Trump endorses Dan Goldman, Rep. Carolyn Maloney in New York congressional races

Although he is no longer on Twitter, Donald Trump still knows how to troll.

The indicted twice The former president ruffled political feathers in his hometown of New York on Wednesday night by offering eye-popping endorsements to Dan Goldman and Rep. Carolyn Maloney (DN.Y.) in their respective Democratic congressional races.

Goldman, who is running for the vacant 10th congressional district in next Tuesday’s primary and served as the top Democratic adviser during Trump’s first impeachment, is “honourable, fair, and very smart,” wrote the former president in a post on his Truth Social platform. .

“Although it was my honor to beat him, and beat him hard, Dan Goldman has a wonderful future ahead of him,” Trump wrote, referring to his first acquittal in the 2020 Senate impeachment trial.

“He will be very compassionate and compromising to members of the Republican Party, and will do whatever he can to ensure they have a fair chance of winning against the hard-left Democrats, who he knows are destroying our country. I would like to thank Dan for fighting so hard for America.

In his endorsement of Maloney, Trump was even more expansive.

“A vote for Carolyn Maloney at NY-12 is a vote for the future! She’s a kind, wonderful person, who has always said great things about me and will support me no matter what I do, just like I supported her early on,” Trump said.

The missive probably hit a little too close to home for Maloney, who accepted thousands of dollars in political donations from Trump early in his congressional career.

But Trump didn’t stop there.

He also cast Rep. Jerrold Nadler (DN.Y.), Maloney’s main opponent in the race for the 12th congressional district, as “a tough man of the people whose energy and attention to detail is unlike anyone in the world.” ‘other in Congress’.

“He’s full of energy, lively, quick-witted and brilliant. You can’t go wrong with either one, but Carolyn Maloney is the better man,” Trump wrote, misrepresenting the gender of the deputy.

Maloney quickly backed out of Trump’s endorsement and suggested he was trying to damage his campaign.

“This is laughable, and I reject any Donald Trump endorsement,” Maloney wrote on Twitter. “Trump does not respect women. He was the instigator of the attacks of January 6 and claimed that the 2020 election was a big lie… Thank you, but no thank you. I will come.”

Goldman’s campaign went further and accused Trump of “attempting to meddle in an election.”

“It’s a pathetic attempt to fool Democrats who are way smarter than Trump, and it’s clear that only one candidate in NY-10 is living rent-free in Trump’s head,” the Goldman campaign said in a statement. . “Fasten your seatbelt, Donald. Dan is coming to get you.

Still, one of Goldman’s opponents suggested Trump’s endorsement was cause for concern.

“Dan Goldman can’t escape Donald Trump’s endorsement. It’s not wrong, Trump even says it himself: Dan has the best chance of beating the progressives. That’s why Trump endorsed him” Rep. Mondaire Jones (DN.Y.) spokesman Bill Neidhardt wrote on Twitter, “Dan and Trump are forever bonded.”

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