President TrumpDonald TrumpJulian Castro knocks Biden administration over refugee policy Overnight Energy & Environment — League of Conservation Voters — Climate summit chief says US needs to 'show progress' on environment Five takeaways from Arizona's audit results MORE recorded an automated call Monday supporting GOP candidate Ron Estes, who is running in a Tuesday special election to fill the seat left open by Trump CIA Director Mike Pompeo, according to a Wichita Eagle report.
Trump won the Wichita-area district by nearly 30 percentage points. But with less than 24 hours before the polls open, Republicans have become worried that Democrat James Thompson could lose the race by a closer-than-expected margin or even win the seat — although that outcome is considered unlikely.
The president joins other top politicians who have boosted Estes in the final stretch of the campaign, including Vice President Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PencePence says he hopes conservative majority on Supreme Court will restrict abortion access Federal judge to hear case of Proud Boy alleged Jan. 6 rioter seeking release from jail The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Dems attempt to tie government funding, Ida relief to debt limit MORE and Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzFBI investigating alleged assault on Fort Bliss soldier at Afghan refugee camp The Memo: Biden's immigration problems reach crescendo in Del Rio Matthew McConaughey on potential political run: 'I'm measuring it' MORE (R-Texas).
Republican national committeeman Mark Kahrs told the newspaper that the Estes campaign coordinated with the White House to get the president’s robocall.
“Hello, this is President Donald Trump, and I have something big to tell you,” Trump says on the recorded call, according to a transcript.
"Ron is a conservative leader who needs it badly. Ron is a conservative leader who’s going to work with me to make American great again. We’re going to do things really great for our country. Our country needs help, Ron is going to be helping us big league. But I need Republicans like Ron Estes to help me get the job done," Trump continues.
Trump says there are few other elections as "important" as this one, and urges eligible voters to support Estes instead of his Democratic rival James Thompson.