Having led and strategized one of the most successful and astounding electoral campaigns in recent American political history, President Donald Trump can easily claim to be a master in running campaigns. He’ll be bringing such proven expertise and passion for the game when he takes on a more active role in Republican primary campaigns ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.
Trump expressed on Saturday his desire to become “very much involved” in the GOP primary campaigns, notwithstanding that there’s a planned push for bipartisan bills in 2018. In order, though, for the Trump administration to push its legislative agenda forward, more Republicans need to be elected to Congress.
The President made the announcement during a media availability at Camp David. Trump was then flanked by the likes of Senate Majority Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and a host of GOP congressional leaders whom he met at the Maryland retreat.
Even the GOP leaders want him to be engaged in the campaign. Trump said: “They want me to be involved. And we’re going to be very involved, in fact not only with the Senate but also with the House.”
The President offered his support to “anyone who needs him”, especially party incumbents who would be challenged by outsiders whom Trump feels are not even “quality candidates.”
Trump emphasized: “We need more Republicans. We have to have more Republicans.” He also said that while the plan is to go bipartisan to push for some “great bills”, Trump noted: “But we need more Republicans so we can really get the rest of the “Make America Great Again” agenda passed, and so I will actually be working for incumbents and anybody else that has my kind of thinking. I think it’s going to happen. We’re going to make a lot of trips.”