Former President Donald Trump trolled two candidates for House Democratic primary races in New York — making tongue-in-cheek endorsements of his one-time impeachment tormentor Dan Goldman and Carolyn Maloney in their respective races.
“Lawyer Dan Goldman is running for Congress, NY-10, and it is my great honor to Strongly Endorse him. 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,” Trump said in a statement released Wednesday on his Truth Social platform.
“While it was my honor to beat him, and beat him badly, Dan Goldman has a wonderful future ahead,” Trump said with tongue firmly planted in cheek.
Trump had this to say of Maloney, who is running against Rep. Jerry Nadler and challenger Suraj Patel.
“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.
“She begged for a check with no quid pro quo, and I gave it to her. In fact, I gave her many….”
Both candidates roundly refused the endorsements.
“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.
“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.”
While Maloney’s campaign said, “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,” she said.
“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. Thanks, but no thanks. I’ll pass,” the congresswoman added.
Just to put a cherry on top of his trolling Trump also had wicked comment on Nadler as well.
“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 of the House Judiciary Committee chairman who also sought to drive him from office.
“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,” Trump said.
The last thing anyone could say about Nadler is that he is “high energy”.