At Ohio rally, Trump casts midterm elections as a personal referendum

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Murphy's observations are nothing new, considering many Republicans have criticized Donald Trump - his trade policies in particular - and considering GOP members who have had the courage to stand up to Trump have had their careers "destroyed" by the POTUS, by his own admission.

President Trump speaks at a rally in support of congressional hopeful Troy Balderson in Lewis Center, Ohio.

When Trump took the stage in a sweltering high school gymnasium north of Columbus, his late-night tweet deriding James' intellect had already generated hours of online buzz in defense of the all-star from Akron who had just opened a school for at-risk children in his hometown. "But in the general election, Democrats all hate Trump and among Independents he's mostly upside-down", Murphy said on NBC's "Meet the Press".

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For instance, influential conservative mega-donors, the Koch brothers, have launched a multi-year, multi-million dollar campaign, in an effort to combat and counter Trump tariffs, which they claim are jeopardizing the United States' economy. He is a great Congressman who is tough on crime & borders & inspiration to our Military & Vets.

Trump also brought to the stage OH congressman Jim Jordan, calling him "a tough cookie".

Continuing his trend of being as useful on Twitter as a stick of butter over an open flame, President Donald Trump unleashed yet another prestigious endorsement for an Ohioan on his favorite website.

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Truck driver and Trump supporter Rob LaPat is attending his first Trump rally. Troy Balderson, the Republican in a special U.S. House election on Tuesday.

A few dozen protesters are lined along a walkway outside the school holding signs that say "Impeach 45" and "Real News Fake President". "The President?' He said, 'No, I didn't, '" Kasich responded. The attack on James, who has been critical of Trump, came just as the National Basketball Association superstar opened up a school for underprivileged children.

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