Earlier on Saturday morning, former President Donald Trump made his endorsement in Pennsylvania's gubernatorial race. Choosing from eight candidates, Trump went with State Sen. Doug Mastriano.
NEW!— Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) May 14, 2022
President Donald J. Trump announces his Endorsement of Doug Mastriano for Governor of Pennsylvania pic.twitter.com/HrGKVKb7BY
Indeed, Trump's endorsement highlighted the 2020 election. "There is no one in Pennsylvania who has done more, or fought harder, for Election Integrity than State Senator Doug Mastriano," the endorsement began.
Trump went on to note that Mastriano "has revealed the Deceit, Corruption, and outright Theft of the 2020 Presidential Election, and will do something about it," though he also pointed out other issues, such as how Mastriano "will also Fight Violent Crime, Strengthen our Borders, Protect Life, Defend our under-siege Second Amendment, and Help our Military and our Vet."
"He is a fighter like few others, and has been with me right from the beginning, and now I have an obligation to be with him," Trump also wrote, highlighting another key part about the endorsement.
The endorsement also reminded readers that Trump endorsed Dr. Mehmet Oz in the Senate primary, to replace Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA), who is retiring, and referred to the upcoming midterms as "the most important Midterm Election in the history of our Country."
"Mastriano" is now trending on Twitter as a result, with people sharing their thoughts before and since the endorsement became official.
Honest to goodness this is about a 40-50% chance that a Mastriano Gov ticket costs the PA GOP the state house. Maybe even a bit higher than that.— Joe Szymanski (@JosephSzymanski) May 13, 2022
Trump's endorsement of Mastriano revealing of his broader strategy right now: deeply invested in dominating GOP but less interested in winning races for Republicans. https://t.co/oh5EVgMhbu— Fred Bauer (@fredbauerblog) May 14, 2022
If Doug Mastriano is the nominee:— HaleyFan (@NikkiHaleyFan02) May 13, 2022
Josh Shapiro is elected Governor of PA. Democrats flip the State House and Senate.
For the first time in a long time, Democrats will have a TRIFECTA in PA.
Ryan Girdusky was particularly concerned.
Trump cares so much about election integrity, that he's ensured a Democrat wins the governorship of one of the most important swing states in the country.— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) May 14, 2022
Mastriano is a clown, it's going to be a blood bath. https://t.co/KrJcwW6UtQ
Sources said that Liz worked for Mastriano and lobbied hard for this endorsement. They threw this election to the Democrats, congrats Josh Shapiro. https://t.co/tLFrhuzIjQ— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) May 14, 2022
The Lincoln Project also weighed in, to hysterically claim that "there is almost certainly no chance that a Democratic presidential candidate's victory in Pennsylvania in 2024 will be certified."
“What must be conveyed clearly and unflinchingly is this: If Mastriano wins the general election, there is almost certainly no chance that a Democratic presidential candidate’s victory in Pennsylvania in 2024 will be certified by the state’s governor.”https://t.co/7rcCs2vxeB— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) May 14, 2022
The primary is this upcoming Tuesday, May 17. Josh Shapiro, Pennsylvania's current attorney general, is running for governor as a Democrat.