President Trump praised Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D) as a “good woman” at an event Wednesday in North Dakota to pitch tax reform.
“As the president mentioned the state’s elected officials, he invited Heitkamp to join the Republican lawmakers on stage with him.”
“Come on up, senator,” he said, motioning to Heitkamp. “These are great people. They work hard. They’re for you, 100 percent.”
“As Heitkamp stepped onto an outdoor catwalk at an oil refinery here in Mandan to join him onstage, Trump delivered play-by-play commentary.”
“Everybody’s saying, ‘What’s she doing up here?” Trump said. “But I’ll tell you what: Good woman.”
Although Heitkamp “has spoken favorably about tax reform in general terms, she has not explicitly endorsed Trump’s agenda. … Heitkamp did not speak at Trump’s event, but she issued a statement Tuesday saying that she was ‘eager to hear more’ about the president’s plans.” (Washington Post)
ON THE AIR. Meanwhile, a liberal group, the Not One Penny campaign, began running a TV ad urging Heitkamp and Sen. John Hoeven (R) “to oppose tax cuts for the wealthy.” The spot is backed by a five-figure buy. (The Hill)