Trump to Barletta: “So You’re Running for Governor, Lou?”
During introductions, Trump made special mention of Barletta, who was an early supporter of Trump’s run for President. Trump then gave Barletta a special mention.
“So you’re running for Governor, Lou? Look behind you, lou. you can make a big announcement,” Trump said to laughter.
Barletta was urged by Trump earlier this year to run for U.S. Senate next year, and is considering a run.
Trump may have misspoken during the roundtable, Barletta’s adviser John Brabender told Pennlive, saying Governor instead of Senate.
Brabender said that “He is very seriously looking at [a Senate run]. He has not made up his mind yet, but he is extremely interested.”
Barletta was one of the first members of Congress to endorse Trump’s bid for President, and was active in his campaign in Pennsylvania, speaking at many of his events around the state.