This is what happens to someone who loyally gets appointed Attorney General of the United States & then doesn’t have the wisdom or courage to stare down & end the phony Russia Witch Hunt. Recuses himself on FIRST DAY in office, and the Mueller Scam begins! https://t.co/2jGnRgOS6h— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2020
New book by @charliekirk11, already number 1, “The MAGA Doctrine”. Really great, SUPPORT CHARLIE KIRK. Buy now!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 3, 2020
"He knows how to fight, and take care of our amazing veterans, and stop illegal immigration. Thom is a champion for the people of North Carolina and this November we need everybody to go and vote for Thom. He’s doing great." – @realDonaldTrump pic.twitter.com/9o3Dh1hUrF— Thom Tillis (@ThomTillis) March 3, 2020
I wasn’t planning to vote at all yesterday.
In the end, I was persuaded by my wife and nostalgia for the Obama years when Jeff Sessions represented Alabama in the Senate. Even if Sessions had decisively won last night’s election and wasn’t headed to a run off, I don’t have any confidence in the GOP to restrict immigration. At most, we would have one vote in the Republican caucus to fight a perpetual defensive battle against amnesty. Immigration restrictionists like Sessions are perpetual outliers in the GOP even in the Trump era.
Sen. Thom Tillis decisively won his primary in North Carolina last night after he was loudly endorsed by Donald Trump. This is the same guy who is spearheading the current effort in the Senate to bring in vast numbers of new guest workers. In contrast, Trump is boasting this morning on Twitter about how his chumps voted for Tommy Tuberville, which has forced Sessions into a run off election. Tuberville is running on “firing” Jeff Sessions as payback for the Mueller probe.
Why would an immigration restrictionist endorse Thom Tillis while trying to destroy Jeff Sessions? Why is Charlie Kirk the face of Trump’s 2020 campaign? To ask the question is to answer it. Donald Trump is a narcissist and a demagogue who is the leader of a vacuous personality cult. He doesn’t have any real ideological beliefs about these issues. This is why he has utterly failed to press the MAGA agenda. He never really believed in any of it anyway. The only thing he ever believed in was Donald Trump.
If Donald Trump believed in any of this shit, he would be trying to reform the GOP by empowering his ideological allies in Congress. Instead, he prefers to surround himself with people like Lindsey Graham and Thom Tillis. He endorsed Mitt Romney when he ran for the Senate in 2018. This is a guy who had Julian Assange arrested while empowering neocons like Mike Pompeo and John Bolton. He pardoned Rod Blagojevich while his friend and longtime ally Roger Stone was being sentenced to prison.