Trump, the ‘Kingmaker,’ vows to be ‘very involved’ in 2022 midterms

by Timothy Frudd

President Trump confirmed during an interview on Fox News Sunday that he will be “very involved” in the upcoming 2022 midterm elections which Republicans are off to a great start in.

With Republicans watching to see what the 45th president will do in the 2024 presidential election cycle, Trump has hinted many times at the possibility of another run for President.

“I think a lot of people will be very happy, frankly, with the decision, and probably will announce that after the midterms,” Trump told the outlet.

While the Republican Party anxiously awaits Trump’s decision on a 2024 presidential run, Trump has shifted his focus to securing Republican victories in the 2022 midterms.

Trump has already given out several notable endorsements for Republican candidates in the 2022 midterms.

These include notable candidates for U.S. Senate such as Herschel Walker from Georgia, incumbent Sen. Tim Scott from South Carolina, and incumbent Sen. Marco Rubio from Florida. Additionally, Trump has endorsed several Republican candidates in an attempt to retake the House of Representatives.

In the early midterm races last week, all four of Trump’s endorsements won their bids for public office.

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich believes the GOP will flip “4 seats in Senate” and as many as “70” House seats in the 2022 midterms.

With the recent elections exposing major signs of weakness in the Democrat voter base, Republicans have their sights fixed on the 2022 midterms.

After Republican Glenn Youngkin’s unexpected gubernatorial victory in Virginia, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., stated, “If you’re a Democrat and President Biden won your seat by 16 points, you’re in a competitive race next year. You are no longer safe.” McCarthy believes, like Gingrich, that Republicans have a legitimate chance at winning dozens of House races currently seen as Democrat strongholds.

The results of the 2021 election have highlighted Trump’s ability to increase voter turnout for Republicans as well as the ability for MAGA candidates to compete in traditionally Democrat strongholds, which sets the stage for the 45th president to play a major role in the 2022 midterms.

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