Twitter Wrecks Donald Trump For Blaming Va. Election Loss On Candidate He Campaigned For
In an effort to distance himself from the Republican’s losing effort in Virginia, President Trump fired off a ranting tweet Tuesday evening lambasting Ed Gillespie, the GOP gubernatorial candidate he endorsed and campaigned for.
“Ed Gillespie worked hard but did not embrace me or what I stand for. Don’t forget, Republicans won 4 out of 4 House seats, and with the economy doing record numbers, we will continue to win, even bigger than before!” Trump, who is in South Korea on a 13-day multination tour of Asia, wrote on Twitter.
Trump’s tweet knocking Gillespie came shortly after news outlets called the race for Democratic Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam and hours after reports emerged that he had recorded a late robocall urging Virginia voters to support Gillespie in the race, which has become a national flashpoint in politics.
“Like me, Ed is tough on crime and on the border. Ed will protect your family from crime, drugs and violence — something Northam will never do,” Trump said in the robocall. “With your help, Ed Gillespie will help make America great again, a phrase that I like a lot. Vote Ed Gillespie.”
Trump’s robocall didn’t work, but he took to Twitter to blame Gillespie for the loss.
Ed Gillespie worked hard but did not embrace me or what I stand for. Don’t forget, Republicans won 4 out of 4 House seats, and with the economy doing record numbers, we will continue to win, even bigger than before!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 8, 2017
But Twitter users were quick to put blame where it belongs:
No one trusts you, and going alone gives a candidate a better chance of not being linked to your insanity.
— Gerry Chartier (@GerryChartier1) November 8, 2017
Hahahahahaa more fog or smoke and mirrors actually
— palomastovall (@PalomaStovall) November 8, 2017
Endorsing candidates and fleeing. I honestly can't wait to read history books about this presidency.
— Blake Bauserman (@balakay_baus) November 8, 2017
Don’t fucking come back! USA 🇺🇸 no longer wants you and it’s not safe for you! Treason = 💀
— cvron (@RonRickow) November 8, 2017
How much more winning can you take?
— Amy 🕸🕷👻🎃 (@SnarkInfested) November 8, 2017
Wow… Your skills at throwing your political supporters under the bus has gone up 15 points. LOL
— Anna Leitch (@Apricoth3) November 8, 2017
— 👊🇺🇸SANDY🇺🇸👊 (@scorpio292u) November 8, 2017
Calling out BS Gillespie ran on your agenda Virginia said no
— JoanieMor (@joaniemor60) November 8, 2017
Gillespie embraced all of your Hate and all of your Bigotry. This is a Vote against you. That's why he lost. He lost because of YOU!!
— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) November 8, 2017