnesota.
By the end of the rally in Louisiana, President Trump reminded the crowd that the United States had “defeated fascism and communism”, then said “we’re gonna defeat socialism.”
“And here in Louisiana and all across this land, we lived by the words of our national motto ‘In God We Trust.’ … Proud citizens like you helped build this country and together we are taking back our country.”
“We are returning power to you, the American people. With your help, your devotion, and your drive, we are going to keep on working, we are going to keep on fighting, and we are going to keep on winning, winning, winning.”
“We are one movement, one people, one family, and one glorious nation under God, America is thriving like never before,” President Trump said.
“And ladies and gentlemen of Louisiana, the best is yet to come. Get out and vote tomorrow. Together, we will make America wealthy again, we will make America strong again, we will make America safe again, and we will make America great again. Thank you!” he said to end the rally.