Trump Endorses Letlow, Walker For Congress

Written by Carmine Sabia

OPINION: This article contains commentary which reflects the author's opinion

Donald Trump is getting back into the world of politics and it could become a nightmare for Democrats and establishment Republicans.

The 45th president still holds a tremendous amount of support from Republicans and now that he is endorsing candidates for the House and Senate it could mean that his America First agenda could become the standard of the Republican Party.

It was apparent with his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference, CPAC, that he was not going to stay far from politics, but his endorsement of Julia Letlow, who is the widow of Rep.-Elect Luke Letlow (R-La.), for Congress in Louisiana shows that he plans to be front and center in the campaigns in 2022 and 2024.

“Julia Letlow, a wonderful and talented person who is the widow of U.S. Representative-elect Luke Letlow, is running for Congress in Louisiana-5 at the urging of so many people who know her so very well,” Trump said via his Save America PAC.

“She is Pro-Life and strong on Crime, the Border, loves our Military, our Vets, and will always protect our cherished Second Amendment. Julia, who is so outstanding, has my Complete and Total Endorsement. The Great State of Louisiana will be thrilled!” he said.

Luke Letlow died in December 2020 at he age of 41.

“It’s truly an honor to receive President Trump’s endorsement and I look forward to joining in the fight to save our country by putting America first!” Julia Letlow said on Twitter.

This is not the only endorsement Trump has given recently and, more than that, he has appealed to former NFL star Herschel Walker to campaign for Congress, The Daily Mail reported.

“Wouldn’t it be fantastic if the legendary Herschel Walker ran for the United States Senate in Georgia?” he said. “He would be unstoppable, just like he was when he played for the Georgia Bulldogs, and in the NFL. He is also a GREAT person. Run Herschel, run!”

Trump doesn’t want the party to give any assistance to ‘RINOs’ – or those who voted in favor of his impeachment and conviction of the January 6 insurrection. 

In Georgia, a state that saw three major GOP losses – that of Trump and Republican Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler – the ex-president has a particular interest in choosing winners. 

He’s also expected to back a primary challenger against Gov. Brian Kemp, who refused to overturn the state’s election result, as Georgia’s voters picked Democrat Joe Biden. 

Walker was one of Trump’s prominent black supporters at this summer’s Republican National Convention, which was held after the president leaned into culture war themes – like keeping Confederate names on military bases – in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death, which reinvigorated the Black Lives Matter movement.

Walker, who is an NFL legend agreed with Trump that NFL players should not kneel during the National Anthem.

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Walked also spoke against reparations for black Americans at a Congressional hearing in February.

“How many African-Americans was alive today that was in slavery? Which is none. So I go to some of the older people for experience and I remember my mom mentioning, how could we pay for your great, great, great grandfather being burned to death? Or how could we pay for your great, great uncle being hung? And I understand that those pictures are horrible,” he said. “But right now, I think the fact finding is going to be very difficult to go back over history when history is not even taught in school on what we’re trying to in fact find.”

He said, “Where would the money come from? Does it come from all the other races except the black taxpayers? Who is black? What percentage of black must you be to receive reparations? Do you go to 23andMe or a DNA test to determine the percentage of blackness?”