President Trump weighs in on Louisiana governor’s race

State News

President Donald Trump speaks at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

BATON ROUGE, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – (10/13/19) The President of the United States shared his thoughts late Saturday night on the results of the governor’s race, which is headed for a runoff after Democratic incumbent  Gov. John Bel Edwards was unable to top 50% of the vote in the six-candidate field.

Trump praised the outcome of Saturday’s election and took credit for keeping Edwards from a primary victory, saying in a tweet: “The Governor of Louisiana, John Bel Edwards, has done a poor job. NOW HE IS IN A RUNOFF WITH A GREAT REPUBLICAN, @EddieRispone. Thank you Louisiana!” He said Edwards’ support fell “after I explained what a bad job the Governor was doing.”

The runoff is scheduled for November 16.

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