"He said, 'Well, I don't have anything to do with it'".
In that race - taking place nearly exactly three months out from the national midterms - GOP candidate state Sen.
Trump is set to hold a rally in OH this weekend for congressional candidate in the state, Troy Balderson.
President Trump is arguing that Republicans can keep control of Congress by casting the midterms as a referendum on himself. The crowd chanted "speaker of the House", a reference to the possibility that Jordan will seek the speakership after November's midterm elections.
Here in CT, of course, that latter term is said in revulsion by GOP leadership to describe funds that are used to attract industry to this state in competition against primarily Republican-ruled states that also dangle financial incentives before companies to induce them to locate there.
In a separate tweet, Trump previewed his message for the Columbus-area rally saying that while Balderson "is strong" on issues like crime and immigration, "his opponent is a puppet of Nancy Pelosi/high taxes".
Trump also brought to the stage Ohio Representative Jim Jordan, "a tough cookie". The 46-year-old LaPat says he likes the fact the economy is doing well and unemployment is down.
"The best-case scenario is that the presence of the president reminds not only Republicans but center-right voters that there's a special election on Tuesday", Doug Preisse, chairman of the Franklin County Republican Party said Thursday.
A few dozen protesters are lined along a walkway outside the school holding signs that say "Impeach 45" and "Real News Fake President".
The president ended his tweet by saying "I like Mike!" - seeming to side with Michael Jordan in the debate over whether he or James is the greatest National Basketball Association player of all time. Pat Tiberi resigned in January to lead the Ohio Business Roundtable.