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Keith!!

Hey, remember a few days ago when I told you about the election for the new PA17 congressional district that featured incumbent Democrat Conor Lamb against incumbent Republican Keith Rothfus? I’m going to be voting for one of them next week because my blue township has been pushed out of Mike Doyle’s district into this new not yet existent district.

Anyway, Keith Rothfus was the subject of one of “the president’s” recent tweets. Are you ready for this. Ok. Here it is:

He’s a nice guy is Keith.

He was so nice and “sincere” that he didn’t meet “the president” at the airport. He also didn’t go to the synagogue with “the president”. No, nice, sincere, Keith didn’t meet with “the president” until after the synagogue visit. Indeed, we wouldn’t even know about that visit in the tweet.

It’s almost like it didn’t even happen.

Keith put a press release on his campaign website. Here it is:

PITTSBURGH, Pa – Congressman Keith Rothfus (PA-12) issued the following statement after meeting with President and Mrs. Trump and Jared and Ivanka Kushner after they visited the Tree of Life Synagogue and the victims recovering at Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh. 

“As the Jewish community of Pittsburgh continues to recover from this evil attack, it is important to recognize the grief each of us is experiencing in our own unique way,” said Congressman Rothfus. “Everyone should be given the space to grapple with this tragedy in a manner that allows them to heal. I hope that as we work through this, we will resolve to be united against anti-Semitism and all forms of hatred. In the wake of this appalling attack, I thank President and Mrs. Trump, as well as Mr. and Mrs. Kushner, for visiting with and grieving alongside those affected.”

Gosh, that was sincere.

What both Trump and Keith failed to mention is that Keith has an A rating from the NRA.

So, to recap: Keith didn’t greet Trump at the airport, he didn’t go to the synagogue with Trump and appear by his side and he only met with Trump after the synagogue visit.

And he has an A rating from the NRA.

Has any reporter bothered to ask Keith why he didn’t make a joint appearance with Trump in Pittsburgh?

Anyone?

Bueller?

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