Trump: Former GOP Sen. Dean Heller Didn’t Win Last Year Because He Was “Extraordinarily Hostile” To Me

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.”