Tuesday evening was huge for Trump and his team of endorsees. The former president celebrated “ALL WINS” from the primary races; he chose to gush about it on his own social media platform, Truth Social.
According to data from previous years, Trump’s endorsees have been making sweeps in the primaries, with his success rate on endorsements being well over 98%, some of which were even Democrats, which he jokingly “endorsed.”
Trump-endorsed candidates Gaetz, Mullin won big this week
One such Democrat was Dan Goldman. He won his New York primary the same night, prompting quite the sarcastic post from the former president, as he claimed to be happy to have “endorsed“ him.
In what’s shaping up to be a clean sweep in Florida, 15 of Trump’s 15 endorsed candidates won in primaries including Anna Paulina Luna from FL-13 Congressional district
Trump's Endorsement Record:
2022: 199-17 (92%)
2020: 141-42 (77%)
2018: 56-40 (58%) pic.twitter.com/zqQ0OVZq7f
— InteractivePolls (@IAPolls2022) August 24, 2022
Trump added his “support” for Goldman comes purely due to his “intelligence and wit” and definitely not because he was the man who headed up the impeachment committee and faced a disastrous loss.
As for some of his more serious endorsements, the former president showed great support for Florida’s Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz, who defeated Mark Lombardo, a former FedEx executive Tuesday night.
What’s even more notable is Gaetz managed to steal the win, despite the left’s attempts at canceling him over debated sex trafficking allegations.
He received Trump’s endorsement on Saturday, only three days before the primary, when the MAGA leader called him a “relentless fighter for the people of Florida”.
Good morning everyone. It was great to see all the Trump endorsed candidates win last night. MAGA is as strong as ever!
— 3sidedstory 🇺🇲 (@3sidedstory) August 24, 2022
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Additionally, Oklahoma Rep. Markwayne Mullin recorded a major victory the same night, knocking banking executive T.W. Shannon out of the Republican primary run-off for the state’s Senate seat.
The seat initially opened up earlier this year when Jim Inhofe announced he’ll be retiring from his position. If Mullin manages to take the win this year in November, he’ll serve the remainder of Inhofe’s term, that being four more years.
Trump’s other endorsees followed the same pattern that Mullin and Gaetz did. Half a dozen of them swept Florida primaries that same night, whereas three of his endorsees, including Rep. Claudia Tenney, won in the New York primaries.
Trump & @GovRonDeSantis endorsed candidates in Florida cleaned house.
— Dr. Interracial 🇺🇸 (@sandyleevincent) August 24, 2022
While it’s still uncertain whether Trump will be gunning for office in 2024, his odds of winning have never been greater.
Now, minority groups are slowly shifting away from voting Democratic, as they’ve seen what Joe Biden brings to the table.
The one thing that may slow the former president down is pushback from within the GOP itself.
Some Republicans believe a younger, less-eccentric candidate should be their racehorse; albeit few would actually oppose the idea of someone like Ron DeSantis running for president.
As it stands though, DeSantis is still set on running for Florida governor once again, even if he’s a shoo-in for office after everything he’s done for his state and this country.
This article appeared in The Record Daily and has been published here with permission.