UPDATE: Blankenship responds to Donald Trump Jr. tweets to reject him

Published: May. 3, 2018 at 8:58 PM EDT
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UPDATE 5/4/18 @ 4 p.m.

Friday morning Senate Candidate Don Blankenship responded to tweets from Donald Trump Jr. that voters should "reject" him in West Virginia's primary next week.

Blankenship tweeted:

"I am sorry that you were misinformed and misled by McConnell’s cronies while you were at the RNC meeting yesterday in Miami.

I have never been convicted of a felony and never been convicted of a misdemeanor that I committed.

Just like your father...(1/2)

., I am a victim of fake news and a corrupt Obama DOJ.

When I get to DC, your dad will have no better supporter in his efforts to drain the swamp. Looking forward to working together to Make America Great Again. You will like the real Don Blankenship, just like WV voters.


On Thursday night the President's son tweeted:

"I hate to lose. So I'm gonna go out on a limb here and ask the people of West Virginia to make a wise decision and reject Blankenship!

No more fumbles like Alabama. We need to win in November. #wv #wvpol"

For the full tweets, see below.


Donald Trump Jr. has tweeted for voters to reject Don Blankenship next week in the West Virginia primary.

Blankenship, the former CEO of Massey Energy, is one of six GOP candidates vying for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat.

Trump Jr. tweets, "No more fumbles like Alabama. We need to win in November."

We reached out Thursday night to Blankenship’s team and expect a response from the candidate himself Friday morning..

For the full tweet, see below.