When Donald Trump gives out an endorsement, it’s fine to disagree and prefer a different candidate.
But when you follow up a Trump appearance by emailing state GOP members and telling them to ignore his endorsement, that’s not appropriate.
Yet this is exactly what the leadership of the North Carolina Republican Party chose to do.
What’s going on in the NCGOP…
Too many RINOs in positions of power, perhaps.
The rank-and-file of the NCGOP know that Whatley isn’t doing what he pledged to do.
The Gateway Pundit attended the NCGOP Trump dinner and VIP event on Saturday night and spoke with numerous party members. We were told that Whatley ran for his position in the party as an advocate for Trump and was elected because party members believed he was close to the Trump administration. Party members said that they expected Whatley would stay close to Trump’s America First agenda, yet he has been very hesitant to do that, according to numerous party members, to support or defend Trump.The Gateway Pundit
If you claim to support Trump, and then you don’t deliver on that in your actions as an elected official, you’ve betrayed your voters.
If you’ve done that, you shouldn’t be in office at any level.
This seems to be the case with Whatley.
But it’s up to GOP members in North Carolina to decide what they’re going to do about that.
It’s not the job of the party leadership to instruct members how to interpret Trump’s comments.
This is what they said in their email.
The following is a portion of a letter from the Union County GOP Chair, sent first thing Monday morning that discredited Trump’s position with Republicans:
Wow! What a great weekend for the NCGOP!
First of all, it was wonderful to see everyone in person. We did not have that last year and it was greatly missed. Important connections are made that only happen in person.
The big highlight, of course, was President Trump’s visit. I hope you all caught it on TV. He clearly outlined his policies, most of which are sorely missed. I think one of the most important things he discussed was going after China for reparations on the virus. He knows more than we do about it and the origins. ICYMI- You can find the speech on the Right side Broadcasting by looking at rsbnetwork.com
Just a quick note from John Steward, our 9th District Chairman regarding Trump’s endorsement of Ted Budd-“NCGOP Chairman Michael Whatley just made a clear and strong statement, roughly paraphrased: Last night Pres Trump made an announcement at our convention regarding the US Senate race. He was not speaking on behalf of the Party. We did not know he was going to make an endorsement. The Party and Myself (Whatley, but applies to me and every other chairman) will remain neutral throughout the primary.”
Chairman, Union County GOPThe Gateway Pundit
Of course he wasn’t speaking on behalf of the party, but why is the party trying to separate itself from Trump?
Surely, none of its members would want that.
And yet the leadership thinks that’s appropriate.
This is an insult to President Trump, who came to speak there, and to the party members, who are capable of making up their own minds on what Trump said.
The NCGOP leadership should think again.