First thing Monday morning, after President Trump’s hugely successful speech at the NCGOP convention in Greenville, North Carolina, party officials pushed the messaging of NCGOP chairman Michael Whatley to ignore Trump’s endorsement of US House Rep. Ted Budd for US Senate.
The Gateway Pundit attended the NCGOP Trump dinner and VIP event on Saturday night and spoke with numerous party members. We were told that Whatley ran for his position in the party as an advocate for Trump and was elected because party members believed he was close to the Trump administration. Party members said that they expected Whatley would stay close to Trump’s America First agenda, yet he has been very hesitant to do that, according to numerous party members, to support or defend Trump.
Trump endorsed Ted Budd Saturday night, asking North Carolina voters to support “candidates who stand for our values”. According to top Party officials, Whatley disagreed.
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