I hesitate to post this.  I feel certain Corey will want to walk his words back at some point.  I will do so upon request.

Washingtonpost.com:

 The chairman of Donald Trump’s Virginia campaign on Friday placed responsibility for a police massacre in Dallas on Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton and another Democrat, Virginia Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam.

Prince William Board of County Supervisors Chairman Corey A. Stewart (R), who like Northam is planning to run for governor in 2017, posted an article about Thursday’s slayings on Facebook early Friday, along with this comment:

“Liberal politicians who label police as racists — specifically Hillary Clinton and Virginia Lt. Governor Ralph Northam — are to blame for essentially encouraging the murder of these police officers tonight.”

Trump’s campaign disavowed the post, issuing a statement through John Fredericks, host of a conservative radio talk show and vice chairman of Trump’s Virginia campaign.

 

“Corey Stewart’s comments are his own,” Fredericks said. “They have nothing to do with the Trump campaign. They are not reflective of Mr. Trump’s position, nor are they indicative of Mr. Trump’s personal value system on the horrific events in Dallas and the last several days, with so many people killed. Today, Mr. Trump offers his thoughts and prayers for all of the victims’ families. And everyone in the Trump campaign is praying for our brave police officers and first responders who risk their lives to protect us.”

Stewart’s Facebook post — and a second post later in the day — did not cite any specific statements by Clinton, who has criticized recent shootings of black men by police, or Northam.

In the past, Trump has suggested that anti-police rhetoric could trigger attacks on officers. But the presumptive Republican presidential nominee did not repeat that view on Friday, instead offering support for police and referring in his own Facebook post to the “senseless, tragic deaths of two people in Louisiana and Minnesota”: presumably Alton Sterling, who was fatally shot by police in Baton Rouge; and Philando Castile, killed by an officer in a suburb of Minneapolis.

Stewart stood by his comments in a written statement to The Washington Post.

“The simple fact is the irresponsible rhetoric of left wing politicians and the media contributed to the events in Dallas last night,” he said. “There is an entire subset of our culture claiming police are the enemy and pushing a lie that there is a ‘war on minorities.’ Obama, Hillary, and Northam need to denounce this hateful rhetoric.”

He repeated his allegations against Clinton and Northam with a second Facebook post Friday.

I am fairly speechless.  Where is this coming from, Corey?

What if he were asked to back up his assertions with facts or quotes?  Then he would certainly look foolish.  Corey knows better than this.  Good for the Trump campaign for disavowing his statements.

13 thoughts on “Stewart’s statements disavowed by the Trump campaign

  1. Robin Hood

    Maybe Pete Candland managed to privatize Corey’s water supply and the lead has made him lose it completely.

    1. Bwahahahahahahaha! Could be. We sure know what the objective would be if your theory is correct, Robin Hood. Can you say “Chairmen’s seat?”

      1. Robin Hood

        Yes, I can, but I have to wonder if DC and neighboring states are going to throw up walls to keep us out if Corey gets elected governor.

        @MoonHowler

      2. I would, if he brings in Trump-stump.
        I don’t think it will happen though. I have faith in Virginians.

  2. p

    Check what Bearing Drift writes about Corey.

  3. From Bearing Drift:

    https://bearingdrift.com/2016/07/08/corey-stewart-virginia-embarrassment/

    Apparently many in the GOP do not support Corey’s misguided thinking.

  4. Dump Trump

    Looks like you won’t have to take this down. Corey is standing by his comments:

    Stewart defended his Facebook post in a phone interview Friday afternoon.
    “Absolutely I’m standing by it,” he said. “I’m not backing down at all.”
    Stewart said he remains Trump’s Virginia campaign chairman, but stressed that his post did not speak for the presumptive GOP nominee.

    http://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/government-politics/article_8ac72141-1c07-5890-8462-69380b3ffcb5.html

    You know you are out there when even the Donald has to say “I’m not with that crazy guy”

    But I bet Corey still wins the GOP nomination next year. In the GOP, this probably helped him.

    1. That is frightening to think about. I would hope that the GOP didn’t support that kind of thinking.

      1. Dump Trump

        @MoonHowler

        It ain’t your grandfather’s GOP anymore. This is the GOP that wants The Donald as its standard-bearer. Every time Corey is attacked in the press, his stock will go up with the GOP base. For them, it’s not about qualifications or policy, it’s what will piss off the ‘establishment’ the most.

  5. Scout

    Corey’s just trying to find and catch the next wave. We’ve all seen this over and over. First it was Rural Crescent and Developer money, then it was immigrant hysteria when Greg L was scaring the bejeezus out of everyone with his breathless accounts of rapes and assaults in the middle of the road, now it’s blaming Dr. Northam for the police shootings in Dallas. Never a dull moment in the realm of the Stupid.

    Politicians do these things because, at some level, it works. There are enough votes out there that are vulnerable to this kind of manipulation that opportunistic pols who don’t have anything of substance to offer will use this kind of candy. The best antidote is ridicule and laughter, backed up by sound factual information. The problem, however, is that we seem to be in a political world where the sound factual information caucus has been marginalized, perhaps because it’s much more exciting for some folks to get into a tizzy and run around in a kind of prolonged horror movie fright.

    1. I just don’t know who would buy his crap. Oh yes, I am sure there are some out there. I just don’t know them.

  6. Starryflights

    What can you say about Corey except that trash attracts flies.

    1. Ouch. Starry! I don’t think Corey is trash. I think he is opportunistic.

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