Trump tells West Virginia voters to ‘stay home’ on primary day

by LESLIE RUBIN  |  published on May 10, 2016

Donald Trump’s message for West Virginia voters to “stay home” is making national headlines after the presumptive Republican presidential nominee told more than 10,000 people packed into the Charleston Civic Center not to vote in the primary election on Tuesday.

“The vote was supposed to be on Tuesday, but now I can say ‘stay home, but get twice as many people in November,'” Trump told the crowd.

“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. Forget this one, the primary is gone,” he said.

His remarks immediately garnered feedback, even from his own party.

  • sue lenhart

    I know Mr. Trump is new to the political/government scene, but I really take exception to telling any American citizen to NOT exercise their right to vote/participate in their own government. ABSOLUTELY NOT. West Virginians, exercise your liberty, your rights, and your voice. Go out and vote!

  • SDofAZ

    Apparently the vote in this state is not necessary but voting should still commence. As noted it is a good habit. Maybe he does not want the dems to know how many will support his general election bid. Less knowledge about how many legal citizens are pissed off about the dem lemmings and detest Hillary. Makes it tougher to figure out how many cheating votes they need to compete. Since the dems are not to be trusted and obviously have riled the silent majority with their lemming behavior for their chosen leader, BO, it is better to keep them in the dark.

  • Talk about confusion…

  • Ed R

    I support Donald Trump for president but sometimes the reasoning for some of his comments escape me. Seems to me that he should be “ever pushing” for all the votes both now and in November.

    • 1947goldenjet

      I agree with you. Voting for most people that vote is a matter of habit. That habit should not ever be discouraged.

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