February 24 2018

President's western swing moves to Reno with call for healing

February 24 2018, 05:49 | Irvin Gilbert

The vice president will be in attendances at the Tuesday rally

The vice president will be in attendances at the Tuesday rally

The violence triggered the biggest domestic crisis for Trump, who was widely criticized for not immediately condemning white nationalists and for blaming both white nationalists and counter-protesters for the violence.

McConnell, R-Ky, however, has endorsed Flake, turning Arizona into a clash between the President and some other Republican party leaders in a state turning into a battleground among Republican leaders. Flake is a Republican incumbent who is beloved by many high-ranking party officials and he is trying to hold onto a seat that the party needs to keep control of Congress.

The public push-and-pull in Trump's message mirrors the internal dynamics at the White House, where new chief of staff John Kelly has organized and regimented the West Wing staff but has been unable to rein in the president's tendency to veer off course.

The dynamic highlights the ongoing turmoil in the GOP over how to closely to align with a deeply unpopular president who still retains a devoted base of supporters - voters candidates like Flake will need to win.

"Very presidential, isn't it", Trump said, apparently referring to McCain, who cast a dramatic vote against a GOP healthcare measure last month that sunk the legislation.

Meanwhile, Mr. Trump's deep unpopularity among Democrats makes that party's leadership unwilling to give the President any victories.

President Donald Trump has called for national unity based on common values in the USA, days after his controversial remarks over the racist violence in Virginia drew widespread criticism.

Trump's opponents are further motivated by anger over the president's response to the August 12 white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Flake's colleague, Arizona Sen. Jeff DeWit, the Arizona state treasurer, was the MC, tweeting photos of himself with Trump from earlier in the day.

On Wednesday, Mr. Trump wrote on Twitter that Mr.

Trump more directly referenced Flake, perhaps his top critic in the Senate.

McCain defied him by casting the third and decisive Republican vote that killed a health care "skinny" repeal bill. "I love the Great State of Arizona", the president tweeted.

Trump spent considerable time at his rally rehashing his remarks about Charlottesville - and blasting the "fake news" media for treating him unfairly.

Still, the president's relationship with other Republicans has been increasingly rocky.

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Trump is calling another unnamed senator "weak on borders, weak on crime". "One vote!" he said, again hinting at McCain.

Trump also suggested he still intends to pardon former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who is awaiting sentencing in Arizona after his conviction in federal court for disobeying court orders to stop his immigration patrols. John McCain who was the holdout Republican.

Flake also has written a book, titled "Conscience of a Conservative", as the ad says. McCain, who had been diagnosed with brain cancer, was one of three Republican senators who voted against the bill.

But the next morning, the president took to Twitter to name Flake.

Appearing on MSNBC, Collins was asked if she believes Trump will be the Republican nominee in 2020. While there is always tension behind the scenes, they said, it nearly never spills into full view.

"They're bad people and I really think they don't like our country". Barry Goldwater, a bedrock of conservative philosophy in American politics.

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