Paul Ryan to Trump: Talk about the economy, not the caravan

New York Post | 11/5/2018 | Staff
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House Speaker Paul Ryan pleaded with President Trump in a phone call to tout the booming economy rather than continue attacking the migrant caravan in Mexico in the final days before Tuesday’s midterm elections, according to a report on Monday.

The Wisconsin Republican reached out to Trump on Sunday and urged him to change his message but the president said his focus on immigration is firing up his supporters, Politico reported.

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“Trump has hijacked the election,” a senior House Republican aide told Politico about Trump’s attention on immigration. “This is not what we expected the final weeks of the election to focus on.”

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In recent rallies, Trump has talked up job growth and the economy, but he continues to highlight the thousands of Central American migrants who are heading to the US border.

Trump has called the caravan an “invasion” and said “violent predators” and “unknown Middle Easterners” have infiltrated the group.

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Burnishing his hard-line stand, he’s suggested changing the 14th Amendment to get rid of the guarantee of birthright citizenship, has mobilized more US troops at the border and has blasted Democrats for advocating open borders.

At a rally in Montana on Saturday, a day after the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics said the US economy added 250,000 jobs in October, Trump admitted that he can crow about job creation, but that doesn’t keep the crowd spellbound.


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