You'll never guess Trump's nickname for anti-Trump GOP Senator Jeff Flake
- Author: Marlene Weaver Aug 26, 2017,
Aug 26, 2017, 1:21
Jeff Flake (R-AZ) outlined all the things he agrees with Trump on and said it's the President's "prerogative" to lash out against whoever he wants to. "It's going well. And what the president does, that's his prerogative", Flake told the newspaper. Trump has lashed out at Flake in response.
What's prompting Trump: On June 29, Texas AG Ken Paxton sent a letter - co-signed by 10 other attorneys general from conservative states - to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, in which they "respectfully" request that the Secretary of Homeland Security phase out the DACA program; warning that they'll otherwise amend an existing lawsuit to challenge the program in court.
He also called Flake "toxic" and a "non-factor" in the Senate.
Trump's boisterous showing appeared to be an attempt to fire up the political base that was the key to his election win past year.
"This book from Senator Flake that he wrote, 'Conscience of a Conservative, ' could have also just been called 'Trolling President Trump, '" said Fox News anchor Leland Vittert during a Thursday interview with Huckabee on Fox's "America's Newsroom".
As CNN reported, Flake told Georgia Public Broadcasting's "Political Rewind" on Wednesday that the president is now inviting a political opponent for the 2020 election.
Ward, a former state senator and Flake's pro-Trump primary opponent, whom Trump supported in a tweet, has attacked Flake from the right for being against the president and soft on immigration.
That would mean Trump would face a Republican challenger in the primary instead of earning the nomination outright.
"We saw two different presidents in the last two nights".
"Tax policy - I do believe the president's instincts are good on that", he said. Republicans only hold small majorities in both the House and the Senate. "There are a lot of things that we talk about, but what we don't talk about is feelings", said McConnell Communications Director David Popp.
Trump pretended he wasn't quite doing that, because he did not criticize Republican Sens.
Outside the Phoenix Convention Center where the President spoke, police used gas canisters to disperse a crowd of anti-Trump protestors.
"They said, 'please Mr. President, don't mention any names.' So I won't", he said.