Kari Lake might be Arizona’s next Governor. She also might be Donald Trump’s biggest fan. Still, it wasn’t always that way.
RealClearPolitics currently has Lake leading in her primary by a significant amount — around 12 points in their polling average. Some of this can perhaps be attributed to her apparent devotion to Donald Trump and his election conspiracy theories, as well asthe former president’s endorsement.
However, questions have been raised about Lake’s devotion, which seems to have come on only after Trump took office. PatriotTakes shares an example below.
In a 2015 Facebook post, Kari Lake suggested “wacky comb-over hairdo” Trump could be called “racist, bigoted, brilliant, ego-crazy, genius” after announcing his immigration proposal. pic.twitter.com/TMGjF8UZgt
— PatriotTakes 🇺🇸 (@patriottakes) July 31, 2022
In the 2015 post, Lake says that people are calling Trump out for racism, bigotry and ego, but she also says he’s been called a genius and notes that he’s gaining ground in the election polls. Notably, she wonders if he’s faking it:
Do you think this “publicity” is part of his plan?
Now, Lake is using the same tactics in her campaign, drawing criticism for xenophobia and conspiracy theories, and staying in the spotlight with constant controversy.
But Fox News even reported on Lake’s prior anti-Trump posts. The post, which was after the 2016 election but before Trump’s January inauguration, reportedly ran as follows:
Will you be protesting the inauguration? If so, which of these suggestions will you adopt? Will you boycott TV coverage? Wear black? Donate money the ACLU, NAACP or Planned Parenthood? Use the hashtag #NotMyPresident? Will you unfollow Donald Trump?
However, Fox says the post disappeared after the network reached out to Lake earlier this month with questions about it.
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