Donald Trump turns on his own supporters for abortion

Donald Trump has blamed the Republican Party’s disappointing midterm performance on the “abortion issue” rather than the failure of his endorsed candidates.

In an article on Truth Social, the former president said “it wasn’t my fault” the GOP failed to ride the expected “red wave” in the November election, while pointing blame the bad results of the elections against those of the party. who lobbied for tough restrictions on abortion after Roe vs. Wade.

Many people, including within the GOP, blamed Trump’s MAGA and the candidates refusing the election because the GOP failed to regain control of the Senate and won only a narrow majority in the Bedroom.

Democrats have leaned heavily on abortion rights after the Supreme Court voted to strike down Roe vs. Wade in June, a strategy that some predicted could be a risk, as polls suggested the economy and rising inflation levels were the top concern for voters ahead of the midterm elections.

Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the Delaware County Fairgrounds April 23, 2022 in Delaware, Ohio. Trump blamed the Republican Party’s disappointing midterm performance on the “abortion issue” rather than the failure of his endorsed candidates.
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“It wasn’t my fault the Republicans fell short of expectations midterm. I was 233-20!” Trump wrote, referring to his midterm endorsement pass rate, which included incumbents already heavily favored to win.

“It’s the ‘abortion issue,’ mishandled by many Republicans, especially those who have staunchly insisted on no exceptions, even in the case of rape, incest, or the life of the mother, who lost a large number of voters. Moreover, the people who pushed so hard, for decades, against abortion, got their wish from the Supreme Court of the United States, and simply disappeared, for not to be seen again.”

Trump also blamed Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and his ‘dumb dollars’ for the GOP’s poor midterm results after pulling funding from major Senate races such as New Hampshire and Arizona. , where the Trump-endorsed candidates lost.

Trump did not note in his January 1 post on Truth Social that the Supreme Court only voted to overturn Roe vs. Wade after the bench has been filled with his appointments.

Three of the five conservative justices who voted to overturn the landmark abortion decision – Justices Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett – were appointed by the Republican president.

In a statement shortly after SCOTUS voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, Trump took credit for the decision for appointing the judges who were able to make the majority decision.

“Today’s decision, which is the biggest WIN for LIFE in a generation, as well as other decisions that have been announced recently, were only made possible because I delivered everything as promised. , including the nomination and confirmation of three highly respected and strong constitutional scholars in the United States Supreme Court,” Trump said. “It was my great honor to do so!”

The statement was seen as a direct appeal to conservative Christian voters, who have become a key demographic during Trump’s presidency.

Trump also failed to mention that a number of his endorsed candidates who lost their respective midterm races — like Senate candidates Herschel Walker in Georgia and Blake Masters in Arizona — backed the introduction of laws. stricter on abortion.

The Republican National Committee has been contacted for comment.


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