2019 Trump Rally: Lexington Kentucky

President Trump walking onto the stage in Lexington Kentucky (at the rally)

President Trump walking onto the stage in Lexington Kentucky (at the rally)

Patricia Jones, Editor

On November 4th, 2019, President Donald Trump came to Lexington, Kentucky for his 2020 campaign. Where Trump hosted the rally, The Rupp Arena’s capacity is 20,500.  Some reports and photos show that at the Kentucky event, it was packed. Although, portions of the upper deck had some empty seats. An outside area had only about 50 people in it. According to Phillip Bailey on Twitter, he stated, “ The one upper deck was mostly empty until Trump arrived but the place was packed. “

     During the rally, President Trump spent most of the rally commending Governor Matt Bevin. Governor Bevin is in a tight race with Democrat Andy Beshear. Trump also complained against the impeachment inquiry. Also, he added fears about Democrats prevailing in 2020. Trump declared that “radical Democrats are going totally insane.” The commander in chief said that Democrats want to “destroy anyone who holds traditional American values”, and specifically hinted the boys from Kentucky’s Covington Catholic High school. And supposedly some of the students who go there were at the rally. After a little bit, Trump started speaking about the Kentucky governor’s race. President Trump called the Republican candidate,(Matt Bevin) “such a pain in the a** when it came to campaigning for funds for the state- that’s what you want ina governor.”

     After Lee Greenwood performed “God Bless the USA”, Trump started to talk about how well Kentucky is going under Republican leadership. Also, President Trump discusses some of his big accomplishments while being President. One accomplishment that he talked about was the killing of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Trump described him as a “monstrous animal” and said the U.S. military gave him a “one-way ticket to hell” and received a lot of applause from the crowd.  

     As you can see, lots of people went to the rally to see President Donald Trump and hear what he had to say about the governor’s race and more.