Mary Trump to join Biden campaign in postdebate spin room

Mary Trump, the niece of former President Trump, will join President Biden’s campaign in the spin room in Atlanta following CNN’s presidential debate.

A campaign official said that Trump’s niece will join the spin room because “on the subject of character, few people can speak to Donald Trump’s better than his family.”

“I’m in Atlanta tonight to remind everyone who Donald is as a person and how he would rule as a president because the stakes are far too high for us to get this wrong: We cannot afford to allow Donald Trump anywhere near the levers of power again,” Mary Trump said in a statement.

Mary Trump is a longtime, outspoken critic of her uncle and released a book in 2020 entitled, “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man.”

She weighed in after Trump was convicted in his New York hush money case, saying that accountability “must have taken the wind out of him.”

She said in her statement on Thursday that “Donald cannot be trusted and we must recognize that his last administration was simply a warm-up for much worse to come,” and she called Jan. 6, 2021, “a dress rehearsal for a man who will stop at nothing to ascend, once again, to this country’s highest office.”

“He is desperate for power and has shown himself both unworthy of wielding it and obsessed with regaining it purely for his own benefit. He must be stopped,” she added. “If the worst happens and Donald gets back into the White House, none of us who ever criticized him will be safe because revenge and retribution are what he traffics in. I’m here tonight because only President Biden can stop Donald and save our country.”

Other voices will join the Biden team in the spin room, including California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D), who has been a staunch defender of Biden’s reelection bid, even amid speculation that he might take over the president’s spot were he to drop out of the race.

Additionally, the campaign said Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) will be in the spin room, as well as former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (D), who was just named a senior adviser for Biden.

Rep. Jasmine Crockett (D-Texas), Rep. Robert Garcia (D-Calif.) and former Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.), who served in the Biden White House, will also be in the spin room.

“Donald Trump’s spin room will be a little thin tonight given that the people that know him best don’t think he is fit to be Commander-in-Chief,” Biden communications director Michael Tyler said in a statement. “President Biden’s team, on the other hand, will be a united show of force.”

Several Biden campaign officials will be in the spin room, as well as a group of content creators and influencers touting the president’s performance in the first presidential debate.

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