Former President Donald Trump endorsed best-selling author JD Vance, a vocal nationalist populist, in the Ohio Republican Senate primary.
In a statement Friday, Trump gave an unqualified endorsement of Vance, calling him “the most qualified candidate most poised to win” against likely Democratic Senate nominee Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) in November’s midterm elections.
“We can’t play games,” Trump wrote. “It’s all about winning!”
“Like some others, JD Vance may have said some not-so-great things about me in the past, but now he gets it, and I saw that in spades. He’s our best shot at winning what can be a very tough race,” Trump continued.
The Democrats will spend many millions of dollars, but the good news is they have a flawed candidate who ran for President and got exactly zero percent in the polls. The bottom line is we need to have a Republican win in Ohio. [Emphasis added]
That’s not an easy endorsement for me because I like and respect some of the other candidates in the race — they’ve said great things about “Trump” and they, like me, love Ohio and our country. I’ve studied this race closely, and I think JD is most likely to take out the weak but dangerous Democratic opponent – dangerous because they’ll be spending so much money. [Emphasis added]
However, JD will destroy him in the debates and will fight for the MAGA movement in the Senate. He’s strong on the frontier, tough on crime, knows how to use taxes and tariffs to hold China accountable, will fight to crush Big Tech, and was a warrior in the rigged and stolen presidential election. JD is a Marine who served in the Iraq War, a graduate of Ohio State University and a law degree from Yale – a great student. With JD Vance, Ohio gets both brains and brawn. Ohio has been good to me, I’ve won it twice, really BIG, and I’ve been GREAT for Ohio too. Let’s move on! [Emphasis added]
Trump voters must “unite behind JD’s campaign because unlike so many other hypocrites and wannabes, he will put America first,” Trump wrote.
“In other words, JD Vance has my complete and unreserved approval,” he continued. “He won’t let you down.”
Likewise, Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., said he was “convinced” that Vance was “100 percent America First” when it came to Americans’ issues.
“The left media, the Dems and the weak RINOs all HATE him because they know he’s behind #MAGA,” Trump Jr. wrote. “He’s the real deal guys so my dad and I both support him! !!”
I met myself @JDVance personally over the past year & I believe he is 100% America First.
The leftist media, the Dems and the weak RINOs all HATE him because they know he has his back #MAGA.
He’s the real deal so my dad and I both support him!!!
— Donald Trump Jr (@DonaldJTrumpJr) April 15, 2022
As news broke that Trump was considering backing Vance this week, a number of Ohio Republican Party leaders — closely associated with Ohio GOP Senate nominee Jane Timken — sought Stop Trump from supporting it Backwoods Elegy Author.
Vance, who has set an aggressive agenda, advocates ending welfare payments for illegal immigration, reducing legal immigration, imposing tough tariffs on Chinese-made products, breaking up big tech conglomerates with antitrust maneuvers and laws, and moving production back one in the United States and the ban on Critical Race Theory (CRT), among other policy regulations.
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