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Tue Jun 12, 2018, 04:40 PM

'Better Off In Argentina': Trump Makes Last-Minute Endorsement Against Mark Sanford

Source: Talking Points Memo




By Cameron Joseph | June 12, 2018 4:33 pm

Rep. Mark Sanford (R-SC) has been one of President Trump’s most regular GOP critics. Now Trump is returning the favor with a last-minute endorsement of his primary rival, which brings up Sanford’s infamous affair.

Trump took to Twitter to endorse South Carolina state Rep. Katie Arrington (R) in Tuesday’s primary against Sanford, before saying he’d be “better off in Argentina,” a snide reference to Sanford’s affair with an Argentinian woman that drove him from the governor’s office after his staff falsely claimed he was hiking the Appalachian Trail.




Sanford returned to politics by winning his House seat in 2013 even after national Republicans abandoned him for misleading them about his messy personal life. But while Sanford’s personal peccadillos have left a segment of his district’s GOP voters strongly distasteful of him, it wasn’t until Trump that he had a real political problem.

Sanford was one of the most vocal critics of the president throughout the 2016 campaign, stridently questioning his grasp of the Constitution late in the GOP primaries and demanding that he release his tax returns long after Trump secured the nomination, and has since been a thorn in the side of Trump once he made it to the White House.

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DonViejo Jun 12 OP
muntrv Jun 12 #1
madaboutharry Jun 12 #2
7962 Jun 12 #3
sandensea Jun 12 #4
keithbvadu2 Jun 12 #5
sdfernando Jun 12 #6
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 04:44 PM

1. Hey Orange Julius! You're better off in Russia!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 04:45 PM

2. Trump is the last person

to take a swipe at someone else’s marital infidelities.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 04:57 PM

3. Isnt THAT the truth?? I hope Sandford replies. After all, Sanford DID own up to it.

Trump never has. Be funny to see another republican point it out

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 05:01 PM

4. Or he would have - if Trump's buddy Macri hadn't just caused a massive financial crisis.

Instead of deregulating finance within reason, Macri applied Bushonomics whole hog - and now he's going to the IMF, hat in hand, for a $50 billion bailout.

That's the equivalent of two Bush bank bailouts, in relation to Argentina's economy.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 05:01 PM

5. Sanford hiked the Appalachian trail... Got as far as Wash DC

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 05:10 PM

6. Pot -- Kettle -- Black....that is all I have to say /NT

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Response to sdfernando (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 05:23 PM

7. Cut from the same cloth, those two...

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