Trump on Markey win: Even a Kennedy ‘isn’t safe in the new Radical Left Democrat Party’
President Trump in an early morning tweet on Wednesday weighed in on Sen. Ed Markey’s (D-Mass.) primary win over Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.) saying that even a Kennedy “isn’t safe in the new Radical Left Democrat Party.”
“See, even a Kennedy isn’t safe in the new Radical Left Democrat Party,” Trump said, referring to Markey’s defeat of a member of the most famous political family in the U.S. on Tuesday.
“Taxes up big, no 2A. Biden has completely lost control. Pelosi strongly backed the loser!” the president added.
See, even a Kennedy isn’t safe in the new Radical Left Democrat Party. Taxes up big, no 2A. Biden has completely lost control. Pelosi strongly backed the loser! https://t.co/DKYVBpbpP7
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 2, 2020
The high-profile Democratic primary race ended with a member of the Kennedy family losing a statewide election in Massachusetts for the first time.
Kennedy initially held a strong double-digit lead over Markey when announcing his candidacy last year, earning the endorsement of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
But Markey zeroed in on his own progressive record and endorsements, focusing his campaign on fighting climate change, passing a Green New Deal and winning a general election against Trump. The 74-year-old utilized the campaign slogan: “It’s not your age – it’s the age of your ideas that’s important.”
The Massachusetts senator ended up winning endorsements from progressive leaders, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Democratic House candidates Cori Bush in Missouri and Jamaal Bowman in New York.
Markey will face Republican Kevin O’Connor in the November election.
The Trump campaign has framed the Democratic Party as “radical” and “socialist,” saying that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden could easily be influenced by the leftist wing of the party.