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Trump insults Arizona senator as 'Flake(y)'

Jeff Flake Jeff Flake |  Photo: AP

November 19, 2017 09:52 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he thinks Sen. Jeff Flake won't support the Republican tax overhaul, issuing an insulting tweet against the Arizona Republican two days after Flake criticized the president.

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Flake was caught on an open microphone Friday saying the GOP is "toast" if the party follows Trump and Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. It was not a surprising sentiment given Flake's previous criticism of Trump.

In a Sunday night tweet, Trump fired back: "Sen. Jeff Flake(y), who is unelectable in the Great State of Arizona (quit race, anemic polls) was caught (purposely) on "mike" saying bad things about your favorite President. He'll be a NO on tax cuts because his political career anyway is 'toast.'"

Flake's spokesman says the senator is reviewing the tax bill on its merits.

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