Trump Receives Early Endorsement from Senator Who Once Loathed Him

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Freshman Senator JD Vance (R-OH) very likely owes his election to President Donald Trump. Thanks to Trump’s endorsement in 2022, Vance climbed through the ranks of a crowded GOP primary and managed to defeat a seasoned politician in the general election. Unlike so many politicians who have swatted Trump’s hand away after they received something they wanted from him, Vance is now repaying the president. He eloquently endorsed Donald Trump for president in 2024 in a Wall Street Journal op-ed.

Trump supporters have gotten very accustomed to disloyalty and getting slapped in the face by people who pretended they were part of the MAGA movement. For example, if Mike Pence had an actual spine and an ounce of loyalty, he and Trump would very likely still be in office today. All he had to do was send contested electoral college votes back to five or six states. But when history came calling, Pence hid under his desk and betrayed Trump and the movement.

Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley (real name: Nimrata Randhawa), compared his wildly popular MAGA speeches to KKK rallies and accused the president of encouraging mass shooters like Dylann Roof. Trump’s Attorney General, Bill Barr, ensured that no US Attorneys across the country actually investigated allegations of voter fraud after the 2020 election. Liz Cheney voted for Trump’s policies 93% of the time before she stabbed him in the back and called him “a cancer.”

So, we’re used to people pretending to be hardcore MAGA followers only to later turn around and betray the movement. It’s happened a lot. That’s why it’s so refreshing to see JD Vance endorse Trump, and for all the right reasons.

Vance notes that while we all appreciated Trump’s domestic policies, which led to increased prosperity and freedom for everyday Americans, the former president doesn’t get enough credit for his excellent foreign policy victories. And that’s true.

Trump brought America the first four-year period in modern history in which the US military was not sent to invade or overturn some backwater foreign nation that has nothing to do with us. He very nearly achieved a peace deal on the Korean Peninsula after a 60-plus-year stalemate and became the first American president to ever set foot on North Korean soil.

That deal was unfortunately torpedoed by establishment neocon John Bolton, who hilariously claims that he’s running for president in 2024 to try to stop Trump. Best of luck to Bolton and his evil mustache.

George W. Bush got us into a quagmire in Afghanistan and a completely pointless war in Iraq that turned the country into a hell hole of Sharia law. Barack Obama invaded and killed people in seven different countries with drone strikes. During his first term in office, Obama killed over 70 people – mostly elderly people and children – by carpet-bombing a village in Yemen where some Al Qaeda bigwigs were supposed to be hiding. (Narrator’s voice: There were no Al Qaeda members present in the village.)

Bill Clinton sent American troops into terrible misadventures in Somalia, Bosnia, Serbia, and Herzegovina. And on and on and on. You get the picture.

But for a four-year stretch there, Trump kept us out of these pointless forever wars. He also brokered the historic Abraham Accords between Israel and seven Sunni Arab countries. Vance notes in his endorsement of Trump that many highly-educated establishment types are always complaining about Trump’s carelessness with his words. But would you rather have one of those types in charge who is careful with his words, but completely reckless in his actions? How’s that working out with Joe Biden and the whole situation in Ukraine?

The interesting thing about JD Vance is that he was not a Trump supporter during the 2016 campaign. He didn’t like Trump very much. It was only after Trump’s wildly successful and popular first term that Vance came around to appreciate him. Vance’s endorsement of President Trump was not only nice (and the right thing to do) but it was also a very promising sign of loyalty. We need more people like him in Congress.