President Trump is receiving backlash from tweets he sent out about Democrat lawmakers over the weekend. House Democrats are going as far as to call for a vote on a resolution that would condemn the president’s comments.
President Trump is now warning congressional Republicans not to fall into the Democrat “trap.”
“The so-called vote to be taken is a Democrat con game,” Trump tweeted. “Republicans should not show ‘weakness’ and fall into their trap.”
In Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District, recently announced candidate Joel Langlois is standing with President Trump by speaking out against Republican lawmakers criticizing him.
Langlois is staying true to his promise to always have President Trump’s back. He was an early supporter of Trump, hosting multiple rallies for him in 2015 and 2016 at The DeltaPlex Arena, a venue that he owns. Langlois was recently endorsed by Scott Hagerstrom, the 2016 Michigan Trump State Director.
Unfortunately, some Republicans have decided to speak out against President Trump or remain silent.
Rep. Mike Turner, R-Ohio, wrote on Twitter that Trump’s comments were “racist and he should apologize. We must work as a country to rise above hate, not enable it.”
Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., said Trump and the party should work to defeat Democrats on the merits of their ideas, not on their ancestry.
“President Trump was wrong to suggest that four left-wing congresswomen should go back to where they came from,” Toomey said in a statement. “Three of the four were born in America and the citizenship of all four is as valid as mine.”
In Michigan’s 3rd District, Langlois’ opponent Peter Meijer has remained quiet on the issue. Meijer was recently blasted by Breitbart for being anti-Trump and having a history of donating to Democrat candidates and organizations.
Voters are especially wary of Meijer considering he’s running to replace Justin Amash, the congressman that called for President Trump’s impeachment and recently left the Republican Party and became an independent.
Meijer is unlikely to win over Trump supporters in the district, so he’ll be trying to get Democrats to support him in the open primary.