Republican state Sen. Amanda Chase’s “Trump in Heels” persona, which emerged as she decided to run for Virginia governor, conflicts with several statements she made during former President Donald Trump’s tenure. Furthermore, a recently surfaced and yet-unverified voicemail recording may be creating additional complications for the state lawmaker’s image.
The statements about Trump include suggesting he is untrustworthy and that a restrained affiliation with him would be beneficial for state Republicans during the 2019 election season. The comments differ from Chase’s embrace of the former president over the past year, after she announced her bid for governor in February 2020.
“Do you think he’s an honest man?” Inside Scoop host Mark Levine asked Chase in August 2018. Chase responded, “How would you say this? I would say, yeah, I think he’s probably not completely truthful. I do think that there’s probably a sense of, you know, looking out for himself.” Levine pressed further, “Do