Op-ed by Summer Lane | Photo: Alamy
The 2022 midterms have facilitated a narrative shift as seemingly every major outlet under the sun has begun to advocate for the demise of the leader of the America First movement: President Donald Trump.
Trump, who is no stranger to having a target painted on his back, has emerged from the midterm election season after a year of sacrifice and hard work, only to be greeted by a ceaseless barrage of media persecution and pundit pontification.
The commentary calling for President Trump to step away from politics has come from both radical left-wing Democrats and supposedly conservative figures alike. In fact, just one day after Election Day, news outlets everywhere seemed to unilaterally declare that the days of Trump were over and that Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., was the new and needed leader of the Republican Party.
But is he?
Trump is still the kingmaker
President Trump’s endorsement picks for the 2022 midterms did remarkably well, especially considering the severity of election irregularities and ballot-counting chaos that has plagued the nation since 2020.
Per RSBN, Trump had garnered 219 wins to 16 losses this midterm season just after Election Day. According to a report from The National Pulse, this equates to a 93 percent endorsement success rate. Nobody has poured more time, effort, or passion into the Save America movement than Trump himself.
However, during his presidential campaign announcement speech on Nov. 15, Trump added, “I do want to point out that in the midterms, my endorsement success rate was 232 wins and only 22 losses – you don’t hear that from the media.”
According to the Washington Times, Trump held a staggering 30 rallies this year to unite Republican voters beneath the banner of the America First agenda, catapulting the political careers of dynamos like Arizona GOP gubernatorial nominee Kari Lake and Republican U.S. Senator-elect for Ohio, JD Vance.
Trump has also spoken at CPAC, held telerallies, attended conferences and summits, and worked tirelessly to throw the full power of his political might behind strong, conservative candidates who had the best chance of winning amid a field of radical Democrats or insipid “RINOs.”
And yet, Trump is accused of having a weakening influence over the GOP base.
Nothing could be farther from the truth. Trump carefully selected candidates between 2021 and 2022, and now, most of them will make their way to the Senate or the House to fight for America First values.
Trump also has the power to announce a rally anywhere in the United States and, within days, draw tens of thousands of people.
Trump has demonstrated that he is the political kingmaker of the Republican Party in, and the midterms cemented his position as the GOP’s only strong and fearless leader. Contrary to what the legacy media is claiming, Trump’s influence over American politics did not change between Election Day and today.
A gritty triumph against election fraud
No president has been as beloved as President Trump. Post-presidency, he draws crowds that stretch as far as the eye can see. He, and he alone, has the power and sway to endorse candidates in their respective races across the country and carry them over the finish line. That kind of influence rests with no one else – and the GOP, the Democrats, and the mainstream media know it.
The proverbial elephant in the room that few outlets will discuss is the catastrophic effect of potential fraud and vote trafficking on the 2022 midterms.
On Monday, Trump pointed out, “Mail in Ballots, long election counts, many day elections, machines that very few people understand, massive counting centers, and more, are an American disaster. Our elections have become an unreliable joke, and the whole world is watching!”
As thousands of mail-in ballots are supposedly counted for days after American elections, once-soaring and successful Republican candidates allegedly are overtaken by their Democrat opponents by just a point or two at the last moment.
Mike Lindell, the CEO of MyPillow, provided an example of a suspicious ballot dump during the Georgia Senate race, where over 100,000 ballots were suddenly added to incumbent Democrat Sen. Raphael Warnock’s (Ga.) dwindling lead against Trump-endorsed GOP Senate nominee Herschel Walker.
As ballot counting drags out for days in Arizona, where shoo-in candidates like Kari Lake seem to be “losing” their lead over the course of an entire week following egregious vote tabulation problems, the question remains: what was the effect of fraud in the 2022 midterms? And more importantly, why won’t anyone talk about it?
“Just another Giant Election Scam,” Trump wrote on Monday. “Wake up America!”
Considering the widespread voting problems that are still dragged out almost a week after the appointed Election Day, Trump’s midterm triumph is even more impactful. Despite a defunct and insanely incompetent voting system in the U.S., Trump’s work to boost gubernatorial, senatorial, and congressional candidates across the nation was a great success.
Trump is the brightest hope our nation has
Our elections are a laughingstock. Our economy is flailing. The radical Democrats have waged war against the average working-class American citizen. The mainstream media has declared war again on President Trump in the wake of the midterm elections, especially now that he has announced that he will officially be making another bid to reclaim the presidency from Joe Biden and the radical left Democrats.
Trump has the experience and the track record to prove that he can bring this country back from the brink of destruction. The 2022 midterms may not have been as thunderous as some hoped, but there has been enough victory for the Republican Party to hold onto liberty for a little longer. That in itself is something to be grateful for to President Trump.
“The journey ahead will not be easy – anyone who truly seeks to take on this rigged and corrupt system will be faced with a storm of fire that only a few could understand,” Trump told the nation during his announcement speech, warning of the fight to come.
Establishment politicians, the D.C. swamp, the mainstream media, and even many who claim to be tried-and-true conservatives have swiftly turned their back on President Trump since the midterms. Their stunning betrayal and refutation of the 45th president of the United States exude a familiarity as if history is being repeated.
When Trump initially ran for president in 2016, the full might of the entertainment industry and the political news cycle was turned against him. Just one day before the 2016 presidential election, a Reuters/Ipsos States of the Nation poll laughably predicted that then-Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had a 90 percent chance of beating Trump on Election Day.
Trump, of course, soared to victory in 2016 and became the nation’s Commander in Chief.
The media and its facilitators repeatedly tell the American public what it wants to be true rather than what is true. Trump is the brightest hope we have for this nation. He is the leader of the free world, and now that he has officially reentered the race to win back the presidency, he will wage political war against his opponents just like he did in 2016 – and he will undoubtedly emerge the dominant once more.