Published: Mon, August 06, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Trump drums up support in OH ahead of special election

Trump drums up support in OH ahead of special election

But despite state GOP efforts to avoid referring to Trump, when all is said and done it is still the Party of Trump - and, on a historical basis, the Party of John Rowland, Lowell Weicker, and Jodi Rell. As NPR reported, President Donald Trump's fiscal policies have been receiving significant pushback, not only from global allies and Democrats but also from Republicans.

GOP insiders are becoming increasingly concerned the Donald Trump's visits to battleground states to promote local candidates may be having a negative effect on voters as the president seems more interested in talking about himself than the local candidate in need of a boost at the polls.

Still, losses from other Trump-backed candidates like Pennsylvania Republican state Rep. Rick Saccone, and Alabama Republicans Luther StrangeLuther Johnson StrangeTrump: I "destroy" careers of Republicans who say bad things about me The Memo: Trump roars into rally season Roby wins Alabama GOP runoff, overcoming blowback from Trump criticism MORE and Roy MooreRoy Stewart MooreTrump: I "destroy" careers of Republicans who say bad things about me The Memo: Trump roars into rally season Trump to visit OH in waning days of nail-biter House election MORE, suggest that platforms that align with the president and his policies aren't fail proof.

He blasted the media as "fake news", saying journalists "were bad people", and went on a screed against illegal immigration.

Murphy said he is wary of a strategy in which Republicans seek to tie themselves to the president, but noted Republican politics are now "all Trump all the time".

Prominent Republican leaders like Senate Republican President Pro Tem Leonard A. Fasano and House Minority Leader Themis Klarides are trying to turn the focus of CT citizens away from President Donald Trump.

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Trump claimed the deal wasn't stopping Iran supporting terror groups or developing ballistic missiles. President Donald Trump pulled out of the 2015 deal in May.


"Jim Jordan, how great is he?"

Trump called Balderson "the guy who will do things" and dismissed Balderson's Democratic opponent, Franklin County recorder Danny O'Connor, as a person nobody knows. "He's a courageous, tough cookie".

In a raucous rally in a sweltering gymnasium in Ohio Saturday, Trump pitched for Ohio state Sen.

"Get out and vote for Steve on Aug 7th", Trump wrote in a tweet that referenced Representative Steve Stivers.

The Ohio rally was Trump's third of the week and he has pledged to accelerate his pace further as the midterms approach.

Accompanying the president's team aboard Air Force One en route to the rally is Hope Hicks, the former White House communications director.

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