Reaction against Tiki Torch Stunt could hurt McAuliffe’s election prospects

A response to the Lincoln Projects tiki torch venture could hurt the election prospects of former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D), a Democratic candidate on Tuesday.

five people on friday night inclusive at least one Democratic operative raised a tiki torch ahead of candidate Glenn Youngkin’s campaign to remind “Virgince, what happened in Charlottesville four years ago,” the Lincoln project he said acrobatics to lure former President Trump to the Virginia election.

But the Lincoln project took former President Trump’s comments out of context. “There are very good people on both sides,” they argued, trying to connect Trump with Youngkin. The simple text of Trump’s transcript shows that Trump once called neo-Nazis in Charlottesville “very good people”. Trump’s transcript he says, “You had some very bad people in this group, but you also had people who were very good people on both sides.”

Fraud there is “arouse concern” that it could destroy the electoral potential of the Democratic candidate McAuliffe, Newsweek exposed.

Former Senior Adviser to Pete Buttigie’s primary candidate, Lis Smith, he tweeted Friday night was a “huge fuck” scam and could derail McAuliffe’s campaign.

“What a huge, huge mistake,” she said. “The last thing McAuliffe’s campaign needed this weekend. A complete bear service to hundreds of hard-working field staff. “

Virginia Democrat MP Sally Hudson accused a Lincoln project that uses its community as a prop. “Charlottesville is not a prop. Our community is still struggling with years of trauma … Don’t come back, @ProjectLincoln. Your stunts are not welcome here. ”

Dean of the Schar School of Politics and Government at George Mason University said Washington Post the scam has turned to the organization and is “so ridiculous”.

Mark Rozell: “The excess comes back because it’s so ridiculous in its performance that it hurts the essence they want to say. wrote.

Republican Congressman Joe Walsh (R-IL) stated deception was »a stupid, desperate, dishonest thing. @ProjectLincoln, shame should be. “

The venture, which went viral under the hashtag #TikiGate, is not an advertisement McAuliffe is pursuing for Tuesday’s election. McAuliffe and Youngkin have been nearly tied in the election in recent weeks, but Fox News revealed Youngkin increased his lead over McAuliffe by eight points (53-45 percent) among likely voters on Thursday.

To make matters worse, Friday was communications director for McAuliffe forced to apologize for the fan tweets.

“I want to apologize deeply and use this as a moment to grow and learn from my mistakes,” Renzo Olivari told Breitbart News. “When I was in high school, I tweeted things that were obviously unacceptable. I’m ashamed and deeply regret that I tweeted. “

Several screenshots reveal Olivari’s alleged tweets, “#TweetLikeAGuy goes out with that nigguhs” and “#ThingsBlackFolksNeverThrowAway broken lights”:

Another said, “Are you black? #SomethingIGetAlot Hahahahah “:

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