From The Kentucky Democratic Party: Congressman Barr caught on tape criticizing Trump on eve of joint campaign appearance

EDITOR'S NOTE: Barr is one of the most anti-labor lawmakers in Washington. He has supported union-backed legislation only 6 percent of the time since he's been in office, according to the AFL-CIO.  Barr is a co-sponsor of HR 785, the National Right-to-Work Act. The Kentucky State AFL-CIO has endorsed his Democratic opponent, Amy McGrath of Georgetown, who is pro-union and anti-RTW.  

Frankfort, KY – The Kentucky Democratic Party has released audio of Congressman Andy Barr (R-Lexington) criticizing President Trump’s claims about the success of the economy during a Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon, a little over a month ago.

President Trump is scheduled to appear at a campaign rally for Barr on Saturday. According to recent news stories about the event the President “looks forward to celebrating the booming Trump economy” with Barr.

In the audio Barr can be heard talking about the economy and President Trump’s claims about the country’s economic growth. Barr says, “We know the President has a tendency to exaggerate from time to time” to luncheon attendees who laugh along with him.

“I agree with Andy, we all know Trump doesn’t tell the truth,” said Marisa McNee, spokesperson for the Kentucky Democratic Party. “I’m looking forward to hearing which whoppers he tells this weekend in an attempt to exaggerate Andy’s accomplishments.”

You can listen to Barr’s comments here: