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Richmond, VA - Outgoing Virginia Governor Says He'd Deck Trump If Provoked

Published on: January 12, 2018 01:01 PM
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Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe gestures as he addresses a joint session of the the 2018 session in the House chambers at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe gestures as he addresses a joint session of the the 2018 session in the House chambers at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Richmond, VA - Outgoing Democratic Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe told a national television audience he’d knock President Donald Trump to the floor if the president ever tried to intimidate him.

During an interview Thursday on MSNBC’s “Hardball,” Chris Matthews asked McAuliffe how he would respond if Trump tried to intimidate him during a debate by hovering over him, as he did during the 2016 presidential election with Hillary Clinton, a close friend of McAuliffe’s.

“You’d have to pick him up off the floor,” McAuliffe said.

When Matthews laughed and asked if he meant he would “deck” Trump, McAuliffe answered with a straight face.

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“You want to get in my space ... you punch me, I’m going to punch you back twice as hard.”

“But if he ever came over and leaned on me and got in my space, that would be the last time Donald Trump ever did that. I promise you that,” he added.

McAuliffe, who was a top Democratic fundraiser before being elected governor in 2013, is set to leave office Saturday. He has been mentioned as a possible presidential candidate.

McAuliffe has been a vocal critic of Trump, particularly after Trump said “both sides” shared blame after white nationalists and counterprotestors clashed during a deadly rally in Charlottesville in August.

During the “Hardball” interview, McAuliffe also called Trump “an embarrassment to our country.”



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 Jan 12, 2018 at 02:53 PM Sure Says:

Terry McAuliffe, you don't reach Trump's ankles.

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 Jan 12, 2018 at 07:00 PM Esther Says:

more violent threats against POTUS from Dems.

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 Jan 13, 2018 at 09:31 PM AmYisroel Says:

Can he be arrested for threatening the POTUS

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 Jan 13, 2018 at 09:45 PM adar29 Says:

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Esther Says:

more violent threats against POTUS from Dems.

That's what communist do. Look what they made out of Venezuela. This guy is an idiot. And yes both sides were to blame. Except for the car incident. That was all the fault of a brainwashed godless Jew. No one wants to talk about it but the perpetrator was Jewish as per halacha and his mother probably never ever stepped into a shul or had him circumcised.

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