McCrory Doubles Down on Support for Trump

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Thursday, May 5, 2016

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McCrory Doubles Down on Support for Trump

 

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory doubled down on his support for presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, despite Trump’s divisive rhetoric, misogyny and lack of qualification to be commander in chief. “The governor has always said he will support the GOP nominee,” said McCrory spokesman Ricky Diaz.

“It’s irresponsible for McCrory to support a candidate who is fundamentally unfit for the presidency,” said North Carolina Democratic Party spokesman Dave Miranda. “Donald Trump is dangerous. He lacks the experience, judgment and temperament to run the country. Support for Trump is support for misogyny, racism and economic failure.”

While Democrats are taking the threat Trump poses very seriously, his nomination is expected to increase Democratic turnout in November, which could hurt Gov. McCrory’s already receding re-election chances. Trump’s nomination may also lead to conservative Republicans staying home on Election Day, and many moderate Republicans have said they will vote for Hillary Clinton instead of Trump.

In December, McCrory’s campaign said he was “flattered” by the idea of being selected as Trump’s running mate.

 

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