- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Billionaire Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday that actress Ashley Judd would make a “great” candidate for Sen. Mitch McConnell’s seat, only to delete the comment after being confronted by the media.

“All reports indicate Ashley Judd will be running for Sen. McConnell’s seat,” the real estate mogul wrote, according to Politico. “She’s going to be a great candidate. …Re: Ashley Judd: Keep @KarlRove away. He already made her a viable candidate.”

Politico then asked Mr. Trump to clarify his remarks, to which he responded, “Ashley Judd’s candidacy was created by Karl Rove’s terrible ads; even before she thought seriously about running. The ads made her look great and now she probably will run.”

The billionaire then deleted his “great candidate” tweet while keeping the others. Mr. Trump tweeted in February that “@karlrove’s ad is the best thing that ever happened to Ashley Judd — simply increases her profile.”

It was recently announced that Mr. Trump has been given a slot to speak at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference this weekend.

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