Desperate to Shore Up Sinking Reelection Campaign, Steve Daines Recruits Donald Trump to Rescue Him

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

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Desperate to Shore Up Sinking Reelection Campaign, Steve Daines Recruits Donald Trump to Rescue Him 
 
Helena, MT – As news broke that President Donald Trump held a “telerally” for Senator Steve Daines today, Christina Wilkes, Communications Advisor for the Montana Democratic Party, released the following statement: 

“Steve Daines can’t run on his abysmal record of sabotaging Montanans’ health care coverage and slashing taxes for massive corporations – so he’s relying on the President of the United States to rescue his flailing campaign. Time and time again, Daines shows he’s aligned with his party leaders and corporate donors, not Montanans.” 

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Trump said Daines will help him “hold China accountable for their lies and deception – that you can believe.” 

FACT CHECK: During his time in Washington D.C., Daines has been accused of doing China’ “political bidding” – the actual Chinese Ambassador to the U.S. dubbed him “China’s ambassador in Congress.” As the pandemic first hit, Daines offered effusive praise for the Chinese government’s response, saying it “aggressively worked to contain” the virus – despite American intelligence officials warning that China seemed to be downplaying the virus. 

Trump said that he and Daines share an “unbreakable commitment to preserving our public lands.” 

FACT CHECK: Daines led an effort to strip protections from hundreds of thousands of acres of public lands, which conservationists said would have constituted the “single biggest rollback of protected public lands in Montana history.” Montana conservationists have called out Daines for claiming credit for conservation bills that passed in spite of him, not because of him. 

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