Trump to enter Richmond Mayoral race, promises wall between RVA and Chesterfield

by | Apr 1, 2016 | POLITICS

After a tough week of blowback on comments about abortion, Republican Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump has set his sights on the River City in an attempt to bolster support in the key swing state.

After a tough week of blowback on comments about abortion, Republican Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump has set his sights on the River City in an attempt to bolster support in the key swing state.

“They’re stealing our jobs!” Trump said, pointing ominously south of the James River as he spoke before a crowd of hundreds at Monroe Park yesterday. “So we’re going to build… A WALL!”

The crowd erupted even as some asked for clarification on where the wall would be and what it would do.

“I will build a great wall — and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me —and I’ll build them very inexpensively,” he said. “I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Chesterfield pay for that wall. Mark my words.”

Trump stressed RVA workers would build it, and that the wall would act as an economic tool by keeping RVA workers in RVA, and Chesterfield workers in Chesterfield.

“I will end forever the use of the Chesterfield as a cheap labor program, and institute an absolute requirement to hire Richmond workers first for every late 20-something who moves out of the city when they start talking about having kids. No exceptions,” Trump said, hair blowing dangerously in the wind.

When pressed on why the city needs a wall, Trump questioned the authenticity of the journalists before him.

“Don’t ask me questions like that,” he said. “You’re not a good reporter doing that.”

Trump then proceeded to encourage the audience to chant “wall” for another 16 minutes, uninterrupted.

Trump enters the already crowded 2016 RVA Mayoral race, which now officially or unofficial includes the Realestate mogul Trump, every member of the No BS! Brass Band in one giant Voltron-like mecca-suit; City Council President Michelle R. Mosby; City Council members Jonathan Baliles, 1st District, and Chris Hilbert, 3rd District; A mop from the Richmond public library; former council member Bruce Tyler; Jack Berry, executive director of Venture Richmond; Rick Tatnall of community development organization Replenish Richmond; community activist Lillie A. Estes; Nutzy the Flying Squirrel’s mascot, Richmond Public Schools teacher Chris Ingold; Dirtwoman; and former state Delegate Joseph D. “Joe” Morrissey of Richmond.

Brad Kutner

Brad Kutner

Brad Kutner is the former editor of GayRVA and RVAMag from 2013 - 2017. He’s now the Richmond Bureau Chief for Radio IQ, a state-wide NPR outlet based in Roanoke. You can reach him at BradKutnerNPR@gmail.com




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