Thursday night, Donald Trump upended the Virginia gubernatorial race by endorsing Ed Gillespie and his race-baiting campaign. Trump’s racist rhetoric is always shocking, but the fact that he’s all in for Ed Gillespie is no surprise. Gillespie’s spent his whole life rigging the system for rich guys like Donald Trump, and in this race he’s fully embraced Trump’s outright racism.
Gillespie is all in on Donald Trump’s race to the racist bottom.
American Bridge has been documenting the Trump-Gillespie mutual admiration society for months. Here’s the backstory:
- In recent weeks, Gillespie has abandoned his pledge to be ‘a voice for all Virginians’ and made it clear he’d only be a voice for Trump. He’s hired Trump’s former campaign staff, said he wants Trump’s help in the race, and bragged about his relationship with the Trump White House. Watch our video to see for yourself.
- After racist violence in Charlottesville, Gillespie failed to stand up to Trump and repeated Trump’s claim that “both sides” were to blame for the violence. For more examples of Gillespie indulging Trump’s worst instincts, check out our full memo: Gillespie, Trump, and Stewart: Three Divisive Peas in a Pod.
- Trump and Gillespie also share an absolute commitment to screwing over workers in order to line their own pockets and those of their rich friends. Just like Trump, Gillespie has thrown Virginia’s seniors, students, waterways, workers, and farmers under the bus — all to line his own pockets. For the full story, see our website: EdtheSwampCreature.
American Bridge Spokesperson Lizzy Price made the following statement:
“Ed Gillespie and Donald Trump have fully embraced the same racist, divisive policies that do nothing but hurt Virginia families, Trump just made it official last night. The Trump-Gillespie plan — divisive rhetoric, tax cuts and special treatment for the rich — isn’t working in Washington, and it won’t work in Virginia either.”