John Fredericks blasts “sick” Democrats on CNN’s HLN for politicizing tragic deaths of US Servicemen in the line of duty.
President Trump has been a presence in Virginia’s contest for governor since before the candidates were even set, but he has now roiled the race by jumping in directly and attacking the Democratic nominee through his preferred method: a nighttime tweet.
“Ralph Northam, who is running for Governor of Virginia, is fighting for the violent MS-13 killer gangs & sanctuary cities. Vote Ed Gillespie!” Trump tweeted to his 40 million followers at 9:58 p.m. Thursday.
Virginia’s Republican nominee for governor Ed Gillespie is keeping President Trump at arm’s length, suggesting he views him as a liability in his campaign against Democratic Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam.
Trump, in an unexpected Thursday evening tweet, urged Virginians to vote for Gillespie on Nov. 7, while charging that Northam was soft on gang violence. Gillespie welcomed the president’s get-tough-on-crime message, but didn’t have much to say about Trump himself.