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Former president Donald Trump posted on Truth Social earlier today that he’ll be endorsing a candidate in the wild Republican primary battle to fill Missouri’s open Senate seat – and disgraced ex-Governor Eric Greitens may be the beneficiary.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported, “In a statement posted Monday morning on Truth Social, a mini-blogging site similar to Twitter, Trump wrote, “I will be Endorsing in The Great State of Missouri Republican race (Nomination) for Senate sometime today!”
After withering attacks from mainstream Republicans, Greitens has fallen to third place in the polling behind state Atty. Gen. Eric Schmitt and Rep. Vicky Hartzler. But Trump has launched sharp attacks on both of those rivals, most recently this one reported last night by Breitbart.com:
‘Too Bad!’: Donald Trump Slams Eric Schmitt’s Missouri Campaign for ‘Great Dishonesty in Politics.’
It was the fourth in a series of pro-Greitens anti-Schmitt attacks launched by MAGA-loving Breitbart over the weekend, a sign that rumors of Greitens’ political demise may have been greatly exaggerated.
The website served up this sensational – and perhaps dubious –claim that a new survey showed that “Support For Missouri’s Eric Greitens grows.”
“Greitens has maintained his lead…and his support amongst primary voters has expanded, according to the latest numbers from a private survey the Greitens campaign exclusively shared with Breitbart News.”
The website claimed that “a staggering 513,245 voters as of Friday night, engaging 23 percent of the half a million individuals in live phone calls. Of the more than 100,000 live voters contacted, a strong 34 percent say they are supporting Greitens in the primary, giving him a four-percentage point lead over his next closest competitor, Missouri Attorney general Eric Schmitt, who took 30 percent of the response. Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO), whom former President Donald J. Trump has said he is not endorsing, received support from 21 percent of poll participants.”
Breitbart also ran a post Saturday under the banner headline, “Exclusive: Missouri GOP Senate Candidate Eric Greitens: ‘Eric Schmitt Is a RINO.’ In another post Saturday, Breitbart had called out the “fake poll” that drew Trump’s ire.
Top Al-Qaeda leader al-Zawahiri killed in Afghanistan by US drone strike — Biden to deliver speech on slaying
According to reports, President Joe Biden, who was isolated with a rebound infection of COVID-19, authorized the strike against al-Zawahiri. Biden will address the nation at 7:30 p.m. EST Monday evening.
He is among the most pursued terrorists in the world after the slaying of Osama bin Laden, MSNBC reported.
The Times also reported that the operation was not a military one, and instead was conducted through the CIA. The government won't respond to questions about it, however.
Al-Zawahiri was among the top organizers of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Towers, the Washington Post described.
"Zawahiri was a senior adviser to bin Laden at the time of al-Qaeda’s first high-profile terrorist attacks, the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in the capitals of Kenya and Tanzania that killed hundreds of people," said the report. "Three years later, working from al-Qaeda’s base in Afghanistan, he helped oversee the planning of what would become one of history’s most audacious terrorist attacks: the Sept. 11 strikes in New York and Washington."
Sept. 11 hijackers were sent to begin training in the U.S. while Zawahiri was in charge of following up on other terrorist attacks that aimed to weaken the U.S. economy.
"He launched an ambitious biological weapons program, establishing a laboratory in Afghanistan and dispatching disciples to search for sympathetic scientists as well as lethal strains of anthrax bacteria," said the Post.
On Monday, Fox News reported that former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR) is publicly urging former President Donald Trump not to announce another run for president while the 2022 midterm contests are still going on, warning that it would derail Republican messaging.
"Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said on Monday that former President Trump should 'absolutely' not announce his 2024 presidential bid until after the midterms," reported Joshua Nelson. "'I think it would be a huge disaster and mistake if he were to announce this before the midterms. Because right now the focus needs to be solely and completely on getting Democrats out of control of the House and Senate and setting up for a much better situation going into 2024,' Huckabee told 'The Brian Kilmeade Show.'"
"To distract the American public from those elections in November, I think would be a huge mistake that could have disastrous consequences," Huckabee added, saying that he believes Trump will ultimately run in 2024 and that he would give the same advice to any Republican candidate thinking of doing the same.
Huckabee's own daughter, former Trump press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, is currently running for his old governorship in Arkansas.
"Trump stated earlier this month that he has already made up his mind on whether to run, and that the main decision was whether he will announce before or after the midterms," noted the report. However, "Top-level members of the Republican Party have encouraged Trump to delay announcing his candidacy until after the midterms. Many read that as Republicans fearing that a Trump announcement would upset the status quo of voters focused on inflation, gas prices and President Joe Biden's low approval rating."
This comes amid reports that Trump sees another bid for president as possible legal cover from investigation over his role in the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, and even that he considered announcing during the House Select Committee hearings to distract from the testimony.