Staten Island Candidate Joey Saladino: ‘A Lot Of Politicians Are Losers’

Joey Saladino, the YouTube star and Staten Island Congressional candidate sat down for an exclusive interview with Breitbart News in which he argued that candidates from a non-political background could be better than professional politicians.

Saladino pointed out that President Trump’s business experience put him in a class above the professional politicians he ran against in 2016.

“I want to vote for someone who’s in tune with the base… [and] someone who knows how to make a deal. Trump knows how to make a deal.”

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Saladino, also known by his stage name “Joey Salads,” was a successful YouTube star before entering politics as a Republican congressional candidate, accumulating over 2 million subscribers on his channel. He is running in NY-11, a formerly Republican district that went Democrat in 2018. The Republican primary in NY-11 will take place on June 23 this year.

Saladino is resolutely pro-Trump. After praising the president for “making good deals after good deals after good deals,” Saladino said:

“Before that we had Obama — what was his experience in deal-making before he became President? Was he making billion-dollar deals in international trade before he became President? No, Trump has.”

Saladino said making deals is key to being a good politician. “That’s what politics comes down to,” he said. “Can you make a good deal, and can you work something out?”

“I’ve been making 6 figure deals, 7 figure deals, since I was 18 years old, working in the industry that I’ve been working in… I know that I can go in there and I know how to negotiate and how to leverage… AOC is a bartender, what’s her experience in making deals? Maybe she can make a good martini and make someone drunk, I don’t know!”

Saladino also criticized failed Democrat presidential nominee Eric Swalwell, describing him as an “absolute loser,” and said he had wondered “how has he been elected as any official?”

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