Trump Arizona post election campaign rally doesn’t have barbs thrown at GOP Sen. Flake…

The political media was a buzz at Donald Trump’s visit to Arizona today….

The story was Trump was going there to throw down against Republican Senator Jeff Flake , who is running for re-election and has been critical of Trump in the media….(The other Arizona Senator is Republican John McCain , who helped derail the Healthcare Repeal bill effort)

That story didn’t play…

Instead Donald Trump got a chance to recharge his batters with a large crowd that was supportive….

Oh, and changed directions on the Charlottesville violence and comments he made for the third time….

Of course he attacked the media….

President Donald Trump was back in his natural element on Tuesday night, revving up a stadium of supporters in Phoenix, launching attacks on the media and defending last week’s response to a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, the day after a scripted, sober address about an increased American military presence in Afghanistan.

Trump seemed to be reveling in the crowd’s love from the moment he entered, clapping his hands as he made his way slowly to the podium, and before long he was enticing the crowd to rain boos on reporters.

“Wow, what a crowd, what a crowd,” were Trump’s first words when he stepped to the microphone.

“There aren’t too many people outside protesting, that I can tell you,” Trump quickly added, before going on to marvel at the size of the crowd, and noting that some people were still in line waiting to get in.

Trump then issued a call for unity.

“We all share the same home, the same dreams and the same hopes for a better future,” he said. “A wound inflicted on one member of our community is a wound inflicted upon us all. When one part of America hurts, we all hurt. And one American suffers an injustice, all of America suffers together. We’re all together.”

But quickly, Trump became animated and began a broadside against the “very dishonest media,” as the crowd booed loudly. Apparently lifted by the energy of the crowd, Trump quickly moved off script.

“I have a home in Charlottesville,” Trump quipped, before attacking the media and re-reading his initial statements from after Charlottesville, claiming repeatedly that he was misrepresented by the press. He did not repeat his call for blame on “many sides.”

Trump derided The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN — the crowd chanted “CNN sucks!” — and “little George Stephanopoulos” of ABC.

The crowd roared along with each attack, as Trump was repeatedly interrupted by protesters, one of whom he berated for not having a “powerful voice.”…

Large protests were planned near the Phoenix Convention Center, where Trump appeared.

Arizona is not exactly friendly territory for Trump to begin with. He carried the state in November by less than four points, a slim margin in a state that hasn’t gone Democratic in a presidential race since 1996. Neither of the state’s Republican senators, Jeff Flake and John McCain, supported him on Election Day. Flake never endorsed Trump, and McCain withdrew his support after a tape surfaced in October in which Trump bragged about groping women.


29 thoughts on “Trump Arizona post election campaign rally doesn’t have barbs thrown at GOP Sen. Flake…”

  1. Taegan Goddard….

    Wow… New AZ-Sen primary poll: Kelli Ward 47%, Jeff Flake 21%… via @politicalwire

    1. Early numbers that might give Democrats hope…
      Is Donald Trump gonna drag his adopted party down….
      In the OVERALL polling numbers?
      Trump is down almost 2 to 1

  2. Sanders didn’t divide the party, and if anything, he erred on the side of being too kind to Hillary during the primary-even though Hillary had her surrogates to Publicly attack Sanders.

    Hillary lost for a bunch of reasons, but it didn’t help that even after Sanders lost the primary, Hillary’s team continued to attack Sanders up almost until Election Day. I voted for Sanders but I would not consider myself a Sanders supporter, And even I went to the polls in Novemberfeeling – and still do feel – that Hillary did not share my values and would have been a disaster to the progressive agenda. Yes – Trump has even been worse than I feared, and I voted for Hillary in the general, but because of Some of Hillary’s supporters constant attacks, I feel – thanks partially to James and Keith – that I Have incredibly little in common with the more traditional Democrats.

    And I recall a couple of times while he was campaigning for her, she had no events on her own. Hillary’s supporters can continue to stick their heads in the sand, but easily the biggest reason that Hillary lost was not primarily because of Comey, Putin or Sanders, but because she was a very poor candidate.

      1. Flake’s recent polling numbers have tanked…

        …“I was glad that the president came to Arizona, in particular his visit down to Yuma on the border,” Flake said on Fox News about Trump’s visit to his state earlier this week. “I think the president and all of us share the same goal to have a secure border. And what we need to do is say: What does that mean?”….

        “Phoenix crowd last night was amazing — a packed house,” Trump tweeted the morning after his rally. “I love the Great State of Arizona. Not a fan of Jeff Flake, weak on crime & border!”

        More @

  3. No “gotcha.”

    Just an example of the well known fact here that you just ramble on so much, constantly contradicting yourself over and over that,yeah it’s actually humorous.

    Several of us have suggested in the past that you would be well advised to do more thinking and less writing.

    Perhaps you should try that.

    1. He, he, he

      Well Jack?

      We ALL write things that trip over our feet here….

      None of us

      Me AND YOU don’t always get it right…

      I’m among good company!

  4. Haha!

    Nailed James.

    CG is right.You were blowing off for months of how Sanders candidacy was helping Hillary.Everybody remembers it.Now?

    He cost her the election?

    As usual just mindless babbling.

    1. Yes
      I did say he was helping her be a better candidate
      His early competition did
      I stand by my view

      But in the end she wasn’t
      But won the popular vote, eh?

      He contues to devide the party..

      That is a ‘gotcha???’

      He is still doing so

  5. Why would they say that? It’s preposterous. She shouldn’t have had to face a challenger? He did endorse her when it was over. Besides, you said it helped her.

