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Day 31: WATCH: In July, Gillespie Promised He Would Speak Out Against Trump. Post-Charlottesville, He’s Remained Silent.


by Prateek Mishra

Day 31: WATCH: In July, Gillespie Promised He Would Speak Out Against Trump. Post-Charlottesville, He’s Remained Silent.

During the first gubernatorial debate on July 22, Ed Gillespie promised Virginians that “when I disagree with the president, I’ll make it clear.”

Yet for 31 days, Gillespie has refused to say he disagrees with the President’s response to Charlottesville.

Instead, he has repeatedly ducked interviews while embracing an increasingly far right agenda. Gillespie now has emerged as one of the few prominent Republican leaders who have not condemned Donald Trump for saying white supremacists were “fine people.” By completely refusing to break with the president, Gillespie has provided Trump with political cover — and seemingly given the President’s hateful comments his tacit support.


WATCH

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Gillespie: ““When I disagree with the president, I’ll make it clear.”

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