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2020 Democrats release joint statement ahead of Trump’s New Hampshire rally

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More than 20 Democratic presidential campaigns on Wednesday united against President Trump ahead of his visit to New Hampshire, issuing a joint statement attacking the president’s “hateful rhetoric” while saying he has a record of siding with the wealthiest class. 

“That’s why all of us are fighting to defeat Donald Trump and move this country forward. No matter who the Democratic nominee is, we are in this together,” the statement, which includes all of the top-tier White House hopefuls, said. 

{mosads}The statement was signed by staffers on behalf of Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Gov. Steve Bullock (D-Mont.), South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Julián Castro (D-Texas), New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.), former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas), Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Tom Steyer, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Marianne Williamson and Andrew Yang.

Staffers for long-shot candidates former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, Miramar, Fla., Mayor Wayne Messam and former Pennsylvania Rep. Joe Sestak have not signed the statement, based on the email.

“Donald Trump’s presidency has been defined by broken promises, hateful rhetoric, and choosing to side with lobbyists and the top 1 percent at the expense of everyone else. This week, when he comes to New Hampshire we expect more of the same,” the statement reads. 

“We believe that all Granite Staters should have access to affordable health care, that children shouldn’t fear for their lives when they go to school, and that the economy should work for everyone – not just those at the very top.”

Kayleigh McEnany, Trump’s national press secretary, pushed back on the claims made by the Democratic staffers.

“These Democrats are living in a fact-free delusional alternate reality. The facts are that New Hampshire has added 19,700 jobs since Donald Trump became President, reversing the loss of 3,400 manufacturing jobs under Obama and adding 1,700 instead. The economy has never been hotter, and Democrats — from Biden to Bernie — would take healthcare away from 815,300 New Hampshire voters. New Hampshire simply cannot afford forgoing the prosperity in the Trump economy for the radical, job-killing proposals of delusional Democrats,” McEnany said in an emailed statement.

Trump will hold a rally in New Hampshire on Thursday as he continues his reelection campaign. 

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton narrowly won the state over Trump in 2016. The last Republican to win in New Hampshire was former President George W. Bush in 2000 when he narrowly defeated former Vice President Al Gore.

Democrats have been campaigning throughout the state, which holds the nation’s first primary a little more than one week after the Iowa Caucuses in February.

–This report was updated at 2:53 p.m.

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