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Politics Donald Trump Jr. Tells Fox News His Father Isn't Responsible for Matt Bevin's Kentucky Governor Loss

13:25  06 november  2019
13:25  06 november  2019 Source:   newsweek.com

Kentucky governor looks for last-minute boost from Trump

  Kentucky governor looks for last-minute boost from Trump LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Republican Gov. Matt Bevin basked Monday in the campaign finale he craved — an election-eve appearance with President Donald Trump hours before voters settle Kentucky's closely watched governor's race between Bevin and Democrat Andy Beshear. The Monday evening rally at Rupp Arena reinforced one of Bevin's main campaign themes — his alliance with Trump, whose popularity surpasses the governor's in the state. Trump tweetedThe Monday evening rally at Rupp Arena reinforced one of Bevin's main campaign themes — his alliance with Trump, whose popularity surpasses the governor's in the state.

Bevin urged Kentucky to vote Republican to show that the state supports Trump . Trump said that losing the election would send "a really bad Speaking to Fox News host Laura Ingraham, Trump Jr ., the president's eldest son, lambasted those pinning the blame for Bevin ' s loss on his father .

Donald Trump Jr . has played down the Republican Party' s gubernatorial loss in Kentucky , insisting it had nothing to do with his father .

Donald Trump Jr. has played down the Republican Party's gubernatorial loss in Kentucky, insisting it had nothing to do with his father.

Donald Trump Jr. wearing a suit and tie: Donald Trump Jr., poses during a signing event for his new Book © ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images Donald Trump Jr., poses during a signing event for his new Book "Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us" at Barnes & Noble on 5th Avenue on November 5, 2019 in New York. Trump Jr. said his father, the president, was not at fault for the Republican Party's loss of the governorship in Kentucky.

Democratic candidate Andy Beshear is claiming victory in Tuesday's election over incumbent Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin, an ally of President Donald Trump.

Kentucky outcome embarrasses Trump and worries many Republicans ahead of 2020

  Kentucky outcome embarrasses Trump and worries many Republicans ahead of 2020 The outcome, despite Trump’s raucous rally for the governor on Monday, underscored how Republicans are struggling to navigate choppy political waters as the 2020 campaign now begins in earnest. Trump continues to dominate the party, but many lawmakers are uneasy about their ability to defend his conduct and hold on to suburban support. Few Republicans, however, are willing to even lightly criticize Trump since they widely believe they will need his voters’ backing and enthusiasm in order to survive next year.

The last time Donald Trump Jr . tried to do damage control for his father ' s administration on Fox News He went after public school teachers, claiming that teachers should be held responsible for any In Kentucky , the governor was down 17 points. President Trump helped lift the entire ticket

President Donald Trump went hard for Gov. Matt Bevin . Donald Trump Jr . and Fox News teamed up to absolve Trump of a landmark Kentucky defeat after the president Fox News 10. Bevin ' s loss in a state the elder Trump won by about 30 percentage points in the 2016 presidential election had

Bevin is unpopular in Kentucky and has had some bruising political fights, including one with the state's public school teachers over education cuts.

Beshear, who served as the state's attorney general, is the son of former Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear. Per PBS, Beshear beat Bevin by around 5,000 votes in a close-run race.

President Trump held a rally in Kentucky on Monday and welcomed Bevin onto the stage. Bevin urged Kentucky to vote Republican to show that the state supports Trump.

Trump said that losing the election would send "a really bad message to the rest of the country" and "you can't let that happen to me."

However, Republicans did triumph in all the other state official elections in Kentucky, including the attorney general, agriculture commissioner, auditor, secretary of state, and treasurer.

The Kentucky Governor’s Race Is a Warning to Republicans

  The Kentucky Governor’s Race Is a Warning to Republicans The Republican incumbent couldn’t overcome the unpopularity of the party’s agenda. That doesn’t bode well for the GOP in 2020.Donald Trump wants his party to believe that he was the hero of the campaign in Kentucky, who almost—but not quite—rescued a deeply unpopular governor from defeat.

Appearing on Fox News 's Tucker Carlson Tonight, President Donald Trump 's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr ., railed against the Democratic party and the media in the aftermath of Robert Mueller's Tells Fox News His Father Isn ' t Responsible For Matt Bevin ' s Kentucky Governor Loss .

Donald Trump Jr . expressed his discontent with social media and big tech companies censoring conservatives in an exclusive interview with Zenger News . He said he supports stripping companies like Facebook and Google of government protections if they discriminate based on a content owner' s

Speaking to Fox News host Laura Ingraham, Trump Jr., the president's eldest son, lambasted those pinning the blame for Bevin's loss on his father.

"Any opportunity to try to take a swipe," Trump Jr. told Ingraham. "They don't talk about the rest of the Republican ticket sweeping. They don't talk about the first African-American attorney general—who happens to be a Republican—elected.

"They don't mention that Trump helped propel those guys to those places. And yeah, I like Matt Bevin, he's been a friend of mine, he's a good guy, but he's picked a lot of battles, he teed off on a lot of people in Kentucky, that's not always popular, we understand how that works."

Trump Jr. added: "Like I said, I think he's done a good job but Matt Bevin has picked some fights. So, this has nothing to do with Trump. Again, they swept the rest of the ticket...Keep knocking Trump, guys, see how it worked last time."

Brad Parscale, campaign manager of Trump 2020, also sought to minimize the Democratic win in Kentucky, having earlier claimed the president "just about dragged" Bevin to victory.

Trump's allies downplay his failure to be a closer for Bevin

  Trump's allies downplay his failure to be a closer for Bevin Trump's allies downplay his failure to be a closer for BevinPresident Donald Trump's allies are downplaying his failed effort to boost Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin to a clear win Tuesday night, with White House counselor Kellyanne Conway offering evidence-free claims of voting "irregularities" and other Republican leaders claiming Bevin was much further behind than polls showed.

Says His Father Isn ' t Responsible for Kentucky Governor Loss . The president' s son said former Kentucky governor Matt Bevin had picked fights Fox News Judge: SC Could Make Trump Turn Over Tax Returns Before Christmas. A New York federal appeals court ruled on Monday that Trump ' s

During a Fox News update with Sean Hannity, Donald Trump Jr . mused on a possible presidential run, saying "I'll never rule anything out." Tells Fox News His Father Isn ' t Responsible For Matt Bevin ' s Kentucky Governor Loss .

"The Democrats nominated a moderate, who's [sic] dad was a moderate, who didn't talk about impeachment or Trump, and who acts like a Republican," Parscale tweeted. "Talk about Kentucky when an actual Democrat runs."

According to USA Today, Bevin refused to concede, opening the door to a recount. "This is a close, close race," Bevin reportedly said and claimed there were "irregularities" in the election. "We are not conceding this race by any stretch."

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Sen. Rand Paul brushes aside GOP governor's likely defeat in Kentucky .
Sen. Rand Paul downplayed the implications of his home state of Kentucky apparently electing a Democratic governor earlier this week, declining to attribute incumbent Gov. Matt Bevin’s loss to his attempts to nationalize the race. © Susan Walsh/AP Photo Sen. Rand Paul (left) and President Donald Trump speak at a Kentucky campaign rally on Nov. 4, ahead of the state elections.

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