CNN’s Dana Bash took aim at Terry McAuliffe, the Virginia Democratic governoral candidate. She said she was grateful she had two cups so that she “keep drinking” every time McAuliffe mentions Trump.
McAuliffe, the former governor of Virginia, argued that Glenn Youngkin was a Republican with an education plan very similar to Trump’s. McAuliffe has repeatedly accused Youngkin, the ex-Governor of Virginia, that he is a Trump wannabe.
He said that it was a Donald Trump Betsy DeVos scheme to move money from the public to the private. “I will not allow that as governor.”
McAuliffe stated, “The issue is, he wants to make a deal on Trump,” McAuliffe said, “He speaks about the critical race theory. To be honest, it is just a dog whistle. Virginia does not teach critical race theories. He also mentions this is a Trump/Betsy DeVos issue on education. I don’t like people being divided. I am a uniter. We got out of the greatest economic turmoil before we could do it again. Und I do it bipartisanally.”
Bash informed her guest before moving onto the next question that Trump’s talk made her grateful she kept at least two glasses of water ready in case he mentions Trump.
She said, “You mentioned Donald Trump.” “I am glad that I have two cups so I can continue drinking whenever you mention Donald Trump.”
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Christian Martinez was Youngkin’s Rapid Response Director. Christian tweeted the “State of the Union”, Sunday’s clip, to reiterate the argument of the campaign that McAuliffe seems too focused on the past president.
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Others accused Bash, along with other observers, of being harsh on McAuliffe during their interview. She pressed him on his controversial comment at his recent debate with Youngkin, when he said, “I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.” McAuliffe was criticised for lecturing parents about concerns that school boards were promoting progressive curricula such as critical race theory. McAuliffe said Youngkin had “made it up” to divide people.
McAuliffe supported his education plan by telling Bash that he has $2 billion to invest in teacher pay and to get at the risk children three- and four years olds. He also said that pre-K is available and everyone will have access to broadband.
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Bash was also curious about why McAuliffe the ex-Virginia governor wasn’t performing better than Youngkin and that Youngkin had a narrow lead when Biden took over the state as the president.
McAuliffe claimed in defense, “This year is off-off.” It’s not the presidential year. It drops to 70%, and then it rises to the 40s. But we’re going to win this race!”