It’s Time for North Dakota’s Republican Leaders to Step Away From Trump

President Donald Trump disembarks Air Force One at Hector International Airport in Fargo, N.D. on June 27, 2018. Trump was en route to a campaign event in support of Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), who is hoping to unseat the incumbent Democratic senator, Heidi Heitkamp. Tom Brenner / The New York Times

MINOT, N.D. — I do not like what Trumpism has done to the conservative movement.

This is supposed to be about governing, my friends, not trolling the political opposition, and certainly not trying to win elections with mendacity.

North Dakotans just voted overwhelmingly for President Donald Trump. In fact, he got a larger percentage of the vote in our state than he did in 2016. And though I didn’t vote for Trump myself, I can understand why many of my friends and neighbors and loved ones did.

The sort of leadership Democrats have on offer would be terrible for our state in ways too numerous to enumerate here. A Joe Biden/Kamala Harris administration represents a Democratic Party that cares very little for the people in our part of the world. Their time in office would diminish our prosperity and our freedom.

But what President Trump is doing, attempting to undermine our electoral process with lies and utterly unsubstantiated conspiracy theories, is beyond unacceptable.

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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