July 12, 2021
FALLS CHURCH, VA - Political outsider, successful business leader, and Republican nominee for governor Glenn Youngkin’s campaign announced today the launch of a digital ad campaign highlighting Terry McAuliffe’s obsession with former President Donald Trump, who he has been friends with for nearly three decades. McAuliffe, a career politician and Clinton crony, routinely talks out of both sides of his mouth.
As President Trump said Friday in a statement, “I knew McAuliffe well. He accepted large campaign contributions from me, said only great things and would do whatever I wanted.”
“It’s totally dishonest for Terry McAuliffe to use President Trump’s endorsement to smear Glenn Youngkin, when McAuliffe is actually friends with Trump and took thousands of dollars from Trump to fund his campaign,” said Youngkin campaign spokesperson Matt Wolking. “The only person that McAuliffe has kissed up to more is Bill Clinton, or maybe Hillary Clinton – which is no doubt where he learned to be so dishonest.”
McAuliffe asked for and accepted $25,000 from Donald Trump for his campaign for governor, McAuliffe played golf with Donald Trump, and McAuliffe gave Donald Trump a big hug and toasted him at the White House.
McAuliffe’s dishonesty has been on full display recently, as he refuses to answer questions about how many millions of dollars he invested in The Carlyle Group, the company where Youngkin was co-CEO. McAuliffe is attacking Carlyle despite the fact that he profited from his Carlyle investments for years and may still be secretly invested in the company. McAuliffe has also refused to say how many Carlyle company events he attended over the years.
Watch the Youngkin campaign’s new digital ad exposing McAuliffe’s habit of talking out of both sides of his mouth: