Former President Donald Trump is vetting candidates for the 2022 midterm elections and reportedly held a meeting with four prospective candidates vying for Ohio’s Senate seat on Wednesday.
Reportedly the meeting was an intense one that indicated that Trump is incredibly thorough about who he will endorse.
Since leaving the White House in January, the former President has been busy setting himself up as the de-facto leader of the Republican party. Trump’s endorsement will likely decide elections, and his endorsement will only be given to candidates who embrace his “America First” platform.
Trump has been engaged in a cold war against the Republican establishment ever since he announced his candidacy in 2015, and slowly but surely, he is beating them back.
Trump’s “America First” platform is the future, and any Republicans that stand in the way of that agenda will find themselves deposed. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) is already feeling the effect of Trump’s wrath and could be the first major establishment figure unseated by Trump.
Trump’s activities are terrifying to both establishment Republicans and the Democrat party. They thought they got rid of him when President Biden won the election, but that loss gave Trump more flexibility to remake the Republican party into something greater.
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