Skip to comments.Trumpís attacks on Martinez should alarm the GOP
Posted on 05/27/2016 8:15:03 AM PDT by CedarDave
During a 65-minute speech in Albuquerque on Tuesday night, Donald Trump laced into New Mexico Republican Gov. Susana Martinez.
He blamed her for the states economic problems, for the growing number of food stamp recipients and for not doing more to reject Syrian refugees. The billionaire even mused about moving to the state to run for governor himself.
Shes got to do a better job, Trump told thousands of supporters, per The Washington Posts Jenna Johnson. Shes not doing the job. Weve got to get her moving. Come on: Lets go, governor.
Martinezs press secretary, Mike Lonergan, responded with a blistering statement: Apparently, Donald Trump doesnt realize Governor Martinez wasnt elected in 2000, that she has fought for welfare reform, and has strongly opposed the Presidents Syrian refugee plan. But the pot shots werent about policy, they were about politics. And the Governor will not be bullied into supporting a candidate . . . Governor Martinez doesnt care about what Donald Trump says about her she cares about what he says he will do to help New Mexicans. She didnt hear anything about that today.
Privately, shes been more critical. At a fundraiser in the Palm Beach mansion of billionaire David Koch last month, a donor asked about Trump. Martinez acknowledged being deeply offended by Trumps language about immigrants. Noting her years working as a prosecutor on the Mexican border and now as a border-state governor, Martinez said Trumps plan to build a wall and force Mexico to pay for it was unrealistic and irresponsible, sources told The Posts Matea Gold and Philip Rucker afterward.
Trump was obviously irked by these and other comments, which is the only plausible explanation for why he went after Martinez.
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My own opinion is that Trump will be Trump and nothing anyone says or does will cause him to change his style or tone down his rhetoric. My hope is that Trump's leadership and forceful manner in other areas plus other circumstances (Hillary's problems and Bernie's nipping at her cankles) will drive the electorate to overlook Trump's negatives.
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The article’s author is from the Washington Post.
Martinez is a total establishment go along.
What Trump said was the unvarnished truth. Nothing more, nothing less. If that bothers anyone, too bad. Trump is just giving back as he always does.
Also the NM government did not do such a great job stopping the commie protests.
Makes sense. WP hates Trump.
Fact is Martinez hit Trump first. Nobody should be surprised at what happened next if they’d been paying attention.
Haters pay attention but don’t care, which explains anything out of the WP or the NYT.
Good for him for calling out the RINOs! Imagine him having the bully pulpit of the Oval Office to shame the RINOs!!!
So the gist is she is Hispanic and a woman so she is off-limits. They don’t seem to get that Trump is the Honey Badger of the political world, and the “Honey Badger don’t care”.
she disrespected the Republican nominee for President just before he was to appear in her state,, she got what was coming to her.. and from what I hear she isn’t a very good Governor..
The establishment Republicans have trashed Trump and now they are offended when he criticizes one of them. LOL
Same thing. :)
It’s just amazing how all these newspapers every election season discover all the things that the GOP should be “concerned,” “alarmed,” and “troubled” by. Almost never do we hear what should “concern” the Democrats.
The news media runs with the story as if to say to the sheeple "Do you REALLY want to elect this loose cannon yahoo!"
And a lot of the sheeple respond "He's our yahoo and a lot better than your hand-picked looter!"
Yep, she really cares about New Mexicans. Just another GOPe hack upset that her apple cart is getting upended.
Any politician who does not stand with the citizens of the US and the rule of law deserves criticism.
We should not abandon the rule of law to “win”.
Pandering to “latinos” that includes any accomodation to illegal aliens is national suicide.
If we refuse to stand for up for our country, others will gladly take it from us.
JUST came through New Mexico, Bandelier National Park, and Santa Fe. Saw a lo lot of slaves, to the INDIAN reservations, people in low income housing, all on food stamps. Something must be done, and Susan Martinez isn;t getting people to be self sustaining. Go Trump.
Weren’t you a not for Trump guy before?
I did not keep an enemies list but perspective now is useful
Stupid small-town newspaper progs still think Trump should follow the old script - pander to so-called representatives of women, latinos, or every group they have identified.
And then lose election because you have no message, and identity voters will not vote for a Republican anyway.
Hillary and her goons would make quick work of Martinez.....the only real national exposure she’s had was a drunken confrontation with staff & police in a New Mexico hotel last December.
Trump’s going to pick someone who will punch Hillary and Slick Willy right back in the nose on ABC with George Stephen..Clinton hosting.
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