Trump backs ‘Eric’ in US Senate race in Missouri. But there are 2 Erics.


Former President Donald Trump on Monday unveiled his endorsement for Missouri’s Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat – “ERIC,” a “MAGA champion and true warrior.”

The only problem: Two of the leading GOP candidates are named Eric.

Eric Greitens, the former Missouri governor who resigned amid sexual assault and campaign finance charges, is running for the seat to be vacated by Republican Senator Roy Blunt. Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt is also competing for the position.

“I trust that the Great People of Missouri will make their own decisions on this one, just as they did when they gave me landslides in the 2016 and 2020 elections, and I am therefore proud to announce that ERIC has given my full and Total approval!”

The endorsement was so unclear that both Erics claimed Trump’s support shortly after the email was sent.

For his part, Schmitt said he was “grateful” for the endorsement, saying he was the “only America First candidate who has actually fought for election integrity, border security and against the indoctrination of our children by the left.”

“We’ve agreed to… JP? Right?” Trump asked. He finally chose, “JD Mandel…and he’s doing a great job.”