Rick Wilson dares 'weak' Trump to campaign in Virginia in shameless bid to wreck Youngkin's campaign
Anti-Trump political strategist Rick Wilson on Wednesday tried baiting the former president to campaign in Virginia in a shameless effort to wreck the bid of GOP gubernatorial hopeful Glenn Youngkin.
Shortly after Trump teased a campaign appearance in Arlington, Virginia on Wednesday afternoon, Wilson took to Twitter and began hurling taunts at Trump with the goal of getting him to make the trip.
"Let's face it. Glenn Youngkin banned Donald Trump from coming to VA," Wilson wrote in one tweet. "Besides, Youngkin is richer than Trump. Thinner than Trump. Better looking than Trump. He doesn't need Trump. Please don't tag Trump family members or MAGA influencers with this tweet. That would be wrong."
Wilson followed that up with a tweet implying that Trump didn't have the intestinal fortitude to campaign for Youngkin.
"Trump is just too weak to come to Virginia," he wrote. "Too politically impotent. Limp. He doesn't have the juice. Maybe he can't even afford it. First, Ron DeSantis cucked Trump, now Glenn Youngkin follows. Again, in their time of mourning, please don't tag MAGA folks with this tweet."
Wilson finished up with a tweet directed at Youngkin himself.
"Hey, Glenn Youngkin… are you going to join Donald Trump when he comes to campaign in Virginia?" he asked. "A simple yes or no will suffice."
Former President Donald Trump implied Wednesday that he plans to campaign for GOP gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin in Virginia, a day after President Joe Biden baited him to do so.
"Chanting, 'We love Trump' in Arlington, Va. Thank you, Arlington, see you soon!" Trump said in a brief statement shared by spokeswoman Liz Harrington on Twitter.
Taylor Budowich, director of communications for Trump's Save America PAC, added: "Virginia loves President Donald J. Trump and his MAGA movement will be delivering a major victory to Trump-endorsed businessman @GlennYoungkin. President Trump looks forward to being back in Virginia! Details will be released when appropriate."
During a campaign rally for Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe on Tuesday, Biden brought up the fact that Youngkin previously heaped praise on Trump but now seems to want nothing to do with the former president.
"Terry's opponent has made all of his private pledges of loyalty to Donald Trump," Biden said. "And what's really interesting to me: He won't stand next to Donald Trump now that the campaign's on! Think about it! He won't allow Donald Trump to campaign for him in this state."
"He's willing to pledge his loyalty to Trump in private, why not in public?" Biden said. "What's he trying to hide? Is there a problem with Trump being here? Is he embarrassed?"
S.V. Date, a White House reporter for the Huffington Post, noted in response to Budowich's post that Biden defeated Trump in Virginia by 10 points last year.
"Here's the former president who tried to overthrow American democracy, now threatening to tank Glenn Youngkin's campaign for Virginia governor," Date wrote in response to Trump's statement. "In 2019, 2020, I do not recall seeing a single Trump sign in Arlington. Not one. When the networks called the election for Biden that Saturday, there was cheering and horn-honking in the streets. In contrast, there are plenty of residents proud to advertise their support of Youngkin."
'This is domestic terrorism': Philadelphia GOP commissioner details MAGA death threats against his kids
Philadelphia City Commissioner Al Schmidt on Wednesday hammered supporters of former President Donald Trump who have been threatening election officials across the United States.
Appearing before the United States Senate, Schmidt detailed the violent threats he has received ever since Trump lost the state of Pennsylvania in 2020.
"I am a Republican and I believe that counting votes in a democracy is a sacred responsibility," he said. "For doing my job counting votes, I'd like to share with you some of the messages sent to me and my family: 'Tell the truth or your three kids will be fatally shot.'"
Schmidt emphasized that this threat also included the names of his children as well as his family's home address, and also a photo of their house.
The threat concluded by warning, "RINOs steal elections, we steal lives."
Schmidt said that there were even worse threats sent to his family that he was not sharing because they were so "graphic."
"Let's be clear: This is domestic terrorism," Schmidt said. "The whole point is to terrorize, to intimidate, to coerce, and to prevent our democracy from functioning as it should. In my case, this happened in the city where our democracy first began."
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“This is domestic terrorism. The whole point is to terrorize, to intimidate, and to coerce, and to prevent our demo… https://t.co/hQRLCxp9kC— Commissioner Al Schmidt (@Commissioner Al Schmidt) 1635362558.0
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