Wisconsin congressman Sean Duffy is fully on board the Trump train. Duffy, who has been in Donald Trump’s corner for months before Trump secured the Republican presidential nomination, predicted Friday that Democrat Hillary Clinton’s campaign will get “freaked out” by what he says are improving poll numbers for Trump.
Duffy said Trump is polling well in states like Nevada and South Carolina. “Wisconsin is following suit, though we’re slightly behind others. But if you look at where Iowa is, a similar state makeup arguably. Trump’s up in some polls by 10. So we see the movement happening here too,” Duffy said, claiming that Wisconsin stops by Chelsea Clinton and Anne Holton, wife of Democratic Vice Presidential Candidate Tim Kaine, are indicative of concerns in the Clinton camp.
The most recent Marquette Law School Poll shows Clinton with a 44 to 42 percent lead against Trump among likely voters in Wisconsin.
Duffy was asked about recent newspaper endorsements of Trump opponents. The Arizona Republican has endorsed Clinton, as has USA Today. The Detroit News and Chicago Tribune have endorsed Libertarian Gary Johnson.
“Every network, maybe but for Fox, is absolutely out to destroy Mr. Trump and they can’t do it. I think papers who attack him, they can’t do it,” said Duffy, who compared Trump to the last eight years with Barack Obama in the White House.
President Obama is “a president who has bowed to foreign leaders, a president who will travel to Russia and they have such disrespect for the president that they won’t even give him a staircase to get off his plane,” Duffy said.
Duffy may have been referring to a disagreement when Obama traveled to the Group of 20 summit meeting in China in September.
“I think people are sick of that, and they do want a change in tone. They want a stronger tone,” Duffy said, adding that he has “no problem pointing it out,” when he disagrees with Trump.