Trump attacks Democrat in Ohio governor's race

Trump attacks Democrat in Ohio governor's race
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpSunday shows preview: Shutdown negotiations continue after White House immigration proposal Rove warns Senate GOP: Don't put only focus on base Ann Coulter blasts Trump shutdown compromise: ‘We voted for Trump and got Jeb!’ MORE criticized Ohio gubernatorial candidate Richard CordrayRichard Adams CordraySupreme Court should do what Congress won’t: Rein in the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Congress must restrain power of new consumer financial director Five challenges facing new consumer bureau chief 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 Warren2020 Democrats barnstorm the country for MLK weekend Kamala Harris picks Baltimore as headquarters for potential 2020 campaign: report Dem voters split on importance of women atop the ticket in 2020 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.

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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.