Trump endorses Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for reelection

  

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Via:  sister-mary-agnes-ample-bottom  •  2 weeks ago  •  24 comments

By:   Tal Axelrod (MSN)

Trump endorses Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for reelection
Former President Trump has thrown his support behind Gov. Greg Abbott's (R-Texas) reelection bid as the governor finds himself embroiled in a fight with Texas Democrats over a controversial new voting rights bill. Trump said in a statement Tuesday endorsing Abbott that the Texas Republican "is a fighter and a Great Governor for the incredible people of Texas" and has helped turn the state into a "job-creating machine.""Governor Greg Abbott...

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Former President Trump has thrown his support behind Gov. Greg Abbott's (R-Texas) reelection bid as the governor finds himself embroiled in a fight with Texas Democrats over a controversial new voting rights bill.

Trump said in a statement Tuesday endorsing Abbott that the Texas Republican "is a fighter and a Great Governor for the incredible people of Texas" and has helped turn the state into a "job-creating machine."

"Governor Greg Abbott will continue to be a great leader for the Lone Star State, and has my Complete and Total Endorsement for re-election. He will never let you down!" Trump said in the statement, which was distributed by his leadership PAC Save America.

Trump's endorsement, which continues to hold immense sway among Republicans in Texas and elsewhere, comes as a battle over voting rights gets ready to explode in The Lone Star State over voting rights.

Democrats in the state legislature blocked a controversial bill from coming to the floor by staging a walkout over the weekend, denying the state House a quorum. That temporarily halted the legislature from being able to send the bill to Abbott's desk for a signature.

The bill would, among other things, limit early voting and curbside voting, bar around-the-clock voting centers and curtail the use of drop boxes.

Republicans have railed against the Democrats' move, saying the bill will still pass in a special session later this year, and Abbott said he would veto the legislature's budget to cut lawmakers' salaries.

The mushrooming fight has drawn national attention as Republican-led states across the country mull their own voting restrictions.

Trump has been the chief cheerleader of the effort as he continues to level unsubstantiated allegations that widespread voter fraud cost him the 2020 presidential race.

Republicans have jumped on his calls for voter restrictions even though several recounts and audits have confirmed that no widespread fraud took place.

Abbott was first elected to the governorship in 2014 and handily won reelection in 2018 by more than 13 points. He is favored to win a third term next year.

"President Trump is a great friend of Texas, and I thank him for his endorsement," Abbott said in a statement Tuesday. "I am proud of the work we have done together to secure the border, bring more jobs to Texas, and protect the freedoms that that make America and Texas great-and we are just getting started. I thank President Trump for his leadership. and I will continue to fight for the values that make Texas the greatest state in America."


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Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
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1  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom    2 weeks ago

"President Trump is a great friend of Texas, and I thank him for his endorsement," Abbott said in a statement Tuesday.

How humiliating to have a Governor like Greg Abbott. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
1.1  JohnRussell  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @1    2 weeks ago

I dont know if I have ever told you this but your governor is one of the dumbest public figures in America. 

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
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1.1.1  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1    2 weeks ago
I dont know if I have ever told you this but your governor is one of the dumbest public figures in America.

And to that, I would have replied, "Thanks, Captain."

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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2  Buzz of the Orient    2 weeks ago

If Texans had an IQ above 80 that should be the kiss of death.

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
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2.1  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2    2 weeks ago
If Texans had an IQ above 80 that should be the kiss of death.

I'm not sure what you mean by that, but I can tell you Greg Abbott pretty much sold us out to remain in Trump's good graces in 2017, and there wasn't a thing we could do about it.  But now, I believe that Abbott has over-estimated the value of a Trump endorsement.  It's time that he moved on to other endeavors and Texans on both sides of the fence want to help him with that.

 
 
 
devangelical
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2.1.1  devangelical  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @2.1    2 weeks ago

I think he has prior experience in tree trimming...

