Donald Trump Endorses ‘Eric’ in Missouri Primary — But Which One?


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Donald Trump announced his long-awaited endorsement in the Republican primary for the US Senate in Missouri the night before the polls opened on Tuesday, and chose to hedge his bets.

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“There are BIG elections in the great state of Missouri,” the former president said Monday. to add: “I trust that the great people of Missouri will make a decision on this … I am therefore proud to announce that ERIC has my full and total approval!”

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There are three Erics in the Missouri race.

The real contenders, according to polls, include Eric Greitens, a scandal-plagued former governor, and Eric Schmitt, the attorney general. Both claimed Trump’s support.

Greitens was there first, proverb“I am honored by President Trump’s endorsement. President Trump said it best when he described Schmitt’s campaign as “great dishonesty in politics.”

Trump used those words on his Truth Social platform.

Anyway, Schmitt followed, to write“I am grateful for President Trump’s endorsement. As the only America First candidate to have actually fought for election integrity, border security and against the indoctrination of our children by the left, I will take that fight to the Senate to SAVE AMERICA!”

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Both men said they thanked Trump over the phone.

On Twitter, Claire McCaskill, a former Democratic senator from Missouri, was among those who pointed to the existence of a third Eric — a long-running candidate. to write: “Congratulations Eric McElroy on Donald Trump’s endorsement! Time for a press conference. This is quite an achievement.”

Yet another Eric, Trump’s second son, Eric Trump, did not immediately comment. But Greitens may have stole something of a march on Schmitt when he trumpeted an endorsement of a second Donald — the former president’s first son.

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In a tweet, Greitens said he was “proud to be the only candidate” – and only Eric – “in Missouri, endorsed by Donald Trump Jr”.

On the Democratic side of the race, Lucas Kunce and Trudy Busch Valentine are the top contenders to take on whatever Eric (or other candidate) emerges from the Trumpian scrum.

On Monday night, Kunce took a win by securing the support of Bernie Sanders, TBEN senator from Vermont.

As described by Bryan Lowry, political editor of the Kansas City Star: “As the much anticipated Trump endorsement turned into a general Erics endorsement, great support in the Democratic race came down in Missouri.”