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Trump to Gillespie: See Ya!

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It’s official: President Trump has departed for Asia without having ever campaigned with Ed Gillespie in Virginia.

Over the course of his campaign, Gillespie has struggled to motivate Trump’s core supporters who have called on the President to campaign with him, but Administration officials indicated that Trump was keeping his distance to avoid a potentially embarrassing defeat for the career lobbyist.

“Ed Gillespie’s best attempts to run a Trumpian campaign were clearly not enough for Trump himself—and they aren’t likely to be enough for Trump’s diehard supporters,” said DGA Communications Director Jared Leopold. “The facts are clear: Ed Gillespie won’t stand up to President Trump when his policies hurt Virginians. It’s no surprise that President Trump wouldn’t want to appear with another losing campaign.”