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Speaking in Arizona on Wednesday, the President offered a mortifyingly dismissive introduction to the state's vulnerable Republican senator, Martha McSally, even while declaring she was "respected by everybody."
"Martha, just come up fast. Fast. Fast. Come on. Quick. You got one minute!" Trump said, rushing the senator onstage in the middle of his rally. "One minute, Martha! They don't want to hear this, Martha. Come on. Let's go. Quick, quick, quick. Come on. Let's go."
Polls have shown McSally facing a tough reelection battle. And as they have in other tighter-than-expected Senate races, Trump's divisive behavior and rhetoric have been blamed for dragging down McSally's prospects.
McSally herself has been forced to strike a balance; while she is still courting Trump supporters, as evidenced by her appearance at his rally this week, she refused to say whether she was proud of him during a recent Senate debate with her Democratic challenger, former astronaut Mark Kelly.
Trump himself hasn't been particularly helpful on either front. He continues to spout the divisive rhetoric that many voters -- particularly women and seniors -- say has turned them off, including during his rally in Goodyear, when he repeatedly disparaged his opponent as "Sleepy Joe."
He also allowed for only the briefest of appeals to his die-hard fans from one of the Senate's most vulnerable incumbents.
After allowing McSally only 60 seconds of his rally, Trump invited several out-of-state Republicans to speak without any prescribed time limits, including Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy of California. And he granted some of his precious rally to Nigel Farage, the Brexit campaigner and ardent Trump supporter whose political ambitions in the UK have stalled.