President Donald Trump seemed to offer praise Wednesday morning for Democratic Representative Keith Ellison in the race to lead the DNC.
“One thing I will say about Rep. Keith Ellison, in his fight to lead the DNC, is that he was the one who predicted early that I would win!,” Trump tweeted.
Ellison, the first Muslim ever elected to Congress, is seen as the more liberal candidate for DNC chair. He is a frontrunner for the position, along with former Secretary of Labour Tom Perez.
In his tweet, Trump was likely referring to an appearance Ellison made on ABC’s “This Week” in July 2015, where he noted Trump’s “momentum” at a time where most political pundits were laughing the billionaire candidate off.
“We’d better be ready for the fact that he might be leading the Republican ticket,” Ellison said.
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