President Donald Trump, left, waves on stage with Republican Senate candidate John Kennedy, right, at a rally in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
UPDATED 9:47 AM PT – Thursday, June 3, 2021
Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy (R) received a huge endorsement in his bid for re-election. President Trump announced his support for Kennedy on Wednesday by saying the senator is the “real deal.”
The 45th president added that Kennedy is strong on crime, the border, military and the Second Amendment. He then criticized Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy (R) by saying, “he used my name in ads all over the place to get re-elected and then went stupid.”
Sen. Kennedy launched his campaign on Tuesday while arguing that Democrats want to undo all the progress that has been achieved over the past five years and vowing to keep fighting for the truth.
“People of Louisiana know this: I keep my promises and when I say I will do something, I will stick,” he declared. “I can’t guarantee you that I’ll win every fight folks, but by God I will always refuse to be beaten.”
President Trump went on to say that Kennedy is a brilliant and highly educated man who will never let the people down.