The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports:
President Donald Trump blamed former Sen. Dean Heller for losing his re-election bid because Heller had been “extraordinarily hostile” to Trump during the 2016 election and hence had alienated the conservative base.
“What happened with Dean Heller is I tried for him,” Trump told the Review-Journal, but his hard-core voter base “did not believe me. They wouldn’t go for him.”
“It’s past as far as I’m concerned,” Heller told the Review-Journal. “This president called me that day before the election and said I was going to win by five points. Now all of sudden he has a different spin on that. Not surprising. I think America’s used to that.”
.@realDonaldTrump called former Sen. @DeanHeller “a terrible senator” who lost his re-election bid because he had been “extraordinarily hostile” to Trump during the 2016 election https://t.co/HfWIi3s11M
— Las Vegas RJ (@reviewjournal) February 6, 2019
Heading to Nevada to help a man who has become a good friend, Senator Dean Heller. He is all about #MAGA and I need his Help and Talent in Washington. Also, Adam Laxalt will be a GREAT GOVERNOR, and has my complete and total Endorsement. Winners Both!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 20, 2018