Trump says he’d fire McConnell opponent over resume claim
Businessman Donald Trump broke out his well-known catchphrase Tuesday to mock Sen. Mitch McConnell’s primary opponent, Matt Bevin, who’s been accused of fabricating a claim on his resume.
“.@MattBevin: As someone well versed in job creation and the Private Sector, if you lie on your resume, You’re Fired!” Trump wrote on Twitter.
Trump’s tweet comes after McConnell’s re-election campaign released a television ad Tuesday accusing Bevin of lying about attending the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Bevin is challenging McConnell in Kentucky’s GOP Senate primary.
“Newspapers say Bevin was dishonest about his resume, claiming he graduated from prestigious MIT,” the ad states. “Not true again. Bevin never attended MIT, and MIT has no record of Bevin.”
The ad shows an image of Bevin’s LinkedIn profile in March of 2013, which said he attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
But Bevin never technically attended MIT. Bevin’s campaign responded to the ad on Tuesday by saying the candidate attended the EO/MIT Entrepreneurial Masters Program, which takes place at the MIT Endicott campus, but is not a program run by the school.
Bevin has apparently since changed that part of his LinkedIn profile, which now says he graduated the “School of Life.”
UPDATE: Bevin responds in a tweet to Trump:
@realDonaldTrump If McConnell votes for Wall St. bailout, tax increases, amnesty, & pay raises, he should be fired. #kysen #firemitch
— Matt Bevin (@MattBevin) August 20, 2013
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