Donald Trump Calls Mark Kirk a Loser During GOP Sit-Down

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the American Airlines Center in Dallas on Sept. 14 2015

"You've been very critical of me", the presumptive Republican presidential nominee said when Flake introduced himself. Flake stood up to Trump by urging him to stop attacking Mexicans.

"The meeting is the first time Cruz and Trump have met in person since the Texas senator dropped out of the presidential race after losing the in primary more than two months ago". Mark Kirk (R-IL) a loser for not supporting him and claimed he would carry the state of Illinois and called out Sen.

First, Trump attacked Senator Mark Kirk, who has been running an ad literally touting his refusal to endorse Trump as a sign of his strong leadership.

The distinction is important for campaign financing purposes: Most of the money a candidate raises with the party must be used for "party building" purposes, or in conjunction with party efforts to win congressional and Senate seats, which diminishes its impact for the presidential nominee.

Not all of the meet and greet went well, however.

It's very, very hard to see strategy in Trump's combativeness and/or to imagine what that strategy (if one exists) might gain him.

Regarding the upcoming Republican convention in Cleveland, Trump said that all the speaking slots had been filled. The single biggest task facing Trump between now and then will be uniting the GOP behind him. Jerry Moran of Kansas, Republicans facing re-election this fall, met with Trump, along with other GOP senators.

"My position remains, I want to support the nomination".

Pennsylvania Rep. Charlie Dent said after the meeting that Trump "has a lot of work to persuade many Americans, including myself, that he is able to lead this great country". "I think Trump is gonna get a vote like Alan Keyes got, which was about 28 percent". Show some turning over of a new leaf. It wasn't enough for others, as lawmakers who have been wary of Trump's incendiary comments and off-putting campaign style said they remain unconvinced.

"Yes, I'm the other senator from Arizona - the one that wasn't captured - and I want to talk to you about statements like that", Flake told Trump in the closed-door meeting, the senator confirmed to ABC News. But, the primary is over. Protesters chanted, "Donald Trump, he's a fraud".

"I think it was the normal stream of consciousness that's long on hyperbole and short on facts", said Sanford, who dismissed the alternative — Clinton. Most political people know this. It appears, however, that the man at the top of the campaign still doesn't get it. Need evidence?

"The meeting offers the presumptive Republican nominee an opportunity to reassure nervous members of the party who worry that his freewheeling style - on display Wednesday night during a speech in Cincinnati in which he reignited a controversy over a tweet some have said is anti-Semitic - may turn off voters".

Moody said that he not only fears losing the White House to Democrats, but also control of the Senate.

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