Trump’s Brand of Politics Could be Causing Right-Wing Voters Fatigue

His endorsement failed to swing an election in Texas

Lucy M.
6 min readAug 4, 2021


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Well, they say if it happens once it’s definitely a fluke, if it happens twice it is a coincidence, but if it happens three times it’s definitely a pattern. Donald Trump’s most recent endorsements have been failing to swing elections of all sorts. His endorsements seem to be hurting Republican Party candidates’ aspirations of clinching electoral seats.

No one knows this better than Roy Moore(R). He was endorsed by Trump in 2017 but lost to now Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.) down in Alabama. Trump himself sought re-election in 2020, lost fair and square but still refuses to acknowledge this.

To further accelerate his losing streak, he went on to cast his losing shadow of an endorsement on the duo Kelly Loeffler(R), and David Perdue(R) who consecutively lost to their Democratic challengers Raphael Warnock (D) and Jon Ossoff(D) not to mention that Trump flew to Georgia to personally drum up support for the two.

Trump was quick to save face on those occasions by his usual denials of reality and placing blame on the left, weak Republicans, Rino’s, China, or whichever name his brain can conjure up at the given moment.

He asserted himself back as a kingmaker by threatening to primary those in his party who attempted to view him as anything less — a move that couldn’t have aged well in this small world of politics, where politicians are every now and again required to prove their worth.

As a matter of fact, that occasion presented itself in the form of a Republican-vs.-Republican run-off election down in Texas’ 6th Congressional district.

With no radical left agenda to defeat and no Democratic challengers on the ballot, Trump didn’t need to endorse any of his party’s candidates — for the sake of party unity or whatever, but Trump just couldn’t help it, he endorsed Susan Wright — widow of the late Rep. Ron Wright who previously held the seat.

He didn’t stop there, he went as far as recording a robocall on her behalf, while his MAGA PAC spent about $100,000 on pro-Wright ads. The election concluded with the victory of her…



Lucy M.

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