President Donald Trump broke his silence on the scandal that has erupted after the Virginian Pilot reported on a racist yearbook photo on the page of Virginia’s Democratic governor.
Trump criticized Governor Ralph Northam’s comments about late-term abortion, a scandal from earlier Friday, without directly addressing his racism.
Democrat Governor Ralph Northam of Virginia just stated, “I believe that I am not either of the people in that photo.” This was 24 hours after apologizing for appearing in the picture and after making the most horrible statement on “super” late term abortion. Unforgivable!# p #3_8 # ad skipped = true #
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 3, 2019# p #4_8 # ad skipped = true #
Northam won the race against Ed Gillespie by a comfortable 8 point margin, but Trump suggested that Gillespie’s opposition research team was guilty of “Malpractice and Dereliction of Duty.”
“If they find that terrible picture before the election, he wins by 20 points!” Trump claimed.
Ed Gillespie, who ran for Governor of the Great State of Virginia against Ralph Northam, must now be thinking Malpractice and Dereliction of Duty with regard to his Opposition Research Staff. If they find that terrible picture before the election, he wins by 20 points!# p #7_8 # ad skipped = true #
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 3, 2019# p #8_8 # ad skipped = true #