Trump Suggests Crowley Wouldn’t Have Lost If He’d Been ‘Nicer’ To ‘His President’

on June 12, 2018 in Singapore. The historic meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been scheduled for June 12 in Singapore as both leaders arrived in the Southeast Asian city-state on Sunday ahead of the landmark summit.
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After the stunning primary defeat of prominent Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY) Tuesday evening, President Donald Trump mused on Twitter that perhaps the incumbent lawmaker wouldn’t have lost if he had been “nicer, and more respectful,” to Trump.

The only fault in the President’s logic? The fourth most powerful Democrat in the House lost to a 28-year-old progressive challenger Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who was backed by the Democratic Socialists of America and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

“Wow! Big Trump Hater Congressman Joe Crowley who many expected was going to take Nancy Pelosi’s place, just LOST his primary election,” he tweeted late Tuesday. 

Minutes later he piled on Democrats further, seizing on his own assumption that there’s a “red wave” coming to Congress and claiming the Democratic Party is in “Turmoil” because of its policies.  

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