As of now, Tuesday night was kind of a mixed bag for Donald Trump. Two of his high-profile candidates, Janice McGeachin and Madison Cawthorn lost their races. Mehmet Oz holds a small lead that could go away. And if Oz loses, the Republican primaries become humiliating for the former president.
Trump took to Truth Social to give some advice to the TV doctor. According to the 45th President, Oz must declare victory now so David McCormick can’t “cheat” with mail-in ballots.
Trump wrote this morning, “Dr. Oz should declare victory. It makes it much harder for them to cheat when the ballots that they just happened to find.”
This man needs to be held accountable at some point by someone. He is an authoritarian. pic.twitter.com/QNnmx2JNXn
— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) May 18, 2022
The former President hasn’t seemed to learn from his mistakes. He tried to claim victory on election night, only to lose relatively soundly once all the ballots were counted.
Still, the GOP in the age of Trump is unlikely to ever admit that they lost fair and square. Expect every losing MAGA candidate to claim that they were somehow cheated.
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.