‘Trump Democrat’ Quietly Slams President

A Democrat seeking a U.S. House seat in deep-red West Virginia bills himself as a “Trump Democrat” — even though he has claimed the president “hasn’t done s—,” backs a pathway to citizenship for illegal immgrants and opposes a border wall.

Richard Ojeda, an Army veteran and state senator who’s been branded as a “JFK with tattoos and a bench press,” initially captured attention after revealing that he voted for Trump in the 2016 presidential election.

He’s now running against Republican Carol Miller in West Virginia’s 3rd Congressional District, which President Trump won by nearly 50 points in the 2016 presidential election.

Yet a poll from June indicates that Ojeda’s message of populism – including support for the coal industry and hopes of seeing Trump succeed as the president – has resonated with potential voters, putting him in a 6-point lead against Miller.

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