CNN’s Dana Bash took a shot at Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe for mentioning former President Donald Trump a number of instances by saying she was glad she had two cups together with her so she may “hold ingesting” every time he mentions Trump’s title.
Of their dialogue about training, McAuliffe argued his opponent Republican Glenn Youngkin had an agenda that was a lot too much like Trump’s. McAuliffe, the previous Virginia governor, has additionally repeatedly accused Youngkin of desirous to be a “Trump wannabe.”
“It’s a Donald Trump Betsy DeVos plan of shifting cash from public to non-public,” he mentioned on Sunday’s “State of the Union.” “I’ll by no means enable that as governor.”
“The difficulty is and he is making an attempt to do a again door deal on the Trump,” McAuliffe continued. “He talks about this vital race principle. And I received to be trustworthy with you, that may be a canine whistle. We do not have vital race principle taught in Virginia. He brings up It is a Trump/Betsy DeVos factor on training. I hate to see folks divided. I’m a uniter. I received us out of the worst financial chaos earlier than I am going to do it once more with COVID. And I do it in a bipartisan means.”
Earlier than shifting on to her subsequent query, Bash instructed her visitor that every one his speak of Trump made her grateful she had at the least two drinks prepared for all of the instances he talked about Trump in the course of the interview.
“You talked about Donald Trump,” she mentioned. “I am glad I’ve two cups right here so I can hold ingesting whenever you point out Donald Trump’s title.”
Christian Martinez, the fast response director for Youngkin, tweeted out Sunday’s “State of the Union” clip as a method of reiterating the marketing campaign’s argument that McAuliffe is just too preoccupied with speaking concerning the former president.
Different observers accused Bash of being too exhausting on McAuliffe all through their interview. She pressed him on his controversial remark at his latest debate with Youngkin, when he mentioned, “I don’t assume dad and mom must be telling faculties what they need to educate.” McAuliffe was ripped for lecturing dad and mom who’ve expressed considerations over college boards selling progressive curricula like vital race principle, which McAuliffe claimed was “made up” by Youngkin as a solution to “divide folks.”
McAuliffe defended his training plan, telling Bash he has a $2 billion funding to lift trainer pay, getting in danger, three and 4 yr olds, pre-Ok, and getting everyone entry to broadband.
Bash additionally questioned why McAuliffe, the previous Virginia governor, wasn’t polling higher and solely had a “slim lead” over Youngkin when Biden ran away with the state within the presidential election.
“That is an off-off yr,” McAuliffe mentioned in protection. “It isn’t a presidential yr prove. End up goes from like 70% right down to someplace within the 40’s however hear we’re going to win this race.”