“Even though he has not yet announced that he is running, and I certainly hope he does, I am giving my Complete and Total Endorsement to Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin,” stated Trump. “He is brave, he is bold, he loves our Country, our Military, and our Vets. He will protect our Second Amendment, and everything else we stand for. It is the kind of courage we need in the U.S. Senate. He has no idea how popular he is. Run, Ron, Run!”
Which, properly, OK!
The pre-endorsement of Johnson was Trump’s newest try and form the 2022 Senate taking part in subject.
On Wednesday, Trump had waded into what is anticipated to be a crowded major race to exchange retiring Sen. Richard Shelby (R) by endorsing Rep. Mo Brooks.
“Few Republicans have as much COURAGE and FIGHT as Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks,” stated Trump. “Mo Brooks has my Complete and Total Endorsement for the U.S. Senate representing the Great State of Alabama. He will never let you down!”
The Point: Even although we are just a few months into the 2022 election cycle, Trump has already made clear that he desires to — and can — play a central function in deciding on Republican candidates. And that his decisions will probably be primarily based far much less on which candidate has the finest probability to win and extra on who agrees with him most frequently.