President Trump Speaks to Sen. Jeff Flake’s Arizona Challengers!

President Trump has met with three potential primary challenges to Sen. Jeff Flake (AZ), in the last few weeks, hopefully, to remind the anti-Trump Senator who’s in charge.

Here’s how I see the 2018 elections for the Republicans. We’ve had six months, going on seven for these anti-Trump Senators to get on board and help fix America. We’ve asked, pleaded and begged and now here we are ready to remove these people because they aren’t doing anything for us and the Trump agenda.

Anti-America Senators and Representatives need to seek other employment. I’m tired of my tax dollars paying them to stab me in the back, for their personal gain.

Sen. Flake has been under McCain’s wing like a moth to a flame since he joined the Senate. Flake doesn’t have a mind of his own and has to play pea pot holder for McCain for a while now. He’s ripe to picked off, and I tend to support Kelli Ward to replace him.

Source: Politico

Flake, a longtime Trump critic who refused to endorse the president during the 2016 campaign, is one of a handful of undecided Republican votes on the Obamacare repeal effort. He’s also one of the most vulnerable Republicans up for reelection in 2018.

Since taking office, Trump has spoken with Arizona state Treasurer Jeff DeWit, a top official on his 2016 campaign, on at least two occasions, according to two sources familiar with the talks. More recently, since June, White House officials have also had discussions with former state Sen. Kelli Ward, who has announced her bid, and former Arizona GOP Chairman Robert Graham, who like DeWit is exploring a campaign.

At a Republican National Committee meeting outside of San Diego in May, David Bossie, Trump’s deputy campaign manager and the president of the influential conservative outside group Citizens United, told Graham that either he or DeWit would likely get substantial backing from conservatives should either enter the contest, according to three people familiar with the conversation.

“Maybe [Flake] should get back on the Trump team. A lot of people believe in Trump’s policies,” said former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a prominent immigration hard-liner who backed Trump, noting that the president remained popular in Arizona. “There’s a silent majority that’s still there, and still in this state, so watch out.”

I have a gut feeling that trump already had 2018 mapped out after he won last November.

Run people loyal to him in primaries to unseat incumbents who think of themselves, pleasing their donors and those special interest groups?

The real pressure comes with the conservative citizens of the State of Arizona identify and place full support behind acceptable candidates to replace not only Flake but McCain as well. The same holds true for all states that have incumbents who do not support the will of the people as reflected by their election of President Trump. Now is the time to drain the swamp.

I think 2018 will be an interesting year.

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Wayne Dupree is owner and founder of WayneDupree.com. He was named to the 2017 Newsmax’s 50 Most Influential African-American Republicans. He served in the USAF between 1987-1995. He saw time in Operation Desert Storm/Shield and is the father of three. He is the host of the Wayne Dupree Show.

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