It sure does smell like the lead up to 2016 all over again!
Despite being counted out, President Trump’s endorsements won their races over 5 states holding primaries yesterday.
The media and Democrats are hoping that the January 6th hearings have damaged Trump’s brand.
But if yesterday’s election results are any indicator, President Trump is stronger than ever!
Here’s where things get really interesting:
Trump’s endorsements were all Washington outsiders just like he is.
These aren’t establishment candidates.
These aren’t incumbents.
These are everyday people like you and me with no experience in politics.
And yet, they were able to handily defeat the establishment candidates!
Consider some of the results:
BREAKING: Donald Trump responds to his perfect record of endorsements in last night’s elections: pic.twitter.com/cTgNfG4p5j
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) August 3, 2022
Trump endorsements had another amazing run yesterday! ❤️🇺🇸❤️
— The Great Ultra Orange MAGA Queen JKash 🍊 (@JKash000) August 3, 2022
— ThePeoplesPodcast (@SteakforPodcast) July 27, 2022
Perhaps the biggest test for President Trump came in Arizona.
Because President Trump endorsed Kari Lake!
But Mike Pence endorsed someone else.
Experts were watching this race to see if the Republican party has moved on from Trump to support Pence, who is reportedly planning on running in 2024, instead.
Yet Lake, who was initially trailing her opponent by as much as 10 points, is now in the solid lead.
According to local CBS affiliate Arizona’s Family:
Republican candidate for governor Kari Lake took the overnight lead against Karrin Taylor Robson, with 46% to 44% of the vote. Lake, a former news anchor, was endorsed by former President Donald Trump in Tuesday’s primaries against Karrin Taylor Robson, a development attorney backed by various Republicans including former Vice President Mike Pence and current Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey.
Last night around 2 a.m., Lake took to Twitter to challenge Democratic candidate for governor Katie Hobbs.
Prior to her confirmed lead, Lake told crowds at an election rally that she is “winning this 100%” and that there is “no path to victory for my opponent. We won this race.” Some of her supporters were seen praying in a circle around 10 p.m.
Early in July, Lake announced on Twitter that former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio endorsed her with three weeks left in the race. “Sheriff Joe knows the damage out-of-control crime and immigration can do to this state. I won’t back down in my fight to secure our border and defend Arizona. They called Joe, “America’s Toughest Sheriff.” I will be its toughest governor,” Lake tweeted.
But that’s not all.
Don’t forget that 10 Republicans voted to impeach President Trump.
Well, 7 of those 10 Republicans will for sure not be returning to DC!
They’ve either been defeated in their primaries or were so unpopular that they decided NOT to seek reelection!
Trump-endorsed John Gibbs defeated incumbent Peter Meijer (R-MI03), who voted to impeach President Trump.
— #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) August 3, 2022
Trump-endorsed Republican who defeated pro-impeachment RINO Pete Meijer gets call from TRUMP moments after MASSIVE win— the reaction was PRICELESS
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) August 3, 2022
Donald Trump endorsed, America First candidates annihilated the RINOs last night.
— Catturd ™ (@catturd2) August 3, 2022
Trump-endorsed Kari Lake (R) has taken the lead over Gov. Ducey-backed Karrin Taylor Robson (R) by 11,324 votes (1.8 pts) in the #AZGOV GOP primary w/ more EDay ballots counted, and it doesn't look like she's giving it back.
— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) August 3, 2022
This has got to be a taste of sweet, sweet revenge for President Trump.
After being kicked off of Twitter, he hasn’t been able to give his side of the story.
Yet, he still has a huge sway over the Republican party.
American Thinker has more analysis:
For President Trump, this morning’s got to be sweet.
His endorsed candidates, one after another, won over other GOP candidates in Tuesday’s primaries. Those coveted endorsements went for congressional seats in Arizona, Michigan, and sort-of Missouri, where it appeared that President Trump endorsed both candidates with the first name “Eric.” The counting is still on in places like Washington, so it may not have been a full sweep, but it came very, very close.
Many of the candidates Trump endorsed were political upstarts, not incumbents, which have a harder time winning, so the primary victories were all the more impressive.
Trump-impeacher Rep. Peter Meijer of western Michigan lost out to Trump-endorsed John Gibbs, who’s a political newbie.
Trump-endorsed Blake Masters won the GOP primary to challenge Democrat Mark Kelly for the Senate in Arizona.
A hideous entrenched character named Rusty Bowers, who was the term-limited state House speaker, lost his primary for a state Senate seat in Arizona after a string of anti-electoral integrity moves on his part, as well as collaborations with Democrats against GOP voter wishes, to Trump’s endorsed state senator, David Farnsworth.
Trump-endorsed Kari Lake took the lead in the counting for the governor’s primary race in Arizona over Mike Pence’s endorsed Karrin Taylor Robson and will probably have the GOP nomination for governor.
Best of all, Arizona is not Georgia…Republicans nominated Mark Finchem as its candidate for the secretary of state’s office, and it wasn’t close. Axios spit it out this way:
Trump-endorsed Mark Finchem, an unrelenting supporter of 2020 election conspiracy theories, will be the Republican nominee for secretary of state, Arizona’s top election official.
So what do you think, folks?
Was last night just a blip in the radar?
Or is it a sneak peak of the red wave that’s coming in November?
Let us know your predictions in the comments section below!