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Sun Apr 15, 2018, 11:25 PM

Fealty to Trump has become the coin of the realm for GOP Senate candidates

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Fealty to Trump has become the coin of the realm for GOP Senate candidates
by Michael Scherer | April 15 at 5:21 PM



MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Among his qualifications for the U.S. Senate, Rep. Evan Jenkins wants West Virginia voters to know that he once attended a Christmas party with Donald Trump, flew with him on Air Force One and watched two movies in the president’s private theater at the White House.

“He sat there right from beginning to end,” Jenkins (R) said of the screenings of “12 Strong,” a military thriller, and “The 15:17 to Paris,” the recent Clint Eastwood flick. “I have a great working relationship with him.”

Mitt Romney (R), a Senate candidate in Utah who called Trump a “phony, a fraud” during the presidential election campaign, recently embraced the president’s confrontational moves on trade and insisted he was tougher on immigration than Trump. And in Nevada, another Republican and former Trump foe, Sen. Dean Heller, has been praising the president’s policies in private meetings, while publicly saying that their relationship has “grown.”

In intraparty fights across the country, fealty to Trump has become the coin of the realm. Candidates who once distanced themselves from him now declare themselves acolytes, attack rivals for any deviation from the Trump­ian script and, in one case, even don his cherry-red campaign cap in ads.

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Sun Apr 15, 2018, 11:42 PM

1. History will be not be kind to them.

When the history of the Trump presidency is written, these asskissers and sycophants will be seen as collaborators who failed to protect our democracy.

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Mon Apr 16, 2018, 03:38 AM

2. And the second that primary season is over and their candidacy secured they'll say the opposite

And you can take that to the friggin' bank.

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