CNN’s Dana Bash took a shot at Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe for mentioning former President Donald Trump a number of instances by saying she was glad she had two cups together with her so she might “keep drinking” every time he mentions Trump’s title.
In their dialogue about training, McAuliffe argued his opponent Republican Glenn Youngkin had an agenda that was a lot too much like Trump’s. McAuliffe, the previous Virginia governor, has additionally repeatedly accused Youngkin of eager to be a “Trump wannabe.”
“It is a Donald Trump Betsy DeVos plan of moving money from public to private,” he mentioned on Sunday’s “State of the Union.” “I will never allow that as governor.”
“The issue is and he’s trying to do a back door deal on the Trump,” McAuliffe continued. “He talks about this critical race theory. And I got to be honest with you, that is a dog whistle. We don’t have critical race theory taught in Virginia. He brings up This is a Trump/Betsy DeVos thing on education. I hate to see people divided. I am a uniter. I got us out of the worst economic chaos before I’ll do it again with COVID. And I do it in a bipartisan way.”
Before transferring on to her subsequent query, Bash instructed her visitor that every one his speak of Trump made her grateful she had at least two drinks prepared for all of the instances he talked about Trump during the interview.
“You mentioned Donald Trump,” she mentioned. “I’m glad I have two cups here so I can keep drinking when you mention Donald Trump’s name.”
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Christian Martinez, the fast response director for Youngkin, tweeted out Sunday’s “State of the Union” clip as a method of reiterating the marketing campaign’s argument that McAuliffe is simply too preoccupied with speaking in regards to the former president.
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Other observers accused Bash of being too arduous on McAuliffe all through their interview. She pressed him on his controversial remark at his current debate with Youngkin, when he mentioned, “I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.” McAuliffe was ripped for lecturing dad and mom who’ve expressed considerations over faculty boards selling progressive curricula like important race principle, which McAuliffe claimed was “made up” by Youngkin as a solution to “divide people.”
McAuliffe defended his training plan, telling Bash he has a $2 billion funding to boost instructor pay, getting at danger, three and 4 yr olds, pre-Ok, and getting all people entry to broadband.
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Bash additionally puzzled why McAuliffe, the previous Virginia governor, wasn’t polling higher and solely had a “slim lead” over Youngkin when Biden ran away with the state within the presidential election.
“This is an off-off year,” McAuliffe mentioned in protection. “It’s not a presidential year turn out. Turn out goes from like 70% down to somewhere in the 40’s but listen we are going to win this race.”