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Trump Accused of 'Election Meddling' After Endorsing Candidates in New York Democratic Primary Races

Former President Donald Trump has endorsed candidates in the House Democratic primary races in New York who have supported impeachment and the raid of Mar-a-Lago.

In a series of dryly sarcastic posts on Truth Social, Trump endorsed congressional candidates Dan Goldman and Carolyn Maloney on Wednesday evening.

Goldman was the House Democrats’ chief counsel during the first Trump impeachment and is currently the frontrunner in the primary against incumbent Rep. Mondaire Jones.

“Lawyer Dan Goldman is running for Congress, NY-10, and it is my great honor to Strongly Endorse him,” Trump stated. “I do this not because of the fact that he headed up the Impeachment Committee and lost, but because he was honorable, fair, and highly intelligent. While it was my honor to beat him, and beat him badly, Dan Goldman has a wonderful future ahead.”

Trump did not stop there, adding that Goldman “will be very compassionate and compromising to those within the Republican Party, and will do everything possible to make sure they have a fair chance at winning against the Radical Left Democrats, who he knows are destroying our Country. I would like to thank Dan for fighting so hard for America, and for working so tirelessly to stop ‘Trump.’ He was not easy to beat, but winning against him made me realize just how very talented I am!”

Goldman was not very appreciative of the endorsement, with his campaign accusing the former president of trying to “meddle” in the election.

“Last week Donald Trump attacked Dan Goldman, who led his impeachment. Now he’s pretending to endorse Goldman. True to form, Trump is trying to meddle in an election,” the Goldman campaign said in a statement responding to the endorsement. “This is a pathetic attempt at fooling Democrats who are far smarter than Trump is, and it’s clear that only one candidate in NY-10 is living rent-free in Trump’s head. Buckle up Donald. Dan’s coming for you.”

Manhattan Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou, who is running against Goldman, used the endorsement to blast her opponent.

“Donald Trump just endorsed my multi-millionaire opponent, in case you needed a reminder of what the stakes are. #NY10, choose your fighter,” Niou tweeted.

Maloney is Chair of the Oversight Committee investigating Trump’s alleged storage of classified documents at Mar-a-Lago.

“A vote for Carolyn Maloney in NY-12 is a vote for the future! She is a kind and wonderful person, who has always said terrific things about me, and will support me no matter what I do, just as I supported her very early on,” Trump said in his endorsement. “She begged for a check with no quid pro quo, and I gave it to her. In fact, I gave her many….”

In a tweet, Maloney responded by rejecting the endorsement. She wrote, “this is laughable and I reject any endorsement from Donald Trump. Trump doesn’t respect women. He instigated the attacks on January 6th and claimed that the 2020 election was a big lie.”

Though he endorsed Maloney, Trump also had kind things to say about her opponent Jerry Nadler,  the House Judiciary Committee chairman who also sought to impeach him.

“On the other hand, Jerry Nadler is likewise a hard driving man, where energy and attention to detail is unlike anyone else in Congress,” Trump said. “He is high energy, sharp, quick-witted, and bright. You can’t go wrong with either, but Carolyn Maloney is the better man. She will lead our country into a very GREEN and prosperous future. Carolyn has my complete and Total Endorsement, she will never let our Conservative Movement down.”

New York’s congressional primaries will take place on August 23.

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