Even The Washington Post Admits ‘Trump Wins Big At Tuesday’s Primaries’

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
ZeroHedge.com
Wed, 08/15/2018

The dust has settled after primaries in four states on Tuesday; Minnesota, Wisconsin, Vermont and Connecticut – setting up competitive races for Senate, House and gubernatorial seats this November.

And according to the Washington Post, Trump was a “big winner” last night.

At least in Republican primary politics, Tuesday once again proved he’s the king. Republican politicians on the ballot Tuesday who dissed him in 2016 raced to undo that, and those who didn’t do it convincingly enough lost their primaries.

In Minnesota’s competitive governor’s race, Republican voters nominated a relative outsider, Jeff Johnson, over a former governor, Tim Pawlenty, as Pawlenty struggled to get out from under the fact he called Trump “unhinged and unfit” during the campaign. -WaPo

“The Republican Party has shifted,” Pawlenty bemoaned during his loss. “It is the era of Trump, and I’m just not a Trump-like politician.”

Meanwhile, last week’s GOP Kansas governor’s primary also paid off for Trump – his riskiest endorsement yet, as Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach bested Gov. Jeff Colyer by a slim margin. Kobach helped to lead Trump’s voter fraud commission.

Bending the knee

The Post notes that any Republican on Tuesday’s ballot who went against Trump in 2016 (or now) “needed to pivot quickly.”

In Wisconsin, state Sen. Leah Vukmir did just that as she won her primary to challenge Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.). She called him “offensive to everyone” during the campaign but endorsed him after he won the primary.

And the night’s big winner, Johnson in Minnesota’s GOP governor’s primary, had attacked Trump as a “jackass” during the campaign. But he successfully argued that, like Vukmir, he came around to supporting the president. -WaPo

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