The results speak for themselves. It’s time for Republicans to can Donald Trump
Mehmet Oz speaks as former President Donald Trump listens at a rally to support local candidates at the Mohegan Sun Arena on Sept. 3, 2022, in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. - Spencer Platt/Getty Images North America/TNS

Former President Donald Trump’s name wasn’t on the ballot in the midterms. But his presence — for better and worse — reminded us of a blimp in a circus tent, set to deflate. In his tireless effort to prove his enduring influence as a political kingmaker after refusing to concede following his 2020 loss, Trump endorsed more than 330 candidates, held some 30 rallies and raised millions of dollars. Many of his picks were inexperienced and otherwise flawed candidates, but all passed his litmus test, a willingness to defend the former president’s bogus claims of a stolen 2020 election. Yet, after r...