West Virginia Republicans pick their candidate to go against the Dem in the upcoming election. Don Blankenship is clearly racist, and has spent time in jail for a coal mine he ran which killed over 20 people. This doesn’t see to matter to the people of West Virgina, but Blankenship is even to vile for the vile Trump.
Trump is now warning against voting for Blankenship. YOU CAN WATCH THE LIVE RETURNS HERE AT ROCKINROOSTER’S POLITICS STREAM.
Blankenship reportedly said the deadly explosion in his coal mine was caused by the US (Obama) government.
After his release from prison in May last year, he launched his political candidacy as an ultra-conservative vowing to thwart mainstream Republicans in Washington.
He has particularly targeted Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell, claiming he is a “swamp captain” who has “given millions of jobs to China people“.
“While doing so, Mitch has gotten rich,” Blankenship says in one TV message that has been widely denounced as racist.
“In fact, his China family has given him tens of millions of dollars.”
Mr McConnell’s wife, US Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, was born in Taiwan and is of Chinese descent.
Blankenship has also referred to Mr McConnell, who has launched a political group to oppose him, as “Cocaine Mitch”.
A haul of the drug was reportedly found in 2014 by Colombian authorities aboard a cargo ship linked to a firm owned by Mr McConnell’s in-laws, the Chaos, though they were not implicated.
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.”
Blankenship’s new advert includes an attack on the media straight out of the playbook of his political hero.
“The fake news is also pretending to be offended by the use of my words, ‘China people,'” says Blankenship.
“They seem not to realise that China is a country, not a race.”
“Remember Alabama,” Mr Trump said in Monday’s tweet, referring to Republican Roy Moore, who lost his Senate election campaign amid claims of inappropriate behaviour with underage girls.
The president’s tweet did not mention that he originally endorsed Mr Moore.
Blankenship hit back on Monday: “We all really like President Trump’s policies but we know he doesn’t get things right.
“He recommended people vote for a guy that was basically accused of paedophilia in Alabama.”
Mr Moore, a former Alabama Supreme Court judge, crashed out of the race, handing Democrats their first Senate victory in the Deep South state since 1992.