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With all that he has on his plate these days, President Donald Trump isn’t in the mood to be dealing with cheap shots from liberal Republicans such as Alaska’s U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski.
The senator told reporters Thursday at the Capitol criticism of Trump from former Defense Secretary James Mattis was “true, honest and necessary and overdue,” and admitted that she’s “struggling” with whether she can support the president in the November election — for what it’s worth Murkowski didn’t back Trump in 2016.
Taking to Twitter, Trump fired back promising to campaign for anyone who primaries Murkowski when the so-called Republican lawmaker is up for re-election in 2022.
“Few people know where they’ll be in two years from now, but I do, in the Great State of Alaska (which I love) campaigning against Senator Lisa Murkowski,”‘ he tweeted. “She voted against HealthCare, Justice Kavanaugh, and much else. Unrelated, I gave Alaska ANWR, major highways, and more. Get any candidate ready, good or bad, I don’t care, I’m endorsing. If you have a pulse, I’m with you!” …Unrelated, I gave Alaska ANWR, major highways, and more. Get any candidate ready, good or bad, I don’t care, I’m endorsing. If you have a pulse, I’m with you! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 4, 2020 Mattis, who broke with Trump when the president looked to move U.S. troops out of Syria, seemingly joined the resistance when he voiced his opposition to White House efforts to maintain law and order as rioters set out to destroy the nation’s capital and other American cities — Trump threatened to send in the U.S. military if necessary.
Accusing Trump of dividing the nation, he questioned whether Trump is providing “mature leadership,” and […]