Mr. Trump praised Congressman James B. Renacci, a Republican who runs to overthrow the state's Democratic senator, Sherrod Brown, and calls Brown a "very liberal Democrat." But he saved his cruelest words for Richard Cordray, the former director of the Consumer Protection Bureau, who is the Democratic candidate for the governor, calling him a "bad boy" who "destroys the lives of many people."
"He will destroy your state – Cordray will destroy your state," said Mr. Trump, offering to share the derogatory information about Mr. Cordray with Republicans who wanted to defeat him. "Call my office, I have so much information."
. 19659002] "It's always negative, mean – how they come after me," said Trump of Democrats. "Nobody looks at her." Is that "deep state" or what? "
He began to subtract the names of his perceived enemies.
"McCabe, you have beautiful Lisa Page and her wonderful FBI agent – how about him?" Mr. Trump said as he sat at round tables in a red, white, and blue-lit hall, watching silently ,
He referred to Andrew G. McCabe, the FBI's former deputy director; Mrs. Page, a former lawyer for the office; and indirectly to Peter Strzok, an F.B.I. Agents who exchanged texts with Mrs. Page that were very critical of the president.
Everyone has left the office ever since.
"Comey lies and licks – he's a liar and he's a leaker," Trump added to the FBI director he fired, James B. Comey. "Is this guy being watched? It's the most incredible thing people have ever seen."