While campaigning for Sen. Dean Heller (R) in Las Vegas over the weekend, President Donald Trump took square aim at Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen, who is challenging Heller for his seat, Politico reported.
Trump employed his infamous tactic of assigning an unflattering nickname to a political opponent.
"You don't want her as your senator," Trump told a crowd during the Nevada Republicans' convention in Las Vegas. "Now, that name didn't come from me. That's a name that people have known because people that know her, that's what they call her, Wacky Jacky. That's what you want for your senator?"
Trump's appearance served as a public signal that there was no lingering bad blood between Heller and Trump, who have had an up-and-down political relationship over the past year and a half.
What else did Trump say?
Trump also took a shot at Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) who was also in Nevada for the state Democratic Convention.
"Wacky Jacky is campaigning with Pocahontas, you believe this?" Trump said. "In your state. Can you believe this? When you see that, that's not the senator you want."
During his speech, Trump also reinforced that strong borders remain an integral part of his platform, and celebrated what his administration has been able to do to reverse Obamacare, despite the failure of the repeal and replace efforts, which Heller himself had a hand in preventing.
Trump promised to return to Nevada in coming months to campaign for House candidate Dannny Tarkanian and gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt.
How did Rosen respond?
Rosen issued a statement after Trump's comments, defending herself against his attacks.
"The president is attacking me with lies and petty insults because I'm not afraid to stand up to him," the statement read. "Dean Heller has been a rubber stamp for Donald Trump in Washington, caving to the president's divisive agenda at Nevada's expense. This was Sen. Heller's reward for his loyalty."
During the Democratic convention, Rosen reportedly promised to get "big money out of politics," a promise the Heller campaign raised questions about.
"During a speech to the Democratic faithful in Reno, Rosen brazenly promised to get 'big money out of politics,' while saying nothing about her billionaire pal, Tom Steyer, who has pledged to spend $2 million on buying this seat for her," read a statement from Heller campaign spokesman Keith Schlipper.