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GOP Senate Candidate Promises He Won’t Be Loyal to Trump

The GOP currently has an issue representing people that aren’t white males. Currently, the party only has 12 female congresswomen and 9 female senators. South Carolina’s Tim Scott and Texas’ Will Hurd are currently the only two Republican lawmakers of color.

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John James, a rising African-American star in Michigan hopes to change that by winning a senate seat in 2020. To help his chances, though, James is secretly telling supporters that he will not align himself with Donald Trump.

According to Politico, James is telling African-American leaders that he doesn’t see eye to eye with the President. “Plenty, plenty of issues,” the candidate reportedly said of Trump. “Everything from cutting Great Lakes funding to ‘sh*thole countries’ to speaking ill of the dead. I mean, where do you want to start?”

The Republican hopeful continued, “I haven’t gotten any money from Donald Trump. I haven’t gotten any money from Betsy DeVos. I haven’t gotten any money — that’s political talking points. Very little of that is true.”

James has commented on critiques that he wavers on support for Trump. He recently told reporters:

“When the president is right  on what he’s doing for Michigan, I’ll support him. And when I disagree with him. I will let him know. It benefits the state of Michigan to have that perspective and that voice. When the president is right  on what he’s doing for Michigan, I’ll support him,” James said Saturday. “And when I disagree with him. I will let him know. It benefits the state of Michigan to have that perspective and that voice.”

 



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