Sheriff tells Trump a lawmaker is pushing legislation he doesn’t want
Trump: “Want to give his name? We’ll destroy his career.”
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) February 7, 2017
While meeting with sheriffs from around the country today, President Donald Trump told a Texas sheriff that he’d be willing to “destroy” a state senator who was apparently not being accommodating, according to pool reports.
The president was speaking with Rockwall County Sheriff Harold Eavenson when Eavenson began complaining about a Texas lawmaker not working with him to get things done.
Here’s full “we’ll destroy his career” exchange between Trump and a TX sheriff, at the WH earlier, via pool report… pic.twitter.com/z6OPCGWrO0
— Jennifer Bendery (@jbendery) February 7, 2017
It is unclear who the senator is that was at the center of Eavenson’s complaints. The state senator who represents Rockwall County, Bob Hall, is a Republican, but it could honestly be anyone in the state. Per the Dallas News, “speculation immediately began to swirl” in the state’s capital.
Also during the meeting this morning, Trump railed against the media once again, calling the press a “very, very dishonest arm” while grumbling about negative coverage of him.
Watch video of Trump’s comments above.
UPDATE 12:24 PM ET: According to the Washington Post’s Radley Balko, it appears that it is indeed Hall.
Appears that the Texas state senator whose career Trump threatened to destroy in that video is GOP Sen. Bob Hall, a Tea Party guy.
— Radley Balko (@radleybalko) February 7, 2017
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