As loathsome and pernicious as John McCain has been over a prolonged period has given cover to Arizona’s other rotten RINO Senator – Jeff Flake.
Flake has repeatedly opposed President Trump’s agenda. From the primaries right up through Charlottesville, he has aligned himself with the Never Trumpers and as recently as last month, was calling for a Republican rebellion against a president who is in their own party.
Trump has noticed that Flake is a snake and continues to counterattack, even suggesting support of his primary challenger Dr. Kelli Ward. As a result of his tussles with Trump, Flake’s favorability ratings in his own state had dropped to an abysmal 18 percent in a poll conducted earlier this month.
The President took to Twitter after his triumphant return to Phoenix on Tuesday to once again jab at Flake:
Phoenix crowd last night was amazing – a packed house. I love the Great State of Arizona. Not a fan of Jeff Flake, weak on crime & border!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 23, 2017
The Mormon from Snowflake, AZ (you can’t make stuff like this up) however is fighting back and appears ready to throw his support to a GOP primary challenge against Trump in a bid to thwart his reelection with the likely opponent being Ohio Governor John Kasich.
— The Hill (@thehill) August 24, 2017
Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) said Thursday that President Trump is “inviting” a presidential primary challenge in 2020 because he’s paying too much attention to appeasing his base.
Flake, whose public attacks on Trump could provoke the president to back a primary challenger against him, made the comments Wednesday during an interview with Georgia Public Broadcasting when asked if Trump will face a primary challenge.
“I don’t know, I think that certainly depends on him. I think he could govern in a way that he wouldn’t,” Flake said in audio first disseminated widely by CNN.
“But, I think that the way that, the direction he’s headed right now, just kinda drilling down on the base rather than trying to expand the base, I think he’s inviting one.”
The one thing that continues to keep Flake and the rest of the pit vipers in the GOP Congress from making their move against Trump is the strong support that he receives from his base.
Despite ten days of media Nazi-mania and a war on Confederate monuments after Charlottesville, Trump is still strongly supported by patriotic Americans who bleed red, white and blue and who sent the outsider to Washington D.C. with a mandate to drain the swamp.
Flake has long been doing the backstroke in that swamp along with the other treacherous anti-Trump backstabbers in the Republican establishment, all of whom would have vastly preferred Hillary Clinton in the White House and a quiet power-sharing deal.
As it sits today, they hit Trump with everything that they had before he was elected and then with even more afterward. They couldn’t prove he was a Russian agent nor a neo-Nazi commander and are now losing ground on the unfit for office campaign.
The only thing left is a primary challenge from Kasich but once again, these fools continue to underestimate Trump and the strength of his base who have continually thwarted their every effort.