Former President Donald Trump took a shot at Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) Tuesday evening by endorsing her in the Democratic primary for New York’s 12th Congressional District.
“A vote for Carolyn Maloney in NY-12 is a vote for the future!” Trump wrote on social media. “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. She begged for a check with no quid pro quo, and I gave it to her. In fact, I gave her many.”
“On the other hand, Jerry Nadler is likewise a hard driving man of the people, whose energy and attention to detail is unlike anyone else in Congress. He is high energy, sharp, quick-witted, and bright,” Trump continued. “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!”
Maloney appeared angered by the endorsement as she immediately sought to distance herself from it, realizing that it could potentially damage her campaign in the hotly contested race against Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY).
“This is laughable and I reject any endorsement from Donald Trump,” Maloney tweeted. “Trump doesn’t respect women. He instigated the attacks on January 6th and claimed that the 2020 election was a big lie.”
“He should be more concerned about the investigation I’m leading as Chair of the Oversight Committee into the storage of his classified documents at Mar-a-Lago,” Maloney continued. “Thanks, but no thanks. I’ll pass.”