Trump ‘endorses’ Dan Goldman, the attorney who led his impeachment, in a confusing series of Truth Social posts praising Democrats

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Former President Donald Trump speaks at the Save America rally in Anchorage, Alaska, July 9, 2022.Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

  • Trump claimed to endorse Democrats Carolyn Maloney, Jerry Nadler and Dan Goldman.

  • Goldman, a lawyer who led Trump’s first impeachment hearings, said Trump was “trying to interfere in the election.”

  • If endorsements are meant to harass Democratic voters for a candidate, they Democrats will interfere in the 2022 Republican primary.

Former President Donald Trump posted a series of cryptic posts on Truth Social on Wednesday, praising the Democrats he previously criticized and even endorsing the lawyers who led his first impeachment.

Trump’s seemingly cynical endorsement as he continues to wield power over Republicans in the midterm elections was partially proven Tuesday. When Rep. Liz Cheney easily lost the primary in Wyoming.

At first PositionTrump approved Dan Goldman, is running to represent New York’s 10th District in the US Congress. Goldman was the House Democrats’ top adviser in Trump’s 2019 impeachment.

“I am doing this not because of the fact that he led the impeachment committee and lost, but because he was honorable, fair and very intelligent,” Trump wrote. He successfully impeached Trump in both 2019 and 2021, but in neither case was the Senate convicted.

“It was my honor to beat him and I beat him badly, but Dan Goldman has a great future ahead of him,” Trump said. I would like to thank Dan for his tireless efforts to fight and stop.” “Trump” I didn’t win easily, but I was reminded of my talent when I won! “

Goldman was quick to respond to the apparently negative endorsement.

“Last week, Donald Trump attacked Dan Goldman for leading his impeachment. Now he’s pretending to endorse Goldman. Indeed, Trump is trying to interfere in the election.” Goldman said. statement share on twitter. “This is a pathetic attempt to fool Democrats who are much smarter than Trump, and it is clear that there is only one candidate living rent-free in Trump’s head on NY-10. is.”

Trump went on to post a post praising Carolyn Maloney and Jerry Nadler, longtime Democratic supporters who are at odds with each other in the House. Because the congressional districts were reorganized in New York City.

Trump said he endorsed Maloney for New York’s 12th borough.

“She’s a kind, wonderful person who always has nice things to say about me and will support me in whatever I do, just like I did in the early days,” Trump said. It’s like I was,” he said. I have written.

Meanwhile, Trump said of Nadler, “Jerry Nadler is a hard worker as well, whose energy and attention to detail is unlike anyone else in Congress. He’s energetic, sharp, and resourceful.” , bright,” he said. , Who called for Trump’s first impeachment.

“You can’t go wrong with either, but Carolyn Maloney is better. She will lead our country to a very green and prosperous future. Carolyn has my full and complete endorsement.” She will never let our conservative movement down!” he continued.

Maloney refused to endorse statement on Twitter.

“This is ridiculous and I refuse to endorse Donald Trump. Trump has no respect for women. She wrote. “

Representatives for Trump and Nadler did not immediately respond to an insider’s request for comment.

If endorsements are meant to harass Democratic voters for a candidate, they Democrats Control 2022 Republican Primary.

Democrats even fund ads promoting far-right candidates they expect to be easy to beat in the general election. criticized that’s why risky.

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