On Wednesday morning, Donald Trump logged on to Truth Social, the social network he created – a quasi-compliant copy of Twitter from which he was banned – and launched into a series of messages.
“Big night for the Trump-backed candidates last night,” he said, referring to the series of primary elections on Tuesday which saw a series of Republicans competing for elected positions, senators and governors. .
Since the beginning of May, the start of the midterm primary season, which will determine the balance of political forces in the United States for the next two years, the vast majority of candidates supported by the former president – — from West Virginia to Ohio to Kentucky — have won the Republican nomination.
A few competitions broke the rule on Tuesday.
Madison Cawthorn, a 26-year-old elected official at the heart of many controversies – he had, among other things, confided that he had been invited to an orgy by politicians before backpedaling – failed to retain the nomination for his representative seat. in North Carolina, despite strong support from Donald Trump.
But all the spotlights were mainly on the state of Pennsylvania, known both for its large urban centers and for its declining industries, where a senatorial primary election, a priori acquired by a former TV star surgeon, for whom Donald Trump had personally come to campaign, was still too close on Wednesday for a winner to be announced.
Whatever, for Donald Trump.
“Oz has won!”, decreed the Republican on Wednesday morning on his social network, without providing proof.
Then, as if to anticipate that this may not be the case, the former White House tenant returned to his network an hour later.
“Remember that the three candidates in Pennsylvania were ‘Ultra’ MAGA!”, he said, referring to his famous campaign slogan “Make America Great Again” (“Let’s make America great again”) . Understood by Donald Trump: victorious or not, he still holds the Republican troops with an iron fist.
Then, later, still in the absence of results in Pennsylvania, the former president let his irritation betray.
“In Pennsylvania, they are incapable of counting mail-in votes,” he lambasted, visibly impatient. “What a mess”.
For a year and a half, the Republican billionaire has accused these same postal votes of having driven him out of the White House.