Matt Drudge of the eponymous Drudge Report is always right. Remember that.
Drudge has been keeping a close eye on former Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe, often linking to stories about the longtime Clinton crony’s aspirations for the White House.
Of course, we’re barely into Year 2 of President Trump, but that doesn’t mean Democrats aren’t jockeying right now to get into position to run in 2020. And as dirty as Hillay and Bill are, McAuliffe is that times 10 — or 1,000. Plus, all the filthy Clinton leeches are without a host, now that Hillary has lost for a second time and vows not to run again.
“Who better to take on Trump than me?” McAuliffe said when asked by The Washington Free Beacon about a potential 2020 run for president.
“McAuliffe has been said to be ‘seriously considering’ a presidential run but recently dodged a question from CNN’s Jake Tapper on who would give Democrats the best chance to take back the White House, though he did indicate a belief that former governors with executive experience such as McAuliffe are better suited for a run,” the Beacon said.
Last month McAuliffe told MSNBC’s Chris Matthews that Trump has the ability to make his opponents “look weak,” but that if Trump tried to do that to McAuliffe, “you would have to pick him up off the floor.” When asked by Matthews if he was saying he would “deck him,” McAuliffe said, “Listen, if this guy got in my space, you wanna get in my space, I’ve always said Chris, you punch me, I’m going to punch back twice as hard. And it wouldn’t be hard to do it, but you know, this guy thinks he could intimidate everybody. It’s disgraceful. It’s embarrassing.”
McAuliffe is a former Democratic National Committee chairman and has raised millions for the party. He has also served as the campaign chairman for presidential runs by both Bill and Hillary and surrounds himself with a slew of former Clintonites.
Like the Clintons, scandal follows McAuliffe wherever he goes. In 2016, McAuliffe was probed for $120,000 given to McAuliffe’s gubernatorial campaign by a billionaire who served in China’s communist legislature, the Washington Examiner wrote.
McAuliffe’s business and political dealings have raised questions repeatedly. For example, in the 1990s, as McAuliffe set records raising money for the Clintons, congressional investigators uncovered a Chinese government scheme to funnel money to the Clinton operation through a number of businesspeople, including a man named “Charlie” Trie. In that case, 94 people either refused questioning, pled the Fifth Amendment, or left the country.
The Beacon interview featured a few oddities as well.
McAuliffe said he’s “golfed with Trump five times.” He said Trump is a “scratch golfer” and said he never saw him cheat when they played together, casting doubt on accusations of cheating made by others.
That makes him very different from former duffer-in-chief Bill Clinton, who was known to take multiple mulligans as he cheated his way around the golf course.