The backstage meeting included former state GOP chairman Robert Graham and state treasurer Jeff DeWit - two candidates Trump has urged to consider opposing Flake - as well as Rep. Trent Franks and Graham's 13-year-old daughter. Jeff Flake by name on Tuesday, he alluded to them during his rally.
"If we work with the ranchers, the property owners on the border, they know what's needed there and that's what we've been trying to do in Arizona", he said. The penultimate question came from host Bill Nigut, who asked whether Trump's behavior was likely to generate a GOP primary opponent in 2020.
In a phone call with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto one week after Trump was inaugurated, the US president acknowledged that both leaders were "in a little bit of a political bind" because each had vowed not to pay for the wall, according to a transcript of the call published earlier this month by The Washington Post.
But campaign officials also are looking at a few national cable television sports, according to the Hill.
Sen. Jeff Flake threw criticism back at President Donald Trump over his threats to shut down the government over border wall funding, questioning what happened to his frequent campaign pledge to make Mexico pay for it.
"You don't serve Arizona by cutting backroom deals in Washington, DC". "I'm running my own campaign. We're going to have our wall", the president said.
Flake said that while he's simpatico with Trump on his Supreme Court pick, his policy on regulatory reform and his tax policy, he still has issues with the President's trade policy and "tone". He also made statements seemingly directed at Flake. He refused to support Trump's nomination, repeatedly expressed skepticism over Trump's alleged ties with Russian Federation, and dampened expectations on the Republican agenda, contradicting Trump's desire for fast policy wins.
But his showing in Arizona made a mockery of some media assessments that at last the President had managed to measure up to conventional standards of presidential behavior. They need to focus on winning the 2018 midterm election, Wilson said. Republicans only hold small majorities in both the House and the Senate. We have Democrats that could vote with us on a number of things.
Even so, Trump is making life very hard for incumbent Republicans.