Trump To WV Voters: Don’t Bother Voting In Primary [VIDEO]

Kerry Picket Political Reporter
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Donald Trump told thousands of his West Virginia supporters in Charleston Thursday to not bother to come out to vote on the state’s primary day May 10, since he is now the GOP presumptive nominee for president.

“And now, what I want you to do is save your vote. You know, you don’t have to vote anymore. Save your vote for the general election, okay? Forget This one,” he said. “The primary is gone. Save your vote for the general election in November and we’re gonna show you something and you’re gonna show me something, okay? Look at that.”

Trump later doubled down in his remarks and told his supporters, “In November, you’re going to go out, and you’re going to vote and that’s going to be the greatest vote you ever cast, okay? The vote was supposed to be on Tuesday, but now I can say: Stay home but get twice as many people in November, right?”

West Virginia’s Sec. of State Natalie Tennant criticized Trump for the comment saying in a tweet Thursday night:


Hours after the rally, Trump tweeted late Thursday evening:

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