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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Donald Trump Threatens To Campaign Against Arizona Senator; Flake Replies He's Not On Ballot This Year, "Just Can't Support Him"

There is no picture of him wagging a finger (yet), but Arizona Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) stood up  to presumptive GOP Presidential nominee Donald Trump today. Trump threatened to campaign against Flake, apparently without knowing which of his GOP colleagues are up for re-election this year.
(posted by Sen. Flake a few days ago...
before today's verbal scrape with Trump)

Afterwards, Flake told reporters after the tense, private meeting with GOP Senators, "my position remains, I want to support the nominee. I really do. I just can’t support him given the things that he’s said.”

Flake is not up for re-election in Arizona until 2018.

The Washington Post has more details on what took place behind the closed doors earlier today.

Apparently, Trump has kept track of Flake's lukewarm statements. Per the article:
When Flake stood up and introduced himself, Trump told him, “You’ve been very critical of me.”
“Yes, I’m the other senator from Arizona — the one who didn’t get captured — and I want to talk to you about statements like that,” Flake responded, according to two Republican officials.

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