‘Just misinformation’: Cornyn disputes idea he’s distancing self from Trump

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President Trump this election cycle, saying he and the president are more often on the same side when it comes to policy.

Cornyn is in a tight reelection campaign against Democrat MJ Hegar, a retired Air Force combat pilot. He rejected the notion that remarks he made to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram editorial board last week about his relationship with the president should be interpreted as trying to disassociate himself from the president.

In his comments to the newspaper, Cornyn said he privately disagrees with Trump over issues ranging from budget deficits and debt to tariffs, trade agreements, and the southern border.

“Maybe like a lot of women who get married and think they’re going to change their spouse, and that doesn’t usually work out very well,” he said.