GOP candidates used to clamor for a President Trump endorsement. Heck, they even clamored for an ex-President Trump endorsement for awhile, but these days? Perhaps those 90+ indictment charges are finally having an effect. And it’s turning into another fiasco for Congress.
Also worth a quick refresher thought: Back in January during the chaos that led to several votes (and nearly a fight) before Kevin McCarthy was elected House Speaker, Jim Jordan imagined that the Founding Fathers would be proud. Does he feel that way this week, after his first vote going up for House Speaker has ended in a big “nope” from Republicans?
At least, 20 of them decided that it’s not worth going there with Jordan, which means that House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries won more votes. This is surely not what Trump expected on Tuesday morning while urging the GOP to vote for Jordan. “Jim Jordan will be a GREAT Speaker of the House,” he wrote on Truth Social. “As everyone knows, I have long ago given him my Complete and Total Endorsement.”
Not only did this “truth” not age well, but it curdled immediately upon landing. Has Trump really lost his so-called Golden Touch with the House GOP beyond the MAGA crowd? Yup, and people are dunking all over him for it.
That endorsement alone is reason to kick anyone who voted for Jordan out of congress.
— louis Kaufman (@kaufman_louis) October 17, 2023
— RKannie3 SpeakerPelosi (@rosalita356) October 17, 2023
This aged beautifully
— ThePenguinSays (@thepenguinsays) October 17, 2023
Boy, that didn’t age well.
— Steve Erickson (@streebc) October 17, 2023
Ketchup companies are delighted as we speak and delivering to mar a lago like crazy.
— Alejandro is the speaker now (@Xelasc4) October 17, 2023
“Complete Total Endorsement.”
— Flybucks11 (@Flybucks11) October 17, 2023
Everything Trump touches dies.
— Lizbiz (@Lizbiz29032808) October 17, 2023
This makes it even sweeter that Jordan got trounced. Orange Foolius doesn’t intimidate the entire GOP anymore.
— gene2459 (@Gene2459Eugene) October 17, 2023