Trump: Cordray a 'socialist' who 'should not do well' in Ohio election

Trump: Cordray a 'socialist' who 'should not do well' in Ohio election
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpCensus Bureau spends millions on ad campaign to mitigate fears on excluded citizenship question Bloomberg campaign: Primary is two-way race with Sanders Democratic senator meets with Iranian foreign minister MORE on Wednesday slammed former Ohio Attorney General Richard CordrayRichard Adams CordrayDemocrats blast consumer bureau over student loan oversight agreement with DeVos Consumer bureau chief explains support for lawsuit limiting her power New Warren ad touts Obama's 2010 praise for consumer bureau MORE (D) as a “socialist” who “should not do well” in Ohio’s gubernatorial election this November.

“Congratulations to Mike Dewine on his big win in the Great State of Ohio. He will be a great Governor with a heavy focus on HealthCare and Jobs,” the president wrote on Twitter, referring to Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, who won the Republican primary for governor on Tuesday.

“His Socialist opponent in November should not do well, a big failure in last job!” Trump added, referring to Cordray.

Cordray is also DeWine’s predecessor, having served as Ohio’s attorney general before heading the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) for nearly six years. Cordray left the agency in November to run for governor in a move that set up a fight over who would serve as his successor in leading the CFPB.

Cordray fired back at Trump on Twitter, saying the president's attacks would not push him to back down in the Ohio race.


"Very telling that you think $12 billion dollars back to 30 million consumers is a failure, @realdonaldtrump," Cordray wrote.

"I never backed down from you or Wall Street. All your name calling won’t stop me from fighting those who want to cheat Ohio families, unlike @MikeDeWine."

Cordray on Tuesday defeated former Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D) in the Democratic primary. He will square off against DeWine in a closely watched governor's race to replace John Kasich (R), who is term-limited, in November.


Updated: 4:33 p.m.