Former President Donald Trump endorsed Leora Levy for the U.S. Senate in Connecticut on Thursday afternoon ahead of the state’s upcoming primary on Tuesday.
Levy said she was “honored” to have Trump’s full and complete support.
“Thank you President Trump! I am honored to have your FULL and TOTAL support,” Levy he tweeted. “I am the ONLY candidate who can beat Blumenthal and hold Joe Biden accountable.”
Thank you President Trump! I am honored to have your FULL and TOTAL support!
I am the ONLY candidate who can beat Blumenthal and hold Joe Biden accountable.
— Leora Levy (@LeoraLevyCT) August 5, 2022
Levy hopes to unseat Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) in the November midterm elections. Trump previously nominated Levy to be the US ambassador to Chile in 2019.
Trump called Levy to endorse her while at a campaign stop attended by her two rivals, Themis Claridis and Peter Lumai.
Donald J. Trump just endorsed Leora Levy for the U.S. Senate in Connecticut in a phone call to a GOP audience that included her opponents in Tuesday’s primary, Themis Claridis and Peter Lumai. pic.twitter.com/OIsbq75Mo
— Mark Pazniokas (@CTMirrorPaz) August 5, 2022
Trump attacked Blumenthal in his endorsement of Levy, calling the Democratic senator “mocked and laughed silly” for making up a “horrible tale” about his military record.
“Leora Levy is running to represent the Great State of Connecticut in the United States Senate,” Trump said he said. “The current senator is a mocked and laughed at fool who for many years said he was a brave Vietnam War hero when the facts later revealed he had never even been to Vietnam.”
— The Calvin Coolidge Project (@TheCalvinCooli1) August 5, 2022
“‘Da Nang’ Dick is acting so upbeat and righteous when in reality he is a coward who has gotten away with this heinous crime against our military for years,” Trump said. “He was ready to quit after being found out, with tears streaming down his face, but he didn’t have the courage to quit the race in disgrace with the Election just days away.”
Trump called on Connecticut voters to make Blumenthal “pay the price for what he did and be fired as a United States senator.”
The former president praised Levy for her “fantastic life’s work” and noted her service on the Republican National Committee.
“In the Senate, he will work hard to grow the economy, secure the border, fight for energy independence, support our soldiers and vets, defend electoral integrity, protect the Second Amendment, and fight the violent and vicious crime. highest level in the history of Connecticut,” Trump said.
Trump also criticized Levy’s opponent, Themis Claridis, for being endorsed by “3 of the worst RINOs in the country.”
Trump he said:
Her opponent, Themis Claridis, has been endorsed by 3 of the Worst RINOs in the country, Larry Hogan, whose candidate last night lost by a wide margin, Charlie Baker, who couldn’t come close to the Republican nomination in Massachusetts (thanks, President Trump!), and resigned, and, of course, “sloppy” Chris Christie, who left with the lowest approval rating of any Governor in the history of the State of New Jersey and whose recent book set a record for fewer sales ever per TV interview.
Claridis has the support of the Connecticut Republican Party.
Trump also called out Claridis for being weak on crime, the US military, veterans and the Second Amendment.
“Ms. Claridis is weak on crime, weak on our military and vets, and will not protect our Second Amendment under siege,” Trump said. “He accused America of ‘systemic racism’ and, very importantly, he has no chance of defeating Da Nang Dik despite his false and deceitful military career.”
“Leora Levy is a wonderful woman who works hard and smart and will never let you down. He will defeat the corrupt Richard Blumenthal in November, and what a victory that will be. Leora has my full and complete support,” Trump concluded.
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