Trump in Fargo dubs Heidi Heitkamp a ‘liberal Democrat,’ urges her defeat


President Donald Trump said Wednesday night in North Dakota that he is "honored" that Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy made a decision to retire during his presidency. "Please keep Maxine ... on the air as the mouthpiece of your party". "We need intellect ... so many elements go into the making of a great justice of the Supreme Court". Heidi Heitkamp agreed to meet with President Trump at the White House.

President Donald Trump is offering a hearty endorsement to congressman Kevin Cramer, the man he says will be "the next United States senator from the great state of North Dakota".

Trump's popularity in the North Dakota is unquestionably strong.

The race for Senate in North Dakota between Cramer and incumbent Sen.

"Senator Heitkamp's wild support for Hillary Clinton and her out-of-touch policies show exactly why she has no business representing North Dakotans in the U.S. Senate", said Tim Rasmussen, communications director for Cramer's campaign, "In recent weeks, Senator Heitkamp has attempted to convince North Dakotans of her conservative ideals and her alleged allegiance to President Trump". She won her first term by only about 3,000 votes, and both sides have stockpiled millions for the race.

Trump landed in Fargo at about 6:15 p.m. Cramer and Sen. But Kennedy's decision to retire seemed to give him extra firepower, and he said he wanted to pick a jurist who could spend at least 40 years on the court. "What I know at this point is we do not have a schedule for a Trump visit", Tim Rasmussen, campaign spokesman, told me. He cited Heitkamp's votes against tax cuts he signed into law in December, and against the ObamaCare repeal, as well as support for so-called "sanctuary cities".

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He's also criticizing vulnerable Democrat Heidi Heitkamp, calling her a "liberal Democrat".

Mike Murphy, a GOP strategist, said having a Supreme Court retirement and confirmation in a midterm election year will make a "red-hot" election year even hotter - especially because a fifth consistently liberal justice could bring hot-button issues like abortion and gay rights onto the court's docket.

The protesters "really want anarchy", Trump said.

Trump also spent several minutes defending his administration's hard-line stance on immigration, once again repeating his assertion that the Democrats want "open borders" as an alternative.

In Fargo, Trump decried Wednesday what he deemed unfair treatment from other countries and said he aims to make trade "fair and reciprocal".