Trump embraces ND Republican, turns rhetoric on Heitkamp

30 June, 2018, 15:08 | Author: Edward Snyder
  • Trump embraces ND Republican, turns rhetoric on Heitkamp

"We must elect more Republicans, we have to do that", Mr. Trump said.

Trump's past courtship of Heitkamp included an invitation to NY to discuss a Cabinet post soon after his 2016 election victory.

'When Heidi ran for office, she promised to be an independent vote for the people of North Dakota, ' he said. Heitkamp also traveled with Trump to North Dakota on Air Force One last fall to promote tax reform and joined the president on stage, where he called her "a good woman".

Heitkamp has described having a "friendly" relationship with Trump.

But Trump's message was clear: North Dakota needs to send Cramer to the Senate because he will vote with the president all the time.

Rep. Waters, a California Democrat who has always been a far-left voice in the party, has gained new notoriety with her recent calls for citizens to confront Trump administration officials in restaurants, gas stations or any public place.

A day after Trump was in Fargo to campaign for her opponent, U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., in one of the most widely watched U.S. Senate races in the nation, Heitkamp said she met with Trump to discuss the Supreme Court, trade, rural health care and a vacant position on the U.S. District Court of North Dakota.

The protesters "really want anarchy", Trump said.




Heitkamp, who said she didn't listen to the speech by Trump at Scheels Arena on Wednesday night before a raucous crowd of about 6,000 people, said she told Trump what she thought about a Supreme Court nominee.

Trump's popularity in the North Dakota is unquestionably strong. She voted to confirm 21 of Trump's 26 Cabinet-level nominations. Heidi Heitkamp, although she is a moderate who strays at times from Democratic positions.

Trump said he was eying a replacement who would be on the court for 40 to 45 years, a chance to lock in another reliably conservative justice and give the high court a conservative majority for the foreseeable future.

"I was taught that two wrongs don't make a right", she said.

President Donald Trump is offering a hearty endorsement to congressman Kevin Cramer, the man he says will be "the next United States senator from the great state of North Dakota".

"I think that it is probably fair to say that he will not be calling me a good woman", Heitkamp said. Maxine Waters and Supreme Court Justices Anthony M. Kennedy and Neil Gorsuch did not feature heavily in Donald Trump's midterm campaign spiel.

He specifically praised the Republican tax law, Trump's moves to roll back regulation and the president's pro-life actions.

Trump said he was happy that Pelosi and California Rep. Maxine Waters would remain the faces of the Democratic Party.

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