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Debbie Stabenow: Trump "sounds like a Democrat"

Chuck Kennedy

Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow joined this morning's Axios roundtable event on the economy with Chuck Todd and NBC News. Though, unsurprisingly, the conversation largely revolved around governing in the age of Trump:

  • The #1 request she gets in Michigan: "Professional technical jobs, building construction jobs — folks that can actually make things and do things."
  • Trump's messages: "It sounds like a Democrat, it sounded like me. You can take one of my trade speeches...and his, and go, 'Oh, they're from the same party.'"
  • How Democrats can succeed: "It is going to our core. We are the party that are willing to take risks to make things better...We believe in our core in an economy that actually works for everybody. That is how you grow America."
  • On Russia: "I've stopped going, 'Oh my gosh, I can't believe this happened.'"