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“The Stupidest Possible Move” Donald Trump is Being Ripped on Twitter for Threatening GOP Senator Lisa Murkowski

Lisa Murkowski was often a problem for Donald Trump. The Alaska senator wasn’t afraid of the blow-back she received when she didn’t support his bills. She not only thwarted his attempt his attempt to repeal Obamacare, she also voted to convict Trump during his impeachment trial.

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And Trump is out for revenge. Last night, the 45th president sent out a tweet threatening the Alaska senator. Multiple political pundits are now ripping into Trump and calling his strategy stupid.

The former president said in a statement, “I will not be endorsing, under any circumstances, the failed candidate from the great State of Alaska, Lisa Murkowski. She represents her state badly and her country even worse. I do not know where other people will be next year, but I know where I will be.”

Murkowski is, of course, not a failed candidate. She’s been winning elections in Alaska for a number of years. Reporter Andrew Feinberg tweeted, “Considering Lisa Murkowski is the only Senator in recent memory not named Strom Thurmond to win via write-in after losing a primary, I’m not sure this will be a useful exercise for the ex-president.”

Huff Post’s Chris D’Angelo weighed in, “Murkowski, a 3+ term sitting senator and the second-most senior Republican woman in the Senate, is a ‘failed candidate,’ says the recently ousted one-term former president.”

And writer Mari Brighe wrote, “This seems like categorically the stupidest possible move, given the current balance of power? Murkowski lost her GOP primary, then got re-elected as a WRITE-IN. She could switch caucuses, be embraced with open arms by Biden & Schumer, and gain enormous influence.”



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