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Trump tweets endorsement of Arkansas governor after meeting on immigration

By ArkansasOnline Staff and Wire Reports

This article was published May 21, 2018 at 6:28 p.m.

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Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, left, and Donald Trump. Photo credit: Hutchinson - Staton Breidenthal/Arkansas Democrat-Gazette; Trump-Jim Cole/AP

After meeting with a group of Republican governors, President Donald Trump endorsed Asa Hutchinson on Monday, the day before the state's primary election.

Trump wrote on Twitter that the "great Governor of Arkansas" has "done an incredible job with a focus on lower taxes, border security, and crime prevention."

He also praised the govenor's support of the military and veterans before saying he fully endorses Hutchinson.

Hutchinson faces Jan Morgan, a Hot Springs gun range owner, in the primary. She has accused the governor of not being conservative enough on a host of issues, including tax cuts and health care.

The tweet came after Trump dined Monday evening with Republican governors supportive of his immigration policies to discuss plans for border security and deporting people in the U.S. illegally.

Trump said the nation's immigration laws are the worst of anywhere in the world, particularly so-called catch-and-release policies, under which federal immigration officers release those detained for being in the U.S. illegally pending legal proceedings. Trump said: "We have to end it."

He added that progress on a border wall is being made but calls on Congress to provide more funding toward his signature campaign promise.

Other governors in attendance were Doug Doucey of Arizona, Phil Bryan of Mississippi, Susana Martinez of New Mexico and Henry McMaster of South Carolina.

Read Tuesday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.

Arkansas Online deputy editor Jillian Kremer and The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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dearlo says... May 21, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Mmmmm!

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gagewatcher says... May 21, 2018 at 9:03 p.m.

thank you Mr President.

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skeptic1 says... May 21, 2018 at 9:26 p.m.

He is misinformed. Jan Morgan is what this state needs, not another career RINO only concerned about keeping his government paycheck

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ARMNAR says... May 21, 2018 at 11:09 p.m.

Jan Morgan will be as relevant as a mood ring after tomorrow.

Thank God.

Klanswomen like her damage Arkansas.

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