Trump lauds Hagerty in phone call with supporters

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Bill Hagerty speaks at Nashville event on Dec. 3, 2019. (Erik Schelzig, Tennessee Journal)

President Donald Trump reiterated his support for former Ambassador Bill Hagerty in the Republican primary to succeed U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Maryville) in a Wednesday evening phone call with supporters.

Billed as a tele-town hall, the event lasted about five minutes and did not involve any questions. Trump predicted a Hagerty win and did not mention his chief GOP rival, Manny Sethi

According to Jonathan Mattise of the AP:

The president showered Hagerty with praise, calling him a “stalwart defender of our conservative values” on topics ranging from gun rights to abortion opposition.

He said Hagerty was one of Trumps “strongest supporters in 2016,” praised his work on the presidential transition team and said hes still “legendary over there” in Japan.

“He’s a Trump conservative. He’s a friend of mine. He’s a great guy,” Trump said of Hagerty during the fiveminute call. “Tennessee is one of my favorite places. I really appreciate all of your support.”

5 Responses to Trump lauds Hagerty in phone call with supporters

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    Taxpayer #314 says:

    Look at the “friends” that Trump has surrounded himself with over the past years and they are very similar to a mob or gang. You have the enforcers, the crew that is constantly in and out of jail and the sorry collection of misfits that can not find a real job. They have no ethics. Trump says he only hires the “best” people but his collection of current and former staff are not exactly shining examples of Chamber of Commerce material. Having Trump call you a “friend” or a “great guy” is a stamp that draws special attention but for all the wrong reasons. Dump Trump and all his crooked and unethical friends!

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      Stuart I. Anderson says:

      And replace him with leftists who are so far left that they can no longer control the major cities that they have governed for decades and can’t bring themselves to utter a word of condemnation against the violent AntiFa extremists who are attacking our law enforcement officials so the entire country can be just like. . .Portland, Seattle, Minneapolis. You get the idea.

      Great suggestion from your comfortable perch in this well run conservative state Taxpayer but today is election day when we conservatives are going to decide who governs this state in the Republican Primary so thanks for the suggestion, but we have important things to do today so I think we’ll pass.

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      Donna Locke says:

      Yeah, right, dump Trump and replace him with a senile pedophile controlled by anti-American socialists. Yeah, right.

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    David Collins says:

    You are absolutely correct, Taxpayer #314! Get some competence back in the White House. Besides, from the way things are looking in New York, ole Tater Head Trump will need all the time he can muster to defend himself in criminal court!

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    Taxpayer #314 says:

    Trump is now pleading and begging his BILLIONAIRE friends to pay up to fatten up the PAC’s for his limp to the finish line. He is getting desperate as his poll numbers continue to tank and his financial supporters are going on vacation to an island without a phone. Today Trump may have just pissed off one of his best and largest contributor, Sheldon Adelson. The sstrump ship is sinking fast!

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