from the article.....
"Independent candidate for governor Joseph Trillo, who served as the honorary chairman for Trump’s campaign in Rhode Island, said he thought the president did a good job of outlining his first year accomplishments from the economy and tax breaks to tracking down terrorists, points he felt were indisputable, yet “the Democrats sat on their hands.”
He said that the “message is clear that they will fight him at every turn.”
Trillo also took a shot at his former party.
In announcing for governor he declared as an independent.
He said the party is split between “the real Trumpers” and a group that consider they are “the party of [the late U.S. Senator] John Chafee.”
Although running as an independent, Trillo said, “I’m the only real Republican in the race.”"