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President Trump rails against 'totalitarian' Democrats who are 'staging show trials' and have 'ripped the guts out of our country' during rally for the GOP's Louisiana governor pick - and is joined by the Duck Dynasty cast

President Trump rails against 'totalitarian' Democrats who are 'staging show trials' and have 'ripped the guts out of our country' during rally for the GOP's Louisiana governor pick - and is joined by the Duck Dynasty cast
President Trump went on full assault against his list of enemies - the Democrats, the news media and the whistleblower too - at a Monroe, Louisiana rally as he tried to bolster the state's Republican governor candidate.  
Trump was joined onstage by two famous locals - Phil and Willie Robertson of 'Duck Dynasty' fame. 
'Democrats are becoming increasingly totalitarian,' Trump raged. 'Suppressing dissent, defaming the innocent, eliminating due process, staging show trials and trying to overthrow the American democracy to impose their socialist agenda.'  
He called the Democrats' impeachment inquiry a 'scam' and railed against the whistleblower, saying they were aided by 'the sleaze back there' pointing at the pack of reporters standing on the press risers.  
'They ripped the guts out of our country,' he said of the Democrats who are investigating him. 
And while impeachment centers around whether the president pressured Ukraine's leader - by holding up military aid and a White House visit - to investigate Joe and Hunter Biden, the president went after them too. 
On Hunter Biden, Trump cracked, 'In Louisiana you wouldn't have hired him to be at your energy companies. They would have paid to keep him the hell out.' 
The president called out to a child in the crowd and asked his age. 
'He's eight,' Trump said. 'He knows energy better than Joe Biden's son.'   
Trump also claimed the Democrats were 'trying to cover up slow, Sleepy Biden.'  
The president tore into the Democrats, the news media and the whistleblower during his Wednesday night rally where he was pitching the GOP governor candidate in Monroe, Louisiana
The president tore into the Democrats, the news media and the whistleblower during his Wednesday night rally where he was pitching the GOP governor candidate in Monroe, Louisiana 
President Trump unleashed on his enemies during a Wednesday night rally in Monroe, Louisiana
President Trump unleashed on his enemies during a Wednesday night rally in Monroe, Louisiana
Trump goes after 'totalitarian' Democrats at Louisiana rally
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The Monroe Civic Center was packed to the brim for a 'Keep America Great' rally with President Trump Wednesday night
The Monroe Civic Center was packed to the brim for a 'Keep America Great' rally with President Trump Wednesday night 
Trump's rally came a day after his pick for Kentucky governor went down.  He's now trying to get Republican Eddie Rispone over the line in a race against incumbent Democratic Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards. 
'I’m here for early voting,' Trump told the roaring crowd. 'You’re going out to replace a Radical, liberal Democrat as your governor,' the president said. 
Trump encouraged the crowd to vote 'before the game' - meaning this weekend's big face-off between Alabama and LSU. 
The president earned points with Louisiana voters by noting how he planned to go too. 'And I hear you have a great quarterback, we’re going to see,' he said.  
The president sold Rispone as a political outsider like himself - and said they saw eye to eye on issues like border security, being pro-life and the Second Amendment.  
'He'll cut your car insurance in half,' Trump also pitched. 
Trump bobbed in and out of talking about the race at hand - and his greatest hits. 
He took on the 'squad,' pointing out that 'one of these crazies' now thinks the world only has another 11 years, thanks to global warming. 
The president has often gone after the Congressional foursome made up of Reps. Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib. 
On Wednesday night he also brought liberal actress Jane Fonda into the fray. She's been getting arrested in D.C. every week to make a point about climate change. 
 'She always has the handcuffs on,' Trump commented. 'Jane Fonda, nothing changes. Every 25 years they arrest her.'  
Trump had his own celebrity spokespeople at the rally as 'Duck Dynasty's'  Phil and Willie Robertson - who are from West Monroe - came onstage during the rally where they talked of their support for the president. 
Louisiana Republican Sen. John Kennedy came onstage with more fire. 
'I don’t mean any disrespect, but it must suck to be that dumb,' he said of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, also knocking the Democrats' impeachment inquiry. 
Kennedy was among the Trump allies and aids who rode Air Force One to Louisiana with the president.   
A giant American flag is hoisted outside the Monroe Civic Center Wednesday in anticipation of the president's arrival. A Jumbotron was also outside for his overflow crowd. Upon his arrival several dozen protesters were across the street shouting 'Lock Him Up!'
A giant American flag is hoisted outside the Monroe Civic Center Wednesday in anticipation of the president's arrival. A Jumbotron was also outside for his overflow crowd. Upon his arrival several dozen protesters were across the street shouting 'Lock Him Up!' 
West Monroe, Louisiana's own Willie Robertson of 'Duck Dynasty' fame served as a warm-up act to President Trump Wednesday night
West Monroe, Louisiana's own Willie Robertson of 'Duck Dynasty' fame served as a warm-up act to President Trump Wednesday night   
Willie Robertson of the reality TV show 'Duck Dynasty' came to support President Trump in Monroe, Louisiana
Willie Robertson of the reality TV show 'Duck Dynasty' came to support President Trump in Monroe, Louisiana 
Willie Robertson takes photos with a Trump supporter before Wednesday night's rally in Monroe, Louisiana
Willie Robertson takes photos with a Trump supporter before Wednesday night's rally in Monroe, Louisiana 
Phil Robertson (left) of 'Duck Dynasty' fame is being interviewed in advance of President Trump's Wednesday night rally in Monroe, Louisiana
Phil Robertson (left) of 'Duck Dynasty' fame is being interviewed in advance of President Trump's Wednesday night rally in Monroe, Louisiana 
Edwards, the current Democratic governor, fell short of getting the 50 percent he needed for a clean victory in a Louisiana primary last month. Now he'll compete in a run-off on Nov. 16 against the Republican top vote-getter, Rispone. 
Trump is trying to get up his average after going 1-1 against the Democrats last night. 
In Kentucky, Democrat Andy Beshear squeaked out a victory against the incumbent Republican Gov. Matt Bevin. Beshear's edge of about 5,000 votes is so slim that, so far, Bevin has refused to concede. There's no automatic recount threshold in Kentucky. 
On Wednesday morning, Trump pointed out that Bevin 'picked up at least 15 points in [the] last days, but perhaps not enough.' 
'Fake News will blame Trump!' the president also offered, trying to make the point that Bevin was a loser who still contributed from a Trump bump.   
Trump was successful in helping Republican Tate Reeves beat Democrat Jim Hood by 5.5 points in Mississippi's governor's race. 
Matt Bevin refuses to concede Kentucky Governor race
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President Trump is photographed leaving the White House Wednesday as he heads to a rally in Monroe, Louisiana
President Trump is photographed leaving the White House Wednesday as he heads to a rally in Monroe, Louisiana 

