Trump passes on opportunity to criticize LeBron James at OH rally

Fox News politics editor Chris Stirewalt

Troy Balderson with only a 1-point edge.

GOP strategist Mike Murphy criticized President Donald Trump Sunday, launching a verbal attack against the Republican party, The Hill reports. I am better everything than they have, including this, " Trump said, pointing at his own head.

President Donald Trump is predicting a "tremendous victory" for OH state Sen. The crowd chanted "speaker of the House", a reference to the possibility that Jordan will seek the speakership after November's midterm elections. Troy Balderson, who is facing Democrat Danny O'Connor, the Franklin County recorder, in Tuesday's special election to fill a vacant U.S. House seat.

President Donald Trump tweeted his "full and total endorsement" for Rep. Steve Stivers on Thursday, encouraging people to vote for him on August 7. The 46-year-old LaPat says he likes the fact the economy is doing well and unemployment is down.

Democrats have "a weak candidate because there's no message", he declared.

"What happens is they get lost in our country and in some cases, these are not people that you want in the country", Trump said of so-called "catch-and-release" practices by which suspected illegal aliens are often allowed to remain in the United States while their cases wind through the woefully overburdened immigration courts.

Trump relished playing the role of Republican kingmaker, bragging how the GOP candidates he's opposed, like Rep. Mark Sanford of SC, have lost.

The Ohio rally was Trump's third of the week and he has pledged to accelerate his pace further as the midterms approach. Pat Tiberi resigned in January to lead the Ohio Business Roundtable.

The rally comes hours after Trump denounced arguably Ohio's favorite native son, basketball superstar LeBron James, who just opened a school for underprivileged children in Akron.

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