Normally in an election year, campaigns are looking for all the help they can get. And you’d that think that the grand tumult of this 2020 affair would have both candidates scrambling for support.
This is going to be an election like no other here in the United States, between two very different campaigns. On one hand, we have Donald Trump: Washington outsider and the anti-hero to a very vocal and enthusiastic base. On the other hand is Joe Biden, a man who’s spent over 4 decades in public service, and whom the Democrats nominated on account of just how bland he is.
It’s going to be a tough race, and this final stretch is where the rubber meets the road. It’s going to take everything that these two campaigns have if they want to stand a chance on November 3rd.
But there are some gestures of support that you just have to know when to walk away from.
A representative of the Taliban said the group supports President Donald Trump’s reelection on Friday, according to CBS News.
“We hope he will win the election and wind up US military presence in Afghanistan,” Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid told the news organization.
Mujahid reportedly added that it approved of the Trump campaign’s “America first” slogan. Trump has mentioned the phrase in numerous speeches throughout his presidency and campaign.
Trump’s team was quick to distance themselves from the unwanted endorsement.
Tim Murtaugh, the communications director of Trump’s reelection, vehemently rejected the group’s statements and ribbed former Vice President Joe Biden’s tenure.
“We reject their support and the Taliban should know that the President will always protect American interests by any means necessary, unlike Joe Biden who opposed taking out Osama bin Laden and Qassem Soleimani,” Murtaugh said in a statement to Insider.
The Taliban also made a statement wishing President Trump a speedy recovery from COVID-19, which ranks up there as one of the most bizarre storylines of the 2020 election thus far…
…and that’s saying something.
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