Bob Turner, the Republican candidate who is ahead in the polls, portending an upset in this Tuesday’s NY-09 special election to replace Anthony Weiner, is calling in a little help in the closing days of the campaign. Donald Trump has lent his voice to a robocall Turner’s campaign is now running in the district.
“If you don’t like what’s going on in Washington, if you don’t like what’s happening with Israel — because Israel is being treated very badly and very unfairly by the Obama administration — vote for Bob Turner,” Trump implores listeners.
Trump, of course, gained political notoriety earlier this year when he actively considered (or at least publicly pretended to consider) a run for president while obsessively focusing on long-discarded conspiracy theories alleging President Obama was not born in the United States. By the time his pseudo-campaign was finished, he had become one of the most unpopular political figures in America.
So just think: Democrats appear to be losing to a candidate who would recruit Donald Trump to campaign for him.
The full call script:
“This is Donald Trump, and I’m not calling to fire you, as we say on The Apprentice. I’m calling to fire you up — because there’s an important election in Queens and Brooklyn on Tuesday, and we need to elect businessman Bob Turner to Congress.
“If you don’t like what’s going on in Washington, if you don’t like what’s happening with Israel — because Israel is being treated very badly and very unfairly by the Obama administration — vote for Bob Turner.
“Trust me, they’ll notice. Electing Bob Turner on Tuesday will be a shot heard round the country. Everybody’s talking about this election, and everybody’s looking to see what’s going to happen. President Obama and Congress will know you’ve had a lot to do with it. It’s enough with the game-playing, it’s enough with all of the nonsense.
“Protect Israel. Join me, Donald Trump, in supporting Bob Turner for Congress on Tuesday, September 13. Thank you, and good luck.”