The ad opens with a clip from Flake's campaign ad, which says: "I believe I'm just as conservative now as when I came into Congress". Trump responded via tweet: As the President supports the opponent of a sitting member of his own party, the GOP Establishment is standing with Flake, who is considered one of the most vulnerable Republican Senators up for reelection in 2018.
"There is no bigger discrepancy between Jeff Flake and me than that issue", Ward said in a statement released by her campaign Tuesday.
"That's not my realm". I'm running my own campaign.
"There are 10 Senate Democrats up for reelection in states the President won in 2016, and that's where his political focus and energy ought to be over the next 14 months, instead of harmful intraparty warfare", said Brian Walsh, a former communications director for the National Republican Senatorial Committee. Flake has been one of Trump's harshest critics.
Ms. Ward made the remark past year when she ran unsuccessfully against Mr. McCain. While Flake has blasted Trump for allegedly destroying the Republican Party and conservatism in a new book, Ward has championed the president as an anti-Establishment figure who fights for the interests of the American people.
On Tuesday, Trump is heading to Arizona for a rally. In addition to Trump's tweeted praise for Ward, the White House has kept up an ongoing dialogue with at least two other potential candidates. The Senate Primary is over a year away, but it is already off to an ugly start. "They want the full spectrum of border security".
"Chemtrail Kelli wasted your tax dollars for a town hall on chemtrail conspiracy theories", the narrator says in the ad. "Chemtrail Kelli has got her head in the clouds, with insane ideas".
Flake is "concerned that the party is going down a populist route" on trade.
Flake said he sees the administration's efforts to reduce the number of undocumented immigrants crossing into the United States via the Southern border - a downward trend in recent years, he said - as imperiled by Trump's brash talk about leaving NAFTA, which he fears would jeopardize Mexico's economy.
"I'm a Republican, we're all Republicans, and I just think the senator should give the president a little room", she said. For Querard, Flake's decision to speak out and write a book critical of the president is a risky bet before the Republican primary, now scheduled for August 2018.
"I think that was a slap in the face", Bollwinkel said. "I sleep better at night knowing that Gen. Mattis is in charge", Flake said, referring to Defense Secretary James Mattis.
"She bizarrely blamed John McCain for ISIS", the narrator says, "yet dangerously calls for restraint in fighting them".
He also said Monday that lawmakers are "feeling the pressure" on tax reform, and should lower the corporate income tax rate.
But David Hull, who owns Sandcraft MotorSports, which sells parts for all-terrain vehicles and is based in Phoenix, said Flake was right in his criticisms.