Prince William County Chairman Corey Stewart, who won Tuesday's Republican primary to face Sen. Timothy Kaine (D-Va.) in November, ripped his opponent and pledged to align himself with President Trump.

Stewart won a narrow primary victory over State Delegate Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper).

Martha MacCallum said Stewart once declared himself "Trumpier than Trump" and asked about a contentious interview Stewart had with CNN anchor Chris Cuomo.

Cuomo, brother of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), pressed Stewart on support from alt-right figures who have said disparaging things about minorities.

Stewart told MacCallum that at the time he supported Paul Nehlen for Congress, the Wisconsin Republican had not yet let his anti-Semitic views be known.


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"Afterward, that guy kind of lost his marbles and we distanced ourselves from him," Stewart said. He told Cuomo Wednesday that he supported Nehlen because he opposes Paul Ryan, the House speaker.

Stewart, who served for a time as then-candidate Donald Trump's Virginia chairman, said he predicts a "red tide in November."

"He has had a tremendous string of successes here," Stewart said, pointing to the tax cut law, North Korean negotiations and other accomplishments.

Stewart said Trump is returning manufacturing jobs to southwest Virginia and that his opponent, Kaine, has done nothing in six years in the Senate.

"Not a single accomplishment," he said. "The only thing he's done is run for vice president."

Stewart remarked that in being Hillary Clinton's running mate, Kaine still failed to "do a good job."


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