Trump backs Nevada Sen. Heller, talks immigration and trade at state's GOP convention
President Trump talked trade and immigration on Saturday although fundraising in Nevada for Republican Sen. Dean Heller. He also unveiled a nickname, &ldquoWacky Jacky,&rdquo for Heller&rsquos Democrat opponent in the state&rsquos Senate election.
The president created his remarks at the Nevada Republican Celebration Convention and mentioned that post-North Korea summit with dictator Kim Jong Un, he plans to move forward with renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and functioning on trade with China.
Trump stated that he believed trade with China would eventually &ldquowork out,&rdquo but that it really is &ldquobeen very tough on our country for quite many years.&rdquo
Of NAFTA, Trump mentioned the deal has &ldquobeen a disaster for us.&rdquo
&ldquoSo we&rsquore renegotiating NAFTA and I consider when it&rsquos completed its going to be &hellip it&rsquos got to be a fair deal. It&rsquos got to be fair, we can&rsquot do this any longer,&rdquo Trump mentioned.
He also briefly talked about Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau even though talking about &ldquoridiculous&rdquo tariff percentages rates on items going into the nation.
Trump said Trudeau is &ldquoa good guy, but we can&rsquot have it.&rdquo
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Earlier this month following the G7 summit in Canada, Trump slammed the Canadian leader, accusing him of making &ldquofalse statements&rdquo at a news conference and pulling his endorsement of an agreed-upon joint communique arising from the financial summit.
&ldquoThe trade stuff is coming along, just starting, but it&rsquos going to occur simply because, you know, we&rsquore the piggy bank that everyone likes to rob from,&rdquo Trump said.
He moved on to immigration, saying that America has &ldquoto be extremely sturdy&rdquo and that he thought &ldquoour folks are really doing a very very good job, handling a very difficult circumstance.&rdquo
The administration has faced a slew of criticism in recent weeks over an immigration policy that is led to the separation of kids and parents coming across the U.S. border.
&ldquoBut this is a issue that must&rsquove been solved years ago, so we&rsquore functioning very tough,&rdquo Trump mentioned. &ldquoThe reality is, we want more Republicans simply because the Democrats are obstructionists&rdquo hindering a legislative remedy.
&ldquoThey won&rsquot vote. They&rsquore total obstructionists,&rdquo he continued ahead of mentioning Democratic Residence Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and accusing liberal Dems of employing the immigration controversy to obtain an benefit in the midterm elections later this year.
The president subsequent segued into job and unemployment numbers, ahead of saying he&rsquod &ldquosigned the largest tax cut and reform in the history of our country,&rdquo something he mentioned Heller &ldquoreally helped&rdquo with and fought &ldquohard&rdquo to achieve.
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Heller is the only Republican senator looking for re-election in a state won by Trump&rsquos 2016 rival Hillary Clinton. He&rsquos facing off against Democrat Jacky Rosen, who so far has outraised and outspent Heller in the November race.
Of Rosen, Trump stated she &ldquowants to raise taxes.&rdquo He also teased &ldquoa wonderful nickname for her&rdquo ahead of dubbing her &ldquoWacky Jacky,&rdquo a name he claimed &ldquodidn&rsquot come from&rdquo him but rather was one particular &ldquothat folks have known.&rdquo
He also said he’d heard that she was campaigning in Nevada with a fellow Democrat.
"Wacky Jacky is campaigning with Pocahontas. You believe this?" Trump mentioned, resurrecting his nickname for Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, a vocal Trump critic. "When you see that, that’s not the senator you want."
Fox News&rsquo Adam Shaw and The Linked Press contributed to this report.
Published at Sat, 23 Jun 2018 22:01:00 +0000