Trump: “[McCormick] Is Absolutely the Candidate of Special Interests”
Latest Polling Shows McCormick Trailing Doug Mastriano in a GOP Primary
PENNSYLVANIA — As national Republicans tease David McCormick’s potential entrance into what’s shaping up to be a chaotic and messy primary, a reminder that one year ago this week, Donald Trump took the stage at the “Save America Rally” and ripped into the Connecticut hedge fund executive’s ties to special interests:
Read the highlights:
- “He hired almost every person that worked anywhere- if anybody was within 200 miles of me, he hired them. But he did want my endorsement very badly, but I just couldn’t do it.”
- “…he was with a company that managed money for communist China”
- “David came out very strongly against me on numerous occasions. This was before he was going to run all of a sudden, he said, boy, I like this guy a lot.”
Read Trump’s full 2022 remarks:
Dr. Oz is running against the liberal Wall Street Republican named David McCormick, who I’ve known, and David’s another one in all fairness, and he will say this, he fought hard for it. He wanted it. He hired almost every person that worked anywhere- if anybody was within 200 miles of me, he hired them. But he did want my endorsement very badly, but I just couldn’t do it. I couldn’t do it. I know them both.
So I don’t know David well and he may be a nice guy, but he’s not MAGA, he’s not MAGA. He’s more Toomey than he is MAGA. I do know that he was with a company that managed money for communist China, and he is absolutely the candidate of special interests and globalists and the Washington establishment. And those are the people that are not only spending millions and millions of dollars on his campaign, they have unlimited money to just try and destroy Oz. But they want to destroy this great warrior and a truly nice person, not going to do it. And they’re also the people that are ripping off the United States with bad trade deals, open borders and every other thing that the people in this audience will never stand for, and you fully reject. David is totally controlled, this is the opponent, by Mitch McConnell, the old crow, the old broken down crow.
Poll just came out. [Oz] up by three or four points. David came out very strongly against me on numerous occasions. This was before he was going to run all of a sudden, he said, boy, I like this guy a lot. Including with respect to the disinformation spread about January 6th.
David McCormick is likely to face serious problems in a GOP primary after Trump’s attacks over his connections to China and Washington special interests – vulnerabilities that could still hurt McCormick with the GOP base today. Polling even shows McCormick trailing Doug Mastriano in a Republican primary.