Former President Donald Trump announced Wednesday afternoon that he was endorsing attorney Dan Goldman, a Democrat, in the primary for New York’s 10th Congressional District.
Trump’s endorsement of Goldman comes after The New York Times endorsed Goldman in the primary last week in part because of “his work on the impeachment trial.”
“Lawyer Dan Goldman is running for Congress, NY-10, and it is my great honor to Strongly Endorse him,” Trump said. “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.”
“He 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,” Trump continued. “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!”
Trump’s statement appears to have been an attempt to sabotage Goldman’s chances in the race as Goldman’s opponents immediately capitalized on the opportunity to use Trump’s endorsement as a chance to attack Goldman.
“Last week Donald Trump attacked Dan Goldman, who led his impeachment,” Goldman said in a statement. “Now he’s pretending to endorse Goldman. True to form, Trump is trying to meddle in an election.”
“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,” Goldman continued. “Buckle up Donald. Dan’s coming for you.”