Trump Urges Supporters to Preserve GOP Control of Congress

Conservatives in general, and Trump supporters in particular, have been understandably frustrated with the congressional leadership of Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan. Their fiscal incontinence and inability to fully repeal Obamacare have been particularly irritating, and this produced a significant amount of ambivalence about supporting the GOP in the midterms. Republican turnout in the primaries suggests that enthusiasm is returning, but it has to be enough to overcome a probable surge in Democratic participation in November.
A lot of conservative pundits have discounted the “blue wave” that the Democrats and the media have been fantasizing about since last year, but that is no reason to be complacent. This is why President Trump’s recent speeches have included calls for his supporters to turn out in November and beef up the thin majorities Republicans now cling to in the House and Senate. Yesterday, he used the impending retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy from the

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