Fresh off a CPAC speech that rocked the house and a promise that his work was far from being over, we are seeing a new political endorsement under Donald Trump’s “America First” agenda.
On Thursday, Donald Trump had endorsed Kansas Senator Jerry Moran.
“Former President Donald Trump has endorsed Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran for reelection in 2022, early backing that makes it unlikely the two-term Republican will face a serious challenge in the GOP primary,” the AP reported.
Interestingly, we also now know an endorsement Donald Trump didn’t make: Former state GOP chair Jane Timken for Ohio’s 2022 U.S. Senate race.
Just a reminder that it was @GOPChairwoman Ronna ROMNEY McDaniel who went to Mar-a-Lago to push Trump to endorse Timken, a Kasich ally who was 100% in favor of impeachment behind the scenes, in the OH US Senate race for Portman's seat. https://t.co/90ETJ9Lxej
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) March 2, 2021
But the controversial endorsement that Donald Trump did make today: Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina.
Former President Donald Trump endorses Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) for re-election. pic.twitter.com/KmjPexJKAT
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) March 2, 2021
Although Scott is a strong conservative, many Trump supporters seemed unhappy about the endorsement.
This is bad, Trump is not learning from his mistakes. The people in charge in endorsements for Trump are establishment types and do not support Trump
— AD24 (@PresAD24) March 2, 2021
And the horrible endorsements keep rolling in.
— John 🇺🇸 (@RWHockeyJohn) March 2, 2021
Trump endorses GOP Sen. Tim Scott, who voted to affirm Biden's victory, for reelection. pic.twitter.com/egthCFbq5w
— Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) March 2, 2021
NOooo!!!! Scott is typical swamp. Just like @NikkiHaley. I live in SC and we know. President Trump is apparently still listening to the wrong people.
— Sandy S (@sansatt) March 2, 2021
Trump supports the Republican Party. Period. He tries to expose them at the same time.
— AmericanGirl (@AllyGallentine) March 2, 2021
Robert Barnes believes the decision is a poor one due to his advisers.
This would explain why Trump's first endorsement was such a lousy one: these two idiots — "Stepien and Clark were tapped to oversee decisions about which candidates the former president will endorse." https://t.co/nHbPaswcGQ
— Robert Barnes (@barnes_law) February 26, 2021
Personally, I believe Tim Scott is a solid conservative and an excellent spokesperson for the Republican Party. Donald Trump’s rationale for making the endorsement is the same reason he didn’t form a third party: Only a unified party can defeat the dangerous Democratic Party.
Weigh in with your own thoughts below.
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