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President Trump made it clear that he expects Republican senators to get on board and support him in this year’s election, and if there are any dissenters in the ranks, they will have some serious consequences for not lending him a hand.
The president said that he will leverage his base support against those individuals who try to distance themselves from him who will be on the ballot with him this fall, saying they will lose their reelection.
Here’s more from Washington Examiner:
“We will, on occasion, have some senators that want to be cute and they don’t want to embrace their president,” Trump said in an interview with Politico before rattling off a list of Republicans who lost their seats after breaking away from him.
Trump assessed a chart that showed him outpacing senators he shared a primary ballot with this year. “Wow, that’s great in North Carolina, huh?” he said of placing 16 points ahead of Sen. Thom Tillis, a North Carolina Republican who is up for reelection in November.
“If they don’t embrace, they’re going to lose, because, you know, I have a very hard base,” Trump said. “I have the strongest base people have ever seen.
“How did it work out for the great senator of Nevada? Not too good,” the president stated about Nevada Republican Dean Heller.
There’s little doubt that Trump is the right man to sit in the Oval Office right now, but one has to wonder how wise it is to try and force folks to be on board with your political campaign by threatening to ensure they don’t get reelected. That hardly sounds like the kind of talk that should come from someone who claims to be a supporter of liberty.
We can totally support Trump’s presidential campaign while also calling him out on things he shouldn’t say or do, as it violates the principles of the conservative movement. That said, there’s a lot at stake in this election and if conservative senators value seeing our nation continue to be a beacon of hope and freedom for the rest of the world, they need to cast their votes for Trump.
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