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The Latest: McConnell says difficult to unseat Trump in 2020
KUSI-TV News ^ | October 10, 2018 | The Associated Press

Posted on 10/10/2018 9:21:11 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is warning Republicans considering challenging President Donald Trump in 2020 that it would be “a waste of time.”

The Kentucky Republican told The Associated Press in an interview Wednesday that that it would be “very, very difficult to unseat the president in the primary.”

Republicans, such as retiring Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, are considering challenging Trump in 2020.

McConnell said that “would be a waste of time frankly. But the people who would be likely to challenge the president would not be coming to me for advice.”(continued)

(Excerpt) Read more at kusi.com ...


TOPICS: Campaign News; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: donaldtrump; flake; jeffflake; mcconnell; mitchmcconnell; republicans; trump
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1 posted on 10/10/2018 9:21:11 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ditch has given up on #ResistingTrump?


2 posted on 10/10/2018 9:22:47 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Short of a complete economic collapse.... Trump will win re-election by the biggest landslide since Reagans Re-election.


3 posted on 10/10/2018 9:26:29 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What the 2020 campaign WILL do is bring out a LARGE slate of potential Democrat candidates, who will tear each other up like a roomful of tomcats. Were I one of those considering being part of that prospect, I would be filled with the worst sort of dread and terror. Oppo research is already running in overdrive, and only will gear up even higher and higher.

But that may be even more entertaining for the spectators than watching “The Purge” or “American Horror Show”.


4 posted on 10/10/2018 9:28:11 AM PDT by alloysteel (In my defense, I was left unsupervised.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
They are beginning to realize that Trump is far more popular than they are and that people are blaming them for the lack of progress, not Trump. They thought Trump would be a disaster for them, they are starting to finally get it that the disaster comes with not supporting Trump.

In other words, more winning.

5 posted on 10/10/2018 9:28:43 AM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Often wrong, but never in doubt!)
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA What IDIOT would challenge TRUMP???!!!

TRUMP was beating everyone when most people thought he was a Liberal TROLL!!!


WTF is going to beat TRUMP now after Gorsuch & Kavanaugh?



6 posted on 10/10/2018 9:38:39 AM PDT by KavMan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

FLAKE, JEB BUSH, and KASICH will run to pour fire on DEMOCRAT lies and innuendos. They are bitter and small.


7 posted on 10/10/2018 9:39:34 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. (Psalm 32:12))
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To: pepsi_junkie
We not yet done with 2 years of the Trump presidency

Just project out another 2 years at the same rate of WIN

The WINING will be massive and unexpected.

Trump wins, game, set and match.

8 posted on 10/10/2018 9:40:52 AM PDT by spokeshave2 (Trump’s building an underground railroad - a way off the plantation to freedom, jobs, and dignity)
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To: spokeshave2
I think establishment people like Mitch are phonies, really. They are cynically supporting Trump now because they have read the tea leaves and they realize that they are unelectable if they keep opposing him. However, there are a core of candidates rising who are full throated Trump supporters and at least some of them actually mean it.

It's the tea party all over again, the guys in power pretended to be on board but never were, the young bulls coming in actually meant it but lacked the numbers to make a real impact. This time the new young bulls will add their numbers to the tea partiers still in congress and maybe they'll have enough heads to actually be a major force in driving policy.

If so, that means Trump will have transformed the GOP. May it be so!

9 posted on 10/10/2018 9:49:25 AM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Often wrong, but never in doubt!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think Mitch has realized that he likes winning and he’s feeling the love of the GOP(finally). He finally doesn’t feel like a hapless loser.

He also knows that he personally will be much better off backing a great conservative POTUS like Trump.

He’s also seen what happened to petty anti-Trump gadflies like Corker and Flake. If Juan McLame hadn’t croaked, he would have been driven out of his senate seat eventually. McLame was ultimately a HATED Arizona senator with a less than 20 percent approval rating last summer.


10 posted on 10/10/2018 9:51:46 AM PDT by RooRoobird20 ("Democrats haven't been this angry since Republicans freed the slaves.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Republicans, such as retiring Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, are considering challenging Trump in 2020.”

I think that’s a great idea. Spend more of his money, i.e., flush it down the toilet.


11 posted on 10/10/2018 9:53:12 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam ("Do not discount anything in which Donald Trump is involved." - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: HamiltonJay

Agreed!


12 posted on 10/10/2018 9:55:30 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The GOP establishment might be planning to pull a Reagan. Once Bush senior became president the first thing they did was get rid of all the Reagan people (non-establishment people). We must never let that happen again.


13 posted on 10/10/2018 10:06:12 AM PDT by Democrats hate too much
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To: alloysteel

I don’t understand all these newcomers on the left who think they can be President. I heard on the radio Jeff Flake is thinking about it. He was elected in 2012. He did agree to that extra Week of FBI investigation so maybe he has some traction withthe left.


14 posted on 10/10/2018 10:38:09 AM PDT by NotchJohnson
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To: stars & stripes forever

FLAKE, JEB BUSH, and KASICH will run .....


None of them has a chance in Hell, with or without Trump.


15 posted on 10/10/2018 10:44:03 AM PDT by rbg81 (Truth is stranger than fiction)
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To: Paladin2

No he is smart enough to wait him out.
McConnell is still a Bush League Republican hell bent on making America into North Mexico.


16 posted on 10/10/2018 10:55:42 AM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents__Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: rbg81

[None of them has a chance in Hell, with or without Trump.]

They don’t expect to win, only to badmouth.


17 posted on 10/10/2018 10:56:33 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. (Psalm 32:12))
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To: Lurkinanloomin
"...making America into North Mexico."

Or East China...

18 posted on 10/10/2018 11:00:15 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

I think t going for 440 electoral votes in2020


19 posted on 10/10/2018 11:23:48 AM PDT by genghis
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Especially with that field of candidates.


20 posted on 10/10/2018 11:53:39 AM PDT by TBP (Progressives lack compassion and tolerance. Their self-aggrandizement is all that matters.)
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