Weprin to protest Trump’s endorsement of Turner outside Trump Tower

Alexis Levinson | Political Reporter

Donald Trump may be out of the presidential race, but on Friday he will be back in the political spotlight.

David Weprin, the Democratic candidate vying to fill the vacancy left by ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner, will protest Trump’s endorsement of his opponent, Bob Turner, on Friday outside Trump Tower.

Beginning Thursday afternoon, residents of New York’s 9th Congressional District began receiving a robo-call of Trump voicing his support for Turner.

“This is Donald Trump, and I’m not calling to fire you, as we say on ‘The Apprentice.’ I’m calling to fire you up!” Trump says in the call, asking voters to support Turner.

Trump goes on to say that a Turner victory would be perceived as a referendum on President Obama’s policies, especially his treatment of Israel, of which Trump disapproves.

“Electing Bob Turner on Tuesday will be a shot heard round the country – everybody’s talking about this election, and everybody’s looking to see what will happen,” says Trump.

Weprin, along with New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, will protest the endorsement. (RELATED: Dems pump money into special NY congressional race days before election)

“Trump has endorsed Tea Party Republican Bob Turner, because Turner supports tax breaks for millionaires like him and tax loopholes for giant corporations,” said the Weprin campaign in a press release about the event.

“The wheels have clearly come off the Weprin campaign,” said Turner Communications Director William O’Reilly in response to news of the protest. “Wizards? Planes over Manhattan? Protesting Trump Towers? In sitcom lingo it’s called ‘Jumping the Shark.’”

The Weprin campaign could not be reached for comment at the time of publication.

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