Hood had been slightly up in the polls through October, but at the tail end of the month Reeves started edging ahead. 
Trump visited Tupelo, Mississippi for a raucous rally on Friday. 
On Monday, he was in Lexington, Kentucky for Bevin - but it was too little, too late.  
Local media is already reporting that Wednesday night's rally in Louisiana won't be the president's final stop in the state before the election, which is 10 days away. 
Rep. Mike Johnson, a Republican from Louisiana, confirmed on his Facebook page that Trump would hold a rally in Bossier City, near Shreveport, on Nov. 14. 
Trump said as much during the rally. 
'I think I’m coming back here on Thursday, do you believe it, I’m doing a double,' the president said.  
Trump had already visited Louisiana once to weigh in on this race.     
The president held a rally in Lake Charles on Oct. 11 and instructed supporters to select either Republican running, in order to rob Edwards of that much needed 50 percent.
It worked, with Edwards getting 46.6. percent of the vote and Rispone earning 27.4 percent on Oct. 12. Another Republican running, Ralph Abraham, fell short of getting on the final ballot with 23.6 percent. Louisiana rules allow the top two candidates, regardless of party, run against each other in the general. 
The most recent poll, from Edgewater Research on Oct. 30, indicated that this race was likely to be a nail-biter. Edwards was ahead with 50 percent support, with Rispone trailing him by 3 points, with a 4 point margin of error.    

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