GOP Congressman admits he’s quitting before midterm elections… because of President Trump

One of the biggest benefits of having President Trump in office has been his ability to sift out the true conservatives from the RINOs.

Rep. Dave Trott (R-MI) is the latest Republican member of Congress to announce he won’t be seeking reelection in 2018. In an interview with CNBC, Rep. Trott said he considers President Trump a “factor” in his decision not to run.

Of the President, Trott said “We have different styles and I sometimes don’t understand some of the things he does and says.”

He blamed the President for extreme partisanship in Congress. “It’s a very partisan environment and I think that problem has been exacerbated under President Trump” Trott stated.

The Michigan Congressman pointed to the violence at Charlottseville in August as an instance in which he believes President Trump worsened problems. He’s also not a fan of the President’s leadership style.

“The president blamed the Senate” on health care,” Trott reminisced. “I’m not sure [President Ronald] Reagan would have had a problem with the Senate.”

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Rep. Dave Trott is the latest GOP congressman to not seek reelection, and cites President Trump as a factor.

But Trott admitted that President Trump is not the only one responsible for the issues plaguing Congress:

“[It’s] just not the right time for me to be in Washington. We’re not that productive and that certainly isn’t just a consequence of President Trump. They weren’t that productive before he ever got there.”

Trott is a first-term Congressman. He owns a law firm and has other business interests in his home state of Michigan.

Heritage Action Scorecard gives Trott a failing 53 percent conservative rating, while Conservative Review scores him with an abysmal 33 percent, which amounts to an “F.”

With his retirement, Trott joins the ranks of several GOP lawmakers who are choosing to step aside rather than risk going into debt in a race they would wind up losing.

Other prominent figures who have said they will not seek reelection include Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), both of whom have feuded publicly with the President.

Conservatives are cheering at what many consider to be a purging of the party.


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