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Published: Tue, May 08, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Trump Warns West Virginians Against Voting For GOP Senate Frontrunner: 'Remember Alabama'

Trump Warns West Virginians Against Voting For GOP Senate Frontrunner: 'Remember Alabama'

Blankenship is running against Rep. Evan Jenkins and state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey.

When Moore defeated odd in the primary, Trump quickly backed Moore and essentially disavowed his support of unusual, deleting his tweets about the latter.

In a statement responding to Mr Trump's comments on Monday, Blankenship said: "The establishment is misinforming him because they do not want me to be in the US Senate and promote the President's agenda".

"He supported Hillary Clinton in 2008 and stood by and let Barack Obama run roughshod over WV", Morrisey tweeted. Like Moore, Blankenship has run a freaky campaign focused on appealing to those who are exhausted of politics-as-usual by creating a chasm between himself and establishment Republicans.

But that Mr. Trump would measure in the competition in any respect underscores how alarmed party officials are about Mr. Blankenship.

Blankenship's campaign has been seen as an effort to rehabilitate his image after his conviction and prison sentence, but ultimately he's only made his name as the worst candidate in America.

"It was a fake prosecution", Blankenship said during a Fox News debate last week. "It's not any slander there". On a West Virginia radio show, he suggested that McConnell faces a conflict of interest because he's married to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, who was born in Taiwan to Chinese parents.

"Swamp Captain Mitch McConnell has contributed tens of thousands of jobs to China Folks", Mr. Blankenship stated in 1 firm, alluding to the shipping work of Mr. McConnell's father in law, an American citizen. "While doing so, Mitch has gotten rich". And the coal baron's flagrant xenophobia - and habit of decrying Mitch McConnell as a cocaine dealer - means that the national Republican Party would likely do relatively little to boost Blankenship's candidacy.

The exorbitantly wealthy white-collar criminal - who is trying to steal a nomination from career GOP politicians on the strength of his media exposure and the virulence of his racism - also observed, "As some have said, I am Trumpier than Trump, and this morning proves it'". He is running against Republican Congressman Evan Jenkins and current state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey.

Blankenship rejects the comparisons to Moore, which were amplified when the president urged voters Monday to "Remember Alabama".

Both Morrisey and Jenkins have touted the tweet as an endorsement.

Trump then turned around and said he had known Moore would lose.

One particularly thorny race will take place between three Republicans battling to take on Democratic Sen. "The president hasn't been involved in this race, but we are looking forward to him endorsing us after we win the primary". Blankenship dismissed criticism that his use of the word "Chinaperson" was racist in quite the Trumpian manner, casting it as political correctness gone unchecked.

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