FAKE NEWS ALERT: Trump Has Not Endorsed Anyone in NJ Gubernatorial Primary, Despite Social Media Claims

A post circulating across social media claiming that former President Trump endorsed Hirsh Singh in tomorrow’s Republican primary for governor is fake news, a Trump campaign spokesman and Singh himself said. 

The post, created to look like an official Trump statement and dated Friday, June 4th, says that Trump endorses “MAGA Conservative Hirsh Singh in Tuesday’s New Jersey gubernatorial primary election over NEVER TRUMPER Jack Ciattarelli.”

Both Hirsh Singh and Phil Rizzo have attempted to depict themselves as the true Trump allies in the race for the GOP nomination for governor, with both attacking frontrunner Jack Ciattarelli for his more moderate stances on political issues. The fake post appears to be the latest effort to set apart Singh from Rizzo as the true heir to the Trump MAGA mantle in New Jersey and siphon off conservative votes from his rivals.

“This posting is fake,” tweeted senior Trump adviser Jason Miller. “President Trump has NOT endorsed in the race for Governor of New Jersey.”

Hirsh Singh retweeted Miller and then said the letter did not come from nor was it distributed by, his campaign.

“As I said on NJ radio this morning, this press release is a photoshopped image circulated by activists from opposing campaigns on Facebook,” Singh tweeted. “Myself and my campaign have NOTHING to do with this. This is a complete distraction meant to damage our campaign.”

According to Shlomo Schorr, President Trump does not intend to endorse any candidate before Tuesday’s primaries take place.

 

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Unfortunately NJ is not a state where Republicans can select a perfect candidate for governor.

    Any Republican is better than Phil Murphy!

  2. We all love Trump- or at least most of us do but we all know that when he endorses a candidate in any race whether it’s in the primaries or general and running for any type of office its not that he feels that this candidate is a better candidate for that position, its just he has something to gain by endorsing that candidate over the other or he owes him one big time….or he just simply wants to get even with that candidate’s opponent. It’s called politics but really noone should take Trump’s endorsement as anything more than it is..which is payback time or getting even with the opponent

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