September 1, 2016
Citing the results of recent primary contests, White House spokesman Josh Earnest today suggested that members of Congress who oppose the president’s trade policies out of political concern “might be a little behind the curve.”
Earnest, speaking to reporters aboard Air Force One, was asked whether the White House views the results of primary elections this week – including races won easily by Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Marco Rubio (R-FL), as well as Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) – as “an indication that the anti-establishment fervor this year has been overstated.”
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