Democrat Terry McAuliffe doubled down on Sunday when he said that he would push President Trump back if he got too close during a debate. McAuliffe made the remark while speaking with CNN’s Jake Tapper who mentioned the interview McAuliffe had with Christ Matthews last week. McAuliffe boasted that he would knock out the president during a debate. This is childish rhetoric from McAuliffe who has been hinting that he will run against Trump in 2020.
Washington Free Beacon reports:
“You would have to pick him up off the floor,” McAuliffe told Matthews, describing what he would do if Trump got in his space like he did with Hillary Clinton in 2016. “If he ever came over and leaned on me and got in my space, that would be the last time Donald Trump ever did that. I promise you that.”
“So that does sound that you’re saying that if he came too close to you, you would use physical violence,” Tapper said after playing the MSNBC clip.
McAuliffe did not deny he would possibly use some force against Trump.
“I answered the question like I think most folks would actually answer the question,” McAuliffe said. “I didn’t say punch, maybe if I had to push him back gently and he fell down on his own right, but the point of this is, I’m sick and tired of Donald Trump attacking everybody.”
“People need to stand up and punch him back, punch him back rhetorically,” McAuliffe added. “Enough is enough.”
IS HE RUNNING IN 2020?