Donald Trump offered his support for Jon Ossoff’s opponent, Karen Handel, in the Georgia runoff election for Congress in a tweet on Monday morning with more of an attack on Democrats and their political stance than any positive words for Handel.
The Dems want to stop tax cuts, good healthcare and Border Security.Their ObamaCare is dead with 100% increases in P's. Vote now for Karen H
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 19, 2017
Handel has long been a friend to conservative GOP politicians, including Vice President Mike Pence. A former gubernatorial candidate and executive at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Handel is most well-known for using her position in the Komen Foundation to attempt to defund Planned Parenthood as a result of her political, anti-choice stance, denying that she had done so by using a quickly debunked lie for her reasoning and then resigning in disgrace.
Twitter users were quick to let Trump know that they remember Handel’s actions as a Komen executive as well as her words since, including the offering of such telling sound bites as “I do not support a living wage.” In a state in which more than 24 percent of children live in poverty, Handel has not served to help boost the image of the GOP and her support of Trump’s proposed policies has not gone over well, either.
Karen "I Do Not Support A Livable Wage" Handel? She's not going to lead to better health care and jobs. Why she's clearly behind in polls.
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) June 19, 2017
Hard to say Dems want to put a stop to good health care when the only known ALTERNATIVE the GOP has pushed would lead to 23M more uninsured pic.twitter.com/wSgPef6hkO
— Robert Maguire (@RobertMaguire_) June 19, 2017
Democrats want to stop tax cuts for the wealthy. Stop healthcare that takes it away from 23 million Americans. And yes. No stupid wall.
— MatthewDicks (@MatthewDicks) June 19, 2017
.@realDonaldTrump Shit, you discovered our diabolical plan to tax the rich, provide universal healthcare, and love thy neighbor.
— Aléx Young (@AlexYoung) June 19, 2017
Dems want to save America from you and your corrupt and criminal presidency. Obstruct justice yet today, President under investigation?
— Joe Harris (@joeharris) June 19, 2017
— Ann-Marie Murphy (@amurphy) June 19, 2017
Dems want to stop tax cuts on rich, make sure all have healthcare and we don't need a freaking wall. How many lies can you fit in a sentence
— SCROTUS (@_NotFakeNews_) June 19, 2017
Is this from your Fox and Friends news briefing?
— David Blaustein (@blaustein) June 19, 2017
You're not offering better healthcare and your tax cuts benefit the rich not the middle class! Georgia Vote for Jon Ossoff
— Cindy Smart (@cindy541) June 19, 2017
Trumpcare is nothing more than a tax cut for the wealthy and a DISASTER for people PEC. Many #MAGA supporters will get screwed. SAD!
— Get.a.way (@purtheil) June 19, 2017
Perhaps an endorsement from a president under investigation for obstruction of justice isn’t the most helpful thing for Karen Handel at the moment.
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