Trump records robocall for Pennsylvania senate candidate ahead of primary

Trump records robocall for Pennsylvania senate candidate ahead of primary
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpDC board rejects Trump Hotel effort to dismiss complaint seeking removal of liquor license on basis of Trump's 'character' DC board rejects Trump Hotel effort to dismiss complaint seeking removal of liquor license on basis of Trump's 'character' Mexico's immigration chief resigns amid US pressure over migrants MORE is reportedly putting out a robocall to help Republican Rep. Lou BarlettaLouis (Lou) James BarlettaTrump's most memorable insults and nicknames of 2018 GOP trading fancy offices, nice views for life in minority Casey secures third Senate term over Trump-backed Barletta MORE ahead of Pennsylvania’s Senate primary on Tuesday.

Trump touts his endorsement of the GOP congressman during the two-minute robocalls, which are expected to be launched Monday, Politico reported.

“Tuesday is Election Day, and I need you to go out and vote for my good friend, Lou Barletta, a very special guy,” the president says, according to a copy of the recording obtained by Politico.

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The president reportedly talks about how Barletta, who is the favorite to win the Tuesday primary, endorsed him early on in the 2016 race. He also highlights Baretta’s hardline stance on immigration and his support for the Republican tax bill.

Trump then goes on to attack incumbent Democratic Sen. Bob CaseyRobert (Bob) Patrick CaseyThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump, Biden go toe-to-toe in Iowa The Hill's Morning Report - Trump, Biden go toe-to-toe in Iowa Overnight Health Care: Biden infuriates abortion-rights groups with stance on Hyde Amendment | Trump tightens restrictions on fetal tissue research | Democrats plan event to scrutinize Trump's mental health MORE, whom Barletta would likely face in the general election should he defeat state Rep. Jim Christiana in the Republican primary.

According to Politico, Trump characterizes Casey as “Chuck SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerUS women's soccer team reignites equal pay push Blue Dogs look to move forward on infrastructure project Democratic strategist says Republicans are turning immigration debate into 'political football' MORE and Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiPelosi hits Trump on health care: His 'cruel hypocrisy knows no bounds' Pelosi hits Trump on health care: His 'cruel hypocrisy knows no bounds' On The Money: DOJ offers legal opinion backing refusal to release Trump tax returns | Centrist Democrats raise concerns over minimum wage | Trump bashes Powell ahead of crucial Fed meeting | Design leaks for Harriet Tubman bill MORE's guy, and he’s been a disaster in the Senate.”

The president has recently lent efforts to other Republicans seeking to unseat Democrats running in states that Trump won in 2016.

On Thursday night, Trump appeared at a rally in Indiana to tout newly minted GOP Senate nominee Mike Braun, who is set to face off against incumbent Sen. Joe DonnellyJoseph (Joe) Simon DonnellyConservatives spark threat of bloody GOP primaries Anti-corruption group hits Congress for ignoring K Street, Capitol Hill 'revolving door' K Street giants scoop up coveted ex-lawmakers MORE (D-Ind.) in November.