Donald Trump continues on his taxpayer-funded trip around the U.S. to endorse Republican midterm candidates. After criticizing President Obama for attending rallies after a hurricane, Trump is doing the same in spades because the GOP is in big trouble in 2018.
Voters in Nevada, which Hillary Clinton won over Trump in 2016, have trouble believing Dean Heller. Although said he opposed an ACA repeal, he then went and voted for it, and was part of the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson healthcare bill which would have allowed states to opt out of pre-existing condition coverage.
Last year I was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. I had to fight cancer AND my U.S. Senator just to keep my health insurance. @deanheller is a liar, and his record is so shameful that lies are all he has. https://t.co/VioFhlpErY
— Laura Packard (@lpackard) October 20, 2018
Jon Ralson, editor of the Nevada Independent, told Slate that:
‘He has had every position you can imagine on repealing Obamacare. He stood with the governor here and said he couldn’t do it, and then Trump publicly threatened him in a video you have probably seen that went viral, and then he [votes] for repeal. Health care is a huge issue in the election. And they have created a “senator spineless” meme about his position, and I think it has really hurt him.’
That video came during a press conference, when Trump threatened Heller while the Nevada senator sat next to him.
Trump, pointing to Heller, said:
‘This was the one we were worried about. You weren’t there. But you’re gonna be. You’re gonna be. Look, he wants to remain a senator, doesn’t he? And I think the people of your state, which I know very well, I think they’re gonna appreciate what you hopefully will do. Any senator who votes against starting debate is really telling America that you’re fine with Obamacare. But being fine with Obamacare isn’t enough for another reason. Because it’s gone. It’s failed. It’s not gonna be around.’
Heller just laughed.
.@DeanHeller called sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh a “hiccup” in his confirmation process, then voted him onto the Supreme Court.
Heller continues to stand with accused sexual predator Donald Trump.
— American Bridge (@American_Bridge) October 20, 2018
Polls have Heller up by 1.7 points on average, and some by as much as seven points. Others have his opponent as much as four points ahead, and during the week of the Kavanaugh hearing when Heller cast his vote to appoint the alleged attempted rapist, Rosen’s poll numbers went up rather dramatically.
In the end, poll averages have the two within the margin of error, making Nevada very much up for grabs in 2018.
Twitter reminded Trump of all of these points and more. See some of their responses below:
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