Trump hopes to boost GOP in midterms by latching onto another NFL-style ‘cultural flashpoint’
Trump at Alabama Rally (Photo: Screen capture)

Polls are predicting a grim fate for Republicans in the upcoming midterm elections, but President Donald Trump reportedly hopes to rile up the base with angry tweets.


Republicans are planning to remind voters of the tax cut they passed at the end of last year, but a source close to the White House said the president has other ideas, reported Axios.

The source said Trump plans to excite Republican voters by exploiting "unexpected cultural flashpoints" at campaign rallies and on Twitter, just as he did last fall by attacking NFL players for kneeling protests during the national anthem.

"(Trump) is going to be looking for opportunities to stir up the base, more than focusing on any particular legislation or issue," the source said.