President Donald Trump threw disgraced coal executive Don Blankenship under the bus in a panicky tweet.
The president ignored his own role in backing Republican candidates like Roy Moore, who lost a U.S. Senate special election over his disgraceful public service record and sexually predatory conduct.
"To the great people of West Virginia we have, together, a really great chance to keep making a big difference," Trump tweeted. "Problem is, Don Blankenship, currently running for Senate, can’t win the General Election in your State...No way! Remember Alabama. Vote Rep. Jenkins or A.G. Morrisey!"
Blankenship, who spent a year in jail after 29 workers died in an explosion in a mine he operated, is polling ahead of Rep. Evan Jenkins and state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey in Tuesday's Republican primary.
To the great people of West Virginia we have, together, a really great chance to keep making a big difference. Prob… https://t.co/vn66DoqfXx— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1525690429.0