Trump Rally in Pennsylvania Was a 'Major Gift' to Democrats: Ex-GOP Rep

  

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Via:  jbb  •  3 weeks ago  •  6 comments

By:   Xander Landen (Newsweek)

Trump Rally in Pennsylvania Was a 'Major Gift' to Democrats: Ex-GOP Rep
Former congressman Charlie Dent said that most Republican candidates "don't want anything to do with Donald Trump" in the upcoming midterms.

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Former Republican Representative Charlie Dent said that Donald Trump gave Democrats a "major gift" ahead of the midterm elections by holding a rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday.

The former president attended the rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, to stump for Republican candidates that he has endorsed including Dr. Mehmet Oz and Doug Mastriano, who are both in competitive races this November. The celebrity physician is running for the U.S. Senate while Mastriano is running for governor.

During the rally, Trump took aim at the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the FBI, which raided his Mar-a-Lago Florida residence last month in search of classified documents that the former president took with him when he left the White House last year. He called the raid "one of the most shocking abuses of power by any administration in American history," and also called President Joe Biden "an enemy of the state."

In an interview with CNN on Saturday, Dent said that he is "not so sure that former President Trump did anyone any good with that speech tonight."

trump-rally-gift-democrats-dent.jpg?w=790&f=de203007ef47bf818ab381cd20c74dd3 Above, Pennsylvania Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano is greeted by former President Donald Trump at a rally on Saturday in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Former Representative Charlie Dent, a Pennsylvania Republican, said that Trump gave Democrats a "major gift" ahead of the midterm elections by holding a rally.Spencer Platt

"Just by showing up in Pennsylvania he is making the election much more about himself, and of course most Republican candidates don't want anything to do with Donald Trump in this general election, they want this to be about Joe Biden and the Democrats," the former Pennsylvania lawmaker and CNN political commentator said.

"And to the extent Trump inserts himself into this conversation, he's giving the Democrats a major gift right now, and that's what we're witnessing in Pennsylvania," he added.


"He's giving the Democrats a major gift right now" says former Republican Congressman @RepCharlieDent after Trump's speech in Pennsylvania, ostensibly to help local candidates. "Mehmet Oz, I don't think want to be anywhere near Donald Trump." pic.twitter.com/YSCLQqPRDA
— Kim Brunhuber (@kimbrunhuber) September 4, 2022

Dent also said that he doesn't believe Oz "wants to be anywhere near Donald Trump in this fall election."

"This doesn't do him any good. He needs to win swing voters, and independents and some Democrats and it's hard to do that when Trump is really just playing and pandering to the base," the former congressman said.

Newsweek has reached out to Trump's press office for comment.

In an interview in July, former GOP consultant Tara Setmayer, said that Republicans are "scared to death" that Trump will formally announce he's running for president in 2024 ahead of the midterm elections. Trump hasn't officially declared he is running, but has strongly suggested he will do so.

"But as soon as Donald Trump declares, Democrats have one singular issue to rally around: 'You do not want this guy and his enablers back in power again,'" Setmayer said.

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In an interview with Newsweek in July, Thomas Gift, the founding director of University College London's Center on U.S. Politics, said that Trump launching a campaign before the midterms "would give Democrats the opportunity to reframe the midterms much more around Jan. 6 and the future of Trumpism."


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JBB
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1  seeder  JBB    3 weeks ago

Like Herpes, Donald Trump keeps on coming back.. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.1  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @1    3 weeks ago

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Drinker of the Wry
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1.2  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  JBB @1    3 weeks ago
Donald Trump keeps on coming back.. 

When did he leave?

 
 
 
afrayedknot
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1.2.1  afrayedknot  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @1.2    3 weeks ago

“When did he leave?”

This should preface every comment from now until until the midterms, and even longer should he fail to see the writing on the wall. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.2.2  Texan1211  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @1.2    3 weeks ago
When did he leave?

When he was impeached that time and removed....no, no, not that time.

Maybe the other time he was impeached and removed...no, not that time either.

Maybe it was when he was indicted, whoops, no, that isn't it either!

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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1.2.3  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  afrayedknot @1.2.1    3 weeks ago
This should preface every comment from now until until the midterms,

I don't need to reread the question to remember, but maybe others do, go for it.

 
 

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