CHARLOTTE – President Donald Trump may be in the Old North State to raise money and campaign for Republican congressional contenders, that didn’t stop him from pumping the 2020 gubernatorial campaign of current Lt. Gov. Dan Forest.
— Jim Morrill (@jimmorrill) August 31, 2018
Forest stepped into the 2020 waters with a recent tweet highlighting how a ‘Forest administration’ would do things differently. ‘Run, Forest, run,’ has been an understanding for a good period of time, but the plug from Donald Trump is sure to give Forest momentum, and also give caution to Pat McCrory and Thom Tillis if they are still thinking of making a go for the governor’s mansion.
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Here are some snap-shots of the live blog following his visit.
3:43 p.m.: President Trump signed an executive order providing retirement security to small business employees.
3:40 p.m.: President Trump said he will “promise to put American workers first. I’m honoring that promise here in Charlotte.”
3:39 p.m.: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said officers will close down a stretch of Billy Graham Parkway and South Tryon Street.
3:38 p.m.: President Trump said African-American unemployment is at its all-time low.
“That’s why Kanye West and Jim Brown… came out in favor of Trump,” he added.
3:33 p.m.: President Trump vowed retirement savings will be available to more Americans than ever.
3:20 p.m.: President Trump throws a jab at our neighbors up north, saying “Canada has taken advantage of us, as have other countries.”
3:05 p.m.: As President Trump wished the public a happy Labor Day weekend, he said, “wherever you go, stay in North Carolina. It’s a great place.”
Follow the play by play of Trump’s visit here.