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Donald Trump's pathetic idea to save Senate GOP

Self-professed billionaire says his "very unblemished" record is just what the GOP needs


Luke Brinker
September 22, 2014 9:28PM (UTC)

Self-proclaimed billionaire and unrepentant birther Donald Trump says he knows just what it will take to put Senate Republicans over the top in the upcoming midterms: himself.

Speaking with the hosts of "Fox & Friends" on Monday morning, the perennial presidential tease crowed about all the Republicans pleading with him to do robocalls for their campaigns.

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“I have a lot of people that want to run for office or who are running for office ... and it’s not even the money that they want, they want robocalls,” Trump said, according to Politico. “That’s the new thing, you do a robo.”

Among the Republicans seeking the game show host’s assistance, he said, were Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown, who’s trying to oust Sen. Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire.

“Mitch McConnell is coming up [Monday] who I have been supporting. … They just want support and Scott Brown is coming up to see me; I mean, a lot of people come up to see me,” Trump told "Fox & Friends," with characteristic modesty, calling his political track record “very unblemished.”

While Trump is eager to see McConnell win a sixth term in the Senate, it’s unclear that he knows just what job McConnell would have if Republicans picked up the six Senate seats necessary to gain control of the Senate. In a tweet Monday, he asked why Kentucky voters would elect a “rookie Senator” when they could stick with McConnell, “who may be [the] next Speaker”:


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