Say what you will about Donald Trump, but the man has a sixth sense for identifying truly awful people, like a Doppler radar for individuals who fall under the umbrella of “the absolute worst.” Yet whereas another public figure might use this power for good, after Trump finds or is introduced to said awful people, he likes to endorse them for office. A brief, in no way comprehensive list of candidates Trump has backed since 2016 include Roy “Meet Me at the Mall” Moore; Lauren “Screw Cancer Patients” Boebert; and Mary “Here’s What Hitler Got Right” Miller. While Trump never officially endorsed Marjorie Taylor “Jewish Laser Beams/QAnon/Gazpacho Police” Greene, he was absolutely thrilled about her ascension within the party, tweeting after her 2020 primary win, “Congratulations to future Republican Star Marjorie Taylor Greene on a big Congressional primary win in Georgia against a very tough and smart opponent. Marjorie is strong on everything and never gives up—a real WINNER!” And if you perhaps thought his year out of the White House had cooled the ex-president’s appetite for backing terrible candidates for office, we have some unfortunate news to share.
In July 2021, for example, Finchem shared a story that claimed, “the life expectancy of all who have taken the [vaccine] is only two years.” A month later, he wrote, of the vaccine Trump is constantly telling people he should be getting credit for, “It ain’t a vaccine!!! Call it what it is, a crime against humanity.” Elsewhere, Finchem dubbed mask-wearing “crap psudeosciene” and isolating a “disaster.”
And he hasn’t restricted his conspiracy-theory-spreading to COVID-19.
Finchem was one of six people who recently received a subpoena from the January 6 committee, the panel announced Wednesday.
In related news, last week the ex-president surpassed his 100th endorsement since leaving office, having backed candidates running in 43 House elections, 13 Senate races, and 14 gubernatorial contests, among others, per Insider. And while you might think that demonstrating one is mildly to majorly off-kilter is the most important thing to do to secure that backing, it actually comes second to simply being willing to help Trump get revenge on the politicians who’ve had the temerity to note he was responsible for the January 6 insurrection, an offense he won’t be getting over any time soon.
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