RNC Spox Blasts the Latest 2020 Dem to Enter the 2020 Race, Calls His Bid a ‘Self-Promotion Tour’

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The spokesperson for the Republican National Committee (RNC) eviscerated Tom Steyer’s newly-announced presidential campaign as a “self-promotion tour” after the billionaire entered into the crowded 2020 Democratic primary.

On Tuesday morning, Steyer — whose ads calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump were reportedly called a “distraction” by Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) — announced that he would be joining the fray for the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential nomination after the first debate came and went.

“It’s true,” tweeted Steyer. “I’m running for president.”

RNC spokesperson Steve Guest had some choice words regarding the California billionaire’s White House bid, blasting it as a “self-promotion tour” that will only serve to “light more of his money on fire.”

“After a false start, left-wing extremist Tom Steyer has finally formalized his self-promotion tour under the guise of a presidential campaign,” Guest said in a statement. “The only thing Steyer’s campaign will do is light more of his money on fire as he joins the rest of the 2020 Democrat field in pushing policies that are way outside the mainstream.”

Steyer’s announcement also drew criticism from users on Twitter, who went after the California billionaire — whose hedge fund that he previously managed was heavily invested in the private prison company the Corrections Corporation of America — with even former Arkansas Senator Mike Gravel (D-Ark.) blasting the “ego-driven billionaire.”

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First-term Florida Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) also got his shot in, pointing out that Steyer “spent tens of millions of dollars trying to beat [him] in Florida and lost.”

Steyer has entered into the massive primary field that just saw its first drop-out in the form of Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) this week. He will have to compete against big-name Democrats that took part in the first round of debates last month, such as Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), and former Vice President Joe Biden (D).

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Screwtape
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I only know of Tom Steyer because of his hypocrisy.

He made billions investing in “evil” carbon fuels, then did a 180 and completely opposed them. He’s like Al Gore or Hollywood celebs that way. They won’t give up their multiple mansions, heated pools, SUVs, jets, or yachts. The sacrifice is for other people to make.

James
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I’d be willing to bet less than half of the United States population has ever heard of . . . . what’s his name, again? But, it’s a good way to write $100 million off your taxes. #AnotherLoser.

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