President Trump Pushes Barletta, Dubs Casey “Sleeping Bob”

Trump and Barletta at a previous rally. SOURCE: LouBarletta.com

In his element.

Last night, President Donald Trump held a “Make America Great Again” rally alongside U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Hazelton) at the Mohegan Sun Arena at the Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre, PA.

Trump boosted his economic agenda, discussed immigration, criticized the “fake news media”, while he promoted Barletta’s push to unseat Sen. “Sleeping Bob” Casey.  

Hours before Trump took the stage in Luzerne County, he sent out two tweets back to back boasting his victory in Pennsylvania and called Barletta an “original supporter” hoping he replaces “a weak an ineffective Senator, Bob Casey.”


Trump also emphasized in all capital letters bringing “steel back” in a “very big” way.

Trump is the first Republican presidential candidate to win Pennsylvania for the since 1988. One of the three counties that flipped from blue to red included Luzerne County.

“I’m thrilled to be back in the state that gave us America’s independence,” Trump said as he opened up the rally.

In addition to bragging about the economy, Trump made a plea to Pennsylvania voters to elect Rep. Lou Barletta to the Senate.

Barletta opened up his address stating he never believed he would be a politician, “but never in my wildest dreams did I ever believe that the President of the United States would come to my hometown area to help me win an election for the United State Senate.”

Barletta listed a series of reasons Trump should be re-elected in 2020 and asked the crowd, “Why would we ever stop that?”

“We’re not tired of winning Mr. President,” Barletta added.

While Barletta stated the importance of taking the seat from Casey, he mentioned the focuses of his campaign and pleaded that him winning would help, “putting an end to illegal immigration once and for all.”

Following Barletta’s address, Trump said how much of the state may not have known him well previously, but will know him well now. Trump called Barletta a dynamo, while “your dealing on the other side with the exact opposite”.

During the rally, Trump introduced a new nickname for Casey, calling him “Sleeping Bob”.

The Pennsylvania Democratic Party capitalized on Trump’s visit by sending out an email pushing for volunteers to knock on doors for Democratic candidates across the state.

Just a few weeks ago, Vice President Pence visited Philadelphia with Barletta to promote and fundraise for his campaign.

August 3rd, 2018 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Presidential, Senate, Top Stories | 13 Comments

13 thoughts on “President Trump Pushes Barletta, Dubs Casey “Sleeping Bob””

  1. David Diano says:

    Maybe Trump meant: Sweeping Bob

    who is going to sweep on Nov 6th and crush Barletta

  2. The Huckabeast says:

    Never before in the history of the United States have we witnessed someone in the presidency who will just lie, lie and lie some more. Of course he stated in “The Art of the Deal” – tell a lie enough times and people will start believing it. We are seeing this played out everyday by this orange skinned charlatan. WHEN WILL YOU TRUMPERS REALIZE YOU’VE BEEN CONNED?

  3. from the burg says:

    After scaring children in Wilkes-Barre and riling up an audience giving him Nazi salutes, Russia’s Trump wakes up on a Sunday morning and tweets a statement that indicts his son, Manafort and Kushner, and any others present from his campaign.
    His lawyer comes out and confesses the campaign lied to him.

    Committing a crime or crimes by coordinating or colluding with Russian government officials with respect to the Russian government’s efforts to interfere with the 2016 election for President of the United States in violation of United States law.

  4. Beef Wellington says:

    Known Dauphin county grifter Cole Goodman wearing out his shoes to get a job with Fetterman. Little does he know that he will have to pass an OIG vetting to get hired….wonder if his mommy will be able to hide the real reason for his resignation on school board ??

    1. Anonymous says:

      Sexual assault?

  5. Sam says:

    LOU, I’m still waiting for all the new mining jobs the Trumpster touted to come back to NEPA. Anyone see them?

    1. Phil says:

      lou Brought jobs to hazleton he let the toxic hazleton city landfill reopen when he was mayor. He and trump are real leaders or better yet bull throwers of the highest order.

  6. Joe from Bloomsburg says:

    The Lou-ser will have plenty time for rest and leisure after he loses big to Casey!

    Bob Casey’s not perfect — but he’s a good caring and honorable Senator who will win!!

    Then maybe in 2020 — the voters will place Trump in the Trumpster and we will have a sound minded leader as president who spends more time working and less time clowning around and screaming at Cult rallies!

  7. David Diano says:

    It’s hard to be tired of winning when you haven’t won anything.

    You know who’s getting tired of winning? Putin.

    1. MontCo Lawyer says:

      Dave, Sen. Feinstein’s long-time driver was just busted as a spy. Looks like the Democrats are the ones guilty of collusion.

      1. David Diano says:

        MontCo Lawyer-

        Did you get your law degree from Cracker-Jacks box?

        So, he was in the car, listening to her conversations, and reporting the information back to his handlers. That’s not colluding: entering into a conspiracy to engage in illegal activities

        It’s eavesdropping, and one-sided.

  8. Jim says:

    Hey trumpsters—can you name the US Steel mills that reopened?? Fake president spreading Fake news

  9. Jim says:

    barletta’s a duster just like trumps boy succone–

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