Heidi Heitkamp Gives Trump Some Credit: "The last thing anyone should do is take Trump for granted"


Yesterday on the Need to Know Morning Show on AM1100 WZFG Scott Hennen interviews U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp and asked her some questions about the presidential race.

And while most liberal politicians seem to have nothing but invective for Trump, Heitkamp gave him some credit. Perhaps a nod to Trump’s popularity in North Dakota and her own tenuous political position.

“He’s there because people have underestimated him. He’s there because there is an unquiet and an anger in this country,” she said of the Republican front runner. “The last thing anyone should do is take Trump for granted.”

Asked about what troubles her preferred candidate, Hillary Clinton, might face Heitkamp said “fatigue” might be a risk, suggesting that American voters getting weary of the Bush family is what did in Jeb Bush’s candidacy.

“She’s got to come with some new ideas. Some new direction,” Heitkamp said of Clinton.  “And I think she’s got to talk to the center of the country which decides this election. That’s where I live, in the middle.”

That might be a plea from Heitkamp to Clinton on some of her more extreme policy positions, particularly on energy, which aren’t going to play well here in North Dakota.

Here’s the audio:

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