Trump attacks Democrat in Ohio governor's race

Trump attacks Democrat in Ohio governor's race
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpCNN's Don Lemon explains handling of segment after Trump criticism NPR reporter after Pompeo clash: Journalists don't interview government officials to score 'political points' Lawyer says Parnas can't attend Senate trial due to ankle bracelet MORE criticized Ohio gubernatorial candidate Richard CordrayRichard Adams CordrayHouse chairwoman backs interest rate cap on payday loans Democrats jump into Trump turf war over student loans Supreme Court agrees to hear challenge to consumer agency MORE at a campaign rally in Ohio on Friday night, saying that Cordray enjoyed hurting people as head of a consumer protection bureau in Washington.

“He was hurting people and I think he enjoyed it,” Trump said of Cordray, the first director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) that was set up as part of the Wall Street reform bill passed by a Democratic Congress after the 2008 financial collapse.

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“No really, I think he enjoyed it,” Trump said.

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenBiden on whether Sanders can unify party as nominee: 'It depends' Overnight Health Care — Presented by Philip Morris International — HHS has no plans to declare emergency over coronavirus | GOP senator calls for travel ban to stop outbreak | Warren releases plan to contain infectious diseases Biden lines up high-profile surrogates to campaign in Iowa MORE (D-Mass.), who is considering her own run for the White House in 2020, was instrumental in the creation of the CFPB, which was set up to offer protections to consumers from various financial instruments, including mortgages and credit cards.

Republicans have long opposed the bureau, arguing it hurts the economy and is an example of government overreach. The Trump administration has been aggressive in seeking to unwind it.

The new director of the CFPB, Trump budget director Mick MulvaneyJohn (Mick) Michael MulvaneySenate Republicans to meet Tuesday afternoon on witness question Graham: There will be 51 GOP votes to call Bidens, whistleblower John Kelly: 'I believe John Bolton' MORE, in June fired members of an advisory board to the bureau.

Trump has repeatedly attacked Cordray and the CFPB. Cordray earlier this year responded that “all your name-calling won’t stop me from fighting those who want to cheat Ohio families.”

Cordray is in a tight race with Republican Mike DeWine in Ohio, a state Trump won in 2016.