By The Blaze. President Donald Trump praised Republican Matt Rosendale and attacked Senator Jon Tester (D-Mont.) at a rally Thursday that many see as revenge for the Democrat ending a nomination by the president. . .
Trump’s raucous rally in Great Falls, Montana, gave a boost to the Rosendale campaign against the incumbency of the Democrat. . .
Trump accused Tester of saying one thing in Montana and doing the other in Washington D.C., and criticized him for voting against ending Obamacare and the GOP tax cut.
“Jon Tester voted no on legislation to stop late-term abortions,” Trump said to loud booing. “You wouldn’t think it would play very well out here. How did he get elected? I mean I know a lot of people from Montana, you have to explain that one to me – how did he get elected?” . . .
Tester was pivotal in the failed nomination of Ronny Jackson by the president to head the Department of Veterans Affairs. The senator released information that severely damaged the reputation of Jackson as he was being considered for the job.
Allegations made by Senator Jon Tester against Admiral/Doctor Ron Jackson are proving false. The Secret Service is unable to confirm (in fact they deny) any of the phony Democrat charges which have absolutely devastated the wonderful Jackson family. Tester should resign. The…..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 28, 2018
(Read more from “Here’s How President Trump Is Getting Back at a Democrat Senator Over His VA Nomination” HERE)
Sen. Jon Tester Takes out Newspaper Ads Welcoming Trump to Montana Ahead of a Hostile Visit
By The Washington Post. Girding for a hostile visit to his state from President Trump, Democratic Sen. Jon Tester took out full-page newspaper ads Thursday welcoming the commander in chief to Montana and thanking him for signing 16 bills that Tester had pushed. . .
The president has trained his sights on Tester, in particular, saying he would “have a big price to pay” for his role in sinking Trump’s nomination of Ronny L. Jackson to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs in April.
In his role as the ranking Democrat on the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, Tester released a list of allegations that created a portrait of a long history of professional misconduct by Jackson. Those included claims that Jackson had a “pattern” of distributing medication with no patient history and that he crashed a government vehicle while intoxicated after a Secret Service going-away party. (Read more from “Sen. Jon Tester Takes out Newspaper Ads Welcoming Trump to Montana Ahead of a Hostile Visit” HERE)