Trump could decide GOP primaries 'depending on how vengeful he's feeling': Axios
President Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago New Year's Eve Party (Photo: Screen capture)

Former President Donald Trump will likely be the one who decides the Republican Primary elections in 2022, Axios anticipated in a Tuesday report.

While Donald Trump likely won't be donating money to campaigns personally or from his political PAC, those who come to kiss his ring at Mar-a-Lago could ultimately decide the primaries.

"The former president's endorsements could clear the field in competitive Republican primaries. Depending on how vengeful he's feeling, and how many challengers to same-party incumbents he backs, they also could jam the party establishment," said the report.

Typically, presidents stay pretty quiet after they step aside from the White House, but Trump isn't likely to follow the trend.

Axios said that Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is likely to get a Trump endorsement soon. Sens. Todd Young (R-IN) and James Lankford (R-OK) also recently called Trump asking about his support.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), however, probably won't be seeking Trump's support. In fact, he's pledged to campaign against her.

Trump Party members are also flocking to have events at Mar-a-Lago for their campaigns, which is turning into another political money-maker for his properties.

The one Republican who hasn't reached out to Trump is Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Trump has already said that it was a mistake to endorse him and blames McConnell for losing the Senate seats in Georgia, specifically because he wouldn't pass the stimulus bill with $2,000 checks to Americans. It was a call Trump made and Republicans would never agree to but Democrats did. Biden took up the policy when he came into office and Republicans voted in unison against it.

Read the full report on Republicans begging for endorsements at