Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam compared President Donald Trump to a mentally disabled child in an interview with The Guardian on Tuesday.
The Guardian asked Ralph Northam how he would work with President Donald Trump when Northam previously attacked the president. Northam said, “I’m a neurologist, so I’m used to dealing with a lot of different minds – and even being a pediatric neurologist, that gives me more perspective.”
— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) November 7, 2017
Ralph Northam previously attacked the president during the Democratic primaries. The candidate for Virginia governor said, “I’ve been listening carefully to Donald Trump, and I think he’s a narcissistic maniac.”
Northam also promised to keep Trump’s politics “on the other side of the Potomac.”
In a later campaign ad, Northam mirrored Trump’s populist appraoch and labeled himself above politics.
Northam told Virginians, “As a doctor, nobody ever asks if I’m a Democrat or a Republican; they just want my help.”
Northam added, “So if Donald Trump is helping Virginia, then I’ll work with him.”
Northam then admitted in an interview that he stands by his rhetoric, calling the president a “maniac.”
Ralph Northam courted controversy during the Virginia gubernatorial race. The Ralph Northam campaign praised a Latino Victory Fund ad that featured an Ed Gillespie supporter attempting to run over minority children. Campaign finance reports revealed that the Northam campaign coordinated with the Latino Victory Fund.
Northam also recently flip-flopped in favor of banning sanctuary cities; Northam previously argued that Ed Gillespie’s rhetoric over banning sanctuary cities was “divisive.”
Gillespie took the opportunity to chastise Northam, who flip-flopped about “the very bill he has bragged about voting against.”
Virginia Democratic State Sen. Barbara Favola, who campaigned for Northam, argued that Republicans “are evil, we’re the good guys.”
Multiple polls revealed that Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie leads Ralph Northam for Virginia governor.
Virginia Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe called Trump a “goofball” over his “Looney Tunes” tweets praising Ed Gillespie.
President Trump tweeted on Tuesday, “@EdWGillespie will totally turn around the high crime and poor economic performance of VA. MS-13 and crime will be gone. Vote today, ASAP!”
.@EdWGillespie will totally turn around the high crime and poor economic performance of VA. MS-13 and crime will be gone. Vote today, ASAP!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 7, 2017