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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3  Paula Bartholomew    2 weeks ago

One racist will always support another.

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
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3.1  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @3    2 weeks ago
One racist will always support another.

I honestly had no idea that he was a racist pig until he became Trump's biggest Texas cheerleader.  I just thought he was a doof who milked his wheelchair for everything it was worth.  I hate that he is so comfortable wearing his true colors out in the open now.  We have Trump to thank for that.

 
 
 
bbl-1
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4  bbl-1    2 weeks ago

Trump endorses 'the guy' who went jogging during a tornado which resulted with 'the guy' being in a wheelchair for the rest of his life?

Maybe Trump thinks 'the guy' knows some good lawyers, hence the endorsement.

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
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4.1  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  bbl-1 @4    2 weeks ago

Don't tell anyone, but I still think he was window peeping and the branch broke...

 
 
 
Texan1211
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4.2  Texan1211  replied to  bbl-1 @4    2 weeks ago
Trump endorses 'the guy' who went jogging during a tornado which resulted with 'the guy' being in a wheelchair for the rest of his life?

"The guy" wasn't injured while jogging during a tornado.

What is to be gained by lying about his accident?

 
 
 
bbl-1
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4.2.1  bbl-1  replied to  Texan1211 @4.2    2 weeks ago

Except he was.

 
 
 
bbl-1
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4.2.2  bbl-1  replied to  Texan1211 @4.2    2 weeks ago

He also sued the owner of the tree from which the limb arrived---and won the monetary judgement.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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4.2.3  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  bbl-1 @4.2.2    2 weeks ago

Tell me that you are joking.

 
 
 
bbl-1
Professor Quiet
4.2.4  bbl-1  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @4.2.3    2 weeks ago

google it.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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4.2.5  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  bbl-1 @4.2.4    2 weeks ago

Like OMFG.  Had that idiot judge and the tree owner's lawyer ever heard of the Acts Of God Clause?

Acts of God provisions, also called “Force Majeure” clauses, relate to events outside human control, like flash floods, earthquakes, or other natural disasters. Generally, these provisions eliminate or limit liability for injuries or other losses resulting from such events.   

Justice is not only blind but sometimes incredibly stupid.                                                   

 
 
 
Texan1211
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4.2.6  Texan1211  replied to  bbl-1 @4.2.1    2 weeks ago

Lie.

prove your little lie then, should be easy right?

Go!!!!!!

 
 
 
Texan1211
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4.2.7  Texan1211  replied to  bbl-1 @4.2.2    2 weeks ago
He also sued the owner of the tree from which the limb arrived---and won the monetary judgement.

Pretty standard in such cases. Haven't you ever watched Judge Judy or The People's Court?

Do you have an actual point?

 
 
 
Texan1211
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4.2.8  Texan1211  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @4.2.5    2 weeks ago

You should do a modicum of personal research before passing judgment on the case and you would then know what you are talking about.

 
 
 
bbl-1
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4.2.9  bbl-1  replied to  Texan1211 @4.2.7    2 weeks ago

Do you have a point?

 
 
 
Texan1211
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4.2.11  Texan1211  replied to  bbl-1 @4.2.9    2 weeks ago

Yes, your statement that he was injured while jogging during a tornado is a lie.

I did notice that when pressed to support the lie, you managed to clam up or deflect.

Got anything yet to support it?

Or just the usual nothing?

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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4.2.12  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  bbl-1 @4.2.9    2 weeks ago

[Deleted]

 
 
 
Texan1211
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4.2.13  Texan1211  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @4.2.12    2 weeks ago

Maybe YOU could support his false statement?

Do you have any evidence to  support the totally bogus claim that Abbott was injured while jogging during a tornado?

Yeah, didn't think so.

 
 
 
arkpdx
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5  arkpdx    2 weeks ago

Abbott is head and shoulders better than Newsom, Kate brown or Islee. He even better than that over Cuomo. 

 
 
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