Trump Campaign Tries to Bail Out Bill Schuette After He’s Caught Lying About Assets, Use of State Employees for Personal Business Deals

This morning, the Trump campaign released an endorsement for Bill Schuette for Michigan Governor, which struck many as confusing considering the President himself endorsed Schuette months ago. But if you watched Schuette’s performance at a debate hosted by the Michigan Press Association yesterday, Schuette recycling an eight month old endorsement to try to change the subject makes all the sense in the world.

At the debate, Schuette got caught lying about his assets in the Virgin Islands. Schuette not only misled Michigan voters about his assets being in a blind trust (they weren’t), he also used state employees to notarize his personal business deals.

“After Bill Schuette was caught red-handed lying about his assets yesterday, his campaign hit the panic button and rehashed an endorsement that they already announced months ago,” said American Bridge spokesperson Zach Hudson. “Michigan voters already know Bill Schuette is Donald Trump’s candidate and that he supports Trump’s agenda of cutting taxes for the wealthy while making health care more expensive for the middle class. What they didn’t know, until yesterday, was that Bill Schuette has been lying about his assets and is using state employees for his personal multi-million dollar business transactions.”