comScore Arizona GOP Senate Hopeful Kelli Ward Sends Mailer Featuring Doctored Tweet From Trump

Arizona GOP Senate Hopeful Kelli Ward Sends Mailer Featuring Doctored Tweet From Trump

Senate hopeful Kelli Ward (R-AZ) sent a campaign mailer that featured a heavily edited tweet from President Donald Trump – so heavily edited, in fact, that it basically changed its meaning.

“Great to see that Dr. Kelli Ward is running,” Trump tweeted over a year ago. But that’s not all he tweeted.

The full tweet is below:

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), who is a longtime anti-Trumper, is not seeking re-election this term.

“The message of the tweet remains the same: President Trump is happy to see Dr. Kelli Ward running against candidates who are weak on illegal immigration, for open borders, and have a history of criticizing his personal decisions and public decisions before and after he was elected,” Ward spokesman Zachery Henry told local paper AZ Central.

Additionally, the mailer features a photo of Ward with President Trump, which, according to a White House official, Trump specifically asked not be shared back in December 2017, when the photo was taken.

[image via screengrab]

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