Village Voice

Turner knows the power of Trump too. After Anthony Weiner resigned from Congress in the wake of his first sexting scandal, in 2011, Turner ran in a special election to replace him. One of the Republicans to endorse him was Trump, then known in the political arena chiefly as the guy who waged a racist campaign to prove Obama wasn’t born in the United States. The Donald even recorded a robocall on Turner’s behalf.

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