PA-Sen: Toomey Attends Meeting with Trump
According to Laura Olson of the Morning Call, Sen. Toomey declined to take questions from reporters and got into a waiting car. His campaign later released the following statement: “Senator Toomey was pleased to be able to join more than thirty other senators in meeting with the presumed Republican nominee for President. While he continues to have significant differences with Donald Trump, there was a good dialogue in the meeting, and that’s always welcomed.”
PoliticsPA inquired as to whether the Senator asked Trump any questions but we did not receive a response.
Philip Rucker and Sean Sullivan of the Washington Post revealed that Trump got into arguments and criticized several GOP lawmakers in attendance.
“You’ve been very critical of me,” Trump told Arizona Senator Jeff Flake.
“Yes, I’m the other senator from Arizona – the one who didn’t get captured – and I want to talk to you about statements like that,” referring to a statement by Trump last year.
The presidential candidate also met with House Republicans earlier in the day. Despite meeting him, Congressman Charlie Dent reiterated that he is not sure he can endorse Trump.
“I still need to be persuaded,” Rep. Dent stated. “I’ve been concerned about the incendiary comments and the lack of policy specificity. That’s where I have been, there’s where I continue to be.”
Congressman Dent also mentioned that one colleague brought up Trump’s remarks concerning Latinos. “He said Hispanics love him,” Dent revealed.
The latest Washington Post/ABC News poll shows 89% of Latinos have an unfavorable view of Donald Trump.