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Trump attacks Democrat in Ohio governor's race

Trump attacks Democrat in Ohio governor's race
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump alludes to possible 2024 run in White House remarks Trump threatens to veto defense bill over tech liability shield Tiger King's attorney believes they're close to getting pardon from Trump MORE criticized Ohio gubernatorial candidate Richard CordrayRichard Adams CordrayConsumer bureau vet who battled Trump will lead Biden plans to overhaul agency Consumer bureau revokes payday lending restrictions Supreme Court ruling could unleash new legal challenges to consumer bureau 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.

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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.