D. Trump just gave a huge endorsement that has his supporters scratching their heads.
Published on 5.6.2022
President Trump may have cemented his position as Republican Party kingmaker yesterday after Dave McCormick dropped out of the Pennsylvania Senate primary, making Trump-backed Mehmet Oz the nominee.
The Oz win brings Trump’s primary endorsement success rate to 93% for the 2022 primaries. President Trump followed up Oz’s big win by backing Blake Masters for the US Senate primaries Arizona, a move most of his core supporters applauded.
In a move that has caused confusion and anger among many of the president’s supporters, he backed House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Ca.) for re-election in the midterm elections. of 2022.
The official statement says McCarthy is an “outstanding representative” of the people of California and a “tireless advocate” for the people of his district.
Endorsement = approval
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The support comes just a week after Mr McCarthy was greeted with boos at President Trump’s rally in Wyoming. When he appeared virtually and introduced himself as the leader of the Republicans, he was not warmly welcomed.
Are they booing McCarthy?
In April, McCarthy was accused of privately attacking Trump after unrest at the Jan. 6 “Stop the Steal” rally.
McCarthy reportedly said he was “fed up” with President Trump and planned to pressure him to resign.
He denies ever saying he wanted Trump to quit, but the New York Times published a recording where he says exactly that.
His supporters have taken to social media to express their frustration at the endorsement. Conservative influencer Stacy Rae reacted to the endorsement saying, “We’re screwed.”
We are screwed up.
Some supporters of President Trump said conservative wisp Jim Jordan (R-Oh) is expected to become Speaker of the House if Republicans take over the House in 2022. President Trump’s endorsement makes no mention of his endorsement for the presidency.