Right-wing media, including Fox News, has intentionally ignored Trump’s dementia-like moment not remembering J.D. Vance’s name.
Video of Trump:
This is what Trump’s endorsement can do as he can’t remember J.D. Vance’s name, and blows up the candidacy of the guy he endorsed in the Ohio GOP Senate primary. pic.twitter.com/M9Xn5GpnR8
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) May 2, 2022
Trump said, “They are waiting for one race. We’ve endorsed Dr. Oz. Endorsed JP.JP Mandel. He’s doing great, and they are all doing good.”
Trump is positioning himself as the 2024 Republican nominee, so the fact that he can’t remember the name of someone that has not only endorsed but rallied with just a couple of weeks ago is important.
In echoes of North Korea, right-wing media is ignoring signs that the “dear leader” is having some problems:
The ‘JD Mandel’ gaffe has not appeared anywhere on any single post, clip, or article on Truth Social, GETTR, or Parler. The people who watch Fox, and are on just those sites, will probably never even know it happened.
— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) May 2, 2022
Instead of leading Republicans to a midterm victory, Trump is spreading chaos in every race that he touches. Trump has split Republicans in Nebraska over the governor’s race. He has caused absolute chaos in the Senate races in Georgia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania with his endorsements.
The right has gone silent as Trump continues to show some signs of serious mental decline. If this gaffe were committed by Joe Biden, it would be played on a loop on Fox News, and right-wing websites would be pushing it out 24/7.
Donald Trump is only doing one rally every week or two, and he doesn’t seem to be able to handle that schedule.
President Biden is working a full schedule, including going to the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday night and then being aboard Air Force One for a trip to Minnesota.
Republicans can’t hide what has happened to Trump.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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