  6. What does Sanders hurting Clinton have to do with anything?

    If he said anything completely outrageous about her, he should be called on it. I don’t think he did. If anything, it was the reverse.

    1. CG?
      There are some who think Sanders, not Comey deep sixed Clinton’s chance for the Presidency by dividing the party like Mader…
      I posted this up before….

  7. So, you are fine with letting Trump do your “dirty work” whether what he is saying is true or good or bad for the country or not, and whatever the ramifications may be. That’s consistent with your thoughts on Harry Reid’s shameful lying.

    I would suggest Trump has been doing the Democrats’ dirty work from the day he announced. I just feel bad that you take such a cynical outlook on politics and the country, but it clearly does not bother you.

    1. No, actually it doesn’t….

      Republicans aren’t crying about how Sanders hurt Clinton and may try to do the same thing again four years later?

  8. Arizona used to be a state influenced by its miners and mining unions, and voted for Truman over Dewey in 1948. Like a longer-lasting belwether, New Mexico, Arizona voted for every national winner, D or R, from her admission in 1912 to Ike’s re-election in 1956.

    But Barry Goldwater, Paul Fannin and other young pioneers organized a Republican Party that has dominated Arizona until this day.

    In 1964, Arizona was the only non-Southern state to vote for her favorite son, Barry Goldwater.

    So 1996, when anti-Clinton votes split between Bob Dole (44.3%) and Ross Perot (8%), is the only year since 1950 in which the Copper State has voted for a Democratic presidential candidate (Bill Clinton with 46.5%). That’s exactly once in 17 elections, or 68 years.

    However, the last election was relatively close: Trump-Pence 48.1% to Clinton-Kaine 44.6% and Johnson-Weld 4.1%.

  9. Of course Jack is correct. The silly story line that somehow Trump doesn’t have almost total support from the Congressional Republicans is about as silly as the thought that somehow Kasich will run third party next time.

    A couple of things and then I need to go, I still have Congressional staffers visiting, and it is getting in the way of work and workout.

    First, the idea that Trump didn’t “throw against Flake” last night comes from the same place that Trump isn’t a Republican. He clearly said, without using Flake’s name (an old rhetorical device), that “the other Senator is weak on immigration” after complaining that McCain (without naming him either) had voted against Obamacare repeal. Folks in the crowd then yelled that McCain should be dead. I am sure McConnell loved this.

    Second, over and above the stories that this Senator or that Congressman said something negative about Trump, or that McConnell had sharp words with Trump on the phone — these folks all still vote with him in Congress.

    The notion that Trump isn’t a Republican, without the overwhelming support of the Republican base, is just that, a notion without supporting evidence. Trump told the vast majority of the Republican electorate what they wanted to hear and they rewarded him with their party’s nomination. If you review his career in total (the Central Park Five case, the housing discrimination, his business dealings, and his attitude toward women and minorities), it is clear that Trump really always has been a Republican. And, as crazy as he sounded last night, Trump told the Republicans just what they wanted to hear once again last night.

    Last Sunday we took our guests to our local Congressman’s “Pasta Party” here in Napa Valley. The special guest was Congressman Adam Schiff. I got to talk with him and thank him for his work. It was clear, from his remarks that night, and from what I have learned from the staffers who have visited us over the last few weeks, that this investigation isn’t going anywhere until the Republicans in Congress want it to. And, putting aside the denial we read here almost daily. There isn’t anything anyone can do about that until the Republicans decide to seriously investigate, nothing, unless the Democrats take back the House.

    Finally, I just read that Roy Moore doesn’t believe President Obama was born in the United States. If he is elected to the Senate, and there is a good chance that might happen, he might end up being the next Republican nominee in 2024. The base will love it.

      1. I also posted this morning the GOP. Lawmakers batting average…
        That said?

        Trump STRUCKOUT on sanctions and healthcare
        He isn’t getting his Wall money and even GOPer’s are probing his stuff..

        They may have started in his pocket
        But things ARE CHANGING…..

        1. I’m hoping he keeps doing the Democrats dirty work by beating up his own adopted party members in the media….

  10. Despite what some say here,Congressional Republicans mostly vote with Trump.

    Why shouldn’t they?

    As I’ve illustrated over and over ,on every major issue, Donald Trump is governing as a conservative and that’s what most Republicans are.

    Daily, however, we are treated to sometimes hours of posts of how Trump is not a “conservative” because?

    Well, he used to be a Democrat,he said this or that on the campaign trail.some conservatives say he isn’t one and on and on.

    My response?You Judge a book by its contents, not by its cover.Any objective evaluation of Trumps performance in office,issue wise ,reveals a President whose programs, appointments and actions are those of a conservative Republican.

    I’m sorry a few here don’t “like” that.There are lots of things I don’t like,Doesn’t mean they aren’t true.

    1. Yea you do have a POINT JACK….

      The guy is throwing at them and they STILL vote his direction more than 80% of the time….

      But THAT WILL come down….

      Sanctions and Healthcare were just the beginning….

      And as expected?

      The Senate leads the way….

      1. And the header on this post is partly correct….

        Trump DID throw indirect barbs at the Senator’s from Arizona….

        Just did NOT mention any names…

    1. Update….

      The Police out there are now shooting tear gas in the streets against protesters….

      More to come….

      1. …twitter….

        Kurtis Lee‏
        Police releasing tear gas on protesters as Trump rally comes to a close.

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