Trump passes on opportunity to criticize LeBron James at OH rally

Roman Schwartz
August 6, 2018

And it might, as long as Trump remembers to call Balderson by the right name. Troy Balderson (R-Zanesville) who is running for the 12th district seat in Congress against Democrat Danny O'Connor, or he's having trouble remembering which politicians he's flying around the country to support at their rallies. I am better everything than they have, including this, " Trump said, pointing at his own head.

Kasich told Stephanopoulos, Trump "is a divider" and that "the chaos" sparked by the president is why the number of people who belong to the Republican Party has declined.

GOP insiders are becoming increasingly concerned the Donald Trump's visits to battleground states to promote local candidates may be having a negative effect on voters as the president seems more interested in talking about himself than the local candidate in need of a boost at the polls.

The rally comes hours after Trump denounced arguably Ohio's favorite native son, basketball superstar LeBron James, who just opened a school for underprivileged children in Akron. Last week, president Trump fired back at the brothers, calling them "globalists", according to USA Today. The statement didn't criticize Trump.

Trump relished playing the role of Republican kingmaker, bragging how the GOP candidates he's opposed, like Rep. Mark Sanford of SC, have lost.

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He also gave an onstage hug to Rep. Jim Jordan, who is under siege after allegations that, as an assistant wrestling coach at Ohio State University, he knew of alleged sexual abuse by a team doctor but did not report it. Jordan, who has denied the charge, has announced his plan to run for speaker of the House.

"I asked him, I said, 'Troy, why- Did you invite Trump in here?"

Trump was traveling Saturday to OH to hold a rally for state Sen.

"Will be going to OH tonight to campaign for Troy Balderson for the big Congressional Special Election on Tuesday", the president tweeted.

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