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Don Jr taunts Amash with dismal poll, threatens to campaign for primary challenger: ‘See you soon Justin’

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President Donald Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr. suggested on Twitter early Thursday morning that he intends to help primary turncoat “Republican” Congressman Justin Amash.

“See you soon Justin… I hear Michigan is beautiful during primary season,” he wrote in a tweet that included data showing that Amash’s primary challenger, Michigan state Rep. Jim Lower, is leading him by a whopping 16 percentage points.

Amash responded shortly thereafter with what the media described as a “brutal joke about Russian interference”:


If you don’t get the joke, don’t worry, you’re not alone …

Dovetailing back to the poll numbers shared by Trump Jr., with numbers as strong as these, it appears Lower is destined to defeat Amash. And with Trump Jr.’s help, his victory could very well wind up turning out to be a landslide.

The elder Trump son’s interest in primarying Amash likely stems from the “Republican” congressman’s stunningly treacherous behavior, from accusing the president of committing obstruction of justice to voting this week to hold several Trump administration officials in contempt of Congress.

Amash’s tragic transformation from a Tea Party-backed Republican to an unprincipled John McCain-esque backstabber began last month when he became the first and only “Republican” to come out in support of impeaching the president.

In a series of tweets posted around mid-May, he first accused the attorney general of misrepresenting special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report (false) and then asserted that, in his opinion, the report proved that Trump “has engaged in impeachable conduct” (false).

Then this week the widely condemned congressman became the only “Republican” to vote with the Democrats on the House Oversight and Reform Committee to hold AG Bar and Commerce Secretary Wilbus Ross in contempt of Congress for not providing the committee with certain documents having to do with a proposal that a citizenship question be added to the 2020 census.

The president lashed out at this vote early Thursday morning:

He argued in his tweet that the contempt vote was designed to “embarrass” his administration and boost the Democrat Party’s 2020 campaign efforts. While the president didn’t specifically mention Amash in his tweets, the fact that the “Republican” congressman assisted the Democrats in their efforts seems to speak volumes about his political allegiance.

Trump hasn’t actually tweeted about the Michigan congressman since last month:

A report emerged Wednesday however that he’s been working behind the scenes to hold Amash accountable.

“Trump and his top advisers have discussed the prospect of backing a primary challenge to the Michigan lawmaker … that would effectively amount to a warning shot to other Republicans thinking of crossing him,” Politico reported.

“Trump has raised the primary challenge idea with Vice President Mike Pence and North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows, a close Trump ally who co-founded the conservative House Freedom Caucus with Amash. Trump has also addressed the subject with Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, a former Michigan GOP leader who remains influential in the state.”

Amash formally dropped out of the Freedom Caucus on Monday, two days before he voted to hold Barr and Ross in contempt.

“I have the highest regard for them, and they’re my close friends. I didn’t want to be a further distraction for the group,” he said Monday to a CNN “reporter” after formally stepping down.

HERE’S WHAT YOU’RE MISSING …

Despite growing opposition, Amash remains confident that he’ll win reelection.

“I have no interest in playing spoiler. When I run for something, I run to win,” he said to The Hill on Wednesday.

“I’ve spent my whole time in office under fire from different people, so it doesn’t worry me,” he added. “I’ve had multiple elections where people thought I was the underdog and won by large margins. I don’t really worry about any of that stuff.”

“I have a lot of confidence in what I’m doing, in the American people, and especially the people in my district, First I’m not going to lose, and second, I don’t have any regrets about doing the right thing. I didn’t run for office to sell out my principles to the party or to any one person.”

While it’s unclear what “principles” he abides by, what’s evident is that the Republican base doesn’t share of any of his so-called “principles”:

HERE’S WHAT YOU’RE MISSING …

Vivek Saxena

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