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Author and GOP Senate Hopeful JD Vance Has Been Deleting All of His Negative Tweets About Trump

JD Vance has the kind of background that makes for a great political candidate. He was born to a drug addicted mother in rural Ohio. Vance eventually graduated from Yale Law School and wrote the best selling memoir Hillbilly Elegy.

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And when Donald Trump first came onto the scene, the author was quite critical of him. But over the last few years Vance has become a massive Trump fan. And now that he wants to be the Republican candidate for Ohio’s 2022 race, he’s been furiously scrubbing all his negative mentions of Trump from his Twitter account.

Andrew Kaczynski from CNN has been keeping the receipts on the deleted tweets. Back in October of 2015, Vance wrote, “Trump makes people I care about afraid. Immigrants, Muslims, etc. Because of this I find him reprehensible. God wants better of us.”

In another message, Vance wrote, “and it was the cosmopolitan Conservatives like Moore and Kudlow who shamefully apologized for him. In 4 years, I hope that people remember that it was those of us who empathized with Trump supporters the most who fought him most aggressively.”

Of course, that fight has long been over for Vance. The Ohio senate race is sure to be a crowded one and Trump’s endorsement will be crucial. Vance is clearly hoping that the former president will back him.



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