Don Blankenship Hits Back At Prez: I Am ‘Trumpier Than Trump’

on March 1, 2018 in Morgantown, West Virginia.
MORGANTOWN, WV - MARCH 01: Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Don Blankenship speaks at a town hall meeting at West Virginia University on March 1, 2018 in Morgantown, West Virginia. Blankenship is the former chie... MORGANTOWN, WV - MARCH 01: Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Don Blankenship speaks at a town hall meeting at West Virginia University on March 1, 2018 in Morgantown, West Virginia. Blankenship is the former chief executive of the Massey Energy Company where an explosion in the Upper Big Branch coal mine killed 29 men in 2010. Blankenship, a controversial candidate in central Appalachia coal country, served a one-year sentence for conspiracy to violate mine safety laws and has continued to blame the government for the accident despite investigators findings. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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West Virginia Senate candidate, coal baron and ex-convict Don Blankenship said in a statement Monday that he is “Trumpier than Trump” and that “no one” can tell his fellow West Virginians how to vote.

The statement was issued in response to President Donald Trump’s tweet urging voters to choose anyone in Tuesday’s West Virginia Republican Senate primary other than Blankenship.

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