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Trump Has a New Nickname for a New Senate Dem

President Trump visited Indiana on Thursday night, and branded Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN) with a new nickname Republicans hope will stick this fall.

By NTK Staff | 05.11.2018 @9:00am
Trump Has a New Nickname for a New Senate Dem

President Trump visited Indiana on Thursday night to talk about the impact of GOP tax cuts, and put pressure on Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN), who’s up for reelection in the fall against GOP businessman Mike Braun.

Trump, fond of derisive nicknames for everyone from Kim Jong-un to NBC reporter Chuck Todd, picked one for Donnelly on Thursday night.

The inspiration for “Sleepin’ Joe”? The lack of Donnelly’s accomplishments after six years in the U.S. House and six years in the U.S. Senate. The Center for Effective Lawmaking named Donnelly the least effective Democratic U.S. senator in the 114th Congress (2015-16). What’s more, no Donnelly-sponsored piece of legislation has ever been passed into law.

Donnelly had a relatively meek response, saying “[i]t’s okay that the President and Vice President are here today for politics.” The Donnelly campaign’s press release also pointed out that the senator has voted with Trump 62 percent of the time.

According to FiveThirtyEight, that number is closer to 55 percent, and many of the votes are on Trump Cabinet nominees. On key policy issues, like the GOP tax cuts, Donnelly has opposed the president and the majority party.

Time will tell if “Sleepin’ Joe” sticks, but if it does last, Donnelly may have more political problems on his hands come November.

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