Former President Donald Trump has meddled in the House Democrat primary in New York — raising eyebrows at his former impeachment tormentors Dan Goldman and Carolyn Maloney in their respective races.
“Attorney Dan Goldman is running for Congress, NY-10, and I am honored to strongly support him. I’m not doing this because of the fact that he chaired the impeachment committee and lost, but because he was honorable, fair and highly intelligent,” Trump said in a statement released on his Truth Social platform on Wednesday.
“While it was my honor to beat him, and badly, Dan Goldman has a wonderful future ahead of him,” Trump said in what appeared to be a sarcastic manner.
Recent polls have ranked Goldman, who was the Democrats’ chief counsel in the House of Representatives during Trump’s first impeachment trial, as the front runner in the 10th congressional district’s crowded competition.
Rep. Yuh-Line Niou, one of the other candidates running against Goldman, made hay out of it Trump affirmation.
“Donald Trump just endorsed my multi-millionaire opponent, in case you need a reminder of what this is about. #NY10, pick your fighter,” the Manhattan congressman tweeted.
Goldman did not take well to Trump’s attempt to “meddle” in another election.
“Last week Donald Trump attacked Dan Goldman, who was presiding over his impeachment trial. Now he’s pretending to support Goldman. True to form, Trump is trying to interfere in an election,” the Goldman campaign said.
“This is a pathetic attempt to fool Democrats who are far smarter than Trump, and it’s clear that only one candidate in NY-10 is living rent-free in Trump’s mind. Buckle up, Donald. Dan’s coming for you.”
Trump’s trolling didn’t stop there. He also backed Rep. Carolyn Maloney, who is running for re-election in the newly drafted 12th congressional district, and pitted her against fellow MP Jerrold 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 great things about me and will support me no matter what I do, just as I have supported her from a very early age,” Trump said.
“She asked for a gratuitous check and I gave it to her. In fact, I gave her many…”
Maloney recently caused controversy when she said during a debate that she didn’t think President Biden would run for re-election in 2024.
Trump — who had feuded with Nadler decades ago over a project he wanted to build on the Upper West Side — also had nice things to say about him.
“On the other hand, Jerry Nadler is also a tenacious man whose energy and attention to detail is unlike anyone else in Congress,” Trump said of the House Judiciary Committee chairman, who was also trying to oust him.
“He’s energetic, sharp-witted, quick-witted and bright. You can’t go wrong with either of them, but Carolyn Maloney is the better man. It will lead our country into a very GREEN and prosperous future. “Carolyn has my full and unreserved endorsement, she will never fail our conservative movement,” Trump said.
Maloney responded in a tweet“This is ridiculous and I reject any endorsement from Donald Trump.
“Trump doesn’t respect women. He instigated the January 6 attacks and claimed the 2020 election was a big lie,” she said.
“He should be more concerned about the investigation I am leading as Chairman of the Oversight Committee into the storage of his classified documents at Mar-a-Lago. No thank you. I will pass”. Added Congressmen.
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